Mount Olympus is the highest mountain in Greece and the second highest mountain in the Balkans. It is located in the Olympus Range on the border between Thessaly and Macedonia, between the regional units of Pieria and Larissa, about 80 km (50 mi) southwest from Thessaloniki. It is known worldwide, since according to the religion of ancient Greeks, the 12 “Olympian” gods lived there. Mount Olympus numbers 52 peaks, the highest being peak Mytikas, which rises to 2,918 metres (9,573 ft). It is visited by thousands of nature lovers, on a yearly basis and has a plethora of deep gorges and countless mountaineering and climbing routes.
In this spot, mountain biking enthusiasts are presented with more than one trail, ideal for bikers of all skill levels. The most popular ones are two, one starting from the village Karya and the other from P. Pori. The total duration of both trails is approx. 7.30’ hours and there are uphill and downhill sections, inside wonderful pine tree forests. The best way to enjoy the area is to take part in a tour, organized by local mountain biking clubs.
We advise you to check regularly our ‘Schools / Clubs’ section, in order to get in contact with nearby mountain biking clubs, that will accompany you safely, while practicing this activity. We also suggest that you visit our ‘Equipment Shops’ section, in order to to locate nearby shops that will provide you with the necessary technical equipment. Furthermore, we highly recommend you to visit our ‘Accommodation’ section, for nearby accommodation arrangements.