Dalmatia National Parks Bike and Boat

  • 4.5
    (3 reviews)
  • Category

    Bike and Boat
    Guided
  • Grade

    Leisurely to Moderate
  • Duration/s

    7 nights
  • Start / Finish

    Trogir / Trogir
  • Distance

    87 miles/140 kms
  • Themes

    CoastalEbike
  • Accommodation

    Comfort to Superior
  • Tour code

    024-103CHR
Price From £949

Overview

This bike and boat cycling holiday is the perfect way to see Dalmatia’s National Parks and islands. Cast-off from historic Trogir for a cruise and cycle adventure, hopping from island to island through the Dalmatia archipelago. Stay in a different port each night and enjoy idyllic, scenic cycle rides each day.

This very popular cycle cruise holiday follows the coast north from the idyllic port of Trogir, stopping at various ports and towns along the way for enjoyable cycle rides through the idyllic unspoilt countryside. Visit S

Šibenik at the mouth of the Krka river before heading up-stream to admire the spectacular Krka falls in the National Park. Cruise between the many islands of the Kornati National Park, the densest archipelago in the Mediterranean, marveling at the crystal clear waters rich in marine life. Disembark in tiny, island ports for peaceful cycle rides along quiet lanes.

Krka falls - Croatia

Krka falls – Croatia

Cycle the length of Dugi Otok, a sparsely populated island that offers stunning views of it’s neighbouring tree-clad islands which seem to float like lily pads in the blue Adriatic. Lose yourself in the ancient and fascinating port town of Zadar with it’s 3000 years of history

The islands of Pašman, Ugljan and Zlarin offer relaxing cycling with stunning views and plenty of swimming opportunities along the way. Your final stop is Šolta, a quiet agricultural island where lavender and rosemary perfume the air and the lanes are lined by olive groves and fig trees.

Besides the daily cycle rides there will be plenty of time to relax on board and regular swim stops offer the unforgettable experience of swimming directly from the boat in the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Sea.

The guided cycle rides cover between 9 and 30 miles along mostly asphalted quiet lanes and minor roads. The terrain is always undulating so you will have some climbs to contend with but these are mostly quite short.

Itinerary & Map

The daily rides cover between 9 and 30 miles along mostly asphalted quiet lanes and minor roads. The terrain is undulating so you will have some climbs to contend with but these are mostly quite short. E-bikes are a pre-bookable option on this very popular holiday.

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.

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Day 1: Trogir

Trogir - Croatia

Trogir

On arrival at Split Airport take a short taxi ride (or public bus) the 3 miles to the port of Trogir. After checking in, between 2pm and 2.30pm, at about 3pm we cruise a short distance up the coast to the pleasant port town of Rogoznica. After dinner, step ashore for a nightcap in one of the many quayside bars.

Day 2: Rogoznica – Primošten – Šibenik – Skradin, 13 miles /20 kms

Skradin - Croatia*

Skradin

Our first ride leads us along the coast to Primošten, a picturesque, fortified town, connected to the mainland by a narrow causeway. Here we re-board the boat and cruise north to the historic town of Šibenik located at the mouth of the Krka river. After a look around the lovely old town we continue up the river to the charming medieval town of Skradin where we spend the night.

Day 3: Krka National Park – Vodice, 12 miles /20 kms

Krka falls - Croatia

Krka falls – Croatia

After breakfast we board a small boat for the short journey upstream to the stunning Krka waterfalls. Here you can explore this natural wonder at your leisure – even going for a dip in the clear fresh water if you like. At lunchtime we return to Skradin and re-board the boat for a cruise back to the mouth of the Krka River where we disembark in Vodice. An easy circular ride introduces us to the area in the afternoon. The boat remains moored in the vibrant port of Vodice for the evening.

Day 4: Vodice – Murter Island – Telašćica Nature Park, 16 miles /27 kms

Telascica Cliffs - Kornati National Park- Croatia*

Kornati National Park

We disembark after breakfast and cycle west to the island of Murter. Traversing the short lift bridge onto the island at Tisno we then enjoy a relaxing ride to the west coast where the boat is waiting for us. We now embark on a memorable cruise through the Kornati National Park, an archipelago of sparsely populated islands surrounded by incredibly clear waters rich in marine life. We disembark at the Telašćica Nature Park for a short stroll through a pine forest to take in the stunning cliff views and the picturesque salt lake. We overnight on the Dugi Otok island.

Day 5: Dugi Otok Island- Zadar, 16 miles /25 kms

Dugi Otok - Croatia*

Dugi Otok

Following a short cruise to Sali on the other side of the island we embark on an enjoyable ride along the length of the quiet and serene Dugi Otok island. Incredible sea views of the surrounding archipelago abound as we cycle along a quiet road through the spectacular scenery. We meet the boat for lunch at Brbinj and then cruise across to the mainland to the fascinating ancient port of Zadar.

For centuries Zadar was the capital of Dalmatia and over 3000 years of history are contained within its fortified walls. You’ll enjoy exploring the narrow flag-stoned streets of this atmospheric town. Don’t miss the ingenious sea organ on the quayside.

Day 6: Ugljan Island – Pašman Island – Zlarin Island, 20 miles /33 kms

Ugljan - Croatia

Ugljan

The day starts with an enjoyable breakfast cruise across the strait to Preko where we disembark for the day’s ride on the quiet islands of Ugljan and Pašman which are connected by a short bridge. Easy riding on waterside lanes and paths brings us to small villages and towns where we may be tempted to stop for a swim or at least a cold drink. We then re-board the boat for an afternoon cruise down the coast to the island of Zlarin where we moor for the night.

Day 7: Šolta Island – Trogir, 9 miles/15 kms

Maslinica - Solta - Croatia*

Maslinica – Solta

We cruise to the pretty island of Šolta for our final cycle tour that traverses this serene island, passing fragrant lavender and rosemary fields to the quaint port of Grohote. A late afternoon cruise brings us back to Trogir for the final evening at the ship’s home mooring adjacent to the lovely old town. Lose yourself in the maze-like alleys of the ancient port and enjoy an ice cream or cold drink at one of the many open air cafes.

Day 8: Departure

After breakfast its time to disembark, by 9am, and head for home or your next adventure.

Dates & Prices

2019 Arrival Dates
More information on the 3 boats that operate this route can be found under Practical Information.
Kapetan Jure
May418
June115
August1731
September1428
October12
Romantica
April
May1125
June822
July620
August31024
September721
October5
San Snova
June29

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2019 Prices
024-103CHR
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05 Oct
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12 Oct
Kapetan Jure - Comfort
Lower Deck
Double £949 £949 £949                
Single £1429 £1429 £1429                
Upper Deck
Twin £1045 £1045 £1045                
Single £1668 £1668 £1668                
Romantica/San Snova - Superior
Lower Deck
Double/twin £1141 £1237 £1141                
Single £1740 £1836 £1740                
Triple £951 £1031 £951                
Upper Deck
Double/twin £1285 £1381 £1285                
Single £1980 £2076 £1980                
Triple £1047 £1127 £1047                
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Deposit per person £175

Price Includes

7 nights aboard your chosen ship. See practical information
7 x Breakfast, 4 x Lunch, 4 x Dinner plus 3 x Lunch OR Dinner
Maps & route information
Entrance to the National Parks (group visits only)
Tour guide
Local assistance

Price Excludes

Flights and transfers
Bike hire (see supplements)
Helmet
Visitors tax & unlimited bottled water, €40 per person, payable locally
Drinks on-board
Gratuities/tips
Secure parking (€50/week, pre-book, payable locally)

Supplements

Transfer Split Airport to Trogir embarkation day (£16)
Transfer to Split Airport dismbarkation day (£16)
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.

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

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.

We offer accommodation aboard three different vessels on this tour. Choose between the traditional Kapetan Jure a popular boat offering very comfortable accommodation, or the modern and well appointed Romantica or San Snova. The boats operate on different weeks during the season so please check the Dates & Prices page to see which boat is operating on your preferred departure date.

Kapetan Jure

Kapetan Jure

Kapetan Jure (comfort)
The Kapetan Jure is a beautiful, well maintained vessel that can accommodate up to 30 guests. Extensive use of wood throughout gives her a warm welcoming feel and her proud captain and crew keep her in perfect condition.

She has 15 cabins, 11 of which are on the upper deck and 4 cabins are on the lower deck. On the upper deck ten cabins feature twin beds while one offers bunk beds. The 4 cabins on the lower deck feature a small double bed, circa 140cm wide. All cabins are compact and feature a private bathroom (shower/toilet), mirror, a small safe and a hair dryer.

Other facilities on board include an attractive saloon and sun-deck.

Cabin share option for single travellers, subject to availability.

Romantica

Romantica

Romantica (superior)
The Romantica is a very elegant 2 masted motor yacht that can accommodate 32 guests.

She has 16 cabins, 9 of which are on the upper deck and 7 cabins are on the lower deck. The upper deck cabins consist of five double cabins with a small double bed and four twin cabins with two single beds. On the the lower deck there are three twin cabins with single beds, two double cabins with a small double bed and 2 triple cabins with small double bed and a single bed. All cabins feature en-suite shower/wc and are equipped with individually controlled air-conditioning, mirror and hair dryer.

Other facilities on board include a spacious sun-deck and comfortable saloon and bar.

Cabin share option for single travellers, subject to availability.

San Snova

San Snova

San Snova (superior)
The San Snova is a gorgeous motor yacht built in 2009. Constructed entirely of oak she exudes comfort, elegance and style attracting many repeat customers each year.

She has 14 cabins, 11 of which are on the upper deck and 3 cabins are on the lower deck. The upper deck cabins consist of six double cabins with a small double bed and five triple cabins with a small double bed and a single bunk bed. On the the lower deck there are three triple cabins with single beds. All cabins feature en-suite shower/wc and are equipped with individually controlled air-conditioning, mirror and hair dryer.

A cosy saloon, covered deck and large sun-deck are also features aboard this impressive boat.

Cabin share option for single travellers, subject to availability.

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

Fly to Split airport and then transfer by taxi to Trogir, 6 kms away. There is also a public bus service connecting the airport to Trogir.

Research flights from the UK here.

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Current rating for this cycling holiday based on 3 reviews 4.5
  • Date - 30/05/2017
  • Name - Vicky Franklin
  • Service rating -
    5.0
  • Service comment - Great service from FlexiTreks in the run up to our holiday. Some last minute changes by us were managed quickly and efficiently.
  • Product rating -
    5.0
  • Product comment - Wonderful experience - we fell in love with Croatia and will definitely be going back soon. Romantica was very comfortable and the crew helpful and friendly. Cycling was quite hot for us on some days but not unbearable. All in all a great holiday.
  • Flexitreks response - Thanks for the lovely review Vicky and we're so glad you both enjoyed the holiday. The Romantica has a lot of fans and it's nice to hear you have joined that club!
  • Date - 08/05/2017
  • Name - Dave McFadzien
  • Service rating -
    3.0
  • Service comment - Lecturers only an agent. Would book with island hoping next time
  • Product rating -
    4.0
  • Product comment - Lucky we had good group. Well run. Food good. Lunches too big
  • Flexitreks response - Glad you enjoyed the trip David. Yes, the lunches are a quite substantial but better that than too little.
  • Date - 31/07/2016
  • Name - Anonymous
  • Service rating -
    5.0
  • Service comment - Booking was easy and any queries answered quickly
  • Product rating -
    5.0
  • Product comment - The most amazing week of cycling and sight seeing plus the added bonus of swimming off the boat every day
  • Flexitreks response - We love these bike and boat holidays in Croatia too and for exactly the same reasons. Swimming from the boat after a day in the saddle is pure heaven!