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Island Hopping By E-Bike & Boat Highlights Of Dalmatia Plus 2024

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

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

Code: I2 SDP

MS Harmonia

Day by day Itinerary

Day 1
Split

Individual arrival to Split. Check in onboard starts between 1400-1430HRS in Split Port. On a guided city tour at 1630HRS, we get the opportunity to see inside the former Palace of Emperor Diocletian and learn about its transformation into the city it is today. The ship overnights in Split offering the guests an opportunity to experience Split’s nightlife.

Day 2
Split - Pučišća - Bol - Jelsa

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 cycle from the picturesque harbour town of Pučišća, known internationally for its stonemasonry school, across the island to Bol. Close by lies the famous Zlatni Rat (Golden Horn), a popular Croatian beach famous for its unique shape. Sea lovers can enjoy a swim here before we continue on by ship to Jelsa on the Island of Hvar.

Cycle route approx 23km

Day 3
Jelsa - Stari Grad - Hvar - Vis

Today’s cycling tour on the Island of Hvar leads us first from Jelsa to Stari Grad. After a short break we continue on by bike through lavender fields and small villages to the island’s capital, Hvar, on the opposite side of the island. Marvel at the magnificent Renaissance Square and enjoy a view up to the Spanish Fortress, towering high above the town. Make sure to take the time to go for a little stroll through Hvar Town before boarding the boat for the next crossing. From Hvar we continue by boat to the Island of Vis where we spend the night.

Cycle route approx 35km

Day 4
Vis - Vela Luka

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. Today 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 and a possibility for a traditional lunch along the way before returning to the boat. After the tour, the boat takes us to the harbour of Vela Luka on the Island of Korčula where we spend the night.

Cycle route approx 32km

Day 5
Vela Luka - Korčula

Today’s cycle tour leads us across the charming Island of Korčula all the way to Korčula Town. A mild Mediterranean climate and a vast variety of different landscapes await us on this spectacular island. Take your time and don’t forget to take a break to enjoy the view over the deep blue sea and neighbouring islands. The picturesque town of Korčula competes with Venice for the honour of being the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Spend the evening wandering through the fishbone alleyways and soak up the atmosphere of this stylish town. A guided tour will give you an overview of the town and its history.

Cycle route approx 60km

Day 6
Korčula - Orebić - Trstenik - Pomena - Mljet NP - Pomena

During breakfast a short cruise brings us to the harbour of Orebić 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 Orebić to Trstenik 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 green Island of Mljet where we can enjoy an afternoon bike tour or a hike through the Mljet National Park with its two saltwater lakes. The night is spent in the harbour of Pomena.

Cycle route approx 25km + 30km

Day 7
Pomena - Sobra - Dubrovnik

From Pomena, we cycle the length of the island to Sobra. With 70% of its landmass being covered by woodland it is the most forested island in the Mediterranean region. Homer mentioned this lovely island in his epic poem the ‘Odyssey’, making it the home of the Nymph Calypso and the legendary Greek king Odysseus, who, unable to resist Calypso, stayed on Mljet for seven years. Boarding the boat in Sobra, we can look back on an eventful week whilst enjoying our last cruise to our final highlight of the week: the city of Dubrovnik! After our arrival in Dubrovnik there is plenty of time to explore the UNESCO World Heritage city and to take part on a guided city tour. A cheerful evening meal onboard the boat provides plenty of time to celebrate the wonderful week with fellow travellers and tour guides.

Cycle route approx 28km

Day 8
Dubrovnik

After breakfast disembarkation by 0900HRS, followed by journey 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

  • Split
  • Korčula
  • Dubrovnik​

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 12 Apr 24Fri 19 Apr 24
$4,275$5,720$3,795$5,235
Fri 26 Apr 24Fri 03 May 24
$4,275$5,720$3,795$5,235
Fri 10 May 24Fri 17 May 24
$4,660$6,100$4,180$5,620
Fri 24 May 24Fri 31 May 24
$4,660$6,100$4,180$5,620
Fri 07 Jun 24Fri 14 Jun 24
$4,660$6,100$4,180$5,620
Fri 21 Jun 24Fri 28 Jun 24
$4,660$6,100$4,180$5,620
Fri 05 Jul 24Fri 12 Jul 24
$4,470$5,910$3,985$5,430
Fri 19 Jul 24Fri 26 Jul 24
$4,470$5,910$3,985$5,430
Fri 02 Aug 24Fri 09 Aug 24
$4,470$5,910$3,985$5,430
Fri 16 Aug 24Fri 23 Aug 24
$4,850$6,295$4,370$5,815
Fri 30 Aug 24Fri 06 Sep 24
$4,850$6,295$4,370$5,815
Fri 13 Sep 24Fri 20 Sep 24
$4,850$6,295$4,370$5,815
Fri 27 Sep 24Fri 04 Oct 24
$4,850$6,295$4,370$5,815
Fri 11 Oct 24Fri 18 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 (30-60km 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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