Awaken your senses to an untamed Greece defined by archaeological and natural wonders, while you experience the traditional village lifestyle of alpine and coastal Greece. The thrills of rafting, hiking, climbing and sea kayaking are combined in an active adventure that will awaken your senses in this diverse playground.
Suggested period: 4-8 Days.
Trip Type: Small Group.
Hiking & Cycling in Peloponnese: (4-8 Days)
Open the door to an adventurous Greece and explore an unspoiled mountain paradise. But this active journey is not just about the scenery. Along the way, you will visit authentic alpine villages and sample the warm welcome and traditional lifestyles of the people who live there. Multi-Active Trip.
You don’t have to be an experienced hiker, expert biker or climber. All you need is the drive and desire to taste the intoxicating freedom that exists amid such stunning natural diversity… And the appetite to awaken body, mind and soul.
What is included
All outdoor activities in the itinerary
7-night accommodation (based on double occupancy)
Transportation to/from the airport, to/from destinations.
7 breakfasts, 5 snacks during activities, 9 meals (lunches & dinners).
Equipment (rafts, bicycles, bikes, gear, supporting vehicles etc).
English speaking certified guide.
Admission fees to all archeological & cultural sites
Arrive at any time in Athens. Meet the team. You will have the day free to explore some of the city’s landmarks. Overnight stay in Athens.
Departure to the mountainous region of Arcadia. Head out on a full day rafting in the crystal waters of Lousios river (4h), ending at a stunning bridge. Afterwards, you’ll enjoy a rich traditional meal in one of the picturesque villages of mount Mainalon. Overnight stay in Elliniko.
Explore on foot the breathtaking Lousios gorge. Trek through densely-vegetated trails and visit gravity-defying monasteries and the archaeological site of Ancient Gortys (6km distance, 4h duration). Your day concludes with visits to local cultural landmarks and picturesque alpine villages.
It’s time to travel to Messenia. Climb on your mountain bike to explore the ravishing countryside of Gialova, a Natura 2000 site of major significance (35km distance, total duration 3). This is a bike tour that will unveil the extraordinary beauty of the Messenian countryside. We will lunch in the area. Overnight stay in Kalamata. Multi-Active Trip.
Spend the day hiking at spectacular Ridomo Gorge, a landmark of profound natural beauty and drama (duration 3-5h). Praise your efforts with a traditional meal in a mountain tavern with a majestic view. Return to Kalamata. Evening free to discover some of the city’s vibrant spots.
Trek through some of the incredibly picturesque villages and paths of Messinian Mani (Kardamili, Exohori etc.) and experience commanding views and rich vegetation (duration 3-4h). Return to Kalamata after enjoying a light meal of regional flavour.
Back to Athens. Take a moment to visit the most famous archeological landmarks, the Acropolis and the world-class Acropolis Museum. A farewell dinner of excellent Mediterranean cuisine will provide a sumptuous closure to this journey. Overnight stay in Athens.
Departure day. This will be a free day according to your departure time. Arrangements have been made for your transportation to the airport.