Board the MS Cicero at 11 AM and settle in to your cabin. Set sail at 1 PM and enjoy a welcome cocktail as you leave port. Familiarize yourself with the ship and her crew and enjoy lunch on board. Sail for the island of Brac, the third largest island of the Adriatic islands, known for its stunning hilly landscape and perfectly white limestone.
Arrive at Supetar and mount your bike for your first ride along the coast. Pass through the small village Splitska and stop in the town of Postira for a refreshing swim in the Adriatic Sea. Ride back to Supetar and spend the night in its harbor.
Bike route, approx. 12.4 miles, Supetar – Postira – Supetar (difficulty level: light)
In the morning, sail to Bol, a famous costal village with one of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean sea: Zlatni Rat ("The Golden Horn"). As the ship leaves for Milna, ride your bike west towards Mirca and Sutivan to Lozisca. If you do not feel like tackling the hill, you are welcome to continue to Milna and travel by ship to Bol. The route continues through the picturesque villages and hamlets of Dracevica, Nerezisca, Praznice, and Gornji Humac. After a climb to a height of approximately 1,641 feet above sea level, you can choose to either venture all the way up to the Mount of Vidova Gora – the highest mountain of the Adriatic islands with a height of 2,553 feet above sea level - or return to the ship. The views from the top are rewarding: a magnificent view over the islands of Brac, Solta, Hvar and Korcula, the peninsula of Peljesac, and the "Golden Horn." After your descent to Bol, the bikes will be loaded onto the ship before setting sail for Stari Grad. After your arrival and dinner, explore the narrow streets of Stari Grad, a settlement whose foundations date back to Ancient Greece.
Bike route, approx. 15.5 miles, Supetar – Lozisca - Milna (difficulty level: medium)
Bike route extension, approx. 29 miles, Lozisca – Bol (difficulty level: hard)
Sail for Hvar and disembark for the day's bicycle ride. Known as Croatia's sunniest island, Hvar has approximately 7.7 hours of sunshine per day. Your first bike route takes you from Stari Grad to Jelsa and then back to Stari Grad, through the ancient Stari Grad Plain, a UNESCO Protected World Heritage Site. Take a break for a cup of coffee or a scoop of ice cream before returning to Stari Grad, where you can load your bikes on the ship and sail to the town of Hvar. Alternatively, you can enjoy the hilly road to Hvar which meanders through fields Croatian lavender and rosemary by bike. In the afternoon, explore Hvar, known for its exceptional beauty, and climb to the fortress.
Bike route, approx. 15 miles, Stari Grad – Jelsa – Stari Grad (difficulty level: light)
Bike route extension, approx. 13.6 miles, Stari Grad – Hvar (difficulty level: hard)
After breakfast, leave Hvar and set sail towards the small, tucked-away island of Vis. Upon arrival, continue by bike to the second biggest town on the island, Komiza. In Komiza, you will have free time to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the town before riding back to Vis. In the evening, dine aboard the ship and spend the evening in port.
Bike route, approx. 21.7 miles, Vis – Komiža – Vis (difficulty level: medium)
In the morning, sail for Korcula, known for its oak forests, famous white wine, and excellent olive oil. Dock in the harbor and mount your bike for your ride across the island. Pass the small towns of Blato, Smokvica, Cara, Pupnat and
Zrnovo before arriving in the town of Korcula. Visit Marco Polo's birthplace and the island's medieval fortifications, before enjoying one of the island's stunning sunsets.
Bike route, approx. 32.3 miles, Vela Luka – town of Korcula (difficulty level: hard)
Sail northwest along the Peljesac Peninsula and arrive in Omis, a historical town of pirates, cliffs, and rocks. Mount your bike and ride into the canyon of the emerald green Cetina River. Your first destination is "Radmanove Mlinice," a 17th century mill along the river. Return to Omis for an opportunity to explore its narrow streets and alleys, or climb one of the fortresses on the cliff above the town. The ship stays in the harbor for the night.
Bike route, approx. 18.1 miles,Omis – Radmanove Mlinice (difficulty level: light)
In the morning, sail along the mainland to Split. Upon arrival, enjoy your lunch and join a local guide for a tour of Split. After the tour, ride to the top of Marjan Hill for a great view over the city. A forest park, Marjan Hill is much beloved by locals. Take a peek into the ruins of the ancient Diocletian Palace, a UNESCO Protected World Heritage Site, around which the old town of Split is built. Split is a true Mediterranean city; its main promenade, "Riva," comes alive with people as the sun sets.
Bike route, approx. 12.4 miles, Marjan hill in Split (difficulty level: medium)
Enjoy breakfast before disembarking the ship at 9 AM. Transfer to the airport for your connecting flights.
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