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South Greek Aegean Sea 8-day Bike & Boat Tour to/from Bodrum

  • 8days
  • Greece

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Greek Dodecanese islands Bike & Boat Tour to/from Bodrum

With your bicycle and the boat– a comfortable motor sailor - you will explore the Dodecanese islands in the southern Greek Aegean. Let yourself be mesmerized by the towering volcano crater of Nissyros or the charm of Symi with its wonderful neo-classical buildings of the island capital. A true highlight of the tour is the bike tour on the Datca Peninsula through incredible nature, leading to the bay of Knidos with its ancient remains. Come with us on a true journey through time. The rock throwing Poseidon, the Knights of St John or the famous sponge diver of Symi: They are all impressing credentials in form of legends and historical construction that contribute to the unique character of these islands. 


(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 42x 8.40m 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 provide shaded and sunny areas to relax with plenty of comfortable seating areas and sunning mattresses. 

Requirements (level 2 - 3):

The day-tours average of 25 mi./40 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 and physical requirements. 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.


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 bike is 1.50 m (5 ft.)


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:

This Turkish boat does 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.


This tour is conducted bilingually, in English and German.

Included in the Bike and Boat Tour:

  • 8-day-trip on a deluxe motor yacht 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
  • Bed linen & towels
  • Overview-maps for the daily bike tours (on board)
  • Entrance fee to museums and archaeological sites (group visit only)
  • English speaking tour guide

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 are required. Advised to BYO or limited available upon request. 

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


  • Shared twin cabin (on request)
  • Surcharge for a double cabin for single use above deck: 600 euro (limited, on request)
  • 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
  • Additional customised transfers (prices on request)
  • Additional night (B&B) in Bodrum (prices on request)
  • On all dates the South 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.
  • Children up to age 16 receive a discount of 25 % on the base tour price; Surcharge for single cabin use will be added.

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  • Day 1

    Bodrum (Embarkation)

    Individual arrival by plane to Bodrum. On request collective group transfer to your ship at Bodrum port and check-in from 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 your flight arrives before 2pm 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

    Bodrum – Yalıçiftlik (round tour) (aprx. 23 mi./38 km)

    After breakfast we raise the anchor for a short cruise to Yaliciftlik. From here we start our first bike ride through the local pine forests to Camlik where we will have the chance to refresh ourselves with a short coffee break. We continue cycling through silver-green olive groves to the small village of Etrim. Ancestors of the Turkmen tribes continue to live semi-nomadic lives in the region. We can marvel at their fascinating hand crafts and during a lunch break at a local restaurant we can discover some local cuisine. After lunch we return to Yaliciftlik where we spend the night and enjoy dinner on board.

  • Day 3

    Kos Island/Kos Town - Nisyros Island (approx. 16 mi./25 km)

    We bike in the direction of the world famous archaeological excavation site of the Asclepion in Kos, the former realm of Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine. From here we cycle along the coast back towards the town of Kos. Here we board the boat and cruise to the volcanic island of Nisyros.

  • Day 4

    Nisyros Island – Tilos Island (approx. 19 – 25 mi./30 - 40 km)

    We start today’s cycle tour to Nikia - a village built directly on the Stefanos crater rim at 1,400 ft./430 m above sea level. From here we can enjoy a fascinating view into the volcano crater. Not only the volcano but also the white houses and the numerous pebble mosaics bring great character to the village. From here we cycle on to the crater with its steaming sulphur springs and finally back to the small port town of Mandraki where our boat is already waiting to take us to Tilos Island, inhabited since ancient times.

  • Day 5

    Tilos Island - Chalki island (aprx. 14 mi./22 km)

    Our morning bike ride takes us from Livadia to Megalochorio. If procurable, enthusiasts can visit the pygmy elephant museum, before returning back to the boat. A tasty lunch waits for us on board followed by a relaxing cruise from Tilos to the island of Chalki. The picturesque island capital offers a first impression of the classic architecture style which will await us on Symi.

  • Day 6

    Chalki Island – Symi Island (approx. 16 mi./25 km)

    In the morning we take a crossing by boat to Panormitis Bay in front of the island of Symi, where the local monastery offers us a pleasant visit. Thereafter we follow the motto – “off to the other side of the island!” Scaling several switchbacks we slowly conquer the hill, allowing ourselves enough time to enjoy the picturesque views on the way up. Our destination is the Islands capital of Symi, with its classical cityscape and harbor. In the evening we can climb to the upper part of Symi town. From the top we have a breath-taking view over the harbor and the coastline of the bay. An evening visit to a remote tavern enables us to enjoy the evening away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

  • Day 7

    Datça (Datça-Peninsula) – Knidos - Bodrum (approx. 26 mi./41 km)

    From Symi we make our way to the neighbouring, Datça Peninsula, and find ourselves back in Turkey. Today’s bike tour takes us from the Datça district along the peninsula to the historical ruins of Knidos (4th Century BC) with a wonderfully preserved amphitheatre. A stroll through this historical site leaves a lasting impression. Depending on the departure times of the guests on board the following day, we can either spend the night in Knidos or cross over to Bodrum. An evening meal is enjoyed together in the company of guides and guests. After a visit to the impressive archaeological site, you will cross over to Bodrum. We say farewell to guests, guides, and crew with a festive evening on board.

  • Day 8

    Bodrum (Disembarkation)

    After breakfast disembarkation. Fee-based collective transfers to Bodrum Airport on request. If you wish to fly home from the Island of Kos your ferry will depart at 09:30 am. Please ensure that your flight departure from Kos is not earlier than 1 pm.

    We reserve the right to make changes to the planned itinerary due to changing wind and weather conditions as well as organizational requirements. This tour is sometimes operated in opposite direction.

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Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Sep 07 2024 Sep 14 2024 30 Single rooms 2,690€
Double rooms 1,990€
Sep 21 2024 Sep 28 2024 30 Single rooms 2,690€
Double rooms 1,990€
Oct 05 2024 Oct 12 2024 30 Single rooms 2,690€
Double rooms 1,990€
Oct 19 2024 Oct 26 2024 30 Single rooms 2,690€
Double rooms 1,990€

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