2022 Croatia Cycling Cruise

    Sail amazing coastlines. Visit medieval towns. Cycle past picturesque bays. Visit Croatia on this hosted sailing and cycling tour.

    2022 CROATIA CYCLING CRUISE

    September 24 to October 1, 2022

    with Optional Pre-Tour September 21-24


    SPLIT – STARI GRAD– HVAR – KORČULA – DUBROVNIK  MLJET – PUČIŠĆA - OMIŠ - SPLIT

    Explore the amazing coastlines, medieval towns, old villages, and picturesque bays of Croatia by land and sea as we sail aboard the M/S Equator.

    Take in the stunning islands and rich history through your on-shore explorations by bike.


    The Ship - M/S Equator

    This Premium Superior yacht has a capacity of just 36 passengers in 18 guest cabins, giving you an intimate and friendly experience. On board you'll find a relaxing sun deck with hot tub and loungers, along with an intimate restaurant and bar.

     



    Itinerary

    OVERNIGHT FLIGHT FROM CANADA TO SPLIT

    Day 1: SPLIT ARRIVAL

    You will be transferred from Split’s airport or your Split hotel (optional pre-tour) to harbour, where embarkation begins at 13:00h. Get settled in your cabin before attending a Welcome Reception followed by dinner this evening. Bike fitting and briefing. Optional 17 km cycling, Marjan hill. (WR, D*)
    Day 2: SPLIT – STARI GRAD
    Morning sail towards Stari Grad on the island of Hvar, swimming stop and lunch on board. Stari Grad is one of the oldest towns in Europe with many friendly and cheap konobas and restaurants in the backstreets of the old town. The Stari Grad Plain and the old town centre of Stari Grad have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 2008. Your evening is free to explore Stari Grad on your own. Exploring Stari Grad plain, cycling 28 km (B, L*)
    Day 3: STARI GRAD - HVAR – KORČULA (Wine tasting)
    Morning departure towards Hvar on the island of Hvar, the most popular island in the Adriatic and a meeting point for the international jet set. A sightseeing tour of this charming town, with 8 centuries of architecture, will show you the picturesque little streets and the first public theatre in Europe (older than Shakespeare’s theatre in the UK). Afterwards we set sail for Korčula, with a swimming stop in one of its pristine bays and lunch onboard. Early afternoon arrival to Korčula, thought to be the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Take a walking tour through this fortified town which is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean and enjoy wine tasting in one of the local wine bars. Your evening is free to discover the town and enjoy dinner on your own at one of the many good restaurants. Optional cycling from Stari Grad to Hvar, 20km (B, L, T*)


    Day 4: KORČULA – DUBROVNIK
    In the morning we sail to Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Upon arrival in Dubrovnik, you will enjoy a guided tour of the magnificent Old Town with a panoramic bus ride above the Old Town. After the panoramic view, we will arrive at the historical centre of Dubrovnik, walk through STRADUN – both a street and a square, the most famous place inside the town walls where your guide will show you the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik. After the city tour, you will have time on your own to explore the city. Why not visit City Walls, the Franciscan Monastery with Europe's second oldest pharmacy, the Rector's Palace and the Cathedral, take a boat ride to Lokrum island, or take the cable car to the top of the Mount Srđ. Overnight in Dubrovnik. Optional cycling Korčula to Lumbarda 15km (B, L*)
    Day 5: DUBROVNIK – MLJET
    Today we turn our compass back north towards Mljet Island, with plenty of time for a morning swim along the sail. Upon arrival join the Cruise Manager for a visit to the famous salt lakes in the National Park and enjoy the boat ride to St. Mary Isle to visit an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey and a Church dating back to the 12th Century. Mljet National Park encompasses five types of forest, many species of birds, and two deep lakes, Veliko Jezero (Big Lake) and Malo Jezero (Small Lake). Your evening is free in Mljet. Exploring Mljet lakes, cycling 15km, optional 40km (B, L*)
    Day 6: MLJET – PUČIŠĆA
    Take a break for a swim during your morning cruise. Continue sailing through lunch, arriving this afternoon in Pučišća, a beautiful little town on island of Brač. Pučišća is considered a village of the stone sculpture, where you can visit amazing stonemason school (optional). It features a spectacular steep-sided natural harbour and authentic Mediterranean architecture. Tonight enjoy Captain’s dinner onboard. Optional cycling Pučišća to Postira, 29km (B, L, CD*)


    Day 7: PUČIŠĆA – OMIŠ – SPLIT
    Next, we head to our final port Omiš with its fortresses which are silent stone reminders of the power of the pirates who once made their homes and fortunes here. You will have a possibility to book a short walking tour, followed by boarding a small boat and sailing into Cetina River Canyon, a protected nature area, continuing to Radman Mills for a local specialty snack (optional). After visiting Omiš, we set sail to Split with a stop along the way to swim, cool off and relax, if weather permits, with lunch onboard. In the late afternoon we arrive in Split to take a guided tour of the historical center of the city which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your evening is free in Split. Cycling along Cetina river, 30km (B, L*)
    Day 8: SPLIT DEPARTURE
    After breakfast it is time to disembark. You will be transferred to Split airport or your Split hotel. (B*)


    *B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner, WR-Welcome Reception, CD-Captain’s dinner
    OPTIONAL PRE-TOUR (SPLIT)

    We will have an optional pre-tour that starts in Split two days prior to the cruise. CLICK HERE FOR THE DETAILS.