ANCIENT LYTTOS

A mountain bike tour for the well trained cyclist who prefer distance, endurance, strong uphills and amazing view. The landscape is always changing



Fitness


Technique
Distance
52 km
Altitude
870m ↑ / 1300m ↓
Start at
9:00am (May 20th to September 10th at 8:30 am)
Duration
5-5,5h (riding time 3-3,5h)

Highlights


  • the artificial lake of Aposelemis river
  • the view of Dikti mountains and plain of Pediada
  • The roman aqueduct
  • the ancient minoan city Lyttos
  • the fresh water from the fountain
  • the coffee stop at Karouzano village
  • the pastures of Smari village
  • The eleousas monastery
  • the downhill sections

Landscape

One way mountain bike tour for mountain bikers and road cyclists only.

The first part of the tour starts from Mochos village witha with a downhill to Aposelemis artificial lake and breathtaking view of the lake and Dikti mountains. We reach the sinking village Sfendyli and a relaxed ride next to the lake leads us at Avdou village.

The second section is the main uphill at the slopes of Dikti Mountains. The olive groves are mixed with the oak trees, and the herbs. The bells of the wild goats and the birds are the only noise that you hear. At the steep sections you will test your power and at the Agios Georgios church you will refill your bottles with fresh water from the mountain. After a short pause for rest we will ride the bikes again and follow the road next to the 2000 years old roman aqueduct that transferred the water from the mountains to the Ancient Minoan city Lyttos.

From the highest point of the tour at 640 meters starts the third part of the tour. An amazing downhill with panoramic view and a beautiful path under the shadow of the trees. And through the thick vegetation appears the village Karouzano, an oasis in the wildness of the mountains and a café with tasty meze and refreshments.

Refreshed we ride again the bikes and cycle through the pastures of Smari village. After two short uphill sections of 100 & 160 meters we reach the Highest point of this last section at 430 meters with nice view. From here starts the last descent back to cyclingcreta bike center with panoramic view.

Terrain

The mountain bike tour is performed by rural dirt roads and no traffic at all.

The uphill sections have mild or steep slope and there are sections with loose ground and some stones.

The downhill sections are not dangerous to ride. There is a path that even road cyclist with no off road experience can ride. Just control your bike and be careful with the brakes.

Adults

65€

/ Person
 

Discount up to 15% for groups!

Included in the price


  • mountain bike
  • helmet & gloves
  • platform or shimano spd pedals

  • water bottle
  • local guide
  • coffee and snack stop

Secure payment with Anyguide!

Maps

  • Included pick up and drop-off from Hotels at Hersonissos, Analipsi, Gouves.
  • Minimum age is 16 years
  • All passenger heights MUST be advised at time of booking
  • All passenger hotel MUST be advised at time of booking
  • Recommended for sportive people only
  • It is recommend that you wear sport clothes, sport shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen.
  • The tours distance is 52Km and total uphill is up to 860 meters total downhill 1300 meters.
  • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints, pregnant women or other serious medical conditions
  • Youth under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult

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