2nd Enduro Mtb Olympos – Rapsani 4-5/11/2017.
Rapsani located at the foot of Lower Olympus, at an altitude of 500m above the sea and the picturesque valley of Tempe with panoramic views of the Aegean Sea. It took its name from the word Arvanite rapsi-a, which means soft rock. The flashback in history Rapsani is difficult, as most villages in Thessaly, as suffered multiple attacks and disasters in their long history. According to legend Rapsani was a beautiful and dynamic woman, who pioneered the combination of villages.
Access: Access to Rapsani by car via the highway from:
- Larissa: It is 47 km and one can reach in 35 minutes to exit two kilometers after the Valley of Tempi turning left.
- Thessaloniki: It is 125 km and one can reach in 1 hour and exit at Platamona tolls following the old highway to Larissa.
- Athens: It is 395 km and one may reach 4 hours with exit at Evaggelismos tolls followung the old highway to Thessaloniki two kilometers after the Valley of Tempi turning left.
Accomodation: Rapsani has the hostel Vasilis with little availability. In the TYPET position on the football court you can also make free camp upon consultation with us. Alternatively you are looking at the coastal area of Neoi Poroi Coral Apartments.
Safety: The security of the event will cover a private Ambulance.
Check-in time: 08:00 in the village square.
General Information: The event provides safe transport of riders and bicycles to the starting area. The organization, after consultation for those who do not have a means of transport, will provide transfer from the train station Rapsani from 07.40 (train from Larissa) until 08.00 (train from Thessaloniki). As for the return to the station upon agreement. Necessary helmet use. Maximum number of participants is 80.
Related Info: The route is mixed with most of it in forest paths and passages. The natural beauty of the area and its alternations from low vegetation to beech, pine and fir, with natural springs and streams make it unique. This year, the necessary improvements have been made and new sections have been added. The route starts from the Metamorphosis site at an altitude of 1400m to reach the village square at an altitude of 500m. After passing through Vrisi Kati we head to the lake at an altitude of 1350m. From there we follow the routes marked as R1 (19 km) and R2 (18 km) where they have a basic body identical with variations in the beginning and the end. The markings are in blue, directional arrows, piles, and marker ribbons. The mileage marking refers to a distance that remains until the finish.
Type of Bike: ALL MOUNTAIN/ENDURO & HARDTAIL
Refueling – Termination: Refueling will be complete to meet your energy needs midway. The event provides water, apple, electrolytes, salty. At the end of the day the organizing company offers beer to the participants and for those who wish in the village square you can sit for lunch.
Participants: Participants agree to the terms and conditions of the event. The participation fee for the two days is 45€ and for those who only want Saturday or Sunday 30€. Included in the price are security, refueling, souvenir and transfer of participants to the points. On the day of holding those who have signed up, you will hand over the signed statements and you will receive the number for your participation. The riders who will arrive on the spot will complete the responsible statements and the financial arrangements will be made to the secretariat. There will be a number with more souvenirs.
Saturday R2 Trail 4/11: Departure 11:00 from the village square for the starting point. 18km with 1300m Downhill and 400m Uphill. Grade of difficulty is not big except in the first segment and in the last one in Calderimi. We end up with stairs in the Square.
Sunday R1 Trail 5/11: Departure 9:00 from the village square for the starting point. 19km with 1624m Downhill and 720m Uphill. Grade of difficulty is not big except for the last track in the Rock Garden. We end up with stairs in the Square.
(Entry Limit 80)