Bike & Boat, Weekly Cycle

Weekly Cycle: Croatia Bike & Boat – Southern Island Hopping

20 Apr , 2016  

This week we’re off to sunny Croatia for a look at our latest bike and boat adventure. All aboard!

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Sailing in the Dalmatia

 

In a Nutshell:

Where is it? Starting at Trogir Harbour, you’ll anchor up and be on your way sailing south to the islands of Brač, Hvar, Korčula and Vis for 7 days before heading north back to Trogir.

Distance: 209km

Grading: Easy to moderate country and coastal road cycling with the odd hill. Cycling distances range from 19-48km per day.

 

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Cycling Croatia’s coastal routes.

 

Why Bike & Boat Croatia?

  • A cyclist’s paradise, Croatia’s southern islands are the perfect place to go exploring. Get on your bike and discover Brac’s hidden coves and turquoise waters, Cetina Canyon’s cliffs and waterfalls, as well as the beaches of Bol, which change shape with the tide and offer incredible views across the Adriatic Sea.
  • Step back in time and uncover the ancient ports of Stari Grad and Trogir, filled with ancient Greek, Roman and Venetian influences. Cycle through these UNESCO World Heritage sites and marvel at the old town walls, Roman villas and medieval renaissance buildings.
  • The beauty of a bike and boat holiday also means you have the flexibility to take a day off the bike to relax on deck or stroll through Croatia’s stunning islands on foot without the worry of making it to your next destination.
  • Classic Mediterranean fare with a twist, foodies can expect fresh squid, octopus and shrimp, paired with homemade gnocci, pasta and risotto, cooked in local spices.  For wine lovers you’re in luck too, the Island of Korcula is well known for its vineyards, in particular its light-bodied, white wines. Relaxing with a chilled glass of Croatian ‘posip’ is the perfect way to end a day of cycling on the island!
The famous Cetina River.

The famous Cetina River.

 

Planning and Preparation:

This tour is available from April to October, with April, May and October being the coolest months. June – September is high season, with average temperatures in the mid-to-high twenties.

As there are a limited number of sailings, we recommend booking as soon as your travel dates are confirmed in order to secure your cabin. For your arrival, Split airport is 6km from Trogir Harbour, with a taxi form the airport costing around €20 (alternatively we can arrange a transfer).

As well as our Southern Island Hopping tour, we also offer a bike and boat trip around Croatia’s Northern Islands, perfect for those who want shorter daily cycling distances and slightly easier terrain.

 

If you have any questions about either of these tours, get in touch to speak to one of our cycling specialists.

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Rebelling against British seaside holidays, I left the UK with my grubby backpack almost 20 years ago to explore Asia and Australia. Returning home some 18 months later, working in the adventure travel industry was a natural progression. I continued life on the road for several years working as a freelance guide across South America, Asia, Europe and Australia and was also tasked with the exciting job of launching and managing a small charity in Zambia. From working on a cattle station in Australia’s remote Kimberley region, through to cycling in the French Alps, I’ve always loved meeting the memorable characters and challenging encounters my job brings! Eventually settling back into the UK, I started on a career managing and developing walking and cycling holidays across the globe and have recently found myself in the ‘saddle’ with Macs Adventure with the lucky role of creating cycling holidays. From cycling European mountains passes through to riding across the San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, for me wheels are the best method to discover a destination.