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Island Hopping by Hybrid or E-Bike & Boat Southern Dalmatia Plus 2022

Trogir - Stari Grad - Hvar - Vis - Vela Luka - Blato - Korčula - Sumartin - Pučišća - Omiš - Cetina River Canyon - Omiš - Split - Šolta - Trogir

On this cycle cruise we will show you the beauty of the South Dalmatian coastline and island world onboard MS Melody (2015) or MS Magellan (2010). Highlights of the cruise, such as the Diocletian Palace in Split, the picturesque old town of Korčula and the lavender Island of Hvar along with many other scenic islands make this journey an unforgettable experience. A true cultural insight. The itinerary is similar to the regular cruise of South Dalmatia making these cruises great alternatives to each other should your preferred cruise date be unavailable.

Approx 205km by bicycle or e-bike, Fitness Level 2-3

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

Day by day Itinerary

Day 1
Trogir - Stari Grad

Individual arrival by car to Trogir or by plane to Split Airport, approx 6km away from Trogir Port. After checking in on the ship between 1400-1430HRS, the first cruise starts at approx 1500HRS from Trogir to Hvar Island. Stari Grad is the second largest settlement on the Island of Hvar and well known for its important harbour. Overnight stay in Stari Grad.

Day 2
Stari Grad - Hvar - Vis

After breakfast we set off on a bike tour from Stari Grad to the capital of the island, Hvar Town. We will have plenty of time on arrival to visit the magnificent Renaissance Square and enjoy the view up to the Spanish Fortress situated high above the town. Back onboard again, we cross over to the Island of Vis. Overnight in Vis.

Cycle route approx 20km

Day 3
Vis - Vela Luka

Vis is the furthermost island from mainland Croatia. A Greek colony called Issa has been founded on the island more than 2,300 years ago. Due to its strategic location, the island served as the naval base until 1995 and was closed for tourists. Today, we have the opportunity to explore this lovely island by bicycle. After cycling tour, the ship takes us to the Island of Korčula. Overnight stay in Vela Luka.

Cycle route approx 32km

Day 4
Vela Luka - Blato - Pupnat - Korčula

Today we discover the Island of Korčula by bicycle and enjoy our lunch break in one of the local restaurants. The calmness and remoteness of the vast vegetation and cypress gardens have given the shape to the probably most beautiful Dalmatian island. Our cycle tour leads us via the village of Blato, like Rome built on the seven hills, along a pass road across Pupnat Bay and finally to Korčula Town, where we will have time to take a walk through the wonderful old town with its narrow fishbone-like alleys. Overnight in Korčula Town.

Cycle route approx 60km

Day 5
Korčula - Sumartin - Selca - Pučišća

Today we cruise to the Island of Brač, which is famous for its radiant precious limestone that was, among others, used for the White House in Washington DC or the Reichstag building in Berlin. After an extended swim break followed by lunch, we start our cycling trip in Sumartin, leading us to Selca and on to the picturesque harbour town of Pučišća. The lovely harbour is home to one of the most famous stonemasonry schools in Croatia. The creations of the students decorate the harbour village. Overnight stay Pučišća.

Cycle route approx 27km

Day 6
Pučišća - Omiš - Cetina Canyon - Omiš - Split

A short ship crossing during breakfast to Omiš. Today you have the choice between taking part on a bike tour around the Cetina River Canyon or participating on a rafting excursion down the Cetina River (not included in the cruise price). The bike tour takes you once around the outskirts of the canyon with great views over the river and back down towards the sea. The rafting group will be picked up from the ship by a bus and taken up river to the starting point. From here, we follow the river downstream in the rafts gaining a unique perspective of the canyon and its flora and fauna. Participants of the rafting trip are brought back to the ship by bus after the activity. In the afternoon, our ship takes us to Split. The old town of Split, built adjoining the famous palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight in Split Port.

Cycle route approx 44km

Day 7
Split - Rogač - Trogir

After crossing over to Rogač on the Island of Šolta, we commence our last cycle tour. Walled fields, numerous olive groves, locust bean and fig trees line the roads. The herbal smell of rosemary accompanies us along our tour through this island. Our ship awaits us in Rogač, and we enjoy our last crossing back to Trogir where, if time permits, we can take a tour of the old town which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The last evening onboard our ship follows a nice tradition. While enjoying the communal dinner in a cosy atmosphere, you will have the chance for a last get-together with your fellow travellers, crew and tour guides.

Cycle route approx 20km

Day 8
Trogir

After breakfast, disembarkation by 0900HRS and individual trip 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

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

Optional Excursion (booked & paid direct)

  • Cetina River Rafting

Pricing and Accommodation

Deluxe MS Melody
Start DateEnd Date
Main DeckTwinSingle Lower DeckTwinSingle
Fri 26 Aug 22Fri 02 Sep 22
$3,915$5,343$3,559$4,894
Fri 09 Sep 22Fri 16 Sep 22
$3,915$5,343$3,559$4,894
Fri 23 Sep 22Fri 30 Sep 22
$3,915$5,343$3,559$4,894
Fri 07 Oct 22Fri 14 Oct 22
$3,559$4,986$3,197$4,537
Fri 21 Oct 22Fri 28 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 19 Aug 22Fri 26 Aug 22
$3,467$4,764$3,197$4,316
Fri 02 Sep 22Fri 09 Sep 22
$3,467$4,764$3,197$4,316
Fri 16 Sep 22Fri 23 Sep 22
$3,467$4,764$3,197$4,316
Fri 30 Sep 22Fri 07 Oct 22
$3,289$4,581$3,019$4,137
Fri 14 Oct 22Fri 21 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.

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

E-Bike Level 1 / Hybrid Bike Level 2-3
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.

Requirements for hybrid bikers (Level 2-3)
The cycle tours require at least basic level of fitness from participants, which they should have acquired from steady cycling. The tours will take us up to a height of 200-650m above sea level. The day tours from 20-60km will take us through hilly and mountainous terrain and will be completed without any time constraints. Participants will also need to master long and steep climbs, during which they are, however, also permitted to push their bicycles. We traverse mostly asphalted roads, which are rarely frequented outside the holiday 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.

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 planned itinerary due to changing wind and weather conditions as well as organisational 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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