By joining our walking holiday in Lefkada you’ll get introduced to a side of the Ionian that few people know about. Walking with us in Lefkada is more then just a walking tour. In this week long – trekking tour you will be able to admire the lush vegetation, learn about wild flowers and herbs, visit local families, explore forgotten donkey tracks and find your way down to remote beaches.
The place we chose for lodging is the “Villa in Lefkada” due to its ideal location. The Villa is located in Neohori Village, where most of the hiking trails of the island pass. That means that for many hikes there is no need of using a car, so you will be able to experience a very natural laid-back lifestyle and enjoy to the fullest the natural surroundings.
The first day is the day of the orientation. We believe that learning about the culture, history, nature, and wildlife of a place we visit is the starting point of a satisfying experience. Moreover, measuring the dynamics of the group, their level of fitness, their needs and special interests is what will determine the program we are going to follow. There are no fixed routes, but a vast variety to choose from. Taking into account the above and also the weather conditions, using our maps and local knowledge we design with you the schedule of the coming days.
Some of our top suggestions:
- Hike to the top of lush green Skaros Mountain with breathtaking views of Lefkada islets on the eastern side of the island, cross to the traditional Alexandros stone village and learn all about local herbs.
- Start from the picturesque village of Katuna make a circle route passing from old watermills and secret waterfalls finishing again in the square of the village to treat your self with some superb local cooking.
- Hike the wilderness of the west coast, up to the Highest Peak of the Island, “Mega Oros”, down to a deserted beach only for your self.
What we recommend is an early start in the morning, so to avoid the harsh midday sun. Most of the hikes last 5-6 hours, with a maximum ascent of 500m in a day, and combine different points of interest, beaches, villages, archaeological places. Your guide will meet you every morning the Villa, at around 08.00 where we provide a full filling breakfast. Then the adventure begins! Most of the days we will have a small snack in the middle of the route. At the end…. We eat all together in local taverns or the group is free to make its own arrangements. Out of the seven days, one day is saved for rest.
You will be always guided by local guides with big knowledge of the area, where safety will be the first thing to take into account. Necessary items to bring with? Good hiking shoes, comfortable clothes for walking, raincoat, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, walking poles (if needed), small backpack, water bottle, swimming suit and a good book to read!
Cost for this Tour is 50.00€ per person (minimum 3 days, maximum 7 days).
Please don’t hesitate to ask us more! And Let’s design your tailor made hiking trip together!