Itinerary

Bike & Boat Central Greek Aegean

8 days / 7 nights | from/to Bodrum | Guided bike tours 

max. 99 miles /159 km by bicycle |Level 2–3

On board a comfortable Turkish Gulet 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 discovery voyage 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 modern medicine. Enjoy the peaceful and lovely island of Lipsi and the atmosphere of the holy island Patmos. Astonishing panoramic views will accompany us on our cycle tours.

On all dates the Central Greek Aegean MTB & Boat Tour takes place on the same ship. In that case one of the tour guides leads the hybrid cyclists while the other guide takes care of the MTB group. We are pleased to send you detailed tour itinerary of the MTB & Boat tours on request. 

Itinerary

Day 1 (Sat): Bodrum (Embarkation)

Individual arrival to Bodrum harbor. A collective transfers 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 (Sun): Kos Island/Kos Town (Cycling aprx. 19 mi./30 km)

In the Morning we cross over to Kos. We cycle to the picturesque Tigaki 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 (Mon): Leros Island (Cycling 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 (Tue): Patmos Island – Lipsi Island (Cycling aprx. 7 – 10 mi./12 – 16 km)

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 (Wed): Lipsi Island – Kalymnos Island (Cycling aprx. 6 – 10 mi./ 9 - 16 km)

In the late morning we explore Lipsi by bicycle and gain an impression of its rich agriculture as we follow our tour once around the island. A short crossing in the afternoon takes us to the green island of Kalymnos. Overnight stay in a bay.

Day 6 (Thu): Kalymnos Island (Cycling aprx. 19 – 29 mi./30 – 45 km)

After a nourishing breakfast we cycle across the barren island. Starting at Emporios we first cycle along the western coast and continue over a mountain pass opening up into a surprisingly green valley. Our tour through varied landscapes leads us to the main village of Pothia. In the afternoon we have enough time to explore the old town center in Pothia on foot. One can clearly identify the wealth which sponge diving brought to the inhabitants of this town. Overnight stay at the harbor or in anchor.

Day 7 (Fri): Kos Island – Bodrum (Cycling aprx. 15 mi./24 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 (Sat): 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.

Please note: All cycling distances stated above are approximate only. 

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