Explore South Dalmatia by bike and boat as you travel between Split in the north and Dubrovnik in the south. Not only will you sail amongst amazing island scenery but you will also be able to visit historic Split and the fascinating city walls and historic city of Dubrovnik, both of which are UNESCO listed. You shall board the charming motor yacht Harmonia as you get to know this sparsely populated part of Croatia. For sure many cultural highlights and breathtaking scenic experiences will await you. The many highlights of this trip are the cities of Dubrovnik and Split but also you shall cycle on the islands of Šipan, Mljet, Lastovo, Korčula, Hvar and Brač and experience the interaction of sea and land, culture and nature close up and personally. Each week this trip alternates starting from Dubrovnik and sailing north or Spilt and sailing south.
Starting from Split on 25/4, 9/5, 23/5, 6/6, 20/6, 4/7, 18/7, 1/8, 15/8, 29/8, 12/9, 26/9, 10/10
Starting from Dubrovnik on 2/5, 16/5, 30/5, 13/6, 27/6, 11/7, 25/7, 8/8, 22/8, 5/9, 19/9, 3/10, 17/10
NOTE: Starting in Split the schedule runs in reverse and in this case at 4.30pm there is a guided tour of the city of Split.
Dubrovnik or Split
Minimum number 16 persons, minimum age 10 and height above 140 cm.
At 38 x 8.3 m, the MY Harmonia is an elegant, pearly white motor yacht. This two-mast beauty meets the highest expectations with her 16 luxurious guest cabins including tiled bathrooms with shower cabins/WC. The salon and numerous sun mats and beds on deck are at the guest’s disposal. With the bathing platform at the stern, taking a dip in the sea is uncomplicated, unrestricted bathing fun is guaranteed. The experienced crew and the captain offer a warm-hearted and considerate service, leaving no wish unattended.
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 to Dubrovnik. It is possible to check-in between 2-2.30 pm at Gruž, which is the town’s main port. Later at around 4.30 pm, we shall have a guided tour through the streets of Dubrovnik showing you this ancient city and all are the main highlights. We shall spend the night at this port in Dubrovnik allowing you the opportunity to spend your evening exploring the town on your own.
In the morning we cross over to the green and forested island Mljet which is known locally as the honey island. With 70 % of its landmass covered by woodland, it is 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. Once on the island, we cycle from the town of Sobra to Pomena where our ship awaits us for dinner.
Today we set sail and make our way 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 competes with Venice for the honour of being the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Use the evening to wander through the fishbone alleyways and soak up the vibes of this stylish town. A guided city tour will give you an overview of the city and its features.
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 neighbouring islands. Dinner is served on board to replenish our strength after an active day. Overnight stay in the sheltered by of Vela Luka.
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 on board, we continue cycling to Jelsa, where we will also spend the night.
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 arrive on Brač, we start our bike tour from Bol to the picturesque town of Pučišća. We will spend the afternoon and evening here. Enjoy the serenity of the town, famous internationally for its stone masonry college.
Our last bike tour leads us along the northern coastline of Brač from Pučišća to Supetar. 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 travellers and tour guides.
Day 1 (Sun) Split
Individual journey to Split. Check-in on board starts between 2 and 2.30 pm at Split harbour.
Day 2 (Mon) Split – Insel Brač: Pučišća – Bol – Island Hvar: Jelsa 14 miles – 23 km.
Day 3 (Tue) Hvar Island: Jelsa – Stari Grad – Hvar – Korčula Island: Vela Luka 22 miles / 35 km.
Day 4 (Wed) Korčula Island: Vela Luka – Korčula town 37.5 miles / 60 km.
Day 5 (Thu) Lastovo Island – Mljet Island 17.5 miles 28 km.
Day 6 (Fri) Mljet Island 17.5 miles / 28 km.
Day 7 (Sat) Šipan Island – Dubrovnik 7 miles / 11 km.
Day 8 (Sun) Dubrovnik (Disembarkation)
By Plane Dubrovnik/Split
Dubrovnik – distance 14 miles – individual taxi transfer
Split – distance 16 miles – individual taxi transfer
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Deposit of 30% per person is required for this tour.