Islandhopping Southern Dalmatia Plus with bike and boat
8 days / 7 nights | from / to Trogir | Guided bike tours
On our South Dalmatia PLUS Bike & Boat tour, we discover the exceptional natural beauty of the South Dalmatian coastline and island world on board an elegant motor yacht. Highlights such as Diocletians Palace in Split, the picturesque old town of Korčula and the lavender island Hvar combined with islands of simpler heritage, provides an unforgettable travel experience. A true cultural insight.
This tour is part of our Islandhopping PLUS program. The PLUS tours offer our guests a PLUS all-round: a comfortable motor yacht, unlimited e-bike availability, as well as some pleasant surprises along the way.
Depending on the wind and weather, it can occur that this tour is operated in reverse. The itinerary is similar to our regular tour of South Dalmatia making these tours great alternatives to each other should your preferred tour date be unavailable.
Highlights of this bike and boat trip
✔ Island Korčula , birth place of Marco Polo
✔ The Cetina Canyon with its steep cliffs and roaring river
✔ The Spanish fortress in Hvar
✔ The first class bike cruise ships MS Melody and MS Magellan
Day 1 (Fri): Trogir (Embarkation) – Hvar Island
Individual arrival by car to Trogir or by plane to Split airport, which is about 3mi./ 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 Hvar Island. Stari Grad is the second largest settlement on the Island of Hvar and well known for its important harbor. Overnight stay in Stari Grad.
Day 2 (Sat): Islands of Hvar and Vis (Cycling 20 km / 12,5 miles)
Today's first cycle tour leads us along the almost traffic free pass road through nicely set small villages. Afterwards we return for lunch to Stari Grad, which has become a Mecca for artists and art lovers in the past few years. A second cycle tour leads us to the islands capital Hvar, where we visit the magnificent Renaissance Square and enjoy the view at the Spanish Fortress which is situated high above the city. We hop on board again and cross over to Vis Island at about 6 pm. Overnight stay on Vis.
Day 3 (Sun): Vis Island (Cycling 32 km / 20 miles)
Vis is the furthermost island from mainland Croatia. A Greek colony called Issa has been on the island 2,300 years ago. Due to its strategic location it was a military zone until 1995 and prohibited for foreign tourists. Today we have the opportunity to explore the lovely island by bicycle. Alternatively there is a possibility to participate in a three-hour jeep tour around the island (about 35 Euro). After cycling the boat takes us to the Island of Korčula. Overnight stay in Vela Luka.
Day 4 (Mon): Korčula Island (Cycling 60 km / 37,5 miles)
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.
Day 5 (Tue): Brac Island (Cycling 27 km / 17 miles)
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.
Day 6 (Wed): City of Split (Rafting in Omiš) (aprx. 10 mi./17 km)
During breakfast the boat brings us to the city of Split. The old town of Split, built adjoining the famous palace of the Roman Caesar Diocletian, is a UNESCO world heritage site. Today we have the choice either to take a bus transfer to go rafting through the Cetina Canyon (not included in the tour price) or to explore the wonderful Marjan forest Park in Split by bike. The rafting group will be picked up from the boat by a bus and are taken to Omiš for the excursion. From here they will follow the river downstream in the rafts gaining a unique perspective of the canyon and its flora and fauna. Participants of the rafting trip are brought back to the boat in the bus after the activity. Cyclist will enjoy a short but scenic bike tour through the green heart of Splits accompanied by an extensive swim break at a local beach. In the afternoon we can explore the bustling city of Split again together as one group. Overnight stay in Split.
Day 7 (Thu): Šolta Island (Cycling 20 km / 12,5 miles)
After crossing over to Stomorska on the island of Šolta we commence our last cycle tour. Walled fields, numerous olive groves, locust bean and fig trees line the roads. The herb smells of lavender and rosemary accompanies us along our tour through this island. We load the bikes onto the ship in Maslinica and enjoy our last crossing back to Trogir where, if time permits, we can take a tour of the old town which is a world heritage site. The last evening aboard our ship follows a nice tradition. While enjoying the communal dinner in a cosy atmosphere you will have the chance for a last get-together with your crew and your tour guides.
Day 8 (fri): Trogir (Disembarkation)
After breakfast disembarkation until 9 am and individual trip home or extended stay in Croatia.
We reserve the right to make changes to the planned itinerary due to changing wind and weather conditions as well as organizational requirements. Should it be the case for example that the harbours on the above mentioned tour sequence are overcrowded, the tour will be operated in reverse.
Please note: All cycling distances stated above are approximate only.