Dalmatia – Dubrovnik to Split Deluxe Bike and Boat

  • Category

    Bike and Boat
    Guided
  • Grade

    Leisurely to Moderate
  • Duration/s

    7 nights
  • Start / Finish

    Dubrovnik / Split
  • Distance

    124 miles/200 kms
  • Themes

    CoastalEbike
  • Accommodation

    Deluxe
  • Tour code

    024-119CHRA
Price From £1111

Overview

This holiday also operates in reverse, click here for the Split to Dubrovnik route.

Brand new for the 2019 season, our Dubrovnik to Split Bike and Boat holiday takes in some of Dalmatia’s most beautiful islands and two of its fascinating cities. During your week aboard a lovely motor yacht you’ll enjoy serene cycle rides around 6 beautiful islands. There will also be plenty of time for swimming from the boat and strolling around charming, island ports.

Your home for the week will be the 38 meter, motor-yacht Harmonia. Spacious, air conditioned cabins and an impressive array of on-board amenities ensure your stay onboard is comfortable and enjoyable. Each day you’ll disembark on a different island for a scenic ride on quiet roads. Knowledgeable local guides lead the rides, allowing you to enjoy the stunning scenery rather than studying maps and route notes. On most afternoons there will be opportunities to enjoy swimming from the boat using the water-level swim platform at the Harmonia’s stern.   Each evening the boat moors in a different medieval port giving you somewhere new to explore on your after dinner stroll.

Korcula Town

Korčula Town

After a night in the historic and beautiful port of Dubrovnik, the Harmonia slips her moorings and embarks on a gentle cruise through the Dalmatian Archipelago. You’ll enjoy rides on the fertile island of Šipan, the honey island of Mljet, and the tiny paradise of Lastovo. You’ll also enjoy a day’s ride on Korčula, possibly Dalmatia’s most beautiful island and Hvar with its beautiful capital and wild lavender fields. After a final memorable ride on the island of Brač, your cycling holiday will culminate with a night in the ancient port of Split.

The daily rides cover between 22 and 45 kms each day and invariably include some climbs of one kind or another. The bikes predominantly used used on this tour are state-of-the-art e-bikes although hybrid models are also available for those that like a challenge.

Please note that this holiday also operates in the reverse direction. Check out Dalmatia – Split to Dubrovnik Deluxe Bike and Boat.

Itinerary & Map

The captain reserves the right to make changes to the planned route due to changing wind, tide and weather conditions, and where required by organizational necessities.

Please note that this holiday also operates in the reverse direction. Check out Dalmatia – Split to Dubrovnik Deluxe Bike and Boat.

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Day 1: Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik

The boat is moored at Gruž, Dubrovnik’s town port, and check-in is from 2pm. A guided walking tour of the old town takes place at about 4.30pm. The Harmonia remains moored in Gruž for the night so why not step ashore after dinner for an evening stroll through the atmospheric old town

Day 2: Šipan Island, 14 miles/22kms

Flexitreks Cyclists

Flexitreks Cyclists

Our first cruise delivers us to the charming little port of Sipanska Luka on the island of Sipan. Our guide leads us on a pleasant ride along a fertile valley to the pretty little port of Sudurad at the other end of the island. We then return to the boat and spend the night at our peaceful mooring in Sipanska Luka.

Day 3: Mljet Island – Lastovo Island, 16 miles/25 kms

Mljet

Mljet

After breakfast we cast off and enjoy a short cruise westwards, to the sparsely populated and verdant island of Mljet. The island is mentioned in Homer’s “Odyssey” as the home of the Nymph Calypso who used the island’s charms, along with her own, to entice King Odysseus to be her long-term guest. After disembarking in the tiny port of Sobra we begin our first ride, following quiet roads along the length of the island to Pomena on the western tip. Along the way we’ll enjoy stunning sea views out over the Adriatic. After reboarding the Harmonia, we embark on an enjoyable afternoon cruise to the beautiful and peaceful island of Lastovo, possibly stopping for a refreshing swim along the way.

Day 4: Lastovo Island – Korčula Island, 17 miles/27 kms

Korcula Town

Korcula Town

After breakfast we disembark for a lovely ride around Lastovo. The island’s few inhabitants are either fishermen, farmers or winemakers living off the rich waters and fertile land. The whole island is a national park and the day’s very enjoyable cycle route takes us on a long, lazy loop all the way around it. In the afternoon we cast off and enjoy a pleasant cruise across to the island of Korčula. We moor for the night in the bustling picturesque town of Korčula. A post-dinner stroll around the ancient, narrow streets is highly recommended. The Harmonia remains moored in Korčula Town for the night.

Day 5: Korčula Island: Korčula Town – Vela Luka, 28 miles/45 kms

Looking down at Kneza

Korcula – Looking down at Kneza

Many consider the island of Korčula to be the prettiest of the Dalmatian Islands and today you can form your own opinion as you cycle from one end of it to the other. Remember to stop and take in the stunning views of the surrounding blue seas and neighbouring islands as you wend your way westwards. The views from the south coast road midway through the ride are particularly jaw-dropping and you’ll also find opportunities to stop for a refreshing swim along the way if it’s hot. The Harmonia is waiting for you in the pleasant sheltered port of Vela Luka where she remains moored for the night.

Day 6: Hvar Island: Hvar – Stari Grad – Jelsa, 22 miles/35 kms

During breakfast the Harmonia cruises across to the island of Hvar, mooring in the island’s beautiful capital, Hvar Town. The Renaissance Square is magnificent as is the view from the Spanish fortress that overlooks the town. The latter can only be savoured if you’re prepared to invest in a bit of climb on foot but it really is worth the effort. Today’s ride leads us up out of Hvar Town and over a headland past small villages and lavender fields. The views are incredible and the fragrant air often attracts kaleidoscopes of  butterflies. An exhilarating descent delivers us to the pretty artists port of Stari Grad where we enjoy lunch on board before embarking on a short but pleasant ride to the small port of Jelsa. The Harmonia moors for the night in this charming little place.

Day 7: Brač Island: Bol – Milna – Split, 27 miles/43 kms

Golden Cape Beach - near Bol

Golden Cape Beach – near Bol

A breakfast cruise brings us to Bol on the island of Brač. Brač is the longest island in the Dalmatian archipelago and it also boasts the most elevation you know that today’s ride will include some climbing. Though quite big, Brač is actually a quiet, peaceful island and today’s ride will give you a unique insight into authentic local life. The locally quarried white marble is famous around the world not least because it was used to build the White House in Washington DC. Our last ride concludes in pretty port of Milna where we re-board the Harmonia for our final cruise across the strait to Split. Here we enjoy a fascinating walking tour of of the old town centre which was once in fact the elaborate ancient palace of the Roman Emporer, Diocletian. Back on-board a final meal is the ideal opportunity to celebrate our achievement with our fellow travellers and guides.

Day 8: Departure

After breakfast it’s time to disembark and head for home or your next adventure.

Dates & Prices

This holiday also operates in reverse, click here for the Split to Dubrovnik route.

2019 Arrival Dates
Harmonia - Deluxe
April28
May51226
June923
July721
August418
September11529
October1327

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2019 Prices
024-119CHRA
Per person
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19 May
26 May
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29 Sep
06 Oct
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27 Oct
 
Harmonia - Deluxe
Lower Deck
Double/twin £1333 £1429 £1333              
Single £1932 £2028 £1932              
Triple £1111 £1191 £1111              
Upper Deck
Double/twin £1477 £1572 £1477              
Single £2172 £2267 £2172              
Triple £1207 £1287 £1207              
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Deposit per person £200

Price Includes

7 nights aboard the Harmonia. See practical information
7 x Breakfast, 4 x Lunch, 4 x Dinner plus 3 x Lunch OR Dinner
Maps & route information
City tour in Dubrovnik, Korčula & Split
Tour guide
Local assistance

Price Excludes

Flights and transfers
Helmet
Visitors tax & unlimited bottled water, €40 per adt/€20 per child, payable locally
Drinks on-board
Gratuities/tips

Supplements

Transfer Dubrovnik Airport to port embarkation day (£27)
Transfer to Split Airport dismbarkation day (£27)
Bike with pannier. See practical information (£85)
Electric bike with pannier (£170)
Bike Insurance (£11)
Bike Insurance for electric bike (£22)

Reductions

25% for 2 children up to 16 years, sharing own cabin, lower deck
15% for 2 children up to 16 years, sharing own cabin, upper deck

Practical Information

Bikes

The bikes provided on this tour are modern, aluminium framed hybrid models with comfortable saddle. They come in a variety of male and female frame sizes and are equipped with a pannier.

E-bikes are also available to rent, a popular option on this tour.

A very limited number of helmets are available on board and must be pre-booked at the time of booking. We strongly recommend bringing your own for safety and hygiene reason. It is mandatory to wear a helmet.

Accommodation

Harmonia

Harmonia

On-board payments: Cash only accepted, no debit/credit cards.

The captain reserves the right to make changes to the planned route due to changing wind, tide and weather conditions, and where required by organizational necessities.

Harmonia
The Harmonia was launched in 2013 and offers guests a very high standard of comfort and facilities.

She has 16 spacious guest cabins, each equipped with an en-suite shower/wc and air conditioning. Nine of the cabins are located on the upper deck. Six of these are double cabins with a small double bed and the other three are twin cabins which feature twin beds. The remaining 7 cabins are located on the lower deck. Two of these are doubles and two are twins. There are also two quad cabin, consisting of two double beds, and a triple cabin with 3 single beds.

On the upper deck there is a light and airy saloon as well as a canopied quarterdeck with comfortable seating – great for al-fresco dining. On the wide sun deck there are mats providing complete comfort for sunbathing and a swimming platform at the stern ensures everyone can enjoy a cooling dip in the Adriatic. The Harmonia exudes elegance and quality and makes a very fine base for a cycling holiday in Dalmatia.

Cabin share option for single travellers, subject to availability.

Double Cabin

Double Cabin

Meals

A buffet breakfast and one or two warm meals are provided daily. The meals are prepared by the on-board cook who uses locally sourced fresh ingredients. The catering consists of 4 days of full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) and 3 days of half board (breakfast and lunch or dinner).

Getting There

The tour starts in Dubrovnik and finishes in Split.

Dubrovnik
Fly to Dubrovnik airport. Research flights here

A regular shuttle bus links Dubrovnik airport with the main bus station in Gruž Port – more details here. The bus station is adjacent to where the Harmonia is moored.

Split
Fly home from Split airport. Research flights here

Shuttle busses run to the airport (24 kms from the port) or a taxi will cost around 25 euros.

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