Costa Rica Traverse

The trip was an amazing experience. As expected it was physically tough but worth every drop of sweat and mud (no blood fortunately). For me personally, I found the heat hard to adjust to. I expected us to benefit from the shade of the rainforest more than we did and I guess going from a Scottish winter to an equatorial country didn't help. Having said that it didn't detract from my enjoyment, just made it harder work. We were also lucky because all 13 of us got on very well and it was a good mix of people. A special mention has to go to the guides and Danny in particular. I remember when we did the Cycling in the Andes that the guides were good but Danny was excellent. As well as being extraordinarily fit and knowledgeable about adventure stuff he was passionate about Costa Rica, it's environment and future. He had a great sense of humour and as if all that weren't enough he and his team were superb cooks. Although this wasn't everyone's idea of a relaxing holiday I came home envigorated and motivated with stacks of energy - apart from having to negotiate Terminal 5 on it's second day of chaos! I've already been on your website looking for the next potential challenge, if only work didn't get in the way.


J Dunthorne | UK
 
 

Crete: Mountains and Coast

Crete, the largest and most mountainous of the Greek islands, is the cradle of Europe's earliest civilization and the land where ancient myth and modern reality blend seamlessly against a backdrop of outstanding natural beauty. This eight day walking trip explores the southwest coast of Crete, with its spectacular White Mountains, the deep gorges and coastal trails that lead us to charming fishing villages and quiet beaches, accessible only by boat. Packed with highlights including an ascent of Mount Gingilos (2080m), scenic walks through numerous gorges including the longest in Europe, the Samaria Gorge, and sightings of the wild goats (Kri-kri) and griffon vultures on the Omalos plateau, the trip will appeal to lovers of coastal landscapes, history and traditional Greek culture. Whilst the focus is on walking, there is ample time to swim at unspoilt beaches, explore coastal villages and soak up the hospitality during stays at a selection of handpicked hotels.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Chania
DAY 2 Walk through the Agia Irini gorge to the seaside village of Sougia (4hrs)
DAY 3 Through the gorge of Selinou to Lissos (3hrs)
DAY 4 Ascend Mt Gingilos, overnight Omalos Plateau (6hrs)
DAY 5 Walk Samaria Gorge to Agia Roumeli (6hrs)
DAY 6 Coastal walk to the village of Loutro (6hrs)
DAY 7 Walk through Arathena gorge or coastal trail to Anopoli and return to Loutro (6hrs)
DAY 8 Walk to Hora Sfakion and return to Chania (2hrs), trip concludes

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Trip Code: CMC
Trip Grading: Moderate
Duration:  8 days
Activities:  Inn to Inn Walking
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