Go Bike Riding in Athens
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Athens is a beautiful Greek city that is full of history and endless attractions. There are many ways to get around the city including walking, public transportation, and car. A fun way to see Athens is by bike. Here’s what you should know about bike riding around Athens, Greece.
Bike Riding in Athens
Athens is a wonderful city to go biking. It is one of the best cities in the world for those who love bike riding. It’s a fun way to explore the city. You can move around at your own pace without having to stick to a bus schedule or search for parking. Seeing the sites can be done in a stress-free and inexpensive way when you bike ride. Whether you prefer an urban bike ride or a more tranquil bike ride, you will find it throughout Athens.
Where to Go Bike Riding in Athens
Athens offers many possible options for taking a bike ride, but there are some routes and sights you won’t want to miss. The Tatoi route is a 30 km bike ride that is perfect for every level of bicycling. The trails and dirt tracks are not overwhelming or difficult. With this bike route, you will see Parnitha and the royal estate in Tatoi. Another biking experience you won’t want to miss is the pedestrian circle that goes around the Acropolis. It passes through Plaka, Anafiotika, Monastiraki, Thissio, and koukaki. During this bike ride in Athens, you can also bike around the National Garden. This is the perfect biking route if you want to spend time sightseeing.
The promenade of the Athens Riviera is another lovely bike ride to take, especially during the evening when the sun is setting, but any time of the day is ideal. From the Athens Riviera you can head through Flisvos Marina, Palio Faliro, and Alimos to Glyfada.
Antonis Tritsis Park is another bike route to explore. This route ranges from 5 km to 20 km depending on the routes you take. This allows you to choose not only the distance you ride, but the level of difficulty also. Some of the sections are more difficult than others. Antonis Tritsis Park is one of the most beautiful parks in Athens, offering a variety of landscapes.
Mountain Biking in Athens
If you’re looking for a more challenging ride while in Athens, mountain biking is a good option. Mountain biking will allow you to traverse bumpy terrains and off-road routes. Parnitha National Park has some challenging trails including “Under the Bridge” and “Samarakia.” Some of the easier mountain biking trails at Parnitha National Park include: “Little Richard,” Dead Pigeon,” and “Lost.” If you’re looking for a more rocky mountain biking experience, Hymettus might be right for you. Hymettus Trail 5, for example, is an intermediate trail that is considered difficult. It is 27 km from start to finish. In addition to being rocky, it is also narrow.
Enjoy bike riding in Athens, Greece. It’s a great way to see the sites and get around, while also being great exercise.
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