8 Days – 7 Nights in free camping

WITH YOUR OWN TENTS – 1 NIGHT IN HOTEL – WITH YOUR OWN 4×4 (LOW RANGE)

*difficulty level  to 5 May to October *****  – November to April ***** 


  •          LOCATION

    XARTHS

IGOYMENITSA – VIKOS CANYON – PAPIGO – ALIAKMONAS RIVER 

                                         KASTORIA – SAMARINA – METEORA – VALIA CALDA – METSOVO

Loose the sense of time in one of the most beautifull mountainous areas of Greece.

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A continuous change of scenery between rough cliffs, canyons, plateaus, rivers, waterfalls and traditional villages with house and bridges made of stones.
Thrilling offroad in challenging tracks will keep your adrenaline high.
This itinerary combines AOOS two main forests with VIKOS CANYON (world’s deepest according to GUINESS BOOK OF RECORDS) and offers a great offroad experience due to it’s muddy terrain (especially during winter). Area is of great ecological value and our priority is to leave nature unharmed by our passage.
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.

  • 1st  DAY (160km Approx)  IGOUMENITSA-VIKOS CANYON-PAPIGO -KONITSA

Arrival  at IGOYMENITSA port and meeting with our guides. We head for the traditional villages

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complex of ZAGOROHORIA through a moderate track to familiarize with the terrain.
We stop at VIKOS to admire the view of the deepest canyon on earth and then proceed to the principal village of PAPIGO famous for it’s stone built houses and the rocky roofs.  We stop for a coffee break and proceed for VOIDOMATIS river (one of the coldest and cleaner of EUROPE) where the brave cab swim during summer.
We arrive at KONITSA to refuel. We head for free camping site at the shore of river AOOS.Dinner and rest.

  • 2nd  DAY (140km Approx). KONITSA-GRAMMOS-NESTORIO-KASTORIA

We depart at 09:00 after breakfast and we head for AETOMILITSA, village built at 1550mt altitude.
After a stop here we head for the alpic lake of ARRENES at 1700MTS altitude close to the Greek-Albanian borderline.
The difficult track will lead us to NESTORIO village for refuelling. Our final destination for today will be NESTORIO outskirts for free camping.
Dinner and rest at river’s ALIAKMONAS shore. (swimming in the river is possible from May to September)

  • 3rd  DAY (120km Approx). KASTORIA – SAMARINA

At 09:30, after breakfast we depart for the second highest village in Greece, SAMARINA

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, located at 1523mt altitude.
Following a 2-5/5 difficulty track we will drive along the muddy roads, the furious rivers and the thick forests to find our way to SAMARINA where we are expected to arrive  in the late afternoon. Dinner and rest in free camping at a preselected spot in the forest.

  • 4th  DAY (100km Approx). SAMARINA-VALIA CALDA –KRANIA

We leave at 09:30 after breakfast for refuelling and we start our adventurous descend towards VENETIKOS river.
We pass from the impressive stone built bridge of PORTITSA placed at the exit of a canyon and then after crossing the river three times we reach (weather permitting) the arched bridge of AZIZ AGA. Coffee break by the river and maybe a swim for the daring one during summer.
Following unpaved tracks through the pine forests we head for the mountainous village of KRANIA. Dinner and rest at the local guest house.

  • 5th  DAY (120km Approx). KRANIA-HASIA MOUNTAINS

Today is dedicated to hard core offroading (difficulty 3-4/5). After breakfast we stop for refuel and we head for HASIA mountains, the offroaders paradise.
Uncharted tracks, mud, difficult crossings, rivers, you name it, place offers. After  a hard and difficult day with only one break we head for our free camping site  for a well earned dinner and rest.

  • 6th  DAY (150km Approx). KRANIA-KATARA-METEORA

After breakfast we depart at 09:00 for refuel and we head for the mountainous pass of KATARA

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which means THE CURSE  (needless to explain why!!)
Continuous difficult tracks (3-4/5) will lead us to 1700mts altitude. A break for coffee and a snack and we reach the famous METEORA with it’s impressive monasteries.
Dinner and rest in free camping at the shore of river IONAS.

  • 7th  DAY (130km Approx). KALABAKA – 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 to 5) but also walking in the forest and across the river ARKOUDOREMA.
Rare flowers, huge variety of mushrooms, lakes and small waterfalls justify the small paradise description. After a snack-coffee break we head for the traditional town of METSOVO known for it’s architecture, winery and dairy products.
Goodbye dinner at a local tavern and we head for our free camping site at river’s AOOS shore.

  • 8th  DAY (150km Approx). METSOVO – AOOS LAKE – IGOUMENITSA

After breakfast at 10:00 we leave for a 3hours game at the muddy shores of lake Aoos.
After a coffee – snack break free departure to IGOUMENITSA PORT.
TOTAL KM : 1050 approx


COST:FROM 450€/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.


PRICES INCLUDES

  • 1 NIGHT IN A DOUBLE ROOM/BB BASIS
  • 2 DINNERS IN TRADITIONAL GREEK TAVERNA (4th and 7th DAY)
  • V.A.T.

PRICE ALSO INCLUDES

  • UHF RADIO COMMUNICATION
  • DVD WITH ADVENTURE’S HIGHLIGHTS
  • SUPPORT AND ESCORT VECHICLE FULLY EQUIPED WITH

–    REFRIGERATOR
–    12/220V INVERTER
–    SATELITE PHONE
–    FIRST AID KIT
–    ALL NECESSARY EQUIPMENT FOR OFF ROADING

NOT INCLUDED

  • FERRY TICKETS
  • PERSONAL EXPENSES
  • GEAR, BREAKFAST AND DINNERS FOR CAMPING BASED PARTICIPANTS
  • GAS
  • TOLLS
  • 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)
  • COMPASS
  • 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
  • HAT
  • WATERPROFF WINTER JACKET
  • SWIMWEAR AND TOWELS
  • PROPER OUTWEAR FOR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

NOTES
*     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

8 days – 7 nights 4×4 self drive with rental vechicles

*difficulty ***** 

       LOCATION
XARTHS


VALIA CALDA-METEORA-METSOVO-SAMARINA-PAPIGO

Loose the sense of time in one of the most beautifull mountainous area of Greece.

offroads.gr

A continuous change of scenery between rough cliffs, canyons, plateaus, rivers, waterfalls and traditional villages with house and bridges made of stones.

Thrilling offroad in challenging tracks will keep your adrenaline high.
This itinerary combines AOOS two main forests with VIKOS CANYON (world’s deepest according to GUINESS BOOK OF RECORDS) and offers a great offroad experience due to it’s muddy terrain (especially during winter). Area is of great ecological value and our priority is to leave nature unharmed by our passage.
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.

offroads.gr

An unforgettable experience through forests, valleys, rivers, waterfalls and traditional villages.
• 1st DAY Arrival at EL. VENIZELOS our PORT of ATHENS. Transportation to a 5 stars deluxe hotel.

Free afternoon. Dinner and rest.

• 2nd DAY (370km Approx) ATHENS – METEORA – KRANIA

Breakfast and 4X4 rentals pick up. Briefing and departure at 10:00 fro METEORA.

Visit of the world’s famous monasteries built on top of the local cliffs.
After the visit we head for the traditional village of KRANIA. Dinner and rest in the local guest house.

• 3rd DAY (70km Approx) KRANIA-VENETIKOS RIVER
We leave at 09:30 after breakfast for refueling and we start our adventurous descend towards VENETIKOS river.
We pass from the impressive stone built bridge of PORTITSA placed at the exit of canyon and then after crossing the river three time we reach (weather permitting) the arched bridge of AZIZ AGA. Coffee break by the river and maybe  swimming  for the daring one during summer. Following unpaved tracks through the pine forests (difficulty level 3-4/5) we return to KRANIA. Dinner and rest at the local guest house.

• 4th DAY (90km Approx) KRANIA – VALIA CALDA – SAMARINA
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.

offroads.gr

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 SAMARINA built by KIOURISTA’s forest. Dinner and rest at our 4*** hotel.

• 5th  DAY (120km Approx) SAMARINA – KONITSA
After breakfast at 09:30 we head to the Greek – Albanian border line passing from difficult tracks

through rivers and forests. We pass from ZOUZOULI village and the itinerary lends us to the alpic lake of ARRENES at 1700 mts altitude. All today’s route offers a lot offroading and adrenaline high moments.
We stop for a coffee – snack break and head for the town of KONITSA. Dinner in a local tavern and rest in a 3*** hotel.

• 6th  DAY (130km Approx) KONITSA – PAPIGO – METSOVO
After breakfast at 09:30 we leave KONITSA for one of the most beautiful routes of PINDOS mountainous

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complex, has to offer. (Difficulty level 1/5).
We reach the traditional villages complex of ZAGOROHORIA and it’s principal village PAPIGO famous for it’s stone built houses.
We stop here for a coffee – snack break and head from MITSIKELI mountain to VOIDOMATIS river, one of Europe’s purer and colder.
Stop by the river and may be  swimming  for the braves during the summer season.
The team proceeds towards METSOVO a traditional town famous for it’s architecture, winery and dairy products. Dinner and rest in a 3*** hotel.

• 7th  DAY (420km Approx) METSOVO – AOOS LAKE – ATHENS
We leave METSOVO at 10:00 after breakfast and head for AOOS lake for a 3 hours offroad game on the muddy lake shores.
Coffee – snack break and we head for ATHENS. We return the rentals and have a good bye dinner in the hotel’s restaurant close to the airport.

• 8th  DAY  Breakfast and flight  home.

TOTAL KM : 1250 APPROX


•    COST: from 1200€/PERSON WITH A SUZUKI GRAND VITARA (OR SIMMILAR)
                 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
*** COST VARIES DEPENDING ON BOOKING SEASON


PRICE INCLUDES

  • RENTAL 4×4 CAR FOR 6 DAYS
  • 7 NIGHTS IN A DOUBLE ROOM/BB BASIS
  • 6 DINNERS IN HOTEL RESTAURANT (1st, 2nd 3rd 4th 6th and 7th  DAY)
  • 1 DINNER IN TRADITIONAL GREEK TAVERNA ( 5TH DAY)
  • 4 SNACKS – COFFEE BREAKS OUTDOORS
  • V.A.T.

INCLUDED ALSO

  • UHF RADIO COMMUNICATION
  • DVD WITH ADVENTURE’S HIGHLIGHTS
  • SUPPORT AND ESCORT VECHICLE FULLY EQUIPED WITH
  • REFRIGERATOR

–    12/220V INVERTER
–    SATELITE PHONE
–    FIRST AID KIT
–    ALL NECESSARY EQUIPMENT FOR OFF ROADING

NOT INCLUDED

  • AIR TICKETS
  • PERSONAL EXPENSES
  • GEAR, BREAKFAST AND DINNERS FOR CAMPING BASED PARTICIPANTS
  • GAS
  • TOLLS
  • TRAFFIC TICKETS
  • ENTRANCE IN MUSEUMS, ARCHEOLOGICAL SITES AND SIGHTSEEING
  • ANYTHING NOT MENTIONED IN PROGRAMM

NECESSARY PERSONAL EQUIPMENT

  • DRINKABLE WATER
  • MOUNTAIN BOOTS
  • ATHLETIC SHOES
  • WATERPROFF WINTER JACKET
  • SWIMWEAR AND TOWELS
  • PROPER OUTWEAR FOR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

NOTES

  • 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

8 days – 7 nights with your own 4×4 (low range)

*difficulty level *****    May to October and  **** to 5 November to April

 

  • LOCATION
          
    XARTHS

 

 

 

 
IGOYMENITSA – VIKOS CANYON – PAPIGO – ALIAKMONAS RIVER – KASTORIA

                                                                             SAMARINA – METEORA-VALIA CALDA – METSOVO

Loose the sense of time in one of the most beautifull mountainous areas of Greece. A continuous change of scenery between rough cliffs, canyons, plateaus, rivers, waterfalls and traditional villages with house and bridges made of stones.
Thrilling offroad in challenging tracks will keep your adrenaline high.
This itinerary combines AOOS two main forests with VIKOS CANYON (world’s deepest according to GUINESS BOOK OF RECORDS) and offers a great offroad experience due to it’s muddy terrain (especially during winter). Area is of great ecological value and our priority is to leave nature unharmed by our passage.
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.

offroads.gr

  • 1st  DAY (160km Approx) IGOUMENITSA-VIKOS CANYON-PAPIGO -KONITSA

Arrival  at IGOYMENITSA port and meeting with our guides.
We head for the traditional villages complex of ZAGOROHORIA through a moderate track to familiarize with the terrain.
We stop at VIKOS to admire the view of the deepest canyon on earth and then proceed to the principal village of PAPIGO famous for it’s stone built houses and the rocky roofs.  We stop for a coffee break and proceed for VOIDOMATIS river (one of the coldest and cleaner of EUROPE) where the brave cab swim during summer.
We arrive at KONITSA to refuel. Dinner and rest in a 3 *** hotel.

  • 2nd  DAY (140km Approx) KONITSA-GRAMMOS-NESTORIO-KASTORIA

We depart at 09:00 after breakfast and we head for AETOMILITSA, village built at 1550mt altitude.
After a stop here we head for the alpic lake of ARRENES at 1700MTS altitudeclose to the Greek-Albanian borderline.
The difficult track will lead us to NESTORIO village for refuelling. Our final destination for today will be the town of KASTORIA with it’s magnificent lake.
Dinner in a traditional tavern and rest in a 4**** hotel.

offroads.gr

  • 3rd  DAY (120km Approx)KASTORIA – SAMARINA

At 09:30, after breakfast we depart for the second highest village in Greece, SAMARINA, located at 1523mt altitude.
Following a 2-5/5 difficulty track we will drive along the muddy roads, the furious rivers and the thick forests to find our way to SAMARINA where we are expected to arrive  in the late afternoon. Dinner and rest in our 4**** hotel.

  • 4th  DAY (100km Approx) SAMARINA-VALIA CALDA –KRANIA

We leave at 09:30 after breakfast for refuelling and we start our adventurous descend towards VENETIKOS river.
We pass from the impressive stone built bridge of PORTITSA placed at the exit of a canyon and then after crossing the river three times we reach (weather permitting) the arched bridge of AZIZ AGA. Coffee break by the river and maybe a swim for the daring one during summer. Following unpaved tracks through the pine forests we head for the mountainous village of KRANIA. Dinner and rest at the local guest house.

offroads.gr

  • 5th  DAY (120km Approx) KRANIA-HASIA MOUNTAINS

Today is dedicated to hard core offroading (difficulty 3-4/5).
After breakfast we stop for refuel and we head for HASIA mountains, the offroaders paradise. Uncharted tracks, mud, difficult crossings, rivers, you name it, place offers.
After  a hard and difficult day with only one break we return to KRANIA for a well earned dinner and rest.

  • 6th  DAY (150km Approx)  KRANIA-KATARA-METEORA

After breakfast we depart at 09:00 for refuel and we head for the mountainous pass of KATARA which means THE CURSE  (needless to explain why!!)
Continuous difficult tracks (3-4 to 5) will lead us to 1700mts altitude. A break for coffee and a snack and we reach the famous METEORA with it’s impressive monasteries.
Dinner and rest in a 5*****hotel, in KALABAKA.

  • 7th  DAY (130km Approx) KALABAKA – 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 to 5) but also walking in the forest and across the river ARKOUDOREMA.
Rare flowers, huge variety of mushrooms, lakes and small waterfalls justify the small paradise description. After a snack-coffee break we head for the traditional town of METSOVO known for it’s architecture, winery and dairy products. Goodbye dinner and rest at our 3*** hotel.

  • 8th  DAY (150km Approx) METSOVO – AOOS LAKE – IGOUMENITSA

Leaving METSOVO after breakfast at 10:00 from a paved road for a 3hours game at the muddy shores of lake Aoos.
After a coffee – snack break free departure to IGOUMENITSA PORT.

TOTAL KM : 1200 approx


•    COST: from 950€/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 AND VARIES ACCORDING TO BOOKING SEASON


PRICES INCLUDES 

  • 7 NIGHTS IN A DOUBLE ROOM/BB BASIS
  • 6 DINNERS IN HOTEL RESTAURANTS (1st, 3rd , 4th,5th ,6th ,7th DAY)
  • 1 DINNER IN TRADITIONAL GREEK TAVERNA 2nd DAY
  • 6 SNACKS – COFFEE BREAKS
  • COFFEE – TEA OR LIGHT BEVERAGE ON 1ST DAY
  • V.A.T.

PRICE ALSO INCLUDES

  • UHF RADIO COMMUNICATION
  • DVD WITH ADVENTURE’S HIGHLIGHTS
  • SUPPORT AND ESCORT VECHICLE FULLY EQUIPED WITH

–    REFRIGERATOR
–    12/220V INVERTER
–    SATELITE PHONE
–    FIRST AID KIT
–    ALL NECESSARY EQUIPMENT FOR OFF ROADING

NOT INCLUDED

  • FERRY TICKETS
  • PERSONAL EXPENSES
  • GEAR, BREAKFAST AND DINNERS FOR CAMPING BASED PARTICIPANTS
  • GAS
  • TOLLS
  • 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)
  • COMPASS
  • 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
  • HAT
  • WATERPROFF WINTER JACKET
  • SWIMWEAR AND TOWELS
  • PROPER OUTWEAR FOR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

NOTES

  • 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