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Hiking Trails

Below you will find a number of hiking Trails within the Protected area of Chelmos-Vouraikos National Park.

TRAIL MAP


 
 “EUROPEAN PATH E4”

The European long distance path E4 belongs to the network of the European long-distance paths. Within the area of the National Park, is well- maintained and well- marked. It starts from Diakopto, along Vouraikos river and follows alongside, at almost all the distance, the rails of Odontotos railway from Diakopto to Kalavrita,

The path from Kalavryta continues towards Kato Lousoi- Planitero- Armpounas- Agios Nikolaos and continues to Tourlada - Krinophyta - Lykouria, and finishes in Gytheio, Laconia.

 

"CHELMOS - PLANITERO "

(DIVERSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATH E4).

This path is intended to make it easier for visitors who want to visit the peaks of Chelmos mountain range, deviating from the main E4 trail, without having to go up and down the same route (Kato Lousoi – Psili Korifi - Kato Lousoi ). The visitor will be able to follow one of the two paths in order to find in Planitero village or the easy main E4 trail or the slightly more difficult diversion to go back to the main E4 trail.

The diversion of E4 that starts from the village of Kato Lousoi and reaches the location of Psili Korifi of Chelmos. From there, it continues to the location Omalia, it passes from Kato Kambos, then continues to Kefalovryso and then to Elatofyto (or Mazi) to return to the main trail E4 in the village of Planitero.

 

"KALAVRYTA - AG.LAVRA MONASTERY - LAGOVOUNI - ANCIENT LOUSOI - CAVE OF THE LAKES - E4"

The path passes through the Historical Monastery of Ag. Lavra, continues on the forest of Lagovouni and from there, after crossing the Ancient Lousoi and after visiting the Cave of the Lakes, ends up again at E4 path. The first section of the trail (KALAVRYTA - AG.LAVRA) is the existing road that goes to the Monastery. From there, it continues for the old Monastery. Then crosses the forest of Lagovouni and after passing from the plain of Soudena - the old name of Lousoi - reaches the place where the ruins of the Ancient Lousoi and the Temple of the goddess Artemis are located. Then it goes down to E4, where the Cave of the Lakes is close.


"KALAVRYTA- SKI CENTER- NERAIDORACHI- PSILI KORYFI- MAYROLIMNI - WATERS OF STYX - PERISTERA - TISIVLOS – MEGA SPILEO MONASTERY"

The trail starts from Kalavryta, following the European path E4 for about seven km to Valvousi. There, leaving E4 to follow the eastern route to Xerokampos. Then, after passing the facilities of the Ski Center and the Mountain Refuge, it goes up to Neraidorachi and from there to the location Apano Lithari.

From there it goes east to the water of Styx, after passing through the unique alpine lake of the area of Mavrolimni and crossing the gorge of Styx, passes through the village of Peristera, continues up to Lake Tsivlou and then proceeds to the Mega Spileo Monastery.

 

"KALAVRYTA - SKEPASTO - PLATANIOTISSA - ZACHLOROU - Ε4 - MEGA SPILEO MONASTERY "

The trail starts from Kalavryta Railway Station and after passing through the village of Skepasto, it ascends up to the homonymous top. Getting around the top, the trail crosses the plateau and descends to the village of Valta. From there, following the road, we reach Plataniotissa where the holy pilgrimage of the Virgin Mary is tucked inside the hollow of a large plane tree which has been declared a Monument of Nature. Continue following the road to the village of Villivina and from there, after the village Doumena, it goes down to Zachlorou where it meets the E4 path and continues to Mega Spilaio Monastery.

 

Below you will find a number of hiking and cycling trails within Chelmos-Vouraikos National Park.

Αχαϊα: E4 Καλάβρυτα-Πλανητέρο
Μεγάλη πορεία στα δυτικά του Χελμού

Μήκος    16.7km
Χρόνος   05h23'
Χελμός: Καλάβρυτα-Ξερόκαμπος
Το παλιό μονοπάτι για τον Ξερόκαμπο

Μήκος    11.0km
Χρόνος   04h35'
Χελμός: Ζαχλωρού-Ξερόκαμπος
Σιδ. Στ. Ζαχλωρούς-Μέγα Σπήλαιο-Ξερόκαμπος

Μήκος    14.1km
Χρόνος   05h56'
Χελμός: Ζαχλωρού-Λ. Τσιβλού
Από τον Βουραϊκό στον Κράθι

Μήκος    15.3km
Χρόνος   05h39'
Χελμός: Λ. Τσιβλού-Περιστέρα
Ανάντι της κοιλάδας του Κράθι

Μήκος    7.0km
Χρόνος   02h32'
Χελμός: Περιστέρα-Ζαρούχλα
Διασκελισμός του Πρφ. Ηλία

Μήκος    11.1km
Χρόνος   03h51'
Όρος Σκεπαστό: Βιλιβίνα-Ζαχλωρού
Σύνδεση Σκεπαστού με Ζαχλωρού

Μήκος    7.8km
Χρόνος   01h46'
Αχαϊα: Ε4 Φαράγγι Βουραϊκού
Κατάβαση πάνω στις γραμμές του οδοντωτού

Μήκος    22.4km
Χρόνος   05h00'


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