Costa Rica Traverse

The trip was an amazing experience. As expected it was physically tough but worth every drop of sweat and mud (no blood fortunately). For me personally, I found the heat hard to adjust to. I expected us to benefit from the shade of the rainforest more than we did and I guess going from a Scottish winter to an equatorial country didn't help. Having said that it didn't detract from my enjoyment, just made it harder work. We were also lucky because all 13 of us got on very well and it was a good mix of people. A special mention has to go to the guides and Danny in particular. I remember when we did the Cycling in the Andes that the guides were good but Danny was excellent. As well as being extraordinarily fit and knowledgeable about adventure stuff he was passionate about Costa Rica, it's environment and future. He had a great sense of humour and as if all that weren't enough he and his team were superb cooks. Although this wasn't everyone's idea of a relaxing holiday I came home envigorated and motivated with stacks of energy - apart from having to negotiate Terminal 5 on it's second day of chaos! I've already been on your website looking for the next potential challenge, if only work didn't get in the way.

J Dunthorne | UK

Meteora and Mt Olympus

This trip combines the two most famous and impressive mountain landscapes of mainland Greece in a single trek. Not just the highest mountain in the country, but the legendary home of the ancient Greek gods, the Mt Olympus National Park is a landscape of spectacular plateaus, ridges and the beautiful Enipeas Gorge. Like Zeus, look out over the world from the mountain peaks of Skala and Skolio after an exhilarating day of hiking. The dramatic rocky pinnacles of Meteora are all the more impressive with their cliff-top monasteries perched on the tiny summits. On a day hike to explore this centre of Greek orthodox spirituality, follow in the footsteps of centuries of monks along winding paths between the rock towers. The spectacular views and the vast legacy of past civilisations make this a varied and rewarding walking holiday.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Litochoro
DAY 2 Transfer to Prionia, walk to Spilios Agapitos refuge (2100m) (3-4hrs)
DAY 3 Ascend the peaks of Skala and Skolio, overnight in Kakkalos (4-6hrs)
DAY 4 Descend to Spilios Agapitos refuge (3-4hrs)
DAY 5 Walk through Enipeas Gorge to Litochoro (6-7hrs)
DAY 6 Transfer from Litochoro to Kalambaka, short walk in Kastraki
DAY 7 Walk the monks' old mountain paths amongst the rock-towers of western Meteora, visit two cliff-top monasteries
DAY 8 Trip concludes

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Trip Grading: Moderate
Duration:  8 days
Next Trip:  07 June 2014
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