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South Dalmatia by Bike and Boat

“A fantastic trip with a great variety of 'island hopping'.” — LR

“A fantastic trip with a great variety of 'island hopping'.” — LR

“A fantastic trip with a great variety of 'island hopping'.” — LR

“A fantastic trip with a great variety of 'island hopping'.” — LR

“A fantastic trip with a great variety of 'island hopping'.” — LR

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

This bike tour in Southern Dalmatia, the smallest and most sparsely populated region of Croatia, will take you past unique little towns and the beautiful island countryside. You will experience the beautiful island of Korcula with its picturesquely situated old township, the island of Mljet, with its impressive national park and the beautiful lavender island of Hvar.

Your tour guide explains the towns of Trogir, Hvar, Stari Grad and Korcula, which are almost all protected under UNESCO's World Heritage list.

A mountain bike tour is also available on Apr 20, 27; May 1, 25; Jun 1, 8, 15, 22; Aug 31; Sep 21; Oct 5, 2019 on the San Snova (boat). Please inquire for more details.

Daily program

Day 1: Arrival to Trogir – Island Šolta
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 at 3:00pm from Trogir to Šolta Island.
Overnight in Stomorska harbor.

Day 2: Islands of Šolta and Hvar (13 miles/20 km + 13 miles/20 km)
On Šolta we commence our first tour. Walled fields, numerous olive groves, locust bean and fig trees line the roads. The herbal scent of lavender and rosemary accompanies us along our tour across the island. Our visit to a local beekeeper offers an interesting impression into the production of local honey. After cycling around the island we return to our ship in Stomorska.

Our afternoon cycling tour on the Island of Hvar leads us through the quaint harbors of Jelsa and Vrboska. Afterwards, we return to Stari Grad for our overnight stay.
Overnight in Stari Grad.

Day 3: Islandz Hvar and Korčula (14 miles/22 km)
Today’s tour leads us along the almost traffic free pass road through nicely set small villages to the island's capital, Hvar, where we visit the magnificent Renaissance Square and enjoy the view from the Spanish Fortress, situated high above the city. After today’s tour, the boat takes us to the Island of Korčula.
Overnight in Vela Luka.

Day 4: Korčula Island (38 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 to Korčula 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: Brač Island (17 miles/27 km)
We cruise to the island of Brač, which is famous for its shining white marble which was also used for the White House and the Reichstag in Berlin. After a lunch break, we start our bicycle tour from Sumartin to Selca and on to the picturesque harbor town of Pučišća, home of one of the most famous masonry schools in Croatia. The creations of the students decorate the harbor village.
Overnight in Pučišća.

Day 6: Omiš – Split (16 or 27 miles/15 or 43 km)
After a morning crossing to Omiš we cycle 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 in 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 in Split.

Day 7: Spilt – Trogir (9 miles/15 km)
In the morning we prepare for our last bike ride to Mount Marjan. A popular recreational site for the residents of Split, which offers fantastic views of the city and the surrounding islands.

Afterwards, we board the ship and enjoy the last crossing to Trogir. There is still plenty of time to visit the Old Town, listed as a World Cultural Heritage site. The last evening aboard our ship is celebrated in traditional fashion. While enjoying the communal dinner in a celebratory atmosphere we will have the chance for a last get-together with our crew and tour guides.
Overnight in Trogir.

Day 8: Disembarkation at Trogir
After breakfast, disembarkation by 9:00am; individual trip home or extended stay in Croatia.

The tour operator reserves the right to make changes to the planned itinerary due to changing wind and weather conditions as well as organizational requirements. 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.

Route Map

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

Dates

Apr 20*, 27*; May 4, 11, 18*, 25; Jun 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Jul 13, 27*; Aug 17, 24, 31*; Sep 7, 14*, 21*, 28; Oct 5, 12, 19, 2019 (*indicates fully booked date)
Low season: Apr 20, 2019 - May 17, 2019, Oct 05, 2019 - Oct 26, 2019
High season: May 18, 2019 - Oct 04, 2019

Prices

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Romantica

Apr 20*; May 4*, 18*; Jun 1, 15, 29; Jul 13, 27*; Aug 17, 31*; Sep 14*, 28; Oct 12, 2019 (*indicates fully booked date)

Per person, double occupancy
€ 1190
High season surcharge
€ 100
Main (upper) deck cabin surcharge
€ 150
Single cabin surcharge, lower deck (1 person/ 1 cabin)
€ 500
Single cabin surcharge, upper deck (1 person/ 1 cabin)
€ 700
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
Children up to age of 16 (if in their own cabin, single surcharge still applies) (on base package price)
25%

Prices are shown in local currency EUR .

Prices in Euro are based on current exchange rates and will vary.

Prices in United States dollars are based on current exchange rates and will vary.

Prices in Canadian dollars are based on current exchange rates and will vary.

San Snova

Apr 20*, 27*; May 4, 25; Jun 1*, 8*, 15*, 22; Aug 24, 31*; Sep 7*, 21*; Oct 5, 2019 (*indicates fully booked date)

Per person, double occupancy
€ 1190
High season surcharge
€ 100
Main (upper) deck cabin surcharge
€ 150
Single cabin surcharge, lower deck (1 person/ 1 cabin)
€ 500
Single cabin surcharge, upper deck (1 person/ 1 cabin)
€ 700
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
Children up to age of 16 (if in their own cabin, single surcharge still applies) (on base package price)
25%

Prices are shown in local currency EUR .

Prices in Euro are based on current exchange rates and will vary.

Prices in United States dollars are based on current exchange rates and will vary.

Prices in Canadian dollars are based on current exchange rates and will vary.

Kapetan Jure

Apr 27*; May 11, 25; Jun 8; Aug 24; Sep 7, 21*; Oct 5, 19, 2019 (*indicates fully booked date)

Per person, double occupancy
€ 990
Main (upper) deck cabin surcharge
€ 100
Single cabin surcharge, lower deck (1 person/ 1 cabin)
€ 400
Single cabin surcharge, upper deck (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
Children up to age of 16 (if in their own cabin, single surcharge still applies) (on base package price)
25%
Please note: Instead of operating bicycle tours ourselves, BikeTours.com represents local bicycle tour operators around the world. Review the tour operator's information and terms below, then submit your booking request through BikeTours.com. The primary benefits of booking your tour through BikeTours.com include:
  • 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.
Contact us with any questions about booking and paying for your tour through BikeTours.com. We look forward to serving you!

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: €100 per person
  • 59 – 31 days before the trip begins: 40% of the trip price
  • 30 – 21 days before the trip begins: 70% of the trip price
  • 20 – 11 days before the trip begins: 80% of the trip price
  • 10 – 1 days before the trip begins: 90% of the trip price
  • On day of departure: 100% of the trip price

Large Group cancellation fees:
If a group fills more than 70% of the boat, the charter downpayment and cancelation policy will apply. (Large group downpayment schedule: 30% of total with booking confirmation; 30% 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 following cancellation charges apply:

  • Between December 01, 2018 up to 120 days prior to tour begin 30% of the charter price
  • 119 – 90 days prior 60% of charter price
  • 89 – 30 days prior 75% of invoice total
  • as of 29 days prior 100% of the invoice total

BikeTours.com 15th Anniversary Cruise special conditions:

  • A deposit of $500 per person is taken upon confirmation.
  • A second payment of $500 per person is due by March 15, 2019.
  • Balance payment is due July 15, 2019. Amount of balance payment in U.S. dollars will be based on the value of the euro when the balance payment is made, minus previous payments.

All payments are non‐refundable unless a replacement is found. Due to government regulations, name changes are not permitted fewer than two weeks before departure.

We will send formal confirmation when we have reached the tour minimum of 22 participants. We reserve the right to cancel the tour should the minimum not be met prior to December 1, 2018.


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

All photos used by permission. ©Island Hopping