Highlights of this tour

Croatia: National Parks Dalmatia Islands

Parks, Krka-waterfalls & Kornati Islands

140 km / 88 miles

Motoryachts with max. 34 – 36 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
Duration of the tour.
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Bike and Barge Croatia: National Parks and islands of Dalmatia | San Snova and Romantica

Croatia has a beautiful coast with thousands of islands, reefs and bays. Numerous romantic ruins, charming hills, countless natural beauties are waiting to be discovered.

The National Parks of Dalmatia bicycle cruise is one of our easiest tour. We invite you to spend a week by boat and bike between the mainland and the islands. Good cuisine, an open minded crew and knowledgeable tour guides are expecting you. We visit two National Parks and the islands of Central Dalmatia, starting from Trogir. Highlights include UNESCO protected old town of Trogir, Primošten, Šibenik with its famous cathedral, Zadar, National Park Krka-waterfalls and Kornati Islands. On a romantic motor yacht, our floating accommodation, we discover the charm of the Adriatic in our own special way.

Parallel to some of our National Parks of Dalmatia tour dates we are also offering the National Parks of Dalmatia PLUS tour with one of the first class ships Princeza Diana or Melody. On this tour E-bike- and hybrid bike rides are conducted parallel – the itinerary is similar. Therefore the PLUS tours would be the perfect alternative if the desired tour date on the regular tour is already fully booked or if you are looking for a tour on an even more luxury boat.

Day to day program

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. If necessary the tour will be operated in reverse.

1st Day (Sat): Trogir (Embarkation) – Rogoznica

Individual arrival either by car to Trogir or by plane to Split. After checking in on the motor yacht between 2 and 2:30 pm at Trogir your first cruise starts at 3 pm leading you to Rogoznica – a village on a small island which is connected to the mainland by a dam. Here you also spend our first night.

2nd Day (Sun): Rogoznica – Primošten (aprx. 12 mi./20 km) | Primošten – Šibenik – Skradin 

In the morning we cycle from Rogoznica to Primošten. From there the boat takes us to the city of Šibenik to the spot where the Krka River flows into the Adriatic Sea. After visiting the famous cathedral and the lovely old town we set off again. On the cruise we pass the lower course of the river Krka following the river bend until we reach Skradin. In the port of the village we spend your night.

3rd Day (Mo): National Park of Krka – Vodice (aprx. 12 mi./20 km)

The magnificent port of Skradin is today’s starting point for our excursion by boat and on foot to the most famous part of the Krka National Park with its unique waterfalls. In the early afternoon our boat takes you to the harbor of Vodice, a well-known holiday town on the Dalmatian mainland. From here we mount the bicycles again for a round trip.

4th Day (Tue): Vodice – Island of Murter – Nature Park Telašćica (aprx. 27 km/16 mi.)

In the morning we cycle from Vodice to Murter Island that is connected to the mainland by the lift bridge at Tisno. We pass the bridge and cycle along the water front, passing by two very old coastal villages, until we reach a small landing place from where the boat takes us on a cruise through the National Park Kornati, an archipelago in crystal clear water which is known for its rich aquatic realm. Our destination is the Nature Park Telašćica. In the evening a walk through the park leads us along the stunning cliffs of the island. The famous Silver Lake – known by movies of Winnetou – is also located in the Nature Park. Overnight stay on the Island of Dugi Otok.

5th Day (Wed): Island of Dugi Otok (aprx. 16 mi. / 25 km) | Dugi Otok – Zadar

After breakfast and a short crossing to Sali, today’s cycling tour leads us along a virtually traffic-free and panoramic road. We ride across the whole island. During the ride we’re treated to countless unforgettable vistas of the islands in the deep blue sea. We meet our ship for a crossing to Zadar, which, for centuries, was the political, cultural and spiritual center of Dalmatia. Our tour guide takes us on an extensive walk through the lanes of the lively old center. 3,000 years of history have left their imprint on the character of this town and there are many things to be admired: the mighty fortified walls with their bastions, the loggia but also the early Romanesque St. Donatus Basilica.

6th Day (Thu) Islands of Ugljan and Pašman – Island of Zlarin (aprx. 20 mi/33 km)

During breakfast the boat crosses to the island of Ugljan at the channel of Zadar. Today we have a lot of time to explore both of the islands Ugljan and Pašman by bicycle. They have been connected by a bridge. We cycle along the East Coast, always with beautiful views to the mainland and the ocean. Afterwards our boat cruises to the coral island of Zlarin.

7th Day (Fri) Island of Solta (aprx. 9 mi./15 km) | Solta – Trogir

In the morning our motor yacht takes us to the island of Solta. Olive and fig trees and farmland surround the streets. The spicy smell of rosemary will follow you throughout the whole tour around the silent island until we reach the village Grohote. During mid day our last cruise takes us back to Trogir. Here we have enough time to visit the world cultural heritage old town. After dinner it is time to say goodbye to crew and travel guides.

8th day (Sat) Trogir (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. If necessary the tour will be operated in reverse.

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

Level 1 – 2
The bike routes require a basic level of fitness, which you should have acquired by occasional or daily cycling. The routes can reach an altitude of 328 ft. to 985 ft/100 to 300 meters. The daily routes of 9 to 22 mi./15 to 35 km cover hilly terrain and can be completed without time constraints. You will also come across some rather steep climbs, where walking your bike is of course permitted. The roads are mostly asphalted and there is little traffic outside of holiday periods. This tour is primarily a guided group tour. Upon consultation with your tour guides, the possibility to cycle on your own along recommended, suitable routes, may present itself. 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).

Bringing children
We believe that only children in a good physical condition and of a minimum age of 10 and previous bicycle tour experience are able to master the bike-tours on their own strength. For children with a body height of minimum 1.20 m (4 ft.) special children bicycles are offered. Children that are younger than 16 years are obliged to wear a helmet by the Croatian law.

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

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.

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.

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.


Prices & information

Prices & availability

Below you see an overview of the available (blue) dates; the yellow dot means that this date has 2 or less cabins available, orange is ‘on request’ and red means that on this date there aren’t any cabins available. Then click on the preferred date. After this, choose your ship (some tours have only one ship, and therefore there is no choice), the number of cabins in the required (and available) category, any desired additional products, and ‘local costs’ (such as special dietary needs, which you usually pay for onboard). On the right side, you’ll find the ‘Booking Summary.’ After completing your preferences and necessary information click ‘Book now’ to finalize your booking.

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Pricing overview - 2019
Cabin type For April 27+May 11+Oct 5 May 25 - Sept 28
Twin cabin below deck 2 pers. €1190 €1290
Pricing overview - 2020
Cabin type For Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Season 4
Twin cabin below deck 2 pers. €1090 €1190 €1290 €1390
Included in this tour

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

7 nights in a twin cabin with shower/toilet;

4x full board and 3x half board;

English-speaking tour guide;

Guided cycling tours and sightseeing as described in itinerary;

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

Bed linen and towels; fresh towels at mid-week;

Daily cabin cleaning;

Overview-maps for the daily tours on board.

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Excluded in this tour

Transfers to/from place of (dis)embarkation in Trogir (Croatia);

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;

Flat rate for bottled water, Visitor’s tax and local charges €50 adults or €25 for children up to age 16 (to be paid to the captain);

Meals and beverages ashore;

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

Entrance fees & excursions;

Tips for crew and tour-guides.

Additional options & information 2019

Rental bike: 21-speed hybrid bike with bicycle bag: € 80
Rental E-Bike with 9-gear-hub-shifting with Ortlieb pannier: €160 (limited, on request);
You can find a description of the bicycles when you click on ship.

Insurance against theft and damage of the 21-gear rental bicycle: €10/week or of the E-bike: €20/week(not insured: grossly negligent damages);

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.

ADDITIONAL OPTIONAL SERVICES:
– A ½ double cabin can be booked;
– Surcharge p.p. for a cabin above deck: €150 p.p. (limited, on request, reservation required);
– Surcharge for a double cabin for single use below deck: €400 (on request, reservation required);
– Surcharge for a double cabin for single use above deck: €600 (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)
– Additional night (B&B) near/in Trogir: prices on request.

Participants
Minimum: 14
Maximum: 30+

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.

Additional options & information 2020
  • Rental bike: 21-speed hybrid bike with bicycle bag: € 80
  • Rental E-Bike with 9-gear-hub-shifting with Ortlieb pannier: €180 (limited, on request);
  • You can find a description of the bicycles when you click on ship.
  • Insurance against theft and damage of the 21-gear rental bicycle: €10/week or of the E-bike: €20/week(not insured: grossly negligent damages);

 

ADDITIONAL OPTIONAL SERVICES:

  • Shared twin cabin (on request);
  • Surcharge p.p. for a cabin above deck: €150 p.p. (limited, on request, reservation required);
  • Surcharge for a double cabin for single use below deck: €500 (on request, reservation required);
  • Surcharge for a double cabin for single use above deck: €700 (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)
  • Additional night (B&B) near/in Trogir: prices on request.


Requirement to wear a helmet 
Helmets are mandatory on our bike tours. It is advised to bring your own, well fitted, helmet with you as our rental helmet numbers are limited (reservation required).

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 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. It is not possible to bring your own E-Bikes
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: 30+

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.



Reviews

Croatia: National Parks and islands of Dalmatia 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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