Southern Dalmatia Bike and Sail

Lifestyle Biking Tour Croatia from $1709 NZD

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…

Trogir to Trogir

  • Lifestyle
  • Grade
  • 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): EUR300 below deck / EUR400 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 Hvar Island

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 Stari Grad, the second largest settlement on the Island of Hvar. This town with its important harbour has become a mecca for artists and art lovers in recent years. As we stay here tonight you will have time to explore this evening.

Meals: Dinner


Islands of Hvar & Vis

Cycling: 20 + 22 km

Our first bike ride takes us on a round trip via the quaint harbours of Jelsa and Vrboska. After returning to Stari Grad we’ll have lunch on board before cycling along quiet country roads through small villages to the island’s capital of Hvar. Here we’ll visit its magnificent Renaissance Square and also the Spanish Fortress, situated high above the city offering fantastic views. Back on the boat we cross over to the Island of Vis where we stay tonight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


The island of Vis

Cycling: 32 km

Vis is the furthermost island from mainland Croatia and around 2,300 years ago was inhabited by a Greek colony called Issa. Due to its strategic location it was a military zone until 1995 and prohibited to foreign tourists. Today we can explore this beautiful island by bike, after which the boat takes us to the Island of Korčula where we overnight in Vela Luka.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


The island of Korčula

Cycling: 48 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 islands of Brač

Cycling: 15 km or 35 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 lunch we cycle from Sumartin to the lovely fishing village of Povlja or to the picturesque town of Pučišća where we’ll stay overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Omiš to Split

Cycling: 30 km or 43 km

We cycle from Omiš through the Cetina River valley which is surrounded by steep rocks. After ~20km 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 10 km back to the boat. Alternatively if you are not rafting there is the option of a longer bike ride along quiet roads back to Omiš, with 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 Šolta to Trogir

Cycling: 19 km

After a short crossing to Stomorska on the island of Solta we start our last bike ride, where walled fields, numerous olive groves, carob and fig trees line the road. The spicy smell of lavender and rosemary accompany us during our ride around the island. In Maslinica we load the bikes and cruise back to Trogir, where we have time to visit the old city- a World Heritage Site. The last evening on board is usually spent as a social get-together with guests, guides and crew.

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 (below deck double or twin cabin with ensuite)
  • Meals: 4 x full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) & 3 x half board (breakfast and 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 or Split airport
  • Visitor’s tax & bottled drinking water charge (€40pp payable directly)
  • Cetina rafting (paid directly to raft operator)
  • Drinks (apart from water) on board
  • Car parking space (available at extra cost)
  • Tips for the tour guides and crew