Mountain biking in Parnitha should definitely be on your to-do list while visiting Athens. One of the few green areas that remains unspoilt by the urbanisation of Attiki, and has some great trails to enjoy while mountain biking. Your local guides while take you trough the best routes to find nature and some adrenaline of course!
Mount Parnitha lies to one side of Attica basin, is a well endowed area. It contains a wonderful forest, which is teeming not only with wildlife such as dears and wild boars, but also with ancient heritage that marks an era of wonders. The more you cycle into this environment, the more you might have the pleasure to encounter all of the above in an area so close to Athens.
Pick up from your hotel or a meeting point and then shuttle transfer to Kryoneri, 25km’s from the city centre.
Safety briefing, check on the bikes and then beginning of the MTB tour deep into the National Park of Parnitha.
You will get inside this magical forest towards the water spring “Kithara”, where the remains of ancient waterworks are visible. These waterworks supplied Athens of the Classic Era with fresh water from Mount Parnitha.
Then it’s time for the uphills, heading towards “Katsimidi”, a viewpoint to see the ruins of an ancient beacon, a tower that served communication purposes at ancient times.
Mountain biking into Parnitha National Park combines everything that should be included in a MTB tour for an unforgettable experience.
The tour ends at Kryoneri where you will enjoy a delightful light meal. Return to Athens.