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Road800277
5 star rating

Hired a carbon road bike for 7 days in August 2020 while on a family holiday

Excellent to deal with - Dave dropped and collected the bike to my hotel exactly when he said he would, and provided several routes and tips on place to ride.

Bike was perfect - carbon Genesis Zero set up with a 32 cassette to get up the many hills in Rhodes.

I rode early morning to avoid daytime heat - much quieter than Spain/Majorca, not many shops once you are up in the hills so make sure you bring food and water along with you.

Fingers crossed I will be heading back to Rhodes again this year, so will definitely be contacting Dave again to hire another bike for my stay. Recommend without hesitation.
- 5/17/2021

Tom D.
5 star rating

Dave was very quick to respond to bike hire when I inquired and gave very good advice about where to stay. Although my trip was slightly cut short by a 2nd lockdown Dave quickly alerted me and refunded me. His advice of routes and the island were faultless. - 11/11/2020

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Tom D.
5 star rating

Dave was very quick to respond to bike hire when I inquired and gave very good advice about where to stay. Although my trip was slightly cut short by a 2nd lockdown Dave quickly alerted me and refunded me. His advice of routes and the island were faultless. - 11/11/2020

johnathanr276
5 star rating

Recently hired a bike for 2 days and was blown away with the service from start to finish.

Excellent spec of bikes ✅
Great service ✅
Perfect timing ✅
Advice on the Island ✅

Definitely be using Dave again
- 10/18/2020

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Jochen K.

Wenn man ein ordentliches Rad benötigt, dann hier bei Dave. Liefert ans Hotel, gibt Tips und bei einem Platten, direkt Hilfe = ich hatte einen Plattfuss und Dave hat es innerhalb 3min gerichtetSprich Super Leistung & Serviceor in english = If you need to rent a proper bike on Rhodos - go to Dave - thats it - 10/16/2020

whitelightning27
5 star rating

During a family holiday my son and I hired bikes for three days and this turned out to be a great choice with Get Active. Dave answered all questions before the trip to Rhodes with swift and helpful ideas. The bikes were dropped off at our accommodation early so we had three full days to ride routes recommended by Dave and they did not disappoint. I would gladly return to Get Active as the friendly approach and quality bikes gave us a great cycling experince. Thank you. - 9/30/2020

SimonW436
5 star rating

If In any Doubt about where to rent a bike from in Rhodes.. then worry no more, get active Rhodes is the worry free option, from first contact to handing back the bike was flawless. Dave the owner is foremost a cyclist himself and his knowledge of the island is 2nd to none. Communication was first class as was the bike he supplied.. will definitely hire a bike from get active next year .. I’ve had a great week .. thanks again Dave. See you next year . - 9/25/2020

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SimonW436
5 star rating

If In any Doubt about where to rent a bike from in Rhodes.. then worry no more, get active Rhodes is the worry free option, from first contact to handing back the bike was flawless. Dave the owner is foremost a cyclist himself and his knowledge of the island is 2nd to none. Communication was first class as was the bike he supplied.. will definitely hire a bike from get active next year .. I’ve had a great week .. thanks again Dave. See you next year . - 9/25/2020

TomJ2158
5 star rating

Incredible experience; can’t wait to get back out there and do it all again...and deffo with these guys. Managed 300km in 7days and the bike was a joy to ride. The bike provided; Full Carbon with 105 group set - what more could you want or need!? Service from Dave was fantastic; even came out to carry out a roadside repair at the drop of a hat. Dropped and collected the bike from Rhodes town for me too. Recommended some great routes which are worth exploring for yourself. He didn’t need to sell the scenery tho which is just stunning! - 9/24/2020

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Pawel Ś.

Great contact, nice bike, great advised routes. I would highly recommend. And best regards. - 9/16/2020

j_perry107
5 star rating

Contact by email with your requirements. Prompt response and delivery. Quiet enjoyable hills. Would recommend. - 9/12/2020

Jamie H.
5 star rating

Dave is a great bloke, plenty of island / technical knowledge, provided a well maintained bike, various pre installed routes, made my holiday as I'm not one for sitting around a pool.

Will use again Dave again when I go back next year.
- 9/05/2020

ianZ9225BK
5 star rating

Hired a aluminium Genesis for the week. I am Used to riding Ultegra but this had Tiagra and was really good. Definitely recommend. - 9/05/2020

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Jamie H.
5 star rating

Dave is a great bloke, plenty of island / technical knowledge, provided a well maintained bike, various pre installed routes, made my holiday as I'm not one for sitting around a pool.

Will use again Dave again when I go back next year.
- 9/05/2020

Malc196
5 star rating

I hired a road bike for 18 days from Dave he is so on the money has everything organised for you from the moment you email him for advice he will drop the bike etc off at your hotel give you advice on routes you want to do and such a fab price for the hire to - 9/02/2020

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Malc196
5 star rating

I hired a road bike for 18 days from Dave he is so on the money has everything organised for you from the moment you email him for advice he will drop the bike etc off at your hotel give you advice on routes you want to do and such a fab price for the hire to - 9/02/2020

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Helmut_Johannes
5 star rating

Unkomplizierte Kontaktaufnahme - schneller und sehr zuverlässiger Service. Nach einem Speichenbruch war quasi sofort ein neues Rad verfügbar. SUPER !!! - 8/31/2020

anthonycM353KF
5 star rating

Went to Rhodes for a weeks holiday and hired a Genesis Carbon Road Bike from Get Active Rhodes. Excellent service and bike was great. Bike was delivered and picked up from Hotel, Dave who runs the show also sent me routes for Garmin around the island which were all great. I was very happily surprised at Cycling in Rhodes. For me rivals Majorca with quality of roads, mountains for good long climbs that are very challenging but not killers. Locals are also just so friendly and there were a number of other cyclists around. Always hot and sunny - so early morning riding a must and the wind can sometimes be very strong on those coastal roads. All in excellent experience and highly recommended. - 8/14/2020

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Brunken
5 star rating

I found out about them through a fantastic online blog by a rider who hired bikes from Get Active Rhodes

The blog told me about the friendly, professional and helpful service that they provide. And I was not disappointed. The bike was delivered to my hotel the day before I actually needed it. Dave, the owner, gave me a lot of great advice on where to ride, where to avoid and of course the best times to ride.

I hired a road bike from GAR, and I have to say that it was even better than my own bike at home.

I highly recommend them.
- 7/29/2020

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Cedric D.
5 star rating

Hired a racing bike for 2 days. Perfect bike with an perfect service. If you want to rent a bike, this is the person you need. - 7/28/2020

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drktmn
5 star rating

I hired a carbon road bike for a week-long holiday on Rhodes and was so glad I contacted Dave at Get Active Rhodes. Communication was excellent at all times. Dave provided a bike with a perfect sizing for me and also supplied several great routes on the island for me relative to my location, he also supplied .gpx files for my Garmin which was excellent as I didn't know the island that well.

The bike was dropped off at my hotel and arrived in excellent condition, I've hired bikes elsewhere while on holiday and they are usually a bit tired, however, my bike was super clean and obviously very well maintained. Get Active Rhodes should be the benchmark for all holiday bike rentals!

Dave is very friendly and happy to help with any advice you need relative to your cycling trip. I heard about Get Active Rhodes and Dave in Cyclist Magazine when they were the front cover feature a few months ago. I can see now why they featured so heavily in a magazine of that stature.

Dave informed me they are branching into cycling holiday packages which is excellent news. I will definitely be returning to Rhodes for a cycling holiday as it has absolutely everything, great climbs, smooth surfaces, long sweeping descents, stunning scenery and the roads in the south of the island are mostly traffic-free! A cyclist's dream!

Excellent service from start to finish, highly recommended!
- 7/27/2020

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Eze E.

Great place to rent a bike from. - 5/16/2020

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Top - 5/16/2020

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Carl P.

Recently hired a road bike from Dave and it has been a breeze from start to finish. Plenty of communication throughout, help with routes, where to go etc.I own a collection of bikes and put the bike I ordered at winter trainer level and the price I was charged reflects this. The bike was in fine working order and with a big range on the cassette, climbing even the steepest hills was achievable. I've had a great few days exploring the island - great climbs, fantastic scenery, respectful drivers (better than Bristol where I'm from), top weather and just all round brilliant cycling. I wasn't expecting Rhodes to be so good. Navigating the island is simple, just follow the sign to the next village.Delivery of the bike and collection couldn't have been easier and Dave is a top guy.Yamas Dave! - 5/16/2020

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t0wser2000
5 star rating

Ich kann Get Active Rhodes sehr empfehlen. Das Rad war in sehr gutem Zustand und top gepflegt. Während der Leihperiode kam Dave sogar extra noch mal vorbei um die Bremsklötze auszutauschen und Kettenfett vorbei zu bringen. - 12/17/2019

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Helmi62
4 star rating

Friendly contact with perfect delivery service!
The roadbike was simple and a little heavy, but ok 😉
- 11/18/2019

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j0hannamk
5 star rating

I rented a road bike for 2 days. The bike was great and the service was excellent. The bike was dropped off and picked up from the hotel. - 11/14/2019

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stephenjp0tter
5 star rating

I ordered a bike for delivery at the start of my holiday. Dave was very quick to respond to my mails and provide assurance that my needs could be met.
The bike was exactly what I asked for, was in first rate condition and delivered as agreed. Dave was friendly and professional, giving freely of his own knowledge and experience, including best routes to follow for rides of different lengths.
When it was time to hand the bike back Dave was understanding of my delayed arrival.
Overall Dave made what was already a pleasure even more so. I couldn't recommend him more highly.
- 11/14/2019

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kevincallaghan2019
5 star rating

I only cycled in the southern half of the island but the variation in terrain and distance is excellent which for me as an avid road cyclist who loves the climbs fitted perfectly with my plans. This was backed up by Dave's excellent service, carbon road bike and advice which made for a great week's holiday. I shall certainly return and use "get active rhodes" again. - 11/11/2019

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justthe5fofus
5 star rating

Dave was super helpful, reliable and friendly. Bikes dropped off and picked up on time. We followed 2 of the routes Dave recommended, and had preprogrammed into the Garmin for us. The navigation for the rides started and finished at our hotel, so was really easy to follow. Stunning scenery and seriously quiet roads made for some fantastic cycling. Be prepared for very hilly rides though - there is no flat roads at all when you go inland, but it makes for a great challenge. Would highly recommend get active Rhodes and we will certainly be booking with them again if we find ourselves in this beautiful part of the world again. - 10/15/2019

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Mrsrecumbent
5 star rating

I arranged mountain bike hire by email, Dave answered all questions promptly, service was second to none. Bikes were delivered to the hotel. Nice Saracen bikes supplied with lock, repair kit and SPD pedals. Dave had the bikes set up for size and ready to go. Lots of opportunity to climb hills if you head inland. No problems with car drivers even on busy roads. Bikes were collected at a convenient time.

Would recommend anyone who wants to cycle on Rhodes to hire bikes from GetAcive Rhodes.
- 10/15/2019

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t1germk1
5 star rating

Rhodes is a super place for cycling but made all the better by the 1st class service delivered by Dave. The bike was all set up and brought to our hotel at the time agreed. Great local knowledge of all the routes for road cycling. - 10/14/2019

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vonGrepa
5 star rating

Bike in mint condition.
I rented the Aluminium road bike. Would recommend the Carbon if you will bike a lot. There a a lot of hills and false flats where a better bike would be great.

Great tips on routes and friendly and quick service.
Would rent from Get Active again.
- 10/04/2019

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Lone D.
5 star rating

Очень легко оставить заявку по электронной почте. Девид привозит велосипед сам к отелю по договорённости. Шоссейные велосипеды в хорошем состоянии, обслуженные и полностью готовые. Замок, набор ключей, камера и монтажки - идут в комплекте. Если что-то серьёзно поломалось - Девид приедет и поможет устранить поломку или заменит вышедший из строя узел. В крайнем случае - заберёт велосипед до утра, а утром снова привезёт к отелю. - 9/20/2019

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ianf702018
5 star rating

Excellent service from Dave. Bike really well maintained. Would definitely use again when in Rhodes. Highly recommended. - 9/11/2019

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Princess_Buffy
5 star rating

I made all arrangements over email with Dave prior to travelling and everything was as agreed when I got there. On the day of bike delivery Dave kept me updated on estimated delivery time and then also for collection arrangements at the end - I was able to arrange bike collection later in the morning so that I could squeeze in another ride!

The bike was as described and and well setup/serviced so I had no mechanical issues during my 5 days hire. The Genesis Zero Carbon was a little stiffer and the wheels a bit heavier than what I'm used to, but it was perfectly adequate for my needs of exploring the area along the coast and into the hills around Pefkos - Rides ranging between 20 & 50 miles. The only thing I’d consider next time, especially if riding further, is taking my own saddle as well as pedals. There was nothing wrong with the one supplied but it just wasn’t what I’m used to or prefer.

I found riding on Rhodes roads a joy. The coast road between Lindos/Pefkos/Lardos was the busiest I encountered on the island but not as busy as some roads I encounter at home - the drivers seem respectful, drive slower and gave plenty of room. The best bit was getting away from the coast road and up into the hills around Laerma and Agios Isidoros, the roads were practically deserted and very smooth which meant that I could enjoy the peace and scenery. Whilst the terrain is pretty hilly, it wasn’t too difficult with the gearing I had so I was able to enjoy the ascents which ranged from long and steady to short and very steep (even a section of hairpins to enjoy!), and also enjoy the long descent back to the coast.

I uploaded some routes to my Garmin based on some courses I’d found in Garmin & Strava but I think Dave can also send you GPX files. I’d recommend taking two bottles and re-filling en-route wherever you can, and get out early before it gets too hot!
- 9/11/2019

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Squashymush39
5 star rating

The communication prior to travelling out to Rhodes was prompt and informative. Answering all my 'silly' little questions, due to be a novice cyclist. (Things like, what to take and what will be provided when I arrive). The bike was dropped off as planned and instructions including fitting my pedals was done. The bike came with a combination lock and I chose to hire the garmin device for two days. Dave had preloaded the garmin with a few routes for me, appropriate to my requests. I would recommend you contact your hotel to check where you can store the bike.
Being a novice, I wouldn't know a good bike from a bad one, but I have a 'good' one at home and this felt the same when riding. I had two mornings riding and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I would recommend going out as early in the morning as possible due to the heat, but it really is a great way to see the island. I found the roads pretty smooth (although, very steep at times) I also found the drivers very cautious around me. I felt totally safe. Pick up of the bike was arranged to suit and Dave was there spot on. Many thanks Dave for a great service and experience.
- 9/03/2019

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Theadrianosullivan
5 star rating

I booked a bike last minute from Dave in Get Active Rhodes. Bike was delivered in mint condition and collected with ease before I went home. Managed to get 20 hours in during my 2 week stay. Perfect for ticking over the legs on holiday. - 9/03/2019

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Explore04913693534
5 star rating

I rented an alloy road bike for four days in July 2019. Dave delivered the bike at our hotel and explained a cope of good routs on the map. I will probably rent a bike for Get Active Rhodes I I go there again. - 9/03/2019

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richnrs
5 star rating

Good quality bike in good condition (brakes and transmission working properly, good tyres, etc).
Dave was very helpful with route advice before I visited so I could just switch on my Garmin and head for the hills (I planned my own route, but Dave can rent you a Garmin pre-loaded with routes).
The roads I rode were awesome, properly big climbs, hairpins, smooth tarmac, hardly any traffic and big views. Highly recommended, I’ll be back as soon as I can!
- 9/02/2019

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Dave A.

A really easy company to deal with. The customer care you will receive by Dave is second to none.
Nothing is too much trouble
- 8/26/2019

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Colin F.
5 star rating

Dave's service was excellent and highly recommended. He dealt with all my pre-hire queries promptly and thoroughly advising me to opt for a road bike instead of a mountain bike because the off-road stuff was mainly fire roads. This was a good piece of advice. We arranged a drop-off time at my hotel and Dave arrived promptly with the bike, a Genesis Delta 30. Dave had already sent me some .gpx routes for my Garmin and the bike came equipped with a Garmin mount, as well as two bottle cages and a saddle pack with two tubes, a multi tool, tyre levers and a combination lock. The bike was in excellent condition and a nice ride. I did a few hundred miles mainly on the south of the island, and the roads are very good with tolerant drivers. I didn't have a single puncture or mechanical. At the end of my rental, Dave again arrived bang on time to collect the bike from me, and then refunded my bike deposit money very promptly. I cannot recommend this service highly enough, and if you hire from Get Active Rhodes, you will not have a thing to worry about and can enjoy your holiday and the cycling on offer with no hassle. - 8/23/2019

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Paul S.

Just hired a road bike from here and I highly recommend using get active Rhodes if your thinking about hiring a bike, really helpful in the organisation before arriving, helps make it easier when they drop off and pick up the bike too, I covered over 200 miles whilst I’ve had the bike and enjoyed every mile, really good roads to ride on, very little traffic and some good hills to climb, will defo hire another bike if I come back to Rhodes - 8/21/2019

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768eddieb
5 star rating

Had a fantastic experience with David from Get Active Rhodes. I hired a Genesis Zero for 4 days, being a low end bike I wasn’t expecting much... I sent my bike fit measurements in advance and asked for a pair of look pedals. David delivers the bike all set up and ready to roll. I set out the next morning and WOW! I could be been on my DeRosa, David had set the Genesis up perfectly, the only thing I really noticed was the rear end was heavier than my normal ride, but in all I cannot fault the Genesis at all, what a great ride! I only did about 150k in total over the 4 days but loved the traffic free punchy climbs of Rhodes. Thank You. - 8/14/2019

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Tracy J.

Great communication before the holiday and bike dropped off this morning. Dave was really friendly, asked what mileage I was looking for and drew out routes on the map for me to follow. Bike is well maintained and should be able to tackle all those hills with all those gears!! Can’t wait to get out there tomorrow. - 8/11/2019

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Robjako
5 star rating

Topp service. Sykkel levert og hentet på hotellet. Kan anbefales. Fint å sykle på øya. Det var varmt i august. Skulle helst ha vært her i mai. - 8/09/2019

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Stefan H.

Wir haben Kontakt per Mail aufgenommen, was glaube ich auch am Besten ist, und anfangs ein kleines Missverständnis, so das Dave ein zu kleines Bike dabei hatte, aber es wurde sofort getauscht und ich auch auf geringere Kosten als bei einem Streetbike hingewiesen (er hatte in meiner Größe nur ein MTB).
Super Service, cooler Typ, gute Bikes, jederzeit wieder.
Gruss Stefan
- 8/01/2019

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Heinz S.
5 star rating

Excellent trouble free service and support from Dave. Prompt delivery and collection at my hotel.
Good local advice on possible routes as well. The bike (Genesis Zero) was in an excellent condition and a great Road bike.
Thanks Dave
- 7/19/2019

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Bonolee07
5 star rating

Hired a Aluminium road bike from Dave and the service from beginning to end was superb...drop off and pick up from our hotel in roads and gave me advice on a few routes, will definitely 100% use Get Active again 👍 - 7/18/2019

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frobom
5 star rating

Var 14 dager på Rhodos og tok kontakt før å låne en sykkel. Lånte en hardtail mountain bike, og den var ypperlig. Fikk sykkelen levert på hotellet og de hentet den når jeg var ferdig. Enkel og god kommunikasjon, og en bra sykkel. Veldig fornøyd. - 7/10/2019

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Trail02226003058
5 star rating

Fantastic service, I hired a road bike from Get Active Rhodes June 2019. The bike was delivered and Dave was really helpful in explaining the spares on the bike and providing local knowledge of rides, The bike was an Alloy frame, Carbon fork, Shimano Tiagra transmission, it was in tip top condition and rode superb. The riding in Rhodes is excellent, with smooth tarmac and great climbs it’s a brilliant place to ride. I would highly recommend Get Active Rhodes it’s an excellent bike hire provider and the service was fantastic. - 7/08/2019

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Venture66606435062
5 star rating

Bicycles were in perfect technical condition. Mr. Dave was very willing and his response to our demands really fast. I recommend. - 7/05/2019

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Stephen D.

Just returned home after holiday on Rhodes. Hired road bikes from Get Active Rhodes for 12 days. Dave was excellent to deal with from first contact by email months before our holiday, right through to delivery and collection of the bikes once we had arrived on the Island. Dave suggested some routes that we may like to ride and had loaded these for us into a Garmin. The roads inland are a joy to ride, very quiet with hardly any traffic, the road surfaces are fantastic. Some testing climbs to be found on the inland routes but well worth it for the fantastic views and those fast decents - 7/04/2019

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Wanderer04379352073
5 star rating

I had an amazing time cycling in June. Was with family and got to get out every morning. Dave dropped bike to hotel and picked up. Gave me some great cycling routes. Bikes are very high quality carbon! Super easy experience and would definitely use again

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- 7/04/2019

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Getaway49114
4 star rating

Dave was very knowledgable - good bike, recommended routes (including garmin at extra cost) and the roads were better than I expected! - 7/04/2019

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Go08991218889
5 star rating

Recommended by a friend and I would recommend to anyone looking for a bike on Rhodes.
First time I have pre-ordered a bike for a week and have it delivered free to the hotel
from the start to finish everything went well, good communications, good bike , good service, definitely recommend and will definitely use again...... Happy Cycling
- 7/03/2019

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Global65150195762
5 star rating

Prior to leaving the UK I informed Dave of the type of cycling I wanted to do and he sent several gpx routes prior to load on to my garmin
These incorporated some beautifully scenic routes that were also challenging at times.
As soon as you leave the coastal roads and head in land there is hardly any traffic. On the odd occasion that you do encounter a car they are very courteous towards cyclists.
My Bike was delivered and collected from my hotel.
Dave was totally obliging and flexible, fitting around times that suited me best.
I would thoroughly recommend
- 7/03/2019

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Daydream18537068021
5 star rating

As every year we were to spend 14 days in some greek island - this year it was Rhodes. Of course I had to rent a bike to explore the countryside and stay fit next to eating and laying lazy on the beach the whole day.
Thanks to Dave this was made possible in the best way you can expect! The bikes were in superb shape and Dave himself is just an awesome guy! Everything worked fine. The first days I explored some back country trails with the mountainbike und switched then to the roadbike.

I had a great time here. Service and bikes are second to none, so this is THE place to hire a bike from!

I hope I will be back some time!

Rainer from Austria
- 7/03/2019

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Mark J.

Just coming to the end of my bike hire on Rhodes. I've loved having the bike and getting out in the mornings before breakfast.

Dave has been brilliant since our first email contact, offered great advice and provided an excellent road bike.

Highly recommended.
- 6/27/2019

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fjb1961
5 star rating

Some lovely rides when I was here. Very glad I opted for Dave and one of his bikes, it was set up perfectly for the terrain which can be just as hilly as you want it to be. Alternatively you can hug the coast for an easier ride.
Bike set up perfect, a good carbon frame no mechanical issues at all over 10 days. Didn’t even need to inflate the tyres.
Forget the others and book Dave with confidence.
- 6/13/2019

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Brettmark
5 star rating

Thank you Dave for the good service and the loan of a great bike, i had a lot of plesure during my 3 days! Nice riding on Rhodes, big mountains and nice roads by the coast! - 6/11/2019

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Darren A.
5 star rating

Hired an excellent carbon road bike while in Rhodes on family holiday. Dave dropped off the bike at my hotel in Gennadi and picked up again 2 days later. Answered all my questions and provided excellent route options. The riding in the South is great, lovely roads, some nice climbs, great scenery. Did 43 miles and 1000 m climbing and have only scratched the surface. Cycling in Rhodes with Get Active highly recommended. - 6/08/2019

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Wilis J.
5 star rating

Get Active Rhodes is a top notch bike hire service. Excellent commmunication, quick delivery and immaculate bike and set up from Dave. Rhodes is a truly excellent place for road cycling. Challenging climbs, picturesque views, lovely switchbacks and all important, hardly any traffic inland. Cycled for over an hour before I saw a car on the first ride, remarkable. Only regret was I didn't plump for carbon (as could have used the help on those climbs)! Will be back. - 5/31/2019

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berekrelis
5 star rating

snelle reactie op aanvraag via e-mail. Dave komt afspraken na en bezorgt / haalt de fiets op je vakantieadres. racefiets aluminium met shimano groep, zadel werd op juiste hoogt afgesteld en pedalen gemonteerd, karren maar! Rhodos is een mooi eiland om te fietsen zodra je van de kustweg af bent is het erg rustig met autoverkeer, je moet meer op de hertjes letten die zo nu en dan oversteken dan op de auto's. - 5/22/2019

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Craig R.
5 star rating

I specifically wanted a carbon road bike for given dates on our weeks holiday and although nothing was available initially, Dave went the extra mile in getting a bike to us as required, even with his own personal wheels.
A Garmin was also provided which was pre-loaded with routes which were easy to follow and take you up into the hills and away from the holiday traffic.
- 5/20/2019

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Sightsee09386861949
5 star rating

I got a lot of recommendations & tips from Dave, who brought a performant bike to my hotel. He also programmed a Garmin GPS-device for me with nice roads to test for my 3 days trip.
Bike was perfectly prepared, Dave was on time and with important recos.
For sure, next time I fly to Rhodos, I will contact him again 🙂
- 5/18/2019

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Carl P.

Recently hired a road bike from Dave and it has been a breeze from start to finish. Plenty of communication throughout, help with routes, where to go etc.

I own a collection of bikes and put the bike I ordered at winter trainer level and the price I was charged reflects this. The bike was in fine working order and with a big range on the cassette, climbing even the steepest hills was achievable. I've had a great few days exploring the island - great climbs, fantastic scenery, respectful drivers (better than Bristol where I'm from), top weather and just all round brilliant cycling. I wasn't expecting Rhodes to be so good. Navigating the island is simple, just follow the sign to the next village.

Delivery of the bike and collection couldn't have been easier and Dave is a top guy.

Yamas Dave!
- 5/17/2019

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Simon B.

Emailed Dave regarding a stay in Rhodes, very helpful from the start, asked the right questions about what bike I’m used to riding and what sort of cycling I wish to do.Dave dropped of a 56 Genesis road bike with a pump and saddle bag full of tools and spares, he fitted a set of Look Keo pedals for me and I was ready to go, Dave advises on some fantastic routes which were easy to follow and find.I would not hesitate to recommend him and his bikes to anyone wanting to ride whilst visiting Rhodes.Thanks DaveSee you soon hopefully 🙂 - 5/16/2019

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Paul F.

"Ace" so easy!! Can I have a bike? Yer what time do you want it!! Top service brill rides. - 5/16/2019

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Der R.

Top MTB (Lieferung mit Schloss, Pannenset, Garmin Navi 5 Euro Aufpreis und Helm), kostenlose Lieferung ins Hotel, super Service, Hilfe bei der Tourplanung. Danke Dave! Gerne wieder.Wenn ich helfen konnte, würde ich mich über einen Daumen freuen. Danke! - 5/16/2019

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Emily J.

So pleased we chose to hire road bikes with Dave. The experience from start to finish was smoother than we could have ever imagined. Swift communication with flexible pick up/drop off times. The bikes themselves were great - making cycling around the island a breeze! - 5/16/2019

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Matthew B.

I hired a Genesis road bike for 3 days while staying in Pefkos. Dave dropped it off the day before because he advised me to get out early to avoid the summer heat. The bike was well maintained and Dave also sent me some routes to follow. Alternatively you can hire a Garmin with the routes preloaded. Leaving the coast and going up into the hills there is hardly any traffic and the views are beautiful. The roads are steep in places but worth the effort. Hopefully I will be able visit again and try some longer rides when it isn't as hot. I would definitely use Get Active Rhodes again. - 5/16/2019

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Matti K.
5 star rating

Everything worked perfectly: quick responses to e-mails, flexible delivery and pickup of bike, flawless condition of bike, good advice on cycling routes. Nothing to complain about. - 5/15/2019

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Bleep42
5 star rating

Hired 2 MTBs for myself and my wife, both were excellent, we used them every day for the 10 days that we had them, we used them occasionally on road where necessary, otherwise we were on rough stoney forest/mountain trails, (photos) we did over 250miles. Both bikes performed very well with no problems at all. Dave was great, easily contactable, delivered and collected the bikes as arranged. Thank you Dave. 🙂 - 5/02/2019

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Sabine_MTB
5 star rating

Get Active Rhodes kann ich sehr empfehlen. Wir waren vom 15.4. bis zum 28.4.2019 auf Rhodos. Da ich sehr gerne MTB fahre, hat es sich angeboten eines zu leihen. Der Kontakt mit Dave war absolut unkompliziert. Das Bike war innerhalb eines Tages organisiert. Der Bring- und Abholservice hat hervorragend geklappt. Auch sonst ist der Service sehr gut. Hatte Probleme mit der Kette. Dave ist sofort gekommen und hat es repariert.
Immer gerne wieder!
- 4/28/2019

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Tina M.
5 star rating

First class service from first email contact through to delivery of the bikes to our accommodation. Dave is very professional, friendly and helpful. We hired a garmin which he had preloaded with routes suitable for our ability and he took the time to offer additional information about the routes.
Rhodes is a great place to cycle, away from the main coastal routes, the roads are almost traffic free and the scenery up in the mountains is stunning, although be aware there are some steep hills!
Would recommend both Get Active Rhodes and Rhodes as a destination for cycling enthusiasts. We are already planning to return next year.
- 4/24/2019

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Gudrun Z.
5 star rating

Kurze Reaktionszeit, sehr verlässlicher Bring- und Abholservice, gutes neues MTB mit Helm, Routentipps, sehr zu empfehlen - 4/20/2019

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David C.
5 star rating

The bikes were delivered to the hotel and set up for my son and I with in minutes,Dave is very friendly and gave us some good roots and advice.Comunication was brilliant before we got to Rhodes and when we were here, great service and I would recommend Get Active Rhodes and Dave to anyone looking to hire some bikes in Rhodes - 4/18/2019

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RobertG3529
5 star rating

Was visiting Rhodes as we have family here, but I fancied a couple of days cycling if I could squeeze it in.
Contacted Dave and received very prompt replies, nothing was too much trouble and a 3 day booking was made.
Brought my own pedals and shoes from the UK and Dave supplied the rest.
Dave dropped the bike off as agreed and pointed me out some decent routes and off I went.
Having cycled all over Europe and the UK I have to say Rhodes is pretty much untapped in its potential.
Quiet roads, respectful drivers, great weather and some harder climbs than you'd expect.
If you fancy a long route - follow the coast and 100-200km is easily achieved, if you fancy hills there's plenty inland. Add the fact that the hill villages are tourist free and have bars - what's not to like?
The genesis bike was faultless and Dave obviously knows his stuff, whilst I was doing a 100km route he toured the island clocking 200km!
Would love to come back and have more time exploring and I'll definitely use Dave again. 100% recommended.
- 11/04/2018

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Trek24851040537
5 star rating

Bike was great and David had saved Excellent bike routes to Garmin. I recommend to take Garmin with pre-installed routs, don't have to stress anything, Just Cycle around beautiful Rhodos.Also very good service: bike delivery and pick up from hotel. - 10/31/2018

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Passport49259245145
4 star rating

Nice holiday on bicycle and good service from rental company bike delivered on hotel and picked up again - 10/31/2018

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Trail54705093547
4 star rating

Rapido riscontro e grande disponibilità del titolare. Consegna in loco della bici, ben tenuta, e ottime indicazioni sui percorsi. Servizio affidabile e molto cortese! - 10/31/2018

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Paul E.
5 star rating

From start to finish, Dave was brilliant.I decided to go for a carbon frame model and loved it. It looked brand new and was set up perfectly.I only ride MTB in the UK but always hire a road bike when on holiday.Dave sent me some routes to download onto my Garmin.There were some lovely rides on there...especially the one where I can across the San Marco cafe...a brilliant pit stop on the best ride of the trip!Dave was always on the end of the phone if needed.I looked at other hire places but decided to go with Get Active...purely because of the reviews.I’m glad I did.Can’t fault anything & Dave was friendly and knowledgeable.Going cycling in Rhodes and want to hire a bike?Contact Dave & Get Active.You can’t go wrong. - 10/30/2018

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John S.
5 star rating

a good selection of bikes and lots of bike knowledge. the routes suggested were a great insite into the islands many roads especially the small roads to help avoid the busy main road. A great place to cycle on Get Actives bikes - 10/28/2018

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David R.
5 star rating

A fantastic service from start to finish.

Arranging the bike hire via email was straightforward, David was prompt with the drop off & pick up & couldn’t have been more approachable & accommodating.

I had no problems whatsoever with the bike & David even provided the pedals, helmet & offered guidance on picturesque routes around the island.

I’ve previously hired bikes in Majorca & Albir & found the service from Get Active Rhodes to be far the best I’ve had.
- 10/28/2018

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Sunshine302738
5 star rating

After a search on the web I found Get active Rhodes, fantastic communication from the start with Dave. Bike delivered as promised with everything I needed. Went on a good few rides up, down, over and around the island with no hiccups from the bike. Stunning scenery and very quiet roads. A big thank you Dave the 32 was a definite life saver 😻🤣 - 10/27/2018

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clivewoodward
5 star rating

Dave was very easy to deal with and armed with a wealth of local knowledge to select good routes. There was plenty of safe cycling for climbers, off-roaders and pure racers. Equipment was of a high quality and assembled/fitted right at the Villa. I would recommend this company to regular cyclists. - 10/25/2018

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Simon M.
5 star rating

I had a pleasure to have hired a mountain bike from Dave at getactiverhodes. All booked no problem through email. Excellent communication made everything easy. Dave delivered the bike to my hotel exactly on time. The bike was specific for my height and since I’m into MTB Dave provided first class professional Saracen bike. All with spare tube, repair kit and helmet. Advise on local mountain bike trails and places if interest was detailed. All concluded with bike pick up again exactly on time.
Overall I’m extremely happy with the service and can truly recommend this extremely professional service.
- 10/24/2018

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Joe F.
5 star rating

I hired a couple of bikes off Dave back in August and I cannot praise him enough. Quick delivery to our hotel, all the tools to fit my pedals and great knowledge of the local climbs! Will definitely be in touch if back on Rhodes again. - 10/24/2018

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jesperdall
5 star rating

Dave was very helpful with everything, including suggested routes. Getting a nice bike delivered and picked up at our hotel made the difference - the full package is perfect for all bike riders traveling with their family. Go Dave! - 10/23/2018

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F2421NIeric
5 star rating

During a week holiday, i rent a Bike at Get Active Rhodes. In the week before the contact with Dave was Good and he sent me Some Nice routes. During the stay the service was excellent an personnal. Thanks Dave for the Good Bike and Good service. - 10/23/2018

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RichSumm
4 star rating

As soon as we decided on Rhodes for our late break I got into with Dave, we passed several emails between us regarding availability etc. Great service whilst we were there, even to changing a wheel after a broken spoke. Good he’ll with routes round our resort too. Great service, thank you. - 10/23/2018

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988theo
5 star rating

Het juiste adres om je racefiets te huren , het brengen en halen is erg handig en keurig op tijd.
Fiets was top , ik was de bevestigingsbeugel voor mijn garmin vergeten ook dit was geen probleem, die kreeg ik erbij.
Aanrader voor fietsers
- 10/20/2018

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hoylestevo1969
5 star rating

Hired 2 road bikes for the week and they were excellent to ride and the 32 cassette came in very handy on some of the climbs. The service was first class from the initial email contact with the owner Dave to the delivery and pick up.Everything was as expected, on time and hassle free. I'd highly recommend Get Active Rhodes.The cycling is excellent on this hilly / mountainous island with most of the roads having a good surface. - 10/18/2018

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Mark M.
5 star rating

Quick and easy to setup the rent via email, Dave response very quick and precise.

Bike delivered and collected again at my hotel in Rhodes so no hassle and stress!

Bike is a Genesis road bike. The bike is in excellent mechanical state and equipped with compact tiagra 12-30 cassette.
The bike is a little heavy compared to more higher end carbon racers, newer the less it does roll quite nicely and rides very comfortable.

The roads are pretty good and traffic quite low as soon as you get out of the city and pass the airport. The terrain is quite rolling - lots of up and down, so you will definitely get a good workout and plenty of height meter! 😄

Will definitely rent my bike again with Dave next time, brilliant service the whole way around!
- 10/15/2018

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Chris D.
5 star rating

Spoke with Dave a few days before we arrived and booked a racer & MTB.
He arrived as agreed and went through a few local rides which he’d already emailed the Garmin maps for.
The rides were fantastic if not a little testing. The scenery was stunning and worth the extra effort.
I can’t recommend Dave highly enough if you fancy cycling in Rhodes. I’ll definitely call him next time I visit.
- 10/15/2018

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Rupert d.

Dave provides a service that is second to none. His bikes are beautifully maintained and he always gives great advice on how to get around the island, whether you prefer flat or hilly. Tip top service at a great price too!!! - 10/12/2018

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arnebargmann
5 star rating

I had a perfect 3 days bike rental from Get Active Rhodes at short notice. The Mtb was new and had the perfect frame size. Dave stored me some routes on the Garmin and I had some nice trips around Lindos. The Handover was very easy and on time! Thank you Dave! - 9/25/2018

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Lucie H.
5 star rating

Get Active Rhodes provided great service, communication and a pleasure to deal with, had a super week biking on the island - 9/20/2018

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adonismygreekiamtold
5 star rating

Had been in touch with dave prior to my holiday ( quite a few times 🤗 ) . Was very prompt with answers to my many questions. He sent me some routes for my garmin before hand so I could program them . Bike set up was spot on , no problems with the bike at all , went for a 32 at the back which I found was excellent for the hills especially going up to laerma village . On returning the bike to dave we forgot to take my pedals of ( talking about the rides to much ) but he came back the next day to drop them off . If I have time on my next visit I would definitely use him again . - 9/19/2018

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Tony H.

Great service from dave , enjoyed my bike and the routes he gave me . Would use again . Best advise I can give is go early in the morning as it’s a lot cooler . Monolithos route via vata is highly recommended, stunning scenery. - 9/17/2018

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10Eliska
5 star rating

Fantastic bike hire. Nice bike, great condition, super service. What I appreciate the most was Dave's 100% reliability. Even we set the hire three months before, everything went as agreed. Bike was delivered to my hotel and picked up. I can only recommend. Pavel - 9/14/2018

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faigy90
5 star rating

I hired a bike from Dave the first week of September. His communication was first class throughout the hire. He delivered the bike to my hotel, set it up, fitted my pedals etc.

He also emailed me several gpx routes for my Garmin before I flew to Rhodes so I had an idea of routes.

Very nice guy and know's his stuff about cycling in Rhodes. Would not hesitate to recommend getactiverhodes to anyone who wants to do some cycling out there. I can also recommend the valley of the butterflies climb!
- 9/09/2018

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stevet1330
5 star rating

I emailed Dave before my trip to Rhodes to arrange bike hire, he was very prompt in his reply and wanted to know details of the bike set up I needed, dates, timings etc. A couple of days before the trip I emailed again to make sure everything was OK, again within minutes I had a reply.

When I arrived on the island I contacted Dave who at the exact time he said was at the room door with the bike, set up exactly as I had asked! He had been so precise in the set up he felt the need to tell me the reach was 4mm shorter than I had requested.

On delivery Dave stopped to chat and it was very evident he was a very "bike" knowledgeable man and was very familiar with the island, he suggested a few rides and offered a GPs unit which had the routes in it. I didn't take him up on this as I had my own with some rides I had planned.

The bike was well maintained and rode fantastically well, I didn't have to change or adjust anything on the bike, it was spot on.

On one ride a spoke broke on the rear wheel, on my return I contacted Dave who again at the exact time he said was there with another wheel which he promptly swapped with the damaged one, no drama!

To conclude, I found Dave to be a very affable and pleasant man who provided me with a first class service. I would not hesitate to use him again on my next trip and I would, and will, recommend him and the service he provides to anyone.
- 9/04/2018

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P M.
5 star rating

Spontaneously contacted Dave during our holiday and got the bike for 3 days. Delivered to the hotel on time, fitted well, drove more than 250km. Everything perfect. Paul - 9/03/2018

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Jon M.
5 star rating

I arranged to rent a road bike from Dave for 10 days whilst visiting Rhodes on a family holiday.
Right from the moment I made contact several months before the service was above and beyond. The bike was delivered to me as promised and in perfect condition with everything being right and tight as it should be.
After the 10 days he came and collected exactly when he said he would.
Quite frankly I couldn't have asked for anything more!
- 8/23/2018

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Russ F.
5 star rating

Hired a road bike from Dave and I must say, what a brilliant service. Bike delivered to hotel, routes discussed and loaded onto a Garmin to enable me to get out straight away. Bike in good fettle and gave me confidence for the ascents and descents ahead. Absolutely no issues with the bike over 5 rides and 200 miles. Bike picked up from the hotel at a time convenient to me, job done!!!!
Definitely recommend for anyone looking to ride in Rhodes
- 8/21/2018

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PaulRobina
5 star rating

I hired a road bike for two days and it was delivered & collected to and from my hotel by Dave (nice knowledgeable man) whom had already adjusted the seat and bars to my specifications and suggested a couple of routes for me. The communication was spot on and the bike was set up perfect, and would 100% recommend 'getactiverhodes' to anyone wanting to hire a bike anywhere in Rhodes. - 8/21/2018

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Craigbird10
5 star rating

If anyone is looking to hire a bike while on holiday in Rhodes then look no further than here,Excellent service from Dave who will deliver a bike to your hotel & pick it up from your hotel 👍 - 8/12/2018

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Tchoukriel P.
5 star rating

Thank you Dave for the bike and the advices you provided me with this week !
I made wonderful and challenging trips on a very good roadbike in Rhodes.
Always avalaible and driven by customer service !
Thanks a lot and I hope many Rhodes visitors will rent a bike with you and cycle on the tours you know very well.
Pierre
- 8/12/2018

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Matthew B.
5 star rating

I hired a bike for three days in August. As mentioned by other reviewers Dave is very helpful and responds quickly to email. I hired a road bike that was very well maintained and equipped with a very handy 32 tooth compact chainset. Dave will fit your own pedals and provides the essentials for dealing with punctures, and a lightweight lock that's ideal for a coffee stop. If you get up at sunrise and head into the mountains the heat isn't really an issue. I'm not a fan of hot weather rides but coped fine. I would love to come back in spring and ride all day. The villages are quiet and the roads are virtually free of traffic. On my first ride I was only passed once as I rode about 10 miles up out of Lardos. Even the main coast roads were fairly quiet and drivers generally give you plenty of room. The coast roads are too flat and straight to be fun though, you need to hit the hills. There are steep sections but plenty of opportunities for photos and a breather. The views from the climbs are amazing.
On my last ride I managed to get a mechanical up in the hills. It was my own fault but Dave was very understanding and came to my rescue. If I'm back in Rhodes I will definitely contact Dave again.
- 8/12/2018

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tomasivanauskas
5 star rating

I rented a road bike from Get Active Rhodes in July, and it was great experience. The bike was in great condition, well serviced, all parts of drive-train functioning flawlessly throughout two weeks of use. Dave, the owner, gave some nice tips re the routes around Rhodes, and being himself a passionate cyclist was a right guy to chat about cycling in general:). See you next year, Dave!

Ps. The roads in Rhodes are quite and well surfaced, scenery is spectacular. Heading into the hills each morning just made my holidays!
- 8/09/2018

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colin_isaac
5 star rating

Rented a bike from Dave for 4 days whilst on a family holiday near Lindos. If you can get away with it, and like cycling, this is a must when visiting Rhodes - the interior of the island is very beautiful/peaceful - in contrast to the coast, which is buys/touristy. There are some decent hills and Dave was very helpful with route planning. I had not come across the Genesis brand before and am used to a fairly high end carbon bike. But the bikes supplied are light, well maintained and perfect for the terrain. Dave is a cycling enthusiast and nothing was too much trouble - he came to the hotel, adjusted the bike and fitted my pedals, and even gave me a lift to a cash point. Prices are reasonable for this quality of bike. Early morning rides were a highlight of our trip. Very highly recommeded. - 8/08/2018

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Andrew W.
5 star rating

Good service ,turned up on time and was where he said he would be , good communication.
Bike was almost new and came with all bits and pieces to keep you on the road.
Was very helpful on what routes to take.
Bike also delived to hotel.

Rhodes cycling was a total surprise to me as it was a last minute holiday and did no research on cycling in Rhodes. The main roads are good and the traffic was light . When off the main roads and in the hills traffic is very light.
Very little chance of getting water/juice when off the main roads the odd cafe/shop but not always open,I needed my 2 bottles and refills.

Enjoyed the experience and would do it again
- 8/07/2018

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koopacks
5 star rating

Couldn't have asked for more: a beautiful well serviced bike which gave me the confidence to ride long without fear of mechanical issues etc and also the confidence to touch nearly 50mph on the descents from the mountains. The roads in Rhodes are surprisingly brilliant - great for either a pootle or longer journeys up into the mountains (did 3 x hilly 50 milers amongst other spins)... Service was perfect - Dave is a top bloke, very accommodating, delivering / picking up the bike at a time when I wasn't out doing family stuff. He even dropped off a new tyre ready for my next days riding when some new roadwork metal shredded the old one... Loved having the bike as my early morning blast before wearing my "dad" persona for the rest of the day also had the good fortune to follow a couple of sizable stags down the road from Appolonia to Learma. Already thinking about when I can get back out there... 🙂 - 8/07/2018

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excoop
5 star rating

Right from the start when I was planning to go to Rhodes I knew I would be hiring a bike as I often do when I go on holiday, I found Get Active Rhodes and did a bit of research, then messaged Dave the owner, the communication was great, he told me he had a range of Genesis road bikes and mountain bikes, I ordered a road bike, I sent him my sizes and it was pretty much all set up waiting for me when I got there, it is advisable to take your own pedals and shoes (I also took my own saddle), the prices were good and you can hire a Garmin off him too, he delivers it to your hotel and picks it back up from the same place, he offers you lots of knowledge of the best places to ride and on climbs flats etc, all in all I would highly recommend Get Active Rhodes, book in plenty time as he does sell out due to its popularity - 8/03/2018

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martindawesuk
5 star rating

Delivery service to my hotel was brilliant, bikes were set up perfectly and Dave was very friendly and flexible regarding drop-off and collection times. Lots of good local knowledge too. Overall really easy to arrange and will definitely recommend and use again. - 8/02/2018

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Stephen H.
5 star rating

I hired a road bike through Dave at short notice for a couple of days through the Summer - the Genesis road bike whilst alloy don’t let this deter those carbon converts out there - for me it had a great position, excellent gearing (and brakes) they helped make short shrift of the Rhodean terrain. The service was top notch and great that you get a helmet & toolkit although as advised I brought my own pedals & shoes ! The routes in the South around Lindos and Lardos are great especially when you head in-country - quite roads, superb scenery, great super-smooth tarmac and hills and descents to test you to the best. This was my first foray into foreign road cycling and one I won’t forget. Great service & value and a memorable experience!!!(ps: Don’t be fooled by all the 10%signs though!!)

Stephen Haines from Leicestershire
- 7/21/2018

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davidhuddart22
5 star rating

Highly recommended, excellent communications, great route advice, delivery and collection times to suit our circumstances. We hired two bikes for six days, both like new. I have hired bikes in Mallorca , mainland Spain and Portugal ,this has by far been my best experience. The cycling in Rhodes is brilliant, quiet, well surfaced roads with a varied choice of terrain. Superb. - 7/18/2018

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Rich T.
5 star rating

I hired a road bike from Get Active for a couple of days whilst holidaying in Gannadi in Rhodes. After previous email conversation, Dave provided the right sized road bike for me, delivered it for free to the hotel, and was bang on time for drop off and pick up! Cannot fault the service and equipment. I follow Dave on Strava, so after a quick discussion when he dropped the bike off, I completed a 34 mile route he’d recommended, from East to West via Vati and then West to East through Skiadeni Monastery. Some good climbs and the views were immense. It’s a great way to see the island of Rhodes and Dave’s a top bloke and really knows his stuff when it comes to cycling on the island!

I will definitely be using Get Active again next time we visit the beautiful island of Rhodes.

Highly recommended... 👍🏻
- 7/13/2018

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RidgeRadiation
5 star rating

The service from Dave was first class - initial contact, the bike, routes and any other cycling related advice. The bikes are excellent, well maintained clean and supplied with essentials. Pedals and bottles are all you need. The roads are empty and surfaces great - best bit of advice is to be out by sunrise, even at 8am the mercury was hitting 30 Degrees!!😅
I would certainly return for another hire next time I'm on the island.
- 7/06/2018

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Andy S.
5 star rating

First contacted Dave at Get Active Rhodes via email, was impressed with speed of response, (5 minutes,) have continued to be impressed with Dave ever since. I was looking to hire a road bike for a few days to ride some of the amazing quality roads on the Island of Rhodes. Not only did Dave supply a quality road bike (which was well maintained and prepared) he ensured it was the correct fit/size for me to be comfortable, he also supplied the cycling essentials, apart from shoes and pedals. He can also supply a Garmin with pre-loaded routes for you to get the most out of your cycle hire. Luckily I know the Island well from previous visits and have always longed to cycle some of the Mountains on the Island, if you are a cyclist - the roads are fabulous as are some of the routes. I would highly recommended Get Active Rhodes as your starting point for some amazing cycling experiences. - 7/05/2018

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Everydayguest
5 star rating

I hired a Genesis road bike for 2 weeks. Dave's a good communicator, delivered and collected the bike precisely on time. Very helpful throughout. I had a great time cruising the coastline and inland hills from Lardos. Favourite ride was Lardos through Vati
Thanks Dave
- 7/04/2018

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Maggan J.
5 star rating

We hired two bikes that was delivered to the door and talked about the routes we thought of. Quick responses to my mails and great service! Just give Dave a call if anything happens during the rides anywhere on the island! - 7/04/2018

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Helen76A
5 star rating

We hired two road bikes and garmin gps. The bikes were delivered to our door and Dave stayed to chat and talk us through several routes, then uploaded them on the gps for us to follow. Made the whole process really easy. Would definitely recommend and use again, thank you. - 6/23/2018

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JonR3000
5 star rating

I hired a road bike and Garmin for 10 days and was very happy with the bike and assistance from Dave. The Genesis bike was in very good condition and Dave set me up with some excellent routes up into the hills from Pefkos on the Garmin - 6/20/2018

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Andrew M.
5 star rating

Contacted Cave by email and received very prompt responses. Superb cycles and service - thoroughly recommended. He goes that extra mile to ensure total client satisfaction. - 6/14/2018

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Dwayne B.
5 star rating

Great service from Dave right from the start, quick response to emails, bike in perfect condition, and went out of his way to accommodate my collection requirements. Only regret is I didn't have enough time to explore more of the island. - 6/12/2018

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Jonny B.
5 star rating

Contacted Dave by email from UK, response within 10 minutes, bike arranged, couldn't have been easier. Take your own pedals, helmets offered by Dave but chose to take my own. Really good Genesis road bike, perfect condition and very well maintained. Dave could not have been more helpful, timekeeping, advise and routes all spot on.
Roads in Rhodes are good, plenty of hills and the views make the effort worthwhile.
Best cycle hire I've come across and very good value.
- 6/10/2018

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Terje A.

Searched the internet for bike rental, found getactiverhodes’s site. Contacted Dave, he was very helpful.Delivered the bike at hotel in Kolympia. Sat down with me and made 3 routes nearby on a Garmin computer(60-85 km) Picked up the bike at hotel 4 days later. The bikes was good, no problems with gears or brakes. Had a flat tyre on of the rides. It was a spare tube the bike bag. Thanks Dave for good service on my first bike rental abroad!
Terje,Norway
- 6/07/2018

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doc19652018
5 star rating

Hired a road bike for 10 days from owner Dave. Very good price, bike was new and in great working order, delivered and picked up from hotel, fast responses on email for drop offs and pick up arrangements. Dave has a great knowledge of the island and cycling, and the pre-loaded Garmin's are a great idea. Rhodes is a lovely place to cycle, very little traffic on inland routes, and lovely views.

If only everything in life was as easy as hiring a bike from Dave (there's a strap line for you:-) hopefully be back!
- 6/04/2018

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tombeh2018
5 star rating

Wir waren vom 19.05-29.05 auf Rhodos (Kolymbia) und da wollte ich auf das Radfahren nicht verzichten. Ich habe hier auf tripadvisor ein paar Beiträge über Dave gelesen, hier meine Erfahrungen:

- Kontakt; schnell und unkompliziert
- Service; durch den Bring- und Abholservice absolut super
- Rad; fast neu, top eingestellt
Strecken; insbesondere die Stecken zum Hotel Elafos (Profiti Ilia) und über Phintos ins Tal der Schmetterlinge ein unbedingtes muss.

Fazit; absolut empfehlenswert und jederzeit gerne wieder

Vielen Dank Dave
- 6/02/2018

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pjhollins61
5 star rating

Hired a couple of bikes from Dave last week. Bikes were in good condition, delivered to the hotel and Dave created a number of bespoke cycling routes on the Garmin which made a massive difference.

A first class service.

Also gave some great advice on must see things on Rhodes - highly recommend sunset at Kritinia Castle.

Good luck as the business grows.
- 6/01/2018

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Rupert d.
5 star rating

Hired a Genesis bike from David (the owner) for 6 days. The bike was in perfect working condition, great to ride and I had no problems with it at all. David was very knowledgeable about the island and gave me some great advice about different routes to take. All in all a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend Get Active Rhodes to anyone coming to the island to cycle. As an added bonus, bikes are delivered to and picked up from your hotel at no added expense. Many thanks again David for a top class service! - 5/21/2018

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Martin S.
5 star rating

I rented a bike from Get Active for 12 days in may - great experience. Rhodes is awesome for road biking, beautiful scenery, surprisingly good road conditions, everything quite a bit above my expectations.

The bike from Get Active was great, fit for climbing - and there are some significant hills. Also Dave is a very cheerful guy, helpful on time and reacting promptly to emails.
- 5/18/2018

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Shay R.
5 star rating

I rented a road bike from Dave for 2 days. I really got to explore the island, tiny villages amazing roads, beautiful scenary. Would definetly reccomend to anyone who's in to cycling.
Dave dropped off the bike at my hotel the evening I arrived, and picked them up the morning I left. The bike was basic, but more than adequate for my needs. Easy gear ratio as there are many climbs on the island.
- 5/16/2018

Nathan S. Avatar
Nathan S.

I rented a road bike off Get Active Rhodes while on holiday in lindos, I can't rate it enough, The whole experience was fantastic!Initial correspondence was very informative and Dave was responsive to emails from start to finish. I arranged to have the bike for 2 days along with the garmin upgrade.Delivery of the bike was punctual and Dave was early waiting outside the hotel before the agreed time.Dave was incredibly helpful, he ensured the bike was the correct fit and made ajustments to the seat and insisted I had a quick ride to confirm! As mentioned I opted for the garmin upgrade, I would recommend this to everyone, even if you know the island. Dave programmed 3 routes for me, varying in distance and difficulty. I managed two of them and they were both equally amazing! A great mixture of Challenging ascents and fast downhill. The roads are superb, I didn't see a car or person for 2 hours. Just me and the bike accompanied by the beautiful sunshine (and a few goats)I rented a Genesis, it was great to ride! Very wellMaintained and equipped with everything you need should you experience problems.An incredible and pleasurable experience from start to finish, if I return to the island I will definitely be using get active again!A1 service! - 5/16/2018

John B. Avatar
John B.
5 star rating

Second time I have cycled in Rhodes with the help of Dave and Get Active.
Dave incredibly helpful and his advice on where to cycle was again spot on. Had fantastic time. Today cycled for 4 hours and for two of those saw two cars (and loads of goats). look forward to coming back and recommend Dave without reservation.
John Barnes
- 5/09/2018

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Philipp W.
5 star rating

Very friendly and helpful.
Fast reply and delivery of the bike direct to the hotel makes a perfect service.
Highly recommend!
- 5/09/2018

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ianmay5000
5 star rating

From the initial Enquiries until the final pick up, Dave was helpful, informative and emailed me the Garmin routes so I could d9qnload prior to coming to Rhodes. Dave arrived punctually for drop off and pick up and the bike was new, clean and as promised. Dave clearly knows Rhodes very well and I enjoyed my three days cycling. It was a pity Dave couldn’t have tamed the wild dogs on one route!!!! Outside of the Rhodes town area the roads were quiet. I would like to return and explore the south next time. Thanks Dave. - 5/06/2018

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jonathan r.
5 star rating

Great service from David of get active Rhodes. The cycling in Rhodes is magnificent great roads for the cycling purest. Would recommend - 4/23/2018

Ari H. Avatar
Ari H.
5 star rating

We spend one week at Pefki mid October. We had excellent weather for cycling. For cycling I recommend south part of Rhodes below Lardos, no traffic and good roads for nice rides (e.g. Pefki –Apolakkia – Agia Isidoros – Laerma). I had couple of punctures and Dave came to our place and help in those occasions as well. Surprise to see so few riders out there. Thank you Dave! - 3/20/2018

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sarahcZ4844RD
5 star rating

Bikes in excellent condition with appropriate cassette for difficult climbs and all the tools needed. Dave was really nice to deliver them and pick them up. He also gave us recommendations on where to go and the routes he suggested were empty and scenic with some great hills. Highly recommended! - 11/30/2017

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Martin M.
5 star rating

Dave was really helpful with our last minute request for 2 road bikes for 2 days. Delivered on time at 8am to our hotel at Pefkos Blue. Dave was great and talked through all the local routes and what would be good for us. The bikes were in great condition and clearly well looked after. Rhodes is a great place to cycle and i would most defiantly recommend you speak with Dave if you are going on holiday and wish to cycle for a few days. Thanks Dave, Martin & Karen Monaghan - 10/20/2017

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_jannekoskenniemi
5 star rating

Bike delivered straight to your hotell, adviced with bike, routes and everything you want to know. Comes and fix your bike if you brake it to the mountai :). And take gps it is worth it if you are first time biking in Rodos - 10/20/2017

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charlotte v.
5 star rating

Dave was extremely helpful and gave us lots of advice on routes to try. Bikes were delivered to our door and came with spares, pump and helmets. The only thing he didn't manage to sort out was the vicious headwind! I would highly recommend hiring bikes form Get Active Rhodes every time. - 10/18/2017

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Konrad S.
5 star rating

Am Samstag vor Ort email Anfrage für ein MTB geschickt, am Sonntag Mittag brachte Dave ein top gepflegtes Hardtail mit Helm und Pannenset (das braucht man, hatte auch einen Platten). Schneller Service und guter Preis, 93Euro für 5 Tage. 100 euro Kaution. Kann ichnur weiter empfehlen - 10/15/2017

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Maria B.
5 star rating

Second time this year I have visited the glorious island of Rhodes and hired a bike from Get Active Rhodes as ever Dave delivered the bike to the Hotel door all ready set up for me all we had to do was screw in my pedals and I was ready to rock, believe me this is the best way to see this superb place and Dave is the guy to see, absolute top man hope to see him again next year. - 10/08/2017

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Brian M.
5 star rating

Hired a mountain bike for two days on two occasions while on holiday. Dave delivered the bikes and collected on time each day and fitted the times around what suited me. He selected the right bike for my size and provided all the emergency repair kit I needed. Great service and great bikes thanks Dave! - 9/29/2017

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taepps
5 star rating

Hired a Rapide road bike from Get Active for the duration of our 10 day holiday in Rhodes. Fast response form Dave to my initial enquiry and we quickly firmed up on the details with Dave delivering the bike on our first morning at the hotel and collecting it at the end of our stay. Bike had a 105 groupset and was in excellent condition with ideal gearing for the hill climbs in southern Rhodes. Road conditions on the island are excellent - better than most of the roads in the UK - and no problems at all with the bike. Dave suggested a number of routes and all were challenging but very enjoyable. I will certainly being booking another bike with Get Active on my next holiday in Rhodes. - 9/21/2017

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The B.
5 star rating

I rented a road bike off Get Active Rhodes while on holiday in lindos, I can't rate it enough, The whole experience was fantastic!

Initial correspondence was very informative and Dave was responsive to emails from start to finish. I arranged to have the bike for 2 days along with the garmin upgrade.

Delivery of the bike was punctual and Dave was early waiting outside the hotel before the agreed time.

Dave was incredibly helpful, he ensured the bike was the correct fit and made ajustments to the seat and insisted I had a quick ride to confirm! As mentioned I opted for the garmin upgrade, I would recommend this to everyone, even if you know the island. Dave programmed 3 routes for me, varying in distance and difficulty. I managed two of them and they were both equally amazing! A great mixture of Challenging ascents and fast downhill. The roads are superb, I didn't see a car or person for 2 hours. Just me and the bike accompanied by the beautiful sunshine (and a few goats)

I rented a Genesis, it was great to ride! Very well
Maintained and equipped with everything you need should you experience problems.

An incredible and pleasurable experience from start to finish, if I return to the island I will definitely be using get active again!

A1 service!
- 9/21/2017

Sue L. Avatar
Sue L.
5 star rating

David was very attentive to my requirements for cycle suitability, very good standard of bike provided, top tips and recommendations of area to visit. - 9/16/2017

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christinalemper
5 star rating

Der Service war super! Dave reagiert schnell auf Anfragen und auch wenn mal irgendwo auf der Insel eine Panne passiert ist er nach einem Anruf schnell zur Stelle.
Rhodos eignet sich super zum Montainbiken.
Die Räder sind für Leihbikes auf jeden Fall in Ordnung!
- 9/12/2017

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Stu M.
5 star rating

If you are in any doubt about whether to hire a road bike DO IT!!

Fantastic service from dropping off the bike at the villa, setting it up, a little local knowledge and clean well maintained kit.

David was a perfect host and was happy to give out pointers on where to ride and where not to, I even managed to steal a KOM on strava!!

The bikes made by genesis are solid and surprisingly good climbers!

Top service and I can't recommend them enough. I'll be back!
- 9/07/2017

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Haggischaser
5 star rating

Dave provides an excellent service, and the roads in Rhodes provide some top riding. I rented a Genesis Delta which Dave delivered to the hotel, providing a Garmin with pre programmed routes, along with some hints and tips as what to expect. For an alloy framed bike it was beautifully smooth, and climbed pretty well. The only thing I'd say is that it could've done with two bottle cages due to the 30+ degree heat, but there are plenty of cafes to refuel in if necessary. I'd highly recommend Rhodes as a cycling destination, and would definitely recommend Get Active Rhodes. - 9/06/2017

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Neal A.

Excellent service! Really helpful throughout. - 9/01/2017

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Fraenkieboy
5 star rating

Einfacher und schneller Kontakt, schnelle Antwortmails, genaue Fachfragen, neues gutes Rennrad, sehr angenehmer Bring- und Hol-Service, Helm-Leih inkl. + Handschuhe Leih inkl. + Pedal-Montage inkl., sehr gut ausgebaute, sportlich fordernde und verkehrsarme Straßen, Get Active und Dave von mir ohne Einschränkung zu empfehlen! - 9/01/2017

Rory S. Avatar
Rory S.
5 star rating

I visited Rhodes in August and didn't want to go to the hassle and expense of taking my road bike with me from the UK. Dave provides a great service delivering good quality road bikes to your hotel and setting up some great routes on the garmin. Rhodes is a great place to ride - challenging hills and remote rides. Highly recommended.' - 9/01/2017

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AmyinJapan
5 star rating

As a pretty inexperienced road cyclist, visiting Rhodes with my much more competent partner, I was a bit wary about taking on a long ride in such extremes of heat on a bike I wasn't familiar with. Dave was fantastic to deal with, responding to emails well in advance of our trip, delivering the bikes to the hotel and spending a great deal of time making sure i had a good fit. He gave us some recommended routes and despite my original concerns, I really enjoyed the two days on the road. The bikes are great, well maintained and really enjoyable to ride, with a great gear set for the ascents. The routes we took into the interior of the island were beautiful and this was one of the highlights of our trip. - 9/01/2017

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RWB9
5 star rating

Easily organised via email, delivered on time, routes discussed and advice taken from Dave (still got lost !!!)
Average 35+ miles & 1000+ metres for 10 days, simply awesome cycling, hills & scenery thoroughly enjoyable although very hot between 6-10am.
Climbs to Profitis IIias & Petaloudes well worth the effort.
Very enjoyable & throughly recommended.
Many thanks Dave.
- 9/01/2017

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Malc196
5 star rating

I sent an email to get active Rhodes Dave replied straight away I hired a road bike for 10 days excellent bike delivered by Dave to my hotel Dave set up my bike to the right setting's for me. Gave me good advice on some nice routes.lots of nice climbs and very quiet roads will defo be back and only one place to hire a bike Get Active Rhodes - 8/29/2017

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Barry M.
5 star rating

I can't recommend highly enough! I hired the Genesis Delta 20 road bike for 3 days and it was a great fit, working perfectly and supplied with helmet, tools and spares. All I needed to bring was my shoes and pedals. David even brought me an additional spare tube after the first day with no fuss...absolute gentleman! The Garmin Edge Touring is great just don't forget to charge up as it's very reassuring to have especially when your up in the hills and exploring i.e. getting lost. The local people I met along the way were very friendly and there was minimal traffic for miles and miles once I got off the main coastal road stretch. I just wish I could have toured the complete island so this is one destination I will be recommending for our next cycling club holiday and definitely with Get Active Rhodes. - 8/28/2017

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Natalie K.

Helpful and went out of his way for way. Thank you - 8/17/2017

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davidwT9216YL
5 star rating

I would like to recommend Get Active Rhodes to anyone looking to hire a bike whilst on holiday. Great service response and professionalism. Prompt on time delivery great personal service and quality of the bike was great

Regards David
- 8/14/2017

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andrew_murphy21
5 star rating

Great bikes, great service and Dave was great with route help. Went above and beyond and I would highly recommend. - 8/14/2017

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Graham W.
5 star rating

I hired a road bike for 7 days from 3 Aug. Dave was very friendly and helpful, dropping the bike off at my hotel and gave advice on routes. All accessories included (spare inner, pump, lock, helmet etc) but you will need to take own peddles which Dave helpfully fitted.

I cycled up and around Mount 'Profitis Ilias' from Kolympia - stunning scenery, lots of places of interest and villages to rehydrate and re-fuel! The Pine Forest high up the mountain is beautiful and offers some shade. Fantastic cycling with a range of gradients from steep hairpins to gradual climbs.
- 8/11/2017

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erik_mannens
5 star rating

Perfect host (with trip advise) gave perfect gear (bike was in mint condition) with perfect price setting (even half a day free 🙂 and perfect flexibility (got bike in the evening for an extra morning ride) - 8/07/2017

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Mr_JJM
5 star rating

Hired a road bike for three days from Get Active Rhodes. All my dealings with them were excellent. They delivered the bike on time, ensured it was set up correctly for me and gave me some great advice for a longish route around the bottom half of the island. If we ever go back to Rhodes I'll be sure to hire another bike from them and ride the top half! - 8/03/2017

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kink767
5 star rating

Rented road bike for two days. Dave who runs the business was excellent from the start returning emails promptly. Bike was delivered and collected from hotel on time at mutually agreed times. Bike was set up in advance and with agreed extras. Bike was well maintained and as advertised.Dave had the time to discuss routes and offer local advice. I would recommend to anyone. - 8/02/2017

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Andreas G.
5 star rating

Nachmittags habe ich GetActive kontaktiert. Am nächsten Morgen um 7:00 Uhr wurde mir schon das Fahrrad geliefert. Dazu noch ein paar klasse Tipps von Dave und los ging es. Rhodos eignet sich perfekt zum Rennradfahren. Gute Straßen, im Landesinneren kaum Verkehr und super Landschaften. Auch für Bergfahrer top. Ich freu mich schon auf das Nächste Mal. - 8/02/2017

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Tex5730
5 star rating

Phoned on spec while on a two week holiday in Rhodes. Bike in pristine service condition was delivered to my hotel 7:30 prompt the next day. Dave happy to give advice on the best routes. Would highly recommend this company - 7/31/2017

Chris C. Avatar
Chris C.
5 star rating

I've hired many road bikes abroad in several different countries,but Get Active Rhodes is the best so far. The bike was delivered to me for free, was really reasonable to hire, and most importantly felt like it had just been serviced. They obviously really look after their bikes, They were also really helpful with routes, and the service was 100%. I can't fault this place, and if I return to Rhodes will definitely use again. I only wish they delivered to Girona for my forthcoming trip! - 7/26/2017

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Koen1968
5 star rating

Besides a racebike in a perfect state, Dave serviced me upfront with very good advice and sent me garmin-routes. He is a very nice and flexible guy doing everything for full customer satisfaction. No fuzz only fun!
Thnaks Dave, see you next time in Rhodes
- 7/26/2017

Steven L. Avatar
Steven L.
5 star rating

We booked a last-minute trip to Rhodes, so I did a last-minute google for bike hire in Rhodes, and came across Get Active. Dave was super-quick to respond, and had a bike in my size. He delivered to my hotel, and brought the tools to help set it up to get seat-post height and pedals attached. He then offered to meet me in the morning, and gave me a guided tour around the area (Kolymbia). Cannot recommend highly enough. - 7/17/2017

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rowan f.
5 star rating

Rhodes is a great place to ride a road bike, from the flat breezy west coast where it's quiet, to the interior where the hills are wonderful and testing.

Dave delivered and collected the bike at a convenient time and the rates are pretty good.

Enjoy!
- 7/13/2017

Paul B. Avatar
Paul B.
5 star rating

What a place rhodes is for road riding contacted Dave prior to going and he sorted everything out. Delivered a quality genesis bike gave me a few pointers on routes to try via a map and off i went. The hills are great,the weather is great,the scenery is amazing and the local people are great so contact Dave at get active Rhodes to get you on your way to riding in Rhodes - 7/12/2017

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peter w.
5 star rating

I booked a bike with "Get Active Rhodes" for my week long holiday the first week in July.
Superb service from Dave from start to finish, he made it so easy to book, just a few emails sorted it all out. He delivered the bike (a carbon Rapide with Shimano 105 11 speed groupset) to my hotel despite me not having any internet connection to let him know that I had arrived, brilliant service indeed.
My steed for the week was in first class condition, with good Continental 25mm tyres inflated to a user friendly 100psi, new cables all adjusted correctly making gear changing a no fuss operation and speed control positive and drama free which was needed on some of the more testing descents. A pump, tyre levers, spare inner tube and a lock were supplied along with an under seat saddle pouch. One bottle cage was fitted to the down tube in which I used my own water bottle which was more than enough, Dave had recommended refilling with fresh cold water from village shops as a second bottle would just over heat in the sun, very good advice as it turned out.
So to sum up; a first class service in every way, inspiring confidence with Dave being only a phone call away. On my next visit to Rhodes I will certainly be getting in touch with "Get Active Rhodes" to book another bike. The price is right too so why bother with the hassle of taking your own bike, get out there and enjoy the ride.
- 7/07/2017

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madblokeonabike
5 star rating

Great bikes, fantastic roads on Rhodes. Thanks to Dave for a great service and valuable tips on routes and riding. We will be back!!
Andy & Claire
- 7/04/2017

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AlliNeil
5 star rating

Just got back from a wonderful 2 weeks in Rhodes . Decided start of our 2nd week to get in touch with Dave to hire a bike for 3 days to join my brother in law for a few early morning rides( he brought out his own bike ).A few e/mails to Dave and everything was sorted within 15 mins or so , a good quality Genesis Road bike with a 12-30 cassette on the back for the few 8-10 % climbs we expected to come across. Dave brought the bike direct to the hotel along with plenty of good advice...a brilliant all-round service.Quality of the roads around Lindos /Pefkos /Lardos was excellent and the lack of traffic early in the morning was a real bonus too . Would definitely hire again from Dave and explore the west of the island too.

Neil.
- 6/30/2017

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stephen a.
5 star rating

Brilliant experience. we planned a quiet week holiday in Rhodes as my wife is pregnant to relax. it was a few weeks before a triathlon so I mentioned to my wife it might be good to do some cycling too and within an hour or so we had found Dave and booked 2 bikes. It was all so easy and Dave is so helpful. He recommended some great rides tho anywhere in the centre of the island is beautiful and the hills are testing. The quality of these quiet roads is brilliant. You can ride for an hour and maybe see 1 or 2 cars at most but have stunning scenery and great asphalt. quiet holiday became one of my best biking holidays. tho you need to be out at dawn to make the most of it before the heat. - 6/28/2017

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Lloyd S.
5 star rating

I spoke to Dave on Facebook and within minutes I hasn't booked him for a toured ride in Rhodes, I was able to choose a route and a time and date. Dave lent me a bike specifically for my body type and with the top spec! The ride was immense and offered some really jaw dropping views and spectacles. This is a must do for anyone's visiting Rhodes island! Dave I said a very nice man and has thought of something unique and I will be definatley visiting again! Thanks a lot Dave! - 6/27/2017

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John C.

Great service at a good price offered by Get Active Rhodes. I rented a road bike, a Genesis Delta 20. Well maintained and worked without fault for the 5 days I had it. Dave delivered and picked up the bike from my accommodation which makes things so much easier, he even showed me a few good routes and roads and marked them on a map. If you're on Rhodes and looking for some bike time I'd definitely recommend them. The roads around here are amazing as well, move away from the tourist hot spots and you have the place to yourself, it just means you need to be well prepared because it may be a long time before you see someone else. - 6/23/2017

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Devon H.
5 star rating

Loved getting a bike from Get Active Rhodes! Dave corresponded with me quickly and easily before my trip to arrange drop off and pick up and I was able to get my bike without any hassle. Pick up was easy at the scheduled time and all I had to do in between was ride the beautiful coastline of Rhodes! I highly recommend! - 6/22/2017

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AlanLeFox
5 star rating

I visited Rhodes for a week to play at a rock festival in the evenings and wanted to get some riding done during the day. A quick Google for bike hire turned up a blog review from a few weeks previous and I was convinced Get Active were the logical choice.

Dave was always quick to respond to email queries and gave great service plus helpful information on route options for where I was based in Lindos. The bike - a Genesis- was in excellent condition and gave me zero issues, very stable on the descents and comfortable too.

With ideas from Dave, I put together a few good routes and had a great week's riding. Plenty of hills and mountains here made for great views and enjoyable riding....it's so quiet especially up in the hills with excellent road surfaces.

If I return to Rhodes in the future I will be renting from Dave again, no question. Highly recommend.
- 6/20/2017

Fiona R. Avatar
Fiona R.
5 star rating

I was researching road bike hire prior to travelling to Rhodes for a week with my mum and found a few options but Get Active Rhodes really stood out. A) quality of the bikes, b) reasonable price and free delivery, c) super quick and easy communication with Dave.

He arrived nice and early on the drop off date, fitted our pedals and provided helmets, puncture repair kits, spares, pump and happily a couple of bottles as we had neglect to bring any. Gave me a few different route options out of Lindos - we did the Laerma and Thari monastery route that morning and I went out and did a loo of the mountain on the western side of the island the next day.

Highly recommend riding in Greece because there is hardly any traffic and many of the roads have been recently built so pretty decent quality.

Highly highly recommend hiring bikes through Get Active Rhodes. Thanks Dave.
- 6/18/2017

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Tomas V.
5 star rating

It has been a pleasure to get a bike from you. You have been at the heart of the service, offering insights, guidance. I look forward to deal with you again once back at Rhodes. Thank you Dave! - 6/15/2017

James C. Avatar
James C.
5 star rating

I rented two bikes for a week in Rhodes. I was very pleased with the bikes and with the service received. Would happily rent again from here. - 6/14/2017

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tomlB4791CT
5 star rating

Good bike and all gear provided including advice on where to go, would recommend hiring an MTB to explore the various off road areas - 6/14/2017

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Cicciobalibbo
5 star rating

I am a keen road cyclists and I was trying to spice up an otherwise possibly boring all-inclusive week in Rhodes (did I mention I am obsessed about road cycling?).
I googled "rent road bicycle rhodes" luckily spotted getactiverhodes.com. Dave replied immediately to my multiple emails and he clearly went extra miles to satisfy any queries and request (i.e. to provide Look pedals with the bike). He delivered for free the bike at the hotel at my preferred time.
The bicycles was an aluminium genesis delta 30 sloped design perfect for the task with a faultless perfectly tuned tiagra groupset and unmissable compact crankset. I ride pinarello and sworks and you realise that the legs are often more important then the machine as did serious VAM with this one too!
Dave provided also an helmet (had three different sizes to try on), pump and repair kit. He explained all the good local loops and details and even forwarded me the garmin connect route when asked for more details.
Rhodes rides are quintessentially perfect! Smooth tarmac has just been laid and way better than uk or Italy. The absolute altitude despite being sub 1000mt offers continuous ups and downs and your 3-4 hours ride can reach easily 2000mt total ascent.
As not used to ride in the heat anymore I tended to leave at 530-6ish to beat the scorching sun!
In 4 hours you can count 4-5 cars if you avoid the coastal routes. Greek drivers are actually very considerate anyway (despite the bad rep) and give you plenty of space when passing.
I can't recommend Dave and getactiverhodes highly enough if you are seriously into road cycling (he also rents mountain bikes actually).
Will try to book an all inclusive in Rhodes again in the future as this the new Mallorca!
- 6/13/2017

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Sue M.

A last minute decision to trip to Rhodes resulted in a frantic effort to find someone who could help us out with mountain bikes and advice on decent routes. I found get active messaged them (out of hours on a Sunday) and true to their word they replied. The communication, quality of bikes and overall level of service was fantastic. David very kindly delivered to us and spent a bit of time highlighting possible routes which he uploaded on the garmin. The bikes were in great condition but we were given his number just in case of any issues wherever we were on the island which was very reassuring. I would highly recommend this company and will definitely use them again if we return to Rhodes. - 6/01/2017

Maria B. Avatar
Maria B.
5 star rating

Just came back after hiring a road bike from David which was set up almost identical to my own bike,had 10 days of hard hot miles, bike was delivered to the hotel and picked up from the hotel David is a great bloke plenty of advice on the roads, routes etc. Overall great experience going again in September and will most definitely be hiring again. Many thanks
Mick B
- 5/28/2017

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Matthew M.
5 star rating

Great bike, well maintained, amazing service.
Emailed Dave from the office, bike and accessories sorted within a few emails.

Delivered to hotel, great local knowledge, good advise on routes.

As for the cycle - amazing hills, heart attack kind, fast routes including Island crossing.

Thanks a lot Dave.
- 5/27/2017

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MarkusSullivan
5 star rating

Snapped my ACL a few years back and taken to cycling - love it - so was really happy to find you could rent a bike in Rhodes on hols. Dave from Get Active Rhodes (owner) was / is brilliant: quickly answering many of my tedious questions; a great bike series; help and tools to get your bike to the right fit; advice on some routes to take; delivered and picked up the bike from my villa door (which was a little out of the way on a dirt track, so that's top notch).

Rhodes is a great place to ride - it has some good flats to get some speed-freak in; some great hill climbs for the sado's and fantastic views all over the island. In summary, Dave's cornered the market in a great place to enjoy the ride, and is providing a bouncing service - highly recommend!!
- 5/27/2017

Chris H. Avatar
Chris H.
5 star rating

Hired a bike for my weeks hols.... Dave had it set up an ready to ride! Just a few tweeks an i was cycling Rhodes island in half an hour, bike was setup with a 32 rear cassette an boy did i need it at times. Rhodes is a lumpy place to cycle but great roads and scenery ill be recommending Dave at GetactiveRhodes and Rhodes to amyone who'll listen!! - 5/22/2017

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RonMcG59
5 star rating

Cyclists know about Mallorca but Rhodes' roads are just as good - steeper in places! I hired a bike from Dave. Was almost brand new Rapide carbon with 105. Dave had set it up perfectly from my e-mailed settings and he brought it to my hotel. Can also pre-load routes onto a garmin for small extra charge. Excellent service. - 5/19/2017

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Paul W.

Absolutely fantastic - Dave couldn't do enough to help before or during the trip. Wholeheartedly recommend and GET HIM UP THE SEARCH LIST FOLKS! - 5/16/2017

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Arie L.
5 star rating

We, a group off 7 roadbikers oot of the Netherlands rented roadbikes from Dave who is the oener of this company. We had very good bikes, and excellent support and service. Thanks a lot Dave, and success with your company!
Arie Lover
- 5/14/2017

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dtc041
5 star rating

Met 7 clubgenoten van de triatlonvereniging DTC uit Heerhugowaard hebben we een prachtige fietsweek op Rhodos gehad. Voor de reis met Dave nauwkeurig de fietsmaten en versnellingen afgestemd. Bij aankomst werden de fietsen keurig afgeleverd en werden we geholpen om de fietsen rijklaar te maken. Zelfs na 2 dagen nog assistentie gekregen met een "32" monteren. Als klap op de vuurpijl reed Dave ook nog eens gezellig een dagje mee met ons. De fietsen hebben het keurig gehouden, geen pech gehad. Aan het eind werden ze weer opgehaald. Met een flink aantal kilometers en pittige klimmetjes in de benen, was dit een mooie voorbereiding op het zomerseizoen. Dave en vriendin; bedankt! - 5/14/2017

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Phil R.
5 star rating

Service was excellent - free delivery of the bike to my hotel, Dave spent time talking through the best routes and loading it onto the garmin. Fitted the bike to me etc. Quality bike. Top quality route and the roads are super smooth and quiet. Incredible scenery. Definitely recommend Dave and Get Active for road and mountain biking! - 5/11/2017

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Ferguson104
5 star rating

My girlfriend and I rented road bikes for two days during our holiday in the north of the island. Dave was fantastic in helping us organise the bikes and gave us some great advice on where to go. While we are far from pro cyclists we still found them well worth having for visiting Rhodes Old Town and the Valley of the Butterflies - great bikes, great service and a great setting for them. - 5/05/2017

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vincelas
5 star rating

I found GetActiveRhodes on flyers at the hotel reception. No XL bike was available for me but Dave thought a L frame might suit me and he was absolutely right!
He brought the bike at my hotel with a complete package: Look pedals, pump, tube, repair kit, bottle cages, lock...
The bike was in very good condition and Dave spent more than 1/2h with me to set up the bike at my size and to give me good route recommendations.
I did 3 excellent rides with empty roads and good climbs.
I recommend everyone who goes to Rhodes and who enjoys sport rides to contact Dave.
- 11/14/2016

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rpaulw
5 star rating

Took a while to find them, but so glad I did. Dave couldn't do enough to help me - fitted some Look pedals ahead of arrival, delivered to my villa, long chat and great recommendations on rides, quick to respond to emails, even delivered bottle cage to the villa late on the first evening too. The bike and the riding were pretty good too! - 10/24/2016

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Petri M.
5 star rating

I found getactiverhodes by google searching. Dave answered the emails quickly and constantly. The bikes were brought straight to the hotel and Dave provided the map and tips of the routes. I cycled with my son, so we took easier costal routes and also some trips to the inland. The roads are almost deserted there and it was peaceful cycling. The bikes were good and the accessories were what they should be. Bring mountable water bottle with you, you really need it in Rhodes. Everything was ok for one week cycling. I used Maps.me android app for navigation and I had android phone bicycle holder, maps.me provided map worked offline with gps without problems.
I can highly recommend getactiverhodes, nothing to complain and plenty to be pleased of.
- 10/22/2016

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Torpenhow
5 star rating

Hired a couple of road bikes for 5 days. Everything went according to plan even the weather was glorious. Great days out round the south of the island, quiet roads, lovely tarmac, big hills (if you want them).

Dave was also great! Emails answered almost immediately, very helpful and knowledgeable about what to see and where to go. Bikes supplies were almost brand new, also came with spare tubes, pump, bottle holder, etc proved too.

Would defiantly recommend Get Active Rhodes. Get off the beach and see some amazing sights!
- 10/11/2016

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Carpog
5 star rating

Found the Get Active website via a search engine and so glad I did. Dave is a very friendly guy who delivered our two bikes direct to our hotel and then picked them up at the end of the holiday. Both were well serviced and spare inner tubes, tyre levers, helmets etc were provided and all for a very reasonable price.
Rhodes really is a pleasure to ride in, particularly the hinterland where the roads are practically deserted (apart from goats and deer) amid some spectacular countryside.
Dave provided a lot of advice on routes to try out ranging from reasonably flat coastal rides to more challenging ones where you need your climbing legs.
Highly recommended!
- 10/08/2016

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Sarah G.
5 star rating

Can't recommend Get Active Rhodes or Rhodes itself as a cycling destination more. Dave provides a great service... friendly, punctual, responds to messages immediately, lots of local knowledge about the best routes to cycle, the bike was brought and collected from the hotel, and very reasonably priced. Rhodes itself was an great place to cycle, the interior of the island has a tiny amount of traffic, yet fantastic quality roads with lots of climbs and descents or take the coastal route around the southern tip for some easy cycling. Had a great time, would definitely return and do it all again. - 10/07/2016

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Kev006
5 star rating

After hearing about Get Active Rhodes I rented a road bike from David for three days. Pre travel I contacted David and he sorted everything out over the internet for me - saving myself time and hassle and safe in the knowledge everything would be ready to rock when I got to Rhodes. David dropped off a great bike to the hotel along with helmet, spares etc.. and we sat down and he advised on some routes. The road cycling in Rhodes is great for both the novice and some great tests for the climbers in you, the roads are wide and traffic is practically non existent off the main drags allowing you to explore the wonderful small villages and stop for those selfies! The bike never let me down and seeing the parts of Rhodes that David suggested created some of the highlights of my trip. David offers a friendly, punctual and professional service and its great to see someone promoting local road cycling in Greece with his knowledge and enthusiasm. Thanks David! - 9/22/2016

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infoZ6689CH
5 star rating

I asked to rent a MTB for a few days: fast delivery of a brand new bike!! Together with helmet, repair material and lock. Due to some circumstances in their busy agenda, I could have the bike for an extra day, for free.
Very friendly.
Greets,
Bart (belgium)
- 9/19/2016

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Chloe M.
5 star rating

David was such a helpful guy when I was hiring a road bike from get active Rhodes. He brought the bike right to my hotel at the time arranged. He showed me all the best routes to go and we met up for a couple of rides which were really good. I knew very little about the cycling in Rhodes but has some absolutely stunning climbs and descents. Proper cycling!!! The bike I hired was a genesis and never let me down all week. A really comfortable ride and he provided me with a spare tube and all the tools needed to change it. Couldn't ask for a better service and top guy!!! Will be definitely be coming back to sample some more of the Greek scenery next year and hiring from get active Rhodes!!! - 9/16/2016

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waalli
5 star rating

Hired a bike from get active Rhodes for 5 days of my 14 day holiday. All through facebook messenger. David dropped bike off at my hotel and attached my pedals for me. Good quality bike at a good price. He also gave me a map and showed me some good routes. Went out following morning at 630am. Wow!! Lovely feeling riding on quiet, warm and fairly pothole free roads. (Much better than uk roads) Following day I did a 50 miler up to Profitis Ilias. So peaceful and beautiful. Over the five days I did 160 miles. Wish I could've hired the bike for the whole two weeks but I think my family wouldn't be happy!
5 days was perfect. Best holiday I've had in a long time.
Would definitely recommend get active Rhodes. A lot less hassle and worry compared to taking your own bike. Looking forward to next year!!!

Cheers David.
- 9/16/2016

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Sara B.
5 star rating

We rented road bikes from Dave of Get Active Rhodes for a couple days. It was the highlight of our trip. Dave made everything so convenient, dropping off bikes for us in our village as well as getting them set up to ride. The riding on the island is fantastic (and very safe) and reminds me of riding in California. Whether you're looking for cycling fitness while on vacation or just a way to explore the nooks and crannies of Rhodes instead of by car, Get Active Rhodes will set you up. Highly recommend! - 9/12/2016

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Advopea
4 star rating

Ho noleggiato la bici per due giorni ad un ottimo prezzo. Dave è molto disponibile e pieno di buona volontà, anche se, probabilmente per la poca esperienza, c'è da migliorare ancora qualche piccolo dettaglio. Però Dave è un pioniere sull'isola di Rodi, dove non pensavo che ci fosse qualcuno che noleggia bici da corsa, perciò l'importante è che qualcuno cominci e chissà... nel giro di qualche anno Rodi sarà come Tenerife: un paradiso per i ciclisti. Dave è venuto a consegnare e ritirare la bici ai parcheggi di Lindos (il mio appartamento non era raggiungibile in macchina). A parte qualche problema nel capire dove incontrarci (dato che non conoscevo il paese), il servizio è molto comodo. Gli ho solo consigliato di montare già la pompa sulla bici, anziché darmela in mano, così come prendere una piccola borsa da mettere sotto la sella, in cui mettere il kit di riparazione, anziché dover mettere tutto nelle tasche della maglia. Al posto delle toppe per la camera d'aria è meglio mettere nella borsetta una camera d'aria di ricambio, che si può far pagare al cliente in caso di foratura: è molto meglio spendere 5 € piuttosto che tentare di riparare la camera d'aria (magari da soli e con 35°)! Le strade verso l'interno sono bellissime e molto ben tenute. I tratti sterrati (io ho fatto Monte Ataviros e Ag.Ioannis Artamitis-Laerma) sono invece spesso tenuti male e difficili da fare con la bici da corsa. La bici è più che soddisfacente, robusta e con copertoni da 25 mm, quindi adatta anche agli sterrati. - 9/11/2016

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G3499MUtimj
5 star rating

Had 2 weeks on Rhodes needed a road bike to explore the hills up behind faliracki so I used get active Rhodes first class service and a great bike delivered to my hotel at 7 am so I could beat the heat friendly advice from the owner Dave ref. routes and great cycling on smooth tarmac happy to thoroughly recommend them Tim jones - 9/06/2016

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Tamas K.
5 star rating

Staying in Rhodes with family gave me the chance for some activity and I learnt Dave is running a cycle renting business there.
Really nice and customer driven guy, very flexible service, fair pricing, value for money and great quality bikes.
Rhodes island ideal for some good biking, limited traffic, good roads, great view and some decent uphill challenge.
- 8/30/2016

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freddyd102
5 star rating

We were very satisfied with the service provided by Dave. Very friendly and helpfull! the bikes look new and well maintained. - 8/30/2016

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JuiceFree
5 star rating

Great service from the Get Active Team. I hired a bike from Dave from the Team for a week during August and enjoyed some fantastic days pedaling the coastal roads and mountains of Rhodes.

The bike was faultlessly maintained and Dave dropped off and collected from my hotel in Lindos. Dave also supplied his number in the event of any difficulties or mechanicals.

The roads in Lindos were in remarkably good condition and very quiet. The actual cycling was fantastic and in my view more enjoyable than Tenerife!
- 8/26/2016

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eee78
4 star rating

Many thanks to Dave at Get Active for sorting my last minute bike hire. Free drop-off and pick up at my hotel was a bonus, the bike was in good condition and the price was competitive . Cycling on Rhodes was surprisingly good - great roads and enough climbing - and Dave pointed me to some good routes. - 8/26/2016

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Craig L.
5 star rating

I rented a road bike (Genesis delta, excellent training bike ) that was running perfectly. Drop off and pick up service was included in the price. I couldn't ask - 8/10/2016

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John B.
5 star rating

Hired a bike for 6 days August and went out each day for early morning cycle in mountains behind hotel. Got back in time for breakfast and to take grandchildren to beach. Strava recorded 250 miles climbed 25000 feet. Hardly saw a car,(plenty of goats!) fabulous views - simply idyllic. Last day cycled flat coastal roads stopping for coffee in tavernas. So easy to challenging cycling depending what you want. Cycle hire was friendly and helpful and equipment equally excellent. Coming back next year. Totally recommend. - 8/08/2016

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Reddburn07
5 star rating

Fantastic place for cycling, you can keep the rain of East Lancs. Great grindy alpine climbs rewarded by beautiful views of the island. David is all over his relatively new venture and good luck to him. Nothings too much trouble, full of advice & offers great backup should you need it. The kits fantastic made all the better by the road surfaces and the locals instil confidence with their courtesy. Great experience, great company, great bloke. Wishing you every success. Many thanks. - 8/04/2016

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Jan L.
5 star rating

All my credit to Company Get Active Rhodes. I visited Rhodes in week 26 and was preparing for a race Denmark-Paris, France that's why I needed a bike. I rented with GAR and what a service bike delivered direct to my hotel and they also picked it up the next day again. I got a complete new bike and everything was fantastic.I can warmly recommend Get Active Rhodes to other bikers and I am 100% sure I will rent at this company next time again. Thank you so much for your excellent service.
J. Littau
- 8/04/2016

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deano12
5 star rating

Hired a bike for 5 days in July, was blown away by the service everything was organized before I arrived bike was professionally sized to suite me and no adjustments were required. Bike was brand new and delivered without any extra charge.
I was even given 2 mobile numbers and told to call if I needed help anywhere on the island, now that is what I call service which gave me confidence to explore knowing there was some kind of back up. I was based in Pefkos and found the coast road south very easy going and some great scenery but if you don't mind the hills head up to Laerma, Lake Guarda and Apalloma and be treated to some spectacular scenery.
I got out early to beat the heat but it was well worth it, the roads are pretty good and I found if I hit any main roads the buses and any lorries treated you really well.
I can't recommend this company enough and can't wait to go back. This is one of the best things I have done on holiday and would highly recommend it.
The value of the bike hire was very very good when you consider the service provided, almost forgot you do get a basic tool kit and helmet although I took my own and also had my own pedals fitted.
Thanks guys and will definitely use you again.
- 7/25/2016

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Gilli75
5 star rating

"Booked a week in lindos in June and wanted to see a bit more of the island. After a bit of digging on the Internet I came across get active Rhodes. Seemed ideal for what I wanted as they offered free delivery and collection anywhere on the island. Dropped them an email regarding hiring a roadbike for the week. The bike was delivered promptly the next morning at 8am. Bikes look brand new and came supplied with helmet, pump etc.. dave, who delivered the bike also gave me some suggestions of routes to go which was great. Would highly recommend get active Rhodes and I'll use them again when I'm back in Rhodes" - 7/17/2016

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John G.
5 star rating

Wanted a functional road bike for a solo day's ride while at Rhodes - based at Lothiaka near Lardos for week starting 22nd June, weather high 20s to mid 30s degrees C. Initially struggled to find anything but shopper bikes or heavy mountain bikes apart from SD bikes at Rhodes Town who had the bikes but offered to deliver for more than price of day's hire so really non-starter until stumbled on Get Active Rhodes offering great day rate on new Genesis Volant aluminium road bike (choice frame sizes - Dave checked against specs for best sizing too) with free delivery - sounded just what I wanted. Made a phone call and couple emails later all sorted. Communication with Dave very straightforward as has recently moved over from UK/English speaking, on the day bike delivered to apartment on time and setup to my requirements including fitting my pedals (I believe pedals can be supplied also but check first) and with puncture repair kit/pump and helmet if wanted. I think I was the first user of bike so confident no expected mechanical issues. As the weather was warming up from 730am only planned a 50 to 60mile (100KM) route to avoid major heat of day, chose a varied route (some of it previously driven in hire car). Dave recommended that not that useful to carry lots to drink as just heats up and tastes yuck/boils off but recommended carrying a bottle of water initially (in back pocket ideal and I took cereal bars/gels for extra energy) then buying water on the go. My chosen route via Asklipielo - M. Thari - then easterly towards Laerma a small Greek village (great for a drink stop at local Tavernas for bottles of water or Freddo Cappuccino or Espresso whatever you fancy (I went to the Taverna opposite main T junction as come into village - very hospitable & understood some english) drink one bottle and take a new one in pocket (the local were flaked out outside Taverna in heat and wondering why anyone would want to ride in the heat). My target was the climb to Ag.Isodoros (series of steep 10% ish climbs and multiple hairpins), a stop at Achilles Bar towards the top (a friendly 68 year old Greek who makes his own produce and cold drinks and snacks and also speaks great English) for more water and some sesame coated peanuts. He recommended route towards Profila a left hand turn signposted after coming out of Isodoros, reasonable quality road great descent and only odd traffic from locals picking oregano, dropped back down towards Vati and stopped for a Greek coffee and more water at taverna before heading back towards Gennadi and following main coastal road back towards Lardos (bit busier with trucks and holidaymakers) and a battle with coastal wind at times but great scenery and views. Around 3.5 hours ride time (5 hours with stops) & 1500M of climbing (Isodoros was at 500M+ elevation). No hassles with bike capability and light enough to cope with terrain, gearing on cassette up to 30 teeth perfectly adequate. Bike collected as arranged- great to deal with Dave and wish him well on the new venture - highly recommended! - 7/15/2016