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Dalmatian Cycling and Cruising Adventures

Dalmatian Cycling and Cruising Adventures 455 , 8 Days
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Join this unconventional cycling tour combined with sailing on a yacht around the Dalmatian archipelago!

Enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Brac, Hvar, Mijet islands and Peljeseac Peninsula on the bike and lying on the sun chair on the deck of the ship. We go on land with the bikes on different harbors and towns and while we cycle enjoying wonderful views the ship sails to the next harbor. After the cycling we go on pleasant walks in the towns and visit restaurants with local traditional Mediterranean cuisine. You can skip the cycling and choose to explore the variety and natural world of the islands at your pace.
 
Highlights:

Brac island – famous for its mountainous relief, untouched nature, rich vegetation and flora, typical Adriatic villages and towns with rich history
Hvar island – the 3-rd biggest island in The Adriatic sea well-known for its rich vegetation and peaceful coves and islets filled with a multitude of pleasant scents
Korcula town – the administrative center and historic heart of Korcula island which, together with Venice, proclaims to be the birth place of Marco Polo
Mljet island – a national park and one of most beautiful Adriatic islands


Itinerary:

Day 1. Split - Supetar - Pučišća 
Arrival in Split and check in till 13:00. Departure with lunch and meet your fellow passengers and the crew. Upon arrival in Supetar you will cycle the coastal road to the northern part of the island of Brač. We are passing the fishing villages Splitska and Postira and arrive in one of the most beautiful small settlements in Europe - Pučišća. Free afternoon for sightseeing this charming place well known for its long stonemason tradition. Overnight in Pučišća. -/L/-
Length: 25 km; Total ascend: 380 m; Highest point: 90 m; Surface: 100% paved road; Difficulty level: 2/5

Day 2. Pučišća - Pokrivenik/Jelsa – Sućuraj – Lovišta
Breakfast and morning sail towards the longest Croatian island - Hvar with the view on Biokovo mountain. Out starting point is a small picturesque bay Pokrivenik. Starting with ascend to the highest point of the route and descend to the eastern point of Hvar island - Sućuraj, where the boat is waiting. After lunch on board, sail towards the second biggest Croatian peninsula Pelješac and a charming settlement Lovišta. Optional Captain's dinner on board. Overnight in Lovišta. B/L/D
Length: 32 km; Total ascend: 450 m; Highest point: 350 m; Surface: 100 % paved; Difficulty level: 3/5

Day 3. Lovišta/Kučišta – Trstenik
The third-day ride we can call the wine-panoramic route. After breakfast we start riding towards Orebić, the city of seafarers and captains. First few kilometers of ascending and then descending with the unique viewpoints on Korčula archipelago. After Orebić ascend to the area where the most famous varieties of Croatian wine succeed. We cross the tunnel Dingač to the south side of Pelješac and continue riding through vineyards to Trstenik. Overnight in Trstenik. B/-/D 
Length: 45 km/31 km; Total ascend: 800m/580 m; Highest point: 411 m; Surface: 100% paved; Difficulty level: 4/5

Day 4. Trstenik - Mljet – Korčula
Cruise during breakfast from Trstenik to Mljet island, the lush green island also known as Honey- island. Mljet National park (entrance fee to be paid on the spot approx. 17 EUR per person) is a beautiful area of unique charm featuring two connected salt water lakes, a lush flora, a unique appearance of indented coastline, cliffs and numerous islets as well as always green plants of the surrounding hills. We cycle around the saltwater-lake, inside which there is another island with the Benedictine monastery from the 12th century. Refreshment in saltwater lakes and return to lunch on board. Sail to Korčula. Free afternoon for exploring the town of Marco Polo. Overnight in Korčula. B/L/-              Length: 18 km; Total ascend: 120 m; Highest point: 45 m; Surface: 80 % paved, 20% macadam Difficulty level: 1/5

Day 5. Korčula - Vela Luka
After breakfast we start with the longest route of the week in which we will cycle the whole island of Korčula. Ascend to Žrnovo village and then to the oldest settlement on the island - Pupnat, where is the highest point of the route. Descend to the south side of Korčula and road ride between one of the most beautiful bay on the island and the steep cliffs above it. We continue the ride through numerous olive groves and vineyards, one of the most famous grape variety Pošip. Short break in the charming place Smokvica on half the way. Descend to the sea and refreshment in one of the numerous pebble hidden beaches. Ascend towards the viewpoint above town Blato and final descend towards our goal - Vela Luka. Dinner on board and overnight in Vela Luka. B/-/D
Length: 55 km; Total ascend: 750 m; Highest point: 340 m; Surface: 100 % paved; Difficulty level: 4/5

Day 6. Vela Luka - Hvar - Stari Grad
Early morning sail from Vela Luka to the town of Hvar, breakfast. Short sightseeing of Hvar, a fairy tale city with its architecture, beautiful nature and mild climate. Cycle from Hvar to the other side of the island - Stari Grad. We pass through numerous lavender plants and enjoy the view towards the neighboring islands and mainland. Lunch on board in Stari Grad. Easy afternoon ride up to two Hvar's pearls - Jelsa and Vrboska and through Stari Grad Plain where the ancient Greek land division has been preserved to these days like the system of road and plots. Overnight in Stari Grad. B/L/-
BIKE Course 1: Hvar - Stari Grad: Length: 23 km; Total ascend: 450m; Hiughest point:410m; Surface: 100% paved; Difficulty level: 3/5 

BIKE Course 2: Stari Grad-Jelsa-Vrboska-Stari Grad: Length: 22 km;Total ascend: 110m; Hiughest point: 85m; Surface: 85% paved 15%macadam; Difficulty level: 1/5

Day 7. Stari Grad - Stomorska – Split
The last day we start with cruise from Stari Grad to the island of Šolta. After breakfast, we start cycling from Stomorska to the highest point of the island - Gornje selo, enjoying the views on both sides of the island and the scents of Medditeranean plants. Continue to Maslinica on the west part of the island. Short break and return to Stomorska. Lunch on board and sail to Split. Free afternoon for sightseeing the Diocletian's city. Overnight in Split. B/L/-
Length: 36 km; Total ascend: 450 m; Highest point: 135 m; Surface: 100 % paved; Difficulty level: 2/5

Day 8. Departure
After breakfast we depart for our trip back home. B/-/-
 


Price Includes:
7 nights accommodation on the ship in twin-bedded cabins on deck with private WC and shower
half board (breakfast and lunch most days - sometimes breakfast and dinner depending on the cycling route for the day. Except lunch only on day 1 and breakfast only on day 8)
local English-speaking bike guide

Not Included:
International flight tickets
transport airport-ship-airport
tourist tax 40 Eur per person/per week paid on spot upon embarkation
entrance fees for parks and sights
tips
insurances
drinks and meals not mentioned above
personal expenses

Additional Services:
Single cabin: + 50% of the price
bike rental: 115 EUR per person/week (bikes are equipped with helmet; bottle holder and small bag)
e-bikes: 170 EUR (limited availability)
Cabins below deck at lower price are available: price on request
Cabins in Premium ships are available: price on request


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Dalmatian Cycling and Cruising Adventures (Rated 4.7 / 5 Based on 323 Reviews.)
Price
455 EUR
Duration
8 Days
Status
Guaranteed departure
Price
455 EUR
Duration
8 Days
Status
Guaranteed departure

Currency fluctuations might cause correction of price at any time.

 

 

Moderate to difficult. For bikers in good physical condition. Depending on the day, the cycling routes vary from easy to demanding. The demanding routes include considerable cycling uphill and require good fysical condition. There are, however, also easier routes that are suitable for cyclists with less biking experience. Besides, staying on the ship and enjoying the cruise and sun is always an option if you need a day or more off from cycling

Group Size
Min. 1 person
Reservation System Code
CROCYC
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