Kalipefki is a village in the northeast of the Prefecture of Larissa, at an altitude of 1054m. Its old name before 1927 was “Nezeros”, which comes from the Slavic root “ezero” (the “n” is euphonic), meaning lake. It was founded in the late Roman times and has existed since the 10th century AD. bishop’s seat, dependent on the Metropolitan of Larissa. The central point of Lower Olympus was a great position of the thieves during the Ottoman domination. Until 1911 there was Lake Askyrida or Aschurida, which was drained and gave a place for an arable land of 5,500 acres. The last few years have been discussing – in part – its reconstruction. The present name of the village is due to the beautiful pine forests that surround it. Known attractions include Agia Triada and Patomeni.
Access: Access to Kalipefki takes you through the highway by:
- Larisa. It is 50km away. and one can reach 45 minutes with exit to Makrihori and direction Gonni.
- Thessaloniki. It is 130km. and you can reach 2 hours by going to Platamonas and heading to Paleo Panteleimonas.
- Athens. It is 400km. and one can arrive at 4 hours with an exit at Makrihori and direction Gonni.
Accommodation: Kalipefki provides Askouris hostel with an availability of almost 50 people. Tents or caravans can be set up in the courtyard. The accommodation price is 15€/person with breakfast and for the campers 5€/person with breakfast. The guest house has hot water, heating, towels, and covers.
The distribution of individuals is done in:
- Five-Beds with Double Bed
- Quadruple with Double Sofa
Alternatively, you are looking in the nearby area of Pori, Platamonas, Paleos Panteleimonas.
Security: The safety of the event will cover a private Ambulance.
General Description: The start is from Askouri Guesthouse in Kalipefki. Saturday’s route is 19km with a 6km uphill on a dirt road from Kalipefki to Metamorfosi, 5km on D2 trail and 8km on a dirt road from Desi to Kalipefki. There will be a car for those who do not want to do another bike. The Sunday’s route is 18km with a 6km uphill dirt road from Kalipefki to Metamorfosi and 12km on 2 trails (L1 & P1) from Metamorfosi for Palei Pori through Lake Kati. The natural beauty of the area and its alternations from low vegetation to pine and fir, with natural springs and streams, make it unique. Marking is mainly due to the color Blue, directional arrows and ribbon only in the open Fuchs or orange.
Type of Bike: ALL MOUNTAIN / ENDURO & HARDTAIL
Schedule Saturday 28/4: Opening hours 09:00 at the starting and running venue at Askouri Guesthouse. After we get settled in the secretariat we’re getting ready. The starting at the arch is at 12:00. There will be BBQ, beer, refreshments in the venue. In the evening depending on the evening we will stay in the guesthouse or we will go to the tavern for food and wine.
Schedule Sunday 29/4: Breakfast at the guest house from 08:00. Opening hours 09:00 at the starting and running area at Askouri Guesthouse. After we get settled in the secretariat we’re getting ready. The starting at the arch is at 11:00. We will give our stuff to the cars to change with the finish. We will take the drivers up (no bike) and those who will not sit in the Palei Pori village for food and have to leave for a trip. There will also be a bicycle wash facility on the square.
The event provides:
- Security (Space is fenced with an entrance-exit).
- Ambulance coverage (in case of an accident).
- Transfer from Palei Pori to Kalipefki to the drivers of your vehicles (no bike).
Participants: Participants agree to the terms and conditions of the event. The entry fee is for the Saturday 20€, for Sunday 25€, and for the Weekend 35€. On the day of holding those who have signed up, you will hand over the signed statements, you will receive the number for your participation and will be arranged in the rooms.
We will not accept last-minute entries on the day of the event.