“Traces of the Gods”

Camp tour
"Traces of the Gods"

Greece is the most underrated country in Europe when it comes to overland travel. The Pindos Mountains, stretching from Albania to the Peloponnese, are not called the Greek Alps for nothing. They are strikingly similar to the well-known and extremely popular hiking trails in the Western Alps, but with one important difference: unlike the crowded Western Alps, these trails are practically empty, so you can enjoy them undisturbed! Numerous mountain passes over 2000 meters high, breathtakingly beautiful lakes, exciting riverbeds to navigate, ancient forests – a diverse landscape that stretches almost endlessly to capture your adventurer’s heart forever.

Tour description:

In the footsteps of the gods through the Greek Pindos Mountains

On this tour we will take you over the entire backbone of Pindos, from the Albanian border to the Mediterranean coast, including all the prominent areas, mountain lakes, gorges and ridges. These include the mountains Grammos, Peristeri and Tsoumerka, Zagori, Portitsa Gorge, lakes Aoos, Mournou, Prespa and Plastiras, several national parks, Mount Giona with the highest stone wall in the Balkans and much, much more. After 10 days you will be so overwhelmed by the impressions of the places visited that you will need a whole year to sort all your memories through photos and video footage!

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We start the tour in Igoumentisa, the port in the northwest of Greece, which you can reach most easily by ferry from Italy (Ancona, Bari or Venice). There, the guide will be waiting for you in the large parking lot of the port to take you to the nearby Drepanos Camp for the night (it is recommended to take one of the ferries that arrive in Igoumenitsa in the late afternoon, but you can arrive earlier if you want to enjoy the hot summer day by the sea). From there, our journey takes us first to the enchanting area of Zagori and then continues along a winding clockwise route that first heads north to the border with Albania and northern Macedonia before embarking on the long journey south towards the southern coast of mainland Greece. We will also visit the Meteora rocks, where the most famous Greek monasteries are located. These monasteries are a true wonder of the world, built on the rocks. Our route continues south across the Koziakas Mountains, over rocky mountain passes known only to a few.

The tour continues through numerous 2000+ m high mountain ranges of southern Pindos, such as Tymfristos and Oti National Park, before reaching the beautiful Mount Giona, whose 2,509 m high peak is the highest mountain in southern Greece. During the 10 days we will also see the strikingly beautiful Lake Mournou, as well as pass through numerous picturesque villages with the typical Greek stone houses. Lush pastures where thousands of goats, sheep and cows graze will give way to majestic pine forests, only to take our breath away in front of the rocky formations of the mighty peaks. We end the tour in Delphi, the seat of the ancient Greek oracle, on a plateau overlooking Corynthos Bay.

Greek mountain roads are among the best preserved mountain roads in the Balkans, which means that for most of the tour we will be riding on very good roads that do not present any technical challenges. However, from time to time we will travel some narrow, steep trails over open grasslands or rocky passes that require suitable low gear off-road vehicles to safely negotiate the obstacles. Most of the tour will be a very relaxed ride, making it one of the most technically easy of our Balkan tours (but still one of the most scenically stunning). A winch and snorkel are not required for this tour.

Most nights during the tour we will sleep at beautiful nature campsites in the wilderness, often near rivers, streams or lakes, but we will also check into official camps in some locations where they are available and close to our itinerary. Our average arrival time at the campground will be between 5:00 and 6:00 pm (summer days in the south are long, but we still want to give participants some time to get everything ready for an enjoyable evening), and the morning departure time will be around 9:00 am.

Although these are wild and remote areas, the danger from wildlife is only theoretical, so you can relax while camping and do not need additional protection. However, don’t underestimate the high mountains when it comes to temperatures – it can still be quite chilly at night, even dropping below 10 degrees in some places (our average altitude when camping is between 1400 and 1800 meters). To make camping more convenient, you should have folding tables and chairs, as well as food cooking equipment, portable refrigerator (12V), etc. We will stop every 2-4 days of the tour to stock up on food and fuel (whenever our route passes a town). Usually the participants prepare their own food during the camping.

We are looking forward to a breathtakingly beautiful tour with fantastic nature highlights with you!

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Tour details:

This trip is suitable for off-road vehicles with gear reduction . Minimum AT tires.

  • Difficulty level:

    "Traces of the Gods" until "Traces of the Gods"

  • Accommodation & meals:

    • Camp tour with unique wild camp sites
    • Self-catering
  • Group size:

    • min. 4 & max. 10 vehicles
  • Services included :

    • 1 or 2 organization vehicles depending on the size of the group
    • Tour guide in english and german
    • Campsite fees
    • Travel security certificate
    • Radio on loan
    • Detailed travel documents
  • Not included:

    • Individual restaurant visits
    • Fuel and other costs
    • Ferry transfers, if used for travel to the tour
    • Personal travel expenses

Choose a tour date

“Traces of the Gods”

* Tours only take place if the corona regulations in force at the time of the tour permit!

21.08. until 30.08.2023
1490,- EUR per vehicle, passenger unlimited.
"Traces of the Gods"
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Wir unterteilen unsere Touren in vier Schwierigkeitsgrade: Leicht, mittel, schwer und schwer Plus

Die Zuordnung fällt naturgemäß nicht immer leicht, da sich der Anspruch an Fahrer und Fahrzeug, z.B. je nach Wetter schnell verändern kann. Kontaktiert uns bitte unter info@npl-overland.eu wenn ihr euch nicht sicher seid, ob der angegebene Schwierigkeitsgrad zu euren Erwartungen passt. Gerne beraten wir euch und besprechen die Anforderungen im Detail.

"Traces of the Gods" Leichte Tour / Offroad Einsteiger oder wenig Erfahrung im Gelände / Serien 4×4 / All Terrain Reifen
"Traces of the Gods""Traces of the Gods" Mittelschwere Tour / erste Erfahrung im Gelände notwendig / Serien 4×4 mit Untersetzungsgetriebe und evtl. Mittelsperre / gute All Terrain Reifen evtl. Mud Terrain
"Traces of the Gods""Traces of the Gods""Traces of the Gods" Schwere Tour / Erfahrung im Gelände notwendig / sicherer Umgang mit dem Fahrzeug im Gelände / Untersetzung / erhöhte Bodenfreiheit / Mittelsperre + evtl. HA-Sperre / Mud Terrain Reifen / stabile Bergepunkte am Fahrzeug vorne und hinten
npl-overland-offroad-reisen-iconnpl-overland-offroad-reisen-iconnpl-overland-offroad-reisen-icon"Traces of the Gods" Schwere Tour PLUS / gute Erfahrung im Gelände notwendig / sicherer Umgang mit dem Fahrzeug im Gelände / Untersetzung / erhöhte Bodenfreiheit / erhöhte Luftansaugung / Sperre Mitte und Hinten / Mud Terrain Reifen / stabile Bergepunkte am Fahrzeug vorne und hinten / individuelle Modifikationen nach Absprache / möglicherweise Sonderausrüstung im Fahrzeug


Abenteuer pur! Jeder Tag war auf’s neue spannend und aufregend. Dies wird nicht unsere letzte Tour mit Euch gewesen sein. Macht weiter so! Steffi, Andreas und der Ruby

Steffi & Andreas
Ich kann nur empfehlen, probiert es aus. Serbien ist eine Reise wert. Für uns das wohl schönste Land und Off-Road Paradies das wir je kennenlernen durften. Wir kommen wieder. Also die ganze Familie samt Disco!!
Christian Rose

Die erste mehrtägige Offroadtour für meinen erwachsenen Sohn und mich. Wir waren insgesamt sehr zufrieden, auch oder gerade weil nicht alles so klappte, da das Wetter Kapriolen schlug und den Weg immer wieder mal aufweichte. Wir möchten sehr gerne mit diesen Scouts nochmal fahren…

Arno Kluten

Geil !!! Für mich war es die erste Offroad Tour mit einer Gruppe. Und ich muss sagen, dass es für mich ein super Erlebnis war. Mein Fahrzeug ein ATV CF-Moto 800 konnte ich zum Teil bis an seine Grenzen bringen.