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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 the Kapetan Jure.


Boarding is between 2.00pm-2.30pm as the boat sails at 3.00pm. Early luggage drop is available if required.


Overnight: Rogoznica Bay


DAY 2: Rogoznica—Sibenik—Skradin

Hopping off the boat and into the saddle, your first ride leads to the beaches and vineyards of Primosten. From here, it’s back onto the boat as you cruise to Sibnek 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 the overnight stop 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

Pedalling across the island of Dugi Otok, 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 coral island of Zlarin.


Cycle: 35 km


Overnight: Zlarin Island


DAY 7: Solta Island

After pulling anchor it’s a short sail before rolling off to discover the lavender and rosemary scented roads of Solta. Near traffic free roads, lead through olive and fig farmland to Solta’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, you may have time to explore Trogir some more, or alternatively, the crew are happy to advise on travel arrangements to the airport.

Accommodation

You will spend each night on the boat in your very 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 and Romantica sail alternate weeks. All cabins on the
Kapetan Jure and Romantica are en-suite. Facilities on board each boat do vary
a little, therefore prices differ depending on the sailing date and boat
selected. Detailed descriptions and images of the boats are outlined
below.


Single Cabins & Solo Cyclists

If you require a single cabin or are travelling 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.


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 watch for the
safe navigation of the ship. The Kapetan Jure provides 15 cosy 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

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
roads 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. 


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
  • 7 Breakfast, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
  • 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.

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