Trekking and cycling in Greece may sound somewhat unusual. But it’s a real adventure beyond the well known island clichés. Greece not only has sunshine, beaches and sea to offer but also mountains between 2000 and 3000 meters high. While at the end of May the Alps at this altitude are still lying under a thick sheet of snow, springtime is already beginning here.
Follow a dream trekking tour which will take you from Vikos Canyon (one of the deepest gorges in the world, which has even made it into the Guinness Book of Records) via the scenic mountain village of Micro Papingo and the Astraka mountain pass right into the heart of the fascinating world of the northern Pindus mountain range. Swim at the alpine Dragon Lake and climb or not the Astraki massif which can certainly hold its own in a comparison with the Dolomites.
Cycle until you are breathless trying to pass through a cluster of 48 traditional picturesque villages gazing at their unique architecture defined by stone, wood and slate rock and tasting their local delicacies. When you have made the most of the day relax at luxurious accommodations, play some pool and taste the local wine. Zagorochoria and the Pindus mountain range is a destination that should not be missed.
Insider’s Tip: If you are up to it, grab your paddle and raft and nail down four river routes. The area of Zagorochoria is ideal for a true rafting experience, especially on spring time.