We are at Kalampaka that constitutes the city-gate of the huge stone complex of Meteora.The first visit is the hovering Monastery of «AgiosStefanos ». From there the cycling tour begins in a downhill route with a direction to the monastery «Big Meteoro» and then to the monastery «Varlaam».
The masterpiece of the nature spreads before our eyes. The holy place constitutes a breath taking spectacle!
We continue our cycling descent and arrive to Kastraki. It nestles between the rocks and it is the most beautiful village in the area and the base of operations for the climbers. Then we move to a special location to get to know the custom of Ai GiorgisMantilas by a certified trainer. Optionally those who wish to get to know the sport of climbing on the holy rocks, something very popular in the area attracting the specialist athletes and amateurs from all over the world, can give it a try on the marked beginners’ routes. In parallel with this action, for children aged 15-18 years old, cycling exercises and drills can take place.
The excursion ends at the Central Square of Kalampaka. A stop for coffee or a sweet follows and a free tour to the traditional local shops of the area.
Then, we visit with our bicycles the Natural History Museum and the Mushroom Museum.
The excursion is concluded with commemorative photos and greetings.
Beginners’ climbing route 10euros/person
Lunch at a traditional tavern 10euros/person
The ticket for the Museums are included in the price.
Duration: ~7 hours
Difficulty Level: Easy
Meeting Point: Central Square of Kalabaka
Start: Monastery of Agios Stefanos
Finish: Central Square of Kalabaka
Suitable for: participants ages older than 18 years old with moderate level of fitness
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