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Activities
  • guided cycle
Accommodation
  • 7 nights boat
Meals
  • 2 Dinners
  • 5 Lunches
  • 7 Breakfasts

8 Days£1680GBP

Overview

Trip Code: CBS

Trip highlights


  • Cycling in the Southern Dalmatian islands with dramatic scenery
  • Exploring the small towns and villages en route
  • Korcula with its beautiful old township
  • Enjoying the stunning views after each rewarding cycle

Southern Dalmatia encompasses a stunning chain of islands stretching from Solta to Mljet, and this unique cycling trip captures the highlights with an ideal balance of activity, culture and relaxation. Experience the beautiful island of Korcula with its picturesque old town and the lavender island of Hvar with its Venetian architecture. Experience the exhilaration of rafting the Cetina River (optional activity) and cycle through Brac, famous for its radiant limestone. In the company of a cycling guide, this stimulating journey explores towns and landscapes, many of which are on UNESCO's World Heritage list. Aboard the comfortably appointed motor yacht, there is ample time between cycles to swim in the azure waters and soak up the ambience of seaside towns.

Countries:

Croatia

Starting Point:

Trogir

Finishing Point:

Trogir


Arrive Trogir (near Split) to board and check-in between 2pm to 2.30pm. The boat departs for island of Šolta at 3pm. Split airport is approx. 3mi./5 km from the harbour of Trogir. We can assist with an arrival transfer on request (not included). The first night is spent in a quiet harbour on the island of Solta with the opportunity to take a swim after a day of travel.

Meals:  D

This morning we enjoy a cruise during breakfast to the Island of Vis. Vis is the furthermost inhabited island from mainland Croatia. A Greek colony called Issa inhabited the island 2,300 years ago. Due to its strategic location it was a military zone until 1995 and closed to foreign tourists. Today we have the opportunity to explore the lovely island by bicycle. We have plenty of time to enjoy the island and spend the night here.

Meals:  B,L

In the morning we leave the island of Vis by boat and navigate to the harbor town of Vela Luka on the Island of Korcula. Along the way we throw the anchor for a refreshing swim stop. Korcula is regarded as one of the most scenic islands in the Adriatic, abundant in viewpoints and quaint villages nestled in the green. Once we arrive in Vela Luka we can enjoy a round tour from Vela Luka to the village of Blato and back again. The night is spent in Vela Luka on the western side of the island.

Meals:  B,L

The day starts with a relaxing cruise to Hvar town on Hvar Island. Make use of the time before the cycle tour starts and go for a little stroll through the city. Standing on the magnificent Renaissance Square you can enjoy a view up to the Spanish fortress towering high above the city. Today's bike tour takes us from the city of Hvar through small villages and lavender fields to Stari Grad on the opposite side of the island. The descent to Stari Grad offers breathtaking views. After a lunch break we continue start off on a second cycling tour through the green planes of the island to the seaside town of Jelsa. After a break for coffee and ice cream, we continue the round trip back to Stari Grad where we spend the night.

Meals:  B,L

In the morning we cruise to the island of Brac, famous for its radiant, precious limestone that was, among others, used for the White House in Washington and in the construction of the German Reichstag building in Berlin. Once we have arrived on Brac, we start our bike tour from Milna to the picturesque harbor town of Postira. At first we cycle inland through small villages and past local architectural relics before hugging the coast with spectacular views across the channel to the mainland. On arrival in Postira there are many ways in which to enjoy the rest of the afternoon. The night is spent in the quiet harbor of Postira.

Meals:  B,L

During breakfast the boat brings us to the city of Split. The old town of Split, built adjoining the famous palace of the Roman Caesar Diocletian, is a UNESCO world heritage site. Today we have the choice either to take a bus transfer to go rafting through the Cetina Canyon (not included in the tour price) or to explore the wonderful Marjan forest Park in Split by bike. The rafting group will be picked up from the boat by a bus and are taken to Omiš for the excursion. From here they will follow the river downstream in the rafts gaining a unique perspective of the canyon and its flora and fauna. Rafting trip participants are brought back to the boat in the bus after the activity. Cyclists will enjoy a short but scenic bike tour through the green heart of Split accompanied by an extensive swim break at a local beach. In the afternoon we can explore the bustling city of Split again together as one group. Overnight Split.

Meals:  B

Cruise to Šolta Island where we enjoy our last bike tour. Walled fields, numerous olive groves, locust bean and fig trees line the roads. The herbal scent of rosemary accompanies us along our tour across the island. After a round tour of the island, we return to the boat. We board and enjoy the last crossing to Trogir past the cliffs of the Ciovo peninsula. There is still plenty of time to visit the Old Town of Trogir, listed as a World Cultural Heritage site. The last evening aboard our ship is celebrated in traditional fashion. While enjoying the communal dinner in a celebrative atmosphere we will have the chance for a last get-together with our crew and tour guides.

Meals:  B,L,D

Disembark after breakfast around 9am and individual departure, or a taxi transfer can be booked on request for an additional cost from the boat to Split airport or hotel.

Meals:  B


Map

Elevation

The map and elevation chart are for illustrative purposes only and meant to provide general guidelines.


Inclusions

  • 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 2 dinners - the cook on board is a member of the crew. The meals begin with dinner on day 1 and ends with breakfast on day 8. *Note that the included lunches and dinners are not clearly labelled on the daily itinerary as they depend on sailing conditions on the day and from time to time we may substitute one of the lunches for a dinner or vice versa, your tour guide will inform you locally when these will be included.
  • 7 nights accommodation in a twin cabin below deck with ensuite facilities on board a premium boat (supplement applies for above deck or single cabin). If you are travelling by yourself you can be matched with another passenger or request a single cabin (extra cost). The cabins are configured with a combination of double beds or two lower beds. Excellent discounts apply to a third person sharing a triple cabin, configured with a single bunk bed above. Note that the lower deck cabins by their very nature will be marginally noisier and less ventilated due to their proximity to the engine and working part of the boat.
  • 21 speed hybrid bike rental with pannier (mountain bike option available on select departures running parallel with standard itinerary, distances vary; 8-speed electric bikes available on most trips, limited supplies; - supplements apply). The guides will carry bike locks for the group when cycling, or individual locks can be provided on request if you decide to bike alone (limited supply).
  • Experienced crew including English speaking cycle guide
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Information pack including overview maps per cabin

  • Travel to and from Split (Trogir)
  • Upgrade to a cabin on deck or single cabin – supplement applies
  • Drinks on board and meals not included
  • Flat rate for Water and tourist taxes payable locally - EUR60pp (adult) or EUR30pp (child up to 16)
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips for crew and tour guides (see pre departure information provided on booking)
  • Travel insurance - mandatory *cruise cover may be required - check with your insurer
  • Optional Cetina rafting - booked and paid locally
  • Entrance fees
  • Helmets - mandatory on all bike tours, you are encouraged to bring your own well-fitted helmet. A limited number of rental helmets are available on board (reservation essential), however we cannot guarantee their suitability.
  • Optional Bicycle insurance - Please note that normal travel insurance often does not cover loss or damage to rental bikes. If you do not take out bike insurance you will need to pay for the cost of the bike or repair of damages.
  • Taxi transfer from the airport or your hotel to the boat (allow approx EUR20) or reservation on request for an additional cost (on embarkation and disembarkation days only) - please ask our office for details
  • Secure parking space in Trogir - reservation essential, paid in cash locally to the tour guide. Approx. EUR30/week for a car up to 6m in length, EUR50/week for a car longer than 6m. Ask our office for details.

Cabins


Bike information


Suitability

moderate

3

The trip requires a good level of fitness to fully participate in the cycling. The tours will take us up to a height of between 200 and 500m above sea-level. The day-tours from 15 to 62km/9.5 to 38mi are through hilly and mountainous terrain and can be completed without any time constraints. Participants will also need to master long and steep climbs, during which you may need to push the bike. You are free to set aside a half or full day to swim or spend on board the boat, instead of taking a planned bike-tour. We will traverse mostly asphalted roads, which are rarely travelled on outside of the holiday seasons. Each day you can either decide to bike alone, using the information and maps provided, or join the two tour guides or other participants. It is considered suitable for active children (minimum 10 years, height minimum is 1.2m/4ft for hybrid bike or 1.5m/4.9ft for e-bike). *For safety reasons, we insist that cycle helmets be included as a compulsory item on your equipment list. Note: The cyclists on regular bicycles determine the pace. If you have reserved an e-bike please be mindful of this and to acknowledge that the regular cyclists need time to rest and take longer to climb the hills.


Departure dates


Notes

M
Mid Season
H
High Season
IT2
Mountain bike option available on some departures, running parallel with standard itinerary - subject to minimum numbers. Distances vary, see trip notes for details. A supplement applies for mountain bike hire.
DN2
Mid season is 10 May - 28 Jun. High season 25 Aug - 13 Sep - mid & high season supplements apply. Discount applies for 26 April 2024 and 11 Oct 2024 departures. Allow for drinking water and tourist taxes EUR60pp (adult) EUR30pp (child up to 16).
DN3
For cyclists using regular bikes, we recommend that you are fit and comfortably able to cycle around 20kmph on the flat and 10kmph on the ascents. If you are unsure, book an e-bike (limited availability). The cyclists on regular bicycles determine the pace. Those who have reserved an e-bike to be mindful of this and acknowledge that the regular cyclists need time to rest and take longer to hill climb.
DN4
Itinerary subject to change according to weather conditions. Sails may not be present on all boats. Where they are present, the sails will be hoisted at the Captain's discretion.

Priceper person from

£1680GBP

Options & Supplements*
  • Bicycle insurance - standard bike (pp)GBP£10
  • Bicycle insurance - electric or mountain bike (pp)GBP£26
  • Electric Bike SupplementGBP£150
  • Above deck level twin cabin supplementGBP£180
  • Below deck level Single Cabin SupplementGBP£570
  • Above deck level Single Cabin SupplementGBP£720
*Prices listed are per person

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