Athens and the Saronic Gulf by Bike

Athens and the Saronic Gulf by Bike

Athens and the Saronic Gulf by Bike

Prices

From $495USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

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Highlights

Explore the heavenly Saronic Gulf for a magical 8 days

Reward yourself after your rides with traditional Greek cuisine and drinks with stunning sea views.

Admire Byzantine architecture smattered throughout ancient hamlets on Aegina and Poros.

Follow the detailed map and guides to unique areas of Poros and Aegina islands.

After long days on the bike, put your feet up by the pool at your charming accommodations.

Who doesn’t want to spend time in Greece at some point in their life? This 8-day self-guided tour includes a day in the famous Athens before setting off to two phenomenal islands in the Saronic Gulf: Poros and Aegina. This tour is self-guided, but you will have support along the way with some transfers, a detailed itinerary, and high-end accommodation booked for you. Go at your own pace and explore this area by bike—on island time!

Throughout this journey, you’ll ride through sensational landscapes filled with rocky coasts dotted with Mediterranean brush, all the while enjoying sweeping views of the bright blue Aegean Sea. There’s no better reward after a long day of riding than a dip in the ocean! Or maybe you’d rather treat yourself to a big meal? Well, you can do that too with delicious Greek cuisine at your beck and call. This 8-day bike exploration allows you to follow your gut, get lost if you want, and use the maps provided to find your way back to lovely hotels each night to recuperate. The Athens and the Saronic Gulf by Bike Tour perfectly blends adventure and relaxation.

Athens and the Saronic Gulf by Bike Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Athens

You’re ready to start an amazing tour of Athens and the Saronic Gulf for the next 8 days! Check into your hotel and spend the remainder of the day exploring this famous Greek city. You’ll have the option to take a short guided cycling tour in the evening (must be booked beforehand).

Enjoy your first night of this self-guided tour in a lovely hotel.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Athens
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Ferry to Poros Island

Rise and shine for breakfast, then prepare for your first full day. If you arrived late yesterday, you could choose to do the Athens tour this morning. Otherwise, you’ll be driven to the port at Piraeus to catch a ferry. Hop on the 2.5-hour boat ride across the sparkling sea to land at Poros.

Once you land in Poros, cycle off for a few hours to explore sites like the monastery and some incredible beach loops. Settle into your hotel for a good night’s rest.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Poros
Distance
3 hours, 15km (+ optional 8km), 350m of ascent, 350m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Explore Poros

After breakfast, you’ll set out for an exploratory day, reaching the western part of this stunning island. Pedal through a former Russian Navy base, then continue into a wooded area, then to an interesting site known as the Temple of Poseidon. You’ll have the option to get off the bike and walk for a couple of hours to a restored lighthouse.

After visiting these sites, descend to Poros town, find some yummy Greek dinner, and get some sleep.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Poros
Distance
3 hours, 17km (+ optional 3km walking), 375m of ascent, 375m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 4 Excursion to Galatas

Fuel up on breakfast for a big day ahead. In the morning, you’ll take a small ferry to Galatas on the Saronic Peninsula. Spend the day exploring this cool agricultural area, visiting a local village, and ride down to the coast.

The wetlands of Psifta, a nature reserve, will be your last stop before turning back and riding the way you came from Galatas. In the late afternoon, return to Poros.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Poros
Distance
5 hours, 31km, 250m of ascent, 250m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Rest Day and Ferry to Aegina Island

Bid farewell to Poros this morning—you’re heading to another Saronic island, Aegina. Depending on the ferry schedule, stroll Poros in the morning or head right to Aegina. Once you arrive, feel free to cruise around as you please or relax on the beach and dip in the sparkling sea.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Aegina
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Day 6 Short Ride on Aegina

You’re well-rested, but today doesn’t pose much of a challenge anyway. Like the vibes on Aegina, the itinerary today is very chill. You can either meander the museums and archaeological sites or cycle to the postcard-like village of Perdika.

If you don’t feel like riding and crave sweeping vistas, a few hiking options are available to you, like summiting Ellanios Mountain. Return to your hotel for some Greek hospitality and relaxation.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Aegina
Distance
2 hours, 20km, 50m of ascent, 50m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 7 Full Aegina Circuit

Get an early start so you’re not riding during the heat of the day! Hop on your bike and ride inland to visit some fascinating religious sites, like the Aguis Nektariois Monastery and the Temple of Aphaia. Feel the ancient Greek atmosphere as you continue through a few hamlets, stopping at a seaside resort for a midday break.

Ascend a steep hill to be rewarded by a visit to a charming tavern in Anitseo, then round out the day with a descent down the west coast to land in Aegina town. Treat yourself to a delectable dinner on your last night of the tour.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Aegina
Distance
6 hours, 36km (+ optional 4km), 400m of ascent, 400m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 8 Departure

After breakfast, you will ride to the port to take a ferry back to Piraeus. Someone will meet you to collect your bikes and your tour will come to an end. Continue onto the next part of your journey full of memories from this epic trip.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Athens and the Saronic Gulf by Bike Price and Dates

This self-guided tour in Greece is always run as a custom tour for your group and the price depends on the kind of room you prefer.

The best time to travel to Greece for biking is during the warmest months of the year (May to September), but know that it can get very hot mid-summer (July and August).

Private Self-guided Athens and the Saronic Gulf by Bike

Have your own private tour with just your group! Prices below are per person:

Departure from April 1st to 22nd:

  • Price per person staying in single room (solo traveller): €875EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (group of 2 or more): €775EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (group of 2 or more): €550EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (group of 3 or more): €525EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (group of 4 or more): €525EUR
  • Price per person staying in triple room (group of 3 or more): €475EUR

Departure from May 1st to 27th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (solo traveller): €925EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (group of 2 or more): €825EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (group of 2 or more): €575EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (group of 3 or more): €550EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (group of 4 or more): €550EUR
  • Price per person staying in triple room (group of 3 or more): €495EUR

Departure from May 28th to June 14th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (solo traveller): €950EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (group of 2 or more): €850EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (group of 2 or more): €595EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (group of 3 or more): €575EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (group of 4 or more): €575EUR
  • Price per person staying in triple room (group of 3 or more): €525EUR

Departure from June 15th to September 13th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (solo traveller): €1,050EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (group of 2 or more): €950EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (group of 2 or more): €650EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (group of 3 or more): €625EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (group of 4 or more): €625EUR
  • Price per person staying in triple room (group of 3 or more): €550EUR

Departure from September 14th to 26th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (solo traveller): €950EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (groups of 2 or more): €850EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (groups of 3 or more): €825EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (groups of 2 or more): €595EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (groups of 3 or more): €575EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (groups of 4 or more): €575EUR
  • Price per person staying in triple room (groups of 3 or more): €525EUR

Departure from September 27th to October 14th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (solo traveller): €895EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (groups of 2 or more): €795EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (groups of 3 or more): €775EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (groups of 2 or more): €550EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (groups of 3 or more): €550EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (groups of 4 or more): €525EUR
  • Price per person staying in triple room (groups of 3 or more): €495EUR

Departure from October 15th to 25th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (solo traveller): €875EUR
  • Price per person staying in single room (group of 2 or more): €775EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (group of 2 or more): €550EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (group of 3 or more): €525EUR
  • Price per person staying in double or twin room (group of 4 or more): €525EUR
  • Price per person staying in triple room (group of 3 or more): €475EUR
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Accommodation on the Athens and the Saronic Gulf by Bike

The hotels on this tour are 3- and 4-star and offer modern amenities to keep you comfortable.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. If you are a solo traveller or you prefer a single room, the required supplements are included in the listed prices.

Novus Hotel in Athens

Feel super trendy in this modern hotel with a rooftop pool. Wake up in your exceptionally comfortable room and enjoy a delicious breakfast.

Saga Hotel in Poros

Soak up the island vibes of Poros at this comfortable hotel centrally located on the island. Just a short walk from the nearest beach, you’ll have no trouble unwinding after a day of walking here.

Hotel Danae in Aegina

Hotel Danae is a romantic hotel that offers free wifi, air conditioning, and attentive concierge. The outdoor pool is perfect for a post-walk splash.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s included in the Athens and the Saronic Gulf by Bike?

Meals

7 breakfasts are included.

Accommodations

Accommodation for 7 nights is included. You can extend your stay at any of the hotels along the route as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

Hybrid bike or e-bike rentals are available for an extra cost. Transportation for your luggage from port-hotel-port is included during the tour. You will also receive a transfer from Athens to Piraeus on Day 2 and all ferry tickets between locations (except the small boat to and from Galatas).

Also Included

  • Detailed itinerary in English
  • Detailed maps
  • GPS tracks
  • Bicycle delivery in Piraeus
  • Bike collection in Piraeus

Not included

  • Guide services
  • Flights
  • Visas if required
  • Airport transfers
  • Entrance fees of any kind
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Personal expenses or gratuities
  • Travel insurance or tourism tax
  • Anything not mentioned as included

Optional Extras

  • Bike rental
    • Hybrid bike: €25EUR per day
    • E-bike (including pannier bags): €50EUR per day
  • Airport transfers
  • Extra nights in any accommodation
  • Guided bike tour in Athens: €50EUR per person

Frequenty Asked Questions about Athens and the Saronic Gulf by Bike

How hard is the Athens and the Saronic Gulf by Bike?

We rate this tour as a 3/5. You should be comfortable biking for up to 6 hours and biking for several days consecutively, potentially with the help of an e-bike. You will have some downtime to recuperate, but the routes can be challenging. You’ll cycle on dirt roads and maintained asphalt roads.

What bike models are available to rent?

For this tour, you can choose to rent a hybrid bike or an e-bike. The hybrid models will be either an Ideal Megisto or KTM Manhattan. For more leisurely riding, choose on an e-bike, either Devron or Cube.

Do I need a visa to travel to Greece?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

I’ve never been on a self-guided trip! How does it work?

Self-guided travelling is not difficult! For many, it is a preferred type of travel, since you are in charge of your own time and pace. You are provided with all the information you’ll need to follow the route each day and often have access to phone support or other kinds of assistance. However, self-guided travelling requires good navigation skills and those who don’t feel confident in unknown places should consider booking guided tours.

Are meals included on the Athens and the Saronic Gulf by Bike?

7 breakfasts are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Athens to start this tour?

You can reach the Athens International Airport (ATH) by plane from many major European and international airports. You can take public transit to your hotel or arrange for a private transfer for an extra fee.

Is the Athens and the Saronic Gulf by Bike guided?

No. You will be provided with all necessary information to complete your self-guided tour.

Where does the Athens and the Saronic Gulf by Bike end?

The tour ends in Piraeus, where you can take public transit to the airport or arrange for private transport for a fee.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Greece?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Greece?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

S-Cape Travel Greece is a Greek outdoor company, established in 1994 and member of the S-Cape Group of companies since 2010.

At S-Cape Greece you find a varied portfolio of active and adventure trips that offer you a hands-on experience of Greece, having time to slowing down and appreciate the details: view the sites and landscapes, savor the specialties, meet and mingle with the locals and learn about the culture.

All our trips and itineraries are developed by our team of professional walkers and cyclists who have a keen eye for great trails, exciting itineraries, breath-taking scenery and good quality accommodation that share our vision on sustainable travel.

If you travel on one of our self-guided trips, you receive a Destination Manual with information on the country and a state-of-the-art Road Book with detailed route description, turn by turn diagrams of each crossing and explanatory text. On top, you can navigate the route in your own smartphone via our excellent S-Cape Travel App.

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Prices

From $495USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 3/5. You should be comfortable biking for up to 6 hours and biking for several days consecutively, potentially with the help of an e-bike. You will have some downtime to recuperate, but the routes can be challenging. You’ll cycle on dirt roads and maintained asphalt roads.


Read about our scale for Tour Difficulty Ratings.

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Athens, Greece

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