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Pearls of Southern Dalmatia by Bike + Boat

from/to Trogir



Tour profile: Level 2-3

The cycling stages require the participant to have a good basic condition, which should be acquired as a regular cyclist. The tours go up to an altitude between 400 and 700 meters. The daily stages of 30 - 50 km lead through hilly and mountainous terrain and are cycled without time pressure. There are also steeper or longer climbs, but pushing is allowed. The roads are mostly asphalted and not very busy outside the vacation season. Instead of a bike tour, a half or full day can also be spent on the ship.

Day 1: Trogir – Island Solta

Individual arrival by car to Trogir or by plane to Split Airport, located about 3.5 mi./6 km away from the harbour of Trogir. After checking in on the motor yacht between 2 and 2:30 pm, the first cruise from Trogir to the island of Šolta begins at 3 pm. The first night is spent in a quiet harbour on the island of Solta with the opportunity to take a swim after a day of travel.

Day 2: Island Vis, approx. 31 km

This morning we enjoy a cruise during breakfast to the Island of Vis. Vis is the furthermost inhabited island from mainland Croatia. A Greek colony called Issa inhabited the island 2,300 years ago. Due to its strategic location it was a military zone until 1995 and prohibited for foreign tourists. Today we have the opportunity to explore the lovely island by bicycle. We have plenty of time to enjoy the island and spend the night here.

Day 3: Island Korčula, approx. 30 km

In the morning we leave the island of Vis by boat and navigate to the harbor town of Vela Luka on the Island of Korčula. Along the way we throw the anchor for a refreshing swim stop. Korčula is regarded as one of the most scenic islands in the Adriatic, abundant in scenic impressions and quaint villages nestled in the green. Once we arrive in Vela Luka we can enjoy a round tour from Vela Luka to the village of Blato and back again. The night is spent in Vela Luka.

Day 4: Island Hvar: Hvar Town – Stari Grad – Jelsa – Stari Grad, approx. 22 + 20 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 we continue start off on a second cycling tour through the green planes of the island to the seaside town of Jelsa. After a break for coffee and ice cream, we continue the round trip back to Stari Grad where we spend the night.

Day 5: Island Brač Milna – Postira approx. 29 km

In the morning 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 arrived on Brač, we start our bike tour from Milna to the picturesque harbor town of Postira. At first we cycle inland through small villages and past local architectural relics before hugging the coast with spectacular views across the channel to the mainland. On arrival in Postira there are many ways in which to enjoy the rest of the afternoon. The night is spent in the quiet harbor of Postira.

Day 6: Split (approx. 17 km) or Rafting on Cetina Canyon

During breakfast the boat brings us to the city of Split. The old town of Split, built adjoining the famous palace of the Roman Caesar Diocletian, is a UNESCO world heritage site. Today we have the choice 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 forest Park in Split by bike. The rafting group will be picked up from the boat by a bus and are taken to Omiš for the excursion. From here they will follow the river downstream in the rafts gaining a unique perspective of the canyon and its flora and fauna. Participants of the rafting trip are brought back to the boat in the bus after the activity. Cyclist will enjoy a short but scenic bike tour through the green heart of Splits accompanied by an extensive swim break at a local beach. In the afternoon we can explore the bustling city of Split again together as one group. Overnight stay in Split.

Day 7: Island Solta – Trogir, approx. 20 km

In the morning, we once more cruise to the island of Šolta, where there will be the opportunity to take part in a bike ride to the local beekeeper Goran. Goran has a true passion for bees and has worked with them his whole life. He teaches about the importance of bees allows all his guests to try the delicious bee products. We cycle past walled fields, numerous olive groves, locust bean, and fig trees which line the roads. The scent of rosemary accompanies us along our tour around the island. After our bike ride, we return to the ship to enjoy our last crossing, past the cliffs of Čiovo Island and back to Trogir. Once we arrive, there will be plenty of time to visit the Old Town of Trogir, listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. The last evening aboard is celebrated in traditional fashion in the company of our fellow travellers and guides.

Day 8: Trogir (Disembarkation)

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


We reserve the right to make changes to the planned itinerary due to changing wind and weather conditions as well as organizational requirements. Should it be the case for example that the harbors on the above mentioned tour sequence are overcrowded, the tour will be operated in reverse.


  • 8-day-trip on a motor yacht with crew

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

  • 2x full board and 5x half board (option to have a picnic for lunch)

  • Guided cycling tours and sightseeing as described in the itinerary

  • Overview-maps for the daily tours (on board)

  • Bed linen and towels

  • German and English speaking tour guide

Dates & Prices



    Season / Period
    S1   26.04. - 03.05.24
    S3   10.05. - 17.05.24
    S3   31.05. - 07.06.24
    S3   07.06. - 14.06.24
    S3   21.06. - 28.06.24
    S2   05.07. - 12.07.24
    S4   23.08. - 30.08.24
    S4   06.09. - 13.09.24
    S2   11.10. - 18.10.24


    Water (obligatory / payable on spot)
    Adults 60
    Children until 16,99 years 30
    Discount extra bed
    3rd Person in 3-Bed-Cabin (0-99 years) -50%
    Children up to16 years in own cabin -25%
    Rental bikes
    21-speed 80
    E-Bike 225
    Insurance against theft/damage (trekkingbike) 10
    Insurance against theft/damage (e-bike) 25
    Extra Nights
    Trogir on request
    Airport transfer Split - harbor Trogir * on request
    Parking spot (payable locally)  
         Motorcycle 40
         Car 70
         Vehicle over 6 m 120

    *Transfer just available on days of embarking and disembarking.

    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


    Welcome aboard the SAN SNOVA!


    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!


    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.


    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


    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


    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.


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


    Minimum: 14

    Additional information

    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.


    Travel stories

    5,1 of 6 Stars | 12
    5.4 07.09.2018 | Stuart K. Pearls of Southern Dalmatia / Bike + Boat

    Croatia 2018

    Hi Miklos - The link doesn’t seem to work. Can you resend the questionnaire? I can give you some quick feedback- 1. We had a wonderful time. I thought the trip was one of the best bike/boat trip we’ve taken. 2. The crew and ...
    • Overall satisfaction 6
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 5
    • Per-Tour information 5
    • Accomodation 5
    • Board 6
    • Route description 5
    • On-site assistance 6
    • Route-character 5
    • Bicycle + equipment 5
    • Price-performance ratio 6
    5.1 29.05.2018 | Malcolm S. Pearls of Southern Dalmatia / Bike + Boat

    Services provided (Croatia Islandhopping)

    The food was absolutely fantastic, plenty of variety and well presented. Continuous tea and coffee would have really been appreciated, especially at the end of a ride or later in the evening. This would not be a big overhead and could be included in the ...
    • Overall satisfaction 5
    • Booking handling 3
    • Travel documents 5
    • Per-Tour information 5
    • Accomodation 6
    • Board 6
    • Route description 6
    • On-site assistance 6
    • Route-character 5
    • Bicycle + equipment 5
    • Price-performance ratio 5
    4.9 25.10.2017 | Lynne S. Southern Dalmatian Islands / Bike + Boat

    Travel report for Dalmatian island cruise.

    I think instead of just ranking the holiday in terms of 1to 5 the profiles for the expected rides shod be provided to help with choosing an appropriate tour. It was great that we had a guide who could loan out his e bike as required because some of the ...
    • Overall satisfaction 6
    • Booking handling 3
    • Travel documents 3
    • Per-Tour information 4
    • Accomodation 6
    • Board 5
    • Route description 5
    • On-site assistance 6
    • Route-character 5
    • Bicycle + equipment 6
    • Price-performance ratio 5
    5.5 20.10.2017 | VANIO S. Southern Dalmatian Islands / Bike + Boat

    A wonderful Journey

    A trip where contact with nature, a sea of crystalline blue, olive plantations and history are always setting the tone of the journey.
    • Overall satisfaction 6
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 6
    • Per-Tour information 6
    • Accomodation 5
    • Board 5
    • Route description 5
    • On-site assistance 6
    • Route-character 6
    • Bicycle + equipment 5
    • Price-performance ratio 5
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