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"Thank you so much for another incredible CHH trip! The hiking in Corfu was beyond what I imagined it would be…. And I imagined it to be pretty special! Just when I thought that I had seen the most beautiful view or hiked along the most enjoyable trail or taken the most incredible photo, there was another surprise around the corner to give me pause and fill me with awe! Maddalena, as always, you were a wonderful hike leader – full of energy, knowledgeable about each hike, a delightful story-teller, and despite having been to Corfu so many times before, you exuded sincere enthusiasm for every single hike and experience you offered to us."
Tammy T. (Corfu 2019)

Corfu, Greece

This Greek island is the perfect combination of European flare and tranquil sea-side living!

 

We spend the first week in Corfu Town staying at the sea-front HOTEL CAVALIERI, formerly a 17th Century nobleman's mansion. Picturesque cobblestone alleyways are interspersed by statues, beautifully decorated churches, Venetian fountains and a great selection of tavernas where we'll be having dinner each evening. The streets wind and wander with no discernible order or object and there are boutiques and shops around every corner.

 

Our second week will be in the quiet beach community of Paleokastritsa. The HOTEL ODYSSEUS is set above one of Paleo's six enchanting bays and all rooms have beautiful sea-views. The hotel is just steps away from the beach and also has its own swimming pool (great for after the hikes!).

 

Corfu is an ideal destination for hikers, especially in the spring when the island is carpeted with flowers. We shall hike to the heavens to visit holy monasteries, trek in shade of ancient olive groves and weave our way in and out of its many coves. And we promise - you will never tire of the deep, deep blue of the sea that surrounds you. Opa!

Dates

May trip TBD

Grade

Moderate to Challenging

What's Included

- 12 nights' hotel accommodations
- 12 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 10 dinners
- 8 guided hikes
- Greek Night (dinner & show)
- Entry fees for attractions per itinerary
- Ground transportation and transfers

Cost

$xxxx CAD land

Send $300 deposit to reserve - balance is payable 30 days prior to departure.

My Own Room

If you would like to share accommodations, we offer a roommate pairing service. If there is another solo traveller looking to share accommodations, we will pair the two of you up together; in this case there would be no single supplement to pay.

If you would like to have your own room (or if a roommate is not available), then the single supplement would apply.

The cost of the single supplement for this holiday is $XXXX CAD.

Meeting Times/Places

Group airfare is not offered for any of our trips, but we will recommend a flight schedule and will provide a meeting time and place for you. It will be your responsibility to ensure that you coordinate your schedule to fit with the trip’s itinerary. We will be more than happy to help you with this so that you can take advantage of transfers between airports and hotels together with the group.

Status

Dates and prices for 2021 TBD. Bookings not yet open.

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Daily Synopsis

Day 1

KALIMERA AND WELCOME TO CORFU
Upon arrival in Corfu, we shall check into our hotel and then do a little walk about town before retiring for the night.

Day 2

COAST-TO-COAST
Hike from Gouvia on the east coast through the Ropa valley to the Corfu Golf Club for lunch. After lunch, continue to the beautiful Glyfada beach on the west coast. (Moderate, 14 km)

Day 3

KOMIANATA CIRCUIT
From Benitses follow various trails up to the village of Dafnata. Continue along the Komianata circuit for incredible panoramic views of the south end of the island. Lunch on the pews of the monastery atop Mt. Stavros. Then we return to Benitses. (Challenging, 13 km)

Day 4

KOMIANATA CIRCUIT
From Benitses follow various trails up to the village of Dafnata. Continue along the Komianata circuit for incredible panoramic views of the south end of the island. Lunch on the pews of the monastery atop Mt. Stavros. Then we return to Benitses. (Challenging, 13 km)

Day 5

NISSAKI TO AGIOS STEFANOS
Begin in the seaside village of Nissaki and follow the coastal trails passing some of Corfu's most beautiful coves, finishing in the village square of Agios Stefanos. (Moderate, 12 km)

Day 6

MT. AGII DEKA
Climb to the village of Ano Garouna and have lunch beside the abandoned monastery at the top of Corfu's 2nd highest mountain - Mt. Agii Deka at 1876 feet. (Challenging, 10 km)

Day 7

AGIOS SPIRIDON TO ACHARAVI
Begin in Agios Spiridon and hike to the northernmost tip of Corfu, from where you can see Albania across the way. Then continue along the beach, stopping at Acharavi for lunch. (Light, 7 km)

Day 8

TRANSFER FROM CORFU TOWN TO PALEOKASTRITSA

Day 9

LAKONES LOOP
Walk down to the beach then up to the village of Lakones. From Lakones, climb to the top of Mt. Arakli at 1600 ft for 360-degree views of the surrounding areas. On the way back down, we shall pass an olive wood factory before stopping in Lakones town square for lunch. (Challenging, 12 km)

Day 10

PANTOKRATOR
From Nissaki, climb up through olive groves to the lower slopes of Pantokrator. Follow various paths to the summit at 3000 ft for refreshments and wonderful views of the island and neighbouring Albania. (Challenging, 15 km)

Day 11

DAY OF LEISURE
Many choose this day to relax by the pool or the beach, or visit some of the sights in Paleokastritsa.

Day 12

ANGELOCASTRO & AGIOS GEORGIOS
Walk to Lakones, then on the abandoned fortress of Angelocastro for some exploration. Lunch in Krini, and continue through a valley for a spectacular view of Agios Georgios village and the beach. (Moderate, 15 km)

Day 13

FLY HOME


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What an experience!

 

"Thank you so much for another incredible CHH trip! The hiking in Corfu was beyond what I imagined it would be…. And I imagined it to be pretty special! Just when I thought that I had seen the most beautiful view or hiked along the most enjoyable trail or taken the most incredible photo, there was another surprise around the corner to give me pause and fill me with awe! Maddalena, as always, you were a wonderful hike leader – full of energy, knowledgeable about each hike, a delightful story-teller, and despite having been to Corfu so many times before, you exuded sincere enthusiasm for every single hike and experience you offered to us."
Tammy T. (Corfu 2019)

 

"Our Corfu hiking adventure was amazing. It was such a pleasure to meet all our fellow hikers, what a great bunch . We enjoyed visiting each and everyone.
Maddalena, you are a special, very competent , encouraging leader. It was such a pleasure to meet you. You have a special, patient way to “herd” us, an unruly bunch at times. Your attention to every detail is noted and appreciated.
We will fondly remember Corfu and would love to return someday."
Carol W. (Corfu 2019)

 

"Thanks again for a wonderful trip. The hiking was fantastic! All those hills through olive groves and hiking on little used trails and dirt roads made it one of my favourites."
Brenda L. (Corfu 2019)

 

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RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENTS

A non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking (see individual trips for amount required for deposit). The balance is due 60 days prior to departure unless otherwise specified. Late payments causing penalties to be levied by the airlines or any other supplier shall be the responsibility of the traveller.

 

Reservations are to be made online. We accept E-interac transfers (Canadian funds only), credit cards and personal cheques (payable to Comfortable Hiking Holidays). If paying by cheque, mail cheque along with a reservation form to:

 

Maddalena Molino

Comfortable Hiking Holidays

251 Consumers Road, 7th floor

Toronto, ON  M2J 4R3  Canada

 

6079113 Canada Inc., doing business as Comfortable Hiking Holidays, is an independent travel affiliate with Vision Travel DT Ontario-West Inc., a Canada corporation registered under the Ontario Travel Industry Act, 2002 Registration Nos. 50023501 and 50023502.

 

 

CANCELLATIONS

All deposits are non refundable. After the balance has been paid, a refund can be made (less $50 per person and less any incurred charges by hotels, airlines etc.) if YOU can find a replacement person. If no replacement is found then all monies paid will be forfeited. No refund for any unused portion of a trip. All cancellations are only considered to have been received on the date of receipt of written cancellation in the office of Comfortable Hiking Holidays.

 

AIRFARE

In order to allow for greater flexibility and competitive pricing, Comfortable Hiking Holidays does not offer group airfare for its trips. However, we will gladly book your airline tickets on an individual basis. We can accommodate any itinerary that suits you and from any city, including stopovers.

Comfortable Hiking Holidays will provide a meeting time and place for each trip. It is your responsibility to ensure that you coordinate your schedule to fit with the trip’s itinerary, and we will be more than happy to help you with this so that you can take advantage of transfers between airports and hotels together with the group.

Do not book your airfare until you check with Comfortable Hiking Holidays that we have the minimum number of participants to move ahead with the trip. Comfortable Hiking Holidays is not financially responsible for additional expenses incurred by you (such as non-refundable airline tickets) should a trip be cancelled.

Call us to discuss and we will tailor your flights to meet your needs.

 

TAXES

H.S.T.

The Harmonized Sales Tax will be added to all trips taking place in Canada.

 

INSURANCE

Medical and cancellation insurance is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED and can be arranged through our offices. See the Reservation Form. If insurance is declined, a signed form will be required. Note that health insurance is mandatory for travel to Cuba; travellers must present proof of health insurance in order to enter the country.

 

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS AND HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

It is the traveller's responsibility to determine what documentation is necessary for each country to be visited. All Canadian and U.S. citizens require valid passports for travel. It is recommended and sometimes necessary that passports have a minimum of 6 months to expiry. Other nationalities should check with Comfortable Hiking Holidays. For more information on travel requirements per country, visit www.voyage.gc.ca.

 

It is imperative that the traveller discloses to Comfortable Hiking Holidays any medical condition(s) that may affect his/her ability to complete the hike and/or tour. Examples include (but are not limited to): allergies, ailments, diseases, medical conditions, special diets, medications and so forth. This information will be kept strictly confidential.

 

Our leaders are well trained to deal with different capabilities, but if they have any concerns about someone’s ability to safely partake in an activity, or their impact on other people’s enjoyment, they are authorized to take necessary action which, in some circumstances, may involve asking someone to miss that activity. Although rarely enforced, by booking this trip you agree that our leaders have the authority to do this. In these circumstances we will ensure anyone sitting out is safely provided for and offered alternative options where possible. Refunds will not be provided for activities missed and customers may be responsible for additional costs incurred.

 

In booking this trip, you should be confident in your ability to participate in all activities described. If you have any doubt about your abilities, please call us to discuss.

 

FOREIGN EXCHANGE

Prices are quoted are in CANADIAN DOLLARS (with some exceptions which are quoted in USD). They were calculated based on the exchange rates at the tme of publishing and are subject to change without notice. Should tour costs increase, Comfortable Hiking Holidays reserves the right to increase the price accordingly. If the price change is more than 7% of the total price for the travel services (except for a price change that is a result of Government Taxation), you are entitled to cancel if you wish, with full refund. You must notify us of your intention at least 48 hours after notification or if the change is a last minute change, within 24 hours of notification.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

Prices quoted are for shared accommodations (two to a room). A roommate (of the same sex) will be arranged  when possible, otherwise the single supplement will apply. Single rooms are available on most holidays; cost for the single supplement is available on request.

 

PHOTOGRAPHS

The scenery is always picture-worthy so please take as many photos as you wish. We will do the same, but please note that it is customary for us to use photographs taken on actual hikes for our promotional materials. If you do not wish to have your photo used in any of our promotional materials, please inform your hike leader at the BEGINNING OF THE TRIP.

 

SMOKING

As the great majority of trip participants do not smoke, those who do are requested to refrain from smoking while with the group (e.g. on the bus, during the hikes, at meals, in the bar and in your room if sharing with a non-smoker).

 

CHILDREN

All participants must be at least 18 years of age.

 

SITE ACCURACY

Comfortable Hiking Holidays has attempted to make this site accurate. However, changes might occur for reasons beyond the control of Comfortable Hiking Holidays. In addition, the right is reserved to substitute hotels or change the itinerary when necessary, provided the travel facilities or other services are of at least the same standard or value.

 

HIKE LEADERS

All of our leaders are experienced hikers and have had first aid training. A representative of C.H.H. will accompany all of the trips (unless otherwise specified) to ensure they run smoothly and efficiently. Our hike leaders will be your guides on most holidays, but in some cases we will use local guides. C.H.H. reserves the right to make changes in hike leaders when necessary.

 

FORCE MAJEURE

Neither Comfortable Hiking Holidays nor Vision Travel shall be liable for any claims, losses, damages, costs, expenses, delays or loss of enjoyment of any nature or kind whatsoever, resulting from events beyond their control or a supplier’s reasonable control, including but not limited to acts of God, strikes, lockouts or other labour disputes or disruptions, wars, blockades, insurrections, riots, terrorist acts, fire, earthquakes, weather conditions, storms, hurricanes, flood, civil or military authority, government requirement or restriction, disease, epidemic or pandemic.

 

OPERATOR'S RESPONSIBILITY

Comfortable Hiking Holidays and Vision Travel the operators, its agents, and/or suppliers of services act only as agents for the traveler and accept no responsibility for services of any hotel, aircraft, vessel, train, motor coach or any other conveyance used in connection with these tours, nor any delays, loss or accident to travelers or baggage occasioned by such services, from whatsoever cause. In the event it becomes necessary due to changes by supplier's airlines, or for the comfort or well being of passengers, or for any other reason, to alter the itinerary or arrangements, such alterations may be made without penalty to the operator. The extra cost, if any, resulting therefore, shall be paid by the tour members. Conversely, refunds will be made to passengers if any savings are effected thereby. The right is reserved to cancel any tour and to decline to accept any person as a member of the tour, at any time. Acceptance of the initial service to be provided under the tour shall be considered an acceptance of all these conditions. There may be different living standards and practices and different standards and conditions with respect to the provision of utilities, services and accommodations outside Ontario. Climate conditions may affect the provisions of services and the accommodations included in our tours. Accommodations offered in the tour are, to the best of our knowledge, available at the time of printing and accurately described.

 

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Although every precaution is taken for your safety, this type of excursion involves, by its very nature, a certain amount of risk. All participants are therefore required to sign a form releasing Comfortable Hiking Holidays and Vision Travel of all liability.