Cruise and Cycle

 Cruise and cycle among the islands of Croatia and get to see and explore new and out of the way places

If you are looking for an active yet casual and informal vacation, without the routine of traditional cruise tours, then this cruise is the ideal solution for you. There will be something special and fun for each person. Our ship will drop you off on one side of the island and you can cycle (with our guide) across the island where the ship waits to pick you up to take you onto the next island for you to explore by bike.

 

Itinerary

Day 1 – Sunday: Trogir -Solta Island – Hvar island (approx. 25 km / 15 miles of cycling)
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Check in by 12.00h in Trogir harbour. Our first destination is the island of Solta. Next to walled-in fields you can see olive groves, fig trees, and carob trees. The many lavender and rosemary plants give the island its spicy scent. In the evening you will ferry over to Brac Island and spend the night in the harbor of Milna, whose picturesque natural stone houses form the border of a deep bay.

 

 

Day 2 – Monday: Hvar Island (Jelsa – Hvar, approx 25 km)
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The island of Hvar is above all famous for its multicoloured fields of rosemary and lavender. It is sometimes called the lavender island. Olives hang on the trees, and in autumn the oranges shine in the sun. The clear blue sea contrasts beautifully with the ancient cities of Hvar. Hvar also receives more hours of sunshine than anywhere else in the Adriatic (2718 hours a year). This stage makes its way through the many small villages of the island with their picturesque stone houses. The tour stops at the historical city of Hvar. As well as the Cathedral the city contains many late Gothic palaces. There is an opportunity to visit the cathedral and the historical Theatre. Later this afternoon, the ship sails to the island of Korcula.

 

Day 3 – Tuesday: Korcula Island (approx. 45 km / 28 miles of cycling)
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The peaceful and secluded gardens of Cypress trees here make Korcula perhaps the most beautiful of the Adriatic islands. The tour travels to Blato, a city which, like Rome, was built on seven hills. We continue over a 300m / 980 ft high street to Smokvica, and on to Korcula, which along with Venice, proclaims to be the birthplace of Marco Polo. We spend the night on board the ship here.

 

 

Day 4 – Wednesday: Dubrovnik
We take a break from cycling today and visit Dubrovnik, the jewel of the Adriatic.  Setting sail before breakfast, we stop to swim in a cove on the elafiti islands, arriving in Dbrovnik at lunch time.  Free time this afternoon to explore this magical city.

 

Day 5 – Thursday: Mljet island National Park (approx. 20 km / 12 miles)
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The island of Mljet is also known as Honey-Island. In the twelfth century Benedictine created a monastery here, beautifully secluded, and surrounded by pine and oak forests. Today this area is a National Park and the highpoint of any tour of Dalmatian. The pine forest here is one of the most spectacular in the Mediterranean region. On the bikes we tour around the saltwater-lake, in which there is actually another island. Transfer to Peljesac peninsula for the night.

 

 

Day 6 – Friday: Peljesac Peninsula – Makarska (approx. 30 km / 18 miles)
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Peljesac is certainly a peninsula, strictly speaking, but life here is very much like that on an island. In the morning the cycle-tour leads you into the backcountry and past the most famous wine growing area in Dalmatia (the delightful Dingac comes from here) and on to Orebic. On an idyllic day we cycle on until we get to a climb that brings us up to almost 1,000 ft above sea-level. From here you will enjoy a magnificent view to the neighbouring island Korcula. A downhill of almost 4 miles leads to Loviste, a small town in the north of the island, where lunch will be served on the ship. Our boat brings us to popular holiday resort Makarska on the base of the 5,500 ft high Biokovo mountain range. The rocks of that impressive mountain make the Makarska coast so impressive, since they reach right to the waterline.

 

Day 7 – Saturday: Makarska – Split – Trogir
Kick back and relax today as we sail from Makarska to Trogir.  We’ll stop in Split for to visit of Diocletian’s palace.  This evening, we continue on to Trogir

 

Day 8 – Sunday: Departure
Early breakfast after which it is time to say farewell to the crew and all your new friends.  Until we meet again….

 

PRICE:  995€ PER PERSON SHARING

 

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 8 days/7-nights cruise
  • Accommodation in cabin with private, en-suite bathroom facilities
  • Welcome drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily, 5 x lunches, 1 x dinner
  • Pirate party
  • ½ litre of water per person per day with lunch/dinner
  • Fresh fuit served all day
  • Wifi
  • Beach towels
  • Complimentary use of snorkelling equipment and sea kayaks
  • Bicycle rental
  • Services of 8 crew members
  • Services of English speaking cruise director
  • Cabin cleaning service daily

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Beverages
  • Transfers (available on request)
  • Port taxes (40€ per person per week)
  • Entrance to Mljet National Park (15€ per person)
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional excursions described in itinerary

Departure dates:
03/09
24/09

 

NOTES:
The cruise provides plenty of time for sunbathing, swimming and exploring the charming Dalmatian towns.
In the case of unfavorable weather and/or sea conditions, the cruise itinerary may be modified in the interest of passenger’s safety.
CROATIA-ALA-CARTE reserves the right to change the vessel provider, if the contracted services are not supplied according to the previously agreed standards.
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