Mainalo Trail

Mainalo Trail

  • Mainalo
  • 6 days
  • From €550,-

The local communities created a 75km (46 miles) hiking trail with great attention to detail.
The fairy-tale forests, rivers, traditional villages and many other cultural elements we encounter are the characteristics of this course. Suitable for active families.

Duration: 6 days (The stages can be individually adapted to the persons)
Difficulty: Medium
Saison:  March – June and September – November

Day 1: Arrival in Mainalo, overnight in a guesthouse.
Meet and greet of the guide and discussion about the following days.

Day 2: Stemnitsa – Dimitsana: 13.5 km – 5h
The hike starts in the village of Stemnitsa, the small village is located at 1100 m, surrounded by higher mountains and deep valleys and leads us along the Lousios gorge pastsing old abandoned and still inhabited monasteries. In Dimitsana there is a open air water power museum, which we can visit if desired.
Overnight in Dimitsana.

Day 3: Dimitsana – Zigovisti – Elati: 18km – 7h
We start in Dimitsana and walk towards Zigovisti along a dirt road that leads us to the highest point of our route (1643 vertical meters). There we take a little break and enjoy a fantastic view. Shortly at the end of our walk we pass the sacred temple Zoodochos Pigis.
Overnight in Elati

Day 4: Elati – Vytina – Nymfasia: 14km – 5h
This leg is one of the most beautiful of the Mainalo Trail. The hike takes us down to the Millaon River past old watermills and through a magical forest. A stop in one of the most beautiful mountain villages Vytina is a must. Then we continue to the last leg to Nymfasia where we stay overnight.

Day 5: Nymfasia – Magouliana – Valtessiniko: 15km – 6h
After leaving Nymfassia behind us, a path begins through an oak forest that leads us to the Cairn Bridge and an impressive monastery that was built into the rock and you need a good eye to discover it. After crossing a thick fir forest and reaching the Whistle Bell, we take a break at a spring. In Magouliana we find another source to fill up our water deposit. A big part of the route from Maguliana to Valtesinikos descends into the valley to the river bed than leats up the village Valtessiniko where we stay overnight.

Day 6: Valtessiniko – Lagadia: 14km – 5h
The last part of our walk begins with a climb to a Byzantine castle. Then a descent through a thick pine forest. The path continues along valleys, past shepherd huts and pastures.
Our last destination, Lagadia has an impressive complex of water mills. The completed hike will be finished with a dinner together. You have the possibility to stay there or to leave at the same day.

From €550,- depending on the number of participants, activity, duration, equipment and transfer.

This price includes:

  • Guiding from a local certified mountain guide
  • 5 Bed and breakfast
  • 5 snacks
  • walking poles

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