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The Pindos mountain range runs along the borders of Epiros and Thessalia provinces in the northwestern mainland of Greece.
The North Pindos is famous for its Zagoria villages with their stone houses and paved mule paths (kalderimia) and the Vikos Gorge. In this area you walk along the characteristic stone formations that look like piles of coins (schists).
You make a trekking with daily walks between 4 and 7 hours (net walking time). You may extend your stay in all accommodations; more walks are available from the Astrakas refuge, Tsepelovo and Monodendri. No luggage transfer to and from the refuge; luggage is transferred directly to Tsepelovo.
This is a hiking tour for active people who love peace and nature and who are not afraid of a heavy ascent or descent.
About the walks
Most walks are on narrow and sometimes steep mountain paths. Generally the paths are cleared and well marked. You will find loose stones on your path and steep drop-offs on the sides. You must be sure-footed and fit and not prone to vertigo.