Difficulty Rating : 5 Start: Trogir Finish: Trogir Terrain: A Hilly terrain up to 300m above sea level Daily Average: 15-35km Weekly Average: 142km Tour Type: Bike and Boat,Group Teaser: Accompanied by our charming, floating accommodation we set off on a cycling adventure that explores the Dalmatian region
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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.

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.

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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Itineraries

Day 1

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.

Day 2

Rogoznica ~ Skradin (20 kms)

In the morning we cycle from Rogoznica to Primošten. From there the boat takes us to the city of Šibenik, 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 where we spend our night in the village port.

Day 3

National Park of Krka ~ Vodice (20 kms)

The magnificent port of Skradin is today’s starting point for our excursion by boat then by foot to the most famous part of the Krka National Park with its unique waterfalls. In the early afternoon, our boat takes us to the harbour of Vodice, a well-known holiday town on the Dalmatian mainland. From here we mount the bicycles again for a looped cycle of the area and visit some of the cultural remains of the region.

Day 4

Vodice ~ Island of Murter ~ Nature Park Telašcica (25 kms)

We cycle from Vodice to Murter Island, connected to the mainland by a lift bridge at Tisno. We pass the bridge and cycle along the waterfront, 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. A salt lake and a family of donkey also characterise the nature park and make for a wonderful location to spend a quiet night.

Day 5

Dugi Otok Island ~ Zadar (28 kms)

After breakfast we start our bike tour from the Telašcica Nature Park, along a virtually traffic-free panoramic road cycling across the whole island. We are treated to countless unforgettable views of the islands in the deep blue sea. Back on the ship we cross 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 enjoy from the mighty fortified walls with their bastions, to the early Romanesque St. Donatus Basilica.

Day 6

Ugjan, Pašman ~ Primosten (33 kms)

While we enjoy breakfast, the boat crosses to the island of Ugljan at the channel of Zadar. Today we have plenty of time to explore both the islands of Ugljan and Pašman, connected by a bridge. We cycle along the Eastern Coastline, with beautiful views to the mainland and the ocean. After our bike tour, we sail back to the city of Primosten on the mainland. Here we can enjoy some time swimming and exploring the quaint seaside village. The night is spent in Primosten.

Day 7

Solta Islands - Trogir (15 kms)

In the morning our motor yacht takes us to the island of Solta where olive and fig trees surround the streets. The spicy smell of lavender and rosemary scents the air throughout the whole tour around the peaceful island until we reach the village Grohote. Our last cruise takes us back to Trogir, we we can visit the world cultural heritage old town. After dinner, it is time to say goodbye to the crew and travel guides.

The tour finishes up after breakfast the following morning

  • 8 days on a motorized yacht with a crew of four
  •  7 nights accommodation in a twin cabin with shower/toiled
  • 2x Full Board, 5x Half Board (breakfast, lunch & dinner on board or ashore
  • Guide cycling with the group
  • Maps of the daily tours on board
  • entrances and visits as per itineraries

    Not included

  • Bike rental
  • Bottled water flat rate and visitor's tax €60 per adult / €30 children up to age 16 (payable to the captain)
  • Tips for crew and tour guides

Bike rental is not included in our 2023 tour price. This is an additional:
€85   Hybrid Bike
€230 Electric Bike

n 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:
- Princeza Diana: 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

Bike rental is not included in the basic tour cost:

However bike rental is of course possible to arrange!

Bike hire for €85
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-Bikes (€230)
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

Children
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.

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 500 m above sea-level. The day tours from 15 mi. to 31 mi. (25 to 50 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.

The on-board chef is a member of the crew and prepares breakfast and one or two warm meals a day. The catering consists of 2x full board and 5x half board. Catering starts with dinner on the arrival day and ends with breakfast on the departure day.

Specialised cycle clothing may be handy but not strictly necessary. What you do need (among other things) is the
following:
• 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

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)

2024 dates & rates with Premium San Snova (Friday departure):

May 3 (low 1 season)
June 14 (standard season)
June 28 (low 2 season)
August 16 (mid season)
October 4 (high season)

€1490 per person sharing below deck cabin low 1 season
€1590 per person sharing below deck cabin low 2 season
€1690 per person sharing below deck cabin mid season
€1790 per person sharing below deck cabin high season
+ €200 per person sharing above deck cabin on all seasons
+ €500 single supplement below deck cabin on all seasons
+ €700 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 (info@cyclingsafaris.com).

Premium Ship SAN SNOVA

At 31 x 8 m the MS San Snova is our most mode wooden motor yacht launched in 2009 . This ship, constructed entirely of oak, a 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.

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If you have been on a previous tour, there is a €50.00 discount on our week long tours in Ireland (unfortunately this discount does not apply to other European trips)

A €250.00 deposit is required for each person booking on a holiday. The Balance payment is required two month prior to the starting date. The deposit is forfeited in the event of a cancellation of your booking. The balancing payment is also non-refundable in the event of the cancellation occuring within 14 days of the tour starting date. All transactions are taken in Euro.

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Irish Cycling Safaris Ltd (“the Company”) accepts bookings subject to the following conditions:

  • The contract is between the Company and the client, being any person travelling or intending to travel on a tour operated by the company. The contract, including all matters arising from it, is subject to Irish law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish courts. A booking is accepted and becomes definite only from the date when the company sends a confirmation. It is at this point that a contract between the company and the client comes into existence. Before your booking is confirmed and comes into existence the company reserves the right to increase or decrease brochure prices. The company or their agents reserve the right to decline any booking at their discretion.
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  • The balance of all monies due, including any surcharges applicable at the time, must be paid to the company or their agents not later than 60 days before departure. In the case of non-payment of the balance by the due date the Company reserves the right to cancel your booking and cancellation charges will apply. If any cheque is dishonoured we reserve the right to charge €25 to cover administration costs.
  • Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients whilst on a tour organised by the Company. Clients are wholly responsible for arranging their own insurance. Clients are responsible for ensuring that they are in possession of private Travel insurance with protection for the full duration of the tour in respect of at least medical expenses, injury, death, repatriation, cancellation and curtailment, with adequate cover.
  • An administration fee of €25 per booking plus any additional costs incurred will be charged if a confirmed booking is changed or transferred to a different departure date or tour, up to 60 days prior to departure. Thereafter all changes will be treated as cancellations and subject to the relevant charges. Changes are subject to availability. For an administration fee of €25 you may request a credit voucher. This must be redeemed within 12 months of issue and must be used against a new booking. The voucher is non transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. In certain circumstances, which the Company considers reasonable, the booking may be transferred to another suitable person; however the tour arrangements must remain the same and will only be allowed if all suppliers agree to accept the name change. If a transfer is allowed an administration charge of €25 per person will be charged plus any extra charges levied by suppliers.
  • Should the client wish to cancel, cancellation charges will be imposed. These are calculated from the day written notification is received by the company or their agent as a percentage of the total tour price, including surcharges as follows:

    > 60 days before departure – retention of deposit

    60-14 days before departure – 50%

    < 14 days before departure – 100%

  • Clients are responsible for arranging, and must be in possession of, a valid passport and any visas and vaccination certificates required for the whole of their journey. Information about these matters or related items (climate, clothing, baggage, personal items etc) is given in good faith but without responsibility on the part of the company.
  • Should the client have a reason to complain, you must immediately notify our representative and the relevant supplier. If the client’s complaint is not dealt with satisfactorily at the time, they must write to us with full details of the complaint within 28 days of the end of the tour. Failure to notify complaints entirely within accordance of this clause will diminish or extinguish the client’s ability to claim compensation.
  • The company provides all services on a “ground only” basis. The client is responsible for arranging their own travel to the designated start points of each tour. The company cannot accept any liability for any delay/cancellation in your transportation and cannot offer any refunds for lost holiday time.
  • Clients agree to accept the authority and decisions of the Company’s employees, tour leaders and agents whilst on the tour with the company. If in the opinion of such persons the health, level of fitness or conduct of a client at any time before or after departure appears likely to endanger the safe, comfortable or happy progress of a tour the client may be excluded from all or part of the tour without refund or recompense. In the case of ill health the company may make such arrangements as it sees fit and recover the costs thereof from the client. If a client commits an illegal act the client may be excluded from the tour and the Company shall cease to have responsibility to/for them. If you are affected by a condition, medical or otherwise, that might affect you or affect other people’s enjoyment or active participation of the tour, you must advise us at the time of booking. No refund will be given for any unused services.
  • The Company will use its best endeavours to operate all tours as advertised. However, it reserves the right to change any of the facilities, services, prices or itineraries described in our brochure/website. If a major change is necessary or deemed advisable, the company will advise the client as soon as reasonably possible, if there is no time before departure. A major change does not apply to a change of transport or named accommodation, but is usually considered a major change in itinerary or change in duration of a client’s holiday. If advised of a major change before departure, the client will have the choice of accepting changes (at additional cost if applicable), purchasing another available tour from the company, or cancelling the tour with a full refund.

    Provided that the major change is not as a result of situations outside the company’s control or consolidation, compensation will be paid as follows:

    Notification Period Given / Compensation Per Person

    More than 30 days: Nil

    14-30 days: €40

    Less than 14 days: €50

     
  • Force Majeure. We regret we cannot accept liability or pay any compensation where the performance or prompt performance of our contractual obligations is prevented or affected by reasons of circumstance amounting to “force majeure”. In these conditions “force majeure” means any event which we the supplier of services in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events include war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, industrial dispute, terrorist activity, natural or nuclear disaster, fire or adverse weather conditions, epidemics or health risks and all similar events outside our control.
  • The company reserves the right to cancel a tour in any circumstances but will not cancel a tour less than 4 weeks before departure except for “force majeure”, consolidation, or the client’s failure to pay the final balance. Unless the client fails to pay the final balance, the company, upon cancellation will return all monies paid to it, or offer the client an alternative holiday of comparable standard if available (if less expensive than original we will refund the difference, if more expensive, the client will have to pay the difference). Compensation will not be payable (1) where the company is forced to cancel as a result of unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which we could not have avoided even with all due care or (2) where an insufficient number of people book the clients chosen holiday and we notify we are cancelling for this reason not less than 28 days before departure. In all cases our liability is limited to offering the above choices and the compensation payments (where applicable) set out in clause 11. No compensation is payable if we notify you of cancellation more than 8 weeks before departure. We cannot be held responsible for any costs or expenses you may have as a result of cancellation.
  • Client’s bookings are accepted on the understanding that they appreciate the risks inherent in adventure travel and that they undertake the tours featured in our programme at their own volition. Our obligations, and those of any suppliers providing any service or facility involved in any travel arrangements you book with us, are to provide services and facilities with reasonable care and skill. Facilities will be provided to the realistic minimum standard recommended by the regulatory authorities responsible.
  • Bike Hire: The equipment including all accessories supplied is let out on hire. The equipment remains the property of the company and the Client will not sell, hire out or otherwise part with the possessions thereof.

    The Client undertakes not to misuse the equipment and to return it with all accessories in the same condition as when received (ordinary wear and tear accepted). The company shall be entitled to charge the client for any damages caused to equipment during the period of hire. In event of a breakdown, other than a result of the Clients misuse, the company will use its best endeavours to repair or procure repair of the equipment.

    The company will not be liable for any damage or loss whatsoever, through breakdown or other defect in the equipment or other circumstances beyond the company’s control. The Client shall indemnify the company with respect to all costs, claims, expenses and demands suffered or incurred which arise directly or indirectly out of the use of the equipment during the period of hire. The company reserves the right to charge the client for partial or full settlement of any claim. In the event of the equipment being stolen or lost, the company reserves the right to call upon the client to indemnify the company the replacement of the equipment. However, should the equipment subsequently be returned in a satisfactory condition, the company undertakes to refund the clients indemnity within 14 days.

    The Client will ensure that the equipment is adequately secured when not in use, will not use the equipment whilst under the influence of drink or drugs and will immediately notify the company in the event of breakdown or loss of equipment.

  • Clients bringing their own bikes do so on the proviso that their equipment is in a suitable condition for participation in a tour. Responsibility for maintenance of bicycles brought by clients rests with the client. The company will endeavour to accommodate such clients, but cannot guarantee that correct tools and spares will be available, given the wide range of possibilities that exist.