BikeOdyssey 2018: 17 June - 24 June 2018

B.O. 2018 Countdown


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Mercedes: a supreme ally for the Bike Odyssey 2018 …

24-05-2018 Hits:211 News

      The well-known automobile company, and top of its kind, could not be absent from such an event, as it has identified its name with quality, comfort and highest performance possible.  

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22-05-2018 Hits:275 News

    Neochori is now in the past and Kalyvia Pezoulas has taken its place and replace it. The route to the new station has no major changes, although its location is closer to Lake Plastira.

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The leader's jersey!

18-05-2018 Hits:337 News

  Blue, the jersey of the leader of the 8 days race 2018, we are expecting who will claim them!         Visit this link to see them:

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Volunteer application

11-05-2018 Hits:279 News

        Bike Odyssey, the biggest, hardest and most interesting cycling event of Greece, and one of the hardest races worldwide is almost at our doorstep with 36 remaining until the beginning of the race at the village of Smixi.  

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The immigration of "Bike Odyssey 2018"

10-05-2018 Hits:304 News

In about five weeks, the unique experience of the greatest bicycling race in Greece, will begin, the Bike Odyssey 2018. For the 6th year in a row, the participant athletes will live an extraordinary experience while they cross the wild nature of the Pindos Mountains and also they will admire the beautiful landscapes of the route until the finishing line, in Nafpakto.

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For the 8th year volunteer team E.O.E.D. supports “Bike Odyssey…

27-04-2018 Hits:214 News

  For another year the Volunteer Search and Rescue Team of Messolonghi will support and be there for the “Bike Odyssey 2018” race on 17th – 24th June.

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Only 52 days left for Bike Odyssey!!!

26-04-2018 Hits:373 News

  One of the greatest, if not THE greatest, cycling events of Greece is up close. Bike Odyssey is almost at our doorstep, as only 52 days remain until the beginning of the race from the village of Smixi.

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Happy Easter and joyous holidays!

03-04-2018 Hits:258 News

The Bike Odessey team is always there for your needs and wishes you a joyous Easter and happy holidays!

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Snow in the route of Bike Odyssey!

12-02-2018 Hits:531 News

Bike Odyssey’s route has snow in its largest part, and a new strong snowfall is expected from tomorrow Tuesday 13.02.2018 until Thursday 15.02.2018 at the stations of Smixi, Metsovo, Neochori and Krikello. So, the Bike Odyssey team takes a break from its work on the part of the route.

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Over 200 participants in Bike Odyssey 2018!

26-01-2018 Hits:834 News

More than 200 athletes will take part in Bike Odyssey this year!And this year there will be some changes in the route or even the stations of the race but they will be announced in March.Stay tuned....

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Grief in the Bike Odyssey family

17-01-2018 Hits:970 News

  We are in the discomfort place to announce that the athlete and our friend Konstantinou Dimitris, who had participated in 3 Bike Odyssey races, is no longer with us.

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Make a present to yourself!

28-12-2017 Hits:618 News

This Christmas there is a unique gift for you, Bike Odyssey!

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Bike Odyssey wishes you a Merry Christmas!

22-12-2017 Hits:358 News

 Bike Odyssey wishes you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a happy and creative year!  

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Bike Odyssey 2018 under the auspices of the Ministry of…

22-12-2017 Hits:446 News

The organization of the race is pleased to announce that the International Mountain Bike Race "Bike Odyssey 2018-Pindos Cross Country" is now under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism.    

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Bike Odyssey 2018 under the auspices of the Greek Tourism…

22-12-2017 Hits:343 News

The organization of the race is pleased to announce that the International Mountain Bike Race "Bike Odyssey 2018-Pindos Cross Country" is now under the auspices of the Greek Tourism Organization.    

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Dynamic presence and in 2018 for "Bike me up"!

19-12-2017 Hits:454 News

For the third consecutive year, “Bike me up” is again present in Bike Odyssey 2018. “Bike me up” participates in the race with 5 teams in the e-bikes category both in the 8-day race and in the Southern 3-day race. Riding with electrically assisted pedelec type mountain bikes (e-MTB) riders will have the opportunity to see a different side of Bike Odyssey exploring the backbone of Pindos from Smixi village up to Nafpaktos city.

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A new category for e-bikes

15-12-2017 Hits:555 News

  Who said that electic bikes do not have a privilege in races? Do not forget that it is one of the most difficult mtb races.Whoever has his doubts, he can come with his electric bike, with a little "help"from it, for collect the incredible memories of the race. Already teams are strongly present in Bike Odyssey. There will be a distinct category for fans and lovers of electric bicycle. We are waiting for you!  

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Registrations ongoing!

04-12-2017 Hits:536 News

  Registrations are open for the 4th day for both 8-day and 3-day races.

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Registrations opened!

01-12-2017 Hits:482 News

  Registrations for Bike Odyssey 2018 opened today and will remain open until 31.12.2017. Register now!     8 Days Race Registration       3 Days North Bike Odyssey Registration       3 Days South Bike Odyssey Registration      

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Τhe 3-day races’ participations with the Blue Offer are ready…

30-11-2017 Hits:778 News

  As we announced yesterday, the blue offer for last year’s participants of Bike Odyssey and journalists was over! Yesterday, a table of 8-day race’s participants was uploaded on the site, and the participants' tables for the 3-day races are also available from today.

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The participations of the Blue Offer!

29-11-2017 Hits:898 News

  The blue offer for last years’ participants of Bike Odyssey and journalists is over!

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Get a taste of the registration form!

29-11-2017 Hits:469 News

  Tomorrow at 24:00 in the night, will open the registrations for Bike Odyssey 2018! Check out the form to have ready the details that you will need.

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Bike Odyssey meets 2 international paths!

28-11-2017 Hits:730 News

  The route of Bike Odyssey meets 2 European long distance paths, the E4 path and the E6 path.

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53 Villages along the way

28-11-2017 Hits:458 News

  From 53 villages in 8 different prefectures of Greece passes the route of Bike Odyssey 2018! Quaint, mountain villages of unique natural beauty and historical significance will be among the places that the toughest  mountain bike race will cross along the mountain range of Pindos.

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Last year's winners in Bike Odyssey 2018!

27-11-2017 Hits:741 News

  A Greek saying says "If a recipe is successful, you do not change the ingredients!" This is also true for the winners of Bike Odyssey 2017, who return to defend their title! We refer to the team "Ekstratis" (in Greek means campaigners) with Michael Papasavvas and Konstantinos Orfanoudakis, who dominated in the race of 2017. A few words about them:

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Half a million views the Teaser Video!

27-11-2017 Hits:879 News

  With your support, the teaser video of Bike Odyssey 2018 has reached 500,000 views on facebook, surpassing the 1,500 shares and go on!  

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Two former opponents join their forces this year!

24-11-2017 Hits:687 News

  We talk about Gregory Kalogeropoulos and Konstantinos Konstantinidis, who will be participating this year in the Bike Odyssey 2018 as a team called Pedal Force One. Both are very experienced and strong athletes, and they competed as opponents at Bike Odyssey 2016. We present them to you:

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Get ready! In 6 days the registrations opening!

24-11-2017 Hits:595 News

  Six days left for the registration opening for Bike Odyssey 2018! We remind you that the registrations will open on 01/12/2017 at 12:00 in the night (midnight 30/11 - dawn to 1/12) and will remain open until 31/12/2017. The first and fastest athletes will get big discounts on participation packages. Select the package you want and target the best offer! For more details:8-day Participation Packages3-day Participation Packages  

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Athletes' Statements for Bike Odyssey

21-11-2017 Hits:762 News

Meet Bike Odyssey through the eyes of the participants. Watch their statements for the race. {nomultithumb}  

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Five years, five different routes of Bike Odyssey

21-11-2017 Hits:494 News

  Each year, Bike Odyssey shapes the race routes to meet the needs of the event, but primarily to achieve the best result for the athletes themselves. The villages-stations may change, but the route is always on the backbone of Greece, the mountain range of Pindos. See the routes of all the 5 years of the race:

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Bike Odyssey crosses 8 Prefectures of Greece!

17-11-2017 Hits:819 News

  8 Prefectures - 8 Different Cultures - Traditions - Customs and Flavors   Prefecture of Grevena

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Τhe orange jersey of the 3-Day North Odyssey

14-11-2017 Hits:433 News

  The 3-Day North Odyssey, as well as the 3-day south race, allows athletes to get a taste of the 8-day race and test their limits. The first time that the race was held was in 2017 and included the first three stages of the main race.

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The mountains and the peaks of Bike Odyssey

13-11-2017 Hits:734 News

  Let’s explore the mountains of Pindos that the Bike Odyssey race meets: DOKIMI

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The course of the orange jersey of the 3-Day South…

11-11-2017 Hits:580 News

  The 3-Day South Odyssey enables athletes to get a taste of the 8-day race and count their strengths. In many instances, athletes start from the 3-day event and then switch to the 8-day event. In the 5 years of the race, the orange jersey of the champions has changed many hands. Let's follow its course.

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Clarifications for finding a teammate

08-11-2017 Hits:507 News

  {nomultithumb} We would like to inform you that in order to make the communication between you easier and more, we have added an additional function to the table of those who have declared interest for a teammate.

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The Forests of Bike Odyssey!

01-11-2017 Hits:676 News

  Participating in Bike Odyssey you will have the opportunity to see some of the most beautiful forests in Greece. We present you the main ones: KOZIAKAS (UNIVERSITY FOREST OF PERTOULI)

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8 days and 3 days B.O.

8 Days BikeOdyssey

Start: Smixi, Finish: Nafpaktos
  • Teams of 2 athletes
  • 8 Days
  • 620Km
  • 19.800 elevetion gain
  • 57 villages

3 Days North BikeOdyssey

Start: Smixi, Finish: Pyli
  • Teams of 2 athletes
  • 3 Days
  • 208 Km
  • 6.300 elevetion gain
  • 32 villages

3 Days South BikeOdyssey

Start: Krikelo, Finish: Nafpaktos
  • Teams of 2 athletes
  • 3 Days
  • 220Km
  • 7.000 elevetion gain
  • 25 villages

Under the auspices of the Greek Tourism Organization



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