View of the harbor in Rab, Croatia. Photo via Flickr:sobrecroaciacom
Rab, Croatia. Photo via Flickr:sobrecroaciacom

Rooftops in Zadar. Photo via Flickr:sobrecroaciacom

Along the Dalmatian Coast

Croatia Bike + Barge Tours

Cicloturismo en Croacia visitando la Costa de Dalmacia

A bike and boat tour in Croatia allows you to immerse yourself in a country with beautiful, well-kept coasts with thousands of islands, reefs, and bays. Every island is different and each has its own history. Numerous Roman ruins, charming hills, and breathtaking beauty awaits you here. Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Croatia stretches from the slopes of the alps, deep into the Pannonian Valley, to the banks of the Danube and Drava Rivers.

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Where You’ll Stay

Aboard the standard plus class boat, the Odisej

What’s Included

  • Accommodations for 7 nights on board
  • Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
  • Unlimited water, tea, milk, and coffee
  • 21 gear all terrain bicycle with front suspension and bike bag
  • English, German and Italian, speaking tour guide
  • Maps and route descriptions for those who wish to cycle individually
  • Transfer to and from the airport of Zadar
  • The use of onboard equipment such as canoes, fishing rods, and snorkeling gear

What’s Not Included

  • Drinks on board
  • Bicycle protection
  • Trip insurance
TourBike+Boat
TypeBoth
SkillEasy–Moderate
Length8 days
From775 Rates
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Tour Dates

Departures every Saturday from April 1  to October 29, 2017

Skill Level

This is an easy to moderate guided or self-guided bike and boat tour with average daily distances ranging between 20 and 55 km. The route is mostly flat with some hills on mostly paved roads and gravel paths.

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Day-To-Day Itinerary

Along the Dalmatian Coast Map

Day 1: Arrival in Zadar
Day 2: Kuclica - Muline, 25 mi. (40 km)
Day 3: Muline - Molat - Silba, 16 mi. (25 km) 
Day 4: Silba - Veli Losjinj - Cres, 28 mi. (45 km)
Day 5: Cres - Lopar - Rab, 22 mi. (36 km)
Day 6: Rab - Privlaka, 25/38 mi. (40/60 km)
Day 7: Privlaka - Zadar, 20 mi. (35 km)
Day 8: Departure

*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: Arrival in Zadar 
Upon arrival to the airport, you will be met by a representative and transferred to the medieval city of Zadar. Once on board, you can become acquainted with the crew and fellow passengers. In the afternoon, there is the opportunity to explore the blossoming old city of Zadar. The first night  is spent on board the boat in the port of Zadar or possibly at anchor if the weather permits.

Day 2: Kuclica - Muline, 25 mi. (40 km)
In Kukljica, your cycling trip will take you towards Muline, leading mostly along remote paths with breathtaking views. In the distance, the island of Pasman is visible with its bridge over the Strait of Zdrelac. The trip will take us along the Gospa Snejzna, which is the chapel of the Lady of the Snows. Also, in the southwest the Island Dugi Otok interferes the horizon, the north parts of this Island contains some very deep caves man dug into the mountainside. Accessible from the sea the caves were created to hide submarines and other naval warfare ships during the cold war.

Day 3: Muline - Molat - Silba, 16 mi. (25 km) 
After a three hour trip by boat, the first destination is Molat, after which you will enjoy a 16-mile bike loop, exploring this island covered with maquis and pine forests. Molat has one of the most beautiful bays of Croatia and is far removed from usual tourism. Along the route, the former Italian concentration camp Logor is situated. During the WWII nearly 20.000 prisoners were held in captivity, 5% of those lost their lives in Logor. Some ruins and watchtowers are all that remains of this tragedy nowadays.

Second on the agenda is Silba. Cars are not permitted here and during the summer months, even cycling is prohibited, so a hiking itinerary is planned. It is best explored by foot! The island is only 8 km long and on its narrowest part is located the sole settlement of the island: Silba. With as its front garden one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. Numerous footpaths lead to other beaches and tranquil bays, there is also the Toreta to visit, an impressive tower with a stunning view of the surroundings. In the evening, there is the opportunity to go ashore and enjoy the tranquil ambiance. Depending on the weather, the night will be spent here or at another location. 

Day 4: Silba - Veli Losjinj - Cres, 28 mi. (45 km)
From Silba, the boat sets off for Veli Losjinj, from where the cycling begins, leading around the island Losjinj to the southernmost point of the island of Cres. You will cycle along the coast and through rustic villages, including Osor where a swing bridge connects Losjinj and the island of Cres with its beautiful pine forests. After the ride, there is enough time to enjoy various water activities in the bay. 

Day 5: Cres - Rab, 13 or 38 mi. (20 to 60 km)
This morning, the boat departs from Cres and heads to Lopar on Rab Island (approximately 3 hours of sailing). The distance ranges from 20 to 60 km, leaving you the ability to choose how ambitious you want to be! The possible routes include Supetarska, Draga, Kampor, Barbat, and Pudarica and then back to Rab. The ship will be moored here. In the evening, there is the opportunity to explore the old walled town of Rab. This captivating, ancient Mediterranean town is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places in the entire Adriatic, with its the numerous Gothic and renaissance palaces and churches. Overnight will be spent in the harbor.

Day 6: Rab - Privlaka
The boat crosses the Adriatic from Rab to Novalja on Pag Island.  In the morning, your bike tour begins towards Mandre. The island of Pag is like two separate islands.  One-half is barren and dry because of the mountain wind (Bora). The other side has a lush vegetation where the sheep graze and produce the world famous cheese of Pag. After lunch, the cycling continues towards Mandre where the boat awaits to set sail towards Privlaka for the night.

Day 7: Privlaka - Zadar
The tour d'Croatia will take you from Privlaka through Zaton and along the coast to Zadar where the boat will be waiting. In the evening, enjoy a farewell "Captain's dinner" on board. Following dinner is the opportunity to enjoy the romantic nightlife of Zadar.

Day 8: Departure
Disembark after pastries and coffee. Transfer to airport included.

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Customer Feedback

  • Brian Breneman 1 year ago

    beautiful scenery, great food. great biking mates. captain hilarious.
    Osisej needs work. No AC, bathroom has black mold, shower is a low pressure hand held sprayer, guide reluctant to give info re how far/steepness. did give generic overview.
    stops indiscriminately, then mid/late PM lunch. From previous trips self guided more enjoyable for us. european group had a detailed summary with kilometers etc. not available in English???
    Docking inadequate steps or plank for getting on or off Bikes Okay needed a proper stem to stern maintenance.

    Boat: Odisej

  • Don Lubach 2 years ago

    Our family would set sail on this trip again. It is overreaching to describe the accommodations as luxurious in any way. But the skill and friendliness of the crew is all the luxury anyone needs. The owner has carefully mapped out the most charming bicycle routes with great care. Our 13 and 15-year-old daughters were never bored -- and that means a lot. I liked that there were no hidden costs and even extra beer/wine was a great price (not like evil cruise ship prices.) This group took care of unexpected extras, like helping us with our phone cards and finding us at the airport. Thank You.

    Boat: Odisej

  • Dave Wallace 2 years ago

    Inga and I enjoyed our boat and bike trip on the northern Dalmatian Islands very much. We will do it again! The boat, accommodations, meals bicycling and hosts were all we expected. And scenery on the islands and sea are breath-taking.

    Boat: Odisej

  • B and E Cooper 2 years ago

    We have just returned from this boat and bike tour. It was absolutely wonderful ! The hosts were very friendly & accommodating, the food was excellent, the bikes and saddles were very good, the riding was mainly easy, the scenery was spectacular and finally, it was a very relaxing holiday !!!

    Boat: Odisej

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Along the Dalmatian Coast Boats + Barges

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Odisej Croatia Standard Plus Class Boat The Odisej has six double cabins, five cabins are approximately 4 x 3 meters and one cabin is smaller than the other and approximately 3 x 3 meters. Each cabin has a double bed, a window, storage cabinets, and a personal toilet and shower. Below deck there is a salon with a bar and dining table. On deck you'll find a dining table, lounge chairs, and 12 sunbeds with towels and pillows.

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