Tour Code: CGT37
Come and join us on our unique walking exercise tour.
We love Corfu Town and we exploring it on foot! On this alternative walking tour, you’ll experience Corfu through the eyes of a local who loves this city! It is the ultimate must-do for those who want to get to know Corfu in a fun, exciting way during an afternoon walk.
Since we are locals, you will have the chance to get insider information about life in Corfu and how it has changed over the centuries. You ‘ll get tips and suggestions for places you should visit in Corfu and we’ll show you our favorite walking route for exercise in the city!
Your licensed tour guide will give you an educative and entertaining perspective on the city and its hidden beauty and will show you beautiful spots to take photos. You’ll spend part of the tour in the past by getting to know the city’s history. However, you’ll come straight back to the present with a walk through neighborhoods of modern-day Corfu where you will stop occasionally for refreshments.The three-hour long exercise walk tour wants to provide visitors with a different experience of Corfu town’s urban life, nature, history and culture. With an experienced local guide accompanying you, this is an ideal alternative for anyone looking to get an active and alternative experience, far away from the usual tourist activities.
Corfu Town is ideal for walking around – the city is a joy to explore. You will start at the town center and head towards Anemomylos, pass through the forest atmosphere of Garitsa Grove, a popular local spot for strolls, and afterwards walk to Kanoni. There you will have the chance to experience Mon Repos, a 26 hectare estate by the sea a little outside of the main town. You will see the palace were Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, was born and enjoy a walk in the lush gardens, filled with age-old trees, the shade of which will refresh you from the heat of the summer. During the walk you will also see some interesting archeological sites. On the way back to the town you will have a view of the Old Fortress and the bay the city lies on.
You will walk on the Spianada Square, the large park between the Old Fortress and the old town and one of the most attractive town squares in all of Greece. You will pass by the Old Fortress, the Palace of St Michael and St George, which was built by the British, and enjoy a beautiful walk at the coast of Campiello, the mediaeval center of Corfu Town, allowing breathtaking sea views across to Albania, the northern part of Corfu and the island of Vídos. You will be able to admire Venetian era buildings and old churches until you reach the New Fortress. From there, a long pathway will lead you back to the town center and the modern part of Corfu. Within only 8 Kilometers of walking and with a walking speed between 5-6 kmph, you’ll feel the city’s’ atmosphere and become really familiar with Corfu. Come wearing comfortable shoes, take heaps of positive energy, a camera for unexpected shooting opportunities and get active at the Corfu Town Sport Walking Tour! See Corfu Town from a different perspective and leave the beaten tourist path.
The idea of this alternative tour came a year after three of our licensed tour guides met for walking exercise. They didn’t really have a destination in mind, they just kept walking, talking and enjoyed beautiful route. These tour guides met four to five times a week for more than a year and never got bored on the same route. Actually, they would always discover something interesting or beautiful that they hadn’t noticed before. So, they decided to combine light exercise with a tour. During this private tour, you will come as a guest, leave as a friend and cherish the opportunity to experience the real life of local people and see the casual side of Corfu which is usually hidden from tourists.
Sport Walking isn’t a specific walking style or technique you can ‘sport walk’ any way you like because the way you walk isn’t important, it’s the challenge itself that counts.
During our sport walk you can enjoy the view, see how slowly the landscape moves by and you will also get the chance to take great pictures.
If you love walking, you’ll love our Alternative Sport Walking Tour. For someone who is a little fitter, this might be considered a light exercise.
You don’t need any specialist equipment.
Your clothing for the tour should be comfortable and loose-fitting to allow you to move. Don’t forget to bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, trainers, water and avoid heavy backpacks. Depending on weather conditions, we recommend wearing layers. Remove a layer as you warm up while walking. Choose your walking outfit to include at least one item in a bright color that can be seen from the front and the back.
This tour is not recommended for pregnant women, people who are physically challenged, and/or experience cardiovascular issues or asthma.