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Menalon Trail Section 8: Valtesiniko - Lagadia

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Distance
9.26 mi
Elevation gain
1,818 ft
Technical difficulty
Moderate
Elevation loss
2,405 ft
Max elevation
4,580 ft
TrailRank 
75 4.7
Min elevation
3,159 ft
Trail type
One Way
Moving time
3 hours 19 minutes
Time
4 hours 28 minutes
Coordinates
2532
Uploaded
December 29, 2021
Recorded
December 2021
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near Valtesiníko, Peloponnese (Greece)

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Itinerary description

From Valtesiniko square, following , pass by the impressive stone built school and access the upper peripheral road of the village, from here the view overlooks all the northern plains.

Gain altitude from the footpath and the cement road until 1250 meters, where the footpath becomes clearer and runs along the ridge where the byzantine fortress of Valtesiniko is nested.

Descend to the small country church St. Triada through open landscapes and stunning views.

The next part of the route traverses an extensive fir forest through a series of artificially widened paths.

After a short detour for the spring at the location Grias to Lithari, gain some altitude before going down again near Kria Vrisi fountain, an important spring near a (usually closed) restaurant-BnB. From here the path ascends smoothly to the saddle and asphalt road.

Follow the small forest road though a wooded ridge to the place name Elatakos. Go through the open gate to the great Grilas meadow, and find walnut trees, threshing floors and huts.

On the western edge of this zone (the place in known as Draina Panorama) you’ll see Lagkadia and lose altitude following a winding course through the smoother valleys.

Pass by the small Koubliza Spring, take a dirt road and leave it heading for the impressive complex of Rapi Watermills.

Now enter Lagkadia and conclude the Menalon Trail to the war memorial through a combination of footpaths.

Lagkadia (the village of the stone builders) offer every accommodation and facility.


More info: menalontrail.eu
Digital map: menalon trail by anadigit

Waypoints

PictographWaypoint Altitude 3,776 ft
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Bαλτετσινικο

PictographWaypoint Altitude 3,740 ft
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Βαλτετσινικο

PictographIntersection Altitude 3,914 ft
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No signs turn left

PictographWaypoint Altitude 3,967 ft
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PictographWaypoint Altitude 4,318 ft
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Waypoint

PictographMountain pass Altitude 4,554 ft
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Mountain pass

PictographWaypoint Altitude 4,409 ft
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Αγια τριάδα

PictographWaypoint Altitude 4,426 ft
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Τα fractals στα κλαδια της ελατης

PictographIntersection Altitude 4,455 ft
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Intersection

PictographWaypoint Altitude 4,380 ft
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Πλευρωτους

PictographIntersection Altitude 4,364 ft
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Ζαρελι

PictographWaypoint Altitude 4,157 ft
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Waypoint

PictographMountain pass Altitude 4,272 ft
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Mountain pass

PictographIntersection Altitude 3,967 ft
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Intersection

PictographFountain Altitude 3,845 ft
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Καρβουνοβρυση

PictographWaypoint Altitude 3,717 ft
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Waypoint

PictographWaypoint Altitude 3,671 ft
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PictographWaypoint Altitude 3,743 ft
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Waypoint

PictographMountain pass Altitude 3,868 ft
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Διασελο τσαπουρνια

PictographWaypoint Altitude 4,019 ft
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PictographWaypoint Altitude 3,930 ft
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PictographPhoto Altitude 3,973 ft
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Γορίλας θέση εξόρυξης αμμου

PictographWaypoint Altitude 4,029 ft
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Waypoint

PictographWaypoint Altitude 3,986 ft
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Αλωνι

PictographWaypoint Altitude 4,049 ft
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PictographMountain pass Altitude 4,121 ft
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Λαγκαδια

PictographPanorama Altitude 4,062 ft
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Panorama

PictographWaypoint Altitude 4,081 ft
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Waypoint

PictographFountain Altitude 3,950 ft
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Fountain

PictographWaypoint Altitude 3,675 ft
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Waypoint

PictographIntersection Altitude 3,661 ft
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Intersection

PictographWaypoint Altitude 3,560 ft
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Μυλος Ραπη

PictographInformation point Altitude 3,356 ft
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Λαγκαδια

PictographWaypoint Altitude 3,271 ft
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Λαγκαδια

Comments  (1)

  • michael.cadier May 6, 2022

    I have followed this trail  verified  View more

    Lovely climate to start off with with extra views at the top. Then forest walk and at the end along descent (a little slippery) into the village.

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