Dalmatian Cycling and Cruising Adventures for Individual Tourists (Croatia)

Departure Date: 30-09-2017 Status: Open for booking Price: 455 Duration: 8 days
Departure Date: 07-10-2017 Status: Open for booking Price: 455 Duration: 8 days
Departure Date: 23-09-2017 Status: Closed Price: 580 Duration: 8 days
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Join this unconventional cycling tour combined with sailing on a yacht around the Dalmatian archipelago!

Enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Brac, Hvar, Mijet islands and Peljeseac Peninsula on the bike and lying on the sun chair on the deck of the ship. We go on land with the bikes on different harbors and towns and while we cycle enjoying wonderful views the ship sails to the next harbor. After the cycling we go on pleasant walks in the towns and visit restaurants with local traditional Mediterranean cuisine. You can skip the cycling and choose to explore the variety and natural world of the islands at your pace.
 
Highlights:

Brac island – famous for its mountainous relief, untouched nature, rich vegetation and flora, typical Adriatic villages and towns with rich history
Hvar island – the 3-rd biggest island in The Adriatic sea well-known for its rich vegetation and peaceful coves and islets filled with a multitude of pleasant scents
Korcula town – the administrative center and historic heart of Korcula island which, together with Venice, proclaims to be the birth place of Marco Polo
Mljet island – a national park and one of most beautiful Adriatic islands

 

Itinerary:

Day 1. Split - Brac Island
Arrival in Split. Check-in the ship from 11:00 h to 12:00 h and accommodation in the cabins. Departure is at 13:00. Lunch and a 2-hour sail towards the island of Brac, where we take our first biking tour. We spend the night in the harbor of Milna, whose picturesque natural stone houses form the border of a deep bay. 
Cycling: 17 km, highest point: 175 m

Day 2. Brac Island
After breakfast your adventure will start with a long, but even climb to the crest of a hill, past mulberry and fig trees, pine forests, olive groves and vineyards. The white marble visible here was used for, among other things, the White House in Washington and the Reichstag building in Berlin. The breathtaking panoramic views of the neighboring island of Hvar on the descent to the beach at Bol are well worth the effort of the ascent. Dinner and overnight in Bol.
Cycling: 43 km, highest point: 570 m

Day 3. Hvar Island
The island of Hvar is above all famous for its multicolored fields of rosemary and lavender. The biking tour takes us through small island settlements, fields and vineyards. We stop at Starigrad, one of Croatia's oldest towns, dating back to 385BC, and overnight in the beautiful town of Hvar.
Cycling: 33 km; highest point: 415 m

Day 4. Korcula Island
Korčula is the island with the most abundant pine tree vegetation on the Adriatic – and the peaceful and secluded Cypress tree gardens make the island perhaps the most beautiful in the Adriatic. The destination is the medieval town of Korčula, which, along with Venice, proclaims to be the birthplace of Marco Polo. The old town is definitely worth a visit thanks to its imposing architecture. Overnight in Korčula.
Cycling: 45 km; highest point: 500 m

Day 5. Mljet Island National Park
The lush green island of Mljet also known as Honey-Island. We take a cycling tour around the island's two connected salty lakes, in which there is actually another island where in the twelfth century Benedictine created a monastery, beautifully secluded, and surrounded by pine and oak forests. 
Cycling: approx. 15 km, highest point: 65 m

Day 6. Peljesac Peninsula - Makarska Riviera
After breakfast we will enjoy the sail towards Pelješac Peninsula where the life is very much like that on an island. The climb ahead of you is not an easy one, but you will enjoy the landscape, which will help you get through the difficult part. The cycle-tour leads you into the backcountry and past the most famous wine growing area.  In the afternoon our boat brings us to one of popular holiday resorts on Makarska Riviera on the base of the 5,500 ft high Biokovo mountain range. Overnight in Baška voda or Makarska.
Cycling: 30 km, highest point: 270 m

Day 7. Omis - Split
After breakfast we will take last ride of our Dalmatian adventure, this time to Radman’s Millis, a popular resort where you will enjoy the beauty of a natural park and canyon of the Cetina river, known for famous movie Winetou that was filmed there. After lunch the ship lead us back to the monumental city of Split which is under UNESCO protection and it is a part of the world heritage. Here we find an abundance of Roman architecture - of special interest is the Diocletian palace. Overnight in Split.
Cycling: 12km, highest point: 160 m

Day 8. Departure
After breakfast we depart for our trip back home.


The price includes:
►7 nights accommodation on the ship in twin-bedded A type cabins on deck with private WC and shower (accommodation at cabins under deck is possible at lower price - contact us for more information) ►half board (breakfast and lunch most days, sometimes breakfast and dinner depending on the cycling route for the day. Except lunch only on day 1 and breafast only on day 8) ►local English-speaking bike guide throughout the tour.

The price does not include: ►international flight tickets ►transport airport-ship-airport ►tourist tax 25 Eur per person/per week paid on spot upon embarkation ►entrance fees for the sights tips ►insurances ►drinks ►meals not mentioned above ►other personal expenses.

Other expenses: ►bike rental - 110 EUR per person/per week (bikes are equipped with helmet, bottle holder and small bag) ►supplement for single use of cabin: + 50 % of the cabin cost  ►transfer Split airport / ship: on request

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