Croatia’s Dalmatia Islands by bicycle and boat

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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 mainlands coastal mountains is the backdrop to the beautiful islands you will cycle. We look forward to exploring this country with you.

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".....Mario and Stefan are exceptional, very talented and compassionate guides who went out of their way so many times and always with a smile on their faces. The chef provided us with excellent meals fit for a king. The captain, the two ladies and other crew members worked very hard to provide us with an experience that is at the top of our bucket list"

John and Heather - Canmore, Alberta 

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2019 Itinerary

Our bicylce 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. Each evening, you will make your way back to our private boat, which is outfitted with all the necessary comforts, and begin the journey to the next stunning vista, perhaps stopping enroute for a dip in the sparkling clear water.

 

Day One — Šolta Island, 20 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. Well start our first day of cycling in the small port town of Maslinica. You will cycle by walled olive and fig groves and fields of lavender and rosemary as we make our way to Stomorska, where we will stay for the night — but not before a visit with our favourite bee keeper, Goran.

 

Day Two — Hvar Island, 28-63 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, 35 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, 58 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 todays 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 — Hvar and Brač islands, 35 km (moderate and at times challenging)

Today, we sail back to the southern point of Hvar so that you can enjoy a fantastic morning bicycle ride from Sućuraj to the beautiful bay of Pokrivenik. There will time for a swim before lunch, and then we head to the island of Brač and the town of Pučišća. The white marble you’ll see in this area has been used in many famous buildings, including the White House in Washington, D.C. and the Reichstag (German parliament building) in Berlin. We stay the night in Pučišća.

 

Day Six — Cetina Canyon, 24-48 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. Before dinner, you’ll enjoy another guided city tour.

 

Day Seven — Split and Trogir, 18 km (easy)

We’ll get in an early morning bicycle ride through 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 bult for the Roman Emperor Gaius Diocletian. After lunch, 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

Youll 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. 

2019 Dates

 

Inclusions

  • 7 nights’ accommodation on the boat in a double cabin with private shower

  • 3 days of full board (all 3 meals) & 4 days of half board (breakfast + one other meal)
  • 7 days of guided bike tour as described

  • Maps for the daily routing

  • Two guided city tours, one lunch at a traditonal konoba

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Prices

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  • Below-deck cabin: $1,999/person  

  • Above-deck cabin: $2,199/person

  • Hybrid bicycle rental: $199 

  • Electric bicycle rental: $345

  • Road bike rental: $295

  • Port tax + local charges: $30/person

  • Unlimited drinking water $30/person

  • Single supplement: $700 

 

 

For returning customers

  • Is this your second Pedal & Sea Adventures tour? Let us know, and we’ll knock $100 off the price.
  • If this is your third Pedal & Sea tour, we’ll take $100 off the price and send you a free jersey.
  • Your fourth Pedal & Sea Adventures tour? We will take $100 off the price, send you a free jersey and give you a complimentary bicycle rental.

To take advantage of these great incentives, please let our staff know when you book!

Our bikes in Croatia

Kalkhoff E-Bike

 

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

 

 

Trek Road Bike

 

Road Bike - Trek

- Model: Emonda S 6

- Ultralight carbon frame

- Shimano / Ultegra components

- 22 speed (compact drivetrain) 

- Tire size: 700 X 23 or 25

 

 

Trek Hybrid Bike

 

Hybrid Bike - Trek

- Model: 7.3 fx

- Aluminum frame

- Shimano components

-27 speed

- Tire size: 700 X 32

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