Hymettos Ascent

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5 Hour(s)
Mod-Advanced
34 Km
Guided

Description

Athens sits in a basin surrounded by the sea and four mountains. To the east is Mt. Hymettos, a region with pine, cypress, olive and eucalyptus trees, herbs and wild flowers, caves, rabbits & tortoises, botanical paths, off road bike trails, picnic areas and Byzantine churches. In the 15th or 16th century, French visitors called Hymettos Mountain 'tres longe' meaning 'very long' in French, as it is 1025 meters (3366 feet) high at its apex. The locals thought they were saying Trellos which in Greek means 'crazy.' Today Mt. Hymettos is affectionately known as Trellovouna, or 'crazy mountain.' The view from the top is wondrous as it looks out over the entire Attica region below and beyond to the sea with Salamina island on the south side and the airport on the north side. The ride is fairly steep, no turns, on a scarcely trafficked asphalt road. On weekends, Athenians can be seen hiking, running, mountain biking and road cycling.

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Tour Location

Country:
Greece
From:
central Athens
To:
central Athens

Tour Information

Guiding:
Guided
Duration:
5 Days
Level:
Mod-Advanced
More Options:
Electric Bike
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
EUR 130

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
34 Km
Month(s):
January|February|March|April|May|June|August|September|October|November|December
Departure:
choose your own date

Additional Information

Inclusions

Support vehicle for 4 or more riders
Tour Leader / Bike Guide
Road bike
Bike gear
Beverage & snack
Water

Options

1 -3 riders 120 euros, with guide only
4 - 8 riders 100 euros per person
9 or more riders contact us for cost
E-bikes available

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