|Type of tour:||Guided|
|Distance:||30 Miles/day average|
|Dates:||Apr 12, 26; May 10, 24; Sep 27; and Oct 11, 2014|
|Start city:||Trogir, Croatia|
|End city:||Trogir, Croatia|
On our South Dalmatia Plus Tour, explore the unique islands and coast of South Dalmatia, accompanied by the new deluxe boat Princeza Diana that was launched only in 2011. The islands of Brac, Solta, Vis, Hvar and Korcula as well as some worth-seeing parts of the Croatian mainland are combined to an unforgettable cruise. Enjoy a wine or honey tasting just as a meal in a typical Dalmatian Konoba instead of a lunch on board of the ship. Visit an old township, the wine growing peninsula of Peljesac and to the south of the peninsula the island of Mljet, with its impressive national park.
The itinerary of the trip is in some ways parallel to the itinerary of our regular cycling cruise in South Dalmatia – the Plus-Tour therefore could be a good alternative in case of an already fully booked regular cycling cruise at your preferred travel date. This tour is part of the Islandhopping Plus-Program, consisting of three different tours which are characterized by especially for these trips built spacious and luxurious deluxe boats.
On all Plus-Tours, e-bikes of the Swiss high quality brand FLYER are offered. Electric bikes are a true declaration of independence for everybody who enjoys activity. They allow a hassle-free cycling as well as climbing mountains without difficulty. But all cycle tours are planned in a way that enables a cyclist who wants to ride a trekking bike and also want to spend their vacation on one of the deluxe boats to join the bike rides trouble-free if they have a basic level of fitness.
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Day 1: Trogir – Split
Individual arrival to Trogir or by plane to Split airport, which is about 3 miles (5 km) away from the harbor of Trogir. After check in on the motor yacht between 2- 2:30 pm, the first short cruise starts about 3 pm from Trogir to Split. There we can go on a walk through the old town of Split, which is built adjoining the famous palace of the Roman Caesar Diocletian and is a world heritage site.
Overnight near Split.
Day 2: Cetina Canyon and Hvar (16 or 28 miles/25 or 45 km)
During breakfast we cross over to Omis, an old pirate stronghold on the Croatian mainland. During the morning we explore the valley of the Cetina River which has been deeply etched into the rock. On minor roads and through varied landscapes we return to Omis. Optionally there is the opportunity to participate in a two hours rafting tour on the river Cetina (not included into the tour price). From Omis we set out to Jelsa on the island of Hvar.
Overnight near the island of Hvar.
Day 3: Islands of Hvar and Korula (16 or 28 miles/25 or 45 km)
We start our cycle tour after breakfast in Jelsa- to the easternmost corner of the island (Sucuraj). Alternatively we can shorten the trip and meet the boat halfway at the small port town Pokrivenik. Our destination is the island Korčula with its island capital of the same name. We have enough time to wander through the beautiful old town with its fishbone-like alleys. The town also competes with Venice for the honor of being the birthplace of Marco Polo.
Overnight near Korula.
Day 4: Islands of Korcula (30 miles/48 km)
Korcula town is the starting point of today’s cycle tour across the island. The beautiful Dalmatian island is characterized by its quiet atmosphere. Our route takes us to the small port of Prigradica where our boat awaits us for lunch. After a longer crossing in the afternoon we reach the island of Vis.
Overnight near Vis.
Day 5: Islands of Vis and Hvar (19 miles/32 km)
Vis is the furthermost island from mainland Croatia. A Greek colony called Issa has been 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 the lovely island by bicycle. After cycling the boat takes us to the Island of Hvar where we visit the magnificent Renaissance square and enjoy the view from the Spanish Fortress which is situated high above the city.
Overnight near Hvar.
Day 6: Island Hvar and Island Brac (21 miles/35 km)
In the morning we cycle along a 400 m high pass road, next to lavender fields and wonderful views of the neighbouring islands and the mainland. First destination is the artist colony town of Stari Grad. The town was founded as a Greek colony of Faros. After a short town visit we continue to cycle to Jelsa. Here we board the boat and cruise to a well known beach to take a long swim break. The Golden Horn is a white pebble beach- depending on the wind its tip directs to either right or left side. The beach is published in almost every Croatian tourist magazine.
Overnight near Brac.
Day 7: Šolta – Trogir (11 miles/19 km)
After crossing to Stomorska on the island of Šolta we commence our last cycle tour. Walled fields, numerous olive groves, locust bean and fig trees line the roads. The herb smells of lavender and rosemary accompanies us along our tour through this island. We load the bicycles onto the ship in Maslinica and enjoy our last crossing back to Trogir where, if time permits, we can take a tour of the old town which is a world heritage site. The last evening aboard our ship follows a nice tradition. While enjoying the communal dinner in a cosy atmosphere you will have the chance for a last get-together with your crew and your tour guides.
Overnight near Trogir.
Day 8: Departure from Trogir
After breakfast, disembarkation until 9 am and individual trip home or extended stay in Croatia.
We reserve the right to make changes to the planned route due to changing wind and weather conditions, and where required by organizational necessities.
Apr 12, 26; May 10, 24; Sep 27; and Oct 11, 2014
|Low season:||Apr 12-May 9; Oct 5-Oct 18, 2014|
|Shoulder season:||May 10-Sep 26, 2014|
|High season:||Sep 27-Oct 4, 2014|
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The Princeza Diana is a 3-mast deluxe class motor yacht that was launched in June 2011. It is the largest and most luxurious ship in the Island hopping fleat, at 131 feet (40 m) in length and 28 feet (8.50 m) in width.
It is ideal for tours with electrically assisted bikes, as it has an extra cargo hold equipped with enough power sockets for the battery stations. It also features a big saloon for meals, and a canopied deck with upholstered seating on the upper deck. It also has a sundeck with chairs and mats for sunbathing.
Due to the possible cabin divisions with 2-, 3- or 4-bed cabins, it is a great ship for families.
The boat has 16 cabins- 9 on the upper deck, and 7 on the lower deck.
Available cabin types are:
All cabins are equipped with:
Bikes available to be rented (in advance at the time of booking) include:
All above bike rentals will be equipped with the following at no additional charge:
Additional specifications on the Hybrid touring bikes:
Please note that the bikes are deliberately NOT equipped with water bottle holders. There is room in the saddle bag to carry a bottle of water, along with everything else you need for the daily rides.
Additional specifications on the Electrically assisted bikes:
The i:SY-Flyer ECO, a relatively light model of 50 pounds (21 kg), is a compact bike with a special low frame geometry for easy mounting and 20-inch wheels. The handlebar “Speedlifter Twist” is turnable, making the bike space-efficient for storage. This E-Bike model is equipped with an 8-gear-Shimano hub gearshift (Nexus), as well as Shimano V-brakes. It has a 10-amp battery along with an 8-amp back-up that allow for unlimited riding.
The type i:SY Flyer ECO is available for all persons with a height of 150- 190 cm (it is not available for heights above 190 cm).
Bicycle insurance is available to buy. It costs 10 Euros/week for the hybrid touring bikes, and 20 Euros/week for the electrically assisted bikes.
The bikes will have FLAT pedals. If you want to bring your own pedals, please bring your own shoes and also the necessary equipment to change the pedals. The guide on board the boat can assist you in attaching them to your rental bike.
It is required to wear helmets on this tour. In order to guarantee optimum protection, we request that you bring your own helmet and - for your own safety - wear it on all bike tours. A limited number of helmets are available on board to rent, at the time of booking, thought it is highly recommended to bring your own helmet.
This cycle tour requires a basic level of fitness from all participants, which should be acquired from spending time on the bike. The routes will go up to a height of 657- 1,640 feet (200- 500 m) above sea-level, with mileage from 12- 31 miles (20- 50 km).
The terrain will be hilly and mountainous, but the rides are completed without any time-constraints. There will be some long and steep climbs, during which you can push your bikes. It will be primarily on asphalted roads, which have very little traffic during the off season.
You can decide to rent either a hybrid bike or an electrically assisted bike for this tour. This will need to be decided in advance, and it is not possible to switch bikes on varying days of the tour.
Of course, on any day you can set aside a half or full day to swim or spend on board the boat, instead of riding.
You can also decide each day, whether to cycle on your own using the route maps and descriptions, or to cycle with the guide and group.
Tour start and end
Nearest airport: Split, Croatia
Nearest train station: Split, Croatia
The Split Airport, "SPU" is situated at a distance of only 4 miles/6 km from the town. Another possibility is Zadar airport.
Individual transfers (upon request):
- Dubrovnik Airport - Trogir: (4 hours)
320 Euros (groups of 1-3 people)
360 Euros (groups of 4-8)
- Zadar Airport - Trogir: (5 hours)
400 Euros (groups of 1-3)
440 Euros (groups of 4-8)
- Trogir - Omisalj: (4 hours)
360 Euros (groups of 1-3)
400 Euros (groups of 4-8)
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A rich, cultural history and diverse, majestic landscape describes the country of Croatia. Calling their country “Our Beautiful Homeland”, the Croats offer a warm welcome to visitors who want to experience the wonders of Croatia. Flat plains along the Hungarian border, low mountains and highlands near the Adriatic coastline and over 1,000 islands explain why Croatia is one of few nations to have three distinct climate zones.
Diversity continues in the Croatian culture with four cultural circles thriving together: Western, Eastern and Central Europe, and Mediterranean. Each culture retains its unique customs, including lace-making in Lepoglava, bell ringers in the Kasta region and Ojkanje singing in the Dalmatia region. Cuisine varies in the coastal region that favors seafood specialties, olive oil and prosciutto compared to the continental region that favors meat products, freshwater fish and vegetables. Other highlights include Roman Emperor Diocletian's Palace in Split, a Roman amphitheatre in Pula and the city of Dubrovnik, known as the "Pearl of the Adriatic."
Island Hopping by bike and boat has been organized by Radurlaub Zeitreisen GmbH since 1998. Since then we have been expanding our program continuously. In Croatia we are meanwhile organizing tours in Istria, the Kvarner Bay as well as Central and South Dalmatia. Since 2002 tours in Greece and Turkey have also been part of our program.
We look forward to seeing you on our ships!
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During the duration of the trip, you are liable for damage to or loss of bicycles and any equipment entrusted to you. For guided tours, this is only valid if you have separated yourself from the group, have disobeyed instructions from the tour guides, or caused the damage or loss intentionally, through negligence or gross negligence.
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Court of Jurisdiction
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