Imagine the Mediterranean the way it used to be, in a country that has all the essential elements for the perfect cycling vacation – quiet roads, an abundance of historical sites and wonderful restaurants to enjoy. We’ve created a trip that takes in both Dubrovnik and Split, and the exquisite Dalmatian islands including Mljet, Korkula, Hvar and Brac, each unique and ideal for active travel (and relaxation).

Only Great Explorations:
  • Small groups, extraordinary guides, and authentic experiences.
  • A ride you will never forget: a recently discovered newly paved road on one of the islands that will leave you breathless.
  • Order off the menu at restaurants you won’t find in guidebooks.
  • We design and operate our own trips so there are only good surprises.

Due to the yacht schedule, we sometimes operate this itinerary in reverse – please do not book your flights until we confirm the embarkation city to be Dubrovnik or Split.



Dubrovnik, Croatia

Starting Location


Pomena, Croatia

Day 1


Brna, Croatia

Day 2

Hvar Town

Hvar, Croatia

Day 3-4


Bol, Croatia

Day 5-6


Split, Croatia

End Location

What’s Included in the Cost of Your Trip?


Services of one or more experienced Great Explorations guides
Support vehicle
7 nights lodging aboard an ultra-luxurious yacht
All breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 6 dinners
Entrance fees for selected historical sites and museums
Detailed map and route instructions
All baggage transportation
All transportation from initial meeting point to final drop-off (see arrive/depart cities)

Not Included

Bike Rental




Available dates upon request.
Please contact us at or by telephone at 604.730.1247 for details.


Available dates upon request.
Please contact us at or by telephone at 604.730.1247 for details.


8-12 participants


8 days / 7 nights


Dubrovnik / Split OR Split / Dubrovnik


40-60 km (25-37 miles) daily with some hills each day


Moderate with hills, the average grade of which are typically 5%


Land Cost:
12 guests – US $8,650 pp
11 guests – US $9.350 pp
10 guests  – US $10,250 pp
9 guests – US $11,250 pp
8 guests – US $12,450 pp
Includes 7B/6L/6D

*this covers all additional charter costs – on luxury charters there is typically an APA fee that is additional for moorage, fuel, port fees and other costs that can be 25% of the charter fee. This is included so there will be no additional charges except for your personal alcohol consumed, which you settle on departure. On our yacht & bike trips, we include 6 lunches (2 on the yacht; 4 on shore) and 6 dinners (5 on the yacht; 1 on shore). On one evening, dinner is OYO and the guides will recommend restaurants on shore.

Please note: For Bike & Yacht trips in Croatia, deposits and balances paid are fully non-refundable. We recommend you have appropriate cancellation insurance.

Bike Rental:


E-bike Rental:


*E-bikes are generally available but are on an ‘on request basis ‘ and will be confirmed on receipt of your booking registration. E-bikes provided are the best rentals available in the region. Our regular fleet of hybrid and race bikes are fun to ride and light and fast, but if having an e-bike will make your trip, we’ll do our best to provide. E-bike rentals are non-refundable.  

Dubrovnik Extension :
US $525 pp / Single supplement US $125
Includes 2 nights at 4-star hotel in Dubrovnik, half-day walking tour, and our City Guide

Split Extension :
US $525 pp / Single supplement US $125
Includes 2 nights at 4-star hotel in Split, half-day walking tour and our City Guide

Please note: For Bike & Yacht trips in Croatia, deposits and balances paid are fully non-refundable. We recommend you have appropriate cancellation insurance. Final itinerary is subject to revision; any changes made are done so in an attempt to provide the best possible trip given route conditions and available services. Due to the nature of our business and exchange rates, prices are subject to change. All prices quoted are U.S. dollars but we gladly accept payment in Canadian dollars also. Due to cancellations and waiting lists, trip availability fluctuates daily. If you have any questions or would like to confirm space on this trip before making your reservation, please contact us at or by telephone at 604.730.1247.

“There really is no other way to travel” said clients on a recent trip, after a glorious day of cycling and now relaxing in the comforts and luxury of a yacht that can only be described as plush. On this trip, the yacht is our home for 7 nights as we explore islands along the coast of Croatia. The advantage over our regular trips that stay in hotels is that you don’t have to pack and unpack and staying on board a yacht such as this gives us the flexibility to adjust the itinerary as desired. With 4 crew and our usual guides providing support, you will be well looked after. It’s a journey unlike any other.

Dubrovnik – Our trip begins in the historical city of Dubrovnik, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the great cities of Eastern Europe. The historical center is well-protected by its fortified walls, making it a wonderful place to stroll. With its strategic position on the Adriatic, Dubrovnik makes for an ideal place to begin our trip- see extension option (2 nights).



Day 1

Embarkation from Dubrovnik
Embarkation time is 5pm. We meet at 4pm at a hotel at the port and walk over to board our yacht, cruising off into the sunset while enjoying dinner aboard. We will cruise to the verdant island of Mljet.


Typical yacht, click here.


Day 2

Awake to the scent of breakfast; do some yoga or an early morning swim. On bikes, we will ride the length of Mljet island  to Polace.  Along the way, enjoy a picnic lunch in a quaint village and in the afternoon you’ll have a chance to explore Mljet National Park with two saltwater lakes, one with an islet that hides a 12th Century Benedictine monastery.
Distance: 40 km; 800 m.


Day 3

From Mljet, cruise to the magical island of Korkula, lush with pine forests, vineyards and olive groves. Reputed to be the birthplace of Marco Polo, Korkula town is filled with great restaurants and cafes. After lunch in a wonderful knoba, descend a road that is one of the most beautiful in Croatia, stopping at one of the island’s best vineyards and be hosted to a private tasting. We will finish the day in a quaint harbour and enjoy dinner in a restaurant with a chef who will astound you with fresh sea-food and divine cusine.
Distance: 42 km; 585 m or 68 km; 825m



Day 4

We’ll begin the day with a morning ride still on Korkula and then cruise to Vis, perhaps the most beautiful island of Dalmatia. Vis was used as the film location for the movie ‘Mama Mia 2’. We will cycle a loop of the island, stopping to explore pretty Komiza and swim at the beach here. We will overnight in the harbour of Vis town.
Distance D4: 22 km; 460 m or 42km; 875m


Day 5

We’ll cruise to Hvar, arriving in time for a morning walking tour of the Hvar city with a local guide, where you will learn much about the history and present day. Hvar town has been compared to Cannes, where yachts line the harbor and well-preserved Venetian buildings, a hill-top castle and Europe’s oldest theatre make for a charming town; the countryside is covered with lavender and the north coast between Jelsa, Vrboska and Stari Grad is especially well-suited to cycling.  We will spend the night in the pretty village of Stari Grad.
Distance D5: 23km; 440m or 44km; 630m 


Day 6

Before leaving Hvar, you’ll have the opportunity to cycle more on Hvar, exploring the eastern end with buttery smooth pavement and little to no traffic on a road with outstanding scenery. Sound incredible? It is! You can choose the length of your ride – up to a century is possible. From Jelsa, we will cruise to the island of Brac, and the iconoclastic beaches of the Golden Cape. Brac is covered in a white, supple karst rock, used to build Split and Dubrovnik. 
Distance D6: 23 km;200 m or 62km; 890m or 112km; 1690m


Day 7

Cycle from Bol up the escarpment (or take a shuttle) and then enjoy a stunning descent to Pucisca and then a stunning coastal route, detouring to the olive oil museum of Skrip where we’ll have a tour and delicious lunch. Afterwards, continue to Supetar and then to the exquisite harbour of Sutivan where we’ll spend our final night to celebrate.
Distance D7: 42km; 500m or 62km; 1115m or 86km; 1675m


Day 8

We will cruise to Split early morning with breakfast along the way. Disembarkation is at 9am in Split harbour. If you have the time, we highly recommend our two night extension in Split.

Premier Deluxe Yacht

Our accommodation on this trip will be on board a luxury sailing yacht 37 m in length with 6 spacious cabins with AC (5 double; 1 twin), each equipped with shower and toilet. This boat boasts 6 staterooms, a vast salon, a teak sun deck with jacuzzi, jet ski, 5m, 70HP tender, waterskis, wakeboard, stand-up paddle-board, etc..


Gordon C. - Croatia

Trip Reviews

October 26, 2023

“Excellent guides and yacht experience was superb. The biking and visiting the islands were spectacular and our group was a lot of fun and worked well with the guides. Loved every second – exceeded expectations!”

October 26, 2023

“Our visit to the olive museum was great! The food on our yacht was amazing.”

October 26, 2023

“Loved the incredible scenery and quality of the boat we were on.”

October 26, 2023

“I loved the yacht. It was fantastic as was the crew and bike guides who were all local. One of the most beautiful countries I have explored. The guides were amazing.”

October 28, 2022

“Outstanding in every way! Guides were excellent, coordination was excellent, food was fantastic, luxury boat was amazing, routes and itinerary were well thought out and allowed us to explore this beautiful country and culture. I loved the walking/historical tours and also loved the play day from the boat – incredible scenery, connection time with fellow trip-goers and a great way to relax after so many days of biking. The boat was amazing- outstanding crew, delicious fresh food– I cannot say enough good things.”

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