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Croatia - Dalmatian Islands Plus from Dubrovnik

Croatia - Dalmatian Islands Plus from Dubrovnik

Degree of difficulty - B

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 have three different tours to chose from, all with their own special attractions. 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.

This tour starts in the beautiful city of Dubrovnik.  We have two other tours in the area that both start in Trogir.

please contact us or more information (info@cyclingsafaris.com)

1st day (Sun) Embarkation at Dubrovnik – Šipan Island
Individual journey to Dubrovnik & check-in on board starts between 2.00 and 2.30 pm at Gruž, the town port. At 4.30 pm, a guided tour through Dubrovnik is offered, where we hear some interesting details of the town’s history and visit the most important sites, such as the Roland, the city walls or the Franciscan monastery. The boat will spend the night in Gruž offering the guests an opportunity to experience Dubrovnik’s nightlife.

2nd day (Mon) Šipan and Mljet (approx. 7 + 16 mi./11 km + 25 km)
After breakfast, a pleasant cycle trip takes us past some sumptuous villas and further on past fertile a valley framed by a limestone range of hills. Afterwards we cruise to the green and forested island Mljet - known as the honey island. It is with 90 % of woodland one of the best wooded islands in the Mediterranean area. Homer mentioned this lovely island in his epic poem “Odyssey”. He made it a home for the Nymph Calypso and the legendary Greek king Odysseus, whom could not resist Calypso and stayed on Mljet for seven years. In the afternoon we cycle across the island from the ferry harbor Sobra to Pomena. In the afternoon we explore the Mijet national park by bike and spend a peaceful night on board our ship in the quiet bay of Pomena.

3rd day (Tue) Lastovo Island (approx. 18 mi./28 km)
Our ship takes us early in the morning to Lastovo Island. The island of Lastovo is one of the smallest inhabited islands in the Adriatic Sea. Already Emperor Augustus appreciated the mild climate, and in Roman times it was even named “Augusta Insula” after him. The barely more than 1,000 inhabitants still live today mainly from fishing the extremely rich waters, agriculture and viticulture. The gold-coloured white wine “Marastina”, known even beyond Croatia’s borders, is grown here. Our today’s cycle tour takes us in a large circle across the beautiful island.

4th day (Wed) Islands of Korčula and Gradac (approx. 12.5 mi. /20 km + optional 16 mi. / 25 km)
After the days first crossing over to  Korčula Island we cycle from Vela Luka to Prigradica, where we meet our ship. We lift the anchor and make our way o the mainland. There is enough time to enjoy a lengthy swim stop on anchor. Our destination is the harbour of Gradac quiet close to the delta of the Neretva River, which is the most important one in the Herzegovina region. 

5th day (Thurs) Excursion to Mostar
In the morning a transfer bus takes us across the Bosnian border to Mostar. A guided tour familiarizes us with the location and the town’s world-famous landmark, the bridge across the River Neretva, which was destroyed in 1993 through heavy shelling. It reopened in 2004 and is UNESCO protected since. Grab the chance to stroll through the old town of Mostar, a symbol of National heritage of Bosnia and Herzegovina. On our return trip we stop in Počitelj with its well-preserved fortress (or we stop at the Kravica waterfall if the weather is very warm and sunny) before continuing to Gradac. Back at the ship we end the spectacular day relaxing by having a nice glass of wine.

6th day (Fri) Korčula Island (approx. 23 mi./37 km)
A nice morning cruise takes us to Brna at Korčula Island, which is said to be the most beautiful Dalmatian island. We explore the east part of the island by bicycle. Our cycle tour takes us from Prigradica to Korčula town. We enjoy the view into the deep-blue water of Pupnat bay on our ride. This beautiful bay is the favorite scene for photographers on this tour. In the late afternoon, we reach the island’s capital Korčula town, which competes with Venice for the honour of being the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. We have ample time in the evening to wander through the fabulous old town and its narrow lanes laid out in a herringbone pattern.

7th day (Sat) Mainland Prapratno - Slano - Dubrovnik (approx. 19 mi./30 km)
A longer crossing on board hugs the beautiful coastline of the Peljesac peninsula on your way to the small ferry harbour of Prapratno. The tour takes you from Prapratno to Ston with its famous city wall, the longest intaact fortification wall in Europe. Often compared with the Great Wall of China. The tour takes you further to the small harbour of Slano on the mainland. The boat awaits you here for your last boat cruise to the city of Dubrovnik. A cheerful evening meal on board the boat gives you time to celebrate the success of the week with fellow travellers and tour guides.

8th day (Sun) Dubrovnik (Disembarkation)
After breakfast isembarkation until 9am for individual departure.

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


Deluxe Boat Harmonia 
€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

(There is a reduction of €100 on tours starting 
  April 30, May 7 & 14, October 8, 15, 22 & 29)

Tour Includes

  • 7 nights on the ship with crew
  • Double/twin cabins with bathroom
  • 7 dinners & 3 lunches
  • Towels (shower & hand towel)
  • Guide cycling with the group
  • Bike Hire 
  • Maps of the daily tours on board
  • entrances & visits as per itineraries
  • guided tour of Dubvronik
  • €80 supplement for e-bike limited availability, on request
  • €40 water charge that must be paid on the boat

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

6-August, 13-August, 20-August, 27-August,
3-September, 10-September, 17-September, 24-September,
1-October, 8-October, 15-October, 22-October, 29-October,

Self Guided Tour Information

This trip is not available on a self guided basis.

Deluxe Boat MY Harmonia
At 38 x 8.3 m the MY Harmonia is an elegant, pearly-white motor yacht. This two masted beauty meets the highest expectations with her 16 luxurious guest cabins including tiled bathrooms with shower cabins/WC, The salon and numerous sun mats and beds on deck are at the guests disposal. With the bathing platform at the stern, taking a dip in the sea is uncomplicated – unrestricted bathing fun is guaranteed. The Harmonia is the second boat of the Serka family that enriches our deluxe fleet. The experienced crew and the captain offer a warm-hearted and considerate service, leaving no wish unattended.

Harmonia 1 Harmonia 2
Harmonia 3 Harmonia 4

How to get to the start point in Dubrovnik:

It is possible to fly to Dubrovnik Airport, which is about 15 km from your port of embarkation. From the airport you can take a taxi to the ship (Harbour Dubrovnik, approx. 15 km/40 euro).
Other possible airport is Split (distance to Dubrovnik: 4,5 hours)
Dubrovnik airport is easy accessible from Dublin Airport and London. Aer Lingus fly direct from Dublin and British Airways provide a direct service from London Gatwick Airport.

When arriving to Dubrovnik Airport you can take a bus all the way to Gruž Harbour where the ship is docked. Bus journey time is approx. 30 minutes. The ship is situated close to the central bus station of Dubrovnik and only 3 km away from the historical Old town.

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

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

It was a fantastic holiday, perfect in all ways. The boat was just lovely, and cabins were spotlessly clean as well as the rest of the boat, very well kept. The crew were so pleasant, the captian gracious and our tour guides were wonderful. The two chefs did a great job, not easy to get such great meals on board usually but they did it. The captain's dinner was a night to remember! 
We enjoyed the routes taken from easy to extremely difficult; magnificent mountain top views, beautiful harbours and cycling around the lakes - wonderful variety. 

RW (Dalmatian Islands tour Jul 2016)

The trip was great!! The guides, boat and crew were amazing and a lot of fun, very knowledgeable of Croatia and the history of the region and shared it with us. Also, the ship that we were on, the San Snova, was actually built by the family of the captain. Our fellow passengers were a lot of fun, we had a really good group on the ship with us. It made for a wonderful holiday!

Kristine Derkovich (Dalmatian Islands Dubrovnik 2012)

We can't say enough about the crew, the boat, the tour guides, the passengers on the trip and the experience all together!
As for the boat, the San Snova was beautiful. The food was superb!

Nicole Bianco (Dalmatian Islands, Dubrovnik 2012)

The 14 of us Aussies had an amazing time on the boat/ride Dalmatian trip!
Our two tour guides were amazing and very good with us oldies. 
The food was good. The staff were fun and engaging and the bikes good to ride.
Thanks again for a wonderful, unforgettable experience.

Christine & Greg Rowden (Dalmatian Islands 2012)

We really loved our cycling holiday. The bikes were in good condition. The cabin was quite spacious and we were comfortable. The food was good . Our guides Petra and Sali were really great and very helpful as well as informative.
We have already recommended the cycling tour to people we have met.

Jean & John Rose (Dalmatian Islands 2012)

Ric and I had a truly fabulous time on the trip. Thank you for your efficient organisation.
The San Snova is such a well maintained, clean and great looking boat with a fantastic young crew who took obvious pride in the boat. I can't speak highly enough of their professionalism.

Ric & Jeanne Ainley (Dalmatian Islands 2012)

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