National Parks of Dalmatia Plus
Kroatien Bike + Boat Tour
Croatia is a country full of beautiful, well-kept coasts with thousands of islands, reefs, and bays. Numerous Roman ruins, charming hills, and breathtaking beauty awaits you here. Situated along the Adriatc Sea, Croatia stretches from the slopes of the alps, deep into the Pannonian Valley, to the banks of the Danube and Drava Rivers.
Come and spend a week on a ship cruising between the mainland and the sea. We are so excited to be offering this tour that is especially designed for electric bikers. If you have always desired to cycle in Croatia but have worried about the mountainous terrain, you need worry no longer. You can experience Croatia and will conquer the hills almost effortlessly. You will not be denied the breathtaking views that these mountain climbs provide. The e-bikes used on these tours are top quality Swiss Flyers. Your accommodations for this cruise, the Princess Diana, is the biggest and most comfortable boat in the Island Hopping fleet. It will be a pleasure to enjoy the islands and the Dalmatian coast with this ship. Regional cuisine and an exceptional crew with knowledgeable tour guides await.
Trogir can easily be reached via Split Airport. You will discover the charm of the Adriatic in a very unique way. After a hearty breakfast each morning, you cycle through history and culture and at midday meet the ship at a harbor for lunch. In the evening, the ship will be waiting in the next harbor for you to dine as the sun sets, followed by a stroll through the historic harbor towns.
You will be enchanted with Croatia, land of a thousand islands!
- Comfort Plus boats:
- The Harmonia: June 1, June 15, June 29,
September 7, September 21, October 5, and October 19, 2013
- The Princess Diana: May 25,
June 8, June 22, August 31, September 7, September 14, September 28, and October 12, 2013
This tour requires a basic level of fitness acquired from steady cycling. The tours will traverse heights of between 200 and 500 m with daily distances ranging between 12 to 28 mi. ( 20 to 45 k ) through mountainous terrain. Tours can be completed without any time constraints. Participants will need to master long and steep climbs which present no problem with the use of the E bikes. Streets are mostly asphalted with little traffic. You can chose each day to cycle on your own with the maps and information provided or to join the two tour guides and group.
Wo Sie übernachten
Aboard the comfort plus boat, the Princess Diana
Was enthalten ist
- 8 days/7 nights’ accommodations in double cabin with a crew of four
- 7 x full board
- English speaking tour guide
- 7 guided cycling tours as described in itinerary
- Bed linen and towels
- Daily cycling route maps
- Limited number of helmets available
- Electric bicycle with 8 gear hub shifting with pannier
- 21 speed hybrid bicycle also available for this tour (discount available, see pricing) with pannier
Was nicht enthalten ist
- Individual travel to embarkation point
- Visitor’s tax and local charges (€20 payable on board)
- Drinks on board (tally sheet is utilized)
- Taxi transfer from airport
- Bicycle Protection (€10 for hybrid bike and €20 for electric bike)
- Unlimited water on board and during cycling: €20/adult
|Tour||Rad und Boot|
1. Trogir – Rogoznica, 9 mi. (15 km)
2. Rogoznica – Vodice – Slanica – Nature Park Telašcica, 15 mi. (23 km)
3. Molat and Dugi Otok Islands, 15 mi. (23 km)
4. Zadar and the Islands of Ugljan and Pašman, 18 mi. (30 km)
5. Biograd – Vodice – Šibenik- Skradin, 34 mi. (55 km)
6. Round tour, Skradin – Krka Waterfalls – Zlarin Island, 19 + 6.2 mi. (31 + 10 km)
7. Primosten – Trogir, 28 mi. (45 km)
8. Trogir, disembarkation.
*All distances are approximate. The above planned itinerary is subject to change due to changing wind and weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances having to do with mooring requirements, etc.
DAY 1: Togir – Rogoznica, 9 mi. (15 km)
Individual arrival by car to Trogir or by plane to Split airport which is about 3 mi. (5 km) away from the harbor of Trogir. After check in, departure will be at about 1 PM. Lunch will be enjoyed during the crossing. Covered with pine forests that reach the sea, the island of Rogoznica is a paradise. You will also have opportunity for cycling along the wide bay and visit the the village of Rogoznica, a small fishermen's village, hidden in a deep bay well protected from the waves and open sea.
DAY 2: Rogoznica – Vodice – Slanica – Nature Park Telašcica, 15 mi. (23 km)
In the morning the ship sails to Vodice where your cycling tour for today will begin. You will then cross the bridge to the island of Murter. In Slanica, in the Northwest of the island, the boat awaits to cross over to the island of Dugi Otok. On the way, you pass by the National Park Kornati - an archipelago in crystal clear water which is known for its rich, underwater world. Today's destination is the Telašćica Bay. The Mir salt lake is situated in this nature park. At the end of the day, you can take a short hike to the impressive cliffs.
DAY 3: Molat and Dugi Otok Islands, 15 mi. (23 km)
From the park you cycle across the almost traffic-free island of Dugi Otok until finally reaching the pine forest, agave and tamarisk bay of Božava. From there, the boat takes you to the flower island of Molat where you are free to explore by bicycle. Tonight is spent in the quiet port of the island.
DAY 4: Zadar and the Islands of Ugljan and Pašman, 18 mi. (30 km)
During breakfast the boat cruises to Zadar. The city was the political, cultural and spiritual centre of Dalmatia for centuries. We take an extensive walk through the streets of the lively old town. 3.000 years of history left its imprint on the character of this town. After lunch we cross the Zadar channel to Preko on Ugljan Island. From there we cycle to Tkon on the island of Pasman. Recently the two islands have been connected by a bridge. Along the east coast we experience the beautiful ocean views and the opposite mainland. The boat picks us up from Tkon and takes us to Biograd where we stay for the night.
DAY 5: Biograd – Vodice – Šibenik- Skradin, 34 mi. (55 km)
The day starts with a bike ride around the Vraner Lake. Your destination is the seaside resort of Vodice. The Vrana Lake is the largest freshwater reservoir in Dalmatia and offers numerous migratory birds a welcome resting place. In Vodice you can enjoy lunch on board. Following lunch, the boat takes us to Šibenik at the river mouth Krka, in the Adria. The Cathedral of St. James is a UNESCO World Heritage site, known as the most beautiful religious building of the Adriatic Coast. However, also the old town of Šibenik is well worth a visit. The boat moves a bit further to Skradin and anchors at the entrance of the National Park.
DAY 6: Round tour, Skradin – Krka Waterfalls – Zlarin Island, 19 + 6.2 mi. (31 + 10 km)
After breakfast, you will enjoy another cycle route from Skradin through the small national park of Krka, through forested valleys to Lake Visovac on the upper part of the Krka River. A stop for a swim will be welcomed and refreshing. On calm trails, pass smaller villages, you will return to Skradin. After lunch, it will be time to discover the unique natural waterfalls of the national park of the Krka Canyons. Later on the boat will pass over to the coral island of Zlarin.
DAY 7: Primošten – Trogir, 28 mi. (45 km)
In the morning, the boat will cruise to Primošten. From here, you will cycle through the hinterland passing small villages, all the way to Trogir. Along the way, there are many magical views of the town and the island of Čiovo that invite all visitors to stop for a short while and take pictures. The afternoon offers enough time for a stroll through the world cultural heritage old town of Trogir. After dinner, you will enjoy the last night of this eventful trip with the crew and tour guides.
DAY 8: Disembarkation at Trogir