E-Bike Cruise Highlights of Dalmatia Plus

E-Bike Cruise Highlights of Dalmatia Plus (8 Days/7 Nights, approx. 172 km )


This tour expands our Islandhopping-Plus-Program and matches activity with comfort. On this trip you can call the Newstar, the newest yacht in our fleet, your home for a week. The cabins are particularly spacious and lovingly furnished, the bathrooms are equipped with a separate shower, the options on deck are varied and comfortable and the salon is stylish and elegant.

If you want to experience the region of Dalmatia intensively and do not want to miss out on Dubrovnik, surrounded by its imposing walls, this tour is the right choice for you. Accompanied by your comfortable motor yacht, you can explore the varied region of South Dalmatia for one week. Breathtaking natural beauty and cultural highlights accompany you throughout the day. Highlights of the trip are the cities of Dubrovnik and Trogir, both UNESCO World Heritage sites. We will visit the islands of Hvar, Korcula, Mljet and Dugi Otok and experience the coexistence of land and sea as well as of culture and nature.

The direction of this tour alternates each week.

Map

Highlights of the tour
Culture: Korčula Town, a gem of Dalmatian architecture
Nature: The untouched Krka waterfalls are a real natural wonder.
Activity: Unforgettable: Boat trip through the Kornati National Park
Culinary: Taste delicious Palačinke with fig jam
Souvenir: In Dubrovnik the whole range of typical Croatian souvenirs is ready to be bought!

Itinerary

ZADAR - DUBROVNIK: 1st Day (Sun) Zadar (Embarkation)

Individual arrival in Zadar. Embarkation between 2 and 2:30 pm. At around 4:30 pm, your guide will take you on an extended stroll through the streets of the bustling old town. Zadar has been the political, cultural and spiritual center of Dalmatia for centuries. Your guide will take you on an extended stroll through the narrow streets of the lively Old Town. 3,000 years of history characterize the cityscape. The night is spent in Zadar offering our guests a chance to enjoy the ambiance of this lively town.

2nd Day (Mon) Dugi Otok (aprx. 29 mi./48 km)

During breakfast the ship takes us to the spice island of Dugi Otok. In the bay of Božava, surrounded by pine forests, agaves and tamarisks, our bike tour begins on an almost car-free road. Enjoy the views along the “highway in the sky” on your way to Sali, where you will spend the night.

3rd Day (Tue) Kornati National Park - Murter – Vodice - Šibenik (aprx. 17 mi./27 km)

In the morning we embark on a wonderful cruise through the picturesque landscapes of the Kornati National Park. The island archipelago, surrounded by crystal clear waters, is known for its variety of aquatic species and is wonderful island formations. Our port of call is a small que on the island of Murter, connected to the mainland by a bridge. Our bike tour takes us onto the coastal mainland where we follow the coast to the popular holiday destination of Vodice. From here we continue by boat to the city of Šibenik, located on the shores of the Krka River delta. . The Cathedral of Saint James belongs to the UNESCO world heritage program and is the most beautiful religious building along the Adriatic coast. The old town of Šibenik itself is well worth a visit with its many small alley ways crisscrossing up the hill to the town’s watchful fortress.

4th Day (Wed) Šibenik - Krka- Waterfalls – Trogir (2 hours on foot)

During breakfast the boat takes us up the Krka river delta following upstream all the way to Skradin. In Skradin we board a smaller boat and continue up stream into the National Park. Here we will have the chance to see the most famous part of the Krka National Park with its unique, natural waterfalls as we follow an enchanting board walk through the green wilderness.  In the afternoon we board the boat and make our way back down the Krka River towards the Adriatic in the direction of Trogir. We have the afternoon to discover the medieval old town, belonging to the UNESCO world cultural program.

5th Day (Thu) Hvar Island (aprx. 14 mi./22 km)

From Trogir, we cross from to the beautiful harbor of Stari Grad, on the island of Hvar, founded as a Greek colony of Faros and has developed into a mecca for artists and art lovers in recent years. Today’s bike tour leads us through lavender fields to the island capital, where we can visit the magnificent Renaissance Square and enjoy the view of the Spanish fortress towering high above the city. 

6th Day (Fri) Korčula Island (aprx. 28 mi./45 km)

A morning crossing takes us to Prigradica on the island of Korčula. By bicycle we will discover the eastern half of the island, one of the most beautiful in Dalmatia. On the way we can enjoy the view of Pupnat Bay, which is one of the favorite photo motifs of our guest, a contrast of shallow turquoise bays and deep blue channel waters. In the late afternoon we arrive at the island capital, which competes with Venice for the honor of being the birthplace of the famous discoverer Marco Polo. In the evening, we will have plenty of time to explore the fantastic old town with its narrow alleys and Venetian flair.

7th Day (Sat) Mljet Island - Dubrovnik (aprx. 19 mi./30 km)

After breakfast we cruise to the green and forested island Mljet – known as the honey island. With 70 % of the island covered in woodland it’s one of the greenest 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, who could not resist Calypso and stayed on Mljet for seven years. From Pomena we will cycle across the island to meet the boat for the last crossing to Dubrovnik, the pearl of the Adriatic. On a guided tour we will get to know this beautiful city with its numerous impressive palaces and the mighty walls. A celebrative dinner is enjoyed on board in the company of the tour guides, crew and guests.

8th Day (Sun) Dubrovnik (Disembarkation)

After breakfast disembarkation in Dubrovnik and individual trip home or extended stay in Croatia.

DUBROVNIK - ZADAR: 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 16:30 pm, a guided tour through Dubrovnik is offered, where we hear some interesting details of the town’s history and visit the most interesting sites. The boat will spend the night in Gruž offering the guests an opportunity to experience Dubrovnik’s nightlife.

2nd Day (Mon) Islands of Mljet and Korčula (aprx. 19 mi./30 km)

After breakfast we cruise to the green and forested island, Mljet – known as the honey island. With 70 % of the island covered in woodland it’s one of the greenest 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. From Sobra we cycle across the island to find our boat waiting for us to navigate towards the island of Korčula. In the late afternoon we reach the island capital, which competes with Venice for the honor of being the birthplace of the famous discoverer Marco Polo. In the evening there will be plenty of time to explore the fantastic old town with its narrow alleys.

3rd Day (Tue) Islands of Korčula and Hvar (aprx. 28 mi./45 km)

Accompanied by our bicycle we will discover the eastern half of the island of Korčula, one of the most beautiful in Dalmatia. The cycling tour takes us from Korcula to Prigradica. On the way we can enjoy the view of Pupnat Bay, which is one of the favorite photo motifs of our guest, a contrast of shallow turquoise bays and deep blue channel waters. From here we will continue by boat to the island of Hvar, where we will spend the night in a quiet bay.

4th Day (Wed) Island of Hvar and Trogir (aprx. 14 mi./22 km)

Make use of the time after breakfast and go for a little stroll through the city of Hvar. Marvel at the magnificent Renaissance Square and enjoy the view of the Spanish fortress towering high above the city. Today’s bike tour takes us from Hvar town through small villages and lavender fields to the back of the opposite side of the island. The descent to Stari Grad offers breathtaking views. After arriving in Stari Grad, we will continue by boat to the UNESCO world heritage town of Trogir, where you have the option to participate in a guided sight-seeing tour.

5th Day (Thu) Trogir – Krka Waterfalls – Šibenik (2 hours on foot)

During breakfast the boat takes us up the Krka river delta following upstream all the way to Skradin. In Skradin we board a smaller boat and continue up stream into the National Park. Here we will have the chance to see the most famous part of the Krka National Park with its unique, natural waterfalls as we follow an enchanting board walk through the green wilderness. In the afternoon we leave Krka and head for Šibenik by boat. The Cathedral of Saint James belongs to the UNESCO world heritage program and is the most beautiful religious building along the Adriatic coast. The old town of Šibenik itself is well worth a visit with its many small alley ways crisscrossing up the hill to the town’s watchful fortress.

6th Day (Fri) Šibenik – Vodice – Murter – Kornati National Park (aprx. 17 mi./27 km)

We will leave Šibenik, exiting the Krka river mouth back into the Adriatic Sea and cross over to the famous tourist resort of Vodice. From here we can take our bikes across a bridge that connects to the mainland, to the peaceful island of Murter. At a small dock we will meet our ship, which we embark for a wonderful cruise through the picturesque landscapes of the Kornati National Park. The island archipelago, surrounded by crystal clear waters, is known for its variety of aquatic species and is wonderful island formations. We spend the night in Sali on the island of Dugi Otok.

7th Day (Sat) Dugi Otok and Zadar (aprx. 30 mi./48 km)

Today’s bike tour takes us across the spice island of Dugi Otok. From Sali, our ride leads us across the almost car-free “highway in the sky” to the bay of Božava, surrounded by pine forests, agaves and tamarisks. The boat awaits us for the last crossing to Zadar. Zadar has been the political, cultural and spiritual center of Dalmatia for centuries. Your guide will take you on an extended stroll through the narrow streets of the lively Old Town. 3,000 years of history characterize the cityscape. The last evening is spent in celebration together with guides, crew and guests.

8th Day (Sun) Zadar (Disembarkation)

After breakfast disembarkation in Zadar and individual trip home or extended stay in Croatia.

Ships

Newstar (First Class)

The 2017/2018 Newstar is an elegant motoryacht, with a length of 46 m, a width of 8.80 m and an exquisite first-class equipment. The 19 spacious guest rooms are equipped with shower/WC, safe, desk, infotainment system and air conditioning. The spacious saloon with indoor bar and the wide sun deck equipped with a sunbathing area as well as the astern lounge with external bar satisfy even the highest demands and ensure optimal relaxation for every guest on board. A jacuzzi on the upper deck invites you to relax and a bathing platform at the stern of the ship allows access to the sea, so that unlimited bathing pleasure is guaranteed. The crew attaches great importance to ensuring that every guest feel welcome and comfortable on board.

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.

 

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 Zadar or Dubrovnik

Your embarkation harbour will vary, depending on the direction of your tour, between Zadar and Dubrovnik.

Please check your booking confirmation for the harbor relevant to your tour.

 


Arrival by plane

A flight is the fastest, easiest and cheapest way to get to Croatia.

Please be aware, when booking flights, that your tour will either start in Zadar and end in Dubrovnik or vice-versa. Please check your booking confirmation for the harbor relevant to your tour. The direction of your tour can be seen on your booking confirmation. We recommend booking a ‘multi-stop’ flight.

The airport of Zadar is situated about 13 km from Zadar port. You may take a taxi from the airport to the boat (aprx. 40 euro/way).

The airport of Dubrovnik is situated about 15 km from the port of Gruz in Dubrovnik, your port of embarkation. You may take a taxi from the airport to the boat (aprx. 40 euro/way).

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

 www.opodo.com
 www.flights.com

Airport Transfers

Exclusive airport transfers between Zadar airport and Zadar port or Dubrovnik airport and the port of Gruz in Dubrovnik are available on request: 20 euro per person/way (only availabe on embarkation or disembarkation day, reservation required two weeks in advance, booking incl. complete transmission of flight details)

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 and Zadar

Would you like to be in Dubrovnik/or Zadar 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/or Zadar, 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.

Zadar is worth to stay a few more nights as well: 3.000 years of history characterize the cityscape of  Zadar, which was centuries long the political, cultural and spiritual centre of Dalamtia.

If you like to book a room in Dubrovnik or Zadar, 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  September 30th
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 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

Hotel Arthotel Kalelarga in Zadar

The ****- Arthotel Kalelarga has ten theme-interior rooms available. It is a modern hotel with an upscale claim and a very high-class interior, located in the centre of Zadar. Every room has it´s own bathroom, airconditioning, TV and free WiFi as well as a mini-bar. The reception is open 24/7 – so always there to fulfill your desires.

We will gladly book rooms with breakfast for you. Prices apply to one person overnight and vary according to season:

April 16th – May 13th and October 15th – October 31st 2018
– Double room with breakfast (single use): 150 euro/night
– Double room with breakfast: 95 euro /person

May 14th – June 3rd and September 24th – October 14th 2018
– Double room with breakfast (single use): 165 euro/night
– Double room with breakfast: 105 euro /person

June 4th – July 8th and August 13th – September 23rd 2018
– Double room with breakfast (single use): 185 euro/night
– Double room with breakfast: 115 euro /person

July 9th – August 12th 2018
– Double room with breakfast (single use): 214 euro/night
– Double room with breakfast: 130 euro /person

Hotel Niko in Zadar

The ****- hotel Niko has 15 elegant and luxurious rooms, equiped with shower, hair dryer, airconditioning, TV, WiFi and mini-bar. Some rooms offer sea view and balcony. The reception is open 24/7 – so always there to fulfill your desires.

The hotel is located in Zadar, in the turistic suburb Puntamika-Borik. It is on the coast, and the beach is just in front of the hotel. It takes you about 25 minutes drive from the airport Zemunik, 5 minutes drive from the city center and about 30 minutes walk. There is also a bus stop by a minute walk close to the hotel. Parking is right in front of the hotel and it is free of charge.

 We are happy to arrange rooms for you. Please send an e-mail to info@islandhopping.com.

April 1st – May 31st and September 16th – October 31rd 2018

Double room with breakfast (single use): 120 euro /night
Double room with breakfast: 80 euro /person
Double room with breakfast (sea view and balcony): 90 euro /person

June 1st – September 15th 2018
Double room with breakfast (single use): 150 euro /night
Double room with breakfast: 95 euro /person
Double room with breakfast (sea view and balcony): 102 euro /person

Prices & Accomplishments

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

– 1.590 euro (first class boat Newstar)

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
• Bottled water
• Guided cycling tours as described in the itinerary
• Overview-maps for the daily tours (on board)
• E-Bike with Ortlieb pannier
• City tour in Dubrovnik, Zadar, Korcula and Trogir
• Plus-tour specials
• Bed linen and towels
• English speaking tour guide
• Entrance fees to the National Parks described in the tour program

Additional optional services

• Surcharge per person for a cabin above deck: 200 euro
• Surcharge for a single cabin below deck: 300 euro (limited, on request)
• Surcharge for a double cabin for single use below deck: 400 euro (limited, on request)
• Surcharge for single cabin above deck: 500 euro (limited, on request)
• Surcharge for a double cabin for single use above deck: 800 euro (limited, on request)
Insurance against theft and damage of the rental bike: e-bike: 20 euro/week (not insured: grossly negligent damages)
• Exclusive airport transfers between Zadar airport and Zadar port or Dubrovnik airport and Dubrovnik port: 20 euro/person/way (only available on embarkation or disembarkation day, reservation required two weeks in advance, booking incl. complete transmission of flight details
• Additional nights in Zadar or Dubrovnik incl. breakfast (prices on request)

Not included in the base tour price

• Journey to/from Dubrovnik and Zadar
• Visitor’s tax and local charges 25 euro per person (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 not included in the tour price
• Taxi ride from the airport to the ship
• Travelling by car: public guarded parking aprx. 7 euro/day
• 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

• Children up to age 16 receive a discount of 25 % on the basic tour price (not combinable with the 50 % 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

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. Should it be the case, for example, that the harbors on the above mentioned tour sequence are overcrowded, the tour will be operated in reverse.

E-Bike Level

The cycling tours require no special basic conditions from the participants. The altitudes range between 200 and 300 meters. The daily tours of 20 – 50 km lead through hilly and mountainous terrain and can be cycled without any time pressure. Instead of an E-bike tour, half or even a full day can be spent on the ship. Helmets are mandatory on all bike tours. Please bring your own helmet, rental helmets are available on a limited number on board (reservation required).

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.) for hybrid bicycles and 1.50 m (4.5 ft.) for e-bikes. There is a helmet duty for all children up to age 16 in Croatia.

Catering

The cook on board 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.  It starts with the dinner on the arrival day and ends with the breakfast on the departure day.

Language

Due to our international audience all Islandhopping tours are conducted bilingually, in English and German.

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 biycle/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.

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