Cruise and Cycling in Croatia North of Split

Departure Date: 25-09-2021 Status: Guaranteed departure Price: 510 Duration: 8 days
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Croatia is a land of picturesque islands, rich history, Mediterranean vegetation and mild climate and the best way to explore it is, without doubt, by bike. This guided cycling tour in Dalmatia starts in Rogoznica and ends in Primošten. During your tour you will explore amazing coastlines, old villages and picturesque bays. Highlights include visiting nice beaches, vineyards, pine woods and cycling on the historic islands.

Highlights:
♦ Split - a monumental city under UNESCO protection
♦ Vodice - an attractive tourist destination due to its proximity to the Kornati archipelago and river Krka canyon with beautiful waterfalls, as well as its nice beaches and parks
♦ Krka National Park - the park covers an area of more than 14 000 acres on the central and lower part of the river Krka, whose seven waterfalls will leave visitors breathles

Itinerary:

Day 1. Split - Rogoznica
Arrival to Split and check in till 13:00. Departure from Split towards Rogoznica followed by lunch and meet fellow passengers. Rogoznica is a small peaceful place with beautiful beaches encircled by karst terrain (limestone) and stone. Cycling by the coast road to Zmajevo oko and further through the olive groves and vineyards towards Šarić Courts. Descend to Primošten with overnight.-/L/-
Length: 14 km; Total ascend: 180 m; Highest point: 150 m; Surface: 100% paved road; Difficulty level: 2/5

Day 2. Vodice - Murter - Dugi otok
Early morning cruise towards Vodice, one of the most touristic place in Dalmatia full of bike routes. Cycle to Tribunj, a picturesque dalmatian town which the historical city center is well known for donkey racing. Further to Tisno, a place situated on the island of Murter which is connected with the land by bridge. Ride along the sea and the pine forests to Murter village. Lunch on board and cruise to Dugi otok. In the afternoon we will visit the Park of nature Telašćica, pleasant ride from Sali to Telašćica and back. Optional Captain's dinner on board with overnight in Sali. B/L/D
BIKE Course 1: Vodice - Murter: Length: 26 km; Total ascend: 100 m; Highest point: 45 m; Surface: 100 % paved road; Difficulty level: 2/5

BIKE Course 2: PP Telašćica: Length: 20 km; Total ascend: 250 m; Highest point: 90 m; Surface: 100 % paved road; Difficulty level: 3/5

Day 3. Sali - Brbinj – Zadar
After breakfast we leave little fishing village Sali and start cycling the main island road to the northern part of the island Dugi otok. Dugi otok is a true example of a place where these two opposites are most evident, picturesque villages and seclude beaches collide with majestic cliffs and lush vegetation. This makes the ride unique. After arrival to Brbinj we have lunch on board while cruising to Zadar - the city of 3000 years rich history and cultural heritage. Free afternoon for explore the town. Overnight in Zadar. B/L/-
Length: 28 km; Total ascend: 320 m; Highest point: 160 m; Surface: 100% paved; Difficulty level: 3/5

Day 4. Zadar - Preko/Ugljan - Tkon/Pašman – Vodice
Route runs through two islands. After breakfast, cruise from Zadar to Ugljan - the sunniest island in Zadar archipelago. The route starts in Preko - the biggest place on the island and leads along the coastline to Kali and then to Kukljica. The islands Ugljan and Pašman are connected by the bridge. Pašman is the island without frontiers, the island of joy and happiness, of little people with big hearts. Coming to Tkon where the ship waits. Sail towards Vodice with the great view of the pearls of Kornati islands. Overnight in Vodice. B/L/- 
Length: 31 km: Total ascend: 140 m; Highest point: 45 m; Surface: 100 % paved; Difficulty level: 1/5

Day 5. Vodice - Skradin – Šibenik
Early morning cruise towards Šibenik with panoramic view of the royal town as well as the fortress of St. Nicholas from XVI century. The flow of the river provides a unique sail experience towards Skradin, which lies at the point where the Krka river plunges into the Adriatic Sea. Enjoy a cycling tour to National park Krka (entrance approx. EUR 14 – 27) per person), which covers an area
of more than 14000 acres on the central and lower part of the Krk river, whose seven waterfalls leave you breathless. Particularly spectacular are Roški slap waterfall and Skradinski Buk. We can also make refreshment in the clear waters. After relax, we continue to Šibenik and have free afternoon for sightseeing the oldest Croatian native city on Adriatic. Dinner on board and overnight in Šibenik. B/-/D
Length: 25 km; Total ascend: 270 m; Highest point: 175 m; Surface: 70 % paved, 30% macadam; Difficulty level: 3/5

Day 6. Šibenik – Trogir
After breakfast, bike to towards the Fortress of St. Nicholas which is located at the entrance to the St. Anthony Channel and was built in the middle of the 16th century as defense from Turkish attacks from the sea. Riding along the coast path with the beautiful views of the royal city Šibenik. Visiting the Fortress which has recently been listed on UNESCO world heritage list. We continue to two small salty lakes, Vela and Mala Solina used for salt production. Passing by Tourist village Solaris and swimming stop on one of the beaches. Return to Šibenik, lunch on board and cruise towards Trogir, the real Dalmatian pearl with the best preserved Romanesque Gothic city. Overnight in Trogir. B/L/-
Length: 20 km; Total ascend: 120 m; Highest point: 50 m; Surface: 85 % paved; Difficulty level: 1/5

Day 7. Trogir – Split
After breakfast we start cycling the last island of the tour - Čiovo. First part by the coast until Slatina is flat, followed by ascend to the church of our Lady of Prizidnica which dates from 1546, situated between steep cliffs just above the sea, lies on the south-est side of the island. Descend back to Slatine and ascend to the highest point of the island with the unique view of Split, Kaštela and neighboring mountains. Return to Trogir to have lunch on board during sail to Split. Free afternoon for Split walking tour. Overnight in Split. B/L/-
Length: 26 km; Total ascend: 350 m; Highest point: 210 m; Surface: 100 % paved; Difficulty level: 3/5

Day 8. Departure
Early morning breakfast and disembarkation B/-/-
 

Important to know: The length of the daily cycling routes is estimated and informative and depends of various detours or short cuts that can be done on route. All boat routes and cycle routes are weather dependent and therefore may be locally changed by decision of your captain and tour guide. Departure is during morning hours, mostly after breakfast. At almost all days it is possible to have half day or full day cycling. There is a possibility to book a captain's dinner, which is paid directly on the spot and is offered by the captain and your tour guide (25 EUR pp).The tour can be combined with the other cycling tour from Split. In good weather and depending on timing we will have regular swim stops for while the ship anchors in secluded bays or after the cycling before departure to next island.

Recommended travel period of the year: spring - autumn


Price Includes:
7 nights accommodation on the ship in twin-bedded cabins on deck with private WC and shower
half board (breakfast and lunch most days - sometimes breakfast and dinner depending on the cycling route for the day. Day 1: only lunch; day 8: only breakfast)
local English-speaking bike guide

Not Included:
International flight tickets
transport airport-ship-airport
tourist tax: 40 EUR per person/per week paid on spot upon embarkation
entrance fees for the sights and the national parks
tips
insurances
drinks and meals not mentioned above
personal expenses

Extra Services:
Single cabin: + 50% of the price
bike rental: 115 EUR per person/week (bikes are equipped with helmet; bottle holder and small bag)
e-bikes: 170 EUR (limited availability)
Cabins below deck at lower price are available: price on request

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