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.
Read Catherine's trip report from her week cycling this tour.
If you're looking for more luxurious boats on this tour, please see our South Dalmatia - Deluxe tour.
At a glance
- 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
- Undulating cycling with some climbs, E-bikes available
Day 1 (Sat):
Trogir - Brač
Arrive in the picturesque port of Trogir – the capital of Dalmatia. Check in from 2pm before setting sail at 3pm for the island of Brač, famous for its shining white marble which was also used for building the White House and the Reichstag in Berlin. Overnight in the harbour of Milna.
Day 2 (Sun):
Šolta - Hvar
12 miles (19 km)
Cross to Stomorska to 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. Visit a local beekeeper before cycling back to the boat. Set sail for Stari Grad, which has become popular with artists and art lovers, on Hvar island. Hop on the bikes and cycle along almost traffic free roads passing through small, pretty villages to reach the quaint harbours Jelsa and Vrboska.
Day 3 (Mon):
Hvar and Korčula
14 miles (22 km)
Today’s cycle ride is along the almost traffic free roads through pretty small villages 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 Korčula Island. Stay overnight in Vela Luka.
Day 4 (Tue):
38 miles (62km)
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 which, like Rome, is built on seven hills, and across Pupnat bay and finally down to Korčula town, where you will have time to take a walk through the wonderful old town with its narrow “fishbone like” alleys. Stay overnight in Korčula town.
Day 5 (Wed):
17 miles (27 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 a swim and lunch, you start your bike ride from Sumartin to the village of Selca where the culture and tradition of stone masonry is evident and on to the picturesque town Pučišća. Stay overnight in Pučišća.
Day 6 (Thu):
Omiš - Split
16 or 27 miles (25 or 44 km)
After a morning crossing to Omiš you will cycle through the Cetina River valley which is surrounded by steep rocks. After 11 miles (18 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 4 miles (7 km) back to the boat - or to extend the cycling tour (no rafting) to 27 miles (44 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):
Split - Marjan - Trogir
9 miles (15 km)
Take a short cycle ride to Mount Marjan, a popular spot which locals have enjoyed since the 3rd century. On a peninsula jutting out from west Split it offers panoramic views of the World Heritage city below and the surrounding islands. Cruise back to Trogir past the cliffs of the Čiovo peninsula to experience the twisting streets of the World Heritage old town and enjoy a farewell dinner.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- Daily cabin cleaning
- Flights and transfers
- Bike hire
- Cycle helmets (use is mandatory)
- €20 per person visitors tax/port fees & €20 per person unlimited still bottled water, paid locally
- Drinks & tips on board
- Entrance fees
- 3rd person sharing cabin (Romantica & San Snova) with 2 full paying guests - 50% (triple cabin price shown on calendar already includes reduction)
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. 4 miles / 6 km from Trogir. The harbour can easily be reached by bus or taxi (ca. 20 Euro per way).
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
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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's the etiquette with crew tips?
Tips are at your own discretion, an envelope is always left in the cabins on the last day.
What other customers have said
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An outstanding experience. The boat was comfortable and the crew hospitable and helpful. The guides were able to communicate fluently in the languages of the guests. Their informed commentaries and detailed explanations ensured we had a good understanding of the daily activities, the historical context of our sightseeing and Croatian lifestyle and culture.The itinerary enabled us to access some stunningly beautiful villages and ancient buildings as well as experience the scenic coastline and rural areas. The rafting trip was magnificent.Hilary Richards, Australia, May 2018
Trip of a lifetime. An experience not to be missed. Everything from the cycling to the boat to the crew and the guides made this trip a perfect one. I'm already dreaming about my next cycle sail trip.Rachel Courtright, Holland , May 2018