This multi-adventure bike and boat tour is designed especially for high school students and their parents and features some of Europe’s most scenic cycling--all from the “home base” of our private “floating hotel,” the 98-foot two-masted motor yacht, the Pape Prvi.
Most days feature a morning ride with a return for lunch on board. Then it’s off for more cycling or a cruise to the next island or coastal post for riding, hiking or other activities (including some exciting white water rafting in a crystal-clear river!).
You can also stay on board. After all, the swimming platform at the stern offers you effortless access to the Adriatic sea for refreshing swim breaks.
We start in Dubrovnik, where you can walk in the footsteps of Game of Thrones. Dubrovnik played a starring role as “King’s Landing,” and some of its most memorable scenes were filmed there (yes, you can even walk the steps of the “Walk of Shame”!). It’s also one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, especially its Old Town, encircled by walls dating back to the 16th century and with views of the turquoise waters of the Adriatic.
And it’s in Dubrovnik that we’ll board our deluxe motor yacht for a one-week cruise up Croatia’s Adriatic Coast. From the deck of the Pape Prvi or from our bike saddle, we get to know this sparsely populated part of Croatia. Breathtaking scenic experiences and cultural highlights await you. The highlights of the trip are the town centers of Split and Dubrovnik, which are listed as UNESCO’s world heritage sites. We cycle the islands of Brač, Hvar, Korčula, Lastovo, Mljet, and Šipan, and experience the interaction of sea and land, culture and nature close up and personally.
Note: The cycling can be strenuous at times, but we’ll go at a slow pace with guides at the front and back. Electric-assist bicycles will also be available. Our guides will also give us details of each ride, and we always have the option to stay on board and experience the Adriatic coastline and islands from the deck of our private yacht!
This tour is being organized by Jenni Veal who welcomes high school kids and their parents to enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience with her and her daughters, Emma and Lucy.
The tour is open to kids ages 13 and older traveling with a parent and 15 or older without a parent. (Booking forms must be submitted by a parent, who must also submit an in loco parentis form Jenni will provide in the case of kids traveling alone.)
The program is offered through BikeTours.com, a Chattanooga-based bicycle tour company that partners with local bike tour operators across Europe to provide authentic “slow-travel” experiences. BikeTours.com’s local staff will handle your bookings and payments, and company founder and president Jim Johnson will join us for the week.
Contact Jenni with any questions at [email protected].