Central Greek Aegean by Bike + Boat
    • Travelcode: 210

    Central Greek Aegean by Bike + Boat

    from/to Bodrum

    • We offer a discount of 20% on the cabin base price until the end of August. Valid for new bookings.

       

      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.

       

       

      Tour profile / Level 2-3

      Aside from two challenging cycle tours on Kalymnos and Kos, this trip belongs according to cycling to the less difficult trips. The day tours average 25 km and take you through mainly hilly terrain. There are also some extended climbs where walking your bike is of course permitted. Most of the roads are asphalted. Your tour guide informs you each day about the tour details.

      Day 1: 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: Kos Island/Kos Town, approx. 25 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: Leros Island, approx. 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: Patmos Island – Lipsi Island, approx. 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: Lipsi Island – Kalymnos Island, approx. 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: Kalymnos Island, approx. 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: Kos Island – Bodrum, approx. 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: 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.

      Important Information:

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

    • ARRIVAL-PARKING-DEPARTURE

      ARRIVAL BY PLANE

      Airport: Bodrum (BJV), transfer time Bodrum Airport - Bodrum Harbour approx. 45min.

      Alternative arrival via Kos / Customs
      Our tour in the South 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.
      At this point in time many travelers are skeptical about flying into Turkey. We would therefore like to inform you that all of these tours offer an alternative flight route via Kos Island, followed by a ferry connection to Bodrum harbour.

      If you decided to travel to Bodrum via the Kos Island, it is of utmost importance that your flight times suite the ferry times between Bodrum and Kos.

      A taxi service is available from Kos Airport to the ferry terminal in Kos town. The travel time is around 30 minutes and costs approx. 37 – 45 euro. The taxi stand at the airport is located directly outside the arrivals terminal. A price chart can be found at the taxi stand to insure you receive a fair fare.

      Should you have enough time to spare, you can make use of the public bus, for a reduced price.
      The bus station is located around 25 meters away on your left hand side after exiting the airport arrivals terminal. This is where the KTEL bus departs for Kos city, via Mastichari. The ride to Kos city takes around 40mins.
      Tickets can be purchased on board the bus. More information can be found here: http://www.ktel-kos.gr/site_en/

      The ferry crossing from Kos to Bodrum takes approx. 1 hour. We advise you to be at the ferry terminal at least 30 mins before departure, to provide enough time for any border formalities which might take place. Departure generally takes place at around 17:00, enabling you to reach Bodrum by 18:00.

      The returning ferry from Bodrum to Kos generally takes place at around 09:30, enabling you to reach Kos at around 10:30 on the departure day.
      The ferry costs around 15€ per person/crossing and should be booking in advance on: http://www.catalines.com/Online/onlineferibotcom/.


      ARRIVAL BY CAR

      Parking: several parking possibilities in the surroundings, approx. 8€ per day


      PARTICIPANTS

      Minimum: 14
      Maximum: 30


      ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

      We ask you to refrain from bringing hard cover luggage, because storage space in the cabins is very limited.

      Schedule- and programme changes: The schedule and programme are always subject to change. If a certain route cannot be taken due to high or low tides, the Skipper retains the right to change the route for reasons of safety without this constituting any legal entitlement to a claim.

      Bringing Own Bike: Please be informed that only bringing normal trekking-/touring-/city-bikes is allowed. It is NOT possible to bring own E-bikes - those have to be rented; depending on availability.

      Helmets: 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).

      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.)

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    • Included services:

      • 8-day-trip on a Premium Gulet with crew
      • 7 nights in a cabin with shower/WC
      • 7 x half-board
      • guided cycling tours and sightseeing on the different islands as described in itinerary
      • Overview-maps for the daily tours on board
      • Bed linen and towels
      • Entrance fees to museums and archaeological sites
      • English speaking tour guide
      • Information material per cabin

    • Anreisetermine / Verfügbarkeit

      Choose Categories

      S1 11.04. - 18.04.20 FULLY BOOKED
      S1 18.04. - 25.04.20 FULLY BOOKED
      S2 02.05. - 09.05.20 FULLY BOOKED
      S2 16.05. - 23.05.20 FULLY BOOKED
      S3 19.09. - 26.09.20 FULLY BOOKED
      S2 03.10. - 10.10.20

      Extras

      Visitor´s tax + water (obligatory/week, payable locally)  
      Adults 20
      Children until 16 years 10
         
      Discount  
      children up to age 16,99 Jahre in own cabin (tourpackage) -25%
         
      Bicycle & equipment  
      24-speed bike 80
      E-Bike 180
         
      Additional night  
      Bodrum (on request) -
         
       Transfers*  
      Airport Bodrum - Bodrum Harbour 15
      Bodrum Harbour - Airport Bodrum 15
      *Shared transfer from airport- on embarkation- and disembarkation day only, prices valid per Person and per way.
      If flight dates have been forwarded until 14 days prior arrival, after that the rate will double.

      Best - Price - Guarantee

      If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
      All prices per person in EUR
    • Welcome on board the premium ship  "OSMAN KURT" !

      The Osman Kurt is a beautifully designed, 32-meter Gulet made of wood that has been crossing the sea since 2000. It was rebuilt in 2013.

      Numerous reclining options offer plenty of space on the sun deck in order for you to relax whilst sailing, giving you time to take in the many impressions. The friendly crew does their best to provide you with a trouble free trip.


      CABINS

      Eight comfortably furnished guest cabins can be found on this elegant ship (5 with double beds / 3 with twin beds) situated near the comfortable lounge for your relaxation. All cabins are equipped with a bathroom, a shower / WC and air-conditioning.


      CATERING

      The cook on board 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

      Our 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 hearts content


      LANGUAGES ON BOARD

      German, English


    • Bicycles inclusive panniers:

      We provide you the following bicycles:

      21-speed-hybrid-bike

      (Men- and Ladyframes in 4 different frame sizes:

      46 cm and 52 cm for ladies, 56 cm and 60 cm for men). Please be informed that we are only able to offer rental bikes starting with a body height of 150 cm.

      All bicycles are equipped with a precise Shimano gear shift, Shimano V-brakes with strong "bite", 28 inch hollow chamber rims with quick clambs, safety mudguards and a comfortable Selle Royal touring saddle

      Please Note: If you won´t be without your own saddle (without the post) or your own click pedals, please bring them with you and let your tour guide attach them to your rental bicycle..


      E-bike

      The FLEXeBIKE stands for innovation; a high end e-bike which can be morphed onto a standard hybrid bike when you remove the battery and substitute the motorized rear wheel with a standard one. At 19kg the bike is amongst the lightest touring e-bikes on the market, available in frame sizes:

      46cm – easy entry,
      52 cm – trapez, and
      58cm – diamond.

      The Shimano Deore 2 x 9-speed derailleur system make this bike suitable even for those steeper hill climbs. Varying support modes offer three times
      the normal pedal thrust. Shimano V-brakes insure that the bike comes to a safe stop.

      The supporting electric motor is a high-performance BionX-D-motor which runs on a 555 Wh rechargeable battery. Quick charging enables the rider to be back on the road within half an hour with enough power to last up to 70km (within a range of 4 varying support levels). Instead of pulling the breaks, a recharging gear can be used on downhill sections of the ride to slow the descent and replenish the battery. The large motor radius in the rear wheel ensures great torque, assisting the rider in moving forward, even up hills.

      A note to our customers: Electric bikes are a great thing! However, due to their characteristics (high weight + high speed) they should only be booked by very experienced and safe cyclists with a good sense of balance. E-bikes are not appropriate for persons who do not ride bikes frequently.


      Insurance for bike rental, payable locally

      Insurance against theft and damage of rental bikes:

      21-speed-hybrid-bike         10 Euro/week

      E-Bike FLYER                20 Euro/week

      (not covered: wilful damage)

       

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