Tuesday 18 April 2017

Ride from Eleonas Country Village to Techniti Limni Faneromenis Reservoir, Crete

This pleasant 25km round trip is probably best undertaken on a mountain bike or a hybrid, as the rubble-strewn roads get pretty rough in places. The cruise down through Zaros is easy enough, but some of the views of the reservoir are marred by the mesh fence around its perimeter and there are sections of plastic black piping everywhere you look. Still, the countryside can be lush, the road follows a stream and you might see a well-drilled sheepdog in action. The climb back will have your legs pumping, but it isn't too challenging.