• Rafting in Lousios River | MyGreece
  • Rafting in Lousios River | MyGreece
  • Rafting in Lousios River | MyGreece
  • Rafting in Lousios River | MyGreece
  • Rafting in Lousios River | MyGreece
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Rafting in Lousios River

Shared Day Tour From Kalamata Area, Tripoli Area & Ancient Olympia

A half day Rafting trip in the river of Zeus. Rafting Lousios is an exciting day of fun and action in a divine river !

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Departure time: 11.00
  • Travel Style: Adventure,Rafting
  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Days of operation : TU,TH,SA,SU
  • Free Cancellation up to 24hours

Highlights

  • Brief training will be conducted by your river guide and you will be given wetsuits, lifejackets, helmets and paddles
  • Discover the hidden natural wonders of the area, have fun whilst paddling and swimming in the crystal-clear waters
  • Enjoy a unique rafting experience into two of the most beautiful rivers of Greece

Inclusions

  • Meeting in location: Maratha Village, Arcadia
  • Full Rafting equipment: paddle, life jacket, wetsuit, waterproof jacket
  • Land and water-based Sea Kayaking paddling instructions
  • Rafting river guides also holding first aid certificate
  • Waterproof camera and photographs from the trip
  • Eco friendly cultural and educational guiding
  • Liability insurance
  • All taxes
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Hotel pick-up & drop off
  • Extra drinks and/or food not specified on tour

Covid-19 Measures

  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Starting Points

What to expect

Lousios is the river where Zeus took his first bath after his birth. Alfios is the longest river of the Peloponnese and a god himself according to mythology. Both rivers flow through an impressive gorge, with white limestone cliffs rising above surrounded by prolific plant life even in the summer. Until the 20th century the river’s power was harnessed by numerous watermills, whilst the cliffs above provided refuge to hermits and monks in caves and cliff-hugging monasteries, the latter of which is still inhabited. Here, a unique rafting experience into two of the most beautiful rivers of Greece takes place.

Our trip starts from the bridge of Atsicholos in Arcadia. In the beginning, a brief training will be conducted by your river guide and you will be given wetsuits, lifejackets, helmets and paddles. We are ready to discover the hidden natural wonders of the area, have fun whilst paddling and swimming in the crystal-clear waters. The difficulty of the rapids we encounter during the trip is easy with a few moderate parts on level 2-3 based on the river rating of difficulty. During summer months’ river conditions and the volume of water makes this activity easier and suitable for everyone, beginners and families with kids. In Spring and Autumn, depending on the rainfall and the water volume the activity gets more challenging and ideal for those seeking more action and adrenaline. Previous experience is not required.

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FAQ

What if I've never rafted before??

Most of our customers are first-timers. This trip is easy to catch it up and beginners can complete a decent journey on their first-time rafting trip. Our experienced guides will take you through the basic skills so you have the knowledge and adequate paddling capability to enjoy a day at the river.

What will be the pace?

All of our trips are about journeying. We paddle at a relaxed pace; we learn on the move and enjoy the natural environment. If you are a group of experienced paddlers wanting to complete a demanding journey then a private trip would be the best option.

What should I wear?

We suggest wearing clothes that you don’t mind getting a bit wet. Swimwear is essential, a quick dry t-shirt, shorts. Flip-flops, Sandal, open shoes and socks are not recommended as they tend to get soggy. Hiking shoes, trainers or sneakers are fine. A lightweight polypropylene or fleece layer should be included in early spring and late fall tours. Wetsuits are provided.

Who are the people that will guide us?

Professional local river guides with a great knowledge of the area and the environment.

Is this Rafting trip suitable for families with kids?

Absolutely Yes! A family rafting tour is fun, educational, stimulating, and surprisingly relaxing for parents who wish to have their kids engaged on the experience exploring the natural environment and the outdoors in a safe and controlled way.

What is the minimum age for a kid to join this rafting trip?

Kids from 10 years old may join a standard group trip or a private trip. We always paddle with kids at a relaxed pace giving them the opportunity to learn and have fun.

What kind of fitness level do I need to take part?

Paddling is similar in intensity to walking. You don’t need to be a strong, athletic person. Good general physical condition will be just fine. Keep in mind that the most important thing is to have fun and to enjoy the journey. We’ll take plenty of breaks and paddle at an achievable pace.

What is the size of a group?

From 2 participants up to 16 people on our standard group trips. Most of our groups are consisted of couples, families and individuals. We can also cater smaller groups on private trips.

Is lunch provided?

Upon request with an extra charge

What route will we take?

We usually perform our tours within a certain route aiming to visit the most beautiful spots each trip has to offer however; your guide is likely to choose an alternative route that suits the conditions on the day and the experience and needs of the group. This is the safest and best way to operate hiking trips.

Where do I park my car?

You can park your vehicle safely and for free near our meeting point. Feel free to ask us about parking condition for a specific trip.

What happens if the weather is unsuitable?

A hiking trip is either cancelled and we return your money back or arranged for another day.