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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 – Šipan Island ( 14 mi./25 km) 

    The first crossing takes you to the island of Šipan, the largest of the Elaphiti Islands. Accompanied by your tour guide a pleasant cycle route will take you past elegant villas with exotic gardens and through a fertile valley framed by a range of limestone hills. Pay a quick visit to the harbor town of Suđurađ before returning back to the boat.

     

    3. Šipan Island –Mljet Island – Lastovo Island (16 mi./25 km)

    Today you will cycle across the green island of Mljet - known as the honey island. 70 % of its surface is covered in woodland, in fact it is likely to be the greenest island in the Mediterranean. Homer mentioned this lovely island in his epic poem “Odyssey” and 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. You will cycle from Sobra to Pomena where you will embark once again to cross over to the Island of Lastovo. The island is one of the smallest inhabited islands in the Adriatic Sea.  Emperor Augustus appreciated the mild climate, and in Roman times it was even named “Augusta Insula” after him. The 1,000 inhabitants continue to live on fishing, agriculture and viticulture.

     

    4. Lastovo Island – Korčula Island (17 mi./30 km) 

    Today’s cycle tour takes you circling around the beautiful island of Lastovo. The island is home to the gold-coloured wine  Marastina, known even beyond Croatian borders. Once back at the boat its time to cross over to Korčula Island, regarded as one of the most beautiful islands in Dalmatia. The Picturesque town of Korčula was the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Enjoy an evening stroll through the narrow alleyways of this stylish town. A guided city tour will give you an overview of the city and its highlights.

     

    5. Korčula Island – Vela Luka (28 mi./45 km)

    Cycling on the charming island of Korčula will take most of your day enjoying the mild Mediterranean climate and a broad variety of different natural landscapes. Take your time, and don’t forget to take a break and enjoy the view over the deep blue sea and neighboring islands. Yuor day will end with a nice dinner  served on board. Overnight stay in the sheltered  Vela Luka bay.

     

    6. Vela Luka – Hvar Island (22 mi./35 km)

    Your day starts with a relaxing cruise to Hvar on Hvar Island. Make the best out of your time before the cycle tour starts and go for a quick stroll through the town. Standing on the lovely Renaissance Square you can enjoy a view of the Spanish fortress towering over the city. Today's bike tour takes you 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 you will continue on to Jelsa.

     

    7. Hvar Island – Split (aprx. 27 mi./45 km)

    you will cruise to the island of Brač, famous for its radiant marble that was, among others, used for the White House in Washington and in the Reichstag building in Berlin. Today you will cycle from Bol to the tranquil harbour of Milna. The boat will be here waiting to take on your last crossing. Destination is UNESCO listed city of Split. A guided city tour offers will you the chance to visit the former Palace of Emperor Diocletian and to learn how the city slowly changed over the centuries. A cheerful evening meal aboard will be the perfect opportunity to celebrate a week of fun with fellow travlers, tout leaders and crew. 

     

    8. Split 

    Your tour ends after breakfast around 9 am. Disembrakation 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. 

     

     

  • 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

    At 38 x 8.3 m the MY Harmonia is an elegant, pearly-white motor yacht. This two masted beauty 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 the guest’s disposal. With the bathing platform at the stern, taking a dip in the sea is uncomplicated – unrestricted bathing fun is guaranteed.

    The Harmonia is the second boat of the Serka family that enriches our Islandhopping deluxe fleet. The experienced crew and the captain offer a warm-hearted and considerate service, leaving no wish unattended.

     

     

    Watch Harmonia photo gallery.

     

     

  • Bikes and accessories

     

    In this tour you can rent: 

    • Trekking bike with 21 gears and hand brake.
    • FlexeBike 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).

     

    Bikes are equipped with:

    • lock
    • 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

    Once your payment is settlement, you will receive by email a few  days before departure,

    • boarding voucher;
    • this document;
    • final document.

     

    On site:

    • On board you will find some maps of the route.

     

    If you have any doubts or questions, don’t hesitate to contact us before departure.

     

  • By your side

    Our tour leaders are multi-lingual, and speak at least English and German.

    Smart, entertaining, caring and endlessly enthusiastic, they have a true passion for sharing their love of the outdoors, people, culture and local food. Thanks to a deep 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 about how to correctly use the bicycle gears and whenever necessary they can fix your flat tyre.

     

    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 1,390 €

8 days / 7 nights, barge Harmonia

Tour type
guided
 
Price per person

1390 € cabin below deck


Departures

Sunday 28.04, 12.05, 26.05, 9.06, 23.06, 7.07, 21.07, 4.08, 18.08, 1.09, 13.10, 27.10.19

 
From Split 21.04, 5.05, 19.05, 2.06, 16.06, 30.06, 14.07, 28.07, 11.08, 25.08, 8.09, 22.09, 6.10, 20.10.19

Included

  • 7 overnights and breakfast  
  • 11 meals (drinks are not included)
  • tour leader speaking English and German
  •  City tour in Dubrovnik, Korč ula and Split
  • 7-days hotline service
 

Not included

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

Supplements

500/700 € single cabin below/above deck 

150 € cabin above deck

100 € high season (from 26.05 to 29.09.19)

 

80 € rental bike

160 € e-bike

10 € bike insurance (to be paid on site)

20 € e-bike insurance (to be paid on site)

 

25 € privat transfer privato from Dubrovnik’s airport (min. 2 pax)

40 € portual taxes (mandatory, to be paid on site)

 

Reductions

50% third person in cabin

25% children up to 16 years in double cabin

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