Our combined boat and bike tour in Southern Dalmatia, which is the smallest and most sparsely populated region of Croatia, will take us past unique little towns and the beautiful island countryside. The tour will let us experience the beautiful island of Korcula with its picturesquely situated old township and the beautiful lavender island of Hvar. Stroll around Hvar town with its mighty fortress and enjoy the calmness of the artist’s town Stari Grad. Our tour guide explains us the towns of Trogir, Hvar, Stari Grad and Korcula, which are almost all protected under UNESCO‘s World Heritage list. Enjoy your boat and bike tour in Croatia and on the islands of Southern Dalmatia.
Day 1: Embarkation in Trogir and boat cruise to Šolta Island
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 Šolta Island. Overnight stay in the sedate harbor of Stomorska.
Day 2: Islands of Šolta and Hvar, ~40 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: Islands of Hvar and Korčula, ~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 Korcula. Overnight stay is in Vela Luka.
Day 4: Korčula Island, ~60 km
Today we discover the island of Korcula 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 Korcula town, where we have time to take a walk through the wonderful old town with its narrow “fishbone like” alleys. We stay overnight in Korcula town.
Day 5: Brač Island, ~27 km
Today we cruise to the island of Brac, which is famous for its radiant marble that was, among others, used for the White House in Washington or the Reichstag building in Berlin. After an extended swim break followed by lunch, we start our cycling trip in Sumartin, leading us to Selca and on to the picturesque harbor town Pucišca.
Day 6: Omiš - Split, ~25 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 18 km we have the choice to take part on a four hours rafting tour on the Cetina River (not included) followed by a small cycle tour of ~7 km back to the boat - or to expand the cycling tour to 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.
Day 7: Split - Trogir, ~15 km
In the morning we prepare us 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: 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 every 2nd Saturday (990 €/person in double cabin lower deck)
dates for premium ships
arrival every Saturday in season I (1190 €/person in double cabin lower deck)
20.04. und 04.05.2019
05.10. und 12.10.2019
arrival every Saturday in season II (1290 €/person in double cabin lower deck)
no premium ship departure
08.06., 06.07., 20.07., 03.08., 10.08.2019
route (2)-(3): ~220 km/140 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, 40 €/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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