Mountain Biking 2017!

Mountain Biking 2017!

Lefkada - Greece! With great new trails cleared over the winter we have taken a lot of thrill-seeking mountain bikers on some awesome Get Active rides! Here is our latest video on our YouTube channel showing some of what we have been up to... (if you rode with us this summer be sure to look out for yourself!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rZYuYBbF9Q Looking ahead to 2018? Join us for a summer holiday with mountain biking you won't forget - this winter we'll be clearing more trails and ordering new MTBs - both hardtail and full sus - ready for more MTB Action!...
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The Good Old M Check

The Good Old M Check

Welcome to Simon T's second installment of useful tips and tricks relating to all matters bikey! This week I'm going to explain the process of the M check and things to be aware of which may cause problems. It only takes about 4 minutes to do, but can save you hours on a trail or potentially having a accident EQUIPMENT NEEDED….. Two arms and the ability to be able to see your hands in front of you. If you’re an older member of society, have a minor accompany you in this process to aid embarrassment. STEP 1 Starting with the back run your fingers around the wheel-making note of any loose or broken spokes and generally looking for any dinks on the rim. After checking the axle is tight hold the frame and move the wheel laterally to see if there is any play in the wheel indicating bearing damage or something as simple as the cones need tightening. STEP 2 Starting with the rear...
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Active Holidays

Active Holidays

Holiday from hell or holiday from heaven? Obviously we go with the latter but it has to be said some people just want to lie on the beach and do absolutely nothing. But are they getting the same holiday satisfaction? We suppose it all comes down to what you enjoy and we certainly enjoy "doing stuff!" A holiday in Lefkas with family or friends where you can nip off for a guided mountain bike ride two or three times during the holiday is proving very popular and already this summer we have seen a number of families choose this kind of active holiday where you can do as much or as little as you like! Here are our top 5 ways to make your holiday in Lefkas active... Mountain biking with us! Take a stand-up paddle board cruise with Lefkada Paddleboard Cruises Dinghy sailing or windsurfing with Horizon Watersports on Nidri beach - tuition or equipment hire available Scuba diving with George from Nautilus dive centre down in Vassiliki...
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Monopatia (Μονοπατια)

Monopatia (Μονοπατια)

These ancient pathways zigzag all over the island and feature in each and every one of our intermediate and advanced MTB rides, we are continually discovering new ones and adding them to our routes. Long before tourism featured in Lefkada, mountain village life was thriving, the rich agricultural landscape of the mountains made it a much more appealing home for the majority of the population. That said, families would walk down the mountains on a daily basis during harvest time to the olive groves that form the backdrop against the now popular resort of Nidri. These monopatia are steeped in history and along the way you stumble across abandoned stone cottages where families would live all in one room and open their doors to distant relatives for days, weeks or months at a time. You can see first hand the diet these families lived on - fruit trees with figs, sharon fruit (persimmon) and loganberries, not to mention the terraced areas where...
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