8 Days – 7 Nights in free camping – 1 Night in hotel
- WITH YOUR OWN TENTS
- WITH YOUR OWN 4×4 (LOW RANGE)
*difficulty level *****
PATRAS – EVINOS RIVER – EVRYTANIA – AGRAFA MOUNTAINS – PLASTIRA LAKE
AHELOOS RIVER – PERTOULI – VALIA CALDA – METEORA – METSOVO – IGOUMENITSA
Discover and explore Greece’s biggest mountainous complex, PINDOS, through secret passages and offroad routes. South Pindos crosses central Greece, filled with landscapesof unique beauty. Traditional villages, canyons, alpic lakes, rivers, forests with rare species of fauna and flora, all accessible only with 4X4 around the year.
Destinations untouched by human will travel you back in time.
The route from PATRAS to VALIA CALDA is 100% mountainous crossing big rivers canyons and valleys, climbing up to 2150mts of altitude.
Itineraries are easy accessible with a low range equipped 4X4 without special equipment or lift kits.
OFF ROAD AdVENTURES has planned and selected all itineraries to be safe and beautiful throughout the entire season visited. Each route is checked the day before your excursion by our team to ensure safety and accessibility.
Our route crosses the most beautiful mountainous passages combined with a lot off roading. Let OFF ROAD AdVENTURES and our 20 years experience guide you to the “unknown” Greece though secret trails enjoying quality offroading.
An unforgettable experience through forests, valleys, rivers, waterfalls and traditional villages.
Indicative arrival time 11:30 from ANCONA or 12:30 from BARI.
- 1st DAY (25km Approx) PATRAS – NAFPAKTOS
Arrival at PATRAS port from ITALY. Meeting with our guides. Departure for NAFPAKTOS, a beautiful medieval coastal town.
Here we can resupply in fuel and anything necessary. We head for free camping area. Dinner and rest. (During summer months we can swim at the nearly beach).
- 2nd DAY (150km Approx) NAFPAKTOS – KRIKELO
Departure at 10:00 after breakfast for KARPENISI.
The itinerary is maybe the most beautiful offroad experience in Greece. A unique scenery of wilderness beauty and rocky mountains pumps up our adrenaline with an adventurous route through difficult passages especially during winter. The offroad driving experience is concluded with a 2 rivers crossing the EVINOS and KRIKELOPOTAMOS. Arrival at KRIKELO village and dinner in a traditional local taverna. We leave for camping area. During summer season we can stop for a unique trekking experience at PANTA VREHI gorge.
- 3rd DAY (90km Approx) KRIKELO – AGRAFA – PLASTIRA LAKE
At 10:00, after breakfast we depart for AGRAFA mountains a place of unique scenery throughout the year.
We enter TAVROPOS river bed (one of EUROPE’s most clear) and we head upriver toward the stone bridge of VINIANI. Swimming is possible here during the summer months. From here we head for the historic village of AGRAFA with a stop at the local water mill for “tsipouro and meze” ,the local delicacies.
We continue through an alpic passage at 2100mts altitude, to the artificial lake of TAVROPOS and PLASTIRA dam.
Dinner and rest in free camping at the lake’s shore at 800 mts altitude.
- 4th DAY (120km Approx) PLASTIRA LAKE – PERTOULI
We depart at 10:30, after breakfast, for a tour around the lake, where mud is the day’s word.
After enjoying ourselves in this natural playground we head north through a beech and pines forest to the winter resort of PERTOULI. Surrounded by pines we arrive at the local guesthouse for dinner and rest.
- 5th DAY (110km Approx) PERTOULI – AHELOOS RIVER – METEORA
At 09:30 after breakfast we head for the mountainous complex of TZOUMERKA and KOZIAKAS through a unique itinerary.
Last resort for wolfs, wild boars , deers , and bears this area’s forest complex offers a unique scenery.
We follow river AHELOOS also known as ASPROPOTAMOS (WHITE RIVER) using OFFROAD routes that after a snack break will lead us to the muddy trails of RONA’S FOREST.
Arrival at METEORA known for it’s monasteries placed on top of stiff cliffs a unique scenery in the world. Dinner and rest in free camping.
- 6th DAY (90km Approx) METEORA – KRANIA
At 10:00 we depart after breakfast for an adventurous tour of the HASIA mountainous complex (Difficulty level 2-3/5). Here we test our offroad skills in every difficulty you can think of. Muddy terrain, river crossing it’s all here. After long difficult day we reach KRANIA village and we camp at the entrance of the national park .
- 7th DAY (100km Approx) KRANIA – VALIA CALDA – METSOVO
We depart after breakfast at 10:00 for the national park of VALIA CALDA a nature’s paradise where entrance is permitted from JUNE to NOVEMBER. During winter months we remain at lower altitude.
Intense offroading (difficulty level 3-4/5) but also walking in the forest and across the river ARKOUDOREMA.
Rare flowers, huge variety of mushrooms, lakes and small waterfalls justify the “paradise on earth” description. After a snack – coffee break we head for the traditional town of METSOVO known for it’s architecture, winery and dairy products.
Good Bye Dinner at a local tavern and we head for our camping area at lake’s AOOS shore.
- 8th DAY (190km Approx) METSOVO – IGOUMENITSA. After breakfast free departure for the port of IGOUMENITSA.
TOTAL KM : 720 approx
• COST: FROM 400€/PERSON
For children’s please contact us with the number of them and their ages.
* MINIMUM PARTICIPANTS 6 VECHICLES/12 PERSONS
** COST IS CALCULATED BASED ON 2 ADULTS/VECHICLE
*** FREE CAMPING IN PRESELECTED SPOTS.
DURING ITINERARIES THERE WILL BE BREAKS IN PRESELECTED SPOTS FOR REGROUPING AND REST.
- 1 NIGHT IN A DOUBLE ROOM/BB BASIS
- 2 DINNERS IN TRADITIONAL GREEK TAVERNA (2nd and 7th DAY)
- 1 TSIPOURO MEZE
PRICE ALSO INCLUDES
- UHF RADIO COMMUNICATION
- DVD WITH ADVENTURE’S HIGHLIGHTS
- SUPPORT AND ESCORT VECHICLE FULLY EQUIPED WITH
– 12/220V INVERTER
– SATELITE PHONE
– FIRST AID KIT
– ALL NECESSARY EQUIPMENT FOR OFF ROADING
- FERRY TICKETS
- PERSONAL EXPENSES
- GEAR, BREAKFAST AND DINNERS FOR CAMPING BASED PARTICIPANTS
- TRAFFIC TICKETS
- ENTRANCE IN MUSEUMS, ARCHEOLOGICAL SITES AND SIGHTSEEING
- ANYTHING NOT MENTIONED IN PROGRAMM
NECESSARY VECHICLE EQUIPMENT
- LOW RANGE
- TOW POINTS (1 FRONT ,1 REAR)
- A/T TYRES (M/T TYRES DURING WINTER)
- RECOVERY STRAP WITH HOOKS
- HAND SAW AND HOE
- 40 LT WATERPROOF BAG (FOR MUDDY OBJECTS)
- GARBAGE BAGS
- SPARE TYRE (NOT EMERGENCY TYRE)
- FIRE EXTINGUISHER
- FIRST AID KIT
- SPARE TYRE CHANGE TOOLS
NECESSARY PERSONAL EQUIPMENT
- DRINKABLE WATER
- FOOD FOR ONE DAY
- MOUNTAIN BOOTS
- WORKING GLOVES
- ATHLETIC SHOES
- WATERPROFF WINTER JACKET
- SWIMWEAR AND TOWELS
- PROPER OUTWEAR FOR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
- For OVER 6 vechicle/12 persons groups program and difficulty can be altered on request.
- During our tour there are fuel and provisions supply spots.
- Participants can choose non preselected tavernas and restaurants at their cost.
INFORM YOURSELVES ON PARTECIPANT’S RULES