Our trail begins shortly after the village of Fournes. We’re immediately moving into a dirt road with thick undergrowth between large plane trees. We’re then riding by the river to enter the next dirt road leading to Meskla, under the cover of a green dome made by the branches of plane and olive trees.
We’re getting a short stop at the village fountain and are then heading towards the Sarakina gorge. We’re following the local network of dirt roads around ancient and imposing cypresses as we’re climbing to Zourva.
At the village square is a traditional tavern, ideal for a lunch break and rest. From there it’s the woods again, on the road to the fountain of Nikoliani near Meskla, before we make the return trip to Fournes.
All our tours must be confirmed 24 hours in advance. In the morning at 8:00 we meet at the checkpoint depending on the tour you have booked. There we will give you your equipment along with anything else we offer in the package and you complete the payment. We get into the van and set off for the starting point. About two thirds of each tour we make sure to have a short stop at traditional taverns for a traditional Cretan treat. (which is included in the price). Finally we return to the starting point of the tour. From there we take you back with the van to the checkpoint.
For groups of 7 people you get a 10% discount on all bookings.
If you book more than one tour on the same month:
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You do not need to keep anything with you except for medicines that you need to have with you due to allergies or medication treatment, sportswear and sports shoes.
Our trail begins at the wetlands of Agia, home to more than 130 plant species and a shelter for many birds. The local dirt roads take us to the historical bridge of Keritis, where we cross the river of the same name and head towards the village of Alikianos.
We ride through the village’s neighborhoods using narrow streets running parallel to the river and then we go uphill, once again on dirt, to reach the imposing Valsamiotis dam. With a great view before us we go downhill towards Vatolakkos, through a green and lush trail leading to the village square, where we make a brief stop to rest and enjoy a traditional Cretan treat.
Once again hitting the dirt roads, we ride through a large valley with orange trees for the village of Koufos and its byzantine church dedicated to the Virgin Mary, in her guise as the Source of Life. Always on dirt, we once again cross the Keritis river, back to Agia and our starting point.
The tour begins at Platanakia, between Stilos and Armeni. We pass by historical sights like the Mill of the Monks, through the picturesque villages of Armeni and Tsivaras and then it’s the gorge of Saint Anthony with the church of the same name.
We then head to Douliana, following a green path to the chapel of Saint John. Our next destination is Gavalochori, with its old houses and narrow backstreets and from there we carry on to the Venetian olive mill and wells of the region.
Then we turn back, through the local dirt roads covered overhead by domes of tree branches and once more through Armeni for our lunch break. After that follows the final section of the tour by the river Kiliaris, leading us to our starting point.
The trail begins at the village of Pithari, in the Akrotiri region of Chania. We move through dirt roads and backstreets, enjoying the view of Souda bay before reaching Sternes. From there, we ride to the old camps of Pervolitsa to gaze over the Cretan Sea.
Our next stop is the Venetian tower of the Giannakakis family at Mouzouras and then the monastery of the Holy Trinity of Jagarolo, where we can have our lunch break and visit the museum.
For our return trip, we use the local network of dirt roads with their beautiful views to end up back at Pithari.
Our trail begins at the village of Chliaro. We cross a tributary of Keritis river and begin a beautiful climb through nature, enjoying the impressive view on offer, on our way to Orthouni.
From there, we enter the woods and paths crowned by plane and chestnut trees, crossing the small streams running between them, until we reach the top of the mountain. Our reward, the Cretan Sea unfolding beneath our feet, the view reaching out to the wild island of Gramvousa.
We pass by the picturesque chapel of the Prophet Elijah and reach the main road to Omalos, before we decent to a traditional tavern named “Kefali” for our lunch break. After our rest, we return to Chliaro via the local dirt roads.
Our trail begins at the village of Orthouni. Using the local dirt road network, we begin with an uphill ride, surrounded by lush vegetation and small streams, heading to the chapel of the Prophet Elijah. Right before the chapel, we take a moment to enjoy the great view unfolding below us, with the Cretan sea, the picturesque villages and the Chania region inland.
Following a brief ride on a paved road, we once again go uphill, this time around towards Omalo, using the dirt road from Fokies and our final destination being the sanctuary of Kallergis. This is a very alpine part, a beautiful untamed environment in the area known as Poria, with a number of historically important “koumoi”, distinctive small buildings, hidden in the region.
Once at the shelter, we make a brief stop to eat and to enjoy the view of the world-famous Samaria Gorge and the rocky formation Gigilos. From there, we go downhill on a difficult, demanding dirt road towards the Omalos plateau, in the direction of Lakkoi. The local dirt roads, again going through thick vegetation, are the final part of our trip as we end up back at our starting point.
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