- Charming Nafplio, the former Greek capital
- ‘Golden Mycenae’ famous for its Lion Gate and the Treasury of Atreus
- Traffic-free island of Hydra
- Aegina where the Temple of Aphaia looks down on the blue sea
Ancient Peloponnese & Islands of the Saronic Gulf
E-BIKE & HOTEL TOUR OFFERED ON SAME ROUTE
A guided BIKE & HOTEL tour is offered on dates this Bike & Boat tour is not operating, on the same route and including two nights in Athens. Please enquire.
Guided - 8 Days / 7 Nights By Bike & Boat
Discover this unique, culturally rich region Of the Peloponnese as well as the diverse islands of the Saronic Gulf, each with its own distinct and unique character. Cycle through orange orchards and pomegranate plantations. Experience the “Golden Mycenae” and the impressive Lion Gate, the cyclopean walls and the Treasury of Atreus. Stroll through the picturesque, medieval town of Nafplio with its imposing fortifications and embark on a geological journey through time on the volcanic peninsula of Methana! The ‘pistachio’ island of Aegina is where the Temple of Aphaia sits enthroned high above the blue of the sea. The completely traffic-free island of Hydra is where countless donkeys have been the only means of transport since time immemorial. The islands of Poros and Spetses, fragrant with wild herbs, are sure to enchant your senses as you take in panoramic views while cycling along deserted roads! Return after each excursion to your three-masted traditional vessel and enjoy wonderful Greek hospitality.
Arrive Athens and board your vessel in Piraeus Harbour.
Day 2 Island of Poros
Sail to the island of Poros. Afternoon cycle tour from the island’s capital Poros, towards the 18th century Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi. Continue on, almost completely circle of the island considered in ancient times to be the island of Poseidon, God of the Sea. Stop to bathe in the turquoise waters at a sandy cove.
Cycling 23 km
Day 3 Galatas – Ermioni – Porto Heli
Go by small car ferry from Poros to Galatas in the Pelopennese and bike to the small coastal town of Ermioni, where your boat awaits you for lunch and a leisurely afternoon crossing to Porto Heli.
Cycling 40 km
Day 4 Island of Spetses
In the morning we make a short crossing to the island of Spetses with a long swimming break in a bay on the way. In the afternoon explore the charming old town of Spetses on foot. The island of Spetses got its name from the Venetians, who named it the island of herbs. Smell the scent of wild herbs during your afternooon bike ride as you cirle the entire island. Stopping at one of the lovely turquoise sea beaches for a swim and coffee. Afterwards explore the old harbour of Spetses by bike before retuning to the ship.
Cycling 25 km
Day 5 Islands of Hydra - Methana Peninsula
This morning we cross over to the island of Hydra where donkeys have been the only means of transport since time immemorial. After exploring the port of Hydra on foot we continue onto the Methana peninsula. Methana Peninsula whose volcanic origin is immediately noticeable by the smell of sulphur and the shimmering colours of the rocks. The peninsula is characterised by its 30 plus volcanos, some of which are still active, as well as the medicinal, sulphurous thermal springs. In the afternoon enjoy a round trip with a coffee break in the enchanting fishing port of Vathy.
Cycling 25 km
Day 6 Methana Peninsula – Island of Aegina
After breakfast we make another round trip on Methana with the incredible views along the way. In the afternoon, we sail to the island of Aegina, which is known for its incredible pistachio nuts! Your bike ride today is along the coast to the fishing village of Perdika.
Cycling 25 km
Day 7 Aegina Island – Piraeus/Athens
The cycle tour today takes you up to the Sanctuary of Aphaia. This well-preserved temple towers high above the blue Aegean Sea. Return across the middle of the island past Nektarios Monastery all the way to Aegina city. Cruise back to Piraeus where we share a communal dinner and a final get-together with the crew and tour guides.
Cycling 35 km
Day 8 Athens / Piraeus Harbour
Disembark after breakfast.
Moderate to energetic with some hilly mountainous areas. Roads are mostly asphalted. Daily rides are between 23 to 50 km. Electric bikes available.
2 days of full board, 5 days Half board (2 meals a day)
Trip Notes / Dates / Prices 2023