A journey that combines a relaxing cruise amongst Croatia’s stunning islands of the Kornati archipelago with daily guided cycling tours exploring amazing coastlines, medieval towns, old villages and picturesque bays. Highlights include visiting great beaches, vineyards, pine woods, cycling on the historic islands and exploring Krka National Park and Skradin. Croatia is a land of picturesque islands, rich history, Mediterranean vegetation and mild climate and the best way to explore it is, without doubt, by bike.
Day 1 Split – Rogoznica
Departure at 13.00hrs from Split towards Rogoznica followed by lunch. On arrival enjoy a cycling tour of this typical Mediterranean town. Rogoznica is a small peaceful place with beautiful beaches encircled by karst and stone. The parish church of St. Nicholas with a bell tower built in medieval Dalmatian style architecture dominates the town. Overnight in Rogoznica. (L)
Day 2 Rogoznica - Betina
Early morning cruise towards Vodice, a picturesque town surrounded by numerous islands and islets. Seafront cycle across Tribunj and Tisno to Betina, a fishermen’s village located right in the heart of the island Murter in a necklace of islands. Enjoy the numerous restaurants famous for their fish dishes or take a romantic evening walk from Betina to Murter and enjoy authentic stone streets with archways, simple peasant houses and stone walls covered with climbing plants. Overnight in port of Betina/Murter. (B, L)
Day 3 Betina - Brbinj
After breakfast cruise towards Tkon, an old fishing village that occupies a total of 15 square KMs in the southern part of the island of Pasman and several small islands scattered throughout the Murter Sea. There are a series of sandy and rocky coves and the nearby hills offer a magnificent view of the islands and Kornati. Enjoy old olive trees and pine forests while cycling towards Preko where you join the boat and cruise to Brbinj, small town where we recommend evening BBQ party on board. Overnight in Brbinj. (B, L)
Day 4 Brbinj - Tribunj
Morning cycle from Brbinj to Sali, a fishing village on Dugi otok, the longest island in North Dalmatia. After lunch cruise around Kornati islands to Tribunj for overnight. Tribunj is a Dalmatian fishing village with stone houses and narrow streets originally an island that was connected to the mainland by a stone bridge, and has now expanded beyond the former wall that used to defend it against the Turks. (B, L)
Day 5 Tribunj - Skradin
Early morning cruise towards Skradin, which lies at the point where Krka river plunges into the Adriatic Sea. Skradin is a distinctive and romantic Dalmatian town. Enjoy cycling tour to National park Krka, which covers an area of more than 14 000 acres on the central and lower part of the Krka river, whose seven waterfalls will leave visitors breathless. Especially standing out with their grandness are Roški Slap (waterfall) and Skradinski Buk. Lunch on board followed by a ride on local boat around National park. Overnight in Skradin. (B, L)
Day 6 Skradin - Vodice
After breakfast we continue our cycling tour to Dubrava near Tisno, a typical Dalmatian village of stone houses and streets, spacious squares, lush Mediterranean vegetation with a long promenade and a few taverns and restaurants offering everything you need for a pleasant stay. After lunch cycling tour to Vodice, one of Croatia’s most popular tourist towns. Overnight in Vodice. (B, D)
Day 7 Vodice - Split
After breakfast cruise towards Primošten where you start your cycling route across Zečevo to Rogoznica. After lunch the ship take you back to the monumental city of Split, under UNESCO protection and part of the world heritage. Here you find an abundance of Roman architecture -of special interest is the Diocletian palace. Overnight in Split. (B, L)
Day 8 Split
Farewell your fellow passengers as you disembark after breakfast. (B)
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Boats are smaller and generally of an older-style with a wooden hull and air-conditioning in the common areas only. All cabins have private shower/ toilet and these cruises offer a great value option for those on a budget.