20TH Alpine School mountain and trekking guides Arco
rock climbing courses and instruction hiking and trekking on Kalymnos Island in Greece
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Sailing cruise in the Greek Sea and climbing course on Kalymnos island


THE BOOT In a simple and friendly atmosphere the skipper will try to make your vacation unforgettable. The higly crafted boat will give excellent sailing performance, beautiful lines and offers warm and comfortable accommodation for the crew within its well appointed cabin. The living space in the boat is composed of a private bow cabin, bath with shower, the living room converts into a spacious double-bed room, two berths and one beautiful gallery in order to have lunch after your swims... We can customize your sailing route according to your request. The cruise can find the lively spirit of adventure in the Greek islands for a group of friends or a couple can search for the serenity of a warm summer sunset. The boat can comfortably accommodate 3-4 persons. During the cruise, the skipper can also teach you the fundamental sailing techniques.


THE CABIN You get here by plane from all major European and international airports. You can book flights ONLINE with AEGEAN AIRLINES, OLYMPIC AIRLINES, RYANAIR to Athens and KOS. From airport by taxi to Mastichari harbor where you meet our skipper. After the end of the 3-days cruise at Pothia harbor of Kalymnos you will be picked up by car. Our friendly Greek driver will accompany you directly to your holiday flat.
1st Day - Kos Mastichari port - Island of Pserimos. Distance 15 nm. Overnight in the beautiful small village of Pserimos.
2nd Day - Pserimos port - Vathi port on the island of Kalymnos. Distance 10 nm. During the day we stop in a small bay for lunch and relax, arrival in port in the late afternoon.
3rd Day - Vathi port - Pothia port on the island of Kalymnos - We follow the coastline with panoramic view on the existing climbing crags. Transfer to your residence. See MAP OF THE ROUTE ON SAILING BOAT.


ROCK CLIMBING The history of climbing on Kalymnos is very recent. Only in 1996, an Italian climbers couple has discovered Kalymnos as a climbers' paradise. The island offers a great number and variety of limestone rocks with different kinds of difficulty degrees (overhangs, caves with stalactites, slabs... At the moment there are about 44 crags with more than 500 single pitch routes. There are many 'easy' routes (up to 6a) - of course there is no limit to the upper side ! However, to enjoy climbing on Kalymnos, you should have some climbing experience and be able to 'follow' a 5c. The climbers are staying in the so-called 'studios' which is the local name for a holiday flat. Our local collaborators are the owners and managers of the 'studios' which are available for 2 up to 3 persons. There are various small restaurants ('taverna') where you can eat local and international food at very reasonable prices. The locals most of whom speak English, are very gentle and friendly towards the climbers. The rent of apartment for two or three persons is included in the price of our proposal. On request of the participants we reserve a Hotel.


THE STUDIOS The goal of most participants is to go climbing independently and to "lead". In the beginning of the course we still climb top-rope on difficult routes trying to reach the limit our your climbing capacity with the objective to attain a higher climbing degree, to correct possible mistakes and to refine your climbing technique. Next step in the course is advanced rope and climbing techniques for climbers who are "leading". The success of the course depends of course on the participants' prior experience and a small number of participants. OUR OFFER INCLUDES A: 4-DAY-CLIMBING COURSE with an internationally licensed MOUNTAIN GUIDE (language: English, German, Italian), rent of the general technical material such as rope, quickdraws, carabiners. Each participant must bring his/her helmet, harness, climbing shoes, chalk bag. So far, Kalymnos is still rather unknown on an international level and therefore you do not find the usual 'crowds' and 'queues' which are typical for the famous crags. See the PROGRAM of our proposal.

Our sailing cruise and rock climbing course

Times June - July - September - October on request
number of participants: MIN 3 - MAX 4 Price: 3 PAX Euro 1.960,00 p.person - 4 PAX Euro 1.500,00 p.person
duration 7 Dais - Tree days sailing cruise and four days climbing on Kalymnos Island.
Program 1. Day - Sailing cruise - Kos Mastichari port - Island of Pserimos. Distance 15 nm.
2. Day - Sailing cruise - Porto Pserimos - Vathi port on the Kalymnos island. Distance 10 nm.
3. Day - Sailing cruise - Vathi port - Pothia port on the Kalymnos island, navigation along the coast.
4. Day - climbing - Crag Arhi - climbing top-rope difficult from 4c to ...
5. Day - climbing - Crag Kasteli - leading or top-rope climbing 4b - 6a
6. Day - climbing - Crag Odyssey - leading or top-rope difficult from 5b to ...
7. Day - climbing - Crag Telendos - leading or top-rope colimbing from 5c to ...
NB: The program would be changed according to weatherwind and sea conditions, climbing capacity or requests of the participants.
Our scope of
performance includes
- Sailing cruise 3 days inclusive two overnight in the boot sailing lessons given from the skipper (food and gasoline excluded).
- 4-Day-climbing course with an internationally licensed mountain guide (language: English, German, Italian), rent of the general technical material such as rope, quickdraws, carabiners.
- Rent of apartment or double room in Hotel (B & B) for two or three persons, four nights, is included in the price of our proposal (Food and rent-a-car or scooter excluded)
What to bring Helmet - harness - climbing shoes - chalk- chalkbag - backpack - bottle - light wetsuit (3-5 mm) - fins - mask - snorkel - windcheater.
For further quick informations, please do not hesitate contact Karin or Delio: +39 0464 394 224
Reservation Per e-mail to: office@alpinguide.it

Map of the route on sailing boat


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