Cycle tour in Northern Dalmatia with MS Dalmatino - 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:
    9 - 34 km / 6 - 21 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 includes half board. You will get a hearty breakfast and a 3-course meal for lunch or dinner, always prepared with fresh, local ingredients.

Cycle tour in Northern Dalmatia

Island hopping with MS Dalmatino from EUR 649

The Tour

Cycle tour in Northern Dalmatia - MS Dalmatino

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 cycle 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 Dalmatino.

Cycle tour in Northern Dalmatia - MS Dalmatino

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 - Molat - Zverinac, 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 The 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 The 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 cycle tour in Northern Dalmatia sadly comes to an end already.



Here are the details on MS Dalmatino.

Included in "Cycle tour in Northern Dalmatia":
  • 7 nights aboard
  • 7 x half board
  • 2 towels per person (bath towels not included)
  • welcome snack
  • Captain’s Dinner
  • guided cycle tours, english-speaking
  • entry for the Telašćica Nature Park
  • entry for the Kornati islands national park
  • entry for the Krka waterfalls national park
  • guided tours in 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
    5 upper deck cabins
    8 main deck cabins
  • cabin assignment to take place upon arrival

Rental bicycles:

  • We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 21-speed gearboxes. We also offer e-bikes if desired.

Travel time 2022:

  • Arrival on saturdays
    07.05. + 21.05. + 28.05. + 25.06.
    13.08. + 03.09. + 10.09. + 24.09. + 01.10. + 15.10.
  • Minimum number of participants: 15. This tour can be cancelled by the provider up to 30 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.

  • 649 EUR price 07.05. + 15.10.
  • 759 EUR price 21.05. + 01.10.
  • 859 EUR price 28.05. + 24.09.
  • 909 EUR price 18.06. + 25.06.
  • 959 EUR price 13.08. + 03.09. + 10.09.
  • 50 % surcharge for single occupancy
    1 cabin per date for single occupancy without surcharge
  • 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 untill 12 years

The booking process

The Tour


Arrival to "Cycle tour in Northern Dalmatia":

  • Parking in Zadar:
    Arrival at harbour between 10 and 12 am, admission to enclosed car park, embarkationbetween 11 am and 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:

Personal bikes:
In principle, you can bring your own bike along. However, please note that your bike will be loaded on and off the boat twice a day along with several others and therefore slight cosmetic damage to individual bikes cannot be ruled out, which is why we do not take responsibility or liability for such damage. We recommend reserving one the excellent rental bikes we offer.

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.
The Tour
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