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Trail Crete
Price
€835 per person
Duration
6 days / 5 nights
Destination
Crete
Travellers
18
Dates
25.05.2022
28.09.2022

Mythical trail adventure

A cocktail of chilly canyon trails, hostile terrain rocky climbs, superb coastal paths, speeding downhills and high altitude running will make this camp an adventure to remember. Welcoming dinner is included, as well as the fair-well cretan dinner and traditional experience.
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What's included

Destination
Departure Location
Heraklion Airport / Chania Airport
Return Location
Heraklion Airport / Chania Airport
Tour Start Date & Time
September 29, 2022
Additional Information
*Full refund if we cancel*: Smooth refund if we cancel due to a government decision establishing a national /regional lockdown or traffic restrictions prevent you from attending, and therefore require you to cancel your trip. The trail camp organisers commits to refund any sum paid for a booking (on your request) except the bank transfer fees.
Price includes
  • Accommmodation
  • Airport Transfers
  • Breakfast
  • Guide(s)
  • Maps
  • Professionally guided tour
  • Transfers
Price does not include
  • International flights
  • Other International flights
  • Personal expenses
Additional Prices
Extra-night in Heraklion (central 3*** hotel): €51 Single supplement: €121

We go to Crete seeking adventure. Sun, warmth, sea, colours, tastes and freshness. We run and hike the jaw dropping gorges, explore canyons, swim in the turquoise water of the Mediterranean, conquer the most hostile and spectacular high mountains up to 2456m.

 

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
Day 1

Welcome to Crete

Meeting at Heraklion airport or Chania town center. Private transfer to Chania (145 km, ~2 hours). General info, guides presentation, tracks, trail running in a group and equipment tips, weather forecast.
Splitting the group in 3 level categories: Green – easy, Red – medium and Black – hard. "Yellow" group hiking option available.

Accommodation in 3*** hotel

 

Day 2

Samaria Gorge full speed and more

Early morning transfer to Omalos. Thrilling Samaria gorge running downhill for 18km and 1250m D-. 

More trail running from Agia Roumeli village for Black and Red group.  Sea time, tavernas or optional after-run yoga on the beach for Green and Yellow.

Ferry-boat transfer to Paleochora. 

Seaside time and dinner. 

Yellow group: 18 km, 1250 m D- (~4 hours)
Green group:
25 km, 1030m D+, 1250 m D- (~4.5 hours)
Red group:
33 km, 1650 m D+, 2680 m D- (~ 6 hours)
Black group:
40 km, 1900 m D+, 2980 m D- (7 hours)

Accommodation in 3*** hotel

Day 3

Most wonderful coastal path

From Paleochora one hour ferry transfer. Fantastic views with the crocodile rock.
We take the superbe coastal trail towards East. We swim and refresh in crystal clear waters close to Agios Antonios little chapel.

We continue towards our first amazing beach of the day, Tripiti. Another chapel built for Profitis Elias creates here a truly atmospheric place. 

Running further between shady pines, ancient trees and weird boulders, we reach the next fantastic beach, this time a black sand one! 

Difficult uphill begins here for the very well trained trail runners. The others will enjoy the turquoise waters and a boat transfer close by picturesque shores. Back to Paleochora by ferry-boat, seaside time and dinner. 

Yellow:15 km, 800 m D+ (~5.5 hours)
Green group: 15 km, 800 m D+ (~4.5 hours)
Red group:
20 km, 1050 m D+ (~ 5 hours)
Black group:
25 km, 1485 m D+ (6 hours)

Accommodation in 3*** hotel

Day 4

Heading Est for magical gorges and palm tree beaches

Relaxed chilled day before the high mountains.
Ferry and bus transfer to Preveli, the "Caribbean" palm beach on Crete island. 

Kourtaliotiko Gorge will be our adventure playground for trail, swimming easy canyoning. We follow the river on a path and in the water until we reach the paradisiac lagoon of Preveli. River getting deeper it becomes thrilling to advance guarded both sides by beautiful palm trees. Unique experience in surreal proximities. 
Sea time at Preveli beach and transfer to the mountains.

Yellow group: 6km, 100m D+
Green group: 9.5km, 555m D+
Red group: 11.5km, 600m D+
Black: 19km, 1100m D+

Accommodation in 4**** hotel

Day 5

Alpine plateau and highest peak Psiloritis 2456m

Most difficult trails today will take us to the highest peak on Crete. Expect a real challenge, with almost no water sources, no shade, plenty of sharp rocks, spines and spikes. A moonlike landscape where wild goats are mighty and the views towards Libyan sea are inspiring. 
Festive dinner and traditional Cretan experience. 

Yellow group:
16km, 1100 m D+ (~6.5 hours)
Green group:
26 km, 1900 m D+ (~6.5 hours)
Red group:
31 km, 2000 m D+ (~ 6.5 hours)
Black group:
36 km, 2090 m D+ (~6.5 hours)

Accommodation in 4**** hotel

Day 6

Fairwell Crete

Transfer to Heraklion airport (1 hour).

Transfer to Chania airport (3 hours).

End of the trip.

More about Crete

More about this tour

  • GUIDES - One English speaking guide for every 4 runners. Guides are high-class trail runners, locals and international, with first aid kit for the entire period of the circuit.
  • TRANSFERS - Transfers are made by private mini-bus, ferry or taxi-boat
  • ACCOMMODATION
    - 1 night in Chania
    - 2 nights in Paleochora
    - 2 nights in Anogia, Rethymno
  • HIKING option available for this tour

Premium accommodation: 3/4 stars hotels in double or single rooms. Breakfast included.

  • GROUP SIZE Minimum of 12 people. Maximum of 18.
  • LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY - MEDIUM. Requires some previous experience in trail-running and good physical shape.
  • INCLUDED Guiding services, accommodation, transfers, maps and GPS tracks, laundry service day 3, welcoming dinner day 1 and fair-well dinner day 5, traditional Cretan experience day 5
  • NOT INCLUDED Insurances, dinners, optional activities, national park entries or other attractions and personal expenses.
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      Crete Trail Camp

      Price
      €835 per person
      Duration
      6 days / 5 nights
      Destination
      Crete
      Travellers
      18

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