Leros Island, Greece. Photo via Flickr:anybookers
Restaurant in Zia, Kos Island, Greece. Photo via Flickr:Michal Osmenda

Harbor in Kos.
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Central Greek Aegean

Greece Bike + Barge Tours

Cycle Greece by island hopping the Aegean from Bodrum

  • On this Greece bike tour, you will explore the sunny islands of the Greek Aegean and stay aboard a comfortable Turkish Gulet. Although this Greece bicycle tour begins in Turkey, all the islands that will be visited are part of Greece. These islands are magical and mystical, rich in history and legends. This is a world where the sun paints its pictures and the sea provides life. Join this tour and sail the Greek Aegean, relax in idyllic bays, enjoy the wonderful views and follow the traces of a moving and glorious past. You will visit the the famous Asclipion, where the well known doctor Hippocrates practiced. We dive into the atmosphere of the holy island of Patmos or admire the wonderful panoramas on your bicycle tour there.

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  • 2019 Prices

    Elara 1, Love Boat, Osman Kurt: £ 1277 $ 2,574 1490 $ 2265 NOK 14155 kr 13066 $ 1,699

    Supplement above deck cabin (only available on the Love Boat): £ 129 $ 259 150 $ 228 NOK 1425 kr 1315 $ 171

    Single supplement below deck cabin: £ 429 $ 864 500 $ 760 NOK 4750 kr 4385 $ 570

    Single supplement above deck cabin: £ 600 $ 1,209 700 $ 1064 NOK 6650 kr 6138 $ 798

    2020 Prices

    Osman Kurt

    April 11 and April 18 £ 1191 $ 2,401 1390 $ 2113 NOK 13205 kr 12189 $ 1,585

    May 2, May 16, May 3  £ 1277 $ 2,574 1490 $ 2265 NOK 14155 kr 13066 $ 1,699

    September 19  £ 1363 $ 2,746 1590 $ 2417 NOK 15105 kr 13943 $ 1,813

    Single supplement double cabin below deck (limited): £ 429 $ 864 500 $ 760 NOK 4750 kr 4385 $ 570

    extra options

    Electric bicycle rental (limited number, advanced reservation required): £ 86 $ 173 100 $ 152 NOK 950 kr 877 $ 114

    Hybrid bicycle protection: £ 9 $ 17 10 $ 15 NOK 95 kr 88 $ 11

    Electric bicycle protection: £ 17 $ 35 20 $ 30 NOK 190 kr 175 $ 23

    Collective transfer between Bodrum airport and boat (embarkation/disembarkation days, must be reserved in advance, flight information necessary):  £ 13 $ 26 15 $ 23 NOK 143 kr 132 $ 17   Customized transfers are also available on request.

    please note

    If you combine this tour with the Islands of the Sun God tour or the Lykian Coast, you will receive a £ 86 $ 173 100 $ 152 NOK 950 kr 877 $ 114 discount per person for the second tour.

    Single supplement can be avoided if you are willing to share your cabin with someone of the same gender.

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

    Information to read before you book.

    We recommend purchasing bike trip insurance.

    Please see our FAQ.

  • Travel

    The most convenient airport to fly into and out of is Bodrum Airport (BJV). Transfers to and from the ship are available. See pricing. Alternatively, you can fly via the Greek island of Kos with continuation by ferry to Bodrum. You can reach the island of Kos by scheduled flights through Athens or directly from many European cities. Use one of the many flight search engines for the cheapest rates.

    Local Travel

    From the Bodrum airport, a transfer to the ship can be arranged with advanced reservation. From Kos Airport , take a taxi to the ferry terminal in Kos Town. The travel time is about 30 minutes and the cost is about €37 - €45. Taxis can be found directly at the airport terminal. A board with the taxi prices can be found at the taxi stand. You can also use public transportation. When you go out of the arrivals hall, you will find the bus station on your left, at a walking distance of about 25 meters. Here the bus departs from KTEL to Kos town via Mastichari. The journey time is 40 minutes to Kos city. Tickets can be bought on board the bus for a price of € 3.20.The ferry crossing to Bodrum takes about 1 hour. You should be in Kos harbor at least 30 minutes before the ferry departs to allow time for border formalities. The departure is usually at 16:30, so you arrive at 17:30 in Bodrum. In Bodrum, a staff person can be waiting after the border check to escort you to the ship but you will need to provide your travel details. The return trip from Bodrum is usually at 09:30 with arrival in Kos at 10:30. The ferry ticket costs about 19 euros each way and should be booked in advance online (return ticket about 32 euros).


    Check local conditions prior to departure. Average high/low temperature in °F for the Bodrum area is: 68/57 for April, 76/63 for May, and 85/71 for September.


    Please be aware that you will be part of an international group of people. Minimum number of participants is 14, maximum number is 30. This tour is operated parallell with a MTB tour in the same boat. One guide will cater for the hybrid bike riders while the other guide leads the MTB group.

    Other important information: 

    Please book outward flights after midday into afternoon hours to allow yourself enough time to get from the ship to the airport.

Tour Dates

2019 Dates

Osman Kurt: September 21, and October 5, 2019

Elara 1 (formerly the Halis Temel): October 19, 2019

2020 Dates

Osman Kurt: April 11, April 18, May 2, May 16, September 19, and October 3, 2020.

Skill Level

This is a moderate to difficult guided tour. The bike routes require a basic level of fitness, ideally acquired by frequent biking. The routes reach an altitude of 200 – 400 meters. The roads are mostly asphalted and take place on lightly trafficked roads as much as possible. The daily biking distances range from 9 to 19 miles (15 to 30 km). Routes cover hilly and mountainous terrain but can be completed without time restraints. You will also come across some longer and rather steep climbs, where you may want to push your bike. The tour guides will inform you about the course of the tour in due time. You always have the option to cycle individually or with other participants, using the maps provided. This would give you time to take photographs, explore flora and fauna or other sites at your leisure.

Where You’ll Stay

Aboard the Comfort Class Ships, the Osman Kurt or the BB2

What’s Included

  • Accommodations below deck for 8 days/7 nights on a comfort class boat
  • 7x half board
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Bike tours and sightseeing as described in itinerary
  • 21-gear trekking bike with an Ortlieb saddle bag
  • Overview-maps for the daily tours, on board
  • Entrances to museums and archaeological sites (group visit only)
  • English and German speaking tour guide

What’s Not Included

  • Drinks (tally sheet; to be paid to the captain); flat fee for drinking water: 20 Euro/adult; 10 Euro/children till age of 16
  • Meals on land
  • Gratuities for crew & tour guide (optional)
  • Transfer to and from the airport/harbor (reservation required)
  • Bicycle Protection
  • Travel Insurance

Extra Stay

Extra nights before or after the tour: Hotel Comca Manzara in Bodrum or 5* Hotel Hapimag Seagarden near Bodrum - pricing on request

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Day-To-Day Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival in Bodrum
Day 2: Island of Kos, Kos Town 16 mi. (25 km)
Day 3: Island Leros, 16 mi. (25 km)
Day 4: Island of Patmos - Island of Lipsi, 7 - 10 mi. (12 - 16 km)
Day 5: Island of Lipsi - Island of Kalymnos, 6 - 10 mi. (9 - 16 km)
Day 6: Island of Kalymnos, 19 - 29 mi. (30 - 45 km)
Day 7: Island of Kos - Bodrum, 12 mi. (20 km)
​Day 8: Disembarkation in Bodrum

*All distances are approximate. The above planned itinerary is subject to change due to changing wind and weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances having to do with mooring requirements, etc.

Day 1: Arrival in Bodrum.
Individual arrival to Bodrum harbor. Collective transfers from Bodrum Airport to the harbor is available for an extra cost on request. Check-in begins on your ship 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). You can 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: Island of Kos, Kos Town 16 mi. (25 km)
In the morning, you will cross over to Kos. You will cycle to the picturesque Tingaki Beach to enjoy a lengthy swim in the sea. On the way, you will pass the world famous archaeological site of the Asclipion of Kos - the place where Hippocrates, the famous physician, practiced modern medicine. Continuing along, the group will reach the town of Kos. An entourage of cultural sights in Kos town will give you an insight into the town’s turbulent historical past: The Roman Forum, the Fortress of the Knights and the mosques from the time when Kos was still part of the Ottomans Empire. The evening is rounded off in one of the numerous bars and cafes.

Day 3: Island Leros, 16 mi. (25 km)​
Early morning crossing to the scenic Island of Leros. Leros is green, varied, and always offers new and surprising views and many small harbors. As you cycle Greece in the morning you will head to the fort of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem in Agia Marina and into the small laneways of the town. After an espresso break in the idyllic harbor of the town, it is on to the seaside chapel of Agios Isidoros. Following the sea you reach a beautiful sandy beach where you may stop for a swim or a coffee. Upon arrival, the boat will cast off for Patmos or a nearby bay.

Day 4: Island of Patmos - Island of Lipsi, 7 - 10 mi. (12 - 16 km)
On a short panoramic cycle tour, you will visit Patmos and it's grotto. It is said that St. John received the revelation during his captivity here. The world famous monastery of St. John of Chora is found in a village with numerous white alleys, 34 churches and chapels radiating heavenly peace. After a visit, you will continue along the coast until reaching the port. The group will enjoy lunch on the boat before cruising on to Lipsi. Enjoy the afternoon in the charming harbour town and do not miss a visit to the legendary pastry shop!

Day 5: Island of Lipsi - Island of Kalymnos, 6 - 10 mi. (9 - 16 km)​​​​​​
In the late morning, you will explore Lipsi by bicycle and gain an impression of it's rich agriculture following a tour once around the island. A short crossing in the afternoon takes you to the green island of Kalymnos. Overnight stay in a bay.

Day 6: Island of Kalymnos, 19 - 29 mi. (30 - 45 km)
After a nourishing breakfast, you will cycle across the island. Starting at Emporios, you first cycle along the western coast and continue over a mountain pass opening up into a surprisingly green valley. Today's route goes through varied landscapes leading to the main village of Pothia. In the afternoon, you will have enough time to explore the old town center in Pothia on foot. One can clearly identify the wealth which sponge diving brought to the inhabitants of this town. Overnight stay at the harbor or in anchor.

Day 7: Island of Kos - Bodrum, 12 mi. (20 km)
In the morning, you cross over to Kos. The last cycling trip begins here and leads you to the Embros thermal springs, where you can enjoy a lengthy swim. After lunch ashore, you will enjoy the last cruise aboard before reaching Bodrum. Here you can once more go for a walk through the lively and eastern old town of Bodrum with it’s impressive castle of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem and the remains of the famous Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. An evening meal is enjoyed together in the company of guides and guests.

Day 8: Disembarkation in Bodrum.
After breakfast, check-out and transfer to the airport or you may extend your stay in Europe.

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  • David C. 7 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    Most Memorable Part? Bicycling to the monastery on Patmos

    Boat: Elara 1

  • Julie B. 7 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    Best Part? Getting to know new awesome people on the trip!

    Boat: Love Boat (formerly BB2)

  • Annette K. 8 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    An amazing experience with great friends

    Boat: Love Boat (formerly BB2)

  • Kimberly H. 8 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    Loved the various opportunities to swim in the sea, off the boat and at the beach. It was interesting to learn the unique history of each island we visited.

    Boat: Love Boat (formerly BB2)

  • Bryan L. 8 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    The rides were the most memorable, very enjoyable and scenic. However there were a few issues. Disappointed with the bikes, for example the rubber on the pedals were so worn that my shoes constantly slipped on the exposed metal of the pedals. One of the guides switched his pedals with my bike, the guides seemed aware of the problem and it was obvious this issue had been raised before. Our toilet was leaking when we first arrived on the boat and we had quite a bit of water on the floor of the bathroom. Also the generator of the boat was switched off at night making the rooms uncomfortably hot. I don't understand why shore power wasn't utilized.

    Boat: Elara 1

  • Terrie M. 9 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    Breathtaking views on hilltops on all the Greek islands. The narrow streets of Patmos and Lesos islands were fun and charming. The guides were knowledgeable and agendas fit the the groups ability. Thank you!

    Boat: Elara 1

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