With its temperate climate and varied topography Crete is a great place for adventure holidays, and there are numerous companies across the island offering everything from mountain biking and canyoning to trekking and horseriding. Here’s a selection of what’s on offer. Watersports and diving operators are also listed throughout the chapter.

Climbing/adrenaline sports

Liquid Bungy bungy.gr. White-knuckle bungee jumping (Europe’s second highest) at the Arádhena Gorge, Haniá.

Trekking Plan cycling.gr. Rock climbing, mountaineering, canyoning, rappelling, kayaking and mountain biking in Haniá province.

Horseriding

Melanouri melanouri.com. Horseriding holidays (one to seven days) from a stable near Mátala.

Odysseia horseriding.gr. One- to six-day guided and unguided horse treks from their base at Avdhoú near the Lasíthi Plateau.

Zoraïda’s Horseriding zoraidas-horseriding.com. Horseriding holidays and treks from their stables in Yeoryoúpoli, Haniá.

Walking and cycling

Alpine Travel alpine.gr. Hiking, rock climbing, sea kayaking and biking holidays (or combinations thereof) in Haniá province.

Cretan Adventures cretanadventures.gr. Hiking, horseriding and jeep safaris throughout Crete.

The Happy Walker happywalker.com. Walking tours from one day to two weeks from €30 (for the day-hike which includes minibus from your hotel to start point).

Hellas Bike hellasbike.net. One- to seven-day bike tours from Ayía Marína in Haniá province.

Korifi Tours korifi.de. Hiking and climbing holidays in central, southern and western Crete.

Olympic Bike olympicbike.com. Guided bike tours from €139 for three one-day trips, or bike rental only from €20 per day.

Strata Walking Tours stratatours.com. Guided trekking holidays in the Kastélli Kissamou area of Haniá.

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