Mani Peninsula, Peleponnese, Greece


Trail running and hiking through the olive groves and foothills of the Taygetus Mountains. Based in the little town of Kardamyli, in the most idyllic setting between the towering Taygetus Mountains and the clear blue waters of the Messinian Sea. It’s low-key, relaxed and picture-perfect. Greece at its best.
Included in the break are 5 days of guided running/hiking, with a cycle tour midweek to explore the coastline further south. Sea kayaking can be included as an optional extra.

TAYGETUS CHALLENGE   |  20th – 25th MARCH 2025


FIVE-DAY trip to the Mani Peninsula to compete in the Taygetus Challenge Marathon, part of a weekend of trail running celebrations that take centre-stage in the little town of Kardamyli for the last weekend of March each year.

The Taygetus Marathon is a 40km mountain race with over 2500m of ascent over some very technical terrain. The race takes place on Sunday 23rd.

You will be running through olive groves, pine forests, following ancient donkey tracks and trails, and boulder-hopping along the vertiginous Vyros Gorge – rising to over 850m above sea level into the foothills of the snow-capped Taygetus Mountains.

The race starts on the shores of the Messinian Sea, in the centre of the small town of Kardamyli.

We are providing: Five nights’ fantastic hotel accommodation in Kardamyli with breakfast included. Race entry fee, transfers from Athens and an OuterEdge guided run pre-raceday to get a feel for the mountains! 

It’s a 5-day adventure to the most incredible place in Greece with an amazing marathon thrown in for good measure. It’s absolutely unique!

Limited to 12 runners

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