Croatia Cycling Trip
Croatia Cycling Trip
- Private Chartered Boat
- 8 Nights Lodging
- All Meals on Boat
- All Entrance Fees for Additional Activities
- Two Guided City Tours
- Bike Rental
Trip Dates: August 30 - September 7, 2019 (8 nights)
Our bike tour in Southern Dalmatia, Croatia — an absolutely stunning part of the world — will take us through charming towns and beautiful islands. We’ll experience the historic island of Korcula with its picturesquely situated old township. We will tour through the towns of Split, Hvar, Stari Grad and Korcula, towns that include two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, so named for their impeccable preservation, historic value, and stunning beauty.
Each evening we make our way back to our private boat, which is outfitted with all the necessary comforts, and begin our journey to the next stunning vista, perhaps stopping en route for a dip in the sparkling clear water. Experiencing Croatia by bike and boat is absolutely the only way to find the heart of this diverse and poetic country. We look forward to sharing it with you.
Price: $3,365 (per person)
The price includes:
- Private chartered boat (19-cabin, A+ category yacht), with staff of 5 crew and 2 local guides
- 8 nights lodging (1 hotel night in Trogir on arrival day, 7 nights on the boat)
- Arrival day’s dinner in Trogir, including wine
- All breakfasts, lunches and 4 dinners, on the boat (excludes alcohol)
- Entrance fees for other activities … olive oil mill, winery, bee keeper, white water rafting
- Two guided city tours (guide tip not included)
- All port fees & all bottled water (while on the boat)
- Bike Rental, your choice of a Trek Hybrid, Trek Carbon Road Bikes or E-Bike
Not included in price:
- Alcoholic beverages. (we'll run a bar tab on the boat that’s settled at the end of the trip)
- Taxi to and from airports
- Crew & Guides gratuities
PAYMENTS: A $500 per person deposit is due at the time of booking. 50% of balance will be due May 1, 2019. Remaining balance will be due July 1, 2019.
CANCELLATIONS: Your deposit will become non-refundable after May 1, 2019. All other payments are non-refundable after July 1, 2019.
TRAVEL INSURANCE: The cancellation policy above will be strictly adhered to. To avoid the loss of payments due to unforeseen circumstances, travel insurance is highly recommended. There is an option to book your travel insurance with your flight which is what we recommend doing.
NOTE ABOUT THE CYCLING
There are only rare flat roads in Croatia. It’s a very hilly terrain. So even though the mileage stated in the Itinerary (on next tab) seem short, they are plenty challenging because of the hills. And, since what goes up must come down, you can look forward to cruising for miles downhill with amazing views all the way.
Consider renting an additional bike. Add $225 to the trip price and get two bikes. For example, a Hybrid and an E-bike (so you can ride the e-bike on hillier days).
You are responsible for arranging your own flights. Your final destination airport will be Split, Croatia. From the airport you’ll take a taxi to Trogir (10 min drive), to your hotel for the night. The next morning we board the boat by Noon.
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
Optional: (Pre-Trip) - Explore Krka National Park ... SO worth it!.
August 28 - arrive in Split
August 29 - After breakfast, we'll drive about an hour to Krka National Park. You'll tour the park at your own pace, for a couple of hours or so. Then we'll stop at Bibich Winery on the way back to Trogir. (cost for park entrance fee and wine tasting is not included in trip price).
August 30 - Explore Trogir as others are arriving, group dinner with everyone tonight
Click the Itinerary Tab above for daily details and riding mileage.
Click the Gallery Tab above to see pictures from the 2018 trip.
You'll fly to Split airport, arriving on Friday, August 30th, spending the night in the historic town of Trogir. We'll meet up that evening for a welcome dinner together. Alternately, arrive on the 28th if you want to visit Krka National Park or spend some time exploring on your own.
Day 1: Solta Island – 12 mile ride
We suggest you arrive as early as possible in Trogir to give yourself some time to explore this lovely port town on your own. After check-in at 12 noon, our motorized boat will take you on the first little cruise from Trogir to the island of Solta where we will start cycling.
Day 2: Hvar Island – 14 or 39 mile ride options
This morning we sail to Stari Grad on the island of Hvar, the sunniest island in the Adriatic. Once off the boat we start to cycle through the towns.
Day 3: Island of Vis – 22 mile ride
Vis is the island farthest from the mainland. We will cycle through this island and will stay in the town of Vis tonight.
Day 4: Korcula Island – 36 mile ride
Korcula is considered to be the most beautiful of the Dalmatians. After sailing from Vis we will start today’s bike ride. Tonight we have a city tour planned for you.
Day 5: Islands of Vis and Hvar – 22 mile ride
Today we are back to the southern point of Hvar Island where we have a fantastic morning bike ride. We will also have a swim and then lunch before heading to some more islands.
Day 6: Cetina Canyon — 30 mile ride
After a short crossing to Omis, we’ll bike to the valley of the Cetina River, which has etched itself deeply into the cliff side. After lunch, back on the boat, we head to the city of Split, our port for the night. Before dinner we have another city tour planned for you.
Day 7: Split and Trogir – 11 mile ride
We plan on heading out on an early morning bike ride through Marjan Park, before setting you free to wander the streets of This UNESCO World Heritage site. After lunch we will anchor for a couple of hours for those who might wish to swim or just relax before we head back to Trogir late afternoon.
Day 8: Heading Home
After our last breakfast, we will begin our journey homeward or beyond.
Mike and I have used Golden Adventures/Fit 4 Adventure on so many trips that I have lost count!.We have always had a great time, whether it's running, hiking, skiing or cycling. Diane makes it so easy to sign up for these great adventures! The trip to Croatia in September was one of our all time favorite vacations!
Diane does a great job in organizing active trips. Majorca & Croatia cycling trips were perfect. We will travel with her again soon.
“My husband and I just got back from a group biking trip to the Croatian islands. This is the second trip we have done with Fit 4 Adventure - last year we biked in Majorca - and as beautiful and fun as Majorca was Croatia was even better. We had an outstanding time. Diane organized the trip well - kept our group well informed prior to the trip and while we were there. Our guides were outstanding - Every day we cycled 20-40 miles it was very hilly but E Bikes make all the difference. Daily tours to wineries, olive oil and honey companies; picnics; and white water rafting were all included. It was an absolute blast! Looking forward to our next F4A trip!
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