Bicycle Cruise National Parks of Dalmatia

Bicycle Cruise National Parks of Dalmatia (8 Days/7 Nights, approx. 145 km )


Croatia has a beautiful coast with thousands of islands, reefs and bays. Numerous romantic ruins, charming hills, countless natural beauties and phenomena are waiting to be discovered. On one of our easiest tours, we invite you to spend a week on a ship cruising between the mainland and the islands. Good cuisine, an open minded crew and knowledgeable tour guides are expecting you. We visit two National Parks and the islands of Central Dalmatia, starting from Trogir. Highlights include UNESCO protected old town of Trogir, Primošten, Šibenik with its famous cathedral, Zadar, National Park Krka-waterfalls and Kornati Islands. On a romantic motor yacht, our floating accommodation, we discover the charm of the Adriatic in our own special way.

Parallel to some of our National Parks of Dalmatia tour dates we are also offering our National Parks of Dalmatia PLUS tour. On this tour E-bike- and hybrid bike rides are conducted parallel – the itinerary is almost identical. Therefore the PLUS tours would be the perfect alternative if the desired tour date on the regular tour is already fully booked or if you are looking for a tour on an even more luxury boat.

Map

Highlights of the tour
Culture: Zadar with ist over 3000 years old history, the ocean organ and greeting the sun
Nature: The boat tour through the Kornati National Park with ist abundant waters
Activity: A bath under the roaring Krka waters
Culinary: A special pleasure for our sweet friends are the paper-thin Palačinken, mostly served with marmelade or chocolate
Souvenirs: Olive oil and honey are popular gifts from Dalmatia

Itinerary

1st Day (Sat) Trogir (Embarkation) – Rogoznica

Individual arrival either by car to Trogir or by plane to Split. After checking in on the motor yacht between 2 and 2:30 pm at Trogir our first cruise starts at 3 pm leading us to Rogoznica – a village on a small island which is connected to the mainland by a dam. Here we also spend our first night.

2nd Day (Sun) Rogoznica – Primošten – Šibenik - Skradin (aprx. 13 mi./20 km)

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

3rd Day (Mon) National Park of Krka - Šibenik - Vodice (aprx. 12 mi./20 km)

The magnificent port of Skradin is today’s starting point for our excursion by boat and on 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 harbor of Vodice, a well-known holiday town on the Dalmatian mainland. From here we mount the bicycles again for a round trip.

4th Day (Tue) Vodice - Island of Murter - Nature Park Telašćica (aprx. 16 mi./27 km)

In the morning we cycle from Vodice to Murter Island that is connected to the mainland by the lift bridge at Tisno. We pass the bridge and cycle along the water front, passing 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 Telašćica. In the evening a walk through the park leads us along the stunning cliffs of the island. The famous Silver Lake – known by movies of Winnetou – is also located in the Nature Park. Overnight stay on the Island of Dugi Otok.

5th Day (Wed) Island of Dugi Otok – Zadar (aprx. 19 mi./30 km)

After breakfast and a short crossing to Sali, today’s cycling tour leads us along a virtually traffic-free and panoramic road. We ride across the whole island. During the ride we’re treated to countless unforgettable vistas of the islands in the deep blue sea. We meet our ship for a crossing 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 be admired: the mighty fortified walls with their bastions, the loggia but also the early Romanesque St. Donatus Basilica.

6th Day (Thu) Islands of Ugljan and Pašman – Island of Zlarin (aprx. 20 mi/33 km)

During breakfast the boat crosses to the island of Ugljan at the channel of Zadar. Today we have a lot of time to explore both of the islands Ugljan and Pašman by bicycle. They have been connected by a bridge. We cycle along the East Coast, always with beautiful views to the mainland and the ocean. Afterwards our boat cruises to the coral island of Zlarin.

7th Day (Fri) Island of Šolta (aprx. 9 mi./15 km)

In the morning our motor yacht takes us to the island of Šolta. Olive and fig trees and farmland surround the streets. The spicy smell of rosemary will follow us throughout the whole tour around the silent island until we reach the village Grohote. During mid day our last cruise takes us back to Trogir. Here we have enough time to visit the world cultural heritage old town. After dinner it is time to say good bye to crew and travel guides.

8th Day (Sat) Trogir (Disembarkation)

After breakfast disembarkation until 9 am and individual trip home or extended stay in Croatia. Would you like to see more of Croatia than Dalmatia? Then we recommend our extension program at Plitvice Lakes in combination with Zagreb (please see extended stay).

Ships

Kapetan Jure (Comfort)

At 27 x 7 m the Kapetan Jure built in 2000, counts as one of the smallest ships of our Croatian fleet. With an impressive 100 navigated tours she entered the Islandhopping history book. The fine detail etched into the wooden ship mirrors the seafaring aff ection of its captain. The Kapetan Jure provides 15 cosy guest cabins each with air conditioning, shower and WC. A spacious living room suite on the quarterdeck and a sundeck with cushioned sleeping mats play a part in contributing to the welcoming atmosphere.

San Snova (Premium)

At 31 x 8 m the MS San Snova is our most modern wooden motor sailor launched in 2009 and was made exclusively for Islandhopping cruises. This ship, constructed entirely of oak, was built by the Scherka family over three years in their own carpentry as a family project. The 14 spacious guest cabins are air conditioned and fitted with shower and WC. The crew and the captain care for an immaculate appearance and a fun loving atmosphere on board the ship.

Romantica (Premium)

At 32 x 7.6 m the Romantica was launched in 2007 and is a shapely two mast motor sailor which combines seafarer romance with the spirit of the age, style and comfort. One of the most important things for the captain is the smart appearance of his ship. The 16 guest cabins are spacious and air-conditioned including shower and WC. The bathing platform at the stern enables easy admittance for a swim in the Adriatic Sea.

Rental bikes

Hybrid bicycle of the Islandhopping brand

Our hybrid bicycles are basic bicycles with trapeze frame or diamond frame that are available in four frame sizes: trapeze frame in 46 and 52 cm or diamond frame with top tube in 56 and 60 cm.

All bicycles are equipped with a precise Shimano gear shift, Shimano V-brakes with strong “bite”, 28 inch hollow chamber rims with quick clambs, safety mudguards and a comfortable touring saddle of Selle Royal.

The Islandhopping hybrid bicycles are rented for 80 Euro per week on this tour. Please be aware that these rental bikes are only available for participants that are taller than 1.50 m.

Cube Cross Hybrid Pro Allroad 500

Our e-bikes are characterized by their light weight (20 kg without the battery installed) and their ability to ride in varying terrain. This model is fitted with a performance motor, the most advanced e-bike motor on the market. The range of the 500 WH battery is noticeably better than that of the previous model; Delhi Hybrid Pro 400. The 9 gears are perfectly in tune with the motor and are easy to operate. We offer a trapeze frame for all guests up to 179cm, and a diamond frame for people 180 cm+ (see frame types displayed).

The Cube Cross Hybrids are rented for 160 Euro per week on this tour (limited amount).

Islandhopping Pannier

For the duration of the tour we supply you with a waterproof pannier by Ortlieb, a practical way of carrying drinks, bathing gear, camera etc.

To ensure that bike panniers remain water proof they have to be closed tight. Although panniers are manufactured from waterproof material Radurlaub Zeitreisen GmbH cannot be held liable for any damage that might be caused to any personal belongings like mobile phones, cameras ect.

The use of our Islandhopping panniers is free of charge.

Journey

Trogir - Port of Embarkation

This tour starts at the harbour of Trogir, which is located like the Old Town of Trogir on a small peninsula. Embarkation takes place between 2 and 2.30 pm. The first crossing will start at 3 pm.


How to get to Trogir

For all tours starting in Trogir the closest airport is Split (SPU) that is situated at a distance of only 6 km/4 mi. from the town.

To investigate and book a suitable flight you can for example use the website www.opodo.com.

Airport transfers between Split Airport and Trogir Harbour

The harbour can easily be reached by taxi (ca. 20 euro per way). Or you can prebook an exclusive airport transfer from Split airport to Trogir harbour for 15 euro/person/way.


If you wish an exclusive airport transfer, please contact our office by email or phone:


Email: info@islandhopping.com

Ph: +49-(0)7531-361860

Alternative airports of Zadar or Dubrovnik & exclusive transfers to Trogir Harbour

Other possible airports are Zadar or Dubrovnik. From there we offer exclusive transfers to Trogir:

Zadar – Trogir: duration ca. 1,5 hrs – cost: 1 – 7 persons: 190 euro
Dubrovnik – Trogir: duration ca. 4 hrs – cost: 1 – 7 persons: 390 euro


If you wish an exclusive airport transfer, please contact our office by email or phone:


Email: info@islandhopping.com
Ph: +49-(0)7531-361860.

Extended stay

Extend your stay in Croatia!

Would you like to see more of Croatia than Dalmatia? Then we recommend our extension program at Plitvice Lakes in combination with Zagreb!

Would you like to spend time in Croatia a few days in advance or after your bike & boat journey? We can arrange additional nights in Trogir or Split. Trogir is your embarkation and disbarkation port. The medieval town of Trogir is almost like a museum and belongs surely to the most worth seeing places in Croatia. The primal reason for that is its marvelously preserved old town, built on an island, which rates among the world heritage. Furthermore countless cafes invite you to relax with some coffee, ice cream or a piece of cake. Trogir is also an ideal starting point for excursions to the next-door Split.

Below mentioned prices include VAT and visitor’s tax.

If you want to book an additional program or additional nights, please contact us:

Phone: +49 (0) 7531-361860
E-mail: info@islandhopping.com

3-day extension Module Plitvice and Zagreb, 2 nights (bookable POST Islandhopping experience)

Take the time to extend your holiday by a few days at the Plitvice Lakes and in Zagreb with a programme, which, on the one hand organizes adequate activities, and on the other hand offers you enough leisure time to discover the region on your own?

Saturday
After breakfast you disembark the boat and a transfer will bring you from Trogir to Plitvice. Today you are able to explore the most famous of the Croatian National Parks, the Plitvice Lakes. The natural beauty of this place is the reason why so many tourists come to visit the lakes from all around the world. The impressions which you take with you from this visit are unique. On arrival you will have enough time to enjoy an individual lunch, followed by a visitation of the National Park. In the evening you can enjoy a peaceful evening stroll before heading back to the comfort of your hotel.

Sunday
After breakfast a transfer will bring you to Croatia’s capital city, Zagreb. Spend the day exploring this bustling city. The old town, built by the Austro-Hungarian Empire, will charm you at every turn. During a guided city tour, our local guide will enlighten you on the city in its current position and its former past. The Kaptol (the center of the Roman Catholic Church in Croatia) and Gardec (the upper old town) are of course included in the program. In the evening you will dine in a specially selected restaurant. The delicious local specialties will be a great way to end the day. Overnight stay in a hotel in the town center of Zagreb.

Monday
After breakfast transfer to Zagreb airport and journey home.

Included Services
– 3* hotel close to Plitvice Lakes National Park
– Entrance fee to the Plitvice Lakes National Park
– 3 hours transfer from Trogir to Plitvice Lakes
– 2½ hours transfer between Plitvice Lakes and Zagreb
– 3* hotel at Zagreb centre
Sightseeing tour in Zagreb (entry fees for sights not included)
– Dinner in a local restaurant
– Transfer from hotel to Zagreb airport
– Taxes

Optional additional services
– Sightseeing Zagreb by bike: 15 euro per person

Price per person
– 3 star hotel in a double room with breakfast: 590 euro
– 3 star hotel in a single room with breakfast: 690 euro
– 4 star hotel in a double room with breakfast: 690 euro
– 4 star hotel in a single room with breakfast: 830 euro

Price per person without transfers
– 3 star hotel in a double room with breakfast: 290 euro

Book the additional package
If you want to book one of our additional tour modules, please refer to it in the comments field of your booking request or write to us at info@islandhopping.com (incl. module name):

– For how many people would you like to book?
– Which hotel category would you like to stay at? 3 or 4 star hotel? Single or double room?
– Do you prefer vegetarian food?
– Your flight details

Voucher delivery
After booking the additional program you will receive a basic invoice from Islandhopping. You will get the hotel as well as the activity voucher by e-mail in good time prior to start of your journey.

Hotel Concordia in the old town of Trogir

The 3-star-hotel Concordia is only an example for different small hotels that we can offer you in the old town of Trogir. The Concordia is located right at the waterfront of Trogir next to the medieval castle Kamerlengo. The cozy hotel rooms are furnished tastefully and have all include their own bathroom with shower/toilet. Because of its excellent location it is an ideal starting point for a stroll through the alleys of Trogir.

The rates for Hotel Concordia are as follows:

January 1st – December 31st, 2018
– Double room incl. breakfast: 50 euro/person
– Single room incl. breakfast: 80 euro
– Double room for single use incl. breakfast: 90 euro
– Double room with sea view incl. breakfast: 60 euro/person

Hotel Pasike in the old town of Trogir

The 3-star-Hotel Pasike in Trogir is a beautiful boutique-hotel housed in two opposite buildings constructed in the typical Dalmatian stone masonry. It is located in the historical centre of Trogir protected by the UNESCO, in the part of the Old Town that faces away from the harbour. All rooms are comfortably and individually furnished, each with its own bathroom with shower/WC. The rooms are equipped with TV, telephone, air conditioning and a mini bar. The hotel has its own excellent restaurant. The room price includes a substantial breakfast.

The rates for Hotel Pasike are as follows:

April and October 2018
– Double room incl. breakfast: 50 euro/person
– Double room for single use incl. breakfast: 80 euro

May, June and September 2018
– Double room incl. breakfast: 60 euro/person
– Double room for single use incl. breakfast: 95 euro

July and August 2018
– Double room incl. breakfast: 70 euro/person
– Double room for single use incl. breakfast: 105 euro

Hotel Tragos in the Old Town of Trogir

The 3-star Hotel Tragos is located in the heart of the old town of Trogir in a rennovated Baroque palace originally from the 18th centuary, and theredore listed under UNESCO World Heritage protection. The cities main square and the famous cathederal of St. Laurentius are located a stones throw away. The rooms boast modern furnishings, characterised by well preserved historical elements of the original building. Furnishings include air conditioning, hairdryer, mini bar, safe and wifi.

The stylishly rennovated 17th century wine cellar serves as a restaurant serving devine mediterranean specialties accompanied by a fine selection of local Croatian wine.

A room in the hotel can be booked directly in combination with you tour for the following rates:

1st April – 15th June & 2nd October onwards:
– Double room incl. breakfast: 50 euros/person
– Double room for single use incl. breakfast: 80 euros/person

16th June – 01st October
– Double room incl. breakfast: 70 euros/person
– Double room incl. breakfast: 100 euros/person

Hotel Peristil in the old town of Split

Alternatively to Trogir we offer you the Hotel Peristil in Split. The 3-star-hotel is located spectacular in the very heart of the historical centre of the City of Split. It is just situated next to the Silver Gate of the Palace of Diocletian. The hotel disposes with 12 luxury furnished rooms. 1700 year-old remains of the original palace, together with a splendid view of the Cathedral of Saint Duje inspire some rooms with a magical charm.

April and October 
– Double room incl. breakfast: 80 euro/person
– Single room incl. breakfast: 125 euro/night

May 1st – September 30th 
– Double room incl. breakfast: 95 euro/person
– Single room incl. breakfast: 150 euro/night

Prices & Accomplishments

Base tour price per person (in a double cabin below deck)

Kapetan Jure (Comfort)

– 990 euro (from 05.05. to 20.10.18)

San Snova

– 1,190 Euro (from 30.06. to 07.07.18)

Romantica (Premium)

– 1,090 euro (SEASON A: from 14.04. to 19.05.2018 // from 06.10. to 13.10.2018) 
– 1,190 euro (SEASON B: from 26.05. to 29.09.2018)

Included services

• 8-day trip on a motorized yacht with crew
• 7 nights in a double cabin below deck with shower/toilet
• 4 x full board and 3 x half board
• Guided cycling tours as described in the itinerary
• Overview-maps for the daily tours (on board)
• Entrance fees of the National Parks (group visits only)
• Bed linen and towels
• English speaking tour guide

Additional optional services

• ½ a double cabin (on request)
• Surcharge per person for a cabin above deck: 100 euro (Kapetan Jure)/150 euro (Romantica/San Snova); (on request)
• Surcharge for a double cabin for single use below deck: 300 euro (Kapetan Jure)/500 euro (San Snova/Romantica); (limited, on request)
• Surcharge for a double cabin for single use above deck: 400 euro (Kapetan Jure)/700 euro (San Snova/Romantica); (limited, on request)
• Rental bike with Ortlieb pannier: hybrid bicycle: 80 euro/week; e-bike: 160 euro/week (limited, on request)
• Insurance against theft and damage of the rental bike: hybrid bicycle: 10 euro/week; e-bike: 20 euro/week (not insured: grossly negligent damages)
• Exclusive transfers between Split airport and Trogir harbour: 15 euro per person/way (on request)
• A safe parking space: motorcycle: 30 euro/week; car up to 6 m in length: 50 euro/week, vehicle longer than 6 m: 100 euro/week (on request, to be paid on-site to the tour guide)
• 3-day extension module Plitvice Lakes and Zagreb (only as POST-Islandhopping tour bookable) incl. transfer boat in Trogir – Plitvice Lakes // Plitvice Lakes – hotel in Zagreb // hotel in Zagreb airport Zagreb ; 2 nights in a 3 or 4 star hotel; entry fee Plitvice lakes National Park, guided sightseeing tour in Zagreb (entry fees for sights not included), dinner in a local restaurant; price per person: 3 star hotel in a double room: 590 euro or in a single room: 690 euro; 4 star hotel in a double room: 690 euro or in a single room: 830 euro (price without transfer in a double room 3* hotel: 290 euro)
• Additional night (B&B) near/in Trogir (prices on request)

Not included in the tour price

• Journey to Trogir
• Taxi transfer from the airport of Split to the ship in Trogir (one way ca. 20 euro)
• Flat rate for bottled water, Visitor’s tax and local charges 40 euro for adults or 20 euro for children up to age 16 (to be paid to the captain)
• Beverages on board (tally sheet; to be paid to the captain)
• Meals and beverages ashore
• Entrance fee for sights are not included in the tour price
• Tips for crew and tour guides
• Service charge: 2 % of the total invoice value. This service charge is excluded for payments via IBAN bank transfers

Price reductions

• You can book a cabin for three persons and get a 50 % price discount for the third person (regardless of age, not combinable with any other discount). These cabins are furnished with a double bed and a single bunk bed above. If the cabin is situated on deck, we will not charge the above deck surcharge for the third person. This is not possible on Kapetan Jure, which only has got double cabins.
• Children up to age 16 receive a 25 % discount on the basis tour price (not combinable with any other discount).
• In combination with another Islandhopping boat tour you get for the second trip a discount of 50 euro per person.
• Early-Bird discount: receive a 5% discount on the tour base price if your booking reaches us before the 31.01.2018 (combinable with the SEA-YOU-AGAIN discount).
• SEA-YOU-AGAIN discount: all guests booking the third or more tour directly over Islandhopping will receive a 5% discount on the tour base price (combinable with the Early-Bird discount).

Things to note

Language aboard

Due to our international audience all Islandhopping tours are conducted bilingually, in English and German.

Itinerary changes

We reserve the right to make changes to the planned itinerary due to changing wind and weather conditions as well as organizational requirements. If necessary the tour will be operated in reverse.

Level 1 - 2

The cycle routes require a basic level of fitness, which you should have acquired by occasional or daily cycling. The routes can reach an altitude of 328 ft./ 100 m – 985 ft./ 300 meters. The daily routes, of 9 to 22 mi. (15 – 35 km), cover hilly terrain and can be completed without time constraints. You will also come across some rather steep climbs, where walking your bike is of course permitted. The roads are mostly asphalted and there is little traffic outside of holiday periods. This tour is primarily a guided group tour. Upon consultation with your tour guides, the possibility to cycle on your own along recommended, suitable routes, may present itself.

Bringing children

We believe that only children in a good physical condition and of a minimum age of 10 and previous bicycle tour experience are able to master the bike-tours on their own strength. For children with a body height of minimum 1.20 m (4 ft.) special children bicycles are offered. Children that are younger than 16 years are obliged to wear a helmet by the Croatian law.

Requirement to wear a helmet

For your own safety, helmet use is mandatory on all cycle routes. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own well-fitted helmet. Rental helmets are available on board in limited number (reservation requested).

Which payment methods are accepted on board?

We do not acept credit cards on board of our boats. Payments such as drinks, tourist taxes, parking spaces etc. can be made in cash only. The accepted currency on board is CASH, either in the countries local currency or in Euro. Your local guide will point you in the right direction of the nearest ATM or currency conversion office.

Weight Limit of Bicycles Brought on Board

Please be aware, that we have a weight limit of 22 kg (48.5 lb), if you bring your own bicycle/e-bike on board of one of our boats. This limit is important to protect the health of our guides/crew members, than they have to lift the bikes on board.

If we consider it necessary, we will check the weight on site. If the weight limit is exceeded, we reserve the right to refuse taking the bike on board.

Dates & Booking

  • = fully booked
  • = 1-4 bookings possible
  • = 5+ bookings posible
  • = departure confirmed
April 2018
DateName of the tripShipStart CityEnd CityStatusBase price
 28.04-05.05National Parks DalmatiaRomanticaTrogirTrogir1090 book
May 2018
DateName of the tripShipStart CityEnd CityStatusBase price
 05.05-12.05National Parks DalmatiaKapetan JureTrogirTrogir990 book
 12.05-19.05National Parks DalmatiaRomanticaTrogirTrogir1090
 26.05-02.06National Parks DalmatiaRomanticaTrogirTrogir1190
June 2018
DateName of the tripShipStart CityEnd CityStatusBase price
 02.06-09.06National Parks DalmatiaKapetan JureTrogirTrogir990
 09.06-16.06National Parks DalmatiaRomanticaTrogirTrogir1190
 16.06-23.06National Parks DalmatiaKapetan JureTrogirTrogir990
 23.06-30.06National Parks DalmatiaRomanticaTrogirTrogir1190
 30.06-07.07National Parks DalmatiaSan SnovaTrogirTrogir1190 book
July 2018
DateName of the tripShipStart CityEnd CityStatusBase price
 07.07-14.07National Parks DalmatiaRomanticaTrogirTrogir1190
 21.07-28.07National Parks DalmatiaRomanticaTrogirTrogir1190
August 2018
DateName of the tripShipStart CityEnd CityStatusBase price
 04.08-11.08National Parks DalmatiaRomanticaTrogirTrogir1190
 11.08-18.08National Parks DalmatiaRomanticaTrogirTrogir1190 book
 18.08-25.08National Parks DalmatiaKapetan JureTrogirTrogir990 book
 25.08-01.09National Parks DalmatiaRomanticaTrogirTrogir1190
September 2018
DateName of the tripShipStart CityEnd CityStatusBase price
 01.09-08.09National Parks DalmatiaKapetan JureTrogirTrogir990
 15.09-22.09National Parks DalmatiaKapetan JureTrogirTrogir990
 22.09-29.09National Parks DalmatiaRomanticaTrogirTrogir1190
 29.09-06.10National Parks DalmatiaKapetan JureTrogirTrogir990
October 2018
DateName of the tripShipStart CityEnd CityStatusBase price
 13.10-20.10National Parks DalmatiaKapetan JureTrogirTrogir990

Any questions?

Contact us:

Monday - Friday
09:00- 12:30 Hrs
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Tel. +49(0)7531 361860

info@islandhopping.com