We were waiting this kind of opportunity for a long time. February didn’t help at this at all.It’s worth mentioning that a few kilometers outside the capital’s limits, we could still see snow everywhere!
The optimistic weather forecasts were the main cause for our trip. The big participation was the confirmation for the strong wish that everybody had: 12 motorcycles – 15 people. On this specific tour we had the chance to travel along with the 2 newer members: Panagiotis T. (Suzuki V-Strom 650) and Panagiotis K. (Yamaha TDM900) as also with Eirini, who joined us as a copilot. Along with those, we had the joy to have also some friends of the club: Ploutonas and Stavros (with their Yamaha TDM900), Thanassis (Yamaha Fazer 1000) and Efthimis (Kawasaki GTR1400).
The meeting point was at the tolls of Elefsina while the weather was showing us his best moods. It’s worth mentioning that the “motorcycle movement” of the people of the capital was great… In our driving tour up to Patra, we met plenty of motorcycle clubs traveling to any direction possible!
Crossing approximately 200 km, we passed the bridge of Rio – Antirrio and headed to Nafpaktos. The beautiful and scenic small port of Nafpaktos was our first stop for a morning coffee. Being full of crowd, it kind of reminded us a motorcycle gathering! Accidentally, we’ve met some friends from Kalamata and Arta there. Without yet satisfying our need for sun after almost 2 hours, we departed, heading for Galaxidi (90 km).
I think that this specific route (Nafpaktos – Galaxidi) is one of the most beautiful routes for motorcyclists and not only… The continuous convenient turns, the relatively good asphalt condition and the magnificent scenery right next to the sea are only a few of the main characteristics of this really enjoyable route. Reaching Galaxidi, I believe that there were many of us wanted to go back to Nafpaktos and do this part again… we suggest it to anyone, unconditionally.
The small and beautiful Galaxidi was the destination for our lunch. Luckily, considering the fact that the place was also full of crowd, we found an attractive tavern. Time flied really fast, with lots of talking and jokes, while at the same time we had the opportunity to talk closer with the new members of the club.
Around 4 pm we decided to leave Galaxidi and head for the city of Livadeia. The tour up to there was very interesting, mainly up to Distomo, which actually is a continuity of the abovementioned route. A few hundreds of meters outside Livadeia, some people from the group decided to head back to Athens, while the rest of us decided to go to the historical city’s centre – with the famous waterfalls – to enjoy our last coffee of the journey..
Approximately at 7 pm, we decided to get back to Athens, through Orxomenos (130 km), setting a meeting for our next tour the soonest possible…