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Botanical Hiking Tour  

Family hiking tour in Arcadia and Mount Menalon

Mount Menalon has the largest variety of flora in all Arcadia and many unusual species. While hiking the beautiful smooth path of the Menalon Trail around Elati, you will have the chance to experience one of the most beautiful parts of the fir forest, rich in herbs, mushrooms and wild edible potherb; the setting for a memorable botanical hiking tour with kids. 

In this botanical hiking tour with kids, collect asparagus to cook them; trace the balsam and learn how you can produce balsam oil inhouse; Learn how to light fire with stones and how to build a shelter… Appreciate the value of the forest and learn how to protect it!

Smell, taste, feel the forest breeze and walk in the heart of the mountain together with a professional mountain guide trained in survival tactics and able to unveil the nature’s secrets, as well as to convey to your family useful knowledge that will add value to your everyday lives.

How to book

This hiking tour is ideal for families with children from 4 years old. Archery from 7 years old. The route is adjusted according to the kids’ age and the family’s physical conditions. It operates throughout the year and it cannot be booked independently, but as part of a multi-day tailormade trip in Arcadia and the wider region of the Peloponnese.

Please contact your MAMAKITA family travel specialist to tailor your trip to your family needs, budget and age of kids by filling in this form. We strongly advise you to make your request at least one month before the starting date of your trip, and ideally 3 months in advance, if your travel dates include July and August, the peak months for family vacations in Greece.