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Dalmatia National Parks DLX 8-day Bike & Boat Tour

  • 8days
  • Croatia

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Deluxe National Parks of Dalmatia 8-day Bike and Boat Tour

Embark on a journey through the spectacular Dalmatian landscape by e-bike and onboard luxury ships. The famous national parks Krka and Kornati as well as the Telašćica Nature Park are just as much a highlight of this tour as the beautiful medieval old towns of Šibenik, Zadar and Trogir. The central Dalmatian island Dugi Otok is another highlight of the tour, offering incredible panoramic views over the sea and surrounding islands.

This tour provides the greatest possible comfort due to the offered space and a luxurious furnishing. On this tour a premium yacht or first class yacht is your comfortable home. Roomy and elegantly designed cabins include bathrooms with separate shower cubicles, and a wide sundeck with plenty of space to relax on as well as a spacious, stylish designed salon invite you to enjoy the cruise.

Accommodation:

This trip is part of our Plus program, which combines active vacations with extreme comfort. On this tour one of our elegant motor yachts, they act as your floating home for the week. The cabins are wonderfully spacious and lovingly furnished, the private bathrooms have both shower and toilet. There are plenty of places to sit or lie back and relax on deck while the communal salon offers a stylish area indoors to unwind and enjoy a drink.

First class yacht dates: 19th May, 29th September and 13th October 2023

Premium yacht: All other dates 2023

Tour character: Level 2

The bicycle tours require a basic level of fitness from participants, which they should have acquired from steady cycling. The cycling tours fit in equal measure to cyclists with hybrid bikes or E-bikes. If a rental bike is used, you are kindly requested to decide either on a hybrid bike or on an E-bike before commencement of travel. The tours take you up to a height of between 200 and 500 m above sea-level. The daily tours from 15 to 31 mi./25 to 50 km lead you through hilly and mountainous terrain and will be completed without any time-constraints. Participants also need to master long and steep climbs. Streets are mostly asphalted and less traffic occurs during the off seasons. You are free to set aside a half or full day to swim or spend on board the boat, instead of taking a planned bicycle-tour. Helmets use is mandatory on all cycling tours. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own well-fitted helmet. Rental helmets are available on board in limited number (on request).

Children:

We believe that only children in a good physical condition and with a minimum age of 10 and previous bicycle tour experience are able to master the bike-tours on their own strength. Please note that the minimum height for a rental hybrid bike is 1.20 m (4 ft.) and 1.50 m (4.9 ft.) for an e-bike. In Croatia there is a helmet duty for all children up to age of 16.

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. Catering 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 Boat and Bike Tour:

  • 8-day trip on a motorized yacht with crew
  • 7 nights in a twin cabin below deck with shower/toilet
  • 2 x full board and 5 x half board
  • Guided cycling tours as described in the itinerary
  • Overview-maps for the daily tours (on board)
  • Entrance fees of the National Parks (group visits only)
  • Plus-tour specials
  • Bed linen and towels
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Tourist taxes

Not included in the tour:

  • Journey to Trogir
  • Flat rate for bottled water: 25 EUR for adults or 15 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 are not included in the tour price
  • Please bring a beach towel, if needed
  • Tips for tour crew and guides

Rental bike with Ortlieb pannier: e-bike: 180 EUR/week; hybrid bicycle: 80 EUR/week. Helmets are required; advised to BYO or reservation available upon request. Please email [email protected] 

Extras: (on request)

  • Surcharge per person for a cabin above deck: 250 EUR (premium ship)/ 300 EUR (first class ship)
  • Surcharge for a single cabin below deck: 600 EUR (limited, premium ship)/ 700 EUR (limited, first class ship)
  • Surcharge for a single cabin above deck: 800 EUR (limited, premium ship)/ 900 EUR (limited, first class ship)
  • Insurance against theft and damage of the rental bike: e-bike: 20 EUR/week; hybrid bicycle: 10 EUR/week (not insured: grossly negligent damages)
  • A safe parking space: motorcycle: 30 EUR/week; car up to 6 m in length: 50 EUR/week, vehicle longer than 6 m: 100 EUR/week (to be paid on-site to the tour guide)
  • Customized transfers between Split airport and Trogir harbour: price on request (day of embarkation/disembarkation only)
  • Additional night (B&B) near/in Trogir

Price reductions:

  • With three persons sharing a cabin, we allow a 50 % discount on the basic tour price for the third person, regardless of age, and do not charge the above-deck surcharge for the third person. Three-bed-cabins are furnished with one double and a single bed (first class ship).
  • 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

    Trogir (Embarkation) - Rogoznica

    Individual arrival by car to Trogir or by plane to Split airport, which is about 3 mi./ 5 km away from the harbour of Trogir. After checking in on the motor yacht (between 2 and 2.30 pm) we leave Trogir around 3 pm. During the crossing to Rogoznica the fresh sea breeze can be enjoyed. Later in the afternoon there is time to adjust the bicycles.

  • Day 2

    Rogoznica – Vodice – Slanica – Nature Park Telašcica (aprx. 16 mi./27 km)

    In the morning the boat takes us to Vodice. We go for our first cycle tour starting at the popular resort and soon we cross the bridge to the island of Murter. In Slanica, in the Northwest of the island the boat awaits us for the cross over to the island of Dugi Otok. On our way we pass the National Park Kornati - an archipelago in crystal clear water which is known for its rich underwater world. Our destination is the deeply incised Telašćica Bay. In the local nature park the Mir salt lake is situated. At the end of the day we take a short hike to the impressive cliffs before taking a short crossing by boat to the small seaside village of Sali for the night. In the bay of Telascica we can spend the evening swimming from the boat and the night is spent in the peaceful setting of the Telascica Nature Park

  • Day 3

    Island Dugi Otok - Zadar (aprx. 30 mi./48 km)

    After breakfast we start our bike tour from the Telascica Nature Park, along the almost car-free island of Dugi Otok to the bay of Božava, surrounded by pine forests, agaves, and tamarisks. Along the way we can enjoy the spectacular panoramic views across the stunningly blue sea. We meet the ship in Božava and board for a crossing to Zadar, a city which for centuries was the political, cultural, and spiritual centre of Dalmatia. Once we arrive, there is the opportunity to take part in a walking tour during which you will find out all about this fascinating city while strolling through the winding alleys and the lively old town, characterised by 3,000 years of history. The night is spent in Zadar.

  • Day 4

    Zadar - Island Ugljan and Pašman - Vodice (aprx. 20.5 mi./33 km)

    During breakfast the boat takes us to Preko on the island of Ugljan from where we will ride to Tkon on the island of Pašman. The two islands are connected by a bridge from which the first of the Kornati Islands can be seen. We cycle along the east coast of the island, constantly close to the sea with views of the mainland. Once we arrive in Tkon, we board the boat and cross over to Vodice, a popular Dalmatian holiday destination on the mainland where we will spend the night.

  • Day 5

    Vodice – Skradin (aprx. 22 mi./35 km)

    A scenic tour leads us from Vodice along quiet roads through quiet villages of the Dalmatian hinterland to the beautiful city of Skradin at the foot of the Krka Canyon. In the afternoon your guides will invite you to sample some local specialties, of which there are plenty in Dalmatia. The night is spent in Skradin.

  • Day 6

    Krka-Waterfalls – Šibenik - Primošten

    After breakfast it is time to discover the unique naturally formed waterfalls of the national park of the Krka-Canyon. Afterwards the boat will take us to Šibenik out of the Krka river mouth and into the Adriatic. Here the Cathedral of St. Jacob is under UNESCO-World-Heritage protection and is regarded as the most magnificent sacred buildings on the Adriatic coast. The old town of Šibenik beckons us with its charm for a walk. In the late afternoon we cast off once more on board the boat and cruise to Primošten for the night.

  • Day 7

    Primošten – Trogir (aprx. 28 mi./45 km)

    In the morning our last bike tour for the week takes us from Primošten inland past rural villages to Trogir. Many magical views of the town and the island of Čiovo invite for short breaks and photo stops. In the afternoon we have the chance to stroll through the UNESCO world heritage city of Trogir. A cheerful evening meal on board the boat gives you time to celebrate the success of the week with fellow travelers and tour guides.

  • Day 8

    Trogir (Disembarkation)

    After breakfast disembarkation until 9 am and individual trip home or extended stay in Croatia.

    Changes We reserve the right to make changes to the planned route due to changing wind and weather conditions, and where required by organizational necessities. The tour can also been operated in reverse order.

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Tours marked with are special prices.

Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Apr 14 2023 Apr 21 2023 31 Single rooms 2,090€
Double rooms 1,490€
Apr 28 2023 May 05 2023 31 Single rooms 2,190€
Double rooms 1,590€
May 12 2023 May 19 2023 31 Single rooms 2,290€
Double rooms 1,690€
May 19 2023 May 26 2023 31 Single rooms 2,990€
Double rooms 2,290€
May 26 2023 Jun 02 2023 31 Single rooms 2,290€
Double rooms 1,690€
Jun 23 2023 Jun 30 2023 31 Single rooms 2,390€
Double rooms 1,790€
Jul 07 2023 Jul 14 2023 31 Single rooms 2,290€
Double rooms 1,690€
Jul 21 2023 Jul 28 2023 31 Single rooms 2,290€
Double rooms 1,690€
Jul 28 2023 Aug 04 2023 31 Single rooms 2,290€
Double rooms 1,690€
Aug 25 2023 Sep 01 2023 31 Single rooms 2,390€
Double rooms 1,790€
Sep 29 2023 Oct 06 2023 31 Single rooms 2,990€
Double rooms 2,290€
Oct 06 2023 Oct 13 2023 31 Single rooms 2,190€
Double rooms 1,590€
Oct 13 2023 Oct 20 2023 31 Single rooms 2,890€
Double rooms 2,190€

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