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Croatia Cycling Cruise 2023

Race Date
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September 1, 2023
Location
Split, Croatia
number of days
9 days/8 nights
Starting price
4595
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Croatia Cycling Cruise 2023

What's Included:
  • 7 nights’ accommodation on the boat in a double cabin with private bath
  • 1 night accommodation prior to the cruise in Trogir
  • 3 days of full board (all 3 meals) & 4 days of half board (breakfast + one other meal) on the ship
  • Welcome Dinner in Trogir
  • Safe box in every cabin
  • Ensuite bathrooms, towels and linen
  • Flatscreen TV, WiFi, Inter-phone, and Surround Sound in every cabin
  • 7 days of guided bike tour as described
  • Road Bike, Hybrid, or E-Bike rental
  • River Rafting one day
  • All port taxes and unlimited bottled water
  • Kayaks and Standup Paddle Boards (Jet Ski, Water Skiing, and Banana Ride for hire)

Our bicycle tour in Southern Dalmatia, Croatia — an absolutely stunning part of the world — will take us through charming towns and beautiful islands. We will tour through the towns of Split, Hvar, Stari Grad and Korčula, towns that include two UNESCO World Heritage sites, so named for their impeccable preservation, historic value and stunning beauty. After each ride, we’ll return to our luxury boat the Bella to begin the journey to the next stunning vista, perhaps stopping enroute for a dip in the sparkling clear water. If you choose to not ride, you can explore the local towns or enjoy a relaxing day on the boat.

TRIP DATES: September 1 - 9, 2023

Meet Bella!

Nothing compares to relaxing aboard this Deluxe Superior ship. The aptly named MS Bella (translates to 'Beautiful' in multiple languages), is a brand-new yacht-like cruiser, built in 2019 to offer comfort and elegance while sailing the Croatian coastline. Unwind on one of the comfortable sofas in the covered outdoor lounge area, or sip cocktails at the bar with a big-screen TV. During swim stops, head to the rear of the ship where you’ll find a swimming platform with ladders that dip down to the crystal-clear blue waters.

TRIP PRICE

Below Deck - $4595 per person

Main Deck - $4795 per person

Above Deck Deluxe Suite - $5195 per person

Deluxe rooms are 1, 2, and 3 (Room 3 is now combined with Room 4)- see diagram at right.

*Main Deck rooms (Rooms 5-12) can be configured to Twins or Queen setup.

Below-deck rooms are set to either Queen (14, 16, 18, 20) or Twin configuration (#13, #15, #17, #19)- see diagram at right.

Not included in price:
  • Flights to/from Split (SPU)
  • Taxi to and from airport
  • Crew & Ride Guides gratuities
  • Alcoholic beverages (We'll run a bar tab on the boat and settle at the end of the trip.)
  • Personal expenses- souvenirs, additional meals/food, additional excursions, etc.
  • Tips for F4A Trip Coordinator

FLIGHTS

You are responsible for arranging your own flights. Your final destination airport will be Split, Croatia (SPU). From the airport you’ll take a taxi to Trogir (10 min drive). The next morning we board the boat by Noon. Arrival can be morning or afternoon on September 1st, 2023 and departure will need to be late afternoon or evening on September 9th, 2023

BIKE RENTAL (included in the price)

Your choice:

  • New Trek Hybrid with triple chain ring
  • New Trek all carbon road bikes, compact crank, Ultegra groupset
  • New E-Bikes

DEPOSIT

A $500 deposit (per person) is due at the time of booking. This deposit is non-refundable.

PAYMENTS

The 2nd payment (50% of remaining balance) will be due May 15, 2023. Final payment will be due July 1, 2023. You will receive a reminder email when this payment is due. Once made, all payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.

CANCELLATIONS

By Client: If you need to cancel before the final payment date, the cancellation fee is your initial deposit. Your reservation will automatically cancel if final payment is not received by the due date.

By Fit 4 Adventure: In the event that we must cancel a trip for commercial reasons beyond our control, including if the minimum number of trip participants is not met, you will be able to transfer any amount paid toward any F4A trip in the next 24 months. You may also opt for a full refund, minus a $50 processing fee. 

By Force Majeure: In the event that a trip is cancelled due (but not limited) to natural disasters, pandemics, border restrictions, terrorism, or political instability, F4A will offer you a future trip credit valid for 24 months from the original trip date. 

F4A is not responsible for any additional expenses you may incur as result of your booking, including (but not limited to) visas, vaccinations, clothing, equipment, testing, travel insurance, or non-refundable flights. 

TRAVEL INSURANCE

The cancellation policy will be strictly adhered to. To avoid loss of payments due to unforeseen circumstances, travel insurance is highly recommended. Travel insurance can often be purchased along with your flight or you can book though our partner World Nomads.

*We at Fit 4 Adventure take the health and safety of our guests and guides seriously and will follow local protocols and CDC-recommended guidelines,

If you have any questions about this trip, please feel free to reach out to Kris@Fit4Adventure.com

Our bicycle tour in Southern Dalmatia, Croatia — an absolutely stunning part of the world — will take us through charming towns and beautiful islands. We will tour through the towns of Split, Hvar, Stari Grad and Korčula, towns that include two UNESCO World Heritage sites, so named for their impeccable preservation, historic value and stunning beauty. After each ride we'’ll be return to our luxury boat the Bella and begin the journey to the next stunning vista, perhaps stopping enroute for a dip in the sparkling clear water.

Arrival Day

Guests will fly to Split airport, arriving on Friday, September 1st, spending the night in the historic town of Trogir.  We'll meet up that evening for a Welcome Dinner together.

Cruise Itinerary

Day One — Šolta Island, 19 km (easy)

We suggest you arrive as early as possible in Trogir to give yourself some time to explore this lovely port town on your own. Reminiscent of Venice, you could spend hours exploring — but do make sure you find our boat at the pier before you start to wander! After check-in at noon, our motorized boat will take you on the week’s first cruise from Trogir to the island of Šolta. We’ll start our first day of cycling where you will cycle by walled olive and fig groves and fields of lavender and rosemary as we make our way to our destination for the night — but not before a visit with our favourite bee keeper, Goran.

Day 1 Maslinica -- Stomorska (šolta) HP 144

Day Two — Hvar Island, 28-48 km (easy and at times challenging)

This morning we sail to Stari Grad on the island of Hvar, the sunniest island in the Adriatic. Once off the boat we cycle to Jelsa and Vrboska at a casual pace with time to explore these lovely harbour towns. After an ice cream break we cycle back to Stari Grad for lunch on the boat. The afternoon ride will take you from Stari Grad to the town of Hvar — past fields of lavender and orchards of olive and orange trees. We stay overnight in the town of Hvar, which has become a mecca for artists and artisans — and has a thriving nightlife.

Day 2 morning ride Starigrad -- Jelsa - Starigrad Hp 79
Day 2 afternoon ride Starigrad -- Hvar HP 406 Elev. 430m-1

Day Three — Vis Island, 33 km (moderate and at times challenging)

The island furthest from the mainland, Vis is venerable. More than 2,300 years ago the Greek colony of Issa flourished here. Due to its strategic location, as part of Yugoslavia and Croatia, Vis was a military zone until 1995 and prohibited for foreign tourists. Today we have the opportunity to explore its gentle beauty. Lunch will be at a local vineyard. You will stay in the town of Vis tonight.

Day 3 Vis -- Vis Hp 309

Day Four — Korčula Island, 55 km (moderate and at times challenging)

Korčula is a balm for the senses, and many consider this calming, generous island and its many cypress gardens to be the most beautiful in Dalmatia. After sailing from Vis, you will start today’s bicycle ride in the sleepy town of Prigradica en route to Blato, which like Rome, is built on seven hills. After a short coffee break in Blato, you will make your way over to the other side of the island through Prizba, Brna and Smokvica before ascending up past Pupnat Bay and then down in to the town of Korčula, the birthplace of Marco Polo. Tonight, you’ll enjoy a city tour.

Day 4 Prigradica -- Korčula (Korčula) Hp 350m
Day 4 Prigradica -- Korčula (Korčula) Hp 350m

Day Five — Brač islands, 43 km (moderate)

In the morning we have a lengthy sail from Korčula to the island Brač, stopping along the way to drop anchor and swim before continuing on. Brač is a very famous island known for its limestone quarries located all over the island, and some of this stone was used to build the White House!  After lunch we will take an incredible bicycle ride from Sumartin to Postira.

South dalmatia DAY 5 Sumartin - Postira

Day Six — Cetina Canyon, 43 km (moderate)

After a short crossing to Omiš, you’ll cycle to the valley of the Cetina River, which has etched itself deeply into the cliff side. On the return trip,you’ll wind your way along quiet side roads and through varied landscapes back to Omiš and its pirate castles. For those wishing to take a break from the saddle, we can also organize a 3-hour river rafting excursion down the Cetina River — truly an unmissable experience. After lunch back on the boat, we sail to the city of Split, our port for the night.

Day 6 Omiš --Omiš Hp 298

Day Seven — Split and Trogir

We’ll get in an early morning where you’ll enjoy a guided city tour of Split. You will also have time to explore Marjan Park, considered the lungs of the city, before you have some free to wander the streets of this UNESCO World Heritage site, originally a palace built for the Roman Emperor Gaius Diocletian. As we sail back to Trogir, we will anchor for a couple of hours for those who might wish to swim or relax before we dock late afternoon.

Day Eight — Trogir

You’ll enjoy a last breakfast on the boat before beginning your journey homeward or beyond. We’ve no doubt that Dalmatia will leave an impression on you and we look forward to welcoming you back to explore more of Croatia.

* Details subject to change.

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