Pindos Peaks Trail
Pindos Peaks 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 it’s natural wealth offers an unforgettable experience to the visitor in combination with warm Greek hospitality and delicious cuisine.
7 nights in guesthouses and local hotels
1 night organized camping
All meals included except 2 lunches, 1 dinner
All local transfers and luggage transfers according the itinerary
6 hiking days on moderate to steep trails
Local certified guide.
Hike the remote Timfi mountain
6 trek days in the North Pindos National Park
Highest Pindos peak
Remote “vlach” speaking villages
Valia Calda protected area
Meet an isolated and mountainous area
Period of operation
May to October
Is this trip good for me?
There will be luggage transfer every time we change hotel
Overnight in simple family guesthouses (3stars)
1 overnight in tents, inside the forest, with organized bbq
A 30lt backpack should be ok
Max walking 8hours
Average temp. in high summer 25 degrees
Average walking hours per day 7
Total km of hiking
Daily Itinerary (8 days)
Day 1: Arrival - Central Zagori Area
Arrival and transfer to Zagori area. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel on BB basis
Day 2: Tsepelovo - Via Tsouka Rossa - Vrissochori
We start in the morning from Tsepelovo and follow the trail up to the pass of ``Tsouka Rossa`` at 2.315m. From there we slope down to the Katsanos plateau, following a beautiful descent, across varied scenery until we reach Vrissochori village.</p> <p>- From Vrissochori, mini buses (aprox. Half an hour drive) wait for us and we will be transferred to Pades a small village on the foot of Mt Smolikas. Overnight in a guest house.<br /> Hours of walking 9-10, (according to the group dynamic we can be transferred a small of road part on a higher plateau then the walk will be aprox. 7 hours). Alt. 1100m – 2315 – 1000m.
Day 3: Pades - Samarina
Early in the morning we start climbing to the top of Smolikas mountain (2.637m-second highest peak of Greece). We will walk by a beautiful alpine lake at 2200, named Drakolimni after the old legend. The peak is infront of us and we can reach it after 1,5 hours. From there slopping down the mountain through pine and beech forest we'll reach the Vlach (nomad) village Samarina. O/N guesthouse. Walk 10hrs (according to the group dynamic we can be transferred a small of road part on a higher plateau then the walk will be aprox. 7 hours). Alt. 1150m – 2637m – 1450m.
Day 4: Samarina - Distrato
We start in the morning from Samarina and we’ll climb up the mountain of Gomara, a beautiful forest above the stream of Valia Kirna, offers beautiful views, we to the woodcutter village Distrato, for overnight stay. O/N guesthouse. 7 hours walking. Alt 1450m – 1200m – 1700m – 1050m.
Day 5: Distrato - Vovoussa
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! O/N guesthouse. Walk 6 hours Alt. 1050m – 1400m – 1000m.
Day 6: Vovousa – Valia Calda
We will enter the Protected area of Valia Calda, the walk starts next to the river Aoos and slowly entering the Arkoudorema stream (bear stream), which the 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. O/N tents. Walk 5 hours. Alt. 1000m – 1400m.
Day 7: Valia Calda – Flegga peak – Metsovo
We ascent 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, descenting we reach the big lake and then we will be transferred to Metsovo, a mountain town hidden in the mountains! O/N guesthouse. Walk 6-7 hours. Alt 1400m – 2137m – 1250m.
Day 8: Final day