Degree of difficulty: easy (1/4)
Minimum height above sea level = 881 m. / Maximum height above sea level = 1320 m.
70% of the route follows Kalderimi (cobbled or paved donkey trails) or clear paths
The route starts from the village of Leivaditis on a livestock path through the shrubs. As the trail goes on, the livestock path turns into a very clear forest path which leads up to the main asphalt road. We continue downhill on a clear path through the forest which leads us to Arkoudorema stream. The Leivaditis area is well known for producing exceptionally good potatoes.
We continue along on a good path until we reach a gazebo at a crossroads. On left there is a very clear path which takes us on a detour down a steep slope and ends up at the Leivaditis Falls. To continue our journey, we have to go back up the slope to the gazebo.
We continue on a well-marked paved path that leads through a dense forest with tall beech trees, passes benches and other places where you can have a rest before leading to a dirt road and a recreation area.
Follow the dirt road to the beginning of the path which takes us up a relatively steep slope to a beech forest. The slope gradually decreases and the trail crosses a beech forest with scattered pine trees and reaches the southern edge of the forest village of Erymanthos.
Accommodation & dining
There is NO accommodation in Leivaditis, but there is one taverna which operates during the tourist season. If you arrange in advance, it is possible to stay overnight at the Xanthi EOS (Hellenic Mountaineering Society) shelter. Otherwise, walkers have to stay at Ano Karyofyto and organise with their accommodation to be driven to Leivaditis. There is full accommodation and dining provision in Erymanthos Forest Village but walkers are advised to organise their stay with the manager of the Village in good time.