Guided Sail & Cycle Croatia shows you the best of the country. The 7 Day Dubrovnik to Split Tour explores the stunning islands of Dalmatia on bike & boat.
Explore Croatia’s islands on two wheels, tackling varied and interesting terrain as you go! This guided Sail & Cycle Croatia adventure is a 7 day Dubrovnik to Split Tour that takes in the best of this beautiful part of the world.
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.
Itinerary for 7 Day Dubrovnik to Split Tour
Day 1 (Check-in):
Enjoy the beautiful views in Croatia's "heaven on earth" - according to the famous writer George Bernard Shaw. Walk along the Stradun, the promenade inside the old city walls and meander the alleyways to discover numerous local restaurants, shops and bars.
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 for this guided Sail & Cycle Croatia tour.
On the very first day your ship will depart at 1pm and lunch will be served onboard. The ship will sail across to the island of Mjlet, where you'll discover a beautiful National Park, featuring two salt lakes. Mljet is one of the greenest islands in Croatia and is the highlight of any tour of Dalmatia. You can cycle, walk or kayak around the National Park's salt-water lake, in which there is actually another island. The boat will overnight in the port of Pomena on Mljet.
*Please note: Mljet National Park Entrance is not included and is an additional cost of 70 Kunas in April, May & October, and 125 Kunas between June & September.
After breakfast onboard, this morning we'll ride through Mljet National Park, taking in the stunning scenery and greenery of this magnificent island! We'll arrive back on the ship in time for lunch onboard, before stopping for a swim as we cruise toward our next destination, Lastovo. The island of Lastovo has been permanently inhabited for several thousand years, but in ancient times it was colonized first by the Greeks and then the Romans. Enjoy the laid back lifestyle in Lastovo as you spend the afternoon exploring and relaxing! Our top tip: spend the night star gazing from the deck of your ship! The island of Lastovo and its archipelago are quite a distance from the mainland, and watching the stars makes for an impressive experience.
This morning we'll have breakfast onboard before starting our ride between Pasadur and Skrivena Luka on Lastovo. Today's cycling will take you through the island's beautiful scenery allowing you to see local architecture, untouched nature and the local lifestyle on the island. After working up an apetite, we'll enjoy a 3-course lunch onboard and stop at one of the many secluded bays en route to Korčula. Tonight we will overnight in Lumbarda or Brna, allowing you to take in all that the island of Korčula is famous for!
Day 4 of guided Sail & Cycle Croatia
Our ride this morning takes us across the island of Korčula toward Vela Luka. This destination is a peaceful Mediterranean town, filled with traditional farming, fishing and tourism. A series of boats and life-saving equipment was developed in Vela Luka and the Vela Luka boats called Luške koćarice are today among the most beautiful on the Adriatic. Enjoy the coastal ride and the island's diversity reflected in nature, beaches, bays, vinyards and olive fields. Finishing in the town of Vela Luka you will have an opportunity to visit Vela spilja (Big cave) - an archeological site located on the southern slope of Mount Pinski rat.
Rise and take in the views across the Adriatic from the back of your ship this morning, with an early departure from Korčula, cruising toward the island of Vis. This is the most remote inhabited island. It has a deserved reputation for producing extremely good food and wine, and the restaurants offer the freshest fish in the Adriatic. Vis has been used over the centuries as a strategic military port and saw action by the Allied military through WWII against Italy and the Germans. On arrival in Vis, you'll have the opportunity to visit the outlying Blue Cave (please see FAQ: Will I get to visit the Blue Caves as a part of my cruise?) before having lunch onboard. This afternoon we'll cycle a round route from Vis - Komiza return, taking in the breathtaking views, scenery and natural beauty of Vis.
Day 6 of 7 Day Dubrovnik to Split Tour:
We'll leave Vis behind this morning and cruise toward Hvar which, apart from being the longest in the Adriatic, is famous for its multi-coloured fields of rosemary and lavender. Hvar also receives more hours of sunshine than anywhere else in the Adriatic (2,718 hrs a year!). After lunch onboard we'll cycle from the famous Hvar Town to one of the oldest towns in Europe; Stari Grad! This ride makes its way through the many villages on the island and their picturesque stone houses via paved and gravel roads. From Hvar we start our climb towards Stari Grad, where we will pass through the villages of Grablje (known for its wine and olive oil) and Brusje. The town of Stari Grad lies in a beautifully situated bay and is surrounded by vineyard fields, beautiful architecture, ancient stones, numerous churches and much more. After a rewarding cycle, we'll meet the ship in Stari Grad and cruise toward the island of Brac, where we will spend the night in Milna.
After breakfast onboard we will start our ride from Milna, and head toward Supetar. Brač is home to white stone, often compared with marble and used for building Diocletian's palace, the Cathedral of St James in Sibenik, the White House in Washington and Parlament House in Vienna. After we arrive in Supetar we will sail back to Split, where you can take a tour of the fascinating Roman Diocletian’s Palace. After a relaxed city walk in this unique historic town, you return to your boat in the nearby 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.