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Mountain biking on Lower Olympus. Meet the routes. Technical description

Mt. Biking route 6: Karya – Kalipefki – Egani or Palei Pori.

Central & Eastern lower Olympus.

Crossing from the west to the east. Total length 31.2 km.

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Start at 870m at the village of Karya and finish at the village of Egani at 300m or P. Pori at 540m. Max. gained height, 1100m. 7.6% asphalt road. Karya is situated in the central lower Olympus, in the shadow of the south summits of higher Olympus.  Egani and P. Pori overlook the Aegean sea, both nestled at the eastern lower Olympus.

For the first 5 km we move on almost flat ground to 900m, from where we climb quite sharply to 1100m in only 2 km. The higher Olympus and its summits reveal themselves, offering rewarding views as we climb up. The next 3.4 km of downhill - dirt first and asphalt after – are very welcomed after the climb we have just experienced, as they take us to the village of Kalipefki at 1050m. For the next 12.2 km after Kalipefki, we move on an almost flat ground in a wonderful terrain that makes you want to cycle more and more… We reach Egani at 300m after a continuous, pleasant downhill of 9.2 km, along the side of an amazingly green valley! If we go to P. Pori, after the end of the 12.2 km flat section at 1050m, a very short uphill ride of 0.4 km takes us to the height of 1100m. Cycling in a wonderful pine tree forest, 9 km of downhill take us to P. Pori or if you feel like, another 4km to Paleos Panteleimon at 540m. Duration of cycling 4.00’ to 4.30’ hours.

Price: 65.00€ p.p.

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Shorter version of the above crossing. Total length 21.7 km.

This is an alternative proposal for a shorter route equally interesting and exhilarating. It is the same overall route, starting at Kalipefki instead of Karya. Duration: 3.00’ hours.

Price: 55.00€ p.p.

 

 

Mt. Biking route 7: 940m – Metamorphosis – P. Panteleimon – P. Pori.

Central and north lower Olympus.

High altitude crossing. Total length 28.8 km.

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Start at 940m and finish at P. Pori. Max. gained height, 1470m. 12.5% asphalt road. Quite a sharp ascent at the beginning, to 1160 in just 3.2 km, and after the next 6.1 km, we reach 1470m  in a milder fashion. At this point we are only 110m below the lower Olympus’s highest summit Metamorphosis. The option to walk up to the summit and enjoy impressive views of the higher Olympus, will be proposed by the guides. Then, we go down to 1290m quite smoothly over 5 km and more sharply to 700m over the next 7.1 km. Here we meet the asphalt, which takes us down to 550m for another 3.6 km, facing to the east. At 550m, we turn south on a dirt road again and cycling in deep pine forest for 3.8 km, we reach P. Pori at 540m. This is an exceptionally beautiful route, with a strong sense of being at high altitude, while the presence of the gods’ mountain dominates the area! Duration of cycling 3.30' hours.

Price: 55.00€ p.p.

 

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Price Includes

Experienced guides-instructors.

All the appropriate activity's equipment.

Beginners' introductory lesson before the activity.

Picnic-lunch after the activity.

Local transfers on dirt road, when needed.

Hot drinks and cookies during the activity.

The above prices are without the V.A.T.

Prices / Offers

The above prices concern individuals and small groups of up to 8-10 persons. For larger or much larger groups, the prices can be reduced, after our mutual agreement.

If you’re a group of at least 4 people, normaly, you have the flexibility to book any activity at any time you choose. Otherwise you book within another group.

In case of being less than the above minimum of 4 persons, and still no other group available to join in, then, in order to do the chosen activity, the sum of the 4 persons minimum has to be paid.

For the activity of rafting, for every group of 8 persons one person is for free.