Τhe acquaintance from the antiquity of its intensity Arachthos, through its various ways offers amazing possibilities for those that deal with rivers sport. The river, in the more mountainous regions, is particularly characterized “grouch”, because the narrow corridors that pass, his waterfalls and lagkadia.
In the river are organised descents with Kayak and Rafting at the duration of all time.
From the bridge Tsimoboy up to the bridge Plaka way 13 km, duration of three hours and high degree of difficulty.
By the bridge Gkogkoy, in the river Kalarrytiko (tributary Arachthos), up to the bridge of Plaka, is erased way 13,2 km, duration of two hours and relatively high degree of difficulty. The way in Kalarrytiko is proposed for most experienced in rafting.
From the bridge Politsas up to the bridge Plaka way 9 km, duration of one and a half hour and limited difficulty.
From the bridge Plaka up to the Broom way 10 km, duration of two and a half hours and mediocre degree of difficulty.
Rafting or Kayak in Aspropotamos river in the Tzoumerka National park
If you are font of water element and you want to live an unforgettable experience, rafting in in Aspropotamos river in Tzoumerka National Park is a recommend activity! The river Aspropotamos is also navigable and the green all around landscape is enchanting. The way begins from the place “Three rivers” dipla from the Centre of information and leads to the Bridge Alexios.
Tzoumerka and Lakmos abundant water, the morphology of the rocks, the impressive waterfalls, the majestic mountains, the traditional stone built settlements, form a special environment, suitable for activities canyoning! The crossing of the gorges has become more widespread in recent decades and combines hiking, climbing, caving, swimming and knowledge of geology ecology, biology etc. The descents into the gorge below Petrovouni, sources of Klifki, Gorge Korovesis to towering waterfalls Matsouki and East, satisfying even the most demanding lovers of canyoning!
Canoe Kayak in Amvrakikos
The departure becomes from the ancient settlement of Koprainas (Saltmarsh) that was important commercial harbour of Continent from the 6th century until the beginnings 20th. Next to the settlement exists the stone lighthouse and the home-museum farofylaka, built 17oaiona as well as museum of fishery. The way is roughly 4 naval miles, from which one it is in Bobo river as his estuaries and next up to the Delta of river Arachthos. Region rich in aquatic birds, turtles caret-caret and big flocks of dolphins. With northern direction through ydrobiotopo the way stops in the entry of lagoon Clay and in the traditional lodges of local fishermen that use still ancient ways of fishing. Finally it leads again to the point of departure but from the side of sea to the old small port with the museum of fishery and the traditional stone tavern of Yannis that has only local fishes as sardines, prawns, mules, eels and cuttlefishes
The tall mountains of Tzoymerkon that embrace Arta, are offered with abrupt slopes, the altitude but also their wild beauty, for those who they love the sport of mountaineering. The Mountaineering association Arta can organise your tour and propose to you the more beautiful ways, for mountaineering even for walk. Tzoymerka are a virgin and relatively unexplored region with impressive landscapes, impetuous rivers, waterfalls, verdant gorges and traditional villages. In Lakmo the paths it is sparmena with aromatic plants and herbs as rigani, the mint, the thyme, the tea, and will richly discover the wild fauna, as the birds and the butterflies.
The ride, starting from the enchanting beautiful, Boyrgareli, heading to Mesounta, can wake up your inner senses. It needs clean glance, breaths, smells, hearings, for a travel of authenticity in the nature.
Between the dark firs, the oaks and the chestnuts that in they keep company in the all length of way, the animals do not wonder in your view, the birds do not frighten with your presence. You are not alone, you are in touch with the pure nature.
All the way cycling , from Boyrgareli (760m high.) up to Mesounta is almost 21km. and the way back. From Arta is almost 60 km. One day is the most minimum proposed time of way.
Must to do : Boyrgareli, Athamanio, Mesoynta
In order to visited the sights of region it will be supposed in enough cases you leave the central street (basic way) and ride some more, or pass it by even with the legs, with their adviser charts and the relative information.
The protected region of National Park Tzoymerkon, Peristeri and ravine Arachthos is ideal destination in order to you relax, you are left in the adventure and you enrich your knowledge with regard to the natural and cultural environment.
The wild beauty of landscape inspires respect in each visitor! Contribute also respect to maintain the balance of all unique characteristics of National Park.
There are plenty of trails with varying difficulty in this pristine and relatively unexplored protected area. Breathtaking landscapes with rich wildlife can be seen either in high Mountains or near rushing rivers. Because, some trails are in very remote areas, and the signs may be damaged, or destroyed somebody needs to obtain all the necessary information, the right equipment for safety reasons.
You can enjoy rides in the Arachthos River or near Lazaina and come in contact with such an adorable animal as horse. In the mountainous regions of Arta you have the chance for horse riding. Concretely the all ages (small children and bigger) can enjoy a walk with the horse, combining this activity at their eve in Tzoymerka or visiting specifically shaped space of riding. For more information with regard to activities of riding it can be addressed no one in the Cavalry Group Arta (via fb), in the enterprise Farm of Horses “Achyrona” (via fb) and in the company Trekking Hellas.
During the winter season you can visit the center for winter activities in Theodoriana and the modern ski center in Anilio.