(2 reviews)

Guided Bike and Barge

Web code HR030

Croatia / Highlights of Dalmatia

From Dubrovnik to Split

This bike and boat tour is an excellent choice If you plan on exploring South Dalmatia thoroughly, including Dubrovnik and its amazing city walls. Aboard our charming motor yacht, you will enjoy this sparsely populated part of Croatia. Breathtaking landscapes and historical sites will entertain you. Highlights of the tour are Dubrovnik town centre and Split which are listed as UNESCO world heritage sites. You will cycle on the islands of Šipan, Mljet, Lastovo, Korčula, Hvar and Brač enjoying a mix of land water and sky.
  • Day by Day

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    1. Dubrovnik
    Individual arrival to Dubrovnik. Check-in on board starts between 2 and 2.30 pm at Gruž, the town port. At about 4.30 pm, you can enjoy a guided tour through Dubrovnik and visit the most impressive sites. The boat will spend the night in Gruž offering the guests the opportunity to experience nightlife in Dubrovnik.

    2. Dubrovnik – Mljet Island (30 km)
    In the morning you cross over to the green and forested island Mljet - known as the honey island.With 70 % of its landmass covered by woodland it is the most forested island in the Mediterranean region. Homer mentioned this lovely island in his epic poem “Odyssey”. He made it a home for the Nymph Calypso and the legendary Greek king Odysseus, who could not resist Calypso and stayed on Mljet for seven years. We cycle from Sobra to Pomena where our ship awaits us for dinner. Overnight stay in Pomena.

    3. Islands Lastovo and Korčula: Korčula town (30 km)
    Today our ship takes us to the Island of Lastovo.The island is one of the smaller inhabited islands in the Adriatic Sea. The Emperor Augustus appreciated the mild climate, and in Roman times it was even named “Augusta Insula” after him.Today’s cycle tour takes us across this beautiful island.The gold-coloured white wine “Marastina”, known even beyond Croatia’s borders, is grown here. Back at the boat it’s time to cast off! A crossing takes us over to Korčula Island, regarded as one of the most beautiful islands in Dalmatia.The Picturesque town of Korčula competes with Venice for the honor of being the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Use the evening to wander through the fishbone alleyways and soak up the vibes of this stylish town. A guided city tour will give you an overview of the city and its features.

    4. Korčula Island: Korčula town - Vela Luka (60 km)
    Today’s cycle tour leads us across the charming island of Korčula.A mild Mediterranean climate and a broad variety of different landscapes accompany us on the tour today.Take your time, and remember to take a break to enjoy the view over the deep blue sea and neighboring islands. Dinner is served on board to replenish our strength after an active day. Overnight stay in the sheltered by of Vela Luka.

    5. Island Hvar: Hvar Town – Stari Grad – Jelsa (35 km)
    The day starts with a relaxing cruise to Hvar town on Hvar Island. Make use of the time before the cycle tour starts and go for a little stroll through the city. Standing on the magnificent Renaissance Square you can enjoy a view up to the Spanish fortress towering high above the city.Today's bike tour takes us from the city of Hvar through small villages and lavender fields to Stari Grad on the opposite side of the island.The descent to Stari Grad offers breathtaking views. After a lunch break on board we continue cycling to Jelsa, where we will also spend the night.

    6. Brač Island: Bol – Pučišća (25 km)
    We cruise to the island of Brač, famous for its radiant, precious limestone that was, among others, used for the White House in Washington and in the construction of the German Reichstag building in Berlin. Once we have arrive on Brač, we start our bike tour from Bol to the picturesque harbor town of Pučišća.We will spend the afternoon and evening here. Enjoy the serenity of the town, famous internationally for its stone masonary college.

    7. Pučišća – Split  (25 km)
    Our last bike tour leads us along the northern coastline of Brač from Pučišća to Supetar.Then, for the last time in an eventful week, we enjoy a cruise back to the UNESCO world heritage city of Split. A guided city tour offers us the chance to see inside the former Palace of Emperor Diocletian and to learn about its transformation into the city which it has become. A cheerful evening meal on board the boat gives you time to celebrate the success of the week with fellow travelers and tour guides.
     
    8. Split
    Your tour ends after breakfast around 9 am. Disembarkation and individual trip home or extended stay in Croatia.

    The itinerary may be subject to unexpected changes before and/or during your holiday, due to unforeseeable circumstances, such as: extreme weather conditions, unannounced road or repair works or law enforcements.

     

     

  • Route profile

    The cycle tours require a basic level of fitness from participants, which they should have acquired from steady cycling. The tours will take you up to a height of 200 to 500 m above sea-level. The daytours up to 28 mi./45 km will take you through hilly and mountainous terrain and will be completed without any time-constraints. Participants will also need to master long and steep climbs, during which they are, however, also permitted to push their bicycles. You traverse mostly asphalted roads, which are rarely traveled on outside the holiday seasons. You are free to set aside a half or full day to swim or spend on board the boat, instead of taking a planned cycle tour. Each day you can either decide to cycle alone, using the information and maps provided, or join one of our tour guides or other participants.

     

     

  • How to get there

    Your boat will be waiting for you in the port of Gruz, in Dubrovnik. Some days before departure we will send you all details about the embarkation.

    By plane
    The closest airport is Dubrovnik. Contact us for a free airfare quotation.
     
    To reach the boat at the harbor of Gruz we recommend to take a bus to the central bus station (about 35 kuna, 5 €). The harbor is not very far from the bus station.
    You can also book a private transfer from the airport of Dubrovnik (25 € per person).

    By train
    Dubrovnik has not its own train station. You have to take a bus to reach the central bus station of this city. he harbor is not very far from the bus station.

    By car
    At the Ferry harbour Gruž (in about 200 m distance from your boats docking place) you have the possibility to leave your car in a secure public parking area for the duration of your tour.

    How to leave your last accommodation
    You can also book a transfer from Split harbour to Split Airport on your day of departure (25 euro/person/way; min. 2 pax).

    You may also take a taxi or a public bus to Split airport.

    The public bus (no. 37) takes you within 30 min to Split airport (bus stop on the main road in front of the airport build- ing every 20 - 30 min Fee: aprx. 20 Kuna (Kuna accepted only).

     

     

  • Accommodation and meals

    The tour includes: 

    • 7 overnights on board
    • breakfast every day
    • 4 x full board and 3 x half board

     

    Your boat will be:

     

    HARMONIA

    The MY Harmonia is an elegant, pearly-white 38 x 8,3 meters motor yacht. This two masted boat meets the highest expectations with her 16 luxurious guest cabins including tiled bathrooms with shower cabins/WC.

    The salon and numerous sun mats and beds on deck are at guests disposal. With the bathing platform at the stern, taking a dip in the sea is uncomplicated – unrestricted bathing fun is guaranteed.

    In brief:

    • Passengers (max): 36
    • Private bathroom
    • Towels
    • Air conditioning
    • Hair dryer

     

     

    Watch Harmonia photo gallery.

     


     

    Pape Prvi

    The Pape Prvi is an elegant two-mast motor yacht, 29 m long and 7 m wide.
    The ship has 14 comfortable guest cabins with shower/WC and air conditioning as well as a spacious salon and a comfortable sun deck.
    Access to the sea is uncomplicated via a bathing platform at the stern of the ship and guarantees unlimited bathing pleasure.

    In brief:

    • Passengers (max): 31
    • Private bathroom
    • Towels
    • Air conditioning
    • Hair dryer

     

    Watch Pape Prvi photo gallery.

     

     

  • Bikes and accessories

     

    In this tour you can rent:
    - hybrid bike with 21 gears and hand brake.
    - E-Bike with 21 gears and hand brake.
     
    Insurance against theft and damage of the 21-speed hybrid bicycle: 10 euro/week or of the E-bike: 20 euro/week (not insured: grossly negligent damages).

    Accessories
    Bikes are equipped with:
    - lateral pannier bags.
     
    Helmets are mandatory. In general we prefer not to rent them for security and hygenical reasons but some rental helmets are available in limited numbers (reservation requested). Therefore we suggest you to bring your own helmet.

     

  • Accompanying material

    Upon settlement of the payment a few days before departure, you will receive via email the following:
            •        embarkation voucher with details about the name of the boat and the precise embarkation point
            •        Tour Notes
            •        Final Tour Details
    If you have any doubts, don’t hesitate to contact us before departure.
     
    Tour maps will be delivered on site.

     

     

  • By your side

    Our tour leaders are carefully selected and rigourously trained by Girolibero. They are all multi-lingual, and speak at least English and German. They are experienced enthusiastic travelers who have a true passion for sharing their love of the outdoors, peoples, cultures and local food. Thanks to their knowledge of the territory, they can give you useful hints and help you appreciate the place you are visiting. Of course they love cycling and will be happy to give you some advice on how to correctly use the bicycle gears and whenever necessary they can fix a flat tyre. As we like to say, our tour leaders are AOC (Controlled Designation of Origin), and will help you explore the land  and live an unforgettable experience.


    For the whole duration of your bike tour, you can contact us:
    - office +39 0444 1278430 from Monday to Friday 8:30-13:00 and 15:00-18:30
    - emergency phone number every day 8:00-20:00 which will be specified in the Final Tour Details.

     

  • 2 Client reviews
    • Annamaria

      Departure 21-28 July 2019

      Online from 02 August 2019

      Vacanza bellissima, varia e organizzata bene, con ogni confort! La consiglio vivamente
    • ester

      Departure 07-14 July 2019

      Online from 24 July 2019

      Vacanza bellissima. Consiglio bici a pedalata assistita per chi non sia ben allenato.

Tour details

 

from 1,190 €

8 days / 7 nights

Tour type
guided
 

Price per person

1,190 € cabin below deck aboard Pape Prvi
1,390 € cabin below deck aboard Harmonia

 

Departures

Harmonia: Sunday 12.04, 3.05, 17.05, 31.05, 14.06, 28.06, 12.07, 26.07, 9.08, 23.08, 6.09, 20.09, 4.10, 18.10.20. 

Pape Prvi: Sunday 26.04, 10.05, 24.05, 7.06, 21.06, 5.07, 19.07, 2.08, 16.08, 30.08, 13.09, 27.09, 11.10.20

from Split: departures on this link

 

Included

  • 7 overnights and breakfast  
  • 11 meals (drinks are not included)
  • tour leader speaking English and German
  • City tour in Dubrovnik and Split
  • City tour in Korčula (only barge Harmonia)
  • hotline service


Not included

  • Transport to and from departure point
  • All drinks on board and specified meals
  • Entrance fees to tourist attractions
  • Anything that is not mentioned under included


Supplements per person
500/700 € single cabin below/above deck
150 € cabin above deck
100 € mid season (from  5.07 al 16.08.20 and departures 24.05 and  4.10.20)
200 € high season (from 31.05 al 28.06 and from 23.08 al 27.09.20)

80 € rental bike
180 € e-bike

10 € bike insurance
20 € e-bike insurance

25 € private transfer from Dubrovnik Airport

25 € private transfer from Split Harbour
50 € portual taxes (mandatory, to be paid on site)

Reductions
50% third person in cabin
25% children up to 16 years in double cabin

100 € low season (departures 12.04 and 18.10.20)  aboard Harmonia

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