Mostar, a UNESCO Site, on the Neretva River with its most famous bridge in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Photo via Flickr:Kevin Botto

Dubrovnik on the Dalmatian Coast in the Adriatic Sea. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Croatia. Photo via Flickr:Tambako the Jaguar
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Dalmatia from Dubrovnik Plus

Croatia Bike + Barge Tours

Bike Croatia and see the Dalmatian islands

  • If you would like to experience a bike tour in Croatia like no other, the region of South Dalmatia is not to be missed. Accompanied by your floating accommodations, you get to know this sparsely populated part of Croatia including the islands of Šipan, Korčula, Hvar, Mljet, Lastovo, and Pelješac. The highlight of the trip is the town center of Dubrovnik that is listed on UNESCO’s world heritage list with its imposing city wall and its narrow alleys. Biking in Dubrovnik will make for an absolutely unforgetting experience. Another special highlight is the excursion to Mostar, widely known by the bridge that was destroyed during the Balkan war, which has since been restored and is today the symbol of peaceful coexistence of different ethnic groups.

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  • 2017 PRICES

    April 30, May 7, May 14, October 8, October 15, October 22, October 29:  £ 1305 $ 2,081 1370 NOK 13700 kr 12646 $ 1,644 All other departures: £ 1400 $ 2,233 1470 NOK 14700 kr 13569 $ 1,764 Surcharge for cabin on deck: £ 143 $ 228 150 NOK 1500 kr 1385 $ 180 Surcharge for single cabin below deck: £ 476 $ 759 500 NOK 5000 kr 4615 $ 600 Surcharge for single cabin on deck: £ 667 $ 1,063 700 NOK 7000 kr 6462 $ 840

    2018 PRICES

    April 22, May 6, May 13, October 7, October 14, October 21, and October 28:  £ 1400 $ 2,233 1470 NOK 14700 kr 13569 $ 1,764 All other departures: £ 1495 $ 2,385 1570 NOK 15700 kr 14492 $ 1,884 Surcharge for cabin on deck: £ 143 $ 228 150 NOK 1500 kr 1385 $ 180 Surcharge for single cabin below deck: £ 476 $ 759 500 NOK 5000 kr 4615 $ 600 Surcharge for single cabin on deck: £ 667 $ 1,063 700 NOK 7000 kr 6462 $ 840

    extra options

    Discount for 21 gear hybrid bike: £ 76 $ 122 80 NOK 800 kr 738 $ 96 Bicycle protection, hybrid bike:  £ 10 $ 15 10 NOK 100 kr 92 $ 12 Bicycle protection, electric bike:  £ 19 $ 30 20 NOK 200 kr 185 $ 24

    Extra nights in/near Trogir

    Prices on request

    A safe parking space: on request

    Private Transfer from Dubrovnik airport to boat: on request

    please note

    Single supplement can be avoided if you are willing to share your cabin with someone of the same gender

    Discount from basic tour price for third person sharing a cabin: 50% 

    Discount from basic tour price for children up to 16**: 25%
    **Not possible to combine with 50% discount

    Three-bed-cabins are furnished with one double (e. g. bunk bed) and a single bed. Below deck also quadruple cabins are offered (cot for the fourth person).

    Rates are based on double occupancy.

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    We recommend purchasing bike trip insurance.

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  • Travel

    Fly to Dubrovnik airport (20 km from harbor) or to Split airport (4.5 hours from port).

    Local Travel

    From Dubrovnik airport, take a taxi ride to the harbor (± €40). Transfers also available from the Split airport.

    Climate

    Check local conditions prior to departure. Average high/low temperature in °F for the Dubrovnik area is: 62/50 for April, 70/57 for May, and 76/64 for September.

    Recommended

    An extra day/night in Dubrovnik.

    Remarks

    Please be aware you will be part of an international group of people. Helmet use is mandatory on all cycle tours. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own (well-fitted) helmet. Rental helmets are available in limited numbers (reservation requested)


Tour Dates

2017 DATES

October 15, October 22, and October 29, 2017

2018 DATES

April 22, May 6, May 13, May 20, May 27, June 3, June 10, June 17, June 24, July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29, August 5, August 12, August 19, September 2, September 9, September 16, September 23, September 30, October 7, October 14, October 21, and October 28, 2018

Skill Level

This tour requires an advanced level of fitness. Climbs ascend to 200 - 500 m above sea-level. The tour traverses asphalted roads with very little traffic as well as pathways, unpaved or gravel roads. Daily itinerary is from 12 mi. to 25 mi. (20 to 40 km) and will lead through hilly and mountainous terrain. Route can be completed without any time-constraints. Participants will also need to master long and steep climbs.You are free to set aside a half or full day to swim or spend time on board the boat, instead of taking a planned cycle-tour. Please note that the use of the electric bike greatly assists and changes the difficulty level.

Where You’ll Stay

Aboard the Comfort Plus class ship, the Harmonia

What’s Included

  • 8 day trip on a motor yacht with crew
  • 7 nights in a double cabin with private shower & toilet
  • 3 x half board, 4 x full board
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Electric bicycle with 8 gear hub shifting equipped with pannier
  • 21-speed hybrid bicycle also available (discount available, see pricing) equipped with pannier
  • 7 guided cycling tours as described in itinerary
  • Bed linen & towels
  • Overview maps for the daily tours, onboard
  • Guided city tour in Dubrovnik and entrance charges to historical buildings
  • Excursion to Mostar incl. guided sightseeing in Mostar including Počitelj
  • PLUS-tour specials

What’s Not Included

  • Visitor’s tax, local charges, and unlimited water on board and during cycling: €40 (€20 for children 16 and under) to be paid on board
  • Tip for the crew
  • Drinks on board (tally sheet)
  • Bicycle Protection: €10 (hybrid bike) to €20 (e bike)
  • Meals ashore
  • Private airport transfer between Dubrovnik airport and Gruz harbor (on request)
  • Additional night (B&B) in Dubrovnik: prices on request
  • Lunch during excursion to Mostar
  • Entrance fee for sights not included in the tour price
  • Taxi ride from the airport to the ship (aprx. 40 euro/ride)
TourBike+Boat
TypeGuided
SkillModerate
Length8 days
From1370 Rates
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Day-To-Day Itinerary

Dalmatia from Dubrovnik Plus Map

2017 (see 2018 itinerary below!):

Day 1: Dubrovnik (Embarkation)
Day 2: Islands of Šipan and Mljet (Cycle route approx. 7 + 16 mi./11 km + 25 km)
Day 3: Lastovo Island (Cycle route approx. 18 mi./28 km)
Day 4: Islands of Korčula and Gradac (Cycle route 12.5 mi./20 km + optional 16 mi./25 km)
Day 5: Excursion to Mostar
Day 6: Korčula Island (Cycle route approx. 31 mi./50 km)
Day 7: Mainland Prapratno - Slano - Dubrovnik (Cycle route approx. 19 mi./30 km)
Day 8: Dubrovnik (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: Dubrovnik (Embarkation) 
Individual journey to Dubrovnik. Check-in on board starts between 2 and 2:30 pm at Gruž, the town port.
At 4:30 pm, a guided tour through Dubrovnik is offered, where you hear some interesting details of the town’s history and visit the most important sites, such as the Roland, the city walls or the Franciscan monastery. The boat will spend the night in Gruž offering the guests an opportunity to experience Dubrovnik’s nightlife.


Day 2: Islands of Šipan and Mljet (Cycle route approx. 7 + 16 mi./11 km + 25 km)​
A pleasant cycle trip takes you after breakfast past the villas of Dubrovnik’s rich and noble citizens and further on through the verdant forests, fertile valleys and subtropical parks of Šipan Island. Afterwards, cruise to the green and forested island Mljet - known as the honey island. It is with 90% of woodland one of the best wooded islands in the Mediterranean area. Homer mentioned this lovely island in his epic poem “Odyssey”. He made it a home for the Nymph Calypso and the legendary Greek king Odysseus, whom could not resist Calypso and stayed on Mljet for seven years. In the afternoon, explore Mljet national park by bicycle and spend the night in Pomena.
 
Day 3: Lastovo Island (Cycle route approx. 18 mi./28 km)
Early in the morning the ship takes you to the Island of Lastovo. The island of Lastovo is one of the smallest inhabited islands in the Adriatic Sea. Emperor Augustus appreciated the mild climate, and in Roman times it was even named “Augusta Insula” after him. The Island has barely more than 1,000 inhabitants who continue to live off fishing the extremely rich waters, agriculture, and viticulture. The gold-colored white wine “Marastina”, known even beyond Croatia’s borders, is grown here. Today’s cycle tour takes you in a large circle across the beautiful island.
 
Day 4: Islands of Korčula and Gradac (Cycle route 12.5 mi./20 km + optional 16 mi./25 km)
After the days first crossing over to Korčula Island you bike from Vela Luka to Prigradica, where you meet your ship. The ship lifts anchor and takes you to the mainland. There is enough time to enjoy a lengthy swim stop on anchor. Today's destination is the harbor of Gradac located quite close to the delta of the Neretva River, which is the most important one in the Herzegovina region.

Day 5: Excursion to Mostar
In the morning a transfer bus takes you across the Bosnia-Herzegovina border to Mostar. A guided tour familiarizes you with the location and the town’s world-famous landmark, the bridge across the River Neretva. It was destroyed in 1993 through heavy shelling, reopened in 2004 and is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Grab the chance to stroll through the old town of Mostar which is the National heritage of Bosnia and Herzegovina. On your return trip, stop in Počitelj with its well-preserved fortress (or if the weather is very warm and sunny at the Kravica waterfall) before continuing to Gradac. Back at the ship the day ends with relaxing on board by having a nice glass of wine.
 
Day 6: Korčula Island (Cycle route approx. 31 mi./50 km)
A morning cruise takes you to Prigradica on Korčula Island, said to be the most beautiful Dalmatian islands. Explore the east part of the island by bicycle. Today's cycle tour takes you from Prigradica to Korčula town. Enjoy the view into the deep-blue water of Pupnat bay on your ride. This beautiful bay is a favorite scene for photographers on this tour. In the late afternoon, you reach the island’s capital Korčula town, which competes with Venice for the honor of being the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. There is ample time in the evening to wander through the fabulous old town and its narrow lanes laid out in a herringbone pattern.
 
Day 7: Mainland Prapratno - Slano - Dubrovnik (Cycle route approx. 19 mi./30 km)
A longer crossing on board the boat hugs the beautiful coastline of the Pelješac peninsula on your way to the small ferry harbour of Prapratno. The tour takes us from Prapratno to Ston where there is enough time to take a walk along the famous city wall. This is the longest, intact, fortification wall in Europe and is often compared with the Great Wall of China. The tour takes you further to the small harbor of Slano on the mainland. The boat awaits you here forone last cruise back to the city of Dubrovnik. A cheerful evening meal on board the boat gives you time to celebrate the success of the week with fellow travelers and tour guides. 

Day 8: Dubrovnik (Disembarkation)
Disembarkation at 9 am and individual trip home or extended stay in Dalmatia/Croatia.

2018

Day 1: Dubrovnik, check in between 2 and 2:30pm
Day 2: Islands of Sipan and Mljet, 7 + 16 mi (11 + 25 km)
Day 3: Island Lastovo, 18 mi (27 km)
Day 4: Islands of Korcula and Gradac, 28 mi (45 km)
Day 5: Excursion to Mostar
Day 6: Peljesac peninsula and Korcula Island, 16 mi. (25 km)
Day 7: Mainland Prapratno - Slano - Dubrovnik, 19 mi (30 km)
Day 8: Dubrovnik

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Customer Feedback

  • Steve S. 5 hours ago

    Biking in Dalmatia islands is spectacular, and Harmonia crew and guides were particularly accommodating. We never could have seen these places on our own. That's a point worth reinforcing: don't expect to go off on your own too much--you need to stick with the group to make sure that you're at the boat at the time of departure, but the payoff in info and support from the guides is well worth it.

    Bikes were excellent quality--make sure you make clear whether you want a regular bike or e-bike well in advance--staff will strive to meet your needs but it pays to be sure.

    It was also a treat to get to know an international group of similarly inclined people--very friendly people who all meshed well.

    Boat: Harmonia

  • Gary A. 2 weeks ago

    The guides were excellent and the biking was gorgeous!

    Boat: Harmonia

  • Janet C. 3 months ago

    The guides were excellent for our amazing bike rides and boat vacation. The boat was well-appointed with clean, comfortable rooms. Our food was delicious and plentiful! We loved the beautiful scenery and would love to go back. Wonderful!

    Boat: Harmonia

  • Barbara T. 3 months ago

    The most memorable part was a combination of the boat, guides, people on the tour, food, scenery, biking, weather - it all added up to a great holiday.
    One thing which could be improved is information about bike options. We assumed since an E bike was included in the price that everyone would have an E bike and we didn't want to get left behind! There was no indication there was a discount for a hybrid bike. Only about half our group had E bikes and we would definitely have selected a hybrid bike if we had known that. (Those who booked directly with Island Hopping paid extra for an E Bike).

    Boat: Harmonia

    • Jehiel 3 months ago

      Hi Barbara!
      Thanks for submitting this feedback. In pricing options it lists a discount for using a 21-hybrid bike. We do our very best to inform our cleints of the discounts we have available and are sorry you missed this detail in the pricing section.

  • Chelton T. 3 months ago

    Great trip - exceeded my expectations- first class in every respect.
    Bike courses were challenging but you can't beat the scenery.

    Boat: Harmonia

  • Laurie T. 1 year ago

    Amazing guides - Senad and Lucia!! They were so fun, informative, professional! Boat experience exceeded my expectations in comfort, great food, friendly helpful crew, size of room.

  • Catherine B. 1 year ago

    Senad and Lucija were an amazing team; they really made the trip a spectacular experience. Our entire group seemed to enjoy the history lessons that were incorporated into our daily biking adventures. Biking ability in the group was varied and they managed us very well.
    Mention must be made of the professional way that they handled 2 incidents that resulted in hospital visits, one of which was very serious! They are to be commended!

    Boat: Harmonia

  • Kim G. 1 year ago

    The guides, Senad and Lucija, were outstanding. The food was great and almost too plentiful! The kitchen staff and waiter did an incredible job of meeting my specific dietary requirements. Our only suggestion is to change the pricing to include water, bike insurance, etc. We would rather pay it all in one shot as the extra costs were mandatory.

    Boat: Harmonia

  • Janis W. 1 year ago

    The trip exceeded our expectations! The guides, Senad and Lucija where both excellent. There were a few safety issues that came up on the trip and they knew exactly how to handle them. They were both professional and personable and were a huge part of the trip being so enjoyable.

    Boat: Harmonia

  • Kelly F. 1 year ago

    The boat staff and guides were fantastic! Would like to have had more time to roam the old cities of Korcula and Ston. The food was very good and plentiful- perhaps, the daily menu could be posted so one could pace themselves.

    Boat: Harmonia

  • Joanne P. 1 year ago

    Fabulous guides who were very knowledgeable about the history of the region we were cycling in. Great people on the trip...met many interesting folks of various abilities who all got on bikes and enjoyed the rides.

    Boat: Harmonia

  • M. Watjen 1 year ago

    We loved our trip! Everything about it brought us delight. Southern Croatia is simply beautiful, the bike riding was perfect for us (we live in western North Carolina which is mountainous), we enjoyed our guides very much, & were taken care of extremely well by the crew on the boat. Look forward to the next bike trip!

    Boat: Harmonia

  • Penny Keys 2 years ago

    Wonderful trip to Croatia and the guides were top notch...the best! Thank you

    Boat: Harmonia

  • Lois Walker 2 years ago

    I had an amazing holiday and experience. The crew and staff and guides were outstanding. The boat was beautiful and well managed. I lucked out with interesting and friendly and delightful cycling companions. I have told everyone I can how wonderful this trip was in every way.

    Boat: Harmonia

  • Brett Applebaum 2 years ago

    Food just okay. plenty of it but several of the dishes were not very good. company was great so not a big deal. our guides were sensational. needed to have towels changed everyday or every other day. twice on the trip not enough. otherwise had a wonderful time. pretty challenging bike trips but we were all in it together. I think everyone had a great time.

    Boat: Harmonia

  • Dean Boyce 2 years ago

    Best holiday ever. Great staff.

    Boat: Harmonia

  • Vincent Zuellig 2 years ago

    The whole trip was fantastic. The boat, crew, country, everything was great. This was our second Croatia bike trip. And by far our favorite. I would do it all over again. One suggestion. One less night in Dubrovnik. We would have loved to check in and set sail.

    Boat: Harmonia

  • Pamela Broz 2 years ago

    This tour delivers excellent value, service and amenities. In addition to excellent cycling, we were treated to three guided historic city tours, a 5-Star picnic in a historic, rural pavilion, and refreshing swim stops in the Adriatic. Every meal featured a unique salad and entree made with fresh ingredients. The staff are professional, accommodating and the service superb.

    Boat: Harmonia

  • Lois Walker 2 years ago

    I loved every moment. The guides and crew were outstanding. My fellow cyclists a delight. A top drawer experience. Can't say enough positive.

    Boat: Harmonia

  • Babara Mack 2 years ago

    It's not that I don't recommend this trip, it's that I would recommend it with caveats. The guides were great, the cycling adequate. By this I mean, I found that on some days we started out and then, 25 minutes later, stopped in a city center for maybe 20 minutes. Why? To experience what, in 20 minutes? It would have been better to simply keep cycling. The first day of cycling I found, in particular, to be needlessly short. The barge in general was OK. The seats on the lounge chairs became uncomfortable after a while. Too thin.

    The least satisfactory part of this trip was the food - I thought there would be more fish options, considering we were on the sea. The 2 fish dishes that were served were not good - one was very dry, and the other was smothered in a too-salty sauce. The desserts were memorable - for their lack of taste. The breakfasts were fine. The salads that preceded each main course were also fine. Someone mentioned that it might be worth your charging a bit more and offering better quality food. I was not the only one disappointed in the food offerings. More opportunities to swim would also have been appreciated, at least by me.
    Actually, upon thinking about this, I probably wouldn't recommend this program, and would encourage others to look for better options.

    Boat: Harmonia

  • Beth Perry 2 years ago

    To say the Dalmatia from Dubrovnik Plus bike and boat tour was most excellent would be a gross understatement of fact! The Harmonia ship was a dream boat - roomy cabins with large baths, a chef that really should get a Michelin star or two and staff that were friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. We biked up long mountainous terrain and were rewarded with views that were breath taking (we were also rewarded with a nice long downhill ride). After our rides, we would tuck into a cove and swim in the beautiful, blue, clear, Adriatic Sea. It just doesn't get better than this! Bonus - a day trip to Mostar to see the famous bridge. The eight days were over in a heartbeat - I will certainly take another trip like this though how it can be topped is beyond my comprehension. Tripsite has many options so I feel confident that I will find another biking trip that will be equally enjoyable.

    Boat: Harmonia

    • Lindsay 2 years ago

      We did the Tyrrhenian Sea tour of southern Italy in May 2014. This was also an amazing trip - I highly recommend it!!

      Boat: Harmonia

  • Donna Flotron 3 years ago

    This is a well run tour with some minor irritations.The ebikes are not very safe as they have very small wheels with a high seat and handle bars.Only 8 ebikes were used but there were 3 accidents due to the balance issue.

    Crew and guides were very good and very hospitable.

    Boat: Harmonia

  • Cynthia Adams 5 years ago

    My husband, I and two friends did the island hopping tour along the southern coast of Croatia in Sept 2012. The San Snova is a beautiful boat with a friendly very helpful crew. Sailing between islands was lovely. Our guides were always encouraging even on the steeper hills. Never have I seen such a beautiful country and crystal clear water as in Croatia. Each island was unique, the people friendly, the small towns charming and Dubrovnik a gem.

  • Vivian and Dennis Williams 6 years ago

    This was such an amazing adventure. We have done several bike and barge tours down rivers and canals but this is the first ocean island hopping trip and won't be the last. Everything about it was perfect: the beautiful scenery, the San Snova and it's crew, the bike riding and the food and great hospitality. Highly recommend it! Thanks Pack and Pedal for organizing it. Croatia: Southern Dalmation coast and the old walled city of Dubrovnik is a must. Dennis rode each day but I chose not too and the guides were so helpful to me in arranging things I could see and do as a non-rider. Loved it all!!!!

  • Jan VandenHengel 7 years ago

    I just completed this tour and can't say enough good things about it. Cycling the Dalmatians and boating through the Adriatic is simply stunning. The crew and guides on our boat--the San Snova--were fantastic! Having personally travelled the world wide and far, I can say you won't regret this adventure.

    Cheers,

    Jan

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