Lefkada Island, one of the 7 Ionian Islands in Greece. Photo via Wikimedia Commons:Alf van Beem

Panagia Mandrakina Church in Corfu, Greece. Photo via Flickr:Dimitris Kamaras

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: £ 1133 $ 1,808 1200 NOK 11900 kr 10985 $ 1,428 Above deck cabin surcharge: £ 94 $ 151 100 NOK 992 kr 915 $ 119 *Single supplement:
    Below deck: £ 283 $ 452 300 NOK 2975 kr 2746 $ 357 Above deck: £ 378 $ 603 400 NOK 3967 kr 3662 $ 476 (limited number)

    extra options

    Child seat: £ 19 $ 30 20 NOK 198 kr 183 $ 24 Electric bike: £ 76 $ 121 80 NOK 793 kr 732 $ 95  

    please note

    Rates are based on double occupancy.

    Information to read before you book.

    We recommend purchasing bike trip insurance.

    Please see our FAQ.

  • Travel

    The closest international airport to your tour start in Corfu Town is Corfu. You will fly to Athens with transfer to Corfu.

    Local Travel

    The ship is located either in the marina NAUK south below the old fortress or in the ferry port of Corfu town west of the new fortress. The exact location is always decided on the embarkation day. You can reserve airport transfers between the airport and ship or a hotel and ship only on embarkation and disembarkation day.

    Climate

    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.

    Remarks

    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.

    For the smooth execution of airport transfers, please send us the following data:

    - Arrival date and 
    departure date - Departure or arrival airport in Germany / Austria or Switzerland 
    - Airline and flight number 
    - Estimated arrival or departure time

    For hotel transfers please send us the following information:

    - Date of transfer 
    - exact hotel address 
    - preferred transfer time


Skill Level

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

What’s Included

  • 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
TourBike+Boat
TypeBoth
SkillEasy
Length8 days
From1200 Rates
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Tour Dates

July 14, July 21, July 28, August 4, and August 11, 2018

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Day-To-Day Itinerary

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

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 - Parga
After breakfast, you will take an exciting tour of the UNESCO-protected old town of Corfu with your tour guide. The Venetian-style city is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Greece with its lively old town streets lined with countless small shops offering a colorful mix of different goods. Upon return to the ship, it is time to depart for Parga, on the west coast. Situated in a secluded bay on the Ionian Sea, the town is constructed along the slopes of a mountain, topped by the ruins of a Venetian Castle, which you can visit during an afternoon walk. A stroll through the beautiful old town of Parga and a swim on the sandy beach complete the day. Overnight in Parga or in a nearby bay.

Day 3: Parga - Lefkada Island
After a longer cruise you will reach the narrow canal, bridged by an original swing bridge, which separates the island of Lefkada from the Greek mainland. The ship will take you first to the town of  Lefkada. From here you cycle around the lagoon and take a long bath break at the wonderful beach of Agios Ioannis. Transfer then to Nidri, where you spend the evening and the night.

Day 4: Lefkada 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 Kefalonia 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: Kefalonia Island and Meganisi Island
After a short crossing you arrive at the port of Agia Efimia, which was the setting for the Hollywood movie "Captain Corelli's Mandolin". From here you start your cycling tour along the coast to the enchanting Melissani cave, which can only be visited with a rowboat. Then you may visit the Drogerati, an impressive cave with remarkable formations of stalactites and stalagmites. You board the ship again in Sami. Your journey continues to Meganisi, a tiny, but charming island, where you will overnight. 

Day 6: Meganisi Island and Paxos Island
After breakfast, you have the opportunity to cycle around Meganisi. Afterwards, a longer cruise to Paxos awaits you. On the way you make a swim stop in front of Antipaxos. Paxos is the smallest of the seven Ionian Islands. The unique natural harbor Gaios provides for a very special island atmosphere. In the afternoon you can discover the place on foot. Alternatively, a trip to one of the beautiful beaches of this lovely islet is worthwhile. You can enjoy the evening in one of the cozy taverns of Gaios.

Day 7: Paxos Island and Corfu
At Paxos, which is just 32 square kilometers in size, there are over 250,000 olive trees that immerse the whole island in a wonderful silver-green color. During the 23 km long cycle tour offered today, you circle the island of Paxos once. Along the way, you will also visit the Magazia Olive Press Museum - olive growing has been the economic backbone of the island for centuries. On one of the many beaches invites the Mediterranean again to a cooling bath. Afterwards, the Panagiota will take you back to Corfu Town on a long journey, where you will end an eventful journey in the evening with a convivial get-together on board.

Day 8: Corfu Town

Want to see more? View all of our featured bike and boat tours, or our full list of bicycle tours.

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Panagiota Greece Comfort Class Boat The Panagiota, our latest finding in Greece, 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.

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