Multi-Day Samaria Adventure - 4 Days

Multi-day Samaria Adventure

Truly experience Samaria gorge and the south coast of Crete on this multi-day, multi-activity exploration.

Whole body experience, immersed in nature.

4 day option: E-bike – Kayak – Hike – E-bike.

“Mini” 2 day option also available: Kayak and Hike.

Go at your own pace, without the crowds.

Personalized small groups.

Breath-taking scenery, unforgettable experiences.

Prices

May: from €190 (2 day) | 470 €430 (4 day)

June: from €190 (2 day) | €490 (4 day)

July/August: from €230 (2 day) | €590 (4 day)

September: from €190 (2 day) | €490 (4 day)

October: from €190 (2 day) | €470 (4 day)

Join us on one of our scheduled dates (see overview) or contact us to book this trip for your own dates!

Overview

Truly experience the wonders of nature in this human powered 4 day exploration of Samaria National Park, the White Mountains and the Cretan South.  Hike the longest gorge in Europe, ride through the Cretan mountains and traditional villages and kayak along rugged coastlines, enjoying stunning views, spectacular nature and local wildlife.

We are flexible.
We have fixed dates but you can ask us about coming on your preferred dates.
We offer multi-day tours that include accommodation, but if you have your own favourite place to stay, we can organise just the activities, ask us.

Scheduled dates

May: 16/5 – 19/5 2021
– From 470€ 430€ (Single room supplement: 140€)

June: 19/6 – 22/6 2021
– From 490€ (Single room supplement: 160€)

July: 15/7 – 18/7 2021
– From 590€ (Single room supplement: 190€)

August: 17/8 – 20/8 2021
– From 590€ (Single room supplement: 190€)

September: 12/9 – 15/9 2021
– From 490€ (Single room supplement: 160€)

October: 25/10- 28/10 2021
– From 470€ (Single room supplement: 140€)

Other dates are available, contact us to book!

Highlights

  • Hike Samaria Gorge at your own pace
  • Stunning views on scenic roads
  • Ride through the White Mountains
  • Quiet mountain roads
  • The scents and sounds of nature
  • Traditional Cretan villages
  • Kayak on turquoise crystal water
  • Admire the rugged coastline
  • Easy riding with the electric motor
  • Beat the crowds
  • Full body experience

Itinerary

Day 1
E-bike: North to South

Welcome meeting in the traditional town of Kissamos and briefing with information about the route & coming days.
E-bike selection and personal adjustments.

Ease yourself into the adventure with a guided E-bike ride. Starting from Kissamos on the North coast, up and over the white mountains on quiet mountain roads and finishing in the village of Sougia on the South. Expect stunning mountain and panoramic sea views, company from goats (and often vultures) plus nice easy riding with assistance from the electric motor.

Overnight in Sougia.

Day 2
Sea Kayak - Rugged Southern Coastlines

See the stunning southern coastline from a different perspective, as you kayak with a guide from Sougia to the small villlage of Agia Roumeli, only accessible by boat.

Enjoy the flexibility of the kayaks as you explore small bays and beaches, rock formations and sea caves along your way. Expect soaring cliffs, turquoise clear waters and plenty of opportunities for swim/snorkel stops as you go.

Spend the evening at your leisure in Agia Roumeli. Refuel with a cold beer and great food with a sea view at one of the tavernas, take a dip in the Libyan sea from the pebble beach or hike up to the old fortress overlooking the village for some really spectacular sunset views.

Overnight in Agia Roumeli.

Day 3
Hike - The Longest Gorge

Today you will hike, at your own pace, the stunning gorge of Samaria – the longest gorge in Europe. It runs 16km from Agia Roumeli to Omalos in the White mountains.

Take advantage of your perfect positioning (waking up almost at the entrance to the gorge) to get an early start, or plan the day as you wish. Most walkers need 5-7 hours to cross the gorge.

You will walk the gorge uphill – easier on the knees! – and should arrive at the impressive narrow point “Portes” early on in your hike, with very few other walkers around. Perfect photo opportunity!

Experience the gorge in relative solitude, allowing you to fully appreciate the scenery and enjoy the changing environments around you, as you pass from rocky riverbed and coloured rock faces, past the abandoned village of old Samaria, through shady pine forests and finally ascend to the exit in the mountainous village of Omalos.

Spend the night in Omalos where you can enjoy the cool mountain air and tasty food.

Day 4
E-bike - Mountains to Sea

For your return to civilization you will be back in the saddle. An easy but spectacular guided ride through mountain villages and the green valleys below as you ride from Omalos to Kissamos.

The sight of the blue Cretan sea will welcome you back to the North Coast and signify the satisfying conclusion to your multi day exploration of Samaria and the South coast!

You will reach Kissamos around mid-afternoon. This is where we will part ways, leaving you with fantastic memories (and possibly some sore muscles!) as you continue your holiday or return to your home.

Accommodation

We work with a number of tested and trusted accommodation providers around West Crete.

In Kissamos our preferred accommodation is in a family run, 3* beachside hotel with swimming pool. Rooms are comfortable, clean and the majority offer sea views (always our preference when available). A delicious fresh breakfast is offered each morning in the communal spaces and the hotel also has a bar with light snacks available during the day. The hotel is located in a quiet residential area just on the outskirts of Kissamos town, and is easily walkable to beaches, tavernas, bars, cafes and shops.

Our standard accommodation choice is for shared rooms with twin beds, although single rooms (supplementary cost) or double beds (e.g. for couples) can be requested. If accommodation at our preferred option is not available we will provide accommodation of a similar standard at other local hotels.

For tours that include accommodation in other locations around Crete and West Crete, our preference is for twin rooms in family run rooms, small hotels or occasionally country villas. Amenities of course vary place to place. We always prioritise comfort, cleanliness and location to ensure you get a friendly welcome and a good night’s rest. Waking up to a great view is the cherry on top.

We are happy to provide full details of the chosen accommodation for your specific trip on request. Arranging your own accommodation is also possible on request. Please note that our accommodation choice is flexible, so if you have a strong preference for a specific accommodation we may be able to accommodate that – ask us!

Included

  • Accommodation and breakfast for 3 nights
  • Three taverna meals
  • Sea kayak, incl paddle & safety equipment
  • Local information
  • Latest generation electric mountain bike & bike helmet

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Transfers to/from the indicated start/finish points, Kissamos or Chania
  • Travel insurance
  • Other meals not indicated
  • Entrance fee for Samaria National Park
  • Personal extras

We’d like to welcome everyone to the life-changing Cretan outdoors.

For this reason, we want to make it as easy as possible to book the experience, and to get a refund in case travelling is difficult.

We need to make the best of it, even and especially as the times are uncertain.

  • Book now, free to cancel until 30 days before departure
  • Pay balance at 30 days before departure
  • Full refund in case travel restrictions are in place
  • 20% deposit
  • 50% refund for cancellation between 30 and 7 days before departure for reasons other than travel restrictions
  • Maximum 15€ fee per booking cancellation
  • Small groups of maximum 8 participants
  • Subject to minimum number of participants. We’ll notify you when the minimum number has been reached and the trip is guaranteed to run
  • Full refund in case minimum number of participants not reached

Activities & routes listed in the itinerary are weather dependent. We will always try to stick as close as possible to the itinerary but the activities and may be rearranged or substituted in case of need.

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Multi-Day Samaria Adventure
Price From
470 430 Per Person
470 430 Per May & October (4 day)
490 Per June & September (4 day)
140 Per Single supplement (starts from)
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May & October (4 day)
430 Per May & October (4 day)
June & September (4 day)
490 Per June & September (4 day)
Single supplement (starts from)
140 Per Single supplement (starts from)
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