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Cycle & Cruise Of Dalmatia – Northern 2015

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Routing: Split – Rogozinica – Betina – Brbinj – Sali/Tribunj – Skradin – Vodice – Primošten/Split

 

SPECIAL OFFER
2015 Special – Save 10% off on departure Sep 05 in double occupancy or single occupancy cabins. Offer is valid on new bookings only and subject to availability. Contact us for more details and full booking terms on this Special.

Cruising with motor-sailing ships along the magnificent Dalmatian coastline and islands, combined with cycling down winding countryside trails and backdrops of mountains and rolling hills.

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 of 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.

A Category Vessels

A category vessels offer extra privacy and comfort with the convenience of your own cabin and private en suite. Boat sizes vary with most carrying between 20 – 40 people.

 

Must Do…

•Bring your own towels for swimming
•Pack lightly (we suggest a bag, not a suitcase)
•Explore the historical towns & villages & meet some of the locals
•Evenings are free to take in some of the many bars, clubs & cafes en route
•Catch an Adriatic Sunset…
•Take your camera – a picture speaks a thousand words
•Don’t forget to have the time of your life

Includes…

•Professional Guide & Bicycle Rental
•(Includes helmet, bottle holder and small bag)
•Accommodation in twin cabins (bunks) with en suite
•7 breakfasts
•6 Lunches
•1 Dinner

Category A Important Information:

•Departures from Split on SATURDAYS at 1.00pm (check in 11.00am)
•A Category cabins are without A/C
•All cabins are twin or double beds (below and on deck)
•On Deck Cabins are situated on main and top deck
•Compact Cabins with clean bed linen
•Two towels are supplied for personal use
•Towels can be rented for €3 & beach towels €5 per week
•Ships vary in size with most carrying between 20 – 40 passengers
•The Captain reserves the right to change the route in the case of bad weather or other conditions
•Guests must abide by the Ships Rules (copy onboard)
•Cash bar available on board. Drinks cannot be brought onboard
•Departures are guaranteed, but Cruise Company reserves the right to cancel departures with less than 10 participants
•Meal & Drink Supplements are available and can be requested in advance
•Group Prices Available – minimum numbers apply
•This cruise is not suitable for persons with restricted mobility, young children and those unable to swim
•Please note that most arrival times into ports are in the late afternoon. Times to be advised during cruise
‘Travel Friend’ option available on request – great for singles wanting to share
Every effort is made to accommodate single travellers wishing to share a bunk cabin with another person of the same gender

2015 PRICES
Per Person NZ$
Cruise Code: 2015-KLC3A
Category A
Lower Deck
private ensuite
Category A
On Deck
private ensuite
May 091,044 twin
1,457 single
1,095 twin
1,535 single
Sep 05 (Cat A+)1,604 twin
2,298 single
1,707 twin
2,453 single
Sep 261,095 twin
1,535 single
1,216 twin
1,716 single

Supplements Payable Upon Embarkation
Visitor & Port Taxes €25 per person
National Park Entrance €10 – 15 (price varies with season & park) per person

SPECIAL OFFER
2015 Special – Save 10% off on departure Sep 05 in double occupancy or single occupancy cabins. Offer is valid on new bookings only and subject to availability. Contact us for more details and full booking terms on this Special.

CRUISE ITINERARY

Day 1, Saturday: Split – Rogoznica

Bike Course: Rogoznica (approx. 5 km) DIFFICULTY LEVEL 1
Surface: Paved
Inclination: Partly hilly / partly flat
Highest Point: 24 m
Arrive in Split harbour to meet your crew. Depart 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 the 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. (L)

Day 2, Sunday: Betina

Bike Course: Vodice – Betina or Murter (approx. 21 km) DIFFICULTY LEVEL 2/3
Surface: Paved
Inclination: Partly hilly / partly downhill
Highest Point: 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 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 authentic stone streets with archways, simple peasant houses and stone walls covered with climbing plants. Overnight in port of Betina/Murter. (B, L)

Day 3, Monday: Brbinj

Bike Course: Trkon – Preko (approx. 29 km) DIFFICULTY LEVEL 2/3
Surface: Paved
Inclination: Partly hilly / partly downhill
Highest Point: 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 Sea. There are a series of sandy and rocky coves and the nearby hill offer a magnificent view of the islands and Kornati. On your way you will cycle across a small bridge 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. (B, L)

Day 4, Tuesday: Tribunj

Bike Course: Brbinj – Sali (approx. 27 km) DIFFICULTY LEVEL 3
Surface: Paved
Inclination: First part very hilly – last part downhill
Highest Point: 162 m
Morning cycle from Brbinj to Sali. On a route we will visit fish and shellfish 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.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. (B, L)

Day 5, Wednesday: Skradin

Bike Course: Skradin (approx. 9.3 km) DIFFICULTY LEVEL 1
Surface: Macadam
Inclination: Partly hilly, partly flat, and partly downhill
Highest Point: 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 river Krka, whose seven waterfalls will leave visitors breathless. Especially standing out with their grandness are Roški Slap (waterfall) and Skradinski Buk. There are two very attractive cultural and historical monuments within the national park: the Franciscan Monastery on the island of Visovac and the Krka Monastery. 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 has lasted for more than two thousand years. Overnight in Skradin. (B, L)

Day 6, Thursday: Vodice

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 – Voice
(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: 205 km
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. Long promenade with 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 where you will meet a World champion donkey. 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. (B, D)

Day 7, Friday: Split

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: 151 km

After breakfast cruise towards Primošten where we start our cycling route across Zečevo to Rogoznica. After lunch the ship takes 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. (B, L)

Day 8, Saturday: Split

Early morning breakfast and disembarkation. (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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