Ancient Olympia

A mythical ride on the trails of the Olympic Games and the Western Peloponnese

14 – 16 of April 2018

RouteItinerary

The Route

208 km / 2750 m

130 m / 9022 ft

Overview

That’s the brevet ride that gets all cyclists acquainted with the greater region of Ancient Olympia, the very place where Olympic Games were hosted during the antiquity. The ride begins from Pyrgos, the biggest city in the whole prefecture of Helia. Αfter cycling approximately 87 km (54 miles), the route passes by the Ancient Olympic Stadium and small town of Olympia. From there, and after the route’s main climb of approx 750 m (2450 ft), gets the riders to through the exquisite Oak Forest of Foloi – 115 km (71 miles). On the 175th km of the route (108 miles) the riders pass through the ancient town of Elis, to reach the village of Afgeio, the place where the Hercules succeed of his sixth labor, cleaning the Stables of the King Afgeia. From there and cycling on a mainly flat terrain, the ride ends up in Pyrgos.

Map and Data

The Itinerary

3 days / 2 nights

Day 1 – Arrival

15.00 – Airport Pick-Up and transfer to the hotel in Pyrgos Town
19.00 – Arrival at the hotel, Assembling the Bikes, Final adjustments
20.00 – Dinner Meal & Briefing, going through the roadbook

Day 2 – Ride’s Day

Morning hours: Breakfast Meal  & Transfer to the starting point
During the ride: light meals, water, snacks and beverages will be provided.
End of the ride:  Transfer you back to the hotel.
20.00: Dinner Meal

Day 3 – Return

08.00 – 09.00 – Breakfast
10.00 – 13.00 – Visit to the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia
14.00 – Departure for Athens
17.00 – Arrival in Athens
         Drop-off at the airport or the city’s centre

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14 – 16 of April 2018

Cost

400€ / person – shared room
520€ / person – single occupancy

What is Included

  • Accommodation in 3-star hotel or traditional quality guesthouse
  • All airport and event transfers
  • All mentioned meals
  • Snacks, Beverages and light meals during the ride
  • Mechanical & Vehicle Support
  • Official Registration
  • Bike Hire Option

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What is included

 Accommodation

Gr Cycling Approved and Bike Friendly Lodging. The facilities we normally choose for the Audax Randonneur events are 3-star hotels (or better) or traditional, quality guesthouses. They are located in close proximity to the starting point, to minimize the needed transfer time the day the ride begins.

The accommodation is based on sharing a twin (or triple) bedded room. Single occupancy option is available.

All Meals

During your ride

A great variety of healthy snacks, light meals, and beverages are offered during your ride in every check control. Occasionally we prepare our own energy bars, made out of the best Greek ingredients, homemade drinks, like our famous lemonade.

Before or After your ride

All breakfasts and all meals mentioned in the itinerary are included. Away from any kind of touristic spots, we normally choose to have our meals at small, family businesses that we trust. That way you can enjoy traditionally prepared and quality meals and taste the very best of the authentic Greek cuisine. Fresh, tasteful vegetables, mediterranean fish, local recipes, and the original Greek atmosphere; all are part of this tip's highlights.

Bringing your own bike?

No problem. Depending on the trip's schedule, we can either store your bike box in our bike workshop, during your time in Greece, or carry it along with us throughout the whole trip. There is no extra cost for this service.

Registration

In order to participate in an official Audax Randonneur ride, you need to have been previously been registered in the Audax Greek Branch's records. Our agents, at no extra cost, will run the whole procedure on your behalf and make sure that your participation is officially listed.

Transfers

All transfers from / to the airport and between the destinations included in this trip are included. On the date of your arrival, we pick you from the airport and we transfer you close to the region the Audax Randonneur ride begins.

Ride Support

Our van will always be in close proximity for anything that you might need. An extensive tool set and a wide range of essential spares will be available to you throughout the cycling activity. Additionally, our mechanics are always at your disposal, making sure to provide you all the necessary assistance during any repairs. Feel also free to bring any spares that you think you will need (e.g. an extra pair of wheels). All are going to be loaded on our support vehicles and be at your disposal once you need them.

Bike Hire option

In case you are not bringing your own bike, you may use one of ours, from our premium bike fleet. Make sure to let our agents know of your selected bike in advance. Feel free to send over your recent measurements, for us to have your bike ready upon your arrival. All of our bikes for this trip are going to be equipped with Apidura's Saddle and frame bags.