|Type of tour:||Guided|
|Distance:||18 Miles/day average|
|Dates:||Saturdays: Apr 19; May 3, 17; Jun 28; Jul 12; Oct 4, 2014|
|Start city:||Trogir, Croatia|
|End city:||Trogir, Croatia|
With the brand new deluxe boat Princeza Diana, you can experience on this trip the greenest part of Croatia for one week. Not only the famous national parks of Dalmatia like Krka and Kornati or the nature park of Telašcica are part of this wonderful tour, but also the medieval old towns of Šibenik, Zadar and Trogir. We also visit Dugi Otok – probably the most beautiful Middle-Dalmatian Island.
This tour is part of the Islandhopping Plus-Program with a new category of boats which are synonym for greatest possible comfort due to the offered space and luxurious furnishing. The deluxe boats also allow combined trekking bike and E-bike cruises because they offer an extra cargo hold in the bunt where own or rental trekking bikes and E-bikes can be stored and which is equipped with enough power sockets for the battery stations.
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Day 1: Trogir - Rogoznica
Individual arrival to the boat in Trogir (Split is about 3 miles (5 km) away from the harbour of Trogir). After the check in on the motor yacht (between 2-2:30 pm), the boat departs Trogir around 3 pm. During the crossing to Rogoznica the fresh sea breeze can be enjoyed. Later in the afternoon there is time to adjust the bicycles.
Overnight in Rogoznica.
Day 2: Rogoznica – Vodice – Slanica – Nature Park Telašcica (15 miles/23 km)
In the morning the boat takes us to Vodice. We start our first bike ride starting at the popular resort and soon we cross the bridge to the island of Murter. In Slanica, in the Northwest of the island we the boat awaits us for the cross over to the island of Dugi Otok.
On our way we pass the National Park Kornati - an archipelago in crystal clear water which is known for its rich underwater world. Our destination is the deeply incised Telašćica Bay. In the local nature park the Mir salt lake is situated. At the end of the day we take a short hike to the impressive cliffs.
Overnight at Telašćica Bay.
Day 3: Islands of Dugi Otok and Molat (23 miles + 11 miles/38 km + 18 km)
From the park we cycle across the almost traffic-free island of Dugi Otok until we finally reach the pine forest, agave and tamarisk bay of Božava. From there the boat takes us to the flower island of Molat. We explore the island on a short cycle tour. Today’s night is spent in the quiet port of the island.
Overnight at Molat Island.
Day 4: Zadar and the Islands of Ugljan and Pašman (18 miles/30 km)
During breakfast the boat cruises to Zadar. The city was the political, cultural and spiritual centre of Dalmatia for centuries. We take an extensive walk through the streets of the lively old town. 3.000 years of history left its imprint on the character of this town. After lunch we cross the Zadar channel to Preko on Ugljan Island.
From there we cycle to Tkon on the island of Pasman. Recently the two islands have been connected by a bridge. Along the east coast we experience the beautiful ocean views and the opposite mainland. The boat picks us up from Tkon and takes us to Biograd where we stay for the night.
Overnight at Biograd.
Day 5: Biograd – Vodice – Šibenik- Skradin (34 miles/55 km)
The day starts with an unforgettable cruise through the National Park of Kornati - an island archipelago in crystal clear water – well known for its diverse underwater world. From Slanica on the island Murter, today's cycling tour leads us to the seaside resort Vodice. The boat awaits us there for lunch and, afterwards, we continue cycling all the way from Vodice to Skradin - the gate to the National Park of Krka where we stay overnight.
Overnight at Skradin.
Day 6: Skradin – Krka-Waterfalls – Island Zlarin (19+6 miles/31+10 km)
After breakfast another wonderful cycle tour starts from Skradin through the national park of Krka. We cycle through the well-wooded valleys to the lake of Visovac on the upper part of the river Krka. A swim stop is welcome.
On calm trails we pass several small villages until we return to Skradin. After lunch it is time to discover the unique naturally waterfalls of the national park of the Krka-Canyon. Later on in the afternoon the boat crosses over to the coral island of Zlarin.
Overnight at Island of Zlarin.
Day 7: Primosten - Trogir (28 miles/45 km)
In the morning, we cruise to Primosten. From here, we cycle through the hinterland passing small villages, all the way to Trogir. Many magical views of the town and the island of Ciovo invite for short breaks and taking pictures. The afternoon offers enough time for a stroll through the world cultural heritage old town of Trogir. After dinner, we round our eventful trip with a cozy get-together with crew and tour guides.
Overnight at Trogir.
Day 8: Disembarkation at 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.
Saturdays: Apr 19; May 3, 17; Jun 28; Jul 12; Oct 4, 2014
|Low season:||Apr 19-May 9, 2014|
|Shoulder season:||May 10-Jun 27; Oct 4-Oct 11, 2014|
|High season:||Jun 28-Oct 3, 2014|
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 of which are on the upper deck, and 7 of which are 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).
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.
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.
This cycle tour requires a basic level of fitness from all participants, which should be acquired from spending time on the bike.
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.
The routes go to heights of 670- 1640 feet (200- 500 m) above sea-level. The mileage ranges from 9- 34 miles (15- 55 km), and does go through hilly and mountainous terrain. The rides will be completed without any time-constraints. They will be completed without any time-constraints, but you should be used to cycling distances up to 31 miles a day through hilly terrain.
The terrain will be primarly on asphalted roads, which have very little traffic during the off season.
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
The tour starts in Trogir. Check-in is on board the boat in the Trogir harbor from 2-2:30 pm on Day 1 of the itinerary. The boat will depart the harbor at 3 pm.
Nearest airport: Split, Croatia
The Split Airport, "SPU", is situated at a distance of only 4 miles/6 km from Trogir. Another possibility to arrive at is the Zadar airport.
Individual transfers are available upon request from the Zadar Airport and Dubrovnik Airport to Trogir; and from Trogir to Omisalj. Prices range from 160 - 440 Euros for groups of 1-3 people.
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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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