Guided Bike and Barge

Web code HR036

Croatia / Dalmatia

National Parks and Islands of Dalmatia

Embark on a journey through the spectacular Dalmatian landscape by e-bike and onboard a luxury ship. The famous national parks Krka and Kornati as well as the Telašćica Nature Park are just as much a highlight of this tour as the beautiful medieval old towns os Šibenik, Zadar and Trogir. The central Dalmatian island Dugi Otok is another highlight of the tour, offering incredible panoramic views over the sea and surrounding islands.
  • Day by Day

    Aboard San Snova

     

    1. Trogir - Rogoznica
    Individual arrival to Trogir. After checking in on the motor yacht (between 2 and 2.30 pm) departure around 3 pm. Enjoy the fresh breeze during the crossing to Rogoznica, a village on a small island that is connected to the mainland by a dam. Here we spend our first night.

     

    2. Rogoznica - Primošten - Šibenik - Skradin (20 km)
    In the morning we cycle from Rogoznica to Primošten. From there the boat takes us to the city of Šibenik to the spot where the Krka River flows into the Adriatic Sea. After visiting the famous cathedral and the lovely old town we set off again. On the cruise we pass the lower course of the river Krka following the river bend until we reach Skradin. In the port of the village we spend our night.

     

    3. Skradin - Krka National Park Vodice (20 km)
    The magnificent port of Skradin is today’s starting point for our excursion by boat and on foot to the most famous part of the Krka National Park with its unique waterfalls. In the early afternoon our boat takes us to the harbor of Vodice, a well-known holiday town on the Dalmatian mainland. Once we arrive, we enjoy an afternoon round tour in the surroundings of Vodice and visit some of the cultural remains of the region.

     

    4. Vodice - Island of Murter - Nature Park Telašćica (25 km)
    In the morning we cycle from Vodice to Murter Island that is connected to the mainland by the lift bridge at Tisno. We pass the bridge and cycle along the water front, passing by two very old coastal villages, until we reach a small landing place from where the boat takes us on a cruise through the National Park Kornati, an archipelago in crystal clear water which is known for its rich aquatic realm. Our destination is the Nature Park Telašćica. In the evening a walk through the park leads us along the stunning cliffs of the island. A salt lake and a family of donkey also characterise the nature park and make for a wonderful location to spend a quiet night.

     

    5. Island of Dugi Otok - Zadar (28 km)
    After breakfast we start our bike tour from the Telašćica Nature Park, along a virtually traffic-free, panoramic road across the island. During the ride we are treated to countless unforgettable views of neighbouring islands, breaking through the deep blue sea. We meet the ship in Savar and board for a crossing to the city of Zadar. Once we arrive, there is the opportunity to take part in a walking tour during which you will find out all about this fascinating city while strolling through the winding alleys and the lively old town.

     

    6. Zadar - Islands of Ugljan and Pašman - Primosten (33 km)
    During breakfast the boat crosses to the island of Ugljan at the channel of Zadar. Today we have a lot of time to explore both of the islands Ugljan and Pašman by bicycle. They have been connected by a bridge. We cycle along the East Coast, always with beautiful views to the mainland and the ocean. After our bike tour, we sail back to the city of Primosten on the mainland. Here we can enjoy some time swimming and exploring the quaint seaside village. The night is spent in Primosten.

     

    7. Primosten - Island of Solta - Trogir (15 km)
    In the morning our motor yacht takes us to the island of Šolta. Olive and fig trees and farmland surround the streets. The spicy smell of rosemary will follow us throughout the whole tour around the silent island until we reach the village Grohote. During mid day our last cruise takes us back to Trogir. Here we have enough time to visit the world cultural heritage old town. After dinner it is time to say good bye to crew and travel guides.

     

    8. Trogir
    End of services around 9 am after breakfast.

     

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    Aboard Magellan / Yolo

     

    1. Trogir - Rogoznica
    Individual arrival to Trogir. After checking in between 2 and 2.30 pm, we head off on our first cruise at 3 pm to Rogoznica - a village on a small island that is connected to the mainland by a dam. In the late afternoon, we adjust the bikes ready for cycling the next day. Dinner and first night in Rogoznica.

     

    2. Rogoznica - Vodice - Slanica - Telašćica Nature Park (27 km)
    In the morning, we sail to Vodice, a popular holiday resort. It is here that we begin our first cycling tour, crossing the bridge to the island of Murter before continuing on to the Slanca on the northwest of the island. Here we board the ship once more and sail towards Dugi Otok. On the way we pass through the Kornati National Park, an archipelago in crystal clear water, known for its rich marine life. Our destination is Telašćica Bay in the Telašćica National Park. In the late afternoon there is the opportunity to go for a short hike up to the impressive, white cliffs that fall steeply into the blue sea below. In the bay of Telašćica we can spend the evening swimming from the boat and the night is spent in the peaceful setting of the Telašćica Nature Park.

     

    3. Island of Dugi Otok - Zadar (45 km)
    After breakfast we start our bike tour from the Telašćica Nature Park, along the almost car-free island of Dugi Otok to the bay of Bozava, surrounded by pine forests, agaves and tamarisks. Along the way we can enjoy the spectacular panoramic views across the stunningly blue sea. We meet the ship in Bozava and board for a crossing to Zadar, a city which for centuries was the political, cultural, and spiritual centre of Dalmatia. Once we arrive, there is the opportunity to take part in a walking tour during which you will find out all about this fascinating city while strolling through the winding alleys and the lively old town, characterised by 3000 years of history. The night is spent in Zadar.

     

    4. Zadar - Islands Uglijan and Pašman - Vodice (33 km)
    During breakfast we sail to Preko on the island of Uglijan. From here we cycle to Tkon on the island of Pašman, connected to Ugljan by a bridge. Today's cycle leads along the east coast offering beautiful views of the sea and the mainland. We then board the ship once more and sail from Tkon to Vodice, the famous seaside resort on the Dalmatian mainland. Here we spend the night.

     

    5. Vodice - Skradin (35 km)
    Today's cycling leads along varied roads through remote villages in the Dalmatian inland to the beautiful port of Skradin, located at the foot of the Krka Canyon. In the afternoon, the guides organise a tasting of local Dalmatian specialities. The night is spent in Skradin.

     

    6. Krka Waterfalls - Šibenik - Primošten
    After breakfast we take a small boat to the Krka National park where have plenty of time to explore the unique and truly spectacular Krka Waterfalls by foot. Afterwards, we board the ship and sail to Šibenik, located at the mouth of the Krka River. Here we have time to explore the city, home to the Cathedral of St. Jacob, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the most beautiful sacral building on the Adriatic coast. The old town of Šibenik is also full of charm and is well worth exploring. In the late afternoon, we sail to Primošten where we spend the night.

     

    7. Primošten - Trogir (45 km)
    In the morning we hop on our bikes for the final cycling tour of the week fom Primošten to Trogir. The route leads inland through small villages and, towards the end, offers wonderful views of Trogir and island Čiovo. In the afternoon, there is plenty of time to explore the medieval old town of Trogir, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the evening, our last dinner gives us time to reminisce on the week that past and to say goodbye to fellow travellers, the crew, and tour guides.

     

    8. Trogir
    End of services around 9 am after breakfast.

     

     

    Due to organisational reasons, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during the holiday. Issues with high and low water, as well as logistic obstacles such as officially ordered - previously not announced - repair work on locks or bridges can modify some of the daily stretches or overnight stays and may even request a transfer by bus. These decisions are only taken by the barge’s captain.

     

     

  • Route profile

    The bike routes require a basic level of fitness, which you should have acquired by occasional or daily cycling. The routes can reach an altitude of 328 ft. to 985 ft./100 to 300 meters. The daily routes of 9 to 22 mi./15 to 50 km cover hilly terrain. You will also come across some rather steep climbs, where walking your bike is of course permitted. The roads are mostly asphalted and there is little traffic outside of holiday periods.

     

     

  • How to get there

    Trogir is the starting point of the tour. The precise embarkation point will be written in the Final Tour Details.

     

    By plane

    The closest airport is Split (SPU).

     

    To reach the boat at Trogir harbor we recommend:

     

    - to take a taxi (destination: harbor of Trogir, approx. 6 km)

    - to take a public bus (no. 37), which takes you within 15 min to Trogir town and stops in Trogir opposite the market It leaves at the bus stop on the main road in front of the airport every 20 - 30 min.

     

     

    Car and parking

    If you are planning to reach Trogir by car travelling through Slovenia, we remind you that you need to purchase the vignette in order to drive on the Slovenian motorways. 

    It is possible to book a parking space near the embarkation point (to be paid on-site to the tour guide) 

     

  • Accommodation and meals

     

    The barge San Snova is equipped with:
    - 3 twin cabins below deck 
    - 6 double cabins above deck

    - 5 triple cabins above deck (1 french bed + 1 single bed)

    All cabins measure 7-14m2 and are equipped with A/C, hairdryer, bathroom with a mirror, an all-in-one shower, washbasin and WC.

     

    Common areas

    The saloon and the outside area are of superior quality with many carefully crafted details. The spacious sun deck offers comfortable mats for relaxing and lounge chairs can be found on the afterdeck

     

     

     

     Watch San Snova photo gallery.

     

     

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    The Yolo is a luxury yacht, on which you can experience the most beautiful coastal regions of Croatia in utmost comfort. It is equipped with:

    - 7 double cabins below deck (2 of which can become triple)

    - 1 twin cabin below deck

    - 7 double cabins above deck

    - 2 twin cabin above deck

     

    All cabins measure 13-18 m2 and are equipped with A/C, hairdryer, tiled bathroom with a mirror, an all-in-one shower, washbasin and WC.

     

    Common areas

    The vast sundeck furnished with comfortable deck chairs and the to deck with its outdoor lounge furniture ensure a great space to relax during your holiday on the sea. A special highlight is the whirlpool on the sundeck, from which you can enjoy a 360° view of the passing landscapes while cruising.

     

    Watch Yolo photo gallery.


     


     

    The Magellan is an elegant double masted motor yacht that remains pleasantly steady even when sailing through heavier swells. It is equipped with:

    - 2 double cabins below deck 
    - 5 twin cabins below deck

    - 7 double cabins above deck

    - 4 twin cabins below deck

     

    All cabins measure 10-12m2  and are equipped with A/C, hairdryer, tiled bathroom with a mirror, an all-in-one shower, washbasin and WC.

     

    Common areas

    The beautifully furnished saloon and bar as well as the covered aft deck are fitted out with comfortable seating areas. On the spacious sun deck, you will find deckchairs, enticing you to lie back, relax and enjoy the warm sea breeze. The swimming platform at the stern ensures easy access to the glistening waters for a refreshing dip.

     

    Watch Magellan photo gallery.

     

     

  • Bikes and accessories

    Bikes are available in different sizes in unisex model:

     

    • touring bike with 7/21 gears and hand brake
    • e-bike with hand brake.

     

    On board you can draw up a bike insurance against theft and damage (touring bike € 10; e-bike € 20).

    This policy covers:

     

    • the theft of the bicycle only if you present the key of the lock;
    • the damage of the bicycle if it is not due to careless or improper behavior of the customer.

     

    All rented adult bikes are equipped with:

    1 pannier bag

     

    For this tour bike helmets are mandatory.



     

  • Accompanying material

    Before your arrival, you will receive an email from us with the digital information material. It contains the link to download the tour information material in Pdf:

     

    • Tour notes
    • Final tour details

     

    On board you will find overview maps.

     

     

  • By your side
    In the Final Tour Details you will find the contact phone numbers you can call during the tour in case of emergency.

Tour details

 

from 1,390 €

8 days / 7 nights

Tour type
Guided
 

Departure dates

 

San Snova

on Friday 21.04, 26.05, 30.06, 18.08, 1.09.2023

 

Magellan

on Friday 14.04, 28.04, 12.05, 26.05, 9.06, 23.06, 7.07, 21.07, 28.07, 11.08, 25.08, 8.09, 22.09, 6.10.2023

 

Yolo

on Friday 5.05, 19.05, 16.06, 29.09, 13.10.2023

 

 

Price per person

 

San Snova I below deck

Season 1 I 21.04.2023

 

1390 € in double/twin cabin

1890 € in double cabin single use

1043 € 0-16 years: in double/twin cabin

695 € 3rd person in cabin

 

Magellan I below deck

Season 1 I 14.04.2023

 

1490 € in double/twin cabin 

2090 € in double cabin single use

1118 € 0-16 years: in double/twin cabin 

745 € 3rd person in cabin

 

 

Yolo I below deck

Season 1 I 5.05; 13.10.2023

 

2190 € in double/twin cabin 

2890 € in double cabin single use 

1643 €  0-16 years: in double/twin cabin

1095 € 3rd person in cabin

 

 

 

Included

 

  • 7 overnights with breakfast
  • 9 meals (excluding drinks)
  • Bed linen and towels
  • English speaking tour leader
  • Hotline service
  • Tourist taxes 

 

Not included

  • Beverages on board
  • Flat rate for bottled water
  • Fees and extras in general
  • Transfers to/from the docking place
  • Tips
  • Everything not mentioned in the section “Included”
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Supplements per person

 

25 € flat rate on bottled water (to be paid on the spot)

15 € 0-16 years: flat rate on bottled water (to be paid on the spot)

 

San Snova

Season 2 I 26.05 - 30.06.2023

100 € in double/twin/single cabin

 

Season 3 I 18.08 - 01.09.2023

200 € in double/twin/single cabin

 

200 € in double/single cabin upper deck

 

Magellan

Season 2 I 28.04 and 6.10.2023

100 € in double/twin/single cabin 

 

Season 3 I 12.05, 26.05, 07.07 - 11.08.2023

200 € in double/twin/single cabin

 

Season 4 I 9.06, 23.06, 25.08 - 22.09.2023

300 € in double/twin/single cabin

 

Yolo

Season 2 I 19.05 and 29.09.2023

100 € in double/twin/single cabin

 

Season 3 I 16.06.2023

200 € in double/twin/single cabin

 

250 € in upper deck double cabin | Magellan

300 € in upper deck double cabin | Yolo

200 € in upper deck single cabin | Magellan and Yolo

 

 

Rental bikes

80 € Touring bikke

180 € E-bike

 

Transfers

transfer from/to the embarkation point: on request

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