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Hiking Vouraikos Gorge and the rack railway

Hiking Vouraikos Gorge and the rack railway

Hiking Vouraikos Gorge is a guided day activity in the spectacular gorge.

ACTIVE PERIOD
throughout the year
DIFFICULTY LEVEL
1
DURATION
6.5 hrs
MINIMUM PARTICIPANTS
2
Hiking Vouraikos Gorge and the rack railway
Price from €70
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Overview

In northern Peloponnese, between Mount Chelmos and the eastern extensions of Mount Panachaiko lies one of Greece’s best kept secrets. The Vouraikos Gorge! An impressive 20-kilometer-long gorge formed after millions of years by the River Vouraikos. It is part of the Chelmos-Vouraikos National Park thanks to its lush vegetation and incredible natural diversity! Waterfalls, beautiful caves, swift crystal-clear streams, cool springs and impressive rocky cliffs, make this route an unforgettable experience! The trail we follow cuts through the protected area and is part of the long distance E4 European Trail.

During our 5-hour hike, we walk along the tracks of the most impressive attraction of this area: the “Odondotos” Rack Railway. Built in 1896 in order to connect the towns of Diakopto and Kalavryta, it has become an indispensable part of the area! It is often described as the most “spectacular rail route” of the Balkan area. Starting our hike from the village of Zachlorou, we will have the opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and walk through this wonderful nature reserve until we reach Niamata. From here we will hop on the famous Odondotos Rack Railway and ride back to Kalavryta taking in the stunning views along the route! This is a relatively easy hike, suitable for hikers from 10 to 70 years old! Get ready for an unforgettable experience hiking Vouraikos Gorge!

Trekking Hellas offers a variety of activities in Kalavryta and the Peloponnese, like the  Vouraikos Cog Railway Hike or the  Off Road Tour in Mt Chelmos. In close proximity to Kalavryta in the region of Arcadia you can enjoy Rafting and Hiking in Lousios Gorge. Our tours  can be incorporated in our multi day adventures like our Active and Culture Tour in the Peloponnese.

Meeting point
crossroads το Zachlorou
Meeting time
09.30
End of activity
16.00

Highlights

Vouraikos is part of the Chelmos-Vouraikos National Park thanks to its lush vegetation and incredible natural diversity! Waterfalls, beautiful caves, swift crystal-clear streams, cool springs and impressive rocky cliffs, make this route an unforgettable experience!

DISTANCE
10km.
SUN EXPOSURE
60%
ALTITUDE
650m.
ASCEND
100m.
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DESCEND
526m.

General Info

DURATION
6.5 hrs
ACTIVE PERIOD
throughout the year
PRICE

2 persons: 115€/person 
3 persons: 90€/person 
4 persons: 80€/person 
5-8 persons: 70€/person 


Technical information

Rocky terrain

10 km

Participation requirements

  • 8 years and older
  • Mental and physical health
  • Basic physical condition
  • Lack of acrophobia
  • No previous experience required

Tour inclusions

  • English speaking Trekking Hellas Guide 
  • First aid kits and other necessary equipment
  • Picnic
  • Rack rail tickets
  • Walking Sticks
  • VAT

Tour exclusions

  • what is not mentioned above

Equipment

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Hiking Vouraikos Gorge and the rack railway

Hiking Vouraikos Gorge is a guided day activity in the spectacular gorge.

Price from €70

RESERVE NOW

FAQs

WHAT SHOULD I BRING WITH ME

  • what is listed above in Equipment section

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