Xanthi is a beautiful city in Thrace, Northeast Greece. The old town of Xanthi is known for its striking architecture including many Byzantine Greek churches, neoclassical mansions of Greek merchants from the 18th and 19th centuries and Ottoman-era mosques. It is the capital of the Xanthi regional unit of the administrative region of East Macedonia and Thrace.
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Mountain Biking in National Park Route, Torres del Paine, Magallanes Chile
Waterfalls and rivers, Magellanic sub-polar forests, pampas, mountains covered with permanent ice, granite peaks, meadows and glacier fed lakes await the outdoor adventurers to discover the wild and unique nature of Patagonia. Mountain biking the national park of Torres del Paine is one amazing adventure, perfect for bicycle enthusiasts.
The route will take you to some unbelievably unusual and remote parts of the park, through Paso Oggioni and the Silencio Valley and then onto the northern part, where only 5% of bikers visit this spot. It is best to book an organized tour if you are visiting for the first time. This journey is a combination of mountain biking with mountaineering. Due to the fact that there are sections where you have to carry your bicycle, go through rivers, climb hills and explore valleys through historic trails, once used by the Patagonian cowboys.
This ride will give you the opportunity to see Torres del Paine from a much different perspective. Biking there is certainly a one’s in a lifetime experience. The nature around you is overwhelming with outstanding ecosystems, different landscapes and rare flora and fauna, found nowhere else on the planet. In every step you take, the views of this dramatic land take your breath away. You can mountain bike the park all year round, but the best time to visit Torres del Paine is between November and February.
Be very well prepared in regards with gear, food and clothing because the weather is changeable and unpredictable with high winds, rain showers, long hot days during summer, snow and everything else you may think of. Wind proof layers are the key.
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