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Tour overview

Ioannina Snowshoeing! A wonderful tour with snowshoes on imposing Mount Mitsikeli!

Highlights

  • ‎Panoramic view of the legendary Vikos Gorge and the whole of the Zagori area ‎
  • Hear the sound of your shoes on the snow
  • Splendid view of the Ioannina Lake

Mitsikeli (Slavic for “Bear’s nest”) is a mountain range on the east of the northern city of Ioannina. It rises from the shores of Lake Pamvotis (the lake of Ioannina) all the way to the summit. To the south of Mitsikeli lies the town of Ligiades, known in Greece due to its resistance to the German occupation during WW2. The pointy summit of Mitsikeli offers wonderful 360 degree views. To the north and northwest we see Mount Tymphi and Smolikas. To the east are the Pindos range mountains of Lakmos and Tzoumerka. To the south is the city of Ioannina and Lake Pamvotis. If weather conditions permit, one can even even enjoy a unique view of the ‎Ionian coastline and the islands of Corfu and Lefkada to the west and mountain ‎Olympus to the east.

Our Ioannina Snowshoeing starts at the village of Ligiades, where we meet and receive our gear! Our tour takes us to the two highest peaks of Mount Mitsikeli at an altitude of 1.800 and 1.810 meters respectively. From there we take in the mesmerizing views and enjoy the winter scenery and peace!

Trekking Hellas offers and array of hikes and active experiences all over Greece. Our team also creates tailor made tours and activities, so feel free to contact us if your preferences and needs are not met by our programs. We will help you design the prefect vacation for you! Also check out our Active & Culture Tour in Zagori, Hike Northern GreeceMountain Bike Tour and Rafting Voidomatis!

Activities

Tour Summary

Duration

4 hours

Difficulty level

Period of operation: December – March depending on snow coverage

Price/person: ‎

  • 50€/pp for min 3-6 participants
  • 60€/pp for min 2 participants

*for less or more participants please contact us


Participation requirements

  • Good physical shape
  • Physical and mental health
  • Children over 10 years old

Tour Details

Tour inclusions
  • Certified English speaking Trekking Hellas guide
  • All necessary snowshoeing equipment
  • Picnic snacks (seasonal fruits, energy bars)‎
  • Warm drink at the end of the activity
  • Backpack (upon request)‎
  • Liability insurance
  • Taxes
Tour exclusions
  • Personal accident insurance ‎
  • Anything not mentioned above

Itinerary

‎10:00 Meeting with your guide and welcome briefing ‎
‎10:15 Driving towards the starting point
‎10:30 Starting time
‎12:20 Short break for snack and photos
‎13:30 End of the trek ‎
‎13:50 Return to the meeting point, end of the activity

FAQ

  • Warm and comfortable clothes
  • Snow trousers and jacket
  • Hiking shoes
  • Hat or Beanie / Gloves /Sunglasses / Sunscreen‎
  • Backpack 20-30L
  • Personal bottle (water)
  • Extra clothes
  • December – March
  • Distance: 5km‎
  • Elevation gain: ‎500 m
  • Terrain: snow
  • Ligiades parking lot, at the entrance of the village
  • Check the map, here
  • Meeting time: 10.00am

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