Aegean Dream | Big Mountain Bike Adventures

Aegean Dream

Greece Mountain Bike Tour

Discover the beautiful Greek Aegean islands by mountain bike on a private 32-meter sailboat with seven private cabins for up to 14 persons. Unpack your bags and settle in, making the beautiful boat your home, restaurant and transportation for the week as you island hop and ride the quiet islands and harbour towns on Kos, Kalymnos, Leros, Lipsi and Patmos. Dive off the deck into the clear blue sea while evenings are whiled away with a glass of wine and the sunset. This region is rich in stories and cultural sights from ancient Greece and the Roman and Ottoman empires; our knowledgeable guides will share the region’s deep history. The riding consists of a mix of singletrack, dirt roads and quiet paved roads; this is not a hardcore singletrack riding experience but an exceptional adventure that satisfies a wide range of fitness levels and abilities, from kids to non-riders to advanced riders (everyone will get a great workout!). This is an ideal trip for private groups or families (we can also source a bigger boat that accomodates up to 37 passengers for larger groups). Note that the above video was shot on the larger boat, albeit on the same itinerary as this posted trip.

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Bodrum.

Welcome to Bodrum, Turkey and transfer to our private sailboat. Explore vibrant Bodum on foot.

Day 2: Ride Bodrum, sail to Kos island.

Ride from the boat in the hills above Bodrum than sail off to Kos, Greece while enjoying lunch. Afternoon exploratory ride of Kos.

Day 3: Sail to Leros for a great ride, then continue to Patmos island.

Sail to Leros and ride to the hilltop castle of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem. After a sandy beach swim we sail to the island of Patmos.

Day 4: Ride Patmos island, sail to Lipsi island.

Climb from the boat to a grotto where it is said that St. John wrote some of the bible, followed by a technical singletrack descent. Then sail to Lipsi.

Day 5: Ride Lipsi, sail to Kalmynos island.

You’ll love the little island of Lipsi, today’s ride will cover most of it. After a stop to its famous bakery we’re off to the island of Kalmynos.

Day 6: Sail to Kos, ride Kos island.

Early morning sail to Kos followed by a point-to-point ride that crosses the island. Afternoon visit to the world famous Ascleption archaeological excavation.

Day 7: Ride Kos, visit it's Roman Odeion site. Sail to Bodrum.

A mellow ride and visit the Roman Odeion archaeological site followed by the Embros hot springs and last dip in the Mediterranean. Sail to Bodrum.

Day 8: Bon Voyage!

Depart from the boat and transfer to Bodrum airport with a suitcase full of memories. Bon voyage!

What our Guests Say:

"Dream trip! We had so many memorable experiences. A huge thanks to our amazing guides and boat crew for everything."

- Tanya P.

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Details

Dates: Private trips only

Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
Joining In: Bodrum, Turkey
Skill Level: 1 fitness, 1 technical
Type: Cross-Country
Land Cost: €1895 (based on 14 persons in seven cabins) /person | Currency Conversion ?

Ride Map

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Skill Levels

To make sure that you are well prepared for your trip, please read the following ability guidelines carefully. It is important that you speak with us prior to booking your trip. Call us Toll Free in North America: 1-866-894-0220 or drop us an email: info@ridebig.com.

Each trip’s ability level is the minimum level required for that trip.

Fitness

Level 1

Exercise regularly. Are comfortable with sustained output at a relaxed pace for 3-4 hours a day for 2-4 consecutive days.

Level 2

Exercise 2-3 times a week for 30 minutes or more. Are comfortable with sustained output at athletic pace with occasional short anaerobic periods. Can ride 4-6 hours per day for 2-4 consecutive days and are comfortable pushing and hiking with the bike for sections.

Technical

Level 1

Have ridden a mountain bike for at least ten times, are capable of controlling bike speed and direction on smooth doubletrack and rolling singletrack trails. Would embrace more riding time and would consider taking a lesson to help prepare for the trip.

Level 2

Have been mountain biking for at least one year, can climb and descend under control on moderately steep singletrack with loose rocks. Can ride with mild exposure at times. Would embrace more riding time and would consider taking a lesson to help prepare for the trip.

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