Finding opportunities for an active vacation in Asprovalta and Nea Vrasna, which are known for their family oriented vacations, isn’t difficult at all. All you have to do is turn your gaze toward nearby mountains and valleys, and a bunch of attractions you can tour on foot or bike will pop-up. Some of the best hiking and biking paths you can find in the vicinity of Nea Vrasna and Asprovalta are Makedonika Tempi and the Mount Kerdyllia.
How To Spend An Active Vacation
Makedonika Tempi proves to be a natural resort, featuring a wide diversity of herbal and animal species. Presence of around 90 bird species, which can be seen during the hiking tour, had secured for the Makedonika Tempi “Important Area for Birds” status. Among other species, you can observe magpies, redbreasts, owls and hawks.
As you follow the hiking trails, you are sure to recognize diverse tree varieties, among which elms, limes and willow trees are most dominant. Various bushes and interesting clambering plants (like ivy) are present, too.
The Mount Kerdyllia assumes the dominating position over Asprovalta and Nea Vrasna, offering exceptional panoramic views over the resort areas and the Strymonikos Gulf. As your hiking instinct takes you to various spots of this natural gem, you’ll discover springs, brooks and other natural creations concealed with fir, beech and pine trees. The Saint Georgios (St. George) Monastery, featuring the Byzantine style, is another worthy site that awaits hikers and bikers to discover. In its vicinity is a scout hut for all those in need of rest; using the accommodation is completely free.
A couple of engaging bike trails is available around Nea Vrasna and Asprovalta, some of which start and end in the resort areas’ centers. You can make your choice regarding distance and difficulty levels, but most of them are around 50 kilometers long. Ascents and descents range, in general, between 300 meters and 700 meters above sea level, and most paths gravitate to Olympiada settlement, to the south of Asprovalta and Nea Vrasna.
Besides hiking and biking, there are also paths for Enduro motorbikes around the Mount Kerdyllia.
Some Routes from O4 Trail ( info about O4 Trail )
Vrasna – Kerdilia
Distance: 21.5km Duration: 7 hours
Stavros – Kerdilia
Modi – Vrasna