XTERRA is the worlds premier off-road multisport event. An extreme competition, the XTERRA format combines swimming with mountain biking and trail running. It has been described as one part triathlon, one part mountain bike race, and one part survival of the fittest.
The typical distances are a 1.5k swim, 30k mountain bike, and 10k trail run. Courses are designed to have top pros finish in roughly two-and-a-half hours. Generally the swim comprises 10% of the total race time, the mountain bike 65%, and the run 25%.
Swim 1.5km (2 loops of 750m) Bike 30km (2 loops of 15km) Run 10km (2 rounds of 5km)
The famous Lake Plastira, located in the Prefecture of Karditsa, has been named after Nikolaos Plastiras, a former Prime Minister of Greece. It is situated 30 Km west of Karditsa town and its 340 km from Athens airport, 230 km from Thessaloniki airport and 130km from Volos airport. The lake is actually man made; The huge arch-shaped dam 83 m high and some 200m in length, created a reservoir and this artificial lake.
- The picturesque Lake Plastira in the Agrafa Mountains has brought prestige and fame not only to Karditsa region but to all of Greece too. Villages like Mesenikolas, Morfovouni, Kerasia, Kalyvia Pezoula, Neraida, Belokomitis, Kastania, Lambero and others surrounding the lake, are truly enchanting because of the splendid view and sylvan backdrop.
Lake Plastira is magical with verdant woods comprising of oak, plane and chestnut trees and abundant flowing water. It is an ideal place for romantic holidays and a favorite honeymoon location. It is a beautiful place offering opportunity for action-packed holidays with diverse activities such as horse riding, mountain-biking, canoeing, boating, rambling, rafting etc.
It is an ideal choice for nature lovers and religious tourists as there are numerous churches and monasteries in the region - the most awe-inspiring of these being the Meteora monasteries atop the rock towers. It is not very far from Lake Plastira.