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Tour of Daphne

Tour of Daphne

August 24 2024
Valley of Tempi Greece
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Distances: 230km
Difficulty: Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Limited to: 500 or less Participants

4th Tour of Daphne – The Divine Ride

You are welcome to the mythical, cycling event  Tour of Daphne!

You are welcomed to experience a special cycling tour in Greece full of  Greek mythology & history!

Revive the myth of first love of the god Apollo with the beautiful nymph Daphne and follow his mythical Delphic route!

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 Cycling Community ‘En kinisi’, 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 Saturday 29 of August, carry out the innovative cycling event with the denomination  ‘4thTour of Daphne’ – The Divine Ride.

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. ‘Tour of Daphne’ unites history, mythology, culture and sports.

 ‘Tour of Daphne’ is an innovative and leading cycling event in Greece. It is directly connected to the Greek mythology and history, which, it is well known around the world! It is addressed to the enthusiasts of long distance cycling, and to the fans of the mythology & history of Greece!

Cyclists start off from the Valley of Tempi in the Region of Larissa and finished at the Oracle of Delphi, covering a total distance of 230 km.  Tour of Daphne is a mythical route that has its roots deep into the mythology of our country. 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.

The cyclists follow the traces of God Apollo.. They start off the Valley of Tempi – the Spring of Daphne, just like the old pilgrims, and they 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. They set off from the Valley of Tempi (Spring of Daphne), they move on to 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...!

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Date:  Saturday 29 of August 2020

Start: Valley of Tempi - Daphne Springs 

Start time: 8:00 am

Finish: The Oracle of Delphi. Deposit of laurel branches.

Course: 230 kilometres. Tempi, Evaggelismos, Makrychori, Larissa, Farsala, Domokos, Lamia, Gravia, Amphissa, Oracle of Delphi.

Route Duration: about 9-12 hours.

Ages: Participants older than 18years old

Tour of Daphne


Start Located At: Valley of Tempi, Greece
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Friday, August 28:
Arrivals in Larissa city
7.00 pm Guided tour in  archaeological areas
8.30 pm  Dinner at the hotel and technical briefing for the Tour.
Saturday 29 August:
6.00-6.45 am Breakfast
7.00 am The organizer' bus transfer all participants from the hotel to the start-up area.
7.45 am Mini Technical Briefing before the start.
8.00 am Start Valley of Tempi - Daphne Springs
Route Duration: about 8-14 hours.
Finish: The Oracle of Delphi. Deposit of laurel branches.
Award ceremony near the finish line.
10.00pm Αll the participants enjoy a Greek Music Night and dinner.
9.00 am Βreakfast
9.30 am Αll the participants gather so as to enjoy a tour in the archeological area of Delphi.
3.15 pm Bus arrival to Larissa, Tempi & Thessaloniki.
4.00 pm and at 6.45 pm Bus arrivals to Athens.
Registration Fees
The cost of participation is the event set at only 25 euros!
*Guests may come to Greece to participate in Tour of Daphne by register and pay the cost of 25 euros, or by choosing the 3 day packet which cost 200 euros (for Fri 28-Sat-Sun 30).
Valid participation is considered to have been settled at least until  July 20, 2020.
The entry includes:
Technical Briefing at the hotel the previous day.
Commemorating medal for all finishers with the event details.
Commemorating diploma for all finishers with the event details.
The race number as a commemoration.
Detailed Roadbook.
Control card.
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.
Mechanical support Service in the stations (Domokos, Lamia, Gravia).
Motorcycle escorts.
Police escorts.
Van or bus for companions-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.
Digital brochure.
Extras not Included:
  8€/person    Insurance 
45€ /person  Short sleeve cycling jersey - Tour of Daphne.
65€/person   Bib Short - Tour of Daphne.
35€/person   Αccommodation (+ dinner+ breakfast) at a Hotel in Larisa (in 2 or 3 quests capacity).
25€/person   Accommodation (+ dinner+breakfast) at a Hotel in Delphi (in 2 or 3 quests capacity). 
12€ /person The tickets for the archaeological area of Delphi.
26€/person  The come back ticket from Delphi to Tempi. 
38€/person  The come back ticket from Delphi to Thessaloniki.
17€/person  The come back ticket from Delphi to Athens.


Prize / Race Categories
A commemorating diploma and medal with the details of the event will be awarded to all the athletes who finish at Delphi.
After the finish all the participants enjoy a Greek dinner and Greek Music Night.
Changing Rooms
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Escort / Police Escort
Roving Mechanical Support
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
Section Timing
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Personalised Bib (Name and QR Code)
Downloadable GPS files
Feed / Aid Stations
Pre Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Number of Timed Hill Climbs
1 Hill Climbs