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Activities
  • guided cycle
Accommodation
  • 7 nights boat
Meals
  • 3 Dinners
  • 4 Lunches
  • 7 Breakfasts

8 Days£2040GBP

Overview

Trip Code: NPP

Trip highlights


  • Cycling in the Northern Dalmatian islands
  • Exploring medieval old towns of Sibenik, Zadar and Trogir
  • Enjoying captivating views such as from the cliffs in Telascica Bay
  • Visiting the waterfalls of the national park of Krka-Canyon

Explore the nature lover's paradise of North Dalmatia while staying on board a comfortable boat, your floating accommodation for a week. Cruising on crystal clear water, we anchor in quiet ports and in entrances of national parks from where we cycle through a myriad of landscapes. From the stunning island of Dugi Otok to the well preseved medieval towns of Sibenik, Zadar and Trogir, we also discover the unspoiled nature of some of Croatia's most famous national parks like Krka and Kornati. Each day you can either decide to bike alone, using the information and maps provided, or join the tour guide. The friendly crew will help you enjoy to the fullest this journey into Croatia's past and present.

Countries:

Croatia

Starting Point:

Trogir

Finishing Point:

Trogir


Individual arrival by car in Trogir or by plane to Split airport, which is about 5km / 3mi away from the boarding harbour of Trogir. A taxi transfer can be booked on request for an additional cost from Split airport or hotel to the boat in Trogir. After check-in on the motor yacht from 2:00 - 2:30pm, the first small cruise begins at 3:00pm. Relax on board and take in the stunning scenery as we cross to Rogoznica - a village on a small island which is connected to the mainland by a dam. Along the way we stop for a swim directly from the boat. Dinner and overnight in Rogoznica.

Meals:  D

In the morning the boat takes us to Vodice. We begin our first cycle at the popular resort and soon we cross the bridge to the Island of Murter. The boat awaits us in Slanica in the northwest of the island for the crossing to the island of Dugi Otok. On the way we pass the National Park Kornati, an archipelago in crystal clear water which is known for its rich marine life. Our destination is Telašcica Bay in the Telašcica Nature Park. In the late afternoon there is the opportunity to go for a short hike up to the impressive, white cliffs that fall steeply into the blue sea below. In the bay of Telascica we can spend the evening swimming from the boat and the night is spent in the peaceful setting of the Telascica Nature Park.

Meals:  B,D

After breakfast we start our bike tour from the Telascica Nature Park, along the almost traffic free island of Dugi Otok to the Bay of Božava. Enjoy stunning panoramas en route to our destination, Božava village, surrounded by pine forests, Tamarisks and Agaves. In Božava the boat awaits our arrival and we cross to Zadar, which for centuries was the political, cultural and intellectual centre of Dalmatia. In Zadar you can take part in a walking tour to discover this fascinating city while strolling through the winding alleys and the lively old town, characterised by 3,000 years of history. Overnight in Zadar.

Meals:  B,L

During breakfast on board, we cruise to Preko on the island of Ugljan. from here we ride to Tkon on the island of Pašman. The two islands are connected by a bridge from where the first of the Kornati Islands can be seen. We cycle along the east coast of the island with views of the mainland. In Tkon we board the boat and cross to Vodice, a popular Dalmatian holiday destination on the mainland where we spend the night.

Meals:  B,L

Today’s cycling tour leads along varied roads through remote villages in the Dalmatian inland to the beautiful port of Skradin, located at the foot of the Krka Canyon. In the afternoon, we take a small boat to the Krka National Park where have plenty of time to explore the unique and truly spectacular Krka Waterfalls on foot. The night is spent in the postcard town of Skradin.

Meals:  B,L

During breakfast the boat departs Skradin and cruises down the Krka River back towards the sea and the city of Šibenik. Here we have time to explore the city, home to the Cathedral of St Jacob, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the most beautiful sacral building on the Adriatic coast. Afterwards, we board the boat once more and enjoy a swim stop and lunch during our crossing to Primošten, where we spend the night.

Meals:  B,L

In the morning our last bike tour for the week takes us from Primošten inland past rural villages to Trogir. Many magical views of the town and the island of Ciovo invite short breaks and photo stops. Back in Trogir there's time for an afternoon stroll through the World Heritage old town. In the evening we enjoy a farewell dinner on board with the crew and tour guides.

Meals:  B,D

Disembark after breakfast around 9am and individual departure, or 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 (does not include drinks)*.
  • 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 in a double cabin below deck with ensuite facilities on a deluxe boat (above deck and single cabins also available - supplement applies). If you are travelling by yourself you can be matched with another passenger. The cabins on the boats are configured with twin or double beds. 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.
  • E-Bike hire is included. If you prefer a Road or Gravel bike please advise at the time of booking.
  • 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
  • Entrance fees for the national parks (group visits only)
  • Visitors tax

  • Travel to and from Split (Trogir)
  • Meals not listed as included, drinks
  • Upgrade to a cabin on deck or single cabin – supplements apply
  • 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.
  • Water - flat rate of EUR60pp (adult) or EUR30pp (child up to 16) to be paid to the captain
  • Tips for crew and tour guides (see pre departure information provided on booking)
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Entrance fees for attractions (individual visits)
  • Travel insurance - mandatory *cruise cover may be required - check with your insurer
  • Optional Bicycle insurance - can be booked on arrival and paid in cash locally. 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 EUR30) - 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. EUR70/week for a car up to 6m in length, EUR120/week for a car longer than 6m.
  • A supplement will apply for other deck levels or cabins types, if you are booking a single cabin (we do not match single travellers)

Cabins


Bike information


Suitability

moderate

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This is an e-bike tour. For cyclists using road or gravel 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 we recommend an e-bike. Even for e-bikers, the trip requires a good level of fitness from participants to fully participate in the cycling, which you should have acquired from steady cycling. The tours take you up to a height of between 200 and 500m/656 and 1640ft above sea-level. The daily tours from 20 to 48km/12.5 to 30mi lead you through hilly and mountainous terrain and will be completed without any time-constraints. Participants also need to master long and/or steep climbs. We will traverse mostly asphalted roads, which are rarely travelled on outside of the holiday seasons. 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. Each day you can either decide to bike alone, using the information and maps provided, or join the tour guides. It is considered suitable for fit beginners and active children (minimum height 1.5m/5ft for e-bike). *For safety reasons, we insist that cycle helmets be included as a compulsory item on your equipment list.


Departure dates


Notes

M
Mid Season
H
High Season
Note:
Mid season 10 May - 28 Jun. High season 23 Aug - 4 Oct Allow for drinking water and tourist taxes EUR60pp (adult) EUR30pp (child up to 16) Discount applies to 26 April 2024 departure
Note:
Itinerary subject to change according to weather conditions. Sails may not be present on all boats. Where they are present, the sails will only be hoisted at the Captain's discretion.
Note:
This is an e-bike tour. The cycling pace is determined by the e-bike riders who tend to take half the time to ascend hills with a limited amount of recovery time at the top. 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, we recommend you book an e-bike.

Priceper person from

£2040GBP

Options & Supplements*
  • Road or Gravel bike reductionGBP£-30
  • Bicycle insuranceGBP£21
  • Deck level twin cabin supplementGBP£230
  • Below deck level single cabin supplementGBP£680
  • Deck level single cabin supplementGBP£910
*Prices listed are per person

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