National Parks Bike and Sail

Lifestyle Cycling in Croatia from $1683 NZD
(5/5) from 2 reviews

Sail by motor yacht between islands and the mainland. Then, on your bike visit national parks, Roman ruins, and countless bays and reefs.

Find out why Croatia’s beautiful coastline with its thousands of islands are a favourite holiday spot.

With friendly crew and knowledgeable tourguides, explore two National Parks and the islands of Central Dalmatia. Highlights include Trogir’s UNESCO-protected old town, Primošten’s huge vineyards, Dalmatia’s capital Zadar, the Telašćica Nature Park, Krka National Park and waterfalls, and the Kornati Islands. This tour offers a good balance between the mainland and nearby islands.

Reviews for National Parks Bike and Sail - Tour

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My special experience was the fact that the tour guides were Croatian meant that they were knowledgeable and passionate about the islands we were biking through. Their great sense of humour and fun made for enjoyable briefings and support.

August 20, 2016

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My special experience was the interrelationship of the total group - including guides and organisers was outstanding. Croatia was a fabulous place to visit, and brilliant to cycle and sail around.

July 20, 2016

Trogir to Trogir

Split
  • Lifestyle
  • Grade
  • Please check availability with us before booking
  • Group size is 16-36
  • Standard & Premium boat options
  • Tour prices are for a below deck cabin
  • Upper deck +EUR100pp (standard boat)
  • Upper deck +EUR150pp (premium boat)
  • Single cabin surcharge (standard boat): EUR400 below deck / EUR600 upper deck
  • Single cabin surcharge (premium boat): EUR500 below deck / EUR700 upper deck
  • EUR80 bike hire (21 speed hybrid)
  • EUR160 e-bike hire (2019)
  • EUR180 e-bike hire (2020)
  • This tour is invoiced in EURO
  • Please ask for dates & prices for the DELUXE boat.
We cycle throughout the day, meeting our floating hotel for lunch and/or dinner. In the evening, you can choose to explore harbour towns. The cycling is easy-to-moderate with distances up to 35 km and climbs to 300m asl (some are steep). A basic level of fitness is required and you should be prepared for hills. Great cuisine, a friendly crew and expert tour guides await you. At night enjoy your air-conditioned cabin, or stay on deck to rest beneath the stars.

Full Itinerary

DAY 1

Arrival Day: Trogir to Rogoznica

No cycling

Please make your own way to Trogir (near the airport of Split). After checking in to the motor yacht between 2.00-2.30pm, our first cruise begins at 3pm as we head to Rogoznica, where we spend the night. This popular bay village of Rogoznica is on a small island, connected to the mainland by a dam.

Meals: Dinner

DAY 2

Rogoznica to Primošten to Šibenik to Skradin

Cycling: 20 km

In the morning we cycle from Rogoznica on the Dalmatian coast to Primošten, with its beautiful vineyards and beaches. Then we cruise to the historical city of Šibenik, the spot where the Krka River flows into the Adriatic Sea. After visiting the famous cathedral of St James and exploring this lovely old town, we cruise further up the lower part of the Krka River to the small town of Skradin, where we stay tonight. This is one of the oldest Croatian towns, famous for its 6000 years of turbulent history, but today it is an attractive destination.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3

National Park of Krka to Šibenik to Vodice

Cycling: approx. 20 km

The magnificent port of Skradin is today’s starting point for our excursion by boat and on foot to the most famous part of the Krka National Park with its unique waterfalls. In the early afternoon our boat takes us to the harbour of Vodice, a well known and lively resort town located in a large bay on the Dalmatian mainland. From here we can take another short bike ride.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4

Vodice to Island of Murter to Telašćica Nature Park

Cycling: 27 km

We cycle from Vodice to Murter Island, connected to the mainland by a bridge at Tisno. Then we ride along the waterfront past two old coastal villages until we find our boat waiting for us at a small harbour. A cruise takes us through the National Park of the Kornati Islands - an archipelago in crystal clear waters known for its diverse underwater flora and fauna. Our destination is the Telašćica Nature Park, a World Heritage site where the famous Silver Lake is located. This evening we can walk through the park to the impressive cliffs. We overnight at the Island of Dugi Otok.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5

Island of Dugi Otok to Zadar

Cycling: 30 km

After a short crossing to Sali, today's first bike ride takes us along the length of Dugi Otok on a quiet road, with fantastic views to the islands below. We meet the boat and cruise to Zadar on the mainland. Populated since prehistoric times, Zadar was for centuries the political, cultural and spiritual heart of Dalmatia. Your guide will take you on a walk through the alleyways of the old town centre, where 3000 years of history have left their imprint. You will see the mighty fortified walls with their bastions, the loggia and the early Romanesque St. Donatus Basilica. We overnight at Zadar's harbour.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6

Zadar to Islands of Ugljan & Pašman to Island of Zlarin

Cycling: 33 km

During breakfast we cruise to the island of Ugljan via the Zadar Channel. From here we have plenty of time to cycle and explore both the Islands of Uglijan and Pašman which are connected by a bridge. There are fantastic views to the mainland, as we meander down the east coast of the islands. We meet our boat again and cruise to the coral island of Zlarin.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7

Island of Zlarin to Island of Šolta to Trogir

Cycling: 15 km

This morning our boat takes us to the Island of Šolta where stone-walled fields, numerous olive groves, carob and fig trees line the roads. The fragrance of lavender and rosemary surrounds us as we cycle to Šolta’s largest village, Grohote. Our last cruise takes us back to Trogir, where we can stroll through the narrow alleys of the Old Town (UNESCO protected), and devote our attention to the cultural side of the trip.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8

Departure Day: Trogir

No cycling

Time to say goodbye to Croatia's stunning national parks, harbour towns and islands. Check out is at 9 am after breakfast.

Meals: Breakfast

Tour Inclusions and Exclusions:

Tour Includes:

  • 7 nights on a motor yacht in a cabin with ensuite & air conditioning
  • Meals: 4 x full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) & 3 x half board (breakfast and lunch or dinner)
  • Bed linen and towels
  • English-speaking tour guide (for guided cycling tours)
  • Entrance fees for the National Parks (group visits)
  • Cycling maps for each day’s tour provided on board
  • Helmets (if requested in advance, but we strongly suggest you take your own)

Tour Excludes:

  • Flights, travel visas, Travel Insurance
  • Surcharge for above deck cabin
  • Single cabin surcharge
  • Meals ashore (3 lunches OR dinners)
  • Bike hire (trekking bike or e-bike)
  • Optional bike insurance
  • Transfers between Split airport & Trogir harbour (extra cost)
  • Visitor’s tax (€30pp) & bottled drinking water charge (€20pp) paid directly
  • Drinks (apart from water) on board
  • Car park at Trogir (available at extra cost)
  • Tips for the tour guides and crew