Costa Rica Traverse

The trip was an amazing experience. As expected it was physically tough but worth every drop of sweat and mud (no blood fortunately). For me personally, I found the heat hard to adjust to. I expected us to benefit from the shade of the rainforest more than we did and I guess going from a Scottish winter to an equatorial country didn't help. Having said that it didn't detract from my enjoyment, just made it harder work. We were also lucky because all 13 of us got on very well and it was a good mix of people. A special mention has to go to the guides and Danny in particular. I remember when we did the Cycling in the Andes that the guides were good but Danny was excellent. As well as being extraordinarily fit and knowledgeable about adventure stuff he was passionate about Costa Rica, it's environment and future. He had a great sense of humour and as if all that weren't enough he and his team were superb cooks. Although this wasn't everyone's idea of a relaxing holiday I came home envigorated and motivated with stacks of energy - apart from having to negotiate Terminal 5 on it's second day of chaos! I've already been on your website looking for the next potential challenge, if only work didn't get in the way.


J Dunthorne | UK
 
 

Greek Islands Bike & Boat

In the South Aegean off mainland Greece is a group of more than 30 islands known as the Cyclades. Whitewashed houses with blue shutters, a labyrinth of narrow streets flowing through cobblestone villages, sandy beaches and a relaxed island lifestyle attracts visitors from all over the globe. Taking in these obvious attractions, this interactive cruising and cycling adventure delves further into the interior and coastlines, exploring little known coves and impressive geological formations, ancient sites and untouched villages. Cruising from island to island, we'll spend plenty of time ashore exploring fishing villages and historic sites by bike or just relaxing on the secluded beaches far away from the busy resorts and enjoying authentic Greek hospitality.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Board boat in Piraeus
DAY 2 Explore Kythnos Island (25km)
DAY 3 Cruise to Seriphos, round cycle to the Byzantine monastery, then cruise to Siphnos (35km)
DAY 4 Cycle the central highlands of Siphnos to Kastro then cruise to Syros (20km)
DAY 5 Cycle to the beach of Galissas, cruise to Mykonos (30km)
DAY 6 Visit ancient sites on the island of Delos, then cross to Tinos and cycle to Tarambados, cruise to Kea (25km)
DAY 7 Cycle to Ioulis in the mountains and optional cycle to the white beach of Otzias, return to Piraeus (12km)
DAY 8 Trip concludes

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Trip Code: GIB
Trip Grading: Introductory to Moderate
Duration:  8 days
Activities:  Cruising Cycling
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Next Trip:  09 May 2015
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deck level single cabin supplement - standard boat US $760
deck level twin cabin supplement US $160
below deck level single cabin supplement - standard boat US $570

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