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Island Hopping by E-Bike & Boat Highlights of Dalmatia Plus 2024

Dubrovnik - Šipan - Pomena - Mljet NP - Pomena - Trstenik - Orebić - Korčula - Vela Luka - Vis - Hvar - Jelsa - Stari Grad - Milna - Pučišća - Split

If you would like to experience the region of South Dalmatia in all its glory as well as Dubrovnik with its amazing city walls, this e-bike and boat cruise is an excellent choice for you. Discover this area of Croatia onboard a charming small ship. Breathtaking scenic experiences and cultural attractions await you. The highlights of the trip include the town centre of Dubrovnik and Split, both of which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We cycle the islands of Mljet, Vis, Korčula, Hvar and Brač, and get the opportunity to experience sea and land, culture and nature firsthand. A proud small ship Harmonia is your home for this unforgettable week. Welcoming, roomy cabins with private bathrooms, a comfortable Sun Deck as well as a stylish salon are all at your disposal onboard the ship. The direction of this cruise alternates each week.

Approx 233km by e-bike, E-bike Level 1

Check in DUBROVNIK on FRIDAYS from 1400-1430HRS, first night in Gruž Port
Check out SPLIT on FRIDAYS by 0900HRS


Code: I2 DSP

MS Harmonia

Day by day Itinerary

Day 1
Dubrovnik

Individual arrival to Dubrovnik. Embarkation onboard starts between 1400-1430HRS at Gruž Port. At approx 1630HRS, a guided tour through Dubrovnik is offered, where we hear some interesting details of the town’s history and visit the most impressive sites. The ship will spend the night in Gruž Port, offering the guests an opportunity to experience Dubrovnik's nightlife.

Day 2
Dubrovnik - Šipan - Pomena - Mljet NP - Pomena

In the morning we cross over to the nearby Island of Šipan. Šipan is the largest of the Elaphiti Islands, yet still humble in size. A great place for our first bike tour and to get used to riding in a group. After our first tour we board the boat and enjoy a cruise to the green Island of Mljet. Green because 70% of its landmass is covered by woodland making it the most forested island in the Mediterranean region. Homer mentioned this lovely island in his epic poem ‘Odyssey’. He made it a home for the Nymph Calypso and the legendary Greek king Odysseus, who could not resist Calypso and stayed on Mljet for seven years. We arrive in the harbour of Pomena and enjoy a round tour on our bikes through the Mljet National Park. The night is spent in the harbour of Pomena.

Cycle route approx 11 km + 25km

Day 3
Pomena - Trstenik - Orebić - Korčula

During breakfast a short cruise brings us to the harbour of Trstenik on the Pelješac Peninsula. Pelješac can be recognised from far away with its impressive 1,000m high Sv Ilija mountain range. The famous local wines named Plavac and Dingač originate from this unique wine region where vineyards can be found firmly rooted into the steep mountainside. Today's bicycle ride takes us along the coastline from Trstenik to Orebić where the boat will wait for us with a delicious lunch (a short 4km distance of the tour is ridden on gravel roads to avoid the traffic of the busy main road). With lunch onboard, we set off towards the picturesque town of Korčula with its fishbone alleyways, it competes with Venice for the honour of being the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. It is here that we spend the night and enjoy a guided tour packed with fascinating anecdotes concerning the history of the town and the island.

Cycle route approx 25km

Day 4
Korčula - Vela Luka

Today’s cycling tour leads us across the charming Island of Korčula. A mild Mediterranean climate and a vast variety of different landscapes accompany us along the tour. Take your time and don’t forget to take a break to enjoy the view over the deep blue sea and neighbouring islands. Dinner is served onboard to recharge after a day full of activity. Overnight stay in the sheltered bay of Vela Luka.

Cycle route approx 60km

Day 5
Vela Luka - Vis

In the morning we leave the Island of Korčula behind and enjoy a breakfast cruise to the Island of Vis with a possible swim stop from the boat before arrival. Vis is the furthermost inhabited island from mainland Croatia. A Greek colony called Issa settled on the island 2,300 years ago. Due to its strategic location it was a military zone until 1995 and prohibited for foreign tourists. In the afternoon we have the opportunity to explore the lovely island by bicycle. From the town of Vis we cycle once around the entire island with a coffee stop in the harbour of Komiža. The night is spent in the harbour of Vis.

Cycle route approx 32km

Day 6
Vis - Hvar - Jelsa - Stari Grad

The day starts with a relaxing cruise to Hvar Town on the island of the same name. Make use of the time before the bike tour begins to go for a little stroll through the town. Standing on the magnificent Renaissance Square you can enjoy a view up to the Spanish Fortress towering high above the town. Today's bike tour takes us from the Hvar Town up a steady climb through small villages and lavender fields to the harbour town of Jelsa on the opposite side of the island. The descent down to Jelsa offers breathtaking views. After ice cream and coffee in Jelsa, our ride continues through the picturesque town of Vrboska and through the ancient Greek plains, now a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site, to the artistic town of Stari Grad where our boat awaits our arrival. The night is spent in Stari Grad.

Cycle route approx 40km

Day 7
Stari Grad - Milna - Pučišća - Split

In the morning we cruise to the Island of Brač, famous for its radiant, precious limestone that was used in part for the White House in Washington as well as for the construction of the German Reichstag building in Berlin. Once on Brač, we start our bike tour from Milna to the picturesque harbour town of Pučišća. Climbing our way over the island we have spectacular views across the Dalmatian coast. Along the way we take time to interact with the locals before continuing along the coast from Postira to Pučišća where our boat awaits us for lunch and the final cruise of the week to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Split. On a guided city tour, we get the opportunity to see inside the Palace of Emperor Diocletian and learn about its transformation into the city it is today. A cheerful evening meal onboard the boat gives us plenty of time to celebrate the wonderful week with fellow travellers and tour guides.

Cycle route approx 40km

Day 8
Split

After breakfast, disembarkation by 0900HRS and individual trip home or extended stay in Croatia.

Inclusions

  • 7 Nights in A/C ensuite cabin
  • 2 Days Full Board, 5 Days Half Board
  • Cruise Guide - English, German
  • Guided cycling tours as per itinerary
  • E-Bike with Ortlieb Pannier (if bike has a rack)
  • Overview maps for the daily tours (onboard)
  • Bed linen & towels

Sightseeing

  • Dubrovnik​​
  • Korčula
  • Split

Exclusions

Supplements Payable Upon Embarkation

  • Tourist Taxes, Port Fees & Bottled Water Flat Rate €60 per person approx

Optional

  • Insurance against theft/damage of the e-bike $65 per bike
  • Gravel bike on request
  • Road bike on request

Not Included

  • Entrances for sites
  • Arrival/departure transfers
  • Drinks onboard and meals & drinks ashore
  • Tips for the guides & crew
  • Anything not specified in Inclusions

Pricing and Accommodation

Start DateEnd Date
Main DeckTwinSingle Lower DeckTwinSingle
Fri 19 Apr 24Fri 26 Apr 24
$4,275$5,720$3,795$5,235
Fri 03 May 24Fri 10 May 24
$4,275$5,720$3,795$5,235
Fri 17 May 24Fri 24 May 24
$4,660$6,100$4,180$5,620
Fri 31 May 24Fri 07 Jun 24
$4,660$6,100$4,180$5,620
Fri 14 Jun 24Fri 21 Jun 24
$4,660$6,100$4,180$5,620
Fri 28 Jun 24Fri 05 Jul 24
$4,470$5,910$3,985$5,430
Fri 12 Jul 24Fri 19 Jul 24
$4,470$5,910$3,985$5,430
Fri 26 Jul 24Fri 02 Aug 24
$4,470$5,910$3,985$5,430
Fri 09 Aug 24Fri 16 Aug 24
$4,470$5,910$3,985$5,430
Fri 23 Aug 24Fri 30 Aug 24
$4,850$6,295$4,370$5,815
Fri 06 Sep 24Fri 13 Sep 24
$4,850$6,295$4,370$5,815
Fri 20 Sep 24Fri 27 Sep 24
$4,850$6,295$4,370$5,815
Fri 04 Oct 24Fri 11 Oct 24
$4,470$5,910$3,985$5,430
Fri 18 Oct 24Fri 25 Oct 24
$4,470$5,910$3,985$5,430
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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

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 14 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.

Port taxes, entrance fees, sightseeing and excursions (if not included in the package) must be paid in local currency upon arrival.

Disclaimer
Due to specific mooring conditions and requirements in some Croatian Ports, multiple 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 ships, and guests do this at their own risk. Crew assistance will be given to those needing and requesting it. View from cabin windows and balconies may be obstructed when moored in port and alongside other ships. Cruises are not recommended for those in wheelchairs or with limited mobility.

Itinerary Changes
Cruise Operator reserves the right to make changes to the planned itinerary due to changing wind and weather conditions as well as organisational requirements.

E-Bike Level 1
E-bike tours suitable for cyclists with a good basic level of fitness. The tours and the elevation gain are very manageable with an e-bike (25-60km and 400-700m of elevation per day).

Group Riding Pace
On e-bike tours, the riding pace is determined by the cyclists on e-bikes. Guests who are taking part on these tours on a gravel bike should have the necessary physical condition to keep up with this pace. We thank you for your understanding.

Children
We believe that only children with a good physical condition and previous bicycle tour experience and a minimum age of 10 are able to master the cycle tours with their own strength. Please note that the minimum height for a rental e-bike is 1.50m. Follow-me bikes, bike seats and bike bungees can also be hired for accompanying children. We are happy to provide you with more detailed information on request. It is mandatory for all participants on tours to wear a bicycle helmet.

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 2 x Full Board and 5 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 36+

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