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Join us and explore the sun soaked central islands of the Greek Aegean on a boat and bike cruise. The islands are a magical and mythical world filled with historical monuments and an abundance of stories. Come with us on a voyage of discovery and experience the Aegean from a differrent perspective, by land and sea. Relax while swimming in picturesque bays, take-in the fabulous views, and follow in the footsteps of a turbulent, glorious past. Let us take you to the ancient Asclepion where Hippocrates, the famous physician, practiced his art. Enjoy the peaceful and lovely island Lipsi and dive into the atmosphere of the holy island Patmos.
On all dates our cycling cruise to the Central Greek Aegean takes place on the same ship and parallel to our MTB Cruise Central Greek Aegean. One of the tour guides takes care of the hybrid cycle cruise while the other guide leads the MTB group.
As an alternative to arrival per plane via Turkey, arrival per plane via the island of Kos followed by a connecting ferry from Kos to Bodrum is also possible. A detailed overview to this alternative can be found under ‘Journey’.
This tour is available as a road or mountain bike route option on same boat, with 2 guides, 2 routes and 2 groups.
Individual arrival at Bodrum harbor. Check in begins at the boat 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). 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.
In the Morning we sail over to Kos and cycle to the picturesque Tingaki Beach, where we can enjoy a lengthy swim in the sea. On our way we pass the world famous archaeological site of the Asclipion of Kos – the place where Hippocrates, the famous physician, practiced modern medicine. We continue our tour until we finally reach the town of Kos. An entourage of cultural sights in Kos town will give us 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.
Early morning crossing to the scenic Island of Leros. This cycling tour leads us to the fort of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem in Agia Marina and into the small alleyways of the town. Passing the picturesque town harbor, we cycle on to the seaside chapel of Agios Isidoros, a popular chapel on the island to get married in. Following the coastline, we reach a beautiful sandy beach where we may stop for a swim and a coffee break. On arrival at the boat we cast off for Patmos or a nearby bay.
On a short panoramic cycle tour, we visit Patmos and its 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 we cycle along the coast until we reach the port. We meet the boat for lunch and cruise on to Lipsi. Enjoy the afternoon in the charming harbour town and try not to miss the legendary pastry shop!
Late morning, we explore Lipsi and gain an impression into its rich agriculture as we follow our cycle tour around the island. A short crossing in the afternoon takes us to the green island of Kalymnos and drop anchor for a overnight stay in a bay.
After a nourishing breakfast we cycle across the barren island. Starting at Emporios we first cycle along the western coast and continue over a mountain pass opening up into a surprisingly green valley. Our tour through varied landscapes leads us to the main village of Pothia. In the afternoon we 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 at anchor in a nearby bay.
In the morning we cross over to Kos. The last cycling trip begins here and leads us to the Embros thermal springs, where we can enjoy a leisurely swim. After lunch, we enjoy our last cruise aboard to Bodrum. Here we 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 from 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.
After breakfast we say goodbye… Collective transfers to Bodrum Airport. If you wish to fly home from the Island of Kos your ferry will depart at 09:30 am. Please insure that your flight departure from Kos is no earlier than 1 pm.
The Osman Kurt is a beautifully designed 32-meter wooden Gulet that has been crossing the sea since 2000 and was completely rebuilt in 2013. The cosy sundeck offers plenty of space to relax on the wonderful tour. The friendly crew ensures a carefree journey. At mealtimes the talented cook will pamper you with deliciously prepared dishes of Turkish cuisine.
Length: 32 m
Wide: 7.4 m
The 8 cabins are equipped with shower/WC and air conditioning. Double beds are 200 x 135 cm, twin beds: 200 x 90 cm
Cabins are cleaned daily, bed sheets once a week.
Two masts, lounge chairs and upholster benches on deck, a large table and chairs on deck for dining.
Dates listed in black are open for booking. If marked in red they’re fully booked, in blue there are 4 or fewer bookings available. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions, we’re happy to answer any queries you may have.
(Book a 2020 cruise before 31 January and gain an extra 5% discount)
|Departure Date||Price Per Person | Ship Name|
|April 11 – 18 / 18 – 25
||1290€ | Osman Kurt|
|May 2 – 9 / 16 – 23
||1390€ | Osman Kurt|
|September 19 – 26
||1490€ | Osman Kurt
|October 3 – 10
||1390€ | Osman Kurt|
|Not included in the tour price||
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