Croatia Cycling Trip
Croatia Cycling Trip
- Private Chartered Boat
- 8 Nights Lodging
- All Meals on Boat
- All Entrance Fees for Additional Activities
- Two Guided City Tours
- Bike Rental
Our bike tour in Southern Dalmatia, Croatia — an absolutely stunning part of the world — will take us through charming towns and beautiful islands. We’ll experience the historic island of Korcula with its picturesquely situated old township. We will tour through the towns of Split, Hvar, Stari Grad and Korcula, towns that include two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, so named for their impeccable preservation, historic value, and stunning beauty.
Each evening we make our way back to our private boat, which is outfitted with all the necessary comforts, and begin our journey to the next stunning vista, perhaps stopping en route for a dip in the sparkling clear water. Experiencing Croatia by bike and boat is absolutely the only way to find the heart of this diverse and poetic country. We look forward to sharing it with you.
Price: $3,165 per person
- Private chartered boat (19-cabin A+ category yacht), including a staff of 5 crew and 2 local guides
- 8 nights lodging (1 hotel night in Trogir on arrival day, 7 nights on the boat)
- Arrival day’s dinner, including wine
- All meals on the boat (breakfast, lunch & dinner), excludes alcohol
- All entrance fees for additional activities … olive oil mill, winery, bee keeper, white water rafting
- Two guided city tours
- All port fees & all bottled water (while on the boat)
- Bike Rental : Trek hybrid or Trek carbon road bikes or E-Bike
- Alcoholic beverages on the boat are extra. A tab is created per room that’s settled at the end of the trip.
- Taxi to and from airports
- Crew & Guides gratuities
- The single supplement fee is $650
A $500 per person deposit is due at the time of booking.
50% of balance will be due May 1, 2017.Remaining balance will be due July 1, 2017.
NOTE ABOUT THE CYCLING
There are only rare flat roads in Croatia. It’s a very hilly terrain. So even though the above mileages seem short, they are plenty challenging because of the hills. And, since what goes up must come down, you can look forward to cruising for miles downhill with amazing views all the way.
You are responsible for arranging your own flights. Your final destination airport will be Split, Croatia.
From the airport you’ll take a taxi to Trogir (10 min drive), to your hotel for the night. The next morning we board the boat by Noon.
BIKE RENTAL (included in the price)
- New Trek Hybrid with triple chain ring
- New Trek all carbon road bikes, compact crank, Ultegra groupset
- New E-Bikes
Optional: (Pre-Trip) Exploring Croatia's National Parks
August 30, 2017 - September 2, 2017
Optional: (Post-Trip) Exploring Historic Dubrovnik
September 9-12, 2017
We’ll stay at the Hotel Fontana, in the heart of historic Trogir. You can walk to everything from here. The cost for this hotel is included in the trip price.http://www.fontana-trogir.com/index.php?lang=EN
Dinner tonight’s at a quaint & quiet little restaurant with a wonderful patio and local cuisine. You will love it!
Day 1: Solta Island – 12 mile ride
We suggest you arrive as early as possible in Trogir to give yourself some time to explore this lovely port town on your own. Reminiscent of Venice, you could spend hours exploring — but do make sure you find our boat at the pier before you start to wander! After check-in at 12 noon, our motorized boat will take you on the first little cruise from Trogir to the island of Solta.
We’ll start our first day of cycling in the small port town of Maslinica on the Island of Solta. You will cycle by walled olive and fig groves and fields of lavender and rosemary as we make our way to Stomorska where we will stay for the night. But not before a visit with our favorite bee keeper, Goran, and a local olive oil mill.
Day 2: Hvar Island – 14 or 39 mile ride options
This morning we sail to Stari Grad on the island of Hvar, the sunniest island in the Adriatic. Once off the boat we head to Jelsa and Vrboska at a casual pace with time to explore these lovely harbor towns. After a coffee break we head back to meet the boat once again in Stari Grad for lunch. After lunch we head out on our afternoon ride from Stari Grad to the town of Hvar past fields of Lavender and orchards of olive and orange trees. We stay overnight in the town of Hvar, which has become a Mecca for artists and artisans — and the people who love them.
Day 3: Island of Vis – 22 mile ride
Vis is venerable, and the island farthest from the mainland. More than 2,300 years ago the Greek colony of Issa was already flourishing here. Due to its strategic location, Vis was a military zone until 1995 and prohibited for foreign tourists. Today we have the opportunity to explore its gentle beauty. Lunch will be at a local vineyard. We will stay in the town of Vis tonight.
Day 4: Korcula Island – 36 mile ride
Korcula is a balm for the senses, and many consider this calming, generous island and its many cypress gardens to be the most beautiful of the Dalmatians. After sailing from Vis we will start today’s bike ride in the sleepy town of Prigradica en route to Blato which, like Rome, is built on seven hills. After a short coffee break in Blato we will make our way over to the other side of the island through Prizba, Brna, and Smokvika before ascending up past Pupnat Bay and descending in to the town of Korcula, the birthplace of Marco Polo. Tonight we have a city tour planned for you.
Day 5: Islands of Vis and Hvar – 22 mile ride
Today we are back to the southern point of Hvar Island where we have a fantastic morning bike ride from Sucuraj to the beautiful bay of Pokrivenik. We will have a swim and then lunch before heading to the island of Brac and the town of Pucisca. The white marble which you’ll see in this area was used for many famous buildings such as the White House in Washington and the Reichstag (German parliament building) in Berlin. We will stay the night in Pucisca.
Day 6: Cetina Canyon — 30 mile ride
After a short crossing to Omis, we’ll bike to the valley of the Cetina River, which has etched itself deeply into the cliff side. We’ll wind our way along quiet side roads and through varied landscapes back to Omis and its pirate castles. For those wishing to take a break from the saddle we can also organize a 3-hour river rafting excursion down the Cetina River truly an experience not to miss. After lunch, back on the boat, we head to the city of Split, our port for the night. Before dinner we have another city tour planned for you.
Day 7: Split and Trogir – 11 mile ride
We plan on heading out on an early morning bike ride through Marjan Park, considered the lungs of the city, before setting you free to wander the streets of This UNESCO World Heritage site, originally a palace to the Roman Emperor Gaius Diocletian. After lunch we will anchor for a couple of hours for those who might wish to swim or just relax before we head back to Trogir late afternoon.
Day 8: Heading Home
After our last breakfast, reminiscing about the week’s adventures, we will begin our journey homeward or beyond. We will be sad to see you go, but happy to have made new friends, and renewed the bonds of friendship with old companions.
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