Southern Dalmatia Plus
Croatia Bike + Barge Tours
Bike Croatia and its southern islands!
On this wonderful bike and boat tour in Croatia, you will explore the uniquely beautiful southern Dalmatian island and coastal world. Highlights such as the Diocletian's Palace in Split, the picturesque old town of Korčula, and the lavender island of Hvar are combined with a visit to very original islands for an unforgettable trip. Proponents of culture will get their money's worth on this tour as well as nature lovers.
Dalmatia is a region located along the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea in Croatia and sports spectacular beaches, the tempting waters of the Adriatic, many coves, islands, and channels, as well as national parks and favorable climate.
The cycle tours will be longer than the itineraries of the other Dalmatia tours we offer and therefore can also be appealing to the hybrid cyclist who desires a challenge.
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Fly to the airport of Split which is about 6 km from your port of embarkation in Trogir.
It is also possible to fly to the airports of Dubrovnik or Zadar. From these airports we can offer fee-based individual transfers (see pricing).
Zadar Airport - Trogir (ca. 1,5 hrs)
Dubrovnik Airport - Trogir (ca. 4 hrs)
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. The average high/low temperatures in °F for the area are: April; 63/48°, May; 71/56°, June; 79/63°, July; 85/67°, August; 84/67°, September; 78/61°, October; 69/54°
Minimum number of participants: 14
Maximum number of participants: 31
Hybrid bicycles also available for rental.
On Comfort Plus boats:
Princess Diana: April 27, May 11, May 25, June 8, June 22, July 6, August 24, September 28, October 5, and October 19, 2019
Melody: March 30, April 20, May 4, May 18, June 1, June 15, June 29, July 13, July 20, August 3, August 17, August 31, September 14, September 28, and October 12, 2019
It is difficult to give the plus tours a difficulty level. If you are booking this tour with an electric bike, the tour will be easy. If you are booking this tour with a hybrid bike, it could be moderate to difficult. It is assumed that you already have a level of fitness acquired from steady cycling. The tours will traverse heights of between 200 and 500 m with daily distances ranging between 20 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 the E-bikes. 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. This tour is designed primarily as a guided group trip. After prior agreement with our tour guides and the selection of a suitable route, you may be able to cycle self-guided.
Where You’ll Stay
Aboard the Melody or the Princess Diana, both Comfort Plus boats.
- 8 days/7 nights accommodations in double cabin
- 4 x full board, 3 x half board
- English speaking tour guide
- Guided cycling tours as described in itinerary
- Bed linen and towels
- Daily cycling route maps
- Limited number of helmets available
- Electric bicycle - Cube cross hybrid pro allroad 500 including pannier bag (21 speed regular hybrid bicycle also available equipped with pannier - discount for this bike will apply, see pricing)
What’s Not Included
- Individual travel to embarkation point
- 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
- Drinks on board (tally sheet is utilized)
- Taxi transfer from Split airport to the ship in Trogir (one way approximately, €20)
- 2019: Cetina river rafting (paid on site)
- Jeep tour on the on the Vis Island (paid on site)
- Bicycle Protection (€10 to €20/bike)
- 3-Day Post-Tour Extension in Plitvice Lakes National Parks and Zagreb (see Extra Stay below, pricing listed on the right under extra options)
- Travel Insurance
Day 1: Trogir - Hvar Island, by boat
Day 2: Islands of Hvar and Vis (aprx. 12.5 mi./20 km + 15 mi./22 km)
Day 3: Vis Island, 20 mi./32 km
Day 4: Island of Korcula, 39 mi. (62 km)
Day 5: Brac Island, 17 mi./ 27km
Day 6: Omiš - Split, 19 or 27 mi./25 or 44 km)
Day 7: Šolta - Trogir, 12 mi. (19 km)
Day 8: Disembarkation at Trogir
*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 - Hvar Island, by boat
Individual arrival to Split airport which is about 5 km/3 mi. away from the harbor of Trogir. Check-in on the boat is between 2 pm - 2:30 pm. The ship leaves Trogir around 3pm. Stari Grad is the second largest settlement on the Island of Hvar and well known for its important harbor. Overnight stay in Stari Grad.
DAY 2: Islands of Hvar and Vis, 12.5 mi./20 km + 15 mi./22 km
Today’s first cycle tour leads along the almost traffic free pass road through nicely set small villages. After breakfast in Stari Grad we do a second cycle tour to the quaint harbors of Jelsa and Vrboska. Afterwards return to Stari Grad, which has become a Mecca for artists and art lovers in the past few years. A second cycle tour leads to the islands capital Hvar, where you visit the magnificent Renaissance Square and enjoy the view at the Spanish Fortress which is situated high above the city. Hop on board again and cross over to Vis Island at about 6 pm. Overnight stay on Vis.
DAY 3: Island of Vis, 20 mi./32 km
Vis is the furthermost island from mainland Croatia. A Greek colony called Issa has been on the island 2,300 years ago. Due to its strategic location it was a military zone until 1995 and prohibited for foreign tourists. Today we have the opportunity to explore the lovely island by bicycle. Alternatively, there is the possibilty to participate in a three-hour jeep tour around the island (about 35€). After cycling the boat takes us to the Island of Korčula. Overnight stay in Vela Luka.
DAY 4: Island of Korcula, 39 mi./62 km
Today you discover the island of Korcula by bicycle and enjoy a lunch break in one of the local restaurants. The calmness and remoteness of the vast vegetation and cypress gardens have given the shape to one of the most beautiful Dalmatian island's. Your cycle tour leads via the village of Blato, like Rome, built on seven hills, along a pass road across Pupnat bay and finally to Korcula town where you have time to take a walk through the wonderful old town with its narrow fishbown like alleys. Overnight stay in Korcula town.
DAY 5: Island of Brac, 17 mi. (27 km)
Transfer to the island of Brač, which is famous for its bright white marble, which was used for the White House in Washington and the Reichstag in Berlin. After a long swim stop and lunch break, you start your cycling tour from Sumartin, which will lead you via Selca to the picturesque Pučišća.
DAY 6: Omiš - Split, 16 or 27 mi./25 or 44 km
After a short crossing to Omiš, you cycle through the valley of the Cetina River which is surrounded by steep rocks. After 11 mi./18 km you have the option to take part on a four hours rafting tour on the Cetina River (not included in the tour price) and afterwards a small cycle tour of about 4 mi./7 km back to the boat - or to expand the cycling tour (no rafting) to 27 mi./44 km along small side roads and versatile landscapes until reaching Omiš and its pirate castles. In the afternoon the ship takes you to Split. The old town of Split, built adjoining the famous palace of the Roman Caesar Diocletian, is a world heritage site. Overnight stay in Split.
DAY 7: Šolta - Trogir, 12 mi. (19 km)
After a short crossing to Stomorska, on the island of Solta, you depart for the last bicycle tour. Walled fields, numerous olive groves, and carob and fig trees line the road. The spicy smell of lavender and rosemary accompany you during your tour around the island. In Maslinica, you will load the bikes and enjoy the last crossing back to Trogir. In Trogir you have enough time to visit the old city- a World Heritage Site. Traditionally the last evening before disembarkation is spent cheerfully with guests, crew and guides.
DAY 8: Disembarkation in Trogir
Your Croatia bike tour will end after breakfast, individual departure.
Please note: Tour operator reserves the right to make changes to the planned route due to changing wind and weather conditions and when required by organizational necessities. Minor changes are possible in 2019!
Southern Dalmatia Plus Boats + Barges
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.
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.