|Type of tour:||Guided|
|Distance:||29 Miles/day average|
|Dates:||Saturdays: Apr 5- May 31; Jun 14, 28; Aug 30; Sep 13- Oct 18, 2014|
|Start city:||Trogir, Croatia|
|End city:||Trogir, Croatia|
This trip is a mountain bike variant of our classical "Southern Route." No off road route or island is left untouched by the tour. Discover, by traversing mostly deserted pathways, the sparsely populated region of Dalmatia.
The tour by bike and boat, which takes you to Brac island with its impressive stone reliefs, to the green Mjiet and Korcula islands, as well as to the lavender island of Hvar, gives us an opportunity to get to know the rich variety of this region in an active way. You may fall in love with the fully restored wooden yacht and with the comfort and excellent catering it provides during your one-week stay in one of the cozy cabins.
This tour is often operated on the same boat as our classical "Southern Route" and one tour guide attends the mountain bikers and the other one takes care of the trekking bike group.
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Day 1: Trogir (Embarkation) – Split
Individual arrival by car 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 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.
Day 2: Cetina Canyon (Bike route approx. 19 miles/30 km; approx. 1,300 ft./400 m or 30 miles/48 km; approx. 3,000 ft./900 m of altitude)
After breakfast we bike through the valley of the Cetina River which is surrounded by steep rocks.
After 13 miles/20 km we have the choice to take part on a four hour rafting tour on the Cetina River (not included in the tour price) and afterwards a small bike tour of about 6 miles/10 km back to the boat - or to expand the biking tour to 30 miles/48 km on pathways, unpaved or gravel road along the impressive Cetina valley 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.
Day 3: Brač Island (Bike route approx. 26 miles/42 km; approx. 3,600 ft./1,100 m of altitude)
Grab your packed breakfast after a cup of coffee and go on an early morning bike ride.
It leads you with a long moderate ascent for a while on a paved road from Pučišća to the mountain ridge of the island past mulberry, kiwi and fig trees, olive groves and vineyards.
A gravel road takes you up to the highest peak (780 m) of the Adriatic coast. You certainly can not resist to take a piture of this breathtaking view.
The following descent to Bol on a gravel road is quiet challenging, but rewards us for our earlier climb with an amazing panoramic view of the neighboring island Hvar. It leads you directly to “The Golden Horn” which is the perfect spot for a swim break.
In the afternoon the ship awaits us to cruise to Korčula town where we have time to take an exciting walk though the wonderful old town with its narrow “fishbone like” alleys.
Day 4: Korčula Island (Bike route approx. 36 miles/58 km; approx. 3,000 ft./900 m of altitude)
Today’s mountain bike tour is a demanding one. We discover the island of Korčula from one end to the other.
The calmness and remoteness of the vast vegetation and cypress gardens have given the shape to the probably most beautiful Dalmatian island.
At first we cycle the paved scenic route to discover the south-west side of the island.
After a short break we go on to reach our today's destination Prigradica.
Day 5: Islands of Vis and Hvar (Bike route approx. 22 miles/35 km; approx. 3,000 ft./900 m of altitude)
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 mountain bike. Vis is the most loved one of the islands within the mountain biking community.
It offers a wide variety of trails; very unique single trails with some parts to push your bike match with an unforgettable view. Smashing!
After the bike ride 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.
Day 6: Hvar Island (Bike route approx. 18 + 22 miles/28 km + 35 km; approx. 2,500 + 1,600 ft./750 + 500 m of altitude)
Today’s bike ride leads us on a gravel road onto a mountain pass and afterwards downhill on an ambitious trail to Stari Grad.
After lunch in Stari Grad you can choose to do a snugly tour to the quaint harbors of Jelsa and Vrboska which invite us to an extended break.
We return to Stari Grad, which has become a Mecca for artists and art lovers in the past few years, for our overnight stay.
Day 7: Šolta Island (Bike route approx. 13 miles/20 km; approx. 1,150 ft./350 m of altitude)
After crossing over to Stomorska on the island of Šolta we commence our last bike 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 bikes 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 cozy atmosphere you will have the chance for a last get-together with your crew and your tour guides.
Day 8: Trogir (Disembarkation)
After breakfast disembarkation until 9 am and individual trip home or extended stay in Dalmatia/Croatia.
Saturdays: Apr 5- May 31; Jun 14, 28; Aug 30; Sep 13- Oct 18, 2014
|Low Season:||Apr 5-May 10; Oct 4-Oct 18, 2014|
|High Season:||May 11-Jun 30; Aug 30-Oct 3, 2014|
|Apr 5, 12, 26; May 10, 24; Aug 30; Sep
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|Apr 19; May 3, 17, 31; Jun 14, 28; Sep 20; Oct 4, 18, 2014 When you book, please enter the citizenship of each person in the "Comments" section of the booking form.|
Apr 5, 12, 26; May 10, 24; Aug 30; Sep 13, 27; 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:
Apr 19; May 3, 17, 31; Jun 14, 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:
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:
Bicycle insurance is available to buy. It costs 10 Euros/week for the 24-speed, and 20 Euros/week for the 27-speed.
The tour company recommends that you bring both your own pedals/shoes and saddles for these mountain bikes.
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 tour is best for intermediate mountain bikers in good physical condition. The tour will go up to a height of 700 m (2300 ft) above sea-level.
You traverse rarely frequented asphalted roads (40 %) as well as pathways, unpaved or gravel roads and single trails. The day-tours from 18 miles to 39 miles (28 to 63 km) will take you through hilly and mountainous terrain and will be completed without any time-constraints.
Participants will also need to master long and steep climbs. The down hills are partly challenging and adequate technical skills are assumed.
Helmet use is mandatory on all bike tours. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own (well-fitted) helmet. Rental helmets are available in limited numbers (reservation requested).
You are free to set aside a half or full day to swim or spend time on board the boat, instead of taking a planned bike-tour.
Tour start and end
Nearest airport: Split, Croatia
Nearest train station: Split, Croatia
Arriving by plane is the fastest, cheapest and most comfortable way to reach Trogir, as the nearest airport (Split Airport, "SPU") is situated at a distance of only 4 mi. 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)
160 Euros (groups of 1-3)
200 Euros (groups of 4-8)
400 Euros (groups of 1-3)
460 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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