Coastal Islands of Southern Dalmatia

4.3/5 (3)
7 nights
18 miles/day
Guided from EUR € 1390
Countries: Croatia
Rider Level: Active Electric bike tours Bike and boat tours

Coastal Islands of Southern Dalmatia

4.3/5 (3)

Rider Level: Active Electric bike tours Bike and boat tours

7 nights
18 miles/day

Guided from EUR € 1390
Bike and Boat Tour aboard San Snova
Countries: Croatia

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  • South Dalmatia

    On this exceptional bike and boat tour, discover the natural beauty and explore the unique islands and coast of South Dalmatia, accompanied by your first-class motor yacht.

    Highlights of the tour include the Diocletian Palace in Split, the picturesque old town of Korčula, and the lavender island of Hvar. Along with many other scenic islands, these highlights make this journey an unforgettable experience.

    Depending on wind and weather, we reserve the right to run this tour in reverse.

    • Hvar Island, Croatia. Geio Tischler@Unsplash
    • South Dalmatia Croatia Bike/E-bike & Boat
    • Brac Island, Croatia. Paulo Cardoso@Unsplash
    • Fresh ingredients in Croatia. June Liu@Unsplash
    • Hvar on Hvar Island, Croatia. Marcus Lofvenberg@Unsplash
    • Split, Dalmatia Coast, Croatia. Martin Zangerl@Unsplash
    • South Dalmatia Croatia Bike/E-bike & Boat
    • South Dalmatia Croatia Bike/E-bike & Boat

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    • Cycling among walled fields, numerous olive groves and fig trees, with the scent of lavender and rosemary wafting around you
    • Visit the World Heritage town of Split, with its famous palace of Roman emperor Diocletian
    • Tour Brac, known for its white marble used in the White House, and Strari Grad, once a Greek colony
    • Enjoy a cycle tour on the lovely island of Vis, which was formerly a military zone inaccessible to tourists until 1995
    • Dine in a typical Dalmatian Konoba
    • Ride on one of the 10 most beautiful islands in the world - Hvar
    • Optional 2-hour rafting tour on the Cetina River

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  • Daily program

    Day 1: Trogir – Island Solta
    Your tour begins in Trogir. Check in on board begins between 2 and 2:30 pm. At 3 pm, the boat sets off for the island of Šolta. The first night is spent here, in a quiet harbor. Take a refreshing swim after a long day of travel.

    Day 2: Island Vis (20 miles/31 km)
    The boat cruises to the Island of Vis during breakfast. Vis is the farthest inhabited island from Croatia’s mainland. Due to its strategic location, it was a military zone and closed off to foreign tourists until 1995. You will have ample time to explore and enjoy this quiet island and its highlights.

    Day 3: Korčula Island (19 miles/30 km)
    Leaving the Island of Vis this morning, the boat sails to the town of Vela Luka on the Island of Korčula. This ancient Island, is regarded as one of the most beautiful Islands in the Adriatic. Enjoy a round trip by bike to the village of Blato with pristine beaches and quaint villages as your backdrop.

    Day 4: Island Hvar: Hvar Town – Stari Grad – Jelsa – Stari Grad (14 miles/22 km + 12 miles/20 km)
    During breakfast, the boat will cruise to Hvar town on Hvar Island. Before beginning your cycle tour, there’s time to walk through the city. Here is a popular resort town offering shops, restaurants, and lively beaches. From the famous Renaissance square, you have a nice view of the Spanish fortress which towers above the city. Today’s cycling route leads through quaint villages and lavender fields. After an ice cream or coffee break, the day ends in Stari Grad on the opposite side of the Island.

    Day 5: Brač Island: Milna – Postira (18 miles/29 km)
    The boat departs Stari Grad and takes you to Brač Island, famous for its limestone that was used in the construction of the White House and other famous historical buildings. Your bike tour begins in Milna and leads inland through small villages. You’ll experience spectacular views across the channel before ending in the harbor town of Postira.

    Day 6: City of Split (Rafting in Omiš*) (10 mi/17 km)
    During breakfast, the boat sails to Split. The old town of Split is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. The famous palace built for the Roman Emperor, Diocletian, surrounds the old town. There are a few options to choose from today. A bus transfer takes you to Omiš for a rafting excursion through the Cetina Canyon (not included in the tour price). Or you can hop back on the saddle and explore the wonderful Marjan forest park in Split by bike followed by a swim break at a local beach. In the afternoon, everyone has a chance to further explore Split.

    Day 7: Šolta Island - Trogir (13 miles/20 km)
    On the agenda today is a visit to the Island of Šolta where there is an opportunity to cycle to the local beekeeper, Goran. Sample delicious local honey while learning about the importance of bees. As you tour the island, you'll cycle past olive groves, fig trees, and locust bean as the scent of rosemary and lavender follow you. After you return to the boat, it will take you on a last cruise passing the the cliffs of Čiovo Island. Today’s destination is Trogir and you have plenty of time to explore this lively town. Its old town isalso listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Enjoy one last evening on board with your fellow travelers and guides.

    Day 8: Departure from Trogir
    Disembarkation after breakfast until 9 am.

    *Rafting trip is not included in the package, to be paid on arrival to the rafting outfitter.

    The tour operator reserves the right to make changes to the planned route due to changing wind and weather conditions, and where required by organizational necessities. Should it be the case for example that the harbors on the above-mentioned tour sequence are overcrowded, the tour will be operated in reverse.

    Surface and terrain

    This cycle tour requires a basic level of fitness from all participants, which should be acquired from spending time on the bike. The routes will go up to a height of 657-1,640 feet (200-500 m) above sea-level, with mileage from 12-38 miles (20-50 km). The terrain will be hilly and mountainous, but the rides are completed without any time-constraints. There will be some long and steep climbs, during which you can push your bikes. It will be primarily on asphalted roads, which have very little traffic during the off season.

    You can decide each day, whether to cycle on your own using the route maps and descriptions, or to cycle with the guide and group. You are also free to stay onboard the boat, instead of taking a planned cycle tour.

    Guided group pace: On this program, 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 believe that only children in a good physical condition and with a minimum age of 16 and previous bicycle tour experience are able to master the cycle tours on their own strength. Please note that the minimum height for a rental bike is 1.20 m (4 ft.) for standard bikes and 1.50 m (4.5 ft.) for e-bikes. There is a helmet requirement for all children up to age 16 in Croatia.


    How to get there

    Tour start and end
    Nearest airport: Split (SPU), Croatia
    Nearest train station: Split, Croatia

    The Split Airport is situated only 4 miles/6 km from Trogir. Another possibility is Zadar airport. Transfers are available on request. Contact us for information and pricing.

    Tips on getting to and from your tour

  • Dates

    Apr 26; May 10; Jun 21; Jul 5; Aug 23; Oct 11, 2024

    Season 1: Apr 26, 2024 - May 3, 2024

    Season 2: Jul 5, 2024 - Jul 12, 2024; Oct 11, 2024 - Oct 18, 2024

    Season 3: May 10, 2024 - Jun 28, 2024

    Season 4: Aug 23, 2024 - Sep 13, 2024


    San Snova

    Per person, double occupancy Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Season 4
    Lower deck cabin €1490 €1590 €1690 €1790
    Main(Upper) deck cabin €1690 €1790 €1890 €1990
    Single use cabin (1 person/1 cabin)
    Lower deck, Standard cabin €1990 €2090 €2190 €2290
    Main(Upper) deck, Standard €2190 €2290 €2390 €2490

    Bike Rentals

    Standard touring bike, 21-speed €80
    Electrically assisted bike €225

    Included services

    • 8-day-trip on a motor yacht with crew
    • 7 nights in a selected cabin with private facilities (including linens and towels)
    • 2 x full board and 5 x half board
    • Guided cycling tours as described in the itinerary
    • English-speaking tour guide
    • Overview maps for the daily tours (on board)

    Please note a required visitor's tax and bottled water flat rate of approximately €60 per adult and €30 per child is not included in this tour package. These fees are paid directly to the captain upon arrival. Credit and debit cards are not accepted on board; ATMs are available at stops along the tour route.

    Bike rentals

    Bikes available to be rented (in advance at the time of booking) include:

    • 21-speed standard touring bike
    • Electrically assisted bike (CUBE)*

    *More about electrically-assisted bikes >

    All above bike rentals will be equipped with the following at no additional charge:

    • Ortlieb pannier

    Additional specifications on the Standard touring bikes:

    • 21-gear derailleur, Alivio
    • Shimano V-brakes
    • Comfortable Selle Royal saddles

    Please note that the bikes are deliberately not equipped with water bottle holders. There is room in the saddlebag to carry a bottle of water, along with everything else you need for the daily rides.

    Bike Protection:
    Bike protection can be purchased at the time of booking. You can read more about that HERE

    The bikes will have flat pedals. If you want to bring your own pedals, please bring your own shoes and also the necessary equipment to change the pedals. The guide on board the boat can assist you in attaching them to your rental bike.

    It is required to wear helmets on this tour. In order to guarantee optimum protection, we request that you bring your own helmet and - for your own safety - wear it on all bike tours. A limited number of helmets are available on board to rent, at the time of booking, though it is highly recommended to bring your own helmet.

    Please note: Clients are more than welcome to bring their own bike along. However, be aware that we are not insured for the private bikes on board and that all maintenance of private bikes are the responsibility of the owner. Additionally, it is important for us to know if the private bikes are standard models, MTBs or e-bikes. Onboard of our boats we have a weight restriction of 22 kg for all private bikes (excluding batteries) for health and safety reasons. Bikes above this weight will not be accepted on board for daily use!

    Tour Company

    South Dalmatia

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  • Route Map

    Maps are for information purposes only and reflect typical routes between overnight locations. They may not reflect your actual route.

    • John Cooley 6 months ago

      Great trip---but could have been better

      This was a great trip, however the lead guide was difficult to get along with ---the second guide was new and fantastic. The lead guide was overly strict and a bit condescending. We did not bike one of the days because he decided since there was rain we would not cycle. That was VERY disappointing. I was on a boat bike trip in Belgium and Netherlands and we biked rain or shine. The time we started biking was a bit late too-----it did not leave much time for for activities after biking.

      The saving grace for the trip was the staff was fantastic on the Yolo.

      One additional note is that this should be E-bike only....there is no way for a regular bike to keep up with ebikes on the terrain on this trip. One of the passengers insisted on riding a regular bike and on two separate days had to switch bikes with the guide in the rear so he could make it. He should have been told to switch to an ebike by the guides.

      What was the date of your tour?
      June 2023
      How many tours have you completed?
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat harder
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers
      Do you recommend this tour?
      • 3/5 Value
      • 2/5 Included meals
      • 3/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 2/5 Tour documents
      • 2/5 Local tour company services
      • 2/5 Route selection
      • 1/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • Patrick Gillet 7 months ago

      Dalmatio Yacht/Bike Tour on Yolo

      The Crew and guides we had on the M.V. Yolo were fantastic and everything exceeded our expectations.

      What was the date of your tour?
      May 26 - June 2, 2023
      How many tours have you completed?
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      First-time bike tourists, Solo travelers
      Do you recommend this tour?
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • Ethyl Will November 8, 2022

      Wonderful Trip

      Beautiful countryside and great biking. I loved every moment of it. We had a wonderful group on our boat. I particularly loved the long downhills into the towns (not as thrilled with the climbs out!).

    South Dalmatia

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