BikeOdyssey 2023: 15 - 17 of September 2023


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There are several cycling races in Greece, but not like the particular one.
 An eight days cycling race, so tough, so cruel and so demanding, does not exist nor in Greece neither in the rest of the world. It was baptized Bike Odyssey, a name inspired from the Odyssey of Homers, because the difficulties and the sufferings for completing this race are similar to those that Odysseus himself passed to return home. It is really important to cross with a bike in eight consecutive days the mountains of Pindos, the biggest   mountain range of Greece with the highest pick at 2,637 meters.
 For all participants of this cycling race deserves in advance a big thumbs up and a wish of good luck.

Pindos, the largest mountain range in Greece, will host for first time this year the toughest cycling race: the Bike Odyssey. This cycling race will start on 26th of May from Laista village of Zagorochoria in Ioannina and will end up to Amfikleia of Fthiotida, near the mountain of Parnassos.  

This race will take place for the first time in Greece and aspires to gain many followers around the world. Intermediate mountain villages that the race will pass through are totally 41, while the intermediate stations are: Anthousa at Trikala, Argithea at Karditsa, Agrafa at Karditsa, Megali Kapsi at Fthiotida, Athanasios Diakos or Mousounitsa at Fokida and Gravia at Fokida.

The site is now updated, with new look and paves the way for other changes.
The organizing team is already working on more rapidly and you will be informed on a daily basis for any news.
The new version of the basic participation package will be announced within days!

All news about the most exciting race mtb!
We will soon announce the changes made in the basic package of Bike Odyssey and any adjustments ​​will be online within days!

Stay tuned!

Mr Chris Gatselos sent us the following  welcome note- greeting:

b_100_100_16777215_00_images_stories_gatselos.jpg"The beautiful village of Laista welcomes this  May a unique sporting event «Bike Odyssey». Our village will embrace the organization, will host athletes and friends of mountain biking, and support the effort of organizers and volunteers.
We are honored that the first stage will take place in our village. In turn we will give our best in order to support this special event! "

Chris Gatselos
President Laista Community

A valuable asset to the organization of the race is the support of the locals.

The local communities of the villages that will host stages of Bike Odyssey will support the efforts of the organizers.
“Bike Odyssey” is much more than a great sporting event and a great race ∙ it is an event that will promote the country and the beautiful lands of Pindos within and across borders.

A unique event that aims to contribute in the tourist development of the area. Local communities receive the organization through the greetings of their Presidents, as you can see at the respective stages – stations.

"Megali Kapsi" is the new village-station!

This village  enters the path of Bike Odyssey! "Megali Kapsi" replaces the village of "Grammeni Oksia" at the new route that was announced a few days ago.
So the fourth stage will start from "Agrafa" and  will terminate at Megali Kapsi (Fthiotida area). It is a beautiful village at the foot of Tymfristos, more information for which can be found here:

"The idea of ​​«Bike Odyssey belongs to two people with unique experience in mountain biking. Makrygiannis Christos and Spagkouros Alcibiades are the people who envisioned «Bike Odyssey» race. Apart from the design, the implementation and preparation of the race organizers will both find themselves at the starting line and taking part in the race. This effort is reinforced by members of B & N Cycling & SY.F.A.GE. who will work to make the race an amazing event. "

b_140_136_16777215_00_images_stories_chris2.jpgChris Makrygiannis

As an athlete he has been involved in cycling, climbing, trail running and  enduro. His passion for cycling led him to take part in many athletic events  in Greece and internationally. He has participated in many races in America,

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BikeOdyssey is an 8 days XC (Cross Country) bike race across the Pindos mountain range, in Greece. Is the toughest race in Greece and one of the toughest mountain bike races in the world.


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