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    Highlights of Dalmatia Bike & Sail

    Split to Dubrovnik or vv from $2953 NZD

    Contact us for more info about Highlights of Dalmatia Bike & Sail

    We don't currently have scheduled dates for this tour, however please let us know you're interested and when you'd like to go and we will endeavour to provide you with a tour to meet your needs.

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      If you wish to experience the beautiful region of South Dalmatia and do not want to miss Dubrovnik with its amazing city walls, this bike & sail trip is an excellent choice.

      While sailing between Split and Dubrovnik, explore the islands of Brač, Hvar, Korčula, Lastovo, Mljet, and Šipan by bike.  As you soak up the scenic landscapes and cultural highlights, you will notice how each sparsely populated island has its own history and charm.

      Your accommodation each night is on board a DELUXE motor yacht which has plenty of spaces for relaxation including a comfortable sundeck and a stylish salon. Each cabin is roomy and has an ensuite and air conditioning.

      This is an E-bike tour with daily cycling distances approx. 23 – 60km through hilly and mountainous terrain. Strong cyclists have the option to hire a gravel/road bike.

      NOTE: The tour direction is either Dubrovnik to Split or Split to Dubrovnik.
      A similar route is also operated with a PREMIUM motor yacht where hybrid & e-bikes are available for hire. Please ask for details.

       

      Split to Dubrovnik

      Split Airport
      • Lifestyle
      • Grade
      • Group size 14 to 36
      • Tour prices are for a below deck cabin
      • EUR 250pp upper deck surcharge
      • Single cabin +EUR 600 below deck
      • Single cabin +EUR 800 upper deck
      • EUR 225 e-bike hire
      • EUR 180 gravel bike hire
      • EUR 60 visitors tax & bottled water (payable on board)
      • This tour is invoiced in EUR
      • Tour direction is EITHER Dubrovnik to Split OR Split to Dubrovnik
      • Tour operated with a DELUXE boat
      • Specific Terms & Conditions apply for this tour
      After a hearty breakfast we'll either start cycling directly from the harbour or we may first cruise to a different island before beginning our day's ride. In the evenings, stroll through historic harbour towns before settling into your spacious cabin to sleep. Or stay longer on deck under a thousand stars. The tour offers a moderate cycling challenge as the islands are hilly (with some steep sections). From each harbour you climb to approximately 200-500m above sea level and then continue on rolling terrain along the island. Daily distances range from 23–60 km. Only hire a gravel bike if you are a strong cyclist. The tour is conducted in both English & German due to the mix of nationalities usually on board.

      Full Itinerary

      DAY 1

      Arrival in Split

      No cycling

      Welcome to Split, Croatia’s second largest city, with its old town built next to the famous Palace of the Roman Caesar Diocletian (a world heritage site). Please make your own way to Split harbour where check-in to your motor yacht will be between 2pm-2.30pm. A guided city tour is on offer at around 4.30pm, then get to know your fellow travellers during dinner on board. As we stay in this harbour tonight you will have plenty of time this evening to explore the town and maybe sample its nightlife!

      Meals: Dinner

      DAY 2

      Islands of Brač and Hvar

      Cycling: 23km

      We cruise to the island of Brač, famous for its limestone which was used in buildings such as the White House in Washington and the Riechstag building in Berlin. Now on our bikes we cycle from the picturesque harbour 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 dip here before we cruise to Jelsa on the island of Hvar.

      Meals: Refer to inclusions

      DAY 3

      Islands of Hvar and Vis

      Cycling: 35km

      Today’s bike ride first leads us to the town of Stari Grad. After a short break we continue through lavender fields and small villages to the island’s capital of Hvar. Marvel at the magnificent Renaissance Square and view the Spanish Fortress, towering high above the town. Make sure you go for a little stroll through Hvar town before boarding the boat for the next crossing. From Hvar we continue by boat to the island of Vis where we spend the night.

      Meals: Refer to inclusions

      DAY 4

      Islands of Vis and Korčula

      Cycling: 32km

      Vis is the furthermost inhabited island from mainland Croatia. A Greek colony called Issa settled on the island 2,300 years ago. Due to its strategic location it was a military zone until 1995 and prohibited for foreign tourists. Today we have the opportunity to explore this lovely island by bike. From the town of Vis we cycle once around the entire island with a coffee stop in the harbour of Komiža and the possibility of a traditional lunch along the way before returning to the boat. After our ride the boat takes us to the harbour of Vela Luka on the Island of Korčula where we spend the night.

      Meals: Refer to inclusions

      DAY 5

      Island of Korčula

      Cycling: 60km

      From Vela Luka we’ll cycle right across the charming island of Korčula to Korčula town. This island has a mild Mediterranean climate and a variety of different landscapes, so take your time and enjoy the views down to the deep blue sea and across to neighbouring islands. The Picturesque town of Korčula competes with Venice for the honour 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 during a guided city tour.

      Meals: Refer to inclusions

      DAY 6

      Island of Korčula to Pelješac Peninsula to Island of Mljet

      Cycling: 25km + 30km

      During breakfast a short cruise takes us to the harbour of Orebić on the Pelješac Peninsula. Pelješac can be recognised from far away with its impressive 1,000m high Sv. Ilija mountain range. The famous local wines named Plavac and Dingač originate from this unique region where vineyards can be found firmly rooted into the steep mountainside. Today's bike ride takes us along the coastline from Orebić to Trstenik where the boat will wait for us. (Note 4km is on gravel roads to avoid the busy main road). With lunch on board we set off towards the green island of Mljet where we can go on an afternoon bike ride or take a hike through the Mljet National Park with its two salt lakes. The night is spent in the harbour of Pomena.

      Meals: Refer to inclusions

      DAY 7

      Island of Mljet to Dubrovnik

      Cycling: 28km

      From Pomena we cycle the length of this 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 it in his epic poem “Odyssey” where 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 our last cruise will take us to Dubrovnik. There will be time to explore this UNESCO World Heritage city during a guided walking tour. Our last evening meal will be on board the boat where we can celebrate the week with our fellow travellers and guides.

      Meals: Refer to inclusions

      DAY 8

      Departure from Dubrovnik

      No cycling

      After breakfast please disembark by 9am. You may like to extend your stay in other parts of Croatia.

      Meals: Breakfast

      Tour Inclusions and Exclusions:

      Tour Includes:

      • 7 nights on a deluxe motor yacht (cabins with ensuite & air conditioning)
      • Meals: 2 x full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) & 5 x half board (breakfast & either lunch or dinner)
      • Bed linen and towels
      • English speaking cycling guide(s)
      • Walking tour in Dubrovnik, Korcula & Split
      • Daily cycling maps provided on board

      Tour Excludes:

      • Flights, travel visas, Travel Insurance
      • Surcharge for above deck or single cabin
      • Meals ashore (5 lunches OR dinners)
      • Bike hire (& optional insurance)
      • Transfers to and from harbours (days 1 & 8)
      • Unlimited bottled water & tourist tax (€60pp) payable on board
      • Entrance fee for any sights visited
      • Drinks on board
      • Tips for the tour guides and crew