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Monday
17 September
9:00am - 7:30pm
Tuesday
18 September
9:00am - 7:30pm
Wednesday
19 September
9:00am - 7:30pm
Thursday
20 September
9:00am - 7:30pm
Friday
21 September
9:00am - 7:30pm
Saturday
22 September
9:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday
23 September
10:00am - 4:00pm
Durrell Trails   Greg Page

Join us as we follow in the footsteps of Gerald and Lawrence Durrell on beautiful Corfu. Grade: Easy to Medium

Walk With Solos

Donkey Sea Trail

Beginning in the medieval village of Giannades we head over undulating trails with rapidly changing scenery to hidden Liapades. Here time stands still with tall Venetian manor houses and narrow cobbled lanes. Our second part of the walk, we will be accompanied by a villager and their donkey, along footpaths to the coast. This will be followed by a picnic and a swim.

Durrell Trail

Cruise by boat before beginning our coastal walk along The Durrell Trail, below Mount Pantokrator, one of the most beautiful parts of the island. Through ageless olive groves to Agni Beach and Kouloura, we continue the path around bare headland with fascinating views to Albania. Entering the natural habitat Erimiti, stop for a barbeque on a pristine beach.

Roman Trail

Transfer to what Lawrence Durrell called ‘the most beautiful view in Europe’, with fabulous vistas over Paleokastritsa and to the Byzantine Castle of the Angels. We follow a Roman footpath through olive groves to a medieval village before meandering down to a beautiful sandy beach.

The Smugglers’ Route

From Old Perithia - a semi-ruined Byzantine village located in a high valley - we start climbing and descending mule tracks and footpaths, through an oak forest gorge, to the olive groves and on to the sea where we may fancy a swim. We stop at tavernas for lunch. We’ll then travel onwards, along a spectacular footpath, to the Bay and Lagoon of St. Spiridon.

Kontokali Bay Resort & Spa

Located on a sandy beach, with breathtaking views over the Ionian Sea, this property offers a wide variety of activities such as watersports, tennis, volleyball, mountain biking, a gym and sports entertainment programme plus the largest Spa in Corfu (treatments payable locally).

Facilities include

Facilities include an indoor and outdoor pool, 3 restaurants and 2 bars, plus there is a complimentary shuttle bus which runs once a day into Corfu Town.

Rooms Include 

Our tastefully furnished rooms are located either in the main building or in bungalows with air-conditioning, satellite TV, a telephone, minibar, Wi-Fi, safe and hairdryer

APPROX. FLIGHT TIME

3 hours

TIME DIFFERENCE

GMT + 2 hours

TEMPERATURE

Average Daily Maximum:

Jan, Feb, Mar 10°C,
Apr 14°C, May 19°C,
Jun 22°C, Jul, Aug 26°C,
Sep 23°C, Oct 18°C,
Nov, Dec 13°C

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Useful Information

Transfer Time
The transfer from Corfu Airport the hotel is approximately 35 minutes

Walking programme
Four guided walks are included in the programme. Your walking guide will advise you in resort of the daily programme. The walking programme is graded as Easy to Medium and you can expect to walk between 7 to 12km per day, with some ascents/descents, rough underfoot terrain and high altitudes involved.

Below are the distances for each walk, however please bear in mind these are approximate and subject to change due to local conditions

Durrell Trail
Length approx 11km Altitude: 100m ascent, 100 descent

Donkey Sea Trail
Length approx 11km Altitude: 50m ascent, 300m descent

Roman Trail
Length approx 12km Altitude: 100m ascent, 400m descent

The Smugglers Route
Length approx 14km Altitude: 450m descent

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in your chosen activity holiday. If you are unsure as to whether the walks are within your capabilities, please contact the office to discuss this matter, thus making sure you appreciate the terrain that you will be walking. You could be walking across uneven ground in some areas and extreme care must be taken, especially if wet. If used to using a pole/stick, it is advisable to bring it. Please appreciate the route and content of the holiday may change at the time and at the discretion of the guide/organiser, should conditions require. Solo’s Holidays Ltd cannot be held responsible for personal injury, accident or damage to property whilst on these walks other than incidents arising out of the company’s negligence. The guide has the right to refuse to guide a walk with anyone not properly attired.

What to Wear
It is of paramount importance that you have the correct footwear. It is essential to wear walking boots that are comfortable and preferably lightweight, with some ankle support and a good grip. If you already have a pair of boots that you are happy walking in (including during hot/wet weather and on hard ground), then bring these along. However, if you are bringing new footwear, do make sure they are well broken in before you arrive. Experience has shown that wearing 2 pairs of woollen socks adds to comfort. The weather, even in summer, can be unpredictable. We would therefore recommend you travel with clothing suitable for all conditions, and suggest you use the following checklist as a guideline of what to take:

  • Walking boots with good ankle support
  • Waterproofs – jacket and trousers
  • Walking poles – recommended as they provide good support for the knees, particularly on downhill sections of walks and when conditions are wet/slippery
  • Lightweight trousers and shorts with pockets
  • Shirts or t-shirts for walking in
  • Walking socks – several pairs
  • Lightweight fleece or jumper
  • Hat & gloves
  • Daysack/rucksack for walking
  • Umbrella – it can be used also for protection from the sun as well as rain
  • Lightweight drinking bottle to carry water whilst walking
  • Small first aid kit – plasters, insect repellant, etc
  • Good, high factor sunscreen, sunhat and sunglasses – the sun’s strength is often multiplied in mountainous areas.

More to Explore
There will be plenty for you to see and do during your own leisure time during the course of your holiday, full details of which will be given out at your Information Meeting by your Tour Leader. Please note that prices shown may vary according to numbers. Full details will be given at your Information Meeting. All tours must be paid for in euros only. Your Tour Leader will help arrange these for you and explain where you will need to go but may not necessarily accompany you.

Gratuities
We suggest a Group Collection to cover transfer drivers, and hotel staff of €15.00 per person. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, or taxi fares, your Tour Leader can advise of an appropriate Ͽo add on.

Temperature (Average Daily Maximum ºC)
May 23 ºC, Oct 23ºC

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Depart Return Nights Age Group Price COMMENTS  
28 Sep 2018 05 Oct 2018 7 All Ages £ 1259 Guaranteed Departure FULL
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05 Oct 2018 12 Oct 2018 7 All Ages £ 1259 Guaranteed Departure BOOK
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What's included:

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Airport taxes and charges
  • Twin/double room for single use with private facilities
  • Welcome drink and information meeting
  • 4 guided walks
  • Accompanying Solo's Tour Leader
  • Solos Board:
    Breakfast & dinner plus 2 picnic lunches
  • Bottle of wine & mineral water on arrival

What’s extra:

  • Sea view room supplement
  • Insurance see here
  • Optional Excursions*
    Visit mysterious Albania
  • Explore historic Corfu Town
  • Discover the island by horse or mountain bike
  • * Subject to availability

Temperature:

  • Average Daily Maximum:
    23°C May 27°C Sep

Walking Notes

  • Grade: Easy to Medium
  • Distance: 7 to 12km per day
  • Walking boots: Essential
  • NB:
    You must ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the chosen Walk or Trek according to the different grades.

 

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