Cruise and Cycle – Island hopping Croatia

Take your bike with you onboard and join us on a fantastic cruise where we cycle and explore the islands of central Dalmatia!

  • from: 425 €
  • Harbour: Split
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Description

7-night cruise with guaranteed departures from Split

SPLIT – BRAČ– HVAR – PELJEŠAC – MLJET – KORČULA – ŠOLTA – SPLIT 

This guided cycling tour in Dalmatia starts and ends in Split exploring amazing coastlines, medieval towns, old villages and picturesque bays. Highlights include great beaches, vineyards, pine woods, 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 doubt, the best way to explore it is by bike.

Cruise & Cycle Croatia Split
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Itinerary

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.

Sunday       PUČIŠĆA – POKRIVENIK / JELSA – SUĆURAJ – LOVIŠTA (B,L CD)

Bike Course: Pokrivenik – Sućuraj
Length: 32 km
Total ascend: 450 m
Highest point: 350 m
Surface: 100 % paved
Difficulty level: 3/5

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.

Monday      LOVIŠTA / KUČIŠTA – TRSTENIK  (B, D)

Bike Course: Lovišta / Kučišta – Trstenik
Length: 45 km  / 31 km
Total ascend: 800 m / 580 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.

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. 17 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.

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.

Thursday    VELA LUKA – HVAR – STARI GRAD (B, L)

Bike Course: 1. Hvar – Stari Grad
Bike Course: 2. Stari Grad-Jelsa-Vrboska-Stari Grad

BIKE 1:
Length: 23 km
Total ascend: 450m
Highest point:410m
Surface: 100% paved
Difficulty level: 3/5

BIKE 2:
Length: 22 km
Total ascend: 110m
Highest 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.

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.

Saturday         DISEMBARKATION SPLIT  (B)

Breakfast followed by check out at 9:00 am.

Legend: B – breakfast, L – lunch, D – dinner, CD – Captain`s dinner

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Prices & Terms

Dates & Prices 2021

7 day cruise, guaranteed departures from Split 

02.10.
09.10.

01.05.
08.05.
15.05.
22.05.
25.09.
29.05.
05.06.
18.09.
04.09.
11.09.
PREMIUM Upper/Main Deck 650 715 775 865
PREMIUM Lower Deck 620 675 710 805
TRADITIONAL ENSUITE Upper/Main Deck 455 510 580 670
TRADITIONAL ENSUITE Lower Deck 425 480 510 615

 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),
  • Captain’s dinner
  • unlimited water from the water dispenser
  • professional bike guide

Cabin categories

TRADITIONAL ENSUITE: wooden ships, cabins with private shower/toilet, mostly bunk beds, air-conditioned salon.

Included services: Continental breakfast, three course lunch OR dinner according to daily activities, unlimited water from water dispenser, professional bike guide, free WiFi.

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 14m2 in size.

Included services: Buffet breakfasts, three course lunches OR dinner, Captain’s dinner, professional bike guide, daily cabin service, mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen, luggage handling, unlimited water from the water dispenser, free WiFi

ALL DECK CABINS ARE SITUATED ON MAIN AND TOP DECK! Under deck cabins are in the hull of the ship below the main deck.

Payments

  • Reservation fee of 35% of the total amount
  • 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.

Cancellation conditions

  • From the day of confirmation up till 30 days prior to arrival – down payment is non-refundable
  • 29-22 days – 40% of the remaining balance
  • 21-15 days – 60% 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% 

Obligatory Supplement

  • VISITOR’S TAX & PORT FEES ARE NOT INCLUDED (to be paid on the spot) EUR 40.- per person per week
  • ENTRANCE TO NATIONAL PARK MLJET  EUR 17.– per person (to be paid on the spot)
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Bike rental

bicycle
electric bicycle

BIKE RENTAL: EUR 100.- per week netto
  • includes bikes equipped with bottle holder, bag carrier, small bag & helmet
E-bikes rent possible!

Weekly rent: 150,00 EUR nett (limited availability – on request only)

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Notes

Swimming breaks 

In good weather and depending on timings we will have regular swim stops while the vessel 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 is based on local information and depends of various detours or short cuts that can be done en route. Sailing and cycling routes may be changed on the spot due to weather conditions and ability of the respective cyclists on board. Departure is during morning hours, mostly after breakfast.

Food

Breakfast* and either lunch or dinner (*continental breakfast included for Traditional Ensuite vessels, buffet breakfast for Premium vessels). 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 and are paid by the customers. There is a possibility to book a Captain’s dinner (included for Premium vessels), 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; Repair kit for personal bikes obligatory.

Optional Supplements

Bike rental EUR 100.- per week, E-bike rental: EUR 150.- per week
Saddle bags rental EUR 14.- per week
Dinner supplement EUR 115 per person/week, min. 10 pax required
Baby chair or baby cot rental EUR 50 per week (to be paid on the spot)
Parking Possible from EUR 10 – 15 daily
Airport transfers EUR 50.- from Split airport to Split port; other transfers available on request
Wedding renewal or other occasion / special day celebration package 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…
Ferry Tickets Cabins, seats or deck, available for coastal & international ferry connections
Beach towels Beach towel can be purchased on arrival for EUR 10
English breakfast supplement (Traditional Ensuite) 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.). Hot & cold buffet breakfast included on Premium vessels.
Captain’s dinner EUR 25.- ship’s speciality served (choice of fish or meat menu) – included in price on Premium vessels
Extra towels Guests will be provided with two towels for personal use per week. 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. Included in the price for Premium vessels. Not provided on Traditional Ensuite ships but can be ordered in advance

 

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