4.6/5 (27)
7 nights | 23 miles/day
Guided from EUR € 1490
Rider Level: Active Electric bike tours Bike and boat tours
4.6/5 (27)

7 nights | 23 miles/day
Guided from EUR € 1490

Rider Level: Active Electric bike tours Bike and boat tours

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  • National Parks of Dalmatia

    7 night guided bike tour in Croatia

    Experience the greenest part of Croatia! The famous national parks of Dalmatia, like Krka and Kornati or the nature park of Telašćica are part of this wonderful tour, and also the medieval old towns of Šibenik, Zadar and Trogir. We also visit Dugi Otok – probably the most beautiful Middle-Dalmatian Island.

    Not only the famous national parks of Dalmatia like Krka and Kornati or the nature park of Telašćica are part of this wonderful tour but also the medieval old towns of Šibenik, Zadar and Trogir. We also visit Dugi Otok – probably the most beautiful Middle-Dalmatian Island.

    This tour is characterized by boats which offer the greatest possible comfort. On this tour, either the MY Melody or Magellan are your comfortable vacation home. Roomy and elegantly designed cabins include private bathrooms with separate shower cubicles, and a wide sundeck with plenty of space to relax on as well as a spacious, stylish designed salon invite you to enjoy the cruise.

    Highlights

    • Visit the St. James Cathedral, a World Heritage site
    • Tour the former political, cultural and sacred site Zadar, with it's 3,000-year-old history
    • Sail to the Island of Spices, Dugo Otok
    • Cycle through the Kornati National Park, an island archipelago in crystal clear water
    • Tour through the Krka National Park, with its forested valleys and great swimming holes

    Learn More

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

  • Traveler photos

    • Surprise party on the boat by the captain (photo by Nanachan)
    • Staff Submitted Review (photo by Matt L)
    • The breakfast each morning was mouthwatering. (photo by Matt L)
    • A daily briefing with Marin (local tour guide). (photo by Matt L)
    • Walking around Krka Falls is a highlight of this tour. (photo by Matt L)
    • Walking around the 2600 year old city of Zadar is majestic. (photo by Matt L)
    • Relaxing in the boat jacuzzi after a 30 mile bike ride while enjoying a glass of wine and the cruising through Kornati National Park was unforgettable. (photo by Matt L)
  • Daily program

    Day 1: Trogir (embarkation) – Rogoznica
    Individual arrival to the boat in Trogir (Split airport is about 3 miles away from the harbor of Trogir). After the check in on the motor yacht (between 2-2:30pm), the boat departs Trogir around 3:00pm. During the crossing to Rogoznica, the fresh sea breeze can be enjoyed. Later in the afternoon, there is time to adjust the bicycles.

    Day 2: Rogoznica – Vodice – Slanica – Nature Park Telašcica (16 miles/27 km)
    In the morning the boat takes us to Vodice. We start our first bike ride starting at the popular resort and soon we cross the bridge to the island of Murter. In Slanica, in the Northwest of the island we the boat awaits us for the cross over to the island of Dugi Otok.

    On the way we pass through the Kornati National Park, an archipelago in crystal clear water, known for its rich marine life. Our destination is Telašćica Bay in the Telašćica Nature Park. In the late afternoon there is the opportunity to go for a short hike up to the impressive, white cliffs that fall steeply into the blue sea below. In the bay of Telascica we can spend the evening swimming from the boat and the night is spent in the peaceful setting of the Telascica Nature Park.

    Day 3: Islands of Dugi Otok and Zadar (28 miles/45 km)
    After breakfast, we start our bike tour from the Telascica Nature Park. The ride is panoramic, and our destination is the budding village of Božava, surrounded by pine forests, Tamarisks and Agaves. In Božava the boat awaits our arrival and we cast off for Zadar which for centuries was the absolute political, cultural and intellectual center of Dalmatia.

    The guide takes us on a walk through the lively city and shows us the fascinating facets of this extraordinary outdoor museum. Over 3,000 years characterize the city. As we walk we will learn of the city and its colorful past.
    Overnight stay in Zadar.

    Day 4: Zadar – Island Ugljan and Pašman – Vodice (21 miles/33 km)
    During breakfast the boat takes us to Preko on the island of Ugljan from where we will ride to Tkon on the island of Pašman. The two islands are connected by a bridge from which the first of the Kornati Islands can be seen. We cycle along the east coast of the island, constantly in vicinity of the sea with views of the mainland.

    Once we arrive in Tkon, we board the boat and cross over to Vodice, a popular Dalmatian holiday destination on the mainland where we will spend the night.
    Overnight in Vodice.

    Day 5: Vodice – Skradin (22 miles/35 km)
    A scenic tour leads us from Vodice along quiet roads through quiet villages of the Dalmatian hinterland to the beautiful city of Skradin at the foot of the Krka Canyon. In the afternoon your guides will invite you to sample some local specialities, of which there are plenty in Dalmatia. The night is spent in Skradin.

    Day 6: Krka Waterfalls – Šibenik Island – Primošten
    After breakfast, it is time to discover the unique naturally formed waterfalls of the national park of the Krka-Canyon. Afterwards, the boat will take us to Šibenik out of the Krka river mouth and into the Adriatic. Here the Cathedral of St. Jacob is under UNESCO-World-Heritage protection and is regarded as the most magnificent sacral buildings on the Adriatic coast. The old town of Šibenik is also worth a visit. In the late afternoon we cast off once more on board the boat and cruise to Primošten for the night.

    Day 7: Primošten – Trogir (28 miles/45 km)
    In the morning our last bike tour for the week takes us from Primoošten inland past rural villages to Trogir. Many magical views of the town and the island of Čiovo invite for short breaks and photo stops. In the afternoon we have the chance to stroll through the UNESCO world heritage city of Trogir. A cheerful evening meal on board the boat gives you time to celebrate the success of the week with fellow travelers and tour guides.

    Day 8: Disembarkation at 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. The tour may also be operated in reverse.

    Surface and terrain

    The routes go to heights of 670-1640 feet (200-500 m) above sea-level. The mileage ranges from 15-31 miles (25-50 km), and does go through hilly and mountainous terrain. They will be completed without any time-constraints, but you should be used to cycling distances up to 35 miles a day through hilly terrain. The rides cycle primarly 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 on board 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 (Deluxe class)
    *Please inquire for details


    Yolo (First class)
    *Please inquire for details


    How to get there

    Tour start and end
    Nearest airport: Split, Croatia

    The tour starts in Trogir. Check-in is on board the boat in the Trogir harbor from 2-2:30pm on Day 1 of the itinerary. The boat will depart the harbor at 3:00pm.

    The Split Airport (SPU), is situated at a distance of only 4 miles/6 km from Trogir. A taxi from Split airport to the ship in Trogir is approximately 20 euros. Another possibility to arrive at is the Zadar airport.

    Tips on getting to and from your tour

  • Dates

    Magellan: Apr 14, 28; May 12, 26; Jun 09, 23; Jul 07, 21, 28; Aug 11, 25; Sep 08, 22; Oct 6, 2023 Yolo: May 05, 19, Jun 16, Sep 29, Oct 13, 2023

    Season 1: Apr 14, 2023 - Apr 27, 2023

    Season 2: Apr 28, 2023 - May 11, 2023; Oct 6, 2023 - Oct 20

    Season 3: May 12, 2023 - Jun 8, 2023; Jul 7 - Aug 24, 2023; Sep 29, 2023 - Oct 5, 2023

    Season 4: Jun 9, 2023 - Jul 6, 2023; Aug 25, 2023 - Sep 28, 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, main deck (1 person/1 cabin) €2090 €2190 €2290 €2390
    Single use cabin, upper deck (1 person/1 cabin) €2290 €2390 €2490 €2590

    Yolo

    Per person, double occupancy Season 2 Season 3 Season 4
    Main deck cabin €2190 €2290 €2390
    Upper deck cabin €2490 €2590 €2690
    Single use cabin, main deck (1 person/1 cabin) €2890 €2990 €3090
    Single use cabin, upper deck (1 person/1 cabin) €3090 €3190 €3290

    Bike Rentals

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

    Discounts

    Children up to age of 16 (on base package price) (if in their own cabin, single surcharge still applies) 25%

    Included services

    • 7 nights in a twin cabin with private facilities (including linens and towels)
    • 8-day-trip on a motor yacht with a crew of four
    • 2 x full board and 5 x half board
    • Guided cycling tours as described in itinerary
    • Overview maps for the daily tours on board
    • English-speaking tour guide
    • Entrance fees for the National parks (group visits only)

    Please note a required visitor's tax and bottle 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 Cross Hybrid Pro Allroad)*

    *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:

    • Inselhuepfen brand, aluminum frame
    • 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 saddle bag 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 onboard to rent, at the time of booking.

    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.

    • Carol McDonald 22 hours ago

      Beautiful Croatia

      This is the perfect way to see this beautiful country! Our bike guides were great - knowledgeable, extremely competent, friendly and helpful. We felt very luck to have them with us.
      The food was a combination of very good, and sometimes not quite so good as it arrived luke warm. Salads scrimped on greens and the overly used combination of purple and green cabbage only as our source of greens wasn’t very good, especially since salad greens seemed readily available at our various stops.
      Most importantly, we were horrified by the number of plastic bottles used on this trip! My husband and I brought water bottles, as did most of the cyclists, and were happy to refill our bottles from the water cooler. I can’t imagine the tons of plastic waste caused by the number of bottles our ship alone used, and then multiplied by the number of boats over the course of the summer - the numbers of plastic bottles to deal with would be staggering. I am fully aware of the recycle program, but the energy used to do this is also staggering, especially for a small and financially struggling country like Croatia. I strongly urge you to commit to a more earth friendly form of water use.
      Lastly, and this is a small criticism, we’ve never been on a bike and boat (this was our fifth one), that charged a premium for tea and coffee. I completely support a charge for premium coffees and teas such as lattes, chai etc, but charging for hot water and a tea bag, or a simple cup of coffee seems very stingy on your part. Especially with a 50E pp charge for water, which again is something we had not encountered in the past.
      Overall, we had an incredibly wonderful trip and hope to return to Croatia again in the future!

      What was the date of your tour?
      September 2022
      How many tours have you completed?
      Five
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 4/5 Value
      • 4/5 Included meals
      • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 4/5 Ease of navigation
      • 4/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 4/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • Adele McDonald 22 hours ago

      Best bike and boat tour we've done!

      This was an absolutely fabulous tour. The scenery, the boat, the cycling, and other activities such as park tours, hikes, swimming, paddle boarding and city tours were just perfect. The guides were knowledgeable and made our days safe and fun in what could be fairly challenging cycling. We booked with a group of 22 people and there were another 10 people on our boat. We all had an absolute blast! Highly recommend this tour!

      What was the date of your tour?
      september 2022
      How many tours have you completed?
      6
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      First-time bike tourists, Solo travelers, 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)
    • Linda Stephenson Shier 3 days ago

      Beautiful trip

      Great way to see Croatia! Our guides were excellent, very knowledgeable, fun, and friendly,
      They had their meals with us giving us the opportunity to get to know them. Food and crew were fabulous. Lots of opportunity to explore towns in the islands

    • Linda Stephenson Shier 4 days ago

      Beautiful trip

      Great way to see Croatia! Our guides were excellent, very knowledgeable, fun, and friendly,
      They had their meals with us giving us the opportunity to get to know them. Food and crew were fabulous. Lots of opportunity to explore towns in the islands

    • Cathy Faiazza 1 day ago

      Amazing trip with old friends and made many new friends.

      From the moment we got on board the Melody in Trogir we felt welcomed and
      comfortable. The rooms were spacious and very well maintained. The crew was helpful and very qualified. The food was plentiful and good. Selection of bar drinks were also great. Opportunities to swim off the back of the boat were amazing and much enjoyed. The bike ride was really fun and the e-bikes made it a most enjoyable ride. The guides Ivan and Tara were some of the best we have ever had. Fun, knowledgeable and kept us all safe and informed each and every day. Thank you so very much.

      What was the date of your tour?
      September 16 -23
      How many tours have you completed?
      6
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      First-time bike tourists, Solo travelers, 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 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • Keith Fowler 1 day ago

      Great trip

      Guides were very good and knowledgeable. Also very concerned for our safety. Food excellent, plentiful and well presented. The bikes are old and have high mileage. We had a few issues Cabins were clean. Beds need upgrading.

      What was the date of your tour?
      September 16
      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
      • 3/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 3/5 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)
    • Charles Curtis 1 week ago

      Second great trip to Croatia

      We loved the first bike and boat trip to Croatia: Highlights of Dalmatia - that we booked this one. This was a thoroughly enjoyable trip but not quite as outstanding as the first. Not quite as many interesting stops and the food was good but not outstanding which is why we gave it only four stars.
      There were hills but not as rigorous as the Highlights rides so several had regular bikes and we ebikers didn’t have to wait too long for them to catch up after a climb. The waterfalls at Krka National Park was a highlight

      What was the date of your tour?
      August 2022
      How many tours have you completed?
      10
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat easier
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      First-time bike tourists, Solo travelers, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 4/5 Value
      • 4/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 4/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 4/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • Charles Curtis 2 weeks ago

      Second great trip to Croatia

      We loved the first bike and boat trip to Croatia: Highlights of Dalmatia - that we booked this one. This was a thoroughly enjoyable trip but not quite as outstanding as the first. Not quite as many interesting stops and the food was good but not outstanding which is why we gave it only four stars.
      There were hills but not as rigorous as the Highlights rides so several had regular bikes and we ebikers didn’t have to wait too long for them to catch up after a climb. The waterfalls at Krka National Park was a highlight

      What was the date of your tour?
      August 2022
      How many tours have you completed?
      10
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat easier
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      First-time bike tourists, Solo travelers, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 4/5 Value
      • 4/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 4/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 4/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • Vic Wieland 2 months ago

      An amazing experience

      Boat bike is the way to see Croatia, the whole experience was fantastic, comfortable accommodation on the boat, fantastic crew who couldn’t do enough for us, and excellent food.
      The Captain stopped for us to swim every day after cycling, and at night we explored the gorgeous villages.

      What was the date of your tour?
      July 2022
      How many tours have you completed?
      First one
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      First-time bike tourists, Solo travelers, 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 Guides (if applicable)
    • TinyTW September 30, 2019

      Bike/Boating Northern Croatia

      We had a Fantastic Time on our Boat/Bike Tour of Croatia. It's a really Beautiful Country and we always love seeing new places on our bikes. Toni are guide was Awesome and was always a treat and fun to be with every day. Our boat Melody was very, very nice, comfortable and Brand new, it was actually nice to come home everyday from biking to the boat. It's not a complaint, but something to consider when going to Croatia. The Croatians are not the most Service Oriented/Friendly people. In fact our guide Toni said at the get go that in America the Customer is always right but that is not the case in Croatia. (In the US, you would NEVER hear that from the main guide). The Staff on the boat was good but not very workable or friendly. I had an incident personally where I asked them to do a Special Birthday Surprise for my husband and a few other people on our trip and I spent ALOT of money on 2 birthday cakes and they totally messed it up and the whole thing did not go as planned and nobody knew that it was a surprise. I was very, very upset about it and I got NO Apology or communication about it. It was Interesting being in a Struggling Country with all of the Tourists there spending ALOT of money and the feeling and experience from the locals was not what we expected at all. The food on the boat was very Mediocre, although we did not go hungry. I'm not sure if that is because the food in Croatia is that way, but we have been on many small boat trips and the food has been much, much better. The biking on this trip is really great if you are not a serious biker. My husband & I took our own bikes as we were staying much longer to bike on our owns. The Electric bikes they provided were really, really nice and top of the line from the looks of it and everyone in our group LOVED them. If you are a biker and want more exercise I would recommend their regular hybrid bikes which are also nice. All in all we had a Spectacular time and loved seeing Croatia and would love to go back and ride the Southern Part of Croatia. Thanks for another Great Adventure!!

      What was the date of your tour?
      Sept 7-13
      How many tours have you completed?
      about 5
      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
      • BikeTours.com staff reply from Chloe October 1, 2019

        Hi, thanks so much for the review. We're sorry to hear the birthday surprise did not go as planned. We know that had to have been very disappointing. To your point, customer service in much of Europe is very different (and sometimes non-existent) when compared to the United States. It can be quite a rude awakening. Thanks again for sharing this experience with us. We're delighted that you loved seeing Croatia and enjoyed the boat, the guide, and cycling.

      • 5/5 Value
      • 3/5 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)
    • Coco September 23, 2019

      Amazing Croatian Cycle Adventure

      So many positives to share... we did this tour with a group of friends, many of which had not been to Croatia, so it was a new experience. The itinerary was a nice combination of small villages, a fewer larger cities (Zadar and Sibenik) along the beautiful coastline of Dalmatia.
      The riding was not difficult, but we live in mountains and ride regularly. Most of the group had eBikes, with the exception of a few of us. Compared to other bike tours we have done, this was predominantly on roads, which is a bit of a bummer, as other parts of Europe have so many dedicated cycle paths. In that sense, Croatia is a bit behind, but the roads were not terribly busy.
      Our guides were fantastic, especially Toni, who is the epitome of a great tour guide. Safety first, great sense of humor, conversant in English, German and Croatian, very knowledgeable and plays the guitar and sings - what more could you ask for??? Ziva was new to the company, but her heart was in the right place and she did a great job of bringing up the rear.
      Food was very good and plentiful - it was the first bike tour I’ve done where I’ve gained weight! Weather was amazing, sunny and in the 80’s everyday.
      Opportunities to make this a better experience are few, but I’ll mention them... bottled water dispersed in the morning could have been cold, hard to drink warm water on a hot ride... hot tub was not filled and when we requested it, it was filled but cold. Funny dichotomy- drinking water was warm and jacuzzi water was cold. The lighting in the dining room was bright and fluorescent, not an issue for breakfast or lunch but it would have been nice to have it on dimmers for dinner. And last but not least, I would have like a bit more riding, but that’s me. Longest day is 20 miles.
      Overall experience was overwhelmingly positive.

      What was the date of your tour?
      September 7-14, 2019
      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 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • Cher September 1, 2019

      Wow

      First time in Croatia first time on an e bike great guides great adventure and well looked after from start to finish highly recommend

      What was the date of your tour?
      August
      How many tours have you completed?
      First
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Much easier
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 3/5 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)
    • Merle June 14, 2019

      Just right

      In the past we have done some European bike trips on our own, this was our first experience with a guided group tour. We were concerned about the level of difficultly (was it a 2? or perhaps a 3 or 4?). We are older (78 and 87), not veteran bikers but fairly active. We chose to rent e-bikes which was perfect for us....no problem at all going up hills, staying with the others and maneuvering through the occasional traffic as we left a town.
      Thanks to the expertise of the excellent guides we all stayed safe, blended together well in spite of our different levels of cycling abilities, various nationalities and ages.
      We had a wonderful trip, more "social" than our personal trips, but lively, informative, stimulating and enriching in all ways.
      With e-bikes it was definitely a level 2, though for those on regular bikes I imagine it would be a level 3 or 3+.
      It was luxurious to be on such a high quality boat, very comfortable, good food and an excellent staff.

      What was the date of your tour?
      May 11 - 18, 2019
      How many tours have you completed?
      none, only solo trips
      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
      • 4/5 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)
    • Carlosm November 11, 2018

      A very special experience

      This was one of the last tours offered for 2018 and Bike Tours acted quickly to get us signed up, and responded immediately to several questions we had. As for the tour company, we could not have been more pleased--the guides were excellent, the boat staff worked hard and were always helpful. And, the beauty of the coastline is exceptional.

      What was the date of your tour?
      Oct 13 to 20, 2018
      How many tours have you completed?
      none before this one
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      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
      • 4/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • Labia September 6, 2018

      Glad we did it - but too hot in August

      This is our third bike tour. The boat was much nicer than others we have been on. The cabins were very large and a good size bathroom. The food was good (not great). It was nice to have two tour guides. The downside was that it was really hot and the sun too blazing to enjoy the bike rides a lot. The landscape I would also say is a bit repetitive. All in all I wish we could have done it some weeks later with fewer crowds in town and especially cooler weather.

      What was the date of your tour?
      18 August
      How many tours have you completed?
      3
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat harder
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with young kids, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      No
      • 3/5 Value
      • 3/5 Included meals
      • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 3/5 Scenery
      • 4/5 Ease of navigation
      • 4/5 Tour documents
      • 4/5 Local tour company services
      • 3/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • Granny Annie September 6, 2018

      Everything Was Perfect!

      This was a family bike trip with 11 people ages 13 to 88 and it was perfect for everyone. The Dalmatian coast is the most beautiful in the world. The towns are interesting and best of all it was the World Cup and Croatia was winning. Each day we biked from 9 to 1 with a coffee (or ice cream) break in the middle. The terrain was challenging and three of us were happy to have bikes which worked perfectly. In the afternoon we could relax or hike or explore a town or village.The boat, the Melody, was wonderful with roomy cabins and bathrooms, a hot tub and an excellent masseuse. The captain and crew were pleasant to deal with , the food was excellent and our two biking guides were really terrific.

      What was the date of your tour?
      July 2018
      How many tours have you completed?
      5
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat harder
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, 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)
    • Nanachan July 14, 2018

      Enjoyed every moment with guests, guide and crew

      The perfect way to experience the hospitality of Croatia together with guests from many countries.

      What was the date of your tour?
      2018/06/30
      How many tours have you completed?
      3
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • Surprise party on the boat by the captain (photo by Nanachan)
      • 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)
    • Finellsmith July 4, 2018

      First cycling trip ~ but not our last!

      Cycling along the coast and through the Dalmatian Islands was a great introduction to Croatia for us. April seemed like the perfect time of year for our cycling adventure ~ the weather was terrific and the crowds were minimal, although the swimming was cool! The boat was very comfortable, from our private room to the salon and upper deck. The bikes we used were in very good condition. The guides were very friendly, knowledgable and quick to attend to anyone's specific needs.

      What was the date of your tour?
      April 21- 28/2018
      How many tours have you completed?
      This was our first one
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 4/5 Value
      • 4/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 4/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 4/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • Matt L October 19, 2017

      The Dalmatian life

      This is a tour I will continue to dream about for many years to come. The tour was structured in a way that was relaxed but included a taste of Croatia’s culture and nature. 

On the first day, I arrived early to check in and they greeted me professionally and placed my bags in my cabin for me. This allowed me to explore the bustling but gorgeous city of Trogir for the next few hours. 
 While on the boat, the local boat crew was always there willing to help. They were up before I woke up each morning (6:30 am) and did not go to bed until after the last guest was in their cabin (usually around midnight). They were a very well-oiled machine in making our experience a pleasant one. We always felt safe with them. Croatia is a beautiful country with lots of hills. Some days were easier than others, but every day we were all challenged at some point. I rented an e-bike and loved it. I can guarantee I was still getting a serious cardio workout each day even with a little help from the bike. It made the 15%-17% climbs doable (even though they were not every day). I would highly recommend an e-bike if you are someone who is not used to riding on a weekly basis or if you want to save your knees. The rides, for the most part, were on the backroads, but you still need to be careful of cars in some areas. I would not recommend this tour to anyone under the age of 13 and only if they are a very responsible rider due to the cars in some of the areas. 
Climbing to the top of the mountain and seeing our boat huffing along the islands besides us was breathtaking. Each small (and large) town we got to had a bell tower that always reminded us what time it was with a beautiful ring. I would highly recommend doing the second ride (sunset ride) on day 3 on Molat. It is a beautiful ride that allows you to explore a little on your own and maybe invest in some local goat cheese. The food was delicious. The chef never left you hungry. There was enough food each meal. Usually a three-course meal for lunch and dinner that was carefully and deliciously prepared. After each meal, the local tour guides would give us a briefing of the rest of the day or what we would be doing the next day, keeping us informed on what to expect. The guides (Marin and Lucija) in-depth knowledge and energy made this tour even better. They responded accordingly when problems would arise and communicated very well with the guests. They truly made it so you did not have to think about anything except relaxing and enjoying yourself. It was “turnkey” service at its finest. In Zadar, Sibenek, and Trogir, we had informative sunset tours (430/5pm) set up for us explaining the history and culture of the cities from a local tour guide that was from the given area. I loved the boat. The Princeza Diana is a steel hull boat with a wooden trim. This wooden trim gives the boat a homey and comforting feel like a “Woodie”. The cabins were pristine and spacious for a boat. The beds are very comfortable and made for a great rest each night. The public spaces were very eloquent but comfortable allowing everyone to enjoy the remarkable scenery and sunsets from the bow or stern of the boat. Somedays it was great to jump in the hot tub with a glass of wine while taking in the beautiful Kornati Park on the bow of the boat. If you have issues with going up and downstairs on land, I would recommend getting an upper deck cabin since the stairs to the lower deck cabins are a little steep (as is on most boats). One of my favorite aspects of the boat was the swimming platform on the back of the boat. Almost every day after our ride, we had the option to jump in for about 45 minutes to an hour, to cool off. Most people did. It was easy for everyone (25-82 years old) to get in and out of the water safely with a shower head available to rinse off. One last recommendation. If you have room in your luggage, bring a sleeping bag and sleep on the deck out under the stars. The deck beds are very comfortable. I did it the night we were docked in Molat and I am happy I did it.

      What was the date of your tour?
      September 30, 2017
      How many tours have you completed?
      3
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • Staff Submitted Review (photo by Matt L)
      • The breakfast each morning was mouthwatering. (photo by Matt L)
      • A daily briefing with Marin (local tour guide). (photo by Matt L)
      • Walking around Krka Falls is a highlight of this tour. (photo by Matt L)
      • Walking around the 2600 year old city of Zadar is majestic. (photo by Matt L)
      • Relaxing in the boat jacuzzi after a 30 mile bike ride while enjoying a glass of wine and the cruising through Kornati National Park was unforgettable. (photo by Matt L)
      • 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)
    • Patty October 10, 2017

      Awesome experience!

      I was very impressed with the Princessa Diana, she was a beautiful vessel and commanded a lot of attention when we came into port. The guides were phenomenal. Very informative, friendly and helpful. The itinerary was awesome and presented some challenging rides, but the views made it all worth while.
      Food onboard was good and plentiful.
      Would like to see the option of included wine and coffee/tea with dinner and coffee/tea for lunch. (Or offered as an optional add on to the base package price).

      What was the date of your tour?
      Sept. 30, 2017
      How many tours have you completed?
      2
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 4/5 Value
      • 4/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 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)
    • Bob and son October 9, 2017

      Better Than Expected

      This tour was more challenging than I expected but the E bikes more than offset the additional challenge. The tour was very well organized but definitely is an adult tour. I would not recommend for children under 15. The boat was well designed and the cabins very comfortable. The food was great, perhaps a little too much in total. The tour guides were excellent and the itineraries were nicely put together. There was very little stopping and exploring any unusual buildings or industry and there was almost no explanations while cycling. On other tours we would stop several times a day and the guides would explain something about the area. We did have several city tours where we walked through a town. Croatia is a beautiful country and the water was wonderfully clear and clean and the towns were spotless. I would strongly recommend this tour to cyclists who have some experience on a bike.

      What was the date of your tour?
      Sept 30 to Oct 7, 2017
      How many tours have you completed?
      7
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat harder
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • BikeTours.com staff reply from Brittany October 10, 2017

        We're glad to hear you enjoyed your cycling vacation and this tour was well organized for you! Thank you very much for your thorough review.

      • 3/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 4/5 Ease of navigation
      • 4/5 Tour documents
      • 4/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • Kelowna123 October 9, 2017

      Once in a life time adventure

      From the first to the last day we loved every second of our adventure. The Melody is exceptionally clean, comfortable and most of all, a safe boat. Staff were courteous, professional and accommodating. Our tour guides quickly became our friends. There were only 26 people in our group - - most we did not know. The guides went out of their way to advise us of what was ahead and set a comfortable pace. It was advantageous to have a sweep in the back. The "plus" side to this trip were the private tours, eating at local restaurants, karaoke night, and the small but significant personal touches. We should mention the food - - unbelievably good. We had menus and were able to choose our dinners/lunches - - The Melody is the only boat that has this option..
      The Northern National Park hills were challenging but so worth it as the views were spectacular. We highly recommend using an ebike. Those that didn't struggled everyday. A few dropped out, some stopped biking on day 3 or 4. At times the 12% inclined hills were 3-5 kilometers long. No joke!! Enjoy the journey.

      What was the date of your tour?
      September 23 - 30
      How many tours have you completed?
      1
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat harder
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • BikeTours.com staff reply from Brittany October 10, 2017

        We're delighted to hear your rave review of this tour! I completely agree that eBikes are perfect for this type of tour to level out some of the climbs.

      • 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)
    • Tina Turner September 30, 2017

      Loved every minute!

      What was the date of your tour?
      Sept 23
      How many tours have you completed?
      None
      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
      • 4/5 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)
    • EDWH August 23, 2017

      Fun, but a few qualifications

      We had a great time but the parks were not quite as interesting or attractive as we had hoped. And some of the bike rides (the 3rd day in particular) difficult hills with nothing at all to see. Description said a ride around Vraner Lake and we never even saw it. That was coupled with the hottest week in the summer as temps were near or over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Guides showed little flexibility in schedules or changes to accommodate the heat.

      What was the date of your tour?
      July 29, 2017
      How many tours have you completed?
      25 or 30
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat harder
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      No
      • BikeTours.com staff reply from Jim Johnson August 24, 2017

        Thank you for your feedback, and I'm very sorry you did not enjoy the tour. It's one of our more popular tours, and we've generally received great feedback. I did it a number of years ago and loved it. That said, guides change from year to year (or even more often), and other changes (positive or negative) can come into play.

        As luck would have it, one of our staff members will be checking out the tour in a couple weeks, and he will pay special attention to the issues you rose.

        Again, thank you for taking the time to provide feedback!

      • 4/5 Value
      • 3/5 Included meals
      • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 2/5 Scenery
      • 2/5 Ease of navigation
      • 1/5 Tour documents
      • 3/5 Local tour company services
      • 1/5 Route selection
      • 3/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • DickZee August 12, 2017

      Dalmatian Coasts up close

      This trip met my expectations. Ebike made it easy (I'm 86) Well planned itinerary as trips started easy and progressed in difficulty.

      What was the date of your tour?
      July 29-Aug 5, 2017
      How many tours have you completed?
      over a dozen
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat easier
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 4/5 Value
      • 3/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 4/5 Ease of navigation
      • 4/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • Nicsteiner June 9, 2016

      Amazing trip and guides

      Everything was great!!! The trip, the guides, the tripulation, the food one of the best trips ever!!

      What was the date of your tour?
      May 2016
      How many tours have you completed?
      This is the first
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with young kids, 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)
    • SusieQ October 22, 2015

      An Excellent Adventure On Board

      We just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed our Bike/Boat tour on the Princess Diana.
      We had requested an upper cabin and found that all had been filled already. We loved our lower deck cabin. It appeared to be larger with two double berths than the upper cabins.

      The crew of 9 with only 22 passengers, made for fabulous service. The two guides, a married couple,were very organized and attentive to any needs or concerns. And the E Bikes were really phenomenal.

      We are both in our 70's, and fairly active. We found the terrain to be varied with many hills with grades too steep for us to climb, if we had been on regular bikes. It was so much fun to ride through the wine and olive growing areas on a bike and enjoy sightseeing up close.

      Meals were really healthy and elegantly served.

      How many tours have you completed?
      This was our first bike tour.
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Families with teens, 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)