Cycling in Thassos: The Ultimate MTB Thassos Guide with 10 Best MTB Routes and Local Tips!
Wondering where to go mountain biking in Thassos? Or looking for ideas for an excursion in nature? Either way, you’ll love these insider tips and routes for Thassos mtb. Get ready to uncover the most authentic and unspoiled part of Thassos at the comfort of your Mtb e-bike!
TOP 5 TIPS FOR MTB IN THASSOS
1. Avoid driving on the main roads.
Whenever I see a tourist bringing their mountain bike and cycling on the main roads, I wonder, “WHY???”. That is so wrong. Not only do you not fully enjoy the beauty of Thassos nature, but you also risk an accident with an ongoing car! Some may argue main roads are flatter. Sure, but if you want a flat route, don’t take a mountain bike. The word Mountain there is for a reason. Instead, take a race or tour bike.
2. Don’t look at the time or pace
Mountain biking in Thassos is not about exercising. At the most, that’s a welcoming byproduct. The highlight of Thassos mtb and the reason you go is no other than exploring its mountains. And exploration always goes hand in hand with observation, taking your time, and paying attention to the beauty all around. And believe me, there is much of it in the Thassos mountains.
3. Take it easy on the way down
Going down the mountain is one of the most thrilling and exciting parts of mountain biking. But, since you are in Thassos, why not appreciate and focus on the majestic surroundings instead? Grab those descending opportunities and go easy, with brakes full on. It won’t only be safer, but you will also better enjoy the landscape.
4. Wear long sleeves
Riding a bike can get so exciting that you may forget to put on enough sunscreen. And then you run the risk of getting sunburnt. So, be wise and wear long sleeves. I’ve found dry-fit clothes work the best. Plus, you won’t have to worry about getting scratches from any tree branches that may be on your way.
5. Rent an electric mountain bike in Thassos!
If there is one argument against mountain biking, that is it can be tiring, at least on the way up. However, don’t let that discourage you. Act smart and rent an e-mountain bike instead! The extra push it gives you as you ascend cliffs and dirt roads will be so rewarding that you will never want to switch back to conventional bikes.
Now that you got the basics covered, here are ten of the most unique cycling routes in the mountains of Thassos! Ranking from the easiest to the most difficult, these ten mtb routes have something for everyone. Let’s dive right in!
10 BEST MTB ROUTES IN THASSOS
Skala Kallirachi MTB Loop 11km
Paradise Beach MTB Route 10km
Another easy Thassos mtb route starts from Paradise Beach and continues south until the hill above Agios Ioannis Beach. The first path of the journey may be on the main road, but it will be almost as scenic as the mountain routes of Thassos. This southeast part of Thassos is the most unspoiled.
Golden Beach MTB Loop 12km
This 12-kilometer Thassos Mtb route starts on the northern side of Golden Beach, in the area also known as Skala Panagia. From here, you will follow a scenic dirt road that leads to the mountain village of Panagia.
From Panagia, you will follow the main road to Potamia, another picturesque village in the area. Along the way, you will enjoy the panoramic views over Golden Beach bay below you. Finally, you will descend to sea level through a local olive grove near Skala Panagia.
Kallirachi MTB Loop 14km
Panteleimon MTB Loop 18km
Maries MTB Loop 22km
La Skala MTB Loop 20km
Limenas MTB Loop 26km
Another beautiful yet challenging mtb Thassos route is the path that takes you from Limenas to Panagia through the hills surrounding Limenas. Although not easy, there is nothing like cycling while having the entire settlement of cosmopolitan Limenas on your feet.
Maries to Ipsario MTB 15km one-way
Inner Circle of Thassos Mountain from Kallirachi 47km MTB
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