Southern Dalmatia Bike and Sail

Lifestyle Biking Tour Croatia from $2245 NZD
(5/5) from 5 reviews

Visit unique little towns as you explore the beautiful island world of Croatia’s central and southern Dalmatia

Experience the islands of Brač, Korčula and Šolta as well as the beautiful lavender island of Hvar. Stroll around Hvar town with its mighty fortress and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere in the artist’s town of Stari Grad. The UNESCO world heritage cities of Trogir and Split will add to the highlights on this tour and inspire with their incredible history. Try a variation of local specialties on your journey, especially the local wines also referred to locally as ‘gods drop’.

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

Split
  • 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 (2019)
  • EUR180 e-bike hire (2020)
  • This tour is invoiced in EUR
  • Dates & prices listed are for standard or premium boat
  • Ask 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

DAY 1

Arrival Day: Trogir to Split

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 Split where we'll stay tonight. The old town of Split, built into the famous palace of the Roman Caesar Diocletian, is listed as a world heritage site.

Meals: Dinner

DAY 2

Island of Hvar

Cycling: 20 km

In the morning we cross over to the lovely natural harbour of Stari Grad on the island of Hvar. Our afternoon ride leads us through the vineyards on the famous ‘Stari Grad Plains’ before continuing along a picturesque coastal road through the quaint harbour towns of Vrboska, (a.k.a. ‘small Venice’) and Jelsa. 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

DAY 3

The islands of Hvar & Korčula

Cycling: 22 km

Today’s ride along the length of the island on almost traffic free roads, 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

DAY 4

The island of Korčula to Makarska

Cycling: 37 km

Firstly we'll explore the island of Korčula by bike. The island’s remoteness, vast landscapes and numerous cypress gardens have all contributed to it being one of the most beautiful Dalmatian islands. Our bike ride takes us via the village of Blato (its like Rome, built on seven hills), to the harbour of Prigradica where we meet the boat for lunch. Then we set off for Makarska on the mainland, but if the weather permits we'll have a swim stop along the way in a sheltered bay. The evening can be spent along the famous Makarska Riviera.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5

Markarska to Omiš

Cycling: 44 km

During breakfast a short cruise takes u to Omiš. Today you have the option of a bike ride around the Cetina Canyon or joining a rafting excursion down the Cetina River (not included in the tour price). The cycling excursion takes you around the outskirts of the canyon from where there are great views over the river and down to the sea. The rafting group will be picked up from the boat by a bus and taken up river to the starting point. From here we raft downstream and gain a unique perspective of the canyon and its flora and fauna. Afterwards, participants are returned by bus to the boat. In the afternoon there's time to explore Omiš or go for a swim at the nearby beach as we spend the night here.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6

Islands of Brač and Šolta

Cycling: 32 km

Today we cruise to the island of Brač, famous for its radiant, precious limestone that was used in the White House in Washington and the Reichstag building in Berlin. From the picturesque harbor town of Pučišća, home to one of the most famous masonry schools in Croatia, our bike ride takes us to the neighbouring town of Postira from where we board the boat and cruise to the island of Šolta. Here we can do a 4.5km hike, visiting the local beekeeper, Goran along the way. Goran has worked with bees his whole life and they are his true passion. He teaches of their importance in the world and allows all of his guests to try the delicious bee products that he makes. We spend the night in the harbour of Rogač on Šolta.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7

Island of Šolta to Trogir

Cycling: 20 km

Our last bike ride of the tour is on Šolta where walled fields, numerous olive groves, locust bean and fig trees line the roads. The herbal scent of rosemary also accompanies us across the island. After a circuit around the island, we return to 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

DAY 8

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 (€30pp) & 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