Highlights of the tour such as the Diocletian Palace in Split, the Golden Horn of Brac, the picturesque old town of Korcula and the lavender island of Hvar along with many other scenic islands make this journey an unforgettable experience.
Culture does not fall by the wayside. This tour is in many ways similar to the regular South Dalmatia tour, making the Plus Tour a great alternative should your dream tour date in South Dalmatia already be booked out. Depending on wind and weather we reserve the right to run this tour in reverse.
First Class Boat “Melody“ (all cabins with en-suite facilities)
Built in 2014/2015, the 42 m long and 8,30 m wide Melody is a floating deluxe hotel, crafted for the regeneration of body and mind, which accompanies your journey to Croatia‘s most beautiful harbour towns. Her exquisite décor and elegant form conjure a regenerative atmosphere for the comfort of small groups of up to 31 people. The 15 capacious guest cabins (14 – 15 sqm) are characterized by a high-class interior with air conditioning, shower cabin and toilet, hairdryer, SAT-TV, and safe. Eight of the above deck cabins have two single beds and another two cabins are equipped with a double bed. One of the below deck located cabins has three seperated beds, two other cabins below deck have two separate beds and the last two cabins have a double. Double beds: 200 x 160 cm, twin beds: 200 x 90 cm, all with Diamona mattresses. The salon of Melody impresses with its generous amount of space and elegant ambience. Dark parquet floor and chairs stylishly contrast with the white and black stools at the bar. The large tables invite you to linger and turn into a richly laid banquet table at mealtimes. Relaxation is limitless on the spacious sundeck, in the wellness room or in the jacuzzi on the top deck. Eight crew members are registered under captain Pave to cater for the wellbeing of the passengers on board.
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 harbour. Overnight stay in Stari Grad
Day 2 (Sun): Islands of Hyar and Vis (aprx. 12.5 mi./20 km + 15 mi./22 km)
Today’s first cycle tour leads us along the almost traffic free pass road through nicely set small villages. After breakfast in Stari Grad we do a second cycle tour to the quaint harbors of Jelsa and Vrboska. Afterwards we return to Stari Grad, which has become a Mecca for artists and art lovers in the past few years. A second cycle tour leads us to the islands capital Hvar, where we visit the magnificent Renaissance Square and enjoy the view at the Spanish Fortress which is situated high above the city. We hop on board again and cross over to Vis Island at about 6 pm. 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. After cycling the boat takes us to the Island of Korčula. Overnight stay in Vela Luka
Day 4 (Tue): Korčula Island (aprx. 30 mi./48 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 “fishbone like” alleys. We stay overnight in Korčula town.
Day 5 (Wed): Hvar Island (aprx. 28 mi./ 45 km)
We cruise to the island of Hvar once more and go ashore in Sućuraj, which is avery unique, picturesque little fishing village at the easternmost tip of the island of Hvar. Dalmatia mainland is almost within one’s reach. Todays cycle tour leads us along the long-drawn-out island till Jelsa, where the ship is expecting us for another cruise. Overnight stay in Omiš
Day 6 (Thu): Omiš – Split (aprx. 19 or 27 mi./30 or 43 km)
We cycle from Omiš through the valley of the Cetina River which is surrounded by steep rocks. After 12.5 mi./20 km we have the choice to take part on a four hours rafting tour on the Cetina River (not included in the tour price) and afterwards a small cycle tour of about 6.2 mi./ 10 km back to the boat – or to expand the cycling tour (no rafting) to 27 mi./43 km along small side roads and versatile landscapes until reaching Omiš and its pirate castles. 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 mi./19 km)
After crossing over to Stomorska 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 herb smells of lavender and rosemary accompanies us along our tour through this island. We load the bikes onto the ship in Maslinica and 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 or extended stay in Dalmatia/Croatia.
We reserve the right to make changes to the planned itinerary due to changing wind and weather conditions as well as organizational requirements. Should it be the case for example that the harbours on the above mentioned tour sequence are overcrowded, the tour will be operated in reverse.
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– Reservation fee: €15 per booking/group (obligatory surcharge);
– Transfers to/from place of (dis)embarkation in Trogir (Croatia);
– Taxi transfer from the airport of Split to the ship in Trogir (one way ca. €20) or public transport on main road in front of the airport;
– Water flate rate, Visitor’s tax and local charges €40 for adults or €20 for children up to age 16 (to be paid to the captain);
– Meals and drinks ashore;
– Drinks on board (tally sheet, to be paid to the captain);
– Entrance fees & excursions;
– Tips for crew and tour-guides.
Additional optional services:
– Surcharge for a cabin above deck: €150 p.p. for Princeza Diana / €200 p.p. for Melody (limited, on request, reservation required)
– Surcharge for a single cabin below deck: €500 (on request, reservation required)
– Surcharge for a single cabin above deck: €700 (Princeza Diana)/€800 (Melody) (on request, reservation required)
– ½ a double cabin can be booked (on request, reservation required)
– Rental bikes: 21-speed hybrid bike with pannier bag: €80 or E-Bike CUBE with pannier bag: €160
– 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)
– 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 Trogir: prices on request
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DEPARTURE DATES 2017:
Departures on Saturdays from/to Trogir (Croatia):
Princeza Diana: April 15 and 29; May 27; June 24; July 8; September 9 and 23; Oct. 7 and 21, 2017.
Melody: May 6 and 20; June 3 and 17; July 15 and 22; August 5 and 19; September 2, 16 and 30; October 14, 2017
TOURPRICE 2017 per person:
For the departure dates April 15 and 29, Oct. 7 and 21 the tour price is € 1,190 per person
For all other departure dates the tour price is € 1,290 per person
For the departure dates on May 6 and Oct. 14 the tour price is € 1,290 p.p.;
For all other departure dates is the tour price € 1,390 per person;
These tour prices are valid when booking a twin cabin for 2 persons on lower deck.
Reservation fee: €15 per booking/group (obligatory surcharge);
Rental bikes: 21-speed hybrid bike with pannier bag: €80 per week;
E-Bike CUBE with pannier bag: €160 per week;
– You can book a cabin for three persons and get a 50% price reduction for the third person (regardless of age). Three-bed-cabins are furnished with one double and a single bed. Further the third person doesn’t have to pay the above deck charge.
– Children up to age 16 receive a 25% discount on the basic tour price. (not in combination with the 50% discount); Surcharge for single cabin use will be added.
REQUIREMENTS (LEVEL 2-3):
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 a 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 500 m above sea-level. The day-tours from 12 to 31 mi. (20 to 50 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. Each day you can either decide to cycle alone, using the information and maps provided, or join one of our tour guides or other participants. 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).
The cook on board 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.
Due to our international audience the tours are conducted bilingually, in English and German.
We reserve the right to make changes to the planned itinerary due to changing wind and weather conditions as well as organizational requirements. Should it be the case for example that the harbors on the above mentioned tour sequence are overcrowded, the tour will be operated in reverse.
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. 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.
Boat Bike Tours BV
’t Prooyen 3-B
1141 VD Monnickendam
Tel: +31 299 313071
Fax: +31 299 313065
Minimum number of participants is 14. The maximum number of participants is 36+.
Legal notice: Tour operator and organizing company for this Dalmatia Tour is Inselhuepfen/Radurlaub Zeitreisen GmbH, Constance, Germany.
Other conditions may apply to this tour: further details on request.
Updated: August 30th, 2016