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    Greece Bike and Sail Tour (Ionian Islands)

    Lifestyle Cycling Tour Greece from $5277 NZD
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    Contact us for more info about Greece Bike and Sail Tour (Ionian Islands)

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      By bike & boat, discover the  Ionian islands where nature, the blue shimmering Ionian Sea and centuries of Venetian influences dominate the archipelago.

      From Corfu, which was the dream island of the unforgettable Austrian empress Sissi, this journey leads us to regions which are not so well known. Discover the famous island of Ithaca which is said to have been the home of Odysseus, the unforgettable green bird sanctuary island of Lefkas, the fantastic mountain world of Cephalonia and the beautiful olive woods of the small island of Paxos.

      You’ll stay on board a motor yacht in an air-conditioned and compact ensuite cabin. Every day a variety of delicious Greek cuisine will be served by your chef.

      Note 1: some tours run from Corfu to Athens or vice versa. These include a cruise through the Gulf of Corinth and the Corinthian Canal, a visit to the ancient site of Delphi and also the pistachio island of Aegina. The itinerary is available on request.

      Note 2: A deluxe boat (with 6 guest cabins) runs an Athens to Lefkas tour (via Corinthian Canal) on 28th June & 30th Aug 2024.

      Reviews for Greece Bike and Sail Tour (Ionian Islands) - Tour

      Global Cycling Adventures - Greece cycling tours

      Great fun and a wonderful way to sight-see.

      Murray & Vicky Henshall October 9, 2017

      Global Cycling Adventures - Greece cycling tours

      Fantastic experience and great scenery.

      John & Marianne Duncan September 17, 2017

      Global Cycling Adventures - Greece cycling tours

      Destination excellent, fellow passengers like a family outing, very congenial atmosphere.

      Judith McKenzie September 12, 2017

      Corfu to Corfu

      Corfu International Airport
      • Lifestyle
      • Grade
      • Some tours are Corfu to Athens or vv
      • Group size: 14-20
      • Tour prices are for a below deck cabin
      • Upper deck surcharge EUR 200pp
      • Single cabin +EUR 500 below deck
      • Single cabin +EUR 700 upper deck
      • EUR 80 Touring bike hire (21 speed)
      • EUR 225 Electro bike hire
      • This tour is invoiced in EURO
      • Specific Terms & Conditions apply for this tour
      • Ask us for other Greece Bike & Sail tours
      A good level of fitness is required as although daily distances are only 20-50 km, the terrain is hilly with some challenging climbs. Many people underestimate the amount of hill work required, so please consider an e-bike if you prefer easy cycling. Roads are mostly asphalted. You can also choose to skip a bike tour, and sunbathe or relax on the yacht instead.

      Full Itinerary

      DAY 1

      Arrival Day: Corfu

      No cycling

      Please make your own way to popular Corfu, the largest of the Ionian islands. It's the ‘dream’ island of the Austrian empress Sissi, and playground of the rich, famous and not-so-famous alike. Your boat will be moored in the harbour of Gouvia and boarding time is from 2 pm. We stay here tonight, so there is time to explore the charming town of Corfu before our first dinner on board.

      Meals: Dinner

      DAY 2

      Corfu Island to Sivota to Lefkas Island

      Cycling: 28 km

      This morning we sail to Sivota, a resort town on the Greek mainland, where our first bike ride starts. We cycle to Parga, a pretty village which has a Venetian fortress towering over the old town. Here we meet the boat and then cruise to Lefkas Island, passing the original swing bridge which connects Lefkas with the Greek mainland. We will overnight in the harbour of Nidri, a lively town known for its good restaurants.

      Meals: Refer to inclusions

      DAY 3

      Islands of Lefkas and Cephalonia (Kefalonia)

      Cycling: 35 km

      From the village of Nidri we cycle to a nearby waterfall, where we may stop for a swim. We continue along quiet roads and through the hills to the picturesque harbour town of Sivota. Here we board the boat and cruise to Fiskardo, located on the northern tip of the Island of Cephalonia. This colourful harbour town charms visitors with its cafes, bars, and lively promenade.

      Meals: Refer to inclusions

      DAY 4

      Cephalonia to Ithaca Island

      Cycling: 39 km

      Today we bike from Fiskardo to Sami via the impressive mountain pass at the eastern end of the island. Along the way there will be impressive views over Assos Peninsula and down to famous Myrtos beach. After the climb we turn inland and cross the island. If time permits we may visit the limestone (stalactite and stalagmite) caves of Melissani which can only be viewed from row boats. The clear water in various shades of blue is quite a sight. Later in the afternoon we cruise from Sami to Vathy on the mythical island of Ithaca.

      Meals: Refer to inclusions

      DAY 5

      Island of Ithaca

      Cycling: 20 km + 8 km

      Ithaca, the homeland of the mythical king Odysseus, is a hilly island with a beautiful landscape. Today we're off the beaten tourist track in a timeless landscape of gnarled olive trees, crystal-clear waters and friendly islanders. Our boat then takes us from the port of Frikes to the small island of Meganisi, south-east of Lefkas. On the way we pass Skorpios, the private island of the influential ship owner Aristotle Onassis. Meganisi is a tiny island with lots of charm.

      Meals: Refer to inclusions

      DAY 6

      Islands of Meganisi and Paxos

      Cycling: 17 km

      This morning we explore the tiny island of Meganisi by bike. Its a panoramic ride along secluded roads and through the island's three villages, giving us a good impression of traditional Greek island life. At Spartochori beach we can stop for a swim and a coffee before sailing to Paxos Island in the afternoon. The unique natural harbour in Paxos' capital, Gaios, creates a special island atmosphere. We can spend the evening in a cozy tavern in Gaios.

      Meals: Refer to inclusions

      DAY 7

      Islands of Paxos and Corfu

      Cycling: 23 km

      Paxos (the smallest of the 7 Ionian Islands) is effectively a grove of olive trees, giving the island its wonderful silver-green colour. We'll circle the island by bike, and have our last swim in the Mediterranean at one of the many beaches. After lunch the boat will bring us back to Corfu, where we’ll have dinner on board. You may like to spend your last evening wandering around the romantic town centre.

      Meals: Refer to inclusions

      DAY 8

      Departure Day: Corfu (Marina Gouvia)

      No cycling

      After breakfast, we ask you to check out by 9am. Transfer to the airport for your return home, or you may wish to extend your holiday on Corfu Island.

      Meals: Breakfast

      Tour Inclusions and Exclusions:

      Tour Includes:

      • 7 nights on a motor yacht in a cabin with ensuite & air conditioning
      • Meals as per the itinerary (2x full board & 5x half board)
      • Guided bike tours & sightseeing as listed in the itinerary
      • Bed linen and towels
      • Bottled drinking water
      • English speaking tour guide
      • Entries to museums and archaeological sites (group visits only)
      • Maps for daily bike rides (available on board)

      Tour Excludes:

      • Flights, travel visas & Travel Insurance
      • Transfers between Corfu airport and harbour (available at extra cost)
      • Bike hire (hybrid bike or E-bike)
      • Optional bike insurance against theft/damage
      • Drinks on board (except water)
      • Meals and drinks ashore
      • Entrance for sights not included in tour
      • Beach towel for use ashore
      • Tips for the tour guides and crew