Please join me on a one‐of‐a‐kind bike and boat tour that celebrates BikeTours.com’s 15th anniversary with the best elements of two of our most popular tours: National Parks of Dalmatia and South Dalmatia by Bike and Boat.
Here’s what some recent clients wrote:
"This is a tour I will continue to dream about for many years to come."
"From the first to the last day we loved every second of our adventure."
"Cycling along the coast and through the Dalmatian Islands was a great introduction to Croatia for us."
The tour is designed for all levels of riders. Most days consist of two rides (morning and afternoon), and there’s always the possibility to relax on board. Our guides will detail each ride in advance, so you can choose accordingly. We dock each night and typically have time to explore the ports.
On some days, we’ll ride past walled fields and groves of olive and fig trees, amidst the herbal scent of lavender and rosemary. We’ll visit ancient ports like Stari Grad, settled by the Greeks in 384 BC, and tiny fishing villages. We’ll explore towns that have changed little over the centuries, and we’ll pass through hamlets that still hold onto age‐old customs.
Our knowledgeable guides will lead us on remote roads through untouched countryside, where it’s likely we’ll encounter herbs, orchards, and wildflowers—but no people. On most days, it’s far more likely we’ll encounter cows and horse carts than cars! (“Cow up!” “Cart back!”) After all, South Dalmatia is the most sparsely populated region in the country.
Krka National Park will certainly be a highlight, with its vast waterfalls. There will also be plenty of time for that, whether from the boats in mid‐Adriatic or from some of Croatia’s famous beaches.
Croatian cuisine has taken on the tastes of the many cultures that have traversed its land over the centuries, and you’ll marvel at dishes prepared with fish caught just hours earlier and produce purchased at that morning’s farmers market. A special feature of this custom program is tasting local wines and olive oils.
On board our floating hotels, roomy and elegantly designed cabins include private bathrooms with separate shower cubicles. There’s also a wide sundeck with plenty of space to relax on as well as a spacious, stylish designed salon. The crews will pamper us, and—if past tours are an indicator—become new friends and even lead us in learning local folk songs.
Of course, our luxury yachts will make island hopping a delight—both for experienced and novice cyclists and for those who may often wish to spend more time watching the world go by from decktop. Given our combined means of transportation of bike and boat, we’ll also be able to access sights hidden from most travelers.
I hope you’ll join me!
Jim Johnson, founder and president BikeTours.com