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Central Greek Aegean Sea 8-day Bike & Boat Tour

  • 8days
  • Greece

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This tour has special prices for the following periods :

Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Apr 27 2024 May 04 2024 30 Single rooms 2,490€ 2,690€
Double rooms 1,790€ 1,990€
May 11 2024 May 18 2024 30 Single rooms 2,490€ 2,690€
Double rooms 1,790€ 1,990€
May 25 2024 Jun 01 2024 30 Single rooms 2,490€ 2,690€
Double rooms 1,790€ 1,990€
Jun 08 2024 Jun 15 2024 30 Single rooms 2,490€ 2,690€
Double rooms 1,790€ 1,990€

Bike & Boat Tour of the Greek islands in the Aegean sea 

On a comfortable Turkish gullet and by bicycle we explore the sunny islands of the Greek Aegean. The islands are a magical and mythical world filled with historical monuments and an abundance of stories.

Come with us on a voyage of discovery and experience the Aegean from a special perspective, namely, by land and by sea. Relax while swimming in idyllic bays, enjoy the fabulous vistas, and walk in the footsteps of a turbulent, glorious past.

Let us take you to the ancient Asclepion where Hippocrates, the famous physician, practiced his art. Enjoy the peaceful and lovely island Lipsi and dive into the atmosphere of the holy island Patmos. Get astonished by the unique panoramic views which are offered during the cycle tours.

Accommodation: 

(Deluxe) - The 43 x 10 m Turkish gullet, Boreas, provides utmost comfort for your yacht cruise. This ship has 15 spacious and climate controlled guest cabins with tiled bathrooms with separate shower cabins and toilet. The large saloon includes a bar, and the vast ships decks provide shaded and sunny areas to relax with plenty of comfortable seating areas and sunning mattresses.

(Deluxe) - The 42x8.40m Turkish gullet, Admiral, is a true eye catcher with its three towering masts. The boat offers 15 spacious and climate controlled cabins with tiled bathrooms and seperate shower cabins and toilet. The large saloon is tastefully decorated and includes a bar where you can order a refreshing beverage. The vast ships deck provides shaded and sunny areas to relax with plenty of comfortable seating areas and sunning mattresses. 

Requirements (level 2 - 3):

Aside from two challenging cycle tours on Kalymnos and Kos, this trip belongs to 'cycling less difficult trips'. The day-tours average of 16 mi./25 km and take you through mainly hilly and mountainous terrain and will be completed without any time-constraints. There are also some extended climbs where walking your bicycle is of course permitted. Most of the roads are asphalted and rarely frequented. Your tour guide informs you each day about the tour details. You can either decide to cycle alone, using the information and maps provided, or join one of our tour guides or other participants. Helmet use is mandatory on all cycle tours. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own (well-fitted) helmet. Cycle helmets are available on board in limited number (on request). You are free to set aside a half or full day to swim or spend on board the boat, instead of taking a planned cycle tour.

Children: We believe that only children in a good physical condition and with a minimum age of 10 and previous bicycle tour experience are able to master the cycle tours on their own strength. Please note that the minimum height for a rental bicycles is 1.50 m (5 ft.)

Catering:

The on-board chef is a member of the crew and prepares the breakfast and one warm meal a day. The half board starts with the dinner on the arrival day and ends with the breakfast on the departure day.

Internet availability:

These Turkish boats do not offer a WiFi connection. If you need to connect to the internet during the tour, we recommend to take your portable electronic device to a cafe or bar somewhere in the harbour. Free WiFi is on offer almost everywhere. If you order something to eat or drink, then you are able to use the WiFi to your heart's content.

Language:

This tour is conducted bilingually, in English and German.

Included in the Bike and Boat Tour:

  • 8-day-trip on a premium gullet with crew
  • 7 nights in a twin cabin below deck with shower/toilet
  • 7 x half board
  • Bottled water on board and for all activities ashore
  • Guided bike tours and sightseeing as described in the itinerary
  • Overview-maps for the daily bike tours (on board)
  • Entrance fee to museums and archaeological sites (group visit only)
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Bed linen and towels

Not included in the tour:

  • Journey to Bodrum
  • Beverages on board (tally sheet; to be paid to the captain)
  • Meals and beverages ashore
  • Entrance fee for sights not included in the tour price
  • Beach towel for ashore use (if needed)
  • Tips for tour guides and crew
  • Helmets required. Advised to BYO or limited availability upon request

Extras:

  • Shared twin cabin (on request)
  • Surcharge for a double cabin for single use above deck 600 Euros (on request, reservation required)
  • Insurance against theft and damage of the rental bike: hybrid bicycle: 10 euro/week; e-bike/ roadbike: 25 euro/week (not insured: grossly negligent damages)
  • Collective group transfers between Bodrum airport and Bodrum port (available on embarkation or disembarkation days only): on request
  • Exclusive transfers on request
  • Children up to age 16 receive a discount of 25 % on the basic tour price.

If you would like to rent a bike (80 EUR), Carbon Roadbike (220 EUR) or E-bike (225 EUR), please contact our office when booking: [email protected] 

Notes:

  • This tour in the Central Greek Aegean will start from Bodrum. In order to avoid any travel complications whilst crossing the borders, we request that all participants register for the appropriate travel documentation and visas with their local embassy before arrival on site.
  • On all dates the Central Greek Aegean MTB & Boat Tour takes place on the same ship. One of the tour guides leads the hybrid cyclists while the other guide takes care of the MTB group.
  • Departures Saturday only

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  • Day 1

    Bodrum (Embarkation)

    Individual arrival to Bodrum harbor. A collective transfer from Bodrum Airport to the harbor is available for an extra cost on request. Check in begins on the Gullet at 2 pm. Alternatively, you can fly to Kos Airport and take the ferry across to Bodrum for check in (if you choose to arrive via Kos, make sure that your flight arrives no later than 2 pm in Kos in order to catch the ferry connection). Use the evening hours to enjoy the lively vibe in the city of Bodrum and relax with a typical Turkish tea. In the evening a collective dinner on board can be enjoyed in the company of your travel companions and tour guides.

  • Day 2

    Kos Island Kos town (aprx. 16 mi./25 km)

    In the Morning we cross over to Kos. We cycle to the picturesque Tingaki Beach, where we can enjoy a lengthy swim in the sea. On our way we pass the world famous archaeological site of the Asclipion of Kos - the place where Hippocrates, the famous physician, practiced modern medicine. We continue our tour until we finally reach the town of Kos. An entourage of cultural sights in Kos town will give us an insight into the town’s turbulent historical past: The Roman Forum, the Fortress of the Knights and the mosques from the time when Kos was still part of the Ottomans Empire. The evening is rounded off in one of the numerous bars and cafes.

  • Day 3

    Island Leros (aprx. 17.5 mi./28 km)

    Early morning crossing to the scenic Island of Leros. Today’s cycling tour leads us to the fort of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem in Agia Marina and into the small alleyways of the town. Passing the picturesque town harbor, we cycle on to the seaside chapel of Agios Isidoros, a popular chapel on the island to get married in. Following the coastline we reach a beautiful sandy beach where we may stop for a swim and coffee. On arrival at the boat we cast off for Patmos or a nearby bay.

  • Day 4

    Island of Patmos (aprx. 7 mi./10 km + 10 m/16 km) - island of Lipsi

    On a short panoramic cycle tour we visit Patmos and its grotto. It is said that St. John received the revelation during his captivity here. The world famous monastery of St. John of Chora is found in a village with numerous white alleys, 34 churches and chapels radiating heavenly peace. After a visit we cycle along the coast until we reach the port. We meet the boat for lunch and cruise on to Lipsi. Enjoy the afternoon in the charming harbour town and do not miss a visit to the legendary pastry shop!

  • Day 5

    Islands Lipsi and Kalymnos (aprx. 10 km/6 mi. + 9 mi./16 km)

    In the late morning we explore Lipsi by bicycle, gaining an impression of its rich agriculture as we follow the route once around the island. In the afternoon we will cross over to the island of Kalymnos to the main port of Pothia, where we will spend the night. The old town of Pothia still clearly shows the former wealth of its inhabitants acquired through sponge diving..

  • Day 6

    Island Kalymnos – Kos Island (aprx. 26 mi./42 km)

    Today, a round tour by bike on Kalymnos is on the program, on which we will get to know the entire island, which has made a name for itself far beyond Greece's borders as a climber's paradise. We will also pass through a surprisingly green valley for this barren island and enjoy wonderful views of the bay-rich coast. Back in Pothia, the ship awaits us for lunch and the crossing to Kos Town for an overnight stay.

  • Day 7

    Island Kos – Bodrum (aprx. 12 mi./20 km)

    In the morning we cross over to Kos. The last cycling trip begins here and leads us to the Embros thermal springs, where we can enjoy a lengthy swim. After lunch ashore we enjoy our last cruise aboard until we reach Bodrum. Here we can once more go for a walk through the lively and eastern old town of Bodrum with it’s impressive castle of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem and the remains of the famous Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. An evening meal is enjoyed together in the company of guides and guests.

  • Day 8

    Bodrum (Disembarkation)

    After breakfast disembarkation. Collective transfers to Bodrum Airport. If you wish to fly home from the Island of Kos your ferry will depart at 09:30 am. Please insure that your flight departure from Kos is no earlier than 1 pm.

    Itinerary changes We reserve the right to make changes to the planned itinerary due to changing wind and weather conditions as well as organisational requirements.

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Tours marked with are special prices.

Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Apr 27 2024 May 04 2024 30 Single rooms 2,490€
Double rooms 1,790€
May 11 2024 May 18 2024 30 Single rooms 2,490€
Double rooms 1,790€
May 25 2024 Jun 01 2024 30 Single rooms 2,490€
Double rooms 1,790€
Jun 08 2024 Jun 15 2024 30 Single rooms 2,490€
Double rooms 1,790€
Aug 31 2024 Sep 07 2024 30 Single rooms 2,690€
Double rooms 1,990€
Sep 14 2024 Sep 21 2024 30 Single rooms 2,690€
Double rooms 1,990€
Sep 28 2024 Oct 05 2024 30 Single rooms 2,690€
Double rooms 1,990€
Oct 12 2024 Oct 19 2024 30 Single rooms 2,690€
Double rooms 1,990€

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