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Croatia: Southern Dalmatia and islands

Through small towns and countryside
Trogir Round tour.
From €1190 p.p.

Highlights of this tour

UNESCO Trogir, Hvar, Stari Grad, Korčula

The islands of Brač, Hvar, Korčula

175 km / 110 miles

Motoryachts with 34 to max. 36 passengers

  • Guided cycling: A tour leader will guide you during the cycling days
  • Independent cycling: No tour leader, the ships’ crew does daily briefing, independent cycling
guidance Guided cycling
  • Level 1: easy tours, very flat terrain
  • Level 2: quite easy tours, mostly flat terrain
  • Level 3: requires a higher level of exertion, medium hilly terrain
  • Level 4: for experienced cyclists, hilly terrain with climbs
Difficulty level 3 Difficulty level 3
Duration of the tour.
tijd2 Created with Sketch. 8 days

This boat & bike tour through Southern Dalmatia will take you past unique little towns and through the beautiful island world. Experience the islands of Brač, Korčula und Šolta as well as the beautiful lavender island of Hvar. Stroll around Hvar town with its mighty fortress and enjoy the calmness of the artists town Stari Grad. The UNESCO world heritage cities of Trogir and Split will add to the highlights on this tour and inspire with their incredible history. Try a variation of local specialties on your journey, especially the local wines also referred to locally as ‘gods drop’.

This tour is occasionally offered parallel to the mountain bike cruise in Southern Dalmatia on the same boat. In this case one tour guide will cycle with the mountain bikers while the other will accompany the trekking cyclists. Due to changing wind and weather conditions as well as organizational requirements the tour could be conducted in reverse order.

Parallel to some of the Southern Dalmatia tour dates we are also offering the Southern Dalmatia PLUS tour with one of the first class ships Princeza Diana or Melody. On this tour E-bike- and hybrid bike rides are conducted parallel – the itinerary is similar. Therefore the PLUS tours would be the perfect alternative if the desired tour date on the regular tour is already fully booked or if you are looking for a tour on an even more luxury boat.

The ship – Your sailing hotel
In between cycling excursions, you cruise along with the ship, which travels to a new destination every day. You dine, sleep and eat breakfast on board. You’ll receive a packed lunch every day, and you can usually choose between a longer or shorter bike ride. It’s also possible to spend a day on board if you like. There are rental bikes on board, but you can also bring your own if you mention it when booking.

Day to day program

All distances are “approximate distances” of recommended bike tours.

The tour details are barring changes, a.o. as a result of nautical, technical or meteorological reasons. We reserve the right to make changes to the planned itinerary due to changing wind and weather conditions as well as organizational requirements. If necessary the tour will be operated in reverse.

Day 1: Embarkation: Trogir – Split

Individual arrival by car to Trogir or by plane to Split airport, which is about 5 km/3 mi. away from the harbor of Trogir. After check in on the motor yacht between 2 and 2:30 pm the first cruise starts about 3 pm from Trogir to Split. The old town of Split, built into the famous palace of the Roman Caesar Diocletian, is listed as a world heritage site. Overnight stay in Split.

Day 2: Island Hvar (aprx. 12.5 mi./20 km)

In the morning cross over to the lovely natural harbour of Stari Grad on the island of Hvar. Our afternoon cycling tour on the Island of Hvar leads us through the quaint harbor towns of Jelsa and Vrboska. We start off through the vinyards on the famous ‘Stari Grad Plains’ and continue along a picturesque coastal road through the town of Vrboska, a.k.a. ‘small Venice’ to the harbor town of Jelsa. Afterwards we return to Stari Grad for our overnight stay.

Day 3: Islands Hvar and Korčula (aprx. 14 mi./22 km)

Today we ride once across the length of the island. Today’s tour leads us along the almost traffic free pass road through nicely set small villages to the islands capital, Hvar, where we visit the magnificent Renaissance Square and enjoy the view from the Spanish Fortress, situated high above the city. After today’s tour the boat takes us to the Island of Korčula. Overnight stay in Vela Luka.

Day 4: Korčula Island – Makarska (aprx. 23 mi./37 km)

Today we discover the island of Korčula by bicycle. The calmness and remoteness of the vast vegetation and cypress gardens have given the shape to the probably most beautiful Dalmatian island. Our cycle tour leads us via the village of Blato, like Rome build on seven hills, and on to the harbour of Prigradica. The boat awaits our arrival at lunch and we set off for Makarska. If the weather permits we will organise a swim stop in a nice bay. The evening can be enjoyed along the famous Makarska Riviera.

Day 5: Makarska – Omiš (aprx. 27 mi.44 km)

A short boats crossing during breakfast to Omis. Today you have the choice between taking part on a bike tour around the Cetina Canyon or participating on a rafting excursion down the Cetina River (not included in the tour price).  The bike tour takes you once around the outskirts of the canyon with great views over the river and back down towards the sea. The rafting group will be picked up from the boat by a bus and are taken up river to the starting point. From here we follow the river downstream in the rafts gaining a unique perspective of the canyon and its flora and fauna. Participants of the rafting trip are brought back to the boat in the bus after the activity.  In the afternoon we have time to explore Omis or to go for a swim at the nearby beach. The night is spent in Omis.

Day 6: Islands Brač and Šolta (aprx. 20 mi./32 km)

Today we cruise to the island of Brač, which is famous for its radiant, precious limestone that was, among others, used for the White House in Washington or the Reichstag building in Berlin. From the picturesque harbor town of Pučišća, home to one of the most famous masonry schools in Croatia, our bike tour takes us to the neighboring town of Postira. From here, we board the boat and cruise to the island of Šolta. Here we can take part on a 4.5km hike with a visit to the local beekeeper Goran along the way. Goran has worked with bees his whole life and they are his true passion. He teaches of their importance in the world and allows all of his guests to try the delicious bee products that he makes. We spend the night in the harbor of Rogač on Šolta.

Day 7: Šolta Island – Trogir (aprx. 12.5 mi./20 km)

On Šolta we commence our last bike tour. Walled fields, numerous olive groves, locust bean and fig trees line the roads. The herbal scent of rosemary accompanies us along our tour across the island. After a round tour of the island, we return to the ship. We board and enjoy the last crossing to Trogir past the cliffs of the Čiovo peninsula. There is still plenty of time to visit the Old Town of Trogir, listed as a World Cultural Heritage site. The last evening aboard our ship is celebrated in traditional fashion. While enjoying the communal dinner in a celebrative atmosphere we will have the chance for a last get-together with our crew and tour guides.

Day 8: Disembarkation: Trogir

After breakfast disembarkation until 9 am and individual departure.

Good to know
  • Language aboard Due to our international audience all tours are conducted bilingually, in English and German.
  • Level 2 – 3 The cycle tours require at least basic level of fitness from participants, which they should have acquired from steady cycling. The tours will take us up to a height of 200 to 650 m above sea-level. The day-tours from 12 mi. to 37.5 mi. (20 to 60 km) will take us through hilly and mountainous terrain and will be completed without any time-constraints. Participants will also need to master long and steep climbs, during which they are, however, also permitted to push their bicycles. We traverse mostly asphalted roads, which are rarely traveled on outside the holiday seasons. You are free to set aside a half or full day to swim or spend on board the boat, instead of taking a planned cycle tour. Helmet use is mandatory on all cycle tours. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own (well-fitted) helmet. Rental helmets are available in limited numbers (reservation requested).
  • Group riding pace On our regular cycling tours, the cyclists on regular bicycles determine the pace. We ask guests who have reserved an e-bike to be mindful of this and to acknowledge that the regular cyclists need time to rest and take longer to climb the hills. We thank you for your understanding.
  • Children We believe that only children in a good physical condition and with a minimum age of 10 and previous bicycle tour experience are able to master the cycle tours on their own strength. Please note that the minimum height for a rental bike is 1.30 m (4.3 ft.). There is a helmet duty for all children up to age 16 in Croatia.
  • Catering The on-board chef is a member of the crew and prepares the breakfast and and or two warm meals a day. The catering consists of 4 x full board and 3 x half board. Catering starts with the dinner on the arrival day and ends with the breakfast on the departure day.
  • Our ships Please do not forget that the ship is your hotel as well as a machine, which has to be maintained and operated – day and night. A certain level of noise is therefore inevitable.

Prices & information

Prices & availability

Below you see an overview of the available (blue) dates; the yellow dot means that this date has 2 or less cabins available, orange is ‘on request’ and red means that on this date there aren’t any cabins available. Then click on the preferred date. After this, choose your ship (some tours have only one ship, and therefore there is no choice), the number of cabins in the required (and available) category, any desired additional products, and ‘local costs’ (such as special dietary needs, which you usually pay for onboard). On the right side, you’ll find the ‘Booking Summary.’ After completing your preferences and necessary information click ‘Book now’ to finalize your booking.

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Pricing overview - 2022
Cabin type For Season 1 Season 2 Season 3
Twin cabin below deck 2 pers. € 1290 € 1390 € 1490
Included in this tour
  • 8-day-trip on a motorized yacht with a crew;
  • 7 nights in a twin cabin with shower/toilet;
  • 4x full board and 3x half board (option to have a picnic for lunch);
  • English-speaking tour guide;
  • Guided cycling tours as described in itinerary;
  • Bed linen and towels; fresh towels at mid-week;
  • Daily cabin cleaning;
  • Overview-maps for the daily tours on board
Excluded in this tour
  • Transfer to Trogir;
  • Taxi transfer from the airport of Split to the ship in Trogir (one way approx. €20) or public transport on main road in front of the airport;
  • Water flat rate, visitor’s tax and local charges €50 for adults or €25 for children up to age 16 (to be paid to the captain);
  • Rental bicycle or E-Bike (optional);
  • Rental bicycle helmet (optional);
  • Entrance fees & excursions;
  • Meals and beverages ashore;
  • Parking fee;
  • Other transfers;
  • Beverages on board (tally sheet; to be paid to the captain);
  • Cetina Rafting (to be paid on site);
  • Personal (travel) insurances;
  • Tips for tour-guides and crew (at your discretion)
  • SGR Insolvency protection

All hybrid bicycles are reliable, low maintenance, aluminum frame bike in the suitable size. The hybrid bikes are equipped with 28 inch hollow chamber rims with puncture-proof touring tires, high-quality derailleur gears and break systems, a carrier and a sturdy bike stand, touring saddle as well as mudguards and a pannier rack.
Please be aware that these rental bikes are only available for participants that are taller than 1.50 m.

E-Bikes: high-quality pedelec, powered mainly by a Bosch motor capable of covering long distances, and characterized by their light weight and great components. Alternative drive systems may also be used.
Standard components of our e-bikes in varying frame sizes include, 28 inch hollow chamber rims with puncture-proof touring tires, high-quality derailleur gears and break systems, a carrier and a sturdy bike stand, touring saddle as well as mudguards and a pannier rack. We offer a trapeze frame for all guests up to 179 cm, and a diamond frame for people 180cm+.

Weight Limit of Clients Bicycles Brought on Board Please be aware, that we have a weight limit of 22 kg (48.5 lb), if you bring your own bicycle on board of one of our boats. This limit is important to protect the health of our guides/crew members, than they have to lift the bikes on board. If we consider it necessary, we will check the weight on site. If the weight limit is exceeded, we reserve the right to refuse taking the bike on board. It is not possible to bring your own E-Bike on board.

Additional options & information - 2022
  • Rental bike with Ortlieb pannier: hybrid bicycle: € 80 per week
  • E-Bike with Ortlieb pannier: € 180 per week (limited, on request)
  • You can find a description of the bicycles when you click on ship.
  • Insurance against theft and damage of the hybrid bicycle: €10/week or of the E-Bike: €20 /week (not insured: grossly negligent damages)
  • Shared twin cabin (on request)
  • Charge for a cabin on deck: €150 p.p. (limited, on request, reservation required);
  • Surcharge for a double cabin for single use below deck:  €500 (on request, reservation required);
  • Surcharge for a double cabin for single use on deck: €700 (on request, reservation required);
  • A safe parking space: motorcycle: €30 /week; car up to 6 m in length: €50 /week, vehicle longer than 6 m: €100 /week (on request, to be paid on-site to the tour guide)
  • Exclusive transfers between Split airport and Trogir harbor: €18 per person/way (day of embarkation/disembarkation only)


Requirement to wear a helmet
Helmet use is mandatory on all cycle routes. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own well-fitted helmet. Rental helmets are available on board in limited number (reservation requested).

Weight Limit of Bicycles Brought on Board Please be aware, that we have a weight limit of 22 kg (48.5 lb), if you bring your own bicycle on board of one of our boats. This limit is important to protect the health of our guides/crew members, than they have to lift the bikes on board. It is not possible to bring your own E-Bike on board. If we consider it necessary, we will check the weight on site. If the weight limit is exceeded, we reserve the right to refuse taking the bike on board.

Minimum: 14
Maximum: 30+

Legal notice:
Boat Bike Tours is not the operator of this tour; this is a so called ‘partner tour’. Tour operator is: Inselhuepfen/Radurlaub Zeitreisen GmbH, Konstanz, Germany. Other conditions may apply to this tour: further details on request.


Rated 10 out of 10 based on 7 reviews
5 stars

Marty & Donna Godin

Trip of a lifetime! We had the boat fully book with a total of 28 friends. The boat was Pape Prvi. The family & crew were outstanding. We were treated like family all week. Our two guides Mihael & Lucija were awesome! They prepared us extremely well for each days activities of breathtaking views, historical sites, towns & harbors along…

5 stars

Chuck Falahee Jr.

My wife and I participated in the boat/bike tour Pearls of Dalmatia: Dubrovnik to Split on the boat Pape Prvi. We had a great time! The scenery was absolutely beautiful. The route taken was challenging, but well worth the effort. Our boat staff was great. They were friendly and attentive to all our needs. Our guides, Mihael and Lucia were…

5 stars

Joe U

This boat/bike tour was more than I ever could have imagined. My wife and I were entirely happy with every aspect of it from beginning to end. The guides and crew were complete professionals and tons of fun. The boat, the routes, the programming, the ports, the equipment, the food, …. you get the idea. If you are looking at…

5 stars

Ronald Brian Kerver

We have been on several biking/ boating tours, and this was by far the best! I recommend the Pearls of Dalmatia, specifically on the PapePrvi boat. We filled all 14 cabins with our friends, which made it more special. The best part of the trip, other than the stunningly beautiful southern Croatian islands, was the crew of the Pape Prvi.…

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