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Trekking Adventure in Zagoria
Zagori area is the perfect hiking destination for those who love both nature and picturesque traditional villages. It is part of the Vickos - Aoos National Park which belongs in the Natura 2000 ecological network and is also a UNESCO Geopark. Due to its geographical remoteness, it has unique nature, architecture and traditions. We will trek through dense forests with rich flora and fauna, emblematic stone villages - in total 46 villages known as Zagori villages (or Zagorochoria or Zagorohoria), alongside beautiful rivers with natural pools and will discover masterful stone bridges made entirely with stones, monasteries carved into the mountains and magnificent views to the surrounding area.

Brief info

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Length: 30 kms
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Duration: 3 days
Altitude gain: 1729 m
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1. Easy
Light physical activity, usually walking or hiking, that is good for most fitness levels. Also suitable for children and elderly people. Perfect for whose who have never been to the mountains and who want to try it out.

2. Moderate
Activity involves daily walking for 3-5 hours a day, usually multi-day treks or long 1-day hikes that require a high level of physical activity. Suitable for people with an average level of physical fitness.

3. Challenging
Activity involves daily walking for 3-5 hours a day at various types of terrain (rough trails, partially exposed areas with danger of falling, gravel plains, pathless steep terrain) or high-altitude treks above 2000 meters. Requires an average to above average fitness level.

4. Strenuous
Activity involves walking up to 6-7 hours a day in fairly difficult terrain (steep rocky slopes, snow covered glaciers or firn fields with danger of slipping) or high-altitude treks above 3000 meters. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.

5. Extreme
Activity involves walking up to 6-10 hours a day with difficult terrain and conditions (tricky rocky slopes or snow covered glaciers with increased danger of slipping), strenuous high-altitude treks at 4000-5600 meters. Requires very high level of physical fitness and stamina, as well as good practical experience of multi-day trekking on high altitudes.
HIKING/ TREKKING ACTIVITY LEVELS
What intensity you should expect from this activity and what fitness level is required for this activity
0. No requirements/ minimal requirements
Easy hiking/ trekking with non-technical elements. No certain knowledge or experience is required for this activity.

1. Beginner
Basic navigation skills are required if hiking/ trekking without a guide. Previous hiking/ trekking experience is not required, but desirable. No danger of falling with appropriate behaviour.

2. Intermediate
Average navigation skills are required if hiking/ trekking without a guide. Basic alpine experience is needed.

3. Advanced
Path not necessarily available. Sometimes need to use hands to keep going. Terrain assessment, good navigation skills and good alpine experience is required.

4. Professional
Mostly without a path and unmarked, might involve some climbing sections. Excellent navigation skills are required even if trekking with a guide. Proven alpine experience, mountaineering skills and familiarity with alpine equipment are required.
HIKING/ TREKKING: TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY LEVELS
Some activities might envolve technical elements for which certain practical experience or training is needed.

Itinerary

Important details

Accommodation
During our trek we will have 2 overnight stays in 3-star hotels or traditional guest houses ( Bed & Breakfast). The rates are per person sharing double / twin
Meals
Dinners and lunches are not included in the price of the tour. You can pack your own food, or purchase optional Half-board Supplement (2 Dinners) for €30 or a Full-board supplement (2 Dinners and 2 Lunches) for €50.
Your guide
All our guides are local professionals. They have been guiding in Zagori area for years and know every nook and crany of the national park. They will make sure that every participant has a great and safe time on the adventure.
How hard it is
You will walk along good paths for approx. 6 hours per day. Basic level of physical fitness is recommended. There will be no techinical elements during the course of the trek.
Transfers
All transfers during the tour are included, as well as local transfers. To arrange transport from your spot to the beginning spot, please let us know.
Equipment
What to take with you
  • Small, comfortable rucksack (30-40 litres) with padded straps and waist belt, internal frame preferred; waterproof liner recommended to keep clothing, etc. dry inside.
  • Sturdy, worn in trekking shoes
  • Good waterproof top with hood
  • Warm clothes, both for windy / cold daytime conditions and for the cool evenings (fleece tops or similar)
  • Shorts and long trousers for walking, preferably quick-drying material (cotton or polycotton not denim)
  • Sweatshirts or T-shirts for walking, at least one with long sleeves and collar (against sun-burn)
  • Sunglasses, towel, sun hat or cap, sun block
  • Penknife
  • Water bottle
  • Wash bag and simple first aid kit (plasters or blister kit, aspirin or similar, antiseptic)
  • Photographers: bring your cameras
  • Torch (head torch if you have one)
  • Walking sticks

Please try to travel as light as possible; remember that you must carry everything you bring on all the days' walk.

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Included
  • 2 overnight stays in 3-star hotels or guesthouses (B&B);
  • All transfers according to itinerary;
  • Local transfers to starting point;
  • Professional local English speaking guide;
  • Third party insurance;
  • All taxes.
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  • Personal expenses;
  • Drinks and beverages;
  • Anything not clearly mentioned above;
  • Overnight taxes.
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