National Parks of Dalmatia - Deluxe

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Visiting: Croatia

Boat & Bike

7 nights from £1073 to £2448pp
Guiding Guided i
Level Moderate i
Standard Deluxe i
Code CR005P
Good For Coasts and Islands, Luxury, Solo
Distance 129mi/207km
Runs Apr - Oct
Departs Saturday
Fly to Split
Return from Split

Overview

What to expect

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.

  • 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

The Trip

Route

Itinerary

  • Day 1 (Sat): Trogir - Rogoznica

    Arrive at Trogir (just 3 miles/5km from Split airport) to meet your crew and tour guides. Check-in between 2-2.30pm. Set sail at 3pm across the Adriatic Sea for the peninsula village of Rogoznica.

  • Day 2 (Sun): Rogoznica - Vodice - Slanica - Telašcica Nature Park 16 miles (27 km)

    Cruise to the former fishing village of Vodice. Ride across a small bridge to cycle around the peaceful island of Murter before meeting your boat at the Slanica at its northern end. Cruise to Dugi Otok and marvel at the pristine beauty of Kornati National Park before stopping off at Telascica Nature Park for a pleasant hike to impressive cliffs. Hop on your boat and cruise to the port of Sali for the night.

  • Day 3 (Mon): Dugi Otok - Zadar 30 miles (48 km)

    Enjoy traffic-free cycling on the alluring shores of Dugi Otok and relax on the forest-fringed bay at Božava village. Cruise to to Zadar where your guide will take you on a walk through the vibrant city. Overnight in Zadar. 

  • Day 4 (Tue): Zadar - Uglian and Pašman Islands - Vodice 21 miles (33 km)

    Enjoy a breakfast cruise to Preko on the island of Ugljan and cycle across to the connecting island of Pasman. Pedal through their green interiors, stopping off at alluring beaches, and taking in the wonderful panoramic sea views across the channel to the mainland, before arriving in Tkon. Board our boat and cross to Vodice on the mainland where we overnight. 

  • Day 5 (Wed): Vodice - Skradin 22 miles (35 km)

    Cycle from Vodice along quiet roads to the charming medieval town of Skradin where you moor for the night.

  • Day 6 (Thu): Krka-Waterfalls – Šibenik - Primošten

    Walk through the emerald gorges of Krka National Park, feel the spray of rushing waterfalls and take a refreshing dip in the crystal waters. Cruise to Sibenik with its impressive UNESCO St James' Cathedral before continuing by boat to Primošten where you spend the night. 

  • Day 7 (Fri): Primosten - Rogoznica - Trogir 12 miles (20 km)

    Explore the rural town of Primosten before cycling to Rogoznica, stopping off to appreciate stunning views of the Adriatic. Arrive back in Trogir to explore its narrow alleys and Romanesque churches. Round off your trip with a memorable meal.

  • Day 8 (Sat): Disembark at Trogir

    Check out by 9am and disembark after a final breakfast with your crew and fellow guests.

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

Accommodation

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

  • Stern Deck

  • Princeza Diana

  • Princeza Diana

  • Saloon

  • External

  • Rear Deck

  • Sun Deck

  • Jacuzzi

  • Double Cabin

  • Twin Cabin

  • Quadruple Cabin

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 14 spacious air-conditioned cabins sleeping 28 people. All have private shower and wc plus hairdryer 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

  • Jacuzzi

  • Sun Deck

  • External

  • Bar

  • Swimming platform

  • Saloon

  • Twin Cabin

  • Double Cabin

Dates & Prices

Please choose your boat, then click on a departure date for price options at a glance 

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)
  • €20 per person visitors tax/port fees & €20 per person unlimited still bottled water, paid locally
  • Tips and drinks on board

Price reductions

  • 3rd & 4th person sharing (Princeza Diana) cabin with 2 full paying guests - 50% (triple & quad cabin price shown on calendar already includes reduction)

 

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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
£83

Hybrid 21 gears

E-Bike
E-bike hire
£163

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)
£51pp
Trogir 3* hotel (single room, bed & breakfast)
£82pp

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

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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?

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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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This tour of Dalmatian National Parks is very good with some nice cycling and very good quality food and lots of it if you do have a large appetite. Boat and cabins are excellent and the tour will leave you with lasting memories. E cycle option probably suits most as some parts are a little difficult. Would definitely take that option in June, July and August as it can get very hot and you are better off on the e bike ..you are on a holiday after all. Expect to pay more for any drinks on board and any extra tea and coffee. Also allow 20 euro for bottled water. Tour guides are top notch and really add to the experience. Some guided tours are included and worthwhile. Crew and captain are capable and efficient so you will be in very safe hands. Meals are pretty much silver service and plenty of choice if a little too much quantity on occasion. Tea coffee and snack offerings could be improved. Wine was not available by the glass so a bit annoying if you wanted to try some of the regions wines.

Kieran Doyle, Australia, June 2018
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The National Parks of Dalmatia-Deluxe tour was an amazing experience. Such an incredible variety of scenery and experiences, from the moonscape islands of Kornati National Park, to the lush greenery and rushing waterfalls of Krka, with visits to interesting towns and cities such as along the way. Cycling with our e bikes was stress free and our guides were organized, safety conscious and informative. The Princeza Diana was a beautiful ship, very well maintained by its crew who obviously took great pride in her. It was lovely to bike from the ship after breakfast, catch up with her for lunch, and then cruise on to more adventures before docking for the night, often in a quiet town where we were the only ship. Great holiday... can't wait to do another!

Joan Backman, Canada, June 2018

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