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Croatia Cycling Tour

This guided cycling tour has been created with e-bikes in mind - bring your own or rent one since the program is designed exclusively for e-bikes (not for regular bikes).

Key information

  • Trip type: Guided
  • Lodging: Point to Point
  • Terrain: Paved and macadam roads
  • Starts in: Split
  • Ends in: Split
  • Total Distance: 170 Miles / 273 Kilometers
  • Type of bike: E-bike
  • E-bike: 170 EUR per week
  • 20 participants as minimum

Highlights

  • 7 days of cycling
  • Ride through villages, fields, beaches, attractions, and landscapes
  • Professional bike guide on board
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily meals including a captain’s dinner
  • Exclusively for e-bikes
  • Luggage handling

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

7 days with instruction
Group size: Minimum of 20 participants
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
11:00
Check-out Time:
13:00

Facilities

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Free Wi-Fi

Premium vessels

Steel-hulled vessels with a traditional, yet modern look offer accommodation in air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, a hairdryer, and a safety deposit box. Premium vessels are 29 to 35 meters long with eight to 14 square meters in size cabins.

Program

Highlights include great beaches, vineyards, pine woods, cycling across the historic islands, and exploring Mljet National Park.

Daily itinerary

Day 1: Split - Supetar - Pučišća (lunch)

Arrive in Split and check in from 11:00 a.m. Departure at 1:00 p.m. followed by lunch on board on a journey to the island of Brač. Upon arrival in Supetar, cycle the coastal road to the northern part of the Brač island. Pass by the fishing villages Splitska and Postira and arrive in one of the most beautiful small settlements in Europe - Pučišća. Free afternoon for sightseeing in this charming place well known for its long stonemason tradition. Overnight in Pučišća.

  • Bike course: Supetar - Pučišća
  • Highest point: 90 meters
  • Difficulty level: 2/5
  • Distance: 44 kilometers
  • Elevation: 750 meters
  • Terrain: 100% paved road

Day 2: Pučišća - Pokrivenik or Jelsa - Sućuraj - Lovišta (breakfast, lunch, and captain's dinner)

Breakfast and morning cruise towards the longest Croatian island - Hvar with the view of Biokovo mountain. The starting point is a small picturesque bay Pokrivenik. Starting uphill to the highest point of the route descend to the eastern point of Hvar island - Sućuraj, where the vessel will be docked. After lunch on board, cruise towards the second biggest Croatian peninsula Pelješac and a charming settlement Lovišta. Captain's dinner onboard. Overnight in Lovišta.

  • Bike course: Pokrivenik - Sućuraj
  • Highest point: 350 meters
  • Difficulty level: 3/5
  • Distance: 52 kilometers
  • Elevation: 560 meters
  • Terrain: 100% paved road

Day 3: Lovišta or Kučišta - Trstenik (breakfast and dinner)

Today's ride could be called the wine-panoramic route. After breakfast, start riding towards Orebić, the city of seafarers and captains. The first few kilometers are uphill and then descending with the unique viewpoints on the Korčula archipelago. After Or ebić, ascend to the area with the most famous varieties of Croatian wine. Cross the tunnel Dingač to the south side of Pelješac and continue riding through vineyards to Trstenik. Overnight in Trstenik.

  • Bike course: Lovišta or Kučišta - Trstenik
  • Highest point: 411 meters
  • Difficulty level: 4/5
  • Distance: 45 kilometers
  • Elevation: 800 meters
  • Terrain: 100% paved road

Day 4: Trstenik Mljet Korčula (breakfast and lunch)

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) is a beautiful area of unique charm featuring two connected saltwater lakes, lush flora, a unique appearance of indented coastline, cliffs, and numerous islets as well as always green plants of the surrounding hills.

Cycle around the saltwater lake, inside which there is another island with the Benedictine monastery from the 12th century. Refresh in saltwater lakes and return to lunch on board, followed by a cruise to Korčula. Free afternoon for exploring the town of Marco Polo. Overnight in Korčula.

  • Bike course: National Park Mljet
  • Highest point: 45 meters
  • Difficulty level: 1/5
  • Distance: 18 kilometers
  • Elevation: 120 meters
  • Terrain: 80% paved, 20% macadam roads

Day 5: Korčula - Vela Luka (breakfast and dinner)

After breakfast, start the longest route of the week: cycle the whole island of Korčula. Ascend to Žrnovo village and then to the oldest settlement on the island - Pupnat, the highest point of the route. Descend to the south side of Korčula and ride along one of the most beautiful bays on the island with steep cliffs above it.

Continue the ride through numerous olive groves and vineyards of one of the most famous grape varieties, Pošip. Short break in the charming village of Smokvica. Descend to the sea and refresh in one of the numerous pebble-hidden beaches. Ascend towards the viewpoint above town Blato and finally descend towards Vela Luka. Dinner on board and overnight in Vela Luka.

  • Bike course: Korčula - Pupnat - Smokvica - Prižba - Blato - Vela Luka
  • Highest point: 340 meters
  • Difficulty level: 4/5
  • Distance: 55 kilometers
  • Elevation: 750 meters
  • Terrain: 100% paved road

Day 6: Vela Luka - Hvar - Stari Grad (breakfast and lunch)

Early morning cruise from Vela Luka to the town of Hvar. Short sightseeing of Hvar, a fairy tale city of great architecture, beautiful nature, and mild climate. Cycle from Hvar to the other side of the island - Stari Grad. Pass through numerous lavender fields and enjoy the view of 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. Overnight in Stari Grad.

Bike course 1: Hvar - Stari Grad

  • Highest point: 410 meters
  • Difficulty level: 3/5
  • Distance: 23 kilometers
  • Elevation: 450 meters
  • Terrain: 100% paved road

Bike course 2: Stari Grad - Jelsa - Vrboska - Stari Grad

  • Highest point: 85 meters
  • Difficulty level: 1/5
  • Distance: 22 kilometers
  • Elevation: 110 meters
  • Terrain: 85% paved, 15% macadam roads

Day 7: Stari Grad - Stomorska - Split (breakfast and lunch)

The day starts with a cruise from Stari Grad to the island of Šolta. After breakfast, cycle from Stomorska to the highest point of the island - Gornje Selo, enjoying the views on both sides of the island and the scents of the Mediterranean plants. Continue to Maslinica on the west part of the island. Short break and return to Stomorska. Lunch on board and cruise to Split. Free afternoon for sightseeing of the Diocletian's city. Overnight in Split.

  • Bike course: Stomorska - Maslinica
  • Highest point: 135 meters
  • Difficulty level: 2/5
  • Distance: 36 kilometers
  • Elevation: 450 meters
  • Terrain: 100% paved road

Day 8: Split (breakfast)

An early breakfast before your final goodbyes to new friends and the crew.

E-bike

E-bike rental is possible on request. Katarina Line is not responsible for any damage that may occur to personal bicycles during bike tours and transportation from land to the vessel and vice versa. Repair kit for personal bikes obligatory. Bike rental includes bikes equipped with bottle holders (own bottles are recommended), bag carrier, small bag (14x8x8 centimeters), and helmet.

  • Wheel size: 26 inches
  • Pedalassist: Up to 25 kilometers per hour
  • Display: Panasonic Side Lcd
  • Motor: Panasonic 36v
  • Assistance levels: four assistance levels
  • Gears: Shimano Nexus 8 Speed Hub Gears
  • Breaks: Magura Hs22 Hydraulic End V - Brake
  • Battery: 540wh/15ah/36v
  • Charger: 36v Panasonic Charger
  • Fork: Sr Suntour Nex Suspension Fork 63mm
  • Tyres: Schwalbe Maraton Plus
  • Anti-theft protection: Abus Frame Lock

Weekly rent: 170 EUR

Swimming breaks

In good weather and depending on timings, you will have regular swim stops while the vessel anchors in secluded bays or after the cycling before departure to the next island.

Cycling route

The length of the daily cycling routes is estimated and depends on local information and various detours or shortcuts that can be done en route. Sailing and cycling routes may be changed on the spot due to weather conditions and the capacity of the respective cyclists on board. Departure is during morning hours, mostly after breakfast.

Special notes

The captain reserves the right to change the route in case of bad weather conditions. All Katarina Line cruise departures are guaranteed, however, if fewer than 20 participants are booked, Katarina Line reserves the right to cancel the departure and change the ship name if the need arises. Katarina Line reserves the right to change the ship in case of a charter. Notification will be sent at least 45 days prior to departure. Passengers are obliged to follow the ship rules and regulations found in written form on board, especially in regards to bringing drinks on board.

In case of inappropriate behavior, Katarina Line or the captain reserves the right to ask passengers to disembark. Biking recommended equipment: biking shoes, backpack, extra clothes, rain or sun protection, and repair kit for personal bikes obligatory. If taking part in biking activities, you are responsible for yourself and agree to abide by the decisions and instructions given by the guide who reserves the right to change the itinerary according to weather conditions and the group’s abilities.

You are responsible for the rented bike and associated equipment and are obliged to return the same in its original condition. In the event of damage, you are liable for damages according to the Katarina Line price list of spare parts available on request from the guide. The agency is not responsible for any damage to personal bikes.

Due to specific mooring conditions and requirements in some Croatian ports, Katarina Line ships are moored side by side, making it necessary for the clients to cross from one vessel to another with gaps in between ships to get to the shore. In such cases, you need to take special care when crossing and do this at your own risk. Crew assistance will be given to those needing and requesting it.

Location

The tour will take place in Croatia. The route is Split - Brač - Hvar - Pelješac - Mljet - Korčula - Šolta - Split. Croatia is a beautiful country with beautiful islands, a rich history, Mediterranean vegetation, and a mild climate. Without a doubt, the best way to explore it is by bike.

Food

You will be served daily buffet breakfast, three-course lunches or dinners, captain’s dinner, olive oil and wine tasting on board, afternoon tea and coffee with biscuits, and water from the water fountain included in the price. During your cycling routes, stops at local restaurants are recommended where you can sample the local specialties. These meals are not included in the price of the trip and are paid by the customers. If not included, there is a possibility to book a captain's dinner, which is paid directly on the spot and is offered by the captain.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Wedding renewal or other occasion or special day celebration package

It costs 150 EUR per couple and includes a renewal ceremony performed by the captain, certificate, champagne, and gift.

Pre- and post-cruise land options

  • Coast express - pre-cruise land tour departing from Zagreb, Venice, or Ljubljana (four days): Zagreb - Plitvice - Opatija, Venice - Opatija, and Ljubljana - Bled - Postojna - Opatija
  • Lakes and Mediterranean harmony - pre-cruise land tour (nine days): Mestre - Venice - Bled-Bohinj - Bled-Klagenfurt - Wörth Lake - Bled-Postojna and Predjama Castle - Rovinj - Istria Tour - Opatija - Lake Bajer - Plitvice - Split
  • Salona Split retreat - pre- or post-cruise (wellness retreat in Solin - three days)
  • Medugorje Pilgrimage - pre- or post-cruise (four days)
  • Zagreb direct - post-cruise option (two days)
  • National park express - post-cruise option (three days)

What's included

  • 7 days of cycling tour
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Buffet breakfasts
  • 3-course lunches or dinners
  • Captain’s dinner
  • Professional English and German bike guide on board
  • Daily cabin service
  • 1 mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen
  • Luggage handling
  • Olive oil and wine tasting on board
  • Afternoon tea and coffee with biscuits
  • Water from the water fountain
  • Wi-Fi

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Visitor's tax and port fees (60 EUR per person per cruise)
  • Entrance to the Mljet National Park (25 EUR per person)
  • Bike handling (20 EUR per person per week)
  • E-bike rental (170 EUR per person per cruise)
  • Saddlebags rental (14 EUR per person per cruise)
  • Baby chair or cot rental (50 EUR per cruise)
  • Parking (from 13 EUR per day)
  • Transfer from Split airport to Split port
  • Other transfers
  • Wedding renewal or other occasion or special day celebration package
  • Pre- or post-cruise accommodation
  • Ferry tickets
  • Beach towels (can be purchased on arrival for 10 EUR)

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
8 days / 7 nights
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Special discount

The 3rd person of a group of 3 booking a triple cabin is eligible for a special discount of 30% per person. 

Children under 10 years are eligible for a special discount of 50% per person.

Retreat information

Customers who are planning to book 5 cabins or more are aware that they need to settle the remaining balance 85 days prior to the start date.

Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 20 participants

Saturday September 7, 2024
(8 days / 7 nights)

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