Port in Hvar Island, Dalmatia. Photo via Flickr:Jeremy Vandel
Fish is a favorite in Croatia. Photo by Frauke & Anke Rogge

Vis Island, Dalmatia via Flickr: Sobrecroacia.com
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Southern Dalmatia E-Bike and Boat

Croatia Bike + Barge Tours

Electric bike tour of Croatia and its southern islands!

  • The beautiful Southern Dalmatia coastline is a wonder to see from the sea and a delight to explore by bike, combine the two, and you have this bike and boat tour in Croatia that offers the best of both, the island and the coastal world.

    Highlights:

    • Split
    • Diocletian's Palace
    • Korčula
    • Cetina Canyon
    • Spanish fortress in Havar

    Be sure to check out all our bike and boat tours in Croatia!

  • 2020 Pricing

    Deluxe Class Boats

    Pricing is per person and includes e-bike rental.

    Season 1
    April 18, October 10, October 24: $ 3106 £ 1518 $ 2,648 1690 $ 3179 kr 18984 $ 1,862

    Season 2
    May 2: $ 3290 £ 1608 $ 2,805 1790 $ 3367 kr 20107 $ 1,973

    Season 3
    May 16, May 30, June 13, June 27, July 11, July 25, August 1, August 15: $ 3474 £ 1698 $ 2,961 1890 $ 3555 kr 21230 $ 2,083

    Season 4
    August 29, September 12, September 26: $ 3658 £ 1788 $ 3,118 1990 $ 3743 kr 22354 $ 2,193

    Season 1
    April 25, May 9: $ 3106 £ 1518 $ 2,648 1690 $ 3179 kr 18984 $ 1,862

    Season 2
    May 23, June 6, June 20, July 4, July 18, August 8, October 3: $ 3290 £ 1608 $ 2,805 1790 $ 3367 kr 20107 $ 1,973

    Season 3
    August 22, September 5, September 19: $ 3474 £ 1698 $ 2,961 1890 $ 3555 kr 21230 $ 2,083

     

    Surcharges

    Above Deck Cabin: $ 368 £ 180 $ 313 200 $ 376 kr 2247 $ 220

    Single-Use Cabin Below Deck: $ 919 £ 449 $ 783 500 $ 940 kr 5616 $ 551

    Single-Use Cabin Above Deck: $ 1470 £ 719 $ 1,253 800 $ 1505 kr 8986 $ 882

    2021 Pricing

    Deluxe Class Boats

    Pricing is per person and includes e-bike rental.

    Season 1
    April 17, May 1 & October 23, 2021: $ 3106 £ 1518 $ 2,648 1690 $ 3179 kr 18984 $ 1,862

    Season 2
    October 9, 2021: $ 3290 £ 1608 $ 2,805 1790 $ 3367 kr 20107 $ 1,973

    Season 3
    May 15, May 29, June 12, June 26, July 10, July 24, July 31 & August 14, 2021: $ 3474 £ 1698 $ 2,961 1890 $ 3555 kr 21230 $ 2,083

    Season 4
    August 28, September 11 & September 25, 2021: $ 3658 £ 1788 $ 3,118 1990 $ 3743 kr 22354 $ 2,193

    Season 1
    April 24, 2021: $ 2922 £ 1428 $ 2,491 1590 $ 2991 kr 17860 $ 1,752

    Season 2
    May 8, 2021: $ 3106 £ 1518 $ 2,648 1690 $ 3179 kr 18984 $ 1,862

    Season 3
    May 22, June 5, June 19, July 3, July 17, August 7 & October 2, 2021: $ 3290 £ 1608 $ 2,805 1790 $ 3367 kr 20107 $ 1,973

    Season 4: 
    August 21, September 4 & September 18, 2021: $ 3474 £ 1698 $ 2,961 1890 $ 3555 kr 21230 $ 2,083

    Surcharges

    Above Deck Cabin: $ 368 £ 180 $ 313 200 $ 376 kr 2247 $ 220

    Single-Use Cabin Below Deck: $ 919 £ 449 $ 783 500 $ 940 kr 5616 $ 551

    Single-Use Cabin Above Deck: $ 1470 £ 719 $ 1,253 800 $ 1505 kr 8986 $ 882

    extra options

    2020/2021

    Discount for 21-gear hybrid bike: $ 184 £ 90 $ 157 100 $ 188 kr 1123 $ 110 Bicycle protection, Hybrid bike:  $ 18 £ 9 $ 16 10 $ 19 kr 112 $ 11 Bicycle protection, Electric bike:  $ 37 £ 18 $ 31 20 $ 38 kr 225 $ 22

    Transfer between Split airport and Trogir harbor (per person/way): $ 28 £ 13 $ 24 15 $ 28 kr 168 $ 17 Transfers available only on embarkation/disembarkation days

    please note

    Reduction per person in combination with another Zeitreisen trip: $ 92 £ 45 $ 78 50 $ 94 kr 562 $ 55   Reduction from basic tour (exluding bike rental)  price for third person sharing a cabin: 50%
    Reduction from basic tour price for children up to age 16: 25%*
    *Not combinable with 50% discount

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

    A non-refundable admin fee of 20 Euros per person is included in the deposit amount.

    Information to read before you book.

    We recommend purchasing bike trip insurance.

    Please see our FAQ.

  • Travel

    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)

    Local Travel

    From the airport you can take a taxi to the ship at Harbor Trogir, approx. 6 km away for ± 20 Euro.

    Climate

    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°

    Remarks

    Minimum number of participants: 14
    Maximum number of participants: 31
    Hybrid bicycles also available for rental.


Tour Dates

Deluxe Class Boats

Melody: April 18, May 2, May 16, May 30, June 13, June 27, July 11, July 25, August 1, August 15, August 29, September 12, September 26, October 10, and October 24, 2020

Princess Diana: April 25, May 9, May 23, June 6, June 20, July 4, July 18, August 8, August 22, September 5, September 19, and October 3, 2020

Deluxe Class Boats

Melody: April 17, May 1, May 15, May 29, June 12, June 26, July 10, July 24, July 31, August 14, August 28, September 11, September 25, October 9, October 23, 2021

Princess Diana: April 24, May 8, May 22, June 5, June 19, July 3, July 17, August 7, August 21, September 4, September 18 & October 2, 2021

 

Skill Level

It is difficult to give the e-bike tours a difficulty level! If you are booking this tour with an electric bike, the tour rating will depend on the amount of battery assistance you use. It could be easy, or it could be moderate to difficult! If you are booking this tour with a hybrid touring bike, it will be moderate to difficult. You will work much harder to keep up with the cyclists on the electric bike and the majority of cyclists on an e bike tour will be riding electric bikes. Regardless, it is assumed that you already have a level of fitness acquired from steady cycling and that you have good balance and good control of the bicycle. Electric bikes are heavier than non-electric bikes. 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 little or 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 Deluxe class boats.

What’s Included

  • 8 days/7 nights accommodations in double/twin cabin
  • 4 days of all meals included, 3 days of breakfast and either lunch or dinner included
  • 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

  • Mandatory flat rate for local taxes and unlimited drinking water on board and during cycling: €50 (€25 for children 16 and under) to be paid on board
  • 3 meals (either lunch or dinner)
  • Transportation to the boat on arrival/departure days
  • Drinks on board (tally sheet, to be paid to the captain)
  • Taxi transfer from Split airport to the ship in Trogir (one way approximately, €20)
  • Cetina river rafting (paid on site)
  • Bicycle Protection (€10 for hybrid bike/ €20 for e-bike)
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
TourBike + Boat
TypeGuided
SkillModerate
Length8 days
From1690 Rates
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Day-To-Day Itinerary

Southern Dalmatia E-Bike and Boat Map

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 1 (Saturday): Embarkation in Trogir | Trogir - Hvar Island by boat 
Day 2 (Sunday): Island of Hvar (12.5 mi/20 km)
Day 3 (Monday): Island of Vis (20 mi/32 km)
Day 4 (Tuesday): Island of Korčula (37.5 mi/60 km)
Day 5 (Wednesday): Island of Brač (17 mi/27 km)
Day 6 (Thursday): Omiš - Split (27 mi/44 km)
Day 7 (Friday): Island of Šolta (12.5 mi/20 km)
Day 8 (Saturday): Disembarkation in 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 (Saturday): Embarkation in Trogir | Trogir - Hvar Island by boat 
Individual arrival to Split airport which is about 3.5 mi./6 km away from the harbor of Trogir. Check-in on the boat is between 2-2:30 pm. The ship leaves Trogir around 3 pm and sails for Stari Grad, the second largest settlement on the Island of Hvar and well known for its important harbor. Overnight stay in Stari Grad.

Day 2 (Sunday): Island of Hvar (12.5 mi/20 km)
After breakfast wes set off on a bike tour from Stari Grad to the capital city of Hvar. We will have plenty of time on arrival to visit the magnificent Renaissance Square of Hvar town and enjoy the view up to the Spanish Fortress situated high above the city. Back on board again we cross over to the island of Vis. Overnight stay on Vis.

Day 3 (Monday): Island of Vis (20 mi/32 km)
Vis is the furthermost island from mainland Croatia. A Greek colony called Issa was settled 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. After cycling the boat takes us to the Island of Korčula. Overnight stay in Vela Luka.

Day 4 (Tuesday): Island of Korčula (37.5 mi/60 km)
Today we discover the island of Korčula by bicycle and enjoy our lunch break in one of the local restaurants. The calmness and remoteness of the vast vegetation and cypress gardens have given shape to probably the most beautiful Dalmatian island. Our cycle tour leads us via the village of Blato, like Rome, built on seven hills, along a pass road across Pupnat bay and finally to Korčula town, where we have time to take a walk through the wonderful old town with its narrow “fishbone like” alleys. Overnight stay in Korčula town.

Day 5 (Wednesday): Island of Brač (17 mi/27 km)
Today we cruise to the island of Brač, famous for its radiant, precious limestone, which was used for the White House in Washington and the Reichstag building in Berlin. After an extended swim break followed by lunch, we start our cycling trip in Sumartin, leading us to Selca and on to the picturesque harbour town Pučišća. The lovely harbor is home to one of the most famous masonry schools in Croatia. The creations of the students decorate the harbor village. Overnight stay Pučišća.

Day 6 (Thursday): Omiš - Split (27 mi/44 km)
Enjoy breakfast as we sail a short crossing to Omiš. Today you have the choice between taking part in a bike tour around the Cetina Canyon or participating in a rafting excursion down the Cetina River (not included in the tour price). The bike tour takes you once around the outskirts of the canyon, with great views over the river and back down towards the sea. The rafting group will be picked up from the boat by a bus and taken up river to the starting point. From here we follow the river downstream in the rafts, gaining a unique perspective of the canyon and its flora and fauna. Participants of the rafting trip are brought back to the boat on the bus after the activity. In the afternoon our ship takes us 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 (Friday): Island of Šolta (12.5 mi/20 km)
After crossing over to Rogač on the island of Šolta, we commence our last cycle tour. Walled fields, numerous olive groves, locust beans and fig trees line the roads. The herbal smell of rosemary accompanies us along our tour around the island. Our boat awaits us in Rogač as we enjoy our last crossing back to Trogir where, if time permits, we will tour the old town, a world heritage site. Following tradition, our last evening is spent enjoying a cozy dinner and celebrating with your crew and tour guides.

Day 8 (Saturday) Disembarkation in Trogir
After breakfast, disembarkation until 9 am and individual trip home or extended stay in Dalmatia/Croatia.

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!

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  • Nicky P. 7 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    The Melody boat was absolutely spectacular- the crew, the food, the rooms and our outstanding tour guides, Toni and Willi. The riding and the islands were fabulous. Ensure you take the advice for an e-bike. The KMs may not seem high, but they have a lot of long steep hills, which I loved and it gave everyone a great workout to enjoy the delicious food.
    We had lots of great daily swim stops, with the ability to dive in off the back of the boat.
    I highly recommend this trip!!!

    Boat: Melody

  • Nicky P. 8 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    What an amazing trip, boat and crew!!! This is a high end boar with great cabins and dining experience. It is most suited to people over 16, and the cycling has quite a lot of climbing at 10% incline. The company recommends e-bikes for this trip. Whilst I completely rejected the idea of an e-bike before I left, but by day 3, I had to use one due to the terrain and heat.
    The highlight apart from everything above, was our two tour guides, Toni and Willi. I have done many similar trips but both guys were beautiful, humble, informative about their country, and do passionate about their customers. If you get the opportunity to do this trip, I say - Just do it. Thanks, Team Melody

  • Kate L. 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    I biked this tour in June of 2016, and it was absolutely the greatest. I have done a lot of bike touring on my own in the past with a tent and my own gear, and was looking for a way to share the experience with my dad that was a little more accessible than the way I'm used to traveling. That being said, I was a little nervous about what type of equipment might be available. I was nursing a hip injury, so we both ended up getting e-bikes, and I would absolutely recommend that to anyone. You could switch the power completely off and ride it as a regular bike if you wanted, but if you needed the help, it was really nice to have! The best part of the e-bikes is that it makes some of the most beautiful riding accessible to people who are not necessarily bikers. When I travel alone, the trip we did was about as challenging an itinerary as I like to do, but at 39, I was the youngest on our trip by far, and everyone was able to easily manage and still enjoy themselves even on the Read more… toughest hills. Since we were on small islands the entire time, the traffic was very minimal and the riding was absolutely picturesque.
    Our ship, the Melody, couldn't have been better, and far surpassed my expectations both in the quality of the ship, and in the amount of room. We had friendly and knowledgeable guides (Tony & Josh) and the food was SO good. Every meal was prepared using fresh and local ingredients and the ship staff did a wonderful job of trying to introduce the guests to local recipes, telling us a bit about each dish before we ate. It couldn't have been any better all around, and I am booking again on the same trip.
    The one recommendation I would have for anyone going on this tour, is bring some laundry detergent some and clothespins. We did our own laundry and hung it out on the deck.

    Boat: Melody

  • Nianne F. 3 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    There is a reason why the default bicycle on the Southern Dalmatia Plus trip is an e-assist model; the islands of Croatia are very hilly! The e-assist made it easier for me to stop on an uphill, take photos of fellow riders or the amazing scenery, get re-started easily, and make it to the top without holding up the whole group. Everyone, from the guides and crew on board to the locals in cafes and restaurants, was very friendly, helpful, and willing to speak English for the benefit of us uni-lingual folks!

    Boat: Princess Diana

  • Brent H. 3 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    Food was ok but not great. A little more variety and quality with a little less quantity would go a long ways to correcting this.

    Boat: Princess Diana

  • Robert G. 4 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    Croatia/Dalmatian Coast and islands are a beautiful vacation destination that we highly recommend. However the roads, lack of a shoulder, narrow streets, and lack of safety make it a very difficult and unnerving biking destination. Bikers need to fully understand that this area is not bike friendly.

    Boat: Melody

    • Jehiel 4 years ago     Staff

      Hi Robert!
      Thanks for sharing this feedback. You are right that parts of the tour the shoulder and streets can be narrow. This is very common in this part of Europe. I can assure you that we take safety very seriously and work with our local partners to provide cycling routes with your safety in mind. You will also find the terrain and difficulty rating described on this tour page. Both should be taken into consideration when evaluating this tour. Glad you had an enjoyable and safe trip!

  • Myra Hollie Nielsen 4 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    Electric bikes, the black ones, were excellent. The food was a bit disappointing.
    The guides were excellent. Cabin was very nice.

    Boat: Princess Diana

  • Kristine Kelley-Salamon 4 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    I unfortunately had a back spasm during the trip and needed to be on land half way through the trip, so I had to get off the barge. (Croatia trip) the captain offered to give up his room so I could stay upstairs- so nice- but I needed to be on stable land. ( weather was a bit rough) the entire trip was so nice- would have loved to finish the trip. The crew was wonderful!

    Boat: Princess Diana

  • James Bowen 4 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    Some issues with our room. We booked a room with two twin beds. We got a room with a double bed and bunk beds. The double bed broke the first night. It actually came apart because a brace had fallen off. Our phone charger was broken while trying to fix the bed. Our door lock malfunctioned locking us out of our room for two hours, and was difficult to use the rest of the trip. We asked for the phone charger to be replaced, but never got an answer.

    Boat: Princess Diana

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Southern Dalmatia E-Bike and Boat Boats + Barges

Melody Photo

Melody Croatia Deluxe 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 Photo

Princess Diana Croatia Deluxe 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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