Cycling holiday National Parks of Dalmatia

National Parks of Dalmatia

The greenest part of Croatia

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Summary
  • 8 Days Saturday to Saturday
  • 38 km average per day
  • Arrival Trogir Split Airport
  • Departure Trogir Split Airport
Highlights
  • The National Park Konati
  • Impressive cliffs
  • Zadar, the capital of Dalmatia
  • Vraner Lake
Characteristics
  • Guided Tour
  • Group Tour
  • Bike & Barge
  • Bikelevel 2

    Distance: 40-60 km average per day Altitude: 100-500 hm average per day. The daily tours will take us through hilly and mountainous terrain. 

Famous national parks of Dalmatia

Not only the famous national parks of Dalmatia like Krka and Kornati or the nature park of Telašcica are part of this wonderful tour but also the medieval old towns of Šibenik, Zadar and Trogir.

This E-bike & Boat tour provides greatest possible comfort due to the offered space and a luxurious furnishing. With one of the first class ships you can experience the greenest part of Croatia with a visit to Dugi Otok – probably the most beautiful Central-Dalmatian Island.

On this tour one of our proud boats either Princeza Diana or Melody are 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.

 

Daily Program

  • Day 1 Saturday: Trogir

    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 the check 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 Sunday: Rogoznica – Sali. 27 km

    In the morning the boat takes us to Vodice. We go for our first bike ride 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 Telašcica 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.

  • Day 3 Monday: Islands of Dugi Otok - Zadar, 48 km

    We start our ride from Sali along the almost traffic free island of Dugi Otok. The ride is panorama pure and our destination is the budding village of Božava, surrounded by pine forests, Tamarisks and Agaves. In Božava the boat awaits our arrival and we cast off for Zadar which for centuries was the absolute political, cultural and intellectual center of Dalmatia. The guide takes us on a walk through the lively city and shows us the fascinating facets of this extraordinary outdoor museum. Over 3,000 years characterize the city. As we walk we will learn of the city and its colorful past. Overnight stay in Zadar.

  • Day 4 Tuesday: Zadar - Vodice, 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 in vicinity of 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 Wednesday: Vodice – Skradin, 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 specialities, of which there are plenty in Dalmatia. The night is spent in Skradin.

  • Day 6 Thursday: 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 you 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 sacral building on the Adriatic coast. The old town of Šibenik is worth a visit with its charm for an evening walk. In the late afternoon we cast off once more on board the boat and cruise to Primošten for the night.

  • Day 7 Friday: Primošten - Rogoznica - Trogir, 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 Ciovo 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 Saturday: Trogir

    End of the tour, disembarkation after breakfast, before 9 am.

Cycling in Croatia

Cycling in Dalmatia

This cycle tour fit for both: hybrid and e-bikers. You have to decide beforehand, which bicycle you like to rent, if you decide to rent one. The cycle tours require a basic level of fitness from participants, which they should have acquired from steady cycling. The tours will take us up to a height of 200 to 500 m above sea-level. The daily tours from 15 to 31 mi./25 to 50 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, during which they are, however, also permitted to push their bicycles. We traverse mostly asphalted roads, which are rarely frequented outside the holiday seasons.

You are free to set aside a half or full day to swim or to spend time on board the boat, instead of taking a planned cycle tour.

This tour is primarily a guided group tour. Upon consultation with your tour guides, the possibility to cycle on your own along recommended, suitable routes, may present itself. Helmet use is mandatory on all cycle tours.

Nature Park Telascica
Sibenik town
Krka
Zadar
Trogir harbour
Vodice
Krka Waterfalls

Travel dates

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17 Apr 2021
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24 Apr 2021
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Princeza Diana
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24 Apr 2021
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01 May 2021
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Melody
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01 May 2021
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08 May 2021
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08 May 2021
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15 May 2021
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Melody
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15 May 2021
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22 May 2021
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Princeza Diana
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22 May 2021
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29 May 2021
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Melody
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29 May 2021
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05 Jun 2021
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12 Jun 2021
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19 Jun 2021
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03 Jul 2021
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10 Jul 2021
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Melody
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24 Jul 2021
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31 Jul 2021
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31 Jul 2021
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07 Aug 2021
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07 Aug 2021
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14 Aug 2021
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Melody
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14 Aug 2021
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21 Aug 2021
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21 Aug 2021
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28 Aug 2021
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Melody
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€ 1.790,-
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28 Aug 2021
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04 Sep 2021
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11 Sep 2021
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18 Sep 2021
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18 Sep 2021
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25 Sep 2021
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25 Sep 2021
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02 Oct 2021
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02 Oct 2021
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09 Oct 2021
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09 Oct 2021
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16 Oct 2021
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16 Oct 2021
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23 Oct 2021
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What else do you need to know?

Prices are per person 2021

Princeza Diana
April 17 + May 1 

Lower deck: twin cabin € 1.390,- 
Upper deck: twin cabin € 1.590,-

May 15 to Aug. 14
Lower deck: twin cabin € 1.590,- 
Upper deck: twin cabin € 1.790,-

August 28 to September 25
Lower deck: twin cabin € 1.690,-
Upper deck: twin cabin € 1.890,-

October 9 
Lower deck: twin cabin € 1.490,- 
Upper deck: twin cabin € 1.690,-

Melody
April 24 + October 16

Lower deck: twin cabin € 1.490,- 
Upper deck: twin cabin € 1.690,-

May 8
Lower deck: twin cabin € 1.590,- 
Upper deck: twin cabin € 1.790,-

May 22 to August 7 + October 2
Lower deck: twin cabin  € 1.690,-
Upper deck: twin cabin € 1.890,-

August 21 + September 18
Lower deck: twin cabin  € 1.790,-
Upper deck: twin cabin € 1.990,-

Not included
Rental bike per week € 80,-
E-bike per week € 180,-
Bike insurance € 10,-/ E-bike insurance € 20,-

Reservation costs € 20,- per booking.

Included

  • 8-day-trip on a motor yacht with crew
  • 7 nights in a double cabin below deck with shower/toilet
  • 4 x full board and 3 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)
  • Bed linen and towels
  • English speaking tour guide

Not Included

  • Reservation costs € 20,- per party
  • Cabin for single occupancy: supplement below deck: € 500,-/ supplement upper deck: € 800,-.
  • Rental bike
  • Bike insurance (against theft and damage): € 10,-/week for the Trekking bike or € 20,-/week for the electric bike (not insured: deliberate damages)
  • Personal insurance/ Cancellation insurance (optional)
  • Taxi transfer from the airport of Split to the ship in Trogir (one way ca. € 20,-) or public transport on main road in front of the airport
  • Flat rate for bottled water, visitor’s tax and local charges: €  50,- for adults or € 25,- for children up to age 16 (to be paid to the captain)
  • Drinks on board (tally sheet; to be paid to the captain)
  • Please bring a beach towel, if needed

Special details

  • Operated by local partner
  • Please take good notice of Terms & Conditions.
  • Minimum number of participants: 14 persons
  • The program is subject to change without notice.

Info

Embarkation takes place between 2 and 2:30 PM. The boat leaves Trogir harbor at 3 PM for Rogoznica. The mooring place of the boat is in the harbor along the Obala Bana Berislavica in Trogir.

Airport

For all tours starting in Trogir the nearest airport is Split (SPU), situated at a distance of only 6 km/4 miles from Trogir. The harbor can easily be reached by taxi. That takes about 15 minutes and costs about €  20,-. Or you can prebook an exclusive airport transfer from Split airport to Trogir harbor for € 15,- per person.

Car

If you travel by car we advise to plan your route on www.viamichelin.com. Please keep in mind that you have to buy a toll sticker for passage through Austria, Slovenia and Switzerland. To avoid delays you can buy those stickers in advance. There is a parking next to the port. The use of this parking costs € 40,- for a week and must be paid upon arrival to the tour guide.

For the duration of the tour we supply you with a waterproof pannier by Ortlieb, a practical way of carrying drinks, bathing gear, camera etc

By this tours you can rent the following bikes:

  • Rental bike Croatia & Greek 5 ft. and above

    Our hybrid bikes are equipped with 28 inch hollow chamber rims with puncture proof touring tires, derailleur gears and break systems, a carrier and a stand, touring saddle as well as mudguards and a pannier rack.

  • Rental bike Croatia & Greece 6 ft. and above

    Our hybrid bikes are equipped with 28 inch hollow chamber rims with puncture proof touring tires, derailleur gears and break systems, a carrier and a stand, touring saddle as well as mudguards and a pannier rack.

  • Rental E-bike Croatia & Greece

    An e-bike powered mainly by a Bosch motor capable of covering long distances. Standard components in varying frame sizes include, 28 inch rims with puncture proof tires, derailleur gears and break systems, a carrier and a stand, touring saddle as well as mudguards and a pannier rack. 

A boat as your hotel

Imagine a floating hotel sailing to the next stage, while you are calmly pedalling along. No lugging of luggage: that is exactly what Bike & Barge is all about! In the pleasant atmosphere on board you can have a chat, go through the day with the others, and enjoy the meals prepared specially for cyclists. In the evenings you can enjoy a drink in the salon or admire the setting sun on deck. Do not expect a cruise ship with its passive luxury. The Bike & Barge Holidays are for people who really enjoy the physical activity of cycling and who value sociability more than wholesale luxury.

The team

The captain/skipper, the chef and your tour guide all welcome you warmly. They are prepared specifically for these trips and will provide good and safe passage, good meals, and a friendly, pleasant atmosphere. They will, of course, also give you a great deal of interesting information during and after the cycling and sailing. The skipper is responsible for the smooth running of things on board; the cook is in charge of the catering. A tour leader accompanies you during the bike ride and can assist in case of breakdowns. He/She will be your guide to point out the things of interest along the way and is multi-lingual (German/English).

The meals

The on-board chef is a member of the crew and prepares the breakfast and one or two warm meals a day. The catering consist of 4 x full board and 3 x half board and starts with dinner on embarkation day and ends with breakfast on disembarkation day. Lunch could be packed or a picnic as well. The food served on board is traditional and characteristic for the country. Higher nutritional demands of bikers are taken into account. Breakfast on board generally includes at least bread, butter, cheese, ham, coffee and tea. For lunch/dinner the chef generally serves light fish or meat dishes or vegetarian meals.
If you wish to eat vegetarian food or have distinctly different eating habits please inform us in time BEFORE your arrival. Please keep in mind that special food requirements cannot always be met in all details.
If you have extensive food allergies we ask you to give us a list of the food that you can eat. This should be done before your arrival so that the cook can be instructed to plan and shop accordingly.

You and the group, new friends from around the world!

One of the most attractive aspects of the Bike & Barge holidays is that you encounter an international company on board. It’s a great opportunity for you to get to know various cultures at the same time! 

Activity level 

This cycle tour requires at least basic level of fitness from participants, which they should have acquired from steady cycling. The tour takes 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.
You will also come across some longer and rather steep climbs, where walking your bike is of course permitted. The roads are mostly asphalted. The tour guides will inform you about the course of the tour in due time.
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.

 

F.A.Q.

  • Which countries do the participants come from

    The main countries represented by our cycling guests are: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and France. However we regularly welcome South Africans and Japanese guests.The common language on board is English.

  • What packing list do you suggest

    Specialised cycle clothing may be handy but not strictly necessary. What you do need (among other things) is the following:
    •    shorts/ long trousers/ track suit/ legging
    •    shirts/ sweater/ rain clothing
    •    gloves (in case you travel in April or October. It can be chilly in the morning)
    •    good solid shoes/ sneakers
    •    sunglasses/ cap/ swimming costume​​​​​​
    •    personal care and beauty items
    •    hair dryer (220V; available on the barges Zwaan, Sailing Home and Provence)
    •    insect repellent
    •    sunscreen

    Your travel documents include the final packing list we suggest for your booked tour.

  • What is the average age of the participants

    The ages vary between 35 and 75, but of course we have younger (even babies and kids) and older guests. In particular it is quite possible during the school holidays that children might be booked on your tour.

  • What happens if it rains

    Most people wear rainwear and get on their bicycle. If the weather makes cycling absolutely impossible (this doesn’t happen very often!) the guide will arrange an alternative programme which might include a longer visit to one of the towns along the way or cultural excursions.

  • Can I rejoin the barge before the end of a stage

    No, the barge doesn’t take the same route that the cyclists do. Sometimes the route may be altered because of weather conditions or repairs to bridges or locks and then the guests and the guide can arrange with the skipper to be met at a different place. Naturally you can always stay on board for one or more days.