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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.  

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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./27 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. 28 mi. / 45 km)
After the days first crossing over to  Korčula Island, regarded as one of the most beautiful islands in Dalmatia, we cycle from Vela Luka to Račišće where the boat awaits to take us to 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) Pelješac peninsula and Korčula Island  (approx. 16 mi. / 25 km)
Today’s bike tour takes us across the Pelješac peninsula from Trpanj to Vigan. On the descent we will be able to admire beautiful views of the deep blue sea and the neighbouring island of Korčula, seemingly only a stone throw away. After a lengthy swim stop we will spend the late afternoon in Korčula town, which competes with Venice for the honor 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 land laid out in a fishbone 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 
€1470 per person sharing; cabin below deck

€1620 per person sharing; cabin above deck
€1970 for single occupancy;below deck
€2170 for single occupancy;above deck

(There is a reduction of €100 on tours starting 
  April 22, May 6 & 13, October 7, 14, 21 & 28)

Tour Includes

  • 7 nights on the ship with crew
  • Double/twin cabins with bathroom
  • 4x full board, 3 x half board
  • Towels (shower & hand towel) and bed linen
  • Guide cycling with the group as per itinerary
  • 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

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).

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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)

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