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Ηiking and trekking programs
We offer organised excursions for individuals as well as custom programs for pre-formed groups

-- Thanks to an immense network of paths and trails in Crete, there is a large number of hiking routes on which you can get to know this beautiful island on foot. Over the years, we have organized for our guests more than 200 different excursions and dozens of others multi-day treks.
-- For this year we have selected some of the most beautiful hikes in Crete, lasting one, two, three or seven days. All programs described below are designed for small-size groups (minimum 8, maximum 16 participants)


-- Programs for 2018

-- The hikes and treks we have selected for this year are very diverse and original. We offer:

-- A. A special program for individuals, with trekking in the province of Amari and multi-activity escapades from the Éco Lodge Camp Wild Nature.
-- B. A series of hikes and treks exclusively for preformed groups. With a duration of 1 to 7 days, they are available to Tour Operators, Travel Agents and Trekking Clubs.


-- Participating conditions

Good health and good physical condition required
Essential experience for mountain walks
Endurance for high exposure to sun and heat

 

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Α. Trekking and multi-activity escapades

-- A series of original hikes and multi-activity escapades for lovers of nature and adventure, with overnight stay in the Wild Nature Eco Lodge, in the outskirts of the Rethymnon prefecture.
-- The program includes 3 different 1-day hikes in the province of Amari and a 3-day multi-activity escapade with various activities, such as trekking, downhill bike ride, and sea kayak along the south coast of Rethymnon.

1. Green trails and paths of Amari  

Crete

-Day: every Saturday organized only during spring, from April to May
-Walking: 9,7 km (6,3 km in the morning, 3,8 km in the afternoon) on dirt roads, trails and paths
-Degree of difficulty: easy
-Duration: - 4hr
-Altitude: ranges from 403m to 650m
-Group size: minimum 8 people, maximum 16
-Price: for details and prices click here

2. Climb to the top of mount Samitos (1013m)  

Crete

-Day: every Monday from April to October
-Walking:
12,3 Km on dirt roads, stony slopes and trails etched by goats and sheep. Walk with sun exposure
-Start - end: Wild Nature Eco Lodge Camp - Lambiotes village
-Degree of difficulty:
moderate
-Duration of the walk:
4h½ - 5h
-Altitude:
640m - 1013m - 354m
-Group size: minimum 8 people, maximum 16
-Price: for details and prices click here

3. Walking through Patsos gorge  

Crete

-Day: every Thursday, from June to October
-Walking: 3,8 km (2,1 km in the morning, 1.7 km in the afternoon) on dirt roads, trails and paths
-Degree of difficulty: moderate
-Duration: 2-3hr
-Altitude: ranges from 210m to 342m
-Group size: minimum 8 people, maximum 16
-Price: for details and prices click here

 

Crete

-Day: every Wednesday, from April to October
-Walking: 5,6 km (2,5 km in the morning, 3,1 km in the afternoon) on dirt roads, trails and paths
-Degree of difficulty: moderate
-Duration: 3½- 4h
-Altitude: ranges from 405m to 680m
-Group size: minimum 8 people, maximum 16
-Price: for details and prices click here

 

Crete

-Day: every Tuesday, from June to October
-Walking: 3,0 km, on dirt roads, trails and through the river
-Degree of difficulty: moderate
-Duration: appr. 3hr
-Altitude: 120m - 0m - 120m
-Group size: minimum 8 people, maximum 16
-Price: for details and prices click here

6. Three or seven-day multi-activity program  

Crete

-Days: on specific dates from early May to late October
-Accommodation: full-board accommodation in lodges at the Wild Nature Eco Lodge Camp
-Activities: mountain trek, hiking, downhill bike ride and sea kayak along the south coast of Rethymnon
-Degree of difficulty: easy to moderate.
-Equipment provided: sticks and small backpacks (upon request), bicycles, helmets, two-seater sit-on-top kayaks, paddles and life jackets
-Group size: minimum 8 people, maximum 16
-Price: for details and prices click here

B. Tailor-made programs for preformed groups

--A series of hikes and treks, organized exclusively for preformed groups (by Tour Operators, Travel Agencies, hiking Clubs, etc.), with great variety in duration and ecotourism interest
-Duration: 1 - 7 days
-Degree of difficulty: ranges from easy to moderate and tough / strenuous
-Group size: minimum 8 people, maximum 16
-Transfer: by minibus
-Support: a vehicle is at the disposal of the team at all times, ensuring the transport of baggage, equipment, and food.
-Escorts: depending on the size of group, 1-2 experienced Greek guides are responsible for each program. Guides are fluent in foreign languages and familiar with Cretan nature
-Lodging: in the Wild Nature Eco Lodge Camp, in small hotels (2 or 3 stars), hostels or pensions and tents
-Programs:
We offer some of the most beautiful treks in Crete, taking into consideration the beauty and peculiarities of the region (morphology, routs, variety of vegetation, infrastructure, etc.). Below are some examples, although we also offer dozens of other similar treks.

1. Climb to the top of mount Kedros (1777m)
 

Crete

-Duration: one-day tour
-Walking: 5,2 Km on stony slopes, without normal paths. Walk with continuous exposure to hot sun
-Start - end: circular walk from Mouri area (1195m)
-Transfer: by 4X4 vehicle on dirt roads, from Gerakari village

-Degree of difficulty: moderate
-Duration of the walk: 4h - 4h½
-Altitude: 1230m - 1777m - 1230m
-Group size: minimum 8 people, maximum 16
-For more information and rates: get in touch with us.

2. Walk to Aravanes area and climb to Mount Klastris (1315m)  

Crete

-Duration: one-day tour
-Walking:
11,5 Km on stony slopes and trails etched by goats and sheep. Walk with sun exposure and some moments in the shade
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Start - end: circular walk from the chapel of St George in Aravanovryssi (1008m), via the top of mount Arapis and the streamlet of Arapis
-Transfer:
by 4X4 vehicle on dirt roads, from Klissidi village

-Degree of difficulty: moderate
-Duration of the walk: 5h½ - 6h
-Altitude:
1008m - 1395m - 1008m
-Group size: minimum 8 people, maximum 16
-For more information and rates: get in touch with us.

3. Climb to the top of Mt Soros (1182m) from Yous Campos plateau  

Crete

-Duration:
one-day tour
-Walking:
4,7 Km on dirt roads, stony slopes and trails etched by goats and sheep. Walk with sun exposure
-Start - end: circular walk from the plateau of Yous Campos (820m)
-Transfert:
by minibus

-Degree of difficulty:
easy
-Duration of the walk: 3h½ - 4h
-Altitude:
820m - 1182m - 828m
-Group size: minimum 8 people, maximum 16
-For more information and rates: get in touch with us.

4. Crossing of mount Panaori (1087m)  

Crete

-Duration: one-day tour
-Walking:
10,8 Km on dirt roads, stony slopes and trails etched by goats and sheep. Walk with sun exposure
-Start - end: circular walk from the Wild Nature Eco Lodge Camp (620m)
-Transfer:
no transfer need

-Degree of difficulty: moderate
-Duration of the walk: 5h - 5h½
-Altitude:
620m - 1087m - 620m
-Group size: minimum 8 people, maximum 16
-For more information and rates: get in touch with us.
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5. Climb to the Korakia summit (1477m) and caving in the cave of Leska  

Crete

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Duration
:
one-day tour
-Walking:
15,8 Km on well-marked footpath. Walk with sun exposure, but also with moments in the shade
-Start - end: circular walk from the village de Fourfouras, via the cave of Leska and the shelter of Toumbotos Prinos
-Transfer:
by minibus

-Degree of difficulty:
moderate, caving experience not required. Absence of vertigo and claustrophobia essential
-Duration of the walk:
6h - 6
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Altitude
:
480m - 1477m - 1553m - 480m
-Group size: minimum 8 people, maximum 16
-For more information and rates: get in touch with us.

6. Hiking to Kalykas plateau and Papoura peak (1136m)  

Crete

-Duration: one-day tour
-Walking:
13,8 Km on dirt roads, stony slopes and trails etched by goats and sheep. Walk with sun exposure, but also with moments in the shade
-Start - end:
wooded area of Pardi - Nithavris village, via the plateau of Kalykas and the cave of Notiki Trypa
-Transfer:
by minibus

-Degree of difficulty:
moderate
-Duration of the walk:
5h - 5
-Altitude:
980m - 1136m - 490m
-Group size: minimum 8 people, maximum 16
-For more information and rates: get in touch with us.
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7. Climb to the top of Mt Psiloritis (2456m)  

Crete

-Duration: two-day trek, with overnight in tents, including the first part of the tour no 5 (climb to the Korakia summit and caving in Leska), with the ascent on top of mount Psiloritis (Timios Stavros, 2456m)
-Walking:
17,2 Km (1st day 8,8 Km - 2nd day 8,4 Km) on dirt roads, stony slopes and trails etched by goats and sheep
-Start - end: Fourfouras village - Kouroutes village (with a 4X4 vehicle section from the Toumbotos Prinos shelter)
-Transfer:
by 4X4 vehicle

-Degree of difficulty:
1st day moderate, 2nd day tough. Caving experience not required. Absence of vertigo and claustrophobia essential
-Duration of the walk:
1st day 4h-4h½, 2nd day 7h½ - 8h
-Altitude:
1st day480m - 1477m - 1553m,2nd day 1553m - 2456m - 1553m
-Camping equipment:
2-people tents, carry mats and basic camping equipment provided
-Intendance: by a 4X4 vehicle for the transportation of luggage and equipment
-Group size: minimum 8 people, maximum 16
-For more information and rates: get in touch with us.
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8. Seven-day multi-activity program including trekking  

Crete

-Duration: one week
-Accommodation:
in the Wild Nature Eco Lodge camp (4 nights) and small 2** hotels (3 nights)
-Activities: mountain trek on the west slopes of mount Psiloritis, walking through Patsos gorge and downhill bike ride to the lake of Potami (day 1 to day 4) and sea kayak along the southwest coast of Chania, along the coastal area between Sougia and Sfakia (day 5 to day 7)
-Transfer: by minibus

-Degree of difficulty: moderate, sea kayak experience required
-Type of kayaks:
two-seater Nautiraid Expedition "sit-in folding" kayaks,
-Group size :
minimum 6 people, maximum 12
-Intendance: by a 4X4 vehicle for the transportation of luggage and equipment, kayaks and bikes
-For more information and rates: get in touch with us.
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