North Sporades

by Stoyan Haralampiev

1347km in 9 days · 618 views

Day 1, Saturday, August 20

217km in 3h · 47km/h
  • Traveled 3km in 3min
  • 10:54 Stop for 8min
  • Traveled 134km in 1h 34min
  • 12:37 2min Looking for "Chatyma" on the map, a place at one side of Beglika dam in the Rhodopi
  • Traveled 8km in 9min
  • 12:49 59min Having lunch at a small restaurant
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  • 13:56 6min An airplane on the road - but why not ?
  • Traveled 26km in 32min
  • 14:35 Stop for 5min
  • Traveled 547m in 1min
  • 14:41 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 11km in 18min
  • 15:03 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 12km in 14min
  • 15:20 6min Dospat dam in Rhodopi mountains
  • Traveled 9km in 15min
  • 15:42 Stop for 14min
  • Traveled 2km in 2min
  • 16:00 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 5km in 6min
  • 16:09 18h 00min Decided to stay at Dospat and accidentally got into the local annual gathering

Day 2, Sunday, August 21

446km in 5h · 62km/h
  • Traveled 49km in 45min
  • 10:55 37min Fuel, coffee and a short discussion on possible routes for the day
  • Traveled 207m in 31s
  • 11:33 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 14km in 9min
  • 11:44 Stop for 4min
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  • Traveled 16km in 9min
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  • Traveled 53km in 55min
  • 13:01 46min Tasty gyros and a good place to figure out the direction for our holiday
  • Traveled 151km in 1h 25min
  • 15:12 17min Loaded up with fuel and talked with the guy at the gas station for some bike roads towards Volos. Unfortunately highway is the only option.
  • Traveled 996m in 2min
  • 15:33 Stop for 4min
  • Traveled 65km in 44min
  • 16:23 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 95km in 1h 08min
  • 17:33 Stop for 5min
  • Traveled 621m in 2min
  • 17:41 Stop for 4min
  • Traveled 1km in 1min
  • 17:47 3d 21h Kala Nera which means "Good water" in Greek. The first family run hotel turned out to be the right one for us. A tiny village with nice places to eat and wonderful beaches 1 - 30 km away.

Day 3, Monday, August 22

Day 4, Tuesday, August 23

Day 5, Wednesday, August 24

Day 6, Thursday, August 25

36km in 1h · 29km/h
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  • 14:58 Stop for 4min
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  • 15:05 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 10km in 14min
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  • Traveled 2km in 5min
  • 15:37 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 865m in 3min
  • 15:44 1h 12min Kastro, one of the cool beaches on Skiathos. Turns out most Greek islands are slowly getting their infrastructure built and you have to ride a lot of light - medium offroad to get to the most beautiful places.
  • Traveled 989m in 2min
  • 16:59 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 17km in 23min
  • 17:26 9h 36min A nice little hotel with a pool bar. There were two guys at the bar - a motorcycle rider and a diver. We had a lovely time including a traditional Greek evening with home-made food and some Greek dances.

Day 7, Friday, August 26

14km in 1h · 17km/h
  • Traveled 0m in 0s
  • 03:03 Stop for 8h 37min
  • Traveled 7km in 15min
  • 11:56 1h 50min Elias Bay
  • Traveled 934m in 4min
  • 13:51 1h 02min Mandraki
  • Traveled 800m in 2min
  • 14:56 2min Those inspiring views!
  • Traveled 5km in 9min
  • 15:07 11h 20min Last day on the island :)
  • Traveled 1m in 1s
  • 02:28 Stop for 43min

Day 8, Saturday, August 27

458km in 6h · 56km/h
  • Traveled 0m in 0s
  • 03:12 Stop for 3h 59min
  • Traveled 11km in 11min
  • 07:23 3h 26min On our way back to mainland
  • Traveled 558m in 2min
  • 10:53 48min Gyros - again! Those undulating movements on the ferry really make you hungry.
  • Traveled 150km in 1h 40min
  • 13:22 39min Refueling and looking at the seaside nearby. Why not have a quick swim and spend some time on the beach before riding away? :)
  • Traveled 2km in 3min
  • 14:05 2h 38min And so we did... an incognito beach with a nice bar and some inspiring music. Just what a motorcycle traveler needs in the middle of a long ride :)
  • Traveled 70km in 39min
  • 17:23 Stop for 8min
  • Traveled 95km in 53min
  • 18:25 Stop for 2min
  • Traveled 3km in 5min
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  • Traveled 15km in 17min
  • 18:53 Stop for 3min
  • Traveled 69km in 1h 04min
  • 20:02 15min Lukoil gas station in Goce Delchev
  • Traveled 42km in 33min
  • 20:51 14h 39min Guest-house "Gyrbevi", our usual hosts in this area

Day 9, Sunday, August 28

176km in 2h · 71km/h
  • Traveled 151km in 1h 45min
  • 13:16 Stop for 19min
  • Traveled 13km in 13min
  • 13:49 Stop for 9min
  • Traveled 12km in 10min
  • 14:09 Stop for 9min

Legend

  • Hotel 7
  • Beach 5
  • Photos 4
  • Gas station 4
  • Restaurant 3
  • Ferry 1