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Croatia - Southern Dalmatian Islands from Trogir

Croatia - Southern Dalmatian Islands from Trogir

Degree of difficulty - B

A great opportunity to visit Croatia,  sail between different islands and explore each area by bike.   Popular with sailors from all over the world, Croatia boasts over 1000 islands dotted in a spectacular turquoise sea lapping along a breath taking landscape of mostly untouched coastline. Our tour by bike and boat is the perfect way to experience the numerous inlets, bays and medieval towns set against a magnificent mountain backdrop.

Accompanied by our charming, floating accommodation we set off on a cycling adventure that explores the Dalmatian region and its islands in the gorgeous Adriatic Sea.

You can explore this sparsely populated part of Croatia including the stunning coasts on Korcula Island, Hva with its beautiful medieval town, the peaceful National Park on Mljet Island or the tiny Lastovo Island with its untouched scenery. During the daily scenic island crossings you can sit back, rest your legs and enjoy the scenery from the ship while our private chef spoils us with delicious, freshly made, local cuisine and includes a winery visit and also an olive oil tour as a bonus. 

You have a number of different tours to chose from in this area,  each with their own special attractions.  This tour starts in Trogir and explores the islands

We are running two different versions of this tour with slightly different itineraries. The main difference is that on our "plus" tour you are on an upgraded luxury boat.   
The itineary listed below is for our standard tour but both dossiers are attached below...

Day 1 (Sat) Trogir – Hvar Island
We suggest you arrive as early as possible in Trogir to give yourself some time to explore this lovely port town on your own. Reminiscent of Venice, you could spend hours exploring — but do make sure you find our boat at the pier before you start to wander! After check-in at 2 pm, our motorized boat will take you on the first short cruise from Trogir to Hvar Island. Stari Grad is the second largest settlement on the Island of Hvar and well known for its important harbour. Overnight stay in Stari Grad.

Day 2 (Sun) Island of Havar and Vis (Cycle route approx. 20km/12.5 mi + 22 km/15 mi)
Today’s first cycle tour leads us to the quaint harbors of Jelsa and Vrboska. Afterwards we return to Stari Grad, which has become a Mecca for artists and art lovers in the past few years. After Lunch on board a second cycle tour leads us along the almost traffic free pass road through nicely set small villages 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. We hop on board again and cross over to Vis Island. Overnight stay on Vis.

Day 3 (Mon) Vis Island (Cycle route approx. 32 km/20 mi)
Vis is the furthermost island from mainland Croatia. A Greek colony called Issa has been on the island 2,300 years ago. Due to its strategic location it was a military zone until 1995 and prohibited for foreign tourists. Today we have the opportunity to explore the lovely island by bicycle. After cycling the boat takes us to the Island of Korčula. Overnight stay in Vela Luka.

Day 4 (Tues) Korčula Island (Cycle route approx. 48 km/30 mi)
Today we discover the island of Korčula by bicycle and enjoy our lunch break in one of the local restaurants. The calmness and remoteness of the vast vegetation and cypress gardens have given the shape to the probably most beautiful Dalmatian island. Our cycle tour leads us via the village of Blato, like Rome build on seven hills, along a pass road across Pupnat bay and finally to Korčula town, where we have time to take a walk through the wonderful old town with its narrow “fishbone like” alleys. We stay overnight in Korčula town.

Day 5 (Wed) Brac Island (Cycle route approx. 35 km/ 22 mi)
We cruise to the island of Brač, which is famous for its shining white marble which was also used for the White House and the Reichstag in Berlin. After a lunch break we start our bicycle tour from Sumartin to the lovely fishing village Povlja or to the picturesque town Pučišća. Overnight stay in Pučišća.

Day 6 (Thurs) Omis - Split (Cycle route approx. 30-43 km/19-27 mi)
After a morning crossing to Omiš we cycle through the valley of the Cetina River which is surrounded by steep rocks. After 12.5 mi./20 km we have the choice to take part on a four hours rafting tour on the Cetina River (not included in the tour price) and afterwards a small cycle tour of about 6.2 mi./ 10 km back to the boat – or to expand the cycling tour (no rafting) to 27 mi./43 km along small side roads and versatile landscapes until reaching Omiš and its pirate castles. In the afternoon our ship takes us to Split. The old town of Split, built adjoining the famous palace of the Roman Caesar Diocletian, is a world heritage site. Overnight stay in Split.

Day 7 (Fri) Šolta Island (Cycle route approx. 19 km/12 mi)
After crossing over to Stomorska on the island of Šolta we commence our last cycle tour. Walled fields, numerous olive groves, locust bean and fig trees line the roads. The herb smells of lavender and rosemary accompanies us along our tour through this island. We load the bikes onto the ship in Maslinica and enjoy our last crossing back to Trogir where, if time permits, we can take a tour of the old town which is a world heritage site. The last evening aboard our ship follows a nice tradition. While enjoying the communal dinner in a cosy atmosphere you will have the chance for a last get-together with your crew and your tour guides.

Day 8 (Sat) Disembark at Trogir
After our last breakfast reminiscing about the week's adventures, we will begin our journey homeward or beyond. (9 am individual departure or extended stay in Dalmatia)

For more details please have a look at the tour dossier.

2017 rates with Comfort Ship Kapetan Jure:
€1020 per person sharing; cabin below deck
€1120 per person sharing; cabin above deck
€1320 for single occupancy; below deck
€1420 for single occupancy; above deck

2017 rates with Premium Ship Romantica & San Snova:
€1170 per person sharing; cabin below deck
€1320 per person sharing; cabin above deck
€1670 for single occupancy; below deck
€1870 for single occupancy; above deck

On the Kapetan Jure there is a €50 reduction on  tours: April 29, May 13, October 7 & 21.
On the Romantica there is a €100 reduction on tours: April 22, May 6, October 14.
On San Snova there is a €100 reduction on tours: May 6, May 13, October 7, 14 & 21

2017 rates with Delux Ship Diana (PLUS Tour):
€1370 per person sharing; cabin below deck
€1520 per person sharing; cabin above deck
€1870 for single occupancy; below deck
€2070 for single occupancy; above deck

2017 rates with First Class Ship Melody (PLUS tour):
€1470 per person sharing; cabin below deck
€1670 per person sharing; cabin above deck
€1970 for single occupancy; below deck
€2270 for single occupancy; above deck

On the Diana there is a €100 reduction on April 15 & 29 tour and October 7 & 21.
On the Melody there is a €100 reduction on May 6 tour and October 714.

Tour Includes

- 7 nights on the ship with crew
- accommodation in a double/twin cabin   with bathroom
- 4x full board, 3x half board (option of a picnic for lunch)
- towels (shower & hand towel)
- Guide cycling with the group
- Bike Hire
- Maps of the daily tours on board
- entrances and visits as per itineraries
- €40 water rate tax to be paid on board
- €80 E-bikes supplement  (on request - limited availability)
- €10 bike insurance / €20 e-bike insurance

Group tour dates ( Red = booked out / not available, Blue = Limited Availability and Green = available)

5-August, 19-August, 26-August,
2-September, 9-September, 16-September, 23-September, 30-September,
7-October, 14-October, 21-October,

Self Guided Tour Information

This tour is not available on a self guided basis.

Comfort Ship KAPETAN JURE (all cabins with shower/toilet) At 27 x 7 m the Kapetan Jure built in in 2000, counts as one of the smallest ships of our Croatian fleet. The fine details etched into the wooden ship mirrors the seafaring affection of its captain. The spacious salon is decorated with shells, amphorae and showcases full of sailor’s knots. At the bow a mermaid keeps watch for the safe navigation of the ship. The Kapetan Jure provides 15 cosy guest cabins each with air conditioning, shower and WC. A spacious living room suite on the quarterdeck and sundeck with cushioned sleeping mats play a part in contributing to the welcoming atmosphere.

Kapetan Jure 1 Kapetan Jure 2 Kapetan Jure 3

 

Premium Ship ROMANTICA (all cabins with shower/toilet) At 32 x 7.6 m the Romantica was launched in 2007 and is a shapely two mast yacht which combines seafaring romance with the spirit of the age, style and comfort. One of the most important things for the captain is the smart appearance of his ship. Both salon and exterior have upscale facilities with a lot of fine details: the salon tables are decorated with noble intarsia, the corresponding benches are covered with precious, sun yellow leather. The large sundeck on the Romantica offers plenty of space to settle back and enjoy the sun.

Romantica 1a Romantica 2 Romantica 3

 

Premium Ship SAN SNOVA (all cabins with shower/toilet) At 31 x 8 m the MS San Snova is our most modern wooden motor yacht launched in 2009 and was made exclusively for Islandhopping cruises. This ship, constructed entirely of oak, was built by the Serka family over three years in their own carpentry as a family project. The wooden boarded salon spreads a cosy atmosphere accentuated by the various outdoor lounging areas and the meadow of sunning mats on the top deck. The 14 spacious cabins are air conditioned and fitted with shower and toilet. The crew and the captain care for an immaculate appearance and a fun loving atmosphere on board the ship.

San Snova 1 San Snova 2 San Snova 3

 

PLUS - Tour Boats:

Deluxe Ship PRINCEZA DIANA (all cabins with shower/toilet) 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.

Princeza Diana 1 Princeza Diana 2 Prinzeca Diana 3

 

First Class Boat MELODY (all cabins with shower/toilet) Built in 2014/2015, the 42 m long and 8,30 m wide Melody is a floating deluxe hotel, which accompanies you to Croatia’s most beautiful harbour towns. Her exquisite décor and elegant form conjure a regenerative atmosphere for the comfort of small groups of up to 31 people. The 15 capacious guest cabins are characterized by a high-class interior with air conditioning, shower cabins, WC and safe. Relaxation is limitless on the spacious sundeck, in the wellness room or in the jacuzzi on the top deck. Eight crew members are registered under captain Pave to cater for the wellbeing of the passengers on board.

Melody 1 Melody 2 Melody 3

How to get to the start point in Trogir: 

Taxi transfer from the airport of Split to the ship in Trogir (one way approx 20 Euro per person)
 There are no direct flights from Ireland to Split, but if coming from Ireland or elsewhere you could check skyscanner.ie to find the most convenient route for you.
 There is an option to fly into Zadar Airport and from here get the airport bus into Zadar station, and a coach from Zadar to Trogir should take under 2 hours. There is no train but click HERE for bus service information.

As always please contact us in the office for more information (info@cyclingsafaris.com).

Every day was an epic and great ride, and every turn made for a new puzzle picture, I need another trip soon. Thanks for all of your help, it made it easy knowing that you and your team have everything in line every time; 3 trips and counting... 

Mark Scaggs (South Dalmatian Islands Group Sept 2016

The trip to Croatia was fantastic a really beautiful area.  The boat and staff were first class.  The food was very good and plentiful.

Barry Weed (Southern Dalmatian Island 2015)

The boat was lovely. We saw 4 islands and everyone was lovely with a little port by the sea and pretty countryside away from the sea...

Paul R. (Southern Dalmatian Islands group 2014)

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