Highlights of this tour

Trogir, Primošten, Šibenik, & Zadar PLUS

Parks, Krka-waterfalls & Kornati Islands

140 km / 85 miles

Motoryachts with max. 28 – 34 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 2 Difficulty level 2
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Bike and Barge Croatia: National Parks and islands of Dalmatia – PLUS | Princeza Diana & Melody

With our first class ship you can experience the greenest part of Croatia for one week: Not only the famous national parks of Dalmatia like Krka and Kornati or the nature park of Telašćica are part of this wonderful tour but also the medieval old towns of Šibenik, Zadar and Trogir. We also visit Dugi Otok – probably the most beautiful Middle-Dalmatian Island.

This tour is part of the Plus-Program providing greatest possible comfort due to the offered space and a luxurious furnishing. On this tour one of our proud boats either Princeza Diana or Melody are your comfortable home. Roomy and elegantly designed cabins include bathrooms with separate shower cubicles, and a wide sundeck with plenty of space to relax on as well as a spacious, stylish designed salon invite you to enjoy the cruise.

Day to day program

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

Changes
We reserve the right to make changes to the planned route due to changing wind and weather conditions, and where required by organizational necessities. The tour can also been operated in reverse order.

Day 1 (Sat): Trogir (embarkation) – Rogoznica

Individual arrival by car to Trogir or by plane to Split airport, which is about 3 mi./ 5 km away from the harbor of Trogir. After checking in on the motor yacht (between 2 and 2.30 p.m.) we leave Trogir around 3 p.m. During the crossing to Rogoznica the fresh sea breeze can be enjoyed. Later in the afternoon there is time to adjust the bicycles.

Day 2 (Sun): Rogoznica – Vodice – Slanica – Nature Park Telašcica (aprx. 16 mi./27 km )

In the morning the boat takes us to Vodice. We go for our first cycle tour starting at the popular resort and soon we cross the bridge to the island of Murter. In Slanica, in the Northwest of the island the boat awaits us for the cross over to the island of Dugi Otok. On our way we pass the National Park Kornati – an archipelago in crystal clear water which is known for its rich underwater world. Our destination is the deeply incised Telašćica Bay. In the local nature park the Mir salt lake is situated. At the end of the day we take a short hike to the impressive cliffs before taking a short crossing by boat to the small seaside village of Sali for the night.

Day 3 (Mon): Island Dugi Otok – Zadar (aprx. 23 mi /48 km)

We start our ride from Sali along the almost traffic free island of Dugi Otok. The ride is panorama pure and our destination is the budding village of Božava, surrounded by pine forests, Tamarisks and Agaves. In Božava the boat awaits our arrival and we cast off for Zadar which for centuries was the absolute political, cultural and intellectual center of Dalmatia. The guide takes us on a walk through the lively city and shows us the fascinating facets of this extraordinary outdoor museum. Over 3,000 years characterize the city. As we walk we will learn of the city and its colorful past. Overnight stay in Zadar.

Day 4 (Tue): Zadar – Island Ugljan and Pasman – Vodice (aprx. 20 mi./33 km)

During breakfast the boat takes us to Preko on the island of Ugljan from where we will ride to Tkon on the island of Pašman. The two islands are connected by a bridge from which the first of the Kornati Islands can be seen. We cycle along the east coast of the island, constantly in vicinity of the sea with views of the mainland. Once we arrive in Tkon, we board the boat and cross over to Vodice, a populare Dalmatian holiday destination on the mainland where we will spend the night.

Day 5 (Wed): Vodice – Skradin (aprx. 21 mi./35 km)

A scenic tour leads us from Vodice along quiet roads through quiet villages of the Dalmatian hinterland to the beautiful city of Skradin at the foot of the Krka Canyon. In the afternoon your guides will invite you to sample some local specialities, of which there are plenty in Dalmatia. The night is spent in Skradin.

Day 6 (Thu): Krka-Waterfalls – Šibenik – Primošten

After breakfast it is time to discover the unique naturally formed waterfalls of the national park of the Krka-Canyon. Afterwards the boat will take us to Šibenik out of the Krka river mouth and into the Adriatic. Here the Cathedral of St. Jacob is under UNESCO-World-Heritage protection and is regarded as the most magnificent sacral buildings on the Adriatic coast. The old town of Šibenik is bacons with its charm for an evening walk.  In the late afternoon we cast off once more on board the boat and cruise to Primošten for the night.

Day 7 (Fri): Primošten – Rogoznica – Trogir (aprx. 12 mi./20 km)

In the morning our last bike tour for the week takes us from Primošten through the hinterlands past rural villages to Rogoznica. In the afternoon we have the chance to stroll through the UNESCO world heritage city of Trogir. 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 (Sat): Trogir

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

Good to know

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

Changes
We reserve the right to make changes to the planned route due to changing wind and weather conditions, and where required by organizational necessities. The tour can also been operated in reverse order.

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

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. If a rental bike is used, 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 and 500 m above sea-level. The daily tours from 15 to 31 mi./25 to 50 km 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. You are free to set aside a half or full day to swim or spend on board the boat, instead of taking a planned bicycle-tour. Helmets use is mandatory on all cycling tours. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own well-fitted helmet. Rental helmets are available on board in limited number (on request).

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 bike-tours on their own strength. Please note that the minimum height for a rental hybrid bike is 1.20 m (4 ft.) and 1.50 m (4.9 ft.) for an e-bike. In Croatia there is a helmet duty for all children up to age of 16.

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. Catering starts with the dinner on the arrival day and ends with the breakfast on the departure day.

Which payment methods are accepted on board?
We do not accept credit cards on board of our boats. Payments such as drinks, tourist taxes, parking spaces etc. can be made in cash only. The accepted currency on board is CASH, either in the countries local currency or in Euro. Your local guide will point you in the right direction of the nearest ATM or currency conversion office.

Our ship
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.


Prices & information

Prices
Cabin type For Season 1 Season 2
Twin cabin on lower deck pers. €1490 €1590
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;

English-speaking tour guide;

Guided cycling tours as described in itinerary;

Bed linen and towels;

Plus-tour specials;

Entrance fees of the National Parks (group visits only);

Daily cabin cleaning;

Overview-maps for the daily tours on board.

Insolvenzabsicherung: Stichting Garantiefonds Reisgelden (SGR) und (nur für Endverbraucher aus Deutschland) Sicherungsschein über tourVERS

Reiseveranstalter sind nach geltendem Europäischen Recht dazu verpflichtet, erhaltene Kundengelder für den Fall eigener Zahlungsunfähigkeit oder Insolvenz abzusichern. Boat Bike Tours (Handelsregisternummer 3714 7084) ist ein in den Niederlanden unter Nummer 3734 registrierter Teilnehmer von SGR (Stichting Garantiefonds Reisgelden). Diese Registrierung ist auf www.sgr.nl überprüfbar. Die teilnehmenden Reiseveranstalter unterliegen dem in den Niederlanden gesetzlich vorgeschriebenen Garantieschutz des SGR Insolvenz-Garantiesystems. Gemäß der Garantieleistung von SGR werden dem Endverbraucher die im Voraus bezahlten Reisesummen erstattet, wenn der Reiseveranstalter finanziell nicht in der Lage ist, seine vertraglichen Verpflichtungen zu erfüllen. Sofern die Vereinbarung Transport beinhaltet und das Ziel bereits erreicht ist, wird die Rückreise arrangiert. Boat Bike Tours hat die vom Gesetzgeber vorgeschriebene Insolvenzversicherung für Endverbraucher, deren Wohnsitz in Deutschland ist, über die tourVERS, eines in Deutschland führenden Anbieters, abgeschlossen. Über 1.200 Veranstalter aller Größenordnungen und touristischen Bereiche sind über tourVERS versichert. Auf der Internetseite der tourVERS finden Sie alle Informationen zur Insolvenzabsicherung. Endverbraucher, die in Deutschland bewohnhaftet sind, erhalten bei Buchung bei Boat Bike Tours mit der Buchungsbestätigung auch den Sicherungsschein von tourVERS.

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Excluded in this tour

Transfer to Trogir;

Taxi transfer from the airport of Split to the ship in Trogir (one way approx. €20) or public transport on main road in front of the airport;

Water flat rate, visitor’s 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;

Please bring a beach towel, if needed;

Parking fee;

Other transfers;

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

Personal (travel) insurances;

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

Additional options & information

Rental E-bike with Ortlieb pannier: e-bike: € 160 per week;
Rental hybrid bicycle: € 80 per week
You can find a description of the bicycles when you click on ship.

– Insurance against theft and damage of the rental bike: e-bike: €20 /week; hybrid bicycle: €10 /week (not insured: grossly negligent damages)

– ½ a double cabin
– Surcharge for a cabin above deck: €200 p.p. (limited, on request, reservation required)
– Surcharge for a single cabin below deck: €500 (on request, reservation required)
– Surcharge for a single cabin above deck: €800 (on request, reservation required)
– A safe parking space: motorcycle: €30 /week; car up to 6 m in length: €50 /week, vehicle longer than 6 m: €100/week (on request, to be paid on-site to the tour guide)
– Exclusive transfers between Split airport and Trogir harbour: € 15 per person/way (on request)

Requirement to wear a helmet
Helmet use is mandatory on all bike rides. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own well-fitted helmet. Rental helmets are available on board in limited number (reservation requested).

Weight Limit of Bicycles Brought on Board
Please be aware, that we have a weight limit of 22 kg (48.5 lb), if you bring your own bicycle/e-bike on board of one of our boats. This limit is important to protect the health of our guides/crew members, than they have to lift the bikes on board.
If we consider it necessary, we will check the weight on site. If the weight limit is exceeded, we reserve the right to refuse taking the bike on board.

Participants
Minimum: 14
Maximum: 31+

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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Croatia: National Parks and islands of Dalmatia | PLUS Rated 8 out of 10 based on 1 reviews
4 stars

Christian Blain and Elizabeth Finch

Good trip. Nice boat and good guides. This trip was less biking than I expected and more sailings and free time. No real negatives other than it is different than expected. You really only go one one National Park ride / hike. The rest of the rides were just through small villages or inland. I did the southern tour before…

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Available ships for this tour

Premium Experience the higher levels of comfort, smaller groups and extra’s.
Ship Princeza Diana Croatia
max. 36 passengers
16 cabins
2 tours available with this ship
Premium Experience the higher levels of comfort, smaller groups and extra’s.
Ship Melody Croatia
max. 28 passengers
14 cabins
2 tours available with this ship

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