Croatia – National Parks & Dalmatian Islands ( LUXURY )
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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.
On our luxury tours our boats are more like delux hotels!
Our tour starts and finishes in UNESCO world heritage town of Trogir. 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
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Trogir – Rogoznica
Individual arrival to Trogir or by plane to Split. After checking in on the motor yacht between 2.00 pm and 2.30 pm at Trogir our first cruise starts at 3.00 pm leading us to Rogoznica - a village on a small island which is connected to the mainland by a dam, where we spend our first night.
Rogoznica ~ Slanica (27 kms)
We arrive at the popular resort of Vodice and the bridge to the island of Murter. After enjoying a cycle across the island we head to the island of Dugi Otok. On our way we pass the National Park Kornati - an archipelago in crystal clear water which is known for its rich underwater world. Our destination is the deeply incised Telašćica Bay, the local nature park, where the Mir salt lake is situated. At the end of the day we take a short hike to the impressive cliffs. In the bay of Telašćica we can spend the evening swimming from the boat and the night is spent in the peaceful setting of the Telašćica Nature Park.
Dugi Otok ~ Zadar Islands (45 kms)
After breakfast we start our bike tour from the Telašćica Nature Park, along the almost traffic free island of Dugi Otok. The ride is wonderfully panoramic and our destination is the budding village of Božava, surrounded by pine forests, Tamarisks and Agaves. In Božava the boat awaits our arrival and we cast off for Zadar which for centuries was the absolute political, cultural and intellectual center of Dalmatia. The guide takes us on a walk through the lively city explaining the fascinating history of this extraordinary outdoor museum, with its colorful past spanning 3000 years. The night is spent in Zadar
Zadar ~Ugljan & Pašman Islands ~ Vodice (33 kms)
While enjoying breakfast the boat takes us to Preko on the island of Ugljan where we will cycle to Tkon on the island of Pašman. The two islands are connected by a bridge from which the first of the Kornati Islands can be seen. We cycle along the eastern coastline of the island with views of the mainland. Once we arrive in Tkon, we board the boat and cross over to Vodice, a popular mainland Dalmatian holiday destination where we will spend the night.
Vodice ~ Skradin (35 kms)
A scenic tour leads us from Vodice along quiet roads through quiet villages into the Dalmatian hinterland and the beautiful city of Skradin at the foot of the Krka Canyon. In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to sample some local specialties, of which there are plenty in Dalmatia! The night is spent in Skradin.
Krka ~ Primošten
After breakfast we head to the unique naturally formed waterfalls of the national park of the Krka-Canyon. Afterwards the boat will take us to back into the Adriatic and to the old town of Šibenik. The UNESCO-World-Heritage Cathedral of St. Jacob is worth a visit as it is regarded as the most magnificent sacral buildings on the Adriatic coast. In the late afternoon we cast off once more and cruise to Primošten for the night.
Primošten ~ Trogir (45 km)
In the morning our last bike tour for the week takes us from Primošten inland past rural villages to Trogir. The cycle offers us numerous magical views of the town and the island of Ĉiovo. In the afternoon we have the chance to stroll through the UNESCO world heritage city of Trogir. A cheerful evening meal on board the boat gives you time to celebrate the success of the week with fellow travelers and tour guides.
- 7 nights on the ship with crew
- accommodation in a twin cabin with bathroom
- 2x Full board and 5x half board
- Guide cycling with the group
- Maps of the daily tours on board
- entrances and visits as per itineraries
- Tourist taxes
Bike rental: €80.00 Hybrid Bike, €180.00 Electric Bike
Water flat rate: €25 per adult / €15 for children up to age 16 (payable to captain)
Tips for tour guide and crew
On this tour, you will be staying on a boat for the full duration of the trip. There is a crew consisting of the captain, cabin crew, the cook and tour guides who will make sure everything on the tour goes smoothly. Every morning after breakfast, your guide will go through the route with the group.
The number of crew members can vary from boat to boat:
- Kapetan Jure: 6 crew members: captain, waiter, cook and cook assistant, 2 sailors
- San Snova: 6 crew members: captain, waiter, cook and cook assistant, 2 sailors
- Romantica: 6 crew members: captain, waiter, cook and cook assistant, 2 sailors
- Melody: 8 crew members: captain, 2 waiters, cook and cook assistant, 2 sailors, room service maid
On each tour there are 2 tour guides on the boat.
Normally the group cycles together but this doesn’t mean that the group will always be one after the other with no space in between. Often the group stretches long and everyone can cycle in his/her own pace.
If a guest really wants to cycle individually he/she has to be very punctual and has to have some skills in repairing a bike, since the tour guides will always be with the group.
In 2021 Bike rental is not included in the basic tour cost:
However bike rental is of course possible to arrange!
• Frames - Bicycles are available in four different frame sizes; 2 ladies (for up to 160cms (5 ft. 3 in.), and above that) and 2 men's (up to 6 ft., and above) to cater for all body heights.
• Wheels - Very stable 28 inch hollow chamber rims with Top Touring tyre (easy turning and solid).
• Gear change - 27-gear derailleur, Shimano
• Further Equipment - Tektro alloy brakes with strong "bite", partly inclination-adjustable stern, carrier, comfortable touring saddle of Bontrager H1, and safety mudguards with releasing mechanism. Rear Ortlieb pannier bag rear rack, kickstand, and water bottle cage.
• Please Note: You can bring your own saddle (without the post) or your own click pedals, and the tour guide will attach them to your rental bicycle.
It is also possible to rent an E-Bike
The cycle tours require at least basic level of fitness from participants, which they should have acquired from steady cycling. The tours will take us up to a height of 200 to 650 m above sea-level. The day tours from 12 mi. to 37.5 mi. (20 to 60 km) will take us through hilly and mountainous terrain and will be completed without any time-constraints. Participants will also need to master long and steep climbs, during which they are, however, also permitted to push their bicycles. We traverse mostly asphalted roads, which are rarely travelled on outside the holiday seasons. You are free to set aside a half or full day to swim or spend on board the boat, instead of taking a planned cycle tour.
Helmet use is mandatory on all bike tours in Croatia. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own (well fitted) helmet. Rental Helmets are available on board in limited number (reservation requested).
On a scale from 1 - 10 (1 being the easiest and 10 being the hardest) we are giving this tour 7 points
We believe that only children in a good physical condition and with a minimum age of 10 and previous cycling tour experience are able to master the cycle tours on their own strength. Please note that the minimum height for a rental bike is 1,20 m (4 ft). There is a helmet duty for all children up to age 16 in Croatia.
On the tour, all breakfasts are included. 4 full board and 3 half board with an option to have a picnic for lunch.
Specialised cycle clothing may be handy but not strictly necessary. What you do need (among other things) is the
• shorts/ long trousers/ track suit/ leggings
• shirts/ sweater/ rain clothing
• good shoes plus shoes for use on deck only
• sunglasses/ cap/ swimming costume
• extra towel for swimming
• soap/ insect repellent
• own helmet
2023 FIRST CLASS BOAT Yolo (Friday departures) :
May 19, September 29, October 13
€2190 per person sharing below deck cabin low season 1
€2290 per person sharing below deck cabin mid season
+ €300 per person sharing above deck cabin on all seasons
+ €700 single supplement below deck cabin on all seasons
+ €900 single supplement above deck cabin on all seasons
2023 DELUXE BOAT Magellan (Friday departures):
April 14, April 28, May 12, 26 June 23 July 7, 21, 28 August 25 October 6
€1490 per person sharing below deck cabin low season 1
€1590 per person sharing below deck cabin low season 2
€1690 per person sharing below deck cabin mid season
€1790 per person sharing below deck cabin high season
+ €250 per person sharing above deck cabin on all seasons
+ €600 single supplement below deck cabin on all seasons
+ €800 single supplement above deck cabin on all seasons
Self Guided Tour Information
A self guided option is not available on this tour
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 flights are available from a number of other countries.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Deluxe Ship MAGELLAN
The Magellan is an elegant double masted motor yacht that remains pleasantly steady even when sailing through heavier swells. On board you will find spacious guest cabins with air-conditioning and a personal shower/WC. The beautifully fuished saloon and bar as well as the covered aft deck are fitted out with comfortable seating areas. On the spacious sun deck, you will find deckchairs, enticing you to lie back, relax and enjoy the warm sea breeze. The swimming platform at the ste ensures easy access to the glistening waters for a refreshing dip.
First Class Boat Yolo
The MS YOLO exudes elegance at 48.5m long and 8.5m wide. Launched in 2019, this is the youngest ship in the fleet. The 18 spacious and air conditioned guest cabins are characterized by their classy interior including a pricate bathroom with a shower and WC, The gracious saloon is perfect for mealtimes and for social situations. A van sun deck with recliners and comfortable loung fuiture on the upper deck provide a great space for a relaxed holiday experience. A whirlpool takes center stage on the sun deck and the swimming platform at the ste gives guests the chance to refresh themselves on anchor as well as during the cruise.
DALMATIAN ISLANDS & NATIONAL PARK FROM TROGIR ( LUXURY ) 2023
DALMATIAN ISLANDS & NATIONAL PARK FROM TROGIR 2023