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South Dalmatia by Bike and Boat

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 25 people
Destination(s): Croatia  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring   Boating and Sailing  
Season: April - October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 840 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 990 Euro (EUR)

These tours will let us experience the beautiful island of Korcula with its picturesquely situated old township, the wine growing peninsula of Peljesac and to the south of the peninsula the island of Mljet, with its impressive national park. Our tour guide will guide you through the towns of Trogir, Hvar, Stari Grad and Korcula, which are almost all protected by UNESCO‘s world heritage list.

On a romantic motor yacht - your floating hotel - discover the charm of the Adriatic in your own special way. You cycle off after a hearty breakfast. At midday meet the ship at a harbor for lunch. In the evening the ship will be waiting in the next harbor, so that you can enjoy fantastic cuisine as the sun sets, followed by a stroll through the historic harbor town. Finally, settle down in your cabin to sleep - or stay on deck under a thousand stars.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: (Sat) Split (approximately 20 km/12 miles). Individual arrival by car to Trogir or by plane to Split airport, which is about 5 km/3 mi. away from the boarding harbour of Trogir. After check in on the motor yacht the first small cruise begins at 1 pm from Trogir to Split. Here you will undertake your first cycle tour to the Marjan mountain, a popular relaxation destination for the inhabitants of Split. After dinner your guide will accompany you on a walk through the old town of Split, which is built into the famous palace of the Roman Caesar Diokletian and is a world heritage site.

Day 2: (Sun) Cetina Canyon (approximately 43 km/27 miles). After breakfast we cycle into the valley of the Cetina River, which has buried itself deep into the cliff faces. We return to Omiš with its pirate castles by way of small side roads through a varied landscape. There is also the option of taking part in a 2 hour rafting tour on the Cetina River. In the afternoon we cross over to Brac Island with a swim break. The island of Brac is very famous for its white marble which has been used for the White House in Washington and the Reichstag in Berlin.

Day 3: (Mon) Brac Island (approximately 22 km/19 miles). Today's route begins in Pucišca with a long but moderate ascent to the mountain ridge of the island past mulberry, kiwi and fig trees, olive groves and vineyards. The following descent to Bol rewards us for our earlier climb with amazing panoramic views of the neighboring island Hvar. Right before lunch we cross to the island of Korcula. Overnight stay in the picturesque harbor of Racišce.

Day 4: (Tues) Pelješac Peninsula and Mljet (approximately 12 km/7 miles, 26 km/16 miles). Early in the morning the ship takes us to Mljet, which is also known as the honey island. In the 12th century Benedictine monks founded a beautifully situated monastery, which we will see on our short bike trip. The local pine forest is one of the most beautiful of its kind in the entire Mediterranean region; Odysseus is said to have spent 7 years here. Today this region is a National park and one of the highlights of every Dalmatian journey.

At noon we continue our journey to Pelješac Peninsula. It impresses visitors even from afar with its Sv. Ilja Mountain, which rises almost 1000 meters from the sea. After arrival in Trstenik we make a cycle tour into the inland of the island, past the most famous wine growing region of Dalmatia (the excellent Plavac und Dingac wines come from here), to Orebic. After arrival we cross to Korcula Island whose capital town vies with Venice for the title of the birth place of Marco Polo. There is enough time for us for an extensive stroll through the alleys of this beautiful town.

Day 5: (Wed) Korcula Island (approximately 55 km/34 miles). Crossover during breakfast to Korcula Island. The peacefulness and remoteness of luscious gardens with large cypresses dominate the appearance of perhaps the most beautiful Dalmatian island. You will cycle along the 12 km/7 miles. long coastal road to Racisce for lunch. After a short period of pushing your bike to Pupnat you will reach the old 200 m/660 ft. high pass road above the magnificent bay of Pupnat and later the village of Blato, which like Rome, was built on 7 hills. Overnight stay in the harbor of Vela Luka.

Day 6: (Thurs) Hvar Island (20, 25 km/12.5, 15 miles). After arriving in Hvar we make an interesting tour around the town, across the large Renaissance square, which is lined with the cathedral and many late gothic palaces. Our first bike tour for today leads us along the almost traffic free pass road through small villages. After lunch in Stari Grad we make a second cycle tour. The destinations for the tour are the harbors of Jelsa and Vrboska, which invite us to an extended break. We stay overnight in Stari Grad, which has become a Mecca for artists and art lovers in the past few years.

Day 7: (Fri) Solta Island (approximately 19 km/12 miles). After crossing over to Stomorska on the island of Solta you will commence your last cycle tour. Walled fields, numerous olive groves, locust bean and fig trees line the roads. The herby smells of lavender and rosemary will accompany you along your tour of this island. In Maslinica you can load the bikes onto the ship and enjoy your last crossing back to Trogir, where if time permits, you can take a tour of the old town which is a world heritage site.

Day 8: (Sat) Departure. Check-out before 9:00 a.m. and arrange own travel home.

- Alternative Itineraries (details available on request)
- On April 23 and September 10, the San Snova sails from Trogir to Dubrovnik; and on June 5 and October 16 it sails from Dubrovnik to Trogir. The June 5 program is 6 nights from Sunday, and has a EUR 100/person discount
- On June 11 the Magellan sails from Trogir to Dubrovnik and on September 24 the Magellan sails from Dubrovnik to Trogir.

Price Includes:
- 8-day-trip on a motor yacht
- 7 nights on a motor yacht in a double cabin with shower/toilet
- 7 x full board on the ship
- 7 guided cycling tours
- Bed linen and towels
- Maps
- Entrance fees to Mljet National Park
- English-speaking guide.

- April 2, 9, 16, 30
- May 7, 14, 21, 28
- June 4, 18, 25
- July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
- August 6, 13, 27
- September 3, 17
- October 1, 8, 15, 22.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

- Adonis Ship:
* Tour package (below deck): EUR 840
* On deck cabin surcharge: EUR 50
* Single cabin below deck surcharge: EUR 300
* Single cabin on deck surcharge: EUR 400

- Kapetan Jure Ship:
* Tour package (below deck): EUR 890
* On deck cabin surcharge: EUR 50

- Romantica Premium Shi:
* Tour package (below deck): EUR 990
* On deck cabin surcharge: EUR 50
* Single cabin below deck surcharge: EUR 300
* Single cabin on deck surcharge: EUR 400

- San Snova Premium Ship:
* Tour package: EUR 990
* Tour package: EUR 890
* On deck cabin surcharge: EUR 50
* Single cabin below deck surcharge: EUR 300
* Single cabin on deck surcharge: EUR 400

- Magellan Premium Ship:
* Tour package (below deck): EUR 990
* On deck cabin surcharge: EUR 50
* Single cabin below deck surcharge: EUR 300
* Single cabin on deck surcharge: EUR 400.

Note: Please contact us for the exact dates of each trip.