Mountain Biking in Mount Olympus, Pieria, Thessaly Region Greece

Skill Level:
3-4 Hrs
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.

This region is definitely a superb tourist destination, offering visitors exceptional landscapes views and unforgettable experiences to those seeking adventure. The location provides many activities in nature, including skiing, mountaineering, hiking and mountain biking. There are numerous routes to choose from, depending on your skill level and desire for adrenaline rush. From easy crossings for those without prior experience, to more exciting trails for the more experienced bikers.

You have the opportunity to pass by beautiful traditional villages, explore amazing chestnut, fir and oak forests and admire stunning views of the Aegean sea and the main peak of Olympus, as you climb up. This thrilling activity lasts about 3-4 hours and can be performed at almost any time of the year. Keep in mind that, as you ascent higher on the mountain, the weather conditions are rougher with temperatures that range from -10°C/14°F  to 20°C/ 68°F in winter, while in summer months the temperature ranges from 0°C/32°F to 20°C/ 68°F. Last but not least, there are companies with qualified instructors that organize tours to Mount Olympus.