Croatian Odyssey - Islands, Bays & Ancient Towns of Central Dalmatia

 

On this trip you visit two national parks and the islands of Central Dalmatia.
Croatia has a beautiful and well-indented coast with thousands of islands, reefs and bays. Numerous romantic ruins, charming hills, countless natural beauties and phenomena are waiting to be discovered. Spend a week cruising between the mainland and the sea spending your days cycling. You visit two national parks and the islands of Central Dalmatia. Highlights include UNESCO World Heritage site of Trogir’s Old Town, Primosten, Sibenik with its famous cathedral, Zadar, National Parks Krka-Waterfalls and Kornati Islands. You cycle off after a hearty breakfast. At midday meet the ship at a harbour for lunch. In the evening the ship will be waiting in the next harbour. Enjoy dinner as the sun sets, followed by a stroll through an historic harbour town. Good cuisine, helpful crew and knowledgeable tour guides will ensure a memorable holiday.

  

Your Journey

Day 1 (Saturday) Trogir – Rogoznica:
Boarding in the picturesque port of Trogir from 2.00 pm. At 3pm we cruise to Rogoznica for our first night.

Day 2 Rogoznica - Vodice - Slanica - Nature Park Telašćica (27 km):
Sail to Vodice, then cycle to Murter Island that is connected to the mainland by the lift bridge at Tisno.  Join the boat in the north west of the island and sail to the Island of Dugi Otok via Kornati National Park to Telašćica Nature Park.   Hike to the impressive cliffs and then enjoy a short boat crossing to the small island of Sali for overnight.

Day 3 Island of Dugi Otok - Zadar (48 km)
Cycle from Sali across the island and rejoin the boat bound for Zadar. Enjoy a guided walk through this 3000 year old historical city!

Day 4 Zadar - Islands of Ugljan and Pasman - Vodice (33 km):
In the morning the boat crosses to Preko on the island of Ugljan.  Ride to Tkon on the island of Pasman - the islands being connect by a bridge.  Cross over to the popular Dalmatian holiday destination of Vodice for the night.

Day 5 Vodice - Skradin (35 km):
Today’s bike tour leads us from Vodice along quiet roads and through quiet villages of the Dalmatian hinterland to the beautiful city of Skradin at the foot of the Krka Canyon. In the afternoon your guides will introduce you to some Dalmatian specialties!  Overnight Skradin.

Day 6 Krka Waterfalls - Sibenik - Primosten
Explore the most famous part of the Krka National Park with its unique waterfalls.  The boat then takes you to Sibenik where teh Krka River flows into the Adriatic Sea.  Visit the famous cathedral and explore the old town.  Later on cruise to Primosten for overnight.

Day 7 Primosten - Rogoznicz - Trogir (20km)
Cycle through the hinterland passing small villages all the way Rogoznica.  Once in Trogir there is enough time to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Old Town.  Celebrate in the evening with the crew and fellow traveller's.

Day 8 Disembark in Trogir:
Tour ends after breakfast by 9.00 am.

Terrain

Basic level of fitness is required. The daily routes, of 15-48 km, cover hilly terrain and can be completed without time constraints. There are some steep climbs that can reach 200 - 500 metres. The roads are mostly asphalted and there is little traffic.

Mountain Biking - Mountainous stages of 32 – 55 km and 200 – 900m of elevation per day. The terrain is very diverse as the islands are different from one another, hilly to mountainous with some steep ascents. It requires good physical condition.

Meals

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

 

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