Pape Privi Ship Dalmatia Croatia Bike Tour. Photo via TO

Bike rest on Hvar Island, Dalmatian Coast, Croatia. Photo via TO

Pearls of Dalmatia

Croatia Bike + Barge Tours

Bike and boat in Croatia from Split to Dubrovnik or reverse

  • This bike and boat tour in Southern Dalmatia, Croatia not only features a breathtaking and sparsely populated part of Croatia but also includes Split and Dubronik, both Unesco World Heritage sites. You explore by bike the islands of Mljet, Lastovo, Korčula, Hvar and Brač where the sea is a way of life. This tour is very similar to the Highlights of Dalmatia E-Bike and Boat Tour, providing you with more choices and more availability as this is a very popular itinerary.

    Highlights:

    • Beautiful Dubrovnik with its old town surrounded by ancient massive walls
    • Exuberant Split and Diocletian's Palace
    • Mljet Island, also known as the "Honey Island"
    • Island Hopping onboard unique accommodations
    • Cycling a diverse landscape
    • Immersing in a culture of sea and land

    See our other bike and boat tours in Croatia here!

  • Twin/double:

    Low season: £ 1011 $ 2,241 1190 $ 1793 NOK 11206 kr 10344 $ 1,345 Early season: £ 1096 $ 2,430 1290 $ 1944 NOK 12148 kr 11213 $ 1,458 Main season: £ 1181 $ 2,618 1390 $ 2094 NOK 13089 kr 12082 $ 1,571 High season: £ 1266 $ 2,806 1490 $ 2245 NOK 14031 kr 12952 $ 1,684

    Surcharge for above deck cabin: £ 127 $ 283 150 $ 226 NOK 1413 kr 1304 $ 170 Surcharge for a double cabin for single use below deck: £ 425 $ 942 500 $ 753 NOK 4708 kr 4346 $ 565 Surcharge for a double cabin for single use above deck: £ 595 $ 1,318 700 $ 1055 NOK 6592 kr 6085 $ 791

    Seasons:

    • Low season: April 19 and October 11
    • Early season: April 26, May 3, May 10, May 17
    • Main season: May 24, July 5, July 12, July 19, July 26, August 2, August 9, August 16, October 4
    • High season: May 31, June 14, June 21, June 28, August 23, August 30, September 6, September 13, September 20, September 27

    extra options

    Electric bike (limited): £ 85 $ 188 100 $ 151 NOK 942 kr 869 $ 113 Extra nights: pending

    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 note that during this trip your port of embarkation/disembarkation will vary depending on the direction of the tour. You will either embark at the port of Split and disembark in Dubrovnik at the city harbor of Gruz or vice versa. If your journey starts from Dubrovnik, the nearest airport is Dubrovnik (DBV). It is about 16 km from the port of Gruž. When your journey starts in Split, the Split (SPU) airport is quite close at 23 km distance.

    Local Travel

    The most convenient way to arrive to the port of embarkation and depart from the port of disembarkation back to airport is to reserve airport transfer (only offered on embarkation/disembarkation days) or take a taxi. If you wish to take part in the city tour in Dubrovnik or Split (16:30) on the day of embarkation, your flight should not land after 2:30 pm. Perhaps you are arriving early or extending your stay! Ask us about extra nights.

    Climate

    The Adriatic coast enjoys a Mediterranean climate consisting of hot, dry, and sunny weather. It is not unusual for summer weather to stretch out into autumn with temperatures in the high teens or even low 20s (Celsius). Average temperatures during summer generally lie in the mid-to-high 20s °C (77-86°F), although it is more likely that you’ll have temperatures well into the 30s °C/high 80s or low 90s °F. You will find the weather in Southern Dalmatia perfect for jumping off your masted vessel into the sea! Please remember to check local conditions before you travel. A good website to explore average high/low temperatures, average rainfall, and more is weatherbase.com.

    Recommended

    Helmet use is mandatory on all cycle tours. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own (well-fitted) helmet. Helmets are available in limited numbers (reservation requested).

    Remarks

    This tour is only suitable for children in a good physical condition and with a minimum age of 10 and previous bicycle tour experience. They must be able to master the cycle tours on their own strength. Please note that the minimum height for a rental bike is 1.20 m (4 ft.) for hybrid bicycles and 1.50 m (4.5 ft.) for e-bikes. Helmets must be worn by all children up to age 16 in Croatia.

    TRAVEL 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

Split to Dubrovnik:

April 19, May 17, May 31, June 14, June 28, July 12, July 26, August 9, August 23, September 6, September 20, and October 4, 2020

Dubrovnik to Split:

April 26, May 10, May 24, June 7, June 21, July 5, July 19, August 2, August 16, August 30, September 13, September 27, and October 11, 2020

Seasons:

  • Low season: April 19
  • Early season: April 26, May 3, May 10, May 17, and October 11
  • Main season: May 24, July 5, 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
     

Skill Level

The cycle tours require an advanced level of fitness as this route entails hilly and mountainous terrain. Participants need to master long and steep climbs, 200 - 500 m above sea-level. Daily distances average 28 mi. (45 km) and can be completed without any time constraints. You are free to set aside a half or full day to swim or spend time on board the boat, instead of taking a planned cycle-tour. Electric bikes are available in limited number which will change the difficulty level depending on how much assistance you use. Important to note that the majority of the participants will be riding regular touring bikes with no battery assistance and will, therefore, require more time climbing hills and more rest stops.

Where You’ll Stay

You will be accommodated on the Premium class two-masted motor yacht, the Pape Prvi

What’s Included

  • 7 nights in a double/twin cabin
  • 4 days with all meals included and three days with breakfast and lunch or dinner
  • Guided cycling tours as described in the itinerary
  • Trekking bike with 28-inch hollow rims with puncture-proof tires, high-quality derailleurs and brake systems, luggage rack, touring saddle and mudguards. Included with rental is an Ortlieb saddle bag
  • Overview-maps for the daily tours (onboard)
  • City tour in Split and Dubrovnik
  • English speaking tour guide

What’s Not Included

  • Flat rate for bottled water, tourist tax and local charges, €50 for adults or €25 for children up to age 16 (to be paid to the captain)
  • 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 from Split airport to the ship (or reverse) (approx. €20/ride)/from ship to Dubrovnik airport, or reverse(approx. €40/ride)
  • Private airport transfers: See pricing
  • Tips for crew and tour guides
  • Bicycle Protection
  • Travel Insurance
TourBike+Boat
TypeGuided
SkillModerate
Length8 days
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Day-To-Day Itinerary

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This tour is offered in both directions. Please see dates!

Dubrovnik to Split

Day 1: Dubrovnik
Day 2: Dubrovnik - Mljet Island, 18 mi. (28 km)
Day 3: Islands of Lastovo and Korčula, 18 mi. (28 km)
Day 4: Korčula Island: Korčula Town - Vela Luka, 38 mi. (60 km)
Day 5: Hvar Island: Hvar town - Stari Grad - Jelsa, 22 mi. (35 km)
Day 6: Brač Island: Bol - Pučišća, 14 mi. (23 km)
Day 7: Brač Island: Pučišća - Split, 16 mi. (25 km)
Day 8: Split

All distances are approximate. Any and all planned itineraries are subject to change, even on very short notice, due to changing wind and weather conditions, and other unforeseen circumstances having to do with mooring requirements, docking location changes, lock repairs, etc.

Day 1: 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 you will learn 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 - Mljet Island, 18 mi. (28 km)
In the morning, you 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. You cycle from Sobra to Pomena where our ship awaits us for dinner. Overnight stay in Pomena.

Day 3: Islands of Lastovo and Korčula, 18 mi. (28 km)
Today the ship takes you to the island of Lastovo. This 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 you over to Korčula Island, regarded as one of the most beautiful islands in Dalmatia. The picturesque town of Korčula with it’s fishbone alleyways competes with Venice for the honor of being the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo.

Day 4: Korčula Island: Korčula Town - Vela Luka, 38 mi. (60 km)
Your cycle tour will feature the charming island of Korčula. A mild Mediterranean climate and a broad variety of different landscapes will accompany you. 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 bay of Vela Luka.

Day 5: Hvar Island: 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 leads 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, you continue cycling to Jelsa, where you will also spend the night.

Day 6: Brač Island: Bol - Pučišća, 14 mi. (23 km)
Your 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, you start your bike tour from Bol to the picturesque harbor town of Pučišća. You will spend the afternoon and evening here. Enjoy the serenity of the town, famous internationally for its stone masonry college.

Day 7: Brač Island: Pučišća - Split, 16 mi. (25 km)
Today you will cycle along the northern coastline of Brač from Pučišća to Supetar. Then you can enjoy your last cruise which takes you 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 travelers and tour guide.

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


Split to Dubrovnik

Day 1: Split
Day 2: Split - Island of Brač: Pučišća - Bol - Island of Hvar, 14 mi. (23 km) 
Day 3: Hvar Island: Jesa - Stari Grad - Hvar - Korčula Island: Vela Luka, 22 mi. (35 km)
Day 4: Korčula Island: Vela Luka - Korčula city, 38 mi. (60 km)
Day 5: Lastovo and Mljet islands, 18 mi. (28 km)
Day 6: Mljet Islands and Šipan, 18. mi. (28 km)
Day 7: Šipan Island - Dubrovnik, 18 mi (28 km)
Day 8: Dubrovnik

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    Pape Prvi Croatia Premium Class Boat The Pape Prvi is a two-masted motor yacht built in 2008 that sails the waters of the Adriatic Sea in Southern Dalmatia.

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