Cycling and rafting on croatian Islands
This adventure Cruise in Southern Dalmatia is a family-friendly island hopping in particular. Spend a week on board of a charming motor glider that will take you from island to island. Instead of staying in full harbors, you'll spend the night in quiet bays. Decide every day anew, whether you would like to take a short bike or hiking tour, make a rafting trip, stroll extensively in a unique harbor town of the Adriatic or just relax on board. Explore southern Dalmatia, one of the most beautiful regions of Croatia. The islands of Brac, Korcula, Vis and Hvar are just as much interesting as the historic harbor town of Trogir. On board is a tour guide, who will show you how to enjoy your day active or relaxed. He will tell you little stories and legends about the UNESCO protected cultural treasures of Croatia. Besides you will have wonderful opportunities to jump off the boat right into the sea.
Premium Ship San Snova
The wooden motor cruiser San Snova, 31 x 8 m in size, took to the water in 2009 and has worked exclusively with Islandhopping ever since. This magnificent construction took shape over the course of three years and sets a milestone in the boat building scene in Croatia as it is the last wooden boat of its kind to be built. The 14 guest’s cabins are welcoming and equipped with air conditioning and a private shower/WC. The salon and its wooden finish provides a comfortable and friendly atmosphere, supported by the many seating arrangements on deck as well as the possibility to lie comfortably on the sun deck. The crew on board pay special attention to cleanliness and maintenance on board and radiate a friendly and inviting atmosphere to the guests on board.
1. day Embarkation Trogir - Island of Vis
Individual arrival by car to Trogir or by plane to Split airport, which is about 6 km/3.5 mi. away from the harbour of Trogir. After check in on the motor yacht (at around 2:30 pm) the first cruise starts around 3 pm from Trogir to the Island of Vis. On the way we have the opportunity to take a refreshing swim from the boat. The first night is spent on the Island of Vis.
2. day Islands of Vis and Korčula, approx. 10 km
In the morning you will embark on an exciting bike tour on Vis, which will take you past a system of tunnels laid out by Tito and stretching across the entire island to the fortress of St. George, which played an important role in the history of Vis' seafaring. Upon your return on board, your ship weighs anchor and heads towards the island of Hvar, finally stopping in a beautiful bay. Here you take a long swim in the Adriatic Sea and then spend a peaceful night under the stars.
3. day Island Hvar
We go on a morning crossing to Hvar Island with its island capital Hvar town. After arrival we take a city tour across the large Renaissance Square which is surrounded by the cathedral and many late gothic palaces. We are able to hike to the Spanish fortress that towers above the town. From here we have a fabulous view onto the city and the surrounding islands. With lunch on board, we cast off from Hvar and anchor in the Pakleni Islands for a lengthy swim stop. In the afternoon we cruise to the city of Stari Grad on the island of Hvar.
4. day Island of Hvar and Brač, approx. 13 km or 25 km
Today we cruise to the famous ‘Golden Horn’ Beach in Bol on the island of Brač. Here we can choose between a variety of activities both in the water and on land (not included in the tour price) or just enjoy the summer morning swimming and chilling on deck. During lunch on board, we cruise to the town of Jelsa on the island of Hvar where we can enjoy a bike tour along the beautiful seafront promenade through Vrboska, past the UNESCO Stari Grad Plains. Decide for yourself if you wish to do a longer or shorter version of the cycle tour. Enjoy the evening on board with a captains dinner and celebrate a successful day!
5. day Islands of Brac, approx. 1.5h by foot
Spend the morning completely on board with a longer crossing to Lovrečina on the island of Brač. On the beach of Lovrečina, all small and big island hoppers are later invited to a varied beach Olympics and extensive bathing fun. In the afternoon you can expect a 1.5 hour hike along the coast to Postira. Here you can later end an eventful day in one of the cozy bars at the port.
6. day Split - Cetina Canyon
While you have breakfast, the ship takes you to Split, where today you have the choice, after a bus transfer, to take part in a rafting tour (not included in the tour price) on the Cetina or to join a walk on the Marjan mountain, which is the most popular local recreation area is the resident of Split. Afterwards there is time for an extensive bathing break with some games on the beach. In the afternoon, take an exciting tour of the UNESCO-protected old town of Split, which was built into the famous palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian.
7. day Island of Šolta – Trogir, approx. 8km
In the first half of the day we can cycle on the island of Šolta to Goran, a local beekeeper to participate in an interactive workshop on bees, their purpose, products and the life of a beekeeper. Goran is an expert in capturing the fascination of young and old with the enthusiasm he has for the bees which he keeps. We return to Rogač where the boat waits. Lunch will be enjoyed on board during the last crossing by boat for the week as the captain charters his course back to Trogir. Along the way the anchor is droped for an enjoyable dip in the Adria directly from the boat. In the afternoon we enjoy Trogir by taking a walk through the UNESCO protected old town. Traditionally the last evening before disembarkation is spent cheerfully with guests, crew and guides.
8. day Disembarkation Trogir
After breakfast disembarkation until 9 AM and individual trip home or extended stay.
If the cabins are occupied by three, we grant a third person (e.g. a child) a 50% discount on the basic tour price. If the cabin is above deck, we do not charge a surcharge above deck for the third person. A four-person cabin is also possible (only below deck with an additional mattress).
Children up to and including 16 years of age receive a discount of 25% on the basic price (cannot be combined with the 50% discount)
Individual tours: Here you decide when and with whom you would like to travel. We provide you with detailed tour documents and practical planning tips, and you enjoy our all-in, worry-free package with separate luggage transport throughout your tour.
Guided tours: You can simply get on your bike and enjoy a group holiday (8–20 participants). Your tour guide will take care of everything, and your luggage will be transported separately.
This overview shows you the grade of difficulty for our tours:
In the case of our original Velociped tours, we are the tour operator. We organise and accompany these tours personally.
So that you have an even bigger selection to choose from, we also cover additional routes in collaboration with long-standing partners. With these Velociped partner tours, we are the tour broker.
Minimum number of participants
Velociped can withdraw from the tour twenty-one days before the starting date of the tour, at the latest, in case the minimum number of participants stated under the tour description is not attained. You will duly be informed without any delay in case of a withdrawal. Velociped will of course refund the paid tour price immediately. Please note our General Terms and Conditions.
- 8-day cruise on a crewed motor yacht
- 7 nights in a double or single cabin with shower/toilet
- 2 x full board and 5 x half board
- Bed linen and towels
- Guided excursions and visits according to the program
- German and English speaking tour guide
- Flat rate for local taxes
- Minimum number of participants 14 people
- Maximum number of participants 36 people
Worth knowing about the South Dalmatia family bike cruise
Please find more information about the South Dalmatia family bike cruise below. If you have any further questions feel free to contact us by phone: 0049 - (0)6421 - 886890.
Arrival by plane
Arriving by plane is the fastest, cheapest and most comfortable way to get to Trogir. The nearest airport is Split (SPU). It is only 6 km away from the port in Trogir. To get from Split airport to the port in Trogir, we recommend using a taxi. A taxi ride costs around 25 euros. You can also use the regular bus number 37, which leaves right in front of the airport building towards Trogir and takes about 15 minutes. A bus ticket costs about 2.50 euros per person.
If you cannot find a suitable flight to Split, you have the option of flying to Dubrovnik or Zadar as an alternative, from where we can offer you an individual transfer (on request). You can research and book flight offers for example at:
Arrival by car
Munich - Salzburg (130 km), Salzburg - Villach (180 km), Villach - Ljubljana (100 km), Ljubljana - Rijeka (130 km): Motorway behind Ljubljana to the Kozina exit, then continue on the country road to Rijeka. From Rijeka to Trogir: along the main road to Senj, there turn towards the motorway to Split (300 km, approx. 5 hours).
Parking options in Trogir:
In Trogir, we will be happy to organize a secure parking space for you on a private property near the port upon prior notification. Parking costs 50 euros per week, payable locally upon arrival. Please reserve the parking space in good time before you start your journey. Please note: There is no insurance in Croatia that insures your vehicle against theft and burglary in the parking spaces provided by us. Damage of this kind is only covered by the local comprehensive insurance. If you have booked a parking space, ask one of the tour guides at the ships when you arrive. He will guide you to a guide who will drive ahead of your car, guiding you safely to the parking lot. After you have parked your car, the pilot will take you back to the ship in his car.
Arrival by train
Rijeka train station is very close to the port. It is approx. 1,000 meters to the ferry, which you can easily walk to. There is also a taxi rank in front of the train station. You will also find luggage storage at the train station in case you arrive earlier. From the ferry port in Split, take a bus or taxi to Trogir (approx. 20 km or 30 minutes). Please find out about the current train and ferry departure times at www.bahn.de or in your travel agency. Please also note that it is unfortunately not possible to take your own bicycle with you on the night train from Munich to Rijeka.
An airport transfer from Split, Dubrovnik or Zadar airport to the port of Trogir on the day of embarkation and back to your airport on the day of disembarkation or individual transfers can be organized on request.
You can undertake the bike tours offered with the local guidance of your tour guide. The tours do not require any special physical condition from the participant. The walks and small hikes take place on good paths, some of which are even paved, and also do not represent any major exertion. Should special activities require more fitness, the tour guide will point this out in advance. Helmets are compulsory on the bike tours. Please bring your own well-fitting helmet. A limited number of rental helmets are available on the ship (prior reservation required).
Available rental bikes
There are 24-speed trekking bikes available as women's (medium step-up) and men's bikes, as well as unisex electric bikes with 11-speed derailleur gears and low step-through or somewhat sportier unisex 9-speed hybrid e-bikes with a slightly higher step-through.
The bikes are each equipped with an Ortlieb pannier.
Children's bikes and trailer bikes for children and child bike seats:
21-speed children's rental bikes can be made available from a height of 1.00 m. So that children between the ages of 4 and a maximum of 8 years can also take part in the bike tours, there are a limited number of trailer bikes or child seats available on the ship (surcharge of €20.00 per person/week).
The accompanying cook is a member of the crew and prepares an extensive breakfast and one or two warm meals daily. Meals include 2 x full board and 5 x half board. It starts with dinner on embarkation day and ends with breakfast on disembarkation day.
If the cabins are occupied by three people, we grant a 50% discount on the basic travel price for the third person (e.g. a child). If the cabin is above deck, we do not charge an above-deck surcharge for the third person.
Children up to and including the age of 16 receive a discount of 25% on the basic travel price (cannot be combined with the 50% discount).
Please note that we can only provide 21-speed children's rental bikes from a height of 1.00 m. These can be booked for a price of 40 euros/week. We are happy to provide smaller children with trailer bikes or child seats for a surcharge of 20 euros/week (on request).
For children under the age of 16 there is also a legal obligation to wear a helmet in Croatia.
Premium boat San Snova
At 31 x 8 m the MS San Snova is our most modern wooden motor yacht launched in 2009. This ship, constructed entirely of oak, was built by the Serka family over three years in their own carpentry as a family project. The wooden boarded salon spreads a cosy atmosphere accentuated by the various outdoor lounging areas and the meadow of sunning mats on the top deck. The 14 spacious guest cabins are air conditioned and fitted with shower and toilet.
Double cabin auf der MS San Snova
Salon MS San Snova
Subject to modification
Separate cancellation conditions apply. Due to different wind and weather conditions as well as organizational necessities, we reserve the right to change the course of the route.
Bringing your own electric bike
It is not possible to take your own e-bike with you due to safety regulations on the ships and to protect the health of the tour guide. If you would like to ride an e-bike, we are happy to offer it to you for booking.
Extra costs which are not included in the tour price
Flat rate for drinking water on board and on the bike tours (payable on site to the captain): 25 euros per adult, 15 euros per child up to 16 years.
Drinks on board (tally, payable locally to the captain), meals and drinks ashore, as well as the rafting tour on Cetina river are not included in the price and are payable locally.
Any fuel surcharge that may be incurred due to the sharp rise in fuel prices is not included in the cruise price and must be paid in cash upon arrival on board the ship. We will inform you of the amount of the surcharge, if any, in the travel documents approx. 3-4 weeks before arrival.
7 days hotline service
Just in case the bike chain is broken, flooding makes it impossible to continue your tour or any other nasty surprise: you can reach us seven days a week and we will do anything to help you as fast as possible.
Passport and visa requirements
For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.
The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.
Trogir - a true pearl on the Dalmatian coast! The historic city center is home to many historic buildings and the Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Close to the island of Vis is an unspoiled natural attraction, the green grotto. Through a small opening in the ceiling arch, sun rays give the sea a magical green color. Visit the cave by boat or simply swim into it.
The island of Korcula has numerous small secluded beaches and bays and is rich in culture and art. The capital of the island is a typical medieval city. In the old part of Korcula the famous world traveler Marco Polo was born.
Beach Zlatni Rat
The unique beach at the top of the island of Brac is considered one of the most popular beaches in Croatia. It permanently changes its shape depending on the tides so that its tip can point in different directions.