KATHARO PLATEAU

Overview



Fitness


Technique
Distance
38 km
Altitude
780m ↑ / 780m ↓
Start at
9:30am (May 20th to September 10th at 8:30 am)
Duration
6.5h (riding time 3-3.5h)

Highlights


  • The famous Lasithi Plateau
  • The Katharo plateau inside Dikti mountains
  • The cooler temperatures of the higher altitude
  • The amazing view of the downhill
  • The fresh water from the fountain
  • The snack stop at katharo village

Landscape

This is a loop mountain bike tour for those that do sports very often, mountain bikers and road cyclists. We recommend this tour for the hot days of the summer as the temperature of the higher mountains is at least 8 degrees lower than the sea level.

The tour starts from Lasithi plateau and after a short uphill on an asphalt road for warm up we reach the foot hills of the Dikti mountains. A continouous but mild slope uphill of 400 meters (elevation) with some short flat sections for rest, leads us in the heart of the Dikti mountains. The view from 1200meters is amazing, the big rocky mountains, Havgas canyon, the perenial oak trees and thewild goats will impress you.

In Katharo plateu the cool summer shelter of Kritsa shepherds the scenery is differend. It is an oasis in the mounttains full of pastures, pear, apple and wallnut trees. And the best of all is the stoppage in a very small and special café. The local sherpa, the only man who lives in katharo the whole year will make us some nice meze and a coffe or fresh oranje juice .

At the end a short uphill and a playfull downhill with panoramic view and back to the car.

Terrain

The mountain bike tour is performed by rural dirt roads and no traffic at all. The uphill sections have mild slope. The downhill sections are easy to ride without dangerous paths.

Adults

65€

/ Person

Kids

50€

/ 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

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Maps

  • Included pick up and drop-off from Hotels at Hersonissos, Analipsi, Gouves.
  • Minimum age is 15 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 tour distance is 38Km and total uphill is 780 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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