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Self-Guided Athens and Saronic Islands by Bike CSGR

Visiting: Greece
Trip Duration 8 Days
 
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Cycling Holiday in Greece

Explore the Greek islands of Poros and Aegina in the Saronic Gulf on this self-guided cycle trip. From Athens you travel by boat to the islands, each with its own unique charm. On cycle routes you explore the beaches, wetlands, beautiful coastline, villages and ancient sites. The temple of Aphaia is arguably the jewel in the crown of Aegina.

Please note that in the quieter months (April and November, December) there are more limited ferry connections and we can offer start dates on Sunday or Tuesday only. The daily ferry times change throughout the year which can affect the amount of cycling possible each day. This itinerary is designed to accommodate the ferry schedule with a number of optional cycle rides during the week and it is important for you to be happy adopting a flexible approach to each day. Also on rare occasions there can be last minute ferry schedule changes throughout the year so the itinerary sequence and duration on the islands can vary.

Tour Highlights

  • Athens - Superb mix of ancient civilization and a modern city
  • Island hopping by bicycle
  • Poros - the lively and green island
  • Psifta protected wetlands - cycle on the Peloponnese peninsula
  • Aegina - Superb beaches, peaceful and pistachio groves
  • Ancient civilization - temples of Poseidon and Aphaia
  • Optional guided bicycle tour in the city centre of Athens

Itinerary

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  • 1
    Holiday starts in Athens

  • 2
    Ferry to Poros; introductory cycle ride

  • 3
    On Poros - ride to former Russian base and Temple of Poseidon

  • 4
    Return ride on the Peloponnese peninsula to protected wetlands of Psifta

  • 5
    Ferry from Poros to Aegina Island. Optional rides

  • 6
    On Aegina - ride to picturesque village of Perdika

  • 7
    On Aegina - cycle to Aphaia Temple and Agios Monastery

  • 8
    Holiday ends in Piraeus

Trip notes

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Why Book this trip
Unlike many other operators, we include the hire of your bike in the overall cost of the holiday: you don't need to bring your own or pay extra to hire one locally. We also provide a pump, lock, spare inner tube and tyre levers. All you need bring is your own helmet.
Included meals 7 0 0
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Transport
Boat, Bicycle, Ferry
Accommodation
1 night Premium Hotel
6 nights Standard Hotel
Cycling Information
On this tour we cycle 127 kilometres over five days (an average of 22 km per day). The terrain is mostly undulating in the interior with some steep ascents and descents and some days have flat sections mixed in. Most of the route is on tarmac country lanes and secondary roads with little traffic, however sometimes you have to travel on busier roads when approaching the larger towns. We have graded the route as easy to moderate. The final day of cycling is by far the most challenging in comparison with the other days although it is possible to shorten.
Included Bike
27 or 30 gear hybrid bike.

Electric bikes (e-bikes) are available for an additional cost for the duration of the holiday (£110). You will be required to pay a refundable deposit upon collection of the e-bike in country. Please contact us for more details or to request your e-bike.
Luggage Transfer
Included between each hotel and to and from the ports. You will need to bring your bags with you for ferry transfers during the trip.