Islandhopping Southern Dalmatia Plus with bike and boat
8 days / 7 nights | from / to Trogir | Guided bike tours
On our South Dalmatia PLUS Bike & Boat tour, we discover the exceptional natural beauty of the South Dalmatian coastline and island world on board an elegant motor yacht. Highlights such as Diocletians Palace in Split, the picturesque old town of Korčula and the lavender island Hvar combined with islands of simpler heritage, provides an unforgettable travel experience. A true cultural insight.
This tour is part of our Islandhopping PLUS program. The PLUS tours offer our guests a PLUS all-round: a comfortable motor yacht, unlimited e-bike availability, as well as some pleasant surprises along the way.
Depending on the wind and weather, it can occur that this tour is operated in reverse. The itinerary is similar to our regular tour of South Dalmatia making these tours great alternatives to each other should your preferred tour date be unavailable.
Highlights of this bike and boat trip
✔ Island Korčula , birth place of Marco Polo
✔ The Cetina Canyon with its steep cliffs and roaring river
✔ The Spanish fortress in Hvar
✔ The first class bike cruise ships MS Melody and MS Magellan
Day 1 (Fri): Trogir (Embarkation) – Hvar Island
Individual arrival by car to Trogir or by plane to Split airport, which is about 3mi./ 5 km away from the harbor of Trogir. After check in on the motor yacht between 2 and 2:30 pm the first cruise starts about 3 pm from Trogir to Hvar Island. Stari Grad is the second largest settlement on the Island of Hvar and well known for its important harbor. Overnight stay in Stari Grad.
Day 2 (Sat): Islands of Hvar and Vis (Cycling 20 km / 12,5 miles)
Today's first cycle tour leads us along the almost traffic free pass road through nicely set small villages. Afterwards we return for lunch to Stari Grad, which has become a Mecca for artists and art lovers in the past few years. A second cycle tour leads us to the islands capital Hvar, where we visit the magnificent Renaissance Square and enjoy the view at the Spanish Fortress which is situated high above the city. We hop on board again and cross over to Vis Island at about 6 pm. Overnight stay on Vis.
Day 3 (Sun): Vis Island (Cycling 32 km / 20 miles)
Vis is the furthermost island from mainland Croatia. A Greek colony called Issa has been on 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 have the opportunity to explore the lovely island by bicycle. Alternatively there is a possibility to participate in a three-hour jeep tour around the island (about 35 Euro). After cycling the boat takes us to the Island of Korčula. Overnight stay in Vela Luka.
Day 4 (Mon): Korčula Island (Cycling 60 km / 37,5 miles)
Today we discover the island of Korčula by bicycle and enjoy our lunch break in one of the local restaurants. The calmness and remoteness of the vast vegetation and cypress gardens have given the shape to the probably most beautiful Dalmatian island. Our cycle tour leads us via the village of Blato, like Rome build on seven hills, along a pass road across Pupnat bay and finally to Korčula town, where we have time to take a walk through the wonderful old town with its narrow "fishbone like" alleys. We stay overnight in Korčula town.
Day 5 (Tue): Brac Island (Cycling 27 km / 17 miles)
Today we cruise to the island of Brac, which is famous for its radiant marble that was, among others, used for the White House in Washington or the Reichstag building in Berlin. After an extended swim break followed by lunch, we start our cycling trip in Sumartin, leading us to Selca and on to the picturesque harbour town Pučišća.
Day 6 (Wed): City of Split (Rafting in Omiš) (aprx. 10 mi./17 km)
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 take a bus transfer 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 a bus and are 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. Participants of the rafting trip are brought back to the boat in the bus after the activity. Cyclist will enjoy a short but scenic bike tour through the green heart of Splits 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. Overnight stay in Split.
Day 7 (Thu): Šolta Island (Cycling 20 km / 12,5 miles)
After crossing over to Stomorska on the island of Šolta we commence our last cycle tour. Walled fields, numerous olive groves, locust bean and fig trees line the roads. The herb smells of lavender and rosemary accompanies us along our tour through this island. We load the bikes onto the ship in Maslinica and enjoy our last crossing back to Trogir where, if time permits, we can take a tour of the old town which is a world heritage site. The last evening aboard our ship follows a nice tradition. While enjoying the communal dinner in a cosy atmosphere you will have the chance for a last get-together with your crew and your tour guides.
Day 8 (fri): Trogir (Disembarkation)
After breakfast disembarkation until 9 am and individual trip home or extended stay in Croatia.
We reserve the right to make changes to the planned itinerary due to changing wind and weather conditions as well as organizational requirements. Should it be the case for example that the harbours on the above mentioned tour sequence are overcrowded, the tour will be operated in reverse.
Please note: All cycling distances stated above are approximate only.
Deluxe Ship Magellan
The Magellan is an elegant two-masted motor yacht that remains pleasantly steady even when sailing through heavier swells. On board you will find spacious guest cabins with air-conditioning and a personal shower/WC. The beautifully furnished saloon and bar as well as the covered aft deck are fitted out with comfortable seating areas. On the spacious sun deck, you will find deckchairs, enticing you to lie back, relax and enjoy the warm sea breeze. The swimming platform at the stern ensures easy access to the glistening waters for a refreshing dip.
Delicious cuisine is particularly important on the Magellan: The ship’s owner is a member of the cooking academy for traditional Dalmatian cuisine and the owner of a restaurant on the island of Hvar, known far beyond the borders of Croatia for its excellent dishes. It goes without saying that he also implements these high culinary standards on his motor yacht. Meals on board can likewise be enjoyed with an exquisite selection of Croatian wines.
First Class Ship YOLO
The MS YOLO exudes elegance at 48.5m long and 8.5m wide. Launched in 2019, this is the youngest ship in the Islandhopping fleet. The 18 spacious and air-conditioned guest cabins are characterized by their classy interior including a private bathroom with a shower and WC. The gracious saloon is perfect for mealtimes and for social situations. A vast sun deck with recliners and comfortable lounge furniture on the upper deck provide a great space for a relaxed holiday experience. A whirlpool takes center stage on the sun deck and the swimming platform at the stern give guests the chance to refresh themselves on anchor as well as during the cruise.
Travel Dates & Prices 2023
Cycling cruise South Dalmatia Plus from Trogir
Travel Dates and Prices 2023 per Person
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Route: Trogir - Trogir
Price per person in a cabin below deck
Optional services / Notes
Supplement cabin on deck (Magellan)
Supplement cabin on deck (Yolo)
Supplement single cabin below deck (Magellan
Supplement single cabin below deck (Yolo)
Supplement single cabin on deck (Magellan)
Supplement single cabin on deck (Yolo)
Bicycle rental 21-speed hybrid/week
Bike insurance for e-bikes/week
Bike insurance for 21-speed-bikes
- Minimum number of participants: 14
- 8-day trip on a motorized yacht with crew
- 7 nights in a twin cabin below deck with shower/toilet
- 2 x full board and 5 x half board
- Guided cycling tours as described in the itinerary
- Overview-maps for the daily tours (on board)
- Plus-tour specials
- Bed linen and towels
- English speaking tour guide
- Tourist taxes
Not included in the tour price:
- Journey to Trogir
- Flat rate for bottled water, 25 euro for adults or 15 euro for children up to age 16 (to be paid to the captain)
- Beverages on board (tally sheet; to be paid to the captain)
- Meals and beverages ashore
- Entrance fee for sights are not included in the tour price
- Cetina river rafting (to be paid on site)
- Tips for crew and tour guides
E-Bikes: Clients who wish to be supported by a tail-wind and seek to hire an e-bike will receive a high-quality pedelec, powered mainly by a Bosch motor capable of covering long distances, and characterized by their light weight and great components. Alternative drive systems may also be used. Standard components of our e-bikes in varying frame sizes include, 28 inch hollow chamber rims with puncture-proof touring tires, high-quality derailleur gears and break systems, a carrier and a sturdy bike stand, touring saddle as well as mudguards and a pannier rack. Unfortunately there is no possibility to reserve one particular bike-brand in advance.
Hybrid Bikes: Those choosing to rent a hybrid bike will receive a reliable, low maintenance, aluminum frame bike in the suitable size. Our hybrid bikes are equipped with 28 inch hollow chamber rims with puncture-proof touring tires, high-quality derailleur gears and break systems, a carrier and a sturdy bike stand, touring saddle as well as mudguards and a pannier rack. Unfortunately there is no possibility to reserve one particular bike-brand in advance.
Helmet use is mandatory on all bike rides. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own well-fitted helmet. Rental helmets are available on board in limited number (reservation requested).
Pannier: 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. The use of our the panniers is free of charge.
Own e-bikes are not allowed
E-Bike Level 1 / Hybrid Bike Level 2–3
Our cycle tours are suitable for both: hybrid and e-bikers. You should decide beforehand, which bicycle you wish to rent. You are free to set aside a half or full day to swim or to spend time on board the boat, instead of taking part on a planned cycle tour.
Requirements for hybrid bikers (level 2-3): The cycle tours require a basic level of fitness from participants, which they should have acquired from regular cycling. The tours will take us up to a height of 200 to 650 m above sea-level. The day-tours from 12 to 37.5 mi. (20 to 60 km) will take us through hilly and mountainous terrain and can 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 cycle mostly on asphalted roads, which are rarely frequented outside the holiday seasons.
Requirements for e-bikers (level 1): E-bike tours suitable for Islandhoppers with a good basic level of fitness. The tours and the elevation gain are very manageable with an e-bike (30-60km and 400-700 m of elevation per day).
Guided group pace
On our e-bike tour programs, the riding pace is determined by the cyclists on e-bikes. Guests who are taking part on these tours on a regular bicycle should have the necessary physical condition to keep up with this pace. We thank you for your understanding.
Requirement to wear a helmet
Helmets are mandatory on our bike tours. It is advised to bring your own, well fitted, helmet with you as our rental helmet numbers are limited (reservation required).
Cycling with children on this tour
We believe that only children with a good physical condition and previous bicycle tour experience and a minimum age of 10 are able to master the cycle tours with their own strength. Please note that the minimum height for a rental bike is 1.20 m (4 ft.) for hybrid bikes and 1.50 m (4.5 ft.) for e-bikes. There is a helmet duty for all children up to age 16 in Croatia.
The on-board chef is a member of the crew and prepares the breakfast and one or two warm meals a day. The catering consists of 2 x full board and 5 x half board. Catering starts with the dinner on the arrival day and ends with the breakfast on the departure day.
The tour will generally be guided in German language. One of the guides will translate into English for non-German-speaking participants.
With three persons sharing a cabin (Melody below deck only), we allow a 50 % discount on the basic tour price for the third person, regardless of age, and do neither charge the above-deck surcharge (Princeza Diana) for the third person. Three-bed-cabins are furnished with one double and a single bed.
Children up to age 16 receive a discount of 25 % on the basic tour price (not combinable with the 50 % discount); Surcharge for single cabin use will be added.
Customized transfers between Split airport and Trogir harbour: price on request (day of embarkation/disembarkation only)
A safe parking space: motorcycle: 30 euro/week; car up to 6 m in length: 50 euro/week, vehicle longer than 6 m: 100 euro/week (to be paid on-site to the tour guide)