Rides bikes, paddles sea kayaks, takes pictures. Life on the road & my home in Cornwall.
I could quite happily have spent a week on the Lasithi Plateau… however with a flight on Wednesday it seemed like quite a good idea to arrive back in Heraklion (or rather the western beach suburb of Amoudara) on Tuesday afternoon leaving time for packing bikes, enjoying a post-ride beer etc… so that is where we are now, bikes are packed (something of a race against an approaching thunderstorm) and we can reflect on what has been a really great ride, albeit a short one. We only covered 460km, of which about 380km were offroad… but in that distance we climbed 9200m (30,000 ft). The variety of landscape in such a small area has been fantastic, the green valleys of the north coast, the arid south coast and the high mountain environments. Definitely coming back before too long to explore the trails out to the west of the island.
…and then rode off west in search of beer, food and digs in that order.
That’s it, cheers for reading. If you’re interested in heading this way there’ll probably be a post at the weekend on bikepacking in Crete in general with stuff like maps etc.