Self-guided Bike Tours

Summer Island Hopping

Tour Start
Split

Type
Self-Guided

Duration
7 D

Level
Level 3 - Moderate

TOUR INFO

Stellar bike rides, historical sites, gastronomy, amazing nature, beach time and the laid-back Dalmatian “pomalo” lifestyle are the main ingredients of our Summer Island Hopping Bike Tour! Cycle and discover towns Split, Islands Vis, Hvar and Brac. 

This self-guided bike tour is designed for those who are looking for spectacular bike rides, refreshing swims in the crystal clear Adriatic Sea, Mediterranean cuisine and a laid-back island atmosphere! Join us on a 7-day bike tour along the central Dalmatian islands and discover a great European bike destination with ancient history and natural beauties! 
The tour starts in Split, the city with historical sites dating back to 300 A.D. Discover the famous Emperor’s Palace from Roman times, the vibrant life within its walls and the open fish and green market before you depart for your island hopping adventure. Stone quarries, ancient villages and coastal roads of island Brač are waiting to be discovered.
Your next stop is island Vis, where you will spend two nights in the town founded in the 4th century B.C. by the Greeks. Besides cultural sights, great cuisine and a really laid-back island lifestyle you will be mesmerized by its beautiful nature, charming vineyards and many secluded coves ideal for swimming, snorkeling or paddle boarding! Enjoy a private boat transfer from Vis to the island Hvar. Spend the day in the trendy, chic and famous town of Hvar before setting off to explore UNESCO’s world heritage site of Stari Grad Plain and biking along lavender fields.

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HIGHLIGHTS: 

  • Historical sites founded in 4th century BC – Vis (ancient Issa) and Stari Grad 
  • UNESCO sites: Split, Stari Grad. Fisherman village of Komiza on Vis  
  • Islands of Vis, Hvar and Brac with its beautiful and secluded beaches, picturesque cycling roads
  • Food and wine: Mediterranean cuisine at its best 
  • Local expertise 

GENERAL TOUR INFO: 

  • Number of nights: 6
  • Tour commences: Split, Croatia. Start between 9 and 11 AM (time can be adjusted) 
  • Tour ends: Split, Croatia.  After breakfast 
  • Average daily cycling distance: 30 km 
  • Road Surface: paved 
  • Suitable for families: yes 


ITINERARY

  • 1
    Day 1

    Split

    Welcome to the Mediterranean town of Split!Depending on your arrival we will meet at your hotel, fit your bike and have a briefing regarding your cycling holidays. Explore the 1.700- year-old Diocletian's Palace, which is inscribed on the UNESCO's World heritage list, the Peristyle, Diocletian's mausoleum, Jupiter's temple, Romanesque houses and experience everyday city life, the local fish market and its fishermen. Split is located in the middle of the Croatian coast and is the administrative and cultural center of Croatia’s Dalmatian coastal area. Cycle along the beautiful hill Marjan – the main recreational spot for the citizens of Split. 

    Meals: breakfast
    Distance biked:17 km,  Moderate option:35 km, Long option:75 km
    Overnight: Split
    Highlights: Diocletian’s palace, Marjan hill, Split 


  • 2
    Day 2

    Ancient inland towns of Brač Island

    After a leisurely ferry cruise you will arrive to the largest island of the central Dalmatian group of islands and the third largest among the Adriatic islands - Brač. The island is rich with historic sites dating back to the Middle Ages, but also many from the Modern Age. Today, there are twenty-odd settlements on the island. You will pedal to Sutivan, a typical fishermen settlement on the northern coast of Brač. After Sutivan you will cycle to the picturesque village of Ložišća and then you can continue your ride through the inland settlements, which are older, richer in cultural and historical monuments and architecturally much more interesting than the coastal ones.If you are interested in art, we recommend visiting a few galleries and workshops, where you can see the stone masons working and their sculptures. By the end of your loop ride on Brač island and before the boat transfer to Split, you can relax on beautiful and secluded pebble beaches.

    Meals: breakfast
    Distance biked:35 km, Short option: 28 km   
    Overnight: Split
    Highlights: Island Brac, ancient inland villages and coastal towns, art galleries and museums, laid back island lifestyle


  • 3
    Day 3

    Vis island

    Today you leave the mainland behind and depart to the remote island of Vis, the furthest of the main central Dalmatian islands. It was founded by the Greeks in the 4th century B.C. and was closed for foreign visitors until 1989 as it was part of a Yugoslavian army base. Even today, Vis is still mysterious, where the traditional and authentic way of island life has remained intact. You will pedal to the east side of the island and discover pebble and sandy beaches as well as charming vineyards before your return to the town of Vis. In the evening, you can take a romantic walk along the town's promenade and taste gourmet delights this island offers. 

    Meals: breakfast
    Distance biked:30 km, Short option: 20 km   
    Overnight: Vis 
    Highlights: Vis Town, Mina bay, Stončica bay, vineyards of Vugava


  • 4
    Day 4

    Authentic fisherman village of Komiža

    Today you can choose between a great loop bike ride around the island of Vis and thereby discover the Blue Cave on the small island Biševo or take a paddle board tour to the Green Cave, swim and snorkel on the eastern side of the island....Or maybe do it all? We will definitely suggest a bike tour to Komiža, which is a famous and authentic fisherman village located in the southwest of the island. You will enjoy a scenic ride along “Vis polje”–a plain covered with vines of Vugava, during which you can explore gorgeous coves and sandy beaches on the eastern side of the island and taste some of the freshest seafood available.

    Meals: breakfast
    Distance biked:36 km, Long option: 56 km   
    Overnight: Vis 
    Highlights: Komiža town, coves and beaches of Vis island


  • 5
    Day 5

    From Vis to Hvar

    This morning, after a nice breakfast, the private boat will take you to your next destination – island Hvar. You will spend the day in the chic and glamorous town Hvar, where you can enjoy drinking coffee or “bevonda” in one of its many cafés and be part of its vibrant atmosphere. Or, you can leave the crowds behind and depart for an easy bike ride, easy hike, sea kayak trip or exploring the Pakleni Islands – a beautiful archipelago located in front of town Hvar.This is a very difficult day as you have to decide for the best option, and all of them are great! We leave this choice to you. You will find all of these options described in your day sheets!
     

    Meals: breakfast
    Distance biked: 20 km   
    Overnight: Hvar 
    Highlights: Hvar town, Paklinski islands, boat transfer, sea kayaking, trekking


  • 6
    Day 6

    Lavender and coastal roads of Hvar

    Today’s ride will start with a climb by riding along abandoned villages and lavender fields. You will enjoy the scenery - endless sea surrounding the island of Hvar with many small islands and islets around. When you reach the top of the island, you will see a lot of stone piles, made by men in order to clear the land so that the farmers could plant lavender or similar plants. While riding on the north side of the island you will be passing by lavender fields, olive groves, and vineyards. It is worth mentioning that it is a UNESCO world heritage site. The island is famous for its lush vegetation of palm trees, agaves, myrtle, rosemary, pine woods and extensive lavender fields and history dating back to Greek times. You will cycle through scenic and mostly flat roads on the north side of the island and passing through the coastal villages of Jelsa and Vrboska. Late in the afternoon, the ferry will take you back to Split.

    Meals: breakfast 
    Distance biked: 45 km,  Short option: 20 km 
    Overnight: Split
    Highlights: Jelsa, Vrboska and many small villages, Stari Grad, UNESCO site of Stari Grad plain, museums, beaches, lavender fields, Hvar town


  • 7
    Day 7

    From Split to...

    Your tour ends today after breakfast. Depending on your flight and onward travel, you can spend some time in the city or have coffee on the main promenade in Split, at the seafront under the palm trees’ shade overlooking the busy port and the islands in the distance.

    Meals: breakfast 
    Distance biked: 0


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Accommodation

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 1.100,00 € 1.205,00 € 1.225,00 € 1.365,00 € 1.290,00 € 1.160,00 €
Single supplement when traveling with others 240,00 € 285,00 € 305,00 € 345,00 € 340,00 € 265,00 €
Single supplement traveling alone 605,00 € 645,00 € 665,00 € 705,00 € 700,00 € 630,00 €

The price includes: 

  • 6-day accommodation in Split (3 nights), Vis (2 nights), Hvar (1 night) with breakfast included 
  • 6-day bike rental (road, hybrid or tandem bike) + lock, pump, spare tube, helmet and patch kit, rear rack bag
  • 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 and private boat transfers during the tour
  • Luggage transfers
  • 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:

  • Travel insurance
  • Shuttles during the riding time
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Assistance during the ride
  • E- bike supplement (EUR 140)
  • Additional boat excursions (to Blue or Green Cave) 

Optional services:

  • Airport transfers
  • Pre and post tour consulting and travel planning 
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 1.720,00 € 1.915,00 € 2.055,00 € 2.225,00 € 2.150,00 € 1.925,00 €
Single supplement when traveling with others 525,00 € 620,00 € 680,00 € 1.120,00 € 900,00 € 580,00 €
Single supplement traveling alone 890,00 € 985,00 € 1.045,00 € 1.485,00 € 1.265,00 € 890,00 €

The price includes: 

  • 6-day accommodation in Split (3 nights), Vis (2 nights), Hvar (1 night) with breakfast included 
  • 6-day bike rental (road, hybrid or tandem bike) + lock, pump, spare tube, helmet and patch kit, rear rack bag
  • 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 and private boat transfers during the tour
  • Luggage transfers
  • 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:

  • Travel insurance
  • Shuttles during the riding time
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Assistance during the ride
  • E- bike supplement (EUR 140)
  • Additional boat excursions (to Blue or Green Cave) 

Optional services:

  • Airport transfers
  • Pre and post tour consulting and travel planning 

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