Tour de South Dalmatia Islands Bike Tour – Croatia

Tour de South Dalmatia Islands Bike Tour – Croatia

Duration:
8 Days

Difficulty:
High

From
$2,399

This South Dalmatia Islands bike tour off the mainland of Croatia, will have you in awe of the beauty of Adriatic Europe.  The azure waters have to be seen to be believed, coupled with centuries old quaint villages on beautiful remote islands, and the grand old World Heritage listed town of Split, is a combination to be found nowhere else.

You will be sailing aboard a premium, spacious and air-conditioned ship (see more on the ships used on these tours), the perfect way to explore this coastal paradise.   Enjoy a morning dip before heading out for your daily guided cycling tour on these stunning islands, including world heritage listed islands of Korcula and Hvar.  Gourmet meals are provided and included on board as per the inclusions below, and are typical Croatian cuisine. The on board bar provides the ideal way to end the day with a G&T on the deck watching the stunning Dalmatia sunsets.

The cycling is graded medium/difficult, with mainly easy days around 20-40kms, but mixed with 2 cycling days that include 400m ascents (Day 3 & 6 see itinerary description below).  Some cycling experience or training is recommended.  The tours are fully guided and supported.

  • Visit the stunning island of Hvar and wander amongst the Spanish buildings
  • Experience why the World Heritage listed old town of Split has become a must visit in Europe
  • Cycle around the most beautiful of the Dalmation Islands, Korcula
  • Swim from the back of your ship in the temperate, crystal clear waters of the Adriatic
  • 8-day trip on a premium ship (as above or equivalent) with full crew
  • 7 nights in a double cabin below deck with shower/toilet (upgrade to above deck available)
  • 4 x full board and 3 x half board (option to have a picnic for lunch)
  • Quality hybrid bikes for $A125 or e-bikes $A250 available, loaded/unloaded daily for you
  • Guided cycling tours and sightseeing as described in the itinerary
  • Overview-maps for the daily tours (on board) if required
  • Bed linen and towels

South Dalmatia Islands Tour Dates 2021:

  • 1- 8 May 
  • 15 - 22 May
  • 29 May - 5 June
  • 12 - 19 June
  • 19 - 26 June
  • 26 June - 3 July
  • 10 - 17 July
  • 24 - 31 July
  • 31 July - 7 August
  • 14 - 21 August
  • 21 - 28 August
  • 28 August - 4 September
  • 11 - 18 September
  • 25 September - 2 October
  • 9 - 16 October
  • 16 - 23 October
  • 23 - 30 October

South Dalmatia Islands Additional Tour Info:

  • Single cabin supplement is $A750 below deck and $A1000 above deck.
  • Guests can elect to share a same sex cabin to avoid the single supplement subject to availability
  • BYO bikes are acceptable (conditions apply)
  • High quality Hybrid bikes are available at $A125 and can be ordered online when booking.
  • Quality E-bikes are available on all departures at $A250 (limited availability).

COVID Practices

COVID Safe Practices apply to this tour, specifically:

  • All guests are provided with face masks to be worn when in common areas and on any bus transfers
  • All guests are provided with personal hand sanitiser for usage during the tour
  • All equipment is sanitised pre and post every use including bikes and bus surfaces
  • Venues visited (eg accommodation) adhere to COVID safe hygiene and social distancing rules (when last checked)

Trusted Operator
Tour de Vines has been running tours in since 2002 and has been awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020 and is now a Hall of Fame inductee. You can be assured we are a quality operator and want nothing more than for you to have an amazing travel experience.

TESTIMONIAL

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Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1

Arrive Trogir with first cruise starting 3 pm from Trogir to Split. Overnight stay in Split.

Day 2

Sail to Stari Grad on the island of Hvar. Afternoon cycling tour on Hvar Island to harbours of Jelsa and Vrboska. We return to Star Grad for our overnight stay.

Cycling 20kms

Day 3

Cycling to the islands capital, Hvar, where we visit the magnificent Renaissance Square and enjoy the view from the Spanish Fortress, situated high above the city. Sail to the beautiful village Vela Luka on the Island of Korčula.

Cycling 22kms

Day 4

Cycling on Korčula, see why it’s regarded as the most beautiful Dalmatian island. Visit the village of Blato, like Rome build on seven hills, and onto the harbour of Prigradica. After lunch, we sail to Makarska. Opportunity for a swim before enjoying the evening along the famous Makarska Riviera. 

Cycling 37kms

Day 5

Over breakfast, cross to Omis. Choose between a bike tour around Cetina Canyon or a rafting excursion down the Cetina River (not incl. in tour price). Spend the afternoon exploring Omis or head to the beach for a swim. Overnight in Omis.

Cycling 44kms

Day 6

Cruise to the island of Brac, which is famous for its radiant marble. Cycling from harbour town of Pucisca to neighbouring town of Postira. Back on the boat, cruise to the island of Solta and enjoy a 4.5km hike with a visit to the local beekeeper. Overnight in the harbour of Rognac on Solta.

Cycling 32kms

Day 7

Our final bike ride today on Solta, return to the ship after a round trip. Pass the cliffs of the Ciovo peninsula on our way to Trogir and enjoy the afternoon to visit the Old Town, listed as a World Heritage Site. The last evening aboard our ship is celebrated in traditional fashion. While enjoying the communal dinner in a celebrative atmosphere we will have the chance for a last get-together with our crew and tour guides.  

Cycling 20kms

Day 8

After breakfast, disembarkation until 9am and individual trip home or extended stay in Dalmatia/Croatia.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time of year to visit Croatia?

Croatia tour dates are selected based on the best time to visit the beautiful islands. The coast has a Mediterranean climate with plenty of sunshine year round. Winter is the wet season and summer is the peak season. 

What if I want a break from riding?

We encourage all guests to join in and cycle with the group however, on any given day you can always elect to stay aboard the ship, read a book on the sun deck, explore the village the ship is docked in, or get some shopping in at the unique local markets.

Is there anywhere in Trogir you would suggest to stay near where we board the boat?

Here’s a couple of recommendations (more budget, well located options):

3 star - Hotel Concordia: https://concordia-hotel.net/

3 star - Hotel Tragos: https://www.tragos.hr/en/

Or in Split (which is only 20 mins drive away well worth staying a night before or after): 

3.5 star - Hotel Slavija: http://www.hotelslavija.hr/ (best option)

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