Corfu Hiking Association was founded in October 2017 as an association and received the relevant recognition order on 27/10/2017 from the County Court of Corfu. Its purpose is, among other things, the systematic cultivation and dissemination of all forms of hiking, as well as the protection and promotion of the Greek mountain area and environment. Some of its individual goals are to enhance any event related to the cultural, spiritual and social development and the dissemination and rescue of the folklore tradition of the place.The Corfu Hiking Association also includes its active involvement in the protection of Mountain Nature and the environment in general either autonomously or in cooperation with other organizations, associations and competent bodies related to the fulfillment of this purpose.To achieve its goals encourage, it guides and provides its support and assistance for the preparation of rational organization studies of the mountain area and for the execution by public authorities and individuals of projects serving its purposes, as long as these do not affect the mountain area and the environment in general. It also ensures the cleaning and maintenance of the paths within the regional unit of Corfu.Its original 28 founding members were very quickly flanked by dozens of others and the club currently numbers over 250 registered members.Hiking is the least demanding and the most natural form of exercise for those who love mountains and nature. At the beginner level it does not require special technical knowledge, it can be practiced without problems at ages from 5 to +80 years.It provides very significant benefits not only to our health, but also to our psychological state, especially when practiced in nature. It allows us to discover distant and fascinating places, but also many areas that are next to us.It is the safest way to find ourselves in the natural environment, to know it, to learn to respect it and to live in harmony with it. For those who are in contact for the first time with hiking or climbing, the advice is to start first from easy excursions.