Boat & Bike on the Ionian Islands - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
    Corfu City
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    approx. 160-170 km / 99-106 mi
  • Distance per day:
    17 - 39 km / 11 - 24 mi
  • Altitude profile:
    most stages are hilly or mountainous
    300-600 m/187-377 ft
  • Profile:
    predominantly quiet roads
    The pace is determined by the "organic" riders;
    e-bikers are asked for consideration

If you don’t feel like cycling, stay aboard the ship!

Eating and drinking
Your holiday includes half board. You will get a hearty breakfast and a 3-course meal for lunch or dinner (2 days with full board), always prepared with fresh, local ingredients.

Boat & Bike on the Ionian Islands

Island hopping on the MS Panagiota from 1989 €

The Tour

Boat & Bike on the Ionian Islands - Korfu Island

The Ionian Islands lie off the west coast of Greece, are surprisingly green and have a charm all of their own due to their long affiliation with the Republic of Venice. Island hopping is truly the right term for this cycling vacation, as 6 islands from Ithaca to Paxos are on your tour. The UNESCO city of Corfu is the starting and ending point of your journey, which is characterized by many vineyards, olive groves, blue water and great beaches. For this bike & boat tour on the Ionian Islands, you should bring some fitness with you.
The pace is set by the trekking cyclists; those who want to ride an e-bike are welcome to do so, but are asked to be considerate. If you wish, you can stay on board the motor sailing boat MS Panagiota.

Rad & Schiff auf den Ionischen Inseln - MS Panagiota

Day 1 Arrival Corfu City
Embarkation from 14:00 and time to explore the pastel-colored, Venetian old town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 2 Cycle tour Sivota - Parga, approx. 28 km/17 mi
Crossing to the mainland during breakfast. This is followed by the first cycle tour to the harbor town of Parga, picturesquely situated below the Venetian fortress, with a picturesque promenade right by the sea. Crossing to the island of Lefkas.

Day 3 Cycle tour Lefkas island, approx. 35 km/22 mi
Cycle past the Nydri waterfall through olive groves, cypresses and pine trees line the route. Via Syvros with its many springs and watermills, you cycle to Sivota, from where the boat takes you to the lively town of Fiskado.

Day 4 Cycle tour Kefalonia island, approx. 39 km/24 mi
A crisp uphill ride along the steep coast with wonderful views of the Assos peninsula and the famous Myrtos beach. You will visit the Melissani stalactite cave in rowing boats. Crossing to Vathy.

Day 5 Cycle tour Ithaca island, approx. 20-28 km/13-17 mi
Ithaca, the mystical home island of Odysseus, is characterized by vineyards, lemon and olive groves. Today you have two options - either cycle all the way up the mountain stage or opt for the panoramic road halfway up. Either way, there are gnarled olive trees and azure blue sea to marvel at. Boat trip to Meganisi.

Day 6 Cycle tour Meganisi island, approx. 17 km/11 mi
Today you will experience typical Greek island flair. You cycle along lonely roads to the beach of Sportochori. Enjoy a swimming break before continuing by boat to Gaios, where you can end the evening in a cozy taverna.

Day 7 Cycle tour Paxos island, approx.  23 km/14 mi
Cycle through silver-green olive groves around the smallest of the Ionian Islands. The numerous small beaches in the east offer the opportunity for a swim before the ship sails to Corfu.

Day 8 Disembarking and departure
After breakfast, your tour "Bike & Boat on the Ionian Islands" unfortunately comes to an end.

Boat & Bike on the Ionian Islands
Boat & Bike on the Ionian Islands
Boat & Bike on the Ionian Islands - Korfu City
Prices & Dates

Prices & Dates

Here are the details on MS Panagiota.

Included in "Boat & Bike on the Ionian Islands":

  • 7 nights aboard
  • 5 x half board, 2 x full board
  • drinkable water for the tours
  • cabin cleaning and towel change (midweek)
  • bed linen and towels per person
    (bath towels not included)
  • group entrance to museums and archaeological sites
  • guided cycle tours, english-speaking
  • maps on board
  • optional rental bike
  • optional e-bike


  • outside cabins, with ensuite WC and shower
  • double bed, partly 3rd bed above
  • air conditioning
  • lower deck cabins with permanently locked portholes
  • above deck with tilting windows
  • cabin assignment to take place upon arrival

Rental bicycles:

  • We offer comfortable trekking bikes with 24-speed gearboxes, equipped with a bike bag. We also offer e-bikes if desired.
  • There is a helmet obligation on the part of the ship agency. We recommend using your own due to the variety of head sizes and shapes and for hygienic reasons.

Bookable dates 2024:

  • Arrival on fridays
    12.04. + 19.04. + 26.04. + 03.05. + 10.05. + 31.05.
    07.06. + 14.06. + 21.06. + 12.07. + 19.07.
    30.08. + 06.09. + 13.09. + 04.10. + 11.10.
  • Minimum number of participants: 14. This tour can be cancelled by the provider up to 21 days prior to its commencement. If this is the case, we will strive to supply our customers with an equivalent offer.


All prices are per person.

2-bed cabin1989 €2189 €
surcharge for single occupancy,
lower deck
+ 500 €
surcharge for single occupancy,
above deck
+ 700 €
3-bed cabin lowerdeck:  
3rd person- 50 %
reduction, child until 16,9 years:  
1 adult, 1 child- 25 %
rental bike80 €
e-bike200 €
private bikewithout surcharge
private e-bikenot possible
limitation of liability (rental bike)*10 €
limitation of liability (e-bike)*20 €

The booking process

The Tour


Arrival "Boat & Bike on the Ionian Islands":

  • Arrival Airport Korfu:
    Korfu Airport, from there take the bus or taxi to Corfu City
    Distance approx. 5 km is a helpful on-line resource

Personal bikes:
In principle, you can bring your own bike along. However, please note that your bike will be loaded on and off the boat twice a day along with several others and therefore slight cosmetic damage to individual bikes cannot be ruled out, which is why we do not take responsibility or liability for such damage. We recommend reserving one the excellent rental bikes we offer.

Private e-bikes:
Unfortunately, it is not possible to bring your private e-bikes.

Perfectly looked after:
During your tour, we are available between 8 am and 8 pm, 7 days a week. We are happy to help with any kind of problems you might be having. You will find this emergency number in your travel documents.

Please note:

  • As is the case with all boat trips, changes in travel itineraries due to the weather, the rivers’ water levels or technical issues can be undertaken at any time.
The Tour
Prices & Dates
Book now

Book this journey

see above
see above

I am booking the journey for myself and my fellow travellers

* This field is required

You will immediately receive acknowledgement of receipt.