Bike and Barge on the South Dalmatian Coast

For travelling by bike and barge, Croatia is an absolute paradise. White sails will take you over the deep-blue, and perfectly clear water of the Mediterranean. Dense evergreen oaks and pine trees line the banks and you can travel along, hopping from island to island. On this tour you will discover secluded bays, where you can dive into the glistening water off your sailing boat. Together with your tour guide, you will explore the winding paths along the South Dalmatian by bike. You can expect tasty, regional dishes and will spend your evenings in the great outdoors, marvelling at the star-filled skies. Ever growing in popularity, Croatia is a holiday makers paradise, and fast becoming popular leisure cycling destination.

Calender 8 days

Difficulty: Moderate

From £1185 P/P

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Itinerary

The tour begins in Trogir, where embarkation will take place between 12.00 and 14.00. Today, you can get to know your travel guide over a drink.When everyone is on board, it is time to raise the anchor and set sail to Supetar on Brač island. This is where you will start your first ride, cycling to Pucisca where the boat will meet you.

After breakfast, the boat will head off towards the island of Korčula. Known as the black island, because of the dense pinewoods here; from the harbour in Račišće you will cycle through Kneža and Žrnovska Banja to Korčula. Then, via Pupnat and Kneža, you head back to the boat and set off back to Korčula where you will spend tonight.

The boat will first cruise to Mljet island this morning. Almost completely covered in forest, this island is home to a large national park with free-roaming mongoose. You will cycle along a heavily forrested route, via Prožura to Saplunara. After stopping for a bite of lunch and a swim, you head back to the boat. Once you are back on board, you set sail for the Elafiti archipelago.

Consisting of 13 islands, the Elafiti archipelago is largely uninhabited. In times gone by, this was a popular summer residence for the aristocracy. Now, there are still many elegant villas to be seen here, some of which you will pass on a short tour of Šipan island by bike. You continue by boat to Dubrovnik. You will arrive around lunchtime and will have plenty of time to explore this populaar city and famous UNESCO World Heritage Site.

You will sail from Dubrovnik to Prapratno, on Pelješac peninsula. When you arrive, jump on the bike and cycle to Ston and Mali Ston, two places connected by a wall which is 5.5 km long. The wall dates back to the 14th century. In Ston you can almost smell the salt from the oldest and biggest salt works on the Mediterranean. The bike tour will then lead you, via Dubrava and Žuljana, to Trstenik. After lunch on board, and a leisurely afternoon, the boat takes you to the village of Kućište.

In the morning, you will arrive at Hvar island. In the town of Hvar you get back on the bikes and enjoy a tour through fields of lavender and vineyards to Stari Grad. The boat will meet you here with a delicious lunch on board. Refreshed after lunch, you can set off on the second part of today’s bike tour. You cycle via Vrboska to Jelsa and back to Stari Grad. Here, at the oldest settlement on the island you can soak up the romantic atmosphere, and beautiful colours, as the sun sets into the sea.

You go by boat from Stari Grad to Stomorska on Šolta island, one of the smaller Dalmatian islands. It is known for its very good olive oil – which is a great souvenir to take back home. Your last cycle tour on this trip comes to an end in Maslinica. After lunch plus time to go swimming, you return to Trogir.

Your bike and barge holiday in Croatia ends after breakfast. Disembarkation is until 09.00 am.

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Route overview

Total Distance: 195 km (Approx) 

Starting Point: Trogir

You cycle through fragrant forests and enjoy fantastic views of the open sea. in which small islands and colorful boats frolic on the horizon. The cycling cruise in the national parks of Dalmatia is pure vacation in one of the most beautiful regions of the Mediterranean.

Route Map (For guidance only):

North Dalmatian coast cycling routes may be subject to change or alteration. All route notes, maps and day-by-day information will be given to you upon arrival at the first hotel or at the welcome meeting.

MS AMORE, PREMIUM CATEGORY

The MS Amore was built in 2011. The comfortable motor sailing boat
offers an air-conditioned saloon, a 250 m² sun deck with 25 sun loungers
and 20 deck chairs, tables and benches on deck for approx. 20 people,
and a bathing platform with showers at the rear of the boat.
On the lower deck there are 4 double cabins with twin beds, 2 double
cabins with French bed and 2 triple cabins with French bed and single
bed next to it.
The main deck is divided into the middle deck and the upper deck above.
On the middle deck there are 4 double cabins with twin beds, 1 double
cabin with French bed and on the upper deck 4 double cabins with twin
beds, 2 double cabins with French bed. The cabin distribution is done
on site.
The windows (in the cabin door) in the cabins on the main deck can‘t
be opened. The cabins on the lower deck have portholes that can be
opened.

Technichal data
¬ Length: 40 m
¬ Width: 8 m
¬ Sun deck: approx. 250 m²
¬ 19 cabins (approx. 14 – 16 m²), all with shower/WC and individually
regulated air-conditioning
¬ Max. passengers: 40
¬ Languages on board: German, English

What’s included

This Bike and Barge Tour of the South Dalmation Coast Includes

Included Services (subject to confirmation):

• 7 nights on board in double cabins with shower/WC & Standard Bike Hire
• 7 x half board (breakfast and, depending on the daily programme, lunch or dinner)
• Captain’s dinner
• Bed linen and towels supplied (2 small towels per person, bath towels are not provided)
• Guided cycling tours according to programme
• Entrance Telašćica Nature Park
• Entrance Kornati Islands National Park
• Entrance Krka Waterfalls National Park
• City walk / guided city tour Šibenik and Zadar
• Pre-travel documents (1 x per cabin)
• Map material for cycling tours on board
• 7 day service hotline

Not included

Flights
• Travel Insurance
• Drinks on board
• Travel Insurance
• Visitor’s tax and local charges: EUR 21, to be paid to the captain (children up to and including 11 years: EUR 10)
• Transfers to/from start/end point

Whats included

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