This guided cycling tour in Dalmatia starts on Brač Island and ends in Omiš exploring amazing coastlines, medieval towns, old villages and picturesque bays.
Highlights include visiting great beaches, vineyards, pine woods, cycling on the historic islands and exploring Mljet National Park.
Croatia is a land of picturesque islands, rich history, Mediterranean vegetation and mild climate and the best way to explore it is, without doubt, by bike.
DAY 1 SATURDAY ARRIVAL IN SPLIT - ISLAND BRAČ (SUPETAR) - PUČIŠĆA (L)
Bike Course: - BIKE: Supetar - Pučišća
Length: 25 km
Total ascend: 380 m
Highest point: 90 m
Surface: 100% paved road
Difficulty level: 2/5
Arrival in Split and check in till 13:00. Departure with lunch 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 the fishing villages Splitska and Postira and arrive in one of the most beautiful small settlements in Europe - Pučišća. Free afternoon for sightseeing this charming place well known for its long stonemason tradition. Overnight in Pučišća.
Breakfast and morning sail towards the longest Croatian island - Hvar with the view on Biokovo mountain. Out starting point is a small picturesque bay Pokrivenik. Starting with ascend to the highest point of the route and descend to the eastern point of Hvar island - Sućuraj, where the boat is waiting. After lunch on board, sail towards the second biggest Croatian peninsula Pelješac and a charming settlement Lovišta. Optional Captain's dinner on board. Overnight in Lovišta.
DAY 3 MONDAY LOVIŠTA - TRSTENIK (B, D)
Bike Course: Lovišta – TrsteniK
Length: 45 km
Total ascend: 800 m
Highest point: 411 m
Surface: 100% paved
Difficulty level: 4/5
The third-day ride we can call the wine-panoramic route. After breakfast we start riding towards Orebić, the city of seafarers and captains. First few kilometers 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 succeed. We cross the tunnel Dingač to the south side of Pelješac and continue riding through vineyards to Trstenik. Overnight in Trstenik.
DAY 4 TUESDAY TRSTENIK - MLJET - KORČULA (B, L)
Bike Course: National park Mljet
Length: 18 km
Total ascend: 120 m
Highest point: 45 m
Surface: 80 % paved, 20% macadam
Difficulty level: 1/5
Cruise during breakfast from Trstenik to Mljet island, the lush green island also known as Honey-island. Mljet National park (entrance fee to be paid on the spot approx. 16 EUR per person) is a beautiful area of unique charm featuring two connected salt water lakes, a lush flora, a unique appearance of indented coastline, cliffs and numerous islets as well as always green plants of the surrounding hills. We cycle around the saltwater-lake, inside which there is another island with the Benedictine monastery from the 12th century. Refreshment in saltwater lakes and return to lunch on board. Sail to Korčula. Free afternoon for exploring the town of Marco Polo. Overnight in Korčula.
DAY 5 WEDNESDAY KORČULA - VELA LUKA (B, D)
Bike Course: Korčula - Pupnat - Smokvica - Prižba - Blato - Vela Luka
Length: 55 km
Total ascend: 750 m
Highest point: 340 m
Surface: 100 % paved
Difficulty level: 4/5
After breakfast we start with the longest route of the week in which we will cycle the whole island of Korčula. Ascend to Žrnovo village and then to the oldest settlement on the island - Pupnat, where is the highest point of the route. Descend to the south side of Korčula and road ride between one of the most beautiful bay on the island and the steep cliffs above it. We continue the ride through numerous olive groves and vineyards, one of the most famous grape variety Pošip. Short break in the charming place Smokvica on half the way. Descend to the sea and refreshment in one of the numerous pebble hidden beaches. Ascend towards the viewpoint above town Blato and final descend towards our goal - Vela Luka. Dinner on board and overnight in Vela Luka.
DAY 6 THURSDAY VELA LUKA - HVAR - STARI GRAD (B, L)
Bike Course: 1. Hvar - Stari Grad 2. Stari Grad-Jelsa-Vrboska-Stari Grad
Length: 23 km
Total ascend: 450m
Surface: 100% paved
Difficulty level: 3/5
Length: 22 km
Total ascend: 110m
Hiughest point: 85m
Surface: 85% paved 15%macadam
Difficulty level: 1/5
Early morning sail from Vela Luka to the town of Hvar, breakfast. Short sightseeing of Hvar, a fairy tale city with its architecture, beautiful nature and mild climate. Cycle from Hvar to the other side of the island - Stari Grad. We pass through numerous lavender plants and enjoy the view towards the neighboring islands and mainland. Lunch on board in Stari Grad. Easy afternoon ride up to two Hvar's pearls - Jelsa and Vrboska and through Stari Grad Plain where the ancient Greek land division has been preserved to these days like the system of road and plots. Overnight in Stari Grad.
DAY 7 FRIDAY STARI GRAD - STOMORSKA - SPLIT (B, L)
Bike Course: Stomorska - Maslinica
Length: 36 km
Total ascend: 450 m
Highest point: 135 m
Surface: 100 % paved
Difficulty level: 2/5
The last day we start with 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 Medditeranean plants. Continue to Maslinica on the west part of the island. Short break and return to Stomorska. Lunch on board and sail to Split. Free afternoon for sightseeing the Diocletian's city. Overnight in Split.
DAY 8 SATURDAY DISEMBARKATION SPLIT (B)
Breakfast followed by check out at 9:00 am.
Prices & Terms
DATES & PRICES 2019.
04.05. 11.05. 18.05.
01.06. 08.06. 21.09.
TRADITIONAL ENSUITE Lower Deck
TRADITIONAL ENSUITE Upper/Main Deck
PREMIUM Lower Deck
PREMIUM Upper/Main Deck
Prices in EUR per person in a double or twin cabin.
Cruise price includes 7 night cruise with half board service (breakfast & 3 course lunch or dinner – according to daily activities), 1 L of water daily, professional bike guide.All prices are per person in Euro.
TRADITIONAL ENSUITE: wooden ships, cabins with private shower/toilet, mostly bunk beds, air-conditioned salon. Included services:Continental breakfast, three couse lunches, a liter of water per person daily.
PREMIUM: Premium steel hulled vessels with modern traditional look offer accommodation in air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, hair dryer and safety deposit box. Ships are from 29 to 35m in length with cabins 8 to 14m in size. Included services: buffet breakfast, three course lunches, Captain's dinner, English speaking tour manager on board, one guided tour, daily cabin service, mid-week fresh set of towels and linen, luggage handling, olive oil and wine tasting on board, afternoon tea and coffee, a liter of water per person daily.
ALL DECK CABINS ARE SITUATED ON MAIN AND TOP DECK! Under deck cabins are in the hull of the ship below the main deck.
- Reservation fee of 35% of the total amount (not less than 200 Eur) - Remainder latest one month prior to arrival
Conditions & Cancellation policy:
- The Captain reserves the right in changing the route in case of bad weather conditions - All Katarina Line Line cruise departures are guaranteed, however if less than 10 participants are booked, Katarina line reserves the right in cancelling the departure and changing the ship name if the need arises. - Guests are obliged to follow the ship rules and regulations found in written form onboard especially in regards to bringing drinks on board. - In case of inappropriate behavior Katarina Line/captain reserves the right in asking clients to disembark.
- From the day of confirmation up till 30 days prior to arrival – fee of EUR 200 per person - 29-22 days – 25% of the remaining balance - 21-15 days – 50% of the remaining balance - 14-0 days – 100% fee - Name change / date change fee – EUR 20 per person (valid only if the change is done up till 30 days prior booked departure, otherwise regular cancellation clause will be applied)
REDUCTIONS & SUPPLEMENTS:
- adult on 3rd bed in a triple cabin – 30% - children under 10 years – 50% - single use of cabin +50%
VISITOR’S TAX & PORT FEES ARE NOT INCLUDED (to be paid on the spot) EUR 40.- per person per week
BIKE RENTAL:EUR 100.- per week netto - includes bikes equipped with bottle holder, bag carrier, small bag & helmet
FRAMESET: Frame: WSD Alpha White Aluminum w/semi-integrated head tube, bi-oval down tube w/integrated gusset, rack & fender mounts, disc compatible dropouts, replaceable derailleur hanger. Front Suspension: SR Suntour XCT w/coil spring and preload, WSD Rider Right spring weight, 80mm travel WHEELS: Wheels: Formula alloy FM21 front hub, FM31 rear hub; Bontrager 550 36-hole rims w/brushed sidewalls Tires: Bontrager LT3, 26x2.0" DRIVETRAIN: Shifters: Shimano EF51, 8 speed Front Derailleur: Shimano M190 Rear Derailleur: Shimano Acera Crank: Shimano 131, 48/38/28 Cassette: SRAM PG-820 11-32, 8 speed Pedals: Wellgo nylon platform COMPONENTS: Saddle: Bontrager SSR WSD Seat Post: Bontrager SSR, 31.6mm, 20mm offset Handlebars: Bontrager Approved Riser, 25.4mm, 30mm rise Stem: Bontrager Approved, 25.4mm Headset: 1-1/8" threadless, semi-integrated, semi-cartridge bearings Brakeset: Tektro V-brakes w/Shimano EF51 adjustable-reach levers COLOUR: Coastal Blue
FRAMESET: Frame: Alpha White Aluminum w/semi-integrated head tube, bioval down tube with integrated gusset, rack and fender mounts, disc compatible dropouts, replaceable derailleur hanger. Front Suspension SR Suntour XCT w/coil spring and preload, 80mm WHEELS: Wheels:Formula alloy DC20 front hub, Shimano alloy M475 rear hub; Bontrager 550, 36-hole rims w/brushed sidewalls, Tires Bontrager LT3, 26x2.0" DRIVETRAIN: Shifters: Shimano EF51, 7 speed Front Derailleur: Shimano TX50 Rear Derailleur: Shimano M310 Crank: Shimano M131, 42/34/24 Cassette: Shimano TZ31 13-34, 7 speed Pedals: Wellgo nylon platform COMPONENTS: Saddle: Bontrager SSR Seat Post: Bontrager SSR, 31.6mm, 20mm offset Handlebars: Bontrager Approved Riser, 25.4mm, 30mm rise Stem: Bontrager Approved, 25.4mm Grips: Bontrager SSR Headset: 1-1/8" threadless, semi-integrated, semi-cartridge bearings Brakeset: Tektro Novela, mechanical disc w/Shimano EF51 levers COLOUR: Satin Black
E-bikes rent possible! Winora C0 Altus 8 – 2013 Esperia or similar
SWIMMING BREAKS: In good weather and depending on timing we will have regular swim stops for while the ship anchors in secluded bays or after the cycling before departure to next island.
CYCLING ROUTE: The length of the daily cycling routes is estimated and informative and depends of various detours or short cuts that can be done on route. Sailing and cycling routes may be changed on the spot due to weather conditions and capability of the respective cyclists on board. Departure is during morning hours, mostly after breakfast.
FOOD: Half board is served with continental breakfast and either lunch or dinner. During our cycling routes we recommend stops at local restaurants where you can sample the local specialties. These meals are not included in the price of the trip but are paid by the customers. There is a possibility to book a captain's dinner, which is paid directly on the spot and is offered by the captain and your tour guide.
BICYCLES: bike rental possible on request; Katarina Line is not responsible for any damage which may occur on personal bicycles during bike tours and transportation from land to the ship and vice versa
Entrances to National Parks
Prices vary from EUR 10. - 25. per person depending on season and park visited (to be paid on the spot)
EUR 115 per person/week, min. 10 pax required (on DELUXE EUR 150, on DELUXE SUPERIOR EUR 200)
Baby chair or baby cot rental
EUR 50 per week (to be paid on the spot)
Possible from EUR 10 - 15 daily (Opatija, Split, Dubrovnik)
Prices from EUR 50 per transfer (up to 3 pax) from Dubrovnik airport to Dubrovnik port and from Split airport to Split port; in Opatija various airport possibilities (Zagreb, Trieste, Ljubljana, Venice) - price on request
Wedding renewal or other occasional / special day celebration package
From EUR 150 per couple - includes renewal ceremony performed by the captain, certificate, champagne, gift
Pre/post cruise accommodation
Available on request - villas, hotels, private accommodation, hostels...
Cabins, seats or deck, available for coastal & intenational ferry connections
OPTIONAL SUPPLEMENTS FOR TRADITIONAL AND TRADITIONAL ENSUITE VESSELS (already included on other categories)
English breakfast supplement
EUR 40 per week - incl. 2 eggs, bacon, tomato and mushrooms, or fruit & yoghurt, or similar (regular continental breakfast included in price of the cruise includes: coffee, tea, milk, glass of juice, cereal, bread, a variety of spreads - butter, honey, jam, soft cheese; daily additions such as ham and cheese or boiled eggs, frankfurters, salami, etc...).
EUR 25 - choice of fish or meat menu - ship's speciality served
Two towels provided on traditioanl ships weekly. Extra towels can be rented for EUR 3 & beach towels EUR 5 per week/towel.
Daily cabin cleaning
EUR 15 per person per week - daily cabin servicing, fresh bed linen and towels midweek
We kindly ask you to fill out the reservation form with requested details to get an offer with a booking option.