Sail bike Croatia

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Hvar Island

7 nights, 8 days
Prog Code - CRO-02-TOUR
Prices from £449 per person
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We’re confident, at some point in your life, whether it was standing on a train platform or reading the Sunday magazines, your eyes would have feasted on Croatia’s wonderful Islands. The iconic adriatic Croatian Islands are picture perfect & a very luring prospect to keen travellers – and for good reason! They are truly spectacular, offering pristine nature, small villages, old towns and aquatic waters.In one week, you’ll discover more areas than a back packer, travelling in style and resting in comfort. Our wonderful vintage sail ships will take our guests to one side of the island, where we disembark with our bikes and with your new friends & guide, will cycle across to meet on the other side.

Want a day off? No problem. This is your holiday. Stay on the boat with the crew. Sunbathe, swim, explore the Island by foot. For those enthusiastic bikers, everyday is a new challenge. We promise a different biking adventure everyday. Welcome to Sail Croatia bike cruise, and new adventure holiday to discover the Adriatic Coastline.

Tel: 01926 330 223 and speak with our friendly team. We’ve been there & loved it! Watch the youtube video below (green world holidays is our sister company).

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Key Points

  • Pristine nature every day
  • See the best of Croatia’s unspoilt landscape
  • Different routes each day
  • Friendly and fun guides
  • Great food, beer & wine
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Day 1:

SPLIT – Solta Island (approx. 25 km / 15 miles of cycling)

We have a social able check in time between 11am and 1pm at split Harbor. From there we cast off and the adventure starts, as we head to the first Island of Solta.We’ll cycle along the stone walled fields, drifting past the olive groves, fig trees and breath in the lavender scented air. After a fabulous introduction, making new friendship bonds, and a good afternoons cycling, we will ferry over to the famous island of Brac. Our boat nestles in the Milna harbor, a picturesque deep bay with many natural stone walled houses.

*Unless you have an early arrival flight, you might need a pre-night stay in Split. We can recommend many hostels or private apartments*

Day 2:

Brac Island (approx. 45 km / 28 miles of cycling)

Ready? We’ve warmed the legs up and acclimatised to the warm air of Croatia. So today we start with a long but even climb of the crest hill. Brac island is gorgeous, with many pine forests, olive groves and ‘vineyards’. In fact the famous Vugaca white wine & Murvica read wine has its origins here. Interestingly, the bright white marble found in BracIsland was used in The White house in WashingtonDC, and the Reichstag building in Berlin. During your sail bike adventure, you’ll be able to take the breath taking views of the neighbouring island of Hvar. The panoramic views on our ascent to the beaches of Bol are truly wonderful. Bol is home to the ‘Golden Horn beach’ – an iconic picture perfect beach, often used in adverts of Croatia. Of course we’ll break for swimming and relax our bodies in the warm waters of the Adriatic sea. When we dry off, our Croatia cycling adventure continues to the longest Island of Hvar.

Day 3:

Sail Croatia bike cruise just continues to get better. Yes today is all about Hvar, the island that receives more sunshine than anywhere else in the Adriatic. We’ll cycle through small villages, multi coloured fields of rosemary and lavender. There are some lovely moments to be captured today, from small stones houses to the glimmer of the sea line. Today’s biking tour completes perfectly at the historical city of Hvar. Enjoy the Gothic palaces and amazing cathedral, but most of all, you’ll enjoy losing your self in the small streets. This evening, we move to the Island of Korcula.

Day 4:

Korcula Island (approx. 45 km / 28 miles of cycling)

Again, our biking adventure holiday in Croatia, was designed to show you many aspects of the Adriatic islands. Today we are in the birth place of Marco Polo – Korcula. Oh beautiful Korcula. Could this be the most beautiful of all the Islands? You be the judge! On the Island of Korcula our sail biking adventure travels to Blato, a city built on seven hills (like the majestic ‘Rome’). From Blato we head steadily onto the medieval town of Korcula with its small winding streets (similar to Dubrovnik, but with less tourists). This will be our finally destination of the day, as the boat is moored here. Korcula has many wonderful bars, shops, restaurants and arguably ‘the best sunsets’. Simply relax and let the good times roll.

Day 5:

Mljet island National Park (approx. 20 km / 12 miles)

 

Mljet  is an adventure travel paradise. The perfect island for our Croatia bike cruise is a National Park, offering pristine nature. The region feels more Mediterranean, surrounded by lush pine trees, a sparkling inland lake and sea access. Of course on our bikes, we discover a much fuller area of this island than most guests, enriching our eyes and filling up our digital cameras. We’ll cruise around the salt water lake, climb a few hills, and race down the other sides. With less tourists, Mljet feels more exclusive. This evening our boat continues to the Peljesac peninsula. Oh yes, i hear your thoughts – biking sail Croatia looks good! Keep reading, it gets better :)

Day 6:

Peljesac Peninsula – Makarska (approx. 30 km / 18 miles)

Our morning cycle is in the back country, a famous wine growing region. Note the name Dingac, its a wine worth seeking out. The Dalmatian area is proud of the name. We’ll take a steady pace cycling up to a 1000 feet above sea level, where panoramic views can be enjoyed of KorculaIsland. Then its knees & elbows in, heads down! As we scoot 4 miles down towards Loviste, a small town where the ship will be. Our boat then sets off towards the ever popular ‘Makarska’, which is nestled below the 5000 ft high mountain peaks. There are many great beaches in this area, the town is small but charming and has quite the nightlife! Check out the nightclub in the cave!

Day 7:

Split Trogir (ca. 58 km / 36 miles)

On the Croatian mainland our Sail Croatia bike holiday leads us from the town of Omis along the valley of the Cetina river right underneath the MosorMountain range. We will put on the pedal power and discover how quickly the landscape in this area can change character. We’ll take the scenic routes leading back to Split, where you can take a tour of the wonderful UNESCO old town. Split has many beach areas to swim, has many bars & clubs and has great shopping opportunities. Basically, Split can be many things to many people. You will have fun here for sure! A perfect way to finish your last full day on your cycling Sail Croatia activity holiday.

Day 8:

After breakfast, the hardest activity, its time to say good bye to the crew and your friends!
We never say goodbye!’ We look forward to your next Croatia activity holiday with us! 

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7 nights, 8 days.

From £ 449.00 pp

April, May, Sept and October ONLY!!!!
Price includes:

  • A category boat
  • Professional bike guide & group leader
  • Half board – all breakfasts and either lunch or dinner [advised during the tour]
  • No single supplement fees – solo travelers can share with same sex traveler subject to bookings
  • Bike & helmet included in our offer price

Professional bike guide & group leader:

BIKE ROUTES have most days BREAKFAST and DINNER as HALF BOARD meals with possible exceptions on certain days (will be advised by the guide during the cruise)

Price Excludes:

  •  Alcoholic drinks are not included
  • Holiday & activity Insurance is not included
  • Flights are NOT included

More Information:

* By taking part in our biking holiday each individual is responsible for him/herself and agrees to abide to the decisions and instructions given by the guide who reserves the right in changing the itinerary according to weather conditions

  • VISITOR’S TAX & PORT FEES ARE NOT INCLUDED (to be paid on the spot):
    EUR 20. – per person per week;
  • Bikes can be rented, with helmet – £100 per week per bike           
  • The Captain reserves the right to change the route in case of bad weather conditions.               
  • Guests have to follow ship rules (to be found in written form on the ship).
  • Captain reserves the right in asking clients to disembark for inappropriate behaviour.
  • Towels for personal use should be brought (on A cat/A cat + ships the guests will be provided 2 towels per week) ; Additional towels can be rented for EUR 3,00 & beach towels EUR 4,00 per week
  • Call our experienced team today: 01926 330 223 

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Your Stay:

Cabins with private shower/toilet (3rd bed possible). Most beds are bunk bed style, double beds are on request. 

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  • About our Holidays

    Q: Who are we?
    A: Vamos Travel has a dedicated department specializing in tours. With 1000s of satisfied customers, and a large portion of our business coming from repeat business and word of mouth, we only rely on our reputation to grow as a business. 

    Q: I can’t find any fixed packages, how do we book with you?
    A: We don’t believe in putting a square peg into a round hole. We tailor make all our holidays to your travel life styles and budgets. We offer a very personal service at Vamos Travel, and one of the main reasons for our high repeat business. All clients are assigned a personal travel manager, so you do not have to deal with impersonal call centre’s. Our expert travel consultants offer informative and impartial advice, designing a bespoke experience for your needs. We can organise everything to the highest standards, because we put ourselves in your shoes. 

    Q: Why do your holidays run so successfully?
    A: We all enjoy creating wonderful tour programmes. Before we offer a city, hotel, activity or even a restaurant, we will experience it ourselves [yes! We have a tough job!]. So everything is tried, tested and loved. 

  • About Vamos Travel

    Q: Who are we?
    A: We are Vamos Travel Ltd. ATOL bonded – license number: 5927. UK registered company. Vamos Travel is led by two actively involved Managing Directors whose business experience span decades as well as continents. Everybody involved in the business is highly motivated and committed to their jobs, because they enjoy what they do for a living.

    Q: What is your company’s philosophy?
    A: Quite simply, to inspire people to travel. We pride ourselves on offering unrivalled service & comfort, ensuring you experience every destination up close and personal, alongside unequalled levels of service, style and luxury. Our happiness is measured by your enjoyment of our arrangements for you and we want you to come back again and again.

    Q: What are the advantages of booking with Vamos Travel, rather than booking my holiday independently?
    A: We offer a very personal service at Vamos Travel, and one of the main reasons for our high repeat business. All clients are assigned a personal travel manager, so you do not have to deal with impersonal call centre’s. Our expert travel consultants offer informative and impartial advice, designing a bespoke experience for your needs. We can organise everything to the highest standards, because we put ourselves in your shoes. On behalf of the Vamos Travel Family, thank you for visiting our website and we look forward to introducing our wonderful destinations to you.

  • Accommodation

    Q: Will the accommodation be of the requested standard?
    A: We take great pride in our strong relationships with our accommodation partners and in their facilities. Our travel mangers or our long term local representatives will have always inspected & evaluated the accommodation your are staying in. Before making a booking with Vamos Travel, your account manager will have communicated the standard and room type.

    Q: Will the hotel be in a safe & well located area?
    A: Yes. This is one of our main priorities; the hotel will always be in a safe & tourist friendly area. Your enjoyment and safety is our main concern. 

    Q: What types of accommodation do you offer?
    A: Vamos travel offers a huge range of accommodation options to suit every budget and travel life style.

  • Age

    Q: Is there a minimum or maximum age?
    A: A minimum age to travel with Vamos Travel is 18 years unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. There is no maximum age but obtaining personal travel insurance is a condition of travelling with us. 

  • Booking process & payment

    Q: Explain the booking procedure?
    A: When you are satisfied with your holiday itinerary/package offer, we will re-confirm the availability. We will require a deposit per person to secure the booking. The remaining balance must be completed 8 weeks before departure. If you book within the 8 weeks prior to departure date, then the full balance must be paid. 

    Q: Can I secure a holiday by paying a deposit
    A: Yes. Read previous question. 

    Q: How can I pay?
    A: We accept all major credit/debit cards. On-line bank transfers are also accepted. Download our booking form to read further information. 

    Q: Can we pay individually?
    A: For groups larger than 6 people, we expect the group organiser to gather in the money from the relevant party members and make payment for the deposit/full balance. We understand the difficulties of this procedure, so your individual account manager will correspond with the accounts department, to make sure you have enough time & flexibility to get the money in on time.

  • Brochures

    Q: Do you have a brochure?
    A: In line with our green eco-policies we do not produce what would be classed as a traditional paper brochure

  • Flights in general

    Q: Can we book plane tickets through your travel company?
    A: Yes. We are a fully bonded ATOL member. ATOL Protection extends primarily to customers who book and pay in the United Kingdom. 

    Q: Can we book our own flights and then book with your travel company?
    A: Yes. It is common for our customers to book their own flights especially with low cost carriers. We will simply help with the rest. 

  • Holiday information packs

    Q: When can I expect to receive my holiday information pack [example: tickets, hotel vouchers, tour information]?
    A: We send your holiday information packs 10-14 days before departure. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your 1-1 expert travel manager.

    Q: What if I have a problem abroad?
    A: For most holiday bookings, we will provide you with an emergency contact name/number, who will be able to help during difficult situations. This is not available for activity, transfer, flight ‘only’ bookings.

  • Insurance

    Q: Should I take out insurance before travelling?
    A: Yes. It is extremely important that all travelers booked must have travel insurance, whilst travelling with us. Its part of our booking conditions, as we want your safety to come first.

  • Protection & financial security

    Q: What protection can you offer us? How can I check, you’re actually a legally running UK company?
    A: Your holiday time is important, so we know there is lot at stake here!  Rest assured, we are a very real & trust worthy company. and not an internet cowboy. We are: Vamos Travel Ltd – our UK address is: Pure Offices, 54, Plato Close, Leamington Spa, CV34 6WE – England. We abide to UK laws and regulations. Make an appointment and visit us! A UK limited company has to be registered with www.companieshouse.gov.uk A legitimate travel firm should be able to provide you a companies house number. Don’t be afraid to ask for this straight away. Our company No. 4378409. Also, legitimate companies will be registered with the ‘Civil Aviation authority’ a government run scheme. Each company registered – has an ATOL number. This number can be checked on the website www.atol.org.uk – Vamos Travel Ltd – has the ATOL number 5927 

    Q: Which is better ATOL or ABTA?
    A: Both are industry recognized, and both enable you the consumer to do your research into a company’s background. Always book a holiday with a company that legitimately and directly holds one of these licenses. Remember some agents might claim they are ATOL or ABTA, simply by placing a logo on their documents! This is largely a scam, and one we keep seeing on pop up websites! Always ask for the companies official number, and check it on the UK government website – www.atol.org.uk 

    Q: Tell me more about the different forms of protection against insolvency?
    A: This is a slightly more complicated question, and it doesn’t help when one company claims that ABTA is better than ATOL (& visa versa). What ‘you’ the consumer must understand is that the organiser of a package holiday must, at all times, be able to show sufficient evidence of security for pre-payments and for repatriation in the event of insolvency. There are 4 methods currently recognized within the industry: Trust accounts, ATOL, ABTA & specialist insurances. 

    Q: How else do we know our booking will be secure, when we are abroad?
    A: Vamos Travel ltd is not only ATOL protected but we pay our suppliers & local staff before you travel. This means all your services are paid in full before you arrive in the country! Also, our company holds no bank loans or takes credit! So unlike the big travel companies [with their fancy TV adverts] going bankrupt, and giving the industry a bad name – we deliver on our payment promises! You are in safe hands.

  • Reviews

    Q: Do customers leave feedback or reviews of your holidays?
    A: Yes, we take great pride in receiving them. Each holiday program has there own review tab, so new customers can hear the voices of our past & repeat clients. Please see the ‘review’ tab button on this page. On the home page of our website, you can also locate the general review centre button. But do note, that these reviews are not specifically related to the holiday you are currently reading/reviewing. Enjoy the reading, as there are many top tips & insider advice!

    Q: How do I leave feedback?
    A: Some holidays we ask our clients to complete a feedback form 

    Q: Can I send feedback directly to a general manager / company director?
    A: All feedback is received by our product managers, not your 1-1 travel consultants. The feedback forms are then used for our staff’s monthly evaluations. The most praised staff during that month receives various rewards.

  • Safety

    Q: Will your activity holidays be run by professional people?
    A: Our supplier partners follow strict safety procedures and work with qualified and experienced guides. Our adventure holidays are personally inspected by us so we can be very confident in the services we are offering our guests. Activities and accommodation are all tried and tested by our staff, before we share them with our loyal customer following. 

    Q: Will our accommodation be in a safe area?
    A: Yes. Our client’s health and safety is our total priority. We always inspect accommodation and the surrounding area.

  • Sail Croatia – biking & island hopping

    Q: What days do the boats leave port?
    A: Saturdays – for boats leaving Split. Sundays – for boats leaving Dubrovnik. Departing the harbour 12.00 mid day. Note: the boat will not wait for you, incase of flight delays etc. We recommend you plan a pre-night stay – to avoid any issues of missing your boat departure. 

    Q: What category of boat, does Sail Croatia biking tour use?
    A: A-Category, en-suite cabin boats. See the accommodation tab for more information, and read ‘Boat categories & cabins – Sail Croatia’ FAQ in this tab. 

    Q: Who joins these boats? Who are your typical guests?
    A: Our boats are mainly welcoming people from England, Australia, New Zealand, Scotland and Ireland – aimed at like-minded-relaxed travellers. Our guests tend to be working professionals, that are looking for a mixture of active biking days, sightseeing, relaxation and socialising. 

    Q: Do i need to cycle everyday? I have a partner that doesn’t want to bike?
    A: No problem. Relax on the boat, swim and sun bathe. Note: even though you are not cycling today, you’ll travel along the coast by boat and see some amazing veiws. This holiday is perfect for couples, with split passions.

    Q: Can i bring my own bike?
    A: Yes! Just tell us during the enquiry stage, so we know not to include the bike rental in the price. We charge: £100.00 per bike per week [includes water holder and helmet]. 

    Q: Is food included?
    A: Yes, your stay is half board. Meaning, breakfast and dinner is included every day. For sure – you won’t go hungry! 

    Q: What do you do for vegetarian’s and Vegans?
    A: We don’t cook specifically for vegetarians or travellers with special meal requests. Vegetarians will enjoy larger amounts of vegetables and salad. 

    Q: I’m allergic to some foods. What do i do?
    A: If you are allergic to some food, please specify in advance what it is. We will put a note next to your name on the list of guests so the crew can be prepared. At the time of your check-in, please introduce yourself to the cook or waiter so they are aware of who you are and you can discuss anything in particular with them. Communication is key! 

    Q: How much extra money do i need?
    A: 25 Euros to 30 Euros or GB £25 to £30 per day can provide you with additional meals and optional entrances. ATM machines are widely available in ports and islands. 

    Q: How do i power my iphone and cameras?
    A: Boats have European 2 pin-style points which can be used for charging phones, cameras and use of hairdryers, etc. En-suite rooms [A Cat & A+ boats] have power points in their rooms.

  • Social media

    Q: Are you on facebook, YouTube, Google + and twitter
    A: Yes we are. Please LIKE US or follow US. We share many pictures and video’s and make a very conscious effort of not spamming your news feed. Our goal is to inspire your senses, and not to use your social contact to spam you.

  • Solo travelers

    Q: Are solo travellers welcome?
    A: Yes. If you are prepared to stay with a same ‘sex’ traveller, there will be no single supplement charge. If you would like your own room/cabin – single supplement fees will have to be charged.

  • Special requirements

    Q: What if I need special facilities during my stay?
    A: If you have any special requirements make them known to our staff before booking [during your enquiry stage please].

Vamos Travel is a member of Responsible Travel and always strives to work with partners with similar responsible views on green tourism!

 

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