Croatia Bike + Barge Tours
An island hopping Croatia Bike Tour
Dalmatia is a region located along the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea in Croatia. It has become the new hot place to travel to. Tourism in Dalmatia has been rising due to its many spectacular beaches, the tempting waters of the Adriatic, the many coves, islands and channels as well as national parks and favorable climate. This great Croatia bike tour, specifically located in Southern Dalmatia, the smallest and most sparsely populated region, will take you past unique little towns and through the beautiful island countryside. This bike tour in Croatia let you experience the beautiful island of Korcula with its picturesque old town, the wine growing peninsula of Peljesac and to the south of the peninsula, the island of Mljet with its impressive national park. The tour guide will guide you through the towns of Trogir, Hvar, Stari Grad and Korcula, which are almost all protected as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
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Comfort Plus class boats:
Romantica: April 22, May 6, May 20, June 3, June 17, July 1*, July 15*, July 29*, August 12*, August 19*, September 2, September 16, September 30, October 14, 2017
San Snova: May 6*, May 13*, May 27*, June 17*, June 24*, August 26,
September 2, September 9, September 16*, October 7*, October 14*, October 21*, 2017.
Comfort class boat:
Kapetan Jure: April 29, May 13, May 27, June 10, August 26, September 9, September 23, October 7, and October 21, 2017
*THESE DATES CAN ALSO BE TAKEN AS A MOUNTAIN BIKE TOUR!
This tour is rated moderate to difficult and feedback has indicated mostly difficult! Total distance is 220 km / 138 miles total.
This tour in Croatia requires a good level of fitness from participants, ideally acquired from steady, consistent cycling on varied elevation. Route conditions may include variations in height of between 200 and 500 m above sea-level. The day-tours from 20 to 50 km will take you through hilly and mountainous terrain and will be completed without any time-constraints. Participants will also need to master long and steep climbs, during which they are, however, also permitted to push their bikes. You are free to set aside a half or full day to swim or spend on board the boat, instead of taking a planned cycling day. Roads are mostly asphalted roads, which are rarely traveled on outside the holiday seasons. Each day you can either decide to bike alone, using the information and maps provided, or join the tour guide or other participants.
Where You’ll Stay
Aboard the Comfort Class boat, the Kapetan Jure or the Comfort Plus boats, the Romantica, the San Snova.
- Accommodations for 7 nights on board
- 4 x full board and 3 x half board
- English-speaking tour guide
- 21-speed hybrid bike with bicycle bag or full-suspension bike from Cube
- 7 guided cycling tours as described in itinerary
- Bed linen & towels
- Overview maps for the daily tours on board
What’s Not Included
- 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)
- Tips for crew & tour-guide (optional)
- Individual arrival to the ship
- Bicycle Protection (€10 to €20/bike)
- 3-day or 2-day extension module Plitvice Lakes and Zagreb (contact us for more details)
- Optional rafting adventure on Day 6 (€30 per person)
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 spend 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 (includes entry fees), Dinner in a local restaurant in Zagreb, 3 or 4* 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 Hotel Adria located 3 km outside of Trogir, or stay at the 3 Hotel Concordia located in the old town of Trogir.
Day 1: Trogir (Embarkation) – Hvar Island
Day 2: Islands of Hvar and Vis, 12.5 mi. 20 km + 15 mi. 22 km
Day 3: Vis Island, 20 mi. (32 km)
Day 4: Korčula Island, 30 mi. (48 km)
Day 5: Brač Island, 10 or 22 mi. (15 or 35 km)
Day 6: Omiš - Split, 19 or 27 mi. (30 or 43 km)
Day 7: Šolta Island, 12 mi. (19 km)
Day 8: Trogir (Disembarkation)
DAY 1: Trogir (Embarkation) – Hvar Island
Individual arrival by car to Trogir or by plane to Split airport, which is about 3 miles or 5 km away from the boarding harbor of Trogir. After check in on the ship between 2 pm - 2:30 pm, the first small cruise begins at 3 pm from Trogir to Hvar Island. 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 is 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 us 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. Overnight stay on Vis.
DAY 3: Vis Island, 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 you have the opportunity to explore the lovely island by bicycle. After cycling the boat takes you to the Island of Korčula. Overnight stay in Vela Luka.
DAY 4: Korčula Island, 30 mi. (48 km)
Today 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 the shape to the probably most beautiful Dalmatian island. Your cycle tour leads via the village of Blato, which like Rome was built on seven hills, and finally to Korčula town, where you have time to take a walk through the wonderful old town with its narrow “fishbone like” alleys. Overnight stay in Korčula town.
DAY 5: Brač Island, 10 or 22 mi. (15 or 35 km)
Cruise to the island of Brač, which is famous for its shining white marble which was also used for the White House and the Reichstag in Berlin. After a lunch break you start your bicycle tour from Sumartin to the lovely fishing village Povlja or to the picturesque town Pučišća. Overnight stay in Pučišća
DAY 6: Omiš - Split, 19 or 27 mi. (30 or 43 km)
After a morning crossing to Omiš, cycle through the valley of the Cetina River which is surrounded by steep rocks. After 12.5 mi./20 km you have the choice 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 your 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 Island, 12 mi. (19 km)
After crossing over to Stomorska on the island of Šolta you commence your last cycle tour. Walled fields, numerous olive groves, locust bean and fig trees line the roads. The herb smells of lavender and rosemary accompanies you along our tour through this island. After loading the bikes onto the ship in Maslinica and enjoy our last crossing back to Trogir where, if time permits, you can take a tour of the old town which is a world heritage site. The last evening aboard your ship follows a nice tradition. While enjoying the communal dinner in a cozy atmosphere you will have the chance for a last get-together with your crew and your tour guides.
DAY 8: Trogir (Disembarkation)
After breakfast disembarkation until 9 am and individual trip home or extended stay in Dalmatia/Croatia.
*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.
**There are times depending on weather conditions and organizational requirements that will necessitate the tour being conducted in reverse order.
Southern Dalmatia Boats + Barges
Kapetan Jure Croatia Comfort Class Boat Captain Anton and his crew form an experienced and friendly team, who know how to pamper their guests with delicious specialities. With its 15 cabins, the Kapetan Jure offers place for 30 guests. 11 of the cabins are on deck. 10 of these are furnished with 2 beds arranged side by side, while one cabin has bunk beds.The remaining 4 cabins are below deck and are furnished with a French bed (140 cm wide).
Romantica Croatia Comfort Plus Class Boat Captain Jure's Romantica, our brandnew ship in Croatia, was launched in May 2007. The ship is 32 m long and 7.6 m wide and possesses solid structural steelwork which, as the name says, connects romance with modern design and functionality.
San Snova Croatia, Montenegro Comfort Plus Class Boat This ship, constructed entirely of oak, took 3 years to build by the Scherka familiy in their own carpentry workshop as a family project. The ship, 31m long and 8m wide, meets the highest expectations in regard to comfort, elegance and style, combining romantic seafaring with modernity and functionality.