What to expect
See more of Croatia's enchanting Dalmatian coast as you cycle and cruise between ports on a sumptuous motor yacht. From idyllic green islands to captivating towns and cities, every day is different. Staying aboard a modern motor yacht, you’ll cast off from Dubrovnik with its terracotta roofs, cobbled streets and ancient city walls. From here, you’ll hop between islands, each with its unique appeal, from the monastery in Mljet to Korčula, known as 'little Dubrovnik', and the lavender fields of Hvar.
You’ll ride through vineyards and forests, often with the cobalt blue Adriatic as a backdrop. The cycling terrain on the mainland and islands is undulating in parts, but climbs are rewarded by stunning views and as you cruise from island to island, there are opportunities to cool off at secluded swimming spots. This tour also takes in the captivating culture of the region, with interesting spots to admire as you ride and guided city walking tours. We'd recommend booking extra nights before or after your tour to explore the UNESCO world heritage sites in Dubrovnik and Split.
Please note: This tour also runs in reverse order from Split to Dubrovnik. Please see 'Dates & Prices' section below.
At a glance
- Unesco-listed sites in Dubrovnik and Split
- Beautiful islands of Mljet, Korčula, Hvar and Brač
- Green pines, sheltered beaches and azure waters
- Cycling on quiet island and coastal roads
Day 1 (Sun):
Meet your crew and tour guides at Gruž port in Dubrovnik (check-in 2-2.30pm) and enjoy a guided tour of the city’s historic centre, Baroque buildings and ancient wall at around 16.30.
Day 2 (Mon):
Dubrovnik - Šipan
14 miles (22km)
Set sail for Šipan, the largest of the Elaphiti Islands. Cycle past the extravagant villas of Dubrovnik's wealthy citizens and on through verdant forests and the sub-tropical parks of Sipan Island.
Day 3 (Tue):
Mljet Island – Lastovo Island
16 miles (25 km)
Cruise to the Mljet Island, home to Homer's Calypso Nymph. Known locally as honey island, it is the most forested island of the Mediterranean. Cycle from Sobra to Pomena before cruising in the afternoon to Lastovo Island, one of the smallest inhabited islands in the Adriatic Sea with only 1,000 inhabitants.
Day 4 (Wed):
Lastovo - Korčula
17 miles (27km)
Cycle across the beautiful island of Lastovo past vineyards growing the grapes for the Marastina white wine. Cross to the nearby forested island of Korčula, said to be the most beautiful Dalmatian island. Spend time on a guided tour exploring the fabulous Old Town of Korcula, the birth place of Marco Polo, where the narrow lanes are laid out in the shape of a herringbone pattern.
Day 5 (Thu):
Korčula Town - Vela Luka
28 miles (45km)
Cycle across the forested island of Korčula enjoying views of neighbouring islands to Vela Luka to re-join the ship for dinner.
Day 6 (Fri):
Vela Luka – Hvar Island
22 miles (35km)
Cruise to Hvar Town with its magnificent Renaissance Square and Spanish Fortress high above the city. Cycle through small villages and lavender fields to Stari Grad, a Mecca for artists and art lovers, on the opposite side of the island. The descent to Stari Grad offers breath taking views. After a lunch break on board, a second ride following an almost traffic free road through small villages brings you to the quaint harbour of Jelsa
Day 7 (Sat):
Hvar Island – Brač Island
27 miles (43 km)
Cruise to the island of Brač, which is famous for its shining white marble which was used for building the White House and the Reichstag in Berlin. Cycle from Bol to the tranquil harbour of Milna and rejoin the boat for the last crossing to Split. Visit the the Old Town, a World Heritage Site, on a guided tour. Enjoy a farewell dinner with your group, guides and crew in Split.
Day 8 (Sun):
Departure - Split
You are asked to check out after breakfast by 9am for your onward journey or extend your stay in Croatia.
Please note: The captain reserves the right to make itinerary changes if required due to changes in weather or other conditions.
Dubrovnik to Split
The Harmonia is a deluxe class motor yacht, constructed in 2013 to provide the greatest possible comfort. With two masts and a length of 38m this deluxe boat has 16 luxuriously furnished, air-conditioned guest cabins (12-14m2): 9 cabins are above deck with double or twin beds and 7 cabins are below deck and sleep between 2 and 4 people. All cabins have shower and toilet, individually regulated air conditioning and hairdryer.
The on-board cook prepares all the meals and the food is tasty and plentiful. Numerous sun mats and deckchairs are at the guests’ disposal on the sun deck. There is a swimming platform, giving you easy access to the sea. Below deck is plenty of storage to carry and re-charge e-bikes.
Split to Dubrovnik
This is the reverse itinerary that operates from Split to Dubrovnik on alternate weeks.
Dates & Prices
Please click on a departure date for price options at a glance - please contact us for 2020 prices
- 7 nights accommodation aboard the Harmonia
- Board basis: 4 x full board and 3 x half board
- English speaking tour guide on board and on bike
- Overview maps for the daily tours (on board)
- Welcome meeting
- Guided Dubrovnik, Korcula & Split city tour
- Flights and transfers
- Bike hire
- €20 per person visitors tax/port fees & €20 per person unlimited still bottled water, paid locally
- Tips and drinks on board
- Cycle helmets (mandatory)
- 3rd person sharing cabin with 2 full paying guests - 50% (triple cabin price shown on calendar already includes reduction)
Bike Hire & Extras
Pannier is included at no extra cost when you hire a bike
Hybrid 21 gears
9-gear Cube Cross Hybrid Pro Allroad 500 (28")
You can add these when you price your trip
How to Get There
Fly to Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik airport is approx. 20 km / 12 miles from the town and Gruz harbour. The harbour can easily be reached by taxi (ca. 45 Euro per way).
Fly from Split
Split airport is approx. 24 km / 15 miles from Split. The harbour can easily be reached by taxi (ca. 40 Euro per way) or by local bus (with Kuna).
News, Reviews & FAQs
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Can I stay on the boat during the day and not cycle?
Yes, you can relax on the boat or explore when you arrive at each destination instead of cycling.
What is the average temperature on this tour?
Can the boat cater for special dietary requirements?
Please advise us of any special requirements at time of booking and we will notify the boat operator in advance. Understandably, kitchen galley space is limited and it may not be possible to provide specialist products (eg. Gluten free). We suggest you bring a few items with you and, in some cases, these can be provided at a supplement.
How much space will I have in my cabin?
There is limited space in the cabins, so pack light and take a soft suitcase.
What's the etiquette with crew tips?
Tips are at your own discretion, an envelope is always left in the cabins on the last day.
What other customers have said
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We had a wonderful week but the cycling was difficult due to extremely high temperatures. Our guides adjusted the itinerary whenever they could to help us. Mikael and Ivo were very knowledgeable about Croatia and a lot of fun to be with. The only disappointment was we would have liked more swimming off the back of the boat away from port. The boat was very comfortable and the crew very efficient. A special mention for Monica who was delightful.Anne Hede, Australia , July 2019