Croatia Bike & Boat Tour

/Croatia Bike & Boat Tour

Croatia Bike & Boat Tour

Tour Dates: *May 24 – June 1, 2019 & *May 31 – June 8, 2019

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*This tour will be accompanied by Chuck & Judy Nichols

Our Croatia Bike & Boat Tour will introduce you to a fantastic island paradise of uncrowded roads, quaint seaside towns and the fun of a live-aboard motor yacht. This is a biking paradise of rolling green hillsides speckled with wildflowers and paved roads with very little traffic. This tour will be led by our local Croatia guide and each day you will ride on a new island, and then return to the boat for a scrumptious dinner and a comfortable night. And, you only need to unpack once because you keep the same cabin for the week.  How easy is that?

2019 Price: €2250/pp

Price Includes:
  • 1 night in hotel in Split with dinner
  • 7 nights cabin on Gulet
  • breakfast in Split
  • all meals beginning with breakfast on day 2 on the boat through breakfast on Day 9 on the boat
  • bilingual bike tour guide
Price Does Not Include:

Airfare, airport-hotel transfers, bike rentals (hybrid / €160 Euros, road bikes / €200 Euros, electric bikes / €250 Euros, ), hotel after the boat tour.

Itinerary

Day 1:

We’ll meet in the lobby of our hotel in Split in the late afternoon for a trip orientation followed by a welcome dinner.

Day 2:

After breakfast, we will have a bike fitting and then board our yacht/Gulet. We’ll depart Split in the early afternoon and begin our cruise in the gorgeous Adriatic Sea.

Days 3 – 8:

We will visit a variety of islands, but it is important to understand that the weather and the seas will dictate our daily itinerary. Some days we will pack our lunches to take with us for the day and we’ll meet the boat at a new dock in the late afternoon. Other days, we may begin with a cruise to a new island and then do a loop ride upon our arrival.
Here are some of the islands we have scheduled, but please note that the weather and sea conditions will ultimately determine the order and availability of the islands we actually visit.

Korcula, one of Croatia’s greenest islands, has extensive pine forests, vineyards and beautiful old villages. One of its showpieces is the main town also named Korcula. It is a beautiful example of a medieval walled city set on a gorgeous seaside promontory. Korcula is believed to be the birthplace of the famed explorer Marco Polo.

Hvar is known as the queen of the Croatian islands with its lush Mediterranean vegetation and cultural and natural monuments. Our ride takes us past  fields of lavender, olive trees and pinewoods. The town of Hvar has 7th century AD walls and the site of the oldest municipal theatre in Europe.

Vis is the most remote, and the town of Vis was established 2000 years ago as a Greek colony by the name of Issa. It is said that the first grape vine in Dalmatia was planted by the ancient Greeks on a Vis field. After the Second World War, Vis was a military base and closed to visitors. It was reopened after Croatia’s independence in 1990.

Brac is the largest island and it has a karst limestone landscape. Brac’s stone quarries have been a source of building stone since Roman times. Our ride on Brac will take us past a number of beautiful bays and beaches along the crystal blue sea.

Day 9:

Our tour ends in Split after breakfast. We depart our boat at 9:00 am and it is easy to arrange a transfer to the Split airport or bus station that has easy access to Dubrovnik.

While we strive to create the most accurate itinerary possible, the nature of international travel demands that participants remain flexible to any changes. We will do our best to substitute activities and services of equal quality for those listed.

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