Split NORTH Bike Cruise

Split NORTH Bike Cruise 7 night

NORTH Bike Cruise – Island hopping Dalmatia
7 night cruises with guaranteed departures

Croatia is a land of picturesque islands, rich history, Mediterranean vegetation and mild climate and the best way to explore it is, without doubt, by bike. This guided cycling tour in Dalmatia starts in Rogoznica and ends in Primošten . During your tour you will explore amazing coastlines, old villages and picturesque bays. Highlights include visiting nice beaches, vineyards, pine woods and cycling on the historic islands

Split NORTH Bike Cruise 7 night
ROUTE: SPLIT –ROGOZNICA –BETINA – BRBINJ –SALI / TRIBUNJ –SKRADIN –VODICE –PRIMOŠTEN/ SPLIT

Split NORTH Bike Cruise 7 night
Day 1: Arrival in Split – Rogoznica (L)
Bike Course: Rogoznica (approx 5 km) DIFFICULTY LEVEL 1

Surface: Paved
Inclination: Partly hilly – partly flat
Highest point at: 24 m
Departure from Split towards Rogoznica followed by lunch. On arrival enjoy cycling tour of this typical Mediterranean town. Rogoznica is a small peaceful place with beautiful beaches encircled by karst and stone. Culture and history are deeply rooted in this city, as visible by a beautiful and sacred buildings. The parish church of St. Nicholas with a bell tower built in medieval Dalmatian style architecture dominates the town where we overnight.

Day 2: Betina (B, L)
Bike Course: Vodice – Betina or Murter – depending of the availability in the ports (approx. 21 km) DIFFICULTY LEVEL 2/3

Surface: Paved
Inclination: Partly hilly – partly downhill
Highest point at: 43 m
Early morning cruise towards Vodice, a picturesque town surrounded by numerous islands and islets. Seafront cycle across Tribunj and Tisno to Betina, a fishermen’s village located right in the heart of the island Murter in a necklace of islands. The village’s symbols are the baroque church of St. Francis with its bell tower, the local square with the harbour and the local shipyard, which is one of the oldest on the Adriatic. Enjoy the numerous restaurants famous for their fish dishes or take a romantic evening walk (approx. 2 km) from Betina to Murter and enjoy authenticstone streets with archways, simple peasant houses and stone walls covered with climbing plants. Overnight in port of Betina/Murter

Day 3: Brbinj (B, L)
Bike Course: Tkon – Preko (approx 29 km) DIFFICULTY LEVEL 2/3

Surface: Paved
Inclination: Partly hilly – partly downhill
Highest point at: 43 m
After breakfast cruise towards Tkon, an old fishing village that occupies a total of 15 square km in the southern part of the island of Pašman and several small islands scattered throughout the Murter S ea. There are a series of sandy and rocky coves and the nearby hills offer a magnificent view of the islands and Kornati. On your way you will cycle across little bridge from where you can take stunning pictures of Pašman and Ugljan islands. Enjoy old olive trees and pine forests while cycling towards Preko where we join the boat and cruise to Brbinj, small town where we recommend evening BBQ party on board. Overnight in Brbinj.

Day 4: Tribunj (B, L)
Bike Course: Brbinj – Sali (approx 27 km) DIFFICULTY LEVEL3

Surface: Paved
Inclination: First part very hilly –last part downhill
Highest point at: 162 m
Morning cycle from Brbinj to Sali. On a route we visit fish and shell hatchery. Sali is a fishing village on Dugi otok, the longest island in North Dalmatia. Due to its coastal position, ancient and contemporary architecture, clean sea, plentiful sun, luxurious Mediterranean vegetation, and the thousand year old olive groves, it is ideal for adventurous tourists, but also for those who seek peace in the wonderful atmosphere of enchanting natural surroundings. After lunch cruise around Kornati islands to Tribunj for overnight. Tribunj is a Dalmatian fishing village with stone houses and narrow streets originally on an island that was connected to the mainland by a stone bridge, and has now expanded beyond the former wall that used to defend it against the Turks. The Church of St. Nicholas built in 1452, the fort Jurjevgrad on the hilltop from 1650 and the Church of the Virgin Mary in 1435 are evidence of its rich and heroic past. We recommend romantic evening walk around island and dinner in one of the numerous local restaurants.

Day 5: Skradin (B, L)
Bike Course: Skradin (approx. 9,3 km) DIFFICULTY LEVEL 1

Surface: Macadam
Inclination: Partly hilly, partly flat, partly downhill
Highest point at: 47 m
Early morning cruise towards Skradin, which lies at the point where Krka River plunges into the Adriatic Sea. Skradin is a distinctive and romantic Dalmatian town, whose locals are known for their hospitality. Enjoy cycling tour to National park Krka, which covers an area of more than 14 000 acres on the central and lower part of the Krka river, whose seven waterfalls will leave visitors breathless.
Especially standing out with their grandness are Roški Slap (waterfall) and Skradinski Buk. Lunch on board followed by a ride on local boat around National park. Evening at leisure to enjoy town of Skradin which has a rich cultural and historical heritage that exists for more than two thousand years. Overnight in Skradin ( possible overnight in Šibenik if mooring in Skradin is not possible due to the small port limitations).

Day 6: Vodice (B, D)
Bike Course: Skradin –Bribirske Mostine – Dubrava kod Tisnog -Tribunj -Vodice (approx 49,5 km) DIFFICULTY LEVEL 3
In case of bad weather you will cycle: Vodice – Tribunj –Dubrava kod Tisnog – Vodice (approx 24 km) DIFFICULTY LEVEL 2/3

Surface: Paved, macadam (approx. 1 km)
Inclination: First 9 km hilly, partly downhill, last 9,5 m flat
Highest point at: 205 m
Early after breakfast we continue our cycling tour to Dubrava near Tisno, a typical Dalmatian village of stone houses and streets, spacious squares, lush Mediterranean vegetation with a long promenade and a few taverns and restaurants offer everything you need for a pleasant stay. The sea archipelago is perfect for all types of water sports. Tisno is a religious centre, the votive pilgrimage to Our Lady of Karavaja means that believers come from all over the dioceses of Zadar and Šibenik. We recommend lunch break at rural household Banovi Dvori. After lunch cycling tour to Vodice. Its proximity to the Kornati archipelago and river Krka canyon with beautiful waterfalls, as well as the good condition of the town, beaches and parks, makes Vodice a desirable and attractive tourist destination. As a small town, it lives night and day, and always offers something new and unusual. The most famous are the Vodice traditional folk festivals, cultural and entertainment events and evenings of Dalmatian a’cappella songs. Overnight in Vodice.

Day 7: Split (B, L)
Bike Course: Primošten –Zečevo –Rogoznica (approx 14 km) DIFFICULTY LEVEL 3/4

Surface: Paved, macadam (1 km)
Inclination: first 6 km hilly, party flat, party downhill
Highest point at: 151 m After breakfast cruise towards P rimošten where we start our cycling route across Z ečevo to Rogoznica. After lunch the ship lead us back to the monumental city of Split which is under UNESCO protection and it is a part of the world heritage. Here we find an abundance of Roman architecture – of special interest is the Diocletian palace. Overnight in Split.

Day 8: Disembarkation Split (B)
Early morning breakfast and disembarkation

Split NORTH Bike Cruise 7 night
CYCLING ROUTE:The length of the daily cycling routes is estimated and informative and depends of various detours or short cuts that can be done on route. Sailing and cycling routes may be changed on the spot due to weather conditions and capability of the respective cyclists on board. Departure is during morning hours, mostly after breakfast.
BICYCLES: bike rental possible on request; Katarina Line is not responsible for any damage which may occur on personal bicycles during bike tours and transportation from land to the ship and vice versa; Repair kit for personal bikes obligatory.
FOOD: Half board is served with continental breakfast and either lunch or dinner. During our cycling routes we recommend stops at local restaurants where you can sample the local specialties. These meals are not included in the price of the trip but are paid by the customers.
There is a possibility to book a captain’s dinner, which is paid directly on the spot and is offered by the captain and your tour guide.
BIKE RENTAL INCLUDES BIKES EQUIPPED WITH BOTTLE HOLDER, BAG CARRIER, SMALL BAG & HELMET (except e-bikes)

Split NORTH Bike Cruise 7 night – Island hopping Dalmatia
7 night cruises with guaranteed departures

Route: SPLIT – ROGOZNICA – BETINA – BRBINJ – SALI / TRIBUNJ – SKRADIN – VODICE –PRIMOŠTEN / SPLIT

Split NORTH Bike Cruise 7 night

BIKE & CRUISE A CATEGORY
BIKE SPLIT NORTH 7 nights / 8 days
Departures from SPLIT Saturdays at 13:00h / check in from 11.00 h till 12:00h UPPER/MAIN DECK LOWER DECK
2017 Prices in EUR per person in double or twin room/cabin
May 06 510 480
Sep 23 580 510

* Bike cruise with professional guide. Biking recommended equipment biking shoes, backpack, extra clothes, rain/sun protection.
Repair kit for personal bikes obligatory.
* Participant agrees to abide to the decisions and instructions given by the guide who reserves the right in changing the itinerary according to weather conditions
UPPER/MAIN DECK CABINS ARE ALLOCATED ACCORDING TO AVAILABILTIY! Lower deck cabins are in the hull of the ship below the main deck.
Guaranteed departures from Split on A CATEGORY ship:cabins with private shower/toilet (3rd bed possible on request), mostly bunk beds with half board service (continental breakfast & lunch or dinner according to daily activities)
REDUCTIONS & SUPPLEMENTS:
adult on 3rd bed in a triple cabin –30%
children under 10 years – 50%
single use of cabin +50% (except season A, in other seasons avoid by sharing)

OPTIONAL SUPPLEMENTS for Split NORTH Bike Cruise 7 night:
Bike rental: EUR 100.- per week netto
Full Board supplement: EUR 115.- per person/week, min.10 pax required.
Drink supplement: EUR 25.- per week – incl. choice of 1 drink – glass of wine, 1 beer or 1 soft drink with lunch
English Breakfast supplement: EUR 40.- per week – incl. 2 eggs, bacon, tomato and mushrooms, or fruit & yoghurt, or similar (regular continental breakfast included in price of the cruise includes: coffee, tea, milk, glass of juice, cereal, bread, a variety of spreads – butter, honey, jam, soft cheese; daily additions such as ham and cheese or boiled eggs, frankfurters, salami etc.)
Captain’s dinner: EUR 25.- – choice of fish or meat menu – ship’s speciality served
Wedding renewal package: EUR 100,- per couple – includes renewal ceremony performed by the captain, certificate, champagne, gift
Extra towels: On A category ships the guests will be provided with two towels for personal use per week. Extra towels can be rented for EUR 3.- & beach towels EUR 5.- per week/towel. Katarina Line beach towel can be purchased on arrival for EUR 10.-
Baby chair or baby cot rental: EUR 50.- per week (to be paid on the spot)
Daily cabin cleaning: EUR 15.- per person per week- not provided on A category ships but can be ordered in advance;
Parking: Possible from EUR 10.- daily
Airport transfers: EUR 50.- from Split airport to Split port. Other transfers available on request.
Pre/post cruise accommodation: Available on request – private accommodation, villas, hotels…
Ferry Tickets: Cabins, seats or deck, available for coastal & international ferry connections

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