Mani Peninsula, Peleponnese, Greece
TAYGETUS TRAILS | Saturday 6th May to Saturday 13th May 2023
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 TRAVERSE | 2023 DATE TBC
A Five day trip to the Mani Peninsula. Included in the trip is a 2-day East-West Traverse of the Taygetus Mountains from Sparta to Kardamyli via the summit of the Profit Ilias. At 2407m, the highest peak in the Peleponnese. We overnight on the eastern side of the Profitis at a mountain refuge, 500m below the summit. We ascend before dawn and reach the summit at sunrise. We descend via the western ridge, to the head of the spectacular Vyros Gorge and follow it back to the coast and Kardamyli, our trail-base. The Taygetus Traverse can be extended to a seven day trip with an additional run, hike or bike day.