4th Tour of Daphne set for August 29th
A unique cultural experience for lovers of long distance cycling and Greek mythology and history!
Tour of Daphne is a mythical route that has its roots deep in Greek mythology.
Revive the myth of the first love of the God Apollo with the beautiful nymph Daphne and follow his mythical Delphic route on August 29th 2020 in Greece.
Cyclists start from the Valley of Tempi in the region of Larissa and finish at the Oracle of Delphi, covering a total distance of 230km, taking anywhere from 9 to 12 hours to complete.
What makes Tour of Daphne so special and prestigious is that it demonstrates the myth that refers to the unfulfilled love between God Apollo and the daughter of Pineios River Daphne and revives the same mythical route that God Apollo and his pilgrims followed into a procession, who through rituals deposit their laurel branches to honor him.
VIDEO: Tour of Daphne - The Divine Ride!
Cyclists with follow in the footsteps of the God Apollo.
Starting off the Valley of Tempi – the Spring of Daphne, just like the old pilgrims, you will carry laurel branches all the way to the Oracle of Delphi.
Along the way they pass through different cities promoting the history of each place including Larissa (Ancient Theatre, Hippocrates’s statue), to Farsala (Achilles – Thetida Statue), to Domokos, to Lamia (At. Diakos statue), to Gravia (Chani of Gravia) and they finish at the Oracle of Delphi (the core of the earth), where the cyclists lay the laurel branches in the Archaeological area that they have been carrying all the way!
Photo: The finish at the mythical Oracle of Delphi
Greek Dinner and Music Night
Riders will receive a commemorative diploma and medal with the details of the event awarded to all the athletes who finish at Delphi after cycling 230km and laying down their laurel branches.
At the finish all the participants enjoy a Greek dinner and Greek Music Night.
The cycling event takes place under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Tourism of Greek Ministry of Culture & Sports and the Greek National Tourism Organization.
Commemorating medal for all finishers with the event details.
Commemorating diploma for all finishers with the event details.
Water at the six feeding stations along the route.
Food (energy bars, dry fruit, fruit, sweets dairy, products, baked goods, sandwiches, juices) at the six feeding stations along the route.
Bar and refreshment at the end for all finishers.
Medical support, Motorcycle escorts and Police escorts.
Mechanical support Service in the stations (Domokos, Lamia, Gravia).
Van or bus for companions or friends of yours.
Broom wagon support along the route
Transportation of travel bags from the start to the finish point.
Technical T-Shirt - Tour of Daphne.
The awards ceremony.
Buffet & night celebration in Delphi with Greek music and songs.
Entry and Accommodation
For full details and to register, please visit: https://cyclinghellas.gr/en/tour-of-daphne