The Rodopi Avendurun 100 mile race takes place in the Rodopi mountains in northern Greece (Rhodope in Bulgaria). Considered a back-to-basics race, ROUT doesn’t run through populated areas full of spectators. A field of about 200 participants runs through near virgen forest. The mountains peak at just over 2,000m but the terrain is a beauty.
Visiting Rodopi Mountains:
The forest area is known for deep river gorges, large caves and specifically, nearby in southern Bulgaria, the Trigrad Gorge.
At the bottom of the Trigrad Gorge, the Devil’s Throat Cave is a popular destination. Legend is that angels who had shared forbidden knowledge with humanity were banished there.