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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.

How to book

This activity is ideal for families with children of all ages and it operates mostly in autumn and throughout the year depending on weather conditions. 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.