Croatia Times Travel | Southern Dalmatia Premium Cycle Cruise - Split to Split

Southern Dalmatia Premium Cycle Cruise - Split to Split
8 Days / 7 Nights


This guided premium cycle cruise in Dalmatia, starts and ends in Split, exploring amazing coastlines, medieval towns, old villages and picturesque bays. Highlights include great beaches, vineyards, pine forests, cycling across the historic islands and exploring Mljet National Park. Croatia is a land of stunning islands, rich history, Mediterranean vegetation and a mild climate. Without a doubt, the best way to explore it is by bike.


Split - Supetar - Pučišća - Sućuraj - Lovište - Orebić - Trstenik - Mljet NP - Korčula - Pupnat - Blato - Vela Luka - Hvar - Stari Grad - Jelsa - Vrboska - Stari Grad - Stomorska - Maslinica - Stomorska - Split

 

Premium Cruises Include

• 7 Nights in A/C ensuite cabin
• 7 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 2 Dinners (B, L, D)
• 1 Captain’s Dinner (D)
• Water dispenser
• Professional Bike Guide
• Bike Rental with helmet, bottle holder, small bag
• Daily cabin service
• Mid week fresh towels & bed linen
• Free WiFi (restrictions may apply)
• Porterage

 

Cruise Itinerary

 

Day 1, Saturday:  Split - Supetar - Pučišća

Individual arrival in Split and check in at Split Port from 1100-1300HRS. Departure with lunch onboard and meet your fellow passengers and the crew. Upon arrival in Supetar, you will cycle the coastal road to the northern part of the Island of Brač. We are passing by the fishing villages of Splitska and Postira, arriving in one of the most beautiful small settlements in Europe, Pučišća. Free afternoon for exploring this charming place, well known for its long stonemasonry tradition. Overnight in Pučišća. (L)


Cycle route 25km approx

Total Ascend 380m approx

Highest Point 90m approx

Surface 100% paved

Difficulty Level 2/5

 

Day 2, Sunday:  Pučišća - Sućuraj - Lovište

Breakfast and morning cruise towards the longest Croatian island, Hvar with the views of the Biokovo Mountain. Our starting point is a small picturesque bay of Pokrivenik. Start with ascend to the highest point of the route and descend to the eastern point of Hvar Island, Sućuraj, where the ship will be waiting for us. After lunch onboard, cruise towards the second largest Croatian peninsula, Pelješac and a charming settlement of Lovište. Captain's Dinner onboard this evening and overnight in Lovište. (B, L, D)


Cycle route 32km approx

Total Ascend 450m approx

Highest Point 350m approx

Surface 100% paved

Difficulty Level 3/5

 

Day 3, Monday:  Lovište - Trstenik

The third day’s ride we can call the wine panoramic route. After breakfast, we start riding towards Orebić, the town of seafarers and captains. First few kilometres of ascending and then descending with the unique viewpoints on Korčula Archipelago. After Orebić, ascend to the area where the most famous varieties of Croatian wine are grown. We cross the tunnel Dingač to the south side of Pelješac Peninsula and continue riding through vineyards to the village of Trstenik. Overnight in Trstenik. (B, D)


Cycle route 31km/45km approx

Total Ascend 580m/800m approx

Highest Point 411m approx

Surface 100% paved

Difficulty Level 4/5

 

Day 4, Tuesday:  Trstenik - Mljet - Korčula

Cruise during breakfast from Trstenik to the Island of Mljet, the lush green island also known as the honey island. Mljet National Park (entrance fee to be paid on the spot) is a beautiful area of unique charm, featuring two connected saltwater lakes, a lush flora, a unique appearance of indented coastline, cliffs and numerous islets, as well as evergreen plants of the surrounding hills. We cycle around the saltwater lake, on which there is another island with the Benedictine monastery from the 12th century. Refresh in the saltwater lakes and return to the ship for lunch. Cruise to Korčula Town. Free afternoon for exploring the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Overnight in Korčula. (B, L)


Cycle route 18km approx

Total Ascend 120m approx

Highest Point 45m approx

Surface 80% paved, 20% macadam

Difficulty Level 1/5

 

Day 5, Wednesday:  Korčula - Pupnat - Blato - Vela Luka

After breakfast, we start with the longest route of the week in which we will cycle the whole length of the Island of Korčula. Ascend to the village of Žrnovo and then to the oldest settlement on the island, Pupnat, the highest point of the route. Descend to the south side of Korčula and road ride between one of the most beautiful bays on the island and the steep cliffs above it. We continue the ride through numerous olive groves and vineyards, of one of the most famous grape varieties in Croatia, Pošip. Short break half the way through, in the charming village of Smokvica. Descend to the sea and refresh at one of the numerous hidden pebble beaches. Ascend towards the viewpoint above the town of Blato, and final descend towards our goal for the day, the town of Vela Luka. Dinner onboard and overnight in Vela Luka. (B, D)


Cycle route 55km approx

Total Ascend 750m approx

Highest Point 340m approx

Surface 100% paved

Difficulty Level 4/5


Day 6, Thursday:  Vela Luka - Hvar - Stari Grad - Jelsa - Vrboska - Stari Grad

Breakfast and an early morning cruise from Vela Luka to the town of Hvar. Short sightseeing of Hvar, a town with amazing architecture, beautiful nature and mild climate. Cycle from Hvar Town to the other side of the island and the town of Stari Grad. We pass through numerous lavender fields and enjoy the view towards the neighbouring islands and mainland. Lunch onboard in Stari Grad. Easy afternoon ride up to two of Hvar's pearls, Jelsa and Vrboska, and through Stari Grad Plains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the ancient Greek land division has been preserved, such as the system of roads and plots. Overnight in Stari Grad. (B, L)


Cycle route 23km or 22km approx

Total Ascend 450m or 110m approx

Highest Point 410m or 85m approx

Surface 100% paved or 85% paved & 15% macadam

Difficulty Level 3/5 or 1/5

 

Day 7, Friday:  Stari Grad - Stomorska - Maslinica - Stomorska - Split

We begin the last day with a cruise from Stari Grad to the Island of Šolta. After breakfast, we start cycling from Stomorska to the highest point of the island, Gornje Selo, enjoying the views on both sides of the island and the scents of Mediterranean plants. Continue to Maslinica on the west part of the island. Short break in Maslinica and return to Stomorska. Lunch onboard and cruise to Split. Free afternoon for exploring the city of the Roman Emperor Diocletian. Overnight in Split. (B, L)


Cycle route 36km approx

Total Ascend 450m approx

Highest Point 135m approx

Surface 100% paved

Difficulty Level 2/5

 

Day 8, Saturday:  Split

Breakfast, followed by disembarkation by 0900HRS. (B)

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