Halde Haniel in Bottrop, the second highest mining heap in the Ruhr area, just behind the heap Oberscholven, lies at about 128 m/419 ft above sea level in the vicinity of Oberhausen, offering some thrilling opportunities for practicing extreme sports.
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Mountain Biking in Steni Village Trail, Euboea, Central Greece Region Greece
With easy and fast access from Athens by car, train or bus over Chalkida bridge, connecting the Greek mainland with Euboea’s island, along with the combination of fantastic mountainous landscapes with incredible white sand beaches, Euboea is an ideal destination for all kinds of adventure holidays, all year round.
Steni is a mountainous village, situated on the foothills of Dirfis Mountain, stands at 1745 m/5725 ft high. Once you enter the village, you will be overwhelmed by the smell of the fresh mountain air and the sounds of the running water. One of the best ways to discover the area is to arrange an organized mountain bike tour that will introduce you to the wild side of Euboea.
The trail starts from within the village and takes you at the foot of the mountain. It starts off with a steep decline and finishes with a fun and exciting alpine decent, through rivers and dense forest. As you bike along the trail, you can admire breathtaking views of the cone shaped mountain and the great Dirfis forest, dominated by pine trees, oak and chestnuts.
The length of the trail is 27 km/16.7 mi long and it takes about seven hours to cover its length. It is suitable for bikers of all skill levels, however, a good physical condition is important. The beast season for this ride extends from early spring to late fall, when you can enjoy the blooming nature and the warm Mediterranean climate. Let your experienced guides lead you safely on a mountain bike adventure and allow yourself to enjoy a unique ride around Euboea’s tallest mountain.