Bike and Boat: Cycling Croatia’s Islands

The Tajna Mora - our boat while on this bike and boat tour in Croatia.
  • Length 8 days
  • From USD$5350
  • Style/Level Bike and Boat 3.0
  • Countries Croatia
  • Begin/End Split/Split

Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast and its islands have been a favorite seaside destination among Europeans for over a century. Join us as we explore this spectacular limestone coastline by bicycle AND boat! Arrive early to explore Split, where you’ll see Diocletian’s 3rd century palace (still inhabited by descendants of the Romans who settled this area!). We’ll board our luxury gulet (traditional Mediterranean wooden sailboat) in Split and head off on an aquatic adventure, sleeping on board the ship. On our tour, we pedal three of the Mediterranean’s most picturesque and well-known islands – Brač, Hvar and Korčula – and also visit smaller, more out of the way islands like Vis and Solta. If you decide you want a break from the bike there will be ample opportunities to explore tiny fishing villages, swim in the sea or even stand up paddle boarding from our boat.


  • Sleeping aboard a luxury gullet, Ancient cities of Split, Korčula Island and Town, Hvar Town and Island, Dalmatian Islands, Secluded and Scenic Beaches, Swimming in the Adriatic, Paddle boarding off the boat


  • 8 days, 7 nights accommodation on a luxury boat, meals as noted in itinerary, visit to a local honey producer, a stone cutting school visit, pick up from Split

  • All Bike and Boat tour inclusions

Keep in mind

We work hard to maintain consistency across all of our tours, but some trips have unique differences. Here are some things to keep in mind about this tour.

In the event of bad weather or rough seas the itinerary is subject to change at the discretion of our boat captain. Cabin space is limited so consider the size of your luggage. WiFi may be sporadic on-board.

For more questions about the boat check out our Bike & Boat FAQ

Highlights: Medieval center of Split, easy test ride, Marjan peninsula, cruise to Brač island

Arrive in seaside Split early to enjoy the stunning beaches, medieval passageways and Diocletian’s expansive palace (built at the turn of the 3rd century A.D.). Be sure to get an early lunch because your adventure begins at noon with a bike fitting and easy bike ride around the town’s Marjan peninsula (the Central Park of Split) and finish at the dock to board our gullet, the Tajna Mora – our floating home for the next week. Enjoy the scenery as we cruise to the island of Brač where we will dock for the night.

Meals : Dinner
Lodging : Tajna Mora Sail Boat

Highlights: Scenic views on the ride to Pucisca, visit the stone cutting school in Pucisca, enjoy the beach at Zlatni Rat

How much island riding would you like? Pedal by the sea from the dock to tiny Pucisca with time for a coffee before visiting the stone cutting school or artisan workshop in Pucisca, which is famous for its white stone (it most famously appears in the White House). Those wanting a small challenge can continue up and over the island to a height of 440 meters above sea level to enjoy a smooth descent into beautiful Bol (others can take a shuttle there). Take time to explore the coast near Bol, especially the famous long white beach at Zlatni Rat. Return to our boat for the night, enjoy the view of the island you’ve pedaled while lounging and enjoying dinner with a view.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Lodging : Tajna Mora Sail Boat

Highlights: Ride narrow Hvar island, ridge top cycling, evening in medieval Korčula

We’ll pedal due east today, starting with a gentle climb over 12 km to then ride along the central ridge of Hvar island to its eastern most tip. If this first stretch of climbing seems a bit much, hop a shuttle and start cycling after the climb. Our highest point today is 350 meters above sea level before a long and gentle descent brings us back to the sea and the Sucuraj port where we will meet our boat and cruise to Korčula island. Allow ample time to soak in the old town of Korčula, the capital of the island that shares the same name. Founded as a Greek colony in the 4th century and controlled mostly by Venice from 1000 AD until 1797, Korčula retains the 14th century fortress style bestowed upon it by Venice.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Lodging : Tajna Mora Sail Boat

Highlights: Seaside vistas, quaint towns and picturesque wide bay and coves at Vela Luka

If you want an easier day today, depart Korčula for a shorter route through pine, olive groves and sandy vineyards to the quaint seaside town of Lumbarda and then back to Korčula to continue north to another small town where you can jump back on the boat for a leisurely cruise to the town of Vela Luka. If you crave more time on the bike, summit the island at 500 meters after the town of Pupnat and continue a scenic and quiet ride along Korčula Island to the small port town of Vela Luka to meet the boat. Depending on time and weather, we’ll sleep near Vela Luka or continue to the next island, island of Vis.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Lodging : Tajna Mora Sail Boat

Highlights: Island loop ride on Vis, swimming from the boat, Peka dinner

If we cruise this morning to the Island of Vis it will be a leasurly morning. In Vis we’ll enjoy lunch on the boat before taking a short loop ride on the rarely visited but exceptionally beautiful small island of Vis. Ride the east side for a shorter loop and plenty of time to jump in the sea (even from the boat!) or ride around the whole island for a more challenging ride. On the island we’ll enjoy a special peka dinner in a local konoba– fish, meat or a vegetarian meal cooked under a unique iron bell. Pozdrav!

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging : Tajna Mora Sail Boat

Highlights: Boat ride to Hvar Island, Hvar Town, UNESCO World Heritage site Stari Grad, oldest town on Hvar

We’re back to Hvar Island today, visiting the capital itself —Hvar Town. Settled by colonists from the Greek island of Paros in the 4th century BC, Hvar Island was dominated for centuries by the Venetians. Enjoy this trendy town! Those wanting a challenge can cycle up and over the narrow island through cultivated vineyards and abandoned lavender fields surrounded by stone walls and panoramic views of the coastline. Those opting for a more leisurely ride can cruise around the western side of the island on the boat and then take a loop ride on the north side of the island. Our destination is the town of Stari Grad, the oldest on the island and one of the oldest towns settled on all the Adriatic islands. Enjoy a walk and/or drink around the tiny medieval streets before returning to the boat for a swim and dinner on board.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Lodging : Tajna Mora Sail Boat

Highlights: Quaint Solta Island, Tvrdic Honey Farm visit, traverse an island, small villages

After breakfast, our boat will take us to the tiny, picturesque island of Solta, whose economy is largely sustained by olives, fruit, fishing and some beach tourism. This small island just off the larger and more well-known island of Brač boasts rocky beaches, harbors and inlets, and quiet villages. Our ride today includes a stop at the Tvrdic Honey Farm where you can enjoy lunch and a visit to this family hobby turned profession. Continue on across the island to the other towns or return to our boat for a shorter ride. Prepare for a celebratory dinner together!

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Lodging : Tajna Mora Sail Boat

Highlights: Cruise and visit Split

Our tour ends after breakfast this morning and one final boat ride together from Solta to the bustling port in Split. If you didn’t have a chance to explore the fascinating Roman city of Split, take the opportunity now as it has a few incredible sites not to be missed. Or head on to your next adventure. Whatever your travel plans from here, thank you for joining us!

Meals : Breakfast

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Date Price Private room fee Note
Oct 8-15, 2023 USD$4995 USD$1100 Just one double cabin available. No will shares.   
Jun 9-16, 2024 USD$5350 USD$1100 Book by November 1 and save $200 per person. Will-shares not available. 2 private rooms available.   
Oct 6-13, 2024 USD$5350 USD$1100 Book by November 1 and save $200 per person. Will-shares not available. 2 private rooms available.  
DateOct 8-15, 2023
Private room feeUSD$1100
NoteJust one double cabin available. No will shares.   
DateJun 9-16, 2024
Private room feeUSD$1100
NoteBook by November 1 and save $200 per person. Will-shares not available. 2 private rooms available.   
DateOct 6-13, 2024
Private room feeUSD$1100
NoteBook by November 1 and save $200 per person. Will-shares not available. 2 private rooms available.  

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  • Perfect trip, I cannot point out anything that needs to be improved. Scenic bike rides with very little traffic. Great combination to stay on a boat, which is very comfortable compared to other boats of this type. Great Service. Good Group size.

    Thomas S., Dusseldorf, Germany
  • This was an outstanding trip in every respect. It was the trip of a lifetime. It exceeded all expectations in every way. The guides and boat crew were excellent, the food exceptional, the islands beautiful, the accommodations on Tanja Mora were lovely. The additional cultural and unscheduled experiences added to an already outstanding itinerary.

    Nancy G., Portland, OR – June 2018
  • Beautiful landscapes, challenging biking, and swimming in the Adriatic! bike, boat, swim, repeat – what”s not to like!

    Angela D., Telluride, CO – June 2018