5/5 (7)
7 nights | 24 miles/day
Guided from EUR € 1490
Rider Level: Enthusiast Electric bike tours Bike and boat tours
5/5 (7)

7 nights | 24 miles/day
Guided from EUR € 1490

Rider Level: Enthusiast Electric bike tours Bike and boat tours

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  • South Dalmatia

    7 night guided bike tour in Croatia

    On this exceptional bike and boat tour, discover the natural beauty and explore the unique islands and coast of South Dalmatia, accompanied by your first-class motor yacht.

    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.

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

    Highlights

    • Cycling among walled fields, numerous olive groves and fig trees, with the scent of lavender and rosemary wafting around you
    • Visit the World Heritage town of Split, with its famous palace of Roman emperor Diocletian
    • Tour Brac, known for its white marble used in the White House, and Strari Grad, once a Greek colony
    • Enjoy a cycle tour on the lovely island of Vis, which was formerly a military zone inaccessible to tourists until 1995
    • Dine in a typical Dalmatian Konoba
    • Ride on one of the 10 most beautiful islands in the world - Hvar
    • Optional 2-hour rafting tour on the Cetina River

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    Learn more about guided trips or see more Croatia bike tours.

  • Traveler photos

    • MY Melody (photo by Pekka55)
    • Croatia august 2016 (photo by Pekka55)
    • MY Melody 2016 (photo by Pekka55)
    • Photo 1 (photo by Jannie)
  • Daily program

    Day 1: Trogir – Hvar Island
    Individual arrival to Trogir or by plane to Split airport, which is about 4 miles (6 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 harbor.
    Overnight stay in Stari Grad.

    Day 2: Islands of Hvar and Vis (13 miles/20 km)
    After breakfast, we set off on a bike tour from Stari Grad to the capital city of Hvar. We will have plenty of time on arrival to visit the magnificent Renaissance Square of Hvar town and enjoy the view up to the Spanish Fortress situated high above the city. Back on board, we cross over to the island of Vis.
    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. Alternatively, 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 (38 miles/60 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 Brač (17 miles/27 km)
    Today we cruise to the island of Brač, which is famous for its radiant limestone 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. The picturesque harbor is home to one of the most famous masonry schools in Croatia. The creations of the students decorate the harbor village.
    Overnight in Pučišća.

    Day 6: City of Split (Rafting in Omiš) (10 miles/17 km)
    During breakfast, the boat brings us to the city of Split. The old town of Split, built adjoining the famous palace of the Roman Caesar Diocletian, is a UNESCO world heritage site. Today we have the choice either to take a bus transfer to go rafting through the Cetina Canyon (not included in the tour price) or to explore the wonderful Marjan forest Park in Split by bike. The rafting group will be picked up from the boat by bus and taken to Omiš for the excursion. From here they will follow the river downstream in the rafts gaining a unique perspective of the canyon and its flora and fauna. Participants of the rafting trip are brought back to the boat on the bus after the activity. Cyclists will enjoy a short but scenic bike tour through the green heart of Splits accompanied by an extensive swim break at a local beach. In the afternoon we can explore the bustling city of Split again together as one group.
    Overnight stay in Split.

    Day 7: Šolta Island (13 miles/20 km)
    After crossing to Rogač 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. Our boat awaits us in Rogač and we 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.
    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 harbors on the above-mentioned tour sequence are overcrowded, the tour will be operated in reverse.

    Surface and terrain

    This cycle tour requires a basic level of fitness from all participants, which should be acquired from spending time on the bike. The routes will go up to a height of 657-1,640 feet (200-500 m) above sea-level, with mileage from 12-38 miles (20-50 km). The terrain will be hilly and mountainous, but the rides are completed without any time-constraints. There will be some long and steep climbs, during which you can push your bikes. It will be primarily on asphalted roads, which have very little traffic during the off season.

    You can decide each day, whether to cycle on your own using the route maps and descriptions, or to cycle with the guide and group. You are also free to stay onboard the boat, instead of taking a planned cycle tour.

    Guided group pace: On this program, the riding pace is determined by the cyclists on e-bikes. Guests who are taking part on these tours on a regular bicycle should have the necessary physical condition to keep up with this pace.

    We believe that only children in a good physical condition and with a minimum age of 16 and previous bicycle tour experience are able to master the cycle tours on their own strength. Please note that the minimum height for a rental bike is 1.20 m (4 ft.) for hybrid bikes and 1.50 m (4.5 ft.) for e-bikes. There is a helmet requirement for all children up to age 16 in Croatia.


    Boats

    Magellan
    (Please inquire for details)


    How to get there

    Tour start and end
    Nearest airport: Split (SPU), Croatia
    Nearest train station: Split, Croatia

    The Split Airport is situated at a distance of only 4 miles/6 km from the town. Another possibility is Zadar airport.

    Tips on getting to and from your tour

  • Dates

    Apr 21; May 5, 19; Jun 02, 30; Jul 14; Aug 18; Sep 15, 2023

    Season 1 : Apr 01, 2023 - Apr 27, 2023

    Season 2: May 05, 2023 - May 11, 2023

    Season 3 : May 19, 2023 - May 25, 2023, Jun 30, 2023 - Aug 10, 2023, Sep 29, 2023 - Oct 05, 2023

    Season 4: Jun 02, 2023 - Jun 8, 2023, Jun 16, 2023 - Jun 22, 2023, Aug 18, 2023 - Sep 21, 2023

    Prices

    Magellan

    Per person, double occupancy Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Season 4
    Main deck cabin €1490 €1590 €1690 €1790
    Upper deck cabin €1740 €1840 €1940 €2040
    Single use cabin (1 person/1 cabin)
    Main deck, Standard cabin €2090 €2190 €2290 €2390
    Upper deck, Standard €2290 €2390 €2490 €2590

    Bike Rentals

    Hybrid touring bike, 21-speed € 80
    Electrically assisted bike € 180

    Included services

    • 8-day-trip on a motor yacht with crew
    • 7 nights in a twin cabin below deck with private facilities (including linens and towels)
    • 2 x full board and 5 x half board
    • Guided cycling tours as described in the itinerary
    • English-speaking tour guide
    • Overview maps for the daily tours (on board)
    • Tourist taxes

    Please note a required visitor's tax and bottled water flat rate of approximately €25 per adult and €15 per child is not included in this tour package. These fees are paid directly to the captain upon arrival. Credit and debit cards are not accepted on board; ATMs are available at stops along the tour route.


    Bike rentals

    Bikes available to be rented (in advance at the time of booking) include:

    • 21-speed hybrid touring bike
    • Electrically assisted bike (CUBE)*

    *More about electrically-assisted bikes >

    All above bike rentals will be equipped with the following at no additional charge:

    • Ortlieb pannier

    Additional specifications on the Hybrid touring bikes:

    • 21-gear derailleur, Alivio
    • Shimano V-brakes
    • Comfortable Selle Royal saddles

    Please note that the bikes are deliberately not equipped with water bottle holders. There is room in the saddlebag to carry a bottle of water, along with everything else you need for the daily rides.

    Bike Protection:
    Bike protection can be purchased at the time of booking. You can read more about that HERE.

    Pedals:
    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.

    Helmets:
    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, though it is highly recommended to bring your own helmet.

    Please note: Clients are more than welcome to bring their own bike along. However, be aware that we are not insured for the private bikes on board and that all maintenance of private bikes are the responsibility of the owner. Additionally, it is important for us to know if the private bikes are standard models, MTBs or e-bikes. Onboard of our boats we have a weight restriction of 22 kg for all private bikes (excluding batteries) for health and safety reasons. Bikes above this weight will not be accepted on board for daily use!


    Tour Company

  • Route Map

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

    • Eduardo August 30, 2019

      More than expected

      Very good experience being on the boat allows you to move freely

      What was the date of your tour?
      August 17
      How many tours have you completed?
      Many
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat easier
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • Vicki November 13, 2018

      Fabulous. No complaints about anything!!!

      All around terrific! Great guides. Love the boat! Great guests

      What was the date of your tour?
      Oct 6
      How many tours have you completed?
      2
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 5/5 Value
      • 4/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 4/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • Lilian092 September 14, 2018

      What was the date of your tour?
      08/17-8/25 2018
      How many tours have you completed?
      5
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 4/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • 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 !

      What was the date of your tour?
      oct 14-21 , 2017
      How many tours have you completed?
      first one
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat harder
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • 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.

      What was the date of your tour?
      July 16-22
      How many tours have you completed?
      8
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      First-time bike tourists
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • 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

      What was the date of your tour?
      6 - 13.8.2016
      How many tours have you completed?
      9
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat harder
      Do you recommend this tour?
      No
      • MY Melody (photo by Pekka55)
      • Croatia august 2016 (photo by Pekka55)
      • MY Melody 2016 (photo by Pekka55)
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 3/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • 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!

      What was the date of your tour?
      July 3 -10, 2016
      How many tours have you completed?
      0
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat harder
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • Photo 1 (photo by Jannie)
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)