Multi-Adventure Tour in the Ionian Islands
Greece Bike + Barge Tours
A bike and boat tour off the west coast of Greece
A bike and boat tour in Greece, combined with multi-adventure through the Ionian archipelago off the west coast of Greece, is the perfect family biking vacation. For seven days, you will discover this unique island and coastal world by boat, bicycle, canoe and, on foot.
From Corfu, with its Venetian-style old town, this tour leads to the island of Lefkada with its chalk cliffs and fantastic beaches, as well as to Kefallonia, which enchants with the picturesque village of Fiskardo and the Melissani Cave. On Meganisi and the olive-wooded island of Paxos, where time seems to stand still, you will gain unforgettable insights into traditional Greek island life.
The many wonderful bays in which the ship will anchor are certainly among the highlights of the trip. The family-friendly tours that are part of your itinerary leave plenty of room for spontaneity, such as a refreshing swim off the the deck of the boat. Decide every day what you want to do. Your knowledgeable tour guide will be happy to give you tips, accompany you in the various activities, and can educate you on the eventful history of Greece.
A comprehensive list of all of our bike boat tours in Greece can be found here.
Below deck cabin: £ 1174 $ 2,366 € 1370 $ 2082 NOK 13015 kr 12014 $ 1,562
Above deck cabin surcharge: £ 86 $ 173 € 100 $ 152 NOK 950 kr 877 $ 114
Single cabin below deck surcharge: £ 343 $ 691 € 400 $ 608 NOK 3800 kr 3508 $ 456
Single cabin above deck surcharge: £ 514 $ 1,036 € 600 $ 912 NOK 5700 kr 5262 $ 684
Child seat: £ 17 $ 35 € 20 $ 30 NOK 190 kr 175 $ 23
Electric bike: £ 69 $ 138 € 80 $ 122 NOK 760 kr 702 $ 91
Child seats/trailers: £ 17 $ 35 € 20 $ 30 NOK 190 kr 175 $ 23
Collective transfer on embarkation/disembarkation days between boat and Corfu airport or boat and a hotel in Corfu town (per person/way): £ 9 $ 17 € 10 $ 15 NOK 95 kr 88 $ 11
Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
† Currency exchange rate set 90 days before travel.
The closest international airport to your tour start in Corfu Town is Corfu. You will most like fly to Athens with transfer to Corfu.
Port of embarkation and disembarkation on the Island of Corfu is the Marina Gouvia, located 7 km north of the city of Corfu. To make your journey as relaxed as possible, we recommend that you book the transfers between Corfu airport / hotels in Corfu City and Marina Gouvia for 10 euros per person per transfer. The transfer will bring you to the Restaurant Olympia from where the last meters must be traveled on foot as the Jetty P is a wooden jetty and taxis are not permitted.
Of course you are also able to take a taxi yourself or take the bus from Corfu city. If you use a standard taxi, please insist that the driver turns on the taximeter to avoid unpleasant surprises regarding the fare. Bus No. 7 from Corfu City to Dassia/Ypsos/Pyrgi runs every half hour on Saturdays with several stops in Gouvia. The closest stop to the marina entrance is NOSOKOMEIO (Hospital), or alternatively KONTOKALI (Taverna Pipilas) or SPITI PRIFTI.
Please check local conditions before your arrival. A very good website to research regional weather conditions including average high/low temperatures, average rainfall, and more is weatherbase.com.
Helmets are mandatory on this bike and boat tour in Greece. It is recommended to bring your own well fitting helmet. There is a limited number of rental helmets available in limited numbers (reservation required). Children’s helmets are unfortunately not available but required.
All airport transfers require a reservation with exact flight details. Please inform us well in advance of departure.
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This tour is rated as easy and is ideal for a family adventure. The longer tours on Lefkas and Paxos are described in detail by the tour guide. The walks and small hikes lead along good paths, some of which are even asphalted and do not require special training. If special activities require more physical fitness, the tour guide will point this out before. This adventure tour is very suitable for children. Please note that we can only provide rental bikes from a height of 1.30 m. Child seats and trailer bikes are available on request.
Where You’ll Stay
On board the comfort boat, the MS Panagiota
- 7 nights accommodations
- 2 x full board and 5 x half board on board
- Guided or individual bike tours or hikes as per program
- Overview maps of the individual bike tours on board
- Bed linen and Towels
- Entrances for jointly visited museums and archaeological sites
- English and German speaking tour guides
What’s Not Included
- Getting to Corfu
- Meals and drinks on land
- Drinks on board (tally sheet with the captain)
- Water fee: 20 Euro / adult, 10 Euro / child up to 16 years
- Please bring beach towel (if required)
- Entrance fee for individually visited sights
- Tipping for crew and tour guide
- Travel Insurance
Day 1: Corfu
Day 2: Corfu Island - Parga
Day 3: Parga - Lefkas Island
Day 4: Lefkada Islands and Cephalonia
Day 5: Kefalonia Island and Meganisi Island
Day 6: Meganisi Island and Paxos Island
Day 7: Paxos Islands and Corfu
Day 8: Corfu
Cycling distance approximately 70 km total.
Day 1: Corfu
Individual arrival to Corfu and group transfer from the airport to the ship. From 2 pm you can check-in on the Panagiota. The journey begins with a dinner on board. Overnight in Corfu Town.
Day 2: Corfu Island - Paxos Island
After breakfast the boat casts off and cruises to the olive island of Paxos. Paxos is the smallest of the seven Ionian Islands with a higher population of olive trees then people – 32 km² are home to over 250,000 olive trees! They cover the island in a wonderful silver green shimmer. The natural harbor of Gaios is unique and provides a special atmosphere during your stay here. In the afternoon, take a small cycle tour along the coast to Mongonissi bay. The evening can be spent relaxing in a local tavern in Gaios.
Day 3: Paxos Island - Lefkada Island
In the morning, cruise to Lefkas Island, Lefkas City, but before arriving the boat anchors near Antipaxos for a swim stop. After a long cruise, reach a narrow channel with an original swing bridge which connects the Greek mainland with the island. From Lefkas City, start your tour around the lagoon and enjoy a second swim at the white sandy beach, Agios Ionnis. After returning to the boat, you navigate your way to Nidri where we will spend the evening and the night.
Day 4: Lefkas Island and Cephalonia
From Nidri you cycle through olive groves in the morning to a nearby waterfall. On the following passage to Kefalonia, the boat will take you to Porto Katsiki, one of the most famous beaches in Greece, just below the Lefkada rocks, and in good weather, the perfect place for a swim break. Afterwards, you continue by boat to Fiskardo on the Cephalonia Island. The harbor town on the northern tip of the island enchants with its colorful houses and numerous cafes and bars along the picturesque harbor promenade. A walk of about 30 minutes leads in the early evening to a pretty lighthouse. Overnight in Fiskardo.
Day 5: Cephalonia Island and Meganisi Island
After a short crossing you arrive at the harbor of Sami. From here you start your cycling tour along the coast to the enchanting Melissani cave, which can only be visited with a rowboat. A visit to a donkey farm, knowledge and fun at the same time for all ages, is next on the agenda before the tour takes us back to the boat. The boat meetsyou in Sami and takes you for a well-deserved swim break. The journey then takes you further to Meganisi, a charming island where you spend the night.
Day 6: Meganisi Island - Arillas
After breakfast, you have the opportunity to explore Meganisi by bike. Afterwards a long crossing takes you to Arillas, an idyllic and peaceful place along west coast of Greece, close to Perdika on the Greek mainland. A stroll along the sandy beach or a swim around Panagiota (the boat) rounds off the day. The night is spent in Arillas.
Day 7: Arillas - Corfu
In the morning, your bike tour leads along remote streets under the shade of old olive trees through a national park and along a little river until you reach the monastery of Agios Athanasios. The Panagiota awaits for your last crossing back to Corfu. Here you can enjoy a celebratory evening meal before reflecting on your wonderful adventures of the week in the beautiful old town.
Day 8: Corfu Town
Multi-Adventure Tour in the Ionian Islands Boats + Barges
Panagiota Greece Comfort Class Boat The Panagiota is an affectionately restored two-masted motor yacht, 19 ft. wide and 75 ft. long. It was built in 1990 and modernized in 2001 in conformity with the requirements of cruises.