Dalmatia from Dubrovnik
From £1190.00 Apr to Nov
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Easy Trip code - CMSD13

If you would like to experience the region of South Dalmatia thoroughly, not wanting to do without Dubrovnik, this sail and cycle trip would be an excellent choice. Accompanied by our charming motor yacht, we get to know this sparsely populated part of Croatia. Breathtaking natural features and cultural highlights lined up close together. The highlight of the trip is the town centre of Dubrovnik which is listed as UNESCO’s world heritage. With its imposing city wall and narrow alleys it’s definitely worth a visit. We cycle the islands of Korčula, Mljet, Lastovo and Šipan and experience the interaction of sea and land, culture and nature at limited space.

 

 

  • Dalmatian National Park
  • Early morning swims in peaceful bays
  • 'Golden Horn' beach
  • Hiking on Brac Island
  • The National Park and pine forest of Mljet
  • Kayaking on Mjlet
  • Rafting on the Cetina river
  • The fabulous view from the Spanish fortress in Hvar Town
  • Bee keeping on Solta
   Dates Adult(PP)
From 22 April 2017 to 29 April 2017
based on 2 passengers sharing a double/twin
£1190.00
From 29 April 2017 to 6 May 2017
based on 2 passengers sharing a double/twin
£1290.00
From 20 May 2017 to 27 May 2017
based on 2 passengers sharing a double/twin
£1190.00
From 27 May 2017 to 3 June 2017
based on 2 passengers sharing a double/twin
£1390.00
From 3 June 2017 to 10 June 2017
based on 2 passengers sharing a double/twin
£1290.00
From 10 June 2017 to 17 June 2017
based on 2 passengers sharing a double/twin
£1390.00
From 17 June 2017 to 24 June 2017
based on 2 passengers sharing a double/twin
£1290.00
From 24 June 2017 to 1 July 2017
based on 2 passengers sharing a double/twin
£1390.00
From 1 July 2017 to 8 July 2017
based on 2 passengers sharing a double/twin
£1290.00
From 8 July 2017 to 15 July 2017
based on 2 passengers sharing a double/twin
£1390.00
From 15 July 2017 to 22 July 2017
based on 2 passengers sharing a double/twin
£1290.00
From 29 July 2017 to 5 August 2017
based on 2 passengers sharing a double/twin
£1390.00
From 12 August 2017 to 19 August 2017
based on 2 passengers sharing a double/twin
£1390.00
From 19 August 2017 to 26 August 2017
based on 2 passengers sharing a double/twin
£1290.00
From 26 August 2017 to 2 September 2017
based on 2 passengers sharing a double/twin
£1390.00
From 2 September 2017 to 9 September 2017
based on 2 passengers sharing a double/twin
£1290.00
From 9 September 2017 to 16 September 2017
based on 2 passengers sharing a double/twin
£1390.00
From 16 September 2017 to 23 September 2017
based on 2 passengers sharing a double/twin
£1290.00
From 23 September 2017 to 30 September 2017
based on 2 passengers sharing a double/twin
£1390.00
From 30 September 2017 to 7 October 2017
based on 2 passengers sharing a double/twin
£1290.00
From 7 October 2017 to 14 October 2017
based on 2 passengers sharing a double/twin
£1290.00
From 14 October 2017 to 21 October 2017
based on 2 passengers sharing a double/twin
£1190.00

Supplements

This tour is based on 7 nights on board a motor yacht with crew . The tour is based on 2 people sharing a double cabin. Applicable supplements to this tour are as follows on a per person basis:

  • Charge for a cabin on deck: £60 (reservation requested)
  • A safe parking space in Trogir: 40 euro (on request, to be paid on-site)
  • Hybrid bike hire: £45
  • Electric Bike Hire: £90
  • Charge for a single cabin:£270 lower deck, £364 (on request)

Bikes provided are 21-gear-unisex Hybrid cycles

Reductions

  • 3rd adult/child reduction - If you book a cabin on deck for three persons, the third person (e.g. a child) will get a 50% reduction on the price of the trip without charge of the on-deck-supplement. These cabins are furnished with a French bed and a single bunk bed above. Below deck there are also cabins with four beds available (for a fourth person a mattress is provided). The third and fourth person (regardless of the age) will get a 50% reduction on the basic price of the trip.
  • Child reduction - Children up to age 18 receive a discount of 25% on the basic tour price (not combinable with the 50% discount).

Accommodation

The Princeza Diana is a 3-mast deluxe class motor yacht that was launched in June 2011. With 40 m in length and 8,50m in width the ship is the largest and most luxurious boat of our fleet. It especially adapts to the needs of E-bike cruises. An extra cargo hold is equipped with enough power sockets for the battery stations. Due to its variable cabin divisions with 2, 3 or 4 beds the Princeza Diana is also very family friendly, designed for our Multi Adventure Cruises in the Kvarner Bay and Dalmatia.

Despite the functionality the Princeza Diana is a luxurious and convenient steal ship with 16 guest cabins (9 above and 7 below deck) of 10-14m² sizes – of course equipped with a shower and toilet in each cabin. A big saloon as well as a canopied quarterdeck with upholstered seating is situated on the top deck. It offers enough space for cosy meals (inside or outside). The cabins, the saloon and the outside area are furnished elegantly. On the wide sundeck, chairs and mats for relaxation are provided. The platform at the stern offers a comfortable way to get into the sea.

Other Information

Please note only children with sufficient stamina and a minimum age of 10 are capable of tackling the bike tours. The minimum height for rental bikes is 4 ft./ 1.20 m.

You are strongly encouraged to bring your own (well-fitted) helmet. Rental bike helmets are available on board in limited number (on request).

Upgrades

It is possible to hire a private yacht for your group on the same route. Please call for prices and availability.

What's included

  • 7 gear unisex cycle
  • 7 nights on a motor yacht with crew
  • 7 x full board on the ship (lunch can be served as packed lunch ashore)
  • Bed linen and towels
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fee to the National Park of Mljet
  • Guided walks and bicycle tours as described in itinerary

What's not included

  • Drinks on board (tally sheet; to be paid to the captain)
  • Taxi transfer from airport to the ship in Trogir (one way approx. 20 euro)
  • Tips for crew and tour guides
  • Visitor’s tax and local charges 20 euro/adults or 10 euro/children up to age 18 (to be paid to the captain)
  • Water flat rate charges for the week: 20 euro or 10 euro for children up to age 18
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Day 1: Arrive Dubrovnik

Individual journey to Dubrovnik. Check-in on board starts between 2 and 2.30 pm at Gruž, the town port. At 5 pm, a guided tour through Dubrovnik is offered, where we hear some interesting details of the town’s history and visit the most important sites, such as the Roland, the city walls or the Franciscan monastery. The boat will spend the night in Gruž offering the guests an opportunity to experience Dubrovnik’s nightlife.

Day 2: Islands of Šipan and Mljet

After breakfast a pleasant cycle trip takes us past the sumptuous villas of Dubrovnik’s rich and noble citizens and further on through the verdant forests, fertile valleys and subtropical parks of Šipan Island. Afterwards we cruise to the green and forested island Mljet - known as the honey island. It is with 90 % of woodland one of the best wooded islands in the Mediterranean area. Homer mentioned this lovely island in his epic poem “Odyssey”. He made it a home for the Nymph Calypso and the legendary Greek king Odysseus, whom could not resist Calypso and stayed on Mljet for seven years. In the afternoon we explore the national park of Mljet.

Day 3: Lastovo Island

Our ship takes us early in the morning to Lastovo Island. The island of Lastovo is one of the smallest inhabited islands in the Adriatic Sea. Already Emperor Augustus appreciated the mild climate, and in Roman times it was even named “Augusta Insula” after him. The barely more than 1,000 inhabitants still live today mainly from fishing the extremely rich waters, agriculture and viticulture. The gold-coloured white wine “Marastina”, known even beyond Croatia’s borders, is grown here. Our today’s cycle tour takes us in a large circle across the beautiful island.

Day 4: Korčula Island

After crossing over to Korčula Island we take a round trip from Vela Luka, where we meet our ship again for lunch. In the afternoon there is enough time to take an extensive swimming break from the boat. Overnight stay either in Prigradica or in quite bay.

Day 5: Korčula Island

On today’s bike ride we experience the Eastern part of Korčula Island. It leads us from Rašćiče to the island‘s capital Korčula town, which competes with Venice for the honour of being the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. We have ample time in the evening to wander through the fabulous old town and its narrow lanes laid out in a herringbone pattern.

Day 6: Peninsular Pelješac

After a short crossing we reach Pelješac peninsula. The cycle tour takes us from Trstenik to Ston where there is enough time to take a walk along the famous city wall. This is the longest, intact, fortification wall in Europe and is often compared with the Great Wall of China. The tour takes us further to the small harbour of Slano on the mainland, where we spend the night.

Day 7: Mainland Slano – Zaton

From Slano you start your last cycling tour to the beautiful harbor of Zaton. Here, the ship awaits us for the last crossing to Dubrovnik. A cheerful evening meal on board the boat gives us time to celebrate the success of the week with fellow travellers and tour guides.

Day 8: Depart Dubrovnik

After breakfast disembarkation until 9 am and individual trip home or extended stay in Croatia.
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Frequently asked questions

1. How fit do I need to be for these holidays?

Our Bikecations are designed to attract people of all ages and levels of fitness. All the holidays can be enjoyed by anyone who is reasonably fit. Some holidays involve greater distances or frequency of cycling and some will cover hillier terrain than others. Our tour gradings and itinerary descriptions should help guide you towards the most suitable holiday options for you. If you are not sure, give us a call.

2. How many miles a day can I expect to cycle?

This depends on the Bikecation you choose. These have been graded so you know what to expect.

For a bikecation leisure cycling holiday a gentle pace is about 7-8 miles per hour, so, if you cycle for four hours, you can expect to cover 25-30 miles comfortably. This leaves plenty of time for sightseeing, picnics, visiting castles or churches, stopping for morning coffee or whatever you want to do. You have all day to get to your next stopover, so you can relax and enjoy the countryside. We can also include rest days when you can enjoy other activities if you require.

For our road cycling and bespoke tours for groups we will advise you what is best for the particular trip you wish to ride on. Usually we try to cover 60-100 miles at an average speed of 13.5 to 14.5 mph but this can be slower or faster depending on the group.

3. What do I wear for leisure cycling ?

It is important to be comfortable when cycling so we suggest wearing thin layers of clothing. Padded cycling shorts, a zipped top, windproof light jacket and trainers are standard fare. Fast drying and hardwearing synthetic fabrics are ideal as a base layer as these allow your skin to breathe and wick the moisture away from your skin to the next layer, avoiding the chill which cotton T-shirts can cause. In mid-summer you may just need shorts and a t-shirt. Safety helmets are strongly recommended on all Bikecation holidays and are a legal requirement in some countries so please bring your own helmet. We will send out a What to wear document to you well in advance of your Bikecation.

4. Are cycling holidays suitable for children?

Cycling can make an ideal family holiday, provided the right distances are chosen for the younger members of the party. We would suggest that you call us to discuss the most suitable tours for your children. In most places we are able to offer children’s bikes and child seats, if you have toddlers or babies.

5. How much luggage can I bring?

Your luggage is transported for you every day so bring what you need to make your holiday relaxing and comfortable. Please try and limit it to one item of luggage per person and that it is clearly labelled. On some tours there is a weight limit per item.

6. What happens to my luggage?

We want you to enjoy your Bikecation to the full so, for your comfort, we arrange the transportation of your luggage from one hotel to the next. The only thing we ask is that you leave your suitcases in reception on setting out each morning, and the hoteliers will ensure that it is waiting for you at your next hotel. We will provide luggage labels for you. All you need carry with you are drinks, a camera, waterproofs and sun cream.

7. Is my money safe if anything happens to Bikecation?

Your money is safe when you book your Bikecation. To protect your payments fully, all monies paid by you to us for your holiday are held in a separate Client’s Trust Account and are not released to Bikecation until your holiday has taken place. This practice fully satisfies the requirements of EC and UK law. Please call us if you would like to discuss this further.

Bikecation is also fully licensed by ATOL ( no. T7462) that is issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). for full details how how your payments are protected, please read our Your Financial Security page.

8. Do I need to bring my own bike? What type of bike should I bring?

We arrange for hire bikes to be provided for your holiday or tour. However, if you would prefer to bring your own bike then by all means bring it with you, but it must be in good working order. We recommend either a hybrid or a mountain bike fitted with road tyres for our leisure cycling holidays.

For our road cycling trips we can advise on what is best for your situation but we regularly transport bikes to the start destination.

If you do bring your own bike, you should insure it separately. Most household insurance policies can be extended to cover your bike whilst on holiday.

9. What happens if I have a problem with the bike or any other problem en route ?

If you are provided with a bike it will be well-maintained and serviced before being rented out so there should be no problems however, there are emergency numbers provided in the Route Notes for more complex problems.
If you have brought your own bike and you are unable to fix it, we will find you a replacement for the rest of your holiday.

Our road cycling trips will also have back up support with a mechanic unless requested otherwise with a possible spare bike for any major problems.

10. What should I do about holiday insurance?

If you choose a holiday abroad, you should have adequate insurance to cover you for medical expenses and for cancellation or curtailment of your holiday. For holidays in the UK we recommend everyone should have holiday travel insurance. Not all insurance policies cover cycling daily so we recommend Campbell Irvine. For full information, please read our ‘Trip Preparation’ page

11. Where will I leave my car for the duration of the leisure cycling holiday?

In most cases you can leave your car for the duration of your holiday in the car park of the hotel used for the first night’s accommodation. Where parking is not available at the first hotel, you will be advised of the alternative arrangements made for you.

12. I’m on my own – Which holidays are best for me ?

Nearly all our holidays are open to single travellers, but our Group guided holidays may be of most interest. Group holidays give you the opportunity to meet others of like mind and to enjoy cycling together. The group ‘vibe’ continues into the evening if you decide to eat together. A guide will help you appreciate the history and culture of the area you’re visiting.

13. What type of accommodation can I expect?

There is a variety of accommodation ranging from Castles and Chateaux to small boutique hotels and good quality B&Bs, thereby offering a range of different priced holidays. If you have any questions regarding which accommodation is used in the trip you are interested in riding please contact the office.

14. What are the routes like?

The descriptions of our Leisure Bikecations indicate the main types of routes we use on each holiday, such as provincial roads, country lanes, dedicated cycle ways, some tracks and Casa Verdes (disused railway tracks). While we try to use quiet routes wherever possible, you should be comfortable riding occasionally in traffic. Traffic volumes can vary even on minor roads, especially in more popular tourist areas; we sometimes have to use short sections of busier roads to cross rivers or connect scenic routes, and traffic will inevitably be heavier in and near towns.

Some routes include occasional sections on unsurfaced tracks, but these don’t require any specific technical riding skills. If you are unsure of your level, or would like to know more about the cycling on specific holidays, then please do not hesitate to contact our knowledgeable reservations team.

15. Do I need to bring money for food?

All the holidays include a hearty breakfast each day. Some also include lunch and an evening meal. Where they are not included, you are free to choose where and when to eat. Some hotels will provide you with a packed lunch on request, but most people like the freedom of stopping at the place of their choice to experience the local cuisine. Some routes have been designed to incorporate gastronomic delights and will include an evening meal. Details are given with each individual tour.

16. Is it possible to extend one of the holidays from a few days to a full week?

We have the resources to design a tour to suit your requirements, incorporating rest days if desired, taking in places that are of interest to you. Give us a call and we will try to accommodate your wishes. The only constraint may be the availability of the accommodation.

17. Can you arrange flights for the overseas tours?

Flights are not included in the tour price, however we can book flights for you. Holding an ATOL licence means that if you book a tour and flight together with us you will have the added piece of mind of the financial protection offered by ATOL. If you prefer to book your own, we recommend that you wait until your tour booking is confirmed before you book any flights and booking separately means you will not be covered by ATOL. For full information on our flight services please contact us on email@bikecation.co.uk

18. When are the tours available?

Departure dates are shown for all tours. Please be aware that the holidays are very dependent on the availability of the selected accommodation. These have been chosen carefully, looking for a high standard to ensure you are comfortable at all times. During busy periods this is not always available, so we advise that you should book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

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