Trail running retreat | Olympus National Park, Greece
Trail Running Retreat | Olympus National Park, Greece
08-11 October 2021
A UNESCO biosphere location the Olympus National Park was the first in Greece. There is a good reason for this, not only its mythological connections but its pure beauty and some rare flora and fauna to boot. Explore the mythical and spectacular national park and the surroundings. From sky-reaching high peaks to the diverse and lush forest we traverse through this magical landscape at a runners pace, enjoying each step as we go.
Local town Litochoro sits at the foothills and provides a cultural pit-stop and base for the trail running retreat. You may have visited Greece before, but not like this.
It's another natural beauty that only compliments its renowned beaches and islands. It's not to be overlooked.
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Individual (Entry (30% deposit) Balance due 8 weeks before departure£165 BOOK
TRAIL RUNNING: 45KM OVER 2 DAYS
TOTAL ASCENT: 2000M
DURATION: 3-5 HOURS PER DAY
2 nights accommodation at a local guesthouse on a twin shared basis. 1 night stay in a mountain refuge on a bunk beds style basis
Breakfast will be served by accommodation hosts (Sat-Mon). Evening meals, are enjoyed at local restaurants (Fri & Sun pm). Saturday will be at the refuge
3 carefully curated guided trail runs. Designed by runners for runners.
Expert running guides throughout. Qualified Leader & Outdoor First Aider and experienced ultra-marathon runner
Training plan prior to departure
Exclusive Nomadic Runner discount on future trips
Yoga or stretch & strength class
Unique trail running experience, off the beaten track
We plant trees! Instead of providing you with another T-shirt or medal, we mitigate the carbon involved with all are guests flights for the trip
Small group - max 8 people (min. 4 people)
Arrive at the guesthouse meet the team and other guests over an evening meal in local restaurant. Return to the guesthouse and pack for the following days adventure.
Wake early to breakfast at the guesthouse. Final kit check warm up and stretch, then were off. First a short transfer (20mins) to the trailhead where we then tackle the majority of the days ascent in one go. This section is most definitely a hike but the reward is high with us gaining in elevation and amazing panoramic views that come with it. As we descend from the highs of the day we reach our food and board for the night, a typical mountain refuge provides comfortable but basic accommodation. Here we get to enjoy the views, sit back and unwind below the towering peaks of the Olympus National Park. The onsite restaurant provides local food for refreshment and refuelling at dinner.
After breakfast and a warm up we head out for the day that is through picturesque woodlands before reaching the valley and leading us back to Litochoro. We are less exposed on the ridge-lines today and generally heading in a downward trajectory. We return to our guesthouse for a well earned shower and beer. W have the afternoon to relax and unwind around the old town. With the beach only 6km away this is also an option or just rest up ahead of the evening meal together at another local restaurant.
A quick stretch and easy morning run (45min) will set you up for your journey - or treat yourself to a extra hour or two in bed. The team and guests share breakfast before heading off.
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