Cycling at the healing’s paths of Epidaurus

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Cycling at the healing’s paths of Epidaurus

Suggestion 1:

Brief description:

Our tour starts in front of the ancient theater of Epidaurus with the direction to Ligourio.
We cycle 5 km through olive fields in a dirt path and then 1km downhill to the main asphalt road.
After 10 min we meet in our left side the preserved ancient path. It welcomes us an inscription of the 3rd century BC, that exact copy has been hacked at the entrance of the reconstructed area and says to us:
‘This pathway traveler will leads you to the sanctuary of the God of healing”
We cycle through vegetation and pine trees and with the sound of stream and birds to accompany us.
In a few minutes we approach the river bed which in winter, autumn and spring time we will find water.

Continue on, the path goes uphill and we will see within the path the two ancient Herms and the preserved imprints of chariot lanes (armatrochies).
At the end of this preserved path will find a small picturesque chapel where ‘Pausanias has a story to tell us’.
We will cycle totally 1.800 m at the today’s survival ancient path which connected the sanctuary of ancient Epidaurus with the port of Epidaurus and also it was the only one ancient Mycenaean path which connected the argolic towns with the ancient port of Kechries of Saronic gulf.

Continue on, we cycle 6 km to provincial road with small ascent through olive fields.
During to those 6 km we see mysterious ruins, and a byzantine church. When we reach the Ligourio village, we can visit the ruins of one pyramid with panoramic view of the surrounding area. Our tour ends at the local olive oil company with olive oil tasting and mini buffet or in a traditional tavern with lunch.

Starting point: Ancient theater of Epidaurus
Ending point: Ligourio village
Distance : 15km
Visit period: All year
Hot spots: Ancient theater of Epidaurus, ancient path, preserved imprints of chariot lanes (armatrochies),  ancient Herms, inscription of the 3rd century BC, naturalist route through vegetation and stream, pyramid of Ligourio, mysterious ruins, byzantine churches.
Level: Easy
Elevation difference:
210 meters/688.8 ft
Included: Local, English speaking tour escort, bicycle rental, traditional snack, personal insurance, helmets, backpack (if necessary), photographs from the tour

 

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Suggestion 2:

Cycling to connect the two theaters of Epidaurus from the big one to the smaller one.

Our starting point is from the ancient theater of Epidaurus we follow the same route (suggestion 1) until the preserved ancient path and instead going to Ligourio village we cycle until the old city of Epidaurus reaching the small theater of Epidaurus which is located in the citadel of Ancient Epidaurus. It has a capacity of about 2000 seats, it was built in the 4th century BC in honour of Dionysus.
The majestic beach near to the theater with the underwater ruins of the Ancient port they are waiting for you to discover them with your googles.

Starting point: Ancient theater of Epidaurus
Ending point: Ligourio village
Distance : 27 km
Visit period: All year
Hot spots: Ancient theater of Epidaurus, ancient path, preserved imprints of chariot lanes (armatrochies), two ancient Herms, inscription of the 3rd century BC, naturalist route through vegetation and stream, pyramid of Ligourio, mysterious ruins, byzantine churches.
Level: Medium
Elevation difference:
340 meters/1115.2 ft
Book your seat, ask details via email: info@grecopaths.gr
Included: Local, English speaking tour escort, bicycle rental, traditional snack, personal insurance, helmets, backpack (if necessary), photographs from the tour

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Useful notes :
** All our bikes are new (2012, 2013  models) their type is mountain, most of them are IDEAL, disc brakes mechanical, 21 or 24 gears, adjustable suspension with lock-unlock system, two storeyed wheel rim, accessories SHIMANO, several sizes, jel-saddles, max number of bikes 30, on request 1 month earlier more than 30 bikes can be available.
** Please inform us if you don’t have a back pack
** Suitable clothing for the activity always according to the weather conditions
** We organize a small personal pharmacy staff if there is a specific personal medical history
** We are in good physical condition for the activity’s level we chose

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