Head deep into the Croatian countryside and enjoy a 4.5-hour tour of rural Dubrovnik by bike. Travel to the village of Gruda to pick up your bike, and enjoy panoramic views along the way. Cycle onward with a guide past olive groves, vineyards and waterfalls, and learn of the area’s history-rich past. Prepare your palate, and conclude your tour with a tasting of local wine at an award-winning winery. Numbers are limited to eight on this small-group tour, ensuring a personalized experience.
Start your tour on the Croatian coast, in Dubrovnik’s beautiful Old Town. Meet your guide and travel onward by minivan, up into the surrounding hills and countryside. Take in the beautiful scenery as you ascend, and pause at a viewpoint to admire the panoramic vistas of the landscape beneath you. Take time to capture the views on camera, before hopping back in your minivan.Begin the cycling section of your tour in the charming village of Gruda. After listening to a briefing on the route, put on your necessary equipment, including a helmet, and hop on your bike. Listen carefully as your guide explains the important safety aspects of the tour before leaving.Soon, the sights of Gruda slip into the distance as you follow your guide through quaint villages and hamlets, and past olive groves, orchards, vineyards and waterfalls.Enjoy frequent stops to take photos and listen as your guide recounts stories of local interest and history. Your cycling route takes you past 400-year-old watermills and a 600-year-old Franciscan monastery, and hearing the history of these fascinating features is sure to be a highlight of your tour. Evidence of the Croatian War of Independence is still visible in the buildings dotted around this part of the country. Hear how four years of conflict once tore through this now-peaceful area.Break for a swim, and cool off in the clear mountain stream that tumbles down the hillside. Pause along the route for a satisfying lunch of sandwiches — they’re just the thing to keep your energy levels high!With your cycle route completed, dismount at the last stop on the tour: an award-winning winery. Refresh your palate and sample three or four glasses of the many local wines produced in the region; you will certainly have earned it. At the conclusion of your winery visit, travel back to the start point near Dubrovnik Old Town by minivan.