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EXPLORE CROATIA ON TWO WHEELS!

Experience the best of Croatia on two wheels as you tackle varied and interesting terrain with like-minded travellers!

Explore Croatia's islands from your bike as you cycle from the stunning island of Hvar to the paths around the shimmering lakes of Mljet National Park, taking in the history, culture and beauty of Croatia along the way.

Whether you want to relax and unwind or experience challenging and rewarding rides, a Cycle Croatia Cruise has something for every type of cyclist!

Explore Croatia's islands from your bike
Cycle Croatia Cruise has something for every type of cyclist
Experience the best of Croatia on two wheels
Best way to see the islands of Croatia

Friendly staff. Super organized team, beautiful boat and being able to be with friends but also have our own space. The guides were such a great team with history of the area we were visiting and detailed instructions on the bike rides. They were so awesome and were so wonderful off hours just getting along with guests. Loved the interaction between them and the guests. The trip definitely exceeded our expectations!

Dina, 2022
E-Bike!

The E-bikes were the game changer. It allowed me to ride alongside my super fit spouse and both meet our vacation needs. I could totally enjoy the country side without stress and he could challenge himself with the 10% grades.

Linda, 2022
A Bucket List Adventure

Our trip with Sail Croatia exceeded our expectations. Here's what made our trip so great: the itinerary and daily schedule enabled us to see a variety of islands (they differ a lot); the balance between the daily guided bike rides (usually in the am) followed by time on our own to explore was perfect; the guides/boat staff offered helpful recommendations about where to eat/what to do/where to swim at each island; the guides and boat staff worked tirelessly to meet everyone's needs (we had some who rode regular bikes; others ebikes); the boat/group size enabled us to get to know fellow travelers and guides. The food was plentiful and good. The cabins and boat amenities also good (BYO toiletries). Minor downside: spotty wifi at times but this ranks as one of our best vacations ever. Thank you Sail Croatia.

Catherine, 2022

Itineraries

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Split Return Southern
Overview
Summary

The Split Return Southern Route is the most difficult route out of our four itineraries and on average, has the highest ascent/descent, meaning more climbs, peaks and incredible views!

This itinerary allows you to experience the best of Croatia as you island hop between the Dalmatian Islands of Brac, Hvar, Korcula and Mljet, as well as taking in the impressive mainland destinations of Split and Makarska.

Route Information
Difficulty: 3.3/5
Distance: 171.5km
Max Altitude: 580m
Daily Ascent/Descent: 462m
Split, Croatia
Check-in
Split
Summary

Split is known for its beaches and fortresslike complex at its center, Diocletian Palace, erected by the Roman emperor Dicoletian in the 4th century. Once home to thousands, its sprawling remains now include more than 200 buildings. Within its white stone walls and under its courtyards and galleries are shops, bars, cafes, cathedrals, hotels and several houses.

Check-in is from 10.30am to 12.00pm (midday). Please note your cabin may not be ready until 12:30pm. Your ship will depart the harbour at 1pm sharp.

Milna, Croatia
Day 1
Milna
Summary

We depart from Split harbour at 1pm with lunch served onboard, as you get to know your fellow shipmates. We sail from the mainland and head toward the island of Brac, arriving mid-afternoon. Once we arrive at our destination we will fit and distribute the bikes, becoming familiar with the equipment ahead of our week on two wheels!

Our first ride begins as we cycle to Bobovišça, a small hamlet set on the western side of Brac just under the mountain top, overlooking the sea. You will be able to dive into the turquoise water here or enjoy a coffee. Upon return to Milna, we suggest you take a ride along the stunning coastline. We spend the night in the harbour of Milna, whose picturesque natural stone houses border the deep bay.

Day 1 Cycle
Difficulty: 2/5
Distance: 10km
Max Altitude: 174m
Total Ascent/Descent: 200m
Surface: Paved / Gravel
Bol, Croatia
Day 2
Bol
Summary

Today we will set off on a challenging and rewarding cycle as we explore Brac Island. This first stage begins with a climb to the crest of a hill, past stunning local flora. The white stone visible here was used to build the White House in Washington and the Reichstag in Berlin. At the 35km mark, you have the opportunity to try traditional food and wine in a local village (please note lunch is optional). The panoramic views of the neighbouring island of Hvar are well worth the ascent!

In Bol itself, you can visit the Golden Horn beach (about 2.5km from the port), take a swim, or stroll through the local streets. The ship anchors for the night in Bol, with dinner served onboard.

Day 2 Cycle
Difficulty: 5/5
Distance: 48km
Max Altitude: 580m
Total Ascent/Descent: 890m
Surface: Paved / Gravel
Hvar, Croatia
Day 3
Hvar
Summary

This morning we'll sail across to the island of Hvar, that is famous for its multi-coloured fields of rosemary and lavender. On the first cycling stage you'll make your way through the many villages on the island via paved and gravel roads.

From Jelsa, we cycle towards Vrboska and then down to Stari Grad, one of Croatia's oldest towns (dating back to 385BC), where we will stop for a break. We continue on towards Hvar Town, passing through the villages of Grablje (known for its wine and olive oil) and Brusje. The day ends at the historical town of Hvar for an opportunity to visit the cathedral and Gothic palaces. We spend the night in Hvar Town harbour, with dinner served onboard.

Day 3 Cycle Option A:
Difficulty: 2/5
Distance: 20km
Max Altitude: 85m
Total Ascent/Descent: 188m
Surface: Paved / Gravel
Option B:
Difficulty: 4/5
Distance: 20km
Max Altitude: 410m
Total Ascent/Descent: 250m
Surface: Paved / Gravel
Korcula, Croatia
Day 4
Korcula
Summary

This morning we will head to the impressive island of Korčula. Korčula claims to be the birthplace of Marco Polo and his name can be seen all over the island.

After lunch we'll begin our ride from Racisce to the village of Lumbarda, well known for its wine production. The peaceful and secluded gardens of cypress trees along the route make cycling in Korčula a memorable experience.

The final destination is the medieval town of Korčula, with its attractive narrow streets and this is where we spend the night onboard the ship.

Day 4 Cycle
Difficulty: 3/5
Distance: 28km
Max Altitude: 78m
Total Ascent/Descent: 360m
Surface: Paved
Mljet, Croatia
Day 5
Mljet
Summary

While breakfast is served onboard, the boat will sail across to the island of Mjlet, also known as Honey-Island. Mljet is a beautiful island, featuring two lakes (Great Lake and Small Lake). In the 12th century, Benedictine built a monastery here in a secluded spot, surrounded by pine and oak forests. Today this area is a National Park and the high point of any tour of Dalmatia. You can cycle around the National Park’s salt-water lake, in which there is actually another island.

After lunch you are free to explore more of the island by bike or perhaps swim or kayak in the Small Lake. The ship will overnight in the port of Pomena on Mljet.

Please note: Mljet National Park Entrance is not included and is an additional cost of 70 Kunas in April, May & October, and 150 Kunas between June & September.

Day 5 Cycle
Difficulty: 1/5
Distance: 12km
Max Altitude: 43m
Total Ascent/Descent: 198m
Surface: Paved / Gravel
Makarska, Croatia
Day 6
Makarska
Summary

This morning we sail toward the Peljesac peninsula where we’ll start our ride from either Kuciste or Viganj. We cycle through this famous wine growing region toward Orebic where we will have a short break and take in the beautiful countryside. On the ride back the climb is not easy, but rewards you with magnificent views of the neighbouring island of Korcula. We’ll meet the boat in Loviste where a delicious lunch will be served onboard. This afternoon, take in the Adriatic Sea as your ship cruises into Makarska for the evening, a popular town at the base of the impressive Biokovo mountain range.

Day 6 Cycle
Difficulty: 4/5
Distance: 26.5km
Max Altitude: 283m
Total Ascent/Descent: 479m
Surface: Paved
Split, Croatia
Day 7
Split
Summary

After breakfast onboard, we will take our last bike ride of the week. The route takes us to Radmanove Mlinice, where the "Winnetou" movies were filmed, along the valley of the Cetina river, right underneath the mountains. In Omis, you can visit the Mirabella Fortress, which offers views over the channel towards Brac island.

After lunch onboard, the ship will sail back to the city of Split, where you can take a tour of the fascinating Roman Diocletian's Palace. After a relaxed city walk in this unique historic town, you return to your ship in the nearby harbour.

Optional Excursion
Day 7 Cycle
Difficulty: 4/5
Distance: 27km
Max Altitude: 296m
Total Ascent/Descent: 663m
Surface: Paved
Split, Croatia
Check-out
Split
Summary

This morning it's time for an early onboard breakfast, before saying goodbye to the crew and all of your new friends. Please note, it is possible for you to leave the ship as early as needed on Saturday morning to catch flights, as all ships will be in port by Friday night.

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Split Return Northern
Overview
Summary

The Split Return North Route is the flattest route on average out of all four itineraries and covers a total of 149km, making it the second longest route available on a Cycle Croatia Cruise. This route heads north from Split to take in the impressive mainland destinations of Rogoznica, Vodice, Zadar, Sibenik and the island of Dugi Otok.

This route is popular with guests looking to visit Krka National Park and waterfalls during their cruise!

Route Information
Difficulty: 2.2/5
Distance: 142.6km
Max Altitude: 202m
Daily Ascent/Descent: 258m
Split, Croatia
Check-in
Split
Summary

Split is known for its beaches and fortresslike complex at its center, Diocletian's Palace, erected by the Roman emperor Dicoletian in the 4th century. Once home to thousands, its sprawling remains now include more than 200 buildings. Within its white stone walls and under its courtyards and galleries are shops, bars, cafes, cathedrals, hotels and several houses.

Check-in is from 10.30am to 12.00pm (midday). Please note your cabin may not be ready until 12:30pm. Your ship will depart the harbour at 1pm sharp.

Rogoznica, Croatia
Day 1
Rogoznica
Summary

Departure from Split harbour is at 1pm. We sail out of Split toward Rogoznica, where upon arrival we have a short ride around town and visit Dragon Eye Lake. The ship will stay overnight in the port of Rogoznica, a small village that offers remarkable wine, most famous for it's 'Babic' wine.

Tonight we'll relax and enjoy our surroundings for the first evening onboard!

Day 1 Cycle
Difficulty: 1/5
Distance: 4.5km
Max Altitude: 17m
Total Ascent/Descent: 47m
Surface: Mostly Paved
Vodice, Croatia
Day 2
Vodice
Summary

After an early breakfast onboard, we cycle from Rogoznica to Primosten, which includes a climb of approximately 250 metres and some spectacular views! We'll head back to the ship for lunch onboard, before taking a refreshing dip in the crystal clear water to cool off. This afternoon we sail to Vodice, a cosy harbour with many narrow winding streets and a charming waterfront town. Indulge in local cuisine this evening at one of the waterfront restaurants.

Day 2 Cycle
Difficulty: 3/5
Distance: 20km
Max Altitude: 202m
Total Ascent/Descent: 330m
Surface: Paved
Sali, Croatia
Day 3
Telascica
Summary

We start the day by cycling from Vodice to the island of Murter, which is connected to the mainland by a drawbridge. The cycling today covers approximately 30km, without any major climbs.

In the afternoon we sail out through the Kornati National Park, a group of small islands which are well-known for their great diversity of flora and fauna. We will spend the evening in Telascica on the island of Dugi Otok.

Day 3 Cycle
Difficulty: 3/5
Distance: 25km
Max Altitude: 74m
Total Ascent/Descent: 270m
Surface: Paved
Zadar, Croatia
Day 4
Zadar
Summary

From the bay of Telascica, we take in the stunning views between Dugi Otok and Brbinj. This ride has breathtaking scenery, and on a clear day you can see the Velebit Mountains on the mainland. We hope you’re feeling energetic, as there is a large climb coming up! In the afternoon, we sail towards the charming city of Zadar which historically has been the region's cultural and political hub.

Enjoy the evening in Zadar, taking in it's modern art installations and cosmopolitan restaurants. We'll overnight onboard in Zadar port.

Day 4 Cycle
Difficulty: 3/5
Distance: 32km
Max Altitude: 160m
Total Ascent/Descent: 440m
Surface: Paved / Gravel
Sibenik, Croatia
Day 5
Sibenik
Summary

This morning we'll start the day with a short boat ride to the island of Ugljan which is linked to the island of Pasman. We will stop in the small port of Preko and from here, we cycle down small roads to Tkon where the ship awaits.

In the afternoon we sail on to Sibenik where you can visit St James Cathedral, a UNESCO protected structure blending Gothic and Renaissance styles, and St Nicholas Fortress, which has beautiful views over the city and beyond. We will stay overnight in Sibenik.

Day 5 Cycle
Difficulty: 3/5
Distance: 32.5km
Max Altitude: 42m
Total Ascent/Descent: 320m
Surface: Paved
Skradin, Croatia
Day 6
Skradin
Summary

Today we sail from Sibenik to Skradin, where we cycle through to the Krka National Park, taking in its stunning waterfalls. You have the opportunity to have a break and explore the many wooden bridges along or over the waterfalls, and visit the small museums.

We then cycle back to the port of Skradin where we will overnight in either the port of Skradin or Trogir depending on port availability.

Day 6 Cycle
Difficulty: 1/5
Distance: 9km
Max Altitude: 44m
Total Ascent/Descent: 110m
Surface: Paved / Gravel
Split, Croatia
Day 7
Split
Summary

We’ll depart the port early in the morning and sail toward the island of Solta to begin our last day on the bikes. We’ll explore the relaxed countryside of this quaint island with a loop from Stomorska, before we jump back onboard and enjoy our final sail into the magnificent city of Split.

In the evening you can explore the fascinating Diocletian’s Palace before returning to your boat in the harbour.

Optional Excursion
Day 7 Cycle
Difficulty: 2/5
Distance: 19.6km
Max Altitude: 147m
Total Ascent/Descent: 290m
Surface: Paved
Split, Croatia
Check-out
Split
Summary

This morning it's time for an early onboard breakfast, before saying goodbye to the crew and all of your new friends.

Please note, it is possible for you to leave the ship as early as needed on Saturday morning to catch flights, as all ships will be in port by Friday night.

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Split to Dubrovnik
Overview
Summary

The Split to Dubrovnik route covers the shortest distance across all four itineraries, however the average daily difficulty sits at 3, making it the second hardest route out of all four itineraries. This one way route heads south from Split, taking in the islands of Solta, Brac, Hvar, Vis, Korcula and Mljet, before finishing in the medieval city of Dubrovnik.

If you're looking for an itinerary that covers all of the Dalmatian highlights, the Split to Dubrovnik route is for you!

Route Information
Difficulty: 2.5/5
Distance: 146km
Max Altitude: 410m
Daily Ascent/Descent: 341m
Split, Croatia
Check-in
Split
Summary

Split is known for its beaches and fortresslike complex at its center, Diocletian's Palace, erected by the Roman emperor Dicoletian in the 4th century. Once home to thousands, its sprawling remains now include more than 200 buildings. Within its white stone walls and under its courtyards and galleries are shops, bars, cafes, cathedrals, hotels and several houses.

Check-in is from 10.30am to 12.00pm (midday). Please note your cabin may not be ready until 12:30pm. Your ship will depart the harbour at 1pm sharp.

Solta, Croatia
Day 1
Solta
Summary

Our very first day starts with a 1pm departure from Split, lunch on the boat and arrival to Stomorska on the island of Šolta. The village of Stomorska is named after Our Lady Mary and it is located under the shrine of Our Lady of Stormorska. On the island of Šolta and in Stomorska itself you will have the opportunity to absorb an authentic culture and tranquil way of life, taking in the natural beauty and surroundings.

Soon after our arrival, we will get started with a short ride to get to Grohote to familiarise ourselves with the bikes and our surroundings! Tonight we'll relax and enjoy this beautiful village and its exceptional local food and wine.

Day 1 Cycle
Difficulty: 2/5
Distance: 19.6km
Max Altitude: 147m
Total Ascent/Descent: 290m
Surface: Paved / Gravel
Supetar, Croatia
Day 2
Brac
Summary

Early this morning we'll begin our sail to the largest town on the island of Brac, Supetar. Shortly after breakfast onboard, we'll commence our ride to what has been described as one of the prettiest villages in Europe. The town of Pučišća lies on the northern side of the island and is home to the only stonemason school in Croatia, thanks to an abundance of unique marble that resembles white limestone. Historically famous buildings have been constructed with stone from Brac, such as Diocletian's Palace, the White House in Washington and Parliament House in Vienna.

During your stay in Pučišća you can enjoy impressive stone architecture made by local artisans from the village. The island of Brac is also well known for its delicious local cuisine and excellent wine. Upon arrival to Pučišća, lunch will be served onboard.

Day 2 Cycle
Difficulty: 3/5
Distance: 24km
Max Altitude: 153m
Total Ascent/Descent: 310m
Surface: Paved / Gravel
Hvar, Croatia
Day 3
Hvar
Summary

The island of Hvar, apart from being the longest in the Adriatic, is famous for its multi-coloured fields of rosemary and lavender. Hvar also receives more hours of sunshine than anywhere else in the Adriatic (2,718 hrs a year!). This morning we sail into Jelsa and begin our cycle through Vrboska and onto Stari Grad, one of Croatia’s oldest towns (dating back to 385BC), where we will stop for a break. We then continue on towards Hvar Town, passing through the villages of Grablje (known for its wine and olive oil) and Brusje.

The day ends at the historical town of Hvar, where you'll have an opportunity to visit its cathedral and Gothic palaces. You can also climb the Spanjol Fortress, the site of a medieval castle that overlooks the harbour.

Day 3 Cycle
Difficulty: 4/5
Distance: 31km
Max Altitude: 410m
Total Ascent/Descent: 550m
Surface: Paved / Gravel
Vis, Croatia
Day 4
Vis
Summary

This morning we set sail towards the island of Vis. This is the most remote inhabited island and it is blessed with a more temperate climate than the mainland (warmer in winter, cooler in summer). It has a deserved reputation for producing extremely good food and wine, and the restaurants offer the freshest fish in the Adriatic. Vis has been used over the centuries as a strategic military port and saw action by the Allied military through WWII.

Today it is an idyllic island, famous for its authentic and relaxed way of life.

Day 4 Cycle
Difficulty: 4/5
Distance: 31km
Max Altitude: 310m
Total Ascent/Descent: 683m
Surface: Paved / Gravel
Korcula, Croatia
Day 5
Korcula
Summary

This morning we will head to the impressive island of Korčula. Korčula claims to be the birthplace of Marco Polo and his name can be seen all over the island.

After lunch we'll begin our ride from Racisce to the village of Lumbarda, well known for its wine production. The peaceful and secluded gardens of cypress trees along the route make cycling in Korčula a memorable experience.

The final destination is the medieval town of Korčula, with its attractive narrow streets and this is where we spend the night onboard the ship.

Day 5 Cycle
Difficulty: 3/5
Distance: 28km
Max Altitude: 78m
Total Ascent/Descent: 360m
Surface: Paved
Mljet, Croatia
Day 6
Mljet
Summary

While breakfast is served onboard, the boat will sail across to the island of Mjlet, also known as Honey-Island. Mljet is a beautiful island, featuring two lakes (Great Lake and Small Lake). In the 12th century, Benedictine built a monastery here in a secluded spot, surrounded by pine and oak forests. Today this area is a National Park and the high point of any tour of Dalmatia. You can cycle around the National Park’s salt-water lake, in which there is actually another island.

After lunch, you are free to explore more of the island by bike or perhaps swim or kayak in the Small Lake. The boat will overnight in the port of Pomena on Mljet.

Please note: Mljet National Park Entrance is not included and is an additional cost of 70 Kunas in April, May & October, and 150 Kunas between June & September.

Day 6 Cycle
Difficulty: 1/5
Distance: 12km
Max Altitude: 49m
Total Ascent/Descent: 180m
Surface: Paved / Gravel
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Day 7
Dubrovnik
Summary

Today we will ride from one end of Sipan to the other, covering 10 kilometers. Sipan is an ancient coastal village situated 8 kilometers northwest of the town of Dubrovnik. Once we've finished our ride, we'll meet back on the boat and enjoy lunch onboard before continuing to Dubrovnik.

Enjoy your afternoon walking the Dubrovnik walls and the Old town, visiting Srd hill, the islet of Lokrum or just absorbing the impressive and unique scenery.

Please Note: Your ship will dock in Port Gruz, which is located just outside of Dubrovnik Old Town. A bus transfer to Dubrovnik Old Town is available for €2 per person (payable locally).

Day 7 Cycle
Difficulty: 1/5
Distance: 10km
Max Altitude: 50m
Total Ascent/Descent: 120m
Surface: Paved
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Check-out
Dubrovnik
Summary

This morning it's time for an early onboard breakfast, before saying goodbye to the crew and all of your new friends.

Please note, it is possible for you to leave the ship as early as needed on Saturday morning to catch flights, as all ships will be in port by Friday night.

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Dubrovnik to Split
Overview
Summary

The Dubrovnik to Split route features the least difficult rides out of the four itineraries, however still covers a maximum altitude of 410m above sea level, ensuring incredible views and rewarding rides.

Heading north from the medieval city of Dubrovnik, this itinerary cruises through the islands of Mljet, Lastovo, Korcula, Vis and Brac, before ending in the World Heritage Listed city of Split.

Route Information
Difficulty: 3/5
Distance: 138km
Max Altitude: 410m
Daily Ascent/Descent: 420m
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Check-in
Dubrovnik
Summary

Enjoy the beautiful views in Croatia's "heaven on earth" - according to the famous writer George Bernard Shaw. Walk along the Stradun, the promenade inside the old city walls and meander the alleyways to discover numerous local restaurants, shops and bars.

Check-in is from 10.30am to 12.00pm (midday). Please note your cabin may not be ready until 12:30pm. Your ship will depart the harbour at 1pm sharp.

Mljet, Croatia
Day 1
Mljet
Summary

Your ship will depart Dubrovnik at 1pm with lunch served onboard as you cruise to your first destination! We'll set sail for the island of Mjlet, where you'll discover a beautiful National Park, featuring two salt lakes.

Mljet is one of the greenest islands in Croatia and is a highlight of any tour of Dalmatia. We'll arrive in Mljet in the late afternoon, just in time to take in a famous Mljet sunset from the top deck! Tonight the ship will overnight in the port of Pomena.

Useful Information
Please Note:

Mljet National Park Entrance is not included and is an additional cost of 70 Kunas in April, May & October, and 150 Kunas between June & September.

Lastovo, Croatia
Day 2
Lastovo
Summary

After breakfast onboard, this morning we'll ride through Mljet National Park, taking in the stunning scenery and greenery of this magnificent island! We'll arrive back on the ship in time for lunch onboard, before stopping for a swim as we cruise toward our next destination, Lastovo. The island of Lastovo has been permanently inhabited for several thousand years, but in ancient times it was colonized first by the Greeks and then the Romans.

Enjoy the laid back lifestyle in Lastovo as you spend the afternoon exploring and relaxing!

Our top tip: spend the night star gazing from the deck of your ship! The island of Lastovo and its archipelago are quite a distance from the mainland, and watching the stars makes for an impressive experience.

Please Note:

Lastovo is a Nature Park with an entry fee payable on arrival (30 Kunas)

Day 2 Cycle
Difficulty: 1/5
Distance: 12km
Max Altitude: 49m
Total Ascent/Descent: 180m
Surface: Paved / Gravel
Korcula, Croatia
Day 3
Korcula
Summary

This morning we'll have breakfast onboard before starting our ride between Pasadur and Skrivena Luka on Lastovo. Today's cycling will take you through the island's beautiful scenery allowing you to see local architecture, untouched nature and the local lifestyle on the island.

After working up an apetite, we'll enjoy a 3-course lunch onboard and stop at one of the many secluded bays en route to Korčula. Tonight we will overnight in Lumbarda, allowing you to take in all that the island of Korčula is famous for!

Day 3 Cycle
Difficulty: 4/5
Distance: 35km
Max Altitude: 155m
Total Ascent/Descent: 640m
Surface: Paved / Gravel
Vela Luka, Croatia
Day 4
Vela Luka
Summary

Our ride this morning takes us across the island of Korčula toward Vela Luka. This destination is a peaceful Mediterranean town, filled with traditional farming, fishing and tourism. A series of boats and life-saving equipment was developed in Vela Luka and the Vela Luka boats called Luške koćarice are today among the most beautiful on the Adriatic.

Enjoy the coastal ride and the island's diversity reflected in nature, beaches, bays, vinyards and olive fields. Finishing in the town of Vela Luka you will have an opportunity to visit Vela spilja (Big cave) - an archeological site located on the southern slope of Mount Pinski rat.

Day 4 Cycle
Difficulty: 2/5
Distance: 20km
Max Altitude: 42m
Total Ascent/Descent: 250m
Surface: Paved
Vis, Croatia
Day 5
Vis
Summary

This morning we set sail towards the island of Vis. This is the most remote inhabited island and it is blessed with a more temperate climate than the mainland (warmer in winter, cooler in summer). It has a deserved reputation for producing extremely good food and wine, and the restaurants offer the freshest fish in the Adriatic. Vis has been used over the centuries as a strategic military port and saw action by the Allied military through WWII.

Today it is an idyllic island, famous for its authentic and relaxed way of life.

Day 5 Cycle
Difficulty: 4/5
Distance: 31km
Max Altitude: 310m
Total Ascent/Descent: 683m
Surface: Paved / Gravel
Milna, Croatia
Day 6
Brac
Summary

We'll leave Vis behind this morning and cruise toward Hvar which, apart from being the longest in the Adriatic, is famous for its multi-coloured fields of rosemary and lavender. Hvar also receives more hours of sunshine than anywhere else in the Adriatic (2,718 hrs a year!).

After lunch onboard we'll cycle from the famous Hvar Town to one of the oldest towns in Europe; Stari Grad! This ride makes its way through the many villages on the island and their picturesque stone houses via paved and gravel roads.

From Hvar we start our climb towards Stari Grad, where we will pass through the villages of Grablje (known for its wine and olive oil) and Brusje. The town of Stari Grad lies in a beautifully situated bay and is surrounded by vineyard fields, beautiful architecture, ancient stones, numerous churches and much more.

After a rewarding cycle, we'll meet the ship in Stari Grad and cruise toward the island of Brac, where we will spend the night in Milna.

Day 6 Cycle
Difficulty: 4/5
Distance: 20km
Max Altitude: 410m
Total Ascent/Descent: 450m
Surface: Paved / Gravel
Split, Croatia
Day 7
Split
Summary

After breakfast onboard we will start our ride from Milna, and head toward Supetar.

Brač is home to white stone, often compared with marble and used for building Diocletian's palace, the Cathedral of St James in Sibenik, the White House in Washington and Parliament House in Vienna.

After we arrive in Supetar we will sail back to Split, where you can take a tour of the fascinating Roman Diocletian’s Palace. After a relaxed city walk in this unique historic town, you return to your boat in the nearby harbour.

Optional Excursion
Day 7 Cycle
Difficulty: 3/5
Distance: 20km
Max Altitude: 174m
Total Ascent/Descent: 320m
Surface: Paved
Split, Croatia
Check-out
Split
Summary

This morning it's time for an early onboard breakfast, before saying goodbye to the crew and all of your new friends.

Please note, it is possible for you to leave the ship as early as needed on Saturday morning to catch flights, as all ships will be in port by Friday night.

Inclusions

Sail Croatia Cycle Guide
Experienced Cycle Guide

Experienced Cycle Guide Explore Croatia with a local guide who leads the daily rides and assists with bike maintenance

Swimming in a secluded Croatian bay
Daily Swim Stops

Daily Swim Stops Dive into crystal clear water, straight off your ship!

Buffet Breakfast onboard a cruise
Daily Buffet Breakfast

Daily Buffet Breakfast Wake up to a freshly prepared breakfast daily

Large boat in Makarska
7 Nights Accommodation

7 Nights Accommodation Choose your comfort level with a variety of modern, spacious ships available

Cycle tour group in Croatia
Wi-fi

Wi-fi Wi-fi is available on your cruise (subject to download limits)

Sail Croatia Tour Managers
Tour Manager

Tour Manager Your dedicated Tour Manager can assist with any questions onboard

Cyclists enjoying the view
Bring Your Bike Option

Bring Your Bike Option Bring your own cycle onboard at no additional cost!

Greek Salid onboard a Cruise
3 Course Lunch Daily

3 Course Lunch Daily Enjoy a 3-course lunch or dinner daily, dependant on the days cycling itinerary

Ride Your Way
E-bike
E-Bike Rent for £210 €240 $290

We use Flyer 28” E-bikes that charge overnight and are perfect for guests who prefer a more relaxed experience on their cruise.

E-bikes can cover approximately 80-100km per charge (depending on the terrain and riding skills), assisting you on some of the steeper inclines and allowing you to tackle each itinerary with ease. If you’re travelling during the high season, we’d recommend hiring an E-bike to give you a boost on warm summer days!

Insurance and helmets are included with E-bike hire and bikes include a water bottle holder and small pouch for carrying money.

Wheel Size: 28"
Frame Shape: Low step-through frame
Frame Feature: Flyer engineered, hydroformed tubing
Frame Material: Aluminium
Fork: SR Suntour NCX, 63mm
Motor: Panasonic 36 v XO Rear Mount
Pedal Assist: Up to 25 km/h
Display: Flyer DO, 2" colour display
Drive: Chain Drive
Gears: Shimano Nexus Standard, 8-speed
Hybrid Bike
Hybrid Bike Rent for £130 €150 $180

We use 24 speed, modern hybrid bikes (a combination of a road bike, touring bike & mountain bike) that are all around a year old.

Our Hybrid Bike is a Cross 28” and you’ll be asked for your height prior to your cruise so that we can arrange the perfect bike for you.

Insurance and helmets are included with bike hire, and all bikes include a water bottle holder and small pouch for carrying money.

Wheel Size: 28"
Frame Shape: Classic men/women
Frame Feature: 700c Alloy
Frame Material: Aluminium
Fork: Suntour Matt Black NEX P
Drive: Chain CN HG 70
Gears: 24-Speed: Shimano Alivio T4000-TS / Deore RD-M 591SGS
Brakes: Shimano V-Brake
Tyres: Schwalbe Maraton Plus tour 28" x1.60
Pedals: VP 560
Penny Farthing
BYO Bike

You have the option to bring your own bike on all Cycle Croatia Cruises at no additional cost.

Please note if you’re bringing your own bike on the cruise, that you will need to ensure you have a fully stocked repair kit, so that our guides can help you out should you face any technical issues along the way!

PRICING

Ship Types

Sail Croatia Ensuite Ships
ENSUITE

Our Ensuite ships are great if you want the extra privacy and convenience of a toilet and shower in your cabin.

Private Toilet & Shower
Cabin Fans
Spacious Sundecks
Sail Croatia Premier Ships
PREMIER

Our Premier ships are a class above in terms of space and comfort. Each cabin has a shower and WC, as well as air-conditioning

Larger Ensuite Cabins (6-8m²)
Air-conditioning
Spacious Decks
Sail Croatia Premier Plus Ships
PREMIER PLUS

Our Premier Plus ships are a cut above the rest in terms of space, luxury and comfort.

Largest Ensuite Cabins (10-12 m²)
Air-conditioning
Open Plan Saloon & Sun Deck

Cycle Deals

Past Client Discount
Group Manager Travels Free Book a Cycle Ship

There's no better way to experience Croatia than on two wheels!

Gather a group of active friends and book your very own private ship, combining cruising with cycling for the ultimate adventure!

We know that getting a group together can be hard work, which is why we're offering the organiser of entire ship bookings a free spot onboard their Cycle Cruise!

Triple Cabin Discount
Share & Save Triple Cabin Discount

If you're travelling with a group, a triple or quad cabin may be the perfect way to share & save!

These cabins are perfect for groups of friends, or families, that would prefer to share cabin rather than share with other travellers.

As these cabins are a similar size to our twin-share cabins, we offer a 10% discount per person for these cabin types.

Past Client Discount
5% Off Past Client Discount

We offer a 5% discount to all Sail Croatia clients that have travelled with us in the past, or have booked multiple Sail Croatia Cruises in the same year.

Who Are Your Guides?
Local Croatian cycle guides
Cycle Guides

Your experienced Cycle Guides have covered the trails many times before and know when to prepare for the steep climbs and when to relax and take in the views! These guides live and breath cycling and love showing guests around Croatia!

First aid trained guides
First Aid Trained

Your Cycle Guide is First Aid trained and able to respond in the unlikely event of any medical situations arising onboard or whilst cycling!

Health and safety
Health & Safety Experts

Our Cycle guides are Health and Safety trained, following guidelines from the British Safety Council. Your Cycle Guide is well versed on how to look after guests during the cruise!

Bike maintenance
Bike Specialists

Your Cycle guide will be equipped with a bicycle repair kit to get you back up and running if you come across any technical issues along the way!

Cycle FAQ'S

What are Cycle Cruises?

Cycle Cruises combine the best of cycling, exploring and socialising on a 7 day cruise! These cruises allow you to experience the best of Croatia on two wheels, tackling varied and interesting terrain with like-minded travellers! Alongside our Hike Croatia Cruises, Cycle Croatia Cruises provide an active and exciting way to explore the Croatian archipelago.

What time does the cruise start/finish?

Ships depart the harbour at 13:00 on Saturdays and will return on Friday night. You will disembark after an early breakfast on the Saturday morning between 8am and 9am. If you’re unable to make it to check-in on time, you can easily catch up with your ship at your first destination. Please see FAQ: What if I can’t make the check-in time?

What if I can’t make the check-in time?

If you’re unable to arrive at your departure point for check-in, it’s easy to catch up with your ship at your first destination. See information on how to get to your first destination below:

  • Split Return South: your first night will be spent in Milna, which is easily accessible via ferry from Split (30 minutes or 1 hour & 10 minutes depending on the ferry). There are two ferries servicing Milna and you can find the ferry timetables online here and here.
  • Split Return North: your first night will be spent in the mainland destination of Rogoznica, which is easily accessible by public bus from Split (45 minutes). You can find the bus timetable online here.
  • Split - Dubrovnik: your first night will be spent on the island of Solta, which is accessible via ferry from Split (1 hour & 15 minutes). There are two ferries servicing Solta and you can find the ferry timetables online here and here.
  • Dubrovnik - Split: your first night will be spent on the island of Mljet, which is easily accessible via ferry from Dubrovnik (1 hour & 20 minutes). You can find ferry timetables online here and here

If you need assistance planning your arrival, a member of our Sales Team will be happy to help you connect the dots! We are able to provide land based transfers if required, or our Operations Team are also able to assist you on the ground with logistics.

What is the minimum age onboard a Cycle Cruise?

The minimum age we accept onboard our Cycle Cruise is 14. We recommend young riders are keen cyclists with experience riding on roads as there are some challenging climbs and narrow road conditions.

What is the best route?

All itineraries operating on our Cycle Croatia cruises are designed to challenge and inspire clients with varied terrain. Both the Split Return (Southern) Route and Split Return (Northern) Route start and finish in Split, ensuring easy access in and out of this fascinating city. The Split Return (Southern) route island hops through Dalmatia and takes in highlights such as Hvar, Brac and Korcula, whereas the Split Return (Northern) Route heads north from Split toward Zadar and takes in the incredible Krka National Park. Our new One Way routes (Split to Dubrovnik and Dubrovnik to Split) have the added benefit of starting and finishing in a new location, and take clients off the beaten track to explore new and exciting destinations throughout the Dalmatian islands.

How challenging are the rides?

We recommend you have a reasonable level of fitness to participate in our Cycle Croatia Cruises. Each day’s ride brings a different challenge, and your guide will cater the route to your group’s interests and abilities. If you don't feel up to riding, or feel a particular day may be too strenuous for you, you’re welcome to spend the day swimming or relaxing onboard. The average cycling distance is around 20-30 kilometres per day across varied terrain including light off-road trails, gravel roads and asphalted routes. Hiring an E-bike is a great option if you’re looking to cycle more leisurely and relax on your Cycle Cruise. If you’re looking for a different cruise experience, view our Croatia small ship cruises.

Should I hire an E-bike or a Hybrid Bike?

If you’re a keen cyclist, a Hybrid Bike is the perfect combination of a road bike, touring bike and mountain bike, making it a good choice for those who cycle regularly. E-bikes are made to help you tackle some of the steeper inclines, so they’re ideal for guests who wish to cycle more leisurely. If you’re travelling during the high season, we’d recommend hiring an E-bike to give you a boost on warm summer days!

What is the cost of the weekly bike hire?

We offer two different bike hire options, Hybrid Bikes and E-bikes. The cost to hire a Hybrid Bikes is £130 / €150 / $180 per person, and the cost to hire an Electric Bike is £210 / €240 / $290. Bike Hire includes includes the use of the bike for the week, insurance and a helmet.

What does the bike hire insurance cover?

Insurance is included in the bike hire fee, and covers theft whilst onboard the ships and accidental damages up to €500 for E-bikes and €200 for Hybrid Bikes. Please note: insurance does not cover damages due to negligence.

Are the rental bikes good quality & what if i have mechanical issues en route?

Absolutely. We use 24 speed, modern mountain bikes that are all around a year old. Our standard bike type is: Cross and Felt 28”, E-bikes: Flyer 28”. Helmets are also provided and each bike includes a water bottle holder and small pouch for carrying money/sunglasses. Your guide will carry a repair kit to take care of any minor fixes such as a flat tyre or broken chain. We also bring a couple of spare bikes along on every cruise so you always have the option of swapping bikes.

Can I bring my own bike?

Yes you can. In some areas (e.g. Mljet National Park), parts of the trail are off-road, so some road cycles may not be appropriate, however your guide can either give you an alternate route or arrange for a day's cycle hire with a thicker-tyre bike.

What are the cabins like?

Cabins are based on 2 sharing, and consist of twin beds, bunk beds or one double bed. If you’d prefer a certain cabin type, it is important you let us know this upon booking, so we are aware and will note your request. Our ship allocation is finalised a week before departure, so we are unable to 100% guarantee a twin bed or double bed cabin. This is due to the fact that each of our ships have completely unique cabin configurations (and therefore always consist of a different number of twin and double cabins available onboard). We will do our best to accommodate requests on a first requested, first served basis.

On some ships, we also have triple cabins available for guests that are travelling as a group of three and would like to share a cabin. Triple cabins consist of a double bed and a single bunk, and we provide a 10% discount per person for these cabin types. Onboard Ensuite ships, double beds may be slightly smaller to accommodate the additional single bed, meaning these cabins may not be suitable for travellers that require more space. If you would like to book a triple cabin please let us know and we can check availability when you enquire.

I am travelling by myself. Is there a single supplement?

If you prefer to have your own cabin, you can pay a single supplement which is 50% of the per person website price. Please note single supplements are limited in their availability and are not applicable on special offers or discounted cruises. Alternatively, we can match you with another solo traveller of the same sex onboard the ship.

What is the difference between Above Deck and Lower Deck cabins?

Above Deck cabins are located on the main deck of the ship, with most opening out onto the deck itself, as this runs along the outside. Depending on the ship, our Above Deck cabins may also open out onto an internal corridor or area instead. The Lower Deck cabins are below the Above Deck cabins, and are accessed by a set of stairs and corridor from the main deck. They are located in the hull of the ship and are subsequently cooler and often quieter than the Above Deck cabins, as you don’t have people walking past your cabin on the deck late at night and early in the morning. Please note: On some of the ships the Above Deck cabins are located on 2 levels, i.e. on the main deck and on a top deck. Each ship is unique and therefore the layout does vary from ship to ship.

Is food included?

Breakfast and a traditional lunch or dinner is included every day. We don't include all meals, as we encourage you to try the local cuisine whilst you are out cycling during the day/in port for the evening. Our guide can offer some suggestions on the best places to eat. On some days, lunch may be provided instead of dinner if this fits in better with the day’s itinerary – the guide will advise you of this during the week. The breakfasts are simple continental style, with breads and spreads. You can pay onboard for a cooked breakfast each morning at a supplement of 40 Euros for the week. Lunch/dinner usually consists of 3 courses, with a soup/salad starter, meat or fish-based main course and fruit/cake for dessert, prepared by your onboard cook.

Can I bring food and drink onboard?

You cannot bring food and drink onboard, except for items that fill specific dietary requirements. Each ship has its own bar and drinks consumed onboard (including bottled water) must be purchased from here. You have unlimited access to the onboard water cooler during the salon opening times. We recommend bringing a reusable water bottle with you onboard, and filling this up before the salon closes for the evening.

What type of luggage should I bring?

If you’re joining us from within Europe, we highly recommend limiting your luggage to one suitcase; however, we understand that this might not be possible for international travellers who are flying in just for the cruise, or on extended trips. In most cabins, you will be able to store bags under the bed; however, in the case of excess luggage, please ask check-in staff to give you additional information about possible storage.

Are there any extra costs?

A local payment of 30 Euros per person is payable onboard your Sail Croatia Cruise. This payment incorporates port fees and tourist taxes throughout the week and is subject to change. This fee is subject to change. Meals and water purchased on your rides is also an additional expense (unlimited access to the onboard water cooler is available during Salon opening hours. We recommend brining a reusable water bottle).

How does Sail Croatia contribute to sustainable tourism?

Sail Croatia is committed to sustainable tourism and eco-friendly practices. To find out more on what we’ve achieved so far and our goals for a sustainable future, check out our sustainability report here.