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EXPerience DALMATIAN COAST AND ISLANDS

E-bike cruise highlights of Dalmatia

E-Bike Cruise Highlights of Dalmatia
(8 days/7 nights, approx. 125 mi/200 km by bike)

If you would like to experience the region of South Dalmatia thoroughly by boat & bike, not wanting to do without Dubrovnik and its amazing city walls, this bicycle cruise 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 Split and Dubrovnik which are listed as UNESCO’s world heritage sites.

We cycle the islands of Brač, Hvar, Korčula, Lastovo, Mljet and Šipan and experience the interaction of sea and land, culture and nature close up and personally.

This tour expands our Islandhopping-Plus-Program and matches activity with comfort. Our proud motor yacht Harmonia is your home for an amazing week. Welcoming roomy cabins with private bathrooms, a comfortable sundeck as well as a stylish salon await your visit. The direction of this tour alternates each week.

For more and updated info please visit: www.islandhopping.com/en/sdp-dup

Culture: Old Town in Dubrovnik and Diocletian’s palace in Split are true pearls on this tour
Nature: the best preserved forest of Alpine trees on the Mediterranean you can see on the island of Mljet
Activity: a walk to the Spanish Fortress in Hvar is not only a good workout, you will also will be rewarded with stunning view
Gastronomy: Klašuni, Cukarini, Amareti..traditional sweets from Korčula


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 – Insel 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. 28 mi./45 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 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.

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.


Deluxe Ship Harmonia (shower/toilet in each cabin)

At 38 x 8.3 m the MY Harmonia is an elegant, pearly-white motor yacht. This two masted beauty meets the highest expectations with her 16 luxurious guest cabins including tiled bathrooms with shower cabins/WC.

The salon and numerous sun mats and beds on deck are at the guest’s disposal. With the bathing platform at the stern, taking a dip in the sea is uncomplicated – unrestricted bathing fun is guaranteed.

The experienced crew and the captain offer a warm-hearted and considerate service, leaving no wish unattended.

For more detailed information about the Harmonia please visit: https://www.inselhuepfen.com/en/harmonia/

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 double cabin below deck)

Deluxe Ship Harmonia
– from 1,290 euro

Included services

• 8-day trip on a motorized yacht with crew
• 7 nights in a twin cabin below deck with shower/toilet
• 4 x full board and 3 x half board
• Guided cycling tours as described in the itinerary
• Overview-maps for the daily tours (on board)
• City tour in Split, Korčula and Dubrovnik
• Bed linen and towels
• English speaking tour guide

Additional optional services (on request)

• A 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 (limited)
• Surcharge for a double cabin for single use above deck: 700 euro (limited)
• Rental bike with Ortlieb pannier: e-bike: 180 euro/week; hybrid bicycle: 80 euro/week
• Insurance against theft and damage of the rental bike: e-bike: 20 euro/week; hybrid bicycle: 10 euro/week (not insured: grossly negligent damages)
• Private airport transfer between Split Airport and Split harbor/Gruž harbor and Dubrovnik airport: 25 euro per person/way (min. 2 pax)
• Additional nights (B&B) in Split or Dubrovnik
• All-round carefree package (arrival by car for journey starting in Split): 120 euro (incl. services): safe parking during Islandhopping tour; Transfer to Split (Sunday of embarkation) at 1.30 pm; crossing by catamaran from Dubrovnik to Split on Sunday of disembarkation (7 am till 1 pm), pick up in Split and transfer to parking; each additional person: 40 euro
• All-round carefree package (arrival by car for journey starting in Dubrovnik): 160 euro (incl. services): 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) and crossing by catamaran to Dubrovnik (7.30 am till 12.15 pm); each additional person: 80 euro

Not included in the basic tour price

• Journey to Dubrovnik/Split and from Split/Dubrovnik
• Flat rate for bottled water, tourist tax and local charges 50 euro for adults or 25 euro for children up to age 16 (to be paid to the captain)
• Beverages on board (tally sheet; to be paid to the captain)
• Meals and beverages ashore
• Entrance fee for sights not included in the tour price
• Taxi ride between Dubrovnik airport and Dubrovnik harbour (aprx. 40 euro/ride)/between Split airport and Split harbour (aprx. 20 euro/ride)
• Travelling by car: public guarded parking (Dubrovnik/prices displayed on site)
• Tips for crew and tour guides

For more and updated info please visit: www.islandhopping.com/en/sdp-dup

If you would like to book this trip directly, please follow this booking link:
https://www.inselhuepfen.com/en/singletrip/?trip_id=223&trip_second_id=222

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