Lefkas is a paradise for sun worshipers, but it has so much more to offer than just the beautiful beaches. During your holiday in Lefkada you can also go on the less-traveled path and add a sporting day to your vacation on the island. Lefkada is a great place for cycling, 70% of the interior of the island consists of mountains with beautiful mountain bike trails and fantastic views of the mountain landscape, the sea and neighboring islands.
Lefkada offers cycling routes for every level, so irrespective whether you are a starter cyclist or an advanced mountain biker looking for extreme adrenaline, there are cycling routes for every level, from beautiful routes through the olive groves to heavy mountain routes along steep paths. In Lefkada, Vasiliki and Nidry you can rent (mountain) bikes and they also offer guided mountain bike tours along beautiful coastal towns and historic buildings so you can optimally enjoy the ride without worrying about the route.
cycle routes Lefkada
Family bike ride in Lefkas:
This bike ride is a relaxing bike ride on mostly flat paths in the region around Nidri. During this bike ride you cycle from Nidri through the olive groves to the waterfalls of Nidri. The bike ride takes between 1.5 and 2 hours and is excellent for families with children.
Mountainbike routes for the average experienced mountainbiker:
A popular mountain bike route on the island is the route from Nidri to Haradiatika. This route is a perfect combination of on and off-road paths, with parts in between with challenging climbs and descents. During this route you climb 471 meters and the distance is approximately 19 kilometers. Don’t forget to have a drink on the way in Haradiatika as this is a beautiful authentic mountain village with a phenomenal view of Nidri.
Mountainbike routes fort he experienced mountainbiker:
For the real daring, there are also super challenging mountain bike routes on the island. A popular route is the route to the lighthouse on the southernmost tip of Lefkada. This route leaves from Vasiliki from where you make a tough off-road climb to Agios Petros. From Agios Petros you drive about 2 kilometers on the paved road to the top of the mountain, from here you have a beautiful view over the west coast of Lefkada. To reach the lighthouse there is another challenging descent on unpaved paths with pebbles. When you arrive at the lighthouse you will be rewarded with a beautiful view and you can relax for a while, after which the tour continues along the water back to Vasiliki.