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Bike and Cruise from Split / South (Traditional) - 8 Days

Bike and Cruise from Split / South (Traditional)

Cruise and bike your way along the Croatian coast on this superb cruise and bike adventure holiday.

Stop at a different destination each day and cycle your way around as you discover the beauty, history and culture of Croatia’s stunning islands.

This guided cycling tour starts and ends in Split. The tour takes you on the exploration of amazing coastlines,  first by boat and then on a bike, as you cycle your way through old villages and medieval towns.  Along the way, you will be able to stop for a swim at some great beaches.

Croatia is a land of stunning islands, rich history, Mediterranean vegetation and a mild climate. Without a doubt, the best way to explore it is by bike.

This is an 8-day cruise on a Traditional Ensuite vessel. These cruises offer a great value option for those on a budget.

Highlights:

  • 8 Days cruise on the Traditional ensuite vessel
  • Bike hire included
  • Cycle around stunning islands
  • Explore spectacular Mljet National Park
  • See historic villages like Lovista and Korcula
  • Visit sunny Hvar with its lavender fields and vineyard

Route: SPLIT – BRAČ – HVAR – KORČULA – MLJET – PELJEŠAC & MAKARSKA – OMIŠ & SPLIT

This guided cycling tour in Dalmatia starts and ends in Split exploring amazing coastlines, medieval towns, old villages and picturesque bays. Highlights include great beaches, vineyards, pine woods, cycling across the historic islands and exploring Mljet National Park

 

Day 1
SATURDAY SPLIT - ISLAND BRAČ (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.

BIKE: Supetar - Pučišća

Length: 25 km

Total ascend: 380 m

Highest point: 90 m

Surface: 100% paved road

Difficulty level: 2/5

Day 2
SUNDAY PUČIŠĆA - POKRIVENIK - 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.

Bike Course: Pokrivenik - Sućuraj

Length: 32 km

Total ascend: 450 m

Highest point: 350 m

Surface: 100 % paved

Difficulty level: 3/5

Day 3
MONDAY LOVIŠTA - 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.

Bike Course: Lovišta – Trstenik

Length: 45 km

Total ascend: 800 m

Highest point: 411 m

Surface: 100% paved

Difficulty level: 4/5

Day 4
TUESDAY 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. 16 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.

Bike Course: National park Mljet

Length: 18 km

Total ascend: 120 m

Highest point: 45 m

Surface: 80 % paved, 20% macadam

Difficulty level: 1/5

Day 5
WEDNESDAY 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.

Bike Course: Korčula - Pupnat - Smokvica - Prižba - Blato - Vela Luka

Length: 55 km

Total ascend: 750 m

Highest point: 340 m

Surface: 100 % paved

Difficulty level: 4/5

Day 6
THURSDAY 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.

Bike Course: 1. Hvar - Stari Grad

Length: 23 km

Total ascend: 450m

Highest point:410m

Surface: 100% paved

Difficulty level: 3/5

Bike Course: 2. Stari Grad-Jelsa-Vrboska-Stari Grad

Length: 22 km

Total ascend: 110m

Highest point: 85m

Surface: 85% paved 15%macadam

Difficulty level: 1/5

Day 7
FRIDAY 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.

Bike Course: Stomorska - Maslinica

Length: 36 km

Total ascend: 450 m

Highest point: 135 m

Surface: 100 % paved

Difficulty level: 2/5

Day 8
SATURDAY DISEMBARKATION SPLIT

Breakfast followed by check out at 9:00 am.

Included:

  • Bike Rental included (E-bikes optional with extra payment)
  • • Continental breakfast daily
  • • Three course lunch or dinner according to daily activities
  • • 1L Bottled water per person daily
  • • Free WiFi

Optional:

  • E-bike rental: EUR 50. Extra per person/week
  • • Saddle-bags rental: EUR 12. per person/week
  • • Dinner supplement: EUR 115.per person/week, min.10 pax required
  • • English breakfast supplement: EUR 40. per (regular continental breakfast included in price)
  • • Captain’s dinner: EUR 25. choice of fish or meat menu - ship's speciality served
  • • Extra towels: Guests will be provided with two towels for personal use per week. Extra towels can be rented for EUR 3. & beach towels EUR 5. per week/towel.
  • • Baby chair or baby cot rental: EUR 50. per week (to be paid on the spot)
  • • Daily cabin cleaning: EUR 15. per person per week (to be ordered in advance)
  • • Airport transfers: various airport possibilities (Zagreb, Trieste, Ljubljana, Venice) – price on request; FREE OF CHARGE local transfers (from Opatija hotels to Opatija port)
  • • Ferry Tickets: Cabins, seats or deck, available for coastal & international ferry connections
  • • Accommodation: Hotels, hostels, private accommodation and villas available on request

2019 Traditional Ensuite Cruise including 1-week bike hire

RATES per PERSON SHARING per WEEK IN EURO

Departure Dates 2019 Under deck Cabins On deck cabin
MAY 25, 580 € 610 €
JUNE 01 and 08 610 € 680 €
SEPTEMBER 21, 610 € 680 €
SEPTEMBER 07 and 14 715 € 770 €

REDUCTIONS & SUPPLEMENTS

Triple Share Cabin: Adults on 3rd bed in a triple cabin – 30%

Child Discount: Children under 10 years – 50%

Single Use Cabin: 50% surcharge on twin share price. Except for season A, in other season avoid by sharing (limited number of single cabins without supplement available)

VISITOR’S TAX & PORT FEES excluded /to be paid on the spot: EUR 40 per person per week

Traditional Ensuite ship specifications

Traditional Ensuite Boats are smaller and generally of an older-style with a wooden hull and air-conditioning in the common areas only.

All cabins have a private shower/ toilet and mostly bunk beds.

These cruises offer a great value option for those on a budget.

SWIMMING BREAKS: In good weather and depending on timing we will have regular swim stops for while the ship anchors in secluded bays or after the cycling before departure to next island.

FOOD: Breakfast* and either lunch or dinner (*continental breakfast included for Traditional Ensuite vessels). During our cycling routes, we recommend stops at local restaurants where you can sample the local specialties. These meals are not included in the price of the trip and are paid by the customers. There is a possibility to book a Captain's dinner, which is paid directly on the spot and is offered by the captain and your tour guide.

Bike Info:

Treck or Similar

FRAMESET:
Frame: Alpha White Aluminum w/semi-integrated head tube, bioval down tube with integrated gusset, rack and fender mounts, disc compatible dropouts, replaceable derailleur hanger.
Front Suspension SR Suntour XCT w/coil spring and preload, 80mm
WHEELS:
Wheels: Formula alloy DC20 front hub, Shimano alloy M475 rear hub; Bontrager 550, 36-hole rims w/brushed sidewalls.
Tires Bontrager LT3, 26x2.0"
DRIVETRAIN:
Shifters: Shimano EF51, 7 speed
Front Derailleur: Shimano TX50
Rear Derailleur: Shimano M310
Crank: Shimano M131, 42/34/24
Cassette: Shimano TZ31 13-34, 7 speed
Pedals: Wellgo nylon platform
COMPONENTS:
Saddle: Bontrager SSR
Seat Post: Bontrager SSR, 31.6mm, 20mm offset
Handlebars: Bontrager Approved Riser, 25.4mm, 30mm rise
Stem: Bontrager Approved, 25.4mm
Grips: Bontrager SSR
Headset: 1-1/8" threadless, semi-integrated, semi-cartridge bearings
Brakeset: Tektro Novela, mechanical disc w/Shimano EF51 levers
COLOUR: Satin Black

Treck for Women

FRAMESET:
Frame: WSD Alpha White Aluminum w/semi-integrated head tube, bi-oval down tube w/integrated gusset, rack & fender mounts, disc compatible dropouts, replaceable derailleur hanger.
Front Suspension: SR Suntour XCT w/coil spring and preload, WSD Rider Right spring weight, 80mm travel
WHEELS:
Wheels: Formula alloy FM21 front hub, FM31 rear hub; Bontrager 550 36-hole rims w/brushed sidewalls.
Tires: Bontrager LT3, 26x2.0"
DRIVETRAIN:
Shifters: Shimano EF51, 8 speed
Front Derailleur: Shimano M190
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Acera
Crank: Shimano 131, 48/38/28
Cassette: SRAM PG-820 11-32, 8 speed
Pedals: Wellgo nylon platform
COMPONENTS:
Saddle: Bontrager SSR WSD
Seat Post: Bontrager SSR, 31.6mm, 20mm offset
Handlebars: Bontrager Approved Riser, 25.4mm, 30mm rise
Stem: Bontrager Approved, 25.4mm
Headset: 1-1/8" threadless, semi-integrated, semi-cartridge bearings
Brakeset: Tektro V-brakes w/Shimano EF51 adjustable-reach levers
COLOUR: Coastal Blue

E-bikes FLYER rent possible! 

Weekly rent: 50,00 EUR extra (limited availability - on request only)

FLYER e-bike specifications:
Wheel Size - 20" - 26"
Pedalassist - Up To 25km/H
Display - Panasonic Side Lcd
Motor - Panasonic 36v
Assistance Levels - 4 Assistance Levels
Gears - Shimano Nexus 8 Speed Hub Gears
Brakes - Magura Hs22 Hydraulic End V- Brake
Battery - 540wh/15ah/36v
Charger - 36v Panasonic Sharger
Fork - Sr Suntour Nex Suspension Fork 63mm.
Tyres - Schwalbe Maraton Plus
Anti-Theft Predection - Abus Frame Lock

E- bike rental includes bikes equipped with bottle holder, bag carrier & helmet

 

You can send your inquiry via the form below.

Trip Facts

  • R9,900 p.p sharing
  • Not Included
  • Under deck or On deck Cabins
  • Breakfast daily, 5 Lunch, 2 Dinner
  • Comfortable, approx. 3 Star
  • Traditional En-suite Ship
  • 20 to 30 people max