Wine growing peninsula of Peljesac, Dalmatia, Croatia. Photo via Flickr:Mario Fajt

Sea life of the coast of Mljet Island, Dalmatia. Photo via Flickr:wrda
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Southern Dalmatia

Croatia Bike + Barge Tours

An island hopping Croatia Bike Tour

  • This Croatia bike and boat tour, specifically located in Southern Dalmatia, the smallest and most sparsely populated region of Dalmatia, will take you past unique little towns and through the beautiful island countryside. Tourism in Dalmatia has been rising due to its many spectacular beaches, the tempting waters of the Adriatic, the many coves, islands, and channels as well as national parks and favorable climate. This bike tour in Croatia lets you experience the beautiful island of Korcula with its picturesque old town, the wine growing peninsula of Peljesac and to the south of the peninsula, the island of Mljet with its impressive national park. The tour guide will guide you through the towns of Trogir, Hvar, Stari Grad, and Korcula, which are almost all protected as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

    Highlights:

    • Unesco World Heritage cities
    • Unique accommodations
    • Stunning landscapes
    • Optional rafting excursion down the Cetina River

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  • Romantica: 
    April 20, May 4, and October 12 departure: £ 1096 $ 2,430 1290 $ 1944 NOK 12148 kr 11213 $ 1,458 All other departures: £ 1181 $ 2,618 1390 $ 2094 NOK 13089 kr 12082 $ 1,571 Surcharge for a cabin on or above deck: £ 127 $ 283 150 $ 226 NOK 1413 kr 1304 $ 170 Surcharge for single cabin below deck: £ 425 $ 942 500 $ 753 NOK 4708 kr 4346 $ 565   Surcharge for single cabin on or above deck: £ 595 $ 1,318 700 $ 1055 NOK 6592 kr 6085 $ 791

    San Snova:
    March 31, April 21, April 28, May 4, May 12, Oct 5 and Oct 19 departures: £ 1096 $ 2,430 1290 $ 1944 NOK 12148 kr 11213 $ 1,458 All other departures: £ 1181 $ 2,618 1390 $ 2094 NOK 13089 kr 12082 $ 1,571 Surcharge for cabin on deck: £ 127 $ 283 150 $ 226 NOK 1413 kr 1304 $ 170 Surcharge for single cabin below deck: £ 425 $ 942 500 $ 753 NOK 4708 kr 4346 $ 565 Surcharge for single cabin on deck: £ 595 $ 1,318 700 $ 1055 NOK 6592 kr 6085 $ 791

    Kapetan Jure 
    All departures: £ 926 $ 2,053 1090 $ 1642 NOK 10264 kr 9475 $ 1,232 ​Surcharge for cabin on deck: £ 85 $ 188 100 $ 151 NOK 942 kr 869 $ 113 Surcharge for single cabin below deck: £ 340 $ 753 400 $ 603 NOK 3767 kr 3477 $ 452 Surcharge for single cabin on deck:  £ 510 $ 1,130 600 $ 904 NOK 5650 kr 5215 $ 678

    Romantica: 
    Early/late season: April 18 and October 10, 2020
    Twin/double: £ 1011 $ 2,241 1190 $ 1793 NOK 11206 kr 10344 $ 1,345 Low season: May 2, 2020
    Twin/double: £ 1096 $ 2,430 1290 $ 1944 NOK 12148 kr 11213 $ 1,458 Midseason:  May 16, May 30, June 13, June 27, July 11, July 25, August 1, and August 15, 2020
    Twin/double: £ 1181 $ 2,618 1390 $ 2094 NOK 13089 kr 12082 $ 1,571 High season: August 29, September 12, and September 26, 2020
    Twin double: £ 1266 $ 2,806 1490 $ 2245 NOK 14031 kr 12952 $ 1,684 All seasons: 
    Surcharge for cabin above deck: £ 127 $ 283 150 $ 226 NOK 1413 kr 1304 $ 170 Surcharge for twin/double for single use below deck: £ 425 $ 942 500 $ 753 NOK 4708 kr 4346 $ 565 Surcharge for twin/double for single use above deck: £ 595 $ 1,318 700 $ 1055 NOK 6592 kr 6085 $ 791
    Kapetan Jure: 
    Early season: April 25, 2020
    Twin/double cabin: £ 841 $ 1,865 990 $ 1492 NOK 9323 kr 8605 $ 1,119 Midseason:  May 9, May 23, June 6, June 20, August 22, and October 3, 2020
    Twin/double cabin: £ 926 $ 2,053 1090 $ 1642 NOK 10264 kr 9475 $ 1,232 High season: September 19, 2020
    Twin/double: £ 1011 $ 2,241 1190 $ 1793 NOK 11206 kr 10344 $ 1,345 All seasons:
    Surcharge for cabin above deck: £ 85 $ 188 100 $ 151 NOK 942 kr 869 $ 113 Surcharge for twin/double for single use below deck: £ 340 $ 753 400 $ 603 NOK 3767 kr 3477 $ 452 Surcharge for twin/double for single use above deck: £ 510 $ 1,130 600 $ 904 NOK 5650 kr 5215 $ 678


     

    extra options

    *Electric bicycle rental: £ 68 $ 151 80 $ 121 NOK 753 kr 695 $ 90 *Mountain bicycle rental: £ 85 $ 188 100 $ 151 NOK 942 kr 869 $ 113 *please reserve at time of booking as specialty bikes are limited

    Parking space (in the event that you are bringing your own vehicle): €50 to €100

    3-Day Post tour Extension in Plitvice Lakes and Zagreb

    3 Star Double Room: £ 637 $ 1,413 750 $ 1130 NOK 7063 kr 6519 $ 848

    3 Star Single Room: £ 722 $ 1,601 850 $ 1281 NOK 8004 kr 7388 $ 961

    4 Star Double Room: £ 671 $ 1,488 790 $ 1190 NOK 7439 kr 6867 $ 893

    4 Star Single Room: £ 756 $ 1,676 890 $ 1341 NOK 8381 kr 7736 $ 1,006

    Discount on above prices without the need of transfers: £ 323 $ 716 380 $ 573 NOK 3578 kr 3303 $ 429

    Extra nights in Trogir

    3-star Hotel Concordia:
    Twin/double: £ 42 $ 94 50 $ 75 NOK 471 kr 435 $ 57 Single room: £ 68 $ 151 80 $ 121 NOK 753 kr 695 $ 90 Twin/double with sea view: £ 51 $ 113 60 $ 90 NOK 565 kr 522 $ 68 Single room with sea view: £ 76 $ 170 90 $ 136 NOK 848 kr 782 $ 102 3-star Hotel Pasike:
    April and October:

    Twin/double: £ 42 $ 94 50 $ 75 NOK 471 kr 435 $ 57 Single room: £ 68 $ 151 80 $ 121 NOK 753 kr 695 $ 90 May, June, and September:
    Twin/double: £ 51 $ 113 60 $ 90 NOK 565 kr 522 $ 68 Single: £ 81 $ 179 95 $ 143 NOK 895 kr 826 $ 107 July and August:
    Twin/double: £ 59 $ 132 70 $ 105 NOK 659 kr 608 $ 79 Single: £ 89 $ 198 105 $ 158 NOK 989 kr 913 $ 119 3-star Hotel Tragos:
    April 1 to June 15 and October 2:
    Twin/double: £ 42 $ 94 50 $ 75 NOK 471 kr 435 $ 57 Single: £ 85 $ 188 100 $ 151 NOK 942 kr 869 $ 113 June 16 to October 1:
    Twin/double: £ 59 $ 132 70 $ 105 NOK 659 kr 608 $ 79 Single: £ 85 $ 188 100 $ 151 NOK 942 kr 869 $ 113 Extra nights in Split:
    3-star Hotel Peristil
    April and October:
    Twin/double: £ 68 $ 151 80 $ 121 NOK 753 kr 695 $ 90 Single: £ 106 $ 235 125 $ 188 NOK 1177 kr 1087 $ 141 May to September:
    Twin/double: £ 81 $ 179 95 $ 143 NOK 895 kr 826 $ 107 Single: £ 127 $ 283 150 $ 226 NOK 1413 kr 1304 $ 170

    Electric bike: £ 85 $ 188 100 $ 151 NOK 942 kr 869 $ 113 Customized transfers between Split airport and Trogir harbor, each way(day of embarkation/disembarkation only): £ 13 $ 28 15 $ 23 NOK 141 kr 130 $ 17 Extra night pricing: pending


     

    please note

    Reduction per person in combination with another Island Hopping trip: £ 42 $ 94 50 $ 75 NOK 471 kr 435 $ 57   This tour is possible to book on a 'willing to share' basis
    Reduction from the basic tour price for the third person in a cabin (not possible on Kapetan Jure): -50%
    Reduction from the basic tour price for children up to 16*: -25%
    *Not possible to combine with the 50% discount

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

    Information to read before you book.

    We recommend purchasing bike trip insurance.

    Please see our FAQ.

  • Travel

    Fly to the airport of Split which is about 6 km from your port of embarkation in Trogir.

    Local Travel

    From the airport you can take a taxi to the ship at Harbor Trogir, approx. 6 km away for 15 Euro (± $25). We also can book a transfer for you, on embarkation and disembarkation days only. Cost is €15/person/per transfer. Reservation necessary.

    Climate

    Please check local conditions before arrival. The average high/low temperatures in °F for the area are: April; 63/48°, May; 71/56°, June; 79/63°, July; 85/67°, August; 84/67°, September; 78/61°, October; 69/54°

    Recommended

    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 neighboring Split where you can also spend a night or two.

    Remarks

    Please be aware that you will be part of an international group of people. Parallel to most of the Southern Dalmatia tour dates, there is also the Southern Dalmatia Electric Bike tour on one of the Deluxe ships, either the Princeza Diana or Melody. Electric bike and hybrid touring bike itineraries are conducted parallel - the itinerary is similar. Therefore the electric bike tours 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 an even more luxury boat.

    DOCUMENTS

    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.


Tour Dates

Comfort Plus class boats:
Romantica:  August 31, September 14, September 28, and October 12, 2019
San Snova: August 24, August 31*, September 7, September 21*, October 5*,  and October 19, 2019 

Comfort class boat:
Kapetan Jure: August 24, September 7, September 21, and October 5, 2019  

*THESE DATES CAN ALSO BE TAKEN AS A MOUNTAIN BIKE TOUR!

Premium ship(s):

Romantica: April 18, May 2, May 16, May 30, June 13, June 27, July 11, July 25, August 1, August 15, August 29, September 12, September 26, and October 10, 2020
San Snova: August 29, 2020
 

Comfort ship:

Kapetan Jure: April 25, May 9, May 23, June 6, June 20, August 22, September 5, September 19, and October 3, 2020

This tour is also offered as a mountain bike tour on the San Snova on several dates. If you are interested, just let us know and we will provide dates and pricing.

Skill Level

This tour is rated moderate to difficult and feedback has indicated mostly difficult! Total distance is 220 km / 138 miles total requiring a good level of fitness from participants, ideally acquired from steady, consistent cycling on varied elevation. Route conditions may include variations in height of between 200 and 500 m above sea-level. The day-tours from 20 to 50 km will take you through hilly and mountainous terrain and will be completed without any time constraints. Participants will also need to master long and steep climbs, during which they are permitted to push their bikes. You are free to set aside a half or full day to swim or spend on board the boat, instead of taking a planned cycling day. Roads are mostly asphalted roads, which are rarely traveled on outside the holiday seasons. If you opt to participate in 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

Aboard the Kapetan Jure or the Comfort Plus boats, the Romantica, the San Snova.

What’s Included

  • Accommodations for 7 nights on board
  • 4 days with all meals included and 3 with breakfast and either lunch or dinner
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • 21-24 speed hybrid touring bike with pannier
  • 7 guided cycling tours as described in the itinerary
  • Overview maps for the daily tours on board

What’s Not Included

  • Visitor’s tax, local charges, and unlimited water on board and during cycling:
  • Travel Insurance
  • 2019: €40 (€20 for children 16 and under)
  • 2020: €50 (€25 for children 16 and under) to be paid on board
    • Drinks on board (tally sheet)
    • Tips for crew & tour-guide (optional)
    • Individual arrival to the ship
    • 3-Day Post-Tour Extension in Plitvice Lakes National Parks and Zagreb (see Extra Stay below, pricing listed on the right under extra options)
    • Optional rafting adventure on Day 6 (€30 per person)
    • Travel Insurance

    Extra Stay

    DAY POST-TOUR EXTENSION in Plitvice Lakes National Park and Zagreb

    Saturday
    After breakfast and disembarkation from the boat, a transfer will take you from Trogir to Plitvice Lakes, the most well-known of the Croatian National Parks. Upon arrival, you will have time to enjoy lunch and can then explore the park throughout the afternoon and evening. Night spent in a hotel near the park.
    Sunday
    After breakfast, a transfer will bring you to Zagreb, where you can spend the day exploring Croatia’s amazing capital city. The old town, built by the Austro-Hungarian Empire, will charm you at every turn. A 3-hour guided tour will take you to the Kaptol (center of the Roman Catholic Church in Croatia) and Gardec (the upper old town). In the evening, enjoy dinner at a specially selected restaurant offering local cuisine. Night spent in a hotel in Zagreb’s town center.
    Monday
    After breakfast, a transfer will take you to Zagreb airport for your journey home.

    Extension Package Includes:

    • Transfer from boat in Trogir to Plitvice Lakes (3 hours)
    • Entrance fee into Plitvice Lakes National Park
    • 3 or 4 star hotel near Plitvice Lakes National Park
    • Transfer from Plitvice Lakes to Zagreb (2.5 hours)
    • 3-hour guided sightseeing tour in Zagreb (entrance fees to sights not included)
    • Dinner in a local restaurant in Zagreb
    • 3 or 4 star hotel in Zagreb city center
    • Transfer from Zagreb hotel to Zagreb airport
    • Taxes

    *Optional add-on: Sightseeing Bike Tour in Zagreb: €15 per person

     

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    TypeGuided
    SkillModerate–Difficult
    Length8 days
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    Day-To-Day Itinerary

    Southern Dalmatia Map

    Day 1: Trogir (Embarkation) – Island of Šolta
    Day 2: Islands of Sôlta and Hvar, 12 mi. + 12 mi. (20 km)
    Day 3: Islands of Hvar and Korčula, 14 mi. (22 km)
    Day 4: Korčula Island, 38 mi. (60 km)
    Day 5: Brač Island, 17 mi. (27 km)
    Day 6: Omiš - Split, 15 or 27 mi. (25 or 44 km)
    Day 7: Split - Trogir, 9 mi. (15 km)
    Day 8: Trogir (Disembarkation)

    *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.

    **There are times depending on weather conditions and organizational requirements that will necessitate the tour being conducted in reverse order.

    DAY 1: Trogir (Embarkation) – Island of Šolta
    Individual arrival by car to Trogir or by plane to Split airport, which is about 3 miles or 5 km away from the boarding harbor of Trogir. After check in on the ship between 2 pm - 2:30 pm, the first small cruise begins at 3 pm from Trogir to Šolta Island. In the tranquil harbor of Stomorska, you spend the first night of the trip.

    DAY 2: Islands of Šolta and Hvar, 12 mi. + 12 mi. (20km)
    After crossing over to Stomorska on the island of Šolta, you commence the first tour. Walled fields, numerous olive groves, locust bean, and fig trees line the roads. The herbal scent of lavender and rosemary accompanies you along the tour across the island. Your visit to a local beekeeper offers an interesting impression into the production of local honey. After cycling around the island, you return to the ship in Stomorska. Your afternoon cycling tour on the Island of Hvar leads through the quaint harbors of Jelsa and Vrboska. Afterward, you return to Stari Grad, which has become a Mecca for artists and art lovers in the past few years.

    DAY 3: Islands of Hvar and Korčula, 14 mi. (22 km)
    Today’s tour leads along the almost traffic free pass road through nicely set small villages to the island's capital, Hvar, where you will visit the magnificent Renaissance Square and enjoy the view from the Spanish Fortress, situated high above the city. After today’s tour, the boat takes you to the Island of Korčula. Overnight stay in Vela Luka.

    DAY 4: Korčula Island, 38 mi. (62 km)
    Today 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. Your cycle tour leads via the village of Blato, which like Rome was built on seven hills, and finally to Korčula town, where you have time to take a walk through the wonderful old town with its narrow “fishbone-like” alleys. Overnight stay in Korčula town.

    DAY 5: Brač Island, 17 mi. (27 km)
    Cruise to the island of Brač, which is famous for its shining white marble which was also used for the White House and the Reichstag in Berlin. After a lunch break, you start your bicycle tour from Sumartin to the lovely fishing village Povlja or to the picturesque town Pučišća. Overnight stay in Pučišća

    DAY 6: Omiš - Split, 15 or 27 mi. (25 or 44 km)
    After a morning crossing to Omiš, cycle through the valley of the Cetina River which is surrounded by steep rocks. After 11 mi./18 km you have the choice to take part on a four hours rafting tour on the Cetina River (not included in the tour price) and afterwards a small cycle tour of about 4 mi./ 7 km back to the boat - or to expand the cycling tour (no rafting) to 27 mi./44 km along small side roads and versatile landscapes until reaching Omiš and its pirate castles. In the afternoon your ship takes you to Split. The old town of Split, built adjoining the famous palace of the Roman Caesar Diocletian, is a world heritage site. Overnight stay in Split.

    DAY 7: Split - Trogir, 9 mi. (15 km)
    In the morning, you prepare for the last bike ride to Mount Marjan. A popular recreational site for the residents of Split, which offers fantastic views of the city and the surrounding islands. Afterward, you board the ship and enjoy the last crossing to Trogir. There is still plenty of time to visit the Old Town, listed as a World Cultural Heritage site. The last evening aboard the ship is celebrated in traditional fashion. While enjoying the communal dinner in a celebratory atmosphere, you will have the chance for a last get-together with the crew and tour guides.

    DAY 8: Trogir (Disembarkation)
    After breakfast, disembarkation by 9 am,  individual trip home, or extended stay in Dalmatia/Croatia.

    Day 1: Trogir (Embarkation) – Split
    Day 2: Island of Hvar, 12.5 mi. (20 km)
    Day 3: Islands of Hvar and Korčula, 14 mi. (22 km)
    Day 4: Korčula Island - Makarska, 23 mi. (37 km)
    Day 5: Makarska - Omiš, 27 mi. (44 km)
    Day 6: Islands of Brač and Šolta, 20 mi. (32 km)
    Day 7: Šolta- Trogir, 9 mi. (15 km)
    Day 8: Trogir (Disembarkation)

    *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.

    **There are times depending on weather conditions and organizational requirements that will necessitate the tour being conducted in reverse order.

    Day 1: Trogir (Embarkation) – Split
    Individual arrival by car to Trogir or by plane to Split airport, which is about 3 mi./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 at about 3 pm from Trogir to Split. The old town of Split, built into the famous palace of the Roman Caesar Diocletian, is listed as a world heritage site. Overnight stay in Split.

    Day 2: Island of Hvar, 12.5 mi. (20 km)
    In the morning,  you will cross over to the lovely natural harbor of Stari Grad on the island of Hvar. The afternoon cycling tour leads through the quaint harbor towns of Jelsa and Vrboska. You start off through the vineyards on the famous ‘Stari Grad Plains’ and continue along a picturesque coastal road through the town of Vrboska, a.k.a. ‘small Venice’ to the harbor town of Jelsa. Afterwards, you return to Stari Grad for your overnight stay.

    Day 3: Islands of Hvar and Korčula, 14 mi. (22 km)
    Today you ride once across the length of the island, leading along an almost traffic free road through quaint villages to the island's capital, Hvar, where you visit the magnificent Renaissance Square and enjoy the view from the Spanish Fortress, situated high above the city. After today’s tour, the boat takes you to the Island of Korčula. Overnight stay in Vela Luka.

    Day 4: Korčula Island - Makarska, 23 mi. (37 km)
    Today you discover the island of Korčula by bicycle. The calmness and remoteness of the vast vegetation and cypress gardens makes this the most beautiful Dalmatian island. The cycle tour leads via the village of Blato, like Rome build on seven hills, and on to the harbor of Prigradica. The boat awaits our arrival at lunch and we set off for Makarska. If the weather permits, we will organize a swim stop in a nice bay. The evening can be enjoyed along the famous Makarska Riviera.

    Day 5: Makarska - Omiš, 27 mi. (44 km)
    A short boat crossing during breakfast to Omis. Today you have the choice between taking part on a bike tour around the Cetina Canyon or participating on a rafting excursion down the Cetina River (not included in the tour price). The bike tour takes you once around the outskirts of the canyon with great views over the river and back down towards the sea. The rafting group will be picked up from the boat by a bus and are taken upriver to the starting point. From here we 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. In the afternoon. you have time to explore Omis or to go for a swim at the nearby beach. The night is spent in Omis.

    Day 6: Islands of Brač and Šolta, 20 mi. (32 km)
    Today we cruise to the island of Brač, which is famous for its radiant, precious limestone that was, among others, used for the White House in Washington or the Reichstag building in Berlin. From the picturesque harbor town of Pučišća, home to one of the most famous masonry schools in Croatia, our bike tour takes us to the neighboring town of Postira. From here, we board the boat and cruise to the island of Šolta. Here we can take part on a 4.5km hike with a visit to the local beekeeper Goran along the way. Goran has worked with bees his whole life and they are his true passion. He teaches of their importance in the world and allows all of his guests to try the delicious bee products that he makes. We spend the night in the harbor of Rogač on Šolta.

    Day 7: Šolta Island - Trogir, 9 mi. (15 km)
    On Šolta, you commence your last bike tour. Walled fields, numerous olive groves, locust bean, and fig trees line the roads. The herbal scent of rosemary refreshes as you cycle.  After a round tour of the island, you return to the ship to board and enjoy the last crossing to Trogir, past the cliffs of the Čiovo peninsula. There is still plenty of time to visit the Old Town of Trogir, listed as a World Cultural Heritage site. The last evening on board is celebrated in traditional fashion. While enjoying the communal dinner in a celebratory atmosphere, you will have the chance for a last get-together with the crew and tour guide.

    Day 8: Trogir
    After breakfast disembarkation, until 9 am and individual trip home or extended stay in Dalmatia/Croatia.

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    Tour Reviews

    • Gary R. 8 months ago     Verified Reviewer

      The challenge of riding through Croatia whilst making friends with a wide range of people from around the world.

      Boat: Romantica

    • Katherine R. 9 months ago     Verified Reviewer

      The Adriatic was beautiful.

      Boat: Kapetan Jure

    • Maryanne & Greg M. 9 months ago     Verified Reviewer

      An awesome cycling holiday
      Great food delicious wine and stunning scenery!!! A really memorable holiday and a must do for any keen cyclist

      Boat: San Snova

    • Kurt W. 9 months ago     Verified Reviewer

      The crew, guides, boat, food, bikes were all great. The scenery was spectacular and the weather (end of Sept, first week of Oct) was ideal -- except for some heavy winds that caused the itinerary to be modified for safety (we never experienced the winds ourselves). Biking was really good -- lots of hills, steep and long, but I had an e-bike so they weren't a problem for me -- and others on the trip, even those older than I am (I'm 72) on "normal" bikes, did fine on them. The one thing I'd say was I would have liked was more biking -- longer routes, more time pedaling. We biked from 9 a.m. to lunch, never after lunch. Having said that, swimming off the boat or cruising after lunch were also very nice. Other guests on the trip were fun, interesting, and friendly. I was sorry to say good-byes.

    • Deborah A. 10 months ago     Verified Reviewer

      Most Memorable Part: The islands have breath-taking views of the blue Adriatic Sea and the red roofs of the villages.

      Boat: Kapetan Jure

    • Jeff W. 12 months ago     Verified Reviewer

      There were so many memorable rides, islands, towns, meals and staff it is difficult to choose. This was our first bike and boat experience and it is truly memorable because it exceeded all expectations. Previously we have done sportiv tours and also cycling hotels. Bike and boat combines the best aspects of both- you only have to unpack once, as with a cycling hotel, but you travel to a new destination each day, as with a sportiv.

      Boat: San Snova

    • André G. 1 year ago     Verified Reviewer

      The atmosphere among the guests thanks to the two guides was exceptionally good. Congratulations to Tina and Lannis.

      Boat: Romantica

    • Constance R. 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

      This was a most memorable trip! Everything was truly top-notch! Especially loved the scenery, staff, food, company ... what more can I say! The only thing I'd like folks who are considering this to know is that the rides are hard. It was noted as moderate to difficult and most all of us would say it was difficult. But it was worth the effort as the views from the top of the mountains (not hills!) were incredible! And then I could reward myself with all the scrumptious food served at every meal. The camaraderie that developed amongst us travelers was truly a highlight. These are people I wish I could travel with again - so much fun! I know I can't count on this happening again but maybe...! I will definitely book another Bike and Barge trip!

      Boat: Romantica

    • Greg and Maryanne M. 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

      Bike and Boat in Croatia is a must. Add it to your list today.

      Boat: San Snova

    • Nellie V. 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

      Best parts: Relaxing and traveling on a boat for the week of the bike trip, no packing and unpacking!

    • Connie Ramsey 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

      I did this trip in early Oct. 2017 and it was truly fabulous! The boat, Romantica, was very comfortable; our guides were wonderful; the food was great; our co-riders were the best; and the sights were truly to die for! What more can you ask for? Even our weather was perfect! Just know that our guide said this really should have been marked as "Difficult" as it's the most difficult one they do. Be prepared... or get an electric bike!

      • Jehiel from Tripsite 2 years ago     Staff

        Hi Connie!
        Thanks for submitting this feedback! We are glad you had a fabulous time.
        This tour is labeled "Moderate-Difficult" and can be read as "Moderate with an ebike" or "Difficult with a hybrid bike".
        Thanks again for your feedback. We hope to help you plan your next trip!

    • Claudia H. 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

      Most Memorable Part: The beautiful scenery, the people and guides and the biking

      Boat: Romantica

    • Kathy H 3 years ago     Verified Reviewer

      The Southern Dalmatia tour was the 2nd of a 2 week back to back bike tour we took in Croatia (first week was National Parks of Dalmatia). The cycling on this tour was considerably more challenging compared to our first week ... "moderate to difficult" is an appropriate descriptor if a non-electric bike is used. With more challenging cycling there less emphasis on site-seeing while cycling. However one hour walking tours before dinner at destination sites were interesting and appropriate.

      The Croatian Coast and countryside is absolutely beautiful with it's small towns and marinas in every cove. Cruising among the islands in a beautifully clear sea was an unexpected highlight... and a welcome break after a morning or afternoon of strenuous cycling. The frequent opportunity to swim off the boat was amazing!

      Romantica was a clean sailing yacht with good amenities. Although rated as "Comfort Plus", we would consider it on the lower end of that scale Read more… (relative to some of the other "bike and barge" boats that we have been on). But we recognize that "you get what you pay for" and the Romantica was in our view good value.

      We found the ship's crew to be accommodating and friendly. The food was fabulous with 4 course lunches and dinners that went beyond our expectations (thank goodness we burned calories during biking!). Our guides Jelena and Ivan were very professional and explanatory, had great command of the group and emphasized "safety first". They contributed significantly to the quality of our biking and enhanced the total tour experience greatly.
      Overall, we had a fabulous 2 weeks of biking in Croatia. We so appreciate the assistance of Tripsite in helping us plan this trip (and others). We look forward to another "bike and sail" next fall.

    • M. McPhee 3 years ago     Verified Reviewer

      A fantastic tour. Really well organised and the guides had great local knowledge. One of our guides even spoke 5 languages so he made everyone feel welcome. The scenery was amazing especially the island of Brac with the most wonderful early morning reflections of the beautiful village in the bay. The food was tasty and plentiful rivaling the odd episode of "Masterchef"
      At the Captains dinner we also learnt that the boat was built by the captains family over 4 years with no design drawings. Amazing. We met some great people on board from Brazil and Germany. A fantastic adventure. We enjoyed the Croatian undulations!!! There are a few hills but it is worth it!!!! Enjoy

      Boat: San Snova

    • Valerie Purcell 4 years ago     Verified Reviewer

      Our only real complaint is with the description of our South Dalmatia Island Tour. It was mentioned that the bike ride was moderate to difficult but we (and I speak for all 28 of us because we all thought the same and there were some riders that were very experienced) that the ride was mostly difficult. There was no mention of this in the description that it would be "mostly"! There were a lot hills with very steep grades that would go on for kilometers, something that I was not prepared for. I don't know if bike tours can be rated (perhaps like white water rafting) so that one can have a better feel of what the ride will be like or perhaps train or prepare for it. It was our first bike tour so we now know more of what questions we can ask so that we can see if the tour is the right one. Overall we really enjoyed ourselves and were proud of what we achieved (what a fantastic feeling!) and the views were awesome! Really appreciated having two guides one at the Read more… front guiding our way and one bringing up the rear which always insisted to take our time whether it was for taking photos or for that much needed break! Jesse always said "It's your vacation!"

      Boat: San Snova

    • James Purcell 4 years ago     Verified Reviewer

      It was more challenging than expected, but very rewarding. Great value.

      Boat: San Snova

    • Nell Venir 4 years ago     Verified Reviewer

      Overall we were very happy on this trip, it was a wonderful experience. Two friend have also taken the Croatia trip this year and they too had a great experience. The small boat, efficient staff, and great food made up for the killer hills. My only complaint was the quality of the ebikes, very poor!

      Boat: Kapetan Jure

    • Maureen Ryan 4 years ago     Verified Reviewer

      Scenery was great! A few times the directions could have been more clear.

      Boat: Romantica

    • Margaret Pattison 4 years ago     Verified Reviewer

      My daughter and I had a great time.

      Boat: Romantica

    • Linda Hofer 4 years ago     Verified Reviewer

      The "barge" (more like a schooner) and everything along with it was better than imagined. Thank you for a wonderful biking trip. We are already looking for our next adventure on two wheels.

      Boat: San Snova

    • Frank McDowell 5 years ago     Verified Reviewer

      My wife and I did the So Dalmatia tour aboard the San Snova in Sept '14. Beautiful country, excellent crew and guides and great group of bikers. It was a wonderful experience with good value.

      Boat: San Snova

    • Elize Steyn 7 years ago     Verified Reviewer

      Our extended family of 7 did the cruise/cycle trip on the Romantica for a week in July. We all agreed this was one of the most successful family holidays we have ever enjoyed. Our boat, crew and Captain were wonderful. The guides were entertaining and always helpful and the bikes very well maintained. The food was excellent and much better than we expected. The wine was expensive and the variety limited. Since we sailed in very hot weather I think some salad lunches would be a good idea, instead of hot meals most days. The afternoon snacks were great. We quickly made good friends with other people on board. The cycling was not really tough, but we all cycle regularly. A lot of climbing and descending. We did get frustrated sometimes at the long waits in the middle of nowhere for some slower riders to catch up and our guide requesting us not to go ahead on our own, which we could have done quite easily. The white water rafting was a highlight. The views were amazing and the water Read more… clear and perfect for swimming. The little towns were lovely. The Croatian people were friendly. Overall this trip is good value for money and a perfect activity laden family holiday, also good for a group of active friends. We would all ike go again. THANK YOU SO MUCH CAPTAIN JURE and the crew and Elvis and Zlatko.

      Elize Steyn

      Boat: Romantica

    • Joyce Baiardi 8 years ago     Verified Reviewer

      This was definitely a MODERATE trip. Biking was tough.The boat was nice, the food was fair at best, the wine on board ship was very expensive for a local bottle ($30). Croatia is beautiful, pictures of it don't do it justice. The seawater is gorgeous,clear, blue. The people are very friendly and speak excellent english. Overall this is the only way to vacation.

      Boat: Romantica

    • Deborah Conklin 8 years ago     Verified Reviewer

      Very nice trip. The Romantica is a lovely boat with a gracious and accomodating captain and crew. All the cabins are quite nice but the upper deck cabins are worth the extra cost. The cycling was challenging but managable with great scenery , lovely villages and good food and wine as rewards. October weather was perfect. ...a highly recommended trip - for anyone up to a cycling challenge.

      Boat: Romantica

    • Chris Kocher 8 years ago     Verified Reviewer

      Great trip. Wonderful accomodations on the boat, fantactic crew and guides. The Islands, ports and villages were all beautful with friendly people everywhere. Biking routes were well selected with many options for those who wanted to do more, or less. I'd recommend one of these tours to anyone who wants to get out and enjoy a great vacation with a little activity.

      Boat: Romantica

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    Southern Dalmatia Boats + Barges

    Kapetan Jure Photo

    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 Photo

    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 Photo

    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.

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