31 March 2019 (All day) to 07 April 2019 (All day)

Trail building week Thessaloniki

Do you like Greece? Do you love sports, maybe even mountain biking and hiking? Do you like to support a good cause, but would like to see or experience an effect immediately? Do you have any experience in trail construction or landscaping tools? Are you a person of actionand a team player? If you are able to answer all or only one of these questions above with yes, then continue reading about Aegean Trails. Join us, help us! Be part of a vision is growing rapidly and shows real European spirit. 

Why Thessaloniki?

The Greek Aegean Islands and the nearby Greek mainland have the best conditions to become a true mountain bike & hiking paradise in the near future, only the trail network and the interaction between the individual Aegean regions needs improvement. In order to reach our goals we welcome any form of support, because it is no secret that planned trail construction in accordance with international standards and the international promotion of the Aegean as bike region are both very expensive.

After two successful trail building weeks on the Dodecanese Islands in 2017 and 2018 (Kos, Leros, Patmos, Nisyros) we are now changing the location in order to spread the scope of the Aegean Trails project. Thessaloniki and its surroundings are the best choice for the Aegean Trails Construction Week 2019 for several reasons:

a) Surrounding the second largest city in Greece, there are large forest areas and mountain landscapes with an existing, well-thought trail network that can easily be developed and optimized.

b) There is already a very active local MTB community, meaning a local base with love and enthusiasm for the mountain bike sport which is essential for the success of the project.

c) With our Aegean Trails partner, Outline Tourism, we have a well-organized local tourism partner who will use newly built trails for touristic purposes and can support the trail building week with great knowledge and contacts.

d) The city of Thessaloniki is already an attractive travel destination, but in combination with excursions to destinations such as Mt. Olympus or Mt. Velvedos and Meteora, it can grow into a fantastic mountain bike destination, which is easy to promote due to its natural and cultural highlights. 

Interested to join this week as volunteer? For further inquiries, send an email to 

For more information about the project, click here. For donations or sponsorship, please take a look at this brochure