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Guided Bike and Barge

Web code HR027

Croatia / Highlights of Dalmatia

From Split to Dubrovnik

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 Split and Dubrovnik, 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


    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 you the chance to see inside the former palace of Roman 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 – Hvar Island (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 in Brač you will cycle from the picturesque harbour town of Pučišća, known internationally for its stone masonry college, across the island up to Bol. Close by lies the so called "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 your barge. 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 you 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 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. 


    5. Korčula Island – Mljet Island (30 km)

    And off we go! A morning crossing takes you to the beautiful Island of Lastovo, one of the smallest inhabited islands of 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, agriculture and viticulture. Today’s cycle tour takes you around the beautiful island. The gold-coloured white wine “Marastina”, known even beyond Croatia’s borders, is grown here. You will enjoy a late lunch on board while cruising towards Pomena on the Island of Mljet.


    6. Mljet Island round tour (30 km)

    From Pomena 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 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. The barge 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)

    The island of Šipan is the largest of the Elaphiti Islands, mirroring the Dalmatian coastline. 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 barge, 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 gives you time to celebrate the success of the week with fellow travelers and tour guides.


    8. Dubrovnik

    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 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 harbour you can book a private transfer from the airport (cost: about 25 €, min. 2 pax.)


    By train

    Split has its own train station. From there 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 parking place in Split, therefore you will have to use public car parkings. We suggest the one near the city centre and the bus stop: ParkingSplit (23 € a day)
    Visit parkingsplit.com for more info.



  • 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:



    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.



    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 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).

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    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.


  • 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



from Dubrovnik: departure on this link



Mid season: 16.05 - 23.05, 4.07 - 15.08 and 3.10 - 10.10.2021

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


  • 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 Split airport to harbour (min. 2 pax)

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

Transfers have to be requested at the booking time.


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


50% third/fourth person in cabin

25% children up to 16 years in double cabin

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