It was November 2015 when we have received email about the potential group of 12-18 guests looking for bike and boat tour in Europe for the Spring/Early summer. The following questions occurred;
What does Meridien Ten offer?
Why is Croatia better than other European destinations?
What are our prices?
What distinguishes Meridien Ten from other bike and boat outfitter’s?
Well, if you check our web for Bike and Sail tours you will not find any scheduled departures and prices.
Meridien ten provides tailor-made tours. Which means we do create tours based on the request we receive. Below you will see the explanation of our tailor-made tours;
We choose Type of boat based on group preferences. Sailing boats, Catamarans, comfortable gulets or luxury mega yachts are just some of the options.
Cycling distances are adjusted, again based on group preferences. Short and easy or long and challenging? Your choice… If we have half of the group who wants to do long and demanding rides and other half wants to go easy and short, it is doable.
Gastro and culinary part of the tour – again, we do organize cooking classes, wine tastings and we do know a fair amount of perfect venues/restaurants along the Dalmatian coast so we do incorporate these services into the trip, if needed.
Guiding will be always with local, experienced and fun tour leader! Or if you prefer self guided option we are ready with maps and instructions and descriptions of the areas visited.
The group chooses departure dates. The only suggestion we have here is to contact us early in the season so we can book ideal boat for the tour. As this group did – in November for the next years May tour.
Meridien Ten is formed of local experts who love to bike, sail, kayak, stand up paddle, eat, drink and much more… The tours we design are carefully designed “with passion, care and love”. With more than 10 years of organizing active and adventure tours in Croatia we can proudly say we are the local experts for Croatian Bike and Sail tours or any kind of similar travel.
Well, back to the request we have received last November… Snezana was in contact with the group which has decided on the type of the boat, we have reserved bikes for them (from e-bikes, road hybrid to tandem bikes) and we have created additional side tours and visits (cooking classes and walking tours). Our guide Mijo was responsible for this trip… It was another 3-4 months of coordinating various services between the group, boat captain and hotels till we were done. I mean, the only thing left was to “pray for the good weather”. And the pray worked.
Some of the feedbacks we have received:
“I have been traveling my entire life, and I can tell you this is one of the best trips I’ve ever experienced. Snjezana at MeridienTen did a great job of putting everything together for us and making sure it all ran smoothly. Our guide Mijo was fantastic. Knowledgeable, funny, and always there when needed. The boat ,”Tanja Mora,” was terrific, as was the Captain and crew. Everyday, awesome food, beautiful Mediterranean towns, wonderfully welcoming and nice people, and challenging, scenic bike rides. One tip, we reserved hybrid bikes, but the roads are great and there are some challenging hills. (At least for those of us that are out of shape…) I would recommend reserving or bringing a road bike. We added on a cooking class in Hvar. More of a demonstration run by a multiple award winning father and son team at their restaurant. Very entertaining and highly recommended. (Your legs will likely want a rest anyway.)”
“Meridien Ten, with Snjezana as our primary contact, put together a most amazing and memorable trip for us ! It was 6 months ago. I’ve already written one review, but just saw pictures from that trip again and it reminded me how fabulous Snjezana is, and how hard she worked to make our trip perfect ! In thanks to her, and the boat she arranged (Secret of the Sea, or Tajna Mora), the crew, the bicycles she arranged, and Mijo the guide: it was all done with grace, professionalism, and our group of 18 all said it was a truly fabulous trip. So, THANK YOU SNZEJANA ! Meridien Ten is a 10 ! Great trip”
“We just came back from an amazing bike and boat trip in Croatia and used Meridien Ten for our planning and tour. They knocked it out of the park with a great boat, Tajna Mora with a first class crew and great biking through the picturesque and hilly islands of Brac, Hvar, Vis and Korcula. Mijo was a wonderful guide with local knowledge and took care of the entire group, regardless of our biking skills. A road bike would be a great option and who knows, maybe an E-bike with power assist for those of us who didn’t train quite enough? Rolling through the vineyards and countryside, stopping for lunches or coffee or a beer along the way was a terrific way to spend a week. Other options were staying on the boat to meet the riders at the next stop or a cooking class on Hvar. The food was amazing, and the accommodations were terrific. Five stars to Snjezana and her entire operation!”
We hope this blog post will get Croatia in your mind and on your bucket list! It is great country to visit. The sites, the history, the gastronomy and much much more…. Boat based trips with various daily activities are the best way how to discover the Dalmatian coast.
Bespoke Bike and Sail trip – click here to check out the gallery from this trip.
Tailor made boat tours Croatia – click here to get the taste of different boat based tours Meridien Ten provides.