Rodopi's Western part is the largest and by far the most wild area of the mountain range. The unique Virgin Forest of Frakto, Elatia Forest, Silver Birch Forest, North Greece's longest footpath into the wild, the famous Stravorema with it's flat meanders, hundreds of mushroom species and more can be found here. Rodopi's highest peak at 1950m, Thermia hotsprings and numerous old stone bridges. The famous VFT Running Contest runs through West Rodopi, of which the longest route stretches out to 160km in the wild!
Hotel Elatia. Located in the Forest of Elatia, where a proper asphalt road leads, is the fastest access to the vast area of Elatia and the Birch Forest. In summer 2014 the hotel was not operating, however we've been told that it might function again. Pay them a call at +30 25210 91300-301. www.elatiahotel.gr.
North Star Enduro Touring. This team organizes enduro rides in the wild, ranging from easy riding up to "madness" extreme riding levels. +30 6937014584, www.enduro-touring.gr.