Guided Bike and Barge

Web code GR001

Greece / Cyclades and Saronic Islands

In the heart of Aegean sea

You will be captivated by the unique Greek landscape, rich in pure white stone houses baked in the sun with their typical blue shutters looking over narrow alleys leading towards clear turquoise waters. You’ll enjoy golden beaches and deep blue waters inviting you for a swim from your motor yacht after having cycled in the mainland which was the cradle of western civiization.
  • Day by Day

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    1. Marina Zeas (Piraeus/Athens)

    Individual journey to Marina Zeas, the Piraeus yacht docking harbour, which is only 25 km (15 mi.) from Athens airport. Check-in on board starting at 2 pm. Dinner on board. Overnight stay in the Piraeus.

     

    2. Kythnos Island (approx. 15 mi./25 km)

    Early in the morning sail to the Island of Kythnos, which was famous in ancient times for its cheese and honey production. The first cycling leg, which starts from the harbour of Merichas and will lead you to the capital Chora and it offers lots of scenic views to the coastline. Chora is an appealing village, situated on a high plateau. Its angular alleys are decorated with painted flowers and geometric patterns. From there you will cycle on to Driopida, a picturesque village.Return to Merichas for the evening enjoying one of the typical taverns.

     

    3. Seriphos Island (approx. 18.75 mi./30 km)

    The morning starts sailing to Seriphos, a small island far from the tourist track, with deep valleys, countless bays and coves and lots of beautiful sandy beaches. From the harbour town of Livadi you will cycle along a serpentine road to the main town of Seriphos, whose square houses are nestled along a mountain ridge high above the sea. Continue on through untouched landscape to the Byzantine monastery of the Archangel Michael. Cycle back to Livadi along a panoramic road on the East coast. In the afternoon the boat will bring you to Siphnos, where you can relax on the beautiful beach. Overnight stay in Kamares on the island of Siphnos.

     

    4. Siphnos Island (approx. 11.25 mi./20 km)

    The island of Siphnos, which is famous for its ceramic artwork, is only inhabited inland, because the coastline drops dramatically into the sea. The cycling tour begins in the harbour of Kamares. The route leads through a green, hilly terraced landscape to the central highlands where the island’s capital Kastro is located, a defensive settlement built on a steep cliff face  and listed protected town since 1975. In the afternoon we enjoy a longer cruise to Kea. Along the way we throw anchor for a refreshing swim stop. Overnight in Kea.  

     

    5. Kea Island (approx. 15 mi./25 km) 

    Our starting point for exploring the northwestern most inhabited Cyclade island is the beutiful natural harbor of Korissia. From here you will cycle uphill to the capital of the island, Loulis before continuing on to the white sand beach, Otzias where you can take a refreshing swim break. After returning to Korissia in the afternoon, you will sail to Poros in the Saronic Gulf. The harbor city of Poros is truly spectacular, its iconic clock tower juts out above the rest of the town, and provides a true Greek island atmosphere for a relaxing evening.  

     

    6. Poros Island (approx. 14 mi./25 km)  

    Today starts with a special destination: Poros City to the 18th century Zoodochos Pigis monastery. Afterwards you will almost completely cicrcle around the island which used to belong to the God Poseidon himself. Shortly before the end of the tour you will arrive  Russian Bay, a sandy beach with turquoise blue water where you won’t resist swimming into. Back in Poros City the boat awaits with a delicious midday meal during the cruise to Ägina.

     

    7. Island Ägina (approx. 22 mi./35 km) 

    The Island of Ägina is known far beyond the Greek borders for its incredible pistachios! Today’s bike tour leads you up to the Sanctuary of Aphaia. The incredibly well preserved temple towers high above the blue sea from the ponty cliff of Ägina where the Aegean Sea can be seen from either side. On the way back you will cycle across the middle of the island past the monastery of Nektarios all the way to the town of Ägina  where you will board the boat for your last cruise back to the Piraeus. Enjoy a last evening meal on board in the company of friends, guides and crew. The tour is nearly over.

     

    8. Piraeus/Athens 

    End of tour. Guests disembark after the last breakfast on board, with either individual return or an extended stay in Athens.

     

    Due to organisational reasons, weather conditions or warnings issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during the holiday. Issues with high and low water, as well as logistic obstacles such as officially ordered - previously not announced - repair work on locks or bridges can modify some of the daily stretches or overnight stays and may even request a transfer by bus. These decisions are only taken by the boat’s captain.

     

  • Route profile

    This a hilly bike tour because you will be cycling up and down the hills, which anyhow are not very steep: 200 to 500 m at the most. 

    Because you will be riding mostly by the seaside it can sometimes  get quite windy. 

    Keep in mind that you can complete your daily tour in your own time and there’s no rush. 

    No special training is required but come prepared because spending a whole week on the saddle can be challenging.

     

  • How to get there

    Check in on board will start at 14:00 on the first day and the boat will not sail until the following day. However do inform us in case of delay. 

    The precise boarding area will be written in the Final Tour Details that you will receive a few days before departure. 

     

    Contact us for a free airfare quotation.

     

    From the airport you can book a transfer (approx € 25) or you can take a train to Piraeus (roughly 1 hour) and then arrive by foot at the embarkation (roughly 30minutes). 

    Alternatively you can ride on the bus X96.

    Consult the metro website (www.stasy.gr) and the ground transport website (www.oasa.gr) for more info.

     

  • Accommodation and meals

    Included: overnights, breakfasts and 9 meals (drinks are not included). Your barge will be:

     

    BAHRIYELI A

    The Bahriyeli A is a three-mast motor yacht built as a traditional Turkish gullet. A ship with best equipment, which combines pure elegance with greatest comfort.

    The saloon and guest cabins are spacious. The expansive ships deck provides an array of comfortable seating arrangements.

    At mealtimes the guests are pampered with a generous variety of authentic dishes, bringing an insight into the diversity of the Greek kitchen to the table.

    In brief:

    • Passengers (max.): 20
    • Private bathroom
    • Towels
    • Air conditioning
    • Hair dryer

     

    Watch Bahriyeli A photo gallery.

     

     

  • Bikes and accessories

    In this tour you can rent: 

     

    - unisex Hybrid bike Tempora with 24 gears and hand brake. 

     

    - unisex e-bike with 24 or 9 gears and hand brake. 

     

    Accessories

    All rented adult bikes are equipped with:

    1 one-sided saddlebag per bike

     

    On all bicycle tours it is mandatory to wear a helmet. In order to guarantee maximium protection we request that you bring your own well fitted helmet and - for your own safety - wear it on all bike tours. Limited amount of helmets are available on board.

     

     
  • Accompanying material

    Upon settlement of the payment a few days before departure, you will receive via email the following:

    - embarkation voucher with details about the name of the boat and the precise embarkation point

    - Tour Notes

    - Final Tour Details

     

    If you have any doubts, don’t hesitate to contact us before departure.

     

    Tour maps will be delivered on site.

     

     

  • By your side

    Our tour leaders are all multi-lingual, and speak at least English and German. They are experienced enthusiastic travelers who have a true passion for sharing their love of the outdoors, peoples, cultures and local food. Thanks to their knowledge of the territory, they can give you useful hints and help you appreciate the place you are visiting. Of course they love cycling and will be happy to give you some advice on how to correctly use the bicycle gears and whenever necessary they can fix a flat tyre. As we like to say, our tour leaders are AOC (Controlled Designation of Origin), and will help you explore the land  and live an unforgettable experience.

     

    For the whole duration of your bike tour, you can contact us:

    - office +39 0444 1278430 from Monday to Friday 8:30-13:00 and 15:00-18:30 

    - emergency phone number every day 8:00-20:00 which will be specified in the Final Tour Details.

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Tour details

 

from 1,590 €

8 days / 7 nights

Tour type
guided
 
Price per person

1,590 €

 

Departures

Saturday 25.04, 02.05, 09.05, 16.05, 23.05, 30.05, 06.06, 13.06, 20.06, 05.09, 12.09,19.09 e 03.10.20 

 

Included

  • 7 overnights
  • 2 x full-board and 5 x half-board on
  • English speaking tour leader
  • bed linen and towels
  • Hotline service

 

Not included

  • Transport to and from departure point
  • All drinks on board and specified meals
  • Entrance fees to tourist attractions
  • Anything that is not mentioned under included

 

Supplements

400 € single cabin 

100 € high season (from 05.09 to 26.09.20) 

80 € rental bike

180 € e-bike

10 € bike insurace

20 € e-bike insurance 

 

25 € transfer airport-barge

15 € transfer hotel in Athens - barge

 

20 € flat rate for bottled water - adults  (to be paid on the spot)

10 € flat rate for bottled water - children under 16 (to be paid on the spot)

 

Reductions

50% third person sharing a double/twin cabin

25% children under 16

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