Sail and Cycle Croatia

Croatia

Split

7 nights, 8 days
Prog Code - KAT-KL14-ADT
Prices from £699 pp
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Our cycling & sailing holidays in Croatia offer a unique way to explore this beautiful country. Island hop cycling on this stylish sail Croatia experience.

Sail and cycle Croatia is the perfect way to see this beautiful country.

It simply offers you the best of both worlds. Enjoying the fabulous Croatia coastline and aqua waters, to exploring the treasures of the inland. Cycling and sailing holidays in Croatia are designed for beginner and intermediate cyclist, with a good level of fitness.

Our fully guided cycling tour allows you to discover many places just within 8 days! The trip attracts like minded guests from all different nationalities, that share a love of bikes.

Led by our professional cycling guide, we’ll tackle many types of terrain, from small back roads to off-the-beaten tracks of the national parks. Our week long Cycle Croatia trip is designed so that you see as much ground as possible on your bike.

Included in the tour, are two meals a day (breakfast and dinners), and bike rental. Just book your own flights, and we’ll organise the rest.

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Key Points

  • No single supplements – if happy to share a cabin !
  • Half board / Great value for money !
  • Touring the adriatic sea line & Island Hopping !
  • Mixed Nationality boats
  • April, May, Sep and Oct only ! 
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Day 1: Arrival in Split - Island Brac (Milna)

Start day: Saturday Difficulty level: 3 Bike Course: Milna – Bobovišća NM – Milna (approx 17 km) Surface: Paved, gravel Inclination: Partly hilly & partly flat Highest point at: 175 m Food: Lunch included The day begins with a flexible check in time between 10am and 11.30am, on Saturday at Split Harbor. The boat departs at 12.00 mid day – so don’t be late. The boat cannot wait for you, as we have a schedule to abide too. With this in mind, we suggest you consider pre-nights in Split, so you don’t have to worry about flight, ferry or traffic delays. From Split, your island hopping bike Croatia adventure begins. The first journey is across from the mainland to one of the largest Dalmatia islands called Brac. This journey takes approximately 1.5hr and the perfect opportunity to get acquainted with your fellow cyclists. Upon arrival to Milna, we set our legs for Bobovisca on the sea. Accompanied by the refreshing smell of lavender scented air, we cycle to the under side of the nearby mountain. Our boat will moor in Milna harbor, a gorgeous cavernous bay surrounded by natural stone walled houses.

Day 2: Sunday: Brac Island

Difficulty level: 5 Bike Course: Milna – Bol (approx. 43km) Surface: Paved, short part to Gažul village is gravel Inclination:Very hilly, partly flat, last 8 km downhill Highest point at: 570 m Food: Breakfast & dinner included Now you’re all warmed up and have acclimatised to the Croatian environment, we start the real Croatia cycling holiday experience! The day begins with a long but smooth hill climb. Brac Island is beautiful with numerous lush pine forests, olive groves and renowned vineyards that have birthed the famous Vugaca white wine & Murvica red wine. Brac Island is also famous for providing the white marble used to construct The White house in Washington DC, and the Reichstag building in Berlin. Once at the top, the views of the neighbouring island of Hvar will be inspired and you’ll be so happy you’ve made this descision to join our Croatia sailing and biking holiday. The spectacular views of Bol beach on the cycle down into the bay are a joy to behold. Bol possess the infamous ‘Golden Horn beach; Zlatni Rat’ a postcard perfect beach frequently used in Croatia tourist adverts. A swimming break is necessary to wash the sweat off in the refreshing sea! Overnight in Bol, and another opportunity to walk around another stunning seaside town.

Day 3: Monday: Hvar Island

Difficulty level: 4 Bike Course: Jelsa – Starigrad – Hvar (approx 33 km) Surface: Paved, gravel Inclination: Flat on the way to Starigrad, hilly from Starigrad Highest point at: 415 m Food: Breakfast & lunch included Cycling holidays in Croatia were first developed on this Island, and so it’s only right that we return to the fields of multi coloured rosemary and lavender. Hvar island receives more sunshine than anywhere else in the Adriatic, so don’t forget to wear sun-block and your cycle hat. Today’s tour winds through small villages, vine yards and fields. From Jelsa we head to Stari Grad, which is the oldest town in Croatia – dating back to 384 b.c. in the times of greek philoshoper Aristotel. Here, we can explore and swim. After our deserved break, we head onwards through more quaint villages to Hvar. The winding streets, pretty churches, relaxing cafes and smells of the fabulous restaurants adds to Hvars charm. This evening, we rest here. For those with more energy, we suggest climbing to the medieval castle and citadel for panoramic pictures. For those searching for a late night drink and dance, you’ll find some of the countries coolest bars and clubs.  

Day 4: Tuesday: Korcula Island

Bike Course: Vela Luka – Korčula (approx 44 km) or Račišće – Lumbarda – Korčula (approx 24 km) – to be confirmed on the spot Difficulty level: 4/or 3 Surface: Paved Inclination: Partly flat, partly hilly, last 5 km downhill Highest point at: 500 m Food: Breakfast & lunch included Your Sail biking croatia adventure continues to take in the spell binding beauty of the Adriatic coastline. Korcula Island has its place in the history books as the birthplace of Marco Polo and is a top contender for most stunning scenery out of all the Croatian Islands. Its ancient Greek name Korkyra Melaina is due to the rich cover of pine woods. Within the Island of Korcula our cycling holiday continues to the town of Blato, a city like Rome – built on seven hills. After our visit to Blato we make our way into the medieval town of Korcula a less touristy version of Dubrovnik with similarly winding roads. Korcula has numerous bars, shops, restaurants and probably the finest sunsets in the Adriatic. A great opportunity to kick back and relax after a day of leg work.

Day 5: Wednesday: Mljet island National Park

Bike Course: National park Mljet (approx. 15 km) Difficulty level: 1 Surface: Paved, gravel Inclination: Flat Highest point at: 65 m Food: Breakfast & lunch included Mljet is a Mecca for all Croatia biking tours. It’s a pristine unspoiled National Park that offers the perfect terrain for biking action. The terrain is reminiscent of the Mediterranean with the pined trees that line the trails we’ll be blazing! On two wheels we’ll discover more of the Island than most people so you’ll have more pictures to show off! We’ll circle the two salt-water lakes, ascend a few easy hills, and fly down the other sides. Being less populated with tourists, Mljet is more off the beaten track than other places. In the evening our boat awaits in Pomena (Mljet).

Day 6: Thursday: Peljesac Peninsula - Makarska

Bike Course: Kučište – Orebić – Lovište (approx 30 km) Difficulty level: 4 Surface: Paved Inclination: Partly flat, party hilly to very hilly, last 6 km downhill Highest point at: 270 m Food: Breakfast & lunch included The morning commences with a cycle through back country, a world-renowned wine-growing region that grows an amazing wine called Dingac. Locals are proud of this brand and rightly so!  From here, we’ll make a slow climb up to 1000 metres above sea level where we’ll have a spectacular panoramic view of the island of Korcula. We hope you have your sweat bands, as this will be a challenging ascent. However, the decent will be an adrenaline fuelled one as we fly down towards Loviste, a little town where our ship awaits us. Once on board we’ll make our way to the increasingly popular ‘Makarska’, located beneath the 5000 ft high mountain peaks. There is a fine selection of great beaches in this area; the town is small so all the awesome nightlife is within easy reach – including a club in a cave!

Day 7: Friday: Omis & Split

Bike Course: Omiš – Radmanove Mlinice – Omiš (approx 12 km) Difficulty level: 1 Surface:  Paved Inclination: Partly flat, partly hilly Highest point at: 160 m Food: Breakfast & lunch included On our penultimate day we travel to the scenic town of Omis continuing through the valley of the Cetina River with the majestic Mosor Mountain range as our back drop. The scenic winding roads lead us down to Split, here you can partake in a guided tour of the UNESCO word heritage certified city. Split has a vast array of swimming friendly beach areas, bars, clubs and numerous opportunities to shop & pickup a souvenir or two. Split has something for everybody. The good times will roll and undoubtedly Split is the perfect location for the last day of your sail cycle Croatia holiday. Overnight in Split [passengers are also welcome to settle bills and depart this evening].

Day 8 - Saturday: Departure day

Once Breakfast is devoured, its time to bid your farewells with heavy hearts to your new friends, tour guides and crew members.For sure this will be a Croatia cycling holiday to treasure. We look forward to having more amazing moments with you on your next activity holiday in Europe.

Extend your stay

If you would like to extend your stay at the start or end of your holiday, then please add your requests to the enquiry form or call our friendly staff for more ideas.

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7 nights, 8 days.

From £ 699.00 pp

Price includes:

  • A category boat
  • Professional bike guide & group leader
  • Half board – all breakfasts and either lunch or dinner [advised during the tour]
  • No single supplement fees – solo travelers can share with same sex traveler
  • Bike & helmet included in our offer price

Price excludes:

  • Alcoholic drinks are not included. There is a fully stocked bar onboard.
  • Holiday & activity insurance is not included
  • Flights are not included [see ‘FAQ Tab’ to find useful flight links]

More info:

  • Minimum age is 18 years – must have cycling experience and moderate fitness levels !
  • Arrival & departures start on Saturdays !
  • Offer prices are based on two people sharing. Prices vary by dates & promotional periods !
  • No single supplements – if happy to share with a same sex traveller !
  • Single cabins can be requested, which carry an additional cost of approximately 40% more !
  • At your own discretion – cycling days can be missed, allowing guests to simply relax on the boat, swim, explore & sun bathe ! Please note: that there are no price changes or refunds for missing days.
  • The route can change – determined by the boat captain, tour leader. This is for your safety & fun !
  • These are mixed nationality boats, not purely focused on English speaking guests.
  • Lunches can be switched with dinners – depending on guides wishes.
  • This holiday can be extended from the start & end if you wish. Ask our staff for ideas.
  • Included food is named as half board. This means that a continental breakfast and either lunch or dinner is served. During our cycling routes we recommend stops at local restaurants where you can sample the local specialities. These meals are not included in the price of the trip but are paid by the customers. There is a possibility to book a captain’s dinner, which is paid directly on the spot and is offered by the captain and your tour guide.
  • Bringing your own bike is allowed, but we are not responsible for any damage which may occur on personal bicycles during bike tours and transportation from land to the ship and vice versa !
  • Read the FAQs tab for more related questions, topics and useful flight links etc !
  • Activity duration vary, and should be discussed with your travel manager for details/timings of events. These are not full day activities, as we allow for your downtime and relaxation.
  • A moderate fitness is required to book and participate on this holiday.
  • Not suitable for pregnant women. (activities won’t be offered).

Meals included: * For guests that require Vegan or Gluten Free diets its important you contact our offices prior to booking the holiday, to meet expectations * For any guests that have intolerance or allergies to food or ingredients please contact our offices prior to booking this adventure holiday . * We cannot guarantee a 100% nut/allergy free kitchen, where food is included in this itinerary

Health and Behaviour Customers should not book this holiday without fully communicating their own (or any of their family members) health, fitness and behavioural issues which could impact their ability to take part in any given activity to their 1-1 sales manager. If this is not communicated prior to booking, the decision whether you or any of your family members can or cannot participate on an activity will be decided by our operations manager or your local tour leader. If Green World Holidays decides that an activity is not suitable for you or one (or all) of your family members, our decision will be final and without refund. Our adventure holidays are sold as a package not on an individual activity basis. Your safety is our number one priority.

Boat styles

Our Gallery pictures are for demonstration purpose only, as we do not have one dedicated boat for the cycling boat tours. Boats are various shapes, sizes and styles. We describe A Category boats as good quality, but not luxury. They are traditional looking, not modern.

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A category boats

cabins with private shower/toilet. Most beds are bunk bed style, double beds are on request. Additionally the boats offer towels, board games and ample shaded and sun deck space to laze about! A category boats do not have air conditioning but from our past experience they are nice and cool during the evenings.

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  • Health & fitness

    Q: Tell me about the health & fitness levels required for this holiday
    A:  All travellers must be moderately fit to book and participate on this holiday.

    Customers should not book this holiday without fully communicating their own (or any of their family members) health, fitness and behavioural issues which could impact their ability to take part in any given activity to their 1-1 sales manager.

    If this is not communicated prior to booking, the decision whether you or any of your family members can or cannot participate on an activity will be decided by our operations manager or your local tour leader.

    If Green World Holidays decides that an activity is not suitable for you or one (or all) of your family members, our decision will be final and without refund. Our adventure holidays are sold as a package not on an individual activity basis. Your safety is our number one priority.

    • Not suitable for pregnant women.
    • Not suitable for a person/s partially or fully blind.
    • All family members must be able to cycle & swim competently.
  • Insurance

    Q: Should I take out insurance before travelling?
    A: Yes. It’s part of our booking terms & conditions that you must have ‘travel’ and ‘activity’ insurance when making a booking with our company. This insurance must cover all aspects of the booking you have made with us, and for the duration of your travel dates.

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