Hiking

NEW for summer 2017… guided hiking!

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The island of Lefkada is a maze of old footpaths, known in Greek as ‘monopatia’. Only half a century ago the mountain villages were teeming with life and the coastal areas quietly inhabited by fisherman. The island’s residents would regularly travel between villages and up and down the mountain on these footpaths to groves and orchards they owned, collecting olives, fruit and nuts. Children as young as 4 years old would regularly accompany their parents up and down these mountain paths, occasionally spending the night with extended family in other villages.

These ‘monopatia’ form the basis of our best mountain biking trails, of which we maintain, and as a result our guides are privileged enough to know these great hiking routes.

Guided hikes are scheduled throughout the summer once or twice a week depending on demand and are priced from 20€ per person.

  • 3.5 – 4 hours
  • 12-14 km
  • 400 – 500m of elevation

HOW DO I BOOK?

  1. Take a look at our calendar page and join a group.
  2. Email/phone us with your name and the date of the hike you’d like to join. (getactivelefkas@gmail.com or 0030 6989456445)

Please note: Our hikes are for people with a good fitness level.

Also available upon request:

  • Private hikes for groups
  • Gentle walks to the Bee Kingdom and the famous waterfalls of Nidri
  • Short transfer and circular hike to the mountain peak of Skaros