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Family Cruise in Southern Dalmatia by Bike + Boat

from/to Trogir with San Snova

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Tour profile: Level 1

The cycle tours we offer here take place under the expert guidance of your tour guide, who is familiar with the terrain. The bicycle tours do not require particular physical fitness. The walks and short hikes follow good paths, which are in part even asphalted and are also not at all demanding. Should some activities require greater fitness, your tour guide will point this out before hand.

Day 1: Trogir (Embarkation) – Island of Vis

Individual arrival by car to Trogir or by plane to Split airport, which is about 5 km/3 mi. away from the harbour of Trogir. After check in on the motor yacht (from 2:30 p.m.) the first short cruise starts around 3 p.m. from Trogir to the Island of Šolta. On the way we have the opportunity to take a refreshing swim from the boat. The first night is spent on the Island of Vis.

Day 2: Island of Vis, approx. 10 km

In the morning we can take part on an adventurous bike tour which takes us past the old military tunnels which crisscross the island, on our way to the fortress of St. George which played a significant role in the seafaring history of the island. Once back at the boat we cruise towards the island of Hvar and find a beautiful bay to anchor in for a long swimming break and for a peaceful night under the stars.

Day 3: Island of Hvar

We go on a morning crossing to Hvar Island with its island capital Hvar town. After arrival we take a city tour across the large Renaissance Square which is surrounded by the cathedral and many late gothic palaces. We are able to hike to the Spanish fortress that towers above the town. From here we have a fabulous view onto the city and the surrounding islands. With lunch on board, we cast off from Hvar and anchor in the Pakleni Islands for a lengthy swim stop. In the afternoon we lift the anchor and cruise to the city of Stari Grad on the island of Hvar, where we will spend the night.

Day 4 Island of Hvar and Brač, approx. 13 - 25 km

In the morning we cruise to the famous ‘Golden Horn’ Beach in Bol on the island of Brač where the ship lowers its anchor for the morning. Here we can choose between a variety of activities both in the water and on land (not included in the tour price) or just enjoy the summer morning swimming and chilling on deck. During lunch on board, we cruise to the town of Jelsa on the island of Hvar where we can enjoy a bike tour along the beautiful seafront promenade through Vrboska, past the UNESCO Stari Grad Plains. Decide for yourself if you wish to do a longer or shorter version of the cycle tour. Enjoy the evening on board with a captains dinner and celebrate a successful day!

Day 5: Island Brač

The morning is spent on board enjoying a longer cruise to Lovrečina Bay on the island of Brač. Once we have arrived, big and small islandhoppers are invited to a game of beach Olympics in the bay. In the afternoon a 1.5 hour hike along the coast brings us to Postira. Here the sunset can be enjoyed on one of the many cafes or bars.

Day 6: Cetina Canyon – Omiš – Split

During breakfast the boat brings us to the city of Split, where we have the choice to either to take a bus transfer to go rafting through the Cetina Canyon (not included in the tour price) or to explore the wonderful Marjan forrest Park in Split on foot along with an extended visit to the beach for a swim and games at the beach. In the afternoon we can explore the bustling city of Split.  We enjoy an exciting tour through the UNESCO old town, built within the palace walls of the roman Emperor Diocletian. The night is spent in Split. 

Day 7: Island of Šolta – Trogir, approx. 8 km

In the first half of the day we can cycle on the island of Šolta to Goran, a local beekeeper to participate in an interactive workshop on bees, their purpose, products and the life of a beekeeper. Goran is an expert in capturing the fascination of young and old with the enthusiasm he has for the bees which he keeps. We return to Rogač where the boat waits. Lunch will be enjoyed on board during the last crossing by boat for the week as the captain charters his course back to Trogir. Along the way the anchor is droped for an enjoyable dip in the Adria directly from the boat. In the afternoon we enjoy Trogir by taking a walk through the UNESCO protected old town. Traditionally the last evening before disembarkation is spent cheerfully with guests, crew and guides.

Day 8: Trogir (Disembarkation)

After breakfast disembarkation until 9 am and individual trip home or extended stay in Croatia.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

We reserve the right to make changes to the planned route due to changing wind and weather conditions, and where required by organizational necessities.

Services

  • 8-day trip on a motorized yacht with crew

  • 7 nights in a double cabin below deck with shower/toilet

  • 2x full board and 5x half board

  • Bed linen and towels

  • Guided walks and cycling tours as described in itinerary

  • German and English speaking tour guide

Dates & Prices

Dates

Merkmale

    Season / Period
    Type
    Information
    Booking
    •   12.07. - 19.07.24
    •   19.07. - 26.07.24
    •   26.07. - 02.08.24
    •   02.08. - 09.08.24
    •   09.08. - 16.08.24

    Extras

     Water package  (payable locally)
    adults 60
    children until 16,99 years 30
       
    Discounts
    3rd person in triple cabin -50%
     
    Bicycle & equipment
    21-speed-bike 40
    E-bike 125
    Trailer bike 40
    Child seat 20
    Insurance 21 speed 10
    Insurance E-Bike 25
       
    Additional night
    Trogir on request
       
    Transfer/Parking
    Transfer Split – harbour Trogir on request
    Parking space (payable on spot)  
           Motorcycle 40
           Car 70
           Vehicle over 6 m 120

    Best - Price - Guarantee

    If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
    All prices per person in EUR

    Ship

    Welcome aboard the SAN SNOVA!

    Facilities

    The MS San Snova is a wooden motor-sailer that was launched in spring 2009 and made exclusively for Islandhopping cruises. The ship, constructed entirely of oak, was built in three years by the Scherka family in their own carpentry workshop as family project. The ship, 100 ft./31 m long and 26 ft./8 m wide, meets the highest expectations in regard to comfort, elegance and style, combining romantic seafaring with modernity and functionalism. Young captain Tonci prides himself in the meticulous appearance of the ship and the cordiality on board.

    The roomy sun deck offers comfortable mats for relaxing and lounge chairs are found on the afterdeck. So let yourself be pampered and enjoy the “Dream of Dreams” (San Snova), as the Scherka family named their ship!


    Cabins

    The San Snova has five double cabins (with double beds 6,5 ft./200 cm x 5,2 ft./160 cm) and five triple cabins above deck (with double beds 6,5 ft./200 cm x 5,2 ft./160 cm and single bunk beds 6,5 ft./200 cm x 2,6 ft./80 cm) as well as four spacious triple cabins below deck. Two of these triple cabins can also be used as quadruple cabins by adding a camp bed. The fittings of the cabins as well as the saloon and the outside area are of superior quality with many carefully created details.


    Catering

    The cook that travels along is a member of the crew and prepares breakfast and one or two warm dishes a day. Catering includes 2 x full board and 5 x half board and starts with dinner on embarkation day and ends with breakfast on disembarkation day.


    Languages on board

    German, English

    Bicycle

    Important Info: Bringing your own E-Bikes is not permitted due to safety reasons!


     

    Rental bikes incl. Panniers

    We provide the following bikes on board:

    • 21-speed trekking bikes (men’s and women’s frames in four different frame sizes: 46 cm and 52 cm for women, 56 cm and 60 cm for men.).
    • E-bikes
    • tagalongs, child seats, ...

    If you do not want to do without your own saddle or clipless pedals, you are welcome to bring them with you and have them mounted on your rental bike by your tour guide on site.


    E-bikes | Electric bikes | Pedelecs

    Our e-bikes are high-quality pedelecs, which are characterized by a relatively low weight and good equipment. With an e-bike, even steep inclines can be climbed almost effortlessly. So now cyclists with different fitness levels can go on tours together! 


    Additional insurance (bookable/payable on site)

    Insurance against theft and damage of the rental bike (not covered: intentional damage):

    21-speed trekking bike: € 10,- /week
    Electric bike: € 20,- /week

    Useful

    Children on board!

    The cruise offered here is especially for children an unforgettable experience. If you book a three-bed cabin, you receive a 50 % discount on the basic tour price. Please note that we have 21-gear-children’s bikes only for body sizes above 1.20 m/4 ft. These bikes can be booked for € 40,- per week. For smaller children we offer trailer bikes for € 40,- or children’s seats for € 20,- (by request). Please note that children under the age of 16 are obliged to wear biking helmets.


    Arrival - Parking - Departure

    Arrival by plane

    Airport: Split (SPU), Zadar (ZAD), Dubrovnik (DBV)

    For all tours starting in Trogir the closest airport is Split (SPU) that is situated at a distance of only 6 km/4 mi. from the town. The harbor can easily be reached by taxi (approx. € 20,- per way).


    Arrival by car

    Parking: parking near the ship landing station, payable locally (reservation necessary)


    Arrival by train

    Train station: Rijeka
    If you have a lot of time and do not want to fly, there is also the possibility to travel by train to Rijeka and then by ferry to Split. However, from Munich you will need at least 24 hours to get to Trogir.

    Rijeka train station is very close to the ferry port. There are porters in the train station who will transport your bags to the ferry with handcarts for about € 3,- per piece of luggage. There is also a cab stand in front of the station. From the ferry port in Split, take a bus or cab to Trogir (about 20 km or 30 min).

    You can start the return journey by ferry and train only on Sunday (for overnight stay from Saturday to Sunday there are always rooms in Trogir at this time of the year), because the ferry leaves for Rijeka only on Sunday evening.


    Arrival by bus

    During the touristic season there are constant buses to over 50 spots in Croatia, within also to Rijeka. Please find the timetable at www.touring.de.


    Transfers

    From/to train station/airport see via "Dates and Prices". Reservation with flight dates necessary.


    Participants

    Minimum: 14


    Additional information

    Helmets
    Helmet use is mandatory on all bike rides. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own well-fitted helmet. Rental helmets are available on board in limited number (reservation requested).

    Bringing children
    The cruise offered here is especially for children an unforgettable experience. If you book a three-bed cabin, you receive a 50 % discount on the basic tour price. Please note that we have 21-gear- children’s bikes only for body sizes above 1.20 m/4 ft. These bikes can be booked for 50 euro per week. For smaller children we offer trailer bikes or children’s seats free of charge (by request). Please note that children under the age of 16 are obliged to wear biking helmets.

    Bringing own bike
    Please be informed that only bringing normal trekking-/touring-/city-bikes is allowed. It is NOT possible to bring own E-bikes - those have to be rented; depending on availability.

     

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    6 16.08.2022 | Patricia E. Family Cruise in Southern Dalmatia by Bike + Boat

    We had a fantastic holiday on our recent family cruise to Dalmatia.

    We are a couple in our sixties who travelled (without our family). We chose this cruise as we didn’t want to cycle far in the heat. Our boat, the San Snova, was lovely. The cabin was very comfortable and the food was simple but beautifully served. There ...
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    4.7 18.09.2019 | Leslie B. Family Cruise in Southern Dalmatia by bike + boat

    iRiva tour Aktiv & Cappuccino Dalmatian Islands

    This was NOT a Level 1 tour. Croatia is very hilly. Tour guide was excellent and happened to have an extra e-bike available. Otherwise I wouldn’t have been able to complete the rides. There were no travel documents given. We rode as a group.
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