Guided Tours

Gastro treasures of Croatia by e-bike

Tour Start
Split

Type
Guided and Supported

Duration
6 D

Level
Level 1 - Easy

TOUR INFO

E-bike cycling tour along Croatia coast. Unique Croatian travel and gastro experience. Immersion in local culture provided by Meridien Ten, experienced local bike tour company. 

Discover one of the most beautiful areas in Europe, which proudly markets itself as “Mediterranean as it once was”.  Explore historical Greek and Roman towns such as Split, Dubrovnik, Hvar and Korcula. Experience Mediterranean and Balkan food and gastronomical offer. Enjoy spectacular views while pedalling on our ebikes and swim in the crystal-clear sea. This cycling holiday is designed for those who prefer a casual accommodation but still expect a high level of service. Individual approach, local expertise and small group tours are important elements of our cycling tours! 

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HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Tantalize your palate with homemade food and wine and other delicacies
  • Local and authentic experience in family owned restaurants
  • Conquer Croatian rolling hills on e-bike
  • UNESCO inscribed sites of Diocletian Palace, Stari Grad plain on Island Hvar and Dubrovnik
  • Lavender roads of Hvar, Wine area of Korčula and Pelješac Peninsula, secluded beaches and Adriatic Sea
  • Lodging in Split, Hvar and Korčula town
  • Local expertise

GENERAL TOUR INFO:

  • Number of nights: 5
  • Tour commences: Split, Croatia. Start time usually around 9 AM (can be adjusted) 
  • Tour ends: Dubrovnik, Croatia. End between 4 and 5 PM
  • Average daily cycling distance: 35 km
  • Road Surface: paved
  • Suitable for families: yes


ITINERARY

  • 1
    Day 1

    Split; Ride and dine

    Welcome! We will start our first day with a bike fitting and an easy ride to Marjan hill - a park-forest paradise for all outdoor activities. After the ride take your time for lunch and siesta, and in the afternoon we are taking you on a guided tour to explore Diocletian’s Palace - one of the best-preserved Roman monuments in the world. The central part of the day is local dinner at “Konoba”, as there is no better way to finish your day than with traditionally prepared fish and seafood paired with local wine and homemade grappa. Are you familiar with Dalmatian cuisine, flavors and food philosophy? How do we dry prosciutto, or salt anchovies, what is oblica, and how to get high-quality olive oil? Our guides will be happy to share all the insider stories with you. Dobar tek!

    Meals: Dinner
    Distance biked:17 km, Moderate option:35 km Long option:75 km
    Overnight: Hotel Slavija, 3*, Split
    Highlights:  Bike ride in Split, guided tour of Split and Diocletian’s palace, Marjan hill


  • 2
    Day 2

    Brač Island; Traditional peka

    In the morning after breakfast, we will take a ferry and visit the island of Brač. Famous for its unique Golden Horn beach, great wine, and olive production, Brač is also well known for its white stone that looks like marble. After visiting an art gallery with unique sculptures, clothes, and jewelry made of this unique stone, we will enjoy in Brač delicacies.

    On Brač it’s hard to choose between fish, meat, and vegetables, so the best is to try it all… As an appetizer, and the main meal as well :) We will have peka - the main star of every gathering and celebration in Dalmatia. The method of preparation makes this delicacy unique for its taste, but also for the atmosphere it creates. For the complete experience, enjoy the glass of plavac mali and an amazing story about its origin. 

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Distance biked: 35 km  -  Short option: 28 km   
    Overnight: Hotel Slavija, 3*, Split
    Highlights: traditional peka, Island Brač, art gallery, coastal and inland towns


  • 3
    Day 3

    Hvar; Nature, food, history & culture

    Today we are visiting the island of Hvar. Popular for its beauty, culture and history, Hvar town and UNESCO’s ancient site of Stari Grad plain are two very different but equally amazing destinations. The bike ride is split into two parts where nature, history, food, and culture blend into a perfect day tour. We will cycle next to lavender fields, AGER - UNESCO protected site, vineyards and many more. Expect more Mediterranean delicacies for both lunch and dinner. We will start the dinner with light seafood appetizers, followed by traditional gregada - made of mixed white fish. Do you know what the saying “the fish swims 3 times” means? And how does it taste? Join us and find out.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Distance biked: 45 km  -  Easy option: 25km  -  Long option: 60km
    Overnight: Hotel Vila Nora, 4*, the town of Hvar
    Highlights: fish stew Gregada, lavender fields, coastal rides, inland rural villages, the town of Hvar with its sights


  • 4
    Day 4

    Korčula; Korkyra Melaina

    We will cycle the island looking at the forest, the sea, the old villages, and the vineyards, as Korčula is home to some of the most unique and appreciated white wines in Croatia - Pošip and Grk. The biggest climb of the day will take us to a family-owned restaurant where tradition and the quality of the food are at their highest. Enjoy traditionally made pasta, salted anchovies, prosciutto and cheese - all locally made. Try fresh fish, shrimp, crabs, or maybe lobster - it all depends on the morning catch, and of course - enjoy local wine and homemade grappa. Very often called “small Dubrovnik” Korčula town is an example of a well-preserved ancient town that remained true to its local customs and traditions. In the afternoon take your time to visit the old town, have a swim, or just enjoy the sunset and the cocktail at the tower bar. Later in the evening a traditional Dalmatian meal will be served, but let’s keep this surprise :)

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Distance biked: 45 km  -  Short option: 36 km  -  Long option: 60 km
    Overnight: Hotel Korčula, 4*, the town of Korčula
    Highlights: ancient towns and villages, quiet roads, the town of Korčula and its sights 


  • 5
    Day 5

    Tradition and modern days of Korčula

    Today’s ride will show you more of Korčula, the inland, local villages, way of life, and on the other hand very different seaside. Light  lunch, easy ride and beautiful views. Pomalo in the afternoon, grab a coffee, klašun, or just relax before dinner. In the evening we want to add a bit more magic and introduce you to the modern flavors of the Dalmatian cuisine in one of the best fine dining restaurants in Croatia recommended in the Michelin Guide. Colorfully and precisely decorated, these incredible creations never cease to amaze the greatest gourmets and connoisseurs.

    Bon appetite!

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Distance biked: 36 km -  Short option: 24 km  -  Long option: 85 km
    Overnight:  Hotel Korčula, 4*, the town of Korčula
    Highlights: fine dining in Michelin awarded restaurant,  the town of Korčula, wine tasting, dinner, coastal rides, laid back villages and amazing views


  • 6
    Day 6

    Pelješac wine and oysters from Ston

    On our last day of the tour we will make the most of it. Before we reach our final point we will stop at the Pelješac peninsula and explore the beautiful wine region well known for its steep hills and the traditional way of picking the grapes. On Pelješac every house produces wine, whether as a family business or for family needs only.  Great wine is found on every table and its quality is highly valued in everyday life. On our way to Dubrovnik, we will stop at a family-owned winery to walk the vineyards, get familiar with grape sorts on the peninsula, and taste a few locally produced wines.  The amount of sun and elevation make this peninsula not only a wine paradise but an attractive destination for many activities for the summer holiday as well. On the mainland, we will visit Ston, the medieval town with the longest stone walls in Europe. The importance of the town lies in salt production and oyster farms. Apart from amazing fish dishes, if you are a shellfish lover, this is your day! Enjoy your free time after lunch before we head to Dubrovnik, your final destination. Adio!

    Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch
    Distance biked: 35 km - Short option: 20 km  -  Long option: 60 km
    Overnight: on your own in Dubrovnik
    Highlights: oyster tasting, wine tasting, Pelješac peninsula and vine areas, Mali Ston, coastal ride to Dubrovnik


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Accommodation

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Hotel Slavija

Located within the historic walls of the UNESCO-protected Diocletian’s Palace in Split, hotel Slavija offers free internet, a 24-hour reception and air-conditioned rooms with satellite TV.
Most of the bright and comfortable rooms offer private balconies with panoramic views of Split. The rooms overlook church towers, narrow Dalmatian streets and Marjan Hill.
The port of Split and the main train and bus station are 300m away. The airport bus stops 200 m away.

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Villa Nora

Hotel Villa Nora is a new hotel situated in the middle of Hvar old town. The ancient Palace, built in the XIV century, once the rich and magnificent residence of the aristocratic family Gazzari, has been now completely restored as the elegant and refined Hotel Villa Nora. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar and free WiFi. Beach is only at 6 minute walk from hotel.

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Hotel Korčula

Experience the splendor of the island, at Hotel Korčula by the sea, in the old heart of the Korčula town. Visit the first town hotel surrounded by the Korčula's stone monuments and share the experiences of its most common or celebrity visitors. Relax on the spacious terrace and enjoy the traditional first class seafood specialties complemented by a glass of Korčula's wine and a spectacular sunset. Be a part of the Korčula hotel's story!

Prices and Dates

  2023
Period 18.06.-23.06. 27.08.-01.09.
Price per person     3,800.00 €     3,800.00 €
Single supplement         365.00 €        365.00 €

The price includes: 

  • Carefully designed trip for small groups
  • Accommodation in the small and charming boutique hotels (located in the historic town areas)
  • 5 overnights in the most beautiful towns of the Dalmatian coast – Split, Hvar and Korcula
  • Local, professional and experienced tour guides
  • Exclusive guided visit of 1,700 years old Diocletian’s Palace in Split
  • E-bikes and professional bike fitting
  • Daily maps (with detailed route instructions in case you prefer to bike on your own)
  • Mobile offline navigation application - (please note we do not provide mobile phone or phone adapter for the bike)
  • Additional daily cycling options
  • Bike water bottles (to be kept as a souvenir), small bike bag and a helmet
  • All entrance fees, organized special events, visits to unique sites and boat transfers as per itinerary
  • Breakfasts, 5 lunches and 4 dinners at exclusive and authentic venues
  • Daily refreshments, various soft drinks and snacks
  • Van support and luggage transfers
  • Pick up from adequate location or airport on the tour start day
  • Travel planning assistance, pre-tour information, pre-post tour hotel/travel reservations or suggestions
  • Unique Croatian travel experience and immersion in local culture
  • Carefree holidays experienced with the best adventure company in Croatia

 

The price does not include:

  • Accommodation in Dubrovnik (On Day 6)
  • Departure transfers from Dubrovnik
  • Tips or gratuities for tour leaders
  • Travel insurance

Optional services:

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation in Dubrovnik

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