Dalmatian Coast cycling & sailing holiday in Croatia. Experience the best of Croatia from your bike as you cycle around the stunning islands of Dalmatia.
Explore Croatia’s islands on two wheels, tackling varied and interesting terrain as you go! This northern route split adventure is a great Dalmatian Coast cycling & sailing holiday in Croatia.
Whether you want to relax and unwind, or experience varied and gratifying rides, a Cycle Croatia Cruise caters to every type of cyclist! Led by a professional cycling guide, these cruises feature a hearty breakfast and lunch (or dinner) daily, large sundecks to relax and unwind in the evenings, and a challenging, yet rewarding cycling itinerary.
Experience the best of Croatia from your bike as you cycle from the stunning island of Brac to the paths around the shimmering lakes of Mljet National Park.
No bike? No problem. We offer weekly bike & helmet rental for £90 and for an additional £70 you can upgrade to a high quality Electric Bike.
Plan for Dalmatian Coast cycling & sailing holiday in Croatia:
Day 1 (Check-in):
Split, a town on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, is known for its beaches and the fortresslike complex at its center, Diocletian's Palace, erected by the Roman emperor in the 4th century. Once home to thousands, its sprawling remains include more than 200 buildings. Within its white stone walls and under its courtyards and galleries are shops, bars, cafes, cathedrals, hotels and several houses.
Check-in is from 10.30am to 12.00pm (midday). Please note your cabin may not be ready until 12:30pm. Your ship will depart the harbour at 1pm sharp.
Departure from Split harbour is at 13:00. We sail out of Split toward Rogoznica, where upon arrival we have a short ride around town and visit Dragon Eye Lake. The ship will stay overnight in the port of Rogoznica, a small village that offers remarkable wine, most famous for it's 'Babic' wine. Tonight we'll relax and enjoy our surroundings for the first evening onboard!
After an early breakfast onboard, we cycle from Rogoznica to Primosten, which includes a climb of approximately 250 metres and some spectacular views! We'll stop for an optional lunch break at an authentic restaurant in the countryside before continuing our ride! This afternoon you can also take a refreshing dip in the crystal clear water before we sail to Vodice, a cosy harbour town with many narrow winding streets; finishing the day with dinner onboard.
Day 3 of Dalmatian Coast cycling & sailing holiday in Croatia:
We start the day by cycling from Vodice to the island of Murter, which is connected to the mainland by a drawbridge. The cycling today covers approximately 30km, without any major climbs. In the afternoon we sail out through the Kornati National Park, a group of small islands which are well-known for their great diversity of flora and fauna. We will spend the evening in Sali on the island of Dugi Otok.
From the village of Sali, we take in the stunning views between Dugi Otok and Brbinj. This ride has breathtaking scenery, and on a clear day you can see the Velebit Mountains on the mainland. We hope you’re feeling energetic, as there is a climb of about 380 metres coming up! In the afternoon, we sail towards the charming city of Zadar which historically has been the region's cultural and political hub. Enjoy the evening in Zadar, taking in it's modern art installations and cosmopolitan restaurants. We'll overnight onboard in Zadar port.
This morning we'll start the day with a short boat ride to the island of Ugljan which is linked to the island of Pasman. We will stop in the small port of Preko and from here, we cycle down small roads to Tkon where the ship awaits. In the afternoon we sail on to Sibenik where you can visit St James Cathedral, a UNESCO protected structure blending Gothic and Renaissance styles, and St Nicholas Fortress, which has beautiful views over the city and beyond. We will stay overnight in Sibenik.
Today we sail from Sibenik to Skradin, where we cycle through to the Krka National Park, taking in its stunning waterfalls. You have the opportunity to have a break and explore the many wooden bridges along or over the waterfalls, and visit the small museums. We then cycle back to the port of Skradin where we will overnight in either the port of Skradin or Trogir depending on port availability.
We’ll depart the port early in the morning and sail toward the island of Solta to begin our last day on the bikes. We’ll explore the relaxed countryside of this quaint island with a loop from Maslinica, before we jump back onboard and enjoy our final sail into the magnificent city of Split. In the evening you can explore the fascinating Diocletian’s Palace before returning to your boat in the harbour.
Day 8 (Check-out):
This morning it's time for an early onboard breakfast, before saying goodbye to the crew and all of your new friends. Please note, it is possible for you to leave the ship as early as needed on Saturday morning to catch flights, as all ships will be in port by Friday night.