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Dalmatia Highlights 8-day Bike & Boat Tour Dubrovnik-Split (HA)

  • 8days
  • Croatia

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Highlights of Dalmatia 8-day Bike & Boat Tour Dubrovnik to Split

If you would like to experience the region of South Dalmatia thoroughly, not wanting to do without Dubrovnik and its amazing city walls, this sail and cycle trip is an excellent choice. Accompanied by a charming motor yacht, we get to know this sparsely populated part of Croatia. Breathtaking scenic experiences and cultural highlights await you. The highlights of the trip are the town centre of Split and Dubrovnik which are listed as UNESCO’s world heritage sites. We cycle the islands of Brač, Hvar, Korčula, Lastovo, Mljet and Šipan and experience the interaction of sea and land, culture and nature close up and personally.

This tour matches activity with comfort in a motor yacht, your home for an amazing week. Welcoming roomy cabins with private bathrooms, a comfortable sundeck as well as a stylish salon await your visit. The direction of this tour alternates each week.

Tour Character: E-Bike level 1 

E-bike tours suitable for Islandhoppers with a good basic level of fitness. The tours and the elevation gain are very manageable with an e-bike (25-60 km and 400-700 m of elevation per day). 

Guided group pace: On the e-bike tour programs, the riding pace is determined by the cyclists on e-bikes. Guests who are taking part on these tours on a gravel bike should have the necessary physical condition to keep up with this pace. We thank you for your understanding.

Children:

We believe that only children with a good physical condition and previous bicycle tour experience and a minimum age of 10 are able to master the cycle tours with their own strength. Please note that the minimum height for a rental e-bike is 1.50 m (4.9 ft.). Follow-me bikes, bike seats and bike Bungees can also be hired for accompanying children. Our reservation experts are happy to provide you with more detailed information on request. It is mandaorty for all participants on our tours to wear a bicycle helmet.

Accommodation:

Deluxe Ship- All cabins with shower/toilet. At 38 x 8.3 m the ship is an elegant, pearly-white motor yacht. This two masted beauty meets the highest expectations with her 16 luxurious guest cabins including tiled bathrooms with shower cabins/WC. The salon and numerous sun mats and beds on deck are at the guest’s disposal. With the bathing platform at the stern, taking a dip in the sea is uncomplicated – unrestricted bathing fun is guaranteed. The experienced crew and the captain offer a warm-hearted and considerate service, leaving no wish unattended to.

Catering:

The on-board chef is a member of the crew and prepares the breakfast and one or two warm meals a day. The catering consists of 2 x full board and 5 x half board. It starts with the dinner on the arrival day and ends with the breakfast on the departure day.

Language:

This tour is conducted bilingually, in English and German.

Included in the Bike and Boat Tour:

  • 8-day trip on a motorized yacht with crew
  • Guided cycling tours as described in the itinerary
  • 2 x full board and 5 x half board
  • 7 nights in a twin cabin below deck with shower/toilet
  • Overview-maps for the daily tours (on board)
  • City tour in Dubrovnik, Korčula and Split
  • Bed linen and towels
  • English speaking tour guide

Not included in the tour:

  • Journey to Split/from Dubrovnik or Dubrovnik/ Split
  • Flat rate for bottled water, tourist tax and local charges: 60 EUR for adults or 30 EUR for children up to age 16 (to be paid to the captain)
  • Beverages on board (tally sheet; to be paid to the captain)
  • Meals and beverages ashore
  • Entrance fee for sights not included in the tour price
  • Taxi ride from Split airport to the ship (aprx. 20 EUR/ride)/from ship to Dubrovnik airport (aprx. 40 EUR/ride)
  • Tips for crew and tour guides
  • Helmets - advised to BYO, reservation of helmets upon request

If you would like to rent a road bike (180 EUR) or e-bike (225 EUR), please contact our office when booking: [email protected]  

Notes:

  • Shared twin cabin (on request)
  • Surcharge per person for a cabin above deck: 250 EUR
  • Surcharge for a double cabin for single use above deck: 800 EUR (limited)
  • Insurance against theft and damage of the rental bike: e-bike/ road bike: 25 EUR/week (not insured: grossly negligent damages)
  • Private airport transfer between Split Airport and Split harbor/Gruž harbor and Dubrovnik airport: (min. 2 pax) Price on request
  • Extra nights on request
  • With three or four people sharing a cabin, we allow a 50 % discount on the basic tour price for the third and fourth person, regardless of age.
  • Children up to age 16 receive a discount of 25 % on the basic tour price (not combinable with the 50 % discount); Surcharge for single cabin use will be added.

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  • Day 1

    Dubrovnik (Embarkation)

    Individual journey to Dubrovnik. Check-in on board starts between 2 and 2.30 pm at Gruž, the town port. At about 4.30 pm, a guided tour through Dubrovnik is offered, where we hear some interesting details of the town’s history and visit the most impressive sites. The boat will spend the night in Gruž providing the opportunity to experience Dubrovnik’s nightlife.

  • Day 2

    Dubrovnik – Island Šipan – Island Mljet (aprx. 7 mi./11 km + aprx. 15.5 mi./25 km)

    In the morning we cross over to the nearby island of Šipan. Šipan is the largest of the Elaphiti Islands, yet still humble in size. A great place for our first bike tour and to get used to riding in a group. After our first tour we board the boat and enjoy a cruise to the green island of Mljet. Green because 70 % of its landmass is covered by woodland making it the most forested island in the Mediterranean region. Homer mentioned this lovely island in his epic poem “Odyssey”. He made it a home for the Nymph Calypso and the legendary Greek king Odysseus, who could not resist Calypso and stayed on Mljet for seven years. We arrive in the harbor of Pomena and enjoy a round tour on our bikes through the Mljet National Park. The night is spent in the harbor of Pomena.

  • Day 3

    Pelješac Peninsula: Trstenik – Orebić – Island Korčula (aprx. 15.5 mi./25 km)

    During breakfast a short cruise brings us to the harbour of Trstenik on the Pelješac Peninsula. Pelješac can be recognised from far away with its impressive 3280 ft./ 1.000m high Sv. Ilija mountain range. The famous local wines named Plavac and Dingač originate from this unique wine region where vineyards can be found firmly rooted into the steep mountainside. Today's bicycle ride takes us along the coastline from Trstenik to Orebić where the boat will wait for us with a delicious lunch (a short 4km distance of the tour is ridden on gravel roads to avoid the traffic of the busy main road). With lunch on board, we set off towards the picturesque town of Korčula with its fishbone alleyways competes with Venice for the honor of being the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. It is here that we spend the night and enjoy a guided city tour packed with fascinating anecdotes concerning the history of the city and the island.

  • Day 4

    Korčula Island: Korčula town - Vela Luka (aprx. 37.5 mi./60 km)

    Today’s cycling tour leads us across the charming island of Korčula. A mild Mediterranean climate and a vast variety of different landscapes accompany us along the tour. Take your time and don’t forget to take a break to enjoy the view over the deep blue sea and neighbouring islands. Dinner is served on board to recharge after a day full of activity. Overnight stay in the sheltered bay of Vela Luka.

  • Day 5

    Island Vis (aprx. 20 mi./32 km)

    In the morning we leave the island of Korčula behind and enjoy a breakfast cruise to the island of Vis with a possible swim stop from the boat before arrival. Vis is the furthermost inhabited island from mainland Croatia. A Greek colony called Issa settled on the island 2,300 years ago. Due to its strategic location it was a military zone until 1995 and prohibited for foreign tourists. In the afternoon we have the opportunity to explore the lovely island by bicycle. From the town of Vis we cycle once around the entire island with a coffee stop in the harbour of Komiža . The night is spent in the harbour of Vis.

  • Day 6

    Island Hvar: Hvar Town – Jelsa – Stari Grad (aprx. 24 mi./40 km)

    The day starts with a relaxing cruise to Hvar town on the island of the same name. Make use of the time before the bike tour begins to go for a little stroll through the city. Standing on the magnificent Renaissance Square you can enjoy a view up to the Spanish Fortress towering high above the city. Today's bike tour takes us from the Hvar town up a steady climb through small villages and lavender fields to the harbour town of Jelsa on the opposite side of the island. The descent down to Jelsa offers breath-taking views. After Ice cream and coffee in Jelsa, our ride continues through the picturesque town of Vrboska and through the ancient Greek plains, now a protected UNESCO heritage site, to the artistic village of Stari Grad where our boat awaits our arrival. The night is spent in Stari Grad.

  • Day 7

    Brač Island: Milna – Pučišća (aprx. 24 mi./40 km)

    In the morning we cruise to the island of Brač, famous for its radiant, precious limestone that was used in part for the White House in Washington as well as for the construction of the German Reichstag building in Berlin. Once on Brač, we start our bike tour from Milna to the picturesque harbour town of Pučišća. Climbing our way over the island we have spectacular views across the Dalmatian coast. Along the way we take time to interact with the locals before continuing along the coast from Postira to Pučišća where our boat awaits us for lunch and the final cruise of the week to the UNESCO world heritage city of Split. On a guided city tour, we get the opportunity to see inside the former Palace of Emperor Diocletian and learn about its transformation into the city it is today. A cheerful evening meal on board the boat gives us plenty of time to celebrate the wonderful week with fellow travellers and tour guides.

  • Day 8

    Split (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.

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Cycling on island

We have been on several biking/ boating tours, and this was by far the best! I recommend the Pearls of Dalmatia. We filled all 14 cabins with our friends, which made it more special. The best part of the trip, other than the stunningly beautiful southern Croatian islands, was the crew. The ships crew and guides could not have been better. They were all friendly, informative, very customer- oriented, but mostly they were FUN! I recommend going Dubrovnik to Split, south to north, as well. Islands are definitely challenging so consider ebikes. Incredible views, food, biking, swimming, tours of history and mostly… Fun!

Tours marked with are special prices.

Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Jun 14 2024 Jun 21 2024 36 Single rooms 2,490€
Double rooms 1,890€
Jun 28 2024 Jul 05 2024 36 Single rooms 2,390€
Double rooms 1,790€
Jul 12 2024 Jul 19 2024 36 Single rooms 2,390€
Double rooms 1,790€
Jul 26 2024 Aug 02 2024 36 Single rooms 2,390€
Double rooms 1,790€
Aug 09 2024 Aug 16 2024 36 Single rooms 2,390€
Double rooms 1,790€
Aug 23 2024 Aug 30 2024 36 Single rooms 2,590€
Double rooms 1,990€
Sep 06 2024 Sep 13 2024 36 Single rooms 2,590€
Double rooms 1,990€
Sep 20 2024 Sep 27 2024 36 Single rooms 2,590€
Double rooms 1,990€
Oct 04 2024 Oct 11 2024 36 Single rooms 2,390€
Double rooms 1,790€
Oct 18 2024 Oct 25 2024 36 Single rooms 2,390€
Double rooms 1,790€

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