The Ionian Islands are located off the west coast of Greece. A natural paradise awaits you on this archipelago with its impressive mountainous landscape, Caribbean blue sea, dreamlike sandy beaches, and evergreen vegetation.
During the trip, the charming motor sailer the Panagiota is your floating home. Every day she sails to another island which you explore by bike or e-bike. The guide leads the group safely across the islands of Paxos, Lefkas, Ithaca, Kefalonia, and Meganisi. Each island is a world of its own. On this guided cycling tour, you also discover some of the Greek mainland with an excursion to the colourful harbour town of Parga.
Through the fascinating stories and legends told by the guide, you will be transported back in time. You can also look forward to spectacular views, Venetian style harbour towns, and delicious Greek cuisine.
Our Bike & Boat Tour through the Ionian Islands is ideal for singles, couples, and friends. If you love nature and ships, enjoy cycling and swimming, then this is the perfect tour for you!
Here the boat awaits us for a longer sail to Nidri on Lefkas Island. On our way we pass a floating swing-bridge which connects Lefkas with the Greek mainland. We spend the night in the lively harbour of Nidri.
Here we board the boat and cruise to Fiskardo on the island of Cephalonia. Situated on the northern tip of the island, the harbour town enchants with its colourful houses and many cafes and bars that line the lively waterfront promenade.
Shortly before the end of the bike tour we hop onto a small rowboat to visit the Melissani stalactite cave. Here we have plenty of time marvel at the incredible blue tones created by the unique cave formations, the sun, and water. In Sami, the boat welcomes us back on board and sets off for Vathy on Ithaca.
We start today’s tour in Vathy, and during the ride we get to enjoy the special character of the Ionian Islands off beaten tourist track: gnarled olive trees, crystal clear water and friendly islanders – time appears to stand still on Ithaca.
You can decide yourself whether you are up for the challenge of a real hill climb or if you would prefer to enjoy the leisurely alternative: a panoramic ride that climbs only to half the height. The Panagiota awaits our arrival in Frikes before setting off to the small island of Meganisi.
At Spartochori beach there is time to enjoy a coffee, and a swim in the sea. In the afternoon, we sail to Paxos Island, whose unique natural harbour in Gaios exudes a special island atmosphere. We can spend the evening in one of Gaios’ cosy taverns.
There is plenty of time to enjoy a swim in the sea at one of the many beaches. In the afternoon, the Panagiota takes us to Corfu. The last evening on board concludes with a communal dinner and last get-together in a cosy atmosphere with crew, fellow travellers, and tour guides.
On our tours we use reliable, low maintenance hybrid bikes with aluminium frames of varying sizes. The standard hardware includes 28’’ hollow chamber wheels and high-quality gear and brake systems.
Our e-bikes are high quality pedelecs, mainly with Bosch motors and extra range, characterized by their relatively light weight and great components. They make even the toughest uphill climb fun and are great at spreading smiles on the faces of our guests.
At 23 x 6 m the MS Panagiota is a traditional Greek caique, fully renovated in 2001. A cosy saloon with stained glass windows, comfortable seating areas throughout the ship, and sunning mats on both sun decks provide a truly relaxed and homely atmosphere. The 10 cabins, named after Greek islands, are stylishly furnished, air conditioned, and fitted with both shower and toilet.
You can find out more about the exact berth of the ship in the detailed travel documents that we will send you before the start of your trip. In it you will also receive many tips on how to get to Corfu and the transfers between the airport and the ship.
The cycle tours range between a total of 1,000 – 2,970 ft./300 – 600 m of elevation. There are also some extended climbs where walking your bicycle is of course permitted. Most of the roads are asphalted and rarely frequented. Your tour guide will inform you each day about the tour details.
You are free to set aside a half or full day to swim or spend on board the boat, instead of taking a planned cycle tour.
Please note that the minimum height for a rental bike is 1.30 m (4.3 ft.) for hybrid bikes and 1.50 m (5ft.) for e-bikes.
1,990€ per person in a double cabin below deck
Children up to age 16 receive a 25 % discount on the basic tour price.
*Please note: Your booking request will be forwarded directly to our partner tour operator Islandhopping, who will take care of the complete administration of your booking.
3 days/2 nights
All year round
4 days/3 nights
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8 days/7 nights
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10 days/9 nights
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9 days/8 nights
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Easy – Moderate