Central Adriatic

Central Adriatic

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Central Dalmatia may just be able to offer you the most balanced experience of our beautiful country, that you could possibly get.

Rolling hills, stony islands, unforgettable bays and beaches, historic towns and cities, olives and grape vines, surrounded by the most pristine sea and kissed by the rays of the sun year-round. We explore the heartland of the medieval Venetian Dalmatia, with the fortified cities of Zadar, Šibenik and Trogir, each with an incredibly complex and interesting microhistory, spanning many centuries of strife, progress and success, surrounded on by the sea on one side, and by the Ottoman threat on the other.

But you will find much more than modern Croatians hiding behind these incredible walls. You will find a culture whose roots are deeper than the roots of the walls, influencing our lives in many ways. Discover our many different traditional garments and jewelry, still handmade by Croatian women. Enjoy our cuisine, based on the freshest ingredients, produced locally. Fish, meat, pasta and vegetables of the highest quality, each telling a story about its place of origin.

Get away from the noise and heat of the major cities, by jumping in the refreshing water of the beautiful Adriatic, and swim with the many peaceful creatures that live in this clean environment. Relax in the sheltered bays of our islands, preferably with a cocktail in hand, and forget about the stress of everyday life.

Bike week

  • Activity in nature with a focus on experience, recreation and improving health condition
  • Exploring the wonderful coastline of Croatia while sailing and biking
  • Daily briefing about the day’s bike route, including the length, direction and elevation changes
  • Test your biking experience and abilities, discover a new location and roads every day, built a sense of friendship with your fellow bikers, swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic Sea

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Day 1: Zadar – Murter (Podvrške)

  • Boarding and welcoming guests in the port of Zadar until noon
  • After the check in there will be an official greeting by the captain, followed by a welcome drink and the introducing of the crew and the bike guide, in the ship’s saloon
  • Bike guide and the crew will do a short lecture including safety on the ship and during sailing, and a safety briefing regarding the biking itself, after which we can officially set sail for our journey
  • Sailing to harbor of Preko on the island of Ugljan, a mostly rural island, untouched by many modern elements of our lives, a true Mediterranean-of-old experience
  • Leaving the village of Preko and moving towards the fishermen village Tkon located on island of Pašman (these two twin islands are connected with the Ždrelac bridge, also known as "The Gate of Kornati")
  • The ship will pick us up here, and take us to Island Murter, Podvrške bay, where we will spend our first night

Day 2: Murter (Podvrške) – Šibenik

  • Breakfast on the ship
  • We continue our Adriatic adventure with a bike ride, during which we will visit small places of Murter, Betina, Tribunj and Vodice, where we will find our ship and our lunch waiting for us after a long bike ride
  • We continue our sailing towards Šibenik where we will pass through a beautiful natural channel
  • *Optional* Stopping with the boat in the channel and biking to the "Saint Nikola" Fortress
  • We spend the night at Šibenik port
  • Interesting places to see during the evening off in Šibenik: The Cathedral of St. Jacob, Šibenik City Hall, the fortress of St. Michael and other fortresses of Šibenik, The museum of Šibenik history

Day 3: Šibenik – Skradin (NP Krka)

  • Breakfast on the ship
  • We continue to go as deep into the mainland as possible, to a town named Skradin, where the river Krka meets the Adriatic
  • From Skradin, a protected cultural monument, you can board a smaller boat which takes you to the entrance of the National park, or you can choose to go by foot or bike
  • Tickets for National park is approx. 100,00 kn (15,00€) per person
  • Krka is one of 8 National parks in Croatia and here you can find remains of the former hydro power plants (constructed and began operations in 1895, just two days after Tesla’s hydroelectric plant on Niagara Falls became operational. A revolutionary machine, and the first of its kind in Europe)
  • We end the day with dinner on board

Day 4: Skradin (NP Krka) – Telaščica

  • Breakfast on the ship
  • We move towards the Kornati National park
  • *Depending on the weather* we can stop by in bay of Tarac where, with a one hour walk we can reach the highest point of National Park Kornati, and experience on of the most beautiful views in Croatia
  • After that we continue with the ship to the Nature Park Telaščica where we will stay for night
  • The vegetation of this park is extraordinary, with more than 400 different plant species as well as numerous rare and endemic plants
  • The park is also an oasis for 14 donkeys who live freely in one of the coves of the park

Day 5: Telaščica – Savar

  • Breakfast on the ship
  • We start our ride down Dugi otok (Long island), the longest island in Croatia
  • A chance to visit most of the 12 towns of this island, which, during the summer season, organize almost daily feasts, accompanied with traditional music and authentic meals
  • This adventure will take us over striking hills, offering beautiful view of the sea, Mediterranean vegetation, olive groves, woods, fields and vineyards and it ends in the small town of Savar
  • Dinner on board, the night will be spent in Savar

Day 6: Savar - Zverinac

  • Breakfast on the ship
  • We bike to the "Veli rat" and back to place called Božava, where we will load our bikes to the ship once again
  • We set sail to one of the beautiful bays in the vicinity, to assure peace and privacy during our swim stop
  • After that we will continue to island Zverinac for a good night sleep

Day 7: Zverinac – Zadar

  • Breakfast on the ship
  • We set sail to the island of Ugljan, to a small fishing place called Muline, located on the very beginning of the island, where we will unload our bikes and bike to small town Preko (known to you from our first day)
  • In Preko we will find our ship with lunch waiting for us
  • There we will have a possibility to have our last swim
  • We continue to the Port of Zadar where we will have a free evening for dinner and sightseeing, of which Zadar has a lot to offer

Day 8: Zadar

  • Breakfast on the ship, final goodbyes and check out by 9 AM

Sailing in Dalmatian islands - Central Adriatic

General information

The Central Adriatic area is well known for its sunny days, at the average of 300 sun-hours, and the 30 degrees Celsius. The sea maintains a lovely 22 degrees Celsius average throughout the summer, and the average windspeed stays at 6 knots, with potential disruptions due to strong Bura and Jugo winds, in sporadic episodes.