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THESSALONIKI MTB DAY TOURS (THESSALONIKI)

GUIDED TOUR WITH OUTLINE ADVENTURES

Elevation: 500 M

Kilometres: 30 KM

Trail Percentage: 50 %

CATEGORIES: CLOSE TO THE SEA, CROSS-COUNTRY, ENDURO & ALL MOUNTAIN, SUITABLE for E-MTB, URBAN RIDE

Technical Difficulty

Landscape

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Thessaloniki MTB day tours: Mountain biking at the beautiful city of Thessaloniki, home of Outline Adventures with great trails around for all level of mountain bikers. Come and join us for a ride to experience a whole different aspect of this splendid and well known Mediterranean city break destination. Thessaloniki offers lots of historical monuments, a great shopping centre and some notorious bars and restaurants.

Outline Adventures offers a variety of daily mountain bike tours, depending your level and the kind of biking you prefer. Rental bikes are available on request.

The day tours are basically tailor-made rides, depending your ride preference and activity level. Nevertheless there are four basic ways of how we will enjoy the ride at the suburban forest and the trails around Thessaloniki.

  • Beginning biking from Outline headquarters which are located at the city centre. (Intermediate to Advanced) 20km to 35km
  • Transferring to the suburban forest of Thessaloniki by our Van, in order to begin our ride. (Beginner to Intermediate) 15km to 25km
  • By multiply shuttling uplifts for downhill lovers. (Intermediate to Advanced) 20km to 30km
  • Enduro mega ride from Chortiatis peak at 800m altitude to coast line of Thessaloniki (Intermediate to Advanced) 25km to 35km

Tour Highlights

  • Ride through historical sights
  • Breathtaking view of the Aegean Sea
  • Begin and end up at urban environment
  • Local Beers after

Reservation/Booking:

If you want to join a guided tour in Thessaloniki, please send an email request with your preferred date and tour, mentioning also your favorite level of riding, to: info@outlineadventures.com

COST: 65 Euro

GUIDED TOUR WITH OUTLINE ADVENTURES

ADDRESS

Papamarkou 46, Thessaloniki 546 23, Greece

CONTACT

+30 2310 270040

ACTIVITIES WITHOUT BIKE

SIGHTSEEING

AGIOS DIMITRIOS (THESSALONIKI)
GALERIUS ARCH (THESSALONIKI)
WHITE TOWER (THESSALONIKI)
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No restaurants available
No services available

SIGHTSEEING

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AGIOS DIMITRIOS (THESSALONIKI)

AGIOS DIMITRIOS (THESSALONIKI)

ADDRESS

Agiou Dimitriou 97, Thessaloniki, Greece

CONTACT

+30 2310 270591

Agios Dimitrios basilica: Thessaloniki is full of churches from the early Christian, Byzantine period. They are characterized by their countless mosaics and paintings from almost ten centuries. The Agios Dimitrios, which was built in honor of St. Dimitrios, the patron saint of the city, is one of them. It lies at the foot of the hill of the upper town near the old market.

It was built on the ruins of a Roman spa where, according to legend, the saint was arrested in 303 and martyred for refusing to obey the orders of Emperor Diocletian. The first church was built in this place shortly after the adoption of Christianity as a state religion in the Roman Empire and was initially nothing more than a small chapel. In 413, the expansion to a small basilica took place. In the following centuries, some of the most important masterpieces of Byzantine ecclesiastical art were created inside the Agios Dimitrios. Those, however, were "swept off" in 1493 with the conquest of Thessaloniki by the Ottomans who transformed the church into a mosque.

Finally, in 1912, with the liberation of Greece, the Orthodox Church took back Agios Dimitrios. However, it was not until the devastating effects of the Great Fire of 1917 and subsequent renovations that the old crypt of the church and the tomb of Saint Dimitrios were rediscovered. Numerous archaeological finds discovered during the excavations in the crypt are now displayed as a vivid collection in the crypt areas.

A visit to the Agios Dimitrios is particularly worthwhile towards the end of October: Every year on October 26th, the people of Thessaloniki celebrate the name day of their patron saint.

Since 1988, the church is part of the UNESCO World Heritage of early Christian and Byzantine buildings in Thessaloniki. A must see place during your biking vacation in Thessaloniki and its surrounding.

Opened:

Church
daily from 08:00 – 22:00

Crypt of Saint Demetrios:
Monday – Thursday 8:00 - 15:00
Friday 08:00 - 13:00 and in the afternoon during the service
Saturday and Sunday 07:30 - 14: 30

Entrance fee: Free

AGIOS DIMITRIOS (THESSALONIKI)

ADDRESS

Agiou Dimitriou 97, Thessaloniki, Greece

CONTACT

+30 2310 270591

GUIDED BIKE TOURS

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GALERIUS ARCH (THESSALONIKI)

GALERIUS ARCH (THESSALONIKI)

ADDRESS

Egnatia 144, Thessaloniki 546 22, Greece

CONTACT

+30 2310 515944

Galerius Arch in Thessaloniki: Also known as "Kamara", this antique arch was built as a sign of triumph. Its construction dates back to the early 4th century AD. The monument was commissioned by the Roman Emperor C. Galerius Valerius Maximianus, who wanted to use it as a reminder of his triumph over the Persians in Asia Minor.

As the Persians crossed the Tigris in 297 AD, Galerius challenged them for a battle without the prior consent of the Emperor. This resulted in a defeat of the Romans, but the Roman army invaded the following year in Armenia and thus defeated the Persians. Galerius received permission for the construction of a triumphal arch in Thessaloniki. After the resignation of the then Emperor Diocletian, Galerius took over and is said to have resided between 305 and 311 AD in Thessaloniki.

The original appearance of the Galerius arch was far more imposing than we have today: It actually consisted of two vaulted arches, whose center marked the most important crossroads of ancient Thessaloniki. It was there that the commercial route Via Egnatia and Via Regia, the route leading to the imperial palace, met.

Today, only a fraction of the original triumphal arch can be visited, but even so, one can have a rough idea of its imposing initial dimensions. The pillars of the Galerius arch are decorated with elaborate reliefs that offer a remarkable insight into the culture of Roman antiquity, depicting scenes ranging from war and military images to the presentation of opulent festivities and scenes of religious ceremonies and imperial homage. The Galerius Arch is a worth-seeing cultural highlight during your biking vacation in Thessaloniki and its surroundings.

Opened: Accessible 24 hours a day

Entrance fee: Free

GALERIUS ARCH (THESSALONIKI)

ADDRESS

Egnatia 144, Thessaloniki 546 22, Greece

CONTACT

+30 2310 515944

GUIDED BIKE TOURS

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WHITE TOWER (THESSALONIKI)

WHITE TOWER (THESSALONIKI)

ADDRESS

Leof. Nikis 79, Thessaloniki 546 21, Greece

CONTACT

+30 2310 267 832

White Tower (Lefkos Pyrgos): Not far from the Aristotelian Square of Thessaloniki, Lefkos Pyrgos rises majestically on the shores of the Thermaic Gulf. However, at the time of its construction in the mid-16th century, the tower was part of a larger fortress built by the Ottoman along the coast. Over the centuries that followed it served various purposes and was known to the people of Thessaloniki under different names - in the 19th century, for example, it housed a notorious prison, which for a long time gave it the nickname "Bloody Tower". Only with the liberation of Greece, the White Tower then received its characteristic lime painting and thus also its present name. The White Tower served over the time as fortification, prison, garrison, weapons and food storage and even as weather station.

This imposing monument, which has since been converted into a city museum, is perfect for getting to know Thessaloniki and its history. It also gives inspiration for further museum visits in the city and promises an enchanting visit for both young and old.

The six floors, connected by a stone spiral staircase, display the history of Thessaloniki from the beginning of the first settlements in the region to the tragic events of the 20th century – an extremely interactive way to get to know Thessaloniki. References to other sights as well as a fabulous view over Thessaloniki on the platform of the tower make this museum a special historical journey through time. The White Tower is a must see during your biking vacation in Thessaloniki and its surrounding.

 

Opened: 
November – March: daily from 9:00 - 16:00
April – October: daily 8:00 - 20:00

Click here for more information on the current opening hours

Entrance fee: 
April - October: 4 euros/person
November - March: 2 euros/person

WHITE TOWER (THESSALONIKI)

ADDRESS

Leof. Nikis 79, Thessaloniki 546 21, Greece

CONTACT

+30 2310 267 832

GUIDED BIKE TOURS

THESSALONIKI MTB DAY TOURS (THESSALONIKI)

Thessaloniki in General

Thessaloniki Allgemein

Thessaloniki γενικά

Thessaloniki in general: A city of diversity! Also called Saloniki in colloquial terms, it is the second largest city in Greece after Athens, with about 360,000 inhabitants in the city center. Lying on the northwest foothills of the 1,200 m high Chortiatis, the city is also the economic and cultural center of the entire Macedonia region.

Culturally, the multi-facetted city is characterized above all by the various influences of its turbulent past. From Roman times the remains of the Imperial Palace and the State Theater, also called Odeion. One can admire the charming churches with their countless mosaics and paintings from nearly ten centuries: among them the “Agios Dimitrios”, which was built in honor of holy Dimitrios, the patron saint of the city, and which is today a UNESCO world cultural heritage. Lefkos Pyrgos (the “white tower”), the symbol of the city directly at the harbour, together with the mosques of the city and the Turkish bath houses are witnesses of the Ottoman area. It is without surprise that Thessaloniki was introduced as the European Capital of Culture in 1997.

In addition, there are also numerous places and areas where you can relax. Numerous marketplaces and halls as well as shopping arcades invite you for a leisurely stroll. The nightlife with its restaurants, bars, clubs and taverns offers the opportunity to end the day in a great way. You can relax on the beautiful beaches or go for a walk in the green forests of the surrounding suburbs. Unjustly often used only as a transit station, Saloniki is an important modern university, trade fair, cultural, industrial and port city at the intersection of important millennia-old roads.

Biking in Thessaloniki: The green, hilly countryside of the city is perfect for suburban biking. Whether on a guided mountain bike day tour of Outline Adventures or on your own, you will definitely enjoy the terrain. In recent years, trails for bikers of all ability levels have been built here; this offers the ever-growing local MTB community a lot of biking fun away from the bustling city. Even the city center itself with its cultural highlights can be explored on a guided, 12 km long city tour of the local provider Lets meet in Thessaloniki. In addition, the city is a great starting point for multi-day trips to Chalkidiki, Meteora or the legendary Mount Olympus.

Other activities: In Thessaloniki, you’ll be spoiled for choice: whether the north-facing green forests or the nearby Thermaic Gulf in the south with the stunning beaches of Perea, Nei Epivates and Agia Triadar, these two green areas of the city provide great space for outdoor activities. Whether water sports, sailing, hiking, climbing in the mountains or just sightseeing and walking tours, the city offers everything and much more for every taste!

 

Tourist-Information Thessaloniki

Tourist-Information Thessaloniki

Τουριστικές πληροφορίες Thessaloniki

ADDRESS

ADDRESSE

ΔΙΕΥΘΥΝΣΗ

Aristoteles Square, Thessaloniki 542 48, Greece

CONTACT

KONTAKT

ΕΠΙΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΑ

+30 2310 229070
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By plane: The nearest airports are Thessaloniki, Volos and Athens.

By Bus: Public buses drive regularly between Thessaloniki and Volos, the largest city on Pelion, the city of Athens and many other Greek cities. Numerous bus lines also reach the city daily. Click here for checking the public bus timetable.

By ferry: Thessaloniki is very well connected to the ferry system, especially to islands in the northeast Aegean islands of Greece like Thasos, Samothrace, Chios and Lesbos. An overview of all ferry connections to and from Thessaloniki can be found at www.ferries.gr.

Public buses: From the airport, bus 78, an urban transport bus, is a reliable and affordable way to get to the city. Numerous bus lines drive all over the city, every place, every district and almost every street can be reached by bus. Bus transport is effective from early in the morning until late at night – on weekdays, Sundays and public holidays.

Taxis are available for transfers from/to Thessaloniki Airport, as well as throughout the city. Transfers between the various Macedonia cities can be inquired by telephone.

You can rent a car at a cheap price in Thessaloniki, if you do it early enough. Of course, you can even pre-order exclusive transfers in Thessaloniki.

By plane: The nearest airports are Thessaloniki, Volos and Athens.

By Bus: Public buses drive regularly between Thessaloniki and Volos, the largest city on Pelion, the city of Athens and many other Greek cities. Numerous bus lines also reach the city daily. Click here for checking the public bus timetable.

By ferry: Thessaloniki is very well connected to the ferry system, especially to islands in the northeast Aegean islands of Greece like Thasos, Samothrace, Chios and Lesbos. An overview of all ferry connections to and from Thessaloniki can be found at www.ferries.gr.

Public buses: From the airport, bus 78, an urban transport bus, is a reliable and affordable way to get to the city. Numerous bus lines drive all over the city, every place, every district and almost every street can be reached by bus. Bus transport is effective from early in the morning until late at night – on weekdays, Sundays and public holidays.

Taxis are available for transfers from/to Thessaloniki Airport, as well as throughout the city. Transfers between the various Macedonia cities can be inquired by telephone.

You can rent a car at a cheap price in Thessaloniki, if you do it early enough. Of course, you can even pre-order exclusive transfers in Thessaloniki.

By plane: The nearest airports are Thessaloniki, Volos and Athens.

By Bus: Public buses drive regularly between Thessaloniki and Volos, the largest city on Pelion, the city of Athens and many other Greek cities. Numerous bus lines also reach the city daily. Click here for checking the public bus timetable.

By ferry: Thessaloniki is very well connected to the ferry system, especially to islands in the northeast Aegean islands of Greece like Thasos, Samothrace, Chios and Lesbos. An overview of all ferry connections to and from Thessaloniki can be found at www.ferries.gr.

Public buses: From the airport, bus 78, an urban transport bus, is a reliable and affordable way to get to the city. Numerous bus lines drive all over the city, every place, every district and almost every street can be reached by bus. Bus transport is effective from early in the morning until late at night – on weekdays, Sundays and public holidays.

Taxis are available for transfers from/to Thessaloniki Airport, as well as throughout the city. Transfers between the various Macedonia cities can be inquired by telephone.

You can rent a car at a cheap price in Thessaloniki, if you do it early enough. Of course, you can even pre-order exclusive transfers in Thessaloniki.

By plane: The nearest airports are Thessaloniki, Volos and Athens.

By Bus: Public buses drive regularly between Thessaloniki and Volos, the largest city on Pelion, the city of Athens and many other Greek cities. Numerous bus lines also reach the city daily. Click here for checking the public bus timetable.

By ferry: Thessaloniki is very well connected to the ferry system, especially to islands in the northeast Aegean islands of Greece like Thasos, Samothrace, Chios and Lesbos. An overview of all ferry connections to and from Thessaloniki can be found at www.ferries.gr.

Public buses: From the airport, bus 78, an urban transport bus, is a reliable and affordable way to get to the city. Numerous bus lines drive all over the city, every place, every district and almost every street can be reached by bus. Bus transport is effective from early in the morning until late at night – on weekdays, Sundays and public holidays.

Taxis are available for transfers from/to Thessaloniki Airport, as well as throughout the city. Transfers between the various Macedonia cities can be inquired by telephone.

You can rent a car at a cheap price in Thessaloniki, if you do it early enough. Of course, you can even pre-order exclusive transfers in Thessaloniki.

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