|Type of tour:||Guided|
|Distance:||30 Miles/day average|
|Dates:||Saturdays: Apr 5- Jun 28; Jul 12, 26; Aug 9-30; Sept 13- Oct 4 and 11, 2014|
|Start city:||Trogir, Croatia|
|End city:||Trogir, Croatia|
A bike-tour in Southern Dalmatia, the smallest and most sparsely populated region of Croatia, will take you past unique little towns and the beautiful island countryside. These tours will let you experience the beautiful island of Korcula with its picturesquely situated old township, the island of Mljet, with its impressive national park and the beautiful lavender island of Hvar.
Your tour guide explains the towns of Trogir, Hvar, Stari Grad and Korcula, which are almost all protected under UNESCO‘s World Heritage list. This tour is often offered parallel to the mountain bike cruise in Southern Dalmatia on the same boat. In this case one tour guide will cycle with the mountain bikers while the other will accompany the trekking cyclists.
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Day 1: Arrival to Trogir; Short Cruise at 3pm to 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 and 2:30 pm, the first short cruise starts at 3 pm from Trogir to Split. There you 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 in Split.
Day 2: Cetina Canyon (19 miles/30 km or 27 miles/43 km)
After breakfast you cycle through the valley of the Cetina River which is surrounded by steep rocks. After 13 miles (20 km) you have the choice to take part on a four hour rafting tour on the Cetina River and afterwards a small cycle tour of about 7 miles (10 km) back to the boat - or to expand the cycling tour to 27 miles (43 km) along small side roads and versatile landscapes until reaching Omiš and its pirate castles.
In the afternoon cruise to the island of Brač with a bathing stop. Brač is famous for its shining white marble which was also used for the White House and the Reichstag in Berlin.
Overnight in Brac.
Day 3: Brac Island (14 miles/22 km)
Today's route begins in Pučišća with a long but moderate ascent to the mountain ridge of the island past mulberry, kiwi and fig trees, olive groves and vineyards. The following descent to Bol rewards you for your earlier climb with amazing panoramic views of the neighboring island Hvar.
In the afternoon the ship awaits you to cruise to Korčula town where you have time to take an exciting walk though the wonderful old town with its narrow “fishbone like” alleys.
Overnight in Korcula.
Day 4: Korcula Island (30 miles/48 km)
Today we discover the island of Korčula by bicycle. The calm and remoteness of the vast vegetation and cypress gardens giving the shape to the probably most beautiful Dalmatian island. At first you cycle along the coast and close to Pupnat then reach an accent the pass road over the amazing Pupnat bay. Later you will visit the village of Blato, which like Rome was built on seven hills.
Overnight in Blato.
Day 5: Islands of Vis and Hvar (19 miles/32 km)
Vis is the island that is located farthest from the mainland. 2,300 years ago there was already a Greek colony called Issa on the island. Due to its strategic location it was a military zone until 1995 and prohibited for foreign tourists. Today you have the opportunity to explore the lovely island by bicycle.
Lunch is taken at a local wine farm. Afterwards the boat cruises to Hvar where you visit the magnificent Renaissance square and enjoy the view from the Spanish Fortress which is situated high above the city.
Overnight in Hvar.
Day 6: Hvar Island (13+15 miles/20+25 km)
Your first bike tour for today leads you along the almost traffic free pass road through small villages. After lunch in Stari Grad you make a second cycle tour. The destinations for the tour are the harbors of Jelsa and Vrboska, which invite you to an extended break. You stay overnight in Stari Grad, which has become a Mecca for artists and art lovers in the past few years.
Overnight in Stari Grad.
Day 7: Solta Island (12 miles/19 km)
After crossing over to Stomorska on the island of Solta we commence your last cycle tour. Walled fields, numerous olive groves, locust bean and fig trees line the roads. The herb smells of lavender and rosemary accompany you along the tour of this island.
In Maslinica you load the bikes onto the ship and enjoy your last crossing back to Trogir where, if time permits, you can take a tour of the old town which is a world heritage site. The last evening aboard takes place traditionally and includes the communal dinner and a last get-together in a cozy atmosphere with crew and tour guides.
Overnight in Trogir.
Day 8: Disembarkation at Trogir
After breakfast, disembarkation until 9 am; 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 5- Jun 28; Jul 12, 26; Aug 9-30; Sept 13- Oct 4 and 11, 2014
|Low season:||Apr 5-May 10; Oct 5-Oct 11, 2014|
|High season:||May 11-Oct 4, 2014|
|Apr 5, 12, 26; May 10, 24; Jun 7;; Aug 16, 30; Sep 13, 37; Oct 11, 2014|
|Apr 19 ; May 3, 17, 31; Jul 12, 26 ; Aug 9, 23; Sep 20 ; Oct 4, 2014|
May 3, 17;
Apr 5, 12, 26; May 10, 24; Jun 7; Aug 16, 30; Sep 13, 37; and Oct 11, 2014
The Kapetan Jure was built in 2000, and features a saloon for eating and also a large sundeck.
There are 15 cabins, that can hold up to 30 people. There are 11 cabins on the upper deck, and 4 cabins on the lower deck.
All cabins have:
The cabins will be cleaned daily, with a fresh set of towels provided at mid-week.
Apr 19; May 3, 17, 31; Jul 12, 26; Aug 9, 23; Sep 20; and Oct 4, 2014
The Romantica is a two mast motor sailor boat, which was launched in May 2007. The boat offers comfort, style and elegance. The 104 feet (32 m) long and 25 (7.6 m) wide boat was made of steel, and as reflected in the name, combines romantic style with functionality.
The boat has a large sundeck with sunmats, and a bathing platform for easy access to the sea.
There are 16 comfortable double cabins, which are 96-107 sq. feet (9-10 sq. m).
All cabins have:
The cabins will be cleaned daily, with a fresh set of towels provided at mid-week.
Apr 19; May 3, 17; Jun 14, 21, 28; Sep 20, 2014
The San Snova boat is a brand new wooden motor sailor, which was launched in the spring of 2009. It was made exclusively for Islandhopping tours. The ship, constructed entirely of oak, was built over 3 years by the Scherka family in their own carpentry workshop as a family project.
It is 100 feet (31 m) long and 26 feet (8 m) wide, and meets the highest standards of comfort, elegance and style. It features a roomy sun deck with comfortable mats for relaxing, along with lounge chairs on the back deck. Two one-man canoes are available to be used during swim stops.
There are 14 cabins on board:
All cabins have:
The cabins will be cleaned daily, with a fresh set of towels provided at mid-week.
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:
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.
If you plan to bring your own seat, please ensure that it is a universal seat post. The guide on board can also assist you if you bring your own seat.
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.
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 bike tours require a basic level of fitness from all participants, which should be acquired from frequent cycling. The tours will cycle to heights of between 980 ft (300 m) and 2,960 feet (780 m) above sea-level.
The mileage of the rides ranges from 13 miles (20 km) to 44 miles (70 km), which will be through hilly and mountainous terrain and will be completed without any time-constraints. You will need to master long and steep climbs, which you can push your bike up if you would like.
The routes will follow mostly asphalted roads, which are rarely traveled on outside the holiday seasons.
Electrically assisted bikes are available to rent, which will provide additional assistance for the rides.
On any day of the tour, you can choose to set aside a half or full day to swim or spend on board the boat, instead of going on the bike ride.
Each day you can either decide to bike alone, using the information and maps provided, or join the two tour guides or and other people on the group.
Taking into consideration the level of the tour, we feel that only children in a good physical condition and with a minimum age of 10 and previous bicycle tour experience are able to master the bike tours on their own strength. Please note that the minimum height for a rental bike is 4 ft. In Croatia, there is a helmet duty for all children up to age 16.
"I was extremely happy with my Croatian boat/bike tour. The boat was comfortable and the crew (including the captain) were friendly, happy and fun. The food was much more than adequate, good and tasty though some of us did look for more meat rather than whole fish most days. Captain's dinner was excellent. Tour leaders were competent, knowledgeable, friendly and very patriotic - a pleasure to be with. Their knowledge of history of the area was excellent and added to the enjoyment of the trip. The cycling was varied and traveled through interesting country - some of those hills were a challenge, but then it wasn't supposed to be a social Sunday ride."
- Bev K.
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 to go to Split.
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 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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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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