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Road Bike & Boat

Dalmatia Road Bike · Croatia

From 1190 €
Route
from Zadar / to Zadar
Duration
8 days /
7 nights
Distance
ca. 490 km
ca. 7,050 Hm
Level 2- 3
Level 2- 3
Moderate to demanding road bike tours suitable for islandhoppers with a high level of fitness and good riding technique. Tours lead through hilly to mountainous terrain with a number of steeper climbs (30-120km and 500-1,700 elevation meters per day).

Road bike training camp and holiday combined

Would you like to indulge your passion for road biking with like-minded people, discover a beautiful piece of Croatia and treat yourself to the luxury of hopping from island to island by boat? Do you want to get fit for the start of the season? Would you like to improve your riding technique under the guidance of professionals? All of this while simultaneously exploring a beautiful part of Croatia, with the luxury of a cozy cabin on a comfortable motor yacht accompanying you from island to island?

Then this road bike training camp through Dalmatia is just right for you! Experience the charm of the Dalmatian islands on board your floating hotel and actively from your bike seat. A diversified mixture of mainland coast and dreamlike islands awaits you. Train during the day and enjoy the peace of the idyllic harbours in the evening.

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Highlights

Nature: Wonderful views from the island of Brač to the Dalmatian islands
Culture: A stroll through the beautiful cities of Korčula, Zadar and Split
Activity: Training modules combined with refreshing swimming breaks
Culinary: Enjoy wafer-thin palačinken! Try brodet, a Croatian fish soup!
Souvenir: Olive oil and honey from Dalmatia. A bottle of Dingač - a full-bodied red wine

Itinerary

Ugljan Pašman Šolta Dugi Otok Murter Brač Hvar Korčula Žirje Vodice Skradin Šibenik Primošten Trogir Tkon Supetar Split Preko Slanica Telašćica Bozava Bol Sumartin Korčula Prigradica ZADAR National Park Kornati MEDITERRANEAN Bosnia- Hercegovina Croatia Slovenia Monte- negro Airport Split
1st Day (Sun) Zadar (Embarkation) – Islands of Ugljan, Pašman and Murter
(aprx. 38 km/200 m of elevation)
Individual arrival to Zadar and embarkation on board between 1:00 and 2:30 pm. At 3:00 pm we take a mini-cruise through the Zadar Channel to the nearby island of Ugljan. Once arriving at the port of Preko, it’s: ready, set, go! Our warm-up tour takes us along the east coast of the islands Ugljan and Pašman, which are connected by a bridge, to Tkon. Here the ship awaits us before crossing to Slanica on the island of Murter, where we spend the evening.
2nd Day (Mon) Slanica – Vodice – Skradin – Šibenik – Primošten
(aprx. 108 km/1200 m of elevation)
After an energizing breakfast on board, we cycle from Slanica across the island of Murter, which is connected to the mainland by a lift bridge at Tisno. Once on the other side, we continue our tour via Slanica to Skradin. Here we take a longer break to discover the breathtaking Krka National Park. Via excursion boat and on foot we ex-plore the rushing waterfalls and cascades on display. Afterwards we cycle to Šibenik, where we explore one of the most beautiful churches in Dalmatia, the Cathedral of St. Jacob. Our ship waits for us in the port of Šibenik before transporting us to Primošten for an overnight stay.
3rd Day (Tue) Primošten – Split
(aprx. 87km/1200 of elevation)
Our tour today takes us from Primošten across the Dalmatian mainland. We cycle mainly close to the coast with spectacular views of the deep blue sea and the offshore islands from the UNESCO World Heritage City of Split. During a guided tour of this im-portant port city, we have the opportunity to visit the former palace of the Roman Em-peror Diocletian, into which the entire old town of Split is built. Afterwards you can enjoy a refreshing beverage at the famous Forum Square, while soaking in the unique atmosphere of Split. The fascinating city will entice you to take an extended evening stroll through its enchanting, historic streets. Overnight in Split.
4th Day (Wed) Isand Brač – Island Korčula
(aprx. 80 km/1700 m of elevation)
In the morning we set sail for the island of Brač, famous for its brilliant white limestone which was used for the White House in Washington and the German Reichstag building in Berlin. Once on Brač, we start our bike tour in Supetar. As we climb the island, we are offered spectacular views of the Dalmatian coast and the famous Golden Horn near the island’s capital Bol. Our destination today is the port of Sumartin, where our ship will be waiting for us to continue our journey to the island of Korčula. Relax on board until our arrival in the picturesque island capital (of the same name), which competes with Venice for the honour of being the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. In the evening, take a guided walking tour of the herring-bone old town streets and listen to fascinating stories about the history of both the town and island. Overnight stay in Korčula town.
5th Day (Thu) Korčula Island - Hvar
(aprx. 75 km/1200 m of eleavation)
On our training ride today we explore almost the entire island of Korčula by bike. It is considered by many to be the most beautiful island in Dalmatia. A breathtaking landscape and a Mediterranean climate awaits you. Look forward to multiple panoramas and lush vegetation. Our ship will pick us up in Prigradica before we cross over to the neighbouring island of Hvar. We spend the night in the charming little port of Sućuraj on the easternmost tip of the island of Hvar.
6th Day
(Fri)
Hvar Island Žirje Island
(aprx. 100 km/800 m of eleavation)
According to the travel magazine TRAVELLER, the island of Hvar, known far beyond Croatia’s borders for its lavender products, is one of the ten most beautiful islands in the world! From Sućuraj we cycle through small villages and lavender fields over the island ridge to the picturesque harbor of Stari Grad. Once founded as a trading colony by the Greeks in the 4th century BC, under the name Faros, the town is an architectural gem and is located in a well-protected, fjord-like bay. In the afternoon you can enjoy the sea air on a long crossing to the mini-island of Žirje. This is a good chance to rest your tired legs before tomorrow’s final cycling stage. Overnight stay on Žirj.
7th Day
(Sat)
Island of Dugi Otok – Zadar
(aprx. 55 km/750 m of eleavation)
Morning crossing to the island of Dugi Otok. The Spice Island is one of the scenic highlights of our trip and thus provides the perfect backdrop for our last bike ride. On a panoramic road, with almost no cars, we bike across the entire island with spectacular views of the surrounding islands and the deep blue sea. A detour to the lighthouse of Veli Rat is not to be missed before we end the tour in Božava. Here our ship awaits us, before our final crossing back to Zadar, a city with a rich cultural and historical heritage. A particularly memorable highlight is the famous sea organ and the "Greeting to the Sun", a light installation whose full effects can be witnessed at sunset. In Zadar our journey comes to an end with a cozy dinner and final evening on board. Overnight stay in Zadar.
8th Day (Sun) Zadar (Disembarkation)
After breakfast disembarkation until 9 am. Individual travel home or extension of your vacation in Croatia.

Accommodation

Linda (Comfort)

The wooden motor yacht, Linda, was reconstructed in 2006 especially for Islandhopping and all of our know-how was invested in the project. Wooden clad cabins, of which three are below deck and eleven above deck, as well as a spacious and functional saloon with wooden tables and upholstered benches give the Linda a homely atmosphere.

The various decks provide a generous amount of space for the guests to relax on board. The sundeck is fitted with comfortable sunning mats so that the panoramic view from the top of the boat can be enjoyed to the fullest. Good weather offers the opportunity to set…

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Rental Bikes

Gravel & Road Bikes

Our gravel and cyclocross bikes can be ridden over a variety of terrain. These bikes run perfectly on smooth asphalt surfaces as well as on gravel trails. The frames are extremely robust while still light. The relatively wide tires provide good traction when cycling on loose surfaces. Cyclocross bikes allow for adventurous rides without compromise.…

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Our E-Road Bikes

Our e-road bikes combine all the advantages of a cyclocross road bike with the advances in e-mobility, providing reliable and gentle motor support over all terrains. A sophisticated drivetrain provides the cyclist with enough assistance without dominating the biking experience. The integrated ‘Enough Power’ and ‘Enough Energy’ concept is responsible for the even distribution of support. As the motor is located in the rear wheel hub, a frictionless riding experience is possible even when cycling without the support of the motor.…

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  • Gravel & Road Bikes
  • Our E-Road Bikes

Services, Dates & Prices

 

The below calendar lists the basic cruise price per person. The final cruise price depends on cabin type, cabin occupancy and any additional optional services. The prices for additional optional services are listed below the travel calendar. The green checkmark indicates that the trip is secured.

Included services
  • 8-day trip on a motorized yacht with crew
  • 7 nights in a twin cabin below deck with shower/toilet
  • 7 x half board
  • Guided road bike tours as described in the itinerary
  • Bed linen and towels
  • English speaking tour guide
Not included in the basic tour price
  • Journey to Zadar
  • Flat rate for local tourist taxes and drinking water on board and on the tours
  • Drinks on board (tally sheet: to be paid to the captain)
  • Meals and beverages ashore
  • Entrance fees to places of interest
  • Tips for crew and tour guides
Prices for Additional Optional Services 2024
Shared twin cabin Available on request
Surcharge for a cabin above deck 150 euro/person
Surcharge for a double cabin for single use below deck
(limited)
400 euro
Surcharge for a double cabin for single use above deck
(limited)
600 euro
Rental bike Road bike Cube or Orbea: 180 euro/week;
E-road bike Orbea: 220 euro/week
Insurance against theft and damage of the rental bike
(not insured: grossly negligent damages)
25 euro/week
Parking Place Motor bike: 40 euro/week
Car up to 6m in length: 70 euro/week
Vehicel longer than 6m: 120 euro/week
Exclusive transfers between airport, hotel or trainstation to the ship Prices on request. Please contact our office in Konstanz
2-day extension program Zagreb Prices see Extension Program Zagreb
3-day extension program Varaždin and Trakošćan Prices see Extension Program Trakošćan
Discounts
  • Children up to age 16 receive a discount of 25 % on the basic tour price (not combinable with any other discount / does not apply for single occupancies).

  • If you place your booking for a tour in 2025 by the 31.12.2024 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 us, you will receive our SEA-YOU-AGAIN discount for your next tour in 2025.

Arrival - How to get there

Port of Embarkation Zadar

You will find your boat on the day of embarkation in the port of Zadar. Check-in on board takes place from 1 pm.

 

Your tour guides will be waiting for you on the harbour promenade in Zadar. They should be easy to spot in their blue Islandhopping shirts. At 3:00 pm the ship will cruise through the Zadar Channel to the nearby island of Ugljan. Here we start our warm-up tour along the east coast of the Island.

Arrival by car

Coordinates for navigation system:

44°06’60.0”N 15°13’40.0”E

 

We are happy to organise a secure place to park for your vehicle on private property in Zadar. This must be reserved in advanced. Prices can be found under “additional bookable services”.

 

If you have booked a parking space, please inform one of the Islandhopping tour guides on arrival. They will show you the location of the car park after unloading your car.

Arrival by plane

Arrival to our journeys in the Kvarner Bay is possible via the Zadar Airport (ZAD), which is located 12 km away from the harbor where the boat is located. Another arrival alternative is to fly to Split (SPU).

 

On embarkation and disembarkation day we can organize individual transfer from the alternative airports to the boat on request. Please contact us for more information.

  • Embarkation
  • by car
  • by plane

If you would like to extend your trip

Extension program Trakošćan & Varaždin

Would you like to spend a few days in the green, hilly landscape of northern Croatia before or after your Islandhopping tour? Are you looking for a program that offers you both organised activities as well as enough free time to explore the Croatian hinterland? Then we recommend our three-day extension program in Trakošćan and Varaždin which includes two nights’ accommodation with breakfast, a guided tour of Trakošćan Castle, a guided tour of the baroque town of Varaždin including an organ concert and transfers between your two hotels.

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Aerial view of Trakošćan Castle and surroundings

Extension program in Zagreb

Are you intrigued to see more of Croatia? We recommend extending your stay with our 2-day extension program in the Croatian capital, Zagreb. The old town, built by the Imperial and Royal Monarchy, boasts many impressive buildings. The additional program includes transfers, hotel accommodation, a city tour and dinner in a typical konoba.

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View over the city of Zagreb
  • Extension program Trakošćan
  • Extension program Zagreb

Important information

Spoken language

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 itinerary, depending on wind and weather conditions or organizational requirements. Sometimes the tour will be conducted in reverse order. You will find further details in your booking information package.

Requirements

Level 2 - 3

Moderate to demanding road bike tours suitable for islandhoppers with a high level of fitness and good riding technique. Tours lead through hilly to mountainous terrain with a number of steeper climbs (30-120km and 500-1,700 elevation meters per day).

Guided group pace

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

Requirement to wear a helmet

Helmets are mandatory on our bike tours. It is advised to bring your own, well fitted, helmet with you as our rental helmet numbers are limited (reservation required).

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 road bike 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. It is also prohibited to take e-bike batteries with you on an airplane. If you wish to ride an e-bike for the duration of your tour, please get in touch with us about the rental options.

 

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

Noise on board

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.

Catering

The on-board chef is a member of the crew and prepares the breakfast and the dinner. Catering starts with the dinner on the arrival day and ends with the breakfast on the departure day. One meal a day is taken ashore and is not included in the tour price.

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