Olympus Virgin Forest Trail
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 a half kilometer exit immediately after the toll Pyrgetos turning right.
- Athens: It is 395 km and one may reach 4 hours with exit two kilometers after the Valley of Tempi turning left.
The route: Starting from 11:00 from T.Y.P.E.T hotel in the village 538m altitude. The route will be approximately 80km mixed with the bulk of a forest paths and passageways. The natural beauty of the area and swings from undergrowth in pine and spruce, with natural springs and streams make it unique. The route reaches its highest point at 1550m. a height difference in the 1000m. The route is signposted difficulties for beginners (Easy) and Advanced (Hard). The marking with marking tape, arrows and X (dead end). Ending in Rapsani about 16:00.
MAPPING ENDURO EASY PARTS
Arrival time: 8:30 in the starting area, the hotel T.Y.P.E.T village.
Refuelling: Refuelling will be halfway in the region with water supply. It is your responsibility to deliver to us to the starting point to provide to you at stop. Refuelling will leave the starting line at 10:30.
Food: The organization will provide snack (water – juice – sandwich) to the refuel and water – banana at the finish line. Upon termination option for those who want the village square you can sit to eat.
Safety: The safety of the race will cover the Hellenic Rescue Team of Larissa, Doctor and Private Ambulance.
Participants: Participants agree to the terms and conditions of the competition. The participation rate is at 20€. Within the price includes the snack and a memory item (Buffer). On the conducting day those who have signed up will deliver the signed agreements and will receive the number for their registration. Riders who come locally will complete the statutory declaration and will make the financial settlement in the registry tent. There will be a number of memory items more.
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