SPECIALS/EVENTS IN THE AEGEAN SEA
CAPE SOUNION MTB DAY TOUR (ATHENS)
METRES OF ELEVATION: 500 M
KILOMETRES: 23 KM
TRAIL PERCENTAGE: 15 %
CATEGORIES: CLOSE TO THE SEA, CROSS-COUNTRY
Athens – Cape Sounion MTB Day Tour: Enjoy a bike tour through the hilly surroundings of Athens, reach the southernmost point of mainland Greece and ride to Cape Sounion to visit one of Greece's most beautiful, ancient monuments: the fabled Temple of Poseidon.
Sound tempting? This is exactly what AtticaPaths promises with their Athens - Sounion MTB Day Tour. Only a few years ago, in March 2017, a group of friends founded this young company. The team has many years of sporting experience and they all share in common a love of nature and biking. Their wish is to share the biking trails and hidden natural beauties of Attica with mountain bikers from all around the world. The trails have been created in such a way that they can be mastered even by those with little MTB experience. Nevertheless, should a more experienced mountain biker wish for a more challenging ride it is possible to adapt the route for a more demanding ride.
Itinerary of the Athens – Cape Sounion MTB Day Tour
The meeting point for our tour is the Panathenic Stadium (Kalimarmaro). From here our private van will pick up all participants and take them free of charge to Kalopoula on Mount Ymittos. After the tickets required for the day’s sights have been distributed we will be ready to go! Our certified MTB guide will accompany you during the whole tour. We will start our tour heading east with a slight incline for the first 1.7km following which the trail will flatten out. After riding along these beautiful natural paths and quiet asphalt roads there will be some further gentle climbs.
There will be plenty of water breaks throughout the day and once we have reached the highest point of the tour there will be the chance to take a longer breather. Here, with a great view of Athens, there will be plenty of time to take some stunning photos.
The view of Athens can still be enjoyed as we continue to cycle at this 500 meter altitude. After about 7km the entire east side of Attic will be visible all the way to the Athens International Airport.
Our pleasant ride continues on towards the cave of Peanie, the "Koutouki Cave", which will be our first stop. Shortly afterwards we will visit a local winery.
Next we will continue to ride on towards Sounion National Park. After 10 km of mostly downhills through varied terrain, we will reach the coast. At the ancient ore mines of Lavrio our support vehicle will be waiting to take us to the famous temple of Poseidon. Here you will have time to look around before we return to Athens.
- Panoramic views of Athens city
- A visit to Koukaki cave in Peania
- Visit to a local winery
- Temple to the Poseidon temple at Cape Sounion
Good to know
Duration: 8 hours
Distance on bikes: 23 km of easy terrain
Included: Tour guide, transporter, bicycle, helmet, photos, water, snacks, and entrance to the Koukaki Cave, the winery and the Temple of Poseidon.
*All participants are required to fill out the entry form.
*the tour has a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 7
COST: 180 Euro (including bike)