E-Bike & Bicycle Cruise Dalmatia from Dubrovnik Plus

E-Bike & Bicycle Cruise Dalmatia from Dubrovnik Plus (8 Days/7 Nights, approx. 163 km )


This tour belongs to our Islandhopping-Plus-Program which meanwhile consists of four individual tours and matches activity with comfort. Our proud motor yard Harmonia is your comfortable home for an amazing week. Tenderly decorated roomy cabins, bathrooms with separate shower, a comfortable sundeck as well as a stylish salon await your visit.

If you would like to experience the region of South Dalmatia thoroughly, not wanting to do without Dubrovnik and its amazing city walls, this sail and cycle trip would be an excellent choice. Accompanied by our charming motor yacht, we get to know this sparsely populated part of Croatia. Breathtaking natural features and cultural highlights lined up close together.

The highlights of the trip are the town centre of Dubrovnik as well as Mostar (situated in Bosnia and Herzegovina) which are listed as UNESCO’s world heritage. We cycle the islands of Korčula, Mljet, Lastovo and Šipan and experience the interaction of sea and land, culture and nature at limited space. Due to changing wind and weather conditions the tour may also be operated in reverse.

 

Map

Highlights of the tour
Culture: Mostar and its world famous bridge
Nature: Mljet Island and its salt lakes
Activity: Take the time to walk around the city walls of Ston. It's the second longest fortified wall in the world.
Culinary: Oysters of Mali Ston Bay
Souvenirs: In Dubrovnik you will find a broad range of typical Croatian souvenirs

Itinerary

1st Day (Sun) Dubrovnik (Embarkation)

Individual journey to Dubrovnik. Check-in on board starts between 2 and 2.30 pm at Gruž, the town port. At about 4.30 pm, a guided tour through Dubrovnik is offered, where we hear some interesting details of the town’s history and visit the most important sites. The boat will spend the night in Gruž offering the guests an opportunity to experience Dubrovnik’s nightlife.

2nd Day (Mon) Islands of Šipan and Mljet (aprx. 7 + 16 mi./11 km + 25 km)

A pleasant cycle trip takes us after breakfast past some sumptuous villas and further on past a fertile valley framed by a limestone range of hills. Afterwards we cruise to the green and forested island Mljet – known as the honey island. It is with 70 % of woodland one of the best wooded islands in the Mediterranean area. Homer mentioned this lovely island in his epic poem “Odyssey”. He made it a home for the Nymph Calypso and the legendary Greek king Odysseus, whom could not resist Calypso and stayed on Mljet for seven years. In the afternoon we explore the Mljet national park by bicycle and spend the night in Pomena.

3rd Day (Tue) Lastovo Island (aprx. 17 mi./27 km)

Our ship takes us early in the morning to Lastovo Island. The island of Lastovo is one of the smallest inhabited islands in the Adriatic Sea. Already Emperor Augustus appreciated the mild climate, and in Roman times it was even named “Augusta Insula” after him. The barely more than 1,000 inhabitants still live today mainly from fishing the extremely rich waters, agriculture and viticulture. The gold-coloured white wine “Marastina”, known even beyond Croatia’s borders, is grown here. Our today’s cycle tour takes us in a large circle across the beautiful island.

4th Day (Wed) Islands of Korčula and Gradac (aprx. 28 mi./45 km)

After the day’s first crossing over to Korčula Island, regarded as one of the most beautiful islands in Dalmatia, we cycle from Vela Luka to Račišće where the boat awaits to take us to the mainland. There is enough time to enjoy a lengthy swim stop on anchor. Our destination is the harbor of Gradac quiet close to the delta of the Neretva River, which is the most important one in the Herzegovina region.

5th Day (Thu) Excursion to Mostar

In the morning a transfer bus takes us across the Bosnian border to Mostar. A guided tour familiarizes us with the location and the town’s world-famous landmark the bridge across the River Neretva, which was destroyed in 1993 through heavy shelling and reopened in 2004 and is UNESCO protected since. Grap the chance to stroll through the old town of Mostar which is the National heritage of Bosnia and Herzegovina. On our return trip we stop in Počitelj with its well-preserved fortress (or if the weather is very warm and sunny at the Kravica waterfall) before continuing to Gradac. Back at the ship we end the spectacular day relaxing by having a nice glass of wine.

6th Day (Fri) Pelješac peninsula and Korčula Island (aprx. 16 mi./25 km)

Today’s bike tour takes us across the Pelješac peninsula from Trpanj to Vigan. On the descent we will be able to admire beautiful views of the deep blue sea and the neighboring island of Korčula, seemingly only a stone’s throw away. After a lengthy swim stop we will spend the late afternoon in Korčula town, which competes with Venice for the honor of being the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. We have ample time in the evening to wander through the fabulous old town and its narrow lanes laid out in a fishbone pattern.

7th Day (Sat) Mainland Prapratno – Slano – Dubrovnik (Cycle route aprx. 19 mi. / 30 km)

A longer crossing on board the boat hugs the beautiful coastline of the Pelješac peninsula on your way to the small ferry harbour of Prapratno. The tour takes you from Prapratno to Ston with its famous city wall, which is the longest, intact, fortification wall in Europe and often compared with the Great Wall of China. The tour takes you further to the small harbour of Slano on the mainland. The boat awaits you here for your last boats cruise to the city of Dubrovnik. A cheerful evening meal on board the boat gives you time to celebrate the success of the week with fellow travellers and tour guides.

8th Day (Sun) Dubrovnik (Disembarkation)

After breakfast disembarkation until 9 am and individual trip home or extended stay in Croatia.

Ships

Motorsegler Kroatien

Harmonia (Deluxe)

The Harmonia is the second boat of the family Scherka that enriches our Islandhopping fleet for the season 2014.

With a length of 38 m boat and 17 luxurious furnished guest cabins with a size of 10 – 15 sqm including tiled bathrooms with shower cabins/toilet.
The 2 masted boat is meeting also the highest expectation. A special room offers the possibility to store and recharge our electric bicycles for the PLUS tours.

The salon and numerous sun mats and beds are at the guest’s disposal. We already look forward to the warm-hearted service of the family Scherka who satisfy all wishes.

Rental bikes

FLEXeBIKE – by Tempora

The FLEXeBIKE by Tempora stands for innovation; a high end e-bike which can be transformed into a standard hybrid bike by removing only the battery.
At aprx. 19 kg the bike is amongst the lightest touring e-bikes on the market, available in frame sizes: 46 cm – easy entry, 52 cm – trapez, and 58 cm – diamond.
The Shimano Deore 3 x 8-speed derailleur system enable the rider to climb even the steepest of inclines.
Shimano V-brakes insure that the bike comes to a safe stop.
The supporting electric motor is a high-performance Panasonic rear wheel hub-motor which runs on a 800 Wh rechargeable battery.

The FLEXeBIKEs are available for the following weekly rates:
– Hybrid bike: 80 Euro
– E-bike: 160 Euro

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 waterproof 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

How to get to Dubrovnik

It is possible to fly to the airport of Dubrovnik which is situated about 15 km from your port of embarkation. You may take a taxi from the airport to the boat (city harbour Gruž in Dubrovnik, aprx. 16 km/40 euro).

Exclusive airport transfer from Dubrovnik airport to the boat: 20 euro per person/way on request.

To investigate and book a suitable flight you can for example use the following websites:

www.opodo.com
www.flights.com

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

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


Extended stay

Extend your stay in Dubrovnik

Would you like to be in Dubrovnik already before the start of your bike and boat tour or enjoy Dalmatia a bit longer after the tour ends? Then we recommend that you extend your vacation for one or more days in Dubrovnik, your embarkation and disembarkation port.

The medieval town of Dubrovnik is like one great museum and surely one of the most interesting towns in the whole Mediterranean region. The main reason is the beautifully preserved Old Town – a World Heritage Site – built on a peninsula.

Long walks exploring Dubrovnik’s centre is certainly most rewarding, and countless cafes and wine bars invite you to relax with a coffee, an ice cream or a glass of Croatian wine.

If you like to book a room in Dubrovnik, please contact our office team: info@islandhopping.com

Hotel Splendid in Dubrovnik

The ***-hotel Splendid, surrounded by a Mediterranean garden, with a view of the Elafiti Islands, is located directly at the beach. Available are 59 elegant and well-maintained rooms with a view of the park or the sea. All rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, satelite TV, telephone, minibar, hair-dryer and shower/WC.

The hotel has its own tennis court and offers, among other activities, diving and kayak trips. In the garden restaurant Glorijet you are served typical Dalmatian cuisine. Here, with a beautiful view of the islands, you can enjoy a lovely dinner.

We offer double rooms with breakfast. Prices depend on the season, the hotel and the location of the room.

Prices for 2018:
until May 12th and from 30th of September
Single room with breakfast (park view): 75 euro / night
Double room with breakfast (sea view): 60 euro /person

May 13th – June 16th and September 09th – September 29th
Single room with breakfast (park view): 85 euro / night
Double room with breakfast (sea view): 70 euro /person

June 17th – July 07th and August 19th – September 08th
Single room with breakfast (park view): 115 euro / night
Double room with breakfast (sea view): 95 euro /person

July 08th – August 18th
Single room with breakfast (park view): 130 euro / night
Double room with breakfast (sea view): 110 euro /person

Hotel Komodor in Dubrovnik

As an alternative, we offer you the Hotel Komodor. The Hotel Komodor is one of the oldest establishments on the Lapad peninsula and a typical example of the traditional stonebuilt houses of Dubrovnik.

The hotel has 63 rooms with a view of the park or the sea, air-conditioner, satelite TV, telephone, hair-dryer and shower/WC. The in-house restaurant offers on its terrace, among other things, delicious Dalmatian specialities from the grill. We offer double rooms with breakfast. Prices depend on the season, the hotel and the location of the room.

Prices for 2018:
until May 12th and from September 30th
Single room with breakfast (park view): 70 euro / night
Double room with breakfast (park view): 50 euro / person
Double room with breakfast (sea view): 55 euro /person

May 13th – June 16th and September 09th – September 29th
Single room with breakfast (park view): 85 euro / night
Double room with breakfast (park view): 60 euro / person
Double room with breakfast (sea view): 65 euro /person

June 17th – July 07th and August 19th – September 08th
Single room with breakfast (park view): 110 euro / night
Double room with breakfast (park view): 85 euro / person
Double room with breakfast (sea view): 90 euro /person

July 08th – August 18th
Single room with breakfast (park view): 125 euro / night
Double room with breakfast (park view): 90 euro / person
Double room with breakfast (sea view): 100 euro /person

Prices & Accomplishments

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

Season A: 22.04. – 20.05.2018 & 07.10. – 03.11.2018

– 1,290 euro (deluxe ship Harmonia)

Season B: from 20.05. to 07.10.2018

– 1,390 euro (deluxe ship Harmonia)

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
• Guided cycling tours as described in the itinerary
• Overview-maps for the daily tours (on board)
• Bed linen and towels
• PLUS-tour specials
• Excursion to Mostar incl. guided sightseeing in Mostar (as the case may be Počitelj). Lunch is NOT included.
• English speaking tour guide

Additional optional services

• Surcharge per person for a cabin above deck: 150 euro
• Surcharge for a double cabin for single use below deck: 500 euro (on request)
• Surcharge for a double cabin for single use above deck: 700 euro (on request)
• Rental bikes: Flex e-bike with Ortlieb pannier: 160 Euro or Islandhopping – bicycle with Ortlieb pannier: 80 euro
• Insurance against theft and damage of the e-bike: 20 euro/week and of the 21-gear rental bicycle: 10 euro/week or (not insured: grossly negligent damages)
• Exclusive airport transfer between Dubrovnik airport and Gruz harbor (on request)
• Additional night (B&B) in Dubrovnik: prices on request

Not included in the tour price

• Journey to Dubrovnik
• Water flat rate, Visitor’s tax and local charges 40 euro or 20 euro for children up to age 16 (to be paid to the captain)
• Drinks on board (tally sheet; to be paid to the captain)
• Please bring a beach towel, if needed
• Meals and drinks ashore
• Lunch during excursion to Mostar
• Entrance fee for sights not included in the tour price
• Service charge for payment with credit card: 2 % of the total invoice value (excluded for payments via IBAN bank transfers)
• Tips for crew and tour guides
• Taxi ride from the airport to the ship (aprx. 40 euro/ride)
• Travelling by car: public guarded parking aprx. 8 euro/day

Price reductions

• You can book a cabin for three persons (e. g. one child) and get a 50 % price reduction for the third person (regardless of age, not combinable with any other discount). Three-bed-cabins are furnished with a bulk bed and a single bed (sometimes double bed and a single bed).
• 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 boat tour you get a reduction of 50 euro per person on the second tour.
• 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.

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.

Requirements (Level 2 - 3)

The cycle tours require a 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 500 m above sea-level.

The day-tours from 12 mi. to 31 mi. (20 to 50 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. 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.

Requirement to wear a helmet

Helmet use is mandatory on all bike rides. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own well-fitted helmet. Rental helmets are available on board in limited number (reservation requested).

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.

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Bitte beachten Sie, dass wir eine Gewichtsobergrenze von 22 kg für mitgebrachte Räder eingeführt haben. Da unsere Reiseleiter/Crew die Räder an Bord heben müssen, ist dieses Limit notwendig, um die Gesundheit unserer MitarbeiterInnen zu schützen.

Wir behalten uns vor, das Gewicht Ihres Rades/(E-)Bikes vor Ort zu überprüfen. Bei Überschreiten der Gewichtsgrenze behalten wir uns das Recht vor, das mitgebrachte Rad nicht mit an Bord zu nehmen.

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Dates & Booking

  • = fully booked
  • = 1-4 bookings possible
  • = 5+ bookings posible
  • = departure confirmed

Any questions?

Contact us:

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

Tel. +49(0)7531 361860

info@islandhopping.com