Croatian flag flying in Trogir, Dalmatia. Photo via Flickr:Jeremy Couture
Under the sea on Mljet Island, Dalmatia, Croatia. Photo via Flickr:wrda

Bike rest in Sibenik, Dalmatia, Croatia. Photo via Flickr:Björn Groß
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Highlights of Dalmatia Plus

Croatia Bike + Barge Tours

Bike and boat through the region of Dalmatia, including Dubrovnik

  • If you want to experience the region of Dalmatia but not miss out on Dubrovnik, this bike and boat tour in Croatia is for you. You will explore the varied region of Southern Dalmatia with its breathtaking natural beauty and cultural highlights, and also include Dubrovnik and Trogir, both UNESCO World Heritage sites. You will visit the islands of Hvar, Korcula, Mljet and Dugi Otok as well and experience the culture unique to island landscapes in which life and history is inextrinsically tied to the sea.

    Highlights:

    • Culture: Korčula Town, a showcase of Dalmatian architecture
    • Nature: Krka waterfalls are a real natural wonder.
    • Activity: Boat trip through the Kornati National Park
    • Culinary: Palačinke with fig jam
  • Twin/double: £ 1319 $ 2,345 1610 NOK 15832 kr 14614 $ 1,900


    April 21, April 28, May 12, and all October departures
    Twin/double: £ 1287 $ 2,287 1570 NOK 15438 kr 14251 $ 1,853 All other departures
    Twin/double: £ 1368 $ 2,433 1670 NOK 16422 kr 15158 $ 1,971


     

    extra options

    Surcharge for cabin above deck: £ 164 $ 291 200 NOK 1967 kr 1815 $ 236 Surcharge for single cabin below deck: £ 246 $ 437 300 NOK 2950 kr 2723 $ 354 Surcharge for double cabin/single use below deck: £ 328 $ 583 400 NOK 3933 kr 3631 $ 472 Surcharge for single cabin above deck: £ 410 $ 728 500 NOK 4917 kr 4538 $ 590 Surcharge for double cabin/single use above deck: £ 656 $ 1,165 800 NOK 7867 kr 7262 $ 944 (All single bookings on request with limited availability)
    Exclusive airport transfers (only on embarkation and disembarkation day):
    Zadar airport and Zadar port or reverse: £ 16 $ 29 20 NOK 197 kr 182 $ 24 Dubrovnik airport and Dubrovnik port or reverse: £ 16 $ 29 20 NOK 197 kr 182 $ 24

    Surcharge for cabin above deck: £ 123 $ 219 150 NOK 1475 kr 1362 $ 177 Surcharge for double/twin cabin for single use below deck: £ 410 $ 728 500 NOK 4917 kr 4538 $ 590 Surcharge for double/twincabin/single use above deck: £ 574 $ 1,020 700 NOK 6883 kr 6354 $ 826 (All single bookings on request with limited availability)
    Private airport transfers (only on embarkation and disembarkation day):
    Split airport and Split harbor and reverse: £ 20 $ 36 25 NOK 246 kr 227 $ 30 Dubrovnik airport and Gruz port or reverse: £ 20 $ 36 25 NOK 246 kr 227 $ 30


     

    please note

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

    Information to read before you book.

    We recommend purchasing bike trip insurance.

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  • Travel

    Please be aware, when booking flights, that your tour will either start in Zadar and end in Dubrovnik or vice-versa. Please check your booking confirmation for the harbor relevant to your tour. We recommend booking a ‘multi-stop’ flight, meaning flying into one city and out of another. The airport of Zadar is situated about 13 km from Zadar port. The airport of Dubrovnik is situated about 15 km from the port of Gruz in Dubrovnik. If you are flying in and out of one city, it is important to note that the bus ride takes 6-7 hours between Dubrovnik and Zadar.

    Please be aware when booking flights that your tour will either start in Dubrovnik and end in Split or vice-versa. Please check your booking confirmation for the harbor relevant to your tour. We recommend booking a multi-stop flight, meaning flying into one city and out of another.
    Tours beginning in Dubrovnik: Nearest airport is Dubrovnik (DBV). It is about 16 km from the port of Gruž. If you wish to take part in the city tour of Dubrovnik scheduled on the first day at 4:30 pm , your flight should not land after 2:30 pm in Dubrovnik. At the end of your tour, Split Airport is 24 km from the city center
    Tours beginning in Split The closest airport is Split (SPU).

    Local Travel

    Depending on your tour start, you can take a taxi from the Zadar airport to the harbor in Zadar for about €40. If your tour begins in Dubrovnik, you can take a taxi to the Port of Gruz for approximately €40. Alternately, you can request an exclusive airport transfer between Zadar airport and Zadar port or Dubrovnik airport and the port of Gruz in Dubrovnik for € 20 euro per person/way (only available on embarkation or disembarkation day, reservation required six weeks in advance, and must included your complete flight details.)

    Airport transfers are available only embarkation/disembarkation day between Split Airport and Split Harbor or DubrovnikAirport and Gruž City Harbor. Please see pricing. You can also utilize public transportation (ask for details) or you can take a taxi. To/from Split harbor to the airport is approx. €20 and from to airport Dubrovnik to port of Gruz, about €40.

    Climate

    The region surrounding Dubrovnik enjoys a mediterranean climate with warm dry summers and calm mild winters. In summer there is little or no rain. However in autumn and spring it rains more regularly. A good website to explore local regional weather averages is weatherbase.com.

    Remarks

    Helmets are mandatory. Please bring your own well fitted helmet. Rental helmets are available on board but only a limited number are available (reservation required).


Tour Dates

Dubrovnik to Zadar: Sundays, May 6, May 20, June 3, June 17, July 1, July 15, July 29, August 12, August 26, September 9, September 23, and October 7, 2018
Zadar to Dubrovnik: Sundays, April 29, May 13, May 27, June 10, June 24, July 8, July 22, August 5, August 19, September 2, and September 30, 2018

Dubrovnik to Split: Sundays, April 28, May 12, May 19, May 26, June 9, June 23, July 7, July 21, August 4, August 18, September 1, October 13, and October 27, 2019
Split to Dubrovnik: Sundays, April 21, June 2, June 16, June 30, July 14, July 28, August 11, August 25, September 8, October 6, and October 20, 2019

 

Where You’ll Stay

2018:
You will be accommodated on the comfort plus vessel, New Star.
2019
You will be accommodated on the comfort plus vessel, Harmonia.

What’s Included

  • 7 nights accommodations with breakfast
  • 4 days will include both lunches and dinners
  • 3 days will include lunch or dinner
  • Guided cycling tours as described in the itinerary
  • Overview maps for the daily tours (on board)
  • E-Bike with Ortlieb pannier
  • 2018: City tour in Dubrovnik, Zadar, Korcula and Trogir
  • 2019: City tour in Dubrovnik, Korcula and Trogir
  • Bed linen and towels
  • English speaking tour guide
  • 2018: Entrance fees to the National Parks described in the tour program

What’s Not Included

  • Arrival and departure transportation to the boat
  • Lump sum for local taxes and drinking water on board and on the bike tours, see pricing
  • Beverages on board (tally sheet; to be paid to the captain)
  • Meals and beverages ashore
  • Entrance fee for sights not included in the tour price
  • Taxi ride from/to the airport to the ship
  • Tips for crew and tour guides
TourBike+Boat
TypeGuided
SkillEasy–Moderate
Length8 days
From1610 Rates
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Skill Level

The rating of this electric bike tour is easy. The altitudes range between 200 and 300 meters. The daily tours of 20 - 50 km lead through hilly and mountainous terrain and can be cycled without any time pressure. You can opt to spend a half or even full day on board.

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Day-To-Day Itinerary

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The itinerary for 2019 will begin in Dubrovnik or Split and will NOT include Zadar. Please read carefully. The boat will change as well so please be sure to visit the Harmonia boat page.

Dubrovnik to Zadar:

Day 1: Dubrovnik (Embarkation)
Day 2:  Islands of Mljet and Korčula, 19 mi. (30 km)
Day 3: Islands of Korčula and Hvar, 28 mi (45 km)
Day 4: Island of Hvar and Trogir, 14 mi. (22 km)
Day 5: Trogir – Krka Waterfalls – Šibenik (2 hours on foot)
Day 6: Šibenik – Vodice – Murter – Kornati National Park,  17 mi. (27 km)
Day 7: Dugi Otok and Zadar, 30 mi. (48 km)
Day 8: Disembarkation

Our operator reserves the right to make changes to the planned itinerary due to changing wind and weather conditions as well as organizational requirements. Should it be the case, for example, that the harbors on the above mentioned tour sequence are overcrowded, the tour will be operated in reverse.

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 about 2:30 pm, a guided tour through Dubrovnik is offered, where you will hear some interesting details of the town’s history and visit the most interesting sites. The boat will spend the night in Gruž offering the guests an opportunity to experience Dubrovnik’s nightlife.

Day 2:  Islands of Mljet and Korčula, 19 mi. (30 km)
After breakfast you cruise to the green and forested island, Mljet, also known as the honey island. With 70 % of the island covered in woodland it’s one of the greenest 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. From Sobra we cycle across the island to find our boat waiting for us to navigate towards the island of Korčula. In the late afternoon we reach the island capital, which competes with Venice for the honor of being the birthplace of the famous discoverer Marco Polo. In the evening there will be plenty of time to explore the fantastic old town with its narrow alleys.

Day 3: Islands of Korčula and Hvar, 28 mi (45 km)
By bike, you will  discover the eastern half of the island of Korčula, one of the most beautiful in Dalmatia. The cycling itinerary leads from Korcula to Prigradica. On the way you can enjoy the view of Pupnat Bay, a favorite photo spot, offering the contrast of shallow turquoise bays and deep blue channel waters. From here you will continue by boat to the island of Hvar, to spend the night in a quiet bay.

Day 4: Island of Hvar and Trogir, 14 mi. (22 km)
Free time after breakfast in which a stroll through the city of Hvar would be enjoyable.  The magnificent Renaissance Square and the view of the Spanish fortress towering high above the city are highlights.  Today's bike tour leads from Hvar town through small villages and lavender fields to the back of the opposite side of the island. The descent to Stari Grad offers breathtaking views. After arriving in Stari Grad, you will continue by boat to the UNESCO world heritage town of Trogir, where you have the option to participate in a guided sight-seeing tour.

Day 5: Trogir – Krka Waterfalls – Šibenik (2 hours on foot)
During breakfast the boat navigates up the Krka River Delta upstream all the way to Skradin. In Skradin you board a smaller boat and continue up stream into the National Park. You will have opportunity to see the most famous part of the Krka National Park with its unique, natural waterfalls and follow the enchanting board walk through the green wilderness. In the afternoon, back on board, you will navigate to Šibenik by boat. The Cathedral of Saint James belongs to the UNESCO world heritage program and is the most beautiful religious building along the Adriatic coast. The old town of Šibenik itself is well worth a visit with its many small alley ways crisscrossing up the hill to the town’s watchful fortress.

Day 6: Šibenik – Vodice – Murter – Kornati National Park,  17 mi. (27 km)
Leaving Šibenik, exiting the Krka river mouth, the boat motors back into the Adriatic Sea to cross over to the famous tourist resort of Vodice. You then cycle across a bridge that connects to the mainland, to the peaceful island of Murter. At a small dock, the ship awaits and you will cruise through the picturesque landscapes of the Kornati National Park. The island archipelago, surrounded by crystal clear waters, is known for its variety of aquatic species and its wonderful island formations. You spend the night in Sali on the island of Dugi Otok.

Day 7: Dugi Otok and Zadar, 30 mi. (48 km)
Today’s bike tour takes you across the spice island of Dugi Otok. From Sali, our ride leads us across the almost car-free “highway in the sky” to the bay of Božava, surrounded by pine forests, agaves and tamarisks. The boat awaits for the last crossing to Zadar. Zadar has been the political, cultural and spiritual center of Dalmatia for centuries. Your guide will take you on an extended stroll through the narrow streets of the lively Old Town. 3,000 years of history characterize the cityscape. The last evening is spent in celebration together with guides, crew and guests.

Day 8: Disembarkation

Zadar to Dubrovnik

Day 1: Embarkation in Zadar
Day 2: Dugo Okok, 29 mi. (48 km)
Day 3: Kornati National Park - Murter - Vodice - Šibenik, 17 mi. (27 km)
Day 4: Šibenik - Krka - Waterfalls - Trogir (2 hours on foot)
Day 5: Hvar Island, 14 mi. (22 km)
Day 6: Korčula Island, 28 mi. (45 km)
Day 7: Mlijet Island - Dubrovnik, 19 mi. (30 km)
Day 8: Dubrovnik

Day 1: Embarkation in Zadar
Individual arrival in Zadar. Embarkation between 2 and 2:30 pm. At around 4:30 pm, your guide will take you on an extended stroll through the streets of the bustling old town. Zadar has been the political, cultural and spiritual center of Dalmatia for centuries. Your guide will take you on an extended stroll through the narrow streets of the lively Old Town. 3,000 years of history characterize the cityscape. The night is spent in Zadar offeringguests a chance to enjoy the ambiance of this lively town.

Day 2: Dugo Okok, 29 mi. (48 km)
During breakfast the ship takes us to the spice island of Dugi Otok. In the bay of Božava, surrounded by pine forests, agaves and tamarisks, our bike tour begins on an almost car-free road. Enjoy the views along the “highway in the sky” on your way to Sali, where you will spend the night.

Day 3: Kornati National Park - Murter - Vodice - Šibenik, 17 mi. (27 km)
In the morning you embark on a wonderful cruise through the picturesque landscapes of the Kornati National Park. The island archipelago, surrounded by crystal clear waters, is known for its variety of aquatic species and is wonderful island formations. The port of call is a small que on the island of Murter, connected to the mainland by a bridge. The cycling route leads onto the coastal mainland where we follow the coast to the popular holiday destination of Vodice. From here you continue by boat to the city of Šibenik, located on the shores of the Krka River delta. The Cathedral of Saint James belongs to the UNESCO world heritage program and is the most beautiful religious building along the Adriatic coast. The old town of Šibenik itself is well worth a visit with its many small alley ways crisscrossing up the hill to the town’s watchful fortress.

Day 4: Šibenik - Krka - Waterfalls - Trogir (2 hours on foot)
During breakfast the boat takes you up the Krka river delta following upstream all the way to Skradin. In Skradin, you board a smaller boat and continue up stream into the National Park. Here you will have the chance to see the most famous part of the Krka National Park with its unique, natural waterfalls as you follow an enchanting board walk through the green wilderness.  In the afternoon you board the boat and make your way back down the Krka River towards the Adriatic in the direction of Trogir. We have the afternoon to discover the medieval old town, belonging to the UNESCO world cultural program.

Day 5: Hvar Island, 14 mi. (22 km)
From Trogir, you cross to the beautiful harbor of Stari Grad, on the island of Hvar, founded as a Greek colony of Faros which has developed into a mecca for artists and art lovers in recent years. Today’s bike tour leads  through lavender fields to the island capital, where you can visit the magnificent Renaissance Square and enjoy the view of the Spanish fortress towering high above the city. You spend the night on anchor in a nearby bay.

Day 6: Korčula Island, 28 mi. (45 km)
A morning crossing takes us to Prigradica on the island of Korčula. By bicycle you will discover the eastern half of the island, one of the most beautiful in Dalmatia. On the way you can enjoy the view of Pupnat Bay, which is one of the favorite photo motifs of everyone, a contrast of shallow turquoise bays and deep blue channel waters. In the late afternoon you arrive at the island capital, which competes with Venice for the honor of being the birthplace of the famous discoverer Marco Polo. In the evening, you have plenty of time to explore the fantastic old town with its narrow alleys and Venetian flair.

Day 7: Mlijet Island - Dubrovnik, 19 mi. (30 km)
After breakfast you cruise to the green and forested island Mljet – known as the honey island. With 70 % of the island covered in woodland it’s one of the greenest 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, who could not resist Calypso and stayed on Mljet for seven years. From Pomena, you will cycle across the island to meet the boat for the last crossing to Dubrovnik, the pearl of the Adriatic. On a guided tour you will get to know this beautiful city with its numerous impressive palaces and the mighty walls. A celebrative dinner is enjoyed on board in the company of the tour guides, crew and guests.

Day 8: Dubrovnik

Dubronik to Split

Day 1: Embarkation in Dubrovnik
Day 2: Dubrovnik - Šipan Island, 14 mi./22 km
Day 3: Mljet Island - Lastovo Island, 16 mi./25 km
Day 4: Lastovo Island - Korčula Islnd: Korčula town, 17 mi./7 km
Day 5: Korčula Island: Korčula town - Vela Luka, 28 mi./45 km
Day 6: Vela Luka - Hvar Island:/Hvar - Sari Grad - Jelsa, 22 mi./35 km
Day 7: Jelsa - Brač Island: Bol - Milna, 27 mi. (43 km)
Day 8: Disembarkation in Split

*All distances are approximate. We reserve the right to make changes to the planned itinerary due to changing wind and weather conditions as well as organizational requirements.

Day 1: Embarkation in Dubrovnik
Individual journey to Dubrovnik. Check-in on board starts between 2 and 2.30 pm at Gruž, the town port. At about 4.30 pm, a guided tour through Dubrovnik is offered, where we hear some interesting details of the town’s history and visit the most impressive sites. The boat will spend the night in Gruž offering the guests an opportunity to experience Dubrovnik’s nightlife.

Day 2: Dubrovnik - Šipan Island, 14 mi./22 km
Your first crossing takes you to the island of Šipan, the largest of the Elaphiti Islands. Accompanied by your tour guide, you will enjoy a pleasant cycle trip leadin pass villas with exotic gardens and through a fertile valley framed by a range of limestone hills. A stop at the harbor town of Suđurađ is on the agenda before returning back to the boat.

Day 3: Mljet Island - Lastovo Island, 16 mi./25 km
Today you cycle across to the green and forested island Mljet, also known as the honey island. With 70 % of its landmass covered by woodland it is the most forested island in the Mediterranean region. 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, who could not resist Calypso and stayed on Mljet for seven years. You cycle from Sobra to Pomena and embark back on the Harmonia, crossing over to the Island of Lastovo. The island is one of the smaller inhabited islands in the Adriatic Sea. The Emperor Augustus appreciated the mild climate, and in Roman times it was even named “Augusta Insula” after him. The barely more than 1,000 inhabitants continue to live from fishing the extremely rich waters, agriculture and viticulture.

Day 4: Lastovo Island - Korčula Islnd: Korčula town, 17 mi./7 km
The cycling route today leads in a large circle across the beautiful island of Lastovo. The gold colored white wine “Marastina”, known even beyond Croatia’s borders, is grown here. Back at the boat its time to cast off! A crossing takes you over to Korčula Island, regarded as one of the most beautiful islands in Dalmatia. The Picturesque town of Korčula competes with Venice for the honor of being the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Use the evening to wander through the fishbone alleyways and soak up the vibes of this stylish town. A guided city tour will give you an overview of the city and its features.

Day 5: Korčula Island: Korčula town - Vela Luka, 28 mi./45 km
You will explore the charming island of Korčula by bike.  A mild Mediterranean climate and a broad variety of different landscapes accompany you on the tour today. Take your time, and remember to take a break to enjoy the view over the deep blue sea and neighboring islands. Dinner is served on board to replenish your strength after an active day. Overnight stay in the sheltered by of Vela Luka.

Day 6: Vela Luka - Hvar Island:/Hvar - Sari Grad - Jelsa, 22 mi./35 km
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 on board we continue to Jelsa.

Day 7: Jelsa - Brač Island: Bol - Milna, 27 mi. (43 km)
You cruise to the island of Brač, famous for its radiant marble that was, among others, used for the White House in Washington and in the construction of the German Reichstag building in Berlin. Today’s cycle tour leads from Bol to the tranquil harbour of Milna. The boat awaits here for a last crossing after an adventurous week. You board the boat and cruise to the UNESCO world heritage city of Split. A guided city tour offers you the chance to see inside the former Palace of Emperor Diocletian and to learn about its transformation into the city which it has become. A cheerful evening meal on board the boat gives you time to celebrate the success of the week with fellow travellers and tour guides.

Day 8: Disembarkation in Split
After breakfast disembarkation until 9 am and individual trip home or extended stay in Croatia.

Split to Dubrovnik

Day 1: Embarkation in Split
Day 2: Split - Insel Brač: Milna - Bol - Hvar Island: Jesa, 27 mi./43 km
Day 3: Hvar Island: Jelsa - Stari Grad - Hvar - Korčula: Vela Luka, 22 mi./35 km
Day 4: Korčula Island: Vela Luka - Korčula town, 28 mi./45 km
Day 5: Korčula Island: Korčula town - Lastovo Island, 16 mi./25 km
Day 6: Lastovo Island - Mljet Island, 16 mi./25 km
Day 7: Šipan Island -Dubrovnik, 14 mi./22 km
Day 8: Disembarkation in Dubrovnik by 9 am 

 

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Customer Feedback

  • Javier C. 4 weeks ago

    This is an amazing trip. The ship is brand new. Doesn't feel crowded ever. The places visited are gorgeous. The views are breathtaking. The biking is very doable. No need to be afraid of hills; with these ebikes, most people will be able to do them. Plenty of time to explore ports and villages. It's hard to get lost during bike rides. Not too many bathroom facilities along the route, but every village has a number of cafes and restaurants that will let you use facilities. Bring sunscreen and good sunglasses. Ivana and Matjia, our guides, were fantastic--very accommodating. Be prepared for some improvisation, since wind conditions may force captain to alter route. Dubrovnik is nice, though too crowded, and the ship moors a bit far (30 minute walk). The other cities and towns are more visitable and relaxing, and the ship docks right downtown. Overall, one of the best trips of our lives.

    Boat: New Star

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