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Croatia Bike & Boat: Northern Island Hopping - Romantica

8 Days & 7 Nights 4.9 Read 15 reviews
  • 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!

What To Expect

This boat & bike tour is well-suited to those who want easy cycling and short distances on quite country and coastal roads. There are a couple of days where there are some short stretches of hills but there is no rush and each day is planned around discovering hidden coves, enjoying freshly caught seafood or exploring village life. At the end of each cycling day, you'll hop back on-deck for dinner with your fellow cyclists.

Trip Style:

Self Guided | Go at your own pace on an independent active holiday.

Activity:

Bike and Boat | A combination of cycling and cruising or sailing, your overnight accommodation will be on boat or barge style accommodation.

This trip is suitable for:

Solo Travellers, Multi-Generational

As a guide, we would suggest that the minimum age of traveller this holiday would be suitable for is: 10 Years

Ideal if you have an interest in:

  • Foodie Adventures
  • Coastal & Island
  • National Parks & Trails
  • Special Occasions

Inspiration:

  • Most Popular
  • Classic

Grade & Terrain

With daily distances between 20km-35km this cycling 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 onboard if you prefer.

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).

Navigation

This cycling route 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 that leaves you to enjoy the ride and absorb Croatian life. Should you require assistance, local 24/7 telephone support will also be available throughout your trip. 

Accommodation Information

You will spend each night in your very comfortable cabin onboard of Romantica. Your boat is always docked at night and only sails during the day.

Romantica

At 32 x 7.6 m, the Romantica was launched in 2007 and is a shapely two-mast motor sailor that 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.

Single Cabins

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 at full board and 3 days at half board. Your onboard crew will be able to recommend local places to dine. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any special dietary requirements.

Included
  • 7 x Overnight in an en-suite cabin
  • Bike Rental
  • 4 days on a Full Board basis, 3 days on a Half Board basis
  • Detailed route notes with maps
  • Guided rides (optional)
  • 24/7 support from the tour guide and telephone support from our office
Excluded
  • Travel to/from Trogir
  • 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Helmet Rental
  • Drinks & Snacks
  • Local port fees (€40)
  • Travel Insurance
Extras
  • E-Bike Rental
  • Additional Night(s)

When To Go

Croatia Bike & Boat sails on set departures from May to October. June to September are the hottest and busiest months and brim with life and festivals. If you prefer traveling in cooler temperatures, we suggest traveling in April, May or October. Due to the nature of this trip, regardless of the time of year, you’ll never have to stray far to find a quiet cove or picnic spot. Sailing departures are limited so we suggest confirming your plans as soon as possible to secure the sailing date of your choice.

The Croatia Bike & Boat tours require a minimum number of participants for the 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.

Getting to the Start

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.

General Information

Please note that the local port taxes (€40) are to be paid locally in Croatia in Euro, not in Kuna. 

Equipment

Bike Rental

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.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Trogir & Sail to Rogoznica Day 2: Rogoznica - Šibenik - Skradin 12 miles / 20 km Day 3: Krka - Šibenik - Vodice 12 miles / 20 km Day 4: Vodice - Murter - Telašcica 17 miles / 27 km Day 5: Dugi Otok - Zadar 16 miles / 25 km Day 6: Pašman, Ugljan & Zlarin Island 21 miles / 33 km Day 7: Šolta Island - Trogir 9 miles / 15 km Day 8: Onward Travel

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