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Boat/Barge: Odisej • REMOVE • About Odisej
Along the Dalmatian Coast (no longer available)by Valentina L. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
I loved cycling along the paths that hugged the ocean. So scenic and beautiful.
Along the Dalmatian Coast (no longer available)by Rudy R. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Most of the boat staff were great, personable and added to the quality of the trip. The food was DELICIOUS! The boat captain was generally ok but he had moments when he his language was offensive. There was a bit of conflict between our biking guide(s). I enjoyed our time on the boat. The biking was mixed. Some routes were in beautiful settings but along narrow and sometimes sidewalks shared by oncoming people walking, laying or oncoming bikes. I much more preferred the open roads, come cars but more enjoyable. Overall, I enjoyed the trip but the itinerary could use some tweaking.
Along the Dalmatian Coast (no longer available)by Laurie F. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The scenery along the Dalmatian Coast was spectacular. A young Croatian guide (Ben) was hired to replace the usual Dutch guide (Bernard) who had broken his hip seven weeks before in a bike accident. Ben was kind, knowledgeable and fun. Bernard and his girlfriend were along on the tour as we only had six members in our group and a cabin was available. Apparently Bernard has some "financial interest" in the boat as well as being the usual tour guide. Bernard seemed to have something to prove from the first day. He had a problem letting go of control and letting Ben do the job he was hired for. When Bernard was along on the days' excursions he was overbearing and sometimes suggested unsafe maneuvers on the bike. I overheard him say American women were wimps. His girlfriend suggested that it was not just American women but men as well who might not be comfortable with a particularly dangerous turn off a road and onto a bath along the sea. By the end of the week he had mellowed somewhat. I suspect mostly due to his American girlfriend.
The captain was loud, drank too much and changed the itinerary to suit his needs. Yes, some of it was weather related. But, we were told the first day by other staff that the captain had a woman at every stop and expect our schedule to reflect it.
The food was awesome!! The gals doing the cooking, Ivana and Antonia were fun, very smart about Croatian history and funny. Without the Croatian staff the trip would have been a bust.
Along the Dalmatian Coast (no longer available)by Onja B. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Croatia is gorgeous and the food was great. The cook, ivanna, and the guide, ben, were amazing with understanding the participants skill level and dietary needs. The cycling was not as described or the descriptions could have been better. One full day we were on a pedestrian path with many people to dodge- not fun and not real cycling. Molat was the best route! The captain was difficult, drunkenly, egotistical, chauvinist and making lewd comments whenever addressing women.
Along the Dalmatian Coast (no longer available)by Monika M. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
It was 38 degrees in Croatia with very little shade to be found on the biking route. Tip: Recommend an Ebike.
Along the Dalmatian Coast (no longer available)by Catharine B. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The bike riding and the scenery in Croatia were stunning. Many interesting things to see and the beaches are beautiful and refreshing after a hot day of bike riding.
Along the Dalmatian Coast (no longer available)by Jenny M. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The most memorable part were the people we met, both crew and guests. The route had been well chosen to let us experience the beauty of the area. I would have rated the guide and food higher except for the following reasons: although the guide was very personable and knowledgable he did not carry a first aid kit or tools to deal with emergencies. I think this could be easily remedied. Although the food was well prepared the captain could have spent a little more money on his selection of meats, cheese, and wine.
Along the Dalmatian Coast (no longer available)by Brian Breneman 4 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
beautiful scenery, great food. great biking mates. captain hilarious.Osisej needs work. No AC, bathroom has black mold, shower is a low pressure hand held sprayer, guide reluctant to give info re how far/steepness. did give generic overview.stops indiscriminately, then mid/late PM lunch. From previous trips self guided more enjoyable for us. european group had a detailed summary with kilometers etc. not available in English???Docking inadequate steps or plank for getting on or off Bikes Okay needed a proper stem to stern maintenance.
Along the Dalmatian Coast (no longer available)by Don Lubach 5 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Our family would set sail on this trip again. It is overreaching to describe the accommodations as luxurious in any way. But the skill and friendliness of the crew is all the luxury anyone needs. The owner has carefully mapped out the most charming bicycle routes with great care. Our 13 and 15-year-old daughters were never bored -- and that means a lot. I liked that there were no hidden costs and even extra beer/wine was a great price (not like evil cruise ship prices.) This group took care of unexpected extras, like helping us with our phone cards and finding us at the airport. Thank You.
Along the Dalmatian Coast (no longer available)by Dave Wallace 5 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Inga and I enjoyed our boat and bike trip on the northern Dalmatian Islands very much. We will do it again! The boat, accommodations, meals bicycling and hosts were all we expected. And scenery on the islands and sea are breath-taking.
Along the Dalmatian Coast (no longer available)by B and E Cooper 5 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
We have just returned from this boat and bike tour. It was absolutely wonderful ! The hosts were very friendly & accommodating, the food was excellent, the bikes and saddles were very good, the riding was mainly easy, the scenery was spectacular and finally, it was a very relaxing holiday !!!
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