Bike and hike to Kastro 2219m from Anopoli Share and discuss the many routes and paths in the mountains, along the coast, and on the plains of Sfakia. Post your walk description, add photos, and discuss safety. Use information at your own risk.

Roland
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Bike and hike to Kastro 2219m from Anopoli

by Roland » 09 May 2019, 04:22

Yesterday I biked from Anopoli to Skafidakia, altitude about 1250m, near Kefala.There I left my mountainbike and hiked northwards up to Kastro in my trailrunning shoes. No problem to avoid the snowfields by going sometimes left, sometimes right. After three and a half hour I stood on top of Kastro. Blue sky and clouds, almost no wind. For the descent I chose the East-face direction Niato - nice surfing in the snow, like on skis almost. Because of fog, that arouse immediately, it was not that easy to get the orientation. Via Trikoukia and Kali Lakkoi I got to my bike again (the last part of the path is strenuous - hard to find the right way). Conditions in the White Mountains are in my opinion excellent, if you are experienced in walking on snow - instead of loose rocks there are nice snowfields, and you do not sink in in the snow. For steeper slopes it is recommended to take a light ice-axe with you for security. I will for sure climb some other peaks of the Levka Ori in the next days.
Truck-Transport from Anopoli direction Roussies-Pachnes: At an altitude of about 1500m, cars are blocked because of snow in the curves above Agathopi.
By the way: Here a relive-film that was made of my ascent of Kastro: https://www.relive.cc/view/rt10005073413 - open this page and then click the orange square to watch it...
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Jean
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Re: Bike and hike to Kastro 2219m from Anopoli

by Jean » 09 May 2019, 05:01

Wow, Roland, you are really into extreme sports! After reading your posting about paragliding down to Sweetwater Beach last autumn, and now this biking/hiking/skiing expedition with fabulous photographs, we wonder what you will do next!

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