Best bike and boat holidays – Athens by bike suggestions
Last year, I had the opportunity to try a bike and boat holiday in Greece with Island Hopping. I was amazed by how good the whole experience was! We started from Split, in Croatia, and we explored the magnificent islands of Brac. Hvar and Pag. The service was excellent, the bikes routes were nice and safe. Thank you Inselhuepfen for this unforgettable experience!
Cycling cruises is a very active way of spending your holidays and a unique way to explore a country. Cycle during the day and then relax, dine and sleep on board at your “floating hotel”. It was a perfect combination of a relaxed cruise with max 30 participants and an active cycling journey through the most beautiful locations in Croatia.
Our trustful partner Inselhuepfen is the biggest bike and boat tour operator, with more than 20 years of experience. They operate in many countries but I believe that their most popular trips are in Greece and Croatia.
With a boat as your floating accommodation you are able to explore new places in a very unique way, without having to pack your bags each day.
You can find below a short description of their best selling programs. If you are in Athens, which is the starting point for 2 of their cruises, you can combine your stay with our Athens morning bike tour
The Cyclades, which comprise more than 30 islands, were the cradle of the first European civilised society 5,000 years ago.
It is also here that Greece shows its most unadulterated side in all its variety: Gleaming white cubic houses with blue shutters and labyrinth lanes give the typical architectonic flavour to the islands’ towns.
The mostly rugged coastlines show impressive geological formations, turquoise-blue sea and fantastic sandy beaches. Experience the fascinating mixture between antiquity and modern times on your motorized sailing ship and imbibe the beauty of the central archipelago of the Greek Aegean sea.
On the Ionian Islands of the west coast of Greece, Hellas shows her greenest side.
Pure nature, the crystal clear blue shimmering Ionian Sea and centuries of Venetian influences dominate the archipelago of the Ionian Islands.
From Corfu, which was the dream island of the Austrian empress Sissi, this journey leads you to regions which are not very well known abroad.
Discover the famous island of Ithaca which is said to have been the home of Odysseus, the green bird sanctuary island of Lefkas, the fantastic mountainous world of Cephalonia and the beautiful olive woods of the small island of Paxos.
Enjoy the stay on board of the wooden motor yacht and let yourself be pampered by the excellent Greek cuisine and the cosiness of the ship!
A fascinating journey through time and culture! This special tour combines the Greek mainland with the impressive islands of the Ionian Sea.
Famous sites such as Delphi, where the ancient Greeks once consulted the oracle, Aegina, where the white temple of Aphaia gleams high above the sea, the Asklepion of Epidaurus, with its well preserved ancient theatre are some of the highlights of the tour.
The passage through the Corinth Canal, an artificial seaway connecting the Gulf of Corinth with the Aegean sea, will surely become an unforgettable memory.
The crystal-clear waters of the Ionian Sea glittering in all shades of blue, the mountainous landscape of Cephalonia and the bird-sanctuary island of Lefkas, the small island of Paxos densely covered in olive groves, as well as the beautiful Old Town of Corfu – all guarantee a wonderfully relaxing vacation.
“The heart of Europe” is what the Istrians call their peninsula. This is where Central Europe and the world of Mediterranean meet. On this one week tour you will explore the most popular part of the Croatian coast. Fall in love with the Adriatic Sea on this tour.
Relax while being on a romantic motorsailer as your floating home. Get on your bicycle after a delicious breakfast, enjoy your lunch break ashore or meet your ship in one of the pretty harbors for a crossing.
Enjoy the outstanding cuisine on board after getting to the next harbor while watching the sunset or stroll around historical harbor towns before going to sleep under the stars… either on deck or in your cabin.
Discover the charm of the Adriatic Sea by bike and boat! Guarded by the towering Velebit mountain range in the east and hugged by the Istria Peninsula in the northwest lie the Kvarner bay islands.
Dramatic landscapes of the Kvaner bay islands, green hills and rocky moon landscapes give way to small harbor towns rich in history and culture. The day begins with a well-rounded breakfast leaving you fit to explore the diversity of the Kvarner bay islands on a guided bike tour.
Evenings are mostly spent in picturesque harbor towns with winding alleyways where a great range of bars and cafes stand host for a relaxing evening.
Croatia has a beautiful coast with thousands of islands, reefs and bays. Numerous romantic ruins, charming hills, countless natural beauties and phenomena are waiting to be discovered. On one of the easiest tours, as you to spend a week on a ship cruising between the mainland and the islands.
Good cuisine, an open minded crew and knowledgeable tour guides are expecting you. We visit two National Parks and the islands of Central Dalmatia, starting from Trogir. Highlights include UNESCO protected old town of Trogir, Primošten, Šibenik with its famous cathedral, Zadar, National Park Krka-waterfalls and Kornati Islands. On a romantic motor yacht, your floating accommodation, you discover the charm of the Adriatic in a very special way.