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Zagoria and Lake Plastira MTB

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The region named Zagori in Epirus is one of the most breathtaking in the Greek Highlands.

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All about the Zagoria and Lake Plastira MTB.

The architectural beauty of the villages built entirely out of stone, the legendary arched stone bridges, the natural scenery with the amazing geomorphology, the rivers, the gorges, the deep forests and of course the local tradition, cuisine and culture contribute to a strong and special impression on the visitor. The last 3 days of the tour we will explore Lake Plastira. An artificial lake located at an altitude of 800m in Central Greece and is characterized as one of the most easily accessible destinations of the country. The scenery is breathtaking, as the lake is surrounded by high leafy mountains and the area is considered to be a paradise for all nature lovers and mountain bikers.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Transfer
  • Bicycles & accessories
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Meals (Halfboard)
  • Water during the tour
  • Energy bar
  • Tour leader
  • Supporting vehicle

 

Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks
  • Single supplement
  1. Day1 Transfer to Zagoria

    Meet and assist at Athens International Airport. Departure to Kipi or Aspangeloi village in Zagoria area. Zagoria are located approximately 6 hours driving from Athens. On our way we have the change to visit the Corinth Canal and to pass from the state of the art Rio – Antirio bridge that connects Peloponnese with the Greek mainland. Check-in into our hotel and dinner. Overnight.

  2. Day 2 Mountain biking tour in Zagoria

    We enjoy breakfast in our hotel. Safety briefing will follow, quick check at the bikes and then beginning of our MTB tour of the day. We will combine riding in dirt roads and single trails within mountains, in good proportion. The altitude we will be cycling ranges from 900 to 1400 meters, moving through deep forest areas, under the shade of tall pine and fir trees. We will also get the chance to cross some of the arched stone bridges of the area with their unique architecture and we will enjoy a delicious picnic with local products in the nature. Total duration of riding time estimated at approximately 4-6 hours depending on the rider’s level. Return to our hotel. Dinner – Overnight

  3. Day 3 Mountain biking tour in Zagoria

    Breakfast in our hotel and then beginning of the second day’s Mountain biking tour in Zagoria. Today we cover a distance of about 40 kilometers starting from our hotel to reach the next beautiful village of Dilofo. Then through the villages of Vitsa and Monodendri we reach an altitude of 1400m and the breathtaking viewpoint of Oxia where we will admire the famous Vikos Gorge, the deepest canyon in the world. We return to Monodendri to enjoy a light meal with traditional pie at a local tavern. Then we begin to descend from high altitude through the magical “Steps of Vigla”. Total duration of the tour is approximately 6 hours. Return to our hotel. Dinner – Overnight.

  4. Day 4 Zagoria – Meteora – Lake Plastira

    We enjoy our last breakfast in Zagoria. Soon after we load our gear and we depart to visit Meteora, the world famous monasteries built on natural sandstone rock pillars, at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly. The Meteora is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List and considered to be one of the most important monuments in Greece. After we visit one of the monasteries you will be able to experience a unique single trail route among Meteora rocks fantastic scenery. Then we continue to arrive at late afternoon in Lake Plastira. Check in into our hotel. Dinner – Overnight.

  5. Day 5 Lake Plastira MTB ride

    Breakfast in our hotel and then beginning of our first MTB tour in the area. Starting from our hotel we will head north towards the villages ”Kerasia” and ”Anthochori”. At the borders of the next village, ”Kryopigi” we will turn west to find ourselves into deep forest of pine trees. Some challenging up hills on the way but the landscape rewards us with fantastic pictures. This route is a very good opportunity to admire the scenery of the area and also to adjust ourselves in the terrain of the area. Total duration of the tour is approximately 5-6 hours. Distance covered: 43km. Average Alt: 1300m. Return to our hotel. Dinner – Overnight.

  6. Day 6 Lake Plastira MTB ride

    Breakfast and beginning our the MTB tour of the day. We will load our gear on the vehicle and drive for about 18 kilometers until we reach the village ”Moucha”. We start our tour heading south deep into the forest until we reach the village ”Anthiro”. From there we will start to ascend for a few kilometers as we ride to ”Kedros” point which is one of the best places to have a panoramic view of the lake. Soon after the necessary pictures and a break we will start our decent towards the dam of the lake. Distance covered: 54km. Average Alt: 1400m. We load our bikes in the vehicle and we return in our hotel. Dinner – Overnight.

  7. Day 7 Short MTB Tour - Departure to Athens

    Enjoy your last breakfast in Lake Plastira until late. Later we load our gear to begin our preparation for our return trip to Athens. Arrival at Athens late afternoon and drop off at your hotel.

Mpagia Hotel

Built of stone and wood, Hotel Mpagia is located in Kipi, Central Zagori’s main village. It consists of 3 buildings and offers elegant rooms with imposing views of Vikaki Gorge and the village. Wellness facilities offered include a hot tub and sauna.

A traditional breakfast with local products is served daily at the dining area. Guests can enjoy a drink or hot beverage next to the fireplace, or on the outdoor terrace with views. Traditional local flavours can also be enjoyed at the on-site restaurant for lunch or dinner.

Double Room

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Exterior Room

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http://www.mpagia.gr

Melition Hotel

In the picturesque village Asprangeli, 30 km. From Ioannina, you can find for your accommodation the hotel ‘Melition “. Entering the hotel, you will immediately feel the friendly and gracious feeling inspires every corner. It is made with standard old Zagoria stone houses, completely based on the architectural tradition of Zagori.

The decoration is an example of the tradition of Zagoria. The colored ceilings, wooden floors, and traditional furniture will transfer you to another era.

Common space

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Exterior View

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Visit Zagori Hotel

Aiolides Hotel

The estate of Aeolides in an area of ​​10 acres, is located at the center of the village Kalivia Pezulas and is built at the road leading to the Plastira’s lake shore.
With panoramic views of the lake and the mountains of Agrafa the hotel complex consists of traditional stone buildings and the café bar “Inanthi” hosting also the hall of the hotel complex.
Τhe Aeolides traditional houses could not be better positioned for your excursions to the villages around lake Plastira.

Double Room

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Exterior Room

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http://www.aiolides.gr/

Facilities and Services

Mpagia Hotel

  • Breakfast with local products
  • View to gorge Vikaki
  • Sauna & Hydro massage
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Internet Access – WiFi

Melition Hotel

  • Breakfast with local products
  • View to Asprageloi village
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Internet Access – WiFi

Aiolides Hotel

  • A/C
  • Sauna
  • Hydromassage
  • Bar
  • Fireplace
  • Amazing view to Agrafa mountain & Plastira lake
  • We suggest cycling jersey clothes, otherwise comfort clothes
  • Mountainbike SPD shoes or sneakers if you don’t have a pair
  • A second  t-shirt
  • A sunscream
  • Your camera to keep memories alive

The tour will be held even with rain. However the tour guide will decide to cancel or interrupt the tour in case of increasingly bad weather and for safety reasons. We recommend to carry a waterproof jacket with you.

There is always a supporting vehicle around to pick you up. No one is left alone!

Yes it is, we will provide you one with your bicycle.

The prices have been calculated for min seven (7) persons.
All tours though are possible to be materialized with less persons but different price range.
Contact us for tour options and detailed pricing.

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