Via Cordata / Ferrata & Hiking (full crossing of the Tempi valley)
Combined activities with Olympostrek
Best period: March*, April**, May**, June**, July, Sept**, Oct*.
We meet at the west end of theTempi 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 before we continue via the Cleft’s traverse – a mini Via Cordata – to do the full crossing of the Tempi valley all the way to its east end. We finish at a picturesque chapel where the picnic is waiting for us, at about 100m. A wonderful walk indeed! The crossing, from the finishing point of the Apollo’s ridge, will take another 2.00’ to 2.30’ hours of moderate walk.
Total duration of the activity, 6.00’ to 6.30’ hours.
Minimum age 13 years.
Price: 90.00€ p.p.
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Vacation Style Group Type
Activity Level Moderately Demanding
Minimum age 13 years