South Dalmatia Boat & Bike Tour - EBIKE
- Duration: 8 Days (approx.)
- Location: Trogir, Croatia
- Product code: DAS001
- Visit the UNESCO listed Trogir and explore the ancient alleys and old fort
- Cultural heritage at The Diocletian Palace in Split.
- Cycle across beautiful, less frequented Croatian Islands, sampling food, wine and culture
- Take in the vast lavender fields of Hvar
- Swim (daily) from the back of your ship in the temperate, crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic
- Meeting new friends and socialising whilst enjoying the daily freedom of the cycling tours and the sanctuary of your spacious cabin.
Day 1: Saturday: Arrival Trogir (Embarkation) – Island Šolta
Individual arrival to Trogir (easy access from Split airport. Check into your ship cabin, briefly meet your crew with the first cruise starting about 3pm from Trogir to the
island of Šolta. The first night is spent in a quiet harbour on the island with the opportunity to take a swim after a day of travel
Day 2: Sunday: Island Vis
This morning we enjoy a cruise during breakfast to the island of Vis. Vis is the furthermost inhabited island from mainland Croatia. A Greek colony called Issa
inhabited the island 2,300 years ago. Due to its strategic location, it was military zone until 1995 and prohibited for foreign tourists. Today we have the
opportunity to explore the lovely island by bicycle. We have plenty of time to enjoy the island and spend the night here.
Day 3: Monday: Island Korčula
In the morning we leave the island of Vis by boat and navigate to the harbor town of Vela Luka on the island of Korčula. Along the way we throw the anchor for
a refreshing swim stop. Korčula is regarded as one of the most scenic islands in the Adriatic, abundant in scenic impressions and quaint villages nestled in the green. Once
we arrive in Vela Luka we can enjoy a round tour from Vela Luka to the village of Blato and back again. The night is spent in Vela Lake.
Day 4: Tuesday: Hvar Town – Stari Grad – Jelsa – Stari Grad
The day starts with a relaxing cruise to Hvar town on Hvar Island. Make use of the time before the cycle tour starts and go for a little stroll through
the city. Standing on the magnificent Renaissance Square you can enjoy a view up to the Spanish fortress towering high above the city. Today’s bike tour
takes us from the city of Hvar through small villages and the lavender fields to Stari Grad on the opposite side of the island. The descent to Stari Grad
offers breathtaking views. After a lunch break we continue starting off on a second cycling tour through the green planes of the island to the seaside town
of Jelsa. After a break for coffee and ice cream, we continue the round trip back to Stari Grad where we spend the night.
Day 5: Wednesday: Brač Island: Milna – Postira
In the morning we cruise to the island of Brač, famous for its radiant, precious limestone that was, among others, used for the White
House in Washington and in the construction of the German Reichstag building in Berlin. Once we have arrived on Brač, we start
our bike tour from Milna to the picturesque harbor town of Postira. At first we cycle inland through small villages and past local architectural relics before
hugging the coast with spectacular view across the channel to the mainland. On arrival in Postira there are many ways in which to enjoy the rest of the
afternoon. The night is spent in the quiet harbor of Postira.
Day 6: Thursday: City of Split (Rafting in Omiš)
During breakfast the boat brings us to the city of Split. The old town of Split, built adjoining the famous palace of the
Roman Caesar Diocletian, is a UNESCO world heritage site. Today we have the choice either to take a bus transfer to go rafting through the Cetina Canyon
(no included in the tour price) or to explore the wonderful Marjan forest Park in Split by bike. The rafting group will be picked up from the boat by a bus
and are taken to Omiš for the excursion. From here they will 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. Cyclist will enjoy a short but scenic bike tour
through the green heart of Splits accompanied by an extensive swim break at a local beach. In the afternoon we can explore the bustling city of Split again
together as a group. Overnight stay in Split.
Day 7: Friday: Šolta Island – Trogir
In the morning we once again cruise to the island of Šolta, where there will be the opportunity to take part in a bike ride to the local beekeeper
Goran. Goran has a true passion for bees and as worked with them his whole life. He teaches about the importance of bees allows all his guests to try the
delicious bee products. We cycle past walled fields, numerous olive groves, locust bean, and fig trees which line the roads. The scent of rosemary accompanies us
along our tour around the island. After our bike ride, we return to the ship to enjoy our last crossing, pas the cliffs of Ciovo Island and back to Trogir. Once we
arrive, there will be plenty of time to visit the Old Town of Trogir, listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. The last evening aboard is celebrated in
traditional fashion in the company of our fellow travelers and guides.
Day 8: Saturday:
Afternoon breakfast disembarkation until 9am followed by individual trip
home or extended stay in Croatia.
Please note eBike departures:
Most participants ride e-bikes. However, if you are in good shape and feel ready to ride the tour on a hybrid bike, it would be
possible. Please be aware that the pace will be a bit faster due to the e-bike riders.
This cycle tour requires at least basic level of fitness, which they should have acquired from steady cycling. The tours will take us up to a height of 650 m above sea-level with some long but not particular steep climbs. Distances vary from 20 to 60 km and 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 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 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).
Your ship for this tour is the Magellan (or equivalent). The Magellan is an elegant double mastered motor yacht that remains pleasantly steady even when sailing through heavier swells. On board you will find spacious guest cabins with air-conditioning and personal shower/WC. The beautifully furnished saloon and bar as well as the covered aft deck are fitted out with comfortable seating areas. On the spacious sun deck, you will find deckchairs, enticing you to lie back, relax and enjoy the warm sea breeze. The swimming platform at the stern ensures easy access to the glistening waters for a refreshing dip.
First Class Ship departures
Please note there are select departures on the First-Class Yolo ship. The stylish cabins are more comparable to a hotel room. At 10 – 15 m², they offer a generous amount of space to ensure peace and comfort during the trip. The numerous ship's decks are fitted with comfortable lounge furniture, and guests can enjoy the sun recliners on the sundeck. Please ask as for more details on available dates.
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.). There is a helmet duty for all children up to age 16 in Croatia.
Due to our international audience all Islandhopping tours are conducted bilingually, in English and German.