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Dalmatia Pearls 8-day Bike and Boat Tour Dubrovnik/Split

  • 8days
  • Croatia

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Dubrovnik to Split 8-day Bike and Boat Tour around the South Dalmatian islands

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 our 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 Dubrovnik and Split which are listed as UNESCO’s world heritage sites. We cycle the islands of Mljet, Lastovo, Korčula, Hvar and Brač and experience the interaction of sea and land, culture and nature close up and personally.

Tour character: Level 2–3

The cycle tours require an advanced level of fitness. The tours will take us up to a height of 200 - 500 m above sea-level. The day-tours up to 37 mi./60 km will take us through hilly and mountainous terrain and will be completed without any time-constraints. Participants will also need to master long and steep climbs. You are free to set aside a half or full day to swim or spend time on board the boat, instead of taking a planned cycle-tour. Helmet use is mandatory on all cycle tours. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own (well-fitted) helmet. Rental helmets are available in limited numbers (reservation requested).

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 cycle tours on their own strength. Please note that the minimum height for a rental bike is 1.20 m (4 ft.) for hybrid bicycles and 1.50 m (4.5 ft.) for e-bikes. Helmets must be worn by all children up to age 16 in Croatia

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
  • 7 nights in a double/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)
  • City tours in Dubrovnik and Split
  • Bed linen and towels
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Tourist taxes

Not included in the tour:

  • Journey to Dubrovnik/from Split
  • 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
  • Taxi ride from Dubrovnik airport to the ship (aprx. 40 euro/ride)/from ship to Split airport (aprx. 20 euro/ride)
  • Entrance fee for sights not included in the tour price
  • Travelling by car: public guarded parking (Dubrovnik/prices displayed on site)
  • Tips for crew and tour guides

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

Extras: (on request)

  • Shared twin cabin
  • Surcharge per person for a cabin above deck: 200 EUR
  • Surcharge for a double cabin for single use above deck: 700 EUR (limited)
  • Surcharge for a double cabin for single use below deck: 500 EUR (limited)
  • Insurance against theft and damage of the rental bike: hybrid bicycle: 10 EUR/week; e-bike: 20 EUR/week (not insured: grossly negligent damages)
  • Private airport transfer between Dubrovnik airport and Gruž harbor/Split harbor and Split Airport: (min. 2 pax) price upon request

Price reductions:

  • With three people sharing a cabin, we allow a 50 % discount on the basic tour price for the third 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 offering the guests an opportunity to experience Dubrovnik’s nightlife.

  • Day 2

    Dubrovnik – Island Šipan – Island Mljet (aprx. 7 mi./11 km + aprx. 18 mi./30 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

    Islands Lastovo and Korčula: Korčula town (aprx. 17.5 mi./28 km)

    Today our ship takes us to the Island of Lastovo. The island is one of the smaller inhabited islands in the Adriatic Sea. The Emperor Augustus appreciated the mild climate, and in Roman times it was even named “Augusta Insula” after him. Today’s cycle tour takes us across this beautiful island. The gold-coloured white wine “Marastina”, known even beyond Croatia’s borders, is grown here. Back at the boat it’s time to cast off! A crossing takes us over to Korčula Island, regarded as one of the most beautiful islands in Dalmatia. The Picturesque town of Korčula with it’s 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 cycle tour leads us across the charming island of Korčula. A mild Mediterranean climate and a broad variety of different landscapes accompany us on the tour today. Take your time, and remember to take a break to enjoy the view over the deep blue sea and neighboring islands. Dinner is served on board to replenish our strength after an active day. Overnight stay in the sheltered by of Vela Luka.

  • Day 5

    Island Hvar: Hvar Town – Stari Grad – Jelsa - Stari Grad (aprx. 14 mi./22 km + aprx. 12 mi./20 km)


    The day starts with a relaxing cruise to Hvar town on Hvar Island. Make use of the time before the cycle tour starts and 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 city of Hvar through small villages and lavender fields to Stari Grad on the opposite side of the island. The descent to Stari Grad offers breathtaking views. After a lunch break we continue on a second cycling tour through the green planes of the island to the seaside town of Jelsa. After a break for coffee and ice cream, we continue the round trip back to Stari Grad where we spend the night..

  • Day 6

    Brač Island: Milna – Postira (aprx. 18 mi./29 km)

    We cruise to the island of Brač, famous for its radiant, precious limestone that was, among others, used for the White House in Washington and in the construction of the German Reichstag building in Berlin. Once we have arrive on Brač, we start our bike tour from Milna to the picturesque harbor town of Postira. We will spend the afternoon and evening here. Enjoy the serenity of the town, and the view across the channel to the mainland.

  • Day 7

    Brač Island: Postira - Pučišća –Postira – Split (aprx. 19 mi./31 km)

    Our today’s bike tour leads us along the northern coastline of Brač from Postira to Pučišća and back again to Postira over the back of the island. Then, for the last time in an eventful week, we enjoy a cruise back to the UNESCO world heritage city of Split. A guided city tour offers us the chance to see inside the former Palace of Emperor Diocletian and to learn about its transformation into the city which it has become. 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

    Split (Disembarkation)

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

    Itinerary changes: 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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Tours marked with are special prices.

Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Apr 28 2023 May 05 2023 28 Single rooms 1,890€
Double rooms 1,390€
May 12 2023 May 19 2023 28 Single rooms 1,990€
Double rooms 1,490€
Jun 09 2023 Jun 16 2023 28 Single rooms 2,090€
Double rooms 1,590€
Jun 23 2023 Jun 30 2023 28 Single rooms 2,090€
Double rooms 1,590€
Jul 07 2023 Jul 14 2023 28 Single rooms 1,990€
Double rooms 1,490€
Jul 21 2023 Jul 28 2023 28 Single rooms 1,990€
Double rooms 1,490€
Aug 04 2023 Aug 11 2023 28 Single rooms 1,990€
Double rooms 1,490€
Aug 18 2023 Aug 25 2023 28 Single rooms 2,090€
Double rooms 1,590€
Sep 01 2023 Sep 08 2023 28 Single rooms 2,090€
Double rooms 1,590€
Sep 29 2023 Oct 06 2023 28 Single rooms 1,990€
Double rooms 1,490€
Oct 13 2023 Oct 20 2023 28 Single rooms 1,890€
Double rooms 1,390€

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