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

Price

$2290USD

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Overview

Trip Code: CBC

Trip highlights


  • Cycling in the Southern Dalmatian islands with dramatic scenery
  • Exploring the small towns and villages en route
  • Korcula with its beautiful old township
  • The island of Vis, situated far out at sea

Southern Dalmatia encompasses a stunning chain of islands stretching from Solta to Mljet, and this unique cycling trip captures the highlights with an ideal balance of activity, culture and relaxation. Experience the beautiful island of Korcula with its picturesque old town, the untouched beauty of Vis, and trendy Hvar with its Venetian architecture. In the company of a cycling guide, this stimulating journey explores towns and landscapes, many of which are on UNESCO's world heritage list. Aboard a comfortably appointed deluxe wooden motor yacht, there is ample time between cycles to swim in the azure waters and soak up the ambience of seaside towns.

Trip Grading

moderate

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Individual arrival by car to Trogir or by plane to Split airport, which is about 5km 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 Hvar Island. Tonight will be spent in Stari Grad, the second largest settlement of the island and a former Greek colony.

Meals:  D

After breakfast we do our first cycle tour passing quaint harbors and small villages on mostly traffic free roads. Our destination is the island's capital Hvar town, where we visit the magnificent Renaissance Square and enjoy the view from the Spanish Fortress high above the city. Later this afternoon we board the boat again and cross over to Vis Island where we overnight.

Meals:  B,L,D

Vis is the island furthest from the mainland. 2,300 years ago there was a Greek colony called Issa on the island, and more recently, due to its strategic position it was a military zone prohibited for foreign tourists until 1995. Today we have the opportunity to explore the lovely island by bicycle. Alternatively there is a possibility to participate in a three-hour jeep tour around the island (about 35 Euro, paid locally). After cycling the boat takes us to Vela Luka on the island of Korcula.

Meals:  B,L,D

Today we will explore the island of Korcula by bicycle and take a lunch break in one of the local restaurants. The peacefulness and remoteness of luscious gardens with large cypresses dominate the appearance of perhaps the most beautiful Dalmatian island. Our cycle tour will lead us to the village of Blato which, like Rome, was built on 7 hills. We continue along a pass road across Pupnat Bay and finally to Korcula town, which vies with Venice for the title of the birth place of Marco Polo. In the evening we have time for a stroll through the alleys of this fantastic old town laid out in a herringbone pattern. Overnight stay in Korcula town.

Meals:  B,L

Today we cruise to the island of Brac, which is famous for its radiant, precious limestone that was, among others, used for the White House in Washington or the Reichstag building in Berlin. After an extended swim break followed by lunch, we start our cycling trip in Sumartin, leading us to Selca and on to the picturesque harbour town Pucišca. . The picturesque harbor is home to one of the most famous masonry schools in Croatia. The creations of the students decorate the harbor village. Overnight stay Pucišca.

Meals:  B,L

The day starts with a short boat crossing during breakfast to Omis. Today you have the choice between taking part on a bike tour around the Cetina Canyon or participating on a rafting excursion down the Cetina River (not included in the tour price). The bike tour takes you once around the outskirts of the canyon with great views over the river and back down towards the sea. The rafting group will be picked up from the boat by a bus and are taken up river to the starting point. From here we follow the river downstream in the rafts gaining a unique perspective of the canyon and its flora and fauna. Participants of the rafting trip are brought back to the boat in the bus after the activity. In the afternoon we cruise 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.

Meals:  B,L,D

After crossing over to Rogac on the island of Solta you will commence your last cycle tour. Walled fields, numerous olive groves, locust bean and fig trees line the roads. The herby smells of lavender and rosemary will accompany you along your tour of this island. Our boat awaits us in Rogac and we 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 includes our farewell dinner where you will have the chance for a last get-together with your crew and your tour guides.

Meals:  B,L,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 end 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 in a double cabin below deck with ensuite facilities on a deluxe boat or upgrade to deluxe plus boat - supplement applies (above deck and single cabins also available - supplement applies). If you are travelling by yourself you can be matched with another passenger. The cabins on the boats 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). 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

  • Travel to and from Split (Trogir)
  • Upgrade to a cabin on deck or single cabin, or deluxe plus boat – supplement applies
  • Drinks on board and meals not included
  • Items of a personal nature
  • 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
  • Optional Cetina rafting - booked and paid locally
  • Entrance fees
  • 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 cycle tours require a good level of fitness from participants, which you should have acquired from steady cycling. The tours will take us up to a height of 200 to 650 m above sea-level. The day-tours from 12 to 37.5 mi. (20 to 60 km) will take us 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 you may need to push the bike. We traverse mostly asphalted roads, which are rarely frequented outside 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 two tour guides or other participants. 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/4.9ft 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
DN1
High season is 6 Aug to 23 Sep. Mid season is 6 May to 5 Aug and 30 Sep to 21 Oct. A supplement applies for mid & high season departures,
NB:
Refer to the trip notes for the boat Vaccination Policy. Itinerary subject to change according to weather conditions. Drinking water, visitors taxes and local charges are extra - EUR50pp (adult) or EUR25pp (child up to 16), payable locally. Sails may not be present on all boats. Where they are present, the sails will only be hoisted at the Captain's discretion.
DN3
Trip based aboard Magellan (D) or Melody (K). Supplement applies for departures aboard Melody (K)
DN4
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.

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Total Priceper person from

$2290USD

Options & Supplements*
  • Bicycle insurance - standard bike (pp)USD$14
  • Bicycle insurance - electric or mountain bike (pp)USD$28
  • Electric Bike SupplementUSD$140
  • deck level twin cabin supplement - MagellanUSD$190
  • deck level twin cabin supplement - MelodyUSD$250
  • Melody departures supplementUSD$250
  • below deck level single cabin supplement - MagellanUSD$780
  • below deck level single cabin supplement - MelodyUSD$940
  • deck level single cabin supplement - MagellanUSD$1090
  • deck level single cabin supplement - MelodyUSD$1250
*Prices listed are per person

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