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Mushroom hunting & cooking

A family educational activity in the Mount Menalon

Which type of mushroom is the most tasteful? How do we prepare a delicious mushroom soup? Which are the local Arcadian secret recipes for mushrooms? Experience this mushroom hunting, foraging and cooking hiking tour on the Menalon Trail and you will find out!

Depending on weather conditions and the season, Mount Menalon is rich in mushroom edible varieties, such as the true morels, morchella, pleurotus and others.Your family together with your mountain guide, an experienced botanologist, will have the chance to learn and see the different types of edible mushrooms, to distinguish from the dangerous ones, to cook amidst the fir tree forest and to experience the family friendliest paths of the Menalon Trail in the valley of Valtesiniko and the basin of river Mylaon.

To plan your trip in Arcadia and the Menalon Trail with kids, you are recommended to advise the MAMAKITA tried and tested family vacation itineraries, and check all MAMAKITA kid-friendly activities.


All mountain guides are certified, experienced in kids and trained from the Red Cross holding First Aid Certificates.

Ideal for families with children of all ages

Period of operation: Mostly autumn and throughout the year depending on weather conditions

Duration: approx. 2 hours including smooth hiking