National Parks of Dalmatia Deluxe - Boat & Bike

Boat & Bike 7 nights

VISITING: Croatia

Why we love this tour

"See the islands and coasts of northern Dalmatia in style aboard a deluxe motor yacht. I loved the variety on this tour, with some beautiful cycle routes but also plenty of time to relax, swim and sight see. If you like a good sunset, head to the promenade at Zadar!"

Deep green gorges and glittering islets

Hidden coves, cool lakes and rare corals

UNESCO landmarks, Romanesque churches and winding alleyways

Luxury cabins and deck-top Jacuzzi

Guiding
Guided
Distance
118miles/190km
Level
Moderate
Standard
Deluxe
Departs
Sat
Runs
Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Code
CR005P
Fly to
Split
Good for
Coasts and Islands, Luxury, Solo
Return
Split

Experience the green gorges, sparkling islands and historic charms of the Northern Dalmatian Coast on this island hopping adventure with added luxury. The cycling can be demanding at times, and after each exciting island tour, you’ll return to your sumptuous motor yacht to unwind on a sun-lounger.

Discovering the pine-cloaked gorges and idyllic islands of Dalmatia’s national parks is an unforgettable experience, and you’ll have plenty of time to stretch out on secluded sands and cool off in freshwater lakes. When you drop anchor near historic harbour towns, look forward to strolling through winding streets, finding UNESCO landmarks and tasting salty prosciutto or fresh figs while watching one of Dalmatia’s crimson sunsets.

Read travel writer Adam Ruck's report on his Croatia cycling holiday with Freedom Treks in The Telegraph - August 2016 and Sales Consultant Andy's report from his trip in April 2018.

Accommodation

Melody

Built in 2015, the elegant Melody is a 'First Class' ship with exquisite décor. The luxurious 42 m long and 8.30 m wide Melody will be your floating retreat whilst you experience the picturesque harbour towns of Croatia in first class surroundings. There are 16 spacious air-conditioned cabins sleeping up to 33 people. All have private shower and wc plus hairdryer, safe and come in either a twin or double bed. Enjoy relaxing on board the upper deck in the comfortable lounge or recline on the top deck and soak up the warmth of the sun. Collect your beverage of choice from the bar or enjoy a 360° ocean view from the bubbling comfort of the Whirlpool. The kitchen on board offers superb Mediterranean cuisine. Choose between vegetarian, meat and seafood dishes, all prepared skilfully on board the boat using fresh regional ingredients.

External

External

The Princeza Diana

Launched in June 2011, the elegant Princeza Diana is a three-masted motor yacht of the deluxe category. 131 feet long and 28 feet wide, her beautiful lines ensure she turns heads wherever she goes and her sumptuous cabins and public areas do not disappoint once you step aboard. There are 16 air-conditioned guest cabins, accommodating between 2 and 4 people. All have private shower and wc plus hairdryer. A bathing platform is available at the stern, offering easy access to the sea. The saloon is a comfortable, relaxing place to sit and enjoy a drink with large windows to enjoy the scenery. Outside there is a covered seating area, a large comfortable sun deck and a bathing platform for easy access in to the sea. The on-board cook prepares all the meals using fresh, locally sourced produce and the food is tasty and plentiful. The Princeza Diana is well suited for e-bikes, with space to store the power sockets and battery stations.

By night

By night

We have been on this tour - and loved it! Speak to us and find out if it's right for you.

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What's included

Price includes

7 nights accommodation aboard the deluxe class Princeza Diana or Melody

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

Daily cabin cleaning

Entry to National Parks

Price excludes

Flights and transfers

Bike hire

Cycle helmets (mandatory)

€30 per person visitors tax & €20 per person unlimited still bottled water, paid locally

Tips and drinks on board

Bike hire and extras

Bike hire

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

Hybrid bike

Hybrid 21 gears

£82

E-bike

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

£182

Extras

Other Extras

Airport transfers

To Trogir on embarkation day

£16

From Trogir on disembarkation day

£16

Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about this tour. Simply click on a question to reveal the answer.

How do I 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).

How do I get 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.

What is a ‘Moderate’ cycle holiday?

Moderate cycling holidays are ideal for regular cyclists as the bike routes require a moderate degree of fitness, which you should have acquired by regular cycling.

We are always on hand to offer advice, so please give us a call if you wish to chat about the tour’s grading.

 

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.

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