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Island Hopping By Bike & Boat National Parks Of Dalmatia 2022

Trogir - Rogoznica - Primošten - Šibenik - Skradin - Krka NP - Vodice - Murter - Telašćica Nature Park - Dugi Otok - Sali - Zadar - Ugljan Island - Pašman Island - Zlarin - Šolta - Trogir

Croatia has a beautiful coast with thousands of islands, reefs and bays. Numerous romantic ruins, charming hills, countless natural beauties and phenomena are waiting to be discovered. On one of the easiest cycle cruises, we invite you to spend a week on a ship cruising between the mainland and the islands. Delicious cuisine, beautiful sites, a friendly crew and knowledgeable tour guides are awaiting your arrival. We visit two National Parks and the islands of Central Dalmatia, starting from Trogir. Highlights include UNESCO protected old town of Trogir, Primošten, Šibenik with its famous UNESCO protected St James Cathedral, Zadar, Krka Waterfalls and Kornati Islands National Parks. On a romantic small ship, our floating accommodation, we discover the charm of the Adriatic in this wonderful way.​

Approx 140km by bicycle, Fitness Level 1-2

Check in TROGIR on FRIDAYS from 1400-1430HRS, departs Trogir Port at 1500HRS
Check out TROGIR on FRIDAYS by 0900HRS

Code: I2

MS Romantica            MS San Snova

Day by day Itinerary

Day 1
Trogir - Rogoznica

Individual arrival to Trogir. After checking in on the ship between 1400-1430HRS at Trogir Port our first cruise starts at 1500HRS leading us to Rogoznica, a village on a small island which is connected to the mainland by a dam. Here we also spend our first night.

Day 2
Rogoznica - Primošten - Šibenik - Skradin

In the morning we cycle from Rogoznica to Primošten. From there the ship takes us to the city of Šibenik to the spot where the Krka River flows into the Adriatic Sea. After visiting the famous cathedral and the lovely old town we set off again. On the cruise we pass the lower course of the Krka River following the river bend until we reach Skradin. In the port of the small town we spend our night.​

Cycle route approx 20km

Day 3
Skradin - Krka - Vodice

The charming port of Skradin is the starting point for today’s excursion by boat and on foot to the most famous part of the Krka Waterfalls National Park with its unique, thundering waterfalls. In the early afternoon, our ship takes us to the harbour of Vodice, a well-known holiday town on the Dalmatian mainland. Once we arrive, we mount the bicycles once more and enjoy an afternoon round tour.

Cycling route approx 20km

Day 4
Vodice - Murter - Telašćica - Dugi Otok

In the morning we cycle from Vodice to Murter Island, which is connected to the mainland by a lift bridge in the town of Tisno. We cycle over the bridge and along the waterfront, passing by two old coastal villages, until we reach a small jetty. From here, we enjoy a spectacular cruise through the Kornati Islands National Park, an archipelago in crystal clear water, known for its rich aquatic life, until we reach the Telašćica Nature Park. In the evening, we take a walk through the park and along the island’s stunning cliffs. The famous Silver Lake featured in the Winnetou movies is also located in the Nature Park. Overnight stay on the Island of Dugi Otok.

Cycling route approx 27km

Day 5
Dugi Otok - Sali - Zadar

After breakfast and a short crossing to Sali, we start the day’s cycling tour. The route leads us along a virtually traffic-free, panoramic road across the whole island. During the ride we’re treated to countless unforgettable views of neighbouring islands, breaking through the deep blue sea. We meet our ship for a crossing to Zadar, which, for centuries, was the political, cultural and spiritual centre of Dalmatia. Once in the city, there will be opportunity to enjoy a city tour through the lanes of the lively old centre. 3,000 years of history has left an imprint on the town, and there are many sites to be admired including the mighty fortified walls with their bastions, the loggia as well as the early Romanesque St Donatus Basilica.

Cycling route approx 25km

Day 6
Zadar - Ugljan - Pašman - Zlarin

During breakfast, the ship crosses to the Island of Ugljan at the channel of Zadar. Today there is plenty of time to cycle through and explore both the islands of Ugljan and Pašman, connected by a bridge. As we cycle along the east coast, we can enjoy beautiful views of the sea and the mainland. After our bike tour, we sail to the coral Island of Zlarin.

Cycling route approx 33km

Day 7
Zlarin - Šolta - Trogir

In the morning, we cruise to the Island of Šolta. Olive and fig trees as well as lush farmland border the streets. The spicy smell of rosemary follows us throughout the whole tour around the tranquil island until we reach the village of Grohote. At midday, we enjoy our last cruise back to Trogir. Here we have enough time to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Old Town. Our last dinner gives us time to reminisce on the week that passed and to say goodbye to fellow travellers, crew and tour guides.

Cycle route approx 15km

Day 8
Trogir

After breakfast disembarkation by 0900HRS, followed by journey home or extended stay in Croatia.

Inclusions

  • 7 Nights in A/C ensuite cabin
  • 4 Days Full Board, 3 Days Half Board
  • Cruise Guide - English, German
  • Guided cycling tours as per itinerary
  • Hybrid Bike with Ortlieb Pannier
  • Overview maps for the daily tours (onboard)
  • Bed linen & towels

Entrance

  • National Parks (group visit only)

Exclusions

Supplements Payable Upon Embarkation

  • Tourist Taxes & Port Fees, Bottled Water Flat Rate €50 per person approx

Not Included

  • Entrances for sights not listed in Inclusions
  • Arrival/departure transfers

Optional Extras

  • E-Bike Upgrade $250 per person
  • Insurance against theft/damage of the hybrid bike $25 per bike
  • Insurance against theft/damage of the e-bike $50 per bike

Pricing and Accommodation

Premium MS Romantica
Start DateEnd Date
Main DeckTwinSingle Lower DeckTwinSingle
Fri 13 May 22Fri 20 May 22
$3,040$4,380$2,760$3,920
Fri 20 May 22Fri 27 May 22
$3,040$4,380$2,760$3,920
Fri 03 Jun 22Fri 10 Jun 22
$3,040$4,380$2,760$3,920
Fri 17 Jun 22Fri 24 Jun 22
$3,040$4,380$2,760$3,920
Fri 01 Jul 22Fri 08 Jul 22
$3,040$4,380$2,760$3,920
Fri 15 Jul 22Fri 22 Jul 22
$3,040$4,380$2,760$3,920
Fri 05 Aug 22Fri 12 Aug 22
$3,040$4,380$2,760$3,920
Fri 19 Aug 22Fri 26 Aug 22
$3,225$4,565$2,945$4,105
Fri 02 Sep 22Fri 09 Sep 22
$3,225$4,565$2,945$4,105
Fri 16 Sep 22Fri 23 Sep 22
$3,225$4,565$2,945$4,105
Fri 30 Sep 22Fri 07 Oct 22
$3,040$4,380$2,760$3,920
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Premium MS San Snova
Start DateEnd Date
Main DeckTwinSingle Lower DeckTwinSingle
Fri 29 Apr 22Fri 06 May 22
$2,855$4,195$2,575$3,735
Fri 27 May 22Fri 03 Jun 22
$3,040$4,380$2,760$3,920
Fri 10 Jun 22Fri 17 Jun 22
$3,040$4,380$2,760$3,920
Fri 24 Jun 22Fri 01 Jul 22
$3,040$4,380$2,760$3,920
Fri 12 Aug 22Fri 19 Aug 22
$3,040$4,380$2,760$3,920
Fri 26 Aug 22Fri 02 Sep 22
$3,225$4,565$2,945$4,105
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Important Notes

Main Deck Cabins are on the Main Deck
Lower Deck Cabins are in the hull of the ship, below the Main Deck
Cabins are allocated according to availability

Captain reserves the right to change the route in case of bad weather conditions, crowding or other circumstances out of his control. Departures are guaranteed for minimum 10 participants. Cruise Operator reserves the right to cancel or change the ship name if necessary. Guests are obliged to follow ship rules (found in written form onboard). Guests are not permitted to bring beverages onboard the vessel that have been purchased onshore. All drinks must be purchased onboard. In the event of inappropriate behaviour, the Cruise Operator and Captain reserves the right to disembark guests. Most arrival times in port are in the late afternoon.

Port taxes, entrance fees, sightseeing and excursions (if not included in the package) must be paid in local currency upon arrival. EUR currency quoted is converted on the spot to the equivalent in Croatian Kuna.

Fitness Level 1-2
The bike routes require a basic level of fitness, which you should have acquired by occasional or daily cycling. The routes can reach an altitude of 100-300m. The daily routes of 15-35km cover hilly terrain and can be completed without time constraints. You will also come across some rather steep climbs, where walking your bike is of course permitted. The roads are mostly asphalted and there is little traffic outside of holiday periods. This cruise is primarily a guided group cruise. Upon consultation with your tour guides, the possibility to cycle on your own along recommended, suitable routes, may present itself. You are free to set aside a half or full day to swim or spend onboard the ship, instead of taking a planned bicycle tour.

Guided group pace
On regular cycling tours, the cyclists on regular bicycles determine the pace. We ask guests who have reserved an e-bike to be mindful of this and to acknowledge that the regular cyclists need time to rest and take longer to climb the hills. Thank you for your understanding.

Hybrid Bicycles or similar (Included)
Basic bicycles with trapeze or diamond frame that are available in four frame sizes. Trapeze frame in 46cm and 52cm or diamond frame with top tube in 56cm and 60cm. All bicycles are equipped with a precise Shimano gear shift, Shimano V-brakes with strong “bite”, 71cm hollow chamber rims with quick clamps, safety mudguards and a comfortable touring saddle of Selle Royal. The rental bikes are only available for participants that are taller than 150cm. In order to supply you with the bicycle that fits you, we need to know how tall you are.

    

Panniers (Included)
For the duration of the cruise you will be supplied with a waterproof pannier by Ortlieb, a practical way of carrying drinks, bathing gear, camera etc. The use of panniers is free of charge. To ensure that bike panniers remain waterproof they have to be closed tight. Although panniers are manufactured from waterproof material we cannot be held liable for any damage that might be caused to any personal belongings like mobile phones, cameras etc.

E-Bikes Cube Cross Hybrid Pro Allroad 500 or similar (Upgrade Available On Request)
Cycle hassle-free and climb mountains without difficulty, enjoy nature and landscapes unlimited. Electronic bikes will make it possible. They are the declaration of independence for everybody who enjoys activity. E-bikes are characterized by their light weight (20kg without the battery installed) and their ability to ride in varying terrain. This model is fitted with a performance motor, the most advanced e-bike motor on the market. The range of the 500WH battery is noticeably better than that of the previous model, Delhi Hybrid Pro 400. The 9 gears are perfectly in tune with the motor and are easy to operate. Trapeze frame is available for all participants up to 179cm tall, and a diamond frame for participants 180cm+ tall.

Helmet Requirement
Helmet use is mandatory on all cycle tours. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own (well-fitted) helmet.

Itinerary Changes
Cruise operator reserves the right to make changes to the itinerary, depending on wind and weather conditions or organisational requirements.

Children
We believe that only children in a good physical condition and with a minimum age of 10, with 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 onboard chef is a member of the crew and prepares the breakfast and one or two warm meals a day. The catering consists of 4 x Full Board and 3 x Half Board. Catering starts with the dinner on the arrival day and ends with the breakfast on the departure day.

Language
Cruise and cycle tours are conducted bilingually (English, German).

Participants
Minimum 14 / Maximum 30+

Disclaimer
Due to specific mooring conditions and requirements in some Croatian ports, ships are moored side by side. This makes it necessary to cross from one ship to the other where there are gaps in between each ship. Special care must be taken at all times when crossing between the vessels and guests do this at their own risk. Crew assistance will be given to those needing and requesting it. Cruises are not recommended for those in wheelchairs or with limited mobility.

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