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Active Holiday
KLC2 Cycle & Cruise Of Dalmatia – Southern Route 2016

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Routing: Split – Brač – Hvar – Korčula – Mljet – Pelješac Peninsula – Makarska – Omiš – Split

 

Category A Ships
Traditional wooden ships, twin cabins (mostly bunk) with ensuite, triples on request A/C salon.
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Want to experience more of a country? Then get up close and personal with a Cruise & Cycle Holiday around Croatia. Travelling to a new island or port every day, this truly unique trip allows you to indulge your love of cycling, whilst exploring the best of Croatia effortlessly. If you are looking for 7 days of exploration and discovery then our Cruise & Cycle trips are for you.

Includes

• 7 nights in twin cabin with ensuite (bunk beds)
• 7 breakfasts (B)
• 7 three course lunches or dinners depending on daily activities (L, D)
• 1L water daily
• Professional guide & bike rental includes helmet, bottle holder & small bag

Important Information

Check in SPLIT on SATURDAYS 1pm   Ships vary in size carrying between 20 – 40 passengers.
On Deck Cabins are situated on main & top deck. Under Deck Cabins are situated in the hull of the Ship. 

Captain reserves the right to change the route in case of bad weather conditions. Departures are guaranteed for minimum 10 participants. Katarina Line reserves the right to cancel any departure with less than 10 participants and to change the ship name if need arises. Guests are obliged to follow ship rules (found in written form on the ship) especially with regards to bringing drinks on board. In case of inappropriate behavior Katarina Line/Captain reserves the right in asking clients to disembark.
Most arrival times in port are in the late afternoon. Times to be advised during cruise
Group Prices Available – Contact Croatia Times Travel for group prices.

Disclaimer

Due to specific mooring conditions and requirements in some Croatian ports, Katarina Line ships are moored side by side, making it necessary for the clients to cross from one ship to another with gaps in between ships in order to get to the shore. In such cases clients need to take special care when crossing and do this at their own risk. Crew assistance will be given to those needing and requesting it.

2016 PRICES
Per Person NZ$
Cruise Code: 2015-KLC2A
Category A
Lower Deck
Category A
Main Deck
Apr 16, 23, 30
Oct 01, 08
1,0001,055
May 07, 14, 21, 281,1001,155
Jun 04
Sep 17, 24
1,1551,285
Sep 101,3501,450
Single supplement 50% surcharge excludes Apr & Oct
Supplements Payable Upon Embarkation:
Taxes & Fees €25pp approx
Mljet NP Entrance Fee €15pp approx

Supplements:
Drink and meal supplements available onboard and can be requested prior to arrival.

CRUISE ITINERARY

Day 1, Saturday: Split – Brač

Departure at 1:00pm with lunch as first service. Two-hour journey to the island of Brač is the best time to meet your fellow passengers and the crew. Upon arrival in Milna you will cycle to Bobovišća. This little hamlet, set on the western side of island Brač just under the top of the mountain, seems somehow squeezed on the sunny slope, overlooking the sea. You will be able to have a swim here or just a coffee break. On returning to Milna we suggest a cycle ride along the coast. Overnight in the harbour of Milna. (L)
Bike Course: Milna – Bobovišća – Milna (17km) Difficulty Level: 3; Surface: Paved, gravel; Inclination: Partly hilly, partly flat; Highest point: 175m

Day 2, Sunday: Brač

After breakfast your adventure will start with a long, but even climb to the crest of a hill, past mulberry and fig trees, pine forests, olive groves and vineyards. The white marble visible here was used for, among other things, the White House in Washington and the Reichstag building in Berlin. After 35km cycling you will have an opportunity to try domestic food and vine at little shepherd’s village called Gažul with stone houses situated in authentic Brač platform (lunch is optional). After nice and long break you still have another 10km to get to Bol. The breathtaking panoramic views of the neighbouring island of Hvar on the descent to the beach at Bol are well worth the effort of the ascent. In Bol one can see the Golden Horn beach (approx 2.5km from the port so take a bike to get there). In Bol you can take a swim or stroll around the village. Overnight in Bol. (B, L or D)
Bike Course: Milna – Bol (43km) Difficulty Level: 5; Surface: Paved, gravel; Inclination: Very hilly, partly flat; Highest point: 570m

Day 3, Monday: Brač – Hvar

The island of Hvar is above all famous for its multicolour rosemary and lavender fields. The biking tour takes us through small island settlements, fields and vineyards from Jelsa towards Vrboska and then we descend on an old road towards Stari Grad where we have a refreshing stop. Stari Grad is one of Croatia’s oldest towns, dating back to 385BC when it was a Greek colony called Faros. On the way to Hvar we are passing through villages of Grablje, a wealthy place of hardworking people who were known for their high quality wine, honey, olive oil, and lavender, and Brusje, the first village behind Hvar towards the interior of the island. The tour ends at the historical city of Hvar where you can climb up to the Španjol, a citadel built on the site of a medieval castle to defend the town from the Turks. Overnight in Hvar. (B, L or D)
Bike Course: Jelsa – Stari Grad – Hvar (33km) Difficulty Level: 4; Surface: Paved, gravel; Inclination: Flat, hilly; Highest point: 415m

Day 4, Tuesday: Hvar – Korčula

Korčula is the island with the most abundant vegetation on the Adriatic. Its old Greek name Korkyra Melaina is especially due to the rich cover of pine woods. The peaceful and secluded gardens of Cypress trees here make Korčula perhaps the most beautiful of the Adriatic islands. Korčula, along with Venice, proclaims to be the birthplace of Marco Polo so you will see the name Marco Polo everywhere when you get to Korčula Island. The medieval town of Korčula is constructed like a fishbone with a main bone (street) going from main gate to the peak of the old town. Overnight in Korčula. (B, L or D)
Bike Course: Vela Luka – Korčula (44km) / Račišće – Lumbarda – Korčula (24km) Difficulty Level: 4/3; Surface: Paved; Inclination: Partly flat, partly hilly; Highest point: 500m

Day 5, Wednesday: Korčula – Mljet

While we enjoy our breakfast the ship will take us to lush green island of Mljet also known as Honey-Island. Mljet National Park is a beautiful area of unique charm featuring two connected salty lakes – Great Lake, covering an area of 145ha, with a depth up to 46m and the Small Lake with an area of 24ha and a maximum depth of 29m. We cycle around the saltwater-lake, in which there is actually another island where in the 12th century Benedictine created a monastery, beautifully secluded, and surrounded by pine and oak forests. Boat ride to the monastery follows. After lunch take a swim in Small Lake or take another ride around the lakes. Overnight in Pomena (Mljet). (B, L or D)
Bike Course: Mljet National Park (15km) Difficulty Level: 1; Surface: Paved, gravel; Inclination: Flat; Highest point: 65m

Day 6, Thursday: Mljet – Pelješac Peninsula – Makarska Riviera

After breakfast enjoy the sail towards Pelješac Peninsula where life is very much like that on an island. The climb ahead of us is not an easy one, but we will enjoy the landscape, which will help us get through the difficult part. The cycle tour leads you into the backcountry and past the most famous wine growing area. Once we reach a viewpoint an extraordinary sight over Korčula’s old town on the other side opens. Those who feel tired can join the ship in Orebić, the town of sea captains and sailors. Rest of the group can continue the 18km long road towards Lovište where lunch will be served on board. In the afternoon our boat brings us to the popular holiday resort on Makarska Riviera at the base of the 1676m high Biokovo mountain range. Overnight in Baška Voda or Makarska. (B, L or D)
Bike Course: Kučište – Orebić – Lovište (30km) Difficulty Level: 4; Surface: Paved; Inclination: Partly flat, party hilly, very hilly; Highest point: 270m 

Day 7, Friday: Makarska Riviera – Omiš – Split

After breakfast take the last ride of our Dalmatian adventure, this time to Radman’s Mills, a popular resort, to enjoy the beauty of a natural park and canyon of the Cetina River where you can also see stone mill wheels dating from the 17th century. On return to Omiš visit the Mirabella fortress which provided safety from the enemy to the local inhabitants during the period of the infamous pirates of Omiš. The view from the fortress of Mirabella stretches over the entire Channel of Brač Island. After lunch the ship leads 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. (B, L or D)
Bike Course: Omiš – Radman’s Mills – Omiš (12km) Difficulty Level: 1; Surface: Paved; Inclination: Partly flat, partly hilly; Highest point: 160m

Day 8, Saturday: Split

Breakfast followed by disembarkation by 9:00am. (B)

 

EXAMPLE MODELS OF RENTED BIKES

Frameset:
Frame: WSD Alpha White Aluminum w/semi-integrated head tube, bi-oval down tube w/integrated gusset, rack & fender mounts, disc compatible dropouts, replaceable derailleur hanger.
Front Suspension: SR Suntour XCT w/coil spring and preloead, WSD Rider Right spring weight, 80mm travel
Wheels:
Wheels: Formula alloy FM21 front hub, FM31 rear hub; Bontrager 550 36-hole rims w/brushed sidewalls
Tires: Bontrager LT3, 26×2.0″
Drivetrain:
Shifters: Shimano EF51, 8 speed
Front Derailleur: Shimano M190
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Acera
Crank: Shimano 131, 48/38/28
Cassette: SRAM PG-820 11-32, 8 speed
Pedals: Wellgo nylon platform
Components:
Saddle: Bontrager SSR WSD
Seat Post: Bontrager SSR, 31.6mm, 20mm offset
Handlebars: Bontrager Approved Riser, 25.4mm, 30mm rise
Stem: Bontrager Approved, 25.4mm
Headset: 1-1/8″ threadless, semi-integrated, semi-cartridge bearings
Brakeset: Tektro V-brakes w/Shimano EF51 adjustable-reach levers
Colour:
Coastal Blue

Frameset:
Frame: Alpha White Aluminum w/semi-integrated head tube, bioval down tube with integrated gusset, rack & fender mounts, disc compatible dropouts, replaceable derailleur hanger.
Front Suspension: SR Suntour XCT w/coil spring and preload, 80mm
Wheels:
Wheels: Formula alloy DC20 front hub, Shimano alloy M475 rear hub; Bontrager 550, 36-hole rims w/brushed sidewalls Tires: Bontrager LT3, 26×2.0″
Drivetrain:
Shifters: Shimano EF51, 7 speed
Front Derailleur: Shimano TX50
Rear Derailleur: Shimano M310
Crank: Shimano M131, 42/34/24
Cassette: Shimano TZ31 13-34, 7 speed
Pedals: Wellgo nylon platform
Components:
Saddle: Bontrager SSR
Seat: Post Bontrager SSR, 31.6mm, 20mm offset
Handlebars: Bontrager Approved Riser, 25.4mm, 30mm rise
Stem: Bontrager Approved, 25.4mm
Grips: Bontrager SSR
Headset: 1-1/8″ threadless, semi-integrated, semi-cartridge bearings
Brakeset: Tektro Novela, mechanical disc w/Shimano EF51 levers
Colour:
Satin Black

 

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