Hiking and cycling in the northwest surroundings of Apodoulou village
The route at a glance
Route suitable for: Hiking and cycling (using a mountain bike).
Hiking and cycling on: Dirt roads and asphalt.
Start – Finish: Circular route that starts and ends at Apodoulos Square.
Degree of difficulty:
– as a hiking route: easy (for the level of experienced hikers),
– as a cycling route: moderate route (for experienced cyclists), with some downhill sections that require special attention.
Special features: In the section of the route between 05 and 06 – just before the archaeological site – the poor condition of the downhill dirt road, which is full of stones and potholes, will force cyclists to get off their bikes.
Signage: Adequate for most of the route.
Drinking water point on the route: No source on the route. Get water from the village
Realization: Any time of the year.
Spring – Summer – Autumn: Trekking shoes, short pants, walking stick, hat, sunglasses, water (1½ liter water bottle).
Winter: Trekking shoes, winter clothing, raincoat, walking stick, water (1½ liter water bottle).
Custom equipment (especially protective including helmet), with an emphasis on good quality and excellent maintenance of your MTB (brakes, discs, chain, tires).
The route in numbers
Route length: 3.8 km
– Hikers: 1h10′ – 1h20′,
– Cyclists: depending on your mountain biking skills and experience.
Minimum altitude: 306m
Highest altitude: 421m
Total altitude gain / loss: +127m / -141m,
Slope: Maximum +24,8 % / -23,4 %. Average: +8,6 % / -8,7 %