Level 3 - Moderate
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 Brač.
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.
GENERAL TOUR INFO:
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 1700-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.
Distance biked: 17 km - Moderate option: 35 km - Long option: 75 km
Highlights: Diocletian’s palace, Marjan hill, Split
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.
Distance biked: 35 km - Short option: 28 km
Highlights: Brač Island, ancient inland villages and coastal towns, art galleries and museums, laid back island lifestyle
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.
Distance biked: 30 km - Short option: 20 km
Highlights: Vis Town, Mina bay, Stončica bay, vineyards of Vugava
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.
Distance biked: 36 km - Long option: 56 km
Highlights: Komiža town, coves and beaches of Vis island
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!
Distance biked: 20 km
Highlights: Hvar town, Paklinski islands, boat transfer, sea kayaking, trekking
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.
Distance biked: 45 km - Short option: 20 km
Highlights: Jelsa, Vrboska and many small villages, Stari Grad, UNESCO site of Stari Grad plain, museums, beaches, lavender fields, Hvar town
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.
Distance biked: 0
Bed and breakfast or various private accommodation with breakfast provided. 3* standard.
|COMFORT (B&B accom.)||2023|
|Price per person||1,410.00 €||1,500.00 €||1,520.00 €||1,700.00 €||1,600.00 €||1,450.00 €|
|Single supplement||300.00 €||350.00 €||380.00 €||435.00 €||435.00 €||320.00 €|
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|PREMIERE (4* accom.)||2023|
|Price per person||2,210.00 €||2,410.00 €||2,590.00 €||2,920.00 €||2,700.00 €||2,410.00 €|
|Single supplement||660.00 €||780.00 €||855.00 €||1,300.00 €||1,135.00 €||745.00 €|
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