DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN SPLIT - ISLAND BRA? (MILNA) (L)
Bike Course: Milna – Bobovisca NM – Milna (approx 17 km) DIFFICULTY LEVEL 3
Surface: Paved, gravel
Inclination: Partly hilly - partly flat
Highest point at: 175 m
The cruise will depart from the harbour at 13.00pm with the first lunch serving on board. We will cruise for two hours before we arrive to the island Brac, during this journey it will be a good opportunity to meet other cruise passengers and crew members. When we arrive in Milna we will cycle to Bobovisca. This small village is located on the western part of the island Brac, just below the mountain range, overlooking the sea. Here you can also swim or have a beverage break. We will return to Milna by cycling along the coast.
Overnight at Milna Harbour.
DAY 2 BRAC ISLAND (B, D)
Bike Course: Milna - Bol (approx. 43km) DIFFICULTY LEVEL 5
Surface: Paved, short part to Gazul village is gravel
Inclination: Very hilly, partly flat, last 8 km downhill
Highest point at: 570 m
The adventure starts after breakfast with a lengthy but even climb to the peak of a hill, passing fig trees, pine forests, vineyards and olive groves. We will pass through areas of white marble which was used for the White House in Washington. Following a 35 km cycle you will have a chance to try the local foods and wine in the small shephers village (Gazul). It is famed for its stoned authentic houses (lunch is optional at a cost approx of 16 euros). After a relaxing break, we will continue another 10km to reach Bol. This area has memorising views of the neighbouring island of Hvar. As we descent towards the beach at Bol you will realise why it is worth the ascent. The Golden Horn beach can be seen in Bol (approx 2,5 km from the port so take a bike). You can take a swim or look around the village in Bol.
Overnight in Bol.
DAY 3 HVAR ISLAND (B, L)
Bike Course: Jelsa - Stari Grad - Hvar (approx 33 km) DIFFICULTY LEVEL 4
Surface: Paved, gravel
Inclination: Flat on the way to Starigrad, hilly from Stari Grad
Highest point at: 415 m
We are in the famous island of Hvar renowned for the multicoloured lavender and rosemary fields. Today’s bike route will lead us through the small islands, fields and vineyards form Jelsa towards Vrboska, then we go down hill on an old road heading to Stari Grad to have a refreshment stop over. We have reached Croatia’s oldest town (Stari Grad) dating back to 385BC, it was a Greek colony (named Faros). We then head on our way to Hvar, we pass through beautiful villages such as Grabje and Brusje (wealthy area, famous for olive oil, honey, wine and lavender). We end the tour in the historical city of Hvar, where you can climb to the top of Spanjol, a fortress built on the medieval castle, used as a defence from the Turks.
Overnight in Hvar.
DAY 4 KORCULA ISLAND (B, D/L)
Bike Course: Vela Luka - Korcula (approx 44 km) or Ra?iš?e - Lumbarda - Kor?ula (approx 24 km) - to be confirmed on the spot as Vela Luka – Kor?ula is very demanding trail and not suitable for less fit groups. DIFFICULTY LEVEL 4/3
Inclination: Partly flat, partly hilly, last 5 km downhill
Highest point at: 500 m
Today we are in Korcula a beautiful island with the most amazing abundant of plants on the Adriatic. Famed for its pine woods, this peaceful re-treat has gardens of Cypress trees. The town is designed like a fish bone with a main ‘bone’ street going from main gate to peak of the old town.
Overnight in Korcula.
DAY 5 MLJET ISLAND NATIONAL PARK (B, L)
Bike Course: National park Mljet (approx. 15 km) DIFFICULTY LEVEL 1
Surface: Paved, gravel
Highest point at: 65 m
We have an enjoyable breakfast on board, whilst we cruise to the island of Mljet (also known as Green island, honey island). There is a national park here which brings the unique charm of the Great Lakes. We will cycle around the lakes, where you will be able to see another island with a monastery, scheduled by pine and oak trees. We will ride on a boat to the moastery. After lunch, you may swim in the small lake or have another cycle around.
Overnight in Pomena (Mljet).
DAY 6 PELJESAC PENINSULA & MAKARSKA RIVIERA (B, L)
Bike Course: Ku?ište - Orebi? - Lovište (approx 30 km) DIFFICULTY LEVEL 4
Inclination: Partly flat, party hilly to very hilly, last 6 km downhill
Highest point at: 270 m
Today, after you enjoy a hearty breakfast we sail towards Pelješac Peninsula where living is very much like that on an island. Be ready for a big climb (not the easiest), but be assured that the landscape is worthwhile, it will most certainly help you get through the difficult cycle. The tour heads you into the backcountry passing the famous wine growing fields. We reach a viewpoint, the most extraordinary picturesque view over Korcula's old town. Some may be tired after that route and if so can join the cruise in Orebic (the town of sea captains and sailors). Others can continue the 18km long road heading to Loviste, where you can enjoy your lunch on board. By the afternoon the cruise will take us to a popular resort on Makarska Riviera at the base of the 5,500 ft high Biokovo mountain range.
Overnight in Baška Voda or Makarska.
DAY 7 OMIS & SPLIT (B, L)
Bike Course: Omiš – Radmanove Mlinice - Omiš (approx 12 km) DIFFICULTY LEVEL 1
Inclination: Partly flat, partly hilly
Highest point at: 160 m
Today, after we have our breakfast we enjoy our last ride of the Dalmatian adventure. Today we enjoy the Radman’s Mills, to enjoy the magnificent Natural Park and canyon of the Cetina river. We then return to Omis visiting the Mirabella fortress. The vision from the fortress of Mirabella extends over the entire Channel of Brac Island. We stop to have lunch and the ship takes us back to the monumental city of Split. Renowned for its Roman architecture (special interest is the Diocletian palace).
Overnight in Split.
DAY 8 DISEMBARKATION SPLIT (B)
After breakfast, we say goodbye and check out at 9:00 am.
A CATEGORY: air-conditioned salon, traditional wooden ships, cabins with private shower/toilet (3rd bed possible on request), mostly bunk beds.
VISITOR’S TAX & PORT FEES ARE NOT INCLUDED (to be paid on the spot) EUR 25.- per person per week
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Cycle and Cruise trip starting in Split going through to South Dalmatia