LIMNAKARO PLATEAU

Overview



Fitness


Technique
Distance
24 km
Altitude
385m ↑ / 385m ↓
Start at
9:30am (May 20th to September 10th at 8:30 am)
Duration
5-6h (riding time 2.5-3h)

Highlights


  • the cooler temperature of the higher altitude
  • the famous Lasithi plateau
  • the ascent to Dikti mountains
  • the rocky canyon
  • the amazing view from the top
  • the breezing water of the fountain
  • Limnakaro Plateau
  • The small café

Landscape

This is a mountain bike tour for those that do sports frequently, 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 the place that Zeus the King of the Ancient Greek gods was born. The first part of the tour is a warm up in the plateau which is famous for the wind mills that 40 years before the locals used as pumps. Now as you ride from the rural roads through the gardens with the vegetables you see just a few of them still working and remind that Lasithi was in the past the biggest wind-energy park.

After a short stop for coffee at a traditional cafe we reach the foot hills of the massive Dikti mountains. The uphill is done from a road next to a deep canyon with impressive view of the mountains and the plateau. We do some stops to rest and take fotos untill we reach Limnakro Plateu in the heart of the mountains. Limakaro is full of wild goats sheeps and vultures that fly all the time above us. A foundain with very cold water refresh us.

A last short uphill lead us to the top of the tour and wow! A breathtaking panoramic view of the mountains and the plateau. Then a very easy downhill of 380 meters from a safe cemented road takes us back to Lasithi plateau and Agios Georgios Village where we taste some healty meze and and drink a coffee.

Relaxed and refreshed we ride the bikes again and we cross the plateau back to the starting point.

Terrain

The mountain bike tour is performed by rural dirt roads and no traffic at all. The uphill sections have mild slope. There are two short steeper sections that are not difficult to ride. All the downhill is done from a safe cemented road. There are no paths.

Adults

55€

/ Person

Kids

40€

/ 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 14 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 24Km and total uphill is 385 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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