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Island Hopping by Hybrid or E-Bike & Boat Pearls of Dalmatia 2022

Split - Pučišća - Bol - Jelsa - Stari Grad - Hvar - Vela Luka - Korčula - Lastovo - Mljet NP - Šipan - Dubrovnik

The proud MS Pape Prvi (2008) is your home for an amazing week. If you would like to experience the region of South Dalmatia thoroughly, not wanting to do without Dubrovnik and its amazing city walls, this cruise and cycle trip is an excellent choice. Accompanied by the charming motor yacht, we get to know this sparsely populated part of Croatia. Breathtaking scenic experiences and cultural highlights await you. The highlights of the trip are the town centre of Dubrovnik and Split which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We cycle the islands of Mljet, Lastovo, Korčula, Hvar and Brač and experience the interaction of sea and land, culture and nature close and personal.

Approx 185km by bicycle or e-bike, Fitness Level 2-3

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

Code: I2

MS Pape Prvi

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Trip Variations

Island Hopping by Hybrid or E-Bike & Boat Highlights of Dalmatia Plus - Dubrovnik to Split 2022

Dubrovnik - Mljet NP - Lastovo - Korčula - Vela Luka - Hvar - Stari Grad - Jelsa - Bol - Pučišća - Supetar - Split

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

From $2,945 per person

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Island Hopping By Hybrid or E-Bike & Boat Highlights Of Dalmatia Plus - Split to Dubrovnik 2022

Split - Pučišća - Bol - Jelsa - Stari Grad - Hvar - Vela Luka - Korčula - Lastovo - Mljet NP - Šipan - Dubrovnik

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

From $2,945 per person

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Island Hopping by Hybrid or E-Bike & Boat Pearls of Dalmatia - Dubrovnik to Split 2022

Dubrovnik - Mljet NP - Lastovo - Korčula - Vela Luka - Hvar - Stari Grad - Jelsa - Bol - Pučišća - Supetar - Split

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

From $2,575 per person

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Day by day Itinerary

Day 1
Split

Individual arrival to Split. Embarkation onboard starts between 1400-1430HRS at Split Port. At approx 1630HRS, a guided city tour offers us the chance to see inside the former Palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian and to learn about its transformation into the city which it has become. The ship will spend the night in Split Port, offering you an opportunity to experience Split’s nightlife.

Day 2
Split - Pučišća - Bol - Jelsa

We cruise to the Island of Brač, famous for its radiant, precious limestone that was, among others, used for the White House in Washington DC and in the construction of the German Reichstag building in Berlin. Once we have arrived 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, a popular Croatian beach, famous for its unique shape. Keen swimmers can take a swim here before continuing by ship to Jelsa on the Island of Hvar.

Cycle route approx 23km

Day 3
Jelsa - Stari Grad - Hvar - Vela Luka

Today’s cycling tour leads us to Stari Grad and later to the opposite side of the Island of Hvar. After a short break, our cycle tour takes us through lavender fields and small villages till we get to the island’s capital. Make use of the time and go for a little stroll through the town of Hvar before boarding the ship. Standing on the magnificent Renaissance square you can enjoy a view up to the Spanish Fortress towering high above the town. Dinner onboard and overnight stay in the sheltered port of Vela Luka on the Island of Korčula, regarded as one of the most beautiful islands in Dalmatia.

Cycle route approx 35km

Day 4
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 broad variety of different landscapes await us here. Take your time and remember 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. Use the evening to wander through the fishbone alleyways and soak up the vibes of this stylish town.

Cycle route approx 60km

Day 5
Korčula - Lastovo - Mljet

A morning crossing takes us to the beautiful Island of Lastovo. The island is one of the smaller inhabited islands in the Adriatic Sea. The Emperor Augustus appreciated the mild climate, and in Roman times it was even named “Augusta Insula” after him. The population of just over 800 still lives mainly from fishing in the waters rich in fish, agriculture and viticulture. Today’s cycle tour takes us around the beautiful island. The gold-coloured white wine ‘Maraština’, known even beyond Croatia’s borders, is grown here. We enjoy a late lunch onboard while cruising towards our destination of Pomena on the Island of Mljet.

Cycle route approx 28km

Day 6
Mljet - Šipan

From Pomena on Mljet, we cycle across the green and forested island, known as the honey island. With 70% of its landmass covered by forests it is the greenest island in the Mediterranean. 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. Our ship will wait for us in Sobra from where we will cruise to the Island of Šipan in the afternoon.

Cycle route approx 28km

Day 7
Šipan - Dubrovnik

Šipan is the largest of the Elaphiti Islands. Accompanied by your tour guide a pleasant cycle trip takes us past villas with exotic gardens and through a fertile valley framed by a range of limestone hills. Returning to the ship we enjoy our last crossing after an adventurous week. After arrival in Dubrovnik there is plenty of time to explore the UNESCO World Heritage old town and to take part on a guided walking tour. A cheerful evening meal onboard the ship gives you time to celebrate the success of the week with fellow travellers and tour guides.

Cycle route approx 11km

Day 8
Dubrovnik

After breakfast, disembarkation by 0900HRS.

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

Sightseeing

  • Split
  • Dubrovnik​

Exclusions

Supplements Payable Upon Embarkation

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

Not Included

  • Entrances for sights
  • 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

Start DateEnd Date
Upper/Main DeckTwinSingle Lower DeckTwinSingle
Fri 22 Apr 22Fri 29 Apr 22
$2,855$4,195$2,575$3,735
Fri 06 May 22Fri 13 May 22
$2,855$4,195$2,575$3,735
Fri 20 May 22Fri 27 May 22
$3,040$4,380$2,760$3,920
Fri 03 Jun 22Fri 10 Jun 22
$3,225$4,565$2,945$4,105
Fri 17 Jun 22Fri 24 Jun 22
$3,225$4,565$2,945$4,105
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 29 Jul 22Fri 05 Aug 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
Fri 09 Sep 22Fri 16 Sep 22
$3,225$4,565$2,945$4,105
Fri 23 Sep 22Fri 30 Sep 22
$3,225$4,565$2,945$4,105
Fri 07 Oct 22Fri 14 Oct 22
$2,855$4,195$2,575$3,735
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Important Notes

Upper Deck Cabins are above the Main Deck
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.

It is highly recommended that clients take comprehensive travel insurance including against cancellation of reserved services.

Fitness Level 2-3
The cycle tours require an advanced level of fitness. The tours will take you up to a height of 200-500m above sea level. The day tours up to 45km will take you through hilly and mountainous terrain and will be completed without any time constraints. Participants will also need to master long and steep climbs. You are free to set aside a half or full day to swim or 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.

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. 

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 28+

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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