Ask anybody to recommend a great mountain biking destination in Europe and Greece will probably be quite far down the list of suggestions. The truth of the matter is that Greece is a fantastic biking destination, the beautiful countryside has a some of the best routes in the world together with some lovely gentle trails and everything in between.

The area of the south Peloponneseoffers a vast and varied amount of cycling terrain from traffic free flat beach tracks to steep alpine-like passes, catering superbly for the entire cycling ability spectrum, from beginners up to avid mountain bikers and road cyclists. If you're looking to get away from it all with a holiday to this unspoilt area of Greece, you can stay at the Neilson run Messini Beachclub, close to Kalamata.