South Dalmatia from Dubrovnik - Deluxe

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Visiting: Croatia

Boat & Bike

7 nights from £822 to £1928pp
Guiding Guided i
Level Moderate to Challenging i
Standard Deluxe i
Code CR008P
Good For Coasts and Islands, Luxury, Solo
Distance 98mi/158km
Runs May - Oct
Departs Sunday
Fly to Dubrovnik
Return from Dubrovnik

Overview

What to expect

Green islands, captivating towns and craggy mountains characterise this enchanting corner of Croatia. You’ll ride beside coasts and riverbanks with the blue Adriatic as a backdrop and there will be plenty of opportunities to stop at secluded swimming spots or take a dip in inland seas. The city of Dubrovnik makes a stunning starting place and its terracotta roofs, grand churches and cobbled streets look even better when viewed from the ancient city walls.

Each island has unique appeal, from the monastery in Mljet to the emerald forests of Korkula, and as you cycle through vineyards and pass through stone villages, stop off to taste fresh olives, ripe figs and juicy oranges. Crossing the border to visit Bosnia’s UNESCO monuments adds an extra dimension to this trip and the craggy mountains, peaceful coves and delicious seafood of the Pelješac Peninsula are a real highlight.

  • Grand churches and terracotta-topped houses in medieval Dubrovnik.
  • Green pines, sheltered beaches and azure waters
  • Bosnia's World Heritage towns and ancient ruins
  • Diverse cycling beside rivers, coasts, forests and vineyards.

The Trip

Route

Itinerary

  • Day 1 (Sun): Dubrovnik

    Meet your crew and tour guides at Gruž port in Dubrovnik (check-in 2-2.30pm) and enjoy a guided tour of the city’s historic centre, Baroque buildings and ancient wall at about 16.30. 

  • Day 2 (Mon): Šipan - Mljet 6 + 16 miles (11 + 25km)

    Set sail for Šipan, the largest of the Elaphiti Islands. Cycle past the extravagant villas of Dubrovnik's wealthy citizens and on through verdant forests and the sub-tropical parks of Sipan Island. Cruise to the Mljet Island, home to Homer's Calypso Nymph. Known locally as honey island, it is the most forested island of the Mediterranean. In the afternoon, you will cycle through the Mljet national park and then stay overnight in the quiet bay of Pomena.

  • Day 3 (Tue): Lastovo Island 18 miles (28 km)

    Cruise in the early morning to Lastovo Island, one of the smallest inhabited islands in the Adriatic Sea with only 1,000 inhabitants. Cycle around the beautiful island past vineyards growing the grapes for the Marastina white wine.

  • Day 4 (Wed): Korcula and Gradac 12 miles (20km) + optional 16 miles (25km)

    Cross to the forested island of Korcula and cycle from Vela Luka to Prigradica, to re-join the ship for lunch and a swim on anchor and cruise to Gradac's harbour, where you have time to swim or relax.

  • Day 5 (Thu): Mostar excursion

    Cruise into the small seaport of Ploce and travel by bus across the Bosnian border. Step inside the UNESCO listed fort in the hillside town of Pocitelj and walk across the famous Ottoman bridge in the World Heritage city of Mostar.

  • Day 6 (Fri): Korcula Island 31 miles (50 km)

    Cross to the forested island of Korcula, said to be the most beautiful Dalmatian island,to its sweeping southern bay at Brna. Cycle from Prigadica enjoying view of the deep-blue water of Pupnat bay to Korcula town, the birth place of Marco Polo. Spend time wandering the fabulous Old Town where the narrow lanes are laid out in the shape of a herringbone pattern.

  • Day 7 (Sat): Mainland Prapratno – Slano 19 miles (30 km)

    Sail close to the beaurtiful coastline of the Pelješac peninsula towards the small ferry harbour of Prapratno. Cycle to Ston and explore its city wall, the longest, intact, fortificaton wall in Europe. Meet the boat and cruise to Dubrovnik.

  • Day 8 (Sun): Departure - Dubrovnik

    You are asked to check out after breakfast by 9am for your onward journey or extend your stay in Croatia.

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

Accommodation

Harmonia

The Harmonia is a deluxe class motor yacht, constructed in 2013 to provide the greatest possible comfort. With two masts and a length of 38m this deluxe boat has 16 luxuriously furnished, air-conditioned guest cabins (12-14 square metres), including tiled bathrooms with shower cabins and wc. 7 cabins are below deck and sleep between 2 and 4 people, the 9 above-deck cabins have either a double or twin beds. All cabins have hairdryer. The on-board chef provides wonderful haute-cuisine in the spacious dining room. Numerous sun mats and deckchairs are at the guests’ disposal on the sun deck. There is a swimming platform, giving you easy access to the sea. Below deck is plenty of storage to carry and re-charge e-bikes.

  • Harmonia

  • Sun Deck

  • Harmonia

  • Harmonia Crew

  • Saloon

  • Double Cabin

  • Twin Cabin

Dates & Prices

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Price includes

  • 7 nights accommodation aboard the Harmonia
  • 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
  • Guided Dubrovnik tour with entrance into historical buildings
  • Excursion to Mostar (lunch not included) including entrance to the mosque

Price excludes

  • Flights and transfers
  • Bike hire
  • Cycle helmets
  • Drinks and tips on board
  • €20 per person visitors tax/port fees & €20 per person unlimited still bottled water, paid locally

Price reductions

  • 3rd person sharing cabin 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
£81

21-gear hybrid bicycle

E-Bike
E-bike hire
£160

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

Extras

You can add these when you price your trip

Airport transfers

To Dubrovnik on embarkation day
£20pp
From Dubrovnik on disembarkation day
£20pp

How to Get There

Getting there

Fly to Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik airport is approx. 20 km / 12 miles from the town and Gruz harbour. The harbour can easily be reached by taxi (ca. 45 Euro per way).

Getting back

Dubrovnik airport is approx. 20 km / 12 miles from the town and Gruz harbour. The airport can easily be reached by taxi (ca. 45 Euro per way).

Fly from Dubrovnik

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.

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.

Customer reviews

What other customers have said

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The tour is very good. You are well looked after by the affable Captain and his crew. The guides are very friendly and passionate about their beautiful country. Harmonia is a lovely ship although I would always book a cabin at deck level rather than below.

Andrew Richards , September 2016
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out of 5

Our 2nd Freedom Treks tour, this was the best so far. The Boat Harmonia is great, comfortable with great meals and excellent service. The real star is the country of Croatia and the combination of cycling the back roads, amazing views, finished with a swim off the boat in the clear waters after a day in the saddle. Not being a regular cyclist we opted for an e-Bike which on occasions was great, but not essential. A great experience overall, better than sitting on a beach for a week, and sailing from island to island we still had time to top up the tan. The whole experience with Freedom Treks was faultless.

Paul Sherborne, Worcestershire, August 2016

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