MTB Cruise South Dalmatia Standard

MTB Cruise South Dalmatia Standard (8 Days/7 Nights, approx. 225 km , 3950 hm)


The combination of mountain bike and boat in South Dalmatia fulfils a bikers wildest dreams from trails to tranquil swim stops. A charming motor yacht with comfortable cabins and a traditional selection of cuisine is your floating home for the week. Packing your bags and worrying about making your next ferry connection are a thing of the past. On our mountain bikes we explore the islands, to which the tour guides can all tell plenty of interesting stories about – the best way of getting to know the country and its people. Honey and wine tastings along the way will give insight to the everyday life of the islands inhabitants.

Mountain bike and trekking tours often operate parallel to each other in South Dalmatia with the experience and service of one guide per group. This gives groups the flexibility to be together on board the same cruise whilst enjoying their favourable activity during the day.

If you’d like to put more emphasis on sport then our Southern Dalmatia MTB Special, exclusively for mountain bikers with tours at varying levels of difficulty, could be exactly what you’re after.

Map

Highlights of the tour
Culture: A tour through Korčula town, which competes woth Venice for the honour of being the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo.
Nature: The vast lavender fields of Hvar in the months of June and July
Activity: A rafting tour on the Cetina River is guaranteed fun for young and old.
Culinary: Try a glass of the Dalmatian wine Dingac.
Souvenirs: Honey or olives from Šolta are a perfect gift.

Itinerary

1st Day (Sat) Trogir (Embarkation) – Brač Island

Individual arrival by car to Trogir or by plane to Split airport, which is about 3 mi./5 km away from the harbour of Trogir. After check in on the motor yacht between 2 and 2:30 pm, the first short cruise starts at 3 pm from Trogir to the island of Brač. Overnight stay in the sedate harbour of Milna.

2nd Day (Sun) Islands of Šolta and Hvar (1st ride aprx. 10 mi./16 km, aprx. 990 ft./300 m of elevation; 2nd ride aprx. 18 mi./29 km, aprx. 1,350 ft./400 m of elevation)

After crossing over to Stomorska on the island of Šolta we commence our first bike tour. Walled fields, numerous olive groves, locust bean and fig trees line nature paths. Notes of lavender and rosemary accompany us along our trail tour through this island. The herbal scent of  rosemary accompanies us along our tour across the island. After biking the island we return to our ship in Stomorska and cross over to the lovely natural harbour of Stari Grad. In the afternoon we bike through small villages and take a short trail to idyllic harbour of Jelsa, which invites for an extended ice cream break. On our way back we will pass the picturesque village Vrboska with its ancient stone bridges and through the ancient Greek vineyards, which are a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterwards we return to Stari Grad, which has become a Mecca for artists and art lovers in the past few years.

3rd Day (Mon) Islands Hvar and Korčula (aprx. 16 mi./25 km, aprx. 2,000 ft./600 m of elevation)

Our tour brings us on natural paths with amazing views from Stari Grad to Hvar town, where we visit the magnificent Renaissance Square and enjoy the view from the Spanish Fortress, situated high above the city. After today’s tour the boat takes us Vela Luka on Korčula island, where we will stay overnight.

4th Day (Tue) Island Korčula (aprx. 41 mi./65 km, aprx. 2,000 ft./600 m of elevation)

After a rounded breakfast we start today’s full-day bike tour, which leads us along exceptional paved and unpaved scenic routes from Vela Luka following the coastline all the way to the island’s capital city, Korčula Town. Here you have plenty of time in the afternoon and evening to roam the beautiful old town with its fishbone-like alleys. Overnight stay in Korčula Town.

5th Day (Wed) Island Brač (aprx. 18 mi./29 km, aprx. 2,000 ft./600 m of elevation)

The ship takes us to Sumartin on the Island of Brač, which is well known for its white marble and used among other things for the White House in Washington and the Reichstag building in Berlin. On varying paths we bike across wine and sage sown fields overlooking the famous quarries. On the final descent to Pučišća we will be rewarded with fantastic views of Cetina-Canyon on the mainland. Overnight stay in Pučišća.

6th Day (Thu) Cetina Canyon (aprx. 28 mi./45 km, aprx. 2,600 ft./800 m of elevation)

In the morning crossover to Omiš. After 11.5 mi./18 km biking on a paved road you have the choice to take part on either a four hours rafting tour on the Cetina River (not included in the tour price) followed by a small bike tour of about 4.5 mi./7 km to take you back to the boat – or you can expand the bike tour along along the impressive Cetina valley through versatile landscapes until reaching Omiš and its pirate castles. In the afternoon we set over to Split, where we are invited on a guided walk through the old town of Split, built in the remanence of the famous palace of the Roman Caesar Diocletian. Overnight stay in Split.

7th Day (Fri) Split Marjan (aprx. 8 mi./13 km, aprx. 820 ft./250 m of elevation)

We spend today’s morning in Split. On a whim we can either stroll through the alleys of Split or rock the trails of the Marijan; the local mountain of Split. The last crossing takes us past the cliffs of the Čiovo peninsula. We will have plenty of time to enjoy the World Heritage town of Trogir and its many streets and cafes. The last evening aboard our ship is celebrated in traditional fashion. While enjoying the communal dinner in a celebrative atmosphere we will have the chance for a last get-together with our crew and tour guides.

8th Day (Sat) Trogir (Disembarkation)

After breakfast disembarkation until 9 am and individual trip home or extended stay in Dalmatia/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

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 wooden boarded salon spreads a cosy atmosphere accentuated by the various outdoor lounging areas and the meadow of sunning mats on the top deck. 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.

Rental bikes

22-Gear Cube Stereo 140 HPA Race

Plenty years of experience made the specialists choose this new all mountain bike for the Mediterranean area. Perfectly balanced suspension, 27.5 inch wheels and Shimano’s standard-setting XT 2×11 groupset mark the Stereo 140 HPA Race out as a true all-rounder.

As for perfect handling, that’s all down to Agile Trail Geometry – which guarantees a lively but stable feel in any trail riding situation and especially in the Mediterranean area.

These high-quality full suspension mountain bikes are rented for 180 euro per week.

22-Gear Cube Stereo 140 HPA Pro

Modern frame, 27.5″ with 140mm rear travel (Manitou) and complete Shimano XT components.

These high-quality full suspension mountain bikes are rented for 180 euro per week. It is not possible to make a reservation for a certain brand in advance.

Cube Stereo 140 HPC Race (27,5-Zoll)

Completely new developement of the ultimate mountainbike in 27.5 ‘‘: with carbon frame design and slim aluminium rear triangle as well as Fox’s fork and Float shock with 140 mm rear travel.

Light and nimble for every trail in the Mediterranean Island world. It secures safety and efficient handling due to generous equipment with Race Face-Cockpit, Shimano XT 11 set up gear shift system as well as reliable hydraulic Shimano disc brake.

These high-quality Fullsuspension MTBs are rented for 180 euro per week. Unfortunately there is no possibility to reserve one particular bike-brand in advance.

11-Gear E-MTB CUBE Stereo Hybrid 120 HPA (27.5")

HPA Ultralight, Advanced Hydroform Mountain bikes in 27.5″ with 120mm rear travel (Rock Shox) and complete Shimano XT components.

These high-quality e-mountain bikes are rented for 240 euro per week.

Cube Stereo Hybrid 140 SL 500 (27,5-Zoll)

A reliable E-MTB with a wide spectrum of use: Equiped with Superlte aluminium frame, Fox’s fork and Float shock with 140 mm rear travel. wheels with 2.6-inch wide, robust tires have been optimized for trail use.
The CUBE STEREO HYBRID SL has has a Bosch PowerPack with a 500Wh battery, Shimano XT 11-speed, hydraulic Shimano XT disc brakes and Fox Float DPS EVOL shock absorbers. The powerful Bosch PowerPack mit 500Wh accumulator as well as hydraulic Shimano disc brake combines bike fun with safety in every terrain.

These high-quality E-MTBs are rented for 240 euro per week. Unfortunately there is no possibility to reserve one particular bike-brand in advance.

Journey

Trogir - Port of Embarkation

This tour starts at the harbor 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 harbor can easily be reached by taxi (ca. 20 euro per way). Or you can prebook an exclusive airport transfer from Split airport to Trogir harbor 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 Crotia!

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 or 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 Trogi 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 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 without transfer per person

– 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/night

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

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

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.

The rates for Hotel Peristil are as follows:

April and October 2018
– Double room incl. breakfast: 80 euro/person
– Single room incl. breakfast: 125 euro/night

May 1st – September 30th, 2018
– 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)

San Snova (Premium)
– 1.090 Euro (SEASON A: from 31.03. to 18.05.18 // from 07.10. to 03.11.18)
– 1.190 Euro (SEASON B: from 19.05. to 06.10.18)

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 (option to have a picnic for lunch)
• Guided bike tours and sightseeing as described in the itinerary
• Overview-maps for the daily bike tours (on board)
• Bed linen and towels
• English speaking tour guide

Additional optional services

• ½ a double cabin (on request)
• Surcharge for a cabin above deck: 150 euro/person
• Surcharge for a double cabin for single use above deck: 500 euro (limited, on request)
• Surcharge for a double cabin for single use above deck: 700 euro (limited, on request)
• Rental bike: Full suspension MTB (fully): 180 euro/week; full suspension e-MTB (E-fully): 240 euro/week (limited, on request)
• Insurance against theft and damage of the rental bike: fully 20 euro/week (not insured: grossly negligent damages)
• 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)
• Exclusive transfers between Split airport and Trogir harbour: 15 euro per person/way (on request)
• 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
• Cetina river rafting (to be paid on site)
• 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 reduction for the third person (regardless of age). Three-bed-cabins are furnished with one double and a single bed. Further the third person doesn’t have to pay the on deck charge (not combinable with any other discount).
• Children up to age 16 receive a discount of 25 % on the basic tour price (not combinable with any other discount); Surcharge for single cabin use will be added.
• In combination with another Islandhopping tour you get a reduction of 50 euro per person on the second tour.
• 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.

Bike routes (Level 2 – 3, single track S1 - S3):

Daily tours in hilly terrain at distances of 28 – 63 km and 400 to 1200 meters of elevation. The terrain in this region is very diverse and changes from island to island: technical and demanding single trails alternate with wide gravel 4×4 roads and sometimes also quiet asphalt stretches; there are very few unrideable points. Various sections in the tour are offered at a higher or lower technical degree, leaving you to make the final decision. This tour is primarily a guided group tour. Upon consultation with your tour guides, the possibility to bike on your own along recommended, suitable routes, may present itself.

Single Track Classification

So that you are well prepared for your bike tour at Islandhopping, and that you know which technicality grade you should await to be confronted by, we have have comprised a classification for all single tracks which you will ride. The difficulty levels included in our classification coincide with the German Singeltrail-Skala.

Blue (easy, S0 – S1): small obstacles such as small roots, small stones, small gully erosion, gradients of up to 40 %, loose surfaces, tight corners but no hairpins, skilful braking and weight shift required, riding while standing, obstacles can be rolled over.

Red (medium, S2): loose surfaces, larger stones and roots, steps and shallow stairs, gradients of up to 70 %, light hairpins, permanent braking readiness, displacement of centre of mass to overcome obstacles, accurate braking, permanent body tension.

Black (heavy, S3 – S5): blocked single trails, many large boulders and roots, smooth/slippery surfaces, loose scree slopes, large steps/drops, extremely steep gradients of over 70 %, tight hairpins, expert level of bike control/handling.”

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).

Weight Limit of Bikes Brought on Board

Please be aware, that we have a weight limit of 22 kg (48.5 lb), if you bring your own bike/e-MTB 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
 28.04-05.05South Dalmatia MTBSan SnovaTrogirTrogir1090 book
May 2018
DateName of the tripShipStart CityEnd CityStatusBase price
 05.05-12.05South Dalmatia MTBSan SnovaTrogirTrogir1090
 12.05-19.05South Dalmatia MTBSan SnovaTrogirTrogir1090
 12.05-19.05South Dalmatia MTBKapetan JureTrogirTrogir990 book
June 2018
DateName of the tripShipStart CityEnd CityStatusBase price
 02.06-09.06South Dalmatia MTBSan SnovaTrogirTrogir1190
 09.06-16.06South Dalmatia MTBSan SnovaTrogirTrogir1190
 16.06-23.06South Dalmatia MTBSan SnovaTrogirTrogir1190
 16.06-23.06South Dalmatia MTBRomanticaTrogirTrogir1190 book
 23.06-30.06South Dalmatia MTBSan SnovaTrogirTrogir1190 book
September 2018
DateName of the tripShipStart CityEnd CityStatusBase price
 01.09-08.09South Dalmatia MTBSan SnovaTrogirTrogir1190
 29.09-06.10South Dalmatia MTBSan SnovaTrogirTrogir1190 book

Any questions?

Contact us:

Monday - Friday
09:00- 12:30 Hrs
14:00- 17:00 Hrs

Tel. +49(0)7531 361860

info@islandhopping.com