Hiking in Vikos Gorge Epiros

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Guided 5 to 7 hours
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Period of operation :May to October
Price going up: 35€/person
Duration : 5-7 hours
Minimum attendance : 6 participants
Level requirements : Basic physical condition, age 12 years and above.

Description

vikos gorgeVikos Gorge, with a length of 20 km, walls that range from 450m  to 1,600 m deep, and a width from 400 m to some meters at its narrowest part, is listed by the Guiness Book of Records as the deepest canyon in the world in proportion to its width.

This follows a somewhat arbitrary definition of a gorge that excludes deeper features such as Colca Canyon because of their greater width to depth ratio.

The landscape of the 20 km long gorge, 12 km οf which belong to the Vikos – Aoos National Park’s core zοne, presents a diverse relief and is characterized by abrupt altitudinal changes.

vikos gorgeSteep slopes and precipitous rocky cliffs dominate in the middle and higher zones respectively. The gorge has been carved over millions of years by the Voidomatis River, a tributary of the Aoos. 


Enjoy a fascinating trek in one of the most beautiful gorges of Europe.

The crossing lasts between 5-7 hours, whilst we walk along the riverbanks and sometimes inside the crystal clear waters of Vikos. 


vikos gorgeThe trek starts at the village of Monodendri and ater 45 minutes we enter the gorge. We will need approximately 4 hours until we reach the springs of Voidomatis and another hour until we reach the village of Vikos.

Price Includes

English Speaking Guide
• Local transfer and professional guide 
• Energy Snack (dried fruits and nuts) picnic
• Walking sticks (if you don't have your own).