What is Mountain biking?
The sport of riding bicycles over challenging, off-road rough terrain on trails that cross mountains or forests, using a bicycle specially modified for mountains.
As an alternative tourism destination, Greece offers countless opportunities to visitors for a wide range of activities. The country is known for its fascinating landscapes, the world's cleanest beaches, natural beauty and history, truly an ideal destination for many new forms of tourism, for vacation near nature and culture, for adventure travel, for ecotourism and much more.
Greece has an astounding variety of ecosystems, mountain masses with splendid summits, old forests, wetlands, fertile valleys, lakes, rivers that run across beautiful land, thousands of caves, thousands of islands with mild weather and sites that contribute to a unique biodiversity and potential for attracting visitors with avariety of interests on ecotourism, adventure travel, mountain biking, Jeep Safari,Trekking and Rafting, mountain climbing, scuba diving and much more.
Mountain biking is the sport of riding bicycles over challenging, off-road rough terrain on trails that cross mountains or forests, using a bicycle specially modified formoun tains (mountain bike). Mountain bikes have many similarities with conventional bikes, however, they incorporate some technical features that increase durability and improve performance in rough terrain and mountain trails.
Mountain biking has many disciplines, but it is mainly dominated by these categories:
- Cross Country
- Mountain Bike Touring or Marathon
- Four Cross (4X)
- Cyclo cross
- Freeride Free
- Trails Trials
This individual sport requires endurance, core strength and balance, bikehandling skills and self-reliance.
Greece is ideal for mountain biking year-round, especially in Spring, Summer and Fall, with a multitude of forest trails including climbs and descents on a variety of terrain.
Special trails can be found throughout Greece for the joy of mountain biking in nature: Attica (Mt Pames, Varymbombi, Mt Penteli, Dionysos); Thessaly (Meteora, Lake Plastira);
Pelopponnese (Lusius Valley, Mt Helmos,Mountainous Arcadia); Nafpaktia, Evinos
Riverbanks; Tzoumerka; Grevena, Aoos Lake; Corfu (throughout the entire island, especially on Mt Pantocrator Slope); Mountainous Pella, Black Forest, Gavalio-tissa. Xanthi, Leivaditi Plateau, Nestohoria, Drama, Mt Falakro, Paranesti Region, Elatia Forest, Mt Menoikio and many other regions and islands in Greece.
Mountain biking in Greece is a unique and exciting experience.