Bike & Boat National Parks of Dalmatia

Bike & Boat National Parks of Dalmatia

(8 Days/7 Nights, approx. 140 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 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.  

This tour takes at some dates place parallel to our MTB & Boat National Parks of Dalmatia on the same boat. One tour guide takes care of the mountain bikers whilst the other one accompanies our trekking riders. If you have a partner or a friend, who prefers cycling to biking, don’t hesitate to bring him/her with you. So you can have a common vacation and indulge in your favorite hobbies during the daytime.

This itinerary has been updated for 2021. The itinerary, prices and services should remain unchanged. All tour dates for 2021 are now online and available to book.

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. 16 mi./25 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. 

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 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. 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 bicycles

Those choosing to rent a hybrid bike will receive a reliable, low maintenance, aluminum frame bike in the suitable size. Our hybrid bikes are equipped with 28 inch hollow chamber rims with puncture-proof touring tires, high-quality derailleur gears and break systems, a carrier and a sturdy bike stand, touring saddle as well as mudguards and a pannier rack. All components are selected based on our twenty years of experience in bike tourism, insuring that they fulfill the necessary criteria to provide the rider with an uncompromised cycle experience.

These high-quality hybrid bikes are rented for 80 euro per week. Unfortunately there is no possibility to reserve one particular bike-brand in advance.

E-Bikes

Clients who wish to be supported by a tail-wind and seek to hire an e-bike will receive a high-quality pedelec, powered mainly by a Bosch motor capable of covering long distances, and characterized by their light weight and great components. Alternative drive systems may also be used. Standard components of our e-bikes in varying frame sizes include, 28 inch hollow chamber rims with puncture-proof touring tires, high-quality derailleur gears and break systems, a carrier and a sturdy bike stand, touring saddle as well as mudguards and a pannier rack. With our e-bikes you will conquer the hills with a smile, they are a true declaration of independence for all who wish to cycle and seek the support of a little push.

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

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 (day of embarkation/disembarkation only).

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 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 additional nights, please contact us:

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

Hotel Adria near Trogir

If you arrive by car we recommend the 3-star-hotel Adria, which is located 8 km outside of Trogir, for a one or two nights stay. The comfortable hotel rooms are furnished tastefully and all include their own bathroom with shower/toilet. The friendly staff ensure the well-being of their guests at all times. The hotel offers its guests on-site parking facilities, where you can leave your car during your Islandhopping tour (on request, fee-based to be paid on site).

The rates for Hotel Adria are as follows:

April, May & October 2020
– Single room incl. breakfast: 55 euro/night
– Double room incl. breakfast: 45 euro/person
– Triple room incl. breakfast: 35 euro/person
– Apartment incl. breakfast: 85 euro/night

June – September 2020
– Single room incl. breakfast: 60 euro/night
– Double room incl. breakfast: 50 euro/person
– Triple room incl. breakfast: 40 euro/person
– Apartment incl. breakfast: 90 euro/night

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, 2020
– 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 2020
– Double room incl. breakfast: 60 euro/person
– Double room for single use incl. breakfast: 90 euro/night

May, June and September 2020
– Double room incl. breakfast: 70 euro/person
– Double room for single use incl. breakfast: 110 euro/night

July and August 2020
– Double room incl. breakfast: 80 euro/person
– Double room for single use incl. breakfast: 120 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 Tragos can be booked for the following rates:

1st April – 15th June & 2nd October 2020 onwards:
– Double room incl. breakfast: 60 euros/person
– Double room for single use incl. breakfast: 100 euros/night

16th June – 01st October 2020
– Double room incl. breakfast: 85 euros/person
– Double room incl. breakfast: 120 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.

A room in the hotel Peristil can be booked for the following rates:

April and October 2020
– Double room incl. breakfast: 90 euro/person
– Single room incl. breakfast: 145 euro/night

May 1st – September 30th 2020
– Double room incl. breakfast: 110 euro/person
– Single room incl. breakfast: 180 euro/night

Prices & Accomplishments

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

Kapetan Jure
– 890 euro (SEASON A)
– 990 euro (SEASON B)
– 1,090 euro (SEASON C)

San Snova
– 1,290 euro (SEASON A)
– 1,390 euro (SEASON B)

Romantica
– 1,090 euro (SEASON A)
– 1,190 euro (SEASON B)
– 1,290 euro (SEASON C)
– 1,390 euro (SEASON D)

Included services

• 8-day trip on a motorized yacht with crew
• 7 nights in a twin 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 (on request)

• Shared twin cabin
• Surcharge per person for a cabin above deck: 100 euro (Kapetan Jure)/150 euro (Romantica/San Snova)
• Surcharge for a double cabin for single use below deck: 400 euro (Kapetan Jure)/500 euro (San Snova/Romantica); (limited)
• Surcharge for a double cabin for single use above deck: 600 euro (Kapetan Jure)/700 euro (San Snova/Romantica); (limited)
• Rental bike with Ortlieb pannier: hybrid bicycle: 80 euro/week; e-bike: 180 euro/week (limited)
• Insurance against theft and damage of the rental bike: hybrid bicycle: 10 euro/week; e-bike: 20 euro/week (not insured: grossly negligent damages)
• Customized transfers between Split airport and Trogir harbour: 15 euro per person/way (day of embarkation/disembarkation only)
• 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) 
• 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 50 euro for adults or 25 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

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).
If you place your booking for this tour by the 31.01.2021, you will receive a 5% Early-Bird discount on the tour base price (can be used in combination with the SEA-YOU-AGAIN discount)
If this is your third or more Islandhopping tour booked directly with Islandhopping, you will receive our 5% SEA-YOU-AGAIN discount for this tour if you book before the 31.01.2021 (can be used in combination 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.

Bringing private bikes & EXCLUSION of private E-BIKES

The tour which you have booked requires a bike with a fully functional set of gears. Islandhopping can offer you high quality, fully serviced rental bikes perfect for the terrain of this tour.

Should you however wish to bring your own hybrid or MTB with you, please make sure to check the condition of your breaks, gears, and tires and don’t forget to bring along a puncture repair kit and the essential spare parts for your bike (e.g. brake pads and tubes). Your bike should be in prefect mechanical working order.

We do not allow private e-bikes on board of our boats. This decision has been made due to health and safety regulations. If you wish to ride an e-bike for the duration of your tour, please get in touch with us about the rental options. 

We do not recommend bringing along private road bikes, as the thin tires are not suitable for some of the road surfaces encountered on the tours.

Liability disclaimer: Radurlaub Zeitreisen GmbH. Will not be held liable for any damages caused to private bikes during loading, unloading or other logisitical handling thereof. 

 

Catering

The on-board chef is a member of the crew and prepares the breakfast and one 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.

Good to know

On our regular cycling tours the riding pace is determined by the cyclists on regular bicycles. We ask guests who have reserved an e-bike to be mindful of this and to acknowledge that also the regular cyclists need time to rest and longer to climb the hills. Thank you for your understanding.

Dates & Booking

  • = fully booked
  • = 1-4 bookings possible
  • = 5+ bookings posible
  • = departure confirmed
April 2021
DateName of the tripShipStart CityEnd CityStatusBase price
 24.04-01.05National Parks DalmatiaSan SnovaTrogirTrogir1190 book
May 2021
DateName of the tripShipStart CityEnd CityStatusBase price
 01.05-08.05National Parks DalmatiaKapetan JureTrogirTrogir890 book
 08.05-15.05National Parks DalmatiaRomanticaTrogirTrogir1190 book
 15.05-22.05National Parks DalmatiaKapetan JureTrogirTrogir990 book
 22.05-29.05National Parks DalmatiaRomanticaTrogirTrogir1290 book
 29.05-05.06National Parks DalmatiaKapetan JureTrogirTrogir990 book
June 2021
DateName of the tripShipStart CityEnd CityStatusBase price
 05.06-12.06National Parks DalmatiaRomanticaTrogirTrogir1290 book
 12.06-19.06National Parks DalmatiaKapetan JureTrogirTrogir990 book
 19.06-26.06National Parks DalmatiaRomanticaTrogirTrogir1290 book
 26.06-03.07National Parks DalmatiaSan SnovaTrogirTrogir1290 book
July 2021
DateName of the tripShipStart CityEnd CityStatusBase price
 03.07-10.07National Parks DalmatiaRomanticaTrogirTrogir1290 book
 17.07-24.07National Parks DalmatiaRomanticaTrogirTrogir1290 book
August 2021
DateName of the tripShipStart CityEnd CityStatusBase price
 07.08-14.08National Parks DalmatiaRomanticaTrogirTrogir1290 book
 21.08-28.08National Parks DalmatiaRomanticaTrogirTrogir1390 book
 28.08-04.09National Parks DalmatiaKapetan JureTrogirTrogir1090 book
September 2021
DateName of the tripShipStart CityEnd CityStatusBase price
 04.09-11.09National Parks DalmatiaSan SnovaTrogirTrogir1390 book
 11.09-18.09National Parks DalmatiaKapetan JureTrogirTrogir1090 book
 18.09-25.09National Parks DalmatiaRomanticaTrogirTrogir1390 book
 25.09-02.10National Parks DalmatiaKapetan JureTrogirTrogir1090 book
October 2021
DateName of the tripShipStart CityEnd CityStatusBase price
 02.10-09.10National Parks DalmatiaRomanticaTrogirTrogir1290 book
 09.10-16.10National Parks DalmatiaKapetan JureTrogirTrogir990 book

Any questions?

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