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Croatia - National Parks & Dalmatian Islands from Trogir

Croatia - National Parks & Dalmatian Islands from Trogir

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.

We have three different tours in the area 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 explores the National Parks and starts and finishes from Trogir. We have another tour that starts from Trogir and one other that starts from Dubrovnik

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

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 – Rogoznica
Individual arrival to Trogir or by plane to Split. After checking in on the motor yacht between 2 pm and 2.30 pm at Trogir our first cruise starts at 3 pm leading us to Rogoznica - a village on a small island which is connected to the mainland by a dam. Here we also spend our first night.

2nd day (Sun) Rogoznica – Primošten – Šibenik - Skradin (approx. 13 mi./20 km by bicycle)
In the morning we cycle from Rogoznica to Primošten. From there the boat takes us to the city of Šibenik to the spot where the Krka River flows into the Adriatic Sea. After visiting the famous cathedral and the lovely old town we set off again. On the cruise we pass the lower course of the river Krka following the river bend until we reach Skradin. In the port of the village we spend our night.

3rd day (Mon) National Park of Krka - Šibenik - Vodice (approx. 8 mi./15 km by bicycle)
The magnificent port of Skradin is today’s starting point for our excursion by boat and on foot to the most famous part of the Krka National Park with its unique waterfalls. In the early afternoon our boat takes us to a landing place close to Šibenik. From here we cycle to Vodice, a well-known and lively resort on the Dalmatian mainland.

4th day (Tue) Vodice - Island of Murter - Nature Park Telašćica (approx. 27 km/16 mi. by bicycle)
In the morning we cycle from Vodice to Murter Island that is connected to the mainland by the lift bridge at Tisno. We pass the bridge and cycle along the water front, passing by two very old coastal villages, until we reach a small landing place from where the boat takes us on a cruise through the National Park Kornati, an archipelago in crystal clear water which is known for its rich aquatic realm. Our destination is the Nature Park Telašcica. In the evening a walk through the park leads us along the stunning cliffs of the island. The famous Silver Lake - known by movies of Winnetou - is also located in the Nature Park. Overnight stay on the Island of Dugi Otok.

5th day (Wed) Island of Dugi Otok – Zadar (approx. 19 mi / 30 km by bicycle)
Today’s cycling tour leads us along a virtually traffic-free and panoramic road. We ride across the whole island. During the ride we’re treated to countless unforgettable vistas of the islands in the deep blue sea. We meet our ship for a crossing to Zadar, which, for centuries, was the political, cultural and spiritual centre of Dalmatia. Our tour guide takes us on an extensive walk through the lanes of the lively old centre. 3,000 years of history have left their imprint on the character of this town and there are many things to be admired: the mighty fortified walls with their bastions, the loggia but also the early Romanesque St. Donatus Basilica.

6th day (Thu) Islands of Ugjan and Pašman – Island of Zlarin (approx. 21 mi/35 km by bicycle)
During breakfast the boat crosses to the island of Ugljan at the channel of Zadar. Today we have a lot of time to explore both of the islands Ugljan and Pašman by bicycle. They have been connected by a bridge. We cycle along the East Coast, always with beautiful views to the mainland and the ocean. Afterwards our boat cruises to the coral island of Zlarin.

7th day (Fri) Island of Solta (approx. 9 mi./15 km by bicycle)
In the morning our motor yacht takes us to the island of Solta. Olive and fig trees and farmland surround the streets. The spicy smell of lavender and rosemary will follow us throughout the whole tour around the silent island until we reach the village Grohote. During mid day our last cruise takes us back to Trogir. Here we have enough time to visit the world cultural heritage old town. After dinner it is time to say good bye to crew and travel guides.

8th day (Sat) Trogir (Disembarkation)
After breakfast disembarkation until 9 am and individual trip home or extended stay in Croatia.

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).

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 May 6 tour and October 14.
On the Romantica there is a €100 reduction on tours starting on April 29 and October 7

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 22 tour and October 14.
On the Melody there is a €100 reduction on April 29 tour and October 7.

Tour Includes

  • 7 nights on the ship with crew
  • Double/twin cabin with bathroom
  • 7 dinners & 3 lunches
  • bed linen & towels (shower & hand towel)
  • Guide cycling with the group
  • Bike Hire 
  • Maps of the daily tours on board
  • Entrances & visits as per the itineraries
  • €80 supplement for e-bikes (limited availability )
  • €40 water tax to be paid on board

 

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

22-April, 29-April,
6-May, 13-May, 20-May, 27-May,
3-June, 10-June, 17-June, 24-June,
1-July, 8-July, 15-July, 22-July, 29-July,
5-August, 12-August, 19-August, 26-August,
2-September, 9-September, 16-September, 23-September, 30-September,
7-October, 14-October,

Self Guided Tour Information

A self guided option is not available on this tour

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 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

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

The trip was fabulous. Our guides, were absolutely wonderful. 
The food was fabulous, the ship was beautiful and the crew was great as well.
All and all a really great trip and my second very successful Cycling Safaris trip!

Veronica Loch (National Parks of Dalmatia 2013)

We had a good trip! The boat was immaculate and we were very well looked after by the crew captain! The food was excellent! Our cycling guides were incredible! They spoke fluent English and German.

Marie Leonard (National Parks of Dalmatia 2014)

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UCD, Dublin 4,
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Telephone: +353 1 2600749
Fax: +353 1 7161168

info@cyclingsafaris.com

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