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Bicycle cruise south Dalmatia

Bicycle Cruise South Dalmatia – Discover a paradise-like island world by boat & bike!

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’.

This tour is occasionally offered parallel to the mountain bike cruise in Southern Dalmatia on the same boat. In this case one tour guide will cycle with the mountain bikers while the other will accompany the hybrid cyclists. Due to changing wind and weather conditions as well as organizational requirements the tour could be conducted in reverse order.

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Culture: the Palace of Diocletian in Split is an excellently preserved relict from ancient Roman times and is, even nowadys, partly inhabited.
Nature: the wide lavender fields of Hvar are the special experience, in particular in the months of May and June.
Activity: a rafting tour on the Cetina River guarantees fun for young and old
Gastronomy:  Soparnik- swiss chard pie speciality of dalmatian region Poljica

1st Day (Sat) Trogir (Embarkation) – Split
Individual arrival by car to Trogir or by plane to Split airport, which is about 3.5 mi./6 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.

2nd Day (Sun) Island Hvar (aprx. 12.5 mi./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 vineyards 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. 

3rd Day (Mon) Islands Hvar and Korčula (aprx. 14 mi./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.

4th Day (Tue) Island Korčula – Makarska (aprx. 23 mi./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.

5th Day (Wed) Makarska – Omiš (aprx. 27 mi./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.

6th Day (Thu) Islands Brač and Šolta (aprx. 20 mi./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.

7th Day (Fri) Šolta Island – Trogir (aprx. 12.5 mi./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.

8th Day (Sat) Trogir (Disembarkation)
After breakfast disembarkation until 9 am and individual trip home or extended stay in Dalmatia/Croatia.

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.

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

Kapetan Jure (Comfort Ship)
–from 890 euro 

San Snova (Premium Ship)
– from 1,090 euro

Romantica (Premium Ship)
– from 1,090 euro

Included services

• 8-day-trip on a motor yacht with a crew
• 7 nights in a double 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
• English-speaking tour guide

Additional optional services (on request)

• Shared twin cabin
• Surcharge per person for a cabin above deck: 100 euro (comfort boat Kapetan Jure)/150 euro (premium boats Romantica/San Snova)
• Surcharge for a double cabin for single use below deck: 400 euro (comfort boat Kapetan Jure)/500 euro (premium boats San Snova/Romantica)
• Surcharge for a double cabin for single use above deck: 600 euro (comfort boat Kapetan Jure)/700 euro (premium boats San Snova/Romantica)
• 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)
• Customized transfers between Split airport and Trogir harbour: 15 euro per person/way (day of embarkation/disembarkation only)
• Additional night (B&B) near/in Trogir: 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
• Entrance fee to attractions (individual visits)
• Cetina river rafting (to be paid on site)
• Tips for crew and tour guides

For more and updated info please visit: https://www.inselhuepfen.com/en/das