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

Harbor in Kos.

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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  • 2018 Prices

    BB2, Halis Temel, Osman Kurt: £ 1218 $ 1,943 1290 NOK 12793 kr 11808 $ 1,535

    Supplement above deck cabin (BB2 & Osman Kurt only): £ 142 $ 226 150 NOK 1488 kr 1373 $ 179

    Single supplement below deck cabin: £ 472 $ 753 500 NOK 4958 kr 4577 $ 595

    Single supplement above deck cabin: £ 661 $ 1,054 700 NOK 6942 kr 6408 $ 833

    extra options

    Electric bicycle rental (limited number, advanced reservation required): £ 76 $ 121 80 NOK 793 kr 732 $ 95

    Hybrid bicycle protection: £ 9 $ 15 10 NOK 99 kr 92 $ 12

    Electric bicycle protection: £ 19 $ 30 20 NOK 198 kr 183 $ 24

    Collective transfer between Bodrum airport and boat (embarkation/disembarkation days, must be reserved in advance):  £ 14 $ 23 15 NOK 149 kr 137 $ 18   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 £ 94 $ 151 100 NOK 992 kr 915 $ 119 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 based on double occupancy.

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  • Travel

    Fly to Izmir airport (Turkey), or directly to Bodrum during high season.

    Local Travel

    From the Bodrum airport, a transfer to the ship can be arranged. If reserved at least 30 days in advance the price is €15 per person per way.


    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.

Tour Dates

2018 DATES

Aboard the Osman Kurt: September 8, September 22, and October 6, 2018.

Aboard the BB2: March 31, April 14, April 28, May 12, May 26, June 9, September 15, September 29, October 13, and  October 27, 2018.

Aboard the Halis Temel: May 26, September 8, and September 15, 2017.

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)
  • Bike 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

Length8 days
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Day-To-Day Itinerary

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Updated itinerary for 2018! See below!


Day 1: Arrival in Bodrum
Day 2: Island of Kos, 9 mi. (15 km)
Day 3: Island Leros, 15 mi. (25 km)
Day 4: Island of Patmos, 10 mi. (16 km) + 6 mi. (10 km)
Day 5: Island of Kalymnos, 19 mi. (30 km)
Day 6: Island of Kos, 25 mi. (40 km)
Day 7: Island of Kos, 15 mi. (25 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 Airport and transfer to the ship in Bodrum. After checking in on board of the gulet at 2 PM, you will have the opportunity to visit the picturesque port town of Bodrum. Dinner on board. Some passengers will join the trip late in the evening.

Day 2: Island of Kos, 9 mi. (15 km)
In the morning, cross over to Kos. The first cycling tour begins here after lunch and leads us to the famous Asklepion. Later on, cycle to a beautiful beach where the Mediterranean Sea invites you for a refreshing swim. You spend the evening in Kos, the lively capital of the island. On a tour through the town you trace in the steps of the island’s great past. The Roman forum, the fortress of the Knights of St. John, and the mosques from the time when Kos was part of the Ottoman empire stand shoulder to shoulder. End the evening relaxing in one of the town’s numerous bars and cafes.

Day 3: Island Leros, 15 mi. (25 km)​
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. In the afternoon, if the weather permits, cross over to the island of Patmos. The snow white upper town and its towering monastery can be seen form far afar as you approach. Dinner takes place on board.

Day 4: Island of Patmos, 10 mi. (16 km) + 6 mi. (10 km)
On a short but picturesque ride, the tour leads to Patmos (Jerusalem of the Aegean). It was on this island that St. John wrote his divinely inspired Revelations, the last book of the New Testament. The historic village of Chorá is filled with meandering white alleys and many churches and chapels, the most famous being the Monastery of Saint John "the Theologian".  Also interesting is the Cave of the Apocalypse where St. John the Apostle had visions. After lunch on board, there is a cruise to Lispi. In the late afternoon, you can explore Lipsi by bike. You will not want to miss a visit to the legendary pastry shop located near the port!

Day 5: Island of Kalymnos, 19 mi. (30 km)
In the early morning is a crossing to the Island of Kalymnos. Starting from the Harbour of Vathy (or Pothia) you embark on a cycle tour over the mountain pass eventually leading us to the other side of the island. In the afternoon, you have enough time to explore Pothia and its old town on foot. One can clearly identify the wealth which sponge diving brought to the inhabitants of this town. Dinner on board.

Day 6: Island of Kos, 25 mi. (40 km)
Early in the morning the boat takes you to Mastichari of Kos. Today your daily tour takes you through varied landscapes, mostly along the coast and partly through the impressive mountains of Kos to the same named island’s capital. Along the way stop for a longer lunch break in the old Greek mountain village of Zia. On your way to Kos town visit the world famous archaeological excavation site of the Asclepion, where Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, and later on also some personal physicians of the Roman emperors practiced medicine. After dinner on board you may explore the bustling town of Kos once more on your own.

Day 7: Island of Kos, 15 mi. (25 km)
In the morning take a short cycling trip to the Embros thermal spring, where you have the opportunity to swin the Aeagean. After lunch ashore enjoy your last cruise aboard until you reach Bodrum. Here you can once more go for a walk through the lively and eastern old town of Bodrum with its 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.

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


Day 1: Arrival in Bodrum
Day 2: Island of Kos, 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 Iipsi - 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

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Central Greek Aegean Boats + Barges

BB2 Photo

BB2 Turkey Comfort Plus Class Boat The BB2 has all the amenities and the elegance of an exclusive yacht. While sailing or mooring, the sun beds spread out on the deck will offer you an excellent opportunity to sunbathe and relax. The professional and experienced crew ensures the safety and convenience of all guests. Enjoy the sea from the comfort of your home.

Halis Temel Photo

Halis Temel Turkey Comfort Plus Class Boat The Halis Temel is newer, comfort plus motor yacht. Guests on board can enjoy a large saloon, which consists of both restaurant and lounge areas. The saloon has been built in such a way that the cook can be seen as he prepares the delicious dishes that you'll enjoy each day! In addition, the Halis Temel has plenty of space for relaxation on the main deck and upper deck with cozy seating and reclining furniture available. The upper deck is partly shaded and equipped with a jacuzzi.

Osman Kurt Photo

Osman Kurt Greece Comfort Plus Class Boat The Osman Kurt is an beautifully designed, 32-meter Gulet made of wood that has been crossing the sea since 2000. It was rebuilt in 2007 and features seven comfortably furnished guest cabins. The cabins, four with double beds and three with twin beds, are situated near the comfortable lounge for your relaxation. All cabins are equipped with a bathroom, a shower / WC , and air-conditioning. Numerous reclining options offer plenty of space on the sun deck for you to relax while sailing, giving you time to sit back and enjoy the view! The friendly crew do their best to provide you with a trouble free trip.