Cycling holiday in Croatia
For families or groups we can offer private departures and tailored itineraries, and discounts may be applicable.
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Description of Cycling holiday in Croatia
This cycling holiday in Croatia is pretty unique in that accommodation is on board a motorised yacht which takes us to some of the archipelago’s most stunning islands. Islands which we then go on to discover by bike. This archipelago in Southern Dalmatia includes historically glamorous and gorgeous islands including Hvar, Brac and Korcula, as well as the marine national park of Mljet Island.
We are able to escape the busy summer crowds not only on our boat but also taking off into the hills or to quiet villages on our bikes on each of these islands, or inland to the Cetina River Valley where we also get to try some white water rafting.
Travelling in small group and guided by experts throughout, this carefully crafted itinerary offers a wonderful Croatian mix of culture and adventure, chilling and most definitely laughing. The price of this holiday includes your on board accommodation in a double ensuite cabin which is below deck. Chat with us about options for single or above deck cabins although a supplement may be applicable. Nearly all meals are included in the price of this holiday too making it perfect for families who just want to swim, sail, cycle and chill.
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1 Reviews of Cycling holiday in Croatia
Reviewed on 26 Aug 2019 by Ian Peckitt
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
Meeting a wonderful mix of people from around the world all with a common interest in having a good time and a fun cycling trip.
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
Do It! The team on the boat were exceptionally helpful and nothing was too much trouble.
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
Yes we visited many small villages and spent money in local shops, also most of the food and drink provided was from local providers, the team on the boat
were also all Croatian so we were helping to provide employment too.
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?
5 stars, a great trip with enough relaxation time built into the schedule and interesting and varied rides, and the food on board the Romantica was fantastic.
PlanetTravelling by bicycle is one of the lowest impact forms of travel. In the company of a local guide you will travel, by bike, to some of Croatia’s most impressive national parks and UNESCO world heritage listed sites. Our aim is to keep them as pristine as we found them, and your guide will ensure that we leave no visible trace behind. By travelling in a small group we further minimise our impact on the landscapes and communities we visit. All meals are sourced locally and prepared by your cook, who is also locally employed. We even recycle the bicycles after they are no longer suitable for use.
Our environmental sustainable principles
True sustainability is a guiding aspect in all aspects of our business planning and operations. Specifically our tour operations should be managed in a way where the natural and cultural values of the host region are undiminished in the long-term. Where possible, we engage in partnerships with local environmental groups and/or land managers to actively campaign for conservation or promote environmental protection and/or rehabilitation.
Our responsible travel guidebook
Our philosophy since 1975 has been to leave only footprints and take only photographs. To reiterate this, every customer who travels with us receives a copy of our award-winning Responsible Travel guidebook. This detailed book outlines our environmentally sustainable principles, and outlines how each customer can minimize their impact while travelling.
Global warming and carbon balancing
The root cause of global warming is society's dependence on emission creating fossil fuel. Planting trees is not going to reverse this trend or cancel our carbon emissions very quickly or effectively. We believe the way to reduce these dependencies is to create clean energy production. Therefore, we support renewable energy projects like wind and solar power, and we are aligned with Climate Friendly, the gold standard setter in effective, meaningful action addressing climate change. So, while we believe that tree planting can play a small role in greenhouse gas abatement, we have gone the extra mile in promoting a longer term solution. Is this cheap? No. Is it responsible? Absolutely!
PeopleOur local partner donates €5 from each travellers tour cost to a clinic taking care of families whose children have been receiving cancer treatment. With the monies raised these families are invited to experience this trip for free, to allow them to forget about their troubles for a short time. It is an experience most of these families would not have a budget for after paying for medical expenses.
Your guide is a local, someone who knows and loves Croatia and is passionate about sharing it with you. They will help you maximise the encounters you have with local people allowing for a more fulfilling cultural experience. You will also assist many communities on islands that are not on the mainstream tourism trails. Since we travel by bike and yacht we are able to access places most travellers never visit hence allowing you to spread the benefits of your tourism dollars further.
Our responsible travel principles
Our company aims to maximise the positive benefits of tourism for host communities. This includes training and employment of local staff, using local suppliers and assisting in the development of sustainable local businesses. We actively minimise the negative effects that tourism can have by ensuring that tourism does not divert resources away from local communities or drive up prices on local resources.
We provide opportunities for real cultural exchange, where locals and visitors alike can share and learn from each other in an environment of mutual respect. We contribute to the welfare of the host community. This is epitomised in our Community Project Travel program where we organise for our travellers to spend time in disadvantaged villages upgrading basic facilities such as health, education and water access. We strive to educate our travellers about the destination and its local cultures as well as providing guidelines on appropriate behaviour to minimise impact.
No local payments policy
Local cash payments are becoming increasingly popular with many operators in the adventure travel industry. This policy seems to benefit the tour operators more than the local economies or the travellers, as it avoids local taxes and transfers the costs and risks of cash handling onto the travellers. In accordance with our Responsible Travel practices, we have chosen a policy of not asking for such payments.