Croatia Cycling Trip
Croatia Cycling Trip
- Private Chartered Boat
- 1 Night Lodging in Trogir, arrival day
- 7-Nights lodging on the boat
- All Meals on Boat
- Welcome Dinner in Trogir (including wine)
- Seaside Picnic
- Use of Kayaks and Tubes
- Lunch w/wine at a local family vineyard
- Choice of Road, Hybrid or E-Bike
- Daily Guide-led Bike Rides
- All Entrance Fees for Additional Activities
- Two Guided City Tours
- Visit a bee keeper (if available)
- Tour a Stone Mason School (if available)
Trip Dates: September 10-18, 2021 (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, 2020. Remaining balance will be due July 1, 2021.
CANCELLATIONS: Your deposit will become non-refundable after May 1, 2021. All other payments are non-refundable after July 1, 2021.
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). We'll meet you at the taxi drop off spot. 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
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, September 11th, spending the night in the historic town of Trogir. We'll meet up that evening for a welcome dinner together.
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.
Croatia was magic! The ability to cruise from island to island let us see parts of Croatia that most tours miss. In some places we felt like we had the island to ourselves. At each stop, the crew offloads the bikes and get’s them ready for the days trail briefing after breakfast, it’s easy. The routes mostly follow the coast providing spectacular views of the indescribably blue sea - Croatia is one of the most beautiful places in the world. The tour, guides, food, activities were extremely well done. We HIGHLY recommend this adventure - Diane is the best!
The Fit4Adventure Croatia trip is one of my all time favorite travel experiences. I loved learning the history of the islands --seeing the Medieval buildings and the remains of the Roman Empire as well as the history of the area since World War II. We were able to do tours on some islands and learned about bee keeping and tasting the wines produced in the region. Each morning we docked on a new island to explore--the biking was through stunning scenery! Words can not express the beauty of the region! The food was excellent everywhere--including the meals on the boat. The water was so beautiful and calm--we never really realized that we were moving! I rented an e-bike for the trip because I had recently had a wrist fracture and found that it was a wonderful way to keep up with everyone! The small group setting was a wonderful way to get to know people--we made several friends that we still keep in touch with.
I had never been to Croatia, but I have been on several trips with Diane so decided to go. The trip was wonderful - the itinerary was fun and interesting, the support staff was great, lots of cycling, swimming off the back of the boat, great food, stops at really nice places with shopping, gorgeous views, restaurants, tours, etc. I would do it again in a heartbeat if there weren't so many other places I want to see.
We've been on lots of trips with Diane and this one tops the list! The crew and guides were so much fun and we loved cruising from island to island. Every day was a new adventure with cycling, wine tasting, olive oil tasting and lots of gelato stops! This trip was a great mix of activity and relaxation!
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.
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