Trekking, Megalo Papigo, Zagori, Greece | שלושה ימי טיול רגלי מודרך באזורנו המדהים: ויקוס גורג (Vikos Gorge), "אגם הדרקון" (Dragon Lake) והכפר הנטוש קלדוניה (Kleidonia desserted village). לימודי קשתות, טיול שטח 4x4 וטיול רגלי ליער ואליה קלדה הבתולי (Valia Kalda Forest). 4 לילות (מתוכם אחד בבקתת וובוסה Vovousa refuge) הכוללים טיול רגלי, קשתות, לינה, ארוחות בוקר וארוחות קלות: 190 אירו לאדם.

Activities in the region of Zagori

If you are into extreme sports, try rafting, canyoning, trekking, hiking, horse riding, jeep – courses. If you are here for resting, endless shorter paths for hiking , trekking or just walking  near the picturesque village and tea in the little cafes with delicious sweets.  Driving or walking to the cultural treasures of the area, such as old convents, churches and the famous stone bridgesIf you are into extreme sports, try rafting, canyoning, trekking, hiking, horse riding, jeep – courses. If you are here for resting, endless shorter paths for hiking , trekking or just walking  near the picturesque village and tea in the little cafes with delicious sweets.  Driving or walking to the cultural treasures of the area, such as old convents, churches and the famous stone bridges.

Guided hikes:
We can discuss the combination of the hikes to tailor your perfect walking holidays!

 

Trekking, Drakolimni, AstrakaHiking to Drakolimni

Trek to Astraka Refuge.
Stop in the refuge for a break or a drink.
Continue to Drakolimni (Dragon Lake is at an altitude of 2050m above sea level, remains of ancient glaciers, and is inhabited by a species of alpine newt whose resemblance to small dragons gives the lake its name ).
Hiking to Drakolimni

Swimming (optional) and pick nick by the lake: homemade meat balls, feta cheese and tomato sandwiches, olives.
Return to Papigo for relaxation and dinner.
Walking time including lunch and swim in Dragon Lake if summer: 9 hours.
Difficulty level: Difficult.
Altitude difference: From about 1000m to about 2200m and back down

Hiking to Drakolimni

Hike to Kokkino Lithari (red rock)

Walk to Mikro Papigo
Hike up the path that drives to Kokkino Lithari
Pass the red rock and continue trekking till we meet a little gorge that ends to a n enclosed waterfall
Hike back to Kokinno Lithari and from there to Mikro Papigo
Walk back to Megalo Papigo
Walking time: 4 hours
Difficulty level: easy
Altitude difference: from 980 to about 1060m

Trekking to Mikro Papigo through a part of path #24

Visit Bistries (ancient caves) and pick nick in Mikro Papigo.
Visit Rogovo Gorge for mild canyoning and a swim if summer and return to hotel.
Relaxation and dinner.
Walking time: 4 hours including pick nick.
Difficulty level: easy.
Altitude difference: from about 930m to about 880 and then up to 1000m

Visit Rogovo Gorge for mild canyoning and a swim if summer and return to hotel

Trekking, VoidomatisTrekking alongside Voidomatis river (or rafting)

Transfer to Aristi bridge by mini bus (10 minutes).
Rafting or trekking down Voidomatis river from Aristi bridge to Klidonia bridge.
Pick nick by the river.
Return by trekking back to Aristi bridge and transport with mini bus to Papigo.
Rafting hour: 1.5 hours, trekking hour: 2 hours forth and 2 hours back.
Difficulty level: easy
Altitude difference: very small

Rafting at Voidomatis river in Epirus

Trekking down Davalista Gorge

DavalistaTrekking up to Astraka refuge
Continue through the less known and very virgin Davalista gorge and through the huge pine tree forests where we might see wild Chamois (rupicapra rupicapra)
Trekking, Davalista gorgeArrive to isolated Stomiou Monastery in the heart of the gorge (first built in 1570, still functioning)
Have a welcoming loukoumi (local sweet) and fix our own Greek coffee in the monastery. Pick nick and continue trekking next to river Aoos until arrival to Konitsa village.
Transfer with minivan to Papigo (transfer about 45 minutes).
Relax and dinner in Papigo
Walking time including monastery visit: 8 hours, three uphill and 6 downhill.
Difficulty level: very difficult.
Altitude difference: from about 1000m up to about 2000m and then down to about 650m

Trekking to Ano Klidonia villageTrekking to Haunted village

Trekking to Ano Klidonia village (deserted in 1940 with only one resident)
Lunch in the only taverna of the village.
Return though the same path to Papigo
Walking time: including lunch 6 hours.
Difficulty level: medium.
Altitude difference: very small

 

Trekking through Vikos gorge

Trekking through Vikos gorgeTransfer to Monodendri (transfer about 45 minutes)
Trek through Vikos Gorge (Guiness Record 1989 as the deepest gorge in relation to its width, with geological and botalonoligal interest)
Visit the sources of river Voidomatis (15km river, described as the cleanest and coolest rivers in Europe)
Visit the Monastery of Panagia(built in 1738) for pick nick.
Hike up to Papigo village
Arrival in hotel for dinner.
Walking time: 8 hours including visit to monastery.
Difficulty level: difficult.
Altitude difference: from about 1050 to 550 and up to 950

Trekking through Vikos gorgeMore advanced options include

• Canyoning in 4 beautiful gorges around Papigo village, from begginer’s to advanced level.
• Hiking up demanding paths, such as to Gamila Peak (2497m, the highest peak in the area)
• A route that only our program offers, to Astraka peak (2436m) and camping overnight by a shepherd’s hut on the plateau, having fresh milk in the morning from the cows and feta cheese, and continuing to Megas Lakos Gorge to find Vikos Gorge and then up to Vikos village.
• And many more exciting, tailor made routes that we can further discuss

Horseback riding megalo papigo

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