Boat & Bike in Northern Dalmatia on MS Carpe Diem - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    approx. 160 km / 100 mi
  • Distance per day:
    18 - 30 km / 11 - 19 mi
  • Altitude profile:
    most stages are hilly
  • Profile:
    partly asphalted cycle paths, sometimes quiet roads, occasionally dirt roads

If you don’t feel like cycling, stay aboard the ship!

Eating and drinking
Your holiday mostly includes half board. You will get a hearty breakfast and a 3-course meal for lunch or dinner, always prepared with fresh, local ingredients.

Boat & Bike in Northern Dalmatia

Island hopping with MS Carpe Diem from EUR 729

The Tour

Boat & Bike - Northern Dalmatia with MS Carpe Diem

Island hopping truly is the correct term for this cycling holiday, as a multitude of large and small, mostly green islands are on the itinerary. Zadar and Šibenik are the urban highlights, but this bike tour in Northern Dalmatia is shaped by forests, the sea and beaches with great swimming opportunities. A bit of stamina won’t go amiss as a lot of the islands feature slight inclines from sea level. However, if you don’t feel like it - why not stay aboard the motor sailer MS Carpe Diem.

Boat & Bike - Northern Dalmatia with MS Carpe Diem

Day 1 Arrival in Zadar, bike tour to Vir, approx. 29 km/1 mi
Embarkation until 1 pm, which is followed by the first relaxed ride on the island of Vir.

Day 2 The islands of Vir - Zverinac, approx. 18 km/11 mi
The ship will take you to Molat, which is home to 197 inhabitants. After a ride rich in variety, you will be taken to Zverinac.

Day 3 Islands of Zverinac - Sali, approx. 30 km/19 mi
Dugi Otok is the largest island in the region. Today, you’ll be sleeping in the capital Sali.

Day 4 Islands of Rava-Dugi Otok-Kornati-Šibenik, 9 km/6 mi
Today’s route will take you through Telašćica national park, while Šibenik offers an urban contrast.

Day 5 Šibenik - Krka national park - Vodice, 9-12 km/6-8 mi
Today’s ride takes place on the mainland and will take you, amongst other attractions, to the famous Krka waterfalls.

Day 6 Vodice - the island of Murter, approx. 34 km/22 mi
Surrounded by beautiful views, the ship will now take you to Murter. The MS Carpe Diem will be anchoring in the bay of Podvrške.

Day 7 Islands of Murter - Pašman - Ugljan, 30 km/19 mi
You’ll once again have the opportunity to see a lot of nature and go for a swim, after which the ship will take you back to Zadar.

Day 8 Disembarkation and departure
After breakfast, your cycling holiday in Northern Dalmatia sadly comes to an end already.



Here are the details on Carpe Diem.

Included in your package "Boat & Bike in Northern Dalmatia":

  • 7 nights aboard
  • 7 x half board
  • 2 towels per person (bath towels noth included) 
  • Captain’s Dinner
  • welcome snack
  • guided cycle tours according to tour agenda
  • entry for the Telašćica Nature Park
  • entry for the Kornati islands national park
  • entry for the Krka waterfalls national park
  • tour of Šibenik and Zadar
  • detailed travel documents in english
  • maps on board
  • optional rental bike and helmet
    (please supply your head measurement when booking)


  • outside cabins with ensuite WC and shower
    7 lower deck cabin
    1 triple cabin lower deck
    9 main deck cabins
  • cabin assignment to take place upon arrival

Rental bicycles:

  • We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 24-speed gearboxes. We also offer e-bikes if desired.

Travel time 2021:

  • Arrival on saturdays
    24.04. + 01.05. + 15.05. + 05.06. + 19.06.
    03.07. + 21.08. + 18.09. + 09.10. + 16.10.
  • Minimum number of participants: 20. This tour can be cancelled by the provider up to 22 days prior to its commencement. If this is the case, we will strive to supply our customers with an equivalent offer.


All prices are per person in a double beth cabin.

  •   729 EUR lower deck 24.04. + 01.05. + 09.10. + 16.10.
  •   879 EUR lower deck 15.05.
  •   979 EUR lower deck 05.06.
  • 1049 EUR lower deck 19.06. + 03.07. + 18.09.
  • 1099 EUR lower deck 21.08.
  •   909 EUR main deck 24.04. + 01.05. + 09.10. + 16.10.
  • 1059 EUR main deck 15.05.
  • 1159 EUR main deck 05.06.
  • 1229 EUR main deck 19.06. + 03.07. + 18.09.
  • 1279 EUR main deck 21.08.
  • 50 % surcharge for single use of a cabin
    1 cabin lower deck for single occupancy per date without surcharge
  • 3-bed cabin:
    2 adults, 1 kid 13,9 y: child reduction 50 %
    1 adult, 2 kids 13,9 y: child reduction 30 %
    3 adults: 1 x reduction 20 %
  • reduction, child until 13,9 years:
    1 adult, 1 kid: child reduction 30 %
    2 adults, 2 kids: child reduction 30 %
  •   70 EUR rental bike
  • 170 EUR e-bike
  •   50 EUR parking space in Zadar,
    payable onsite in Kuna

Additional costs:

  • taxes and harbour fees, 28 EUR/person
  • taxes and harbour fees, 14 EUR/child until the age of 12

The booking process

    The Tour



    • Parking in Zadar:
      Arrival at harbour until approx. 10 am, admission to enclosed car park, embarkation until approx. 1 pm. Followed by a welcome drink and snack on board, then boat crossing to Vir.

    • Arrival by train:
      Not recommended (duration approx. 24 h)

    • Flying in to Zadar airport:
      take the bus to Zadar Bus terminal, duration approx. 0.5 h
      Distance bus terminal - harbour: approx. 1.5 km/1 mi
      helpfull website:

    Perfectly looked after:
    During your tour, we are available between 8 am and 8 pm, 7 days a week. We are happy to help with any kind of problems you might be having. You will find this emergency number in your travel documents.

    Please note:

    • As is the case with all boat trips, changes in travel itineraries due to the weather, the rivers’ water levels or technical issues can be undertaken at any time.
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