Southern Dalmatian Islands by Bike & Boat

Standard/Superior - Guided - 8 Days / 7 Nights, Approximately 220km.
Hybrid Bike / Electric Bike & Mountain Bike options on some departures

Croatia has a wonderful and dramatic coastline with thousands of islands, reefs and bays. There are romantic ruins, enchanting mountains, innumerable sites of natural beauty and phenomena.

Our bike tours in Southern Dalmatia, the smallest and most sparsely populated region of Croatia, will take you past unique little towns and the beautiful island countryside. Experience the beautiful island of Korčula with its picturesque old township; the wine growing peninsula of Pelješac; and, on the south of the peninsula, the island of Mljet, with its impressive national park. Our tour guide will guide you through the towns of Trogir, Hvar, Stari Grad and Korčula, some of which are protected as UNESCO‘s World Heritage sites.
 
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Your Journey

Day 1 (Saturday): Boarding in Trogir (cruise Trogir -Brac)

Check in from 2 pm – 2.30 pm. At 3 pm the crew cast off to the lovely island of Brac. Tonight will be spent in the quiet harbour of Milna.

Day 2 (Sunday): Islands of Solta and Hvar ( 20 km + 20 km)

Cruise over to Stormorska on the island of Salta to commence our first bike 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. Visit a local beekeeper to see the production of honey. After cycling round the island return to the boat in Stomorska.

Day 3 (Monday) Islands of Hvar and Korcula (cycling approx. 22 km)

Cycle on almost traffic free roads to the Island‘s capital Hvar through lovely landscapes and lavender fields (in full bloom between July and August). Don’t forget to try the lavender honey. Free time to explore Hvar where we visit the magnificent Renaissance square and enjoy the view from the Spanish Fortress high above the town. After enjoy a leisurely cruise to the nearby island of Korcula. Enroute we may stop in a quiet bay for a swim, before mooring in the pleasant port town of Vela Luka for the night.

Day 4 (Tuesday ) Korčula Island (62 km)

Today’s ride leads you along the length of what is widely considered to be Dalmatia’s most beautiful island. The route leads us through aromatic pine forests and along the island’s incredibly scenic south coast where a string of tiny islands dot the surface of the coral blue sea. We’ll stop at a taverna where lunch is at your own expense before pedalling on along a scenic coastal road enjoying more fabulous sea views. The last section leads us via the village of Blato, like Rome built on seven hills, along a pass road across Pupnat Bay and finally to Korčula town, where we have time to walk through the wonderful old town with its narrow “fishbone like” alleys. We stay overnight in Korčula town.

Day 5 (Wednesday) Brac Island (25 - 35 km)

Cruise to the island of Bra, famous for its shining white marble which was used for the White House and the Reichstag in Berlin. We moor in the pleasant little port town of Sumartin on the island’s eastern tip. After lunch commence a bike tour with an initial climb up to the town of Selca. You have a choice to shorten the ride depending on the weather conditions as well as the boat’s organizational requirements. On the longer itinerary you follow a network of rural undulating roads, passing mulberry and fig trees, olive groves vineyards and lanes further up the coast to Pucisca. Either way you’ll enjoy the ride and love spending the night in the atmospheric little town of Pucisca with its inviting square and serene setting.

Day 6 (Thursday) Omiš - Split (cycling approx. 15 or 44 km)

After breakfast cycle from Omis into the valley of the Cetina River, which is surrounded by steepcliff faces. After 18 km you have the option of taking part in a 4-hour rafting tour (not included in tour price) on the Cetina River followed by a short 7 km ride back to the ship. Those not opting for the rafting trip will continue along small side roads and varied landscapes to Omis with 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 Emperor Diocletian, is a World Heritage site. Overnight stay in Split.

Day 7 (Friday) Split – Marjan (cycling approx. 15 km)

Our last bike ride is to Mount Marjan, a popular recreational site for the residents of Split which offers fantastic views of the city and surrounding islands. Afterwards we board the ship and enjoy the last crossing back to Trogir where we have enough time to visit the old city, a World Heritage site. Traditionally the last evening dinner before disembarkation is spent with guests, crew and guides.

Day 8 (Saturday) Cruise ends in Trogir

After breakfast disembark by 9 am

Terrain/Grade

Moderate – Challenging: It is hilly - cycle tours require a good level of fitness, acquired from steady cycling and long uphill climbs if you wish to use a 21-speed Hybrid bike. Electric bikes will allow anyone of average fitness to manage the hills. The tours will take us up to a height of 200 - 500 m above sea-level.

Meals

4 days full board (3 meals) and 3 days with half board (2 meals/day).

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