Welcome to our cycling holiday in Croatia offered by Hooked on Cycling Holidays. This bike tour is in Southern Dalmatia, the smallest and most sparsely populated region of Croatia, the route will take us past unique little towns and beautiful island countryside. This bike and boat cycle tour will allow you to experience the beautiful island of Korcula with its picturesquely situated old township, along with the beautiful Islands of Solta, Brac, Vis and Hvar. You will have the chance to explore the UNESCO sites in the towns of Trogir and Split.
Availability: 26/4, 10/5, 21/6, 5/7, 23/8
Minimum number 16 persons, minimum age 10 and height above 140 cm.
The MS San Snova is a brand-new wooden motor sailer to be launched in spring 2009 and made exclusively for Island hopping cruises. The ship, constructed entirely of oak, was built in three years by the Scherka family in their own carpentry workshop as a family project. The ship, 31 m long and 8 m wide meets the highest expectations in regard to comfort, elegance and style, combining romantic seafaring with modernity and functionalism. Young captain Tonci, his brother Josip and ever-cheerful Jelena pride themselves in the meticulous appearance of the ship and the cordiality on board.
The San Snova has five double cabins (with French beds 200 x 160 cm) and five triple cabins above deck (with French beds 200 x 160 cm and bunk beds 200 x 80 cm) as well as two three-bed-cabins and two four-bed-cabins below deck (all with single beds 200 x 90 cm). The fittings of the cabins as well as the saloon and the outside area are of superior quality with many carefully created details. The roomy sun deck offers comfortable mats for relaxing and lounge chairs are found on the afterdeck. So let yourself be pampered end enjoy the “Dream of Dreams” (San Snova), as the Scherka family named their new ship!
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.
Arrive during the morning at Split Airport and take a short taxi ride to the town of Trogir which is located about 3.5 miles away. You can check in between 2-2.30 pm and the first cruise from Trogir to the island of Šolta begins at 3 pm. The first night is spent in a quiet harbour on the island of Solta with the opportunity to take a swim after a day of travel.
This morning we enjoy a cruise during breakfast time to the lovely Island of Vis. Vis is the furthermost inhabited island from mainland Croatia. A Greek colony called Issa inhabited the island 2,300 years ago. Due to its strategic location, it was a military zone until 1995 and prohibited for foreign tourists. Today we will have the opportunity to explore the lovely island on our cycle tour.
In the morning we leave the island of Vis by boat and navigate to the harbour town of Vela Luka on the Island of Korčula. Along the way we throw the anchor for a refreshing swim stop if the weather is permitting. Korčula is regarded as one of the most scenic islands in the Adriatic, abundant in beautiful landscapes and quaint villages nestled within the green surroundings. Once we arrive in Vela Luka we can enjoy a round tour from Vela Luka to the village of Blato and back again. The night is spent in Vela Luka.
Today we start 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. The cycle tour today will take us from the city of Hvar passing 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, we continue with the second part of our cycling tour through the green planes of the island to the seaside town of Jelsa. After a break for coffee and ice cream, we continue the round trip back to Stari Grad where we spend the night.
In the morning 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 have arrived at Brač, we start our bike tour from Milna to the picturesque harbor town of Postira. At first, we cycle inland through small villages and past local architectural relics before hugging the coast with spectacular views across the channel to the mainland. On arrival in Postira there are many ways in which to enjoy the rest of the afternoon. The night is spent in the quiet harbour of Postira.
During breakfast, the boat brings us to the city of Split. The old town of Split, built adjoining the famous palace of the Roman Caesar Diocletian, is a UNESCO world heritage site. Today we have the choice either to go rafting through the Cetina Canyon (not included in the tour price) or to explore the wonderful Marjan forest Park in Split by bike. The rafting group will be picked up from the boat by bus and taken to Omiš for the excursion. From here they will follow the river downstream in the rafts gaining a unique perspective of the canyon and its flora and fauna. Those on the rafting trip are brought back to the boat on the bus after the activity. Cyclists will enjoy a short but scenic cycle ride through the green heart of Split accompanied by an extensive swim break at a local beach. In the afternoon we can explore the bustling city of Split again together as one group.
In the morning, we one more cruise to the island of Šolta, where there will be the opportunity to take part in a bike ride to the local beekeeper Goran. Goran has a true passion for bees and has worked with them his whole life. He teaches us about the importance of bees and allows all his guests to try the delicious bee products. We then cycle past walled fields, numerous olive groves, locust bean, and fig trees which line the roads. The scent of rosemary accompanies us along our tour around the island. After our bike ride, we return to the ship to enjoy our last crossing, past the cliffs of Čiovo Island and back to Trogir. Once we arrive, there will be plenty of time to visit the Old Town of Trogir, listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.
After breakfast departure and onward journeys.
Plane to Split
Split – distance 15 minutes – individual taxi transfer
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A deposit of 30% per person is required for this tour.
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