Dalmatia South Deluxe Bike and Boat

  • 4.8
    (12 reviews)
  • Category

    Bike and Boat
  • Grade

  • Duration/s

    7 nights
  • Start / Finish

    Trogir / Trogir
  • Distance

    126 miles/203 kms
  • Themes

  • Accommodation

  • Tour code

Price From £1047


A deluxe bike and boat cycling holiday around the serene and beautiful islands of South Dalmatia. Live aboard a deluxe motor yacht exploring the timeless, evocative islands of Hvar, Vis, Korčula and Šolta. Each has it’s own unique character and flavour, providing a completely new cycling experience each day.

This is a truly magical cycling holiday, the sparsely populated islands of South Dalmatia provide the perfect environment for escaping the everyday hustle and bustle, allowing you to fall into an intoxicating rhythm of cycle, swim, eat, sleep, repeat.

Your deluxe motor yacht, complete with friendly crew and cycle guides, offers comfortable, air-conditioned cabins and is the perfect vessel for exploring the Dalmatian Islands in style. Each day the boat will moor in a different but always idyllic harbour where you will disembark for the day’s ride. The bike guides remove the need for maps and route notes allowing you to relax and enjoy the rides without having to worry about navigation. While you are riding, the boat cruises around to the other side of the island and is waiting for you when you arrive.

Most afternoons the boat will cruise to a quiet bay for a swim stop. The bathing platform on the boat’s stern makes entering and leaving the water easy for all and there are also stand-up-paddle boards available as well.

The video above was shot in June 2016 and depicts a typical week aboard the Princeza Diana.

The highlights of the week are many and varied but stand-out memories include the view over Hvar Town from the Spanish Fortress, cycling around Vis, the quietest and most remote of the Dalmatian Islands and swimming from the boat to cool off after a long ride. The ride from one end of Korčula to the other is very special and maybe you’ll agree with our opinion that it is the most beautiful of the Dalmatian Islands. The optional rafting excursion in Cetina Canyon on the mainland is very exhilarating and the opportunity to explore the ancient, winding alleyways of Split old town, complete with bohemian bars and an emperor’s palace should not be overlooked.

The final day’s ride on Šolta, where the scent of lavender and wild rosemary accompany your ride, is a fitting finale to a truly memorable cycling holiday

The cycle rides cover between 12 and 30 miles along on asphalted lanes and quiet roads. The terrain of these islands is always undulating and you will have climbs to contend with each day. State of the art e-bikes are a popular, pre-bookable option and are recommended for anyone concerned about the hills but regular hybrid bikes are of course available too.

Itinerary & Map

The daily rides cover between 12 and 30 miles along mostly asphalted quiet lanes and minor roads. The terrain is always undulating and you will have some climbs to contend with each day. 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 – Hvar island

Stari Grad - Hvar - Croatia*

Stari Grad

The pretty port of Trogir is just a short 6 km taxi or bus ride from Split Airport. On arrival, check in on board your boat between 2pm and 2.30pm. At around 3pm the crew cast off and we enjoy an afternoon cruise to the pretty port of Stari Grad on the island of Hvar. After dinner why not step ashore for a stroll around the pleasant little port.

Day 2: Islands of Hvar and Vis, 13 miles/20 kms


After breakfast we disembark for our first ride and begin to climb up a winding road that leads us up onto a ridge running the length of the island. The views get progressively more spectacular and aromatic lavender fields line the route attracting flights of brightly coloured butterflies. The winding descent to Hvar town on the other side of the ridge is long and exhilarating. Hvar town is a vibrant place, with bustling quayside bars and a picturesque Spanish fortress standing guard above. Enjoy a drink or snack in one of the fashionable quayside bars until the boat arrives.

We then embark on an afternoon cruise across to the island of Vis. Time allowing, we’ll drop anchor in a quiet bay for our first swim-stop – one of the great pleasures of this type of holiday. The boat then moors for the night in the pleasant littler port of Vis.

Day 3: Vis Island, 20 miles/32 kms

Vis Town - Vis


Vis is the outermost of the Dalmatian islands and until 1995 was closed to tourists due to it’s strategic location. You’ll really enjoy exploring this quiet and beautiful island by bike. The route leads us across the island on a gently ascending road that then descends quickly, via a series of exhilarating switchbacks, to the charming village of Komiza on the west coast.

After exploring the village and enjoying a refreshment at one of the relaxed quayside bars we mount up and leave the village, this time following a quiet coastal road with jaw-dropping sea views off to the right. The road then winds inland through a peaceful fertile valley covered in vineyards before descending back down to Vis where the boat and lunch are waiting for us.

In the afternoon we leave Vis and enjoy a leisurely cruise to the nearby island of Korčula. On route we’ll stop in a quiet bay for a swim, before mooring in the pleasant port town of Vela Luka on Korčula for the night.

Day 4: Korčula Island, 38 miles/60 kms

Vela Luka

Vela Luka

Korčula is stunning – by common consent the jewel in the Dalmatian archipelago crown – and today we will cycle from one end of it to the other. A gentle climb leads us inland through aromatic pine forests and after an exhilerating descent we begin to follow a quiet road alongside the island’s incredibly picturesque south coast. Hamlets of tiny houses, many covered in bougainvillea, enjoy million dollar views of a coral blue sea dotted with tiny islands. We may be tempted to stop for a swim as there are many small beaches along this lovely stretch of coast.

A stunning taverna provides us with a wonderful lunch (payable locally) and after refuelling we take on a gentle climb that is rewarded with fabulous views of picturesque Pupnat Bay.

Towards the end of the ride we cross to the north coast and enjoy a long, winding descent with more stunning views of an impossibly blue sea and the Pelješac peninsula across the strait. For the last few kilometers we follow the coastline eastwards. Windsurfers and kitesurfers flit backwards and forwards enjoying the wind funnel effect created by the narrow strait and adding even more colour to this incredibly vivid day.

Korcula Town

Korčula Town

Finally we round a corner and the stunning island capital comes into view. The fortified town of Korčula juts out into the Adriatic and looks like a large ship moored to the island. After dinner we highly recommend stepping ashore for a stroll through the narrow alleys of this atmospheric and bustling old town.

Day 5: Island of Brač, 17 miles/27 kms



A morning cruise brings us to Brač, the largest island of central Dalmatia. The white limestone from this island has been used to build some iconic buidings around the world such as the White House in Washington DC and the Reichstag in Berlin. Following an extended swim stop and lunch on board, we disembark in the tiny port of Sumartin for a pleasant afteroon ride. The route leads us first to the charming fishing village of Povlja and then on to the gorgeous little bay and town of Pučišća. If we beat the boat there are some lovely quayside cafes to enjoy a cold drink whilst enjoying the lovely view.

The boat remains moored in Pučišća overnight.

Day 6: Omiš – Split, 27 miles/ 44 kms

Omis – Cetina Canyon

A morning cruise takes us across the strait to Omiš on the mainland. We have a choice today of either biking around the Cetina Canyon or take part in a 4 hour rafting excursion on the Cetina river itself (not included and payable locally). If you opt for the bike ride the route leads you around the edge of the scenic Cetina River Canyon, the views across the river and down towards the sea are magnificent. The route eventually leads you back to the boat at Omiš.

If you opt for the rafting you’ll be picked up from the boat by a bus and driven inland to the starting point. The rafting is great fun and each raft has a well trained instructor who ensures the trip is exhilarating but safe. The river and canyon are protected and the scenery and water clarity are amazing. The bus is waiting for you at the end of the rafting experience to take you back to the boat in Omiš.

Rafting the Cetina Canyon

Rafting the Cetina Canyon

We then cast off and cruise up the coast to Split, stopping for a swim break along the way if there is time.

Split is amazing and we highly recommend a tour of the famous palace of Roman Emperor Diocletian. The adjoining maze of streets that make up Split’s old town are also inviting, never more so than after dark when all the cool little bars, clubs and restaurants come alive.

Day 7: Šolta Island, 12 miles/20 kms

Stomorska, Solta


During breakfast we cruise to the pretty harbor of Rogač on the island of Šolta for our final cycle tour. The ride traverses the serene island, passing fragrant fields of lavender and wild rosemary. We re-board the boat in Rogač and cruise slowly back across the sea to the boat’s home port of Trogir. The old-town is a rabbit warren of narrow winding alleys, lined with tiny restaurants, shops and cafes. Feel free to lose yourself – it’s not that big – and sooner or later you’ll wind up on the quayside once more.

The Captains’s farewell dinner is always an enjoyable affair, moored up on the bustling quayside adjacent to the lovely old town.

Day 8: Departure

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

Dates & Prices

2021 Arrival Dates
More information on the 2 boats that operate this route can be found under Practical Information.
Princeza Diana

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2021 Prices
Per person
17 Apr
01 May
08 May
15 May
22 May
07 Aug
08 Aug
21 Aug
28 Aug
18 Sep
25 Sep
08 Oct
09 Oct
23 Oct
23 Oct
Princeza Diana - Deluxe
Lower Deck
Double/Twin £1396 £1496 £1596 £1697 £1697 £1596 £1496        
Single £2023 £2123 £2224 £2324 £2324 £2224 £2123        
Triple £1163 £1247 £1330 £1414 £1414 £1330 £1247        
Quad £1047 £1122 £1197 £1273 £1273 £1197 £1122        
Upper Deck
Double/twin £1596 £1697 £1797 £1898 £1898 £1797 £1697        
Single £2400 £2500 £2600 £2701 £2701 £2600 £2500        
Triple £1297 £1381 £1464 £1548 £1548 £1464 £1381        
Quad £1147 £1223 £1298 £1373 £1373 £1298 £1223        
Melody - Deluxe
Lower Deck
Double/Twin £1496 £1697 £1697 £1697 £1797 £1797 £1596 £1496      
Single £2123 £2324 £2324 £2324 £2425 £2425 £2224 £1998      
Triple £1247 £1414 £1414 £1414 £1498 £1498 £1330 £1247      
Quad £1122 £1273 £1273 £1273 £1348 £1348 £1197 £1122      
Upper Deck
Double/Twin £1697 £1898 £1898 £1898 £1998 £1998 £1797 £1697      
Single £2500 £2701 £2701 £2701 £2801 £2801 £2600 £2299      

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Deposit per person £400

Price Includes

7 nights aboard the Princeza Diana or the Melody. See practical information
4 x full board and 3 x half board
Maps & route information
Tour guide
Local assistance

Price Excludes

Flights and transfers
Bike hire (see supplements)
Visitors tax & unlimited bottled water, €50 per person, payable locally
Drinks on-board, gratuities/tips
Cetina river rafting, payable locally
Secure parking (cars under 6m in length €50/week, pre-book, payable locally)


Transfer Split Airport to Trogir embarkation day (£16)
Transfer to Split Airport disembarkation day (£16)
Regular bike with pannier. See practical information (£84)
Electric bike with pannier (£189)
Regular bike with pannier and bike insurance (£95)
Electric bike with pannier and bike insurance (£210)


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

Practical Information


Womens' hybrid

Example of female bike used on this tour

Regular bikes provided are modern alloy framed models with 21-24 speeds. The bikes come equipped with a pannier.

Electric bikes are also available.

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


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.

Two, equally sumptuous motor yachts operate this route – the Princeza Diana and the Melody . Check the dates and prices tab to see which boat operates on your preferred departure date.

More images of both boats can be found in the gallery

Cycling Holidays in Croatia

Princeza Diana

Princeza Diana
The Princeza Diana was launched in 2011 and offers guests a very high standard of comfort and facilities.

She has 16 spacious guest cabins, 9 upper deck cabins and 7 lower deck cabins. On the upper deck there is five twin cabins with single beds and four triple cabins with a small double bed and an additonal single bed (either separate or bunk). On the lower deck all cabins feature a small double bed plus a variety of configurations to add one or two more beds to make triple or quad cabins. All cabins feature en-suite shower/wc and air conditioning.

On the upper deck there is a light and airy saloon as well as a canopied quarterdeck with upholstered seating – great for al-fresco dining. On the wide sun deck, chairs and mats provide complete comfort for sunbathing and a swimming platform at the stern ensures everyone can enjoy a cooling dip in the Adriatic.

Cabin share option for single travellers, subject to availability.




Built in 2014/15 the Melody is a stylish motor yacht with modern, elegant cabins and public areas.

She has 15 spacious guest cabins, 10 upper deck cabins and 5 lower deck cabins. The upper deck feature eight twin cabins with separate single beds and two double cabins with a small double bed. The lower deck feature 1 triple cabin with three separate single beds, 2 twin cabins with two separate single beds and 2 double cabins with a small double bed. All cabins are equipped with en-suite shower/wc, air conditioning and safe.

On the main deck there is an elegant dining/saloon area with bar as well as a covered quarterdeck which is great for al-fresco dining. A sundeck complete with whirlpool is the perfect spot from which to watch the gorgeous scenery drift by. A swimming platform at the stern makes bathing from the boat a real possibility for everyone.

Cabin share option for single travellers, subject to availability.

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 or public bus to Trogir, 6 kms away.

Research flights from the UK here.


Current rating for this cycling holiday based on 12 reviews 4.8
  • Date - 25/10/2019
  • Name - Anonymous
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  • Service comment - Helpful and efficient booking service - knowledgeable too
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  • Product comment - Fabulous views, well organised, great bikes too. We were so glad to have the E-bikes. If you are a regular cyclist then you would be fine but I would have found hills a killer without an E-bike! We enjoyed it so much that we want to go on another similar tour!
  • Flexitreks response - Service rating : Thank you for the positive feedback.
    Product : Thanks for the lovely review about this truly fabulous tour. Your advice regarding e-bikes is spot on and I wish I had read this review before I chose to struggle round on a regular bike a couple of years ago!
  • Date - 25/10/2019
  • Name - Sarah Jempson
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  • Service comment - Didn't really have any pre tour service except for a couple ;of emails and a request for money.
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  • Product comment - Absolutely wonderful holiday
  • Flexitreks response - Service rating : Thanks for the feedback Sarah. We're glad that Ally was able to suggest a tour that matched your requirements and that she was able negotiate an extension of the option with the boat to allow you more time to discuss it with your party.
    Product : Thank you for the review, we are so glad you all enjoyed it so much.
  • Date - 21/06/2019
  • Name - Anonymous
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  • Service comment - Croatia is more beautiful than I knew The guides were great
    The boats staff were lovely
    Marta our waitress was fantastic and although spoke little English always got it just right and we laughed everyday at our sign language
    The bikes were pristine and placed in the port for us every morning
    As for the boat - spotless and very ship shape - comfortable beds and clean towels
    I would say that the food was disappointing... not enough fresh fruit or vegetables ... I think also a snack after the bike rides would be a welcome addition too
    Overall I loved loved the trip and would highly recommend to anyone
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  • Product comment - Fantastic trip would recommend to anyone
  • Flexitreks response - Great, many thanks for taking the time to submit this comprehensive review. The crew are always trying to improve things so rest assured your food comments will be taken on board (pardon the pun) and acted upon.
  • Date - 18/06/2019
  • Name - Tessa Horswell
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  • Service comment - Aly was very friendly and helpful
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  • Product comment - Bikes , routes and guides very good
  • Flexitreks response - Thanks Tessa, we're glad you enjoyed it!
  • Date - 17/06/2019
  • Name - Deborah Ireland
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  • Service comment - Good information
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  • Product comment - Excellent great guide - food not always so great
  • Flexitreks response - Thanks Deborah, we're glad you enjoyed it and are sorry to hear the food was not always to your liking.
  • Date - 17/06/2019
  • Name - Robina Quainton
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  • Service comment - Plenty of really useful information before departure. Tour was just what I'd been told to expect. Super.
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  • Product comment - Great guides. Fantastic boat. Super islands to cycle around with well planned routes. Lots of extras like guided tours and a visit to a beekeeper and wine tasting.
  • Flexitreks response - Service rating : So glad all went well for you Robina - thank you for the feedback.
    Product : Thanks Robina, your succinct summation brings back fond memories of our own time on the Princeza Diana
  • Date - 26/09/2018
  • Name - Anonymous
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  • Service comment - As always, Ally was extremely helpful with the selection of our trip ensuring we had all the information required regarding the boats etc. Her personal experience and recommendations are invaluable.
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  • Product comment - Our first guided cycling holiday which took a day or so to get used to but the benefits were traveling with a lovely mix of people made for great fun and our guides, Silvia and Matija, were excellent. The information we gained during the stops helped enormously.

    We were very comfortable on the Princeza Diana - all the crew were superb. Weather was great and using E bikes certainly helped with the hills! Highlights were the rafting, traveling into Korcula Town with stunning views and having dolphins accompany us on our voyage from Vis to Korcula.
  • Flexitreks response - Service rating : Thank you so much for the kind words - we really appreciate it!

    Product : Another convert it seems. The Princeza Diana has an ever growing fan base as we're glad you enjoyed the e-bikes - they are the perfect option, in our opinion, for tackling these rather undulating rides.
  • Date - 30/07/2018
  • Name - Mark Butler
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  • Service comment - Very good description of holiday. Prompt delivery of holiday information. Helpful staff on telephone
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  • Product comment - Our boat was “Melody” which was well appointed. Excellent cabin, much bigger than expected. Friendly staff. Tour guides Kini & Matija were very friendly and helpful.
    My wife and I were involved in a little accident along with 2 other bikers. Dini very good and dealt with the situation. Beware roads can get slippery when there is only a little rain!!
    Tour itself was organised well and as expected from itenary. Disappointed not to get to Hvar. I think there was a problem getting a slot in busy harbour but I know the sister ship Romantica went there the same morning.
    If I was to criticise anything I would suggest not trying to get back for lunches on the boat but to stay out & stop at more places on the islands.
    Overall - a great holiday. Can’t wait for the next one
  • Flexitreks response - Service rating : Fantastic - many thanks Mark.

    Product : Thanks for the helpful feedback Mark. Because rain is quite a rare thing in the summer months it's true that when there is precipitation the roads can become quite slick. We'll bear the point about lunches on the road in mind but we're also aware that many customers like returning to the boat for a proper meal.
  • Date - 31/05/2018
  • Name - Jack Evanuk
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  • Service comment - Friendly, quick and thorough response to any questions. Changes were handled quickly and cheerfully.
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  • Product comment - Modern, roomy boat, great cycling, friendly guides.
    Lots of space and comfortable seats to spend time with friends or to have a few moments of solitude.
  • Flexitreks response - Service rating : Thanks Jack, we really appreciate the review.
    Product : A good summation of this popular route, thanks Jack, we're glad you enjoyed it.
  • Date - 25/09/2017
  • Name - Anonymous
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  • Service comment - I had a number of questions prior to the trip. They were always answered promptly and thoroughly.
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  • Product comment - Boat - quite new with adequately sized room and very good washroom space. Boat layout was very functional.

    Food - more than adequate and very tasty. Excellent variety and choices.

    On board service - room and ship was kept very tidy. Re-locating the ship to different ports always kept the guests comfort in mind.

    Cycling - superb. First time on an e-bike which functioned perfectly. Don't know if I would have been able to do all 6 days without the e-bike. 2 guides on every ride and they were excellent at ensuring that everyone found their way. Loved the little extras during the trip - example - visited bee keeper on Solta. The Dalmatian islands are beautiful - much nicer than I anticipated.
  • Flexitreks response - We loved that bee-keeper on Solta too - so passionate about his bees! Glad you had a fantastic time and thanks for the lovely review.
  • Date - 16/05/2017
  • Name - Sarah Boross
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  • Service comment - We would certainly recommend Flexitreks and would be happy to book other holidays with them again.
    We had great service from Ally at Flexitreks. She knew all the finer details of the various boats and was very helpful in selecting the perfect options for us. Her knowledge and friendly manner made the booking process a pleasure rather than a chore.
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  • Product comment - Our holiday was fabulous from start to finish, we really loved our time aboard the Melody. The food was simple but locally sourced and freshly purchased each day. We have some wonderful memories from our trip! The cycling was very scenic and we loved exploring the the various islands. Some stages were quite hilly and we certainly appreciated the e-bikes which are a marvellous invention for us, slightly older, cyclists!
  • Flexitreks response - What a lovely review, thank you so much Sarah. We have got to know the boats used on these Croatian bike and boat holidays pretty well and for me personally, the Melody and the Princessa Diana are simply the best. E-bikes are definitely the way to go on these hilly routes and are fast overtaking regular bikes as the popular choice.
  • Date - 09/12/2015
  • Name - James Dalrymple
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  • Service comment - We were well briefed
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  • Product comment - Lovely boat
    Well organised
    beautiful countryside
  • Flexitreks response - Your feedback is much appreciated, so thank you. The Flexitreks team