Enjoy a rustic tour of this lovely region
Cycle the Dodecanese Islands on a bike and boat tour
Discover the crystal clear Aegean seas
Enjoy the sunkissed Greek Isles on a bike and boat tour
Breeze through the balmy days on deck and exploring the islands by bike
Visit this volcanic island on day 4
Head to this lovely spot on day 5
Spend the tour on this lovely deluxe ship and cruise the Greek islands
The 42 x 8.40 m Turkish gullet, Admiral, is a true eye catcher with its three towering masts

South Greek Aegean

8 days
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$2,115 USD

Let yourself be mesmerized by the towering volcano crater of Nissyros and the charm of Symi with its wonderful neo-classical buildings. A true highlight of the trip is the bike tour on the Datca Peninsula that leads through spectacular nature to the beautiful bay of Knidos with its ancient remains. Go on a journey through time and discover the rock throwing Poseidon, the Knights of St John, and the famous sponge divers of Symi. They have all contributed to the unique character of these islands through their legacies, both in the form of exciting legends and incredible historical structures.

  • Category
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    8 days
  • Culture Level
  • Skill Level
    3 - Intermediate
  • Activity Level
    3 - Active
  • Elevation
    2 - Moderate
  • Terrain
  • Distance
    115.6 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    19.3 miles
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  • Where does the tour start and end?

    The tour starts and ends in Bodrum, Turkey, although you will be spending most of the tour within the borders of Greece, sailing around the Greek islands.

    Milas-Bodrum Airport (BJV) is the closest to Bodrum and is the easiest way to get into Bodrum/Turkey. Another option is İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport (ADB) which is approximately three hours away from Bodrum.

    Arriving at Bodrum Harbor

    On arrival at Bodrum harbor, you will need to find the ship. Bodrum harbor is very large. Therefore the tour operator recommends booking a transfer from the airport to the harbor and save yourself the time looking for the boat. The transfer is available on embarkation and disembarkation days only and has an additional fee.

    Check-in time on board begins at 2 pm. The boat’s exact location in the port is not decided until the actual day of embarkation.

    If you are having trouble locating the boat, please contact the regional manager,  Ali Sonay, shortly before arriving at the harbor and he will tell you the exact location of the boat you are looking for. You will find his mobile phone number in the travel documents to be provided.

  • How long is the tour? How many days cycling?

    The tour is 8 days long with 6 days of biking. Most days are spent cycling in the mornings with a cruise in the afternoon. See the itinerary for specifics.

  • What's the tour like? What sort of ability should I have?

    This tour is primarily a guided group tour. The day-tours average of 25 mi./40 km and take you through mainly hilly and mountainous terrain and will be completed without any time-constraints. Almost all cycling days start at sea level, this commonly results in an uphill start to the tour. There are also some extended climbs where walking your bicycle is of course permitted. Most of the roads are asphalted and rarely frequented.

    Your tour guide informs you each day about the tour details and physical requirements. You are free to set aside a half or full day to swim or spend time on board the boat, instead of taking a planned cycle tour. Tours are dependent on weather conditions and the final decision is that of the captain.

    Group riding pace: On regular cycling tours, the cyclists on regular bicycles determine the pace. We ask guests who have reserved an e-bike to be mindful of this and to acknowledge that the regular cyclists need time to rest and take longer to climb the hills. Thank you for your understanding.

  • Are helmets compulsory?

    Helmets are mandatory on bike tours. It is advised to bring your own well-fitted helmet as rental helmets are limited.

    Bike helmets can be provided free of charge if reserved prior to arrival (limited

  • Can I bring my own bike?

    The Tour Operator discourages guests from bringing their own bike due to costly and risky transport.

    The bikes often get damaged during the transport and taxis are often unwilling to transport bicycle boxes. In addition, it is also difficult to store the boxes on the boat during the week.

    The tour operator does not allow private e-bikes on board of the boats. This decision has been made due to health and safety regulations. If you wish to ride an e-bike for the duration of your tour, please select the rental option.

  • What's the food like on the ship?

    The food served on board is traditional and characteristic for the country. Higher nutritional demands of bikers are taken into account.

    The on-board chef is a member of the crew and prepares the breakfast and one warm meal a day.

    The catering consist of half board and starts with dinner on embarkation day and ends with breakfast on disembarkation day. Lunch could be packed or a picnic as well.

    Breakfast on board generally includes bread, butter, cheese, ham, coffee and tea. For lunch or dinner (according to program) the chef generally serves light fish or meat dishes or vegetarian meals. A dessert might occasionally be served for dinner.

    If you wish to eat vegetarian food or have distinctly different eating habits please inform us in time before your arrival. Please keep in mind that special food requirements cannot always be met in all details.

    If you have extensive food allergies we ask you to give us a list of the food that you can eat. This should be done before your arrival so that the cook can be instructed to plan and shop accordingly.

    In the case of a gluten free diet, we request that you bring along your own basic foodstuffs.

  • Is WiFi available onboard?

    The Turkish boats do not offer a WiFi connection. If you need to connect to the internet during the tour, the tour operator recommends you take a portable wifi to a cafe or bar somewhere in the harbor. 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 heart's content.