Yoga Trekking Crete

Join us for a week of adventure trekking and yoga between the mountains and the sea
May 5th - 12th & October 1st - 8th 2016 for 980€ per person

 

Overview:

Crete is the largest and most naturally diverse of all the Greek islands offering a unique and exciting variety of adventure excursions. Our spring and autumn yoga trekking tours focus on exploring the sparsely populated south coast of this beautiful Aegean island.
Hiking trails that curve along the spectacular coastline are interwoven with alpine landscapes and cross long water-rich clefts. In springtime the distant mountains are still covered with snow while wildflowers are already blooming along the coast. In autumn the sea is still warm and welcoming for a daily swim. You will have the opportunity to explore Chania on the final day of the tour. Fascinating archaeological sites from the island’s ancient Greek heritage include the harbor side Firkas Fort and the Francheskan Church of San Salvatore as well as many stalls offering products of local handwork.

 

Trekking

Our trekking guide is Demis Centi, a certified UIAGM mountain guide from northern Italy. Apart from his highly professional approach to guiding, one of the more remarkable qualities you will find in Demis is his warm, generous and often very humorous personality….he is simply a lot of fun to be with!!!
The trekking tour lasts 7 days and can be customized to fit everyone’s needs; we will adapt some of the stages to suit the stronger hikers while also catering to families with children who want to enjoy their holidays in a more relaxed and tranquil way.
Each night you will sleep in charming “old world” villages whose taverns and restaurants provide the taste of real Cretan cooking. The cuisine is delicious and made with local ingredients including vegetables, olives, yogurt, goat cheese, wild honey, and selections of fresh fish.

  
Demis Centi - Alpine guide

Yoga

Island Yoga instructors will teach the morning/evening yoga sessions.The classes are designed to give you both a delightful and energizing start to the day and a deep yet gentle stretching/unwinding/relaxing session before dinner. Classes are held in the glorious nature of the Crete countryside and are suitable for all levels and abilities of yoga. It’s quite OK to skip some of the classes, but students that are really passionate about yoga can request extra coaching in both meditation and Tai Chi.

 

Essential Information

Plan

  • We meet and receive our trip orientation on arrival at Chania’s airport. We then continue onto Chora Sfakion by taxis or public buses and start our trek to Loutro (approx. 2.5 hours)
     
  • We trek from Loutro to Aghia Rumeli across an amazing Mediterranean scrub. (Path along the coast, approx. 5h hours)
     
  • Departure early in the morning and crossing uphill the Samariá Gorge. Approx. 7h20min, 1250 meters difference in
    altitude. Overnight stay in Omaloss.
     
  • Omaloss Aghia Irini gorge. Trip to Paleochora by taxi or ferry.
     
  • From Paleochora to Sougia along the coast (15 km; approx. 6h)
     
  • As an elective stage for good hikers, from Oto Aghiarumeli. (22km; 10/11h on foot; 1400 meters of difference in
    altitude). We can make this stage shorter or cut it altogether and come home a day earlier or plan a different stage.
     
  • Return trip to Chania and departure for home.

The plan can be changed at the guides’s discretion, depending on the weather and the group conditions,

Meeting point

Chania’s airport

Difficulty and technical preparation

• Medium
• Maximum difference in altitude 1250 meters (possible variation: 1400m)
• Average trekking time per day is 5-6 hours (possible variation: 10-11 hours)
• Appropriate trekking fitness required
• Sections of the trail that run parallel to the sea can be shortened by taxi boat


Equipment and clothing necessary
• Hiking boots
• Hiking poles (recommended)
• Clothing suitable for May and October Mediterranean temperatures
• Comfortable day use backpack (light pack around 20 liters) mesh backrest recommended
• Sunglasses and hat


Documents needed
• Valid identity card
• Valid passport


Health protection and vaccinations
Health assistance is granted on the whole island. However, only very basic medical care can be expected on remote parts of the island. Health insurance is always recommended.


Included services

• English speaker Alpine Guide UIAGM
• 6 nights in a double room
• All transfers by bus (where possible)
• Overnights and breakfasts
• Entry tickets for the Samariá and Aghia Irini Gorges


Non-included services

• Transfers by taxi, taxi boat or ferry
• Packed lunch
• Dinners
• Cancellation insurance, health insurance, and luggage insurance
• Everything that was not specified in the included services


Accomodations

• Double room in B&B or small hotels
• 30€ per night additional charge for a single room


Flights to Chania

Ryan Air and Easy Jet now have flights from many European cities directly to Chania, the capital of Crete
https://www.ryanair.com/gb/en/
http://www.easyjet.com/en/

 

 

Dates
May 5th -12th & October 1st -8th 2016


Costs
980€ per person
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