Biking and sightseeing through the National Parks of Dalmatia. Photo by Erhard & Silvia Sommer
Dining and strolling in Trogir, Croatia. Photo via Flickr:Mario Fajt

Waterfall at Krka National Park, Dalmatia. Photo via Flickr:Dmytrok
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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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Tour Dates

On the Comfort Plus boats:
Princess Diana: April 22, May 6, May 20, June 3, June 17, July 1, July 15, August 19, September 2, September 16, September 30, October 14, 2017
Melody: April 29, May 13, May 27, June 10, June 24, July 8, July 29, August 12, August 26, September 9, September 23, and October 7, 2017

Skill Level

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.

What’s Included

  • 8 days/7 nights’ accommodations in double cabin with a crew of four
  • 4 x full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and 3 x half board (breakfast and lunch OR dinner)
  • English speaking tour guide
  • 7 guided cycling tours as described in itinerary
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Daily cycling route maps
  • Limited number of helmets available
  • Entrance fees of 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)
  • Taxi transfer from airport to the ship (approx. €20)
  • Bicycle Protection (€10 for hybrid bike and €20 for electric bike)
  • 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
  • 3-day extension module Plitvice Lakes and Zagreb (see price table)
  • Tips for crew and guides

Extra Stay

3-Day Post Tour Extension in Plitvice Lakes National Park and Zagreb

Extension Itinerary:

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 Hotel near Plitvice Lakes National Park (your choice), Transfer from Plitvice Lakes to Zagreb (2.5 hours), 3-hour guided sightseeing tour in Zagreb (includes entry fees), Dinner in a local restaurant in Zagreb, 3 or 4 Hotel in Zagreb city center, Transfer from Zagreb hotel to Zagreb airport, Taxes

*Optional add-on: Sightseeing Bike Tour in Zagreb: €15 per person

Extra Nights: In Trogir, at the 3 Hotel Adria located 3 km outside of Trogir, or stay at the 3 Hotel Concordia located in the old town of Trogir.

TourBike+Boat
TypeGuided
SkillEasy–Moderate
Length8 days
From1370 Rates
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Day-To-Day Itinerary

National Parks of Dalmatia Plus Map

Day 1: Trogir – Rogoznica
Day 2: Rogoznica – Vodice – Slanica – Nature Park Telašcica, 15 mi. (23 km)
Day 3: Molat and Dugi Otok Islands, 23 mi. + 11 mi. (38 km + 18 km)
Day 4: Islands of Ugljan and Pašman - Zadar, 12 - 25 mi. (20 - 40 km)
Day 5: Biograd – Vodice – Skradin, 35 mi. (55 km)
Day 6: Krka Waterfalls – Šibenek - Zlarin Island
Day 7: Primosten – Trogir, 28 mi. (45 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: Togir – 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, 15 mi. (23 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.

DAY 3: Molat and Dugi Otok Islands, 23 mi. + 11 mi. (38 km + 18 km)
From the park you cycle across the almost traffic-free island of Dugi Otok until finally reaching the pine forest, agave and tamarisk bay of Božava. From there, the boat takes you to the flower island of Molat where you are free to explore by bicycle. Tonight is spent in the quiet port of the island.

DAY 4: Islands of Ugljan and Pašman - Zadar, 12 - 25 mi. (20 - 40 km)
During breakfast the boat cruises to Preko, on the island of Uglijan. From here the tour will take you to Tkon on the  island o Pasman.. Recently the two islands have been connected by a bridge. Along the east coast experience the beautiful ocean views and the opposite mainland. A short crossing takes your to Zadar. The city was the political, cultural, and spiritual center of Dalmatia for centuries. Your guide will take you on an informative walk through the streets of the lively old town. Over 3,000 years of history left its imprint on the character of this town. 

DAY 5:  Biograd – Vodice –- Skradin, 35 mi. (55 km)
First on the agenda is a passage by boat to the city of Biograd. The cycling itinerary starts with a bike ride around the Vraner Lake. Your destination is the  resort of Vodice. The Vrana Lake is the largest freshwater reservoir in Dalmatia and offers numerous migratory birds a welcome resting place. In Vodice you can enjoy lunch on board. An afternoon crossing by boat brings you closer to the Krka waterfalls which you will have time to explore the following day in the company of your tour guide. 

DAY 6:  Krka Waterfalls – Šibenek - Zlarin Island
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 you cross over to the coral island of Zlarin in the afternoon. 

DAY 7: Primošten – Trogir, 28 mi. (45 km)
In the morning, the boat will cruise to Primošten. From here, you will cycle through the hinterland passing small villages, all the way to Trogir. Along the way, there are many magical views of the town and the island of Čiovo that invite all visitors to stop for a short while and take pictures. The afternoon offers enough time for a stroll through the world cultural heritage old town of Trogir. After dinner, you will enjoy the last night of this eventful trip with the crew and tour guides.

DAY 8: Disembarkation at Trogir
Your bike tour in Croatia will come to an end after breakfast

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Customer Feedback

  • M. Towle 5 months ago

    The trip was amazing. The only negative were. Lunch on the boat was over the top. (it was more like a dinner), I would have preferred a lighter fare. One day of the biking was on a VERY busy road. I am not sure if there were other route but it was definitely NOT safe. The guide needed much stricter riding rules in this situation if it could not be avoided. On a positive note the country is safe and beautiful. The tour included a perfect balance of riding, touring and exploring the sea.

    Boat: Princess Diana

    • Carla 5 months ago

      Hi M. Towle - Thanks for your feedback! On all of our tours, our goal is always to find the quietest and most scenic route, avoiding the main roads at all costs. However, at some points there is no way around cycling a few kilometers along a main road (although never a highway!) These stretches of road are clearly communicated and the guide does his best to separate the group into smaller groups so that cars can pass safely.
      In any case we've put this tour under the microscope and we will make sure that if there is a possible alternative to this stretch of road, that it will be used!
      Thanks again!!

  • Linda Reiland 6 months ago

    We just completed this tour and enjoyed it BUT there are some caveats to be aware of. We did not follow the itinerary as described. We did not tour Nin even though it was listed in the itinerary. We rode on some very busy roads/thoroughfares which were not fun. The map was not an accurate depiction of what we actually did on the mainland. That part was very disappointing. The food was great... The e-bikes were very heavy but the only way to do this tour. There were some VERY long hills to climb. Our guides were good, especially Bjoran. Just be aware that the itinerary changes and that seems to be at the whim of the boat captain, guides and weather. I was really looking forward to seeing Nin and spending a little more time in Sibenik. The boat was very nice and generally comfortable. Igor, the bartender and waiter, was fabulous. I'd rate the trip as a 3.5-4 star.

    Boat: Princess Diana

  • jeff marantz 6 months ago

    Just returned from E bike trip on the Meldoy
    I was totally impressed with the trip as a whole. The organization punctuality and attention to detail was superb.Considering my son and I were the only North Americans which in itself is a bonus to talk and socialize with people from different countries we never felt left out. . The week went by too quickly. . The staff was cordial and helpful , meals and cuisine were excellent . Would recommend this trip for individuals who enjoy moderate luxury yet require some organized quality activity . E bike is well worth the money and is a bonus.

    Boat: Melody

  • Blake Butcher 12 months ago

    The tour was great. Croatia was super. The guides were great. The food and accommodations were excellent. I want to go back. I have and will continue to recommend this to everyone.

    Boat: Melody

  • Mary Towle 1 year ago

    We have traveled with Tripsite for four tours and have one scheduled for this summer. Only one was lacking in tour company and Tripsite did their best to work it out the problems.

    Boat: Princess Diana

  • Donald Kudner 1 year ago

    Croatia is a wonderful area and the ship was very nice. The guides were just "ok" - they seemed distracted and not committed to the guests. Food on the boat could have been a higher level.

    Boat: Princess Diana

  • David Taylor 1 year ago

    Road surfaces were rough. Ride routes were hilly. Brought our own bikes.

    Boat: Princess Diana

  • Paul Henkart 3 years ago

    2013 trip was on Harmonia. Marko & Stefaan the guides were great. Food was excellent. Crew was excellent.

    Only disappointment was that we had a deck cabin midships which was adjacent to the galley on the Romantica three of the seven nights, so no view. There was no AC and the room was 25C. Couldn't open the windows due to smokers and people/noise on Romantica before 1am. Romantica blocked the breeze anyway so opening the windows didn't do any good. Quite unpleasant sleeping. The guides did not have a solution when asked!

    Also, guides said bike locks were not needed and never showed us how to use the locks. To boot, the asked that the e-bike keys be left in.

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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.

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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.

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