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Mountain biking and road cycling

Take a break from the everyday and hit the trails (or the roads) in the warmth and sunshine of our beachclubs in CroatiaGreece, Italy and Sardinia.

At a glance...
  • Inclusive mountain biking in all beachclubs
  • Inclusive road cycling in seven beachclubs
  • Ride in Croatia, Greece, Italy and Sardinia
  • Inclusive expert bike guiding
  • Four levels of ride for all abilities
  • Quality bikes from TREK
  • Option to pre-book a premium bike
  • Frog bikes for three to six year olds in Messini Beachclub
  • Frog bikes for children aged four to fourteen at Baia dei Mori Beachclub

Get in the saddle to discover winding hillside roads, shady olive groves and rocky pine forests. There is a wide variety of rides for different skill and fitness levels, whether it's a gentle ride to the best coffee shop around or testing climbs, there's something for you.
 

The best bit is that, if needed, all rides are fully guided. Just turn up and ride. There's no need to worry about where to go next, just focus on the riding, soaking up the scenery as you pass through.

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Mountain biking

Mountain biking with expert guiding is an inclusive activity in all of our beachclubs. You can’t fail to notice the endless possibilities for riding in the surrounding countryside, the potential is huge with endless rolling trails and exciting descents.  There are usually at least two guided rides per day, it’s a great way to explore, so what are you waiting for? Get out there and ride.

 

Our TREK mountain bikes have been specially selected for the terrain we love to ride. With a wide range of gears, comfortable front suspension and a range of frame sizes from 15.5” to 21”, we’ll ensure you’re well equipped for the trails and our experts keep each bike running smoothly.

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Road cycling

It’s not all about mountain biking, with warm weather, specially selected routes and some great hills, seven of our beachclubs are heaven for roadies. Head to Retreat, Vounaki, Cosmos, Messini or Buca Beachclubs in Greece, Airone Beachclub in Italy and Baia dei Mori Beachclub in Sardinia, where road cycling with expert guiding is an inclusive activity; you’ll soon be eating up the road and clocking up the miles. 

 

Our TREK road bikes are a key part of the experience, in a range of sizes from 47cm to 60cm, with lightweight frames, reliable components and all the gears you need to take on the road.

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Our bike team

Our bike team have done most of the hard work for you and have mapped out a great variety of rides. They’ll take the time to make sure you’re happy and comfortable on the bikes, with guidance on all parts of the ride if you need it.


No doubt, you’ll want to get out riding straight away, so sign up for your first ride with the bike team on the first morning of your holiday. After you have completed your first ride, more can be booked with the bike team.

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Free riding and Strava

Doing your own thing on the bikes has never been easier, safer and more accessible. Bikes are available to use at any point during the day, and one of our team will always be on hand at the cycling centre to give you advice and assistance with routes and bike mechanics.

Our use of the popular cycling and running smartphone app 'Strava' has made free riding easier than ever, all routes are now available through destination specific Strava pages. We provide secure phone mounts to ensure the safety of your phone, giving you the flexibility to discover your holiday destination at your own pace and at a time that suits you. 


If you need advice on how to use the tech, speak to one of the bike team at your beachclub.

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Green rides

Available in all beachclubs, our mountain bike 'green' rides are leisurely and achievable for everybody (much like green slopes in ski resorts).  Ride to nearby beaches, villages and tavernas. Distances can vary from between 5-20km with gradual ascents and descents, they’ll get the blood pumping (but just a little bit).

 

On the road bikes, 'green' rides of between 5-25km are just enough to stretch the legs or as a taster intro session for newbies. If it’s your first time on a road bike, get some top road riding tips from the bike team or join an introduction session. You’ll find ‘green’ rides in all of our beachclubs where we include road cycling (Retreat, Vounaki, Cosmos, Messini and Buca in Greece;  Airone in Italy and Baia dei Mori in Sardinia).

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Blue rides

A small step up from the green level rides, the blue mountain bike rides take you slightly further afield and may include some slightly harder terrain to get the blood pumping (but only a little bit)!  Blue rides vary from 10-25km and will take you inland to villages or along the coast taking in spectacular views along the way.

Blue level road cycling is our step up from the introductory session. Whether you want to test yourself ever so slightly or go for a short blast when you find some time in your activity schedule, blue routes are the ones for you. They vary from 20-35km and are available at Retreat, Vounaki, Cosmos, Messini and Buca Beachclubs in Greece; Airone Beachclub in Italy and Baia dei More Beachclub in Sardinia.

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Red rides

If slightly more adventurous and technical mountain biking is for you, then speak to one of our bike team in resort about red level rides. You’ll be venturing far and wide rather than to local coffee shops. A fantastic way to explore more of your holiday destination with some technical ascents and descents thrown in for good measure. Red rides are available in all beachclubs.

 

If you're a confident road cyclist and are ready for a more technical and challenging ride, then our red level road rides are for you. Expect mountainous climbing and switch back descents as you get some serious miles under your belt and work up a sweat in the incredible countryside of Greece, Italy and Sardinia. Red routes on the road bikes are available in Retreat, Vounaki, Cosmos, Messini and Buca Beachclubs in Greece, Airone Beachclub in Italy and Baia dei Mori Beachclub in Sardinia. 

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Black rides

Mountain bikers think longer, steeper, more challenging and more technical – you get the picture! Black rides will really make the most of the rolling terrain around all of our beachclubs and are guaranteed to make you work hard! Black rides will test your ability and endurance, speak to one of the bike team before heading out on these rides.

 

Road riders will eat up the miles and take in some tough mountain climbs on our black level rides. A combination of tough climbing, technical descents and time trial style roads make black rides a real mixed bag and a challenge not to be taken lightly. Speak to our bike team at Retreat, Vounaki, Cosmos, Messini and Buca Beacchlub in Greece, Airone Beachclub in Italy and Baia dei Mori Beachclub in Sardinia for recommendations and tips.

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Family cycling

Bring your family cycling to discover some of the routes that criss-cross the hillsides around our beachclubs in Croatia, Greece, Italy and Sardinia. Should our bikes fit safely, there's a great selection of routes available for children over 9 to ride when accompanied by an adult. Children aged 14 and above are also able to join guided bike rides or go free riding if they can ride a bike safely, they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. 

At both Baia dei Mori and Messini Beachclubs there's also a number of Frog bikes, lightweight and designed especially for children, young cyclists will love them and are perfect for learning to ride with the help of our bike team. Don't hesitate to speak to your bike team at the beachclub, they are on hand to offer tips, advice and safety instructions for you and your family.

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Our bikes

Our TREK mountain bikes come with a wide range of gears, comfortable front suspension and frame sizes from 15.5” to 21”. All have front suspension, powerful disc brakes and a wide range of easy-to-use gears.

TREK road bikes (47cm to 60cm) have lightweight frames, reliable components and all the gears you need to take on the road. 

If you plan on spending most of your time riding check out our premium full-suspension mountain bikes or carbon fibre road bikes. Pre-book for just £95 per person and it’s yours for the week. 

If you've got cycling shoes with cleats and are planning on bringing them with you, we also advise you bring your own pedals. That way, they are guaranteed to fit.

Premium bikes

If you plan on spending most of your time riding, you might just want to check out our premium bikes. These are available to reserve for your exclusive use, with custom set up by our team of mechanics, all for just £95 per person, per week.

Airone Beachclub, Italy: Trek Emonda S5 carbon road bikes (47cm, 50cm, 52cm, 54cm, 56cm, 58cm, 60cm).
Baia dei Mori Beachclub, Sardinia: Trek Superfly 7 hard tail mountain bike (15.5", 17.5", 19.5", 21.5"). Trek Fuel EX8 full suspension trail bikes (17.5", 19.5"). Trek Emonda S5 and S6 carbon road bikes (47cm, 50cm, 52cm, 54cm, 56cm, 58cm, 60cm).
Buca and Messini Beachclubs, Greece: Trek Fuel EX8 full suspension trail bikes (17", 18", 19", 21"). Trek Emonda S6 carbon road bikes (54cm, 56cm, 58cm, 60cm).
Retreat Beachclub, Greece: Trek Fuel EX8 full suspension trail bikes (17", 18", 19", 21"). Trek Emonda S6 carbon road bikes (54cm, 56cm, 58cm, 60cm).
Aeolian Village Beachclub, Greece: Trek Fuel EX8 full suspension trail bikes (sizes to be confirmed). 

Best beachclubs for riding

We offer mountain biking at all of our beachclubs, but if it's a real passion for you, check out the following beachclubs: Retreat, Cosmos, Vounaki, Messini, Buca Portomyrina Palace and Aeolian Village in Greece and Baia dei Mori in Sardinia.

Our road bikes can be found at Retreat, Cosmos, Vounaki, Messini, Buca, Airone and Baia dei Mori Beachclubs, but if you're looking for the best road riding on offer we recommend Retreat, Messini and Buca Beachclubs in Greece, Airone Beaclub in Italy and Baia dei Mori Beachclub in Sardinia.

Best beachclubs for riding

We offer mountain biking at all of our beachclubs, but if it's a real passion for you, check out the following beachclubs: Retreat, Cosmos, Vounaki, Messini, Buca Portomyrina Palace and Aeolian Village in Greece and Baia dei Mori in Sardinia.

Our road bikes can be found at Retreat, Cosmos, Vounaki, Messini, Buca, Airone and Baia dei Mori Beachclubs, but if you're looking for the best road riding on offer we recommend Retreat, Messini and Buca Beachclubs in Greece, Airone Beaclub in Italy and Baia dei Mori Beachclub in Sardinia.

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