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Highlights of this tour

UNESCO Trogir, Hvar, Stari Grad, Korčula

Islands of Brač, Hvar, Korčula in style

205 km / 128 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 3 Difficulty level 3
Duration of the tour.
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Bike and Barge Croatia: Southern Dalmatia and islands – PLUS | Princeza Diana & Melody

Our Southern Dalmatia “PLUS” tours offer our guests a Plus all round, which makes the Island-hopping tours so unique; a comfortable first class motor yacht, unlimited availability of e-bike hire and pleasant surprises along the way.

On our South Dalmatia Plus Tour we discover the exceptional natural beauty of the South Dalmatian coastline and island world on board of one of the elegant first class ships, the Princeza Diana or Melody. Highlights of the tour include the Diocletian Palace in Split, the picturesque old town of Korcula and the lavender island of Hvar combined with islands of simpler heritage, provides an unforgettable travel experience. A true cultural insight.

This tour is similar to the regular South Dalmatia tour, making these tours a great alternative should your preferred tour date in South Dalmatia already be booked out. Depending on wind and weather we reserve the right to run this tour in reverse.

Day to day program 2020

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.

Day 1 (Sat): Trogir (Embarkation) – Hvar Island

Individual arrival by car to Trogir or by plane to Split airport, which is about 3mi./ 5 km away from the harbor of Trogir. After check in on the motor yacht between 2 and 2:30 pm the first cruise starts about 3 pm from Trogir to Hvar Island. Stari Grad is the second largest settlement on the Island of Hvar and well known for its important harbor. Overnight stay in Stari Grad.

Day 2 (Sun): Islands of Hvar and Vis (aprx. 12.5 mi./20 km)

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

Day 3 (Mon): Vis Island (aprx. 20 mi./32 km)

Vis is the furthermost island from mainland Croatia. A Greek colony called Issa has been on the island 2,300 years ago. Due to its strategic location it was a military zone until 1995 and prohibited for foreign tourists. Today we have the opportunity to explore the lovely island by bicycle. Alternatively there is a possibility to participate in a three-hour jeep tour around the island (about 35 Euro). After cycling the boat takes us to the Island of Korčula. Overnight stay in Vela Luka.

Day 4 (Tue): Korčula Island (aprx. 37.5 mi./60 km)

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 build on seven hills, along a pass road across Pupnat bay and finally to Korčula town, where we have time to take a walk through the wonderful old town with its narrow “fish-bone like” alleys. We stay overnight in Korčula town.

Day 5 (Wed): Island Brač (aprx. 17 mi./27 km)

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 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 Pučišća. The picturesque harbor is home to one of the most famous masonry schools in Croatia. The creations of the students decorate the harbor village. Overnight stay Pučišća.

Day 6 (Thu): Omiš – Split (aprx. 27 mi./44 km)

A short boats crossing during breakfast to Omis. Today you have the choice between taking part on a bike tour around the Cetina Canyon or participating on a rafting excursion down the Cetina River (not included in the tour 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 boat by a bus and are 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 boat in the 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 Caesar Diocletian, is a world heritage site. Overnight stay in Split.

Day 7 (Fri): Šolta Island (aprx. 12.5 mi./20 km)

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 smells of rosemary accompanies us along our tour through this island. Our boat 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 world heritage site. The last evening aboard 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 crew and your tour guides.

Day 8 (Sat): Trogir (Disembarkation)

After breakfast disembarkation until 9 am and individual trip home.

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 3
Our cycle tours fit for both: hybrid and e-bikers. You have to decide beforehand, which bicycle you like to rent, if you decide to rent one. 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 to 650 m above sea-level. The day-tours from 12 to 37.5 mi. (20 to 60 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, during which they are, however, also permitted to push their bicycles. We traverse mostly asphalted roads, which are rarely frequented outside the holiday seasons.

You are free to set aside a half or full day to swim or to 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).

Bringing 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 bikes 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. 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 - 2020
Cabin type For Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Season 4
Twin cabin below deck 2 pers. €1490 €1590 €1690 €1790
Included in this tour

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

7 nights in a twin cabin below deck 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;

Daily cabin cleaning;

Overview-maps for the daily tours on board.

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 €50 for adults or €25 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;

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

Cetina river rafting (to be paid on site);

Personal (travel) insurances;

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

Additional options & information 2020
  • Rental E-bike with Ortlieb pannier: e-bike: € 180 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)
  • Shared twin cabin (on request)
  • Surcharge for a cabin on deck: €200 per person (on request, reservation required);
  • Surcharge for a single cabin below deck: €500 (on request, reservation required);
  • Surcharge for a singe cabin on deck: €800 (on request, reservation required)
  • A Safe parking space: Motor cycle: €30 /week, car until 6 m of length: €50/week, vehicle above 6 m of length: €100 /week (to be paid on-site to the tour guide)
  • Customized transfers between Split airport and Trogir harbor: 15 euro per person/way (day of embarkation/disembarkation only)

 

Requirement to wear a helmet
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).

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.



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. 33 passengers
16 cabins
2 tours available with this ship

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