Dalmatia - National Parks Bike and Boat

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.

Romantica at Omis

Visit 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.

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.

Dalmatia - National Parks Bike and Boat

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.

Romantica at Omis

Visit 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.

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

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.

Day 1 : Trogir – Rogoznica

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 : Trogir - end of trip

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

Bikes

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.

Accommodation

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.

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)

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.

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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