National Parks of Dalmatia - Deluxe

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Visiting: Croatia

Boat & Bike

7 nights from £941 to £2383pp
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

  • 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 Rogoznia.

  • Day 2 (Sun): Rogoznica - 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 - Molat 23 and 13 miles (48 and 19 km)

    Enjoy traffic-free cycling on the alluring shores of Dugi Otok and relax on the forest-fringed bay at Božava village. Cruise to the tranquil island of Molat and find hidden coves and secluded swimming spots on a cycle ride.

  • Day 4 (Tue): Uglian and Pašman Islands - Zadar 12/25 miles (20/40 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. A short crossing from Preko takes you to the historic town of Zadar and wander through its 3000-year old streets on a walking tour.

  • Day 5 (Wed): Biograd - Vodice - Skradin 35 miles (55 km)

    Discover the tiny town of Biograd and spot thousands of migratory birds as you pedal around Vraner Lake, Dalmatia's largest freshwater lake. In the afternoon the boat heads from Vodice up the Krka river to the charming medieval town of Skradin where you moor for the night.

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

    Enter the emerald gorges of Krka National Park, feel the spray of rushing waterfalls and take a refreshing dip in the crystal waters of Lake Visovac. Cruise to Sibenik with its impressive UNESCO St James' Cathedral and enjoy an evening stroll.

  • Day 7 (Fri): Primosten - Trogir 23 miles (37 km)

    Explore the rural town of Primosten and cycle through enchanting coastal countryside, 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   - 2018 dates on sale* 

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
  • Local contact number for assistance
  • Daily cabin cleaning
  • Entry to National Parks

Price excludes

  • Flights and transfers
  • Bike hire
  • Cycle helmets
  • €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)

*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

Hybrid 21 gears

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.

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Freedom Treks In The Press - September 2016

30th September 2016 In our latest roundup of Freedom Treks In The Press, we have Telegraph Travel’s 9/10 rating for our National Parks of Dalmatia Boat and Bike Deluxe tour, The Irish Times feature about our Danube River - 4 countries tour and National Geographic Traveller featuring our Family Lake Garda trip in their article about the best holidays that can be reached without taking a flight. READ POST

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We loved every minute of it, Our guides Ivana and Horan were the icing on the cake, happy memories for ever.

Mandy Kyle, UK, September 2017
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out of 5

An excellently organised trip on the very comfortable Princeza Diana; the on-board staff were great and both guides were terrific. The party of around 34 represented 5 nationalities and a wide range of ages which worked very well from our viewpoint. The ports that we visited were very interesting and beautiful as was most of the countryside and islands that we cycled through. Finally thank goodness for our having chosen to use 'electric bikes'; these enabled us to thoroughly enjoy the cycling on quite challenging terrain without being completely wasted at the end of each days' ride!!

John Goldschmidt, UK, September 2017

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