Yous Kampos Plateau – Patsos
Preliminary note for cyclists
The route as a whole takes place on a dirt road. Therefore, it could also be considered as a cycling route, suitable for mountain bikes. But beware! The very poor condition of the road, the stony terrain and the steep gradient in some difficult sections, make the route extremely difficult, if not dangerous. As a cycling route, it therefore requires a lot of experience, a sturdy bike and suitable protective equipment for possible falls.
The route at a glance
Route suitable for: Hiking and cycling (using a mountain bike).
Hiking on: Dirt roads.
Cycling on: Dirt roads.
Starting point: Yous Campos Plateau.
Degree of difficulty:
– as a hiking route: easy+ (for the level of experienced hikers),
– as a cycling route: difficult (for the level of experienced cyclists), especially in some steep sections.
Special features: Continuous exposure to the sun. Steep slope of the road between points 11 and 14.
Signage: Non-existent along the entire length of the route.
Drinking water point on the route: No source on the route. Stock up on water in advance.
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: 6.1 km
– Hikers: 1h10′ – 1h20′,
– Cyclists: depending on your mountain biking skills and experience.
Minimum altitude: 450m
Highest altitude: 878m
Total altitude gain / loss: +70m / -470m,
Slope: Maximum +23,6 % / -31,9 %. Average: +5,3 % / -9,9 %