Bike & Cruise Croatia
Island Hopping in Dalmatia!
This guided cycling tour in Dalmatia starts on Brac Island and ends in Split, exploring amazing coastlines, medieval towns, old villages and picturesque bays. Highlights include visiting great beaches, vineyards, pine woods, cycling on the historic islands and exploring Mljet National Park. Croatia is a land of beautiful islands, rich history, Mediterranean vegetation and mild climate. The best way to explore it is, without a doubt, by bike.
Premium Ships Premium steel hulled vessels with a traditional, yet modern, look offer accommodation in air-conditioned, spacious en suite cabins with double or twin beds, hair dryer and safety deposit box. Included services: buffet breakfasts, three course lunches OR dinner, Captain's dinner, professional bike guide, daily cabin service, mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen, luggage handling, unlimited water from the water dispenser, and free Wi-Fi.
Day 1: Split > Brac (Supetar) > Pucisca Make your way to Split harbour to check-in and embark on your cruise. Depart with lunch and meet your fellow passengers and the ship's crew. Upon arrival in Supetar you will cycle the coastal road to the northern part of the island of Brac. You will pass the fishing villages of Splitska and Postira and arrive in Pucisca, one of the most beautiful small settlements in Europe. The afternoon is free for sightseeing in this charming town which is well-known for its long stonemason tradition. Overnight in Pucisca.
Bike Course: Supetar - Pucisca Length: 25 km Total ascend: 380 m Highest point: 90 m Surface: 100% paved road Difficulty level: 2/5
Day 2: Pucisca > Pokrivenik > Sucuraj > Lovista Enjoy breakfast with a morning sail towards Hvar, the longest Croatian island. Your starting point is the small picturesque bay of Pokrivenik. Ascend to the highest point of the route, then descend to the eastern point of Hvar island in Sucuraj where your boat is waiting. After lunch on board, sail towards the second biggest Croatian peninsula, Peljesac, and the charming settlement of Lovista. Captain's dinner on board. Overnight in Lovista.
Bike Course: Pokrivenik - Sucuraj Length: 32 km Total ascend: 450 m Highest point: 350 m Surface: 100 % paved Difficulty level: 3/5
Day 3: Lovista > Trstenik Today you will enjoy a wine-panoramic route. After breakfast, start riding towards Orebic, the city of seafarers and captains. Ascend for the first few kilometres and then descend with the Korcula archipelago as your backdrop. After Orebic, ascend to an area that holds some of the most famous varieties of Croatian wine. Cross the Dingac tunnel to the south side of Peljesac and continue riding through vineyards to Trstenik. Overnight in Trstenik.
Bike Course: Lovista - Trstenik Length: 45 km Total ascend: 800 m Highest point: 411 m Surface: 100% paved Difficulty level: 4/5
Day 4: Trstenik > Mljet > Korcula Enjoy a cruise during breakfast from Trstenik to the lush green island of Mljet, also known as Honey Island. Mljet National Park (entrance fee to be paid on the spot, approx. 17 EUR per person) is a beautiful area of unique charm that features two connected saltwater lakes, lush flora, a unique indented coastline, cliffs, and numerous islets. Cycle around the saltwater lake, home to an island with a Benedictine monastery from the 12th century. Enjoy swimming in the lake and then return for lunch on board the ship. Sail to Korcula. The afternoon is free to explore the town of Marco Polo. Overnight in Korcula.
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: Korcula > Vela Luka After breakfast, start with the longest route of the week in which you will cycle the whole island of Korcula. Ascend to Zrnovo village and then to Pupnat, the oldest settlement on the island and the highest point of the route. Descend to the south side of Korcula and road ride between one of the most beautiful bays on the island and the steep cliffs above it. Continue your ride through numerous olive groves and vineyards, passing by Posip, one of the most famous grape varieties. Take a short break in the charming Smokvica before descending to the sea to relax on one of the numerous pebble hidden beaches. Ascend towards the viewpoint above town Blato and finally descend towards your goal - Vela Luka. Dinner on board and overnight in Vela Luka.
Bike Course: Korcula - Pupnat - Smokvica - Prizba - Blato - Vela Luka Length: 55 km Total ascend: 750 m Highest point: 340 m Surface: 100% paved Difficulty level: 4/5
Day 6: Vela Luka > Hvar > Stari Grad Early morning sail from Vela Luka to the town of Hvar for breakfast. Take a short sightseeing tour of Hvar, a fairy tale city with its grand architecture, beautiful nature, and mild climate. Cycle from Hvar to the other side of the island in Stari Grad, passing through lavender plants and enjoying the view towards the neighbouring islands. Lunch on board in Stari Grad. Easy afternoon ride up to two of Hvar's pearls - Jelsa and Vrboska - and then through to Stari Grad Plain. Overnight in Stari Grad.
Bike Course 1: Hvar - Stari Grad Length: 23 km Total ascend: 450 m Highest point: 410 m Surface: 100% paved Difficulty level: 3/5
Bike Course 2: Stari Grad - Jelsa - Vrboska - Stari Grad Length: 22 km Total ascend: 110 m Highest point: 85 m Surface: 85% paved, 15% macadam Difficulty level: 1/5
Day 7: Stari Grad > Stomorska > Split The last day starts with a cruise from Stari Grad to the island of Solta. After breakfast, cycle from Stomorska to the highest point of the island in Gornje Selo, enjoying the views on both sides of the island and the scents of Mediterranean plants. Continue to Maslinica on the western part of the island. Short break before returning to Stomorska. Lunch on board and sail to Split. The afternoon is free 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: Split Arrangements end after breakfast and disembarkation this morning.
Cabins: All deck cabins are situated on the main and top deck. Under deck cabins are in the hull of the ship below the main deck.
Cycling Route: The length of the daily cycling routes is estimated and informative and depends on various detours or short cuts that can be done. Sailing and cycling routes may be changed on the spot due to weather conditions and capability of the respective cyclists on board. Departure is during morning hours, mostly after breakfast.
Bicycles: Bike rental is not included; the cruise line and World Journeys are not responsible for any damage which may occur to personal bicycles during bike tours and transport from land to the ship and vice versa. Rental bikes available at extra cost (regular or e-bike possible) and are equipped with bottle holder, bag carrier, small bag and helmet.
Food: Half board is served with continental breakfast and either lunch or dinner. During the cycling routes there are recommended 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 locally by each traveller.
• Cruise accommodation for 7 nights' (Premium Ship) • Double/Twin upper or main deck cabins with en suite bathroom • 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 2 dinners and 1 Captain's dinner
Pricing (per person) $NZD
Sep 3, 10
Booking conditions • Single Use Cabin - 50% surcharge on twin share price
• Recommended biking equipment: biking shoes, backpack, extra clothes, rain/sun protection
• Repair kit for personal bikes obligatory
• Single Use Cabin - 50% surcharge on twin share price • Recommended biking equipment: biking shoes, backpack, extra clothes, rain/sun protection • Repair kit for personal bikes obligatory
Not included • Visitors tax and port fees payable locally (EUR 40 per person per week)
• Entrance to Mljet National Park (approx. EUR 17 per person, to be paid locally)
• Bike handling fee (approx. EUR 10 per person per week, to be paid locally)
• Bike rental - regular bikes or e-bikes can be arranged at additional cost
• Crew gratuities
• Transfers or any additional accommodation
• Visitors tax and port fees payable locally (EUR 40 per person per week) • Entrance to Mljet National Park (approx. EUR 17 per person, to be paid locally) • Bike handling fee (approx. EUR 10 per person per week, to be paid locally) • Bike rental - regular bikes or e-bikes can be arranged at additional cost • Crew gratuities • Drinks • Transfers or any additional accommodation