For a second year in a row, the island of Naxos hosts a technically challenging mountain bike race with a route that boasts some of the islands most significant ancient & Byzantine monuments and sites. Deadline for registration is Oct. 24th!
For a second year in a row, the island of Naxos hosts a technically challenging mountain bike race with a route that boasts some of the islands most significant ancient & Byzantine monuments and sites.
The 2nd Annual Naxos Mountain Bike Race starts at 12:00 and consists of the following categories:
I. 22.5 km (13.9 miles) race for adults (men and women ages 18 and up)
- Men- full course a) 18-35 years old b) 36-45 years old c) 46 years old and up
- Women – full course
- Open group
II. 9.5 km (5.9 miles) course for young adults (ages 12-17)
The route, that begins and ends at the village of Sagri (11 km /6.8 miles from Naxos town) takes cyclists through a scenic route of mountain peaks, green valleys and picturesque villages passing sightseeing highlights such as: the magnificent ancient (6th century B.C.) Temple of Demeter, the 16th-century former monastery of Timios Stavros, Bazeos Tower and the villages Sagri and Damalas.
The site of the race – in the heart of Naxos’s countryside, known as the Tragea valley – is an area of rare natural beauty that contains one of Greece’s largest collections of Byzantine churches. The route traverses winding natural paths at the foothills of Mt. Zas, mythical home of Zeus and the Cyclades’ tallest mountain peak.
Please note that participants are responsible for their equipment and all athletes must wear a helmet. Bicycle and helmet rentals will be available at Naxos town, but will not be available on site at the race.
Preregister online here by October 24th!
mobile: +30 6944 909 652 (technical and route stats information)