National Parks of Dalmatia
Croatia Bike + Barge Tours
Bike and boat Croatia through National Parks and the Islands of Central Dalmatia
The perfect setting for a bike and boat tour, Croatia is a country with beautiful, well-kept coasts, thousands of islands, reefs, and bays. Numerous Roman ruins, charming hills and breathtaking beauty awaits you here. Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Croatia stretches from the slopes of the alps, deep into the Pannonian Valley, to the banks of the Danube and Drava Rivers.
Come and spend a week on a bike and boat tour cruising between the mainland of Croatia and the sea, through the National Parks of Croatia.
- Unique accommodations
- Regional cuisine
- Visiting two national parks
- Islands of Central Dalmatia
- Unesco protected old town of Trogir
- Sibenik (famous cathedral)
- Krka waterfalls
- Kornati Islands
On this Croatia bike and boat tour, you will discover the charm of the Adriatic in a very unique way.
Be sure to check out our full line of bike and boat tours in Croatia.
Reduction per person in combination with another Zeitreisen trip: -50 % from base tour price
Reduction from basic tour price for third person sharing a cabin: -50% from base tour price
Reduction from basic tour price for children up to 16 (not combinable with 50% discount): -25% from base tour price
Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
† Currency exchange rate set 90 days before travel.
Fly to the airport of Split which is about 6 km from your port of embarkation in Trogir.
From the airport you can take a taxi to the ship at Harbor Trogir, approx. 6 km away for ± 20 Euro.
The average high/low temperatures in degrees F for the area is approximately: April, 63/48°; May, 71/56°; June; 79/63°; July, 85/67°, August, 84/67°, September, 78/61° and October, 69/54°
Extra time in Trogir. The medieval town of Trogir is almost like a museum and well worth visiting. The primal reason is its marvelously preserved old town (built on an island) and also a World Heritage Site. Furthermore, countless cafes invite you to relax with some coffee, ice cream or a piece of cake. Trogir is also an ideal starting point for excursions to the next-door Split.
Electric bikes available (maximum of 3 per ship).
Please be aware that you will be part of an international group of people.
Parallel to some of the National Parks of Dalmatia tour dates, there is also offered the National Parks E Bike and Boat tour on one of our first class ships Princeza Diana or Melody. On this tour, Electric bikes and hybrid touring bike rides are conducted parallel - the itinerary is similar. Therefore the E-biketours would be the perfect alternative if the desired tour date on the regular tour is already fully booked or if you are looking for a tour on a luxury boat.
Helmets use is mandatory on all cycling tours. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own well-fitted helmet. Rental helmets are available on board in limited number (on request).
Before you travel, please check your country's passport and visa requirements and the passport and visa requirements of the country/countries you plan to visit. For US citizens, the US Department of State website is a good source of information. The Country Information tab in the International Travel section provides details about passport validity, blank passport pages required, etc. For our other international clients, please be sure that you research your own country's travel requirements. It is each traveler's responsibility to ensure proper documentation.
*Important note: Beginning July 1, 2021, additional documentation from the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) will be required to visit any of the 26 Schengen-member countries for tourism, business, medical, or transit. This is an additional check on security rather than a visa.
Additional information regarding transfers
All airport transfers require a reservation with exact flight details. Please inform us well in advance of departure.
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This tour is rated moderate. You will cycle a total of approximately 86 miles (142 km). Daily distances are not long but the routes can reach an altitude of 100 – 300 meters (328-985 ft). You will cover hilly terrain which can be completed without time constraints. You will also come across some rather steep climbs, where walking your bike is of course permitted. The roads are mostly asphalted and there is little traffic outside of holiday periods. This tour is primarily a guided group tour. Upon consultation with your tour guides, the possibility to cycle on your own, along recommended, suitable routes, may present itself, but cannot be guaranteed. You are free to set aside a half or full day to swim or spend on board the boat, instead of taking a planned bicycle tour. If you opt to participate on this tour using an electric bike, do note that the majority of the participants will be riding regular touring bikes and will, therefore, need more time to climb the hills and more rest stops.
Where You’ll Stay
On the Premium class boats, the Romantica or San Snova or on the Comfort class boat the Kapetan Jure.
- 8 days/7 nights accommodations in a below-deck cabin with shower/toilet
- 4 days with all meals included and 3 days with either lunch or dinner included
- English-speaking tour guide
- 21 - 24 speed hybrid touring bike with rear rack and pannier bag
- Guided cycling tours as described in the itinerary
- Entrance fees for National Parks (group visits only)
- Maps for daily tours
What’s Not Included
- Visitor’s tax, local charges, and unlimited water on board
Day 1: Trogir – Rogoznica by boat
Day 2: Rogoznica – Primošten – Šibenik – Skradin, 12 mi. (20 km)
Day 3: National Park of Krka – Vodice, 12 mi. (20 km)
Day 4: Vodice - Island of Murter - Nature Park Telašćica (approx. 16 mi./27 km)
Day 5: Island of Dugi Otok – Zadar (approx. 20 mi./33 km)
Day 6: Islands of Ugljan and Pašman – Island of Zlarin (approx. 20 mi/33 km)
Day 7: Island of Solta - Trogir, 9 mi. (15 km)
Day 8: Departure from Trogir
*All distances are approximate. The itinerary is subject to change due to changing wind and weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances having to do with mooring requirements, etc.
Day 1: Trogir – Rogoznica by boat
Individual arrival to the picturesque port of Trogir. Check-in is between 2 - 2:30pm. At 3 pm, the boat departs and you cruise to Rogoznica, a village on a small island connected to the mainland by a dam. Covered with pine forests that reach the sea, this island is a paradise.
Day 2: Rogoznica – Primošten – Šibenik – Skradin, 13 miles (20 km)
In the morning, you will cycle to Primošten. From here the boat takes you 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, you set off again. On the cruise, you pass the lower course of the river Krka, following the river bend until you reach Skradin. Overnight in the port of the village.
Day 3: National Park of Krka – Vodice, 8 miles (15 km)
The magnificent port of Skradin is today’s starting point for our excursion by and boat and on foot to Krka National Park and it's famous waterfalls. In the early afternoon, your boat takes you to the harbor of Vodice, a well-known holiday town on the Dalmatian mainland. From here, you mount the bicycles again for a short round trip.
Day 4: Vodice - Island of Murter - Nature Park Telašćica, 16 miles (27 km)
In the morning, you cycle from Vodice to Murter Island that is connected to the mainland by the lift bridge at Tisno. You pass the bridge and cycle along the waterfront, passing by two very old coastal villages until reaching a small landing place from where the boat takes you on a cruise through the National Park Kornati, an archipelago in crystal clear water which is known for its rich aquatic realm. The destination is the Nature Park Telašćica. In the evening a walk through the park leads you 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.
Day 5: Island of Dugi Otok – Zadar, 19 miles (30 km)
After breakfast and a short crossing to Sali, your bike tour leads along a virtually traffic-free and panoramic road. As your ride spans the entire island, you are treated to countless unforgettable vistas of the islands in the deep blue sea. You meet the ship for a crossing to Zadar, which, for centuries, was the political, cultural and spiritual center of Dalmatia. Your tour guide takes you on an extensive walk through the lanes of the lively old center. 3,000 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 and also the early Romanesque St. Donatus Basilica.
Day 6: Islands of Ugljan and Pašman – Island of Zlarin, 21 miles (35 km)
During breakfast, the boat crosses to the island of Ugljan at the channel of Zadar. Today, you have a lot of time to explore both the islands of Ugljan and Pašman by bicycle, which were recently connected by a bridge. You cycle along the east coast, with it's beautiful views to the mainland and the ocean. Afterward, the boat cruises to the coral island of Zlarin.
Day 7: Island of Solta, approx. 9 miles (15 km)
In the morning, the boat will take you to the island of Solta. Olive, fig trees, and farmland surround the streets. The sweet smell of lavender and rosemary will follow you throughout the day's ride around this tranquil island until you reach the village of Grohote. During midday, you take the last cruise and return to Trogir. In the afternoon, you can stroll through the narrow alleys of the Old town, protected as a World Heritage Site, and devote your attention to the cultural side of the trip. Trogir is an ancient island settlement dating back to the Hellenistic period and has been embellished by successive rulers with many fine public and domestic buildings and fortifications. Its beautiful Romanesque churches are complemented by the outstanding Renaissance and Baroque buildings from the Venetian period.
Day 8: Departure from Trogir
Your Croatia bike trip will come to an end after breakfast at 9 am.
National Parks of Dalmatia Boats + Barges
Kapetan Jure Croatia Comfort Class Boat Captain Anton and his crew form an experienced and friendly team, who know how to pamper their guests with delicious specialities. With its 15 cabins, the Kapetan Jure offers place for 30 guests. 11 of the cabins are on deck. 10 of these are furnished with 2 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).
Romantica Croatia Premium Class Boat Captain Jure's Romantica, our brandnew ship in Croatia, was launched in May 2007. The ship is 32 m long and 7.6 m wide and possesses solid structural steelwork which, as the name says, connects romance with modern design and functionality.
San Snova Croatia Premium Class Boat This ship, constructed entirely of oak, took 3 years to build by the Scherka familiy in their own carpentry workshop as a family project. The ship, 31m long and 8m wide, meets the highest expectations in regard to comfort, elegance and style, combining romantic seafaring with modernity and functionality.