Cycling Tour Dalmatian Coast Split to Dubrovnik
Magnificent views of the Adriatic seaside through this bike tour
Enjoy crystal blue Adriatic sea!
Cycling Tour Dalmatian Coast Split to Dubrovnik
Peaceful biking on queit paths in Croatia
Peaceful biking on queit paths in Croatia
Magnificent views of the Adriatic seaside through this bike tour
Visit historical cities with something new to see at every turn!
Magnificent views of the Adriatic seaside through this bike tour

Croatia - Cycling Tour of Coast and Islands

from €1,483

This self guided bike tour in Croatia is focused on the mainland Dalmatian coast and the many islands just off-shore. The coastline is dotted with historical towns, cities, and villages, but the country is very narrow and so visiting the islands is absolutely part of a visit to the Dalmatian ... Read More

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  • Difficulty
    Fit: 3/5
  • Tour Type
    Self Guided Hybrid Cycling (level 3)
  • Availability
    March - November
  • Duration
    7 Nights / 8 Days
  • Distance
    Biking 20k-80km daily, options

DAY 1 - Split Arrival; optional 20 or 80km bike tour

Upon your arrival in Split you will meet our representative for an orientation about the tour, the bikes, and the most important sites and dining suggestions. We will get your bike fitted and over a welcome drink of local origin, we will explain the bike routes and options and ferry transfer schedules. Free time in Split should be set aside for the Diocletian’s Palace, now recognized on UNESCO’s World heritage list. The locals have their real homes molded in the old walls of the Palace and inside of it you will find numerous cafes and restaurants serving fresh Mediterranean food! In front of the Palace you might enjoy an evening walk, along its beautiful waterfront promenade. Depending on your arrival, if time allows, you can enjoy easy, car- free 20 km bike ride. Note; we also offer a hiking tour along a similar route as the bike tour from Split to Dubrovnik.  

Vila Baguc B&B


Split

Vila Baguc B&B

Located in Split, this is an historic property owned by one of the oldest families in Split – every line has its own family nickname and theirs was Baguc. As this villa is the old family estate, they honor the tradition and name it by the family line... First mention of the villa was the draft in Italian from 1856 . The rooms are equipped with various in-room facilities, such as the air-conditioning, underfloor heating and hairdryer in the bathroom, cable TV with 60 channels, minibar, wired and wireless internet and safe.

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Cycling Tour Dalmatian Coast Split to Dubrovnik

Cycling Tour Dalmatian Coast Split to Dubrovnik

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DAY 2 - Cycling the Island of Brac; Biking 35km with 80km option

Today you depart for island Brac, the biggest and highest of all central Dalmatian islands which will give you plenty of cycling tour choices. Coastal roads, climbs to 780 meters, coastal or inland villages and towns, art galleries, local restaurants, stone masons workshops or even visit to the stone mason school…. Whatever you choose you will have great views on the mainland and a bike along olive groves and vineyards!  

Vila Baguc B&B


Split

Vila Baguc B&B

Located in Split, this is an historic property owned by one of the oldest families in Split – every line has its own family nickname and theirs was Baguc. As this villa is the old family estate, they honor the tradition and name it by the family line... First mention of the villa was the draft in Italian from 1856 . The rooms are equipped with various in-room facilities, such as the air-conditioning, underfloor heating and hairdryer in the bathroom, cable TV with 60 channels, minibar, wired and wireless internet and safe.

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Magnificent views of the Adriatic seaside through this bike tour

Magnificent views of the Adriatic seaside through this bike tour

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DAY 3 - Cycling the Island of Hvar; Biking 20-40km with added 20km option

After the ferry ride from Split to Hvar, for the morning ride we suggest easy bike tour around the UNESCO site of Stari Grad. Stari Grad (Old town) is an ancient Greek colony dating back to 400 B.C. Besides historical sites you will discover some very charming towns and roads where you will be cycling next to gardens, olive groves, or along the coast. For the afternoon bike ride, take the famous and probably most beautiful road along the lavender fields to reach the town of Hvar. 

Palace Hotel Hvar


Hvar

Palace Hotel Hvar

The Palace is ideally located in the heart of the old town overlooking Hvar Piazza, old town and marina. The rooms at The Palace have been equipped with simple fixtures and furnishings that provide comfort and convenience while allowing guests to thoroughly enjoy all the natural charm and beauty of this historical hotel.

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Enjoy crystal blue Adriatic sea!

Enjoy crystal blue Adriatic sea!

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DAY 4: Cycling Hvar Island, Boat trip, or Day off; bike tour option 20km

This is a very difficult day (not really!), as you have to decide for the best option, and all of them are great! Do you want to head for the beach, or have a short bike ride, or just chill in the town in one of its many cafes and watch the world go by? You can also take a sailing or sea kayak trip to some of the islands around, maybe sunset sail, discover some great places followed with great lunch and swim; but these are extra and not included. You will find all of these options described in your road book. On a self-guided bike tour, you are in charge! We give you choices, and you can decide how to spend your day! Special dining option today (not included but recommended to add): Golden Shell restaurant in Hvar: all menu choices are designed on the spot in function of local catch, seasonal produce, etc. 4 course dinner with 2 glasses of wine and water is 40 euros! Book this in advance.  

Palace Hotel Hvar


Hvar

Palace Hotel Hvar

The Palace is ideally located in the heart of the old town overlooking Hvar Piazza, old town and marina. The rooms at The Palace have been equipped with simple fixtures and furnishings that provide comfort and convenience while allowing guests to thoroughly enjoy all the natural charm and beauty of this historical hotel.

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Cycling Tour Dalmatian Coast Split to Dubrovnik

Cycling Tour Dalmatian Coast Split to Dubrovnik

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DAY 5 - Bicycling the Island of Korcula; 46km biking + 20km option

After the boat transfer, start with your bike ride on island Korcula, about 46 kilometers to the town of Korcula. The island has long been populated; even before Greek times and evidences can bee see on you ride! During the history it was chosen by Venetians as a spot to build their important walled city on the northern shores of the island. Therefore, nowadays, thanks to that, we have the most magnificent walled old town of Korcula still preserved and almost intact for centuries; and where you sleep for next 2 nights. Enjoy the scenic south side of the island, with amazing views on beautiful hidden beaches and coves, and ride to the small villages and hamlets and stop in some of the few great local konoba (taverns) for the most amazing locally prepared food! Again, we offer advance booking/reservation for a fabulous lunch or dinner on today's route at Konoba Mate; menus and rates are diverse so we will present this to you at orientation and then book 4-5 days in advance - you pay at the restaurant! Don't miss out!!  

Hotel Korcula De La Ville


Korčula

Hotel Korcula De La Ville

We proudly present the Korčula De La Ville Hotel building a new tale from 2015: a tale based on its intriguing past. Visit the oldest town hotel surrounded by the Korčula's stone monuments and share the experiences of its most common or famous visitors. Go out on the spacious terrace and enjoy the traditional seafood specialties complemented by a glass of Korčula wine and a magical sunset. Be a part of the Korčula De La Ville Hotel's story! •Newly-renovated in 2015 •Villa by the sea in the old heart of the town of Korčula •View of the sea, boats and a spectacular sunset •Hotel of historical importance - the first town hotel on the island of Korčula (1912) •Celebrities as hotel guests •First class seafood specialties

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Peaceful biking on queit paths in Croatia

Peaceful biking on queit paths in Croatia

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DAY 6 - Loop bike tour on Korcula; 36km with 20km option

As you stay for another day in Korcula take a chance to explore the island of Korcula; its hidden coves, beautiful old towns, unique small villages and dark pine forests that cover the island. There are few loop options today. Whatever you choose, you will be making your way past vineyards, olive groves and along beautiful coast of the island. Taste the traditional food; like home made gnocchi, homemade macaroni, pasticada....and other meals which have been traditionally prepared by the locals for centuries.... Some of the best Croatian white wines are produced on this island, which will just add flavor to your lunch or dinner. Did we mention Marco Polo was born here, and has started his life journey from Korcula? Cycling croatia is a cycling tour through history!

Hotel Korcula De La Ville


Korčula

Hotel Korcula De La Ville

We proudly present the Korčula De La Ville Hotel building a new tale from 2015: a tale based on its intriguing past. Visit the oldest town hotel surrounded by the Korčula's stone monuments and share the experiences of its most common or famous visitors. Go out on the spacious terrace and enjoy the traditional seafood specialties complemented by a glass of Korčula wine and a magical sunset. Be a part of the Korčula De La Ville Hotel's story! •Newly-renovated in 2015 •Villa by the sea in the old heart of the town of Korčula •View of the sea, boats and a spectacular sunset •Hotel of historical importance - the first town hotel on the island of Korčula (1912) •Celebrities as hotel guests •First class seafood specialties

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Peaceful biking on queit paths in Croatia

Peaceful biking on queit paths in Croatia

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DAY 7 - Cycling tour Peljesac peninsula (60km) and Dubrovnik

Today, for your final ride, you will be cruising along Peljesac peninsula. You will be riding along vineyards of Dingac and Postup, made from the Plavac Mali vines, close cousin to Zinfandel of California and Primitivo from Calabria. There are many wineries which can be visited along the ride. Enjoy the great views that Peljesac offers: Mljet and Korcula islands on your right and the mainland on your left. The ride today has a couple of hills, coastal riding, vineyards… Your final bike destination is Ston, from where you will be transferred to Dubrovnik. Ston, a salt producing village on Peljesac peninsula was built in the 14th century and is a town that has with the longest fortified walls in Europe – 5.5 km. Ston was important town of the Dubrovnik Republic, which was strongest and most prosperous in the 14th century. 

Hotel Tirena


Dubrovnik

Hotel Tirena

The Tirena Hotel's aromatic pine, olive and cypress tree gardens make it an ideal couple’s retreat while still close enough to the effervescent Old Town to ensure you don’t miss a beat. The stylishly decorated rooms exude a relaxed Mediterranean feel. Spend your time soaking up the sun and enjoying the sports activities on Dubrovnik’s longest beach, exploring the delights of the show cooking restaurant or simply unwind at one of the wellness facilities nearby.

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Magnificent views of the Adriatic seaside through this bike tour

Magnificent views of the Adriatic seaside through this bike tour

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DAY 8 – Tour End

Today after breakfast the tour ends. You might want to extend your stay in Dubrovnik and explore the historical sites along with the magnificent wall that surrounds the old town! 

Visit historical cities with something new to see at every turn!

Visit historical cities with something new to see at every turn!

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.

- Accommodation in selected lodgings - choices & prices in Rates tab
- Buffet breakfast each day after Day 1
- Transfer on Day 7 to Dubrovnik
- All ferry transfers, tickets, and private boat transfers
- All luggage transfers from hotel to hotel
- Orientation meeting on Day 1 with our local English speaking representative
- Welcome drink (or cafe) at orientation
- Local emergency support throughout the trip
- Route book with all cycling route maps and cue sheets, sites, visit information
- Suggested places to eat lunches and dinners
- Restaurant reservations at 2 of the most desirable and hard to get places with advance request
- Self guided cultural walking programs to discover Split, Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korcula
- GPS pre-loaded with cycling routes (1 per 2 people)
- All taxes
- Pre-travel documents to help prepare for the upcoming trip.
- Pre-travel assistance with transportation, travel insurance, packing, preparations, and onward travel.
- Customer incentives and post trip offers
- Options for special dining experiences in Hvar and Korcula - cost supplemental; booked in advance.

Lodging

Gueshouses:
Various 3* private accommodation with breakfast included

3* and 4* HOTELS
Hotel Slavija, Split or Vila Baguc, Split
Pharos Hotel, Hvar
Hotel Korcula, Korcula
Hotel Tirena, Dubrovnik

4* HOTELS
Hotel Cornaro Split
Hotel Adriana, Hvar
Hotel Korcula, Korcula
Hotel Stari Grad (Dubrovnik)
or Hotel Lero (Dubrovnik)

EXCLUSIVE 4 & 5*
Hotel Marmont, Split
Hotel Adriana, Hvar
Hotel LD, Korcula
Hotel Bellevue, Dubrovnik
or Hotel Stari Grad (Dubrovnik)
Please note that the guesthouse option includes small properties so the number of rooms is limited and will change depending on availability at time of booking.
Croatia -Cylcing Coast & Islands - 7 nights (rates per person based on double occupancy)
 
Guesthouses
3 Star Hotels
Upgraded 4* hotels
April1483 Euros 1742 Euros2086 Euros
May1577 Euros 1914 Euros2350 Euros
June 1670 Euros 2088 Euros2666 Euros
July-August 1867 Euros 2225 Euros2833 Euros
September 1690 Euros 2142 Euros 2740 Euros
October 1563 Euros 1898 Euros 2363 Euros
Hybrid bike rental 129 Euros 129 Euros 129 Euros
E-bike rental 218 Euros 218 Euros 218 Euros
Single Supplement 269-313 Euros 299-789 Euros 659-1476 Euros
*Single supplement is based on more than 2 travelers, for solo travelers please inquire for solo supplement. An even higher upgrade option exists to 4-5 star lodging. Ask us for rates.

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Tour Details

Tour Highlights:
- Short and longer riding options available
- Famous and beautiful islands of Dalmatian Coast
- Visit historical cities, Split and Dubrovnik

Need to Know:
- There are 3 days where you climb over 500 meters
- High tourist travel months are July and August
 
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
This trip as shown is Self-guided but can be made as a guided biking trip for groups of 4 or more - please inquire 

Total length: 237+ km / with optional rides to extend much farther.

Level: Moderate-Fit Level 3
 
Dates: March through October; this is a self-guided and supported tour. You can go any date subject to hotel availability. We can also organize guided trips for any private group and accommodate custom requests; please inquire
 
The Dalmatian coastline is famous for its islands and the historical cities of Split and Dubrovnik. General Croatia Travel Information

Details regarding transfers* between islands - On Days 2, 3 and 7 you will travel by regular scheduled ferries. On day 5 you go by private boat transfer. These private boat transfers are fast, safe and reliable. They are from 26" to 40" long and have speed of approximately 20 - 25 knots. In case of bad weather - regular ferries usually depart - and they are safe. For private boats - in case it is not safe we cancel those in accordance with the skipper and make alternative arrangements. The ferry and boat transfers are completely detailed in the road book which is covered at orientation. * luggage also travels on the ferries but is handled by partners so you can ride! 
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  • Local Coordinator

    Ante or Snježana will meet you for orientation in Split on your arrival. Ante is originally from Split, degree in Economics, he is a cycling enthusiast and creates routes, itineraries and maps for us. Snjezana, also native if Split is a world traveler, degree in chemistry and a handicraft artist; she supports the trips from behind the scenes and will be available throughout your travels by phone. Both are fluent in English. 

    Bike rental Options: : Bike rentals available are hybrid, road bikes, E-bikes, or a tandem. Bikes include GPS, computer, lock, pump, spare tube, helmet and patch kit, rear rack with pannier bag, bottle cages and water bottles. Both road and hybrid bikes are German made Musing bikes, excellent quality with all the right gear for this tour.

    See Hybrid Bike Rental Specs Rental rate: 105 Euros

    See Road Bike Rental Specs Rental rate: 105 Euros

    See pedal assist E-Bike Rental Specs Rental rate: 160 Euros

    See Cannondale tandem Bike Rental Specs Rental rate: TBD Euros

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