CI-1 Approach of the White Mountains

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Strati - Kamaria - Souyia   Grade: *   Total Distance: 19.7 km.

This route starts in the tiny mountain village of Strati. A short climb leads to Temenia, a natural thermal spa and producer of mineral water, and the beautiful church of Sotirou Christou. Cycle on to the pretty villages of Maza and Kamaria. Then  make the impressive descent into the Irini valley with spectacular views of the White Mountains. Finish your tour at the boulevard of pretty Souyia, where you board the ferry back to Paleochora.

Booking fee € 6.00, which includes a map, route description and GPS track, plus € 27.00 pp. for the transfer per minibus to the start of the tour and the ticket for the ferry from Souyia to Paleochora for you and your bike. Book and pay in our office at the Kontekaki Street (next to the Chania Bank) in Paleochora.

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Highlights

Grade: *

Length: 22.3 km.

Duration: 1.5 - 2.0 hrs. + ferry Souyia-Paleochora

Transfer: Paleochora-Strati at 680 m. altitude, and the ferry Souyia-Paleochora

Classification: easy, mostly descending

Total ascent: 230 m.  Total descent: 900 m.

Highlights:

  • visit the attractive spa-village of Temenia
  • charming Byzantine church of Agiou Sotirou in Temenia
  • spectacular descent in into the Irini valley
  • wonderful views to the massive White Mountains
  • finish at the attractive boulevard of charming Souyia 
  • catch the ferry back to Paleochora

Included:

  • transfer and bike transport from Paleochora-Strati
  • ferry ticket
  • route description and map
  • GPS-track

Route

  1. Strati
  2. Souyia harbour
  3. Souyia harbour
  4. Paleochora
  5. Paleochora