Walking in West Crete with France Outdoors – 2-9 June 2018

Glenwalk trip to Crete with France Outdoors

Vincent and the team at France Outdoors are proposing a trip for Glenwalk members in sunny West Crete this June. Based in Chania and Hora Sfakion, this 7-day guided walking trip takes in the White Mountains, the Samaria Gorge and the quieter Ardena Gorges, and Pachnes (2543m) the highest summit in the White Mountains. The trip is moderate to challenging, with mountain walks and coastal views from high above the sunny Mediterranean.

Chania is said to be one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. It is situated on an ancient Minoan site and today is known for its 14th century Venetian port, historic centre with narrow winding streets, and seafront restaurants. Hora Sfakion is a lovely, quiet and picturesque fishing village and capital of the Sfakia Region; in a magnificent setting it is the ideal base to explore the South coast of Crete.

Programme :
Sat 2 June:  Arrival (Ryanair Dublin-Chania flight); transfer to your hotel in Chania.
Sun 3 June: Walk in the White Mountains to the summit of Ginglos (1974m) with some easy scrambling at the end.
Mon 4 June: free day in Chania; explore the charming Venetian city, or optional excursion to Balos
Tues 5 June: Samaria Gorge walk. The spectacular gorge is 10 miles long and descends from the Omalos plateau to the sea at Aghia Roumeli. Transfer to Hora Sfakion in the afternoon.
Wed 6 June: Coastal walk from Anopolis to Loutreau and back to Hora Sfakion
Thurs 7 June: Walk the Aradena Gorges, a challenging walk in the Sfakia region. Return by boat to Hora Sfakion.
Fri 8 June: Mountain walk from Hora Sfakion to Pachnes, the highest summit of the White Mountains.
Sat 9 June: Farewell! Transfer to Chania airport to meet Ryanair flight.

* Only a few places remaining; contact France Outdoors for bookings. For further information & booking forms, download the pdf itinerary below:

Walking in West Crete – Pdf download