Central Greek Aegean Sea
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.
- The ancient Asclepion where Hippocrates, the famous physician, practiced modern medicine
- The lovely island of Lipsi
- Patmos, the holy island
- Astonishing panoramic views
Interested in more tours like this? Check out our full list of bike and boat tours in Greece.
Elara 1, Love Boat, Osman Kurt: £ 1266 $ 2,806 € 1490 $ 2245 NOK 14031 kr 12952 $ 1,684
Supplement above deck cabin (only available on the Love Boat): £ 127 $ 283 € 150 $ 226 NOK 1413 kr 1304 $ 170
Single supplement below deck cabin: £ 425 $ 942 € 500 $ 753 NOK 4708 kr 4346 $ 565
Single supplement above deck cabin: £ 595 $ 1,318 € 700 $ 1055 NOK 6592 kr 6085 $ 791
April 11 and April 18 £ 1181 $ 2,618 € 1390 $ 2094 NOK 13089 kr 12082 $ 1,571
May 2, May 16, May 3 £ 1266 $ 2,806 € 1490 $ 2245 NOK 14031 kr 12952 $ 1,684
September 19 £ 1351 $ 2,995 € 1590 $ 2396 NOK 14973 kr 13821 $ 1,797
Single supplement double cabin below deck (limited): £ 425 $ 942 € 500 $ 753 NOK 4708 kr 4346 $ 565
Electric bicycle rental (limited number, advanced reservation required): £ 85 $ 188 € 100 $ 151 NOK 942 kr 869 $ 113
Hybrid bicycle protection: £ 8 $ 19 € 10 $ 15 NOK 94 kr 87 $ 11
Electric bicycle protection: £ 17 $ 38 € 20 $ 30 NOK 188 kr 174 $ 23
Collective transfer between Bodrum airport and boat (embarkation/disembarkation days, must be reserved in advance, flight information necessary): £ 13 $ 28 € 15 $ 23 NOK 141 kr 130 $ 17 Customized transfers are also available on request.
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.
† Currency exchange rate set 90 days before 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.
Flying into/out of Bodrum
From the Bodrum airport, a transfer to the ship can be arranged with advanced reservation. See pricing.
Flying into/out of Kos
If you opt to arrive via Kos, from Kos Airport , you can 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.
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 to Kos town via Mastichari. The journey time is 40 minutes to Kos city. Tickets can be bought onboard 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.
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.
Helmet use is mandatory on all bike rides. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own well-fitted helmet. There are helmets available on board in limited number (reservation required).
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.
Before you travel, please check your country's passport and visa requirements and the passport and visa requirements of the country/countries you plan to visit. For US citizens, the US Department of State website is a good source of information. The Country Information tab in the International Travel section provides details about passport validity, blank passport pages required, etc. For our other international clients, please be sure that you research your own country's travel requirements. It is each traveler's responsibility to ensure proper documentation.
*Important note: Beginning July 1, 2021, additional documentation from the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) will be required to visit any of the 26 Schengen-member countries for tourism, business, medical, or transit. This is an additional check on security rather than a visa.
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.
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 lightly trafficked 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 long 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 may have the option to cycle individually or with other participants but this cannot be guaranteed. Your tour guide will assist with recommending suitable routes.
Where You’ll Stay
Aboard the Premium class ships, the Osman Kurt or Love Boat
- Accommodations below deck for 8 days/7 nights on a comfort class boat
- 7 days half board (2 meals per day)
- 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)
- WiFi - the Turkish boats do not offer WiFi connection
- Bicycle Protection
- Travel Insurance
Extra nights before or after the tour: Hotel Comca Manzara in Bodrum or 5* Hotel Hapimag Seagarden near Bodrum - pricing on request
Osman Kurt: September 21, and October 5, 2019
Elara 1 (formerly the Halis Temel): October 19, 2019
Osman Kurt: April 11, April 18, May 2, May 16, September 19, and October 3, 2020.
Central Greek Aegean Sea Boats + Barges
Osman Kurt Greece Premium 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.