Enjoy a swimming holiday in the quiet waters of the Adriatic Sea, exploring Ugljan Island and its neighbouring islets
Experience swimming in the stunning Zadar Archipelago
Relax in the 4 star comfort of the Vile Dalmacija, Preko
Take a bike and explore Ugljan or climb the hill of St. Michael Fort for its stunning views
Hop on the ferry over to Zadar and enjoy the Roman and Venetian ruins of its Old Town
Join us on this Croatian short escape we swim the beautiful Zadar archipelago and explore the quiet coastlines of the country’s stunning scattered northern islands. Based on the picturesque island of Ugljan, which sits directly opposite the mainland town of Zadar just 10km away, this short trip gives us the perfect opportunity to have uninterrupted time for swims, whilst being a short enough getaway to fit around busy schedules.
The swims during the tour will visit several of the islands that make up this pretty archipelago, combining a mix or coastals, crossings and circumnavigations. Our accommodation for the duration of the trip is in the 4-star Vile Dalmacija, located right on the beach in the small town of Preko. Our large and modern apartments are a comfortable retreat at the end of each day of swimming, while the pool and beach offer you the chance to spend even more time in the water without having to venture more than a few steps from your room.
A small island getaway where you next swim is only moments away, this trip has so much to see, from the sweet sheltered bay swims at the doorstep of your hotel, to taking advantage of some great local hikes such as the spectacular views from St. Michael’s fort. Don’t miss out on all this stunning short escape can offer you.
Who is this trip for?
This trip is designed for those looking for a short escape with coastal swims in a quieter, but still easily accessible location. Swimmers should have a basic understanding of open water swimming and be capable of completing the average daily swim distance of around 5 km (split over a minimum of two swims) prior to the start of the trip.
- Fully guided swimming holiday in Ugljan, Croatia
- Four nights accommodation in 4-star resort
- All breakfasts
- All lunches
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the tour
- Evening meals
Please note that the below daily itineraries are an example of the swims that may take place during the course of your trip, however, actual swim locations and distances will vary according to local weather and sea conditions. Your SwimTrek guides and local boat pilot will determine the most suitable swim locations each day and will communicate the plan with all guests as soon as possible.
Option 1: Travelling via Zadar
Option 1: Travelling via Split
SwimTrek - you've converted me!!! I'm no longer a chlorine, pool lane and tiles junkie.....I've finally seen the joy of the open water - Fabulous scenery, amazing people and all that varied swimming - adventure holidays will never be the same again.Jane B, Netherlands - 2019
The Croatian Escape was a wonderful trip with a lovely bunch of people and a professional team.Thomas, Germany - 2019
The short escapes are a great idea and Ugljan Island in Croatia was a perfect spot. Crystal clear water and sunny weatherise for a great holiday.Ruth H, Ireland - 2019
Swimming in a glorious location with fantastic guides and a great bunch of open water enthusiasts made this trip super memorable! Island hopping in beautiful clear blue waters and exploring this wonderful coastline was fabulous.Clare R, UK -2019
Thanks Swimtrek for my first trip experience! Wonderful swims, great guides, great fun and great food!Karen C, Ireland - 2019
This is a great short break that anyone who loves swimming in crystal clear waters would enjoy.Ellen M, UK - 2018
Another perfect trip! Swim Trek never fail to deliver on all counts. My go to holiday!Virginia S, UK - 2018
A great confidence boosting trip thanks to the amazing guides and a wonderful group of new friends. Thank you!Natalie W, UK - 2018