MULTI- ACTIVE PROGRAM IN ZAGORI
An 8-day program that combines the thrill of a range of outdoor activities in the most beautiful natural scenery. Hiking in Vikos Gorge, the deepest canyon in the world with the rare fauna and flora, rafting in the emerald waters of Voidomatis River, biking along the picturesque villages of Central Zagori and unspoiled nature. A must-do program in a must-see destination!
DAY 1: ARRIVAL-TRANSPORTATION. Arrival in the airport and direct transportation at the hotel in Kipi. Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel in Kipi village, Zagori on a BB basis.
DAY 2: KIPI-KOUKOULI-DILOFO-VITSA. From Kipi we walk up the stairs of Koukouli and visit the center of this picturesque village. We continue towards the village of Dilofo where we shall visit the botanical museum. We will walk down into the Vikos Gorge again, and reach crossing the ?Misiou? bridge the old stairs of Vitsa that we will climb and reach the villages of Vitsa and Monodedri that are built just at the edge of the gorge. Transport back to Kipi. Dinner and overnight stay in Kipi. (Hiking duration: 5 hours, moderate hike 16 km).
DAY 3: AYGERINOS-KAPESOVO-KOUKOULI-KIPI. Its mountain-bike day and we begin our route by transfer to Vradeto village at 1.320m. We gear up and start our route towards Kapesovo village. The trail continues to a dust road to Koukouli and ends up in Kipi village. Dinner and overnight stay in Kipi. (Duration 2 hours, easy trail, elevation difference: 550m.)
DAY 4: VRADETO STAIRS - CANYONING. In the morning we take our climbing gear and with the instructors we are transferred to Vradeto village, the highest inhabited village of Zagori at 1.320m with undisrupted views of Vikos Gorge and the mountain range of Pindos. We hike for a short time towards the entrance of the small canyon that is situated next to the infamous Vradeto Stairs. With the assistance of the instructors we will start descending the canyon. After the activity is completed we will head back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Kipi. (Duration 3 hours, no difficulty or technical expertise).
DAY 5: ELATI-DIKORFO-RIZIANA-KIPI. After breakfast we transfer to the village of Elati where we take our bikes and gear and start today's route. We follow the main road towards Dikorfo village and before entering the settlement we use a dust road into a beautiful forest with amazing views of Tymfi and Vikos Gorge. We start descending towards Riziana village and we end up in Kipi. Dinner and overnight stay in Kipi. (Duration 2.30 hours, moderate trail, elevation difference: 150m.)
DAY 6: VIKOS GORGE. Transfer to the village of Monodendri in order to start the must-do hike of the area. We hike the old Vitsa stairs (17th century) into the Vikos ravine, a true wonder of nature that houses some of the rarest wild orchids of the Balkans. After 4 hours walk, we will reach the Voidomatis river springs, a great opportunity for swim for those who defy the cold waters of the river! The hike ends in the village of Vikos where we have the chance to admire the Gorge and the stone towers of Papingo. Return by mini bus back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight in Aristi village.
(Duration: 6 hours, moderate difficulty, elevation difference, 910m.).
DAY 7: RAFTING IN VOIDOMATIS RIVER. After breakfast we are transferred to Aristi village and from there we continue to Voidomatis River where we get basic instructions from professional guides on the maneuvers of the rafts and prepare for the ride. The route is enchanting in the cleanest and one of the most beautiful rivers in Europe. We finish the ride in the small waterfall in Kleidonia Bridge. (Duration, 2 hours, Difficulty easy, no technical expertise required). Return by mini bus to the hotel in Aristi. Farewell dinner.
DAY 8: DEPARTURE. Transfer to the airport. End of tour.
Trekking leader and professional instructors on every activity
Accommodation in traditional hotels on a BB basis.
All the equipment for the activities.
Combine a variety of activities in a breathtaking environment.
Explore the nature and the beauty of Vikos National Park.
Enjoy the traditional villages of Zagori with their stone architecture.
Difficulty: Moderate, no prior experience required for the activities