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, deep into the Pannonian Valley, to the banks of the Danube and Drava Rivers.

Come and spend a week on a ship cruising between the mainland and the sea. We are so excited to be offering this tour that is especially designed for electric bikers. 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. The e-bikes used on these tours are top quality Swiss Flyers. Your accommodations for this cruise, the Princess Diana, is the biggest and most comfortable boat in the Island Hopping fleet. It will be a pleasure to enjoy the islands and the Dalmatian coast with this ship. Regional cuisine and an exceptional crew with knowledgeable tour guides await.

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: July 2, July 16, August 20, September 17, October 1, and October 15, 2016
Melody: June 25, July 9, July 30, August 13, August 27, September 10, September 24, and October 8, 2016

2017 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 19, 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 12 to 28 mi. ( 20 to 45 k ) 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 the E bikes. Streets are mostly asphalted with little traffic. You can chose 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
TourBike+Boat
TypeGuided
SkillEasy–Moderate
Length8 days
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Day-To-Day Itinerary

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2016

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,  6.2 mi. (10 km)
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,  6.2 mi. (10 km)
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

The above itinerary is for 2016.

If you are travelling in 2015, itinerary has been modified slightly. Ask us!

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Customer Feedback

  • M. Towle 3 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 2 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 3 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 4 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 10 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 Built in the winter of 2011/2012, this 3-masted elegant motor yacht is the biggest boat we offer in Croatia. The saloon will offer enough space for everyone during evening meals, but you may also choose to enjoy your meal outside. A sun-bathing platform is available at the stern – offering an easy access for swimming in the sea! For relaxation, numerous sun mats and beds are available on the sundeck. The friendly crew will always help you to enjoy your Croatian vacation as much as possible!

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