KEEP UP YOUR FITNESS, HIKE BIKE RUN
Hike Bike Run
This summer, keep your fitness regime on track with the chance to hike, bike and run on our beautiful island. You’ll discover ancient forests fragranced by wild herbs, bounded by some of the finest sands in the Greek islands, centuries-old churches and monasteries – and even the ruins of a pirate fortress. Choose one or more of the activities to do at your own pace or in the friendly company of one of our highly recommended expert guides.
We’ve got together with the island’s top walking guide, Ortwin Widman, to offer a delightful walk from our front door to the island’s Magic Forest. Skiathos may be small but it has almost 200km of paths to follow, from the shady forests at the island’s heart to its pine-fringed shores. Ortwin has spent the past decade personally clearing and waymarking paths around the island – including one sponsored by Kivo.
Ortwin will take you from our own front door on this strenuous hike. After calling by the monastery at Kechria with its ancient murals, he’ll show you the way to a magical forest of millennia-old plane trees and gentle waterfalls from where you’ll trace a river down to the sea.
The Magic Forest Walk is 5.6 miles long and takes 4.5 hours. Price €10 per person to join a group hike.
Our preferred partner Skiathos Mountain Bikes has a selection of well-maintained and equipped bicycles to choose from, by top brands including Specialized and Mongoose. Hire one and head out on your own or hook up with one of their experienced guides to follow some fantastic on- and off-road routes, from easy to challenging, through the mountains and around the coast.
Bike hire costs from €10 per person. Guided group tours from €25 per person, including shuttle bus to meeting point.
On your marks, get set, go… on a trail run. Our partner Skiathos Mountain Bikes will put you through your paces on a mixture of terrain, passing through olive and lemon groves, with a little historic sightseeing along the way. There’ll be some tough uphills, but your efforts will be rewarded with fantastic views, the chance to quench your thirst at mountain springs, plus welcome dips in the cool Aegean sea.
A place on a group trail run costs from €12 per person. Private trail runs can be organised on request.
Book online, visit www.kivo-eshop.com
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