(2 reviews)

Guided Bike and Barge

Web code HR030

Croatia / Highlights of Dalmatia

From Dubrovnik to Split

This bike and barge 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 and Split, which are listed as UNESCO world heritage sites. You will cycle on the islands of ipan, Mljet, Lastovo, Kor ula, Hvar and Bra enjoying a mix of land, water and sky.
  • Day by Day

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    1. Dubrovnik

    Individual arrival in 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 will 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 it in his epic poem “Odyssey”, where he made it a home for the Nymph Calypso and the legendary Greek king Odysseus, who could not resist her and therefore stayed on Mljet for seven years. You will cycle from Sobra to Pomena where your ship awaits you for dinner. Overnight stay in Pomena.

     

    3. Islands Lastovo and Korčula: Korčula town (30 km)

    Today your ship takes you to the Island of Lastovo.The island is one of the smaller inhabited islands in the Adriatic Sea. The Emperor Augustus appreciated its mild climate and in Roman times it was even named “Augusta Insula” after him. Today’s cycle tour takes you 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 you over to Korčula Island, regarded as one of the most beautiful islands in Dalmatia. The picturesque town of Korčula was apparently the birthplace of the famous Venetian explorer Marco Polo. Use the evening to wander through the fishbone alleyways and soak up the vibes of this stylish town. 

     

    4. Korčula Island: Korčula town - Vela Luka (60 km) 

    Today’s cycle tour leads you across the charming island of Korčula. A mild Mediterranean climate and a broad variety of different landscapes accompany you 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 your strength after an active day. Overnight stay in the sheltered bay of Vela Luka.

     

    5. Hvar Island: 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 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'll continue cycling to Jelsa, where you will also spend the night.

     

    6. Brač Island: Bol – Pučišća (25 km)

    You will 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 in Brač, you will start your bike tour from Bol to the picturesque harbour town of Pučišća, where you will spend the afternoon and evening. Enjoy the serenity of the town, famous internationally for its stone masonry college.

     

    7. Pučišća – Split  (25 km)

    Your last bike tour leads you along the northern coastline of Brač from Pučišća to Supetar. Then, for the last time in an eventful week, you'll enjoy a cruise back to the UNESCO world heritage city of Split. A guided city tour offers you 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 gives you time to celebrate the success of the week with fellow travelers and tour guides.

     

    8. Split 

    Your tour ends after breakfast at around 9 am. Disembarkation and individual return 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

    This 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 will 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 barge, 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. The 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 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 building every 20 - 30 min. Fee: aprx. 20 Kuna).

     

     

  • Accommodation and meals

    The travel package includes 7 breakfasts and 11 meals (lunch and/or dinner, beverages excluded)

     

    Please consider that:

    • dinner is usually served starting from 6 p.m.
    • wine, beer and soft drinks are not included in the price, but you can purchase them on board
    • credit cards are not accepted; only cash payments are possible 
    • it is forbidden to drink beverages not purchased on board

     

     

    Your boat:

     

    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.

    Above deck: 6 double cabins and 3 twin cabins with separate low beds.

    Below deck: 2 double cabins, 2 twin cabins, 1 triple cabin and 2 quad cabins.

     

    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 facilities
    • Sheets and towels
    • Air conditioning
    • Wifi
    • 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. 

    Above deck there are 9 cabins: 7 of them have separate low beds and 2 of them may become triple cabins (double bed + bunk-bed)

    Below deck there are 5 cabins: 4 of them have separate low beds and 1 of them may become triple cabin (double bed + bunk-bed).

     

    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 facilities
    • Sheets and towels
    • Air conditioning
    • Wifi
    • Hair dryer

    Watch Pape Prvi photo gallery.

     

     

  • Bikes and accessories

     

    In this tour you can rent: 

    • Hybrid bikes with 21 gears and hand brake
    • E-Bikes with hand brake

     

    On board you can purchase an insurance against theft and damage: 10 €/week for the 21-speed hybrid bicycle or 20 €/week for the E-bike. (Not insured: grossly negligent damages).



    Accessories

    Rental bikes are equipped with one Ortlieb one-sided pannier bag.

     

    Helmets are mandatory. Some rental helmets are available on board in limited number (advance reservation requested); however, we suggest to bring your own helmet for safety and hygiene reasons.

     

  • Accompanying material

    Before your arrival, you will receive an email from us with the digital information material. It contains the link to download the tour information material in Pdf:

    • Tour notes
    • Final tour details

     

    On board you will find maps and route descriptions, in case you decide to cycle autonomously.

     

     

  • 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 as follows:

    • 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

 

from Split: departures on this link

 

Seasons

Mid season: 23.05, 4.07 - 15.08 and 3.10.2021

High season: 30.05 - 27.06 and 22.08 - 26.09.2021

 

 

Price per person

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

 

 

Included

  • 7 overnights with breakfast  
  • 11 meals (lunch and/or dinner, beverages excluded)
  • English speaking tour leader within an international group
  • Tour information
  • City tour in Dubrovnik and Split
  • City tour in Korčula (only for barge Harmonia) 
  • Hotline service


Not included

  • Transport to and from departure point
  • Beverages on board 
  • Entrance fees to tourist attractions as per programme
  • Harbour charges
  • Tips
  • Anything not mentioned in the section "Included"


Supplements per person

500/700 € single cabin below/above deck 

150 € cabin above deck

100 € mid season 

200 € high season 

 

80 € hybrid bike

180 € e-bike

10 € hybrid bike insurance

20 € e-bike insurance

 

25 € private transfer from Dubrovnik airport to harbour (min. 2 pax)

25 € private transfer from Split harbour to airport (min. 2 pax)

Transfers have to be requested at the booking time.

 

50 € harbour charges (mandatory, to be paid on site)

 


Reductions

50% third/fourth person in cabin

25% children up to 16 years in double cabin

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