Via Cordata / Ferrata. “Nesson II” – Mt. Gidiki.
Via Ferrata / Cordata. Route: “Nesson II”.
The route is located on Mt. Gidiki, which is a part of the western foothills of Mt. Kissavos (Ossa), east / northeast of Larisa. We meet at the south end of Gidiki, in front of the climbing site’s “Fithofolia” sector (Relevant sign), where you gear up and are introduced to the use of the safety equipment by your guides. Then, we are transferred (5’ by road) to where we start the approach walk to the Via Cordata / Ferrata.
A beautiful ridge walk / ascent of about 45’, with stunning views, takes us to the starting point of our Via Cordata / Ferrata route, which unfolds in a horizontal line with various ups and downs across the rock face. It consists mainly of interesting sections of scrambling traversing and sections of narrow ledge exposed walking on vertical limestone rock. The very first sections are a typical Via Cordata with the protection of fixed ropes, while the scrambling passages and the exposed sections are 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 nearby Mt. Kissavos to the east and to the east / southeast end of the Thessalian plain all the way down to Mt. Pelion, are just great. At the end of the route and upon exiting to the upper parts of Gidiki, we enjoy great views towards the north and the dominating Mt. Olympus. From here, a 15’ walk, takes us to the main summit of Mt. Gidiki, with wonderful view all around. Mt. Olympus massive to the north, Mt. Kissavos to the east, Pindus range with Agrafa mountains to the western end of the Thessalian plain and the big mountains of the south parts of central Greece, like Mt. Giona, Mt. Vardusia and Mt. Velouchi. Central Greece before our feet…
After a light meal at the top, we make our way back down to the very starting point and our vehicles (30’ – 40’ minutes).
Duration of the Via Ferrata / Cordata route, 40’ to 45’ and with the approach and return walks something like 2.45’ to 3.00’ hours.
Overall duration of the activity, including the gearing up and introduction to the safety equipment’s use, stops, photos ect, 3.30’ to 4.00’ hours.
Minimum age 13 years.
Price: 48.00€ p.p.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Low Demanding
Group Size Medium Group
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.