Self-guided Bike Tours

Island hopping from Dubrovnik to Split

Tour Start
Dubrovnik

Type
Self-Guided

Duration
6 D

Level
Level 3 - Moderate

TOUR INFO

Designed for those cyclists who want to discover the most beautiful area in Croatia; the Dalmatian coast in a short period of time. 

Our island hopping self-guided tour starts in Dubrovnik; “the pearl of the Adriatic”, located at the very south of Croatia. Work your way up and cycle along the Peljesac peninsula, islands Hvar and Korcula before finishing in 1700 years old Split! Besides great cycling roads, you will have bikes provided and private boats and ferries organized. You will also discover ancient UNESCO sites, charming villages, vineyards and the beautiful Dalmatian coastline. Overnight stay will be in the most beautiful towns along the Croatian coast and islands: Korcula, Hvar and Split. 

 

 

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HIGHLIGHTS: 

  • Dubrovnik – the pearl of Adriatic and Split with 1700 years old Diocletian Palace 
  • UNESCO site of Stari Grad plain on Island Hvar and Diocletian’s Palace 
  • Islands of Korcula and Hvar with its beautiful and secluded beaches, picturesque cycling roads 
  • Lodging in Korcula, Hvar and Split 
  • Local expertise 

GENERAL TOUR INFO: 

  • Number of nights: 5
  • Tour commences: Dubrovnik, Croatia. Start between 8 and 9 AM (time can be adjusted) 
  • Tour ends: Split, Croatia.  After breakfast 
  • Average daily cycling distance: 35 km 
  • Road Surface: paved 
  • Suitable for families: yes 


ITINERARY

  • 1
    Day 1

    Peninsula Pelješac and Korčula

    We will pick you up from your hotel in Dubrovnik just after breakfast (9:00 AM or earlier) and drive you to Ston, the salt producing town on the Pelješac peninsula. Visit the 14th century town with the longest fortified walls in Europe. Ston was an important town for the Dubrovnik Republic, which was the strongest and most prosperous in the 14th century... We will do the bike fitting in Ston, and from there you start with your bike ride along the Pelješac peninsula. You will be riding along the vineyards of Dingač and Postup, made from the Plavac Mali vines, the close cousin to Zinfandel of California and Primitivo from Calabria. We will point out some great wineries where you can taste Pelješac’s vines! Bike to Orebić, from where you will take ferry to island Korčula, your home for the next 2 nights.

     

    Meals: - 
    Distance biked: 
    60 km
    Overnight: Hotel in town Korčula 
    Highlights: Pelješac peninsula, Ston, secluded vineyards and wine cellars, Korčula town


  • 2
    Day 2

    Exploring the island of Korčula – Marco Polo's home

    Today you will explore the island of Korčula; its hidden coves, beautiful old towns, unique small villages and dark pine forests that cover the island. There are several options today, either ride on the easier coastal road or do some climbing and rolling hills.  Whatever you choose as a bike ride today, you will be making your way past vineyards, olive groves and dense woods. We will suggest some great places for lunch, where you will be tasting the traditional style; like homemade gnocchi, homemade macaroni,  pašticada....and other meals which have been prepared by our ancestors... You might like to know that Korčula is producing some of the best Croatian white wines: Pošip, Rukatac or Grk, which will just add flavor to your lunch or dinner. 
    Another option today is just to relax and wander around Korčula - the Venetian fortified town with its narrow streets which are irresistible to today's visitor and impressed medieval travel writers like Marco Polo, who began his life journey in this town.

     

    Meals: breakfast
    Distance biked: 0-45 km, extra ride 55 km
    Overnight: hotel in town Korčula 
    Highlights: Town Korčula, island Korčula, coastal ride, charming little villages


  • 3
    Day 3

    Island Korčula and private boat ride to Hvar

    Today you will ride the whole island of Korčula, about 29 miles (46kms) to Vela Luka.  Enjoy the scenic south side of the island with amazing views on beautiful hidden beaches and coves, ride along small villages and hamlets.
    Ride through the well-known vineyards of Pošip and try some ''vino'' in charming wineries you will find along the way.  In the early afternoon you will have a private fast boat transfer to Hvar. Spend the afternoon in Hvar and visit its main attractions; the 7th century AD walls, the Venetian loggia and the oldest public theatre in Europe or just have a coffee or bevanda on one of the most beautiful squares of the Mediterranean. Hvar is one of the trendiest and most popular destinations of Croatia!

     

    Meals: breakfast 
    Distance biked: 46 km, extra ride 60km
    Overnight: hotel in Hvar town
    Highlights: island Korčula, Pošip vineyards, Smokvica, Cara, fast boat transfer, Hvar town
     


  • 4
    Day 4

    Hvar

    This is a very difficult day 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, or take a sailing or sea kayak trip to some of the islands around, maybe sunset sailing, discover some great places followed with great lunch and swimming, your choice… You will find all of these options described in your day sheets!

     

    Meals: breakfast
    Distance biked: optional 20 km 
    Overnight: 
    hotel in town Hvar  
    Highlights: 
    Hvar town, Paklinski islands, sailing, sea kayaking, trekking, clubbing…..


  • 5
    Day 5

    Lavender roads and ferry to Split

    Today’s ride starts with a climb along abandoned villages and lavender fields. Enjoy the scenery, endless sea that is surrounding the island of Hvar along with small islands and islets. Once on top of the island, you will see a lot of stone piles, man made in order to clear the land so farmers could plant lavender or similar crops!   
    Riding on the north side of the islands you will be passing lavender fields, olive groves and vineyards. Not to mention it is a UNESCO world heritage site. The island is noted for its lush vegetation of palm trees, agaves, myrtle, rosemary, pine woods and extensive lavender fields and history dating back to Greek times! Cycle along the scenic and mostly flat road on the north side of the island, pass the coastal villages Jelsa and  Vrboska. Late in the afternoon, you will take a boat that takes you to Split, the 1700 years old city and today’s administrative and cultural center of Dalmatia. Take a walk into the old town, explore its narrow streets, meet the locals, see one of the biggest fish markets in Croatia and enjoy the wine cellars before dinner tonight.

     

    Meals: breakfast 
    Distance biked: 30-45 km 
    Overnight: 
    hotel in Split town
    Highlights: island Hvar’s bike ride, UNESCO Sites of Stari Grad, Stari Grad Plain and Split


  • 6
    Day 6

    Split

    If you have time today, after breakfast you might want to take an easy bike ride along Marjan hill, he famous recreational area popular among locals. Enjoy the rolling coastal ride before an easy climb to the top of Marjan, from where you will take the last view on Diocletian’s Palace and all the islands you were biking on the last couple of days….. We will meet you after lunch!

     

    Meals: breakfast 
    Distance biked: 15-20 km 
    Highlights: 
    Split and Marjan hill


MAP

Accommodation

races

Guesthouse

Various 3* private accommodation or 3* B&B 

Prices and Dates

GUESTHOUSE  2020
PERIOD 01.04.-28.04. 29.04.-28.05. 29.05.-28.06. 29.06.-31.08. 01.09.-30.09. 01.10.-31.10.
Price per person 1.400,00 € 1.490,00 € 1.550,00 € 1.690,00 € 1.690,00 € 1.450,00 €
Single supplement when traveling with others 170,00 € 180,00 € 225,00 € 270,00 € 270,00 € 215,00 €
Single supplement traveling alone 890,00 € 900,00 € 945,00 € 990,00 € 990,00 € 820,00 €

The price includes: 

  • 5-day accommodation and breakfast 
  • 6-day bike rental (road, hybrid or tandem bike) + lock, pump, spare tube, helmet and patch kit, rear rack 
  • Our assistance which consists of bike fitting, detailed briefing with description of places you will be visiting en route, lunch options, marked map with options for shorter or longer routes
  • All ferry tickets during the tour
  • Great custom build hybrid or road bikes and professional bike fitting 
  • Daily maps  
  • GPS navigation for setup on mobile phones - (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
  • Travel planning assistance, pre-tour information, pre-post tour hotel/travel reservations or suggestions
  • Carefree holidays experienced with the best adventure company in Croatia

 

The price does not include:

  • Accommodation in Dubrovnik
  • Travel insurance
  • Shuttles during the riding time
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Assistance during the ride
  • E- bike supplement (EUR 140)
CLASSIC  2020
PERIOD 01.04.-28.04. 29.04.-28.05. 29.05.-28.06. 29.06.-31.08. 01.09.-30.09. 01.10.-31.10.
Price per person 1.575,00 € 1.780,00 € 1.955,00 € 2.090,00 € 2.090,00 € 1.685,00 €
Single supplement when traveling with others 305,00 € 465,00 € 625,00 € 720,00 € 720,00 € 385,00 €
Single supplement traveling alone 1.025,00 € 1.185,00 € 1.345,00 € 1.440,00 € 1.440,00 € 995,00 €

The price includes: 

  • 5-day accommodation and breakfast 
  • 6-day bike rental (road, hybrid or tandem bike) + lock, pump, spare tube, helmet and patch kit, rear rack 
  • Our assistance which consists of bike fitting, detailed briefing with description of places you will be visiting en route, lunch options, marked map with options for shorter or longer routes
  • All ferry tickets during the tour
  • Great custom build hybrid or road bikes and professional bike fitting 
  • Daily maps  
  • GPS navigation for setup on mobile phones - (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
  • Travel planning assistance, pre-tour information, pre-post tour hotel/travel reservations or suggestions
  • Carefree holidays experienced with the best adventure company in Croatia

 

The price does not include:

  • Accommodation in Dubrovnik
  • Travel insurance
  • Shuttles during the riding time
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Assistance during the ride
  • E- bike supplement (EUR 140)
PREMIERE  2020
PERIOD 01.04.-28.04. 29.04.-28.05. 29.05.-28.06. 29.06.-31.08. 01.09.-30.09. 01.10.-31.10.
Price per person 1.770,00 € 2.040,00 € 2.295,00 € 2.420,00 € 2.420,00 € 1.940,00 €
Single supplement when traveling with others 435,00 € 635,00 € 850,00 € 975,00 € 975,00 € 580,00 €
Single supplement traveling alone 1.160,00 € 1.355,00 € 1.575,00 € 1.695,00 € 1.695,00 € 1.185,00 €

The price includes: 

  • 5-day accommodation and breakfast 
  • 6-day bike rental (road, hybrid or tandem bike) + lock, pump, spare tube, helmet and patch kit, rear rack 
  • Our assistance which consists of bike fitting, detailed briefing with description of places you will be visiting en route, lunch options, marked map with options for shorter or longer routes
  • All ferry tickets during the tour
  • Great custom build hybrid or road bikes and professional bike fitting 
  • Daily maps  
  • GPS navigation for setup on mobile phones - (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
  • Travel planning assistance, pre-tour information, pre-post tour hotel/travel reservations or suggestions
  • Carefree holidays experienced with the best adventure company in Croatia

 

The price does not include:

  • Accommodation in Dubrovnik
  • Travel insurance
  • Shuttles during the riding time
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Assistance during the ride
  • E- bike supplement (EUR 140)
EXCLUSIVE 2020
PERIOD 01.04.-28.04. 29.04.-28.05. 29.05.-28.06. 29.06.-31.08. 01.09.-30.09. 01.10.-31.10.
Price per person 2.265,00 € 2.510,00 € 2.995,00 € 3.030,00 € 3.030,00 € 2.470,00 €
Single supplement when traveling with others 800,00 € 965,00 € 1.300,00 € 1.300,00 € 1.300,00 € 990,00 €
Single supplement traveling alone 1.525,00 € 1.685,00 € 2.025,00 € 2.055,00 € 2.055,00 € 1.595,00 €

The price includes: 

  • 5-day accommodation and breakfast 
  • 6-day bike rental (road, hybrid or tandem bike) + lock, pump, spare tube, helmet and patch kit, rear rack 
  • Our assistance which consists of bike fitting, detailed briefing with description of places you will be visiting en route, lunch options, marked map with options for shorter or longer routes
  • All ferry tickets during the tour
  • Great custom build hybrid or road bikes and professional bike fitting 
  • Daily maps  
  • GPS navigation for setup on mobile phones - (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
  • Travel planning assistance, pre-tour information, pre-post tour hotel/travel reservations or suggestions
  • Carefree holidays experienced with the best adventure company in Croatia

 

The price does not include:

  • Accommodation in Dubrovnik
  • Travel insurance
  • Shuttles during the riding time
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Assistance during the ride
  • E- bike supplement (EUR 140)

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