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Guided Bike and Barge

Web code HR027

Croatia / Highlights of Dalmatia

From Split to Dubrovnik

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 Split and Dubrovnik 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. Split
    Individual arrival in Split. Check-in on board starts between 2 and 2.30 pm at Split harbour. At about 4.30 pm, a guided city tour offers us the chance to see inside the former Palace of Emperor Diocletian and to learn about the history of the city. The boat will stay docked  in Split overnight, offering you an opportunity to experience Split’s nightlife.

    2. Split – Insel Hvar (25 km)
    Cruise to the island of Brač, famous for its radiant limestone that was, among others, used for the White House in Washington and in the construction of the German Reichstag building in Berlin. Once you have arrived on Brač you cycle from the picturesque harbor town of Pučišća, known internationally for its stone masonry college, across the island to Bol. Close by lies the famous ‚Golden Horn‘, a popular Croatian beach famous for its unique shape. Keen swimmers can take a swim here before continuing on by boat to Jelsa on the island of Hvar.

    3. Hvar Island – Korčula Island (35 km)
    Today’s cycling stretch will take you to Stari Grad and later on to the opposite side of the Island of Hvar. You will cycle through lavender fields and small villages till you reach the islands capital. Make the best of it by taking a stroll through the city of Hvar before boarding the boat. Standing on the magnificent Renaissance Square you can enjoy a view up to the Spanish fortress towering high above the city. Dinner on board and overnight stay in the sheltered bay of Vela Luka on the Island of Korčula, regarded as one of the most beautiful islands in Dalmatia.

    4. Korčula Island – Korčula town (60 km)
    Today yu will be exploring the charming island of Korčula all the way to Korčula city. A mild Mediterranean climate and a broad variety of different landscapes will entertain you. Take your time, and remember to take a break to enjoy the view over the deep blue sea and neighbouring islands. The picturesque town of Korčula competes with Venice for the honour 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 highlights.

    5. Korčula Island – Mljet Island (30 km)
    And off we go! A morning crossing takes you to the beautiful Island of Lastovo. The island is one of the smallest 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. The population of just over 800 still lives mainly from fishing in the waters rich in fish, agriculture and viticulture. Today’s cycle tour takes us around the beautiful island. The gold-coloured white wine “Marastina”, known even beyond Croatia’s borders, is grown here. We enjoy a late lunch on board while cruising towards our destination of Pomena on the Island of Mljet.

    6. Mljet Island – Mljet Island (30 km)
    From Pomena on Mljet, you will cycle across the green and lush island – 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. The boat will wait for you in Sobra from where you will cruise to the island of Šipan in the afternoon.

    7. Mljet Island – Dubrovnik (15 km)
    A short crossing in the morning takes you to the island of Šipan, the largest of the Elaphiti Islands. Accompanied by your tour guide, you will cycle past villas with exotic gardens and through a fertile valley framed by a range of limestone hills. Once back to the boat, enjoy your last crossing after an adventurous week. After arrival in Dubrovnik there is plenty of time to explore the listed city and to take part on a guided city tour. 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. Dubrovnik
    Disembarkation around 9 am after breakfast 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

    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.

    Moderate: hilly areas, numerous climbs and downhill stretches. Suitable for regular cyclists with a good level of fitness.

     

     

  • How to get there

    Your boat will be waiting for you in the port of Split.  A few days before departure we will send you all details about the embarkation.

    By plane
    The closest airport is Split. Contact us for a free airfare quotation.
     
    To reach the boat at Split harbor you can book a private transfer  fro the airport (cost: about 25 € , min. 2 pax.)

     

    By train

    Split has its own train station. From here you can take a taxi to the point of embarkation (cost: about 20 €). More information: www.autotrans.hr

     

    Car and parking
    If you are planning to reach Split by car travelling through Slovenia, we remind you that you need to purchase the vignette in order to drive on the Slovenian motorways. It costs about 15 € for a week and 30 € for a month.

    We don’t have any partner car park in Split, therefore you will have to use public car parks. We suggest the car park near the city centre and the bus stop: ParkingSplit (23 € a day)
    Visit parkingsplit.com for more info.

     

     

  • Accommodation and meals

    The tour includes:
    - 7 overnights on board
    - breakfast every day
    - 4 x full board and 3 x half board

    Please be aware:
    - you will find the name of the boat on your Final Tour Details
    - upon embarkation you will be asked to pay €50 in port duties  
    - Drinks on board are NEVER included. You will pay directly on site

     

    Your boats 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:
    - Hybris 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 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.

     

  • 1 Client reviews
    • Evelyn

      Departure 2019

      Online from 13 November 2019

      We got home safe...everyone was really tired but all has a fantastic time... you did a fabulous job and I do thank you so much. I'm still hearing from so many how great the trip was...

Tour details

 

from 1,190 €

8 days / 7 nights

Tour type
guided


Departures

Harmonia: Sunday 5.04, 26.04, 10.05, 24.05, 7.06, 21.06, 5.07, 19.07, 2.08, 16.08, 30.08, 13.09, 27.09, 27.09, 11.10.20

Pape Prvi: Sunday 19.04, 3.05, 17.05, 31.05, 14.06, 28.06, 12.07, 26.07, 9.08, 23.08, 6.09, 20.09, 4.10.20

from Dubrovnik: departure on this link

 

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

Included

  • 7 overnights and breakfast  
  • 11 meals (drinks are not included)
  • on board tour guide (Germand and English)
  • City tour in Dubrovnik and Split
  • City tour in Korčula (only for barge Harmonia)
  • 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 per person
500/700 € single cabin below/above deck
150 € cabin above deck
100 € mid season (from 05.07 to 16.08.20, and for departures 24.05, 04.10.20)
200 € high season (from 31.05 al 28.06 and from 23.08 to 27.09.20)
 
80 € rental bike
180 € e-bike
10 € bike insurance
20 € e-bike insurance
 
25 € private transfer from Dubrovnik’s airport (min. 2 pax)
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 5.04, 18.10.20)


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