Guided Bike and family

Web code GR005

Greece / Ionian Islands

From Corfù to Cephalonia Island

This tour takes you from the old Venetian town of Corfu to the Island of Lefkas, with its white chalk cliffs and stunning beaches as well as to the Island of Cephalonia with its pictoresque village of Fiskardo and the enchanting Melissani Cave. On Meganisi and Paxos – an island all covered in olive trees – where time seems to have stopped, you will experience traditional Greek island life. This family-friendly cruise leaves a lot of room for fun, games and sharing. You can decide each day what you feel like doing: biking, hiking, canoeing, swimming or relaxing on board.
  • Day by Day

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    1. Corfu Island 

    Individual arrival at Corfu and collective transfer from the airport to the ship. At 2 pm you can start checking in on the Panagiota. The tour begins with a joint dinner on board. Overnight in Corfu Town.

     

    2. Corfu – Paxos Island 

    After breakfast you will sail to the island of Paxos, the island of olives. Paxos is the smallest of the seven Ionian Islands inhabited by more olive trees than people – 32 kmq  are home to over 250,000 olive trees! They cover the island in a wonderful silver green shimmer. The natural harbor of Gaios is unique and will provide a special atmosphere to your stay here. In the afternoon you will have a small cycle tour along the coast to Mongonisi bay. You can spend the evening enjoying local taverns in Gaios.

     

    3. Paxos Island - Lefkas Island

    In the morning sail to Lefkas Island and Lefkas town, but before arriving you will anchor near Antipaxos for a swim stop diving directly from the boat. After a long cruise you will reach a narrow channel with an original swing bridge which connects the Greek mainland with the island. From Lefkas town set off for your tour around the lagoon and enjoy a second swim at the white sand beach, Agios Ioannis. After returning to the boat, you will navigate our way to Nidri where you will spend the evening and the night.

     

    4. Lefkas Island - Cephalonia Island

    In the morning ride from Nidri through olive groves to a nearby waterfall. If you are lucky, a steady stream of water will let you take a refreshing swim. From here you will proceed to Fiskardo on the island of Cephalonia. This port, located at the northern tip of the island, will delight you with its colourful little houses and many cafes and taverns along the picturesque harbour promenade. An evening 30 minute walk will lead you to a pretty nearby lighthouse. Overnight in Fiskardo.

     

    5. Cephalonia Island - Meganisi Island (aprx. 9.5 mi/15 km)

    After a short boat crossing you will reach the harbour of Agia Efimia, featured in the Hollywood film ‘’Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’’. Today’s bike tour starts here and will lead you along the coastline to the enchanting Melissani Cave; accessible only on a row boat. Before you head back to the boat for the evening you will pay an educational visit to a donkey farm. The boat will meet you in Sami and takes you for a well-deserved swim break! More sailing further on to Meganisi, a charming island where you’ll  spend the night.

     

    6. Meganisi Island – Arillas (aprx. 6 mi./10 km)

    After breakfast you have the chance to explore Meganisi on your bike. Afterwards a long crossing will take you to Arillas, an idyllic and peaceful place along the Greek west coast, close to Perdika on the Greek mainland. A stroll along the sandy beach or a swim around Panagiota (the boat) rounds off the day. Overnight in Arillas.

     

    7. Arillas – Corfu Island

    In the morning your bike tour will lead you in remote roads under the shade of ancient olive trees through a national park and along a little river until you reach the monastery of Agios Athanasios, which you will have the opportunity to visit. The Panagiota will be waiting for your  last crossing back to Corfu. Here you will enjoy a final group meal and celebrate a fun week together.

     

    8. Corfu Island 

    After breakfast aroud 9:30 am check-out, collective transfer to the airport on request and individual return home, or holiday extension on the island of Corfu.

     

    The itinerary may be subject to unexpected changes before and/or during your holiday due to unforseable circimstances such as: extreme weather conditions, unannounced road or repair works or law enforcements.

     

  • Route profile

    Our tours are usually no too physically demanding, however as for the longer tours on Lefkas and Paxos, the tour guide will inform you in detail about what you can expect. The walks and short hikes take place on nice trails, sometimes even paved roards. Should some activities require a bit more physical fitness, the tour guide will point this out. 

    These tours are especially suited for children. Please have in mind that we can supply rental bikes only for a body height of at least 4.3 ft./1,3 m. 

     
  • How to get there

    The Island of Corfu can be reached:

     

    By air

    Corfu airport is lined with most European airports. Contact us for a free airfare quotation.

     

    In order to reach your boat you can join a group transfer at the cost of €10 per person or you can take the bus n. 15 which will take you straight to the harbour.

    Find more info on timetables and prices at www.astikoktelkerkyras.gr

     

  • Accommodation and meals

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

     

    PANAGIOTA

    The Panagiota, our latest finding in Greece, is an affectionately restored two-masted motor yacht, which is 23 ft. (7 m) wide and 75 ft. (23 m) long. It was built in 1990 and modernized in 2001 in conformity with the most recent requirements for cruising boats. There are  6 cabins below deck and 4 cabins above deck. All cabins have AC and are equipped with a French bed (4.6 ft. wide), one single bed and private shower and toilet. There is room for all guests in the spacious dining room for meals, to regenerate or to spend some time with new friends. When the weather conditions are fine  guests can have their meals outside on the shaded rear deck. The spacious sun deck, equipped with confy mats, invites to sunbathe and relax.

     

  • Bikes and accessories

     In this tour you can rent: 

     

    • trekking bike with 21 gears and hand brake. 
    • trekking e-bike with 9 or 21 gears and hand brake. 
    • child bike 20” (for kids from 120 to 135 cm) and 24” ( for kids from 135 to 150 cm). 

     

    You can also rent child devices: 

    • Child seat: it is suitable for a maximum payload of 22 kg (0-4 yrs).
    • Child trailer: with one seat and suitable for children who cannot ride a bike (0-4 yrs). The child trailer is designed for a maximum payload of 30 kg.

     

    You don’t need to pay any deposit for the rental bikes, but you can insure the, against theft or damages. Cost: 10 € for the 21 speed bike, 20 € for the E-bike.

     
     

    Bikes are equipped with: 

    • lock
    • pannier bags

     

    In this tour helmets are mandatory for children up to 16. In general we prefer not to rent them for security and hygenical reasons but some rental helmets are available in limited numbers (reservation requested). Therefore we suggest you to bring your own helmet.

     
     
  • 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 multi-lingual, and speak at least English and German. Smart, entertaining, caring and endlessly enthusiastic, they have a true passion for sharing their love of the outdoors, people, culture and local food. Thanks to a deep 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 about how to correctly use the bicycle gears and whenever necessary they can fix your flat tyre.

     

    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.
     
  • 3 Client reviews
    • Ilaria

      Departure 28 July - 04 August 2018

      Online from 09 August 2018

      Ne rifaccio un'altra simile sicuramente, si va in posti difficili da raggiungere ma bellissimi da vedere come Porto Tzatzichi che ha scogliere bianche e mare turchese.
    • Massimo

      Departure 05-12 August 2017

      Online from 01 September 2017

      Bellissima vacanza
    • Valeria

      Departure 06-13 August 2016

      Online from 10 September 2016

      Vacanza eccezionale!!!! Unico neo, troppo poca bici
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Tour details

 

from 1,290 €

8 days / 7 nights

Tour type
guided
 
Price per person

1290 €

 

Departures

every Saturday from 27.07 to 24.08.19

 
Included

  • 7 overnights
  •  2 x full-board and 5 x half-board on
  • English speaking tour leader
  • Entrance fee to museums and archaeological sites (group visit only)

  • 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 € singe cabin under deck

600 € single cabin above deck

100 € upper deck cabin

10 € group transport from Corfu airport 

 

40 € bike rental 

120 € electric bike rental 

20 € child seat

10 € insurance on regular bike (to be paid on the spot)

20 € insurance on electric bike (to be paid on the spot)

 

 

Reductions

50% third person sharing a double/twin cabin

25% children under 16

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