National Parks of Dalmatia

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Visiting: Croatia

Boat & Bike

7 nights from £802 to £1977pp
Guiding Guided i
Level Easy to Moderate i
Standard Comfort, Superior i
Code CR005
Good For Coasts and Islands, Solo
Distance 88mi/142km
Runs Apr - Oct !
Departs Saturday
Fly to Split
Return from Split

Overview

What to expect

Experience the beauty of Dalmatia’s national parks, the serenity of its islands and the appeal of its ancient towns. On this easy-going adventure, the cycle paths are mostly traffic-free and there are plenty of places to stop off for a refreshing swim. You'll ride past landscapes of lavender, rosemary and sweet pines, and when you ride to villages and cool bays, try the fresh figs and delicate wines.

Cruising across the Adriatic to tranquil islands, you’ll drop anchor in historic harbours to explore twisting alleys, Roman ruins and ancient forts. Touring the peaceful islets and forest-fringed gorges of Dalmatia’s national parks is a special experience, and relaxing on deck to watch a crimson sunset sink over the water is a magical way to end each day.

  • Deep green gorges and glittering islets.
  • Red corals, crimson sunsets and cool blue bays
  • Roman ruins, fortified walls and twisting alleys
  • Relaxed cycling on quiet tracks and traffic-free cycle paths

The Trip

Route

Itinerary

  • Day 1 (Sat): Trogir - Rogoznica

    Make your way to Trogir port (just 3 miles/5km from Split airport) to meet your crew and tour guides. Check-in between 2-2.30pm, settle into your cabin and sail to the peninsula village of Rogoznia to anchor up for your first night.

  • Day 2 (Sun): Rogoznica – Skradin 13 miles (20 km)

    Cycle to the enchanting rural town of Primošten before cruising to the historic harbour town of Sibenik and step inside the UNESCO-listed cathedral. Continuing by boat we pass the lower course of the Krka River before dropping anchor in the magnificent Skradin harbour for the night.

  • Day 3 (Mon): Skradin – Vodice 8 miles (15km

    Cruise to the most famous part of the Krka National Park and enjoy the impressive and unique waterfalls. In the afternoon the boat continues to the mainland where we cycle on to Vodice with its impressive 16th century defence walls, Baroque churches and popular beaches.

  • Day 4 (Tue): Vodice – Telašcia National Park 16 miles (27 km)

    Cycle to Murter island passing the bridge connecting it to the mainland and old coastal villages before cruising to the ancient ruins and exquisite underwater world of the Kornati National Park. In the evening walk along the stunning cliff paths of the Telašcica National Park. Overnight stay on Dugi Otok island.

  • Day 5 (Wed): Island of Dugi Otok – Zadar 19 miles (30km)

    Enjoy traffic-free roads as you ride clean across Dugi Otok – arguably, the Adriatic’s most appealing island. Meet the boat for luch and sail to Dalmatia’s former political, cultural and spiritual centre of Zadar to explore its lively lanes, see its fortified walls on a guided tour and marvel at its magnificent crimson sunsets.

  • Day 6 (Thu): Pašman and Ugljan – Zlarin 21 miles (35 km)

    During breakfast the boat crosses the Zadar channel to the island of Ugljan where you can cycle across and Pašman island enjoying beautiful views across the Adriatic to the mainland before crossing to the island of Zlarin to search for rare red corals.

  • Day 7 (Fri): Island of Solta 9 miles (15km)

    Discover the lesser-visited island of Solta, ride along streets lined with olive and fig trees while enjoying the scent of lavender and rosemary. Cruise back to Trogir to explore its narrow alleys and Romanesque churches in the medieval old town.

  • Day 8 (Sat): Depart from Trogir

    Disembark at Trogir after breakfast, checking out by 9am, and continue your journey in Croatia or catch your flight home.

    Please note: The captain reserves the right to make itinerary changes if required due to changes in weather or other conditions.

Accommodation

The Romantica

The Romantica is a premium class boat launched in May 2007. The ship is 32m long and 7.6m wide with an elegant solid steel structure. There are 16 comfortable air-conditioned cabins, 9-10 square metres each with private shower and wc. There are nine above deck cabins (five double cabins and four twin cabins).  Below deck there are two double cabins and three twin cabins. Additionally, there are two cabins with a double bed and an extra bed. The front sun deck offers plenty of space for sunbathing and relaxing, whilst the stern offers a bathing platform for easy access to the sea.

  • The Romantica

  • The Romantica

  • The Romantica

  • Sun Deck

  • Sun Deck

  • Deck

  • Saloon

  • Stern Deck

  • Deck Plan

  • Double Cabin

  • Triple Cabin

  • Twin Cabin

The Kapetan Jure

Kapetan Jure is the comfort class boat used on this tour. Built in 2000, she is a 27 metre long, 7 metre wide comfortable and spacious wooden motor yacht and accommodates up to 30 guests in 15 air-conditioned cabins with private shower and wc, eleven of which are on deck. Ten of these have twin beds, while one cabin has bunk beds. These cabins have doors that open outwards that allow you to air your cabin. The remaining 4 cabins are below deck, and have a double bed (140 cm wide) and a porthole.

  • The Kapetan Jure

  • Sun Deck

  • The Kapetan Jure

  • The Kapetan Jure

  • Saloon

  • Breakfast

  • Bow

  • Double Cabin

Dates & Prices

Please choose your boat, then click on a departure date for price options at a glance - 2018 dates on sale* 

Price includes

  • 7 nights accommodation aboard the boat of your choice - comfort or premium
  • 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
  • Entry to National Parks

Price excludes

  • Flights and transfers
  • Bike hire
  • Cycle helmets
  • Drinks and tips on board
  • €20 per person visitors tax/port fees & €20 per person unlimited still bottled water, paid locally

Price reductions

  • 3rd person sharing cabin on board Romantica with 2 full paying guests - 50% (triple cabin price shown on calendar already includes reduction)

*2018 itinerary will differ slightly from 2017 itinerary - please enquire​​

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Bike Hire & Extras

Bike hire

Pannier is included at no extra cost when you hire a bike

21 Gear Hybrid Bike
Bike hire
£86

21-gear hybrid bicycle

E-Bike
E-bike hire
£172

9-gear Cube Cross Hybrid Pro Allroad 500 (28") 

Extras

You can add these when you price your trip

Airport transfers

To Trogir on embarkation day
£17pp
From Trogir on disembarkation day
£17pp

Extra nights

Trogir 3* hotel (2 sharing, bed & breakfast)
£54pp
Trogir 3* hotel (single room, bed & breakfast)
£86pp

How to Get There

Getting there

Fly to Split

Split airport is approx. 6 km / 4 miles from Trogir. The harbour can easily be reached by taxi (ca. 20 Euro per way).

Getting back

Split airport is approx. 6 km / 4 miles from Trogir. The airport can easily be reached by taxi (ca. 20 Euro per way).

Fly from Split

News, Reviews & FAQs

FAQs

Simply click on a question to reveal the answers

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. 

Why is this tour good for solo cyclists?

There is the option to book a same sex shared cabin with no supplement.

What is the average temperature on this tour?

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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.

Customer reviews

What other customers have said

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out of 5

San Snova was a beautiful and welcoming ship. In the July heat the cycling tours were manageable and scenery in the National Parks and Islands was stunning. Tour Guides were attentive and food on board the ship was of high quality. Liked the mix of cycling, sailing, swimming and city tours.

Ellison , UK, July 2017
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out of 5

Great holiday overall. Good atmosphere on board, crew and service all very good. More included than expected - guided city walks.

Frances Smith, August 2015

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