Mountain bike, Evia, Mt_Dirfi courtesy of Marketing Greece
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.
Parnitha, Attica courtesy of Marketing Greece
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.
Lake Plastira, Karditsa, Thessaly
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.
Tours in mountain trails with 28 gear bikes with disc brakes and full suspension, accompanied by professional guides.
Where can I do mountain bike?
- Attica - Varimpopi, Mt.Parnitha
- Thessalia - Meteora, Lake Plastira
- Peloponnese - Lousios Valley, Mt.Helmos
- Nafpaktia - Evinos Riverbanks
- Drama - Mt. Falakron, Paranesti region, the forest of Elatia, the forest of Frakto, Mt. Menoiki
- Grevena - Aoos lake
- Corfu - All island, but especially Mount Pantokrator range
- Mountainous Pella - Black Forest, Gavaliotissa
- Xanthi - Plateau Leivaditi, Nestochoria
And in other places in Greece.
Chilia Dentra, Kilkis, Central Macedonia
When can I do mountain bike?
Throughout the year.
Everyone that knows how to cycle and is in good physical condition can participate in this activity. Ages: 10-65 years old.
What do I need to carry with me?
What you need to have with you is comfortable and warm clothes (during winter), a small backpack and a flask with water, windproof jacket, gloves, and a hat.
21 gear bikes, and helmets.
Mountain biking in Greece is a unique and exciting experience.
Skiathos Island, Sporades Islands