BikeOdyssey 2019: 15 June - 23 June 2019

Route

8th Stage: Kato Tithorea

  • Total Distance: 40 km
  • Elev. Gain (+): 1532 m

 

xartis tithorea

 

ipsometrika tithorea

 

2458382Kato Tithorea is a town of the prefecture of Fthiotida and the capital of the expanded Municipality of Amfiklia - Elatia. It is built on the eastern slopes of Mount Parnassus, at an altitude of 440 meters, on the paths of which the mythical Odysseus hunted wild boars with his grandfather, Autolykos,.

Bike Odyssey will pass through some villages in area of Kato Tthorea. Some of them are Tithorea (formerly known as Velitsa) and Agia Marina, where the athletes and visitors of the race will have the chance to admire the monastery of Panagia Odigitria and the historic monastery of Agia Marina. At the same time, the participants will be able to rejuvenate themselves from the running cool waters of the springs of Parnassus.

In addition, contestants will be able to explore the ruins of ancient Tithorea between the houses of the settlement of Tithorea, as well as the cave in which the lion of Roumeli, Odysseus Androutsos, lived and acted during the Greek Revolution.

Finally, the bust of Philopoimin Finos in the central square of the village of Kato Tithorea, the great producer of Greek cinema and founder of the historic Finos Film, could not be unmentioned. From this square the final stage of the race will begin.

 

BikeOdyssey is an 9 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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Contact

Agiou Ioannou Theologou 31, Gerakas, Greece 15344
Office hours:
Monday - Friday 10h - 20h

 

+30 210 6613120
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Fast Stats

Some fast stats:

620

Km

19 800

elevation gain

57

villages

9

days