Get Active is a small family-run business established since 2012 based in the resort of Nidri on the east coast of the Greek island of Lekfada. This activity venture was founded by Simon & Lucy Atkinson, who have lived on the island since 2005 and chosen Lefkas as the place to call home and raise their children. Being outdoors biking and hiking is their favourite past time and they love to share this with visitors to the island. So whilst here – choose one of Trip Advisors top things to do in Lefkas and Get Active!
Mountain biking is at the core of Get Active and Lefkada has a multitude of cross country trails and back roads reaching from seaside resorts to mountain villages and high peaks. Sweeping descents through olive groves and steep gorges and exhilarating off road tracks and technical single trails are on offer for mountain bikers. Our guided rides pass mountain and coastal villages, historic churches and monasteries and follow the centuries-old footpaths and donkey trails through the mountains that create exhilarating and technical singletrack mountain biking. The riding in Lefkada is natural all mountain (AM) trail riding and cross country (XC) with routes suitable for beginners to advanced.
We also offer road bike rental and guided hiking giving the visitor many things to do in Lefkas! Simon is our friendly qualified bike guide and enthusiastic rider and Lucy is responsible for all admin and marketing, getting involved in hiking trips at every opportunity!
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WHERE ARE WE?
We are based in the village of Nidri on the east coast of Lefkada (Lefkas). The map below shows the location of our base, the GPS coordinates are 38.713146, 20.714760. This is where we store our bikes and start our guided rides and hikes. We are not always here so bookings are taken by email and phone. If you would like to see our bikes and have a chat with us, just send us a quick email or SMS to find out when we’ll be down there and we’d be very happy to meet you!
Daily Bike Rides
Our daily MTB rides run from May to October from the resort of Nidri and include gentle family leisure trips through quiet olive groves, visiting waterfalls and churches plus adrenaline filled adventures on mountain trails! On all our guided rides we provide one of our 2016 Saracen Mantra Trail hardtail mountain bikes. The bikes come standard with 27.5” wheel size and are equipped with full hydraulic disc brakes and 120mm travel suspension fork. All riders are provided with a helmet and gloves.
UPGRADE to a full suspension Nukeproof Mega 275 or Saracen Ariel Pro for just 15€.
Road Bikes for Rent
We have road bikes for rent – Ridley Fenix (models: 2016, 2017 and 2018). Priced from 20€ a day you can explore the island at your own pace or hit it hard and maintain your training programme whilst still on holiday with family and friends. All bikes come with a repair kit, lock and helmet and are delivered to your door FREE of charge.
We offer the most flexible mountain biking holidays on the market, as our daily rides are open to anyone, the majority of our MTB riders join us solo, leaving their family and friends to chill on the beach for the morning whilst they enjoy some thrill-seeking adventure. In addition, with road bike rental you can keep up your training and still spend quality time with your travel companions. If you would like some advice on booking accommodation in the area simply send an email to Lucy and she will point you in the right direction.
We also have experience in organising group activity holidays – mountain or road biking – land or sea based – mixed with yoga, diving or kayaking – whatever your desire we can accommodate. Have you ever fancied sailing to a new biking destination each day? Take a look at the options and get in touch to start building your tailor-made trip!
About The Island
One of the seven Ionian Islands in the west of Greece, Lefkas (or Lefkada) is renowned for its mountainous landscape, beautiful beaches and lush green vegetation. Over 70% of the island is mountainous providing a playground of tracks and trails for keen mountain bikers. The island is largely unknown and therefore has been able to keep its charm and traditions, so landscapes are rugged and tracks untouched. All this plus some of the best beaches in Greece coupled with famous kite-surfing and wind-surfing spots; the island attracts visitors from all over the world.
Lefkas is connected to the mainland by a small bridge so is easily accessible all year round. There are flights from all over Europe to the local airport of Preveza from May to October, including low cost airline Easyjet. The airports of Athens and Thessaloniki have scheduled flights all year round and are a 4 and 5 hour drive away. Chartered flights into the airports of Patras and Corfu from March to November offer a further option. Transfers can be arranged from all these airports any time of the year.
With tranquil bays, stunning beaches, cool olives groves and mountain villages to discover, Lefkas is a perfect destination to do as much or as little as you’d like!
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