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Rhodes, Kos, Leros & Patmos (avec guide)

Guided island hopping on 4 islands


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During this 12-day cycling holiday you will follow the lead of your guide who will be riding along with you across four beautiful cycling islands in the southeast of Greece: Rhodes, Kos, Leros & Patmos, with a stop-over on Kalymnos.

While cycling you will become familiar with these islands of the Colossus and the Asclepeion, the crusaders and the sponge fishermen; islands with both Italian and Turkish influences. You will balance pleasant cycling tours with cultural heritage excursions and boating trips on azure blue waters. The unknown Leros is the surprise of this cycling holiday: a green jewel. Patmos is a photogenic island full of monasteries and chapels. The trip will be kept as light as possible. You will cycle along the coastal regions and only occasionally encounter a real incline.

  • Type de voyage Guided
  • Niveau 4
  • Durée 11 jours
  • Distance 20 km. moyenne par jour
  • Kameiros,ancient, labyrinthine city of Rhodes
  • Kastro, large castle ruin on the green Leros
  • Kos, cycling island with dreamlike beaches
  • Tasting trip, full of culinary delights


1 km = 0,62 miles
Jour 1

Arrival on Rhodes

You will be picked up from the airport and brought to your hotel. We have used Kalavarda as our cycling village on Rhodes for ten years now. You will stay at Hotel Vouras, 900m from the sea. If you are arriving in the morning, there is an afternoon walking tour of Kalavarda, including a visit to the beach. Because Hotel Vouras is a small hotel, we might possibly book you into another hotel in the same area.

Jour 2

Kalavarda, daytrip


Today you will visit one of the most important sites of Kalavarda: the ancient city of Kameiros. You can stroll around here through the labyrinthine streets, beautifully located on a plateau with views to the sea. Before or after having lunch at a seaside (fish) restaurant, you will explore a totally uninhabited and unadulterated stretch of coastline. After a ride of around 20km you will get to see the Chalki and its neighbouring islands. Depending on your preference, the final destination of this daytrip will be either the fishing harbour of Kameiros Skala (34km) or the castle ruins of Kritinia (39km).

Jour 3

Kalavarda – Kos


This stage 38km or 44km, leading to Rhodes City, follows a trajectory that runs largely through the island’s interior. The butterfly valley Petaloudes can be found here as well as beautiful villages such as Theologos and Maritsa. Pastida is a large village and a very suitable place to stop for lunch. A particularly wooded route will bring you to the coast. Along the turquoise sea you will cycle into Rhodos Town. The trip ends at the port.  At the end of the afternoon you will take the boat to Kos.

Jour 4

Kos – Roundtrip


Today starts with with a bicycle tour in the eastern part of the island. Highlight of the trip are the ancient temples of the Asklipion. The longer variant also visits the sulfur baths of Embros. In the afternoon there is enough time for sightseeing in the capital of Kos, which is well worth a visit. Ruins from ancient times snake through the city. Mosques remind us of the island’s Turkish period and other buildings betray the many years of Italian influence.

Jour 5

Kos - Leros

The boat to Leros leaves around 11 a.m. and it takes about 1,5 hours. On its way the boat stops at the pittoresk port of Pothia on Kalymnos. . On Leros it’s a short but steep climb to your hotel, which has a great location with a view of the harbour and a castle.

Jour 6

Leros, roundtrip


During this cycling trip you will visit both the remote church of Maria of the Crabs in Xirokampos and the little church on the micro-island of Agios Isidoros. This trip will allow you to see all the beautiful bays of this amoeba-shaped island. In Lakki there are many beautiful buildings from the Italian period.

Jour 7

Leros, rest day

On this day you can cycle or walk to nice beaches (1 km). Or you can make a nice walk to the medieval castle. Inside the castle is a small museum and from the castle you will have beautiful views over the whole island.

Jour 8

Leros - Patmos

The boat to Patmos mostly leaves in the early afternoon from Lakki (4 km ride) or Agia Marina (1 km). On its way the boat stops at Lipsi and then continues to Skala, the port of Patmos. From there it is 1 km to your hotel. All rooms of Hotel Hellinis are overlooking the port of Skala en the religious capitol of the island, Chora, white houses on top of a hill with the fortified monastery of the Knights of Saint John.

Jour 9

Patmos, daytrip


Today’s trip consists of two loops. You start with the loop to the south to visit the two holy monasteries of Patmos. First you climb to the monastery of the Apocalypse. Here Saint John is said to have written the bible book of the same name. You continue uphill to Chora. Take your time to visit the monastery of the Knights of Saint John and to walk trough the town where all houses are white and one in five buildings seems to be a church or chapel.
The second loop goes to the north, to the beach of Lampi where the pebbles are red, and to the nice village of Kambos.

Jour 10

Patmos - Rhodes City

In the morning you can spend the time in Skala (on the beach or in the shops). In the afternoon or evening we will return by ferry to Rhodes.

Jour 11

Rhodes City, rest day

Use your rest day in Rhodes to get a closer look at this magnificent historical city. You can do this with a city walking tour that will not only take you to the highlights (such as the knight’s castle, the well-restored mosques and the Turkish bathhouse, the squares and the city gates) but also to the back streets and even the double city walls where you will find an unexpected oasis of quiet. The rich history of Rhodes goes back to the time of the crusades.

Jour 12

Rhodes City, departure

If your departure is in the late afternoon or evening, or if you have booked some extra nights in Kalavarda after the tour, you will be cycling back to Kalavarda today, via the sea route, a route of secret paths that follows the coastline as much as possible.
You will be taken from Kalavarda to the airport for your return flight. If you are leaving in the morning, then a taxi will take you from Rhodes City to the airport.

Dates de Voyage

Date Disponibilité Départ Accommodation Category  
5/10/2020 - 5/21/2020 Disponible Kalavarda Hotels on Rhodes, Kos, Leros & Patmos 2*/3* hotels Inscription en ligne
6/21/2020 - 7/2/2020 Disponible Kalavarda Hotels on Rhodes, Kos, Leros & Patmos 2*/3* hotels Inscription en ligne
10/4/2020 - 10/15/2020 Disponible Kalavarda Hotels on Rhodes, Kos, Leros & Patmos 2*/3* hotels Inscription en ligne


Hébergement Cabine Prix par cabine Enfants de 0-2 ans Enfants de 3-11 ans
Prices are per room 0 0
Hotels on Rhodes, Kos, Leros & Patmos Double room for sharing € 1798,- 0 0
Hotels on Rhodes, Kos, Leros & Patmos Double room € 1149,- 0 0
Hotels on Rhodes, Kos, Leros & Patmos Single room € 75,- 0 0

Location de vélo

Image Nom Type Prix par semaine
Local mountainbike TREK €100
Local E-bike TREK hybrid with electric motor €145
Local Hybrid TREK or Gazelle €100


  • Accommodation in hotels, 2-person room with shower or bath, and lavatory
  • Breakfast (all) and dinners (5x)
  • Luggage transport
  • Transfer from/to airport
  • Accompanying tour guide (Dutch, German and English-speaking)
  • Comprehensive route directions
  • Dutch agent and technical support

Not Included

  • Reservation costs (€ 20,- per booking)
  • Bicycle rental
  • Personal insurance
  • All other meals and refreshments
  • Ferry boats, around € 120,-
  • Entrance fees

Special details

  • In cooperation with local partner. Tour is operated exclusively for Cycletours.
  • Guided option is with minimum of 6 participants. Should there be less participants, this tour will be operated as self-guided (incl. luggage transport).
  • Please take good notice of our Terms & Conditions
  • No bike insurance available for this tour.
  •  The program is subject to change without notice.
  •  Help/service line and local co-worker (speaking English).

Arrival Information

Upon arrival at the airport of Rhodes, the representative of Cycletours on Rhodes welcomes you. The transfer takes place by car, taxi or bus and takes about 15 minutes.

Return Information

If you have booked the flight, we kindly ask you to ensure that our representative has received all the information about your flight (flight number, departure time, plus the airline that issued your ticket).  The tour guide will inform you about the return transfer and your return flight. Always compare this information with the information on your flight ticket and in case of ambiguities please contact the tour guide. In general you are required to check out of your hotel room in the morning, also in case of an evening flight. Although in the event of an evening flight, you are still allowed to use the facilities of the hotel to take a shower / freshen up before departure. When you extended your holiday in Rhodes on your own, you must ensure the reaffirmation and transfer to the airport yourself.

Your travel guidance

Your travel guidance during this tour consists of a tour guide, he or she will accompany you by bike. A bike repairman is stationed at Kalavarda, the village on Rhodes where the tour starts. You will find their phone numbers on the hotel list sent to you as separate document.


All breakfasts are included. Breakfast will be served between 8 and 10.30 a.m. Lunches are not included. The tour guide can suggest a nice restaurant where you can have lunch. Dinner is included on five days. The tour guide will inform you the exact days.



  • Hotel Vouras, Kalavarda

The first 2 nights you stay at this small hotel. The owners are Irini and Yiannis. It is a small hotel (12 rooms) and all rooms have a bathroom with toilet. The rooms have a balcony or a patio.

  • Hotel in Rhodes-City

In which hotel you will stay is not known until shortly before the start of the tour.


  • Hotel Triton, Kos-town

The hotel is located right across the main beach in the centre of Kos Town. All rooms are elegantly decorated and are air-conditioned.


  • Hotel Eleftheria

This hotel is situated in Platanos, the main town of Leros Island. It offers a large, seasonal outdoor pool and a roof garden with exquisite view of the Castle of Pandeli.  It is located within walking distance of the island’s most beautiful beaches. Elefteria offers  basic rooms, all with air-conditioning and a private bathroom.


  • Hotel Hellenis

This hotel is situated next to the sea, overlooking the harbour. It is 600 meters away from the port of Skala. You can enjoy spectacular view to the cave of the Apocalypse and to the Monastery of Saint John. The rooms have air-conditioning and a private bathroom.

Kalavarda is the village where the tour starts and ends. It is possible to book extra nights in Kalavarda before or after the tour. Kalvarda is located 15 km from the airport and 35 km from the capital Rhodes Town. It is located on the relatively cold north coast near sand beaches in a tranquil part of the island. A small store is located here to purchase groceries and at the gas station you also can buy a few supplies. There also is a butcher’s shop. In Fanes (3.5 km on the way to Rhodes) you will find a supermarket, pharmacy, bakery, ATM and greengrocer. In Sorini (5 km) you will find an ATM, postal agency and more stores such as toyshops, a store to buy stationery, a store to buy (sports) wear. A cheap supermarket is also located here.  A post office you find in Paradisi (14 km). The nearest banks are located in Kremasti (17 km). Kalavarda contains multiple dining facilities including seafood restaurants by the sea and fun Mezedopolia (a type of Greek tapas restaurant) located on the village square. This square contains a variety of little cafes where you can drink an ouzo or coffee together with the old men from the village.

A frequent and direct bus transfer to Rhodes Town is available ((€ 3.00 one way).  All of the buses stop in front of the hotel. The current timetable can be found in the hotel on the notice board. If you wish to rent a car, please contact the Cycletours representative.. As a rule, rental cars are delivered to and picked up at the hotel, or the rental company will pick you up.

Greece is one of the countries where the euro is considered the legal currency. Besides the ATM’s mentioned above in Kalavarda’s surroundings, you will come across an ATM in Rhodes Town, Kos Town, Leros and Skala (Patmos).

In case of the use of medicines, you are allowed to take only the amount you need during the flight in your carry-on baggage. Also, bring along a statement from your doctor about your medication. Furthermore please check out the new EU security requirements. A pharmacy is located in Kalavarda. You will also come across many pharmacies on the way. Many medicines are available without a prescription. In Greece pharmacies also offer a limited first-aid service.

Rental bikes

If you have reserved a rental bike, the specified size and type will be ready for you at the workshop (behind Hotel Vouras in Kalavarda). A repair kit, pump and spare inner tube are included. All bikes are equipped with a cyclocomputer, a bike bag and a bottle holder. You need to bring a water bottle yourself (small bottles of spring water usually fit into the holder as well and are for sale everywhere in Greece). If desired you may bring your own card reading standard and mount it on your rental bike. This also applies to your own saddle or pedals. We ensure that you will receive your bike cleaned. We therefore ask you to hand it in clean (frame and wheel dusting; wiping towels are present in our workshop).

Luggage transport

This is a trip with luggage transport. We kindly but urgently ask you to take into account the following:
For air travel luggage, commonly a weight limit of 20 kilograms per person applies. This limit also applies to the carriage of luggage. In addition, the weight per suitcase / bag should not exceed the weight of 15 kilograms. Our preference goes out to a weight of approximately 10 kilograms each in regards to the health of our employees. At every stage of the trip your tour guide will inform you about when and where the bag drop off will take place, and about your suitcases disposal in the next hotel.

Clothing and Luggage

Wearing a good helmet can prevent serious injury in the event of a crash. During cycling it is advisable to wear a well fitting cycling-shirt that quickly absorbs and dissipates perspiration. Bike shorts with padding are recommended depending on your bike. Furthermore: a bag for the road, head protection (helmet), sunglasses and a camera.

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Questions & Réponses

  • De quels pays viennent les participants ?

    La plupart des participants viennent des États-Unis, du Canada,  du Royaume-Uni, d’Australie et de la France. Nous recevons aussi régulièrement des clients d’Afrique du Sud  et du Japon.

  • Quel est l’âge moyen des participants ?

    L’âge moyen se situe entre 35 et 75 ans. Bien sûr, il y a aussi des personnes plus jeunes et plus âgés. Pendant les vacances scolaires (Juillet/Août), il y a plus d’enfants à bord.

  • Quelles langues parlent les accompagnateurs ?

    Tous les accompagnateurs parlent anglais. Un certain nombre d’accompagnateurs parlent français, allemand, espagnol ou italien. Nous essayons autant que possible d’accorder la connaissance des langues de l’accompagnateur avec les différentes nationalités du groupe.
    À bord la langue véhiculaire est l’anglais.

  • Proposez-vous des assurances ?

    Nous vous proposons une assurance annulation et une assurance de vélo. Vous trouvez plus d’info ici.

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