(11 reviews)

Guided Bike and family

Web code HR016

Croatia / Southern Dalmatia

Islandhopping and multi-Adventure cruise

This Multi-Adventure Cruise in South Dalmatia is particularly well-suited for families. It combines the popular bathing cruise concept of the ‘Blue Tour’ with a variety of activities. Decide each day anew whether you would like to go on a bike trip or on a hiking tour, go rafting or rather stroll leisurely through the unique small harbor towns of the Adriatic - or simply spend the day relaxing on board. This is indeed a pleasant way of exploring southern Dalmatia, possibly Croatia’s most attractive landscape. Through little stories and legends and through the country’s cultural treasures - most of which are protected by UNESCO’s World Heritage program - we get in touch with Croatia’s eventful history. This interesting tour is rounded off by the wonderful opportunity of jumping directly off the ship into the sea for a swim.
  • Day by Day

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    1. Trogir – Island of Vis
    Individual arrival by car to Trogir or by plane to Split airport, which is about 6 km/3.5 mi. away from the harbour of Trogir. After check in on the motor yacht (at around 2:30 pm) the first cruise starts around 3 pm from Trogir to the Island of Vis. On the way we have the opportunity to take a refreshing swim from the boat. The first night is spent on the Island of Vis.

    2. Island of Vis – Island of Korčula (10 km)
    In the morning we can take part on an adventurous bike tour which takes us past the old military tunnels which crisscross the island, on our way to the fortress of St. George which played a significant role in the seafaring history of the island. Once back at the boat we cruise towards the harbor of Vela Luka on the island of Korčula, stopping for a swim break from the boat on the way.

    3. Island of Hvar
    We go on a morning crossing to Hvar Island with its island capital Hvar town. After arrival we take a city tour across the large Renaissance Square which is surrounded by the cathedral and many late gothic palaces. We are able to hike to the Spanish fortress that towers above the town. From here we have a fabulous view onto the city and the surrounding islands. With lunch on board, we cast off from Hvar and anchor in the Pakleni Islands for a lengthy swim stop. In the afternoon we lift the anchor and cruise to the city of Stari Grad on the island of Hvar, where we will spend the night.

    4. Island of Hvar – Island of Brac (15 km)
    In the morning we cruise to the famous ‘Golden Horn’ Beach in Bol on the island of Brač where the ship lowers its anchor for the morning. Here we can choose between a variety of activities both in the water and on land (not included in the tour price) or just enjoy the summer morning swimming and chilling on deck. During lunch on board, we cruise to the town of Jelsa on the island of Hvar where we can enjoy a bike tour along the beautiful seafront promenade through Vrboska, past the UNESCO Stari Grad Plains. Decide for yourself if you wish to do a longer or shorter version of the cycle tour. Enjoy the evening on board with a captains dinner and celebrate a successful day!

    5. Island of Brač
    The morning is spent on board enjoying a longer cruise to Lovrečina Bay on the island of Brač. Once we have arrived, big and small islandhoppers are invited to a game of beach Olympics in the bay. In the afternoon a 1.5 hour hike along the coast brings us to Postira. Here the sunset can be enjoyed on one of the many cafes or bars.

    6. Cetina Canyon – Island of Omiš - Split
    During breakfast the boat brings us to Omiš, where we have the choice to either go rafting through the canyon (not included in the tour price) or to take a hike up to the pirate fortress high above the city. In the afternoon the boat brings us to the bustling city of Split. We enjoy an exciting tour through the UNESCO old town, built within the palace walls of the roman Emperor Diocletian. The night is spent in Split.

    7. Island of Šolta – Trogir (10 km)
    In the first half of the day we can cycle on the island of Šolta to Goran, a local beekeeper to participate in an interactive workshop on bees, their purpose, products and the life of a beekeeper. Goran is an expert in capturing the fascination of young and old with the enthusiasm he has for the bees which he keeps. We return to Rogač where the boat waits. Lunch will be enjoyed on board during the last crossing by boat for the week as the captain charters his course back to Trogir. Along the way the anchor is droped for an enjoyable dip in the Adria directly from the boat. In the afternoon we enjoy Trogir by taking a walk through the UNESCO protected old town. Traditionally the last evening before disembarkation is spent cheerfully with guests, crew and guides.

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

    We reserve the right to make changes to the planned route due to changing wind and weather conditions, and where required by organizational necessities.

     

     

  • Route profile

    The cycle tours we offer here take place under the expert guidance of your tour guide, who is familiar with the terrain. The bicycle tours do not require special physical fitness. The walks and short hikes are led on safe trails, which are partially paved at times and are also not at all challenging. Should any of the activities require greater fitness, your tour guide will point this out beforehand.

     

     

  • How to get there

    You will board your boat on the day of embarkation in the port of Trogir. Check-in on board takes place at around 2:00 pm. At around 3 pm the boat takes off  for the Island of Vis.

    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 the transfer from the airport (cost 15€) or a private 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.

    We can book a safe parking place for you in Trogir, in a private area which is close to the port (cost: 50 € to be paid on site, on a first come first served basis). Anyway, there is no insurance against theft or damages to the car. You can ask your guide where your parking place is.

     

  • Accommodation and meals

    Included: overnights, breakfasts, 11 meals (drinks and 3 meals are not included). 

    Your barge will be:

     

    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

     

    Watch San Snova photo gallery

     

  • Bikes and accessories

    In this tour you can rent:

    • hybrid bike with 21 gears and hand brake. 
    • trekking e-bike with 9 or 21 gears and hand brake. 
    • child bike 20” (for kids from 120 to 135 cm) and 24” ( for kids from 135 to 150 cm). 


    You can also rent child devices:

    • Child seat: it is suitable for a maximum payload of 22 kg (0-4 yrs).
    • Trailer bike: For smaller children, who have already outgrown the children’s seat but are not yet allowed to or comfortable riding independently, we can provide the tag-along-bike. The tag-along-bike attaches to the seat post of a mature rider and is easily switched to another bike in case others wish to have a go at pulling. A child friendly gear system allows the child to change their gears accordingly to the terrain so that it can support the puller.


    You don’t need to pay any deposit for the rental bikes, but you can insure the, against theft or damages. Cost: 10 € for the 21 speed bike, 20 € for the E-bike.

    Accessories
    Bikes are equipped with pannier bags

    Helmet use is mandatory on all bike rides. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own well-fitted helmet. Rental helmets for adults are available on board in limited number (reservation requested).

     

     

     

  • 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

    An experienced tour leader will be by your side for the whole duration of the tour in order  to coordinate the group and lead it along the route.
    Due to our international audience all Islandhopping tours are conducted bilingually, in English and German.

    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.

     

     

  • 11 Client reviews
    • Lara

      Departure 10-17 August 2019

      Online from 28 August 2019

      E' una bella esperienza
    • Ilaria

      Departure 27 July - 03 August 2019

      Online from 09 August 2019

      Prinseza Diana super
      Bello dal punto di vista culturale
      Mare bello, poche spiagge, cambierei gli itinerari e mi avvicinerei più alla costa per un bagno più caldo e tranquillo e non al freddo e con le onde. Accompagnatori poco socievoli

      giroliberoGirolibero risponde

      Grazie dei suggerimenti Ilaria!
    • mariagrazia

      Departure 20-27 July 2019

      Online from 01 August 2019

      Bella esperienza. Consiglio a tutti questo tipo di vacanza!!!
    • Elfane

      Departure 06-13 July 2019

      Online from 18 July 2019

      Consigliato anche per famiglie con bambini
    • Laura

      Departure 18-25 August 2018

      Online from 30 August 2018

      Bellissimo itinerario. Tanto sole, mare, visite a luoghi storici e culturali meravigliosi, e buon cibo. Se però volete pedalare un po’ di più forse questo non è l’itinerario per voi.
    • Silvia

      Departure 04-11 August 2018

      Online from 20 August 2018

      generalmente non scrivo molte recensioni ma questa volta devo condividere il mio entusiasmo con voi!
      Partita da sola con mio figlio di 11 anni, posso confermare che è stata davvero una bellissima esperienza. Nessun italiano, gruppo internazionale (mio figlio fortunatamente parla inglese quindi è stata anche un'occasione per esercitare un po' la lingua!), ottima organizzazione, barca superconfortevole, buon cibo a bordo, accompagnatori disponibili. Le isole della Crozia sono molto belle ed ogni giorno c'era una cosa particolare da fare: giro in bici, trakking, bagno di notte, rafting (che consiglio vivamente).
      Ogni volta che ci fermavamo a fare il bagno, avevamo a disposizione canoe, sup, gonfiabili, palloni etc etc. nelle ore di navigazione o nei "tempi morti" i ragazzi avevano giochi e carte adatti alla loro età. Assolutamente consigliato!!! ps. da sapere: a Trogir sono convenzionati con un hotel di fronte al porto dove al vostro arrivo potete lasciare gratuitamente i bagagli se il vostro rientro è previsto nel pomeriggio.
    • Sara

      Departure 19-26 August 2017

      Online from 05 September 2017

      Assolutamente da provare.....e riprovare....
    • Giulia

      Departure 19-26 August 2017

      Online from 31 August 2017

      Una delle più belle vacanze che abbia mai fatto: il guisto mix di relax e attività... barca, mare, bicicletta, trekking, rafting: cosa si può chiedere di più?
    • Rossella

      Departure 12-19 August 2017

      Online from 24 August 2017

      Per noi è stata una bellissima esperienza grazie alla buona (e non facile) organizzazione di base e grazie a qualcosa che è impossibile da prevedere: la sinergia tra I partecipanti! Esperienza da consigliare e già consigliata ai nostri amici più vicini.
    • Laura

      Departure 08-15 July 2017

      Online from 20 July 2017

      Un'avventura che ci ha portato ad esplorare la natura e la storia (anche italiana) con tutti i mezzi possibili! Abbiamo viaggiato nelle città (e attraverso il tempo!) con i piedi, nella natura con le bici, nel fiume Cetina con il gommone, nel mare Adriatico con la nave...
      Ci siamo tuffati, bagnati, schizzati, sudati.... bambini - adolescenti - adulti e anche anziani! ci siamo divertiti tutti!
      Ma nonostante la vacanza multisport... sono riuscita anche ad ingrassare un po'! :-)
    • Pamela

      Departure 13-20 August 2016

      Online from 10 September 2016

      per noi è stata un' esperienza nuova ed entusiasmante, mai noiosa e molto stimolante per chi come noi ha dei figli che hanno bisogno di stare sempre in movimento e cabiare spesso attività. l esperienza in gruppo internazionale poi , arricchisce sempre il viaggio, unica pecca... troppa poca bici rispettoa come indicato nel tour,
      da ripetere!!!!
  • 2 Variations

Tour details

 

from 1,190 €

8 days / 7 nights

Tour type

guided

 

Departures

every Saturday from 4.07 to 15.08.2020

 

Price per person
1,190 € barge San Snova

Included

  • 7 overnights with breakfast  
  • 4 days on full board and 3 days on half board (drinks are not included)
  • English and German speaking tour leader
  • bed linen and towels
  • 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
150 € cabin above deck  
500 € double cabin single use below deck
700 € € double cabin single use above deck

40 € rental bike
20 € rental trailer bike/ child seat
90 € E-bike
10 € bike insurance 
20 € e-bike insurance 
15 € trasfer from/to Split Airport - Trogir

50 € port duties  (to be paid on site)
25 € port duties 0-16 (to be paid on site)
50 € parking place (to be paid on site)

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

 

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