Semi Supported tours

Bike and Kayak tour Croatian Islands

Tour Start
Split

Type
Semi-Supported

Duration
8 days

Level
Level 2: Recreational

TOUR INFO

Enjoy cycling and kayaking, discover cultural sights and gastronomy of the most beautiful Croatian region – Dalmatian coast and Islands. 

Spend two evenings in Split, walk along the streets of once great and important Roman site, dating back to 300 A.C Besides Diocletian’s palace, you will visit and bike along another UNESCO World Heritage site; Stari Grad plain on the Island Hvar. Cycle along lavender fields to reach famous and “trendy” town of Hvar. Ride along Korcula Island and discover its natural beauties, monasteries, gastronomy, old fisherman villages and ancient stone architecture.
Our guides will take you for a kayak tour along Marjan peninsula in Split as well as small group of Islands located in front of Island Hvar called Pakleni Islands. Another sea kayaking tour will take place around Korcula archipelago. Continue exploring and cycling along peninsula Peljesac, before you reach your final destination; Dubrovnik - the pearl of Adriatic.

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HIGHLIGHTS: 
 

  • Discover best of Croatian islands by bike and kayak!  
  • Visit Croatian historical towns: Split, Hvar, Korcula, Ston and Dubrovnik 
  • Lavender road of Hvar, wine area of Korcula and Peljesac 
  • Guided sea kayaking tour from Split, Hvar with its Pakleni islands archipelago and Korcula 
  • Local expertise 

GENERAL TOUR INFO: 
 

  • Number of nights: 7 
  • Tour commences: Split,Croatia. Start between 9 and 11AM (time can be adjusted) 
  • Tour ends: Dubrovnik, Croatia.  After breakfast 
  • Average daily cycling distance: 30 km (supported upon previous agreement!) 
  • Road Surface: paved 
  • Tour rating: moderate
  • Suitable for families: yes 


ITINERARY

  • 1
    Day 1

    Split

    Upon your arrival in Split you will meet our representative and get familiar with the area; most important sites and dining areas, get your bike fitted and get explanation of all the bike routes and options. Most important site of Split is Diocletian’s Palace, now recognized on UNESCO’s World heritage list. The locals have their real homes molded in the old walls of the Palace and inside of it you will find numerous cafes and restaurants serving fresh Mediterranean food! In front of the Palace you might enjoy evening walk, along its beautiful waterfront promenade. Depending on your arrival, you can enjoy easy, car-free 17km bike ride or go for a 40km inland loop.

    Meals: - 
    Distance biked: 17 km, Long option: 60km, unsupported cycling (easy bike routes) 
    Overnight: Split 
    Highlights: Split, Diocletian’s Palace, coastal roads of Marjan hill


  • 2
    Day 2

    Sea kayaking in Split

    Today you are going for a 4 hour scenic sea-kayak adventure around Marjan peninsula. This is a perfect paddling experience for all beginners, as we keep close to the shore. After an introduction in paddling techniques and safety, we’ll start on our way around the peninsula. As the scenery changes from secluded bays in shaded pine forests to pebble beaches, we`ll stop for a dip in one of the bays—a perfect location for snorkeling as well!  Explore the “wild side” of Split from the sea level perspective, just minutes away from busy city center!  Don`t forget to pack your swimming gear as we stop for a swim and snorkeling in one of Marjan’s secluded coves.

    Meals: breakfast
    Activity: Guided sea kayak  3-4 hours tour 
    Distance biked: optional
    Overnight: Split 
    Highlights: Sea kayak trip Split 


  • 3
    Day 3

    Island Hvar

    Welcome to Island Hvar. For the morning ride we suggest easy ride around the UNESCO site of Stari Grad. Stari Grad (Old town) is an ancient Greek colony dating back to 400 B.C. Besides historical sites you will discover quite charming towns and roads where you will be cycling, passing next to private gardens, along the coast and olive groves. For the afternoon bike ride, take the famous and probably most beautiful road along the lavender fields to reach town Hvar. Once in Hvar town, enjoy a well-deserved coffee or aperitif at one of the most beautiful Venetian style piazzas in the Mediterranean and watch the world go by. 

    Meals: breakfast
    Distance biked: 45 km,  Short option: 20 km, car/van support (during the climb) 
    Overnight: Hvar town
    Highlights: Jelsa, Vrboska, UNESCO site of Stari Grad plain, beaches, lavender road, Hvar town 


  • 4
    Day 4

    Sea kayaking Hvar

    After leisure breakfast you set off to the group of small islands called Pakleni Islands. The origin of the name goes back to old days when the islands were the main source of rosin for local shipbuilders. Today, just like then, the islands are covered with thick pine woods providing refreshing shade even during the hottest summer days. The route through narrow straits and along the islands reveals small hidden pebble beaches where you can enjoy the privilege of having, at least temporarily, a beach of your own, where you can swim, snorkel and relax. Returning back to Hvar around 2PM. Overnight is Hvar town.

    Meals: breakfast 
    Activity: Guided sea kayak  3-4 hours tour
    Distance biked: optional 20 km
    Overnight: Hvar town
    Highlights: Sea kayak tour Hvar, Pakleni islands


  • 5
    Day 5

    Island Korcula

    After the private boat transfer, start with your bike ride on Island Korcula, about 46 kilometers to the town of Korcula.  Island was very early populated; even before Greek times! During the history it was chosen by Venetians as a spot to build their important walled city on the northern shores of the island. Therefore, nowadays, thanks to that, we have the most magnificent walled Korcula Old Town still preserved and almost intact for centuries where you spend next 2 nights.Enjoy the scenic south side of the island, with amazing views on beautiful hidden beaches and coves, ride along the small villages and hamlets and stop in some of the few great local Konoba (taverns) for most amazing locally prepared food!

    Meals: breakfast 
    Distance biked:
     46 km, car/van support today for the bike ride
    Overnight: Korcula town 
    Highlights: private boat ride, Korcula town, Island Korcula, charming stone villages, vineyards, local restaurants 


  • 6
    Day 6

    Sea Kayaking Korcula

    As you stay for another day in Korcula take a chance to explore the island of Korcula from the sea; its hidden coves, beautiful coastal villages surrounded with dark pine forests that cover the island. Guided sea kayaking tour takes you along islets scattered between Korcula, Lumbarda and Orebic. Besides monastery on Badija, stone quarries of Vrhnik you will enjoy crystalline waters and tranquility of Korcula’s archipelago. As for the cycling, there are few loop options today. Whatever you choose, you will be making your way past vineyards, olive groves and along beautiful coast of the island. Taste the traditional food; like homemade gnocchi, homemade macaroni, pasticada... and other meals which have been traditionally prepared by the locals for centuries... Some of the best Croatian white wines are produced on this island, which will just add flavor to your lunch or dinner. Did we mention Marco Polo lived here, and has started his life journey from Korcula?

    Meals: breakfast 
    Activity: Guided sea kayak  3-4 hours tour 
    Optional distance biked:
    36 km, Short option: 24 km, Long option: 85 km unsupported cycling (easy bike routes)
    Overnight: Korcula town
    Highlights: Korcula town, east side of Island Korcula, pebble and sandy beaches, vineyards


  • 7
    Day 7

    Peljesac peninsula

    Today, for your final ride, you will be cruising along Peljesac peninsula. You will be riding along vineyards of Dingac and Postup, made from the Plavac Mali vines, close cousin to Zinfandel of California, and Primitivo from Calabria. There are many vineries which can be visited along the ride. Enjoy the great views Peljesac is offering you, Mljet and Korcula Island on your right and mainland on your left. The ride today has a couple of hills, coastal rides, vineyards… Your final bike destination is Ston, from where you will be transferred to Dubrovnik. Ston, salt producing village on Peljesac peninsula was built in the 14th century town and has with the longest city walls in Europe – 5.5 km. Ston was important town for Dubrovnik Republic, which was the strongest and most prosperous in the 14th century which you are about to see!

    Meals: breakfast 
    Distance biked:
     60 km, van support today during the ride
    Overnight: Dubrovnik 
    Highlights: Peninsula Peljesac, Ston and Dubrovnik


  • 8
    Day 8

    Tour end

    Today after breakfast the tour ends. You might want to extend your stay in Dubrovnik and explore the historical sites along with magnificent wall that surrounds the old town!

    Meals: breakfast


MAP

Accommodation

Level 2: Recreational

The main focus of these tours is discovering and exploring the history, nature and gastronomy of the respected area you are visiting, with a leisurely paced workout included each day. Recommended for those who exercise occasionally (one or twice a week or keep an active lifestyle: commuting to work or enjoying longer walks every few days).

Average daily activity time: 2-5 hours
Cycling distance: 20-45 km per day over rolling terrain. Minimum elevation gain per day 300 meters
Hiking/walking distance: 5-10 km per day over rolling terrain. Occasional climbs over small hills can be included in these itineraries. Minimum elevation gain per day 200 meters

Prices and Dates

GUESTHOUSE (B&B)  2020
PERIOD 01.04.-28.04. 29.04.-28.05. 29.05.-28.06. 29.06.-31.08. 01.09.-30.09. 01.10.-31.10.
Price per person 1.845,00 € 1.975,00 € 2.060,00 € 2.265,00 € 2.130,00 € 1.905,00 €
Single supplement when traveling with others 340,00 € 405,00 € 480,00 € 565,00 € 520,00 € 360,00 €
Single supplement traveling alone 1.180,00 € 1.245,00 € 1.320,00 € 1.405,00 € 1.360,00 € 1.200,00 €

The price includes: 

  • 7-day accommodation and breakfast 
  • Bike rental (road, hybrid or tandem bike) + lock, pump, spare tube, helmet and patch kit, rear rack bag
  • Our assistance which consists of bike fitting, detailed briefing with description of places you will be visiting en route, lunch options, marked map with options for shorter or longer route
  • All the ferry tickets and private boat transfers 
  • 3 guided sea kayak tours
  • Luggage transfers
  • Car/van support on days 3,5 and 7 which are harder cycling days
  • GPS navigation for setup on mobile phones - (please note we do not provide mobile phone or phone adapter for the bike) 
  • Bike water bottles (to be kept as a souvenir), small bike bag and a helmet
  • Travel planning assistance, pre-tour information, pre-post tour hotel/travel reservations or suggestions
  • Carefree holidays experienced with the best adventure company in Croatia

 

The price does not include:

  • Travel insurance
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Airport transfers
  • E- bike supplement (EUR 140)
  • Tips or any kind of gratitude 
CLASSIC (3* and 4* accommodation)  2020
PERIOD 01.04.-28.04. 29.04.-28.05. 29.05.-28.06. 29.06.-31.08. 01.09.-30.09. 01.10.-31.10.
Price per person 2.130,00 € 2.390,00 € 2.590,00 € 2.750,00 € 2.650,00 € 2.285,00 €
Single supplement when traveling with others 525,00 € 735,00 € 935,00 € 1.035,00 € 870,00 € 640,00 €
Single supplement traveling alone 1.370,00 € 1.575,00 € 1.770,00 € 1.875,00 € 1.710,00 € 1.480,00 €

The price includes: 

  • 7-day accommodation and breakfast 
  • Bike rental (road, hybrid or tandem bike) + lock, pump, spare tube, helmet and patch kit, rear rack bag
  • Our assistance which consists of bike fitting, detailed briefing with description of places you will be visiting en route, lunch options, marked map with options for shorter or longer route
  • All the ferry tickets and private boat transfers 
  • 3 guided sea kayak tours
  • Luggage transfers
  • Car/van support on days 3,5 and 7 which are harder cycling days
  • GPS navigation for setup on mobile phones - (please note we do not provide mobile phone or phone adapter for the bike) 
  • Bike water bottles (to be kept as a souvenir), small bike bag and a helmet
  • Travel planning assistance, pre-tour information, pre-post tour hotel/travel reservations or suggestions
  • Carefree holidays experienced with the best adventure company in Croatia

 

The price does not include:

  • Travel insurance
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Airport transfers
  • E- bike supplement (EUR 140)
  • Tips or any kind of gratitude 
PREMIERE (4* accommodation)  2020
PERIOD 01.04.-28.04. 29.04.-28.05. 29.05.-28.06. 29.06.-31.08. 01.09.-30.09. 01.10.-31.10.
Price per person 2.440,00 € 2.750,00 € 3.050,00 € 3.230,00 € 3.180,00 € 2.690,00 €
Single supplement when traveling with others 725,00 € 955,00 € 1.195,00 € 1.405,00 € 1.315,00 € 900,00 €
Single supplement traveling alone 1.565,00 € 1.795,00 € 2.035,00 € 2.245,00 € 2.155,00 € 1.740,00 €

The price includes: 

  • 7-day accommodation and breakfast 
  • Bike rental (road, hybrid or tandem bike) + lock, pump, spare tube, helmet and patch kit, rear rack bag
  • Our assistance which consists of bike fitting, detailed briefing with description of places you will be visiting en route, lunch options, marked map with options for shorter or longer route
  • All the ferry tickets and private boat transfers 
  • 3 guided sea kayak tours
  • Luggage transfers
  • Car/van support on days 3,5 and 7 which are harder cycling days
  • GPS navigation for setup on mobile phones - (please note we do not provide mobile phone or phone adapter for the bike) 
  • Bike water bottles (to be kept as a souvenir), small bike bag and a helmet
  • Travel planning assistance, pre-tour information, pre-post tour hotel/travel reservations or suggestions
  • Carefree holidays experienced with the best adventure company in Croatia

 

The price does not include:

  • Travel insurance
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Airport transfers
  • E- bike supplement (EUR 140)
  • Tips or any kind of gratitude 
EXCLUSIVE (4* and 5* accommodation) 2020
PERIOD 01.04.-28.04. 29.04.-28.05. 29.05.-28.06. 29.06.-31.08. 01.09.-30.09. 01.10.-31.10.
Price per person 3.065,00 € 3.395,00 € 4.015,00 € 4.070,00 € 4.050,00 € 3.380,00 €
Single supplement when traveling with others 1.345,00 € 1.625,00 € 2.085,00 € 2.140,00 € 2.085,00 € 1.635,00 €
Single supplement traveling alone 2.185,00 € 2.465,00 € 2.920,00 € 2.980,00 € 2.920,00 € 2.475,00 €

The price includes: 

  • 7-day accommodation and breakfast 
  • Bike rental (road, hybrid or tandem bike) + lock, pump, spare tube, helmet and patch kit, rear rack bag
  • Our assistance which consists of bike fitting, detailed briefing with description of places you will be visiting en route, lunch options, marked map with options for shorter or longer route
  • All the ferry tickets and private boat transfers 
  • 3 guided sea kayak tours
  • Luggage transfers
  • Car/van support on days 3,5 and 7 which are harder cycling days
  • GPS navigation for setup on mobile phones - (please note we do not provide mobile phone or phone adapter for the bike) 
  • Bike water bottles (to be kept as a souvenir), small bike bag and a helmet
  • Travel planning assistance, pre-tour information, pre-post tour hotel/travel reservations or suggestions
  • Carefree holidays experienced with the best adventure company in Croatia

 

The price does not include:

  • Travel insurance
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Airport transfers
  • E- bike supplement (EUR 140)
  • Tips or any kind of gratitude 

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