Bike and Barge
Ionian Islands for families

Corfu Island - Cephalonia - Corfu Island
  • GR005 / Greece
  • Bike and Barge For families Travel with children and teenagers: boats with family cabins, discounts, easy stages and the possibility of hiring bikes and accessories for the little ones.
  • Guided Guided Travel in a group with other participants and a tour leader who knows the route.
  • By the sea By the sea Coastal itinerary or travel programme that leaves room for relaxation by the sea.   For families For families Travel with children and teenagers: boats with family cabins, discounts, easy stages and the possibility of hiring bikes and accessories for the little ones.
  • Silver
  • 26 Jul, 2 Aug, 9 Aug 2024
  • 8 days
  • round tour Corfu Island - Cephalonia - Corfu Island

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A multi-adventure cruise among the Ionian Islands, along Greece's west coast, suitable for adults and children! Here you can discover a greener Greece, that of Corfu, Lefkas, Paxos and Meganisi. That of picture-postcard villages, where time seems to have stood still to make room again for ancient traditions and the spontaneity of nature. Let yourself be captivated by Greek cuisine and legends while enjoying boating and biking, canoeing and hiking in the timeless beauty of these places.

 

  • The White Cliffs of Lefkada
  • The village of Fiskardo and the Melissani Cave, in Kefalonia
  • The clear sea and postcard-perfect beaches

What awaits you

A week of boating with a mix of easy biking, hiking and canoeing. The program requires no special preparation: all that is needed is some familiarity with pedals, walking and sea life, along with minimal training that can be acquired by occasional outings. The hilly routes by bike can be tackled calmly, even by a child, but if you don't feel like participating in some of the rides, you can skip them by staying on board to enjoy the sunshine.

Accommodation

Overnight accommodations are provided aboard a two-masted motor sailboat-a floating hotel that follows you during the various excursions and welcomes you aboard in the evening. Available to guests: a spacious salon that becomes a restaurant at mealtimes, a large sun deck equipped with comfortable mattresses, a shady back deck, and comfortable cabins with private bathrooms and air conditioning.

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  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Sheets and towels
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 2 days full board and 5 days half board, drinks excluded

If you are vegetarian, gluten-intolerant or allergic to some specific ingredients/substances please indicate it at the moment of booking. A supplement applies for gluten-free, lactose-free or vegan diets (to be paid in advance).

Once on board, make sure that the kitchen staff is aware of your allergies, in order to avoid unpleasant situations.

  • English speaking tour leader within an international group
The tour leader leads the way along the route, coordinates the participants and knows how to intervene in case of unforeseen events.
Participants come from all over the world, and the common language is English.

Before departure you will receive by email:

  • the link to download the tour information material in Pdf (Tour notes and Final tour details)
We plan your trip carefully, but if you need assistance you can count on the tour leader.

In the Final Tour Details you will find the contact phone numbers you can call during the tour in case of emergency.

  • Entrance tickets to museums and archaeological sites (group visits only)

In the event of unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances occurring at the place of destination or in its immediate surrounding area and having a substantial impact on the execution of the package or on the transport of travellers towards the destination, the traveller has the right to withdraw from the agreement before using the package, without paying withdrawal costs.

In all the other cases of withdrawal from the travel agreement, the traveller is always required to pay a withdrawal penalty. Read more

Withdrawal penalties

  • 20% up to 84 days prior to departure date
  • 40% from 83 to 42 days prior to departure date
  • 60% from 41 to 28 days prior to departure date
  • 90% from 27 to 1 day prior to departure date
  • 100% no-show

Round trip not included.

  • Meals not mentioned in the section “price includes”
  • Drinks on board
  • Entrance tickets not mentioned in the section “price includes”
  • Tips
    The amount is up to your discretion, we suggest 5-7 % of the cost of the trip.

You can rent bikes and accessories from our local partner.

The helmet is mandatory, we recommend bringing your own.

  • Accommodation in single cabin/room
  • Transfer 
    You ca nbook a transfer from Corfu (airport or hotel) to the embarkation point and vice versa (available on embarkation and disembarkation days only)
  • Bike insurance
    It is possible to add an insurance against theft and damage of the rental bike (negligence damage excluded): € 10 touring bike, € 20 electric bike
  • Everything not mentioned in the section “included”
Practical information
  • Level: easy
  • Total length: 60 km

Embarkation is scheduled from 2 PM at the port of Marina Gouvia. Here you will meet the tour leader and other participants.

Corfu is the starting point of the tour to be reached independently. 

By plane

The closest airport is Corfu International Airport (CFU):

From Corfu International Airport (CFU):

  • bus line 15 until the port and then walk to the point of embarkation
  • alternatively, you can request a transfer (available on days of embarkation and disembarkation only).

For an overview of prices, airlines and flight schedules we suggest rome2rio.com or Google Maps, which also show options via train or bus, even for the last mile. For reliability and security, we recommend purchasing your flight on the official website of your chosen airline.

If you are a citizen of the EU or of a Schengen country – i.e. most EU countries and four European Free Trade Association (EFTA) member states, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland – you are free to travel to other Schengen countries without having to go through border controls.

Even if you don’t need a passport for border checks within the Schengen area, it is still always highly recommended to take a passport or ID card with you.

If you are a non-EU national wishing to visit or travel within the EU, you will need a passport:

  • valid for at least 3 months after the date you intend to leave the EU country you are visiting,
  • which was issued within the previous 10 years
  • and possibly a visa

You should apply for a visa from the consulate or embassy of the country you are visiting. If your visa is from a Schengen area country, it automatically allows you to travel to the other Schengen countries as well.

 

Do not forget your travel, health and/or car insurance documents.

For further information visit Your Europe official website.

 

Always thoroughly check the document you travel with: expiration date and integrity.

The official language is Greek. English is not spoken in all businesses and public offices.

Internet and telephone

With a European SIM card, roaming services are free throughout Europe. Please check your rates with your mobile/internet provider before departure.

The international phone prefix for Italy is +30.
Emergency numbers
112 – Common Emergency Number. This is the European emergency number which can be called in any emergency from any telephone (landline and mobile phone). Calls are free.
100 – Police Help Number
199 – Fire Department
166 – Medical Emergencies
1434 – Hospitals and duty pharmacies

 

Electricity

The Greek electrical net is 220 volts – 50 Hz. F-type power sockets.

Type C, D, E, and H sockets are found in older installations.

We recommend to always carry a universal adapter for electronic devices.

The currency in Greece is the euro (€).

Luggage

  • Bags instead of suitcases (space on board is limited)

Personal equipment

  • a reusable water bottle
  • a holder to fix for your mobile phone on the handlebar
  • a power bank
  • basic first aid kit which includes sticky bandages, gauze and low grade disinfectant
  • sun glasses for eye protection
  • protective sun lotion
  • insect repellent

Clothes

  • padded cycling shorts
  • comfortable shoes with stiff soles
  • light weight waterproof/windproof tops
  • leggings and long sleeved tops for cooler mornings or evenings
  • small close-fitting rucksack to carry small items during the day while cycling
  • swimsuit
  • clothes to cover your shoulders when you visit churches

Per viaggiare nel rispetto dell’ambiente, dei luoghi e delle persone che ci accolgono:

  • informati sugli usi e i costumi del Paese che stai visitando
  • fai attenzione ai gesti, che possono assumere significati diversi o offensivi
  • chiedi sempre prima di fotografare le persone
  • nei luoghi di culto indossa un abbigliamento adeguato
  • non lasciare traccia del tuo passaggio, non abbandonare rifiuti
  • non raccogliere “souvenir” da ambienti naturali protetti e siti archeologici
  • cerca sempre di seguire i sentieri, non disturbare gli animali e non danneggiare le piante
  • non sprecare acqua ed energia, risorse preziose per tutto il pianeta
  • rispetta le regole stabilite dai proprietari delle strutture ricettive

Tour programme variations

  • Due to organisational reasons, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during the holiday.
  • Issues with high and low water, as well as logistic obstacles such as officially ordered – previously not announced – repair work on locks or bridges can modify some of the daily stretches or overnight stays and may even request a transfer by bus. These decisions are only taken by the boat’s captain.

Travel insurance

  • It is advisable to take out an insurance policy against expenses arising from cancellation of the tour package, accidents, luggage (loss and damage), as well as a contract covering expenses in case of repatriation. Insurance policies are not included in the tour package offered by the operator.
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Published: 24 Aug 2019
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GR005 / Greece / Ionian Islands for families

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GR005 / Greece / Ionian Islands for families

Bike and Barge / Guided / By the sea / For families

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Tour programme variations

  • Due to organisational reasons, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during the holiday.
  • Issues with high and low water, as well as logistic obstacles such as officially ordered – previously not announced – repair work on locks or bridges can modify some of the daily stretches or overnight stays and may even request a transfer by bus. These decisions are only taken by the boat’s captain.

Travel insurance

  • It is advisable to take out an insurance policy against expenses arising from cancellation of the tour package, accidents, luggage (loss and damage), as well as a contract covering expenses in case of repatriation. Insurance policies are not included in the tour package offered by the operator.
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