8 days
Duration
Dubrovnik
Location
14+
Age
7/10
Activity level
Apr-Oct
Dates
4-10
Group size

Our Sail & Bike has been designed for active and independent cyclists who, in addition to enjoying spending time outdoors, appreciate art, history, culture and local tradition. Daily activities can be as demanding as you choose. Dubrovnik, the Elaphiti shorelines and Mljet Island National Park are rich in history and natural variety – cliffs, caves, coves, rocks, beaches, pine forests… We will explore them while sailing on a yacht, cycling on paved roads, swimming, and snorkeling. Lopud, Kolocep and Sipan belong to the the Elaphiti Islands archipelago – these are some of Croatia’s most beautiful green islands covered by forests with lots of sunshine and sandy beaches, free of traffic, and under an hour’s sailing time from Dubrovnik. Our yachts or kayaks are occasionally escorted by friendly dolphins or tuna that are often seen in the area. The sea is blue, clear, warm and friendly.

The Sail & Bike trip has been designed for active and independent cyclists who are comfortable cycling long distances on their own and without the guide. Please note that not all activities are guided. Occasionally the guide will provide information and directions for the guests to cycle at their own pace.

DayActivitiesPlaceLodgingMeals 
1Arrival, SUP & sailingKolocep and Sipan IslandsYacht
2Sailing, cycling, SUP, swimming & snorkelingMljet IslandYachtB
3Sailing, SUP, cycling & swimmingPeljesac PeninsulaYachtB
4Sailing & cyclingElaphiti & SipanGuesthouseB
5Beach daySipan IslandGuesthouseB
6HikingLopud IslandGuesthouseB
7Sea kayakingElaphiti IslandsGuesthouseB
8DepartureDubrovnikB
1

Arrival at Destination - Kolocep Island SUP, swimming, sailing to Lopud and Sipan Islands

Arrival at the Huck Finn base in Komolac and boarding at 10 am. The guests are welcomed on board by their crew and we sail out after short safety instructions. Our yacht is a modern catamaran for up to 10 passengers with a lot of deck space, comfort and very good sailing performance. Our first stop today is Kolocep island – the smallest of the inhabited islands in the Elaphiti Archipelago. Kolocep is ideal for water activities and we will try out paddleboards and make a swimming break before stopping for lunch in one of the best fish restaurants in the area. After lunch and a short hike to Kolocep’s spectacular cliffs, we continue sailing towards Lopud and Sipan islands. We will anchor in one of the most beautiful bays of the area for a dinner and a swim.
Accommodation: catamaran.
2

Sailing to Mljet Island and Peljesac Peninsula

We leave Sipan behind early today and sail out towards Mljet Island National Park. Two salt water lakes surrounded by a lush, green forest, the larger one with a small island in the middle, make Mljet a spectacular location for kayaking, paddleboarding, hiking, cycling and swimming. Cycle from the catamaran to and around the lakes, where you can take a boat to the small island with a 12th century Benedictine monastery. Entrance fee to the national park is not included, but can be paid on spot. In the late afternoon we will sail towards the Peljesac Peninsula and anchor in a quiet bay near Zuljana Village.
Accommodation: catamaran. Meals: B.
3

Peljesac Peninsula paddleboarding, swimming, snorkeling and cycling

Today we spend the day exploring the Peljesac Peninsula, one of the most successful and famous wine making regions in Croatia. It is a true oasis of peace with its vast vineyards, salt and oyster farms, quiet towns, narrow streets and hidden beaches. Spend the morning cycling from Zuljana Bay to Trstenik. Afterwards we sail east towards Broce and Ston. Cycle to Ston, a lovely old town unspoiled by tourism, with pleasant cafes and restaurants. Cycle from Broce to Ston and further, take the time to explore the Ston city walls, salt farms, or taste its famous oysters or mussles before returning to Broce for the evening.
Accommodation: catamaran. Meals: B.
4

Elaphiti Islands sailing and Sipan Island cycling

This morning we sail out of Broce and continue sailing east between the Elaphiti Islands until we reach Sipan. Disembark late in the morning and check into your accommodation in Sipanska Luka, which will be our base for the last four nights of the holiday. This village at the far end of Sipan Island with beautiful sunsets is a charming and romantic fishing village in a bay surrounded with palm trees. Its beauty makes it a favorite mooring place of sailing yachts. Sipan is the largest of the Elaphiti Islands and its landscape, castles, chapels and monasteries are ideally explored by bikes or on foot. It was lucky enough to reach its peak of development at the time when the Republic of Dubrovnik was the richest. The result is the largest number of summer villas found among all three inhabited islands, as well as numerous churches, chapels and monasteries. A road with very little traffic connects two villages Luka Sipanska and Sudjuradj and makes this route ideal for cycling. Visit a local hilltop farm with picturesque olive groves and the most beautiful view of the island.
Accommodation: Luka Sipanska 3*** guesthouse. Meals: B.
5

Beach Day or visit Dubrovnik

Continue exploring Sipan Island and its beaches or take a trip to Dubrovnik and visit its Old Town, city walls and main street Stradun. Take an optional boat ride to Lokrum, the “cursed island” near Dubrovnik with its Benedictine monastery, botanical garden, small lake popularly known as the “Dead Sea” and Fort Royal Castle.
Accommodation: Luka Sipanska 3*** guesthouse. Meals: B.
6

Lopud Island hiking

Today we will explore the nearby Lopud Island. Lopud has many beautiful walking routes that take one from sea to the top of the island and back. This island’s true treasures are its tiny churches and a fort strategically located at one of its highest points. In the past it served as an observation point and was used to protect the island’s safety. Prepare yourself for stunning views of the Elaphiti Archipelago and Mljet Island.
Accommodation: Luka Sipanska 3*** guesthouse. Meals: B.
7

Elaphiti Islands kayaking

The Elaphiti Islands are one of the best Croatian archipelagos for sea kayaking. Each island is small and easy to kayak around, but has an interesting and indented coastline, offering numerous coves and beaches. We paddle out of Luka Sipanska this morning and head west towards Jakljan, Tajan and Olipa islands. All three are uninhabited and their beaches can only be accessed from a small boat or kayak, resulting in a number of secluded beaches and a rich, undisturbed underwater world. There will be plenty of time for swimming and snorkeling before returning to Luka Sipanska for yet another spectacular sunset. For those looking to spend more time in Dubrovnik, it is also possible to spend the morning kayaking and head to the Old Town for the afternoon.
Accommodation: Luka Sipanska 3*** guesthouse. Meals: B.
8

Departure

You can book your flight from 10 am onwards. Earlier departures can be accommodated, but are subject to surcharge. There might be several group transfers between the destination and airport depending on flight departure time. If you decide to spend more time in Croatia, our guides will be happy to recommend other beautiful places to visit – especially those you won’t find in tourist guide books.
Meals: B.

This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, weather conditions and forecasts, water levels, special events of interest, etc. Huck Finn guides and trip leaders will do their utmost to ensure the best possible experience for their clients without compromising safety at any time. This may mean changing the original itinerary to avoid discomfort or risk which could be caused by exceptional situations. Huck Finn reserves the right to alter the itinerary without prior notice. The Sail & Bike trip has been designed for active and independent cyclists who are comfortable cycling long distances on their own and without the guide. Please note that not all activities are guided. Occasionally the guide will provide information and directions for the guests to cycle at their own pace.

2019highintermediatelow
double990,00 €940,00 €820,00 €
twin1089,00 €1034,00 €902,00 €
single1238,00 €1175,00 €1025,00 €

All prices are per person.

High Season: June 15 – September 6
Intermediate Season: May 25 – June 14, September 7 – September 27
Low Season: April 13 – May 24, September 28 – October 20

Departure dates 2019 - Saturdays and Sundays
April131420212728
May45111218192526
June1289151622232930
July67131420212728
August3410111718242531
September178141521222829
October561213

Other dates on request.

Price includes:

  • 3 nights on the catamaran (en suite bathroom), 4 nights in guesthouse on Sipan Island
  • 7 breakfasts
  • activities and use of equipment (kayaks, bikes, paddleboards, snorkeling gear)
  • local taxes, permits and marina fees
  • yacht skipper
  • transfers from and to meeting point
  • assistance
  • insurance

Not included:

  • international airfare to/from Croatia
  • Ston city walls entrance fee
  • Mljet Island National Park entrance fee
  • items of a personal nature and gratuities to your guide(s)
  • lunches and dinners

Arrival and departure airport: Dubrovnik

Departure notes: you can book your flight from 10 am onwards. Earlier departures can be accommodated, but are subject to surcharge. There might be several group transfers between the destination and airport depending on flight departure time.

Maximum number of participants: 10 guests per group. Larger groups upon request.

Minimum age: 14 years if accompanied by parent(s). Younger children upon request. Single use rooms/cabins are available upon request with a 25% surcharge. Twin rooms/cabins are available upon request with a 10% surcharge per person. Sharing a twin room with another person is possible in case there are other guests interested in sharing. Additional nights on Sipan Island may be booked.

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