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Tuesday September 26 , 2017
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Rafting in Pinios river. The Vernezi route

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How you come: The meeting point for the rafting  in the Vernezi section/route is the village Parapotamos, very close to the river and the Vernezi section (20' to 30' from any accommodation in the area, 3.30’ hours from Athens and 1.30’ hours frohessaloniki). 

If you come from the north on the Thessaloniki – Athens highway, you come off at the exit to Evangelismos and Makrihori, about 4 km after the  Tempi valley’s west exit (ex-toll post). Follow signs to Makrihori, on a parallel to the highway side road, for about 3 km and enter the village to your right.

If you come on the same highway from the south, after bypassing Larisa and about 6 km before the Tempi valley, you come off at the exit to Makrihori. As you enter Makrihori, both northerners and southerners, follow the sign to Goni and Parapotamos to your right. Your destination is Parapotamos, where  you arrive after 5 km.  We meet at the village’s square.

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Process of the activity: From the meeting point (Parapotamos), you are being transferred in our means of transport to our rafting base by the river (5min), where we all get geared up for the ride (wet suits, anoraks e.t.c). This is going to be our finishing point of our rafting ride in the Vernezi section of the Pinios river.  When ready, you are transferred to the starting point further up the river (30 min by road), near the village of Rodia. After the beginners’ briefing, we get on board and the fun begins!

The ride takes about 2.00’ hours, with continuous grade III and some grade IV rapids and impressive waves (when the water level is at its medium to high). Along the ride, we stop for a hot drink and cookies.
 
We finish at our base, where, after having changed into our dry clothes, we enjoy a picnic with barbequed sausages and other traditional Greek appetizers.
 
Quite fulfilled, you are transferred back to Parapotamos for your return.
 
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An alternative route / choice can be offered as well, for the ones who look for something less time consuming and of course cheaper, still equally exilirating, with good quality rafting and lots of fun! This is the second half of the Vernezi route. A quick active escape in great nature!! The procedure is the same as with the full route, only the ride here takes about one hour with grade III and III+ rapids. When the water level is high, one rapid becomes a good grade IV. The transfer from our rafting base to the starting point, takes 15'.

Price for the full route: 50.00€ p.p.

Price for the second half: 35.00€ p.p.

Note for your information, that the activity’s overall duration time comes to 5.00’ or 5.30’ hours, including the gearing up time, local transfers, stops, picnic e.t.c. As for the second half, it takes 3.30' to 4.00' hours max.

 

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Price Includes

Experienced guides-instructors.

All the appropriate activity's equipment.

Beginners' introductory lesson before the activity.

Picnic-lunch after the activity.

Local transfers on dirt road, when needed.

Hot drinks and cookies during the activity.

The above prices are without the V.A.T.

Prices / Offers

The above prices concern individuals and small groups of up to 8-10 persons. For larger or much larger groups, the prices can be reduced, after our mutual agreement.

If you’re a group of at least 4 people, normaly, you have the flexibility to book any activity at any time you choose. Otherwise you book within another group.

In case of being less than the above minimum of 4 persons, and still no other group available to join in, then, in order to do the chosen activity, the sum of the 4 persons minimum has to be paid.

For the activity of rafting, for every group of 8 persons one person is for free.