Croatia Family Adventure

tours / Cycling

Croatia Family Adventure information and booking

from
$1620
  • Duration
    8 days
    Days
  • Group size
    20-39
    Persons
  • Difficulty
    introductory
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Schedule Details

Summary
  • 7 nights in a double cabin below deck
Equipment Required
Bike helmet, wet weather gear, sunscreen, jogging shoes and sun hat. A comprehensive gear list is included in the pre-departure information provided on booking. *For safety reasons, we insist that cycle helmets be included as a compulsory item on your equipment list.

Tour description provided by World Expeditions

Explore the stunning islands and coastline of southern Dalmatia onboard a charming boat, with overnights in scenic ports and quiet bays. Each day brings a new island to discover either by bike or on foot or even by raft. There is always the option to remain on board, relax and take a swim or wander the streets of historic harbour towns. In the company of your guide and crew the activities are specifically geared towards the whole family ensuring that the experience is both informative and interactive with the right amount of walking or cycling. Through stories and legends the guide will help to bring to life the country’s cultural and natural treasures whilst also touching on Croatia’s eventful history.

What's included

  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners (does not include drinks). the cook on board is a member of the crew and prepares the breakfast and two warm meals a day (some lunches may be picnics). the meals begin with dinner on day 1 and end with breakfast on day 8.
  • 7 nights in a double cabin below deck with private bathroom (small supplement applies for above deck or single cabin) on a premium boat (surcharge applies for deluxe boat departures)
  • Experienced crew of 4 including cycle guide
  • Rental of 7 gear bicycle with bike bag (children's bikes available - minimum height 120cm)
  • Bed linen and towels

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Split, and board the boat at Trogir for the short cruise to the Island of Šolta
Individual arrival to Trogir or by plane to Split airport, which is about 5km away from the boarding harbour of Trogir. After check in on board the boat the first short cruise starts at around 4pm from Trogir to the island of Šolta. Enjoy the first refreshing swim from the boat. Overnight in the tranquil bay of Šolta or on the island of Brac.
Day 2 Morning swim at Golden Horn beach, then cruise from Brac to Hvar
From Jelsa on the north side of the island Hvar we cycle to Stari Grad and its old town which has become a Mecca for artists and art lovers. Afterwards we cycle or take the boat to reach Hvar town. In Hvar town we see the Renaissance Square which is surrounded by the cathedral and many late gothic palaces. From there we hike to the Spanish fortress for the fabulous view of the town and the surrounding islands.
Day 3 Swimming and walking on the islands of Biševo and Vis
Cruise to the small island of Biševo, where the swim break will be close to the Dalmatia's famous Blue Grotto which you can explore with a small boat or by swimming. On sunny days and calm seas the sun shines through the cave opening into the sea and the interior of the cave is turned into a stunning blue colour. After lunch we sail to the neighbouring island of Vis for a short hike. The island was colonized by the Greeks and is the most remote inhabited island from the Dalmatian mainland.
Day 4 Swimming and cycling on Korcula Island, and exploring Korcula town on foot
Early in the morning cross to Racišce on the island of Korcula with a swim break on the way. An afternoon bike ride takes us to the island capital, Korcula town. We explore the town on foot to see highlights such as St Mark’s Cathedral where we can admire the famous altarpiece by Jacopo Tintoretto. The alleged birthplace of explorer Marco Polo is worth a visit as well - there is also a magnificent view from the tower of the house on the sea.
Day 5 Boat to Sucaraj on the island of Hvar and hiking on Brac
After breakfast we take the boat to Sucuraj on the island of Hvar, with enough time for a leisurely swim stop. Then we cross over to Povlja on the island Brac. A hike leads us to Pucišca, where a stone mason school creates stunning sculptures from the famous white marble.
Day 6 Cycle Cetina Canyon on the mainland (optional rafting trip), explore the old town of Split (12km)
After a short crossing to Omiš with its pirate castles we have the opportunity to participate either in a rafting tour on the Cetina River (not included in the tour price) or cycle through the Canyon. After lunch we continue our cruise to Split. In the afternoon our guide accompanies us on a walk through the old town of Split, which is built into the famous palace of the Roman Caesar Diocletian and is a World Heritage Site. After dinner we can join our guide for another walk to the Marjan mountain, a popular relaxation destination for the inhabitants of Split with a beautiful view over the town. Overnight in Split.
Day 7 Return to Trogir with a final swim stop at Ciovo
In the morning our boat takes us to the small island of Ciovo where we will have our last swim stop, before we return to Trogir for our guided walk through the old quarters of the town and our last evening on board.
Day 8 Trip concludes Trogir (close to Split)
Disembark around 9am and individual departure.