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  • 7 nights | 24 miles/day
  • Difficulty Level: 4
  • Guided from: €1290
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Tours using road, hybrid or touring bikes:

  1. Mostly flat
  2. Flat with some gentle slopes
  3. Rolling, hilly terrain
  4. Some long and/or steep climbs
  5. Extensive climbing

Tours using mountain bikes:

  1. Mostly flat, wide trails
  2. Some gentle slopes, wide trails
  3. Rolling, hilly terrain and/or narrow trails
  4. Some long and/or steep climbs and/or technical trails
  5. Extensive climbing and/or highly technical trails
  1. Variety: Choose from more than 200 tours offered by local operators in 35 countries.
  2. Advice: Our informed advisors help you choose the trip that's right for you.
  3. Lower cost: You pay local tour company prices—less than what big American companies charge.
  4. Great exchange rates: Pay low rates thanks to the millions of dollars in foreign currency we buy each year.
  5. Convenience: We handle the full booking and payment process.
  6. Support: We’re your advocates from initial planning through final pedal stroke.
Tour Type: Guided Self-guided

Tour description

On our South Dalmatia tour, explore the unique islands and coast of South Dalmatia, accompanied by the deluxe boat Princeza Diana or first class ship MY Melody.

Highlights of the tour such as the Diocletian Palace in Split, the picturesque old town of Korčula and the lavender island of Hvar along with many other scenic islands make this journey an unforgettable experience. Culture does not fall by the wayside. This tour is, in many ways, similar to our regular South Dalmatia tour, making it a great alternative should the other South Dalmatia tour already be booked out.

Depending on wind and weather, we reserve the right to run this tour in reverse.

Daily program

Day 1: Trogir – Hvar Island
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 2-2:30pm, the first short cruise starts about 3:00pm from Trogir to Hvar Island. Stari Grad is the second largest settlement on the Island of Hvar and well known for its important harbour.
Overnight stay in Stari Grad.

Day 2: Islands of Hvar and Vis (13 miles/20 km + 15 miles/22 km)
Today’s first cycle tour leads us along the almost traffic free pass road through nicely set small villages.

Afterwards, we return for lunch to Stari Grad, which has become a Mecca for artists and art lovers in the past few years. A second cycle tour leads us to the island's capital Hvar, where we visit the magnificent Renaissance Square and enjoy the view at the Spanish Fortress which is situated high above the city. We hop on board again and cross over to Vis Island at about 6:00pm.
Overnight stay on Vis.

Day 3: Vis Islands (20 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. Alterntively, there is a possibility to participate in a 3-hour jeep tour around the island (not included, approx 35 euros). After cycling, the boat takes us to the Island of Korčula.
Overnight stay in Vela Luka.

Day 4: Korčula Island (39 miles/62 km)
Today we discover the island of Korčula by bicycle and enjoy our lunch break in one of the local restaurants. The calmness and remoteness of the vast vegetation and cypress gardens have given the shape to the probably most beautiful Dalmatian island. Our cycle tour leads us via the village of Blato, like Rome build on seven hills, along a pass road across Pupnat bay and finally toKorčula town, where we have time to take a walk through the wonderful old town with its narrow fishbone-like alleys.
Overnight in Korčula town.

Day 5: Island Brac (22 miles/35 km)
Today we cruise to the island of Brac, which is famous for its radiant marble that was, among others, used for the White House in Washington or the Reichstag building in Berlin. After an extended swim break followed by lunch, we start our cycling trip in Sumartin, leading us to the charming fishing village Povlja and on to the picturesque harbor town Pučišća.
Overnight in Pučišća.

Day 6: Omiš – Split (16 or 27 miles/25 or 44 km)
We cycle from Omiš through the valley of the Cetina River which is surrounded by steep rocks. After 11 miles/18 km we have the choice to take part on a four hours rafting tour on the Cetina River (not included in the tour price) and afterwards a small cycle tour of about 4 miles/7 km back to the boat - or to expand the cycling tour (no rafting) to 27 miles/44 km along small side roads and versatile landscapes until reaching Omiš and its pirate castles. In the afternoon our ship takes us to Split. The old town of Split, built adjoining the famous palace of the Roman Caesar Diocletian, is a world heritage site.
Overnight stay in Split.

Day 7: Šolta Island (12 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 by 9:00am and individual trip home or extended stay in Croatia.

The tour operator reserves the right to make changes to the planned route due to changing wind and weather conditions, and where required by organizational necessities. Should it be the case for example that the harbours on the above mentioned tour sequence are overcrowded, the tour will be operated in reverse.

Route Map

Maps are for information purposes only and reflect typical routes between overnight locations. They may not reflect your actual route.

Dates

Mar 31*; Apr 14*, 21*, 28; May 5*, 12, 19*, 26; Jun 2, 9, 16*, 30; Jul 7, 14, 21*; Aug 4, 18, 25*; Sep 1*, 8*, 15*, 29; Oct 6, 13, 20*, 2018 (*indicates fully booked date)
Low season: Mar 31, 2018 - May 18, 2018, Oct 06, 2018 - Oct 28, 2018
High season: May 19, 2018 - Oct 05, 2018

Prices

MY Melody, upper deck

Mar 31*; Apr 21*; May 5*, 19*; Jun 2, 16*, 30; Jul 14, 21*; Aug 4, 18; Sep 1*, 29*; Oct 13, 2018 (*indicates fully booked date)

Per person, double occupancy
€1590
High season surcharge
€100
Single cabin surcharge (1 person/1 cabin)
€600
Bike Rentals
Hybrid touring bike, 21-speed
€80
Electrically assisted bike
€160
Bike insurance, hybrid touring bike
€10
Bike insurance, electrically assisted bike
€20
Discounts
Third person sharing cabin with 2 full-paying adults (on base package price)
50%
Children up to age of 16 (if in their own cabin, single surcharge still applies) (on base package price)
25%
Princeza Diana, upper deck

Apr 14*, 28; May 12, 26; Jun 9; Jul 7; Aug 25*; Sep 8*, 22*; Oct 6, 20*, 2018 (*indicates fully booked date)

Per person, double occupancy
€1440
High season surcharge
€100
Single cabin surcharge (1 person/1 cabin)
€550
Bike Rentals
Hybrid touring bike, 21-speed
€80
Electrically assisted bike
€160
Bike insurance, hybrid touring bike
€10
Bike insurance, electrically assisted bike
€20
Discounts
Third person sharing cabin with 2 full-paying adults (on base package price)
50%
Children up to age of 16 (if in their own cabin, single surcharge still applies) (on base package price)
25%
MY Melody, lower deck

Mar 31*; Apr 21*; May 5*, 19*; Jun 2, 16*, 30; Jul 14, 21*; Aug 4, 18; Sep 1*, 29*; Oct 13, 2018 (*indicates fully booked date)

Per person, double occupancy
€1390
High season surcharge
€100
Single cabin surcharge (1 person/1 cabin)
€500
Bike Rentals
Hybrid touring bike, 21-speed
€80
Electrically assisted bike
€160
Bike insurance, hybrid touring bike
€10
Bike insurance, electrically assisted bike
€20
Discounts
Third person sharing cabin with 2 full-paying adults (on base package price)
50%
Children up to age of 16 (if in their own cabin, single surcharge still applies) (on base package price)
25%
Princeza Diana, lower deck

Apr 14*, 28; May 12, 26; Jun 9; Jul 7; Aug 25*; Sep 8*, 22*; Oct 6, 20*, 2018 (*indicates fully booked date)

Per person, double occupancy
€1290
High season surcharge
€100
Single cabin surcharge (1 person/1 cabin)
€500
Bike Rentals
Hybrid touring bike, 21-speed
€80
Electrically assisted bike
€160
Bike insurance, hybrid touring bike
€10
Bike insurance, electrically assisted bike
€20
Discounts
Third person sharing cabin with 2 full-paying adults (on base package price)
50%
Children up to age of 16 (if in their own cabin, single surcharge still applies) (on base package price)
25%
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  • Lower cost: You pay local tour company prices—less than what big American companies charge
  • Variety: Choose from more than 200 tours offered by local operators in 35 countries.
  • Advice: Our informed advisors help you choose the trip that's right for you.
  • Great exchange rates: Pay low rates thanks to the millions of dollars in foreign currency we buy each year. Or pay in euros!
  • Convenience: We handle the full booking and payment process.
  • Support: We’re your advocates from initial planning through final pedal stroke.
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Island Hopping Terms and Conditions

Individual Cancellation and Changes in Reservations by Customers
You can withdraw from the travel contract up until the beginning of the trip. Your cancellation is valid when your written notification reaches us. If you cancel before the 60th day before the start of the trip, we will refund the amount paid so far, minus a cancellation handling fee.

Individual cancellation fees are:

  • 60 days or more before the beginning of the trip: no fees
  • 59 – 31 days before the trip begins: 30% of the trip price
  • 30 – 21 days before the trip begins: 50% of the trip price
  • 20 – 11 days before the trip begins: 70% of the trip price
  • 10 – 1 days before the trip begins: 90% of the trip price

Large Group cancellation fees:
If a group fills more than 70% of the boat, the charter down payment and cancelation policy will apply. (Large group downpayment schedule: €5,000 with booking confirmation; €5,000 second installment 4 months before tour begins.) If individual group members cancel, the individual cancellation policy and rates apply. However, if the whole group cancels, the down payments will be non-refundable.

Further cancellation details:

If you cancel on the day of the trip or if you do not appear for the start of the trip, we charge the full trip price.

If you miss the start of the trip or are prevented from traveling due to incomplete travel documents, this will be considered as a cancellation.

Reservation changes are handled the same way as cancellations.  For changing your reservation, we will charge 50 € changing fee for changes made 28 days or more before the beginning of the trip.  Any later changes (if possible) will need to be handled as a cancellation and new registration. Cancellation and reservation change fees are due immediately.

These terms and conditions, which you agree to by booking your trip, govern the contractual relationship between you as traveler and us as tour operator.  The terms and conditions supplement Paragraph 651 and those following in the German BGB (Buergerliches Gesetzbuch) that govern travel contract law. Please read all the following terms and conditions carefully.

Trip Cancellation
If the minimum number of participants required for a trip is not met (18 participants for bus and boat trips, unless otherwise noted), we reserve the right to cancel it. The decision about whether the trip will take place or not will be made as early as possible, three weeks before the beginning of the trip at the latest. In case of trip cancellation, all payments you have made will be fully refunded. There can be no additional claims made against us.  As the tour operator, we have the right to cancel the tour if the trip is jeopardized, made difficult, or impaired due to an act of God.

Services
The foundation upon which the trip is organized is the description of the services, which is available in the brochure, in official pamphlets and on our website, and confirmed in your travel contract. Alterations that become necessary after the finalization of the contract and that are made in good faith are permitted if they are not substantial, and do not change the overall character of the trip.  We assume no liability for information in the brochures of our partners or in our own brochure, even if we issued them.

Liability
We are liable within the scope of a merchant’s duty of care for diligent trip preparation, careful selection and supervision of participating agencies, accuracy of service and activity descriptions, and standard provision of the services agreed upon. Our liability for damages other than personal injury is limited to three times the cost of the trip, provided the damages are neither intentional nor due to gross negligence. This limitation is still in effect if we are responsible for the damage due to the fault of a service provider.  If we are solely procurers of foreign services, we are liable only for proper procurement, not for the services. We are liable for damage or loss of luggage up to the amount of 250 € only if the damage was caused by us and was indicated to us immediately.  Scratches on luggage, torn luggage handles, and damaged wheels are excluded from any liability.  Upon delivery of luggage at the accommodation facilities, the liability is transferred according to § 701 BGB to the officer of the accommodations.  Services that were not made use of will not be reimbursed.

Participation
A vacation that involves exercise and physical activity requires greater commitment than a conventional package tour. It is your duty to make certain that you are up to the physical challenges of such a trip.  The pre-condition for a bike-tour is that you are able to handle a bicycle in street traffic and on unpaved paths under any weather conditions.  If you rent a bike, it is your responsibility to check the condition of the bike, particularly the brakes.  You bear sole responsibility for adhering to all legal regulations at home and abroad, particularly regulations about travel documents and cross-border trade.  When traveling across the exterior borders of the EU, your luggage must remain unlocked, to facilitate passage through customs.  If your baggage is searched, you will be notified about it upon arrival at the destination.  If problems with the procurement of the services occur, you are required to help within the scope of legal regulations, in order to avoid potential damages or keep them at a minimum and report any complaints to us immediately.

Duty of Care
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.

Warranty
You can demand redress if the trip services are not rendered according to the contract. This can be solved by us providing compensation of equal or greater value.  In the case of disproportionate effort, corrective action can be denied.  For the period in which the services that have not been rendered according to contract, you can request a reduction in travel price after your return. The pre-condition for this is the immediate notification of our deficiencies or those of our tour guides, so that we have the opportunity to find a remedy.  Tour guides are not authorized to recognize claims.  Independent of a reduction in travel price, you can demand compensation due to non-compliance with the travel contract, unless we are not responsible for the defect.

Limitation of claim
Claims must be made in writing within one month of the contractual end of the trip. The statute of limitation for claims based on the contract expires six months after the contractual end of the trip.  The statute of limitations for all claims of civil offence expires three years after the end of the trip.

Privacy of Personal InformationAll personal information that you give us for the processing of the trip is protected against misuse under German personal data protection law.

Travel ProtectionWe urge you to consider effecting a travel cancellation cost insurance.  Before the trip, please also find out about your medical and accident insurance and about luggage insurance or travel liability insurance, if necessary.

Severability Clause
The nullification of individual clauses in the travel contract or the travel terms does not result in the nullification of the entire contract or the travel terms.

Court of Jurisdiction
The court of jurisdiction is Konstanz, Germany

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Average Ratings

  • Overall

    5

  • Difficulty level (Actual vs. expected) 3.8
  • Value 5
  • Included meals 5
  • Bikes & equipment 5
  • Hotels or boat 5
  • Scenery 5
  • Ease of navigation 5
  • Tour documents 4.3
  • Local tour company services 5
  • Route selection 5
  • Guides (if applicable) 5

Reviews

everettd November 6, 2017

Fantastic trip!

Great bike tour ! Well organized and our tour guides , Marin and Ivan , were excellent being very helpful and knowledgeable. The days were well planned and everything went on time . Accommodations on the boat were also excellent as well as the staff on the boat delivering an overall excellent experience . Beautiful way to experience Croatia !

barbara 427 August 17, 2017

Another great bike tour

It was a great way to see the southern Croatian islands. The guides were a lot of fun. The boat, the melody was beautiful, the crew was great. And the captain was so nice. The E-bikes are the way to go. It made the tour so much more pleasurable. I've done hills with a regular bike and it was rough But with the EBike it makes the tour fun and still allows you to get a great work out. The islands are so beautiful, and the people were so nice. I'm thinking about doing the northern islands next year.

Pekka55 August 22, 2016

Over our expectations

This was our first visit in Croatia, and this bike - boat tour really showed us the beauty of the Croation islands. We stayed 7 days at MY Melody, which was a real luxury yacht with big cabins, sundeck, very good staff, and the ship was also very clean.
Cycling routes were quit hard, because they started every day at the same way, right away to the uphill without any warm up. Cycling routes were in a very good condition and there were not much traffic. After the daily ride, they all finished in a long serpentine back to the port. Very nice cycling.
The atmosphere in the villages on the islands is pleasant, we liked it very much.
And last but not least, our very international group was superb, very much joy and laugh every day and all the time.
I think that we seriously consider that in the future we take apart to some other bike boat tour in Croatia, I hope so.
Pekka and Kirsi Finland

Jannie July 11, 2016

A wonderful experience!

We enjoyed our experience very much! Our seven day tour was very challenging for my athletic husband and me who LOVED my e bike! I couldn't have done the trip with a regular bike due to the elevation and high temperatures during our tour. Don't hesitate to take an bike because you can still pedal and get a workout, but you can also get a boost when you need it on long inclines in high heat conditions.
Croatia is a beautiful country and our tour guides Ielena and Eugen were fantastic! Their knowledge of history and biking helped us to have a thoroughly informative and safe ride. The crew of the boat was very helpful and friendly too.
A couple things to keep in mind is the high heat requires light breathable synthetic fabric ( no Cotten clothing!) and head protection . I would suggest taking electrolyte supplement to add to water and it was difficult to stay hydrated. Perhaps we will travel here again during a cooler season but even so, we thoroughly enjoyed this trip!