Mountain Bike Tihiorace - Short race 16Km, 520m positive altitude (09/04/2023)
After the great success of TIHIO MTB RACE 2019 and the welcome it received from mountain biking fans, the event returns in 2020, on the familiar routes of Tihiorace, and on new, beautiful trails with the same quality you have learned to expect from Tihiorace events. We have increased the distance and made the route more technical (though not especially difficult), adding 2 km of trail!
ROUTE DESCRIPTION: 16 km - 520 m ascent
Route difficulty: MEDIUM with respect to technical difficulty, and DEMANDING with respect to its uphill sections (for amateur mountain bikers).
A few metres after the asphalt start, you will enter an uphill forest road, with an average include of 6%, for about 4 km. You will then continue onto a small forest road, which is flat for almost 1 km, followed by a slightly downhill section; after this, you will start moving uphill on a narrower road, with an average incline of 10% (15% max), which eventually becomes a trail, for a total of 1.2 km.
At this point, you are at an altitude of 1,100 m, with a view to Rio-Antirrio bridge. Moving along the ridge line, you will continue on the trail, which is largely downhill, with small, brief ascents. The remaining kilometres to the finish line are mainly downhill, on narrow or wider forest roads with small technical sections (water damage, loose stones, etc.). You will find the new section of trail at km 13, leading to the forest road that will take you to the finish line.
General characteristics of the routes: Forest roads, mainly narrow but in excellent condition, and uphill and downhill trails, also in good condition, with some hairpin bends and technical sections.