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Duration
8 days
Activities
  • guided cycle
Accommodation
  • 7 nights boat
Meals
  • 2 Dinners
  • 5 Lunches
  • 7 Breakfasts

Price

$2299USD

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Overview

Trip Code: NPP

Trip highlights


  • Cycling in the Northern Dalmatian islands
  • Exploring medieval old towns of Sibenik, Zadar and Trogir
  • Enjoying captivating views such as from the cliffs in Telascica Bay
  • Visiting the waterfalls of the national park of Krka-Canyon

Explore the nature lover's paradise of North Dalmatia while staying on board a comfortable boat, your floating accommodation for a week. Cruising on crystal clear water, we anchor in quiet ports and in entrances of national parks from where we cycle through a myriad of landscapes. From the stunning island of Dugi Otok to the well preseved medieval towns of Sibenik, Zadar and Trogir, we also discover the unspoiled nature of some of Croatia's most famous national parks like Krka and Kornati. Each day you can either decide to bike alone, using the information and maps provided, or join the tour guide. The friendly crew will help you enjoy to the fullest this journey into Croatia's past and present.

Trip Grading

moderate

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Traveller Rating

 

Individual arrival by car in Trogir or by plane to Split airport, which is about 5km / 3mi away from the boarding harbour of Trogir. Taxi transfer can be booked on request for an additional cost from Split airport or hotel to the boat in Trogir. After check-in on the motor yacht from 2:00pm, the first small cruise begins at about 3:00pm from Trogir to Rogoznica. Relax on board and take in the stunning scenery as we cross to Rogoznica - a village on a small island which is connected to the mainland by a dam. Later in the afternoon there is time to adjust the bicycles.

Meals:  D

In the morning the boat takes us to Vodice. We begin our first cycle at the popular resort and soon we cross the bridge to the Island of Murter. The boat awaits us in Slanica in the Northwest of the island for the cross over to the Island of Dugi Otok. On the way we pass the National Park Kornati - an archipelago in crystal clear water which is known for its rich underwater world. Our destination is the deeply incised Telašcica Bay. In the local nature park is the Mir salt lake. At the end of the day we take a short hike to the impressive cliffs before taking a short crossing by boat to the small seaside village of Sali for the night.

Meals:  B,L

We start our ride from Sali along the almost traffic free island of Dugi Otok. The ride takes you past stunning panoramas enroute to our destination Božava village, surrounded by pine forests, Tamarisks and Agaves. In Božava the boat awaits our arrival and we cast off for Zadar which for centuries was the absolute political, cultural and intellectual center of Dalmatia. The guide takes us on a walk through the lively city and shows us interesting facets of this extraordinary outdoor museum. Over 3,000 years characterize the city. As we walk we will learn of the city and its colorful past. Overnight stay in Zadar.

Meals:  B,L

While we are enjoying breakfast, the boat cruises to Preko on the island of Ugljan from where we will ride to Tkon on the island of Pašman. The two islands are connected by a bridge from where the first of the Kornati Islands can be seen. We cycle along the east coast of the island with views of the mainland. Once we arrive in Tkon, we board the boat and cross over to Vodice, a popular Dalmatian holiday destination on the mainland where we will spend the night.

Meals:  B,L

A scenic cycle route this morning leads us from Vodice along quiet roads through sleepy villages of the Dalmatian hinterland to the beautiful city of Skradin at the foot of the Krka Canyon. In the afternoon your guides will invite you to sample some local specialities, of which there are plenty in Dalmatia. The night is spent in Skradin.

Meals:  B,L

There is no planned cycling today. After breakfast it is time to discover the unique naturally formed waterfalls of the national park of the Krka-Canyon. Afterwards the boat will take us to Šibenik out of the Krka river mouth and into the Adriatic. Here the Cathedral of St. Jacob is under UNESCO-World-Heritage protection and is regarded as the most magnificent religious buildings on the Adriatic coast. We take a walk through the charming old town of Šibenik before casting off once more to cruise to Primošten for the night.

Meals:  B,L

In the morning our last bike tour for the week takes us from Primošten inland past rural villages to Trogir. Many magical views of the town and the island of Ciovo invite for short breaks and photo stops. In the afternoon we have enough time for a stroll through the World Heritage old town of Trogir. In the evening we enjoy a farewell dinner on board with the crew and tour guides.

Meals:  B,D

Disembark after breakfast around 9am and individual departure, or taxi transfer can be booked on request for an additional cost from the boat to Split airport or hotel.

Meals:  B


Inclusions

  • 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 7 dinners (does not include drinks)*.
  • The cook on board is a member of the crew. The meals begin with dinner on day 1 and ends with breakfast on day 8. *Note that the included lunches and dinners are not clearly labelled on the daily itinerary as they depend on sailing conditions on the day and from time to time we may substitute one of the lunches for a dinner or vice versa, your tour guide will inform you locally when these will be included.
  • 7 nights accommodation in a twin cabin below deck with ensuite facilities on board a deluxe plus boat (supplement applies for above deck or single cabin). If you are travelling by yourself you will be matched with another passenger. The cabins are configured with twin or double beds. Excellent discounts apply to a third person sharing a triple cabin, with a configuration of a double bed + bunk beds (single or twin) or double + double bed for quad share. Note that the lower deck cabins by their very nature will be marginally noisier and less ventilated due to their proximity to the engine and working part of the boat.
  • 21 speed hybrid bike rental with pannier (8-speed electric bikes available on request - supplement applies). The guides will carry bike locks for the group when cycling, or individual locks can be provided on request if you decide to bike alone (limited supply).
  • Experienced crew including English speaking cycle guide
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Information pack including overview maps per cabin
  • Entrance fees for the national parks (group visits only)

  • Travel to and from Split (Trogir)
  • Upgrade to a cabin on deck or single cabin – supplements apply
  • Drinks on board and meals not included
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Entrance fees for attractions (individual visits)
  • Water flat rate, visitors tax and local charges EUR50pp (adult) or EUR25pp (child up to 16) to be paid to the captain
  • Tips for crew and tour guides (see pre departure information provided on booking)
  • Travel insurance - mandatory *cruise cover may be required - check with your insurer
  • Helmets - mandatory on all bike tours, you are encouraged to bring your own well-fitted helmet. A limited number of rental helmets are available on board (reservation essential), however we cannot guarantee their suitability.
  • Optional Bicycle insurance - can be booked on arrival and paid in cash locally. EUR10 per person for hybrid bike, EUR20 per person for electric bike. Please note that normal travel insurance often does not cover loss or damage to rental bikes. If you do not take out bike insurance you will need to pay for the cost of the bike or repair of damages.
  • Taxi transfer from the airport or your hotel to the boat (allow approx EUR20) - or reservation on request for an additional cost on embarkation and disembarkation days only, please ask our office for details
  • Secure parking space in Trogir - reservation essential, paid in cash locally to the tour guide. EUR30/week for a car up to 6m in length, EUR50/week for a car longer than 6m.

Cabins


Bike information


Grading

moderate  

The cycle pace on the tour is determined by the e-bike riders who tend to take half the time to ascend hills with a limited amount of recovery time at the top. For cyclists using regular bikes, we recommend that you are fit and comfortably able to cycle around 20kmph on the flat and 10kmph on the ascents. If you are unsure we recommend you book an e-bike (supplement applies). Even for e-bikers, the trip requires a good level of fitness from participants to fully participate in the cycling, which you should have acquired from steady cycling. The tours take you up to a height of between 200 and 500m/656 and 1640ft above sea-level. The daily tours from 20 to 48km/12.5 to 30mi lead you through hilly and mountainous terrain and will be completed without any time-constraints. Participants also need to master long and/or steep climbs, during which you may need to push the bike. We will traverse mostly asphalted roads, which are rarely travelled on outside of the holiday seasons. You are free to set aside a half or full day to swim or spend on board the boat, instead of taking a planned bike-tour. Each day you can either decide to bike alone, using the information and maps provided, or join the tour guides. It is considered suitable for fit beginners and active children (minimum 10 years, height minimum is 1.2m/4ft for hybrid bike or 1.5m/5ft for e-bike). *For safety reasons, we insist that cycle helmets be included as a compulsory item on your equipment list.


Departure dates


Notes

M
Mid Season
H
High Season
P
peak season surcharge - 2022
DN1
Peak season is from 26 Aug to 29 Sep, High season is from 13 May to 18 Aug and 30 Sep, Mid season is for 6 May and 1 Oct departures - supplements apply for peak, high and mid season departures.
DN2
Trip based aboard Deluxe Plus boat Melody (K) or Princeza Diana (D) - supplement applies for all departures onboard Melody (K) Refer to the trip notes for the boat Vaccination Policy
DN3
On this tour the cycling pace is determined by the e-bike riders who tend to take half the time to ascend hills with a limited amount of recovery time at the top. For cyclists using regular bikes, we recommend that you are fit and comfortably able to cycle around 20kmph on the flat and 10kmph on the ascents. If you are unsure, we recommend you book an e-bike.
DN4
Drinking water, visitors taxes and local charges are extra - allow EUR50pp (adult), EUR25pp (child up to 16). Itinerary subject to change according to weather conditions.

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Total Priceper person from

$2299USD

Options & Supplements*
  • Discount for 3rd person sharing a triple cabin, either deck (Princeza Diana) or below deck (Melody) - seasonal supps applyUSD$-552
  • Bicycle insurance - standard bike (pp)USD$14
  • Bicycle insurance - electric or mountain bike (pp)USD$28
  • Melody Supplement (K) - applies to all departures except 24Apr and 16Oct 2021USD$130
  • Electric Bike SupplementUSD$140
  • deck level twin cabin supplementUSD$250
  • peak season surcharge - 2022USD$380
  • below deck level single cabin supplementUSD$940
  • above deck level single cabin supplementUSD$1250
*Prices listed are per person

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