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Great climbs for great cyclists. Crete's 12 greatest road bike climbs
Great cyclists love challenges. It’s common to dream conquering the most epic mountains. You know how to suffer and want to feel like the heroes of our sport. Hard ascents make you stronger and there is no better feeling than getting to the top of a difficult climb.
We have all watched the pros ascending the legendary climbs of the big races, and hoping that one day we will do the same.
There is no other place as Crete that you can feel like a pro climber. Great weather, great mountains, great views.
Through extensive research we’ve come up with our list of the 12 greatest road bike climbs of Crete. We want to help you explore your way through the most impressive cycling climbs on Crete.
|Distance Km|| Uphill total|| Downhill total||Highest point||Start point|| Vertical height difference||Link|
| Afroditi ||18,25km||1119m||11m||1115m||7m||1108m|
|Seliniotikos Giros ||37,55km||1351m||262m||1121m||27m||1094m|
| Alikianos - Omalos ||24,11km||1103m||66m||1134m||65m||1069m|
| Selena ||32,47km||1179m||180m||1037m||36m||1001m|
| Lochria ||16,13km||1039m||40m||1015m||15m||1000m|
| Krousonas climb ||25,73km||1066m||66m||1012m||12m||1000m|
| Seli Ampelou ||26,4km||1014m||136m||893m||18m||878m||more|
Attention: after every ascent you must return back to the starting point. No matter how exciting and fast is the descent you must be focused on the trail and do not exceed your limits. Accidents happen at the easy part of the route, when you return back and you are tired.