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Location: Croatia - Trogir
Price: From € 890,-

Bike and Barge Croatia: Southern Dalmatia | Multiple barges available

Our bike-tours in Croatia Southern Dalmatia, which is the smallest and most sparsely populated region of Croatia, will take you past unique little towns and the beautiful island countryside. These tours will let you experience the beautiful island of Korčula with its picturesquely situated old township, the island Vis- situated far outside at the sea- and the beautiful lavender island of Hvar. Stroll around Hvar town with its mighty fortress and enjoy the calmness of the artists town Stari Grad. The tour guide explains you the towns of Trogir, Hvar, Stari Grad and Korčula, which are almost all protected under UNESCO‘s World Heritage list.

This tour is occasionally offered parallel to the mountain bike cruise in Southern Dalmatia on the same boat. In this case one tour guide will cycle with the mountain bikers while the other will accompany the trekking cyclists. Due to changing wind and weather conditions as well as organizational requirements the tour could be conducted in reverse order.

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Southern-dalmatia

 

  • Dates/Prices Southern Dalmatia

  • Ship information

    Kapetan Jure
    At 27 x 7 m the Kapetan Jure built in 2000, counts as one of the smallest ships of our Croatian fleet. With an impressive 100 navigated tours she entered the Islandhopping history book. The fine detail etched into the wooden ship mirrors the seafaring affection of its captain. The spacious salon is decorated with shells, amphorae and showcases full of sailor’s knots. At the bow a mermaid keeps watch for the safe navigation of the ship.  11 Of the 15 cabins (7 – 8 m²) are on deck. 10 of these are furnished with the two beds (200 x 80 cm) arranged side by side, while one cabin has bunk beds. The remaining 4 cabins are below deck, and are furnished with a French bed (200 x 140 cm) and a porthole. The cabins have simple, but functional equipment and have air conditioning, tiled, all-in-one showers. washbasin and toilet, hair-dryer, safe and a small wardrobe or an open shelf. There is enough space for sleeping and storing a sea bag or a travel bag. Captain Anton and his crew form an experienced team, which knows how to pamper their guests with delicious specialties.

    Romantica
    The Romantica of captain Jure was launched only in May 2007. The ship is 32 m long and 7,6 m wide and it possesses a solid structural steelwork, which, as the name says, connects romance with modern trend and functionally. To the elegant appearance of his ship captain Jure pays a lot of attention: 17 comfortably equipped cabins with a size of 9-10 square metres also offer sufficient area to larger groups to accommodation. The Romantica has nine above deck cabins, of which five have a French (200 x 160 cm) and four of them separated beds (200 x 80 cm) available. There are three cabins with separated beds and two cabins with a French bed below deck. Additionally there are two more cabins, which are equipped with a French bed and a single bed (for 3 people).  The interior of the cabins is functional and bright including a bathroom with toilet and separated shower, but also air-conditioning and a hair dryer. The far sundeck offers couch mats and deck chairs for sunbathing and relaxing. A characteristic of the ship is a platform at the stern of the boat, from which you can take a bath in the sea in a very comfortable way.

    San Snova

    The San Snova is a new wooden motor sailer that was launched in spring 2009. The ship, constructed entirely of oak, was built in three years by the Scherka family in their own carpentry workshop as family project. The ship, 100 ft./31 m long and 26 ft./8 m wide, meets the highest expectations in regard to comfort, elegance and style, combining romantic seafaring with modernity and functionalism. The crew and the captain care for an immaculate appearance and a fun loving atmosphere on board the ship. Above deck the MS San Snova has 6 double cabins with French beds (6,5 ft./200 cm x 5,2 ft./160 cm) and 5 triple cabins with double beds (6,5 ft./200 cm x 5,2 ft./160 cm) and single bunk bed (6,5 ft./200 cm x 2,6 ft./80 cm) and below deck there are 3 spacious triple cabins with one double bed and a single bunk bed. All cabins are air-conditioned and equipped with shower and toilet and hairdryer. The fittings of the cabins as well as the saloon and the outside area are of superior quality with many carefully created details. The roomy sun deck offers comfortable mats for relaxing and lounge chairs are found on the after-deck. So let yourself be pampered and enjoy the “Dream of Dreams” (San Snova), as the Scherka family – whom speaks German and English fluently – named their ship!

  • Program Southern Dalmatia 2018

    Tour Details Croatia: Southern Dalmatia | Multiple barges

    Day 1 (Sat): Embarkation: Trogir – Island Brac
    Individual arrival by car to Trogir or by plane to Split airport, which is about 5 km/3 mi. 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 Brac Island. Overnight stay in the sedate harbor of Milna.

    Day 2 (Sun): Islands of Solta and Hvar (aprx. 12.5 mi./20 km + 12.5 mi./20 km)
    After crossing over to Stomorska on the island of Šolta we commence our first tour. Walled fields, numerous olive groves, locust bean and fig trees line the roads. The herbal scent of lavender and rosemary accompanies us along our tour across the island. Our visit to a local beekeeper offers an interesting impression into the production of local honey. After cycling around the island we return to our ship in Stomorska. Our afternoon cycling tour on the Island of Hvar leads us through 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. 

    Day 3 (Mon): Islands Hvar and Korčula (aprx. 14 mi./22 km)
    Today’s tour leads us along the almost traffic free pass road through nicely set small villages to the islands capital, Hvar, where we visit the magnificent Renaissance Square and enjoy the view from the Spanish Fortress, situated high above the city. After today’s tour the boat takes us to the Island of Korčula. Overnight stay in Vela Luka.

    Day 4 (Tue): Korčula Island (Approx. 38 mi./62 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): Brač Island (aprx. 22 mi./35 km)
    We cruise to the island of Brač, which is famous for its shining white marble which was also used for the White House and the Reichstag in Berlin. After a lunch break we start our bicycle tour from Sumartin to the lovely fishing village Povlja or to the picturesque town Pučišća. Overnight stay in Pučišća.

    Day 6 (Thu): Pučišća – OmišOmiš – Split (aprx. 16 or 27 mi./15 or 44 km)
    After a morning crossing to Omiš we cycle through the valley of the Cetina River which is surrounded by steep rocks. After 11 mi./18 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 4 mi./ 7 km back to the boat – or to expand the cycling tour (no rafting) to 27 mi./44 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): Split Marjan (aprx. 9 mi./15 km) | Split – Trogir
    In the morning we prepare for our last bike ride to Mount Marjan. A popular recreational site for the residents of Split, which offers fantastic views of the city and the surrounding islands. Afterwards we board the ship and enjoy the last crossing to Trogir. There is still plenty of time to visit the Old Town, listed as a World Cultural Heritage site. The last evening aboard our ship is celebrated in traditional fashion. While enjoying the communal dinner in a celebrative atmosphere we will have the chance for a last get-together with our crew and tour guides.

    Day 8 (Sat): Disembarkation: Trogir
    After breakfast disembarkation until 9 am and individual departure.

    Details: In italics printed parts will be covered by the ship.

    Changes:
    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.

  • Included

    INCLUDED:
    – 8-day-trip on a motorized yacht with a crew;
    – 7 nights in a double cabin with shower/toilet; (1/2 double cabin can be booked on request);
    – 4x full board and 3x half board (option to have a picnic for lunch);
    – English-speaking tour guide;
    – Guided cycling tours and sightseeing as described in itinerary;
    – Bed linen and towels; fresh towels at mid-week;
    – Daily cabin cleaning;
    – Overview-maps for the daily tours on board.

    NOT INCLUDED:
    – Reservation fee;
    – 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 €40 adults or €20 for children up to age 16 (to be paid to the captain);
    – Meals and beverages ashore;
    – Beverages on board (tally sheet);
    – Entrance fees & excursions;
    – Cetina Rafting (to be paid on site);
    – Tips for crew and tour-guides.

    ADDITIONAL OPTIONAL SERVICES:
    – A ½ double cabin can be booked;
    – Charge for a cabin on deck: €100 p.p. for comfort ship Kapetan Jure / €150 p.p. for premium ships Romantica and San Snova (limited, on request, reservation required);
    – Surcharge for a single cabin below deck on the Kapetan Jure: €300; on the San Snova and Romantica: €500 (on request, reservation required);
    – Surcharge for a single cabin on deck on the Kapetan Jure: €400; on the San Snova and Romantica: €700 (on request, reservation required);
    – Rental bike: 21-speed hybrid bike rental with bicycle bag: € 80 or E-Bike with 9-gear-hub-shifting (Cube Cross) with Ortlieb pannier: €160 (limited, on request);
    – 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 euro/week; car up to 6 m in length: 50 euro/week, vehicle longer than 6 m: 100 euro/week (on request, to be paid on-site to the tour guide)
    – Additional night (B&B) near/in Trogir: prices on request.

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  • Cabin types and prices 2018

    DEPARTURE DATES Southern Dalmatia 2018:
    Departures on Saturdays from/to Trogir (Croatia):

    Ship Kapetan Jure: April 28; May 12 and 26; June 9; August 25; September 8 and 22, Oct. 6 and 20, 2018.
    Premium ship Romantica: March 31; April 7 and 21; May 5 and 19; June 2, 16 and 30; July 14 and 28; August 18; September 1, 15 and 29 and October 13, 2018
    Premium ship San Snova: April 21 and 28; May 5 and 12; June 2, 9, 16 and 23; August 25, September 8 and 29; October 6, 2018.

    On the some dates on the San Snova ( in April May, June, Sept. 29 and in Oct.) hybrid- and MTB tours will be operated parallel on the same boat. One tour guide will attend the hybrid bike group while the other one will guide the mountain bike group.

    TOURPRICE 2018 per person | Southern Dalmatia:

    Kapetan Jure: For all departure dates the tour price is € 990 per person
                                   
    Romantica: For the departure dates on March 31, April 7 and 21, May 5 and Oct. 13 the tour price is € 1,090 p.p.;
    For all other departure dates is the tour price € 1,190 per person;

    San Snova: For departures April 21 and 28, May 5 and 12 and Oct 6 is the tour price € 1,090 p.p.;
    For all other departure dates is the tour price € 1,190 per person;

    These tour prices are valid when booking a twin cabin for 2 persons on lower deck.

    REDUCTIONS:
    – With three persons sharing a cabin (not possible on Kapetan Jure), we allow a 50 % discount on the basic tour price for the third person, regardless of age, and do neither charge the above-deck surcharge for the third person. Three-bed-cabins are furnished with one double and a single bed.
    – 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.

  • Good to know

    Bicycles on board:
    Hybrid bicycles: the basic bicycles with trapeze frame or diamond frame are available in four frame sizes: trapeze frame in 46 and 52 cm or diamond frame with top tube in 56 and 60 cm. All bicycles are equipped with a precise Shimano gear shift, Shimano V-brakes with strong “bite”, 28 inch hollow chamber rims with quick clambs, safety mudguards and a comfortable touring saddle of Selle Royal. There is an Ortlieb pannier bag available for each bike. The price for these rental bikes is €80 per week.
    E-Bike: the Cube Cross Hybrid Pro Allroad 500 is characterized by their light weight (20kg without the battery installed) and their ability to ride in varying terrain. This model is fitted with a performance motor, the most advanced e-bike motor on the market. The 9 gears are perfectly in tune with the motor and are easy to operate. We offer a trapeze frame for all guests up to 179cm, and a diamond frame for people 180cm+. There is an Ortlieb pannier bag available for each bike. The rental price for an E-Bike is €160 per week (limited, on request).

    For organizational reasons, guests can only bring their own bicycles after previous request and confirmation by the organizing company. Additional information on request.

    CATERING:
    The cook on board is a member of the crew and prepares the breakfast and and or two warm meals a day. The catering consists of 4x full board and 3x half board. Catering starts with the dinner on the arrival day and ends with the breakfast on the departure day.

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

    CHANGES:
    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.

    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. Please note that the minimum height for a rental bike is 1.20 m (4 ft.). For children under 16 years, there is also a legal helmet use in Croatia.

    Level 2 – 3:
    The bike-tours require a basic level of fitness from participants, which they should have acquired from steady cycling. The tours will take you up to a height of between 200 and 500 m above sea-level. The day-tours from 20 to 50 km/12 to 31 mi. will take you 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 bikes. You traverse mostly asphalted roads, which are rarely traveled on outside the holiday 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 bike-tour. Helmet use is mandatory on all cycle tours. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own (well-fitted) helmet. Helmets are available on board in limited number (reservation requested).

    CONTACT:
    Boat Bike Tours BV
    ’t Prooyen 3-B
    1141 VD Monnickendam
    The Netherlands
    Tel: +31 299 313071
    Fax: +31 299 313065
    info@boatbiketours.com
    www.boatbiketours.com

    The minimum number of participants for this tour is 16 passengers. The maximum number of participants is 36.

    Legal notice: Tour operator and organizing company for this Dalmatia Tour is Inselhuepfen/Radurlaub Zeitreisen GmbH, Konstanz, Germany.
    Other conditions may apply to this tour: further details on request.

    Updated: July 28, 2017.

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