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Agios Antonios Metro Station

Ethnarchou Makariou 45

Peristeri

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MOUNT TYMFI - DRAGON ALPINE LAKE - VIKOS CANYON - VOIDOMATIS RIVER - ROGOVOS ROCK SWIMHOLES ​ - PAPIGO - ARACTHOS RIVER

The unique Mt. Tymfi Dragon Alpine Lake at 2050m, the Rogovos Corge and rock swimholes as well as Voidomatis and Arachthos river in the role of a huge natural waterpark are the components of our next adventure, right in the heart of the summer, just as we hit the beaches and the islands but in a different way this time!

Experience a mini vacation in a spectacular setup on the majestic Epirus mountains that includes a rich variety of water-related activities! Join us for a 4-day break at the largest natural waterpark in Zagorochoria!

Highlights:
  • Trek to Tymfi Dragon Alpine Lake, including a full moon experience at Astraka Refuge or the Lake
  • Hike part of Vikos Canyon
  • RiverTrek the best part of Voidomatis River
  • Swim at the Rogovos Gorge rock swimholes
  • Full Moon Rafting + Party at Aracthos River
  • Rafting at Voidomatis River
  • Canyoning at the Rogovos Gorge
  • Wonderful accomodation at Monodendri village, right over Vikos Canyon (Booking.com rating 9+)

The awe-inspiring Mount Tymfi with its 'Astraka Towers' hanging over Papigo village, the Astraka Refuge, overseeing the surrounding mountains and villages in a stunning panorama location, the famous Dragon Alpine Lake with the unique local-species Tritons, Vikos Canyon, River Trekking the Voidomatis River, the picturesque villages dotted around the mountain range - Papigo, Aristi, Monodendri and so many more, the unfogettable Rogovos Rock Swimholes where we will have time to take a dip, full moon Rafting at Aracthos River and Rafting at Voidomatis River the next day or Canyoning the Rogovos Gorge, accommodation at a wonderful hotel in Monodendri and the tasty food of Epirus region, all experiences you cannot miss...


* Participants may choose which activities to attend without disrupting the programme. Rafting at Voidomatis River and Canyoning at Rogovos Gorge will be done at the same time (you can choose one OR the other).

** Minimum number of participants for Rafting and/or Canyoning is 4 people each.

This adventure is suitable for newbies/beginners with good physical condition.

(In case you wish to attend and this will be your first time participating at an outdoor adventure please contact Active Sundays on +306945170071 Tue-Fri 10:00-14:00 EET before buying a ticket)

Registration deadline: 20 July 2017.

Meeting Point 1: Agios Antonios Metro Station, Peristeri, Athens, Greece
Meeting Time : 06:00......Thursday 03.08.2017 (Athens - 6hrs later for Ioannina)
Departure Time : 06:30......Thursday 03.08.2017 (Athens - 6hrs later for Ioannina)
Return Time : 23:00......Sunday 06.08.2017 (Athens - 6hrs earlier for Ioannina)

Programme

Day 1
Early departure from Athens and arrival at Papigo village, where we'll have time for lunch a a refreshing dip at the Rogovos Gorge Rock Swimholes before hiking up to the Astraka Refuge. Overnight at Astraka Refuge and depending on the group composition/dynamics and weather conditions, hike to Tymfi Dragon Alpine Lake before midnight or next day.

Day 2
Breakfast at the Astraka Refuge and hike to awe-inspiring Tymfi Dragon Alpine Lake (if not done the night before), short break at Astraka Refuge, hike back down to Papigo village, time for a swim at the Rogovos Gorge Rock Swimholes and for lunch at the best restaurant in Papigo! Afternoon transfer to Monodendri village where we will check in at our hotel and have time to stroll around the picturesque village and visit the nearby Agia Paraskevi church which literally hangs over the Vikos Canyon.

Day 3
Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Vikos Canyon where after a hike at this wonderful monument of nature, we will rivertrek the Voidomatis river, an unforgettable experience! After the rivertrek we will be tranferred back to Monodendri village where we will have free time for dinner and strolls around the village. Those who would have opted to participate at the Full Moon Aracthos Rafting+Party will be transferred to Aracthos river starting point and after the activity will be returned to the hotel in the early hours of Sunday.

Day 4
Breakfast at the hotel and check out - heading for another exciting day at Zagorochoria! This time, anyone who chose Rafting at Voidomatis River and all those who chose Canyoning at Rogovos Gorge will be transferred to the respective activity's starting point and join the rest of the group after they finish at Aristi Village. Anyone who would have not chose an additional activity will be transferred to Aristi village to spend the day at the banks of Voidomatis river for swimming, sunbathing and enjoying the stunning nature or strolling the traditional picturesque village. Early afternoon we will depart for Athens and arrive late evening.


Hike 1: Papigo > Astraka Refuge
Hike Distance: 8Km approx.
Hike Duration: 4hrs approx. including short breaks, depending on the group composition
Difficulty Level: 1 This activity is suitable for people with good physique (scale from 1-10: 5)
Prerequisites for participation: mental and physical health, good fitness level, knowing how to swim
Ascend: ~ +950
Descend: ~ -100
Gear: Hiking Boots, Hiking Poles, Backpack with personal stuff, Water, Energy Snacks, light sleeping bag or liner

Hike 2: Astraka Refuge > Tymfi Dragon Alpine Lake > Astraka Refuge > Papigo
Hike Distance: 13Km approx.
Hike+RiverTrek Duration: 6-7hrs approx. including short breaks, depending on the group composition
Difficulty Level: 1 This activity is suitable for people with good physique (scale from 1-10: 5)
Prerequisites for participation: mental and physical health, good fitness level, knowing how to swim
Ascend: ~ +350
Descend: ~ -1200
Gear: You must have Hiking Boots, Hiking Poles, Backpack with personal stuff, Water, Energy Snacks, light sleeping bag or liner

Hike + RiverTrek: Vikos Canyon - Aoos River Source & RiverTrek Voidomatis River
Hike Distance: 6Km approx.
Hike Duration: 6-7hrs approx. including short breaks, depending on the group composition
Difficulty Level for beginners: 1 (this activity is suitable for people with good physique - scale from 1-10: 5)
Prerequisites for participation: mental and physical health, good fitness level, knowing how to swim
Ascend: n/a
Descend: ~ -300
Gear: You must have sports shoes, swiminsuit, a change of clothes and a towel in a backpack, Water, Energy Snacks - you will be provided with a neoprene suit, helmet and life vest (at no additional cost) before the start of the activity, to wear during the rivertrek.

Full Moon Rafting + Party at Aracthos River:
Activity Duration: 8hrs including transfers
Rafting duration: 3hrs approx.
​Rafting Difficulty Level: 3 (previous experience required)
Prerequisites for Participation: mental and physical health, good fitness level, knowing how to swim
Gear: You must have sports shoes, swiminsuit, a change of clothes and a towel in a backpack, Water, Energy Snacks - you will be provided with a neoprene suit, helmet, life vest, paddle (at no additional cost) before the start of the activity, to wear during the rafting activity. A briefing will be conducted prior to the activity and a BBQ party with music by the river will follow.

Rafting at Voidomatis River / Canyoning at Rogovos Gorge:
Activity Duration: 5hrs including transfers
Rafting duration: 2hrs approx.
Canyoning/Rafting Difficulty Level: 2+ (suitable for beginners and children 12+)
Prerequisites for Participation: mental and physical health, good fitness level, knowing how to swim
Gear: You must have sports shoes, swiminsuit, a change of clothes and a towel in a backpack, Water, Energy Snacks - you will be provided with a neoprene suit, helmet, life vest, paddle for the rafting / harness and drybag for the canyoning (at no additional cost) before the start of the activity, to wear during the activity. A briefing will be conducted prior to the activity and a BBQ party with music by the river will follow.


The participation cost (ticket) includes:
  • transfers from/to Athens with a modern bus
  • one night stay at Astraka Refuge with breakfast
  • two nights stay with breakfast at a wonderful hotel in Monodendri village (Booking.com rating 9+) at a double room
  • local transfers according to the adventure programme
  • the hikes
  • the rivertrek at Voidomatis River (including neoprene suit, helmet, life vest for the rivertrek)
  • the Full Moon Rafting+BBQ Party at Aracthos River (including neoprene suit, helmet, life vest, paddle for the rafting)
  • and either Rafting at Voidomatis River OR Canyoning at Rogovos Gorge (including neoprene suit, helmet, life vest, paddle for the rafting/harness and drybag for the canyoning).
Not included:
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals and anything not mentioned explicitely in the programme
  • Personal Insurance
As mentioned in the Participation Terms, the adventure will only be carried out in case the minimum number of participants is reached before the registration deadline.

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The programme and the activities are subject to change at any time and may be altered and/or cancelled partially or whole for any reason, especially in the case were weather conditions for or other technical or unpredictable reasons that may occur that may prevent safe access or adventure programme implementation as originally designed.
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