Ionian Islands Bike & Sail

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traveller reviews

  • I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on. If you want to see the real Greece and not just hot tourist spots which are crowded and expensive, then hit the side roads with a cycle and sail tour. Start to finish this was the BEST vacation I've ever taken. Everything about the cycling and sailing was planned so well and I just got to cycle, enjoy the company and the great views and food!! L. Roe, UK
In the Ionian sea off the west coast of Greece and beyond the southern tip of the Peloponnese lie the idyllic Ionian Islands, the perfect setting for a cruising and cycling adventure. Travelling from Corfu, this journey leads you to some of the less visited regions in Greece. Discover the famous island of Ithaca, said to have been the home of Odysseus, the unforgettable green bird sanctuary island of Lefkas, mountainous Cephalonia, and the beautiful olive woods of the small island of Paxos. Cruising from island to island, we'll spend plenty of time ashore exploring fishing villages and historic sites by bike or just relaxing and enjoying the authentic Greek hospitality.
brief itinerary
DAY 1 Board in Corfu DAY 2 Cruise to mainland, cycle to Parga, cruise to Nidri on Lefkas Island (28km/18mi) DAY 3 Discover Lefkas Island by bike, cruise to Cephalonia (29km/18mi) DAY 4 Cycle to Sami via Melissani caves, cruise to Vathy on Ithaca Island (45km/28mi) DAY 5 Cycle on the island of Ithaca, cruise to Meganisi (21 + 13km/13 + 8mi) DAY 6 Cruise to Mytikas, cycle to Lefkas and cruise to Paxos (49km/30mi) DAY 7 Explore the island of Paxos, cruise to Corfu (23km/14mi) DAY 8 Trip concludes
trip dates

16 June 2018 - 23 June 2018 2 Closed Enquire »
23 June 2018 - 30 June 2018 1 Closed Enquire »
30 June 2018 - 07 July 2018 2 Closed Enquire »
07 July 2018 - 14 July 2018 Guaranteed Departure Book Now »
14 July 2018 - 21 July 2018 Guaranteed Departure Book Now »
25 August 2018 - 01 September 2018 1 Closed Enquire »
29 September 2018 - 06 October 2018 2 Closed Enquire »
06 October 2018 - 13 October 2018 Closed Enquire »
13 October 2018 - 20 October 2018 Closed Enquire »
20 October 2018 - 27 October 2018 Closed Enquire »
27 October 2018 - 03 November 2018 Closed Enquire »

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Some departures follow a different itinerary from Athens to Corfu (or v.v.) combining the Gulf of Corinth with the Ionian Islands. Highlights are the temple of Aphaia on Aegina Island, the Isthmus of Corinth and the archaeological site of Delphi - see trip notes. Itinerary subject to change according to weather conditions. Drinking water is extra - allow EUR20pp. Option to add 3 day extension in Athens on select departures, supplement applies - see trip notes for details.
1 Itinerary runs from Corfu to Athens - refer to the second itinerary in trip notes.
2 Athens to Corfu - refer to the third itinerary in trip notes.

what's included
MEALS: *7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 3 dinners (dinner and lunch may be swapped) ACCOMMODATION: *7 nights in a double cabin below deck with ensuite facilities (supplement applies for above deck or single cabin) GUIDES: *experienced crew including English speaking cycle guide BACKUP & SUPPORT: *information pack including overview maps per cabin EQUIPMENT: *21 speed hybrid bike rental with pannier (electric bike available on request - supplement applies) PLUS: *bed linen and towels *entries to museums and archaeological sites (group visits only)
Ionian Islands Bike & Sail
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trip grading:
moderate to challenging
8 days
trip code:
from £1,295
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