South Dalmatia
From £890.00 Apr to Oct
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Moderate

South Dalmatia holds a dramatic coastline where the coastal mountains sweep down towards magnificent beaches covered in palm trees and olive plantations. On this cycle tour we journey through harbour towns and enchanting island landscapes. Experience the fantastic Korcula Island and the wonderful ancient town that it possesses. You have the chance to journey to the island of Vis which is located right out at sea and relax on the lavender island of Hvar. Wander through the fortress town of Hvar and absorb yourself in the peaceful, idyllic town of Stari Grad. This bike trip will allow you to visit several town which are classed under UNESCO – world-heritage protection.

This tour is often offered parallel to the mountain bike cruise in Southern Dalmatia on the same boat. In this case one tour guide will cycle with the mountain bikers while the other will accompany the hybrid cyclists.

  • Split
  • Stari Grad
  • Omis pirate castles
   Dates Adult(PP)
From 22 April 2017 to 29 April 2017
ROMANTICA Basic tour price per person in a double cabin below deck
£990.00
From 29 April 2017 to 6 May 2017
KAPETAN Basic tour price per person in a double cabin below deck
£890.00
From 6 May 2017 to 13 May 2017
ROMANTICA Basic tour price per person in a double cabin below deck
£990.00
From 6 May 2017 to 13 May 2017
SAN SNOVA Basic tour price per person in a double cabin below deck
£990.00
From 13 May 2017 to 20 May 2017
KAPETAN JURE Basic tour price per person in a double cabin below deck
£890.00
From 13 May 2017 to 20 May 2017
SAN SNOVA Basic tour price per person in a double cabin below deck
£990.00
From 20 May 2017 to 27 May 2017
ROMANTICA Basic tour price per person in a double cabin below deck
£1090.00
From 27 May 2017 to 3 June 2017
KAPETAN JURE Basic tour price per person in a double cabin below deck
£940.00
From 27 May 2017 to 3 June 2017
SAN SNOVA Basic tour price per person in a double cabin below deck
£1090.00
From 3 June 2017 to 10 June 2017
ROMANTICA Basic tour price per person in a double cabin below deck
£1090.00
From 10 June 2017 to 17 June 2017
KAPETAN JURE Basic tour price per person in a double cabin below deck
£940.00
From 10 June 2017 to 17 June 2017
SAN SNOVA Basic tour price per person in a double cabin below deck
£1090.00
From 17 June 2017 to 24 June 2017
ROMANTICA Basic tour price per person in a double cabin below deck
£1090.00
From 17 June 2017 to 24 June 2017
SAN SNOVA Basic tour price per person in a double cabin below deck
£1090.00
From 24 June 2017 to 1 July 2017
SAN SNOVA Basic tour price per person in a double cabin below deck
£1090.00
From 1 July 2017 to 8 July 2017
ROMANTICA Basic tour price per person in a double cabin below deck
£1090.00
From 15 July 2017 to 22 July 2017
ROMANTICA Basic tour price per person in a double cabin below deck
£1090.00
From 29 July 2017 to 5 August 2017
ROMANTICA Basic tour price per person in a double cabin below deck
£1090.00
From 12 August 2017 to 19 August 2017
ROMANTICA Basic tour price per person in a double cabin below deck
£1090.00
From 19 August 2017 to 26 August 2017
ROMANTICA Basic tour price per person in a double cabin below deck
£1090.00
From 26 August 2017 to 2 September 2017
KAPETAN JURE Basic tour price per person in a double cabin below deck
£940.00
From 26 August 2017 to 2 September 2017
SAN SNOVA Basic tour price per person in a double cabin below deck
£1090.00
From 2 September 2017 to 9 September 2017
ROMANTICA Basic tour price per person in a double cabin below deck
£1090.00
From 9 September 2017 to 16 September 2017
KAPETAN JURE Basic tour price per person in a double cabin below deck
£940.00
From 16 September 2017 to 23 September 2017
SAN SNOVA Basic tour price per person in a double cabin below deck
£1090.00
From 23 September 2017 to 30 September 2017
KAPETAN JURE Basic tour price per person in a double cabin below deck
£940.00
From 30 September 2017 to 7 October 2017
ROMANTICA Basic tour price per person in a double cabin below deck
£1090.00
From 7 October 2017 to 14 October 2017
SAN SNOVA Basic tour price per person in a double cabin below deck
£990.00
From 14 October 2017 to 21 October 2017
SAN SNOVA Basic tour price per person in a double cabin below deck
£990.00
From 21 October 2017 to 28 October 2017
KAPETAN JURE Basic tour price per person in a double cabin below deck
£940.00
From 21 October 2017 to 28 October 2017
SAN SNOVA Basic tour price per person in a double cabin below deck
£990.00

Accommodation:

We have selected these ships very carefully for you. Each ship has its own character and we especially pay attention to the friendliness and service of the crew. Good meals and cleanliness ensure that your holiday will be full of relaxation and will be very comfortable.
Comfort Ship KAPETAN JURE: The year 2000 was the year captain Anton started to construct the Kapetan Jure. Anton originates from a seafaring family from Krilo located near Split. It possesses 15 cabins, offering room for 30 guests. 11 of these cabins are on deck. 10 of these have two beds arranged side by side, while one cabin has bunk beds. The other four cabins are below deck and are furnished with a double bed (140 cm wide) and a berth above. The cabins have simple, but functional equipment. The roomy sun deck is perfect for relaxing in the sun. There is also a comfy saloon which offers is spacious enough to eat and to relax with fellow travellers.
Premium Ship ROMANTICA: Captain Jure's Romantica, is our brand new ship in Croatia, and was launched in May 2007. The ship is 32 m long and 7,6 m wide and has solid structural steelwork which, joins romance with modern design and functionality, as the name suggests. Captain Jure is very proud of the elegant appearance of his ship. There are 16 comfortably equipped double cabins with a size of 9-10 square meters also offering sufficient area to accommodate larger groups. The generous cabins feature updated decor. On the sundeck there are folding chairs and mats for sunbathing and relaxing. There is also a platform at the end of the ship where you can easily take a dip in the sea.
Premium Ship SAN SNOVA: The MS San Snova, a wooden motor sailer was launched in spring 2009 and was made especially for these cruises. The ship is made only of oak, was constructed in three years by the Scherka family in their own carpentry workshop as family project.The ship is100 ft./31 m long and 26 ft./8 m wide, and is incredibly comfortable, elegant and stylish, connecting romantic seafaring and modernity and functionalism. The captain, young Tonci, his brother Josip and ever-chirpy Jelena are incredibly proud in the eye-catching appearance of the ship and the warmth and friendliness on board. The San Snova has five double cabins (with double beds 6,5 ft./200 cm x 5,2 ft./160 cm) and five triple cabins above deck (with double beds 6,5 ft./200 cm x 5,2 ft./160 cm and single bunk beds 6,5 ft./200 cm x 2,6 ft./80 cm) as well as four roomy triple cabins below deck. All cabins are air-conditioned and well equipped with a shower and a toilet. The fittings of the cabins as well as the saloon and the outside area are of superb quality with lots of exquisite details.

Additional bookable accomplishments:

• Surcharge for a cabin on deck: £100.00 per person for Comfort Boat Kapetan Jure
(limited, on request, reservation required)
• Surcharge for a cabin on deck: £150.00 per person for Premium Boat Romantica and San Snova (limited, on request, reservation required)
• Surcharge for a single cabin below deck on the comfort boat Kapetan Jure: £300.00; on the premium boats San Snova and Romantica: £500.00 (on request, reservation required)
• Surcharge for a single cabin on deck on the comfort boat Kapetan Jure: £400.00; on the premium boats San Snova and Romantica: £700.00 (on request, reservation required)
• ½ a double cabin can be booked on request
• Rental bikes: Islandhopping – 21-gear hybrid bike with Ortlieb pannier: £75.00 ;
e-bike (i:SY Flyer Eco) 8-hub gear with Ortlieb pannier: £140.00
• Insurance against theft and damage of the 21-gear rental bicycle: 10 euro/week or of the e-bike: 20 euro/week (not insured: deliberate damages)
• A safe parking space: £40.00 for a week (to be paid on-site)
• Additional night (B&B) near Trogir: prices on request

Price Reductions:

• You can book a cabin for three (not possible on Kapetan Jure) or four (only on San Snova) persons and get a 50 % price reduction for the third (or third and fourth on San Snova) person (regardless of age). Three-bed-cabins are furnished with one double and a single bed. Further the third (or fourth on San Snova) person doesn’t have to pay the on deck charge
• Children up to age 16 requesting their own cabin receive a discount of 25 % on the basic tour price (not combinable with the 50 % discount); Surcharge for single cabin use will be added
• In combination with another Islandhopping tour you get a reduction of 50 euro per person on the second tour
• If you book a tour for 2015 season before January 31st, 2015 you receive an 5 % early bird discount on the basic tour price (not combinable with the 25 % and 50 % discount.

What's included

  • 4 x full board and 3 x half board (option to have a picnic for lunch)
  • 7 nights in a double cabin below deck with shower/toilet; 1/2 double cabin can be booked on request
  • 8-day-trip on a motor yacht with crew
  • Bed linen and towels
  • German and English speaking tour guide
  • Guided cycling tours and sight seeing as described in the itinerary
  • Overview-maps for the daily tours on board

What's not included

  • Cetina-Rafting (paid on site)
  • Drinks on board (tally sheet; to be paid to the captain)
  • Entrance fee for sights not included in the tour price
  • International banking fees: 2 % of total amount (credit card payment)
  • Journey to Trogir
  • Meals ashore
  • Taxi transfer from the airport of Split to the ship in Trogir (one way ca. 20 euro) or public transport on main road in front of the airport
  • Tips for crew and tour guide
  • Water flat rate; visitor's tax and local charges 40 euro or 20 euro for children up to the age of 16 (to be paid to the captain)
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1st day (Sat) Trogir (Embarkation) – Split

We can either arrive individually by car to Trogir or plane to Split airport, about 3mi/5km away from Trogir Harbour. First, we check in on the motor yacht (between 2 and 2.30pm) before setting off on the first cruise from Trogir to Split. Here, we take a wander through the ancient town of Split which is constructed connecting the well-known palace of the Roman Caesar Diocletian and is also a world heritage site.

2nd day (Sun) Cetina Canyon (Cycle route approx. 19 mi./ 30 km or 27 mi./ 43 km)

After breakfast we start by cycling through the valley of the Cetina River which is encircled by steep, ragged rocks. After 12,5 mi./ 20 km of cycling, we have the choice to either; take part on a four hours rafting tour on the Cetina River followed by a small cycle tour of about 6,2 mi./ 10 km returning to the boat, or to lengthen the cycling tour to 27 mi./ 43 km along tiny side lanes and encounter many different landscapes leading us to Omiš and its pirate castles. This afternoon we voyage to the island of Brač with a bathing stop. Brač is renowned for its shining white marble, used to build the White House and the Reichstag in Berlin.

3rd day (Mon) Brač Island (Cycle route approx. 14 mi./22 km)

We begin today in Pučišća, climbing to the mountain ridge of the island, journeying through kiwi, mulberry and fig trees, olive groves and vineyards. This is then followed by a downhill cycle to Bol where we can experience breath-taking panoramas of Hvar Island. This afternoon, we take the ship to Korčula town where there is plenty of time to take a lovely walk through its ‘fishbone like’ alleys.

4th day (Tues) Korčula Island (Cycle route approx. 30 mi./ 48 km)

Today we explore this town on bike. The tranquillity and peacefulness of the expansive vegetation and cypress gardens have formed the most beautiful views. We begin by following the coast leading us to the fantastic Pipnat bay. Our next destination is the village of Blato with Rome build on seven hills until we reach Prigradica.

5th day (Wed) Islands of Vis and Hvar (cycle route approx. 19 mi./32 km)

Today we journey to Vis which is the island furthest away from mainland Croatia. Issa, a Greek colony inhabited the island 2,300 years ago. Until 1995, Vis was a military zone and forbid foreign tourist. However, now we can explore the wonderful island where today, we cycle around. After our cycle trip we hop back on the boat until reaching the Island of Hvar, home to the outstanding Renaissance Square and the view of the Spanish Fortress found high above the city.

6th day (Thurs) Hvar Island (Cycle route approx. 12,5 + 15 mi./20 + 25 km)

We start by cycling along an almost car-free road though delightful little villages. We have a lunch break in Stari Grad before cycling to the picturesque harbours of Jelsa and Vrboska where we have time to explore. This is followed by returning to Stari Grad, a fantastic spot for art lovers and we stay here for the night.

7th day (Fri) Šolta Island (Cycle route approx. 12 mi./19 km)

This is our last day of cycling as we cross to Stomorska on the island of the island of Šolta. The roads are lined with walled fields, several olive groves, locust bean and fig trees.. As we cycle, the wonderful scents of lavender and rosemary dominate. Upon arrival in Maslinica, we reach our ship and cross back to Trogir where we can take a tour of the world heritage site of Trogir, if we have time. A lovely tradition follows the last evening on board the ship. We can enjoy our last communal dinner in a fantastic atmosphere as we will be able to have a last get-together with our crew and tour guides.

8th day (Sat) Trogir (Disembarkation)

After breakfast disembarkation until 9 am and individual trip home or extended stay in Dalmatia/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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