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Island Hopping By Hybrid or E-Bike & Boat National Parks Of Dalmatia Plus 2022

Trogir - Rogoznica - Vodice - Slanica - Telašćica Nature Park - Sali - Božava - Zadar - Preko - Tkon - Vodice - Skradin - Krka NP - Šibenik - Primošten - Trogir

On this cycle cruise, MS Melody (2015) or MS Magellan (2010) are your comfortable home for a week. The cabins are wonderfully spacious and lovingly furnished, the private bathrooms have both shower and toilet. There are plenty of places to sit or lie back and relax on deck while the communal salon offers a stylish area indoors to unwind and enjoy a drink. Embark on a journey through the spectacular Dalmatian landscape by bike and onboard luxury ship. The famous Krka and Kornati National Parks as well as Telašćica Nature Park are just as much a highlight of this cruise as the beautiful medieval, old towns of Šibenik, Zadar and Trogir. The north Dalmatian Island of Dugi Otok is another highlight of the cruise, offering incredible panoramic views over the sea and surrounding islands.

Approx 190km by bicycle or e-bike, Fitness Level 2

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

Code: I2

MS Melody            MS Magellan

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Island Hopping By Bike & Boat National Parks Of Dalmatia - Trogir to Trogir 2022

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

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

From $2,575 per person

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Day by day Itinerary

Day 1
Trogir - Rogoznica

Individual arrival to Trogir. After checking in on the ship between 1400-1430HRS in Trogir Port we head off on our first cruise at 1500HRS to Rogoznica, a village on a small island that is connected to the mainland by a dam. In the late afternoon, we adjust the bikes ready for cycling the next day. Dinner and first night in Rogoznica.

Day 2
Rogoznica - Vodice - Slanica - Telašćica - Sali

In the morning, we sail to Vodice, a popular holiday resort. It is here that we begin our first cycling tour, crossing the bridge to the Island of Murter before continuing on to the Slanica on the northwest of the island. Here we board the ship once more and sail towards Dugi Otok. On the way we pass through the Kornati Islands National Park, an archipelago in crystal clear water, known for its rich marine life. Our destination is Telašćica Bay in the Telašćica Nature Park. In the late afternoon there is an opportunity to go for a short hike up to the impressive, white cliffs that fall steeply into the blue sea below. In the evening, the ship sails to the picturesque port of Sali where we spend the night.

Cycle route approx 27km

Day 3
Sali - Božava - Zadar

From Sali, we cycle across the almost car-free Island of Dugi Otok to the bay of Božava, surrounded by pine forests, agaves, and tamarisks. Along the way we can enjoy the spectacular panoramic views across the stunningly blue sea. We meet the ship in Božava and board for a crossing to Zadar, a city which for centuries was the political, cultural, and spiritual centre of Dalmatia. Once we arrive, there is the opportunity to take part in a walking tour during which you will find out all about this fascinating city while strolling through the winding alleys and the lively Old Town, characterised by 3,000 years of history. The night is spent in Zadar.

Cycle route approx 48km

Day 4
Zadar - Preko - Tkon - Vodice

During breakfast we sail to Preko on the Island of Ugljan. From here we cycle to Tkon on the Island of Pašman, connected to Ugljan by a bridge. Today’s cycle leads along the east coast offering beautiful views of the sea and the mainland. We then board the ship once more and sail from Tkon to Vodice, the famous seaside resort on the Dalmatian mainland. Here we spend the night.

Cycle route approx 33km

Day 5
Vodice - Skradin

Today’s cycling tour leads along varied roads through remote villages in the Dalmatian inland to the beautiful port of Skradin, located at the foot of the Krka River Canyon. In the afternoon, the guides organise a tasting of local Dalmatian specialities, of which there are plenty. The night is spent in Skradin.

Cycle route approx 35km

Day 6
Skradin - Krka NP - Šibenik - Primošten

After breakfast we take a small boat to the Krka Waterfalls National Park where we have plenty of time to explore the unique and truly spectacular Krka Waterfalls by foot. Afterwards, we board the ship once more and sail to Šibenik, located at the mouth of the Krka River. Here we have time to explore the city, home to the Cathedral of St James, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the most beautiful sacral building on the Adriatic coast. The Old Town of Šibenik is also full of charm and is well worth exploring. In the late afternoon, we sail to Primošten where we spend the night.

Day 7
Primošten - Trogir

In the morning we hop on our bikes for the final cycling tour of the week from Primošten to Trogir. The route leads inland through small villages and, towards the end, offers wonderful views of Trogir and the Island of Čiovo. In the afternoon, there is plenty of time to explore the medieval Old Town of Trogir, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the evening, 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 45km

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
  • Plus Tour Specials

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

Deluxe MS Melody
Start DateEnd Date
Main DeckTwinSingle Lower DeckTwinSingle
Fri 02 Sep 22Fri 09 Sep 22
$3,915$5,343$3,559$4,894
Fri 16 Sep 22Fri 23 Sep 22
$3,915$5,343$3,559$4,894
Fri 30 Sep 22Fri 07 Oct 22
$3,737$5,164$3,375$4,716
Fri 14 Oct 22Fri 21 Oct 22
$3,375$4,807$3,019$4,359
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Premium MS Magellan
Start DateEnd Date
Main DeckTwinSingle Lower DeckTwinSingle
Fri 12 Aug 22Fri 19 Aug 22
$3,289$4,581$3,019$4,137
Fri 26 Aug 22Fri 02 Sep 22
$3,467$4,764$3,197$4,316
Fri 09 Sep 22Fri 16 Sep 22
$3,467$4,764$3,197$4,316
Fri 23 Sep 22Fri 30 Sep 22
$3,467$4,764$3,197$4,316
Fri 07 Oct 22Fri 14 Oct 22
$3,110$4,402$2,840$3,959
Fri 21 Oct 22Fri 28 Oct 22
$3,110$4,402$2,840$3,959
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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.

E-Bike Level 1 / Hybrid Bike Level 2
Cycle tours fit for both: hybrid and e-bikers. You have to decide beforehand, which bicycle you like to rent. You are free to set aside a half or full day to swim or to spend time onboard the ship, instead of taking a planned cycle tour. Helmet use is mandatory on all cycle tours. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own (well-fitted) helmet.

Requirements for hybrid bikers (Level 2)
The bicycle tours require a basic level of fitness from participants, which they should have acquired from steady cycling. The cycling tours fit in equal measure to cyclists with hybrid bikes or e-bikes. You are kindly requested to decide either on a hybrid bike or on an e-bike before commencement of travel. The tours take you up to a height of between 200-500m above sea level. The daily tours from 25-50km lead you through hilly and mountainous terrain and will be completed without any time constraints. Participants also need to master long and steep climbs. Streets are mostly asphalted and less traffic occurs during the off seasons.

Requirements for e-bikers (Level 1)
E-bike tours are suitable for those with a good basic level of fitness. The tours and the elevation metres are very manageable with an e-bike (30-60km and 400-700m elevation per day).

Guided group pace
On e-bike tour programmes, the riding pace is determined by the cyclists on e-bikes. Guests who are taking part on these tours on a regular bicycle should have the necessary physical condition to keep up with this pace. 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.

Itinerary Changes
Cruise operator reserves 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 harbours on the above-mentioned cruise sequence are overcrowded, the cruise will be operated in reverse.

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 and 1.50m for an e-bike. 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 31+

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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