This summer cruise is a new kind of experience that is well-suited for those looking for more than just a bike tour in Croatia. It is also perfect for families! Spend a week on a charming ship that takes you from island to island, sparing you the nuisance of packing suitcases and searching for accommodations each evening.
Along with overnights in ports, you also spend some nights in quiet bays. Decide each day whether you would like to go for a bike ride, go rafting, or take a stroll leisurely through the unique small harbor towns of the Adriatic.
You might decide to spend the day relaxing on board. This is indeed a pleasant way of exploring Southern Dalmatia, possibly Croatia’s most attractive landscape. A well-informed tour guide is always available and can point out the various possibilities of creating an active or a cycling holiday. You surely will not want to pass up the opportunity of jumping directly from the boat to the sea for a daily swim! Through stories, legends, and the country’s cultural treasures, you will get in touch with Croatia’s eventful history. Skill
This Croatia bike tour takes place under the expert guidance of your tour guide, who is familiar with the terrain. These bike tours are suited for leisurely weekend cyclists. The walks and short hikes follow good paths, which are in part even asphalted and not demanding. Should some activities require greater fitness, your tour guide will point this out beforehand. It is obligatory to wear a helmet on the bike tours. Please bring your own, well-fitting helmet.
Aboard the beautiful ships, the Princess Diana
At 40 x 8.5m the Princess Diana is a 3-masted deluxe class motor yacht that was launched in 2011. This ship is the princess of the Croatian fleet, an epitome of pure elegance. 16 spacious guest cabins with air conditioning, shower cabins and WC are at your disposal. The spacious salon as well as the canopied deck, with upholstered seating, are situated on the top deck. You’re invited to play music on the piano and to relax to your heart's content. You will find sun mats and deckchairs on deck. The jacuzzi on the top deck is a highlight with its 360° panoramic view.
The ship is especially adapted to the needs of Electric bike cruises. An extra cargo hold in the bunt will be equipped with enough power sockets for the battery stations; a loading ramp will make the embarkation and disembarkation for the E-bikes less complicated.
Year of construction: 2011
Size of boat: 40 x 8.5 m
Deck levels for cabins: 2 (upper deck cabins or middle deck as seen in picture, have larger windows that can be opened and a door that opens to the deck.)
Size of cabins: 10 to 14 Sq. meters
Number of cabins: 16 guest cabins (9 upper/mid-deck cabins and 7 lower deck cabins)
Bathroom features: Tiled shower, wash basins and toilet
Cabins: Airco, hair dryer, mirror, and safe
Double beds: 200 x 140 cm (available on both deck levels)
Single beds: 200 x 90 cm
Services: Cabin cleaning daily, fresh towels mid week
Special features: Three masts, quiet generator, bathing platform at the stern, sunbeds and mats on the sundeck, big tables and chairs on deck in the shadow, cargo hold for Ebikes
8 days / 7 nights tour on motor yacht in double cabin with shower/toilet
4 x full board and 3 x half board
Bed linens and towels
Guided walks and bicycle tours as described in itinerary
Entrance fee to the National Park in Mljet
English speaking tour guide
7 or 21 gear hybrid bicycle (depending on availability)
Visitor’s tax, local charges
Beverages on board (coffee and tea are provided)
Bicycle protection (€10 to €20/bike)
Possible transfer by bus or taxi during trip
Entrance fees to museums and churches
Day 1: Embarkation in Trogir, sailing to Šolta
Day 2: Islands of Hvar and Vis. Swimming and/or cycling.
Day 3: Island of Korcula. Swimming and/or hiking.
Day 4: Island of Hvar. Swimming and/or walking.
Day 5: Islands of Hvar and Brac. Swimming and/or hiking.
Day 6: Cetina Canyon – Omiš - Split. Swimming and/or biking & walking.
Day 7: Split – Trogir. Swimming and/or walking.
Day 8: Disembark in Trogir
DAY 1: Trogir (Embarkation) – Island of Šolta
Arrival by plane to Split airport. You can easily take a taxi to the harbor in Trogir, only about 3 miles (5 km) away, the cost is approximately €20. Check-in on board begins at 2PM (14:00). At 3pm, the first short sailing trip begins from Trogir to the Island of Šolta. On the way, you have the opportunity to take a refreshing swim from the boat. The first night is spent on the Island of Šolta.
DAY 2: Islands of Hvar and Vis
First stop of the day is Hvar Island with its island capital Hvar town. After arrival we take a city tour across the large Renaissance Square which is surrounded by the cathedral and many late gothic palaces. There we hike to the Spanish fortress that towers above the town. From here we have a fabulous view onto the city and the surrounding islands. At about noon our boat takes us to Komiža on the island of Vis, which was already colonized by the Greeks and is the most remote inhabited island from the Dalmatian mainland. Take the opportunity for a refreshing swim. Ashore at Komiža our tour guide will take you on a nice guided group walk in the afternoon. Overnight stay at Komiža
DAY 3: Island of Korcula
Early in the morning crossing to Racišce on the island of Korcula. An afternoon cycle tour takes us eventually to the same island capital. We take a little tour through the town to see the highlights: St Mark’s Cathedral where we can admire the famous altarpiece by Jacopo Tintoretto. The alleged birthplace of explorer Marco Polo is worth a visit as well. There is also a magnificent view from the tower of the house onto the sea. After a out-of-town dinner the evening is spent in the bustling port town Korcula.
DAY 4: Island of Hvar
Morning cruise to Stari Grad situated on the north side of Hvar Island. The old town of Stari Grad has become a Mecca for artists and art lovers. After a crossing including a swim break and lunch on board we cycle nicely from Stari Grad to Jelsa. Around 5:30 pm we enter the boat and leave for our overnight stay close to Brac. Let the evening fade away anchoring with a lovely Captains dinner.
DAY 5: Islands of Hvar and Brac
After breakfast the boat takes us ashore at Brac Island, where we will have a little olympic competition, before we leave for Lovrecina. From here a hike (aprx. 1.5 h) leads us along the shoreline to Postira for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 6: Cetina Canyon – Omiš - Split
After a short crossing to Omiš with its pirate castles we have the opportunity to participate either in a rafting tour on the Cetina River (not included in the tour price) or to take a small cycle tour of 12 km/8 mi. along the Canyon. At about 4 pm we cruise to Split. Here we go for a walk and explore the phantastic old town of Split which is so rich in history. Sights in Split are e.g. the famous palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian which is an integrated part of the town and a World Heritage Site. Overnight stay in Split.
DAY 7: Split – Trogir
A morning walk onto the hill Marjan – the recreation area of the inhabitant of Split from where there is a beautiful view to whole Split. After lunch on board our boat takes us for a last crossing back to Trogir. In the afternoon we enjoy Trogir by taking a walk through the UNESCO protected old town. Traditionally the last evening before disembarkation is spent cheerfully with guests, crew and guides.
DAY 8: Trogir (Disembarkation)
After breakfast disembarkation until 9 am and individual trip home or extended stay in Croatia.
Here is a video of the boat:
Here is a video of the full trip: