Bicycle Cruise Southern Dalmatia

Bicycle Cruise Southern Dalmatia (8 Days/7 Nights, approx. 220 km )


Our cycle-tours in Southern Dalmatia, which is the smallest and most sparsely populated region of Croatia, will take us past unique little towns and the beautiful island countryside. These tours will let us experience the beautiful island of Korčula with its picturesquely situated old township and the beautiful lavender island of Hvar. Stroll around Hvar town with its mighty fortress and enjoy the calmness of the artist’s town Stari Grad. Our tour guide explains us the towns of Trogir, Hvar, Stari Grad and Korčula, which are almost all protected under UNESCO‘s World Heritage list.

This tour is occasionally offered parallel to the mountain bike cruise in Southern Dalmatia on the same boat. In this case one tour guide will cycle with the mountain bikers while the other will accompany the hybrid cyclists.

Parallel to some of our Southern Dalmatia tour dates we are also offering our Southern Dalmatia PLUS tour with one of our first class ships Princeza Diana or Melody. On this tour E-bike- and hybrid bike rides are conducted parallel – the itinerary is similar. 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.  

Attention: This web page has been updated for the season 2019. Changes in the itinerary as well as the accomplishments may vary in comparison to the season 2018.

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Highlights of the tour
Culture: The Palace of Diocletian in Split is an excellently preserved relict from ancient Roman times and is, even nowadys, partly inhabited.
Nature: The wide lavender fields of Hvar are the special experience, in particular in the months of May and June.
Activtity: A rafting tour on the Cetina River guarantees fun for young and old
Culinary: A special pleasure for our sweet friends are the paper-thin Palačinken, mostly served with marmelade or chocolate.
Souvenir: The honey from our beekeeper on Šolta is very tasty and the perfect gift!

Itinerary

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

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

2nd Day (Sun) Islands of Solta and Hvar (aprx. 12.5 mi./20 km + 12.5 mi./20 km)

On Šolta we commence in the morning our first tour. Walled fields, numerous olive groves, locust bean and fig trees line the roads. The herbal scent of rosemary accompanies us along our tour across the island. After cycling around the island we return to our ship in Stomorska and cross over to the lovely natural harbour of Stari Grad. Our afternoon cycling tour on the Island of Hvar leads us through the quaint harbours of Jelsa and Vrboska. Afterwards we return to Stari Grad for our overnight stay. 

3rd Day (Mon) Islands Hvar and Korčula (aprx. 14 mi./22 km)

Today’s tour leads us along the almost traffic free pass road through nicely set small villages to the islands capital, Hvar, 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 to the Island of Korčula. Overnight stay in Vela Luka.

4th Day (Tue) Island Korčula (aprx. 37.5 mi./60 km)

Today we discover the island of Korčula by bicycle and enjoy our lunch break in one of the local restaurants. The calmness and remoteness of the vast vegetation and cypress gardens have given the shape to the probably most beautiful Dalmatian island. Our cycle tour leads us via the village of Blato, like Rome build on seven hills, along a pass road across Pupnat bay and finally to Korčula town, where we have time to take a walk through the wonderful old town with its narrow “fishbone like” alleys. We stay overnight in Korčula town.

5th Day (Wed) Island Brač (aprx. 17 mi./27 km)

Today we cruise to the island of Brac, which is famous for its radiant marble that was, among others, used for the White House in Washington or the Reichstag building in Berlin. After an extended swim break followed by lunch, we start our cycling trip in Sumartin, leading us to Selca and on to the picturesque harbour town Pučišća.

6th Day (Thu) Omiš - Split (aprx. 16 or 27 mi./25 or 44 km)

After a morning crossing to Omiš we cycle through the valley of the Cetina River which is surrounded by steep rocks. After 11 mi./18 km we have the choice to take part on a four hours rafting tour on the Cetina River (not included in the tour price) and afterwards a small cycle tour of about 5 mi./8 km back to the boat – or to expand the cycling tour (no rafting) to 27 mi./44 km along small side roads and versatile landscapes until reaching Omiš and its pirate castles. In the afternoon our ship takes us to Split. The old town of Split, built adjoining the famous palace of the Roman Caesar Diocletian, is a world heritage site. Overnight stay in Split.

7th Day (Fri) Split - Trogir (aprx. 9 mi./15 km)

In the morning we prepare for our last bike ride to Mount Marjan. A popular recreational site for the residents of Split, which offers fantastic views of the city and the surrounding islands. Afterwards we board the ship and enjoy the last crossing to Trogir. There is still plenty of time to visit the Old Town, listed as a World Cultural Heritage site. 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

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)

The wooden motor cruiser San Snova, 31 x 8 m in size, took to the water in 2009 and has worked exclusively with Islandhopping ever since. This magnificent construction took shape over the course of three years and sets a milestone in the boat building scene in Croatia as it is the last wooden boat of its kind to be built. The 14 guest’s cabins are welcoming and equipped with air conditioning and a private shower/WC. The salon and its wooden finish provides a comfortable and friendly atmosphere, supported by the many seating arrangements on deck as well as the possibility to lie comfortably on the sun deck. The crew on board pay special attention to cleanliness and maintenance on board and radiate a friendly and inviting atmosphere to the guests on board.

Romantica (Premium)

At 32 x 7.6 m the Romantica was launched in 2007 and is a shapely two mast motor yacht which combines seafaring 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. Both salon and exterior have upscale facilities with a lot of fine details: the salon tables are decorated with noble intarsia, the corresponding benches are covered with precious, sun yellow leather. The large sundeck on the Romantica offers plenty of space to settle back and enjoy the sun.

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 (20kg 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 180cm+ (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 Plitvice Lakes National Park in combination with Zagreb or stay longer in Trogir!

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: 750 euro
– 3 star hotel in a single room with breakfast: 850 euro
– 4 star hotel in a double room with breakfast: 790 euro
– 4 star hotel in a single room with breakfast: 890 euro


Price without transfer per person

People driving independently, without the need of a transfer, receive a discount of 380 € off all prices mentioned.

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 
– 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 
– Double room incl. breakfast: 50 euro/person
– Double room for single use incl. breakfast: 80 euro/night

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

July – August
– 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 
– Double room incl. breakfast: 80 euro/person
– Single room incl. breakfast: 125 euro/night

May  – September 
– 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 27.04. to 26.10.19)

San Snova (Premium)
– 1.190 Euro (SEASON A: from 20.04. to 11.05.19 // from  21.09. to 12.10.19)
– 1.290 Euro (SEASON B: from 25.05. to 21.09.19)

Romantica (Premium)
– 1.190 Euro (SEASON A: from 20.04. to 11.05.2019 // from 12.10. to 19.10.2019)
– 1.290 Euro (SEASON B: from 18.05. to 05.10.2019)

Included services

• 8-day-trip on a motor yacht with a crew
• 7 nights in a double cabin below deck with shower/toilet
• 4 x full board and 3 x half board
• Bed linen and towels
• Guided cycling tours as described in itinerary
• Daily Maps of the single cycling trips
• English-speaking tour guide

Additional optional services (on request)

• ½ a double cabin
• Surcharge per person for a cabin above deck: 100 euro (comfort boat Kapetan Jure)/150 euro (premium boats Romantica/San Snova)
• Surcharge for a double cabin for single use below deck: 400 euro (comfort boat Kapetan Jure)/500 euro (premium boats San Snova/Romantica)
• Surcharge for a double cabin for single use above deck: 600 euro (comfort boat Kapetan Jure)/700 euro (premium boats San Snova/Romantica)
• Rental bike with Ortlieb pannier: hybrid bicycle: 80 euro/week or E-Bike: 160 euro/week (limited, on request)
• Insurance against theft and damage of the hybrid bicycle: 10 euro/week or of the E-Bike: 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)
• 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: 750 euro/single room: 850 euro; 4 star hotel in a double room: 790 euro/single room: 890 euro (People driving independently, without the need of a transfer, receive a discount of 380 € off all prices mentioned)
• Additional night (B&B) near/in Trogir: prices on request

Not included in the basic tour price

• Journey to Trogir
• Taxi transfer Split airport – ship in Trogir (one way ca. 20 euro)
• Water flat rate & Visitor’s tax and local charges: 40 euro/adult or 20 euro for children up to age 16 (to be paid to the captain)
• Drinks on board (tally sheet)
• Meals and drinks ashore
• Please bring a beach towel, if needed
• Entrance fee to attractions (individual visits)
• Tips for crew and tour guides

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).
• Early-Bird discount: receive a 5% discount on the tour base price if your booking reaches us before the 31.01.2019 (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 2-3

The cycle tours require at least basic level of fitness from participants, which they should have acquired from steady cycling. The tours will take us up to a height of 200 to 650 m above sea-level. The day-tours from 12 mi. to 37.5 mi. (20 to 60 km) will take us through hilly and mountainous terrain and will be completed without any time-constraints. Participants will also need to master long and steep climbs, during which they are, however, also permitted to push their bicycles. We traverse mostly asphalted roads, which are rarely traveled on outside the holiday seasons. You are free to set aside a half or full day to swim or spend on board the boat, instead of taking a planned cycle tour.

Bringing Children

We believe that only children in a good physical condition and with a minimum age of 10 and previous bicycle tour experience are able to master the cycle tours on their own strength. Please note that the minimum height for a rental bike is 1.20 m (4 ft.). There is a helmet duty for all children up to age 16 in Croatia.

Requirement to wear a helmet

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 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.

Catering

The on-board chef is a member of the crew and prepares the breakfast and and or two warm meals a day. The catering consists of 4 x full board and 3 x half board. Catering starts with the dinner on the arrival day and ends with the breakfast on the departure day.

Our ships

Please do not forget that the ship is your hotel as well as a machine, which has to be maintained and operated – day and night. A certain level of noise is therefore inevitable.

Dates & Booking

  • = fully booked
  • = 1-4 bookings possible
  • = 5+ bookings posible
  • = departure confirmed
July 2018
DateName of the tripShipStart CityEnd CityStatusBase price
 28.07-04.08South DalmatiaRomanticaTrogirTrogir1190 book
August 2018
DateName of the tripShipStart CityEnd CityStatusBase price
 11.08-18.08South DalmatiaSan SnovaTrogirTrogir1190 book
 18.08-25.08South DalmatiaRomanticaTrogirTrogir1190 book
 25.08-01.09South DalmatiaSan SnovaTrogirTrogir1190
September 2018
DateName of the tripShipStart CityEnd CityStatusBase price
 01.09-08.09South DalmatiaRomanticaTrogirTrogir1190
 01.09-08.09South DalmatiaSan SnovaTrogirTrogir1190
 08.09-15.09South DalmatiaKapetan JureTrogirTrogir990 book
 15.09-22.09South DalmatiaRomanticaTrogirTrogir1190
 22.09-29.09South DalmatiaKapetan JureTrogirTrogir990
 29.09-06.10South DalmatiaRomanticaTrogirTrogir1190 book
 29.09-06.10South DalmatiaSan SnovaTrogirTrogir1190 book
October 2018
DateName of the tripShipStart CityEnd CityStatusBase price
 06.10-13.10South DalmatiaKapetan JureTrogirTrogir990 book
 13.10-20.10South DalmatiaRomanticaTrogirTrogir1090

Any questions?

Contact us:

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

Tel. +49(0)7531 361860

info@islandhopping.com