CyclingCanoeing/Kayaking

Island Hopping By Mountain Bike & Boat Southern Dalmatia

Trogir - Stari Grad - Jelsa - Stari Grad - Hvar - Vis - Vela Luka - Prigradica - Korčula - Sumartin - Pučišća - Omiš - Split - Stomorska - Maslinica - Trogir

The combination of mountain bike and boat in South Dalmatia fulfills a bikers wildest dreams from trails to tranquil swim stops. A charming motor yacht with comfortable cabins and a traditional selection of cuisine is your floating home for the week. Packing your bags and worrying about making your next ferry connection are a thing of the past. Limitless exciting cycling opportunities across Dalmatia’s most beautiful islands is guaranteed. No trails will go undiscovered on this off road adventure, your guide knows the region like the back of his own hand and will inform you well on the land and its people. Honey and wine tastings along the way will give insight to the everyday life of the islands inhabitants. Our aim is to stay off road. To save time and energy some ascends will take place on tar sealed roads which lead to rewarding trails down to the sea. Descents can be technical and require experience but will spread a smile across the faces of the participants. After a thorough ride there is no better reward than to unwind in a rustic cafe before the boat collects you and brings you to the next picturesque setting. Picture perfect harbour towns invite you to enjoy the evening strolling through the winding streets or sipping an aperitif in the atmosphere of a local bar. The boat is always open and welcomes you to enjoy the ambiance of a Mediterranean evening on board.
Approx 220km by bicycle. Level 2-3

Day by day Itinerary

Day 1
Trogir - Stari Grad

Individual arrival by car to Trogir or by plane to Split airport, which is about 3 mi./5 km away from the harbour of Trogir. After check in on the motor yacht between 1400hrs and 1430hrs, the first short cruise starts at 3 pm from Trogir to the island of Hvar. The city of Stari Grad, which counts as the second largest city on Hvar, is the place where we will dock and sleep for the night. The former Greek colony is a mecca for artists and art lovers.

Day 2
DAY 2 - Stari Grad – Jelsa – Stari Grad – Hvar

After breakfast we bike through many small villages and take a short trail to the idyllic harbour of Jelsa, which invites for an extended ice cream break. On our way back we will pass the picturesque village Vrboska with its ancient stone bridges and through the ancient Greek vineyards, which are a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site. The afternoon tour brings us from Stari Grad on natural paths with amazing views of Hvar town, where you can visit the magnificent Renaissance Square and take a stroll through the streets on arrival. Cycle route approx 30 + 24km; Altitude 400/700m; Level easy/medium.

Day 3
Day 3 - Hvar - Vis - Vela Luka

Vis is the furthermost island from mainland Croatia. A Greek colony called Issa has been on the island 2,300 years ago. Due to its strategic location it was a military zone until 1995 and prohibited for foreign tourists. Today we have the opportunity to explore the lovely island by mountain bike. Vis is the most loved one of the islands within the mountain biking community. It offers a wide variety of trails: very unique single trails with some pushing stages with unforgettable views. After our bike tour the ship takes us to Vela Luka on Korčula, where we will stay overnight. Cycle route approx 35km; Altitude 900m; Level easy/medium.

Day 4
Day 4 - Vela Luka – Prigradica – Korčula

After a morning crossing to Prigradica we start today’s bike tour, which leads us along unique paved and unpaved scenic routes along the coast to the island capital of Korčula Town. Here you have plenty of time in the afternoon and evening to roam the beautiful old town with its fishbone-like alleys. Overnight stay in Korčula Town. Cycle route approx 35km; Altitude 600m; Level easy/medium.

Day 5
Day 5 - Korčula - Sumartin - Pučišća

The ship takes us to Sumartin on the Island of Brač, which is well known for its white marble and used among other things for the White House in Washington and the Reichstag building in Berlin. On a varying path we bike across wine and sage sown fields overlooking the famous quarries. On the final descent to Pučišća we will be rewarded with fantastic views of Cetina-Canyon on the mainland. Overnight stay in Pučišća. Cycle route approx 35km; Altitude 700m; Level medium.

Day 6
Pučišća - Omiš - Split

In the morning crossover to Omiš. After 12,5 mi./20 km biking on a paved road you have the choice to take part on either a four hours rafting tour on the Cetina River (not included in the tour price) followed by a small bike tour of about 6,2 mi./10 km to take you back to the boat - or you can expand the bike tour along the impressive Cetina valley through versatile landscapes until reaching Omiš and its pirate castles. In the afternoon we set over to Split, where we are invited on a guided walk through the old town of Split, built in the remanence of the famous palace of the Roman Caesar Diocletian. Overnight stay in Split. Cycle route approx 45km; Altitude 950m; Level easy/medium.

Day 7
Split - Stomorska - Maslinica - Trogir

After crossing over to Stomorska on the island of Šolta we commence our last bike tour. Walled fields, numerous olive groves, locust bean and fig trees line nature paths. Notes of lavender and rosemary accompany us along our tour through this island. Anyone interested in the importance of beekeeping and various bee products has the chance to learn all the details from our beekeeper Goran. We load the bikes onto the ship in Maslinica and enjoy our last crossing back to Trogir, where we have enough time to visit the World Heritage listed old town, before our cosy farewell evening on board the boat. Cycle route approx 25km; Altitude 320m; Level easy/medium.

Day 8
Trogir

After breakfast disembarkation until 0900hrs

Inclusions

  • 7 Nights in a cabin with ensuite
  • 4 Full Board , 3 Half Board (FB,HB)
    (option to have a picnic for lunch) 
  • Tour Guide - English, German 
  • Guided bike tours & sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Full Suspension Mountain Bike (Fully)
  • Overview maps for the daily tours (on board)
  • Bed linen & towels

Exclusions

  • Cetina Rafting
  • Meals & drinks ashore
  • Drinks on board (Tally sheet, to be paid to the captain)

Supplements Payable Upon Embarkation

  • Flat water rate, Taxes & Fees: Adult €40pp approx
    Child (up to 16 years) €20pp approx

Pricing and Accommodation

MS San Snova
Start DateEnd Date
Lower DeckTwinSingle Main DeckTwinSingle
Sat 17 Jun 17Sat 24 Jun 17
$2,270$3,345$2,530$4,035
Sat 24 Jun 17Sat 01 Jul 17
$2,270$3,345$2,530$4,035
Sat 16 Sep 17Sat 23 Sep 17
$2,270$3,345$2,530$4,035
Sat 23 Sep 17Sat 30 Sep 17
$2,270$3,345$2,530$4,035
Sat 30 Sep 17Sat 07 Oct 17
$2,270$3,345$2,530$4,035
Sat 07 Oct 17Sat 14 Oct 17
$2,095$3,175$2,355$3,865
Sat 14 Oct 17Sat 21 Oct 17
$2,095$3,175$2,355$3,865
Sat 21 Oct 17Sat 28 Oct 17
$2,095$3,175$2,355$3,865
Sat 28 Oct 17Sat 04 Nov 17
$2,095$3,175$2,355$3,865
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MS Romantica
Start DateEnd Date
Lower DeckTwinSingle Main DeckTwinSingle
Sat 01 Jul 17Sat 08 Jul 17
$2,270$3,345$2,530$4,035
Sat 15 Jul 17Sat 22 Jul 17
$2,270$3,345$2,530$4,035
Sat 29 Jul 17Sat 05 Aug 17
$2,270$3,345$2,530$4,035
Sat 12 Aug 17Sat 19 Aug 17
$2,270$3,345$2,530$4,035
Sat 19 Aug 17Sat 26 Aug 17
$2,270$3,345$2,530$4,035
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Important Notes

Itinerary Changes
We reserve the right to make changes to the planned itinerary due to changing wind and weather conditions as well as organizational requirements. Should it be the case for example that the harbors on the above mentioned tour sequence are overcrowded, the tour will be operated in reverse.

Requirements (level 2 - 3)
Daily tours in hilly terrain at distances of 28 – 63km and 400 to 1200 meters of elevation. The terrain in this region is very diverse and changes from island to island: technical and demanding single trails alternate with wide gravel 4x4 roads and sometimes also quiet asphalt stretches; there are very few unrideable points. Various sections in the tour are offered at a higher or lower technical degree, leaving you to make the final decision. Helmets are mandatory on our bike tours. It is advised to bring your own, well fitted, helmet with you as our rental helmet numbers are limited (reservation required). It is possible that a bike tour is replaced by a crossing by boat. Our tours are dependent on weather conditions and the final decision is that of the captain.

Level Easy: small obstacles such as small roots, small stones, small gully erosion, gradients of up to 40 %, loose surfaces, tight corners but no hairpins, skillful braking and weight shift required, riding while standing, obstacles can be rolled over.

Level Medium: loose surfaces, larger stones and roots, steps and shallow stairs, gradients of up to 70 %, light hairpins, permanent braking readiness, displacement of centre of mass to overcome obstacles, accurate braking, permanent body tension.

Level Hard: blocked single trails, many large boulders and roots, smooth/slippery surfaces, loose scree slopes, large steps/drops, extremely steep gradients of over 70 %, tight hairpins, expert level of bike control/handling.

Bringing Children
We believe that only children in a good physical condition and with a minimum age of 10 and previous bicycle tour experience are able to master the cycle tours on their own strength. Please note that the minimum height for a rental bike is 1.20m. There is a helmet duty for all children up to age 16 in Croatia.

Catering
The cook on board is a member of the crew and prepares the breakfast and one or two warm meals a day. A packed lunch instead of lunch on board is possible as well on our mountain bike tour. The catering consist of 4 x full board and 3 x half board and starts with dinner on embarkation day and ends with breakfast on disembarkation day.

Participants
Minimum 16 / Maximum 36

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