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Setting sail with Kapetan Jure
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Highlights

  • Cycle and sail Croatia's North Dalmatia Archipelago
  • The falls of Krka National Park
  • Roman Venetian ruins of Zadar
  • Sail the azure Adriatic waters
  • ‘Crni Rizot’, the local seafood dish

Experience coastal cycling paradise as you bike and boat Croatia's Northern Dalmatia archipelago. Sail azure Adriatic waters, hopping between the UNESCO listed port of Trogir, the Kornati Islands and the lush waterfalls of Krka of National Park.

Discover the natural wonders and rocky coves of Murtur, pedal the through the Telscica nature reserve and explore the coral reef of Zlarin. Return each evening to the comforts of your boat, anchored in sheltered coves, bays or historic ports. A perfect week of cycling delight!

Day 1: Arrive Trogir, sail Rogoznica

Easily reached from Split Airport, the old harbour of Trogir is a short 6km taxi journey. After a warm welcome on-board, you can find a sunny spot on deck before casting off to the small coastal village of Rogoznica and your first night aboard.


Boarding is between 2.00PM—2.30PM as the boat sails at 3.00PM. Luggage can be dropped off early if required.


Overnight: Rogoznica Bay


Day 2: Rogoznica - Šibenik - Skradin

Hopping off the boat and into the saddle, your first ride leads to the beaches and vineyards of Primošten. From here, it’s back onto the boat as you cruise to Šibenik town, home of the Mediterranean’s largest cathedral. Cruising the lower Krka River, you’ll reach Skradin Port, for your overnight anchor.


Cycle: 20km


Overnight: Skradin Port


Day 3: Krka - Šibenik - Vodice

Leaving the boat on foot it’s a short hike to the lush waterfalls of Krka National Park. Rich in flora and fauna, the park boast a healthy birdlife population, including Osprey, Golden Eagle and Peregrine Falcon. Returning to the boat, you’ll cast off to overnight stop of Vodice, where you can enjoy a small bike exploration of the surrounding countryside of Vodice.


Cycle: 20km


Overnight: Vodice Bay


Day 4: Vodice - Murter - Telašćica

After a short morning sail, it’s onto the bikes to discover the island of Murter. Along the way, you’ll pass by Kornati National Park, a rich world of marine life, before reaching the clear blue waters of Slanica cove. If you haven’t been seduced by the beach, a short walk from the shore leads to an impressive vantage point over the rugged coves of Murter. Anchoring just of Dugi Otok provides a serene end to this day of cycling.


Cycle: 27km


Overnight: Dugi Otok


Day 5: Dugi Otok - Zadar

After a short crossing to Sali cycling along pine-, agave,- and tamarisk tree-lined roads breakthrough to coastal views. Cycling back to the boat, you’ll sail across to the former political, cultural and spiritual centre of Dalmatia, Zadar with it’s dominating St Donatus Basilica.


Cycle: 25km


Overnight: Zadar


Day 6: Pašman, Ugljan & Zlarin Island

A breakfast sail over to Ugljan Island allows you to wheel off and spend the day exploring Uglijan and its neighbouring island of Pasman. Pedalling from rocky coves to sandy beaches is a day of coastal cycling paradise. Re-joining the boat, the afternoon is spent sailing to the coral island of Zlarin.


Cycle: 33 km


Overnight: Zlarin Island


Day 7: Šolta Island - Trogir

After pulling anchor it’s a short sail before rolling off to discover the lavender and rosemary-scented roads of Šolta. Nearly traffic-free roads lead through olive and fig farmland to Šolta’s northern shores. The last afternoon cruise arrives back in Trogir, where you may have time to further explore the old town. In the evening, dinner is enjoyed on board, anchored in Trogir’s harbour.


Cycle: 15 km


Overnight: Trogir Harbour


Day 8: Onward Travel

After a leisurely breakfast, embarkation typically takes place after 9.00PM. You may have time to explore Trogir, or alternatively, the crew are happy to advise on travel arrangements to the airport.

Accommodation

You will spend each night on a motorized yacht in a comfortable cabin. There is also the opportunity to upgrade to an upper deck cabin. Your boat is always docked at night and only sails during the day.


The Kapetan Jure, San Snova, and Romantica sail alternate weeks. All cabins have en-suite facilities but do vary for each boat. Kapetan Jure is a ’Comfort’ barge, whereas Romantica and San Snova are ’Premium’ barges meaning that the prices differ depending on the sailing date and boat selected.


Single Cabins & Solo Cyclists

If you require a single cabin or are traveling solo we are happy to arrange a single cabin, which is subject to a supplementary payment.


Meals

Breakfast is included each morning. Also included are 4 days on full board and 3 days on a half board basis. Your onboard crew will be able to recommend local places to dine.


Kapetan Jure

At 27 x 7m the Kapetan Jure has notched up an impressive 100 Adriatic
tours. The spacious salon is decorated with shells, amphorae, and
showcases of sailor’s knots. At the bow, a mermaid keeps watching for the
safe navigation of the ship. The Kapetan Jure provides 15 cozy guest
cabins each with air conditioning, shower, and WC. Due to the shape of
the ship's hull the size of the cabins may vary. A spacious living room
suite on the quarterdeck and a sundeck with cushioned sleeping mats play
a part in contributing to the welcoming atmosphere, inviting you to
relax and take in the sun and surrounds.


Kapetan Bike and Boat Croatia


Romantica

At 32 x 7.6 m, the Romantica was launched in 2007 and is a shapely two-mast motor sailor which combines seafarer
romance with the spirit of the age, style, and comfort. One of the most
important things for the captain is the smart appearance of his ship. The salon
and exterior have upscale facilities with a lot of fine details: the salon
tables are decorated with noble intarsia, the corresponding benches are covered
with precious, sun yellow leather. The large sundeck on the Romantica offers
plenty of space to settle back and enjoy the sun. The 16 guest cabins are
spacious and air-conditioned including shower and WC. The bathing platform at
the stern enables easy admittance for a swim in the Adriatic Sea.


Romantica Bike and Boat Croatia


San Snova

At 31 x 8 m the San Snova is a two-mast motor sailor, launched in 2009. The boat comprises of 14 guest cabins that are spacious and air-conditioned including shower and WC. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon on the sun deck which has sunbeds as well as tables and chairs in the shade for you to enjoy.

Availability

Croatia Bike & Boat: Northern Island Hopping sails on set departures from May to October.
As sailing dates are limited we'd suggest confirming your plans as soon as
possible to secure the sailing date of your choice.


Please note that Croatia Bike & Boat tours require a minimum number of participants for this departure to go ahead. Confirmation happens as soon as the minimum number of participants has been reached. For more information, please speak to one of our team.


Grade, Terrain & Navigation

This cycling route is graded easy to moderate and follows a combination of quiet country and coastal roads and some
busier routes closer to towns and villages, so please do be mindful of other
road users. Each day there are guided rides, so all you have to do is pedal and enjoy the scenary! Should you require assistance, local 24/7 telephone support will also
be available throughout your trip. 


Please note: On certain departures of the Kapetan Jure and San Snova barges there will be both hybrid and mountain bike tours operated parallel to each other on the same boat. Only hybrid tours are bookable through us. There will be two guides on board, one of which will lead the hybrid bike group and the other the mountain bike group. The grading and itinerary remain the same.


This is the case for the following departures in 2020: 25/04 (San Snova), 02/05 (Kapetan Jure), 16/05 (Kapetan Jure), 30/05 (Kapetan Jure), 13/06 (Kapetan Jure), 27/06 (San Snova), 29/08 (Kapetan Jure), 05/09 (San Snova), 26/09 (Kapetan Jure), 10/10 (Kapetan Jure).


Bikes - Included

21 gear male and female hybrid leisure bikes are included in the price of this
trip. All bikes come equipped with Shimano gear shift, Shimano V-brakes, safety
mudguards and a comfortable Selle Royal touring saddle.


If you would like a little assistance, Ebikes are available for a supplementary
payment.


Please
do supply us with your height when selecting your bike.


 


 


Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Macs Bike that you have
suitable travel insurance which covers you for the activity and emergency
evacuation and hospital care.


General Information

The distances and sailing schedules are approximations of the recommended
routes. We reserve the right to make appropriate changes to the route and
sailings depending on local weather conditions. 

Getting to and from Trogir.

By Air: Split Airport is only 6km from Trogir Harbour. It’s easy
to get a taxi on arrival which should cost around €20. Should you prefer we can
arrange transfers on arrival. Split Airport is served by most European and low-cost carriers.


Dubrovnik is 3 to 4-hour drive from Trogir. A private transfer can be booked or alternatively it is possible to take the bus. Tickets can be purchased from the Dubrovnik bus station, details can be accessed here. Please be aware that travel times can vary as the road from Dubrovnik to Spilt passes through the Neum Corridor (a 22 km stretch of road Bosnian coastal territory). We strongly advise allowing for extra travel time as there are often lengthy delays when passing through the Neum Corridor.

Included

  • Bike Hire
  • 7 night en-suite cabin
  • 4 x Full Board, 3 x Half Board
  • Detailed route notes with maps
  • Optional guided rides
  • 24/7 local partner and UK telephone support

Excluded

  • Travel to/from Trogir
  • 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Bike helmet
  • Drinks, snacks
  • Local port fees (€40)
  • Travel Insurance

Extras

  • E-bike Upgrade
  • Additional hotel nights, Trogir
  • Upper deck upgrade cabin

We are often asked the following questions, so hope that you will find the answers useful. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any other questions or for more advice from our team.

How far in advance do I need to book?

Due to the limited number of sailings, we suggest you book as soon as your plans are finalised to secure your cabin.

How fit do I need to be?

As the daily distance range between 20km-35km a day this cycle tour is graded easy to moderate. You will be cycling on quiet country lanes, coastal roads and some busier routes closer to towns. Although there are some hills, there is always more than enough time to take plenty of breaks and pedal at your own pace. This tour is well-suited to those who haven’t cycled for a few years or have never taken a cycling holiday but have been back in the saddle for a few months and are looking for a new and active experience. You also have the option of skipping the cycling and relaxing on board if you prefer..

When is the best time of year?

Croatia boasts a sunny climate from April through to October. June to September are the hottest and busiest months and brim with life and festivals. If you’re after cooler temperatures we’d suggest travelling in April, May or October. Regardless of the time of year, due to the nature of this trip, you’ll never have to stray far to find a quiet cove or picnic spot. 

What personal equipment do I need?

Our pre-departure information pack has detailed advice and a kit list on what to take. You’ll need to wear a helmet, which are not supplied so please bring your own. If you have any questions about what to take then we’d be happy to share our own top tips and advice.

What happens if I want a day off the bike?

You’re more than welcome to relax on deck as the ship sails to the next meeting point. Depending on the daily scheduled there should also be enough time to get out and explore on foot.

Excellent, Excellent, Excellent

5

Just a great holiday. Nicely exhausting. Fantastic leaders responsive to change. Super crew. Great fellow travellers from across the world. Accommodation and food fit for purpose. We just loved it .

Just Jim

Bristol

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Beautiful Croatian Islands

4

Generally wonderful week. The guides Dora, Mirna and Bruno were excellent and accompanied us on all rides. We would have preferred a newer more luxurious boat, than the Capitan Jure, but there was no availability. Food was so so. August is very very hot and humid. Ebikes were excellent. Private tours in Trogir and Sibenik were excellent. Gorgeous ports and Unesco World Heritage sites.

Scenery lover

Canada

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Superb route

5

Good boat & captain. Great fun and cycle guided.

La La

Ireland

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Yes

4

It would have been helpful to have a better idea of the cycling involved. The itinerary said it was easy to moderate. Better description would have been moderate. But aside from that it was great.

Charlotte

California

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The Capaccino tour

5

A big thank you to our guide Dini, who is a professor of History, and works as a trekking guide, very intelligent, lovely gentle man whose family has been touched by war and turmoil throughout Croatia, every day was an adventure and he loved teaching us about his country, he said this was now his classroom. We received far more than was stated, fun, knowledge, good company, great food, and informative tours of the ports. Krka National Park was sensational this tour was much more than a bike holiday.

Carolyn and Vangel

Australia

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Fantastic

5

This holiday was great from start to finish. The captain, crew and cycling guides were so welcoming. Food was wholesome and plentiful. It was like one big happy family on board with the other guests - what a laugh! Cycling was well organised with info provided after dinner each night for the next day. I'm glad it was a grade 2 as that was hard enough for me.

Not so young cyclist

Scotland

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Fantastic family adventure

5

Beautiful country - by bike and boat (accompanied by knowledgeable and friendly guides) was a great way to see it. It's unusual for us to find a holiday that both the adults and the children (aged 14 and 11) enjoyed equally but this really did have something for everyone. New experiences for all of us; fabulous food and great company on board.

Jayne

Bradford

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Wonderful holiday

5

We had a wonderful holiday with fantastic weather, food, friendly people and beautiful countryside as we cycled and sailed to many islands. The crew were amazing and the guides were friendly helpful and professional. Din,i Marko and Jelena were outstanding guides great fun but very supportive and informative regarding the areas we visited. We loved our week with the guests, the ship was beautifully ship shape and accommodation was comfortable. We would highly recommend this holiday as we loved the country and people.

Jane

Edinburgh

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Excellent holiday, well organised, fully guided bike rides

5

Fantastic holiday as above, and lots more included than advised, which was a plus!

JP

Somerset

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Just the right mix of activity and relaxation

5

Some lovely bike rides, a few were a bit short. Charming guides and boat crew who went out of their way to make our holiday great. Scenery was superb! Food on the boat was plentiful and delicious, ideal if you like lots of fruit and veg and fresh fish. Because of the biking I didn't feel guilty to dig in when it was meal times!

Bob the chin smasher

Norfolk

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Croatia Bike & Boat: Northern Island Hopping

4.9 14

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