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Experience the local area on two wheels, its varied terrain is suitable for all abilities and level of rider: the long flat sea-front roads of Afandou Bay contrast brilliantly with the tough climbs and exhilarating descents offered by the surrounding hills around Kalithies and Psinthos.
Our fleet of adult mountain bikes offer those over 18 years the chance to get out and explore, solo or as part of a group tour. We are happy for our younger guests (13 to 17 years) to join in if they can comfortably fit onto an adult bike and into a helmet, all we ask is that a parent or guardian accompanies them.
Our resident mountain bike guide leads a range of guided tours throughout the week, with something for all levels of rider and physical fitness. Choose from easy-going flat road cycles to more technical off-road downhill riding.
Those wishing to explore the local area independently can take in some stunning sites. Seven Springs is a calming oasis and roughly only half an hour's ride away. Alternatively, the views from the picturesque Tsambika chapel offer a magnificent reward for those who take on the extremely tough climb (roughly one hour and not for the faint hearted!).
For the most adventurous of holiday cyclists, the centre of the island can be reached after roughly two hours of outright climbing. The view from the top is breathtaking, with uninterrupted views of both the East and West coasts of the island. Needless to say the descent to Levante Beach is huge fun! For more information visit mountain biking holidays.
Type: Cannondale Trail 4 29er
Purpose: Recreational hardtail mountain bike, predominately off-road cycling. This bike is lightweight, reliable, fast and fun
Size: Small , medium, large and X-large
Type: GT Avalanche Sport 27.5
Purpose: With its Triple Triangle frame, Shimano setup and 100mm forks this should help maintain your rhythm
Course category: Easy-going
Skill: Beginner / Intermediate
Terrain: Flat & hills / tarmac
Duration: 2 hours
Seven Springs is a valley that flows with clear springs and is covered with enormous pine trees. Riders head through the town of Kolymbia then turn east onto a long avenue, flanked either side by tall trees.
After crossing the main coast road, riders undertake roughly 5km of climbing to Seven Springs where they can dismount and enjoy a walk around the Epta Piges.
Course category: Medium
Terrain: Flat and hills; tarmac and gravel
Duration: 2 hours
Start with a 4km flat warm-up. Next is a 5km intense tarmac climb, once at the top of the hill the surface changes to gravel as you descend through forest tracks.
After passing the quaint chapel of Saint Georgios the tarmac riding resumes through the town of Kalithies. Enjoy a long and fast asphalt descent to a flat finale along the promenade of Afandou Bay.
Course category: Challenging
Terrain: Hills; tarmac and gravel. Climb is intense
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
The Chapel of Tsambika sits atop the mountain. It is an extremely tough climb to the top but the tremendous views are worth the effort.
At the top of the hill, riders can relax with a coffee or ice-cream and enjoy the view over Afandou bay before climbing the 200 steps to the quaint and picturesque chapel. An extremely fast and exhilharating tour.
Perhaps you would like to bring your own bike to resort, to ride alone or as part of a guided tour – check your airline’s website for prices and packaging requirements.