8 Days

Duration

122 Km

Distance

+6000 m

Altitude Difference

North Pindos trail

Period of Operation: June - October
Activity: Hiking

North Pindos trail is a trekking tour in Northwestern Greece with excellent hiking routes for those who want to combine challenging hiking with beautiful scenery in the Greek mainland.

Pindos mountain range with its natural wealth offers an unforgettable experience to the visitor, in combination with warm Greek hospitality and delicious cuisine.

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Tour Price per Traveler

1 Traveler

€ 2500            

2+ Travelers

€ 1273 each

4+ Travelers

€ 1050 each

6+ Travelers

€ 905 each

8+ Travelers

€ 860 each

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Luggage transfers
All accommodation in guesthouses
All meals according to itinerary
Local Transfer
Certified English speaking guide

Tour highlights

The North Pindos trail, will guide you to the most isolated place in the Greek mainland.

You will also find a different culture, as you meet the original mountain people, the Vlachs, walk in wilderness areas and climb the highest Pindos peak, Smolikas at 2637m.

We visit the Vlach speaking villages of Samarina, Distrato, Metsovo and Vovousa, beginning the hike at the famous Tsepelovo village of Zagori.

We camp out in the wilderness, with an exceptional barbeque, and throughout the trek we get to taste the local cuisine and meet the friendly Greek mountain people.

This is a trip to a "forgotten" Greece where people fight hard to preserve their life in the villages, yet they always give us a warm greet with a smile on their face!

Tour requirements

Good physical condition

What to bring with you

Bottle of water
Hat
Cap
Comfortable hiking shoes & trousers
Sunscreen
Sunglasses
Extra T–shirt
Warm winter Jacket
Gloves
hiking boots
30-35lt backpack

A glance at what you will experience

Meeting point

Address: Tsepelovo
Our route
Tour itinerary
Bridges villages zagori 1
Day 1

Arrival - meet the guide in Tsepelovo village.

Day 1
North Pindos trail 10
Day 2

Tsepelovo Via Tsouka Rossa to Vrisochori

We start in the morning from Tsepelovo and follow the trail up to Tsouka Rossa pass, at 2315m.

From there we hike down, following a beautiful path across varied scenery, until we reach Vrissochori village.

In Vrissochori, mini buses wait to transfer us to Pades, a small village on the foot of Mt Smolikas.

 

Day 2
North Pindos trail 11
Day 3

Pades to Samarina

Early in the morning we start climbing to the top of Smolikas mountain (2.637m – second highest peak in Greece). We will walk by a beautiful alpine lake at 2200m.

From the peak, hiking down the mountain through pine and beech forest, we will reach the Vlach (nomad) village Samarina, where we will stay overnight in a guesthouse.

Day 3
North Pindos trail 2
Day 4

Samarina to Distrato

We start in the morning from Samarina and we climb up the mountain of Gomara, a beautiful forest above the stream of Valia Kirna with beautiful views along the way.

Day 4
North Pindos trail 1
Day 5

Distrato to Vovousa

Early in the morning we’ll head for Vovoussa village, which is situated close to the banks of the Aoos River.

The walk is through forest in one of the most unexplored areas of Greece. Lots of wild animals find refuge here, such as the brown bear, wolves and wild cats!

Day 5
North Pindos trail 4
Day 6

Valia Calda crossing

We will enter the protected area of Valia Calda. The walk starts next to the river Aoos and slowly enters the Arkoudorema stream (bear stream), which our path crosses several times!

At the end of this beautiful walk we will have our tents organized and a barbeque will be prepared for our evening meal. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 6
North Pindos trail 7
Day 7

Flegga peak to Metsovo

We ascend towards the twin alpine lakes of Flegga, above them is the peak, which offers great views to the plateau of the artificial lake of Aoos.

Descending we reach the big lake and then we are transferred to Metsovo, a mountain town hidden within the mountains!

Day 7
North Pindos trail 3
Day 8

Departure

Depending on departure times, we visit Metsovo and walk around town.

Day 8
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8
Bridges villages zagori 1

Arrival - meet the guide in Tsepelovo village.

North Pindos trail 10

Tsepelovo Via Tsouka Rossa to Vrisochori

We start in the morning from Tsepelovo and follow the trail up to Tsouka Rossa pass, at 2315m.

From there we hike down, following a beautiful path across varied scenery, until we reach Vrissochori village.

In Vrissochori, mini buses wait to transfer us to Pades, a small village on the foot of Mt Smolikas.

 

North Pindos trail 11

Pades to Samarina

Early in the morning we start climbing to the top of Smolikas mountain (2.637m – second highest peak in Greece). We will walk by a beautiful alpine lake at 2200m.

From the peak, hiking down the mountain through pine and beech forest, we will reach the Vlach (nomad) village Samarina, where we will stay overnight in a guesthouse.

North Pindos trail 2

Samarina to Distrato

We start in the morning from Samarina and we climb up the mountain of Gomara, a beautiful forest above the stream of Valia Kirna with beautiful views along the way.

North Pindos trail 1

Distrato to Vovousa

Early in the morning we’ll head for Vovoussa village, which is situated close to the banks of the Aoos River.

The walk is through forest in one of the most unexplored areas of Greece. Lots of wild animals find refuge here, such as the brown bear, wolves and wild cats!

North Pindos trail 4

Valia Calda crossing

We will enter the protected area of Valia Calda. The walk starts next to the river Aoos and slowly enters the Arkoudorema stream (bear stream), which our path crosses several times!

At the end of this beautiful walk we will have our tents organized and a barbeque will be prepared for our evening meal. Overnight stay in tents.

North Pindos trail 7

Flegga peak to Metsovo

We ascend towards the twin alpine lakes of Flegga, above them is the peak, which offers great views to the plateau of the artificial lake of Aoos.

Descending we reach the big lake and then we are transferred to Metsovo, a mountain town hidden within the mountains!

North Pindos trail 3

Departure

Depending on departure times, we visit Metsovo and walk around town.

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