Croatia Cycling Cruise 2023 - Bella
Croatia Cycling Cruise 2023 - Bella
- 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
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.
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
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)
- New Trek Hybrid with triple chain ring
- New Trek all carbon road bikes, compact crank, Ultegra groupset
- New E-Bikes
A $500 deposit (per person) is due at the time of booking. This deposit is non-refundable.
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.
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.
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.
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 Allianz Travel Insurance
*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.
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.
Day One — Šolta Island, 19 km (easy)
You will have the morning in Trogir 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.
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 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. After the ride we sail with lunch towards the island of Korčula, with a possible swimming stop.
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 breakfast you will start today’s bicycle ride en route to Blato, which like Rome, is built on seven hills. Passing 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 Five: Islands of Hvar and Brac (51km; moderate)
This morning we have yet another incredible bike ride planned for you from Sucuraj to Jelsa on the island of Hvar. Most Croatians will argue that Jelsa has the best ice-cream in the world, but not to worry, we will leave enough time for you to find out for yourselves. From there, we head to Bol for our night on the island of Brac.
Day Six — Cetina Canyon, 43 km (moderate)
Today might appear to be a little short ride but not to worry as we still plan onsending you to bed tired. From Bol you literally cycle uphill for 10 kilometres, rest a little at the top before coasting down for another 6 kilometres to the town of Pucisca. One of the island's most famous quarries is located in Pucisca and it is from that quarry where the stone for the white house came from. From Pucisca we will sail to Split to be there when our lunch on the boat is finished. For those wishing to cool down in the afternoon, we can organize a 3-hour river rafting excursion down the Cetina River—truly an unmissable experience. A shuttle will pick us up in Split and bring us to the Cetina River for an afternoon rafting. Total time for rafting and shuttle from and back to Split will be around 6 hours. For those who are not up for rafting, our guides will take you for a short hike to Marijan hill, the breathing lung of Split. Or you can just enjoy the town of Split on your own.
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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