National Parks of Dalmatia Plus
Croatia Bike + Barge Tours
Cycle Croatia and the National Parks with Ease!
Croatia is a country full of beautiful, well-kept coasts with thousands of islands, reefs, and bays. Numerous Roman ruins, charming hills, and breathtaking beauty awaits you here. Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Croatia stretches from the slopes of the alps to the banks of the Danube and Drava Rivers.
If you have always desired to cycle in Croatia but have worried about the mountainous terrain, you need worry no longer. You can bike Croatia and will conquer the hills almost effortlessly. You will not be denied the breathtaking views that these mountain climbs provide.
Trogir can easily be reached via Split Airport. You will discover the charm of the Adriatic in a very unique way. After a hearty breakfast each morning, you cycle through history and culture and at midday meet the ship at a harbor for lunch. In the evening, the ship will be waiting in the next harbor for you to dine as the sun sets, followed by a stroll through the historic harbor towns.
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April 20, May 4 October 12: £ 1334 $ 2,286 € 1670 NOK 16004 kr 14773 $ 1,921 ALL OTHER DEPARTURES: £ 1414 $ 2,423 € 1770 NOK 16963 kr 15658 $ 2,036 Surcharge for cabin on or above deck: £ 160 $ 274 € 200 NOK 1917 kr 1769 $ 230 Surcharge for single cabin below deck: £ 399 $ 685 € 500 NOK 4792 kr 4423 $ 575 Surcharge for single cabin on deck: £ 639 $ 1,095 € 800 NOK 7667 kr 7077 $ 920 (1/2 cabin can be booked, willing to share)
April 27, May 11, October 5: £ 1334 $ 2,286 € 1670 NOK 16004 kr 14773 $ 1,921 ALL OTHER DEPARTURES: £ 1414 $ 2,423 € 1770 NOK 16963 kr 15658 $ 2,036 Surcharge for cabin on or above deck: £ 160 $ 274 € 200 NOK 1917 kr 1769 $ 230 Surcharge for single cabin below deck: £ 399 $ 685 € 500 NOK 4792 kr 4423 $ 575 Surcharge for single cabin on deck: £ 639 $ 1,095 € 800 NOK 7667 kr 7077 $ 920
Reduction per person in combination with another Island Hopping trip: £ 40 $ 68 € 50 NOK 479 kr 442 $ 58
Reduction from basic tour price for third person sharing a cabin: 50%
Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
† Currency exchange rate set 90 days before travel.
Fly to the airport of Split which is about 6 km from your port of embarkation in Trogir.
From the airport you can take a taxi to the ship at Harbor Trogir, approx. 6 km away for ± 20 Euro.
Please check local conditions before arrival. Average high/low temperatures in this region in ° Fahrenheit are: April, 60/45°, May, 70/53°, June, 76/ 60°, July, 81/64°, August, 80/64°, September, 74/57°, and October, 64, 50°
Electric are included in the tour price. Hybrid bicycles are available at a discounted price.
On the Comfort Plus boats:
Princess Diana: April 20, May 4, May 18, June 1, June 15, June 29, July 13, August 17, August 31, September 14, September 28, and October 12, 2019
Melody: April 27, May 11, May 25, June 8, June 22, July 6, July 20, July 27, August 10, August 24, September 7, September 21, and October 5, 2019
This tour requires a basic level of fitness acquired from steady cycling. The tours will traverse heights of between 200 and 500 m with daily distances ranging between 11 to 35 mi. (18 to 55 km) through mountainous terrain. Tours can be completed without any time constraints. Participants will need to master long and steep climbs which present no problem with the use of an electric bike. Streets are mostly asphalted with little traffic. You can choose each day to cycle on your own with the maps and information provided or to join the two tour guides and group.
Where You’ll Stay
Aboard the comfort plus boats, the Princess Diana or the Melody.
- 8 days/7 nights accommodations in double cabin with private bathroom
- 4 x Full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
- 3 x Half board (breakfast and lunch OR dinner)
- English-speaking tour guide
- Guided cycling tours as described in itinerary
- Bed linens and towels
- Maps of daily cycling routes (on board)
- Entrance fees to the National Parks (group visits only)
- Electric bicycle with 8 gear hub shifting with pannier
- 21-speed hybrid bicycle also available for this tour (discount available, see pricing) with pannier
What’s Not Included
- Individual travel to embarkation point
- Drinks on board (tally sheet is utilized)
- Helmets - limited number available on board (reservation required)
- 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
- Taxi transfer from airport to the ship (approx. €20)
- 3-day extension module Plitvice Lakes and Zagreb (see price table)
- Gratuities for crew and tour guides
- Bicycle Protection (Optional - €10/hybrid bike, €20/ebike)
- Travel Insurance
3-Day Post Tour Extension in Plitvice Lakes National Park and Zagreb
Saturday: After breakfast and disembarkation from the boat, a transfer will take you from Trogir to Plitvice Lakes, the most well-known of the Croatian National Parks. Upon arrival, you will have time to enjoy lunch and can then explore the park throughout the afternoon and evening. Night spent in a hotel near the park. Sunday: After breakfast, a transfer will bring you to Zagreb, where you can spend the day exploring Croatia’s amazing capital city. The old town, built by the Austro-Hungarian Empire, will charm you at every turn. A 3-hour guided tour will take you to the Kaptol (center of the Roman Catholic Church in Croatia) and Gardec (the upper old town). In the evening, enjoy dinner at a specially selected restaurant offering local cuisine. Night spend in a hotel in Zagreb’s town center. Monday: After breakfast, a transfer will take you to Zagreb airport for your journey home.
Extension Package Includes:
- Transfer from boat in Trogir to Plitvice Lakes (3 hours)
- Entrance fee into Plitvice Lakes National Park
- 3 or 4 star hotel near Plitvice Lakes National Park (your choice)
- Transfer from Plitvice Lakes to Zagreb (2.5 hours)
- 3-hour guided sightseeing tour in Zagreb (entry fees to sites not included)
- Dinner in a local restaurant in Zagreb
- 3 or 4 star Hotel in Zagreb city center
- Transfer from Zagreb hotel to Zagreb airport
Sightseeing Bike Tour in Zagreb: €15 per person
Day 1: Trogir – Rogoznica
Day 2: Rogoznica – Vodice – Slanica – Nature Park Telašcica, 16 mi. (27 km)
Day 3: Dugi Otok Islands - Zadar, 23 mi. (48 km)
Day 4: Zadar - Islands of Ugljan and Pašman - Vodice, 20 mi. (33 km)
Day 5: Vodice - Skradin, 22 mi. (35 km)
Day 6: Krka Waterfalls - Šibenek - Primošten
Day 7: Primošten - Rogoznica - Trogir, 12 mi. (20 km)
Day 8: Trogir, disembarkation.
*All distances are approximate. The above planned itinerary is subject to change due to changing wind and weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances having to do with mooring requirements, etc.
DAY 1: Trogir - Rogoznica
Individual arrival by car to Trogir or by plane to Split airport which is about 3 mi. (5 km) away from the harbor of Trogir. Check in is between 2 and 2:30 pm. Be prompt as the boat will depart from the harbor in Trogir at about 3 pm. Covered with pine forests that reach the sea, the island of Rogoznica is a paradise. You may have opportunity to visit the the village of Rogoznica, a small fishermen's village, hidden in a deep bay well protected from the waves and open sea.
DAY 2: Rogoznica - Vodice - Slanica - Nature Park Telašcica, 16 mi. (27 km)
In the morning, the ship sails to Vodice where your cycling tour for today will begin. You will then cross the bridge to the island of Murter. In Slanica, in the Northwest of the island, the boat awaits to cross over to the island of Dugi Otok. On the way, you pass by the National Park Kornati - an archipelago in crystal clear water which is known for its rich, underwater world. Today's destination is the Telašćica Bay. The Mir salt lake is situated in this nature park. At the end of the day, you can take a short hike to the impressive cliffs. In the local nature park, the Mir salt lake is situated. At the end of the day we take a short hike to the impressive cliffs before taking a short crossing by boat to the small seaside village of Sali for the night.
DAY 3: Dugi Otok Islands - Zadar, 23 mi. (48 km)
Begin your ride from Sali along the almost traffic free island of Dugi Otok. The ride is panorama pure and our destination is the budding village of Božava, surrounded by pine forests, Tamarisks and Agaves. In Božava the boat awaits our arrival and we cast off for Zadar which for centuries was the absolute political, cultural and intellectual center of Dalmatia. The guide takes us on a walk through the lively city and shows us the fascinating facets of this extraordinary outdoor museum. Over 3,000 years characterize the city. As we walk we will learn of the city and its colorful past. Overnight stay in Zadar.
DAY 4: Zadar - Islands of Ugljan and Pašman - Vodice, 20 mi. (33 km)
During breakfast, the boat takes you to Preko, on the island of Ugljan, from where you will ride to Tkon on the island of Pašman. The two islands are connected by a bridge from which the first of the Kornati Islands can be seen. You cycle along the east coast of the island, next to the sea with views of the mainland. Once you arrive in Tkon, board the boat and cross over to Vodice, a popular Dalmatian holiday destination on the mainland where you will spend the night.
DAY 5: Vodice - Skradin, 22 mi. (35 km)
A scenic tour leads you from Vodice along quiet roads through quiet villages of the Dalmatian hinterland to the beautiful city of Skradin at the foot of the Krka Canyon. In the afternoon, your guides will invite you to sample some local specialities, of which there are plenty in Dalmatia. The night is spent in Skradin.
DAY 6: Krka Waterfalls - Šibenek - Primošten
After breakfast it is time to discover the unique naturally formed waterfalls of the national park of the Krka-Canyon. Afterwards the boat will take you to Šibenik out of the Krka river mouth and into the Adriatic. Here the Cathedral of St. Jacob is under UNESCO-World-Heritage protection and is regarded as the most magnificent sacral buildings on the Adriatic coast. The old town of Šibenik is also worth a visit before the boat casts off to Primošten.
DAY 7: Primošten - Rogoznica - Trogir, 12 mi. (20 km)
In the morning, your last bike tour goes from Primošten through the hinterlands past rural villages to Rogoznica. In the afternoon, you have the chance to stroll through the UNESCO world heritage city of Trogir. 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: Disembarkation at Trogir
Your bike tour in Croatia will come to an end after breakfast
National Parks of Dalmatia Plus Boats + Barges
Princess Diana Croatia Comfort Plus Class Boat At 40 x 8.5m the Princess Diana is a 3-masted deluxe class motor yacht that was launched in 2011. This ship is the princess of the Croatian fleet, an epitome of pure elegance. 16 spacious guest cabins with air conditioning, shower cabins and WC are at your disposal. The spacious salon as well as the canopied deck, with upholstered seating, are situated on the top deck. You’re invited to play music on the piano and to relax to your heart's content. You will find sun mats and deckchairs on deck. The jacuzzi on the top deck is a highlight with its 360° panoramic view.
Melody Croatia Comfort Plus Class Boat Built in 2014/2015, the 42 m long and 8,30 m wide Melody is a floating deluxe hotel, crafted for excellence. The exquisite décor and elegant form conjure a regenerative atmosphere for the comfort of small groups of up to 31 people. The 15 capacious guest cabins are characterized by a high-class interior with air conditioning, private baths, and safe. Relaxation is limitless on the spacious sundeck, in the wellness room or in the jacuzzi on the top deck. Eight crew members are registered under captain Pave to cater for the wellbeing of the passengers on board.