South Greek Agean by Bike + Boat
    • Travelcode: 211

    South Greek Agean 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.

       

      By bicycle and boat we 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 divers of Symi - all have left behind their legacy in form of legends and historical constructions that contribute to the unique character of these islands.

      Tour profile / Level 2-3

      The day tours average 40 km and take you through partly hilly and mountainous terrain. There are also some extended climbs where walking your bike 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 set aside a whole or half-day for swimming or relaxing on board the boat whenever you want.

      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: Bodrum – Yalıçiftlik – Kos, approx. 18 km

      Today’s kick-off cycle tour takes us to Kızılağaç, which is famous for its local farmer’s market. After a break we continue cycling. Once we arrive in Yalıçiftlik we board the boat for lunch and a cruise to Kos town. An entourage of cultural sights in Kos town will give us an insight into the town’s turbulent historical past: The Roman Forum, the Crusader fortress and the mosques from the time when Kos was still part of the Ottoman Empire. The evening is rounded off in one of the numerous bars and cafes.

      Day 3: Kos Island/Kos Town - Nissyros Island, approx. 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 Nissyros.

      Day 4: Nissyros Island – Tilos Island, approx. 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, approx. 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. 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. 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.

      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 insure that your flight departure from Kos is not 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. This tour is sometimes operated in opposite direction.
    • ARRIVAL-PARKING-DEPARTURE

      ARRIVAL BY PLANE

      Airport: Bodrum (BJV) or Dalaman (DLM)

      transfer time Bodrum Airport - Bodrum Harbour approx. 45min.
      Dalaman Airport - Marmaris harbor, approx. 1 1/2 hours

      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 motor yacht with crew
      • 7 nights in a cabin with shower/WC
      • 7 x half-board
      • guided cycling tours 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
    • Anreisetermine / Verfügbarkeit

      Choose Categories

      S1 25.04. - 02.05.20 FULLY BOOKED
      S1 09.05. - 16.05.20 FULLY BOOKED
      S2 23.05. - 30.05.20
      S2 06.06. - 13.06.20
      S2 12.09. - 19.09.20 FULLY BOOKED
      S2 26.09. - 03.10.20
      S1 10.10. - 17.10.20
      S1 17.10. - 24.10.20
      S1 24.10. - 31.10.20

      Extras

        Visitor´s tax + water (obligatory/week, payable locally)  
        adults 20
        chindren until 16.99 years 10
           
        Discount  
        Children up to age 16,99 in own cabin (tourpackage) -25%
           
        Bicycle & equipment  
        21-speed bike 80
        E-Bike 180
           
        Additional night  
        Bodrum (on request) -
           
        Transfers*  
        Airport Bodrum - Harbor Bodrum 15
        Harbor Bodrum - Airport Bodrum 15
      *Shared transfer from airport- on embarkation- and disembarkation day only.
      Prices valid per person per way.

      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 "Love Boat !

      The Love Boat (former BB2) is designed to give splendid pleasure and to offer a relaxing, elegant atmosphere. It is one of the most perfect examples of the Turkish wooden gulets. The Love Boat has all the amenities and the elegance of an exclusive yacht. The accent is on an elegant atmosphere created through a high woodwork quality and intelligent design. While sailing or mooring, the sun beds spread out on the deck will offer you an excellent opportunity to sunbathe and relax. The professional and experienced crew ensures the safety and convenience of all guests. Enjoy the sea with the comfort of your home.

      CABINS
      It is 37 m long and offers 15 modern, climatized and large guest cabins as well as a spacious saloon and plenty of space on the decks. Each cabin includes a shower unit and a toilet.


      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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