Highlights of this tour

UNESCO town centers Split & Dubrovnik

Brač, Hvar, Korčula, Mljet, Šipan

200 km / 125 miles

Motoryacht: max. 32 passengers

Guidance
  • Fully-guided: A tour leader will guide you during the cycling days
  • Semi-guided: Daily briefing by the tour leader, independent cycling but tour leader available ICE.
  • Independent: No tour leader, the ships’ crew does daily briefing, independent cycling
guidance Fully-guided
Difficulty
  • Level 1: easy tours, very flat terrain
  • Level 2: quite easy tours, mostly flat terrain
  • Level 3: requires a higher level of exertion, medium hilly terrain
  • Level 4: for experienced cyclists, hilly terrain with climbs
Difficulty level 3 Difficulty level 3
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Bike and Barge Croatia: Highlights of Dalmatia 2019: Dubrovnik – Split PLUS | Harmonia

If you want to experience the region of South Dalmatia thoroughly, not wanting to do without Dubrovnik and its amazing city walls, this sail and cycle trip is an excellent choice. Accompanied by our 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 Split and Dubrovnik which are listed as UNESCO’s world heritage sites. We cycle the islands of Brač, Hvar, Korčula, Lastovo, Mljet and Šipan and experience the interaction of sea and land, culture and nature close up and personally. The direction of this tour alternates each week.

This tour is part of our Plus-Program and matches activity with comfort. Our proud motor yacht Harmonia is your home for an amazing week. Welcoming roomy cabins with private bathrooms, a comfortable sundeck as well as a stylish salon await your visit.

Day to day program Dubrovnik - Split

All distances are “approximate distances” of recommended bike tours.

The tour details are barring changes, a.o. as a result of nautical, technical or meteorological reasons. We reserve the right to make changes to the planned itinerary due to changing wind and weather conditions as well as organizational requirements.

Day 1 (Sun): Dubrovnik (Embarkation)

Individual journey to Dubrovnik. Check-in on board starts between 2 and 2.30 pm at Gruž, the town port. At about 4:30 pm, a guided tour through Dubrovnik is offered, where you hear some interesting details of the town’s history and visit the most interesting sites. The boat will spend the night in Gruž offering the guests an opportunity to experience Dubrovnik’s nightlife.

Day 2 (Mon): Dubrovnik – Šipan Island (approx. 13.7 mi./22 km)

Our first crossing takes us to the island of Šipan, 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. We pay the harbor town of Suđurađ a visit before returning back to the boat.

Day 3 (Tue): Mljet Island – Lastovo Island (aprx. 16 mi./25 km)

Today we cycle across to the green and forested island Mljet – known as the honey island. With 70 % of its landmass covered by woodland it is 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 cycle from Sobra to Pomena where we embark our ship and cross over to the 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 barely more than 1,000 inhabitants continue to live from fishing the extremely rich waters, agriculture and viticulture.

Day 4 (Wed): Lastovo Island – Korčula Island: Korčula town (aprx. 17 mi./27 km)

Today’s cycle tour takes us in a large circle across the beautiful island of Lastovo. The gold-coloured white wine “Marastina”, known even beyond Croatia’s borders, is grown here. Back at the boat its time to cast off! A crossing takes us over to Korčula Island, regarded as one of the most beautiful islands in Dalmatia. The Picturesque town of Korčula competes with Venice for the honor 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. A guided city tour will give you an overview of the city and its features.

Day 5 (Thu): Korčula Island: Korčula town – Vela Luka (aprx. 28 mi./45 km)

Today’s cycle tour leads us across the charming island of Korčula. A mild Mediterranean climate and a broad variety of different landscapes accompany us on the tour today. Take your time, and remember to take a break to enjoy the view over the deep blue sea and neighboring islands. Dinner is served on board to replenish our strength after an active day. Overnight stay in the sheltered by of Vela Luka.

Day 6 (Fri): Vela Luka –  Hvar Island: Hvar – Stari Grad – Jelsa (aprx. 22 mi./35 km)

The day starts with a relaxing cruise to Hvar town on Hvar Island. Make use of the time before the cycle tour starts and go for a little stroll through the city. Standing on the magnificent Renaissance Square you can enjoy a view up to the Spanish fortress towering high above the city. Today’s bike tour takes us from the city of Hvar through small villages and lavender fields to Stari Grad on the opposite side of the island. The descent to Stari Grad offers breathtaking views. After a lunch break on board we continue to Jelsa.

Day 7 (Sat): Jelsa – Brač Island: Bol – Milna (aprx. 27 mi./43 km)

We cruise to the island of Brač, famous for its radiant marble that was, among others, used for the White House in Washington and in the construction of the German Reichstag building in Berlin. Today’s cycle tour leads us from Bol to the tranquil harbour of Milna. The boat awaits us here for a last crossing after an adventurous week. We board the boat and cruise to the UNESCO world heritage city of Split. A guided city tour offers us the chance to see inside the former Palace of Emperor Diocletian and to learn about its transformation into the city which it has become. A cheerful evening meal on board the boat gives you time to celebrate the success of the week with fellow travellers and tour guides.

Day 8 (Sun): Split (Disembarkation)

After breakfast disembarkation until 9 am and individual trip home or extended stay in Croatia.

Good to know

All distances are “approximate distances” of recommended bike tours.

The tour details are barring changes, a.o. as a result of nautical, technical or meteorological reasons. We reserve the right to make changes to the planned itinerary due to changing wind and weather conditions as well as organizational requirements.

Language
Due to our international audience all tours are conducted bilingually, in English and German.

Level 2 – 3
The cycle tours require an advanced level of fitness. The tours will take us up to a height of 200 – 500 m above sea-level. The day-tours up to 28 mi./45 km 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. You are free to set aside a half or full day to swim or spend time on board the boat, 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. Rental helmets are available in limited numbers (reservation requested).

Children
We believe that only children in a good physical condition and with a minimum age of 10 and 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 1.20 m (4 ft.) for hybrid bicycles and 1.50 m (4.5 ft.) for e-bikes. There is a helmet duty for all children up to age 16 in Croatia.

Catering
The on-board 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.  It starts with the dinner on the arrival day and ends with the breakfast on the departure day.

Our ships
Please do not forget that the ship is your hotel as well as a machine, which has to be maintained and operated – day and night. A certain level of noise is therefore inevitable.

Day to day program Split - Dubrovnik

All distances are “approximate distances” of recommended bike tours.

The tour details are barring changes, a.o. as a result of nautical, technical or meteorological reasons. We reserve the right to make changes to the planned itinerary due to changing wind and weather conditions as well as organizational requirements.

All distances are “approximate distances” of recommended bike tours.

The tour details are barring changes, a.o. as a result of nautical, technical or meteorological reasons. We reserve the right to make changes to the planned itinerary due to changing wind and weather conditions as well as organizational requirements.

Day 1 (Sun): Split (Embarkation)

Individual arrival in Split. Check-in on board starts between 2 and 2.30 pm at Split harbour. At about 4.30 pm, a guided city tour offers us the chance to see inside the former Palace of Emperor Diocletian and to learn about its transformation into the city which it has become. The boat will spend the night in Split offering you an opportunity to experience Split’s nightlife.

Day 2 (Mon): Split – Insel Brač: Milna – Bol – Insel Hvar: Jelsa (aprx. 27 mi./43 km)

We cruise to the island of Brač, famous for its radiant marble that was, among others, used for the White House in Washington and in the construction of the German Reichstag building in Berlin. Today’s cycle tour leads us from the tranquil harbour of Milna to Bol. The boat awaits us here for another crossing by boat to Jelsa on the Island of Hvar.

Day 3 (Tue): Hvar Island: Jelsa – Stari Grad – Hvar – Korčula Island: Vela Luka (aprx. 22 mi./35 km)

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

Day 4 (Wed): Korčula Island: Vela Luka – Korčula town (aprx. 28 mi./45 km)

Today’s cycle tour leads us across the charming island of Korčula all the way to Korčula city. 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 neighboring islands. The Picturesque town of Korčula competes with Venice for the honor 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. A guided city tour will give you an overview of the city and its features.

Day 5 (Thu): Korčula Island: Korčula town – Lastovo Island (aprx. 16 mi./25 km)

And off we go! 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 barely more than 1,000 inhabitants continue to live from fishing the extremely rich waters, agriculture and viticulture. Today’s cycle tour takes us in a large circle around the beautiful island. The gold-coloured white wine “Marastina”, known even beyond Croatia’s borders, is grown here. Dinner is served on board as the sun sets.

Day 6 (Fri): Lastovo Island – Mljet Island (aprx. 16 mi./25 km)

We start with a short crossing to the next island: Mljet. Ashore at Pomena on Mljet we cycle across the green and forested island – known as the honey island. With 70 % of its landmass covered by woodland it is 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.

Day 7 (Sat): Šipan Island – Dubrovnik (aprx. 13.73 mi./22 km)

A short crossing in the morning takes us to the island of Šipan, 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 boat we enjoy our last crossing after an adventurous week. After 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 on board the boat gives you time to celebrate the success of the week with fellow travelers and tour guides.

Day 8 (Sun): Dubrovnik (Disembarkation)

After breakfast disembarkation in Dubrovnik until 9 am and individual trip home or extended stay in Croatia.


Prices & information

Prices
Cabin type For Season 1 Season 2
Twin cabin below deck pers. €1390 €1490
Included in this tour

8-day-trip on a motorized yacht with a crew;

7 nights in a double cabin with shower/toilet;

4x full board and 3x half board;

Guided cycling tours as described in itinerary;

Bed linen and towels;

Daily cabin cleaning;

City tour in Dubrovnik, Split and Korčula

Plus-tour specials;

Overview-maps for the daily tours on board.

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Excluded in this tour

Transfer to and from Dubrovnik and Split;

Flat rate for bottled water, tourist tax and local charges €40 for adults or €20 for children up to age 16 (to be paid to the captain);

Rental bicycle or E-Bike (optional);

Rental bicycle helmet (optional);

Entrance fees & excursions;

Meals and beverages ashore;

Parking fee;

Other transfers;

Beverages on board (tally sheet; to be paid to the captain);

Taxi ride from Split airport to the ship (aprx. €20/ride)/from ship to Dubrovnik airport (aprx. €40/ride)

Travelling by car: parking fee;

Personal (travel) insurances;

Tips for tour-guides and crew (at your discretion).

Additional options & information

Rental bike with Ortlieb pannier:
E-bike: €160 /week;
hybrid bicycle: €80 /week
Please click on the ship to see a description of the bicycles.

– ½ a double cabin (on request)
– Surcharge per person for a cabin above deck: €150
– Surcharge for a double cabin for single use below deck: €500 (limited, on request)
– Surcharge for single cabin above deck: €700 (limited, on request)
– Private airport transfer between Duborvnik airport and Gruž harbor or Split harbor and Split airport: €25 /person/way (min. 2 pers.);
– Additional nights in Zadar or Dubrovnik incl. breakfast (prices on request)
– All-round carefree package (arrival by car): €160 (incl. services): overnight stay in Kastel Stari (double or single room) from Sat to Sun; safe parking during the tour; transfer to ferry port in Split on Sunday (6.30 am); crossing by catamaran to Dubrovnik (7.30 am till 12.15 pm)

Helmets:
Helmet use is mandatory on all cycle tours. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own (well-fitted) helmet. Rental helmets are available in limited numbers (reservation requested).

Participants
Minimum: 14
Maximum: 36+

Legal notice:
Boat Bike Tours is not the operator of this tour; this is a so called ‘partner tour’. Tour operator is: Inselhuepfen/Radurlaub Zeitreisen GmbH, Konstanz, Germany. Other conditions may apply to this tour: further details on request.


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Reviews

Croatia: Highlights of Dalmatia 2019: Split – Dubrovnik | PLUS Rated 8.7 out of 10 based on 3 reviews
4 stars

Oivind Gilbo

I did not bike, så I had nothing to say about the biking

4 stars

William Neuman and Diane Mertens

Relaxing trip own wonderful boat. Not for serious bikers. Limited distance and ride time. City tours at stops were very helpful. Great guides. Fish meals on boat were great. Drinks were a bit expensive.

5 stars

Grace S

Great and knowledgeable tour guides. Our family with kids 11 & 14 immensely enjoyed the bike rides through spectacular scenery. E-bikes were ideal. The New Star boat was top notch. Highly recommend this trip!

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