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.
At a glance
- 2 for 1 hybrid bike hire for September & October 2017 departures when booked by 31 August - discount applied when we confirm your tour
- 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.
Day 1 (Sun):
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):
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):
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):
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.
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.
Dates & Prices
Please click on a departure date for price options at a glance - 2018 dates on sale*
- 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
- 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
- 3rd person sharing cabin with 2 full paying guests - 50% (triple cabin price shown on calendar already includes reduction)
*2018 itinerary will differ from 2017 itinerary - please enquire
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 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).
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
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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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Great holiday loved it. Guides and staff were excellent. Beautiful Islands and crystal clear water.Robert Davies, NZ, August 2017
A wonderful holiday and excellent, well organised, tour. The boat and all staff were friendly and very helpful, which made the whole experience a pleasure to be hopefully repeated.Ian Shears, NZ, August 2017