Cycling and sailing through Croatia is absolutely the only way to find the heart of this diverse and poetic country. The area boasts having Europe’s most dramatic shorelines. The stark grey wall of the mainland’s coastal mountains is the backdrop to the beautiful islands you will cycle. We look forward to exploring this country with you.
Our bicycle tour in Southern Dalmatia, Croatia — an absolutely stunning part of the world — will take us through charming towns and beautiful islands. We will tour through the towns of Split, Hvar, Stari Grad and Korčula, towns that include two UNESCO World Heritage sites, so named for their impeccable preservation, historic value and stunning beauty. After each ride you’ll be returning to our luxury boat the Yolo and begin the journey to the next stunning vista, perhaps stopping enroute for a dip in the sparkling clear water.
Day One — Šolta Island, 19 km (easy)
We suggest you arrive as early as possible in Trogir to give yourself some time to explore this lovely port town on your own. Reminiscent of Venice, you could spend hours exploring — but do make sure you find our boat at the pier before you start to wander! After check-in at noon, our motorized boat will take you on the week’s first cruise from Trogir to the island of Šolta. We’ll start our first day of cycling where you will cycle by walled olive and fig groves and fields of lavender and rosemary as we make our way to our destination for the night — but not before a visit with our favourite bee keeper, Goran.
Day Two — Hvar Island, 28-48 km (easy and at times challenging)
This morning we sail to Stari Grad on the island of Hvar, the sunniest island in the Adriatic. Once off the boat we cycle to Jelsa and Vrboska at a casual pace with time to explore these lovely harbour towns. After an ice cream break we cycle back to Stari Grad for lunch on the boat. The afternoon ride will take you from Stari Grad to the town of Hvar — past fields of lavender and orchards of olive and orange trees. We stay overnight in the town of Hvar, which has become a mecca for artists and artisans — and has a thriving nightlife.
Day Three — Vis Island, 33 km (moderate and at times challenging)
The island furthest from the mainland, Vis is venerable. More than 2,300 years ago the Greek colony of Issa flourished here. Due to its strategic location, as part of Yugoslavia and Croatia, Vis was a military zone until 1995 and prohibited for foreign tourists. Today we have the opportunity to explore its gentle beauty. Lunch will be at a local vineyard. You will stay in the town of Vis tonight.
Day Four — Korčula Island, 55 km (moderate and at times challenging)
Korčula is a balm for the senses, and many consider this calming, generous island and its many cypress gardens to be the most beautiful in Dalmatia. After sailing from Vis, you will start today’s bicycle ride in the sleepy town of Prigradica en route to Blato, which like Rome, is built on seven hills. After a short coffee break in Blato, you will make your way over to the other side of the island through Prizba, Brna and Smokvica before ascending up past Pupnat Bay and then down in to the town of Korčula, the birthplace of Marco Polo. Tonight, you’ll enjoy a city tour.
Day Five — Brač islands, 43 km (moderate)
In the morning we have a lengthy sail from Korčula to the island Brač, stopping along the way to drop anchor and swim before continuing on. Brač is a very famous island known for its limestone quarries located all over the island, and some of this stone was used to build the White House! After lunch we will take an incredible bicycle ride from Sumartin to Postira.
Day Six — Cetina Canyon, 43 km (moderate)
After a short crossing to Omiš, you’ll cycle to the valley of the Cetina River, which has etched itself deeply into the cliff side. On the return trip,you’ll wind your way along quiet side roads and through varied landscapes back to Omiš and its pirate castles. For those wishing to take a break from the saddle, we can also organize a 3-hour river rafting excursion down the Cetina River — truly an unmissable experience. After lunch back on the boat, we sail to the city of Split, our port for the night.
Day Seven — Split and Trogir
We’ll get in an early morning where you’ll enjoy a guided city tour of Split. You will also have time to explore Marjan Park, considered the lungs of the city, before you have some free to wander the streets of this UNESCO World Heritage site, originally a palace built for the Roman Emperor Gaius Diocletian. As we sail back to Trogir, we will anchor for a couple of hours for those who might wish to swim or relax before we dock late afternoon.
Day Eight — Trogir
You’ll enjoy a last breakfast on the boat before beginning your journey homeward or beyond. We’ve no doubt that Dalmatia will leave an impression on you and we look forward to welcoming you back to explore more of Croatia.
* Details subject to change.
2022 Prices for Premium Boats Yolo and Ohana only
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Below-deck cabin: $2,999/person
Above-deck cabin: $3,499/person
Hybrid bicycle rental: $249
Electric bicycle rental: $399
Single supplement: $1400
For returning customers
To take advantage of these great incentives, please let our staff know when you book!
Our bikes in Croatia
E-Bike - Kalkhoff
- Model: Agattu Impulse 8R HS
- Top notch drive
- 2.0 motor with sift-sensor
- 205 km range
- Tire size: 700 X 35
Road Bike - Trek
- Model: Emonda S 6
- Ultralight carbon frame
- Shimano / Ultegra components
- 22 speed (compact drivetrain)
- Tire size: 700 X 23 or 25
Hybrid Bike - Trek
- Model: 7.3 fx
- Aluminum frame
- Shimano components
- Tire size: 700 X 32