South Dalmatia: Bike cuise with deluxe motor sailor
On this South Dalmatia PLUS Bike & Boat tour, we discover the exceptional natural beauty of the South Dalmatian coastline and island world on board an elegant First Class motor yacht. Highlights such as Diocletians Palace in Split, the picturesque old town of Korčula and the lavender island Hvar combined with islands of simpler heritage, provides an unforgettable travel experience. A true cultural insight.
First Class Boat Melody
The 2014/2015, 42 m long and 8.30 m wide Melody is a floating luxurious hotel, with which you can discover the most beautiful ports of Croatia from the first row! With its exquisite equipment, the stylish motor yacht offers a comfortable atmosphere and maximum comfort for small groups of up to 33 persons. The 16 spacious guest cabins are characterized by an upscale interior with safe, air conditioning, shower cubicle and WC. You can relax on the spacious sun deck and on the aft deck designed as a lounge. The bathing platform at the stern provides easy access to the sea. The crew, formed of eight members, cares for the well-being of every passenger.
1. day Trogir - Hvar Island
Individual arrival by car to Trogir or by plane to Split airport, which is about 3mi./ 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 about 3 pm from Trogir to Hvar Island. Stari Grad is the second largest settlement on the Island of Hvar and well known for its important harbor. Overnight stay in Stari Grad.
2. day Islands of Hvar and Vis ca. 20 km
After breakfast wes et off on a bike tour from Stari Grad to the capital city of Hvar. We will have plenty of time on arrival, to visit the magnificent Renaissance Square of Hvar town and enjoy the view up to the Spanish Fortress situated high above the city. Back on board again we cross over to the island of Vis. Overnight stay on Vis.
3. day Vis Island ca. 32 km
Vis is the furthermost island from mainland Croatia. A Greek colony called Issa has been on the island 2,300 years ago. Due to its strategic location it was a military zone until 1995 and prohibited for foreign tourists. Today we have the opportunity to explore the lovely island by bicycle. After cycling the boat takes us to the Island of Korčula. Overnight stay in Vela Luka.
4. day Island of Korcula ca. 60 km
Today we 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. Our cycle tour leads us via the village of Blato, like Rome build on seven hills, along a pass road across Pupnat bay and finally to Korčula town, where we have time to take a walk through the wonderful old town with its narrow “fishbone like” alleys. We stay overnight in Korčula town.
5. day Brac Island ca. 27 km
Transfer to the island of Brač, which is famous for its precious limestone, which was used for the White House in Washington and the Reichstag in Berlin. After a swim stop and lunch break, you start your cycling tour from Sumartin, which leads you to the pretty village of Povlja and then to the picturesque Pučišća.
6. day Omis - Split ca. 44 km
A short boats 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 up river 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 our ship takes us 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.
7. day Island of Solta ca. 20 km
After crossing over to Stomorska on the island of Šolta we commence our last cycle tour. Walled fields, numerous olive groves, locust bean and fig trees line the roads. The herb smells of lavender and rosemary accompanies us along our tour through this island. We load the bikes onto the ship in Maslinica and enjoy our last crossing back to Trogir where, if time permits, we can take a tour of the old town which is a world heritage site. The last evening aboard our ship follows a nice tradition. While enjoying the communal dinner in a cosy atmosphere you will have the chance for a last get-together with your crew and your tour guides.
8. day Trogir disembarkation
After breakfast disembarkation until 9 am and individual trip home or extended stay in Dalmatia/Croatia.
In addition to the Melody, the first class boat Princeza Diana is engaged on this beautiful route.
In addition to the Melody, the first class boat Princeza Diana is engaged on this beautiful route.
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.
Prices are per person.
10.10. – 24.10.2020
16.05. – 15.08.2020
bookable additional services
- 8-day-trip on a motor yacht with crew
- 7 nights in a double cabin below deck with shower/toilet
- 4 x full board and 3 x half board
- Guided cycling tours as described in the itinerary
- Overview-maps for the daily tours (on board)
- Bed linen and towels
- English speaking tour guide
- Minimum participants 14 Personen
- Maximum participants 36 Personen
Worth knowing about the South Dalmatia bike cruise with the deluxe ship
Please find more information about the South Dalmatia bike cruise below. If you have any further questions feel free to contact us by phone: 0049 - (0)6421 - 886890.
Arrival by plane
Traveling by plane is the fastest, cheapest and most convenient way to get to Trogir. The nearest airport is Split (SPU). It is only 6 km from the port in Trogir. To get from Split airport to the port in Trogir, we recommend using a taxi. A taxi ride costs about 20 euros. You can also take bus number 37, which departs directly in front of the airport in the direction of Trogir and takes about 15 minutes (approx. 1,50 Euro, only kuna are accepted).
You can book flight offers at www.opodo.com, www.skyscanner.com or www.swoodoo.com. If you can not find a suitable flight to Split, it is possible to fly to Dubrovnik or Zadar from where we can offer you an individual transfer (on request).
Arrival by car
Munich - Salzburg (130 km), Salzburg - Villach (180 km), Villach - Ljubljana (100 km), Ljubljana - Rijeka (130 km): Motorway behind Ljubljana until you reach exit Kozina. Follow the road to Rijeka.
From Rijeka to Trogir: along the main road to Senj, then turn off towards the motorway to Split (300 km, about 5 hours).
Parking in Trogir:
In Trogir we gladly organize a secure permanent parking space on a private property at the port. The parking lot is 40 euros per week and payable on site. Please register in good time before the start of your trip. If you have booked a parking space, please ask one of the guides at the ships. He will lead you to a pilot that drives your car and guides you safely to the parking lot. After you have parked your car, the pilot will bring you back to the ship with his car. There is no insurance policy in Croatia that insures your vehicle against theft and burglary in our parking lots. Damages of this kind are only covered by the domestic liability insurance.
Our cycle tours fit for both: hybrid and e-bikers. You have to decide beforehand, which bicycle you like to rent, if you decide to rent one. The cycle tours require a basic level of fitness from participants, which they should have acquired from steady cycling. The tours will take us up to a height of 200 to 650 m above sea-level. The day-tours from 12 to 31 mi. (20 to 60 km) will take us 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, however, also permitted to push their bicycles. We traverse mostly asphalted roads, which are rarely frequented outside the holiday seasons. You are free to set aside a half or full day to swim or to spend time on board the boat, instead of taking a planned cycle tour. Helmet use is mandatory on all cycle tours. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own (well-fitted) helmet. Rental helmets are available in limited numbers (reservation requested).
Available rental bikes
You can choose between 21-speed gear shift trekking bikes for men and women or electric bikes.
Electric bikes on request.
Each bike is equipped with a pannier (by Ortlieb).
The cook on board is a member of the crew and prepares the breakfast and one or two warm meals a day. The catering consists of 4 x full board and 3 x half board. It starts with the dinner on the arrival day and ends with the breakfast on the departure day.
Lump sum for local fees and drinking water on board and for the bike trips:
50 euros per adult
25 Euro per child up to 16 years of age
(Payable to the captain on site)
You can book a cabin for three persons and get a 50 % price discount for the third person. The cabins for free are equipped with one double bed and a single bunk.
We believe that only children in a good physical condition and of a minimum age of 10 and previous bicycle tour experience are able to master the bike tours on their own strength. Please note that the minimum height for a rental bike is 1,20 m (21-speed-trekking bikes) and 1,50 m (E-Bike). There is a helmet duty for children up to age 16 in Croatia.
Cabin MS Melody
Salon MS Melody
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 bring your own e-bike on the ship as a safety measure and to protect the health of the guides. If you want to ride an e-bike, we can offer this for booking.
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, health regulations
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.
Island of Korcula
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.
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.
Split is the largest city in southern Croatia and is considered to be the "capital of Dalmatia". The range of sights is great, so the city center and the Diocletian Palace has been a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage since 1979. The heart of the city is the Old Town, which is located on the south coast of the peninsula of Split. The Riva, a famous landmark of the city, can be found right by the sea.