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CYCLING IN CROATIA FROM SPLIT TO DUBROVNIK

A self-guided cycling tour

 

Croatia, the land of green islands, deep blue sea, historic interesting towns, like Dubrovnik and Split, delicious seafood and excellent wines. This cycling holiday combines all these characteristics. You will experience an authentic, unique Croatia ! Cycling along the coast you will have magnificent views of the Adriatic Sea, the many islands, hills covered with vineyards and olive groves and will pass picturesque small towns. Certainly two highlights are the town of Split with its town centre inside the Roman palace of Diocletian and Dubrovnik with its impressive town walls and castle. Both towns are full of life with many bars, restaurants, museums and squares with terraces, excellent places to start and end this wonderful cycling tour !

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOUR

  • Diocletian’s Palace in Split
  • Islands of Brač, Hvar and Korčula
  • Pelješac penisnula
  • Sea and beaches
  • Dubrovnik

 

Program

Day 1

Arrival to Split
Individual arrival in Split. Briefing and bike fitting. In the evening, you can explore the nice town centre of Split, an exuberant city with a perfect balance of past, traditions and modern life-style. 

 

Day 2 

Coastal and inland rides on Island Brač

In the morning, you will leave Split and with the ferry, you reach the island of Brač, the biggest island of Croatia with highest hilltop of all islands, St. Vid hill. The landscape and views are stunning, but challenging with many up- and downhill cycling. Stone from the island of Brač is representing its soul. It is also a UNESCO protected heritage site. You can take a lunch in some of the local restaurants, the "konoba", where local food is served. In afternoon, you will take the ferry back to Split.

Distance: approx. 30 km / 18,6 miles; Ascent: +500 m; Overnight in Split

 

Day 3 

Island of Hvar

The name of the island of Hvar derives from the Greek - Pharos. In the past the island Hvar was under Venetian influence, a feature which can be noticed in the architecture in the town of Hvar. Today your ride will start from the town of Stari Grad and finishes in Hvar. Along the route, you will see many lavender farms and olive groves, a typical landscape of the Mediterranean islands. The afternoon you will spend in town of Hvar, where you can enjoy a stroll along its beautiful promenade and have a dinner in one of its cosy restaurants.

Distance: 20 or 50 km / 12 or 31 miles; Ascent: approx. +750m; Overnight in town of Hvar

 

Day 4 

Korčula island

After breakfast you will take the speed boat from Hvar to Vela Luka at Korčula. The cycle route of today goes from the west to the east of this lovely island: from Vela Luka to the town of Korčula. On your bicycle, you will discover the whole island and its hidden places. There are many small, wonderful villages with vineyards and olive groves and you cross lush forests of holm oak and Mediterranean pines, which gave its name to the island by the Greek in the 4th century BC: Korkyra Melaina, which means Dark Korčula. The end point of today is the town of Korčula.

Distance: approx. 50 km / 31 miles; Ascent: approx. +850 m; Overnighy in Korčula town

 

Day 5 

Loop ride on Korčula

Today you can have a day of rest and enjoy the beaches and sea or make a ride across the magnificent landscape of the island of Korčula. In Lumbarda, a renowned wine area, you can taste some these wines in local winery’s. Korčula is well-known for the Moreška, a traditional sword dance, which dates back a hundreds of years. During the summer there are weekly performances for the tourist on the island. Only the men from the town of Korčula can participate at this dance.

Distance: approx. 40 km / 25 miles; Ascent: +570 m; Overnight in Korcula town

 

Day 6

Wine roads of Peljesac and Dubrovnik

This morning you leave the town of Korčula and you start cycling on the Pelješac peninsula. From Orebić until Ston you will have impressive views over the island of Korčula and Mljet. In the part of Croatia there is a long history of winemaking and you will have the opportunity to taste some of the best Croatian wines, such as Dingač and Postup, along the route. This tour ends in the town of Ston, where salt was produced for the Dubrovnik Republic. Ston had in the 14th century a 5 kilometres long wall, which made part of the fortification of Dubrovnik Republic. From Ston you will have a transfer to Dubrovnik. End of tour

Distance: approx. 60 km / 37 miles; Ascent: approx.. +1100 m; Accommodation in Dubrovnik not included

 

 

 

 

 

 

Included in the price:

  • 5 nights in *** or **** hotels with breakfast.
  • Luggage transportation from hotel to hotel
  • Descriptions and maps in English or German
  • Information about places of interest along the route
  • Service – hotline 24 hours in case of emergency and problems

 

Dates

Daily from April until November: free starting dates or fixed dates (lower price / also self guided. Fixed dates: 23/04, 28/04; 03/05, 08/05, 13/05, 18/05, 23/05, 28/05, 02/06, 07/06, 12/06, 17/06, 22/06, 27/06, 02/07, 28/08, 03/09, 08/09, 13/09, 18/09, 23/09, 28/09, 03/10, 08/10, 13/10, 18/10, 23/10

Level 2/3

a cycling tour with daily distances between 30 km / 18 miles and 60 km / 37 miles. Cycling in hilly landscapes with significant up- and downhill cycling. For cyclist with cycling experience and good physical condition. Total km 200-230 km / 124-143 miles

Participants

minimum 2 persons (solo traveller on request)

Rates p.p. 2018

In double room free starting from  € 1.570

In double room fixed date from  € 1.340

Single room supplement from € 295

e-bike rental € 150

hybrid bike rental € 100

road bike rental  € 120

On request extra night's, overnight stay in Dubrovnik and transfers