North West is a province in the northern part of South Africa, on the Botswana border and fringed by Kalahari desert to the west, Gauteng province to the east and Free State to the South. Home to the Sun City, it attracts both locals and tourists all year round and has a great deal to offer. It is peaceful and offers a sunny climate all year through, making for a most rewarding holiday experience.
- ABOUT THE SPOT
Mountain Biking in Afrati, Euboea, Central Greece Region Greece
The spot shares a privileged location, where sun gives its best sunshine. The olive trees, the vineyard and the fruit trees represent village’s guards. Afrati is located at only 8.3 km /5.16 mi from Chalkida, the main town of Euboea island. It’s well known for the strange phenomenon, that take place in the bridge of Evripos.
The direction of the water changes every six hours, with an intermediate stagnation for one hour. The bridge opens up when the water of tide brings the water upstream. Inside the old bridge, there is a nice cafeteria, where you can enjoy a cup of coffee and enjoy the view.
For those, who better prefer a mountain bike adventure than a cup of coffee, then Afrati is the right place. You can explore the forest, clean up your mind and enjoy the route. There is a XC ‘point to point’ route, where mountain bike races take place. The free riders, can start their adventure trip from the bridge of Afrati, following the ground street, parallel of Lila’s riverbed. The termination of the route is in Lefko, where you can find the facilities of an old mine. The total length of the route is 20 km /12.44 mi long and the altitude is from 31 to 443 m /11.68 to 1453.04 ft. The altitude difference of the ascent is 478 m (1567 ft) and for the descent is 477 m (1564 ft).
In case you need an expert near the spot, you can find a mountain bike school. Trained staff love nature as much as you do, and they can give you the opportunity to feel the passion, the adrenaline and the mystery of the mountain. Last, but not least, near Afrati you can find lovely accommodation options, restaurants and coffee shops, where you can spend your free time with your friends and family.