Kesariani Monastery - Trail, Athens, Europe

Kesariani Monastery - Trail, Athens, Europe

DESCRIPTION

A mix of everything - from technical singletrack climbs to easy fireroads mixed with high-testosterone downhills. Incredible views of the Aegean and fantastic riding in the middle of the city. You can ride all day and coast on to the waterfront for a plunge for a perfect day. Finding the trails can be tricky, so it is best to purchase one of the excellent guide books for Ymittos mountain or to go with someone who knows the area. Skill level is intermediate to advanced, depending on what you want to tackle.

USER REVIEWS

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[Aug 30, 2007]
EpicEm
Cross Country Rider

The most technical singletrack riding to be found in the Athens area. Tarmac road through the middle. Wider fire roads to connect the sometimes rocky, sometimes smooth and flowing singletrack. Beautiful forest.

Customer Service

Exit the Ymittos ring Motorway at Kessariani and turn left. Park just after the fire hut and bollards. Start on the singletrack on either side of the road. Left is a climb on a mix of rocks and smooth trails or right is a steep climb on dirt/roots. Up on dirt roads and down on singletrack. Its a great place to explore!

Similar Products Used:

Royal Forest at Tatoi, Pendeli, Parnitha

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Mar 30, 2004]
egghead1372
Weekend Warrior

Fantastic riding. Haven't come across such a great bit of trail in the middle of a city yet. After riding in Arizona and California, it was hard to believe that such incredible singletrack could be found in the middle of a major metropolis.

Customer Service

Ride from the starting point at the monastery and ride up to Kalopoula through the trails. Behind Kalopoula find a singletrack descending towards the base of the mountain. Meet up with fireroad and ascend to the old Turkish tower on a technical bit of singletrack. Continue on trail to the top of the mountain. Depending on time and fitness, one could ride all the way around the mountain to the airport and back (70 km) or descend from the top using a different set of trails.

Similar Products Used:

Parnitha, Varimbobi trails

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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