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 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.

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

  • 2018

    Princess Diana: 

    April 14, April 28, May 12, October 6, and October 20: £ 1388 $ 2,214 1470 NOK 14578 kr 13456 $ 1,749

    May 26 - September 22:  £ 1483 $ 2,365 1570 NOK 15569 kr 14372 $ 1,868

    Surcharge for cabin on deck: £ 142 $ 226 150 NOK 1488 kr 1373 $ 179

    Surcharge for single cabin below deck: £ 472 $ 753 500 NOK 4958 kr 4577 $ 595

    Surcharge for single cabin on deck: £ 661 $ 1,054 700 NOK 6942 kr 6408 $ 833

    Melody:

    March 31, April 21, May 5, October 13:  £ 1483 $ 2,365 1570 NOK 15569 kr 14372 $ 1,868

    May 19 - September 29, 2018:  £ 1577 $ 2,516 1670 NOK 16561 kr 15287 $ 1,987

    Surcharge for cabin on deck: £ 189 $ 301 200 NOK 1983 kr 1831 $ 238

    Surcharge for single cabin below deck: €​500

    Surcharge for single cabin on deck: £ 756 $ 1,205 800 NOK 7933 kr 7323 $ 952

    extra options

    Discount if using a hybrid bike: £ 76 $ 121 80 NOK 793 kr 732 $ 95 Bicycle protection, Hybrid bike:  £ 9 $ 15 10 NOK 99 kr 92 $ 12 Bicycle protection, Electric bike:  £ 19 $ 30 20 NOK 198 kr 183 $ 24 Transfer between Split airport and Trogir harbor (price is per person/way) reservation required!: £ 14 $ 23 15 NOK 149 kr 137 $ 18

    3-Day Extension in Plitvice Lakes and Zagreb
    3 Star Double Room: £ 557 $ 889 590 NOK 5851 kr 5401 $ 702 3 Star Single Room: £ 652 $ 1,039 690 NOK 6843 kr 6316 $ 821 4 Star Double Room: £ 652 $ 1,039 690 NOK 6843 kr 6316 $ 821 4 Star Single Room: £ 784 $ 1,250 830 NOK 8231 kr 7598 $ 988 3 Star Double Room (without transfer): £ 274 $ 437 290 NOK 2876 kr 2655 $ 345

    Extra nights in/near Trogir
    Prices on request

    A safe parking space: on request

    please note

    Reduction per person in combination with another Zeitreisen trip: £ 47 $ 75 50 NOK 496 kr 458 $ 60   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 based on double occupancy.

    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

On Comfort Plus boats: 
Princess Diana: April 14, April 28, May 12, May 26, June 9, July 7, August 25, September 8, October 6, and October 20, 2018
Melody: March 31, April 21, May 5, May 19, June 2, June 16, June 30, July 14, July 21, August 4, August 18, September 1, September 29, and October 13, 2018

Skill Level

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.

What’s Included

  • 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)
  • 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)

Extra Stay

3-DAY POST-TOUR EXTENSION in Plitvice Lakes National Park and Zagreb
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 spent 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 Star Hotel near Plitvice Lakes National Park (your choice)
  • Transfer from Plitvice Lakes to Zagreb (2.5 hours)
  • 3-hour guided sightseeing tour in Zagreb
  • Dinner in a local restaurant in Zagreb
  • 3 or 4 Star 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-star Hotel Adria located 3 km outside of Trogir or stay at the 3-Star Hotel Concordia located in the old town of Trogir.

    TourBike+Boat
    TypeGuided
    SkillModerate
    Length8 days
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    Day-To-Day Itinerary

    Southern Dalmatia Plus 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 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. 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, 19 or 27 mi./25 or 44 km
    You cycle from Omiš through the valley of the Cetina River which is surrounded by steep rocks. After 12.5 mi./20 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 6.2 mi./10 km back to the boat - or to expand the cycling tour (no rafting) to 27 mi./43 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.

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    Customer Feedback

    • Nianne F. 6 months ago

      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. 1 year ago

      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. 1 year ago

      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 1 year ago

        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 2 years ago

      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 2 years ago

      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 2 years ago

      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 Plus Boats + Barges

    Melody Photo

    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 Photo

    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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