An e-bike ride through Deliana gorge from Kissamos.
A scenic, circular route through one of the easiest gorges in West Crete
Destination: Deliana gorge
Date: Saturday 13th April, 9am
Meeting point: Venizelos square, Kissamos
Estimated time: 3h on the bike, 4:30h total
Route: Malathiros, Mesavlia, Deliana, Plakalona, Drapania
Break: Deliana gorge
Estimated difficulty level: 3/5
Deliana e-bike ride programme:
Start from Kastelli at 9am.
Ride 1½ hour in the back country, on paved roads, through small villages to Deliana gorge
Admire the vultures on the cliffs
Stop for a drink at the taverna in Deliana
Ride 1½ hour back to Kissamos along the scenic route
Be back for about 2pm
Warning: the passage through the gorge might not be open after the winter storms, and we might have to turn back at some point. The distance and difficulty would be about the same. This is part of the adventure!
This route has easy terrain, but it is a fair distance and it involves a few hours of cycling.
We will be cycling almost exclusively on paved road, only the gorge section is a wide off-road track, not especially steep, at least that’s what it used to be like. Some sections of the roads have a good slope, that’s where the electric motor will be most needed.