Croatia Cycle Adventure

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Croatia Cycle Adventure information and booking

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$2160
  • Duration
    10 days
    Days
  • Difficulty
    moderate
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Schedule Details

Summary
  • 9 nights 2-3 star apartments
Equipment Required
Cycle helmet (provided with the bike), wet weather gear, sunscreen, sandshoes and sun hat.

Highlights

  • Island hopping and cycling through some of Croatia’s prettiest scenery
  • Exploring small fishing villages and the great towns of Dubrovnik and Split
  • Experiencing the stunning Dalmatian coast landscapes
  • Enjoying the regional cuisine and relaxing at night in your self contained apartment

Tour description provided by World Expeditions

The Dalmatian Coast is one of the true wonders of Europe with the clearest waters in the Mediterranean and great historic and cultural interest. Experiencing this special region by bike is by far the most rewarding way to travel. From your arrival in Split until just before Dubrovnik, your journey will take place on the long and beautiful islands of Brac, Hvar and Korcula, traveling by bike and ferry. The scenery alternates between seaside villages, tiny medieval walled towns and lovely quiet pebbled bays, set against a backdrop of pine forests and mountains. Your final leg takes you to the red roofs of Dubrovnik, the proud port city that once rivaled Venice in wealth and influence. A shorter 6-day itinerary is also available.

What's included

  • 9 breakfasts – breakfasts are continental style and consist of breads, jams, cheese, yoghurt, coffee, tea and juices.
  • 9 nights accommodation in 2-3 star apartments on a twinshare basis. all rooms have private facilities.
  • Rental of a mountain bike (usually gary fisher) for 9 days including luggage panniers and helmet
  • All transfers by ferry, bus and coach as indicated in the itinerary
  • Luggage transfer of your main suitcase from split direct to dubrovnik (this will not be available during the trip). clothing and items required for the trip will be repacked into the panniers and carried by you.
  • Detailed route instructions and maps
  • 7 day service hotline

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Split, transfer to Sutivan on the island of Brac
On arrival at Split Airport you will be transferred by local bus and ferry (50 minutes) to Brac island where you will overnight. The remainder of the day is free to explore the town of Sutivan and the surrounding countryside.
Day 2 Ascend Vidova Gora (778m) and return to Supetar (45km)
A reasonably demanding cycle today past picturesque villages with white stone houses and shady pine forest. On the hillside of Vidova Gora 778m (the highest peak of all the Croatian Islands) you will have great views of the sea and mainland and from the top a view out to the famous Zlatni rat, an extraordinary shingle spit and the neighbouring islands. Return via Škrip, the island's oldest settlement and Splitska and cool off by the wonderful pebble beach on the way.
Day 3 By boat to the island of Hvar
The morning begins with a transfer by boat to the island of Hvar (via Split) and the town of Stari Grad / Pharos, the oldest town in Croatia. Stari Grad literally translates as ‘old town’ and was established in 384BC. The remainder of the day is free to explore the town and surrounds. Near to the town are pine forests, olive groves and vineyards, while the town itself has a unique harbour and interesting narrow alleyways leading to café’s and small squares. Overnight in an apartment.
Day 4 Cycle to Hvar Town (20km)
From Stari Grad the cycle continues to historic Hvar town. On arrival there is free time to explore Hvar town with its exquisite Venetian-style architecture or have a swim. It is worth taking a boat to the Pakleni islands that are the most attractive and most visited spot. They can be reached from Hvar by motor boats that leave every 15 minutes. The islands, acting as a natural shelter for Hvar port, have been inhabited since Illyrian times. Overnight Hvar.
Day 5 Cycle east to Jelsa famous for its production of red wines (15km)
Your exploration of the island of Hvar continues by cycling east to Jelsa. The town is quite small but is well known for producing excellent red wines. Jelsa is surrounded by mountains including the two highest on the island, and is a great place to have lunch, a swim and a delicious scoop of gelato. Overnight Jelsa
Day 6 Cycle east to the port of Sucuraj then by boat to Korcula (52km)
From Jelsa you continue east across the breadth of Hvar Island to the port of Sucuraj. From here a 35 minute ferry ride takes you to the mainland port of Drvenik from where you take another ferry to Korcula (2hrs 15mins). Your destination is the fortress town of Korcula with its exquisitely designed old town and lively atmosphere. Considered by many as the jewel island of the Adriatic coast, there is plenty to explore. The medieval main town is a mini fortress enclosing honey buildings made of square-cut limestone. 2000 years ago Korcula was a favourite with the Greeks as a holiday spot and the beauty and attractions remain today.Overnight Korcula.
Day 7 Circuit through the forest taking in isolated beaches (5-15km)
The suggested cycle route today is a circuit on the forested island of Korcula, taking in quiet beaches including Lumbarda. The distance you cycle today depends on your personal preference. Overnight Korcula.
Day 8 Free day to explore or relax
There is much to do around Korcula including a visit to the picturesque island of Mljet, a cycle around the coast of Korcula Island or a relaxed day at a quiet beach which is an easy cycle away. Overnight Korcula
Day 9 By ferry to the mainland, bike through the vineyards of Peljesac Peninsula (22km)
The final cycle day begins with a transfer by ferry to the mainland at Pelješac. The cycle route meanders through the vineyards of Peljesac peninsula. Another ferry takes you from Trpanj to Ploce on the mainland where you will be picked up and transferred by car or van to Dubrovnik. Accommodation in Dubrovnik.
Day 10 Trip concludes in Dubrovnik
Trip concludes after breakfast.