Road bike ascent.Athens sits in a basin surrounded by the sea and four mountains.
1 or more
from €120,00 pp
Road bike ascent. 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 longue” 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.”
Climb Mt Hymettos
|Dates||Choose your date
|Tour Start Point||central Athens|
|Tour End Point||central Athens|
| Minimum Age
| Minimum Pax
||8 per group, multiple groups possible|
|Total Mileage|| 34 km, 20 miles
||3,269 feet, 966 meters|
We start in central Athens (or pick you up at your cruise ship) and cycle about 6 km through traffic to reach the foot of Mt. Hymettus. The climb takes about an hour to ascend and 45 minutes to descend. You reach the top when you come to the locked gates of a military installation.
On the descent there’s a stop at Kalopoula cafe for a Greek coffee and snack, check out the turtle pond and take a short hike to a Byzantine church.
If departure from your hotel is at 9:00 am, you should be back by 1:00 pm latest. It is your call if you want to start the ride earlier or later in the afternoon.
PRICES & INFORMATION
MT. IMITOS ASCENT – 4-5 HOURS
1 – 3 riders 120€ euros per person
4 – 8 riders 100€ euros per person
9 or more riders contact us for cost
Tour Leader / Bike Guide: for 4 or more riders the Tour Leader handles all the tour logistics and cycles with the group. For 2-3 riders, no bike guide / tour leader, only driver who indicates the route (route has no turns).
Support vehicle: for 4 or more riders, (“sag wagon”) with bilingual driver who is also a bike mechanic. Vehicle carries spare parts, spare fully pumped wheels, floor pump, ice cooler, water, nutritious snacks, bike tools, first aid kit, day packs, and gives you a lift if you get tired
Bikes: Specialized road bike or hybrid bike. Triple chain ring, 27 gears. Road bike has carbon fiber fork. Hybrids have front suspension. E-bike available as an upgrade on request for 48 euros. Regular pedals or toe clips on request. You are welcome to bring your own clip-in pedals and shoes. See Our Bikes & Gear
Bike gear: water bottle, helmet, handlebar pouch, odometer
Beverage & snack at seaside Kalopoula cafe
Map shows highlights of Imitos Ascent
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