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 Šolta 

    Individual arrival by car to Trogir or by plane to Split airport, which is about 5 km/3 mi. away from the harbour of Trogir. After check in on the motor yacht (at around 2:30 pm) the first short cruise starts around 3 pm from Trogir to the Island of Šolta. On the way we have the opportunity to take a refreshing swim from the boat. The first night is spent on the Island of Šolta.

     

    2. Island of Šolta – Island of Vis

    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. There we hike to the Spanish fortress that towers above the town. From here we have a fabulous view onto the city and the surrounding islands. At about noon our boat takes us to Vis toen on the island of Vis, which was already colonized by the Greeks and is the most remote inhabited island from the Dalmatian mainland. Grap the opportunity to take a refreshing swim from the boat. Ashore at Vis our tour guide will take us on a nice guided group walk in the afternoon to the fortress of St. George which played an important role in the maritime history of the island. Overnight stay at Vis. 

     

    3. Island of Vis – Island of Korčula (15 km)

    Early in the morning crossing to Račišće on the island of Korčula. An afternoon cycle tour takes us eventually to the same island capital. We take a little tour through the town to see the highlights: St Mark’s Cathedral where we can admire the famous altarpiece by Jacopo Tintoretto. The alleged birthplace of explorer Marco Polo is worth a visit as well. There is also a magnificent view from the tower of the house onto the sea. After an out-of-town dinner the evening is spent in the bustling port town Korčula.

     

    4. Island of Korčula – Island of Brac (15 km)

    We go on a morning crossing to Stari Grad situated on the north side of Hvar Island. The old town of Stari Grad has become a Mecca for artists and art lovers. After a crossing including a swim break and lunch on board we cycle nicely from Stari Grad to Jelsa. Around 5:30 pm we enter the boat and leave for our overnight stay close to Brač. Let the evening fade away anchoring with a lovely Captains dinner.

     

    5. Island of Brač

    After breakfast the morning offers us enough time to indulge in water activities and group activities on the beach, suitable for everyone to participate in, before we leave for Lovrecina. From here a hike (aprx. 1.5 h) leads us along the shoreline to Postira. Here you are able to enjoy an evening meal in a typical Konoba and relax in a sea-side café as the sun sets after an eventful day. Overnight stay at Postira.

     

    6. Postira – Cetina Canyon – Island of Šolta

    After a short crossing to Omiš with its pirate castles we have either the opportunity to participate in a rafting tour on the Cetina River (not included in the tour price) or explore the old town of Omiš and its pirate castle on foot. In the afternoon we are able to swim from the boat before cruising to Rogač on the island of Šolta where we will spend the night.

     

    7. Island of Šolta – Trogir

    In the first half of the day we can either cycle or take a bus transfer 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. Whoever wishes to cycle more, can cycle on to Maslinica before returning to Rogač where the boat will wait. 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.

     

     


    The itinerary may be subject to unexpected changes before and/or during your holiday due to unforseable circimstances such as: extreme weather conditions, unannounced road or repair works or law enforcements.

     

  • 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

    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. Contact us for a free airfare quotation.

     

    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.

    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 are no insurances 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 wooden motor cruiser San Snova, 31 x 8 m in size, took to the water in 2009 and has worked exclusively with Islandhopping ever since. This magnificent construction took shape over the course of three years and sets a milestone in the boat building scene in Croatia as it is the last wooden boat of its kind to be built.

    The 14 guest’s cabins are welcoming and equipped with air conditioning and a private shower/WC. The salon and its wooden finish provides a comfortable and friendly atmosphere, supported by the many seating arrangements on deck as well as the possibility to lie comfortably on the sun deck. The crew on board pay special attention to cleanliness and maintenance on board and radiate a friendly and inviting atmosphere to the guests on board.

     

    PRINCEZA DIANA

    At 40 x 8.5m the Princeza Diana is a 3-mast deluxe class motor yacht that was launched in 2011. This ship is the princess of our fleet, an epitome of pure elegance. 16 spacious guest cabins with air conditioning, shower cabins and WC are at the guest’s disposal. The spacious salon as well as the canopied quarterdeck, with upholstered seating, are situated on the top deck. You’re invited to play music on the piano and to relax you will find sunning mats and deckchairs on the sun deck. The jacuzzi on the top deck is a highlight with its 360° panoramic view.

     

  • Bikes and accessories

    In this tour you can rent: 

     

    • trekking 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).
    • Child trailer: with one seat and suitable for children who cannot ride a bike (0-4 yrs). The child trailer is designed for a maximum payload of 30 kg.

     

    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.

     

    Bikes are equipped with: 

    • lock
    • pannier bags

     

    In this tour helmets are mandatory for children up to 16. 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

    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
    • 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, boat San Snova

Tour type

guided

 

Price per person

1.190 € barge San Snova

1.390 € barge Princeza Diana

 

Departures

every Saturday from 6.07 to 24.08.2019

 

Included

  • 7 overnights and breakfast  
  • 11 meals (drinks are not included)
  • bed linen and towels
  • English and German speaking tour leader 
  • accompanying material
  • 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

150 € cabin above deck  

500/700 € single cabin below/above deck

40 € rental bike

20 € rental trailer bike or children’s seat

120 € E-bike

10 € bike insurance (to be paid on site)

20 € e-bike insurance (to be paid on site)

 

40 € portual taxes (mandatory, 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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