Welcome to Hooked on Cycling Holidays and our cycling holiday in Croatia. This bike and boat tour is around the central Dalmatia region of Croatia. This guided bike tour sleeping on a wonderful boat at night provides a wonderful biking vacation. The wonders of this type of holiday are that if you do not cycle or do not wish to cycle you can stay on board and soak up the sun. Croatia has a beautiful coast with thousands of islands, reefs and bays. Numerous romantic ruins, charming hills, countless natural beauties and phenomena are waiting to be discovered. On this tour, we shall visit two national parks and the islands of Central Dalmatia, starting from Trogir. Highlights include the UNESCO protected the old town of Trogir, Primošten, Šibenik with its famous cathedral, Zadar, National Park Krka waterfalls and Kornati Islands.
Available 1/5, 15/5, 29/5, 12/6, 28/8, 11/9, 25/9, 9/10 on Kapetan Jura
8/5, 22/5, 5/6, 19/6, 26/6, 3/7, 17/7, 7/8, 21/8, 4/9, 18/9, 2/10 on the Premium ship Romantica
24/4, 4/9 on Premium ship San Snova
Minimum number 16 persons, minimum age 10 and height above 140 cm.
The Kapetan Jure is a 27-metre-long and 7-metre-wide comfortable and spacious wooden motor yacht that was built in 2000. 11 of the 15 cabins are on deck. 10 of these are furnished with the two beds arranged side by side, while one cabin has bunk beds. The remaining 4 cabins are below deck and are furnished with a French bed (140 cm wide) and a porthole. Captain Anton and his crew form an experienced team, which knows how to pamper their guests with delicious specialities.
The cabins have simple, but functional equipment and are furnished with two beds and a small wardrobe or an open shelf. There is enough space for sleeping and storing a seabag or a travel bag. Due to the shape of the ship’s hull, the size of the cabins may vary. However, price differentiation is made only with respect to cabins “on deck” and “below deck”.
The Romantica of captain Jure was launched in May 2007. The ship is 32 m long and 7,6 m wide and it possesses a solid structural steelwork, which, as the name says, connects romance with modern trend and functionally. To the elegant appearance of his ship captain Jure pays a lot of attention: 17 comfortably equipped cabins with a size of 9-10 square meters also offer sufficient area to larger groups to accommodation. The generous cabins feature elevated equipment. The far sundeck offers couch mats for sunbathing and relaxing. A characteristic of the ship is a platform at the stern of the boat, from which you can take a bath in the sea in a very comfortable way.
San Snova – Dream of Dreams – is the name of this brand new ship was launched in spring 2009 and built specifically for Island Hopping cruises. This ship, 31 m long and 8 m wide combines romantic seafaring with the highest qualifications of a motor sailer used for cruises.
Ten cabins above deck, as well as four cabins below deck, are available to Island hoppers. They are outstanding in their spaciousness and comfortable furnishings. All cabins have their own bathroom with shower and toilet and are equipped with individually controlled air conditioning. The crew of the San Snova is a young, very sympathetic team who are already looking forward to welcoming you onboard
It is a requirement of booking this tour with Hooked on Cycling that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the chosen activity and for emergency evacuation and hospital care.
Individual arrival by plane to Split. After checking in on the motor yacht between 2 pm and 2:30 pm at Trogir our first cruise starts at 3 pm leading us to Rogoznica – a village on a small island which is connected to the mainland by a dam. Here we also spend our first night.
In the morning we cycle from Rogoznica to Primošten. From there the boat takes us to the city of Šibenik to the spot where the Krka River flows into the Adriatic Sea. After visiting the famous cathedral and the lovely old town we set off again. On the cruise, we pass the lower course of the river Krka following the river bend until we reach Skradin. In the port of the village, we spend our night.
The magnificent port of Skradin is today’s start point for exploring the most famous part of the Krka National Park Krka with its unique waterfalls by excursion boat and on foot. In the early afternoon, our boat takes us to Vodice which is a lovely holiday town on the mainland. Once in Vodice, we start our cycle ride for a wonderful circular trip.
In the morning we cycle from Vodice to Murter Island that is connected to the mainland by the lift bridge at Tisno. We pass the bridge and cycle along the waterfront, passing by two very old coastal villages until we reach a small landing place from where the boat takes us on a cruise through the National Park Kornati, an archipelago in crystal clear water which is known for its rich aquatic realm. Our destination is the Nature Park Telašcica. In the evening a walk through the park leads us along the stunning cliffs of the island. The famous Silver Lake – known by movies of Winnetou – is also located in the Nature Park. Overnight stay on the Island of Dugi Otok.
After breakfast, we pull up anchor and take the short crossing to Sali where today’s bike tour leads us along a virtually traffic-free and panoramic road. We ride clear across the whole island. During the ride, we’re treated to countless unforgettable vistas of the islands in the deep blue sea. We meet and sail to Zadar. Zadar has for centuries, was the political, cultural and spiritual centre of Dalmatia. Our tour guide takes us on an extensive walk through the lanes of the lively old centre. 3000 years of history have left their imprint on the character of this town and there are many things to be admired: the mighty fortified walls with their bastions, the loggia but also the early Romanesque St. Donatus Basilica
During breakfast, the boat crosses to the island of Ugljan at the channel of Zadar. Today we have a lot of time to explore both of the islands Ugljan and Pašman by bicycle. Recently they have been connected by a bridge. We cycle along the East Coast, always with beautiful views to the mainland and the ocean. Afterwards our boat cruises to the coral island of Zlarin.
In the morning our motor yacht will take us to island Solta. Olive and fig trees and farmland surround the streets. The spicy smell of lavender and rosemary will follow you throughout the whole tour around the silent island until we reach the village Grohote. During mid-day our last cruise will take us back to Trogir. Here we will have enough time to visit the world cultural heritage and medieval old town. After dinner, it is time to say goodbye to the crew and travel guides.
Plane to Split
Split – distance 15 minutes – individual taxi transfer
2021 Prices – For complete tour price breakdown please click the book now button and select your holiday tour date. Prices will then be listed.
Deposit of 30% per person is required for this tour.