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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

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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 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 (10 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

    The tour and services end after breakfast around 9 am.

     

    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

    The precise embarkation point will be written in the Final Tour Details that you will receive a few days before departure.

     

    By Plane

    The easiest way to get to the starting point is flying into Split. From the airport you can:

    • book a private transfer (€ 25 p.p.);

    • take the bus until Split and from there reach the docking place by foot.

     

    By Car

    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.

     

     

  • Accommodation and meals

     

    HARMONIA

     

    The barge Harmonia is equipped with:

    - 9 Standard Double/Twin above deck cabins (10-15m2)

    - 7 Standard Double/Twin below deck cabins (10-15m2)

     

    The cabins are equipped with double or twin beds, A/C, hairdryer, tiled bathroom with a mirror, shower, washbasin and WC.

     

    Common areas

    The comfortable saloon with its high-end furnishings and the vast sundeck with recliners and sunning mats fulfill even the highest expectations. A broad variety of refreshments can be ordered at the bar. At the stern of the ship a swimming platform provides easy access in and out of the sea making it possible to swim directly from the ship when anchored in a secluded bay.

     

     

    Watch Harmonia photo gallery.

     


     

    PAPE PRVI

     

    The barge Pape Prvi is equipped with:

    - 9 Standard Double/Twin above deck cabins (9-10m2)

    - 5 Standard Double/Twin below deck cabins (9-10m2)

     

    The cabins are equipped with double or twin beds, A/C, hairdryer, tiled bathroom with a mirror, shower, washbasin and WC.

     

    Common areas

    The spacious and bright saloon creates a welcoming atmosphere. Large tables with upholstered chairs make this space a comfortable place to socialize in aside from meal times. A range of refreshing beverages can be ordered at the bar. High quality lounge furniture on deck, as well as comfortable recliners and sunning mats on the sundeck gives the guests on board a great environment in which to enjoy their cruise outside of their cabins. At the stern of the ship a swimming platform provides easy access in and out of the sea making it possible to swim directly from the ship when anchored in a secluded bay.

     

    Watch Pape Prvi photo gallery.

     

     

  • Bikes and accessories

    In this tour you can rent:

    • unisex hybrid bikes with 27/24 gears and hand brake
    • unisex e-bikes with hand brake.

    On board you can draw up a bike insurance against theft and damage (touring bike € 10; e-bike € 20). This policy covers:

    • the theft of the bicycle only if you present the key of the lock;
    • the damage of the bicycle if it is not due to careless or improper behavior of the customer.

     

    The bikes are equipped with:

    1 pannier bag

     

    For this tour bike helmets are mandatory.

     

  • 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 overview maps.

     

  • 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.

    Staff support
    In the Final Tour Details you will find the contact phone numbers you can call during the tour in case of emergency.

  • 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 1,290 €

8 days / 7 nights

Tour type

Guided

 

Departures

 

Pape Prvi FR 22.04, 6.05, 20.05, 3.06, 17.06, 1.07, 15.07, 29.07, 12.08, 26.08, 9.09, 23.09, 7.10.2022

Harmonia FR 22.04, 6.05, 20.05, 3.06, 17.06, 1.07, 15.07, 12.08, 9.09, 23.09, 7.10.2022

 

from Dubrovnik: departure on this link

 

Seasons

Season 1 | 22.04; 6.05 and 7.10.2022

Season 2 | 20.05; 1.07; 15.07; 29.07 and 12.08.2022

Season 3 | 3.06; 17.06; 26.08; 9.09 and 23.09.2022

 

Price per person

Season 1 | 22.04; 6.05 and 7.10.2022  

 

Pape Prvi | below deck

1290 € in standard double/twin cabin

1790 € in single cabin  

 

Harmonia | below deck

1390 € in standard double/twin cabin

1890 € in single cabin

695 € 3rd person in triple cabin

 

Included

  • 7 overnights with breakfast
  • 11 meals (excluding drinks)
  • Bed linen and towels
  • City tour in Dubrovnik, Korcula and Split
  • English speaking tour leader
  • Hotline service

 

Not included

  • Beverages on board
  • Flat rate for bottled water, tourist tax (50 € for adults and 25 € for children up to age 16)
  • Fees and extras in general
  • Transfers to/from the docking place
  • Harbour charges
  • Tips
  • Everything not mentioned in the section “Included”

 

Supplements per person

 

Season 2 | 20.05; 1.07; 15.07; 29.07 and 12.08.2022

100 € in standard double/single cabin

 

Season 3 | 3.06; 17.06; 26.08; 9.09 and 23.09.2022

200 € in standard double/single cabin

 

150 € upper deck double cabin

200 € upper deck single cabin

 

Rental bikes

80 € Touring bike

180 € E-bike

 

Transfer

25 € transfer Dubrovnik/Split airport - docking place and viceversa

 

The transfers are available only on embarkation and disembarkation days.

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