Our bike & barge holiday in South Dalmatia, a small sparsely populated region in Croatia, leads through islands with beautiful landscapes along unique small towns. Experience the beautiful island of Korčula with its picturesque old town and the lavender island of Hvar. Stroll through the city of Hvar with its mighty fortress and enjoy the tranquility of the artists’ town of Stari Grad. The old city centers of Split, Trogir, Hvar, Stari Grad and Korčula, are all protected by UNESCO and have been placed on the World Heritage List.it.
Saturday: Sailing: Trogir (Embarkation) – Island Šolta
Individual arrival by car to Trogir or by plane to Split airport, which is about 5 km away from the harbor of Trogir. After check in on the motor yacht between 2 and 2:30 pm the first cruise starts about 3 pm from Trogir to Šolta Island. Overnight stay in the sedate harbour of Stomorska.
Sunday: Cycling Islands of Solta and Hvar (appr. 20 km + 20 km)
On Šolta we commence in the morning our first tour. Walled fields, numerous olive groves, locust bean and fig trees line the roads. The herbal scent of rosemary accompanies us along our tour across the island. After cycling around the island we return to our ship in Stomorska and cross over to the lovely natural harbour of Stari Grad. Our afternoon cycling tour on the Island of Hvar leads us through the quaint harbours of Jelsa and Vrboska. Afterwards we return to Stari Grad for our overnight stay.
Monday: Cycling: Islands Hvar and Korčula (appr. 22 km)
Today’s tour leads us along the almost traffic free pass road through nicely set small villages to the islands capital, Hvar, where we visit the magnificent Renaissance Square and enjoy the view from the Spanish Fortress, situated high above the city. After today’s tour the boat takes us to the Island of Korčula. Overnight stay in Vela Luka.
Tuesday: Cycling: Island Korčula (appr. 60 km)
Today we discover the island of Korčula by bicycle and enjoy our lunch break in one of the local restaurants. The calmness and remoteness of the vast vegetation and cypress gardens have given the shape to the probably most beautiful Dalmatian island. Our cycle tour leads us via the village of Blato, like Rome build on seven hills, along a pass road across Pupnat bay and finally to Korčula town, where we have time to take a walk through the wonderful old town with its narrow “fishbone like” alleys. We stay overnight in Korčula town.
Wednesday: Cycling: Island Brač (appr.27 km)
Today we cruise to the island of Brac, which is famous for its radiant marble that was, among others, used for the White House in Washington or the Reichstag building in Berlin. After an extended swim break followed by lunch, we start our cycling trip in Sumartin, leading us to Selca and on to the picturesque harbour town Pučišća.
Thursday: Cycling: Omiš – Split (appr. 25 or 44 km)
After a morning crossing to Omiš we cycle through the valley of the Cetina River which is surrounded by steep rocks. After 11 mi./18 km we have the choice to take part on a four hours rafting tour on the Cetina River (not included in the tour price) and afterwards a small cycle tour of about 5 mi./8 km back to the boat – or to expand the cycling tour (no rafting) to 27 mi./44 km along small side roads and versatile landscapes until reaching Omiš and its pirate castles. In the afternoon our ship takes us to Split. The old town of Split, built adjoining the famous palace of the Roman Caesar Diocletian, is a world heritage site. Overnight stay in Split.
Friday: Cycling: Split – Trogir (appr. 15 km)
In the morning we prepare for our last bike ride to Mount Marjan. A popular recreational site for the residents of Split, which offers fantastic views of the city and the surrounding islands. Afterwards we board the ship and enjoy the last crossing to Trogir. There is still plenty of time to visit the Old Town, listed as a World Cultural Heritage site. The last evening aboard our ship is celebrated in traditional fashion. While enjoying the communal dinner in a celebrative atmosphere we will have the chance for a last get-together with our crew and tour guides.
Saturday: Trogir (Disembarkation)
After breakfast disembarkation until 9 am and individual trip home.
• 8-day-trip on a motor yacht with a crew
• 7 nights in a double cabin below deck with shower/toilet
• 4 x full board and 3 x half board
• Bed linen and towels
• Guided cycling tours as described in itinerary
• Daily Maps of the single cycling trips
• English-speaking tour guide
• Journey to and from Trogir
• Taxi transfer Split airport – ship in Trogir (one way ca. 20 euro)
• Water flat rate & Visitor’s tax and local charges: 40 euro/adult or 20 euro for children up to age 16 (to be paid to the captain)
• Drinks on board (tally sheet)
• Meals and drinks ashore
• Please bring a beach towel, if needed
• Entrance fee to attractions (individual visits)
• Tips for crew and tour guides