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.
If you're looking for more luxurious boats on this tour, please see our National Parks of Dalmatia - Deluxe tour.
At a glance
- 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
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 at 3pm to the peninsula village of Rogoznia to anchor up for your first night.
Day 2 (Sun):
Rogoznica – Sibenik - 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 – Krka National Park - Vodice
12 miles (20km)
Cruise to the most famous part of the Krka National Park and enjoy the impressive and unique waterfalls on foot. In the afternoon, the boat continues to the mainland to Vodice with its impressive 16th century defence walls, Baroque churches and popular beaches and you can enjoy a short cycle ride.
Day 4 (Tue):
Vodice – Island of Murter - 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
16 miles (25km)
A short crossing to Sail before enjoying traffic-free roads as you ride across Dugi Otok – arguably, the Adriatic’s most appealing island. Meet the boat for lunch 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):
Islands of Ugljan, Pašman & Zlarin
20 miles (33 km)
During breakfast the boat crosses the Zadar channel to the island of Ugljan where you can cycle across a bridge to 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 - Trogir
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.
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 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.
Dates & Prices
Please choose your boat, then click on a departure date for price options at a glance
- 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
- 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
- 3rd person sharing cabin on board Romantica with 2 full paying guests - 50% (triple cabin price shown on calendar already includes reduction)
Please note that on the following 2019 dates there will be a guided mountain bike tour with a separate guide operated on the same boat: 27 April . 4, 11, 18 May. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 June. 6, 20 July. 3, 10, 17, 24 August. 7 September. 5 October.
Bike Hire & Extras
Pannier is included at no extra cost when you hire a bike
21-gear hybrid bicycle
9-gear Cube Cross Hybrid Pro Allroad 500 (28")
You can add these when you price your trip
How to Get 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).
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
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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.
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?
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 other customers have said
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As a 76-year-old non- cyclist, I agreed with family members to sign up for this trip. There was much trepidation as to my physical conditioning and endurance. However, I encountered no issues and enjoyed the experience especially as I was able without any embarrassment, opt out of any one day trip based on the guides evening briefings for the next day's ride. Also, as the rides were generally only a couple of hours handling the ones I chose was no issue. Do not be intimidated by the idea and, if you are a senior like me, simply opt for an e bike. They are easy to use.David Andrews, Canada, October 2018
The National Parks tour was a wonderful adventure experience. The crew and guides were very professional. The food was local and plentiful. It was a nice mix of walking and cycling and a good tour for someone who does not bike but is being accompanied by someone who does. I would recommend this tour to casual cyclists and those who like a leisurely pace. Great weather also helped!Nancy Warnica, Canada, October 2018