DISCOVER CRETE: THE TOUR OF CRETE
Welcome to Crete, the largest, most captivating, historic island of Greece!
A rugged island of craggy mountains and deep, green valleys studded with millions of olive trees, situated in the Mediterranean midway between Greece and Africa, the Middle East and Italy.
Why over 4 million visitors per year arrive to discover Crete
Crete may be an island, but it’s not an ordinary one. It is 260km long and 60km wide, dominated by four mountain ranges. The Ida Massif, rising to a height of 2,456 m, is at its center. Because of the island’s strategic geographical location, Crete has been the focus of heavy contention throughout history.
The Tour was open for everyone: semi-professional cyclists, amateur champions, cycling lovers who are focused on training, but also beginners who want to step up to the challenge. All kinds of riders at this cyclosportive were there. There was no selection according to ability or performance level. However, in order to participate, it was essential to have prepared accordingly in advance. This was indeed a challenging cyclosportive which required proper training in order to handle the physically demanding terrain. Furthermore, bikers with special needs took part in the event.
The Tour consisted of 7 individual stages, in which every peloton had been challenged as they visited captivating gorges, rode up massive mountains and flowed through cascading valleys.