Get Active is a small family-run business based close to the resort of Nidri on the east coast of the Greek island of Lekfada. This activity venture was founded by Simon & Lucy Atkinson in 2012, who have lived on the island since 2005. They chose Lefkas as the place to call home and raise their children. They love to be outdoors biking and hiking and 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!
Activities in Lefkas!
Mountain biking is at the core of Get Active. 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. All this creates 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 both mountain and road bike rental. Simon is our friendly qualified bike guide and enthusiastic rider and Lucy is responsible for all admin and marketing.
From the Ionian islands to the Dodecanese… if you’re travelling to to Rhodes for your escape check out Get Active Rhodes. Dave offers mountain and road bike rental and guiding for all travellers to this ancient forest covered island.
WHERE ARE WE?
- We are based just outside the village of Nidri on the east coast of Lefkada (Lefkas).
- We are not a shop. Our base is a storage facility in the peaceful olive groves, which makes for a perfect starting point for our guided rides.
- Ample parking and toilet facilities on-site.
- FREE delivery of our rental bikes or collection from our base is available.
- Guided rides & bike rentals are by appointment only, we take bookings by email & phone!
(Google maps ERROR – our old location sometimes shows on Google maps, as well as our current one – please note that our location is the one on the left, to the west of Nidri).
Daily Bike Rides
Our daily MTB rides run from May to October. Rides 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 2019 or 2020 Nukeproof Scout hardtail mountain bikes. The bikes come standard with 27.5” wheel size and are equipped with full hydraulic disc brakes and a 140mm travel suspension fork. Importantly all riders are provided with a helmet and gloves.
UPGRADE to a full suspension Nukeproof Mega 275 for just 10€.
Road Bikes for Rent
We have both aluminum and carbon Ridley road bikes for rent. Prices start from 20€ a day. You can explore the island at your own pace or maintain your training programme whilst on holiday. All bikes come with a helmet, lock, mini pump and one spare inner tube. We deliver bikes FREE to your door (minimum rental periods apply depending on your location).
About The Island
Lefkas (or Lefkada) is one of the seven Ionian Islands in the west of Greece. It is undeniably 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. 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.
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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