Central and Southern Dalmatia, MS Columbo
Island hopping from Trogir.
- 8 Days / 7 Nights
- Guided group tour
by boat: Trogir – Brač island, cycling tou: round trip Brač island
Embarkation takes place between 11.30 am and 13.30 in Trogir. Next, you get to know your travel guide over a drink. Once all guests are on board, the anchor is raised and the ship sails to Supetar on Brač island. This is where you will hop into your saddle and cycle to Pucisca where your captain awaits.
by boat: Brač island – Pelješac peninsula, Pelješac peninsula – Korčula island
In the morning, the boat takes you to the Pelješac peninsula, to a small village called Lovište. In the concealed bay you leave the boat and cycle via Viganj and Kučište to Orebić. This last town is the main city on the peninsula and lies at the foot of Sveti Iliha mountain (961 metres). The boat awaits you there and takes you over to Korčula island. This afternoon's bike tour brings you to Račišće. From there you cycle back to Korčula and on to Lumbarda where you spend the night.
by boat: Korčula island – Mljet island, Mljet island – Elafiti island of Šipan, cycling tour: round tour from Sobra
The day starts with a cruise to Mljet island. The island is almost completely covered in forest and has a large national park with free-roaming mongoose. You cycle through vast forests via Prožura to Saplunara. After a break for lunch and swimming you cycle back to the boat which will be on target for the Elafiti archipelago once you are on board.
by boat: Šipan island – Dubrovnik, cycling tour: round tour from Šipanska Luka
The archipelago comprises 13 islands and is largely uninhabited. Formerly a popular summer residence for the aristocracy, today there are still many elegant villas here, some of which you will get to see on a short tour of Šipan island by bike. You continue to Dubrovnik by boat. You will arrive here at lunchtime and will have plenty of time to explore this famous UNESCO World Heritage Site.
by boat: Dubrovnik – Pelješac peninsula, Pelješac peninsula – Korčula island
The boat takes you from Dubrovnik to Prapratno on Pelješac peninsula. You hop on the saddle and cycle to Ston and Mali Ston, two places that are connected by a wall which is 5.5 km long. It was built in the 14th century. In Ston you can almost smell the salt from the oldest and biggest salt works on the Mediterranean. Via Dubrava and Žuljana you cycle to Trstenik, where your boat awaits you to take you to Kućište.
by boat: Korčula Island – Hvar island, cycling tou: round tour via Vrboska and Jelsa
In the morning you are brought to Hvar island. In the town of Hvar you get back into the saddle to enjoy a tour through fields of lavender and vineyards to Stari Grad. The boat awaits you with a delicious lunch on board. With new energy you take off on the second part of today's bike tour. You cycle via Vrboska to Jelsa and back to Stari Grad. The oldest settlement on the island is a perfect place to enjoy the romantic atmosphere and beautiful colours as the sun sets into the sea.
by boat: Insel Hvar – Insel Šolta , Maslinica – Trogir (by boat)
You go by boat from Stari Grad to Stomorska on Šolta island, one of the smaller Dalmatian islands. It is known for its very good olive oil - which is a great souvenir to take back home. Your last cycle tour on this trip comes to an end in Maslinica. After lunch plus time to go swimming, you return to Trogir.
Your bike and barge holiday in Croatia ends after breakfast. Disembarkation is until 09.00 am.
The bike routes require a basic level of fitness, which you should have acquired by occasional or daily cycling. The routes can reach an altitude of about 100 – 300 metres. The daily routes of 20 to 40 km cover hilly and mountainous terrain and can be completed without time constraints.
Only sometimes steeper climbs, of course it is okay to push your bike. The roads are mostly asphalted and there is little traffic outside of holiday-periods. Decide on your own if you want to cycle self-guided with maps and information material or if you want to join the group with bike tour guide. You are required to wear a helmet under the age of 18.
Passenger/ harbour fee (obligatory, payable on spot) € 21,- p.p.
- 7 nights on board in double cabins with shower/WC
- 7 x half board (breakfast and, depending on the daily programme, lunch or dinner)
- Captain’s dinner
- Bed linen and towels supplied (2 small towels per person, bath towels are not provided)
- Guided cycling tours according to programme
- Guided city tours in Dubrovnik und Trogir
- Pre-travel documents (1 x per cabin)
- Map material for cycling tours on board
- Rental helmet (with rental bike), please state your hat size/head circumference upon booking
- 7 day service hotline
Arrival / Parking / Departure:
- Arrival by plane: Split, abuot 7 km from the pier
- Arrival by car: Car park for about € 40,- per week, a reservation is necessary, payable in kuna (HRK) on spot
Number of partipicants:
- minimum 20 people until 22 days before arrival
- Further important information according to the package travel law and additional information about your bike and boat trip can be found here!
This tour has 2 more variations
The MS Columbo was not built until 2009 and is therefore one of the more modern boats in the fleet.