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Croatia by Private Boat

Island hop the Dalmatian Islands

Unpack your bags on your private motor yacht for the week and island hop and ride Croatia’s South Dalmatia islands, one of Europe’s most beautiful destinations. Explore the picturesque islands by bike, sip a beer at a rustic bar, stroll winding streets of picture perfect harbor towns and dive into a private dinner at a small restaurant or enjoy meals on the boat prepared by our onboard chef, learn about the local history by the knowlegable local guides, anchor in a quiet cove for a swim off the deck and sail off to the next island to do it all again.

This trip is priced on 16 participants minimum & pricing varies for cabin types. Please email us for more information!

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Split, Croatia. Sail to Brac Island — 45 km

Arrival to Split airport and transfer five kilometers to the harbor in Trogir. After check-in on the motor yacht at 2:00 PM we set out on our first cruise to Brac Island. This evening we’ll set out for a warm-up ride and stay in the quiet harbor in the town of Milna.

Day 2: Sail to Solta island & Hvar island with rides on each island — 87 km

This morning we sail to the island of Solta and the town of Stomorska. Today’s ride is among walled fields, olive groves, locust bean and fig trees the line the roads and the herbal scent of lavender and rosemary in the air. We’ll visit a local beekeeper to witness the production of honey before boarding the boat and sailing to the island of Hvar. This afternoon we ride through the quaint harbours of Jelsa and Vrboska and onto Stari Grad which has become a Mecca for artists.

Day 3: Ride to Hvar, sail to Korcula island — 95 km

Pedal from Stari Grad on nearly traffic-free roads through small villages to the island’s capital, Hvar. Visit the magnificent Renaissance square and enjoy the view from the Spanish fortress perched about town. Then we board the boat and sail to the island of Korcula and the port in Vela Luka.

Day 4: Ride Korcula — 88 km

Today we discover the island of Korcula with a pleasant lunch at a local restaurant. The calmness of this remote island and its vast cypress gardens have made this one of the most beautiful of the Dalmatian islands. Our ride takes us to the Blato village, across Pupnat Bay to Korcula town where we’ll walk through its narrow alleys. Tonight we sleep at the port in Korcula.

Day 5: Sail to Brac, ride to Pucisca — 92 km

Morning sail to Brac island, famous for it’s white marble that adorns the White House. Today’s ride is across Brac, from Sumartin to the lovely fishing village of Povlja and onto Pucisca where our ship is waiting. Sleep in the port of Pucisca.

Day 6: Sail to Omis, ride loop on mainland & sail to Split — 105 km

This morning we sail to the mainland and the town of Omis. Today we ride through the Cetina river valley on narrow roads, among steep rocky cliffs with pirate castles along the coast. This afternoon we sail to amazing Split and its Old Town with its famous palace of the Roman Caesar Diocletian, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tonight we drop the anchor in Split.

Day 7: Ride to Mount Marjan & sail to Trogir — 85 km

Our last ride of the trip, today we’ll climb to Mount Marjan, a popular destination for Split locals with fantastic views of the coast and surrounding islands. Then we’re off to Trogir on our last passage. This afternoon you’ll have time to visit the World Cultural Heritage designated old town before our final dinner and celebration on the ship.

Day 8: Flights home or travels on own

This morning we’ll disembark from the ship at 9:00AM for flights home, or to continue travels on your own. Bon voyage!

Enjoy TaG coaching benefits on this departure

Details

Dates: Saturday May 19, 2018 to Saturday May 26, 2018
Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
Joining In: Split, Croatia
Skill Level: Intermédiaire
Total Distance: 597 km (or more)
Land Cost: $2750 CAD

Ride Map

See the approximate route of the trip on Google maps. Register today!

Skill Levels

Here are descriptions of the skill & fitness levels required for our cycling trips.  Remember, the support van is never far away if you need a lift and on all of our trips you can always ride more if you wish. We’re here for you.

Intermédiaire

Flat and rolling terrain and shorter riding days of approximately 50–70 km. Elevation gains of up to approximately 700 meters daily. Suitable for beginner and intermediate cyclists. Stronger riders looking for more kilometers can extend most days.

Avancé

Rolling terrain with some bigger climbs and averaging approximately 70-100 km daily. Elevation gains of approximately 700 meters and above daily. Suitable for fit beginners, strong intermediate riders and above. A triple crank or compact crank is recommended. Stronger riders looking for more kilometers can extend most days.

Spécialiste

Long riding days over 100 km daily and long climbs with steep sections can be expected. Caters to strong cyclists or riders in good physical condition seeking a mental and physical challenge. Elevation gains of approximately 1000 meters and above daily.