Gorgeous view of Hvar Island on the Dalmatian Coast, Croatia. Flickr:Arnie Papp

Under the sea on Mljet Island, Dalmatia, Croatia. Photo via Flickr:wrda
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Highlights of Dalmatia E-Bike and Boat

Croatia Bike + Barge Tours

Electric bike and boat tour through the region of Dalmatia, including Dubrovnik and Split

  • 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 visit Dubrovnik and Split, both UNESCO World Heritage sites. You will visit the islands of Brač, Hvar, Korčula, and Mljet as well and experience the culture unique to island landscapes in which life and history are intrinsically tied to the sea.

    Highlights:

    • Group camaraderie as the majority of participants will be on an electric bike
    • UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Dubrovnik and Split
    • Islands of Mljet, Korčula, Brač, Hvar, and Lastovo
    • Unique deluxe accommodations
    • Split and Dubrovnik
    • Stunning island landscapes
    • Good food, good people, great cycling

    Be sure to check out our full list of bike and boat tours in Croatia.

  • 2020

    Pricing is per person and includes e-bike rental.


    Seasons:
    Early Season: April 5, April 12, October 18
    Low Season: April 26, May 3, May 10, May 17, October 11
    Mid Season: May 24, July 12, July 19, July 26, August 2, August 9, August 16, October 4
    High Season: May 31, June 7, June 14, June 21, June 28, August 23, August 30, September 6, September 13, September 20, September 27

     

    Early

    Low

    Mid

    High

    Twin/Double Cabin - Below Deck $ 2456 £ 1279 $ 2,228 1490 $ 2557 kr 15942 $ 1,680 $ 2621 £ 1365 $ 2,377 1590 $ 2728 kr 17012 $ 1,793 $ 2786 £ 1451 $ 2,527 1690 $ 2900 kr 18082 $ 1,906 $ 2951 £ 1537 $ 2,676 1790 $ 3071 kr 19152 $ 2,018

    Surcharge - Above Deck Cabin: $ 247 £ 129 $ 224 150 $ 257 kr 1605 $ 169 Surcharge - Single Use of Double/Twin Cabin Below Deck: $ 824 £ 429 $ 748 500 $ 858 kr 5350 $ 564 Surcharge - Single Use of Double/Twin Cabin Above Deck: $ 1154 £ 601 $ 1,047 700 $ 1201 kr 7490 $ 789 (All single bookings on request with limited availability)

     

    extra options

    2020

    Discount for 21-gear hybrid touring bike: $ 165 £ 86 $ 150 100 $ 172 kr 1070 $ 113 Bicycle protection, hybrid bike:  $ 16 £ 9 $ 15 10 $ 17 kr 107 $ 11 Bicycle protection, electric bike:  $ 33 £ 17 $ 30 20 $ 34 kr 214 $ 23

    Private airport transfers (only on embarkation and disembarkation day):
    Split airport to Split harbor or reverse: $ 41 £ 21 $ 37 25 $ 43 kr 267 $ 28 Dubrovnik airport to Gruz port or reverse: $ 41 £ 21 $ 37 25 $ 43 kr 267 $ 28

     

    please note

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

    Information to read before you book.

    We recommend purchasing bike trip insurance.

    Please see our FAQ.

  • Travel

    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

    Airport transfers are available only on 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 onboard but only a limited number are available. Advanced reservation is required

    DOCUMENTS

    Before you travel, please check your country's passport and visa requirements and the passport and visa requirements of the country/countries you plan to visit. For US citizens, the US Department of State website is a good source of information. The Country Information tab in the International Travel section provides details about passport validity, blank passport pages required, etc. For our other international clients, please be sure that you research your own country's travel requirements. It is each traveler's responsibility to ensure proper documentation.

    *Important note: Beginning July 1, 2021, additional documentation from the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) will be required to visit any of the 26 Schengen-member countries for tourism, business, medical, or transit. This is an additional check on security rather than a visa.


Tour Dates

2020

Departures every Sunday from April 5 through October 4:

Split to Dubrovnik

April 5, April 19, April 26, May 10, May 24, June 7, June 21, July 19, August 2, August 16, August 30, September 27, and October 11, 2020

Dubrovnik to Split

April 12, May 3, May 31, June 14, June 28, July 12, July 26, August 9, August 23,  September 20, October 4, and October 18, 2020

*Holidays celebrated in Croatia: April 5-12 (Good Friday/Easter); April 12-19 (Easter); May 17-May 24 (Ascension Day); May 31-June7 (Pentecost); June 7-14 (Corpus Chrisi)

Skill Level

This electric bike tour is offered on one of the ships in the Croatian fleet designed to accommodate as many electric bikes as passenger capacity. The majority of participants will be using an e-bike. For them, this tour could be easy, moderate, or difficult, depending on level of assistance they utilize! For those who will be riding a hybrid touring bike, you will work harder to keep up with the group on electric bikes. You will most likely find this tour moderate to difficult depending on your fitness level. Do note for every participant, this tour assumes that you are a cyclist and that you ride often. You will traverse heights of between 200 and 500 m with daily distances ranging between 20 to 45 km through mountainous terrain. Tours can be completed without any time constraints. Participants will need to master long and steep climbs which present little to no problem with the use of electric bikes. Streets are mostly asphalted with little traffic. At times, with your guides approval, you may be able to ride self-guided but there are no guarantees

Where You’ll Stay

On the Deluxe Class ship, the 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
  • City tours in Dubrovnik, Split, and Korčula
  • Bed linens and towels
  • English-speaking tour guide

What’s Not Included

  • Mandatory flat rate for local taxes and unlimited drinking water on board and during cycling: €50 (€25 for children 16 and under) to be paid on board
  • Transportation to the boat on arrival/departure days
  • 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
  • Travel Insurance

Extra Stay

Extend your stay in Dubrovnik and Split! Additional nights can be arranged in Dubrovnik or Split, your embarkation and disembarkation ports. Prices depend on the season, the hotel, and location of room. Just ask us and we can provide pricing and details.

TourBike+Boat
TypeGuided
SkillEasy–Moderate
Length8 days
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Day-To-Day Itinerary

Highlights of Dalmatia E-Bike and Boat Map

Dubrovnik to Split

Day 1 (Sunday): Embarkation in Dubrovnik
Day 2 (Monday): Dubrovnik – Mljet Island (17.5 mi/28 km)
Day 3 (Tuesday): Islands Lastovo and Korčula: Korčula town (17.5 mi/28 km)
Day 4 (Wednesday): Korčula Island: Korčula town - Vela Luka (37.5 mi/60 km)
Day 5 (Thursday): Island Hvar: Hvar Town – Stari Grad – Jelsa (22 mi/35 km)
Day 6 (Friday): Brač Island: Bol – Pučišća (14 mi/23 km)
Day 7 (Saturday): Brač Island: Pučišća – Split (16 mi/25 km)
Day 8 (Sunday): Disembarkation in Split

Day 1 (Sunday): 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 (Monday): Dubrovnik – Mljet Island (17.5 mi/28 km)
In the morning we cross over to the green and forested island of Mljet - 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. We cycle from Sobra to Pomena where our ship awaits us for dinner. Overnight stay in Pomena.

Day 3 (Tuesday): Islands Lastovo and Korčula: Korčula town (17.5 mi/28 km)
Today our ship takes us to the island of Lastovo. The island is one of the smaller inhabited islands in the Adriatic Sea. Emperor Augustus appreciated the mild climate, and in Roman times it was even named “Augusta Insula” after him. Today’s cycle tour takes us across this beautiful island. The gold-colored white wine “Marastina”, known even beyond Croatia’s borders, is grown here. Back at the boat, it’s time to cast off! A crossing takes us 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 4 (Wednesday): Korčula Island: Korčula town - Vela Luka (37.5 mi/60 km)
Today’s cycle tour leads us across the charming island of Korčula. A mild Mediterranean climate and a broad variety of different landscapes accompany us 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 our strength after an active day. Overnight stay in the sheltered bay of Vela Luka.

Day 5 (Thursday): Island Hvar: Hvar Town – Stari 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 cycling to Jelsa, where we will also spend the night.

Day 6 (Friday): Brač Island: Bol – Pučišća (14 mi/23 km)
We cruise to the island of Brač, famous for its radiant, precious limestone that was, among others, used for the White House in Washington and in the construction of the German Reichstag building in Berlin. Once we have arrived on Brač, we start our bike tour from Bol to the picturesque harbor town of Pučišća. We will spend the afternoon and evening here. Enjoy the serenity of the town, famous internationally for its stone masonry college.

Day 7 (Saturday): Brač Island: Pučišća – Split (16 mi/25 km)
Our last bike tour leads us along the northern coastline of Brač from Pučišća to Supetar. Then, for the last time in an eventful week, we enjoy a cruise back to the UNESCO world heritage city of Split. A guided city tour offers us 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 travelers and tour guides.

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

Split to Dubrovnik

Day 1 (Sunday): Embarkation in Split
Day 2 (Monday): Split - Insel Brač: Pučišća – Bol – Island Hvar: Jelsa (14 mi/23 km)
Day 3 (Tuesday): Hvar Island: Jelsa – Stari Grad - Hvar – Korčula Island: Vela Luka (22 mi/35 km)
Day 4 (Wednesday): Korčula Island: Vela Luka - Korčula town (37.5 mi/60 km)
Day 5 (Thursday): Lastovo Island – Mljet Island (17.5 mi/28 km)
Day 6 (Friday): Mljet Island (17.5 mi/28 km)
Day 7 (Saturday): Šipan Island – Dubrovnik (7 mi/11 km)
Day 8 (Sunday): Disembarkation in Dubrovnik

Day 1 (Sunday): Embarkation in Split
Individual journey to Split. Check-in on board starts between 2 and 2.30 pm at Split harbor. At about 4.30 pm, a guided city tour offers us the chance to see inside the former Palace of Emperor Diocletian and to learn about its transformation into the city which it has become. The boat will spend the night in Split offering you an opportunity to experience Split’s nightlife.

Day 2 (Monday): Split - Insel Brač: Pučišća – Bol – Island Hvar: Jelsa (14 mi/23 km)
We cruise to the island of Brač, famous for its radiant, precious limestone that was, among others, used for the White House in Washington and in the construction of the German Reichstag building in Berlin. Once we have arrived on Brač we cycle from the picturesque harbor town of Pučišća, known internationally for its stone masonry college, across the island to Bol. Close by lies the famous ‚Golden Horn‘, a popular Croatian beach famous for its unique shape. Keen swimmers can take a swim here before continuing on by boat to Jelsa on the island of Hvar.

Day 3 (Tuesday): Hvar Island: Jelsa – Stari Grad - Hvar – Korčula Island: Vela Luka (22 mi/35 km)
Today’s cycling tour leads us to Stari Grad and later on to the opposite side of the Island of Hvar. After a short break, our cycle tour leads us through lavender fields and small villages until we get to the island's capital. Make use of the time and go for a little stroll through the city of Hvar before boarding the boat. Standing on the magnificent Renaissance Square you can enjoy a view up to the Spanish fortress towering high above the city. Dinner on board and overnight stay in the sheltered bay of Vela Luka on the Island of Korčula, regarded as one of the most beautiful islands in Dalmatia.

Day 4 (Wednesday): Korčula Island: Vela Luka - Korčula town (37.5 mi/60 km)
Today’s cycle tour leads us across the charming island of Korčula all the way to Korčula city. A mild Mediterranean climate and a broad variety of different landscapes await us here. Take your time, and remember to take a break to enjoy the view over the deep blue sea and neighboring islands. 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 (Thursday): Lastovo Island – Mljet Island (17.5 mi/28 km)
And off we go! A morning crossing takes us to the beautiful island of Lastovo. The island is one of the smaller 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 population of just over 800 still lives mainly from fishing in the waters rich in fish, agriculture, and viticulture. Today’s cycle tour takes us around the beautiful island. The gold-colored white wine “Marastina”, known even beyond Croatia’s borders, is grown here. We enjoy a late lunch on board while cruising towards our destination of Pomena on the Island of Mljet.

Day 6 (Friday): Mljet Island (17.5 mi/28 km)
From Pomena on Mljet, we cycle across the green and forested island - 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. Our boat will wait for us in Sobra from where we will cruise to the island of Šipan in the afternoon.

Day 7 (Saturday): Šipan Island – Dubrovnik (7 mi/11 km)
Šipan is the largest of the Elaphiti Islands. Accompanied by your tour guide a pleasant cycle trip takes us past villas with exotic gardens and through a fertile valley framed by a range of limestone hills. Returning to the boat we enjoy our last crossing after an adventurous week. After arrival in Dubrovnik, there is plenty of time to explore the UNESCO World Heritage city and to take part in a guided city tour. 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 (Sunday): Disembarkation in Dubrovnik
After breakfast disembarkation until 9 am and individual trip home or extended stay in Croatia.

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Tour Reviews

  • beverly l. 1 month ago     Verified Reviewer

    Boating on the Harmonia and biking on six islands (Dalmatia) was magic! The natural beauty of the islands and the sea combined with the tours of the islands provided great adventure for each day. Appreciated our outstanding tour guides (Mikhail & Carlos) who were passionate & knowledgeable about their country and shared this in an informative, fun manner. They set a "comfortable" tone on the trip and were always willing to help in any way possible. Bar manager/kitchen supervisor was excellent and friendly too. Delicious food. Enjoyed meeting the captain and the other crew members. It was great boating and very interesting docking at each of the islands-appreciated the skills of the captain & crew. Thank you for a memorable trip!

    Boat: Harmonia

  • Elaine Doey 2 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    My husband and I took this tour Oct 6-13. We are fit 60 year olds who were advised to go with the e-bikes and were happy we did. The mountain climbs can be 10 km long, getting steeper with each turn. We only used the gears when we needed but often rode in eco(the minimum assistance) or with the battery off. Never did we regret the ebike choice as some hybrid bikers in our group found the climbs unenjoyable and walked their bikes up hills at times. The guides Carlos and Michael were funny, informative and great company! The food was local cuisine and always plentiful. Our cabin on the main level was cozy and there was always lots of hot water for showers. Monika was tireless and always on hand at the bar and to serve meals. The scenery was spectacular. Loved the city tours of Split and Dubrovnik as well as Korcula. This is our second Tripsite bike and boat and their handling of the details was seamless. Croatia should be on everyone’s list of countries to see and the Read more… bike and boat option is amazing. We had a great group of 31 participants, plenty of laughs, swims in the Adriatic Sea and downtime to sun on the deck. We loved the entire adventure.

  • Richard R. 2 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    The use of e-bikes allowed us to make this trip. As "flatlanders" we were able to enjoy the magnificent scenery and majestic views as we traversed the extremely hilly islands. Croatia is a very beautiful country and the availability of fresh seafood is wonderful. The guides were more than helpful and knowledgeable. They had a great sense of humor. The crew was friendly and attentive and the food was plentiful, excellently prepared and presented..
    The only disappointments were that there wasn't any shower gel provided which made for a last minute purchase before departure. The other being that have been on many bike-boat tours and coffee, tea, and water(hot and cold) have always been provided at no charge. It is not so on the Harmonia. With the exception of breakfast, all had to be purchased. Despite this, we had a wonderful time.

    Boat: Harmonia

  • Norma T. 2 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    Dalmatia as yet unspoiled, clear water harbors with exception of Old City Dubrovnik few tourists, but even there clean beaches, shoreline, city streets. We have taken 6 European bike/barge with TripSite, Harmonia was first on open sea, boat spectacular, crew, guides, as Dalmatia, spectacular! Biking was exhilarating and challenging. Local city guides informative, a highpoint for me was visit and lecture at 2/4 year college in Pucisca where stone mason skills, sculpture was being taught, student lecturer was inspiring.
    Do not miss this bike/barge.

    Boat: Harmonia

  • Paul L. 2 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    Our Croatian cycling cruise was fantastic. Well organized,excellent your guides and a clean and well appointed ship. Would highly recommend. It was an active,fun filled vacation.

    Boat: Harmonia

  • HELEN S. 2 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    Fantastic trip - guides and crew were professional, helpful at all times. Ebikes the way to go, making cycling around the islands enjoyable.
    Food on board was excellent - great variety and well presented.
    Would recommend this trip to anyone.

    Boat: Harmonia

  • Mei R. 4 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    Our family had a wonderful time on the Harmonia! We were reuniting to celebrate two of our 60th birthdays and couldn't have had a better time. The common areas of the Harmonia were all lovely; our cabins were cosy, but comfortable and clean; the food was good, plentiful and healthy; our guides, Senad and Karlo, were very knowledgable, great fun and safety conscious; our e-bikes were efficient and easy to ride; and the Croatian islands are just stunning! We felt very well looked after and would definitely join another such tour in future. One of our party was not a keen rider initially but by the end of the tour was planning to do a bike tour herself! My only comment is that we didn't do quite as much riding as was advertised online, but understand that at times changes have to be made for various reasons (weather, scheduling etc). In total we rode just under 200km over six days of riding. A warning too—without an e-bike, this would be rated a difficult ride. Make Read more… sure you're fit if you don't get the e-bike as the islands are very hilly. It was easy and enjoyable on an e-bike, and you could still get a good workout by using one of the lower settings (you can ride it with the e feature turned off, on Eco, on Tour, on Sport or on Turbo). Using Eco most of the time still gives you a very good workout. We were also very appreciative of the crew giving us a special birthday dessert on our birthdays, as well as a lovely gift!

    Boat: Harmonia

  • Annie W. 4 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    Best part? The rides!

    Boat: Harmonia

  • Sandra C. 5 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    Pedaling through the small towns on the islands off of Croatia was refreshing. Church bells ringing, respectful children playing with each other and not a cell phone in sight.

    Boat: Harmonia

  • Jennifer H. 5 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    There is no singular moment because it was such a rich experience day to day. Our boat captain docking the boat like a ballerina, our guides finding the perfect balance between activities and history, and our boat crew preparing perfect meals and drinks was incredible. The multi-national make-up of the guests only enhanced the on boat environment. I could not have anticipated such a perfect experience!

    Boat: Harmonia

  • Leslie Michaels 5 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    We loved this tour! Our guides, Mihael and Ivo were outstanding. Mihael is very knowledgeable about Croatia and we loved hearing the culture and history of the islands. Mihael also takes into consideration the overall ability level of the group and tailors the rides to fit the needs of the group. Our waitress, Monica, was always attentive to our needs, especially making sure we always had ice at our table! Everyone on board was enjoyable to talk with and get to know. This was our second bike/boat trip with Tripsite and I know it won't be our last. The route was beautiful, well planned, and very easy using the ebikes. Everyone on board was very helpful and always courteous. I highly recommend this tour!
    My only concern is the amount of plastic water bottles that were used on this trip. There needs to be an alternative way to distribute water, such as everyone bring their own refillable water bottles or a hydration pack. There was one large water dispenser on deck that some Read more… tried to use as much as possible, but we still generated an enormous amount of plastic garbage every day, which I felt bothered by.

  • Tracey 8 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    My husband and I loved it! Definitely the highlight of our trip. Great guides and beautiful scenery. We just booked another bike tour in the Netherlands we enjoyed this one so much.

  • Groa Erla R. 10 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    We knew we were going on a different journey, that is, cycling and sailing. We were 200% satisfied with this trip. I strongly recommend this trip to everyone I meet.

  • Jane H. 11 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    Great guides. Beautiful scenery. Great bikes. We are planning to go on another trip with you

    Boat: Harmonia

  • Douglas F. 11 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    Some of the most marvelous scenario I ever seen was from the tops of those Croatian islands. Swimming from the boat is crystal clear water was unforgettable.

  • Lois W. 11 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    It was a wonderful trip through the S. Dalmatian Islands. The crew and guides were spectacular. The food delicious; the weather exquisite. The other cyclists were terrific. I had a ball. Can't wait to do another trip.

    Boat: Harmonia

  • Susan G. 1 year ago     Verified Reviewer

    Two of the islands with national parks were removed due to weather concerns. High wind and rough seas evident with the first one, the second the weather did not happen and some of the guests thought we were taken to our final port of Zadar a day early (two nights there instead of one) perhaps for the convenience of the crew. Release the captain a day early, save on fuel? Food on the boat was institutional. Bikes were very comfortable and handled well, but should have rear-view mirrors. Guides Ivana and Kristofer have a lot of personality and were very engaging. Some of the scenery was spectacular. Guided walks provided for us at some of the ports were excellent. Tripsite should send trip info farther in advance of the trip. When it finally did arrive, it included info about flying to Dubrovnik, etc. By then, we and likely most other clients had made plans.

    Boat: Harmonia

  • Shena L. 1 year ago     Verified Reviewer

    Our Croatian bike and barge exceeded our expectations! Spectacular scenery, fabulous cycling, helpful guides, incredible weather, great accommodations. Overall a wonderful experience!

    Boat: Harmonia

  • Mele M. 1 year ago     Verified Reviewer

    We had a large group of 18 friends and family of various physical ability on the Croatia Dalmatia Plus boat and bike tour. The staff was fantastic and very receptive to our needs. My roommate broke her wrist shortly before we were to board, and Lucija met with us to make sure that my friend was properly taken care of, and offered hikes for her to take since she could not ride a bike the entire week. We ran into a huge storm the second day of the trip and had to port on the peninsula rather than the island that was planned, but the crew had suggestions for hikes and wine tasting since it was unsafe to bike, and we had a very enjoyable time. The entire trip was memorable and fun despite the setbacks, the crew and guides were helpful, fun and very informative, and the food was delicious and plentiful.

    Boat: Harmonia

  • Gordon M. 1 year ago     Verified Reviewer

    The Harmonia and its crew were the best part of the trip. They were excellent in supporting us and making changes as needed. I would definitely go with them again.

  • Colin W. 1 year ago     Verified Reviewer

    Great trip.
    Super guides, accommodations, food and experience.
    Try it...you'l love it!!!

    Boat: Harmonia

  • Pete T. 1 year ago     Verified Reviewer

    My Mom immigrated from the area of Italy we cycled through, it was as if I was viewing towns and fields she viewed and visited as a child. Based on my sampling there is not a bad glass of wine in Italy....Forget a car, use a bike and public transportation...

  • Frank S. 1 year ago     Verified Reviewer

    Really enjoyed our evenings off the boat visiting some FABULOUS cities....

    Boat: New Star

  • Janet B. 1 year ago     Verified Reviewer

    I highly recommend a trip on the New Star! We enjoyed everything about the trip!

  • Tami & Hilary 1 year ago     Verified Reviewer

    This is a truly fantastic tour – a trip of a lifetime, which we thoroughly recommend! A luxury experience, on a gorgeous new boat, with fantastic food and incredibly thoughtful and skilled guides and crew…. With daily swimming in glistening, aquamarine seas and beautiful bike rides with stunning views. It was stimulating, energizing, relaxing and peaceful all at the same time. We would score it 12 out of 10!

    The e-bikes are brilliant! We had never used e-bikes before, but they are high quality bikes, very comfortable with comfortable saddles, easy to operate and maneuver, not at all cumbersome, with a quiet engine. You can use the pedal assist as much or as little as you like, so you can get a totally natural, high calorie-burn biking experience, or an almost effortless ‘glide’ up gorgeous hills! The guests on our tour were all different ages and fitness levels, with different biking experience, and we all loved the e-bikes. We were all able to do the Read more… rides the way we wanted, at the pace we wanted – it was so flexible and made riding a joy.

    The crew and guides were fantastic! We had a crew of 8 plus 2 guides, for 13 guests. Everyone was friendly and attentive, while also being very sensitive to giving us the space to relax and truly be on holiday. Our rooms were beautifully cared for, so they were calm retreats when we came back from our bike rides. It was inspiring to see the captain and sailors’ skillful work sailing and docking the ship. Theo was always on hand to help us with anything we needed and share insights about local cuisine. We felt so comfortable and cared for.

    A particular highlight was the food. One of us was vegetarian and the other a meat-eater, and we were both incredibly impressed with the food. It was high quality, imaginative, varied and delicious – way better than either of us had hoped – a true highlight.

    Our guides, Ivana and Meine were wonderful people to spend time with, so knowledgeable and confident about every detail of the tour. Everything was very well organized, without feeling regimented. They were excellent at explaining the bikes, the routes, and at flexing around our needs and adjusting to the weather to make sure we had a wonderful experience. They were always there and happy to help and answer questions. One Croatian, one Dutch, both with excellent English and German, they brought a wealth of experience and could connect with everybody.

    The ship, the New Star, was extremely comfortable and well designed. It is brand new, spotless, with a luxury feel. It is really big – especially for the low number of guests we had – so plenty of places to relax – either in groups, or alone / in a couple, as you wish. Cabins were very comfortable - extremely well air-conditioned (a delight after a sunny bike ride), sizeable, with everything you need, including sinks big enough to do quick hand-washing (You can dry things in a couple of hours in the sun, on the clothes lines under the deck railings).

    We’ve never been on a bike trip before, but are very impressed with Island Hopping. The company has been doing this for twenty years and you can tell – they really understand what makes a great experience for guests. All the connections / docking / links to city tours etc were very easy (it’s true the Port in Dubrovnik is a little distance from the old town, but there’s an easy bus connection) and the tour has great variety – different types and lengths of ride, with a rest day in the middle to explore and swim at gorgeous waterfalls!

    Before we arrived, we were a bit worried by the heat in July, but there is often a lovely breeze across the sea, and the speed you can go up hills on the e-bikes meant we were rarely too hot. The tour guest numbers tend to be lower in July and August, so that can actually be a real benefit. We also know this tour is one of the pricier ones, but it includes the bike rental, and felt worth every penny – the boat, food, level of service – everything was top quality.

    We are looking at another trip and will definitely go with Island Hopping again. Thank you for a great experience, Island Hopping!

  • Javier C. 1 year ago     Verified Reviewer

    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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