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Overview

Discover the allure of Zagori, Valia Calda, and Tzoumerka on the Pindus mountains on a 4-day off-road journey tailored for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers.
Unveil Zagori’s rugged charm through off-road trails, revealing ancient stone bridges and panoramic views of Vikos Gorge. Immerse yourself in pristine rivers, adding a touch of nature to your exploration.
Continue into Valia Calda, navigating off-road paths to reach Metsovo, a culturally rich mountain town. Delight in Aoos Springs Lake’s crystal-clear waters and cool off in nearby rivers.
Tzoumerka unfolds with challenging off-road trails leading to traditional villages like Kalarrites and Sirrako. Refresh at Kouiassa waterfall and explore the historic Kipinas Monastery—a perfect blend of nature and culture.
Cozy stays in small traditional hotels await, offering a warm retreat after each day’s adventure. Wake up to delightful traditional breakfasts, setting the tone for your next exploration.
This off-road odyssey transcends the ordinary, immersing you in Greece’s untouched landscapes. Experience riverside tranquility, cultural discoveries, and cozy hospitality, creating enduring memories of your mountain retreat.

Highlights:

  • Visit Zagori’s unspoiled Landscapes
  • Enjoy the view of Vikos Gorge and the Stone Bridges
  • Explore the forest of Valia Calda, most protected area of Northern Pindus National Park
  • Cross the mountains of Tzoumerka
  • Enjoy cooking in the Forest
  • Explore the traditional villages of Pindus mountains

Itinerary

Day 1 - Zagori

Begin an adrenaline-fueled off-road exploration through Zagori’s rugged terrain. Navigate winding trails to discover the timeless stone bridges, silent witnesses to centuries of history. As your vehicle winds through dense forests, the air carries the refreshing scent of pine, enhancing the natural experience.

Arrive at the entrance of Vikaki Gorge and embark on a short hike to the mesmerizing Iliochori Waterfalls. Refresh yourself with a swim in the crystalline pool beneath the falls. As the day winds down, head to Vovousa for an overnight stay surrounded by the serene beauty of Zagori. Gear up for more off-road excitement tomorrow.

Day 2 - Valia Calda

Continue the off-road journey into Valia Calda, one of Greece’s most extensive protected forests, home to bears, wolves, wildcats, and deer. Hike to the Arkoudorema waterfalls for a refreshing swim in this secluded oasis. Traverse the dense forest, known for its rich biodiversity, and arrive at the stunning Aoos Springs Lake.

Explore Metsovo, a mountain town steeped in culture and history, with traditional stone buildings nestled against the Pindos Mountains. As night falls, find repose in the charming town of Metsovo and prepare for the final day of this captivating mountain expedition.

Day 3 - Tzoumerka

Navigate Tzoumerka’s challenging off-road trails, revealing the rugged beauty of the mountains. Begin with a brief hike to the serene Verliga alpine lake, surrounded by majestic peaks.

After another short hike to the Kouiassa waterfall, you can swim in its crystal-clear pool to refresh yourself. Then, explore the historic Kipina monastery, perched on a cliff with panoramic mountain views.

Continue your journey through the traditional villages of Kalarrites and Sirrako, each offering a glimpse into the local mountain culture. Conclude your Tzoumerka experience with an overnight stay in the captivating village of Sirrako, marking the perfect end to your mountain odyssey.

Day 4 - Departure

It’s time to say goodbye to the charming village of Sirrako. Take a moment to cherish the thrilling off-road escapades, refreshing swims in alpine lakes, and the warmth of mountain culture. As we head back to Ioannina, let the memories of the Pindos Mountains bring a smile to your face. Until next time, happy trails!
Depending on your travel plans, you can either head to Athens (by train or bus), to Thessaloniki or continue to another Greek destination. We can assist with all necessary travel arrangements.

What's Included

  • Accommodation:
    3 days of accommodation in 3* hotels and traditional guesthouses, based on double occupancy.
  • Guide:
    Epirus Adventures tour leader/guide for the entire trip.
  • Insurance
    Liability insurance included.
  • Meals:
    Cooking experience with traditional local food during the day.
  • Transport:
    Our vehicles are a Nissan Pathfinder 7-seater, a Dacia Duster 5-seater and a Toyota Land Cruiser 5-seater.

What's not Included

  • Meals:
    Meals in restaurants are not included
  • Insurance
    Travel insurance is not covered in the tour price.

Additional info

leaderboard Difficulty: Easy

tour Tour Type: Private tour

group Group size: max 6 participants (for more participants, please send us a request)

workspaces_filled Participation requirements: Good physical condition

boy Age: From 6 years old

hail Pick-up and drop-off are available from Ioannina

people_alt At least 2 adults should accompany children.

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You can make changes, choose a hotel type or an especially nice hotel, add inclusions and make this trip unforgettable!

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