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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 (Embarkation)

    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 willstay docked  in Split overnight, offering you an opportunity to experience Split’s nightlife.

     

    2. Split – Insel Hvar (aprx. 27 mi./45 km)

    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 construction of the German Reichstag building in Berlin. Today’s cycle tour will lead you from the tranquil harbour of Milna to Bol. From here another crossing by boat to Jelsa on the Island of Hvar.

     

    3. Hvar Island – Korčula Island (aprx. 22 mi./35 km)

    Today’s cycling stretch will ake 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 (aprx. 28 mi./45 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 neighboring islands. 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 highlights.

     

    5. Korčula Island – Lastovo Island (aprx. 16 mi./25 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 barely more than 1,000 inhabitants continue to live off fishing, agriculture and viticulture. Today’s cycle tour takes you in a loop  around this beautiful island. “Marastina”, the gold-shaded wine, known even beyond Croatia’s borders, is produced here. Dinner is served on board as the sun sets.

     

    6. Lastovo Island – Mljet Island (aprx. 16 mi./25 km)

    The day starts with a short crossing to the next island: Mljet. Once ashore at Pomena on Mljet island, 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.

     

    7. Mljet Island – Dubrovnik (aprx. 13.73 mi./25 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)

    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 us up to a height of 200 to 500 m above sea-level. The daytours from 12 mi. to 28 mi. (20 to 45 km) will take us 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. We 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 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 we recommend to take a taxi (destination: harbor of Trogir, approx. 20 euro).  

     

    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

    We don’t have any partner car park  in Split, therefore you will have to utilise public ca parks. We suggest the car park near the city centre and the bus stop: ParkingSplit (€22 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

     

    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.

Tour details

 

from 1,390 €

8 days / 7 nights, barge Harmonia

Tour type
guided
 
Price per person

1390 € cabin below deck


Departures

Sunday 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

 

From Dubrovnik 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

 

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

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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