South Dalmatia, MS Orkan
Island hopping from Trogir.
- 8 Days / 7 Nights
- Guided group tour
- Minimum number of participants: 12 Personen
By boat: Trogir – Brač island. Cycling tour: round trip Brač island.
You can embark the boat between 11:30 and 13:30 in Trogir. You then get to know your travel guide whilst having 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 onto your bike 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, more specifically to a small village called Lovište. In this 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 takes you to Račišće. From there, you cycle back to Korčula and then to Lumbarda where you will spend the night.
Sobraapprox. 30 km
By boat: Korčula island – Mljet island, Mljet island – Elafiti island of Šipan, Cycling tour: circular 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 heading for the Elafiti archipelago once you are on board.
By boat: Šipan island – Dubrovnik. Cycling tour: circular tour from Šipanska Luka
The archipelago consists of 13 islands and is largely uninhabited. Formerly it was 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 jump on your bike 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. The bike tour continues via Dubrava and Žuljana to Trstenik. After lunch on board the boat takes you to Korčula island.
By boat: Korčula Island – Hvar island. Cycling tour: circular 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: Hvar island – Šolta island , 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 having lunch and perhaps a swim, you return to Trogir.
Your bike and barge holiday in Croatia ends after breakfast. Please disembark by 9am.
The cycle tours require at least a basic level of fitness, which you should have acquired by occasional or daily cycling. The routes can take you up to an altitude of about 100 – 300 metres above sea level. You will cycle between 20 and 40km each day through hilly and mountainous terrain. You have plenty of time to complete each cycle ride.
Sometimes there will be steeper climbs, but of course it is okay to push your bike if you want to. The roads are mostly asphalted and there is little traffic outside of holiday-periods. It's your choice whether you want to cycle self-guided with maps and information material or if you want to do a guided cycle tour. Anyone under the age of 18 is required to wear a cycle helmet.
Passenger/ harbour fee (obligatory, payable on spot) € 21,- p.p.
- 7 nights on board in double cabins with shower/WC
- Half board: 7x breakfast, 6x lunch or dinner (depending on the daily programme)
- 1x Captain’s dinner
- Bed linen and towels
- 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 costs about € 55 per week. A reservation is necessary, payable in Kuna (HRK) at the time
Number of partipicants:
- Minimum of 12 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!
The MS Orkan was built in 1928 and completely reconstructed in 2006. On the boat is an air-conditioned saloon, a sun deck of about 60 m² with 12 deck chairs to relax and tables with benches on deck for 18 persons.