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dkissonas 20 Apr 2012 13:47

HU Greece 2012 Travellers Meeting, July 26-29
Welcome to the 1st Horizons Unlimited travellers meeting in Greece!

Please have a look at the meeting's Registration page where a great effort has been made to cover as much possible information, aspects or other enquiries.

Should you by chance have a question not clearly answered at the meeting's page, please feel free to contact for further clarification.

The same goes with any other kind of information that you may need in respect of travelling to and from the meeting, suggested places that you may combine with it or just seeking information on the Greek context.

We are very much looking forward to seeing you at the meeting this year.

Until then, have pleasant and, above all, safe rides.


Mehmet Zeki Avar 20 Apr 2012 14:45

where will this great meeting be komşi...

dkissonas 20 Apr 2012 16:16

Hi there from our brotherred Istanbul!

The meeting will be held at the "Mountain Cabin Pramanton" on Tzoumerka Mountain (GPS Coordinates: N 39° 30' 31.32" E 21° 7' 28.92") July 26-29.

Food and accommodation will be available. Details and registration to come soon, so keep an eye in the next few day to the meetings' page on the HU.

Hope to see you at the meeting.


RTWbyBIKE.com 21 Apr 2012 05:55

If you go there take the "old" highway, its absolutely FUNtastic! The new one is good because all the trucks go this way now and the old road has some stunning views.

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Panoramio - Untitled photo

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Gallos 21 Apr 2012 11:06


Originally Posted by istanbul bisiklet motosiklet (Post 376177)
where will this great meeting be komşi...

Here is the route Istanbul/Επαρχία Κωνσταντινούπολης, Τουρκία προς Τζουμέρκων, Ελλάς - Χάρτες Google

If you plan to join the meeting, let us know to suggest you a much more beautiful country road... Also you have to brink us Gaziantep and Bakavla...

Cheers form a Butala :)))

Bertrand 21 Apr 2012 14:35

Fabulous roads up there especially a little further north around Metsovo where there are some delicious cutlets!
Nice village too

dkissonas 22 Apr 2012 08:07

Indeed, Bertrand, access to the meeting via Metsovo-Haliki-Kalarrytes-Pramanta is the best route for those coming along Egnatia road from the east, in both distance and scenicness. The problem is that most GPS's do not have it because although most of it is paved, there is still part of it that remains dirt road.

In general, many roads in the area, even if they charterred, become damaged over the winter and the one proposed on the meeting's announcement page is the one that remains open throughout the year.

By the way, the meeting's page is now live!

bushman_uk 22 Apr 2012 09:31

Now there's an idea !!!! We are going to the German hubb meeting and from there down around the Balkans.
Never ever been to Greece, so this could be a good opportunity to pay a visit to your wonderfull country .
Keep us informed , how many places will there be ?
Sounds good sitting in the sun, good wine and food and talking to like minded souls, nothing is better than that !!!

dkissonas 22 Apr 2012 10:09

Hi there, Bushman,

The location is Tzoumerka Mountain in NW Greece, so good you didn't mention, along with the sun (yes, there will be) the wine (yes, there will be), the deep blue warm sea (no, there won't be, unless you ride for 3 hours...).

Instead, the closest to that is crystal clear waters from freshly melting snow, but then when it's 40 degrees centigrade outside it makes it such a challenge!

Hope to see you there and have a nice, and above all, safe ride down Europe.

dkissonas 29 Apr 2012 20:46

Dear Bertrand,

What I meant is that on the one hand there is a very widespread network of dirtroads that most GPSs don't have at all and, on the other hand, some of the roads that GPSs do have, even further show some of them as paved roads, they may be totally impassable because of the severe winter.

Even those routes that we have suggested on the meeting's announcement to be proposed ride-outs, we will be checking a few days before because, as expected, we wouldn't had chosen the ordinary roads that link villages, but those who are best passable, though without lacking any scenicness.

Of course, for hard core offroaders, we already have in mind a few to suggest but they may very well have not been riden or driven in years and, further to this, in a most unfortunate occasion help might be difficult to get there, let alone organise a numerous convoy. Come and we'll sort it out.


prodigy_gr 16 May 2012 12:21

στην φορμα εγγραφης πως μπορω να βαλω και τον συνεπιβατη μαζι μου? μονο σε ενα ατομο αναφερετε η φορμα? πρεπει να κανω αλλο λογαριασμο για την παρεα μου? γιατι θα ερθω "διπλος"!

Gallos 16 May 2012 12:27


δεν χρειάζεται λογαριασμός και για τον συνεπιβάτη, απλά συμπληρώνεις την φόρμα για τον καθένα ξεχωριστά..

Bertrand 24 May 2012 19:28

Burning Question : where to find good lamb Kleftiko ??
last trip to Greece I failed miserably to find any.
and can you please translate Gallos & nProdigy_GR posts? thanks !

dkissonas 24 May 2012 20:32

Hi there, Bertrand. How's the bike restoration going? Did you manage to fix the worn threads? "Kleftiko" has indeed become rare mostly because it needs hours to cook, in contrast to barbeque, and tavernas prefer nowadays to provide quickly made food. I'll ask in the village if anyone makes it now and then and I'll let you know, I myself haven't had it in years and have missed it!

Prodigy was just asking where on the registration form to put the name of his fellow passenger and Gallos informed him that everyone registers separately.


BoRaBoRa 25 May 2012 20:55

nice event, i wish to be there,
Meteora MUST be visited also :)

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