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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Fly to the airport of Split which is about 6 km from your port of embarkation in Trogir.
From the airport you can take a taxi to the ship at Harbor Trogir, approx. 6 km away for 15 Euro (± $25).
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°
Extra time in Trogir. The medieval town of Trogir is almost like a museum and well worth visiting. The primal reason is its marvelously preserved old town (built on an island) and also a World Heritage Site. Furthermore countless cafes invite you to relax with some coffee, ice cream or a piece of cake. Trogir is also an ideal starting point for excursions to neighboring Split where you can also spend a night or two.
Electric bikes available (maximum of 3 per ship).Please be aware that you will be part of an international group of people.
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.
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 Post-Tour Extension in Plitvice Lakes National Parks and Zagreb (see Extra Stay below, pricing listed on the right under extra options)
- Optional rafting adventure on Day 6 (€30 per person)
Day 1: Trogir (Embarkation) – Brac Island
Day 2: Islands of Solta and Hvar, 12 mi. + 12 mi. (20 km)
Day 3: Islands of Hvar and Korcula, 14 mi. (22 km)
Day 4: Korčula Island, 38 mi. (62 km)
Day 5: Brač Island, 17 mi. (27 km)
Day 6: Omiš - Split, 15 or 27 mi. (25 or 44 km)
Day 7: Split Marjan, 9 mi. (15 km)
Day 8: Trogir (Disembarkation)
DAY 1: Trogir (Embarkation) – Brac 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 Brac Island. Overnight stay in the harbor of Milna.
DAY 2: Islands of Solta and Hvar, 12 mi. + 12 mi. (20km)
After crossing over to Stomorska on the island of Šolta, you commence the first tour. Walled fields, numerous olive groves, locust bean and fig trees line the roads. The herbal scent of lavender and rosemary accompanies you along the tour across the island. Your visit to a local beekeeper offers an interesting impression into the production of local honey. After cycling around the island, you return to the ship in Stomorska. Your afternoon cycling tour on the Island of Hvar leads through the quaint harbors of Jelsa and Vrboska. Afterwards, you return to Stari Grad, which has become a Mecca for artists and art lovers in the past few years.
DAY 3: Islands of Hvar and Korcula, 14 mi. (22 km)
Today’s tour leads along the almost traffic free pass road through nicely set small villages to the islands capital, Hvar, where you will visit the magnificent Renaissance Square and enjoy the view from the Spanish Fortress, situated high above the city. After today’s tour, the boat takes you to the Island of Korčula. Overnight stay in Vela Luka.
DAY 4: Korčula Island, 38 mi. (62 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, 17 mi. (27 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, 15 or 27 mi. (25 or 44 km)
After a morning crossing to Omiš, cycle through the valley of the Cetina River which is surrounded by steep rocks. After 11 mi./18 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 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 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: Split Marjan, 9 mi. (15 km)
In the morning, you prepare for the last bike ride to Mount Marjan. A popular recreational site for the residents of Split, which offers fantastic views of the city and the surrounding islands. Afterwards, you board the ship and enjoy the last crossing to Trogir. There is still plenty of time to visit the Old Town, listed as a World Cultural Heritage site. The last evening aboard the ship is celebrated in traditional fashion. While enjoying the communal dinner in a celebratory atmosphere, you will have the chance for a last get-together with the crew and tour guides.
DAY 8: Trogir (Disembarkation)
After breakfast disembarkation until 9 am and individual trip home or extended stay in Dalmatia/Croatia.
Please note, minor itinerary changes are possible in 2019.
*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.
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.