Self-guided Bike Tours

Scents and tastes of Croatia on foot and by bike

Tour Start
Zagreb

Type
Self-Guided

Duration
12 D

Level
Level 3 - Moderate

TOUR INFO

Get to know cultural and geographical diversity of Croatia by spending an active vacation on foot and by bike! Spend evenings in Zagreb, Plitvice, Skradin, Primošten, Split, Hvar, Korčula and Dubrovnik, enjoy great cycling and hiking and see why Croatia rewards those on foot and bike.

Start your tour in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia and the city with a million licitar hearts. Besides architecture, in Zagreb you shall enjoy various museums and galleries, its gastronomical offer and historical sites. Exploration continues with a private transfer to Plitvice lakes which is one of the oldest national parks in Europe and the largest one in Croatia. Krka national park is our next destination, offering various footpaths, boat trips and other highlights. Discovery of Croatian coastal towns with a bike starts from Skradin. On your way to Split, you will visit Skradin, Primošten and Trogir. From Split – city founded by roman Emperor Diocletian, dating back to 300 A.C. continue your bike tour along the Croatian coast!  Visit islands Brač, Hvar and Korčula, cycling on back roads and exploring ancient villages rich with architecture and history. Pelješac peninsula visit ancient salt works and longest fortified walls in Europe before finishing the cycling holiday in Dubrovnik– the pearl of Adriatic!

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HIGHLIGHTS:
 

  • Carefully designed trips for small groups or couples
  • UNESCO inscribed sites of Diocletian Palace, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Stari Grad plain on Island Hvar and Dubrovnik 
  • Lavender roads of Hvar, Wine area of Korčula and Pelješac Peninsula, secluded beaches and Adriatic sea
  • Local expertise

GENERAL TOUR INFO: 
 

  • Number of nights: 11
  • Tour commences: Zagreb, Croatia. During the first day  
  • Tour ends: Dubrovnik, Croatia.  After breakfast 
  • Tour rating: moderate
  • Suitable for families: yes 


ITINERARY

  • 1
    Day 1

    Zagreb

    Welcome to Zagreb, the capital of Croatia!
    Upon your arrival you will meet the guide and go for a guided city tour. Zagreb is a distinct central European city whose development through history was heavily influenced by surrounding metropolises like Vienna and Budapest. Zagreb is still an important cultural centre of central Europe. 

    Meals: -
    Activity: Guided tour of Zagreb
    Overnight stay: Zagreb
    Highlights: Trg Bana Jelačića, Zrinjevac park, Upper town, Zagreb Cathedral


  • 2
    Day 2

    Plitvice Lakes National Park

    In the morning you will have organized shuttle to Croatian most beautiful National park - Plitvice.
    Numerous lakes connected with small bridges and paths through the woods in beautiful surrounding nature will relax you and provide serenity for your body and soul.

    Meals: breakfast
    Walking distance: 10 km (Upper lakes, Entrance 2 loop) 
    Overnight stay: Plitvice lakes
    Highlights: turquoise lakes, waterfalls, wooden paths of Plitvice National Park


  • 3
    Day 3

    Krka National Park

    This morning you are travelling to Skradin, a starting point to start exploring Krka National Park. The Skradinski buk waterfall, the longest waterfall on the Krka River, is one of the best known natural beauties of Croatia. The cascades in national park are composed of travertine barriers, islands, and lakes. They can be viewed throughout the entire year thanks to a network of paths and bridges that enable comfortable and safe walking.

    Meals: breakfast
    Walking distance: 4km
    Overnight stay: Skradin
    Highlights: Krka National Park and its lakes 


  • 4
    Day 4

    Primošten

    Self-guided cycling part of the tour starts today. After the bike fitting you are cycling mostly on the backroads through inland Dalmatian villages from Skradin to Primošten where people still live of land. Primošten is a charming little town located on the tiny peninsula. Today's name of Primošten dates back to 1564 AD and town itself is rich in history. If you like swimming or sunbathing, this is maybe the best place to spend an afternoon on the beach.

    Meals: breakfast
    Cycling distance: 50 - 62 km
    Overnight stay: Primošten
    Highlights: Babić vineyards and ancient olive groves, Primošten town


  • 5
    Day 5

    Trogir

    Another day providing tranquil cycling along the inland country roads from Primošten to Trogir. Trogir is small but very cute town located on the small island connected to the coast and the other nearby island with two small bridges. This ancient town has lots of heritage and history dating all way back to 3rd century BC when it was founded by Greeks colonists.

    Meals: breakfast
    Cycling distance: 42km
    Overnight stay: Trogir
    Highlights: UNESCO inscribed Trogir


  • 6
    Day 6

    Split

    This morning you will have a shuttle from Trogir to Split where your loop ride along Park forest Marjan starts, not far from the town center. For this afternoon after the bike ride we suggest exploring 1700 years old Diocletian's Palace, amazing living remain of Roman heritage. Split Old town still has its residents living real life in a sight inscribed into UNESCO World heritage list, on the Peristyle - the most beautiful square in town and in Romanesque houses. Green and fish market are open daily and are great places where you can feel the vibe of this Mediterranean town.

    Meals: breakfast
    Cycling distance: 17-35 km, extra ride 40 km
    Overnight stay: Split
    Highlights: UNESCO inscribed Split, Marjan Hill


  • 7
    Day 7

    Island Brač

    Today you are going for a bike ride on Island Brač. Ferry ride from Split to Island Brač takes 50min. During the ride on the Island, you will be cycling through olive groves located between coastal and inland villages, having chance to taste really good local specialties, visiting small museums and art gallery. Island Brač is famous for its limestone which was used in building White house in Washington, Diocletian's Palace in Split and many other important structures. Return to Split by ferry is planned for late afternoon.

    Meals: breakfast
    Cycling distance: 36 km
    Overnight stay: Split
    Highlights: Island Brač, coastal and inland villages, Island art galleries


  • 8
    Day 8

    Island Hvar

    Island Hvar is your destination for today! After 2-hour ferry ride from Split, start your ride with a loop along the UNESCO site of Stari Grad plain. During this ride you will visit few charming inland villages and enjoy relaxed coastal ride in shade of pine trees between the bays of Jelsa and Vrboska. After reaching Stari Grad again you start the climb across the island where your final destination is Hvar town. On the top of the island you will have chance to see lavender fields before you take a descent with the best view towards Hvar town.

    Meals: breakfast
    Cycling distance: 20 - 46 km
    Overnight stay: Hvar town
    Highlights: UNESCO inscribed plain of Ager, town of Hvar, Stari Grad town, lavender roads 


  • 9
    Day 9

    Island Korčula

    This morning you leave Hvar town by speedboat and start with cycling an hour later. Today you are cycling across the whole island, about 46 kilometers to the town of Korčula. Island was also early populated by Greeks while most of the sights in Korčula town are mostly from the time when Venetian Republic ruled this area. Due to Venetians, today we have beautiful fortified town of Korčula with its interesting architecture, intact for centuries.
    During today's ride you will be cycling in Smokvica and Čara area where you can see vineyards of Pošip, one of the best white wines in Croatia. Also, some of the best gastro experiences you can taste on this route, too! You are spending two nights in Korčula town.

    Meals: breakfast
    Cycling distance: 46 km, extra ride 10 km
    Overnight stay: Korčula town
    Highlights: Posip vineyards, charming villages of Korcula island, medieval town of Korčula  


  • 10
    Day 10

    Korčula's beaches and vineyards

    Today you can choose to go for a bike ride along the coast, stopping at beaches for a swim or a coffee. If you would like to do a big loop ride, no problem, you can ride much more and still be able to visit many interesting sights on your way, vineyards, olive groves, pine forest, hidden coves…
    Whatever you choose, don't miss tasting traditional specialty makaruni in some of the local konobas accompanied with some of the best Croatian white wines from Island Korčula. Did we mention Marco Polo was born here, and has started his life journey from Korčula?

    Meals: breakfast
    Cycling distance: 0 - 34 km, extra ride up to additional 65 km
    Overnight stay: Korčula town
    Highlights: Grk vineyards, beaches of Lumbarda, coastal riding   


  • 11
    Day 11

    Pelješac and Dubrovnik

    Today is your final ride on this trip. Cycling along Pelješac peninsula will take you along vineyards of Dingač and Postup, wine made from Plavac Mali vines, close cousin to Zinfandel of California and Primitivo from Calabria. Along the way you will be able to stop in some of the vineries since Pelješac is famous for its red wine. Today's ride has couple of good climbs, some really nice coastal cycling and it finishes in Ston, salt producing town on Pelješac peninsula which was built in the 14th century and it has the longest fortified walls in Europe – 5.5km long. Ston was important town for Dubrovnik Republic, which was the strongest and most prosperous in the 14th century whose heritage you are just about to see! From Ston, you will have shuttle to Dubrovnik.

    Meals: breakfast
    Cycling distance: 60 km
    Overnight stay: Dubrovnik
    Highlights: Plavac mali vineyards on Pelješac, Ston salt mine and fortified walls, Dubrovnik


  • 12
    Day 12

    Dubrovnik

    Today after breakfast the tour ends. Explore historical sites in the Old town, walk along the magnificent city walls and go for a hike to Srđ hill! Who knows, maybe you might want to extend your stay in Dubrovnik :-)

    Meals: breakfast
    Cycling distance: - km
    Overnight stay: -
    Highlights: -


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Accommodation

races

Classic

3* and 4* accommodation

Prices and Dates

CLASSIC (3* and 4* accom.)                                                                            2021
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        2.950,00 €         3.225,00 €         3.430,00 €         3.635,00 €         3.490,00 €         3.105,00 € 
Single supplement           600,00 €            760,00 €            915,00 €         1.020,00 €            870,00 €            660,00 € 

The price includes:

  • 12-day accommodation (bed & breakfast in 2 bedded rooms) in Zagreb (1 night), Plitvice (1 night), Skradin (1 night), Primošten (1 night), Trogir (1 night), Split (2 nights), Hvar (1 night), Korčula (2 nights) and Dubrovnik (1 night) 
  • 9 day bike rental (road, hybrid or tandem bike) + lock, pump, spare tube, helmet and patch kit
  • Rear rack bag for your personal items
  • Bike fitting
  • Detailed briefing
  •  Road book with maps and daily informational package (additional riding options included where available)
  • Entrance tickets for national parks Plitvice and Krka
  • Private transfer from Zagreb airport to accommodation in Zagreb, private transfer from Zagreb to Skradin via Plitvice, private transfer from Trogir to Split, all ferry tickets and private boat transfers 
  • Luggage transfers
     

The price does not include:

  • Travel insurance
  • Shuttles during the riding time
  • Lunches and dinners
  • E-bike supplement (140,00 €)
  • Airport transfers
  • Pre and post tour consulting and travel planning

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