Mount Olympus is the highest mountain in Greece, known worldwide for its mythological importance, as according to the religion of the ancient Greeks, the 12 "Olympian" gods lived there. Located in Pieria region, on the borders of Macedonia and Thessaly, this incredible mountainous massif has a number of peaks with the highest of all, called Mytikas, reaching a top elevation of 9573 ft / 2918 m and is surrounded by deep gorges and areas of outstanding biodiversity.
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Mountain Biking in Candanchu, Huesca, Aragon Spain
The area offers many mountain bike trails of various lengths, through beautiful scenery, both for beginner and experienced riders.
One of the main tracks is a circular trail that starts at Candanchu at 1500 m (4921 ft) and takes you through Ibon Escalar, La Raca and Descenso Ruso. The cumulative elevation is at 1100 m (3608 ft) with the highest point at 2270 m (7447 ft) and the lowest at 1387 m (4550 ft), and the length of the trail is 32 km/19.8 mi.
There are other trails that take you through the nearby ski resort of Astun or deep into the French Pyrenees Mountains. As for the more adventurous bikers, they can even try the long tracks of over 100 km/62 mi, starting at Candanchu and reaching the towns of Sanguesa or Puente la Reina.
The best time of the year to visit is during the summer months, June to September, as this is the only time where most trails are clear of snow and ice. There are training professionals that know the area very well, offering family or group trips to the natural environment of Candanchu. Bring your own equipment or rent everything you need from nearby stores.