Via Cordata / Ferrata & Rock climbing.
Via Cordata / Ferrata on the “Apollo ridge” & Rock climbing, both in the Tempi valley.
We meet at the west end of the Tempi valley. The “Apollo ridge” is located at the north cliff side of the valley, geologically considered to be on Lower Olympus. After we have met, we are transferred to the starting point of the walk-in (10’ by road). The walk-in follows the old railway line alongside the river Pinios, with great views all along the hike. Duration of walk-in, 15 – 20’, easy.
Description of route. Start at 20m above sea level – Finish at 240m. Gained altitude 220m. Length of route, 290m. The route consists mainly of long sections of narrow ridge scrambling and shorter sections and “steps” of actual climbing of III+ to IV- grade on grey limestone rock.
The ridge scrambling is a typical Via Cordata with the protection of fixed ropes, while the climbing sections are also protected with cable, thus making the route a very interesting combination of Via Cordata and Via Ferrata, resulting to extra safety, ease and of course great enjoyment. The views of the gorge with the river far down below are just breathtaking. Duration of the Via Cordata / Ferrata route, 3.00’ to 4.00’ hours.
Enjoy some time on top of the ridge enjoying the unique moment! Then, a 10’ walk takes us to the climbing site for the rock climbing session and to a light picnic lunch. After all it is a “rock-day” today! Here, on an impressive limestone rock face, we have created a top-rope climbing playground with routes of various grade, for youths and adults to enjoy, about 20m high. This is a unique spot with great views lower down towards the river Pinios and the western part of the Tempi valley. The climbing takes about 3.00’ hours and if there is time you can have more! Transfer back to our meeting point and your vehicle.
The total duration of the activity, from the meeting time to the “ready to return home” time, is 7.00’ to 7.30’ hours.
Minimum age 13 years.
Price: 120€ p.p.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Highly Demanding
Min age 13 years
Prices / Offers
The activity’s price refers to 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 persons, normally you have the flexibility to book any activity at any time you choose. Otherwise – if you are less than 4 persons – you book within another group.
In the case of being less than the minimum of 4 persons, and still no other group available to join in your actual date and activity, then, in order to do the chosen activity, the sum of the minimum 4 persons has to be paid.
What is included in the price for the day-activities?
• Guiding by experienced – specialized guides / instructors.
• All the appropriate equipment necessary for the activity.
• Introductory beginners’ briefing.
• Picnic meal with seasonal traditional Greek dishes.
• Hot herbal drink and cookies during the activity.
• Local transfers on dirt road from the meeting point to the activity’s location and back.
The VAT is not included in the price.