This boat & bike tour through Southern Dalmatia will take us past unique little towns and through the beautiful island world. Experience the islands of Brač, Korčula und Šolta as well as the beautiful lavender island of Hvar. Stroll around Hvar town with its mighty fortress and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere in the artist’s town of Stari Grad. The UNESCO world heritage cities of Trogir and Split will add to the highlights on this tour and inspire with their incredible history. Try a variation of local specialties on your journey, especially the local wines also referred to locally as ‘gods drop’.
Day 1: Embarkation in Trogir and boat cruise to Split
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 Split. The old town of Split, built into the famous palace of the Roman Caesar Diocletian, is listed as a world heritage site. Overnight stay in Split.
Day 2: Island Hvar, ~20 km
In the morning cross over to the lovely natural harbour of Stari Grad on the island of Hvar. Our afternoon cycling tour on the Island of Hvar leads us through the quaint harbor towns of Jelsa and Vrboska. We start off through the vinyards on the famous ‘Stari Grad Plains’ and continue along a picturesque coastal road through the town of Vrboska, a.k.a. ‘small Venice’ to the harbor town of Jelsa. Afterwards we return to Stari Grad for our overnight stay.
Day 3: Islands Hvar and Korčula, ~22 km
Today we ride once across the length of the island. Today’s tour leads us along the almost traffic free road through quaint 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: Korčula Island - Makarska, ~37 km
Today we discover the island of Korčula by bicycle. 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, and on to the harbour of Prigradica. The boat awaits our arrival at lunch and we set off for Makarska. If the weather permits we will organise a swim stop in a nice bay. The evening can be enjoyed along the famous Makarska Riviera.
Day 5: Makarska - Omiš, ~44 km
A short boats crossing during breakfast to Omis. Today you have the choice between taking part on a bike tour around the Cetina Canyon or participating on a rafting excursion down the Cetina River (not included in the tour price). The bike tour takes you once around the outskirts of the canyon with great views over the river and back down towards the sea. The rafting group will be picked up from the boat by a bus and are taken up river to the starting point. From here we 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. In the afternoon we have time to explore Omis or to go for a swim at the nearby beach. The night is spent in Omis.
Day 6: Islands Brač and Šolta, ~32 km
Today we cruise to the island of Brač, which is famous for its radiant, precious limestone that was, among others, used for the White House in Washington or the Reichstag building in Berlin. From the picturesque harbor town of Pučišća, home to one of the most famous masonry schools in Croatia, our bike tour takes us to the neighboring town of Postira. From here, we board the boat and cruise to the island of Šolta. Here we can take part on a 4.5km hike with a visit to the local beekeeper Goran along the way. Goran has worked with bees his whole life and they are his true passion. He teaches of their importance in the world and allows all of his guests to try the delicious bee products that he makes. We spend the night in the harbor of Rogač on Šolta.
Day 7: Šolta Island - Trogir, ~20 km
On Šolta we commence our last bike tour. Walled fields, numerous olive groves, locust bean and fig trees line the roads. The herbal scent of rosemary accompanies us along our tour across the island. After a round tour of the island, we return to the ship. We board and enjoy the last crossing to Trogir past the cliffs of the Čiovo peninsula. There is still plenty of time to visit the Old Town of Trogir, 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: Disembarkation and departure from Trogir
After breakfast disembarkation is until 9 am. Then you individually get back home or you extended your holidays here in Dalmatia or anywhere else in Croatia.
Your Comfort-Ship - Kapetan Jure
At 27 x 7m 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 history book of our company. The fine detail etched into the wooden ship mirrors the seafaring affection of its captain. The Kapetan Jure provides 15 cozy guest cabins each with air conditioning, shower and WC. A spacious living room suite on the quarterdeck and a sundeck with cushioned sleeping mats play a part in contributing to the welcoming atmosphere.
Your Premium-Ship - San Snova
At 31 x 8m the MS San Snova is our most modern wooden motor sailor launched in 2009 and was made exclusively for our cruises. This ship, constructed entirely of oak, was built by the Scherka family over three years in their own carpentry as a family project. The 14 spacious guest cabins are air conditioned and fitted with shower and WC. The crew and the captain care for an immaculate appearance and a fun loving atmosphere on board the ship.
Your Premium-Ship - Romantica
At 32 x 7.6m the Romantica was launched in 2007 and is a shapely two mast motor sailor which combines seafarer romance with the spirit of the age, style and comfort. One of the most important things for the captain is the smart appearance of his ship. The 16 guest cabins are spacious and air-conditioned including shower and WC. The bathing platform at the stern enables easy admittance for a swim in the Adriatic Sea.
7 nights on a motor yacht in double cabin with shower/toilet
4x full board
3x half board
bed linen and towels
6 guided cycling tours as mentioned in program
maps for the stages on board
English-speaking tour guide
guided tour - 8 days / 7 nights
dates for comfort ship Kapetan Jure
arrival on Saturday
season I (890 €/person in double cabin lower deck)
season II (+100 €/person)
09.05., 23.05., 06.06., 20.06., 22.08. and 03.10.2020
season III (+200 €/person)
05.09. and 19.09.2020
dates for premium ships
arrival on Saturday
season I (1090 €/person in double cabin lower deck)
18.04., 17.10. and 24.10.2020
season II (+100 €/person)
02.05. and 10.10.2020
season III (+200 €/person)
16.05., 30.05., 06.06., 13.06., 20.06., 27.06., 11.07., 25.07., 01.08., 15.08. and 22.08.2020
season IV (+300 €/person)
29.08., 12.09., 19.09. and 26.09.2020
route (2)-(3): ~175 km/110 miles
The tour requires a basic level of fitness, which you should have acquired by steady cycling.
how to get there
by car: motorway to Rijeka and Split and on to Trogir
by plane: airport Split
secured parking for 50 €/week, to pay locally, reservation needed
from Split airport to Trogit on request for 15 €/person (reservation needed), or by taxi for ~20 €/ride, other transfers possible on request
is not included, 50 €/person, to pay on the ship
If the minimum number of participants is not achieved, France-Bike will inform you at least 28 days before the tour start.
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