Cruise with Bike in Croatia
Island Hopping and National Parks of Dalmatia
- Round trip from Zadar
- Daily routes ●○○○○
- Altitude profile ●●●○○
- Croatian national parks, Kornaten and Krka, featuring famous water falls, travel dates through to end of October
- Bike & Boat MS Dalmatino & MS Carpe Diem
km / day avg.
Violet sage, deep green pine forests and the blue of the Adriatic: These colours dominate the stunning coastal region in northern Dalmatia. On this cruise you take the bike whenever possible to discover the beauty of Croatia: Small hidden bathing bays and idyllic fishing villages in Dalmatia’s national parks. Jump into the crystal-clear water from the boat’s deck and soak up the rays of the sun. One of the highlights of your boat and bike cruise will be your visit of the picturesque Krka waterfalls in the national park with the same name. The river drops down over 17 cascades. In the Kornati national park, 125 small and large mostly uninhabited islands await you, which are spread out in front of the Dalmatian coast. You will cycle through fragrant forests and enjoy fantastic views of the open sea with small islands and colourful boats on the horizon. The cruise with bike to Dalmatia’s national parks is pure relaxation in one of Croatia’s most beautiful regions.
- Booking Codes
MS Dalmatino – HR-DASND-08G
MS Carpe Diem – HR-DASNC-08G
- Start / Destination
8 days, 7 nights
approx. 170 km, 2150 m altitude difference
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between 20 and 35 km, Ø 30 km
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- Parking information
Secured parking in Zadar, cost: 40.- € per car and week, you need to reserve the parking with your booking, it is payable on site (in Croatian Kuna).
- Arrival information – by plane
We can arrange a transfer from Zadar airport to Zadar habour on request and subject to availability. Please specify your flight number and arrival time.
- Bicycle helmet
On bicycle tours in Croatia helmets are mandatory for children under 18 years of age. However, for safety reasons we generally recommend wearing a helmet. If you book a rental bike a rental helmet is included in the price, please state your hat size / head circumference upon booking. For an optimum fit we recommend that you bring your own helmet.
- Minimum number of participants
The minimum number of 15 participants MS Dalmatino / 20 participants MS Carpe Diem must be reached 28 days prior to the arrival date.
Changes to boat trips due to weather, water levels or technical conditions are possible; the right to change is reserved.
- Tour operated by
Local cooperation partner
Your cruisers MS Dalmatino and Carpe Diem
The Skarica Family understand how to make you feel welcome like a family member on board the MS Dalmatino. If you like, Ante will show you how to manoeuvre the boat. The atmosphere on board is relaxed and you will always find a quiet place to delve into your favourite book or simply gaze on the crystal clear water.
The MS Carpe Diem has set sail for the first time with passengers in 2016. This boat is operated by Ante's sons Roko and Jure Skarica. On board they are doing their upmost to make sure that your holiday on the Adriatic Sea is as comfortable as possible. One great feature on this boat is that it has its own bike hold so your bicycles can be conveniently wheeled on board. On the upper deck is plenty of space to enjoy the sun and wonder at the glittering stars at night.
Day 1: Individual arrival in Zadar, Zadar – Vir Island, approx. 30 km / 200 m altitude difference
The azure blue Mediterranean and the Venetian historic city of Zadar welcome you on your arrival. After embarkation between 11.30 am and 01.00 pm and a snack on board it´s time to set off. You will discover the Zadar riviera on your bike. Via the fishing and holiday village of Petrčane you eventually arrive in Nin, which used to be the residence for Croatian bishops and kings. It is worth visiting the church of Sv. Križ, which is the smallest cathedral in the world. Today´s section ends in the port of Vir.
Day 2: Vir – Molat Island (by boat), round tour on Molat Island, approx. 20 km / 250 m altitude difference, Molat Island – Zverinac Island (by boat)
In the morning you go by boat to Molat, one of the smallest and most romantic islands in Dalmatia. It is endearingly referred to by locals as flower island. On a round trip you will cycle through the inner part of the island to also pass small isolated bays towards Zapuntel. After a relaxed stop for a swim, your boat sets off to take you over these crystal clear waves to the island of Zverinac.
Day 3: Zverinac Island – Dugi Otok Island (by boat), round tour on Dugi Otok Island, approx. 30 km / 530 m altitude difference
Today you will set off at full speed for the island of Dugi Otok. From the saddle of your bike you get to explore the north-west side of this long island, which is about 43 km long but only about 5 km wide. Your bike tour takes you past Veli Rat lighthouse to the enchanting bay of Saharun, where it´s definitely worth jumping in to the sea. Via Bozava and Dragove you get to today´s destination of Brbinj, where the boat will be waiting for you. You go on board again for a short cruise to Sali, the main town on Dugi Otok Island.
Day 4: Round tour on Dugi Otok Island, approx. 10 km / 200 m altitude difference, Island Dugi Otok – Kornati Islands – Sibenik (by boat)
As you cycle along after breakfast, you will have wonderful and unforgettable views from the magistral line of the island of untouched bays and the mainland. Afterwards, the ship takes up course for the national park of the Kornati islands. After a trip amidst the beautiful atmosphere of these 125 islands, most of which are uninhabited, you land in Šibenik.
Day 5: Sibenik – Skradin (by boat), bike tour to Krka, approx. 10 km / 300 m altitude difference, Skradin – Martinska (by boat), Martinska – Vodice, approx. 10 km / 100 m altitude difference
Today you take a relaxing boat trip to Skradin, which lies only a short distance from the famous Krka national park. One of nature´s impressive spectacles is waiting to be discovered: the water falls.The Krka river flows along a stretch of 800 metres in which there are 17 different waterfalls with cascades of up to 100 metres. Your boat is waiting for you in Skradin to take you aboard.
Day 6: Vodice – Murter Island, approx. 30 km / 270 m altitude difference
Following a beautiful stretch of Adriatic coast, the route takes you to a viewpoint at Okit, where you have fabulous panoramic views of small nearby islands and the town of Zlarin in the distance. A bridge takes you over to Murter island, which you can explore by bike. Via Betina, an important hub for traditional wood shipbuilding you arrive at the Bay of Podvrške, today´s destination.
Day 7: Murter Island – Pašman Island (by boat), bike tour on Pasman and Ugljan Islands, approx. 30 km / 290 m altitude difference, Ugljan Island – Zadar (by boat)
In the morning your ship takes you to Tkon on Pasman island, from where you can get to the island of Ugljan via a bridge. Starting in Preko, after a refreshing meal on the boat, you can explore Ugljan which has a lot of antique ruins dating back to Roman times. The boat finally takes you back to Zadar. Enjoy the flair of this harbour town, which has many visible reminders of its antique past.
Day 8: Individual journey home
After breakfast your cruise with bike in Croatia comes to an end. Disembarkation is at 9.00 am.