South Dalmatia Deluxe - Boat & Bike

Boat & Bike 7 nights

VISITING: Croatia

Why we love this tour

"Explore the unbeatable scenery of the South Dalmatian Islands on a deluxe boat with time to relax in the on-deck hot tub! We loved the quiet island of Vis and the fascinating history of Split. "

Glittering islands, blue waters, golden beaches and green forests

Pirate castles, hilltop fortresses and Renaissance architecture

Luxurious motor-yacht accommodation with deck-top hot tub

Scenic cycling past purple lavender, olive groves and blue bays

Guiding
Guided
Distance
127miles/205km
Level
Moderate to Challenging
Standard
Deluxe
Departs
Sat
Runs
Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Code
CR002P
Fly to
Split
Good for
Coasts and Islands, Luxury, Solo
Return
Split

Add more luxury to your cycle tour by cruising between islands on a sumptuous motor yacht, dining on deck after each day in the saddle. Pedalling around South Dalmatia’s scattered islands and exploring World Heritage towns on the Croatian mainland, the cycling is moderate to challenging but choose an electric bike if you’d like an extra boost.

Each island holds unique charm so look forward to diverse days, cycling past olive groves, purple lavender fields and fragrant pine forests, with the option of river rafting when you enter the Cetina Valley. The narrow streets of historic harbour towns are a great place to stop for lunch or unwind with a bowl of green olives and glass of local wine. As you cruise from island to island, there are plenty of opportunities for cooling off with a dip in the sea.

From The Times article about this tour: "The scenery is unbeatable. In the space of an hour I’ve pedalled through small vineyards, hamlets and lush green forests. In Jelsa I stumble on the best (and possibly the cheapest) ice cream that I’ve tasted. By the end of the week - having covered 140 miles or so of road - I’m noticeably fitter, and I’ve made a boatload of new friends." Read the full article here (requires a subscription to The Times).

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 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 hot tub. 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

Princeza Diana

Launched in June 2011, the elegant Princeza Diana is a three-masted motor yacht of the deluxe category. 40m long and 8.5m wide, her beautiful lines ensure she turns heads wherever she goes. 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. 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 plus a hot tub with panoramic views on the top deck. The bathing platform gives easy access to the sea for swimming. 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.

The Princeza Diana

The Princeza Diana

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What's included

Price includes

7 nights accommodation aboard the deluxe class Princeza Diana or First Class 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

Price excludes

Flights and transfers

Bike hire

Cycle helmets (mandatory)

€50 per adult visitors tax/port fees & unlimited still bottled water, paid locally (€25 per child)

Entrance fees

Optional rafting tour

Drinks & tips on board

Bike hire and extras

Bike hire

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

Hybrid bike

21-gear hybrid bicycle

£79

E-Bike

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

£176

Extras

Other Extras

Airport transfers

To Trogir on embarkation day (per person)

£16

From Trogir on disembarkation day (per person)

£16

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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. 5 km / 3 miles from Trogir. The harbour can easily be reached by taxi (ca. 20 Euro per way) or by local bus (with kuna).

How do I get back?

Fly from Split. Split airport is approx. 5 km / 3 miles from Trogir. The airport can easily be reached by taxi (ca. 20 Euro per way) or by local bus (with kuna).

 

What is a ‘Moderate to Challenging’ cycle holiday?

Generally in hilly areas, with numerous climbs, downhill stretches and longer daily distances. Moderate to challenging cycling is suitable for regular and experienced cyclists with a good level of fitness.

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.

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.
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