Central Greek Aegean Bodrum
Price : £1,073
Category :
Guided
Country :
Greece
Tour Guide : Guided, Bike & Boat
Tour Grade : Leisurely
Distance : 100m/160km
Tour Code : IH006
Duration : 7 nights

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Overview

The Islands of the Greek Aegean are famed for their endless summers and crystal blue waters. Top that up with luscious green landscapes and an abundance of astonishing historical monuments, and you’ve got all the ingredients of an unforgettable boat and bike island hopping holiday.

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The Islands of the Greek Aegean are famed for their endless summers and crystal blue waters. Top that up with luscious green landscapes and an abundance of astonishing historical monuments, and you’ve got all the ingredients of an unforgettable boat and bike island hopping holiday.

Arriving in Bodrum on the Turkish mainland, from here you set sail on a traditional Turkish gullet – your home and ocean transport for the duration of the holiday. Darting between the islands and their mythical worlds; you’ll be transported back in time to the days of the ancient Greeks as you walk in their footsteps and amongst their many monuments. The islands are a perfect place to explore by bicycle, with endless olive groves and panoramic views flanking your every pedal. The caves, springs and vineyards of Lipsi are an absolute haven of tranquillity and a particularly peaceful highlight of the tour.

Hospitality is something the Greeks do very well, and you certainly won’t be disappointed by the local cuisine. Fresh fish, salads and local cheeses bless most menus, and are famously good in the region. A healthy splash of wine in the evenings and what more could you ask for from a cycling holiday experience in the central Greek Aegean.

  • Set sail on a traditional Turkish gullet

  • The caves, springs and vineyards of Lipsi

  • Fresh fish, salads and local cheeses are famously good in the region;

The Trip

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Itininerary:

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Day 1: Arrival in Bodrum

Day 2: Kos: 25km cycle

Day 3: Leros: 25km cycle

Day 4: Patmos and Lipsi: 26km cycle

Day 5: Kalymos: 30km cycle

Day 6: Kos: 40km cycle

Day 7: Kos: 15km cycle

Day 8: Departure from Bodrum

Day 1: Arrival in Bodrum

Individual arrival at Bodrum Port – Turkey. For an additional cost transfer from Bodrum airport can be arranged at your request. You can then check in on board the traditional gullet from 2 pm onwards, before exploring the old part of Bodrum twon and its port.

Day 2: Kos: 25km cycle

This morning starts with a cruise over to the island of Kos. After lunch you’ll begin your first cycle ride to the Embros thermal spring, where you can enjoy your first swim in the Aegean! Then in the early evening you’ll wander the streets in the town of Kos – the lively capital of the island. The Roman forum and fortress of the knights of St. John give you an insight into its rich and well-documented past, before ending the evening in one of the towns numerous bars and cafés.

Day 3: Leros: 25km cycle

Today starts with a fairly long cruise to the luscious green island of Leros. Once you’ve arrived you’ll jump on your bike and set out on today’s tour, first reaching Agia Marina and its narrow, winding alleyways. Passing through the town’s idyllic harbour you then peddle along the coast to the chapel of Agios Isidoros, and just a little further you’ll reach a beautiful sandy beach where you can stop for a refreshing dip and a well deserved coffee. In the afternoon the boat takes you to the Island of Patmos, which is characterised by its pure white upper town and towering monastery. Dinner this evening is on board.

Day 4: Patmos and Lipsi: 26km cycle

This morning starts with a short cycle tour of the beautiful island of Patmos. Weaving your way amongst churches, chapels and the monastery of St. John of Chora, the route ends with a peddle up the coast back to the port. Climbing back on board for lunch, you’ll then cruise on to Lipsi. In the late afternoon you take a tour around the peaceful island by bike, and you must visit the legendary pastry shop at the port to try one of their famous delicacies.

Day 5: Kalymos: 30km cycle

Today you’ll start the morning with a cruise over to Kalymnos. Your cycle then begins from the port of Vathy through a beautiful green valley and over a mountain pass, which takes you to the other side of the island. Here you’ll have lunch on a beautiful beach before heading to the main village of Pothia. The afternoon is then yours to explore Pothia by foot, before climbing back on board for dinner.

Day 6: Kos: 40km cycle

In the morning the boat will take you to Mastichari of Kos. Here you’ll begin today’s stage, which takes you along the coast and partly through the impressive mountains of the Island. Along the way you stop for a long lunch in the old Greek mountain village. Then in the afternoon you cycle back to Kos via the famous archaeological excavation site of the Asclepion, where Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, practiced. Dinner is once again on board and after you are free to explore the vibrant town of Kos at will.

Day 7: Kos: 15km cycle

This morning’s cycle heads west to the archaeological excavations of Kos town – in particular you’ll visit the ancient agora and the odeion. From here you’ll cycle to a beautiful Mediterranean beach where you can enjoy the cooling waters with a refreshing swim. Lunch ashore is then followed by your final cruise back to Bodrum. This evening, enjoy a walk through the lively and oriental old town of Bodrum, and a visit to the famous Mausoleum of Halicarnassus – one of the Seven Wonders of the World is a must.

Day 8: Departure from Bodrum

After breakfast, your tour comes to an end. However, it is possible to extend your stay at your request.

Route:

Accommodation

Superior:

Comfort:
Medium class hotels, typically rated as 3 to 4 star. All rooms have en-suite facilities.
Tours that have a mix of 2, 3 and 4 star hotels are also included here.

The BB2 Premium Gulet

At 37 x 10 m the BB2 is designed to portray elegant style with a relaxing atmosphere. She is one of the best examples of the traditional Turkish wooden Gulet, with all the amenities you’d come to expect from a modern yacht. There are 15 modern, air-conditioned cabins including shower and toilet on board, and the salon and deck are spaciously designed and well equipped. The professional and experienced crew are on hand to ensure you have a safe, comfortable journey with a high level of service.

Dates & Prices

Price Includes:

  • 8-day-trip on a premium gulet with crew

  • 7 nights (half board) in a double cabin on a gulet with shower/toilet

  • 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;

Price Excludes:

  • Transport to and from the tour start and finish

  • Bike hire and helmets

  • Meals and drinks ashore

  • Drinks on board

  • Entrance fee for sights not included in the tour price

  • Tips for tour guides and crew


Bike Hire & Extras

Bike Hire:

Hybrid Bike Hirehybrid bike

Deore shimano: 27 gears available also with Nexus Shimano: 7 gears with pedal break

Electric Bike Hireelectric bike

The high-capacity battery is secured to the seat tube. Gears: Nexus 8-speed. Range: approx. 90 km (flat terrain, average speed).

Extras:

  • Single cabin available upon request

  • 1/2 double cabin also available upon request

  • Insurance against theft and damage of the rental bike £15 (E-bike: £25)

  • Transfer to and from the airport available upon request – approx £10-15 per person each way

  • Additional night (B&B) near/in Bodrum: prices on request

Getting There & Back

Getting There:

The most accessible airport is Bodrum

From Bodrum airport get a transfer/taxi to Bodrum Port.

Getting Home:

The most accessible airport is Bodrum

From Bodrum Port you will get a transfer/taxi to Bodrum airport.

Price : £1,073
Category :
Guided
Country :
Greece
Tour Guide : Guided, Bike & Boat
Tour Grade : Leisurely
Distance : 100m/160km
Tour Code : IH006
Duration : 7 nights

Book Now

Overview

The Islands of the Greek Aegean are famed for their endless summers and crystal blue waters. Top that up with luscious green landscapes and an abundance of astonishing historical monuments, and you’ve got all the ingredients of an unforgettable boat and bike island hopping holiday.

Read More

The Islands of the Greek Aegean are famed for their endless summers and crystal blue waters. Top that up with luscious green landscapes and an abundance of astonishing historical monuments, and you’ve got all the ingredients of an unforgettable boat and bike island hopping holiday.

Arriving in Bodrum on the Turkish mainland, from here you set sail on a traditional Turkish gullet – your home and ocean transport for the duration of the holiday. Darting between the islands and their mythical worlds; you’ll be transported back in time to the days of the ancient Greeks as you walk in their footsteps and amongst their many monuments. The islands are a perfect place to explore by bicycle, with endless olive groves and panoramic views flanking your every pedal. The caves, springs and vineyards of Lipsi are an absolute haven of tranquillity and a particularly peaceful highlight of the tour.

Hospitality is something the Greeks do very well, and you certainly won’t be disappointed by the local cuisine. Fresh fish, salads and local cheeses bless most menus, and are famously good in the region. A healthy splash of wine in the evenings and what more could you ask for from a cycling holiday experience in the central Greek Aegean.

  • Set sail on a traditional Turkish gullet

  • The caves, springs and vineyards of Lipsi

  • Fresh fish, salads and local cheeses are famously good in the region;

The Trip

null

Itininerary:

Expand Full Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Bodrum

Day 2: Kos: 25km cycle

Day 3: Leros: 25km cycle

Day 4: Patmos and Lipsi: 26km cycle

Day 5: Kalymos: 30km cycle

Day 6: Kos: 40km cycle

Day 7: Kos: 15km cycle

Day 8: Departure from Bodrum

Day 1: Arrival in Bodrum

Individual arrival at Bodrum Port – Turkey. For an additional cost transfer from Bodrum airport can be arranged at your request. You can then check in on board the traditional gullet from 2 pm onwards, before exploring the old part of Bodrum twon and its port.

Day 2: Kos: 25km cycle

This morning starts with a cruise over to the island of Kos. After lunch you’ll begin your first cycle ride to the Embros thermal spring, where you can enjoy your first swim in the Aegean! Then in the early evening you’ll wander the streets in the town of Kos – the lively capital of the island. The Roman forum and fortress of the knights of St. John give you an insight into its rich and well-documented past, before ending the evening in one of the towns numerous bars and cafés.

Day 3: Leros: 25km cycle

Today starts with a fairly long cruise to the luscious green island of Leros. Once you’ve arrived you’ll jump on your bike and set out on today’s tour, first reaching Agia Marina and its narrow, winding alleyways. Passing through the town’s idyllic harbour you then peddle along the coast to the chapel of Agios Isidoros, and just a little further you’ll reach a beautiful sandy beach where you can stop for a refreshing dip and a well deserved coffee. In the afternoon the boat takes you to the Island of Patmos, which is characterised by its pure white upper town and towering monastery. Dinner this evening is on board.

Day 4: Patmos and Lipsi: 26km cycle

This morning starts with a short cycle tour of the beautiful island of Patmos. Weaving your way amongst churches, chapels and the monastery of St. John of Chora, the route ends with a peddle up the coast back to the port. Climbing back on board for lunch, you’ll then cruise on to Lipsi. In the late afternoon you take a tour around the peaceful island by bike, and you must visit the legendary pastry shop at the port to try one of their famous delicacies.

Day 5: Kalymos: 30km cycle

Today you’ll start the morning with a cruise over to Kalymnos. Your cycle then begins from the port of Vathy through a beautiful green valley and over a mountain pass, which takes you to the other side of the island. Here you’ll have lunch on a beautiful beach before heading to the main village of Pothia. The afternoon is then yours to explore Pothia by foot, before climbing back on board for dinner.

Day 6: Kos: 40km cycle

In the morning the boat will take you to Mastichari of Kos. Here you’ll begin today’s stage, which takes you along the coast and partly through the impressive mountains of the Island. Along the way you stop for a long lunch in the old Greek mountain village. Then in the afternoon you cycle back to Kos via the famous archaeological excavation site of the Asclepion, where Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, practiced. Dinner is once again on board and after you are free to explore the vibrant town of Kos at will.

Day 7: Kos: 15km cycle

This morning’s cycle heads west to the archaeological excavations of Kos town – in particular you’ll visit the ancient agora and the odeion. From here you’ll cycle to a beautiful Mediterranean beach where you can enjoy the cooling waters with a refreshing swim. Lunch ashore is then followed by your final cruise back to Bodrum. This evening, enjoy a walk through the lively and oriental old town of Bodrum, and a visit to the famous Mausoleum of Halicarnassus – one of the Seven Wonders of the World is a must.

Day 8: Departure from Bodrum

After breakfast, your tour comes to an end. However, it is possible to extend your stay at your request.

Route:

Accommodation

Superior:

Comfort:
Medium class hotels, typically rated as 3 to 4 star. All rooms have en-suite facilities.
Tours that have a mix of 2, 3 and 4 star hotels are also included here.

The BB2 Premium Gulet

At 37 x 10 m the BB2 is designed to portray elegant style with a relaxing atmosphere. She is one of the best examples of the traditional Turkish wooden Gulet, with all the amenities you’d come to expect from a modern yacht. There are 15 modern, air-conditioned cabins including shower and toilet on board, and the salon and deck are spaciously designed and well equipped. The professional and experienced crew are on hand to ensure you have a safe, comfortable journey with a high level of service.

Dates & Prices

Price Includes:

  • 8-day-trip on a premium gulet with crew

  • 7 nights (half board) in a double cabin on a gulet with shower/toilet

  • 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;

Price Excludes:

  • Transport to and from the tour start and finish

  • Bike hire and helmets

  • Meals and drinks ashore

  • Drinks on board

  • Entrance fee for sights not included in the tour price

  • Tips for tour guides and crew


Bike Hire & Extras

Bike Hire:

Hybrid Bike Hirehybrid bike

Deore shimano: 27 gears available also with Nexus Shimano: 7 gears with pedal break

Electric Bike Hireelectric bike

The high-capacity battery is secured to the seat tube. Gears: Nexus 8-speed. Range: approx. 90 km (flat terrain, average speed).

Extras:

  • Single cabin available upon request

  • 1/2 double cabin also available upon request

  • Insurance against theft and damage of the rental bike £15 (E-bike: £25)

  • Transfer to and from the airport available upon request – approx £10-15 per person each way

  • Additional night (B&B) near/in Bodrum: prices on request

Getting There & Back

Getting There:

The most accessible airport is Bodrum

From Bodrum airport get a transfer/taxi to Bodrum Port.

Getting Home:

The most accessible airport is Bodrum

From Bodrum Port you will get a transfer/taxi to Bodrum airport.

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