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Kefalonia

KEFALONIA KAYAK EXPEDITIONS

“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.`` - Edward Abbey

Crystal clear, aqua blue waters which lie below lush green mountains and limestone cliffs, deserted beaches, hidden coves, hospitable locals with a rich culture and warm SUNSHINE! – This is what awaits you on the island of Kefalonia, Greece.

 

Sea kayaking is the PERFECT and BEST way to enjoy the beauty, diversity and sheer magnificence of the unspoilt island of Kefalonia.

7 Days Kayaking

5 Nights Camping

+ 2 Nights B&B

Price: £750

Location: Kefalonia, Greece

 

Dates:

Spring trip – 13th to 20th April 2019
Autumn trip 1 – 21st to 28th September 2019
Autumn trip 2 – 28th to 5th October 2019

 

Skill level: Minimum Level Blue

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Expedition Details

Experience needed

 

To get the most out of the expedition you should be at or around the new BCU 2-3* syllabus or be comfortable in conditions associated with force 4 winds.  If you have any questions regarding the required ability please feel free to get in touch.

 

What to bring

 

  • Tent
  • Sleeping mat
  • Sleeping bag – light we don’t expect snow or cold – maybe rain? The weather can change
  • Stove and cooking / eating equipment standard gas cylinders, or trangias than run on blue spirits (meth’s)
  • Personal clothing including rain gear, and at least one warm set of in the event we have a sudden change in weather
  • Personal toiletries – but these can be bought on the island
  • Cameras
  • Argostoli has got supermarkets, fish markets and fresh fruit markets all within a one-minute walk from accommodation – so DONT WORRY if you forget something!
  • Personal paddling gear if you have
  • Light cag
  • Swimming costumes
  • Light paddle trousers if you prefer
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Foot wear sandals or booties
  • Rash vests for sun protection
  • Snorkeling kit if you wish – warm clear water!

 

 

Water – we will carry 6 x 1.5 liters of bottles to start and have opportunity to restock along the way.

 

 

We supply boats – a mixture of PRIJON / PERCEPTION/ SEA BIRD plastic boats (single or double), paddles (standard angle Carlisle 1 piece 205/210/215), spray decks (nylon because of the heat), pfd’s

 

All safety kit – I bring! – If you are a qualified first aider or understand how to use personal safety equipment  (tow lines)- please bring them along – you can never have enough safety equipment on a trip!

 

If you have kit that you prefer (left hand paddle) or familiar with and fits you comfortably please bring it with you – I travel with my personal paddles, PFD and clothing.

 

Remember you will carry everything in your kayaks so have dry bags and travel light – weather and water are still warm!

 

Spare bags / extra kit can be left with us and will be taken to our “Kefalonia Base” for the week while we are on the water.

 

We will stop each day at beach bars and traditional restaurants / villages to enjoy the sights and tastes of Kefalonia – (optional and a personal expense) – we will brief each day about food options so don’t worry you won’t live on bake beans for the week! Make sure you have some cash with you (EURO) – card machines are few and far between!

 

Location and times

 

Reasonably priced flights arrive and depart regularly from the UK, Easy Jet from Gatwick or with alternative options such as Thomas Cook, Thomsons, Monarch, Ryan Air, Olympic who fly to and from Kefalonia, from other UK and European destinations (Some Scandinavian companies also fly direct to Kefalonia).  Once you have booked your flight please send us details in order for us to arrange meeting you at the airport.

 

The first and last night of the trip are in accommodation in Argostoli – should you be arriving earlier we will gladly offer any information on things to do and places to stay!

 

Everyone will have a chance to shop on Saturday or Sunday morning before we leave – we will have a briefing on Saturday afternoon – once everyone has arrived – meet at the entrance to the “Hotel Tourist” at 17h00 – we will discuss the route, weather, equipment etc before we go to the boats and prepare our kit. We will then go out for dinner to experience a little bit of ARGOSTOLI night life (Capital “city” of Kefalonia) – this is optional and is for your personal expense.

What it Includes

The course fee includes all of the equipment needed and instruction.  We supply boats – a mixture of PRIJON / PERCEPTION/ SEA BIRD plastic boats (single or double), paddles (standard angle Carlisle 1 piece 205/210/215), spray decks (nylon because of the heat), pfd’s.

 

(Guide, kayaks and equipment)

 

Not included

Accommodation :

 

Please book your first and last nights accommodation booking with “Hotel Tourist “

 

http://www.hoteltourist-kefalonia.gr/en/

 

A single supplement is applicable should you require a private room.

 

Please ensure you have adequate travel insurance.

 

Food and transport to and from Kefalonia

Booking

This 8 day expedition costs £700 per person. This includes all kayaking equipment and all guiding activities.

This expedition will fill up fast. You can secure your place by using our booking form below and paying a 50% Deposit, or by contacting Expedition Paddler: E: info@expeditionpaddler.com or T: +44 (0) 7789 286080.

Kefalonia Spring 2019 Expedition – 13th April 2019 to 20th April 2019 – £750

Kefalonia Autumn 2019 Expedition 1 – 21st September 2019 to 28th Spetember 2019 – £750

Kefalonia Autumn 2019 Expedition 2 – 28th September 2019 to 5th October 2019 – £750