Rethymno - Arkadi
Advanced 47 klm. / Road & Mountain Bicycle
From Rethymno, taking the Old National Road, the route leads to touristic village of Platania and from there to Adele where it forks off towards Agia Triada. The road from here climbs up southwards towards Charkia and Kavousi through an impressive and wild, rocky landscape. Just before Arkadi, the road branches to the right towards Thronos of Amari, another beautiful route, while to the left, it leads to the famous historical Monastery through a forest of large pine trees. It then descends towards Amnatos and Kyrianna, villages with Venetian manors, and reaches Rethymno again, having first passed through the villages of Loutra, Pigi and Adele.
Arkadi, watercolour of Edward Lear