Lousios is a river and a gorge in western Arcadia that stretches from Karytaina north to Dimitsana in Peloponnese. It forms a deep, narrow gorge with a length of approximately 15 km from north to south and width of approximately 2 km wide. The gorge is very popular among hikers and rafting – kayaking enthusiasts.
Lousios river offers some very interesting routes for rafting – kayaking. The short route starts from Lousio, down to his association with Alfeios river and has a difficulty degree level of 3. The longer route reaches a 3+ level of difficulty and ends near the village of Matesi. Unique gorges, astonishing nature and gorgeous hidden waterfalls are met along all routes.
Rafting - Kayaking requires specific equipment and techniques that must be adapted to the natural environment. For this reason it is strongly advised that you check regularly our ‘Schools / Clubs’ section, in order to get in contact with nearby qualified instructors, that will introduce you safely to this exciting activity. Although, rafting - kayaking schools will provide you with all necessary technical equipment, we encourage you to visit our ‘Equipment Shops’ section, in order to choose your technical apparel. Furthermore, we highly recommend you to visit our ‘Accommodation’ section, for nearby accommodation arrangements.