Ionian Islands Bike+Boat

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Ionian Islands Bike+Boat

from/to Corfu

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Off the west coast of Greece on the Ionian Islands, Greece shows her greenest side. Untouched nature, the clear blue, shimmering Ionian Sea, and centuries of Venetian influence dominate the the Ionian Islands archipelago. This tour starts on Corfu, the dream island of the unforgettable Austrian empress Sissi, and leads to spectacular regions little known outside of Greece. By Bike & Boat we discover the famous island of Ithaca, said to have been the home of Odysseus, the unforgettable green bird sanctuary island of Lefkas, and explore the fantastic mountain world of Cephalonia and the beautiful olive groves that cover the small island of Paxos. Enjoy your week in absolute comfort on board the wooden motor yacht and let yourself be spoilt by the excellent Greek hospitality and cuisine!

Dates 2024:

Arrival: Friday
Duration: 8 days

Apr 12./19./26., May 03./10./31., Jun 07./14./21., Jul 12./19., Aug 30., Sept 06./13., Oct 04./11.

Min.number of participants: 14 persons

€ 200,- discount per person!

1st Day: Corfu/Corfu city (Embarkation)

Individual arrival by plane and transfer to the ship. Check in on the Panagiota is possible from 2 pm onwards. Dinner on board and overnight stay on Corfu.

2nd Day: Corfu Island – Sivota – Parga – Lefkas Island (aprx. 18 mi/28 km)

Cast off! In the morning we cross over to Sivota on the Greek mainland, where we head off on our first cycling tour. Our first cycle leads us to Parga, a coastal town beautifully situated below a Venetian fortress that towers over the old town. 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.

3rd Day: Lefkas Island (aprx. 21 mi/35 km)

After breakfast we start with a short tour to a waterfall near Nidri. With a bit of luck, the water will be deep enough for us to enjoy a refreshing swim. Afterwards we continue along quiet roads over the hills to the picturesque harbour town of Sivota. 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.

4th Day: Cephalonia Island (aprx. 25 mi/39 km)

We leave Fiskardo by bike and climb an impressive mountain road on the west coast of Kefalonia. Along the way we are rewarded with awe inspiring views over the Assos peninsula and the famous Myrtos beach. After the climb we turn inland and cross the island. 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.

5th Day: Island of Ithaca (aprx. 13 or 17 mi/20 or 28 km)

In the morning, we head out on a bike tour on the Ithaca Island. This hilly island with its spectacular scenery is said to have been home of the mythical king Odysseus. 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.

6th Day: Islands of Meganisi and Paxos (aprx. 10 mi/17 km)

In the morning we explore the tiny island of Meganisi by bike. The panoramic tour leads along secluded roads and the island’s three villages. These small hamlet gives us a good impression of traditional Greek island life. 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.

7th Day: Islands of Paxos and Corfu (aprx. 14 mi/23 km)

Paxos, the smallest of the seven Ionian Islands, is so densely covered in olive trees the whole island seems to glisten a wonderful silver green colour. Our morning tour leads us around the whole island. 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.

8th Day: Corfu/ Corfu city (Disembarkation)

After breakfast check-out and individual return home or extended stay on Corfu Island.

Important Information

We reserve the right to make changes to the itinerary, depending on wind and weather conditions or organizational requirements. Sometimes the tour will be run in reverse order. Our tours are dependent on weather conditions and the final decision is that of the captain. You are free to set aside a half or full day to swim or spend time on board the boat, instead of taking a planned bike-tour.



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.

General information:
Group riding pace
On most of our Bike & Boat tours you can choose between a hybrid bike and an e-bike. However, the guided group pace is based on the speed of the hybrid bike cyclists. Those who rent an e-bike on a hybrid bike tour are asked to show consideration for those who ride without electronic assistance. Hybrid bike cyclists need more breaks and more time to cycle the hills. We thank you for your understanding.
We believe that only children with a good physical condition and previous bicycle tour experience and a minimum age of 10 are able to master the cycle tours with their own strength. 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.
Internet availability
Please note that there is no WiFi available onboard the Panagiota. If you need to connect to the internet during the tour, we recommend bringing your portable electronic device to a cafe or bar somewhere in the harbour. Free WiFi is on offer almost everywhere. If you order something to eat or drink, then you are able to use the WiFi to your hearts content.


21-speed ladies or gents

  • Quality brand bicycles
  • Touring bikes with derailleur
  • Odometer
  • 1 Ortlieb-pannier bag

Insurance against theft and damage of the rental bike bookable:
hybrid bicycle: 10 euro/week; e-bike: 25 euro/week (not insured: grossly negligent damages)

Bringing own e-bikes not allowed on our ships!
Helmets are mandatory on our bike tours. It is advised to bring your own, well fitted, helmet with you as our rental helmet numbers are limited (reservation required).



  • next airport: Corfu (CFU)


  • Transfers bookable- see Prices
  • 8-day trip on a motorized yacht with crew
  • 7 nights in a twin cabin below deck with shower/toilet
  • 2 x full-board and 5 x half-board on board
  • Bottled mineral water on board and during all activities ashore
  • Guided bicycle tours and sightseeing as described in the itinerary
  • Overview-maps for the daily bike tours (on board)
  • Entrance fee to museums and archaeological sites (group visit only)
  • Bed linen and towels
  • English-speaking tour guide

3-day additional program Corfu

available pre and post tour

Included Services:

  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Corfu Town with breakfast (choice of 3-star or 4-star hotel, booking subject to availability)
  • Taxi transfers between Corfu Airport/Corfu Port and hotel at the beginning and end of the extension program
  • Choice of one activity: Guided culinary-cultural city tour, kayak tour along the east coast, or sunset hike along the west coast (all tours are guided exclusively in English)
  • Information booklet on active leisure activities on Corfu

Minimum number of participants: 2 persons

3 star hotelprice per person
Double room530,-
Single room610,-
4 star hotel
Double room660,-
Single room850,-
2-bed cabin lower deck1.990,-
2-bed cabin above deck2.190,-
2-bed cabin for single use lower deck2.490,-
2-bed cabin for single use above deck2.690,-
Prices in EUR/person

Discounts additional bed/children
Children up to age 16 receive a discount of 25 % on the basic tour price.

Additional bookable

Rental bikes
21-speed 80,-
Additional nights incl. breakfastupon request
Shared transfer on arrival-/departure day price per person/way
Airport Corfu – Corfu harborupon request
hotel Corfu – harborupon request
Prices in EUR/person

Operator: Inselhüpfen/Zeitreisen

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