Snow rackets

Snowshoeing in Pindus mountains in North Western Greece

Snowshoeing in the snow white treks of the National Park of Valia Calda & Vikos-Aoos in winter Greece.
Get to know the other side of Greece with the assured guidance of the certified trek guide Manolis Diamantopoulos for a unique experience.

A snow racket or snowshoe is a footwear for walking over the snow. Snowshoes work by distributing the weight of the person over a larger area so that the person’s foot does not sink completely into the snow, a quality called “flotation”. They are easy to walk on the snow without sinking.  Anyone can experience a  brief adventure. It’s easy, amusing and is the winter version of hiking.

Walking in the woods, in silence, learning to recognize animal footprints, like the bear footprints that live in the mountains of Pindus, the surrounding vegetation, learning the secrets of nature.  It is an activity for all, adults and children alike, and no training is necessary!

Snowshoeing expands the potential for exercise available in the wintertime. It is less detrimental to the environment, since the snow likewise buffers the earth against the impact of so many hikers and campers, cutting back on trail erosion and other effects of heavy use.

Snowshoeing makes even familiar hikes different and new. If the snow is deep enough, obstacles such as large boulders and fallen logs can be more easily bypassed.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Manolis Diamantopoulos
Mobile (cellphone):
 0030 6972 432812
email: dmanolis900@gmail.com
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Included are: snow rackets, trekkin poles, rucksack, and local “tsipouro” (wine distillation, the Greek version of Grapa)
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