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2nd Tour of Daphne

2nd Tour of Daphne

May 19 2018
Valley of Tempi, Greece

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Greece: mythical Olympus the residence of Gods, imposing Meteora a Sacred place, Delphi the Navel of the world! Masterpieces of nature, ancient mythology and history!

Greece: a place charged with history, archaeology, mythology and religion, through the centuries, constituted the corner stone for democracy and civilization of the Western World, continues until today constituting a very important cradle of culture and tourism.

Cycling Hellas in 7 days guides you to the Greek treasures and transfers you to places of fascinating beauty with images colouring the soul and soothing the mind…

Cycling Hellas gives you the opportunity to travel around in the most well known tourist destinations in Greece, in the most powerful brand names worldwide! Olympus-Meteora-Delphi!

Cycling hellas offers you epic multisport journey to the colors and tastes of Greece!

Cycling Hellas gives you the opportunity to revive the myth of Apollo and Daphne by participating to the innovating cycling event «Tour of Daphne» Cyclosportive- Mythical event 230 kilometres that connects history, mythology, culture and sports.

A VIEW for 7days multisport tours and the participation in "Tour of Daphne":

Activities: Road cycling (road bikes)| Cycling Excursions (trekking, fitness bikes) | Swimming | Hiking| Climbing | Canyoning | Kayak | Yoga |Museum

Difficulty Level:  For all levels (leisure, easy, moderate, challenging, endurance, experienced).

Suitable for: all ages 18-70 years old, for all type of cyclist: racing cyclists, amateur cyclists, recreational bikers.

You visit: Masterpieces of nature, ancient mythology and history: Pierias’ coastline, Olympus, Meteora, Valley of Tempi, Delphi!

You enjoy:  multisport trips, varied activities, rich experience, archaeological tours, colors, tastes, history, mythology  of Greece, the revival   of the  myth “Apollon and Daphne” , the event “ Tour of Daphne”.

Transfer/Transportation: all activities are accompanied by bus during the 7days vacations.

1st day: Arrival, welcome, getting to know the area, rest, presentation of part of the Olympus mythology, detailed presentation of the week’s activities, traditional Greek food, Greek music night and stay at the coast of Pieria.


2nd day:  3 different excursions are organized in the morning depending on the levels of physical condition and the mood of the visitors.
No1 cycling tour of the whole Olympus 158 km,

No2 small cycling tour of the Olympus in Pieria 86 km,

No 3 climbing excursion in Olympus (crossing of the famous Enipeas Gorge). The afternoon is free for all the groups or alternatively relaxed cycling tour can take place and swimming at the Pieria beach.

3rd day: 2 different excursions are organized in the morning depending on the levels of physical condition and the mood of the visitors.
No1 Transfer with the bicycles to the archaeological area of Dion for a guided tour and from there a cycling tour of 66 km starts on the coast of Pieria. The afternoon is free or alternatively a relaxed cycling tour or swimming can take place at the Pieria beach.

No2 Transfer by bus to the archaeological area of Dion for a guided tour and from there a multisport excursion starts to the beautiful nature of northern Olympus (Trekking, yoga, Canyoning, swimming) on the Orlia gorge. The afternoon is free or alternatively a relaxed cycling tour or swimming on can take place at the Pieria beach.

4th day:  In the morning a multisport excursion is organized (Trekking - climbing), guided tour at Meteora, at the Natural History Museum of Meteora& Mushroom Museum. The afternoon is free or alternatively a relaxed cycling tour or swimming can take place at the Pieria beach.

5th day: On the morning we move by bicycle or bus to the Valley of Tempi for a multisport excursion (guided tour at the Pineios river, hiking, kayak), a guided tour in the historic village of Ampelakia, AgiaParaskevi. The afternoon is free.

6th day: “Tour of Daphne” takes place. We move by bus to the Valley of Tempi. After the greetings and the short technical briefing for the route for all the participants, the start for the bicycles is given from the Daphne spring with the farewell by girls dressed as priestesses strewing the cyclists with laurels. The cyclists begin the revival of the myth of Apollo and Daphne on the same footsteps of the god Apollo heading for Delphi carrying laurels from the valley of Tempi to be laid on the Oracle of Delphi.
There are feeding stops along the way, passing by many towns and historic villages projecting each place’s history: Larissa (Ancient Theatre, Hippocrates statue), Farsala (Achilles - Thetis statue), Lamia (Leonidas statue), Gravia (ChaniGravias). Completing the route of 230 km, they lay the laurel branches at the Oracle of Delphi.

At the same time with the finish of the Daphne Road, the cyclists attend to the popular running race (as a small revival of the Pythian Games) co-organized with the Municipality of Delphi. The winners of the running race will be crowned with laurels that the cyclists had carried!

After the finish, the welcome is organized in the evening and the award ceremony to the cyclists by priestesses of Delphi, a Greek music night, a dinner with traditional Greek and ancient greek food, stay at Delphi.

7th day: The morning a guided tour to Delphi, greetings, commemorative gifts and stay to Delphi. Early on 21th Monday morning, after a delightful breakfast, guests from Delphi are taken by bus to Thessaloniki or Athens Airport to board the flight for their destination.

A VIEW for 3days tour  and the participation in the "Tour of Daphne":

1st day: The arrival and the welcoming of the visitors at seaside of Pieria take place. They are transferred by bus from airport of Thessaloniki or Athens.Presentation of the 3 day schedule,technical briefing about the tour, presentation of the Mythology Apollo and Daphne, music night with Greek songs and dances take place.

2nd day: “Tour of Daphne” takes place. We move by bus to the Valley of Tempi. After the greetings and the short technical briefing for the route for all the participants, the start for the bicycles is given from the Daphne spring with the farewell by girls dressed as priestesses strewing the cyclists with laurels. The cyclists begin the revival of the myth of Apollo and Daphne on the same footsteps of the god Apollo heading for Delphi carrying laurels from the valley of Tempi to be laid on the Oracle of Delphi.
There are feeding stops along the way, passing by many towns and historic villages projecting each place’s history: Larissa (Ancient Theatre, Hippocrates statue), Farsala (Achilles - Thetis statue), Lamia (Leonidas statue), Gravia (ChaniGravias). Completing the route of 230 km, they lay the laurel branches at the Oracle of Delphi.

At the same time with the finish of the Daphne Road, the cyclists attend to the popular running race (as a small revival of the Pythian Games) co-organized with the Municipality of Delphi. The winners of the running race will be crowned with laurels that the cyclists had carried!

After the finish, the welcome is organized in the evening and the award ceremony to the cyclists by priestesses of Delphi, a Greek music night, a dinner with traditional Greek and ancient greek food, stay at Delphi.

3rd day: The morning a guided tour to Delphi, greetings, commemorative gifts and stay to Delphi. Early on 21th Monday morning, after a delightful breakfast, guests from Delphi are taken by bus to Thessaloniki or Athens Airport to board the flight for their destination.

A VIEW for the 1day event:

Cycling Hellas and the Cycling Sports Club PINEIOS, with co-organizers: the Region of Thessaly, the Region of Central Greece, the Municipality of Tempi, the Municipality of Delphi and with the supporters: the Cultural Association Dryas, the Antiquities Ephorate of Larissa, the National Emergency Center of Central Greece, the Municipality of Larissa, the Municipality of Farsala, the Municipality of Domokos, the Municipality of Lamia and the Municipality of Gravia, on Sunday 19 of May, carry out the innovative cycling event with the denomination 2nd Tour of Daphne - Cyclosportive - Μythical event.

The cycling event takes place under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Tourism and  the Greek National Tourism Organization. Tour of Daphne unites history, mythology, culture and sports.

The cycling event takes place under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Tourism and  the Greek National Tourism Organization. Tour of Daphne unites history, mythology, culture and sports.

Τhe aim is to develop the athletic, recreational and cultural tourism in our country. In parallel to develop mass sports and cycling in one hand,  and on the other to touristically develop the areas implicated and designate the cultural, historical  elements and local products.

Τhe Cyclosportive - Mythical event of 230 kilometres is addressed to the enthusiasts of long distance cycling, with road bicycles and fans of the history of the country. It will start from the Valley of Tempi of Larissa and will finish at the Oracle of Delphi carrying a myth and a history.

Read more about the event, the myth and the well-organized tours on https://cyclinghellas.gr/en/tours/tour-of-daphne

2nd Tour of Daphne

 
Routes: 230km
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Entry Limit: The participation declarations ends on Sunday March 19th
 
Costs

Price:

for 1 day, participation in  the event "Tour of Daphne",  95€.

for 3days/nights and participation in  the event "Tour of Daphne",650€ -all inclusive

for 7days/7nights and participation in  the event "Tour of Daphne", 2370€  all inclusive

Registration ends: On Monday 19 of March.
 
Enjoy a fully authentic Greek experience !
With your participation you contribute to the revival of history...!!!

 

 

 

 

What's Included?

In the price 95€ ,for the event  the following are included:

Full organization from Cyclinghellas.
The entry to  "Tour of Daphne" -Cyclosportive Mythical Event 230.
The 12 provisions for all cyclists at "Tour of Daphne":
Commemorating medal for for all finishers with the event details.
Commemorating diploma for all finishers with the event details.
The race number as commemoration.
Water at the six feeding stations along the route
Food (energy bars,dry fruit,fruit,sweetsdairy products,baked goods,sandwiches,juices) at the five feeding stations along the route.
Buffet with food at the end for all finishers
Provision of medical support during the route (ambulance).
Mechanical support Service in all the stations (Domokos, Lamia, Gravia).
Insurance coverage for personal accident during the cycling event- 6th day.
Broom wagon ( in the route and at the end of tour)
Number stickers for the luggage and transportation from the start to the finish point.
Awards ceremony, gifts- souvenirs, night celebration with Greek music and songs
Technical Briefing for the route at the start area.
Shortsleeve T-shirt with Tour of Daphne and Cyclinghellas logos.
Digital photo-album of all days distributed to all cyclists.
Digital videoclip of all days distributed to all cyclists.
The Value Added Tax.
Not included in the price:

Road bike for cyclists, road helmet for the “Tour of Daphne”.
Drinks with alcohol or other drinks.
Other meals.
Other personal charges.
The stay.
In the price 650€ ,3days/3nights tours,  the following are included:

Full organization from Cyclinghellas.
Transportation from and to the Athens' and Thessalonikis' airport.
The entry to  "Tour of Daphne" -Cyclosportive Mythical Event 230.
The12 provisions for all cyclists at "Tour of Daphne":
Commemorating medal for for all finishers with the event details.
Commemorating diploma for all finishers with the event details.
The race number as commemoration.
Water at the six feeding stations along the route
Food (energy bars,dry fruit, fruit, sweets dairy products, baked goods, sandwiches, juices) at the five feeding stations along the route.
Buffet  with food at the end for all finishers
Provision of medical support during the route (ambulance).
Mechanical support Service in all the stations (Domokos, Lamia, Gravia).
Insurance coverage for personal accident during the cycling event- 6th day and for 7th day.
Broom wagon ( in the route and at the end of tour)
Number stickers for the luggage and transportation from the start to the finish point.
Tour in the Archaeological areas of Delphi.
Awards ceremony, gifts- souvenirs, night celebration with Greek music and songs.
Technical Briefing for the route.
The stay (18th Friday to the Pieria seaside,19th Saturday and 20th Monday to Delfi) in 4stars hotels.
All the meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner for all the days & vegetarian menu).
Flavors from Greek cuisine and Mediterranean diet. Special, rich and delicious menu.
Coffee and sweets for all the days.
Shortsleeve cycling jersey with Tour of Daphne and Cyclinghellas logos.
Cycling bandana with Cyclinghellas logos.
Information about the arrival and the departure.
Digital photo-album of all days distributed to all cyclists.
Digital videoclip of all days distributed to all cyclists.
Number stickers for the luggage.
The Value Added Tax.
Not included in the price:

Road bike for cyclists, road helmet for the “Tour of Daphne”.
Drinks with alcohol or other drinks.
Other meals.
Other personal charges.
The air or land transport of the visitors from and to their destination/Air tickets or other tickets.
The stay and all the expenses before and after the 3 days.
In the price 2370€, 7days/7nights tours,  the following are included:

Full organization from Cyclinghellas.
Transportation from and to the Athens' and Thessalonikis' airport.
Experienced and certified cycling/mountain/climbing instructors and guides.
All the activities (cycling, hiking, climbing,Yoga, kayak,canyoning,museum, short cycling excursions, swimming).
Trekking-fitness bicycles and helmets upon request for easy bike excursions.
Insurance coverage for personal accident during the 7days vacations.
First Aid  into the Service car for every tour.
Service car with distinctive lights and mechanical support for the cyclists, for all 7days.
Daily Course Technical Briefing for each route.
Daily presentation (projector): The Greek Ancient Mythology (myths, legends, historical information about each place).
Trailer for the bikes’ transfer for all days.
Transfer – transportation by bus during the 7days vacations.
The stay (1st-5th day to the Pieria seaside and 6-7th day to Delfi) in 4stars hotels.
All the meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner for all the days & vegetarian menu).
Flavors from Greek cuisine and Mediterranean diet. Special, rich and delicious menu.
All the snacks for all these days (sandwiches, dried nuts, dried fruits, cereals bars, fruits/person).
Water for all days in to the Service car.
Coffee and sweets for all the days.
The tickets for  the Museums and the guided tours.
The entry to  "Tour of Daphne" -Cyclosportive Mythical Event 230.
The12 provisions for all cyclists at "Tour of Daphne":
Commemorating medal for for all finishers with the event details.
Commemorating diploma for all finishers with the event details.
The race number as commemoration.
Water at the six feeding stations along the route
Food (energy bars,dry fruit,fruit,sweetsdairy products,baked goods,sandwiches,juices) at the five feeding stations along the route.
Buffet with food at the end for all finishers
Provision of medical support during the route (ambulance).
Mechanical support Service in all the stations (Domokos, Lamia, Gravia).
Insurance coverage for personal accident during the cycling event- 6th
Broom wagon ( in the route and at the end of tour)
Number stickers for the luggage and transportation from the start to the finish point.
Awards ceremony, gifts- souvenirs, night celebration with Greek music and songs.
Shortsleeve jersey with Tour of Daphne and Cyclinghellas logos.
Cycling bandana with Cyclinghellas logos.
Information about the arrival and the departure.
Digital photo-album of all days distributed to all cyclists.
Digital videoclip of all days distributed to all cyclists.
Number stickers for the luggage.
The Value Added Tax.

Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Sign On Desk
 
Support for Participants
Route Card
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
Marshalls
Escort / Police Escort
Roving Mechanical Support
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
 
Features
Finishing Medals
Photos
Personalised Bib (Name and QR Code)
Downloadable GPS files
Post Ride Shower
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
Pre Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
 
Start Address: Valley of Tempi, Greece
 
 
 
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