Greece·October 12 - 18 2024

TP: GREECE

Adventure through wild Greece

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Overview

Duration: 6 nights (Sat-Fri) Group Size: Up to 12 Accommodation: Beach Hotel & camping on a secluded beach Meet Point: Chania Airport (CHQ) Difficulty: Moderate. Good level of fitness & an adventurous nature! Discover Crete's hidden gems with thrilling activities like trail running, sea kayaking, and mountain biking. Dive into the Mediterranean's crystal-clear waters on a day sailing trip. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned adventurer, our expert guides ensure an unforgettable experience. Stay in a beach hotel overlooking the Mediterranean sea in Kissamos, and the thrill of remote camping on a secluded beach under the starry sky. Crete's unique blend of landscapes, pristine beaches, rich history, and warm hospitality awaits you.

Highlights

Trail Run

Trail Run

Trail run 10-15km through stunning scenic trails, dirt roads, and rocky paths. Reach a breathtaking viewpoint overlooking Kissamos bay before descending through olive groves to the sea for a refreshing dip!

Full Day Sailing

Full Day Sailing

Sailing Adventure on a private 36-foot sailing boat from Kissamos bay to Gramvousa island, known for its pirate history and the Venetian castle atop this wild islet, followed by the mesmerising Balos lagoon.

Wild Hike

Wild Hike

Hike a captivating 19km route along Crete's stunning south coast via the E4 European long-distance path. Explore pine forests, visit Saint Paul beach, take a dip at Marmara beach (11km), then ascend the Aradena gorge, with wildlife sightings.

Gorgeous Swim Spots

Gorgeous Swim Spots

Swim at various spots including the long sandy beach of Falassarna, after a sailing trip to legendary Gramvousa island & our remote secluded beach on the South Coast of Crete before a night of camping.

E-Bike Adventure

E-Bike Adventure

Enjoy a 3 hour e-bike journey to a historic hilltop town above Kissamos. Explore Roman ruins and soak in scenic views. Ride through charming villages to the ridge dividing Crete's North and West coasts, then an exhilarating descent to the sea!

Rejuvenating Yoga

Rejuvenating Yoga

Relax and relieve muscle tension with a certified yoga instructor's guided session.

Kayak

Kayak

Kayak experience starting from Crete's South coast. Paddle 13km through various shades of blue waters, exploring caves and the rocky coastline. Camp on a secluded beach, then paddle to the sea-accessible village of Agia Roumeli for breakfast at a seaside taverna before embarking on an epic day of hiking.

Be at one with nature

Be at one with nature

Being at one with nature on the beautiful island of Crete is a truly transformative experience. The island's stunning landscapes, from its rugged mountains to its pristine beaches, offer a profound connection with the natural world, allowing you to immerse yourself in the serenity and beauty of this Mediterranean paradise while recharging your soul.

Like-minded people

Like-minded people

Explore with people who share a passion for the great outdoors! Our guests often travel solo, come with a friend or partner. Typically aged between 23-50!

Snorkelling

Snorkelling

No trip to Greece is complete without snorkelling! Dive into crystal-clear waters and discover a mesmerising world beneath the surface.

Experience Crete

Experience Crete

We promise an adventure like no other through beautiful Crete & surrounding islands. Perfect for active lovers, this Mediterranean gem will give you the opportunity to explore pristine coastal areas and golden beaches, whilst learning about the rich history of the island and the blend of inland nature spots through a mix of sports!

Hosts

Guides

Guides

x2 International Mountain Leader Guides who will lead the adventure. Fully qualified, ensuring guest safety & enjoyment, along with sharing historic Greek tales!

Ed

Ed

Passionate adventurer, runner & outdoors entrepreneur. Ed is the founder of Trail Pursuit who will support the delivery of the experience.

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Schedule

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DAY 1

Day 1 - Arrival & Trail Run

Welcome to Crete! You’ll be met at Chania Airport for a 1 hour transfer to the small town of Kissamos. A welcome dinner for the whole group in the evening will help you get to know your hosts, trip mates & briefing for the week ahead.

You are welcome to arrive between 9am - 7pm on Saturday, with transfers available from Chania Airport. Full information & timings will be shared with you. If your flight arrives after 7pm please let us know to arrange an additional transfer.

Accommodation: Hotel

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DAY 2

Day 2 - Trail Run & Swim

Shake off your travel stiffness and stretch out your legs with a morning trail run of 10-15km, starting along the seafront, before moving to dirt roads and then narrow rocky trail, climbing to a viewpoint with stunning panoramic views of Kissamos bay!

Helen, a professional ultra runner & guide will lead the run, with accompanying guides to support you throughout.

Continue through olive groves and down to the sea, ready to jump into the enticing blue waters and cool off with a dip or for those who are interested, a longer swim of approx 500m – 1km. Having whetted your appetite, we’ll head for a group lunch & have the option to visit a vineyard to sample local wines.

Places explored: Kissamos - Ravdoucha
Accommodation: Hotel

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DAY 3

Day 3 - Day Sailing Adventure

Today you’ll need your sea legs for a private group trip sailing out of Kissamos bay to Gramvousa island, famous locally for its history of piracy as well as the Venetian castle perched on top of this wild islet, and then on to the incredible colours of Balos lagoon. 

Your experienced skipper will captain your 36-foot sailing boat, and everyone has the chance to learn a little about sailling and try their hand at the tiller. Get ready for a full day, with plenty of time for swimming, exploring and hiking up to viewpoints on the islet, as well as a home cooked meal served on board.

Places explored: Kissamos - Balos - Grambousa 
Accommodation: Hotel

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DAY 4

Day 4 - E-Bikes, Swim & Relax

Start your morning with a 2-3 hour ride on e-bikes along quiet roads to an ancient town located in the hills above Kissamos.

E-bikes are a fantastic way to see more of the island & make it accessible for more people. Each e-bike has different modes: Eco, Tour, Sport & Turbo! You can always switch 'Off' to pedal as you would a normal bike too :)

We’ll have a short sightseeing stop to explore the traditional village - which is interspersed with Roman ruins - and walk up to the top to admire the beautiful views before continuing our ride. Staying on country roads we’ll ride through more small villages, gradually climbing up to the ridge separating the North and West coasts of Crete, finishing with an exhilarating downhill to sea level!

Finishing near the beautiful long sandy beach of Falassarna we’ll seize the chance to swim & relax. There is also the opportunity to SUP, depending on conditions, before riding back to Kissamos for a traditional taverna lunch!

Late afternoon unwind with a yoga class surrounded by fresh sea air to help ease your muscles.

Places explored: Kissamos - Polyrrinia - Falassarna
Accommodation: Hotel

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DAY 5

Day 5 - Kayak & Snorkelling

A full day on the water: setting off from the South coast of Crete you’ll paddle approximately 13km over clear waters in every shade of blue imaginable - from turquoise to deep ocean - exploring small caves and the rocky coastline as you go. Your destination is a remote cove, where you’ll set up camp and sleep under the stars, after dinner on the pebble beach.

Accommodation: Beach Camp

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DAY 6

Day 6 - Short Kayak & Hike

As you rise with the sun, a short paddle will take you to the village of Agia Roumeli – only accessible by sea – where you’ll breakfast at one of the tavernas before an epic day of hiking.

Hike (19km) along the stunning south coast of Crete, following the E4 European long distance path that traverses Crete East to West. Heading East you walk through pine forests, cross the beach of Saint Paul with its centuries old church, then hug the rocky coastline until you reach the small beach of Marmara (11km), where you can stop for a refreshing dip and some lunch. From here you’ll head inland, ascending the impressive steep sided Aradena gorge, where you might encounter wild Cretan goats – Kri kri – or Griffon vultures that nest near the top of the gorge. You’ll be collected from the old village of Aradena (19km) and transferred to the historic city of Chania for your last night.

Accommodation: Hotel

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DAY 7

Day 7 - Fly home

All good things must come to an end, and today we will say our fond farewells and transfer you back to Chania airport in time for your flight home.

What's Included

WHAT'S INCLUDED

x2 Qualified International Mountain Leader Guides

All transport in Greece

5 night hotel accommodation & 1 night beach camping

Trail runs (10-15km)

Day sailing experience

Hike (15-20km)

E-bike adventure

x2 days kayaking, 8-15km

Yoga class (with teacher & mats)

Multiple wild swim spots

Breakfast & one main meal (all dietary types catered for)

Equipment: Sea kayaks, e-bikes, yoga mats, snorkelling & safety gear

Professional ultra runner guide to help with form & technique

All logistics & route planning taken care of

A once in a lifetime adventure with new friends!

Travel insurance

Flights to & from Crete

Money for extra snacks & alcohol

Trip Tips

Fitness level required

Fitness level required

Participants are required to be healthy & in good physical shape. Your trip is completely customisable, join as many or few activities as you wish!

Personal equipment required

Personal equipment required

A comprehensive kit checklist will be sent to all guests ahead of travel, this includes: • Waterproof jacket • Clothing for warm & cold conditions • Sports clothes, including hydration vest, tees, shorts & shoes • Hiking boots • Swimsuit & quick dry towel • Sunglasses, cap & suncream • Light trainers & flip flops (or water shoes) • Loose fitting hiking shorts • Refillable water bottle • Small backpack • Money pouch • Personal toiletries, medications, zip lock dry bags • Personal energy snacks • Sleeping bag • Travel documentation, travel insurance & passport

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance

For International Trail Pursuit: Adventures you are required to take out cover, which most activity insurance companies will provide, this needs to include emergency evacuation and medial care. Sports Cover Direct offer a comprehensive range of sports travel insurance at an affordable price.

Payment Options

Payment Options

We have 3 options for you to choose: 

 1) Pay a 20% deposit & the balance by 1st February 2024.

 2) Payment Plan - pay a £200 deposit & then spread the balance over 5 monthly instalments

 3) Pay in full Book with confidence: 
 - 14 day cooling off period - If Trail Pursuit have to cancel or postpone the trip due to any reason, you can either be credited to a future trip or receive a full refund.

Stories

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Absolutely loved my time on the TP Croatia trip. SO special to be able to explore wilder parts of Croatia and get right into nature. Whilst I loved each day and all the different activities, I feel that the people I met and connected with on the trip is what made it so incredibly special. 12/10 would recommend.

Lauren

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I recently went on the Trail Pursuit Norway trip. It was truly an outstanding holiday - well organised and fun with the best guides. The views were spectacular, food was amazing and I loved the range of different accommodations (from tree tents to a fancy eco lodge with hot tubs!). All activities (trail running, hiking and kayaking) were well planned and paced. Special thanks to Ed and David for making this trip one in a million.

Katie

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My second TP adventure, this time to Croatia and as amazing as the first. Great organisation, activities and a wonderful mix of people made for an exciting, challenging and rewarding week away. Highly recommended!

Simon

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The trip was great, it was just what I needed and the people I met were amazing! The group definitely helped make the trip. Ed, Craig, Dee and Heda were very accommodating. I am not a very experienced trail runner and it helped massively having Paul and Alice help coach me in this with tips and advice on how to combat the trail runs and hikes to avoid injury. Thank you Ed & Trail Pursuit for running the trip, I’m so glad I bit the bullet and booked on, it was an unforgettable experience and I can’t wait to join Trail Pursuit on more adventures in the future!

Sophie

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I joined TP on a trip to Norway and can only say it was mind blowing. It was very well organised and we had an amazing guide, David, not only an amazing guide, but amazing chef too. We had 6 days of super fun in the mountains and on the fjords. Ed made sure we were all in good spirits and having a blast…which really helped getting through the long days of hiking and kayaking. I highly recommend Norway to anyone, it’s a bucket list must do! Thanks TP for an amazing adventure!

Estelle

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Went on the Norway trip in August. Super well-organised and unique. Ed, who runs Trail Persuit is great and very down to earth which adds to the enjoyment of the trip. The guide we had, David, was also amazing. The views were stunning (weather permitting) and it was all round, a great trip. I'd go on another trip in the future.

Marlon

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Second trip abroad with Trail Pursuit & what a week! Croatia is simply stunning. Loved the variety of activities & landscape. Our guides, Vanna & Kiki were fantastic! A truly memorable week, topped off with amazing new friendships made :-)

Caroline

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Loved it, one of the best experiences I've ever had!

Alice

You'll Be Staying Here

Relaxing Beach Hotel

Relaxing Beach Hotel

Private & Twin Rooms Available

Private & Twin Rooms Available

Remote Beach Camping

Remote Beach Camping

FAQs

Guests are required to be healthy & in good physical shape. Your adventure is completely customisable & you can participate in as many or few activities as you wish!

Yes, absolutely. Our trips are largely made up of guests travelling solo & some with a friend/partner. The age range is typically 23-50 & it's a great way to meet like-minded people & spark new friendships.

We can accommodate for all dietary types, please tell us your preferences when you book. All food is fresh & portion sizes are generous. The menu is varied & will include things like pasta, fresh vegetables, egg, meats & delicious local Greek dishes.

Yes, we recommend bringing your tried & tested snacks (energy bars/gels) on the adventure. Nibbling snacks & frequent sips of water will help keep you energised throughout. 

We will also provide snacks for the Team throughout. 

Sea kayaks (doubles), E-Bikes, Sail boat, Snorkelling equipment, 2 man tents & safety gear. 

Yes, the Trail Pursuit hosts and outdoor guides are very experienced with good English so you will have no problems in communication on the trip.

We have a minimum of x2 guides for Trail Pursuit Greece. 

Our beach hotel is based in Kissamos with a beautiful pool & beach access a 2min walk from your rooms if you fancy a sea swim. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms and we can accommodate Twin (with one other of the same sex) & Private rooms.

You will be safe & comfortable throughout for a true Greek experience!

There will be a mix of hiking, trail running, sea kayaking, e-bikes, a day sailing trip, swimming, snorkelling, yoga & SUP. Get ready for an incredible 7 day journey.

A good base level of fitness will help, but no previous experience is required as you'll be given full instruction on form & technique. We would recommend practicing beforehand & perhaps getting a lesson to ensure you arrive confident.

Yes, we have these options available for you. 

1) Payment Plan - pay a £200 deposit & then spread the balance over 5 monthly instalments
2) Pay a 20% deposit & the balance by 1st February 2024.
3) Pay in full

Our Start & Finish Point for the trip is Chania Airport, Crete. We ask that you arrive anytime before 7pm (please book your flight separately). You'll then be transferred to our Beach Hotel in Kissamos. If your flight is after 7pm please let us know so we can arrange an additional transfer.

From hereon all transport in Crete is provided by Trail Pursuit & you will be transferred back to the Airport on the final day.

Chania Airport is served by direct flights from the UK and other major European airports, with flight times between 3-4 hours.
UK: Easyjet, British Airways

You are welcome to arrive a day early & make your way back to the airport pickup if that is preferable.

Yes, a Whatsapp Group will made where we can confirm kit lists, logistics & answer any questions you may have. Team effort!

Hotel rooms are available in Private or Twin Rooms. 

Camping is for one night on a secluded beach after a days kayaking! 
These are in two person tents. We will accommodate male/female only tents once the trip is full. 

Book with confidence. If you book and Trail Pursuit have to cancel or postpone the trip due to COVID-19 government restrictions you can either be credited to a future trip or receive a full refund. Our goal is to ensure you have an incredible & safe trip, whenever it may be.

Absolutely, you are welcome to arrive earlier & stay longer after the trip if you wish. All we ask is you meet us at the Airport on arrival day as we commence.

No, we welcome guests from all over the world!

Each group will have a maximum of 12 guests plus guides. This is an optimum size for our adventure.

TP: GREECE

Greece·October 12 - 18 2024·6 nights

FROM$2296/pp