Southern Dalmatia Bike and Sail

Lifestyle Biking Tour Croatia from $2141 NZD
(5/5) from 5 reviews

Explore the countless islands and coast of central and southern Dalmatia – one of the most sparsely populated regions of Croatia!

The area is known for its crystal clear water, deeply fissured cliffs, picturesque beaches and numerous small bays. The islands of Brač, Šolta, Vis, Hvar and Korčula as well as some interesting parts of the Croatian mainland are combined to make this an unforgettable cruise. Every island is different and each has its own history. Discover the charm of the landscape and people in this unique ‘island-world’.

For each day’s cycling, you will be accompanied by your tourguide. Normally you’ll set off each morning after a hearty breakfast, and will meet up with the boat for lunch. There may be another bike ride (or sailing) in the afternoon to a different harbour, where the boat will be moored for the night. After dinner on board as the sun sets, you are welcome to stroll through the historic town before finally settling down in your cabin to sleep – or stay on deck under a thousand stars…

Reviews for Southern Dalmatia Bike and Sail - Tour

Global Cycling Adventures - Croatia biking tours

We were planning to leave the Greece tour early, but the tour was so good that we decided to stay until the planned end. The guides and group were particularly good.

Jay Bartz June 12, 2018

Global Cycling Adventures - Croatia biking tours

The e-bikes certainly enhanced our enjoyment of the spectacular journey this tour offers. Totally would recommend e-bikes on this tour!

Alistair & Ann Bennett June 12, 2017

Croatia bike and sail tour

The Croatian Islands are truly beautiful, each one with its own unique feel. We were lucky, due to an itinerary change, to also see the island of Brac. We met a great group of people on the tour and shared so much fun & laughter with them.The ceaseless attention and hard work of our guides (Toni & Josh) and their support crew (Captain Pave & his team) ensured that the week was absolutely amazing!

Sue & Geoff Welsh New Zealand Croatia May 24, 2017

Croatia bike and sail tour

Fellow cyclists were a great bunch, we were lucky that we all got on so well, a lot of laughs. The most clearest of water and to be able to swim off the back of the boat, fab.

Chris Cantwell July 20, 2015

The tour guides and all crew made the experience exceptional. We chose this tour so that I had the option of either the Ebike or ordinary and ended up deciding each day which I would choose depending on the climbs.

Kate Williams New Zealand June 19, 2014

Trogir to Trogir

  • Lifestyle
  • Grade
  • Please check availability with us before booking
  • Group size is 14 to 36
  • 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
  • This tour is invoiced in EUR
  • Dates & prices listed are for standard & premium boat
  • Please enquire for dates and prices on the deluxe boat.
  • The tour may sometimes run in the opposite direction
We'll cycle off each morning after a hearty breakfast, and meet the boat at a different harbour later in the day. In the evenings, stroll through historic harbour towns. At the end of each day, settle in your cabin to sleep, or stay 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. Although daily distances range from 20–50 km, some of the hills are challenging. If you have not trained for hills you should hire an e-bike. Some departures will have a mixture of road cyclists and mountainbikers on the boat, in which case there will be both a cycling guide plus a mountain bike guide on board. The tour is conducted in both English & German.

Full Itinerary


Arrival Day: Trogir to Island of Brac

No cycling

Welcome to Trogir, a city with 2300 years of history! With a number of palaces, churches, towers and fortresses, it deserves the nickname ‘the stone beauty’. Please make your own way to the harbour of Trogir (5km from Split airport) where you can check-in to your motor yacht between 2pm-2.30pm. At around 3pm a short cruise takes us to the Island of Brac and tonight we'll stay in the quiet harbour of Milna.

Meals: Dinner


Islands of Solta & Hvar

Cycling: 20 + 20 km

After crossing over to Stomorska on the island of Šolta we commence our first ride. Walled fields, numerous olive groves, locust bean and fig trees line the roads. The herbal scent of lavender and rosemary accompanies us during our tour across the island. Our visit to a local beekeeper offers an interesting insight into the production of local honey. After cycling around the island we return to our ship in Stomorska and cross over to the lovely natural harbour of Stari Grad. Our afternoon cycling tour on the Island of Hvar leads us through the quaint harbours of Jelsa and Vrboska. Afterwards we return to Stari Grad, which has become a Mecca for artists and art lovers in the past few years. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


The island of Hvar & Korčula

Cycling: 22 km

Today’s ride along the almost traffic free road leads us through picturesque small villages to the island's capital, Hvar. Here we visit the magnificent Renaissance Square and admire the view from the Spanish Fortress, situated high above the city. After today’s tour the boat takes us to the Island of Korčula where we'll overnight in Vela Luka.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


The island of Korčula

Cycling: 62 km

During our discovery bike tour of the island of Korčula, we’ll stop for lunch at one of the local restaurants. The island’s remoteness, vast landscapes and numerous cypress gardens have all contributed to it being one of the most beautiful Dalmatian islands. The town also vies with Venice for the honour of being the birthplace of Marco Polo. Our bike ride takes us via the village of Blato (its like Rome, built on seven hills), along a hill road to Pupnat bay and finally to Korčula town, where we can walk through the wonderful old town with its narrow “fishbone like” alleys. We stay here tonight.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


The island of Brač

Cycling: 27 km

We cruise to the island of Brač which is famous for its shining white marble (used for the White House and the Reichstage in Berlin). After an extended swim break and then lunch, we cycle from Sumartin to Selca and on to the picturesque harbour town of Pučišća where we’ll stay overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Omiš to Split

Cycling: 15 km or 44 km

After a morning crossing to Omiš, we cycle through the Cetina River valley which is surrounded by steep rocks. After ~18km we have the option of a four hour rafting trip on the Cetina River (extra cost). Afterwards it’s a short bike ride of about 7 km back to the boat. Alternatively if you are not rafting there is the option to extend the bike ride (to ~44 km) along quiet roads back to Omiš and its pirate castles. In the afternoon we cruise to Split, where its old town is built next to the famous palace of the Roman Caesar Diocletian (a world heritage site). Overnight stay in Split.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Split to Marjan to Trogir

Cycling: 15 km

Our last bike ride of the tour is to Mount Marjan. Its a popular recreational site for the residents of Split, as it offers fantastic views of the city and the surrounding islands. Afterwards we board the ship and sail past the cliffs of the Čiovo peninsula as we head to Trogir. 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 with dinner and a get-together with the crew and tour guides.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Departure Day: Trogir

No cycling

After breakfast we say farewell and ask all guests to disembark by 9 am please.

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 & either lunch or dinner)
  • Bed linen and towels
  • English-speaking tour guide (for guided bike rides)
  • Cycling maps for each day’s tour provided on board

Tour Excludes:

  • Flights, travel visas, Travel Insurance
  • Surcharge for above deck cabin
  • Single cabin surcharge
  • Meals ashore (3 lunches OR dinners)
  • Bike hire: hybrid bike or e-bike
  • Optional bike insurance
  • Transfers to and from Trogir harbour
  • Visitor’s tax (€20pp) & bottled drinking water charge (€20pp) payable directly
  • Cetina rafting (paid directly to raft operator)
  • Entrance fee for any sights visited
  • Drinks (apart from water) on board
  • Car parking (available at extra cost)
  • Tips for the tour guides and crew