South Dalmatia

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Visiting: Croatia

Boat & Bike

7 nights from £773 to £1813pp
Guiding Guided i
Level Moderate to Challenging i
Standard Superior, Comfort i
Code CR002
Good For Coasts and Islands, Luxury, Solo
Distance 130mi/210km
Runs Apr - Oct
Departs Saturday
Fly to Split
Return from Split

Overview

What to expect

See South Dalmatia from every angle on this adventurous tour, cruising from island to island on a spacious motor yacht. Climb pine-fringed mountain passes to take in widescreen views across scattered islands and look forward to down-hill rides towards cool blue waters. To make the up-hills a bit easier, opt for an electric bike. Each island has unique appeal, whether it’s purple lavender fields and wild herbs, or Spanish castles and marble sculptures.

For an extra adventure, try river rafting on the Cetina River or take it easy with more time relaxing on deck. The twisting streets and Renaissance squares of Dalmatia’s towns make historic spots for an evening drink – be sure to try the local wines.

 

  • Panoramic views of scattered islands, golden beaches and blue waters
  • Pine forests and purple lavender, olive groves and fresh figs
  • Pirate castles, hilltop fortresses and Renaissance architecture
  • Adventurous cycling with e-bikes available

The Trip

Route

Itinerary

  • Day 1 (Sat): Trogir - Hvar

    Arrive in the picturesque port of Trogir – the capital of Dalmatia. Check in from 2pm before setting sail for Stari Grad on Hvar Island. Stari Grad is the second largest settlement on Hvar and is well known for its important harbour. Stay overnight in Stari Grad.

     

  • Day 2 (Sun): Hvar and Vis 12.5 miles (20 km) + 15 miles (22 km)

    Today’s first cycle ride after breakfast leads you along the almost traffic free roads through pretty small villages and the quaint harbours of Jelsa and Vrboska.

    Then you will return to Stari Grad, which has become popular with artists and art lovers. A second cycle ride takes you to the islands capital Hvar, where you will visit the magnificent Renaissance Square and enjoy the view at the Spanish Fortress which is situated high above the city. Finally, cross over to Vis Island where you will stay overnight. 

  • Day 3 (Mon): Vis 20 miles (32 km)

    Vis is the furthermost island from mainland Croatia. A Greek colony called Issa was on the island 2,300 years ago. Due to its strategic location it was a military zone until 1995 and foreign tourists were prohibited from visiting. Today you have the opportunity to explore the lovely island by bike. After cycling the boat takes you to the Island of Korčula. Stay overnight in Vela Luka.

  • Day 4 (Tue): Korcula 30 miles (48 km)

    Today you will discover the island of Korčula by bike and have lunch in one of the local restaurants. The backdrop of the cypress trees make this one of the most beautiful Dalmatian islands. The cycle ride leads you via the village of Blato across Pupnat bay and finally to Korčula town, where you will have time to take a walk through the wonderful old town with its narrow alleys. Stay overnight in Korčula town.

  • Day 5 (Wed): Brač 10 or 22 miles (16 or 35 km)

    Cruise to the island of Brač, which is famous for its shining white marble which was also used for building the White House and the Reichstag in Berlin. After lunch you start your bike ride from Sumartin to either the lovely fishing village of Povlja or to the picturesque town Pučišća. Stay overnight in Pučišća.

  • Day 6 (Thu): Omiš - Split 19 or 27 miles (30 or 43 km)

    After a morning crossing to Omiš you will cycle through the Cetina River valley which is surrounded by steep rocks. After 13 miles (20 km) you have the choice to either take part on a four hours rafting tour on the Cetina River (not included) and afterwards a small cycle ride of about 6 miles (10 km) back to the boat - or to extend the cycling tour (no rafting) to 27 miles (43 km) by riding along small side road to reach Omiš and its pirate castles. In the afternoon your boat takes you to the old town of Split, built adjoining the famous Roman palace, which is a World Heritage Site. Stay overnight in Split.

  • Day 7 (Fri): Šolta - Trogir 12 miles (19 km)

    Explore the quiet island of Solta, cycling past walled fields, olive groves and terracotta topped cottages, with the scent of lavender and rosemary filling the air. Cruise back to Trogir to experience the twisting streets of the World Heritage old town.

  • Day 8 (Sat): Depart from Trogir

    Enjoy a final breakfast before saying farewell to your crew and fellow passengers, checking out by 9am.

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

Accommodation

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, 11 of which are on deck. 10 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.

  • Kapetan Jure

  • Bow

  • Kapetan Jure

  • Sun Deck 

  • Kapetan Jure

  • Saloon

  • Saloon

  • Double Cabin

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.

  • Romantica

  • Romantica

  • Sun deck

  • Romantica

  • Sun Deck

  • Saloon

  • Stern Deck

  • Deck

  • Deck plan

  • Double Cabin

  • Twin Cabin

  • Triple Cabin

San Snova

San Snova, Dream of Dreams, is a premium class wooden motor boat which was launched in the spring of 2009. She is 31m long, 8m wide and combines romantic seafaring with the highest standards. 11 spacious cabins are above deck (6 doubles and 5 triples) and 3 cabins (all triples) are below deck; all have air-conditioning and private shower and WC. The sun deck and stern are well equipped with mats and sun loungers.

  • San Snova

  • San Snova

  • Bow

  • Stern Deck

  • Saloon

  • Double Cabin

  • Triple Cabin

  • Deckplan

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 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
    • Local contact number for assistance
    • Daily cabin cleaning

    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
    • Drinks & tips on board
    • Entrance fees

    Price reductions

    • 3rd person sharing cabin (Romantica & San Snova) with 2 full paying guests - 50% (triple 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

    21-gear hybrid bicycle

    E-Bike
    E-Bike Hire
    £166

    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 (per person)
    £16pp
    From Trogir on disembarkation day (per person)
    £16pp

    Extra nights

    Trogir 3* hotel (2 sharing, bed & breakfast)
    £52pp
    Trogir 3* hotel (single room, bed & breakfast)
    £83pp

    How to Get There

    Getting there

    Fly to Split

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

    Getting back

    Split airport is approx. 4 miles / 6 km from Trogir. The airport can easily be reached by bus or 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.

    What's the etiquette with crew tips?

    Tips are at your own discretion, an envelope is always left in the cabins on the last day.

    News

    South Dalmatia Boat & Bike

    What's the South Dalmatia Boat & Bike Tour Really Like?

    16th June 2014

    In May, I spent a week aboard the Motor Yacht Romantica to experience on my o

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    Customer reviews

    What other customers have said

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    I am currently recovering from one of the best weeks of my life, no lie I had the most amazing holiday on the bike and boat tour of South Dalmatia last week. I’ve not stopped telling everyone how wonderful it was, from the guests on the tour, the sights, the scenery, the crew, the food… Everything was just perfect – thank you for making it such a wonderful experience. I literally cannot wait to go on another tour!

    Sangeeta Chana , October 2016
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    The cycling was challenging but very rewarding. Our guides, Ivana and Marko were excellent and very helpful and supportive. There are some long ascents but the views make it all worthwhile. This holiday is a great way to see so much - five islands, interesting and historic towns and villages, countryside and the lovely views of the Dalmatian coast. Our boat, Romantica, provided good accommodation with great food. The crew could not be more helpful.

    Pam Kemp, September 2016

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