• Activity Level:  3
  • Comfort:  5
  • Departs From: Dubrovnik
  • Location: Dubrovnik, Mljet, Korcula, Hvar, Brac, Split
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Availability: SUNDAYS, April - October
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Highlights

  • Dubrovnik City Tour
  • Hvar Island Cycling Tour
  • Lastovo Island Cycling Tour
  • Cycle the length of Korcula Island
  • Explore Traditional Brac Island by Bicycle
  • Mljet Island National Park Cycling Tour
  • Cycle through villages on Sipan Island
  • UNESCO Heritage Split
  • Relax and let the captain and his crew (especially the cook) take care of you
  • During the day you can swim, snorkel (Equipment not provided), sunbathe, and explore the underworld of the Adriatic Sea
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8 days from Dubrovnik, Sipan, Mljet, Lastovo, Korcula, Vela Luka, Hvar, Stari Grad, Brac and to Split

Fantastic one-way bicycle island hopping cruise! If you would like to experience the region of South Dalmatia thoroughly, not wanting to do without Dubrovnik and its amazing city walls, this sail and cycle trip is an excellent choice. Accompanied by our charming small cruise ship, we get to know this sparsely populated part of Croatia.

Premium Superior Ship: MS Harmonia

Available in the opposite direction on alternating weeks, see link below

Itinerary


8 days from Dubrovnik, Sipan, Mljet, Lastovo, Korcula, Vela Luka, Hvar, Stari Grad, Brac and to Split

Open age cruise. Double/twin cabins on Upper, Main and Lower Deck. Most triple cabins are a double bed with a single bunk bed above. Solo travellers must book a double/twin for solo use with a solo use supplement.


Level 2 – 3
The cycle tours require an advanced level of fitness. The tours will take us up to a height of 200 - 500 m above sea-level. The day-tours up to 28 mi./45 km will take us through hilly and mountainous terrain and will be completed without any time-constraints. Participants will also need to master long and steep climbs. You are free to set aside a half or full day to swim or spend time on board the boat, instead of taking a planned cycle-tour. Helmet use is mandatory on all cycle tours. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own (well-fitted) helmet. Rental helmets are available in limited numbers (reservation required at time of booking).


Also available in the opposite direction on alternating weeks: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/71/bike-boat-cruise-split-dubrovnik-ms-harmonia-7nt/
Combine with a day tour afterwards from Split to Zagreb: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/96/day-tour-plitvice-lakes-with-transfer-split-zagreb/


SHIP INFO AND PHOTOS:
https://discovercroatia.com.au/ships/premium-superior-ships/harmonia/

CRUISE FAQ: https://discovercroatia.com.au/before-your-cruise/




ITINERARY

Day 1 (Sun) Dubrovnik (Embarkation)
Individual journey to Dubrovnik. Check-in on board starts between 2 and 2.30 pm at Gruž, the town port. At about 4.30 pm, a guided tour through Dubrovnik is offered, where we hear some interesting details of the town’s history and visit the most impressive sites. The boat will spend the night in Gruž offering the guests an opportunity to experience Dubrovnik’s nightlife.

Day 2 (Mon) Dubrovnik – Mljet Island (aprx. 17.5 mi./28 km)
In the morning we cross over to the green and forested island Mljet - known as the honey island. With 70 % of its landmass covered by woodland it is the most forested island in the Mediterranean region. Homer mentioned this lovely island in his epic poem “Odyssey”. He made it a home for the Nymph Calypso and the legendary Greek king Odysseus, who could not resist Calypso and stayed on Mljet for seven years. We cycle from Sobra to Pomena where our ship awaits us for dinner. Overnight stay in Pomena.

Day 3 (Tue) Islands Lastovo and Korčula: Korčula town (aprx. 17.5 mi./28 km)
Today our ship takes us to the Island of Lastovo. The island is one of the smaller inhabited islands in the Adriatic Sea. The Emperor Augustus appreciated the mild climate, and in Roman times it was even named “Augusta Insula” after him. Today’s cycle tour takes us across this beautiful island. The gold-coloured white wine “Marastina”, known even beyond Croatia’s borders, is grown here. Back at the boat it’s time to cast off! A crossing takes us over to Korčula Island, regarded as one of the most beautiful islands in Dalmatia. The Picturesque town of Korčula competes with Venice for the honor of being the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Use the evening to wander through the fishbone alleyways and soak up the vibes of this stylish town. A guided city tour will give you an overview of the city and its features.

Day 4 (Wed) Korčula Island: Korčula town - Vela Luka (aprx. 37.5 mi./60 km)
Today’s cycle tour leads us across the charming island of Korčula. A mild Mediterranean climate and a broad variety of different landscapes accompany us on the tour today. Take your time, and remember to take a break to enjoy the view over the deep blue sea and neighboring islands. Dinner is served on board to replenish our strength after an active day. Overnight stay in the sheltered by of Vela Luka.

Day 5 (Thu) Island Hvar: Hvar Town – Stari Grad – Jelsa (aprx. 22 mi./35 km)
The day starts with a relaxing cruise to Hvar town on Hvar Island. Make use of the time before the cycle tour starts and go for a little stroll through the city. Standing on the magnificent Renaissance Square you can enjoy a view up to the Spanish fortress towering high above the city. Today's bike tour takes us from the city of Hvar through small villages and lavender fields to Stari Grad on the opposite side of the island. The descent to Stari Grad offers breathtaking views. After a lunch break on board we continue cycling to Jelsa, where we will also spend the night.

Day 6 (Fri) Brač Island: Bol – Pučišća (aprx. 14 mi./23 km)
We cruise to the island of Brač, famous for its radiant, precious limestone that was, among others, used for the White House in Washington and in the construction of the German Reichstag building in Berlin. Once we have arrive on Brač, we start our bike tour from Bol to the picturesque harbor town of Pučišća. We will spend the afternoon and evening here. Enjoy the serenity of the town, famous internationally for its stone masonary college.

Day 7 (Sat) Brač Island: Pučišća – Split (aprx. 16 mi./25 km)
Our last bike tour leads us along the northern coastline of Brač from Pučišća to Supetar. Then, for the last time in an eventful week, we enjoy a cruise back to the UNESCO world heritage city of Split. A guided city tour offers us the chance to see inside the former Palace of Emperor Diocletian and to learn about its transformation into the city which it has become. A cheerful evening meal on board the boat gives you time to celebrate the success of the week with fellow travelers and tour guides.

Day 8 (Sun) Split (Disembarkation)
After breakfast disembarkation until 9 am and individual trip home or extended stay in Croatia.


INCLUDED:
• 8-day trip on an airconditioned / ensuite cruise vessel with crew
• 7 nights in a double cabin with shower/toilet
• 7 x Breakfast, 4 x Lunch & Dinner, 3 x Lunch or Dinner
• Guided cycling tours as described in the itinerary
• Overview-maps for the daily tours (on board)
• City tour in Split, Korcula and Dubrovnik
• Bed linen and towels
• English speaking tour guide


NOT INCLUDED:
• Obligatory: 50 EUR PP Flat rate for bottled water, Visitor’s tax and local charges. 25 euro for children up to age 16
• Journey to Dubrovnik
• Entrance fees to museums and churches
• Beverages on board
• Meals and beverages ashore
• Transfers by bus or taxi during the trip
• Tips for crew and tour guides


#Optional:
• Rental bike: Bicycle (hybrid)
• Rental bike: E-bike (on request)
(Insurance included with bikes is against theft and damage of the rental bike. Negligent damage is NOT insured)
You are strongly encouraged to BYO HELMET. If you can, please bring your own (well-fitted) helmet.
Rental helmets are available in limited numbers (reservation required at time of booking, you cannot hire one on the day).


RESTRICTIONS: Captain reserves the right to change the route in case of bad weather conditions. Guests are obliged to follow ship rules (found in written form on the ship) especially with regards to bringing drinks on board. In case of inappropriate behavior Captain reserves the right in requesting clients to disembark.

DISCLAIMER: Due to specific mooring conditions and requirements in some Croatian ports, ships are moored side by side, making it necessary for the clients to cross from one ship to another with gaps in between ships in order to get to the shore. In such cases clients need to take special care when crossing and do this at their own risk. Crew assistance will be given to those needing and requesting it. Cruise not recommended for clients in wheelchairs or with limited mobility.

BEDS: Many cruise ships now have ‘flex-beds’, which can be moved together to form a Double/Queen size bed with 2 single mattresses on a combined base, leaving a small separation between the mattresses. Even a traditional double/queen bed mattress might have separate bedding on each side, such as 2 single duvets, rather than one large one. If this is an issue for you, please let us know before booking. Thank you.

Accommodations

Luxury accommodations are provided.

Essential Information

Ship Description: All ships have WIFI

https://discovercroatia.com.au/ships/premium-superior-ships/harmonia/

https://discovercroatia.com.au/before-your-cruise/

Inclusions

  • INCLUDED:
  • • 8-day trip on an airconditioned / ensuite cruise vessel with crew
  • • 7 nights in a double cabin with shower/toilet
  • • 7 x Breakfast, 4 x Lunch & Dinner, 3 x Lunch or Dinner
  • • Guided cycling tours as described in the itinerary
  • • Overview-maps for the daily tours (on board)
  • • City tour in Split, Korcula and Dubrovnik
  • • Bed linen and towels
  • • English speaking tour guide

Exclusions

  • NOT INCLUDED:
  • • Obligatory: 50 EUR PP Flat rate for bottled water, Visitor’s tax and local charges. 25 euro for children up to age 16
  • • Journey to Dubrovnik
  • • Entrance fees to museums and churches
  • • Beverages on board
  • • Meals and beverages ashore
  • • Transfers by bus or taxi during the trip
  • • Tips for crew and tour guides
  • #Optional:
  • • Rental bike: Bicycle (hybrid)
  • • Rental bike: E-bike (on request)
  • (Insurance included with bikes is against theft and damage of the rental bike. Negligent damage is NOT insured)

Restrictions

Due specific mooring conditions and requirements in some Croatian ports, ships are moored side by side, making it necessary for the clients to cross from one ship to another with gaps in between ships in order to get to the shore. In such cases clients need to take special care when crossing and do this at their own risk. Crew assistance will be given to those needing and requesting it. Cruise is not suitable for persons with restricted mobility.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have loads more specific FAQ answered on our other pages, check them out here:

Before You Go - General Croatia Info (general info for all travellers)

Before Your Cruise - General Cruise Info (for all small ship Croatia cruises)

Before Your Island Hopping Tour - General Info (packages combining hotels, ferries and transfers)

Before Your Private Charter - General Yacht and Gulet Charter Info (private charters)

 

Click here to see how the booking process works: https://www.discovercroatia.com.au/booking-process-how-to-book/

How far in advance do I need to book?

Cruises: For our weekly small ship cruises with guaranteed departures we suggest you book as soon as your plans are in motion. All cruises are extremely popular especially during peak season, which is June, July, August, September and these dates can be booked out up to a year in advance, especially September. One-way cruises are particularly sought-after and tend to sell out first, so please speak to us first to ensure your cruise choice is available before booking any flight arrangements.

Escorted Tours: Escorted Group Tours with guaranteed departures are also best booked as early as possible to ensure your place on the tour, as spaces are limited to a set number of passengers. Once the tour is full that departure is closed for new bookings.

Island Hopping, Self-Drive, Self-Guided Cycling/Hiking and Independent or Private Tours: Independent tours are available most days of the week at any time of year, so if you're booking late these are a great option. They can also start or finish on any day of the week, so can be a great alternative to the cruises (that mostly depart only on Saturdays). You can check out our Island Hopper Tours and our active tours for some examples. If you can't find what you are looking for please make an enquiry on any of our tours and let us know what you need. We love creating custom tours with our clients.

What do the different ship categories mean?

Please see our Ship Descriptions page here, for all the information on Ship Categories, Deck and Cabin Descriptions.

 

What is half-board? What meals are included?

Half-board (HB): This means that 2 meals a day are usually provided, mostly it will be breakfast and lunch on cruises, and breakfast and dinner on escorted tours. Each cruise or tour will have meals listed on the daily itinerary, so that you will know exactly which meals are included. Some lunches or dinners are swapped occasionally, so that you may enjoy a wonderful gourmet experience with your fellow travellers, such as a Captain's Dinner on a cruise, or a wine-tasting and lunch on an escorted tour. For the remainder of your meals you will be able to dine anywhere you choose and you will be responsible for the cost of those meals. Your Cruise or Tour Director will be happy to recommend a good value and trusted eatery nearby at every location, or you can explore on your own.

Bed and Breakfast (BB): This means that only breakfast is included in your holiday. Most of our Independent Tours include breakfast only, so that you are not beholden to going back to your hotel for lunch or dinner as you are going to be exploring on your own. We think that flexibility with lunch and dinner gives you the best option for exploring Croatia and experiencing the local culture and cuisine.

Full-board (FB) is occasionally offered on cruises as an optional extra, but we do not recommend you take the full-board option unless you are really sure about it. A lot of the joy of the cruise and tour experiences is to dine in local restaurants, 'konobas' (traditional pubs) and bars, so that you can meet the people who live and work there. Why come all the way to Croatia only to eat on-board for every meal? There are so many fabulous (and even some famous!) eateries. Get out there and taste them!

 

What type of transport is used on the Island Hopper Tours? Local ferries and vehicle transfers

Local ferries: Local ferries are used between the mainland and the islands where possible. Most of these ferries are fast ferries (high speed catamarans). Our Island Hopper Tours include all ferry tickets, as well as delivery of the ferry tickets to your hotel, when we come to pick you up to take you to the ferry port. In some towns, where some hotels are in the pedestrian zone close to the ferry port (like Hvar), then you will be met at the ferry and directed to your hotel, with luggage assistance if required. If your hotel is outside the pedestrian zone you will be met at the ferry and taken to your transfer vehicle, with luggage assistance if required.

Transfers: Most Island Hoppers have private airport transfers included, and private transfers to/from the ferry ports on the islands. Some transfers will be shared transfers if there are others going to the exact same hotel at the same time and it is a short distance.

How fit do I need to be for my holiday?

Relaxation/cultural cruises and tours: On-board your cruise ship, you will need to be able to negotiate gangways and stairs and be able to step from ship to ship as the cruise ships are moored next to each other sideways and sometimes you need to step across to the next ship. You will be walking mostly on the cobblestone streets through the iconic cities and towns of the region. The excursions are best-suited to those who are capable of walking on uneven surfaces as many old cities and towns have limited totally flat surfaces that can accommodate wheelchairs or walking-frames. Please contact us to ask about your specific circumstances, as we are happy to help plan for your needs as best we can. Assistance will be provided on cruise ships to help you navigate getting on and off, but there are a few limitations. Please ask.

Cycling tours: Although almost completely flat this cycle tour is graded easy to moderate as the daily distance ranges between approximately 15-50 km. You will be biking mostly on the dedicated cycle paths alongside canals, rivers and through the iconic cities and towns of the region. This tour is well-suited to those who have never taken a cycling holiday before as it is flat and predominantly traffic-free and you also have the option of skipping the cycling and relaxing on board.

What happens if I can't attend an excursion?

It is possible to relax at your hotel, on the tour bus or on the boat at any time.

What happens if I can't cycle or hike a stage on an active holiday?

For cycling cruises: If you don't want to cycle it is possible to relax on the boat as it moves to the next port of call.

For cycling and hiking tours: If you don't want to (or can't due to illness or injury) cycle, hike or walk a stage, then we will make arrangements to have you transferred to the next stop on your itinerary so that you can continue with your holiday. Prices for transfers vary widely, so pricing will be provided on an 'as needed' basis only.

What equipment do I need?

Relaxation/excursion cruises and tours: You will need comfortable walking shoes, clothes for relaxing, your swimming costume, and a sunhat. Most cruises are fairly relaxed and casual clothing is fine for all meals, though you may want to take one nice outfit depending on where you wish to dine onshore.

Cycling cruises and tours: You will need comfortable sports shoes, comfortable clothes for cycling, waterproof jacket and trousers, a helmet and a sunhat. We supply a detailed packing list with your information pack.

If you have any questions, just give us a call or email:

Call us or WhatsApp: +61 2 9212 1507
Email us: [email protected]

 

 

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 (Sun) Dubrovnik (Embarkation)
  • Day 2 (Mon) Dubrovnik – Mljet Island (aprx. 17.5 mi./28 km)
  • Day 3 (Tue) Islands Lastovo and Korčula: Korčula town (aprx. 17.5 mi./28 km)
  • Day 4 (Wed) Korčula Island: Korčula town - Vela Luka (aprx. 37.5 mi./60 km)
  • Day 5 (Thu) Island Hvar: Hvar Town – Stari Grad – Jelsa (aprx. 22 mi./35 km)
  • Day 6 (Fri) Brač Island: Bol – Pučišća (aprx. 14 mi./23 km)
  • Day 7 (Sat) Brač Island: Pučišća – Split (aprx. 16 mi./25 km)
  • Day 8 (Sun) Split (Disembarkation)