A wonderful bike and boat cycling holiday around the beautiful Cyclades and Saronic Islands. Cruise in a gentle loop from Piraeus (Athens) stopping at 6 different islands during this 7 night trip. Each island has its own unique charm and daily cycle rides along quite, scenic lanes are the perfect way to enjoy the sights and sounds of these idyllic archipelagos.
Each day you’ll set off on a new adventure, typically exploring an island by bike in the morning then setting sail for another beautiful island in the afternoon. You’ll start off from Piraeus, Athens’ bustling port, sailing on the Thalassa (previously named Bahryeli A), an elegant three-masted motor yacht featuring air-conditioned en suite cabins, a spacious saloon, sun deck and shaded rear deck.
Your trip will take in four of the cyclades islands – Kythnos, Seriphos, Siphnos and Kea followed by the islands of Poros and Aegina in the Saronic Gulf. The cubic whitewashed houses are common to these islands but each also has its own unique character, plus great cycling, beautiful sandy beaches and plenty of welcoming tavernas. There will also be plenty of opportunities to swim from the boat in the warm clear waters of the Aegean Sea.
Each night the boat will moor in a different port providing guests with a new environment to explore with an after-dinner stroll.
As the islands typically rise to hillier central areas you’ll inevitably be tackling some climbs on this trip, but the guided rides are quite short and there will be plenty of time to catch your breath and enjoy the spectacular scenery. Coastal roads are flatter and you’ll always have the option to simply head to the beach if you fancy a day off from cycling.