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Guided Bike and Barge

Web code HR012

Croatia / Dalmatia

National Parks and Islands of Dalmatia

We invite you to spend a week on a ship cruising between the mainland and the islands. Good cuisine, an open minded crew and knowledgeable tour guides are expecting you. We visit two National Parks and the islands of Central Dalmatia, starting from Trogir. Highlights include UNESCO protected old town of Trogir, Primošten, Šibenik with its famous cathedral, Zadar, National Park Krka-waterfalls and Kornati Islands. On a romantic motor yacht, our floating accommodation, we discover the charm of the Adriatic in our own special way.
  • Day by Day

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    1. Trogir – Rogoznica
    Individual arrival by car to Trogir or by plane to Split airport, which is about 3 mi./ 5 km from the harbour of Trogir. After checking in on the motor yacht (between 2 and 2.30 pm) departure around 3 pm. Enjoy the fresh breeze during the crossing to Rogoznica. Later in the afternoon there will be time to do the cycle fitting.

    2. Rogoznica – Skradin (13 miles/ 20 km)
    In the morning we cycle from Rogoznica to Primošten. From there the boat takes us to the city of Šibenik to the spot where the Krka River flows into the Adriatic Sea. After visiting the famous cathedral and the lovely old town we set off again. On the cruise we pass the lower course of the river Krka following the river bend until we reach Skradin. In the port of the village we spend our night.

    3. Skradin - Vodice (12 miles/ 20 km)
    The magnificent port of Skradin is today’s starting point for our excursion by boat and on foot to the most famous part of the Krka National Park with its unique waterfalls. In the early afternoon our boat takes us to the harbor of Vodice, a well-known holiday town on the Dalmatian mainland. From here we mount the bicycles again for a round trip.

    4. Vodice - Dugi Otok (16 miles/30 km)
    In the morning we cycle from Vodice to Murter Island that is connected to the mainland by the lift bridge at Tisno. We pass the bridge and cycle along the water front, passing by two very old coastal villages, until we reach a small landing place from where the boat takes us on a cruise through the National Park Kornati, an archipelago in crystal clear water which is known for its rich aquatic realm. Our destination is the Nature Park Telašćica. In the evening a walk through the park leads us along the stunning cliffs of the island. The famous Silver Lake - known by movies of Winnetou - is also located in the Nature Park. Overnight stay on the Island of Dugi Otok.

    5. Dugi Otok – Zadar (16 miles/25 km)
    After breakfast and a short crossing to Sali, today’s cycling tour leads us along a virtually traffic-free and panoramic road. We ride across the whole island. During the ride we’re treated to countless unforgettable vistas of the islands in the deep blue sea. We meet our ship for a crossing to Zadar, which, for centuries, was the political, cultural and spiritual centre of Dalmatia. Our tour guide takes us on an extensive walk through the lanes of the lively old centre. 3,000 years of history have left their imprint on the character of this town and there are many things to be admired: the mighty fortified walls with their bastions, the loggia but also the early Romanesque St. Donatus Basilica.

    6. Zadar – Island of Zlarin ( 21 miles/ 35 km)
    During breakfast the boat crosses to the island of Ugljan at the channel of Zadar. Today we have a lot of time to explore both of the islands Ugljan and Pašman by bicycle. They have been connected by a bridge. We cycle along the East Coast, always with beautiful views to the mainland and the ocean. Afterwards our boat cruises to the coral island of Zlarin.

    7. Island of Zlarin – Island of Solta - Trogir (9 miles/(15 km)
    In the morning our motor yacht takes us to the island of Šolta. Olive and fig trees and farmland surround the streets. The spicy smell of rosemary will follow us throughout the whole tour around the silent island until we reach the village Grohote. During mid day our last cruise takes us back to Trogir. Here we have enough time to visit the world cultural heritage old town. After dinner it is time to say good bye to crew and travel guides.

    8. Trogir.
    After breakfast disembarkation until 9 am and individual trip home or extended stay in Croatia.

     



    Itinerary for barges Melody and Princeza Diana:

    1. Trogir – Rogoznica
    Individual arrival by car to Trogir or by plane to Split airport, which is about 3 mi./ 5 km from the harbour of Trogir. After checking in on the motor yacht (between 2 and 2.30 pm) departure around 3 pm. Enjoy the fresh breeze during the crossing to Rogoznica. Later in the afternoon there will be time to do the cycle fitting.

    2. Rogoznica –  Island Dugi Otok (27 km)
    In the morning the boat takes us to Vodice. We go for our first cycle tour starting at the popular resort and soon we cross the bridge to the island of Murter. In Slanica, in the Northwest of the island the boat awaits us for the cross over to the island of Dugi Otok. On our way we pass the National Park Kornati - an archipelago in crystal clear water which is known for its rich underwater world. Our destination is the deeply incised Telašćica Bay. In the local nature park the Mir salt lake is situated. At the end of the day we take a short hike to the impressive cliffs before taking a short crossing by boat to the small seaside village of Sali for the night.

    3. Island Dugi Otok – Zadar (48 km)
    We start our ride from Sali along the almost traffic free island of Dugi Otok. The ride is panorama pure and our destination is the budding village of Božava, surrounded by pine forests, Tamarisks and Agaves. In Božava the boat awaits our arrival and we cast off for Zadar which for centuries was the absolute political, cultural and intellectual center of Dalmatia. The guide takes us on a walk through the lively city and shows us the fascinating facets of this extraordinary outdoor museum. Over 3,000 years characterize the city. As we walk we will learn of the city and its colorful past. Overnight stay in Zadar.

    4. Zadar – Vodice (33 km)
    During breakfast the boat takes us to Preko on the island of Ugljan from where we will ride to Tkon on the island of Pašman. The two islands are connected by a bridge from which the first of the Kornati Islands can be seen. We cycle along the east coast of the island, constantly in vicinity of the sea with views of the mainland. Once we arrive in Tkon, we board the boat and cross over to Vodice, a populare Dalmatian holiday destination on the mainland where we will spend the night.  

    5. Vodice – Skradin (35 km)
    A scenic tour leads us from Vodice along quiet roads through quiet villages of the Dalmatian hinterland to the beautiful city of Skradin at the foot of the Krka Canyon. In the afternoon your guides will invite you to sample some local specialities, of which there are plenty in Dalmatia. The night is spent in Skradin.

    6. Skradin – Šibenik – Primošten
    After breakfast it is time to discover the unique naturally formed waterfalls of the national park of the Krka-Canyon. Afterwards the boat will take us to Šibenik out of the Krka river mouth and into the Adriatic. Here the Cathedral of St. Jacob is under UNESCO-World-Heritage protection and is regarded as the most magnificent sacral buildings on the Adriatic coast. The old town of Šibenik is bacons with its charm for a walk. In the late afternoon we cast off once more on board the boat and cruise to Primošten for the night.

    7. Primošten – Trogir (45 km)
    In the morning our last bike tour for the week takes us from Primošten inland past rural villages to Trogir. Many magical views of the town and the island of Čiovo invite for short breaks and photo stops. In the afternoon we have the chance to stroll through the UNESCO world heritage city of Trogir. 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. Trogir
    Disembarkation after breakfast around  9 am and individual return home or extended stay in Croatia.

    Due to organisational reasons, weather conditions or warnings issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during the holiday. Issues with high and low water, as well as logistic obstacles such as officially ordered - previously not announced - repair work on locks or bridges can modify some of the daily stretches or overnight stays and may even request a transfer by bus. These decisions are only taken by the boat’s captain.

     

     

  • Route profile

    The bike routes require a basic level of fitness, which you should have acquired by occasional or daily cycling. The routes can reach an altitude of 328 ft. to 985 ft./100 to 300 meters, 200 to 500 meters for the Deluxe tour. The daily routes of 9 to 22 mi./15 to 50 km cover hilly terrain and can be completed without time constraints. You will also come across some rather steep climbs, where walking your bike is of course permitted. Theroads are mostly asphalted and there is little traffic outside of holiday periods. You may decide yourself, whether you would like to cycle individually, using the maps provided, or join one of the tour guides.

     

     

  • How to get there

    The boat will start sailing at 3 p.m. so please be on time. Do advise in case of delay.

    How to get there
    Your boat will be waiting for you in the port of Trogir. Some days before departure we will send you all details about the embarkation.

    By plane
    The closest airport is Split. To reach the boat at Trogir harbor we recommend to take a taxi (destination: harbor of Trogir, approx. 6 km/20 euro). You can use a public bus (no. 37) as well, which takes you within 15 min to Trogir town and stops in Trogir opposite the market. It leaves at the bus stop on the main road in front of the airport every 20 - 30 min .
    The old town of Trogir with the harbour area is very close.

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

    Car and parking
    If you are planning to reach Trogir 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.

    A safe parking space: motorcycle: 30 euro/week; car up to 6 m in length: 50 euro/week, vehicle longer than 6 m: 100 euro/week (to be paid on-site to the tour guide)

  • Accommodation and meals

    Your boats will be:

    Comfort barges:

    KAPETAN JURE
    With its 15 cabins, the Kapetan Jure offers space for 30 guests.

    Eleven of these cabins are on deck. Ten of these are furnished with two beds arranged side by side, while one cabin has bunk beds.
    The remaining 4 cabins are below deck and are furnished with a French bed (140 cm wide) and a porthole. The cabins have simple, but functional equipment.

    Common areas
    The large sun-deck allows extensive sun bathing. And the comfortable saloon offers enough space to eat and to spend some time with new friends.

    In brief:

    • Passengers (max): 30
    • Private bathroom
    • Towels
    • Air conditioning
    • Hair dryer

     



    Premium barges:

    ROMANTICA
    The ship is 32 m long and 7 m wide. There are 17 comfortably equipped double cabins with a size of 9-10 square meters, that also offer sufficient area to accommodate larger groups.

    The generous cabins feature updated decor. The far sun deck offers mats for sunbathing and relaxing. A feature of the ship is a platform at the tail of the ship which offers easy access to the sea for guests to take a swim.

    In brief:

    • Passengers (max): 34
    • Private bathroom
    • Towels
    • Air conditioning
    • Hair dryer

     



    SAN SNOVA
    The San Snova is a 31 m long and 8 m wide wooden motor yacht. The fittings of the cabins as well as the saloon and the outside area are of superior quality with many carefully crafted details. The spacious sun deck offers comfortable mats for relaxing and lounge chairs can be found on the afterdeck.

    On board you will find:
    5 double cabins (with French beds 200 x 160 cm)
    5 triple cabins above deck (with French beds 200 x 160 cm and bunk beds 200 x 80 cm)
    2 three-bed-cabins and 2 four-bed-cabins below deck (all with single beds 200 x 90 cm)

    Bathroom with shower and toilet, and individually controlled air-conditioner in each cabin.

    In brief:

    • Passengers (max): 30
    • Private bathroom
    • Towels
    • Air conditioning
    • Hair dryer

     



    Deluxe barges:

    PRINCEZA DIANA
    This 3-masted elegant motor yacht has a length of 131 ft./ 40 m and width of 28 ft./ 8,50m.

    There are 16 comfortable and spacious guest cabins (size of 40-46 sq ft. or 12-14 qm) including a private tiled bathroom with shower and hairdyers.

    Common areas
    The saloon will offer enough space for everyone during evening meals, but you may also choose to enjoy your meal outside.

    A sun-bathing platform is available at the stern – offering an easy access for swimming in the sea! For relaxation, numerous sun mats and beds are available on the sundeck.

    In brief:
    Passengers (max): 32
    Private bathroom
    Towels
    Air conditioning
    Hair dryer

     




    MELODY
    Melody is a luxurious floating hotel. The stylish motor yacht offers a comfortable atmosphere and maximum comfort for small groups of up to 33 persons.

    The 16 spacious guest cabins are characterized by an upscale interior with air conditioning, shower cubicle, WC, safe as well as a modern infotainment system with a screen.

    You can also relax on the spacious sun deck, on the aft deck designed as a lounge, in the shipyard wellness room or in the jacuzzi on the upper deck. The bathing platform at the stern provides easy access to the sea.

    In brief:

    • Passengers (max): 33
    • Private bathroom
    • Towels
    • Air conditioning
    • Hair dryer
    • Whirlpool on the upper deck

     

    Watch these boats photo galleries.

     

  • Bikes and accessories
    In this tour you can rent:
    - hybrid bike with 21 gears and hand brake.
    -  unisex e-bike with 9 gears and hand brake.

    Insurance against theft and damage:
    10 euro/week for 21-speed hybrid bicycle
    20 euro/week for E-bike (not insured: grossly negligent damages).

    Accessories
    Bikes are equipped with lateral pannier bags

    Helmet are mandatory. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own well-fitted helmet. Rental helmets are available on board in limited number (on request).

     

  • Accompanying material

    A few days before departure you will receive an email including:
    - boarding voucher with details on the name of the boat and the precise boarding area;
    - Tour Notes;
    - Final Tour Details.

    Please let us know if you don’t receive all the above mentioned information.
    If you have any doubt, please contact us before departure.

    On board you will find some maps of the route.

     

     

  • 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.
  • 7 Client reviews
    • Adele

      Departure 17-24 August 2019

      Online from 01 September 2019

      Da rifare l’esperienza barca/bici
    • Maddalena Ilenia

      Departure 10-17 August 2019

      Online from 22 August 2019

      Una vacanza indimenticabile: paesaggi meravigliosi, bagni in baie stupende, staff disponibile. Tutto perfetto
    • Antonio

      Departure 12-19 August 2017

      Online from 28 August 2017

      Bellissimo tour, ben organizzato, ottima nave (Melody), cibo, guide, posti stupendi. Bici adeguate al tipo di percorso. Il percorso in bicy della Melody, è l'ideale per chi pratica regolarmente dello sport con un allenamento medio di bicicletta, senza essere quindi un super esperto o super allenato, ma la tempo stesso, neanche da sottovalutare, in quanto il percorso è prevalentemente un sali e scendi con dislivelli dai 300 a 800 metri circa in totale.
      Consiglierei comunque di anticipare la partenza dei giri in bicicletta di almeno una mezz'oretta (generalmente si partiva tra le 9 e le 10), in modo da avere un po' più di tempo libero per stare in spiaggia o tuffarsi dalla barca.
    • Marcello

      Departure 12-19 August 2017

      Online from 28 August 2017

      Molto ben organizzato e (ma questo è legato alla casualità) con un gruppo internazionale piacevole. Connubio barca bici sicuramente valido. Forse i percorsi in bici dovrebbero essere distribuiti lungo la giornata e non importi di fare tutto il percorso in una mattina per dover fare il pranzo in barca (sarebbe meglio organizzare dei pranzi al sacco).
    • Edoardo

      Departure 12-19 August 2017

      Online from 25 August 2017

      Per chi ama il mare, ma ama anche pedalare su terreni ondulati e anche visitare città e parchi. In estate poi il bel tempo è garantito (a fronte di temperature che possono mettere in difficoltà i meno allenati, ma per questo c'è la soluzione dell'e-bike).
    • Stefano

      Departure 01-08 July 2017

      Online from 28 July 2017

    • Thalin

      Departure 2016

      Online from 30 July 2016

      Esperienza meravigliosa. La Croazia ha tante storie da raccontare. Un viaggio che arricchisce la mente e il cuore.
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Tour details

 

from 990 €

8 days / 7 nights

Tour type

guided

 

Departures

saturday 02.05. 16.05, 13.06, 29.08, 12.09, 26.09, 10.10.20 Kapetan Jure

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saturday 25.04, 09.05, 23.05, 06.06, 20.06, 04.07, 18.07, 22.08, 19.09, 03.10.20 Romantica

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saturday 25.04, 27.06, 05.09.20 San Snova

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saturday 11.04, 25.04, 09.05, 23.05, 06.06, 20.06, 04.07, 18.07, 08.08, 22.08, 05.09, 19.09, 03.10, 17.10.20 Melody

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saturday 18.04, 02.05, 16.05, 30.05, 13.06, 27.06, 11.07, 25.07, 01.08, 15.08, 29.08, 12.09, 26.09, 10.10.20 Princeza Diana

 

Price per person
990 € cabin below deck boat Kapetan Jure
1,290 € cabin below deck boat Romantica, San Snova
1,490 € cabin below deck boat Princenza Diana
1,590 € cabin below deck boat Melody

Included

  • 7 overnights
  • 11 meals (drinks are not included)
  • tour leader speaking English and German
  • entrance to the National Parks
  • 7-days hotline service


Not included

  • Transport to and from departure point
  • All drinks on board and specified meals
  • Entrance fees to tourist attractions
  • Anything that is not mentioned under included


Supplements
400/600 € single cabin below/on deck boat Kapetan Jure
500/700 € single cabin below/on deck boat Romantica, San Snova
500/800 € single cabin below/on deck boat Melody, Princenza Diana

100 € cabin above deck boat Kapetan Jure
150 € cabin above deck boat Romantica, San Snova
200 € cabin above deck boat Melody, Princenza Diana

100 € high season boat Kapetan Jure (from 29.08 to 26.09.20)
100 € high season boat Romantica, San Snova (from 22.08 to 19.09.20)
100 € high middle boat  Melody, Princeza Diana (from 16.05 to 15.08.20)
200 € high season boat  Melody, Princeza Diana (from 22.08 to 26.09.20)

80 € rental bike
180 € E-bike
10 € bike insurance (to be paid on site)
20 € e-bike insurance (to be paid on site)

50 € portual taxes (mandatory, to be paid on site)
50 € parking place (to be paid on site)

15 € transfer Split Airport-Trogir
15 € transfer Trogir- Split Airport

Reductions
50% third person in cabin
25% children up to 16 years in double cabin

100 € low season boat Kapetan Jure, San Snova, Romantica (from 25.04 to 9.05.20)

 

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