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EXPERIENCE DALMATIAN COAST AND ISLANDS

Bicycle Cruise Pearls of Dalmatia

Bicycle Cruise Pearls of Dalmatia
(8 days/7 nights, approx. 115 mi/185 km by bike)

If you would like to experience the region of South Dalmatia thoroughly, not wanting to do without Dubrovnik and its amazing city walls, this sail and cycle trip is an excellent choice. Accompanied by our charming motor yacht, we get to know this sparsely populated part of Croatia. Breathtaking scenic experiences and cultural highlights await you.

The highlights of the trip are the town centre of Dubrovnik and Split which are listed as UNESCO’s world heritage sites. We cycle the islands of Mljet, Lastovo, Korčula, Hvar and Brač and experience the interaction of sea and land, culture and nature close up and personally.

Our proud motor yacht Pape Prvi is your home for an amazing week. The direction of this tour alternates each week.

For more and updated info please visit: www.islandhopping.com/en/sdu-dus

Culture: The Old Town of Split built into the Diocletian’s Palace
Nature: The island Mljet with the two small salt lakes connected with the sea
Activity: A walk to the Spanish Fortress in Hvar is rewarded with a magnificent view.
Gastronomy:: Enjoy many delicious varieties of ice cream in Jelsa!


SPLIT – DUBROVNIK: 1st Day (Sun) Split (Embarkation)
Individual journey to Split. Check-in on board starts between 2 and 2.30 pm at Split harbour. At about 4.30 pm, a guided city tour offers us the chance to see inside the former Palace of Emperor Diocletian and to learn about its transformation into the city which it has become. The boat will spend the night in Split offering you an opportunity to experience Split’s nightlife.

2nd Day (Mon) Split – Island Brač: Pučišća – Bol – Island Hvar: Jelsa (aprx. 14 mi./23 km)
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 cycle from the picturesque harbor town of Pučišća, known internationally for its stone masonry college, across the island to Bol. Close by lies the famous ‚Golden Horn‘, a popular Croatian beach famous for its unique shape. Keen swimmers can take a swim here before continuing on by boat to Jelsa on the island of Hvar. 

3rd Day (Tue) Hvar Island: Jelsa – Stari Grad – Hvar – Korčula Island: Vela Luka (aprx. 22 mi./35 km)
Today’s cycling tour leads us to Stari Grad and later on to the opposite side of the Island of Hvar. After a short break our cycle tour leads us through lavender fields and small villages till we get to the islands capital. Make use of the time and go for a little stroll through the city of Hvar before boarding the boat. Standing on the magnificent Renaissance Square you can enjoy a view up to the Spanish fortress towering high above the city. Dinner on board and overnight stay in the sheltered bay of Vela Luka on the Island of Korčula, regarded as one of the most beautiful islands in Dalmatia.

4th Day (Wed) Korčula Island: Vela Luka – Korčula town (aprx. 37.5 mi./60 km)
Today’s cycle tour leads us across the charming island of Korčula all the way to Korčula city. A mild Mediterranean climate and a broad variety of different landscapes await us here. Take your time, and remember to take a break to enjoy the view over the deep blue sea and neighboring islands. The picturesque town of Korčula with it’s fishbone alleyways competes with Venice for the honor of being the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo.

5th Day (Thu) Lastovo Island – Mljet Island (aprx. 17.5 mi./28 km)
And off we go! A morning crossing takes us to the beautiful Island of Lastovo. The island is one of the smaller inhabited islands in the Adriatic Sea. The Emperor Augustus appreciated the mild climate, and in Roman times it was even named “Augusta Insula” after him. The population of just over 800 still lives mainly from fishing in the waters rich in fish, agriculture and viticulture. Today’s cycle tour takes us around the beautiful island. The gold-coloured white wine “Marastina”, known even beyond Croatia’s borders, is grown here. We enjoy a late lunch on board while cruising towards our destination of Pomena on the Island of Mljet.

6th Day (Fri) Mljet Island (aprx. 17.5 mi./28 km)
From Pomena on Mljet we cycle across the green and forested island – known as the honey island. With 70 % of its landmass covered by woodland it is the most forested island in the Mediterranean region. Homer mentioned this lovely island in his epic poem “Odyssey”. He made it a home for the Nymph Calypso and the legendary Greek king Odysseus, who could not resist Calypso and stayed on Mljet for seven years. Our boat will wait for us in Sobra from where we will cruise to the island of Šipan in the afternoon.

7th Day (Sat) Šipan Island – Dubrovnik (aprx. 7 mi./11 km)
Šipan is the largest of the Elaphiti Islands. Accompanied by your tour guide a pleasant cycle trip takes us past villas with exotic gardens and through a fertile valley framed by a range of limestone hills. Returning to the boat we enjoy our last crossing after an adventurous week. After arrival in Dubrovnik there is plenty of time to explore the UNESCO world Heritage city and to take part on a guided city tour. A cheerful evening meal on board the boat gives you time to celebrate the success of the week with fellow travelers and tour guides.

8th Day (Sun) Dubrovnik (Disembarkation)
After breakfast disembarkation until 9 am and individual trip home or extended stay in Croatia.

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DUBROVNIK – SPLIT: 1st Day (Sun) Dubrovnik (Embarkation)
Individual journey to Dubrovnik. Check-in on board starts between 2 and 2.30 pm at Gruž, the town port. At about 4.30 pm, a guided tour through Dubrovnik is offered, where we hear some interesting details of the town’s history and visit the most impressive sites. The boat will spend the night in Gruž offering the guests an opportunity to experience Dubrovnik’s nightlife.

2nd Day (Mon) Dubrovnik – Mljet Island (aprx. 17.5 mi./28 km)
In the morning we cross over to the green and forested island Mljet – known as the honey island. With 70 % of its landmass covered by woodland it is the most forested island in the Mediterranean region. Homer mentioned this lovely island in his epic poem “Odyssey”. He made it a home for the Nymph Calypso and the legendary Greek king Odysseus, who could not resist Calypso and stayed on Mljet for seven years. We cycle from Sobra to Pomena where our ship awaits us for dinner. Overnight stay in Pomena.

3rd Day (Tue) Islands Lastovo and Korčula: Korčula town (aprx. 17.5 mi./28 km)  
Today our ship takes us to the Island of Lastovo. The island is one of the smaller inhabited islands in the Adriatic Sea. The Emperor Augustus appreciated the mild climate, and in Roman times it was even named “Augusta Insula” after him. Today’s cycle tour takes us across this beautiful island. The gold-coloured white wine “Marastina”, known even beyond Croatia’s borders, is grown here. Back at the boat it’s time to cast off! A crossing takes us over to Korčula Island, regarded as one of the most beautiful islands in Dalmatia. The Picturesque town of Korčula competes with Venice for the honor of being the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Use the evening to wander through the fishbone alleyways and soak up the vibes of this stylish town. A guided city tour will give you an overview of the city and its features.

4th Day (Wed) Korčula Island: Korčula town – Vela Luka (aprx. 37.5 mi./60 km)
Today’s cycle tour leads us across the charming island of Korčula. A mild Mediterranean climate and a broad variety of different landscapes accompany us on the tour today. Take your time, and remember to take a break to enjoy the view over the deep blue sea and neighboring islands. Dinner is served on board to replenish our strength after an active day. Overnight stay in the sheltered by of Vela Luka.

5th Day (Thu) Island Hvar: Hvar Town – Stari Grad – Jelsa (aprx. 22 mi./35 km)
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 lavender fields to Stari Grad on the opposite side of the island. The descent to Stari Grad offers breathtaking views. After a lunch break on board we continue cycling to Jelsa, where we will also spend the night.

6th Day (Fri) Brač Island: Bol – Pučišća (aprx. 14 mi./23 km)
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 Bol to the picturesque harbor town of Pučišća. We will spend the afternoon and evening here. Enjoy the serenity of the town, famous internationally for its stone masonary college.

7th Day (Sat) Brač Island: Pučišća – Split (aprx. 16 mi./25 km)
Our last bike tour leads us along the northern coastline of Brač from Pučišća to Supetar. Then, for the last time in an eventful week, we enjoy a cruise back to the UNESCO world heritage city of Split. A guided city tour offers us the chance to see inside the former Palace of Emperor Diocletian and to learn about its transformation into the city which it has become. A cheerful evening meal on board the boat gives you time to celebrate the success of the week with fellow travelers and tour guides.

8th Day (Sun) Split (Disembarkation)
After breakfast disembarkation until 9 am and individual trip home or extended stay in Croatia.

For more and updated info please visit: www.islandhopping.com/en/sdu-dus


Premium Ship Pape Prvi (shower/toilet in each cabin)

The Pape Prvi was built in 2008. The elegant two mast motor yacht is 29 m long and 7 m wide. The ship has 14 comfortable guest cabins with shower/WC and air conditioning as well as a spacious salon and a comfortable sun deck. Access to the sea is uncomplicated via a bathing platform at the stern of the ship and guarantees unlimited bathing pleasure.

For more detailed information about the Pape Prvi please visit: https://www.inselhuepfen.com/en/pape-prvi/

Hybrid Bikes

Those choosing to rent a hybrid bike will receive a reliable, low maintenance, aluminum frame bike in the suitable size. Our hybrid bikes are equipped with 28 inch hollow chamber rims with puncture-proof touring tires, high-quality derailleur gears and break systems, a carrier and a sturdy bike stand, touring saddle as well as mudguards and a pannier rack. All components are selected based on our twenty years of experience in bike tourism, insuring that they fulfill the necessary criteria to provide the rider with an uncompromised cycle experience. These high-quality hybrid bikes are rented for 80 euro per week. Unfortunately there is no possibility to reserve one particular bike-brand in advance.

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E-Bikes

Clients who wish to be supported by a tail-wind and seek to hire an e-bike will receive a high-quality pedelec, powered mainly by a Bosch motor capable of covering long distances, and characterized by their light weight and great components. Alternative drive systems may also be used. Standard components of our e-bikes in varying frame sizes include, 28 inch hollow chamber rims with puncture-proof touring tires, high-quality derailleur gears and break systems, a carrier and a sturdy bike stand, touring saddle as well as mudguards and a pannier rack. With our e-bikes you will conquer the hills with a smile, they are a true declaration of independence for all who wish to cycle and seek the support of a little push. These high-quality hybrid bikes are rented for 180 euro per week. Unfortunately there is no possibility to reserve one particular bike-brand in advance.

E-bike

Basic tour price per person (in a twin cabin below deck)

Pape Prvi (premium ship
–from 1,090 euro 

Included services

• 8-day-trip on a motor yacht with a crew
• 7 nights in a double/twin cabin below deck with shower/toilet
• 4 x full board and 3 x half board
• Bed linen and towels
• Guided cycling tours as described in itinerary
• Daily Maps of the single cycling trips
• Guided city tours in Dubrovnik and Split
• English-speaking tour guide

Additional optional services (on request)

• Shared twin cabin
• Surcharge per person for a cabin above deck: 150 euro 
• Surcharge for a double cabin for single use below deck: 500 euro 
• Surcharge for a double cabin for single use above deck: 700 euro 
• Rental bike with Ortlieb pannier: hybrid bicycle: 80 euro/week or E-Bike: 180 euro/week (limited, on request)
• Insurance against theft and damage of the hybrid bicycle: 10 euro/week or of the E-Bike: 20 euro/week (not insured: grossly negligent damages)
• A safe parking space: motorcycle: 30 euro/week; car up to 6 m in length: 50 euro/week, vehicle longer than 6 m: 100 euro/week (on request, to be paid on-site to the tour guide)
• Private airport transfer between Dubrovnik airport and Gruž harbor/Split harbor and Split Airport: 25 euro per person/way
• All-round carefree package (arrival by car): 160 euro (incl. services, each additional person: 80 euro): overnight stay in Kastel Stari (double or single room) from Sat to Sun; safe parking during Islandhopping tour; transfer to ferry port in Split on Sunday of embarkation (6.30 am); crossing by catamaran to Dubrovnik (7.30 am till 12.15 pm); pick up in Split and transfer to parking on Sunday of disembarkation
• Additional night (B&B) near/in Dubrovnik or Split: prices on request

Not included in the basic tour price

• Journey to Trogir
• Taxi transfer Split airport – ship in Trogir (one way ca. 20 euro)
• Water flat rate & Visitor’s tax and local charges: 50 euro/adult or 25 euro for children up to age 16 (to be paid to the captain)
• Drinks on board (tally sheet)
• Meals and drinks ashore
• Please bring a beach towel, if needed
• Taxi ride from Dubrovnik airport to the ship (aprx. 40 euro/ride)/from ship to Split airport (aprx. 20 euro/ride)
• Travelling by car: public guarded parking (Dubrovnik/prices displayed on site)
• Entrance fee to attractions (individual visits)
• Tips for crew and tour guides

For more and updated info please visit: www.inselhuepfen.com/en/sdu-dus

If you would like to book this trip directly, please follow this booking link:
https://www.inselhuepfen.com/en/singletrip/?trip_id=235&trip_second_id=234

If you have any questions about this trip before booking, please contact us by email at:
info@islandhopping.com