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Ursa Trail

Metsovo is one of the most picturesque and traditional towns in Greece. It is built at an altitude of 1,156 m, founded on one of the highest mountains of Pindos, on the verge of the boundaries of Epirus, Thessaly and Western Macedonia. It is the capital of the homonymous province with a population of around 6,000 inhabitants.

Metsovo was first mentioned in a chronicle written by the Filanthropians Proclus and Komninos in the year 1380.


The Ursa Trail is the 40 km-long certified hiking route split into 4 consecutive daily sections. It passes by historic trails and monuments of unique aesthetics and natural beauty, which has been cleaned, waymarked and maintained constantly by a voluntary work of the Atheletic Metsovo Club and volunteers in the surrounding area. The Municipality of Metsovo is the official financing and management operator of the trail.

The Ursa name comes from Vlach dialect and means ”a bear”. The area is the habitat of the brown bear as much of the population lives in the mountains of northern and central Pindos. The trail leads the hiker into the habitat of the brown bear and raise awareness for the protection of the species and the environment as well.

A mountain running race takes place every year in the end of May on this trail.



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Metsovo Ursa Trail