About this holiday
Imagine Island hopping onboard your own yacht, arriving at a new destination each day and discovering each island by bike. On this very special trip you will get to explore the islands in a completely unique way and create memories that will last a lifetime. In addition, there are a limited number of berths (8) ensuring that a small group of participants enjoy a very personal and exclusive form of tourism.
You’ll discover the beauty of The Cyclades day by day, port by port, and even if you don’t want to cycle you are welcome to just enjoy the sights and sounds of the passing scenery.
We embark from the port of Lavrio, just outside Athens, to our adventure amongst the islands of the Aegean Sea: The Cyclades.
You will get to cycle amazing roads on the islands of Kythnos, Serifos, Sifnos, Paros, Syros and Kea. Sailing between these islands will even give you a chance to try your sailing skills if you wish, or just sunbath if you prefer.
We will have an average of 4 hours sailing time per day (depending on weather conditions), how you spend the rest of each day is entirely up to you. Whether you want to cycle one of our routes, visit a beach, shop, or simply relax, this trip is for you.
Custom programs can be created for you at an additional charge depending on the number of participants, duration and component parts of the tour.
Self-guided or Guided biking tour
Participating in a biking tour is one of the most pleasant ways to discover a destination in depth. Upon your arrival, we will supply you with your GPS device with routes, maps, road book, etc., and of course your bike with all necessary equipment such as panniers, service kit, locks etc. During your stay in the islands, you will have the freedom to spend your time in any way you wish. Whether you decide to wake up early or start later, you cycle at your own pace and stop anywhere that catches your interest on the proposed route. In this way you are not obliged to follow a specific schedule but can just follow at your own tempo. Upon request we can arrange to have a biking escort with you all along your tour.
And of course we provide 24h telephone support in case of emergency just to be sure everything rolls along smoothly.
A Sustainable Holiday
Arcas Travel Services believes in sustainable and responsible tourism, and is committed to having the lowest possible environmental impact. By employing only local guides and using only regional services we provide a form of tourism that benefits the community. The visitor also benefits by being able to come closer to authentic local cultures and traditions due to our unique local knowledge. We think tourism should be about respect and benefit to the local inhabitants and that responsible travelers will get more out of their holiday by giving a little bit back to the special places and people that they meet. To help offset the carbon emissions Arcas also donates 10 euros per client which is shared between forestry commissions in the Peloponnese for reforestation after the deadly fires of 2007.