Day 1 - Peninsula Pelješac and Korčula
We will pick you up from your hotel in Dubrovnik just after breakfast (9:00 AM or earlier) and shuttle to Ston, salt producing town on Peljesac peninsula. Visit the 14th century town, with the longest fortified walls in Europe. Ston was important town for Dubrovnik Republic, which was the strongest and most prosperous in the 14th century... We will do the bike fitting in Ston, and from there you start with your bike ride along Peljesac peninsula. You will be riding along vineyards of Dingac and Postup, made from the Plavac Mali vines, close cousin to Zinfandel of California, and Primitivo from Calabria. We will point out some great wineries where you can taste the Peljesac’s vines! Bike to Orebic, from where you will take ferry to island Korcula, your home for next 2 nights.
Distance biked: 60 km / Accommodation: Hotel in Korcula town / Highlights: Peninsula Peljesac, Ston, secluded vineyards and wine cellars, Korcula town
Day 2 - Exploring the island of Korčula – Marco Polo's home
Today you will explore the island of Korcula; its hidden coves, beautiful old towns, unique small villages and dark pine forests that cover the island. There are few options today, either ride on easier coastal road or do some climbing and rolling hills. Whatever you choose as a bike ride today, you will be making your way past vineyards, olive groves and dense woods. We will suggest some great places for lunch, where you'll be tasting the traditional style; like home made gnocchi, macaroni, pasticada.... and other meals which have been prepared by our ancestors... You might like to know that Korcula is producing some of the best Croatian white wines: Posip, Rukatac or Grk, which will just add flavor to your lunch or dinner. Another option today is just to relax and wander in Korcula -Venetian fortified town with its narrow streets which are irresistible to today's visitor and impressed medieval travel writers like Marco Polo, who began his life journey in this town.
Meals: breakfast / Distance biked: 0-45km, extra ride 55 km / Accommodation: hotel in Korcula town / Highlights: Korcula town, island Korcula, coastal ride, charming little villages
Day 3 - Island Korčula and private boat ride to Hvar
Today you ride the whole island of Korcula, about 29 miles (46kms) to Vela Luka. Enjoy the scenic south side of the island with amazing views on beautiful hidden beaches and coves, ride along the small villages and hamlets. Ride through the well known vineyards of Posip and try some ''vino'' in charming vineries you will find along the way. In the early afternoon you have private fast boat transfer to Hvar. Spend the afternoon in Hvar and visit its main attractions; 7th century AD walls, Venetian loggia, and the oldest municipal Theatre in Europe or just have a coffee or bevanda in one of the most beautiful squares of Mediterranean. Hvar is the trendiest and one of the most popular destinations of Croatia!
Meals: breakfast / Distance biked: 46 km, extra ride 60km / Overnight: hotel in Hvar town / Highlights: Korcula island, Posip vineyards, Smokvica, Cara, fast boat transfer, Hvar town
Day 4 - Hvar
This is a very difficult day, as you have to decide for the best option, and all of them are great! Do you want to head for the beach, or have a short bike ride, or just chill in the town in one of its many cafes and watch the world go by, or take a sailing or sea kayak trip to some of the islands around, maybe sunset sailing, discover some great places followed with great lunch and swim, your choice… You will find all of these options described in your day sheets!
Meals: breakfast / Distance biked: optional 20 km / Overnight: hotel in Hvar town / Highlights: Hvar town, Pakleni islands, sailing, sea kayaking, trekking, clubbing…
Day 5 - Lavender roads and ferry to Split
Today’s ride starts with a climb along the abandoned villages and lavender fields. Enjoy the scenery, endless sea that is surrounding the island of Hvar along with small islands and islets around. Once on top of the island, you will see a lot of stone piles, man made in order to clear the land so farmers could plant lavender or similar crops! Riding on the north side of the islands you will be passing among lavender fields, olive groves and vineyards. Not to mention it is UNESCO world heritage site. The island is noted for its lush vegetation of palm trees, agaves, myrtle, rosemary, pine woods and extensive lavender fields and history dating back to Greek times! Cycle along scenic and mostly flat road on the north side of the island, pass the coastal villages of Jelsa and Vrboska. Late in the afternoon, you will take a boat that takes you to Split, a 1700 years old town and today's administrative and cultural centre of Dalmatia. Take a walk into old town, explore its narrow streets, meet the locals, see the one of the biggest fish markets in Croatia and enjoy the wine cellars before dinner tonight.
Meals: breakfast / Distance biked: 30-45 km / Overnight: hotel in Split town / Highlights: island Hvar’s bike ride, UNESCO Sites of Stari Grad, Stari Grad plain and Split
Day 6 - Split
If you have time today, after the breakfast you might want to take an easy bike ride along Marjan hill, famous recreational area popular along people of Split. Enjoy the rolling coastal ride before easy climb to the top of Marjan, from where you will take the last view on Diocletian’s Palace and all the islands you were biking on last few days… We will meet you after the lunch!
Meals: breakfast / Distance biked: 15-20 km / Highlights: Split and Marjan hill
2018 PRICES PER PERSON in EUR (in double rooms)
|Min. 2 persons traveling||1375||1455||1520||1660||1660||1550||1410|
|Single supplement when traveling with others||145||160||210||255||255||235||200|
|Single supplement when traveling alone||880||890||950||990||990||970||810|
|CLASSIC (3* and 4* accommodation)||APRIL||MAY||JUNE||JULY||AUGUST||SEPTEMBER||OCTOBER|
|Min. 2 persons traveling||1565||1740||1895||2030||2030||1940||1640|
|Single supplement when traveling with others||225||285||500||675||675||478||240|
|Single supplement when traveling alone||960||1025||1240||1415||1415||1215||860|
|Min. 2 persons traveling||1720||1950||2236||2360||2360||2280||1920|
|Single supplement when traveling with others||355||530||675||915||915||650||460|
|Single supplement when traveling alone||1090||1270||1414||1650||1650||1386||1070|
|EXCLUSIVE (4* and 5* accommodation)||APRIL||MAY||JUNE||JULY||AUGUST||SEPTEMBER||OCTOBER|
|Min. 2 persons traveling||2080||2310||2755||2785||2785||2770||2300|
|Single supplement when traveling with others||880||1088||1296||1315||1315||1296||1110|
|Single supplement when traveling alone||1620||1826||2035||2055||2055||2035||1720|
The price includes
- 5 day accommodation (bed & breakfast in 2 bedded rooms) in Korčula(2 nights), Hvar (2 nights) and Split (1 night)
- 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
- Luggage transfers
The price does not include
- Travel insurance
- Shuttles during the riding time
- Lunches and dinners
- Accommodation in Dubrovnik
- Tips or any kind of gratitude
- E-bike supplement (EUR 140)
Please note, if there are no rooms available in the requested period, we will provide a hotel of the same category and in the same area/town:
GUESTHOUSE / B&B:
- various private accommodation
START/END OF BIKE TOUR:
- The tour starts in Dubrovnik, 9:00AM (We can provide earlier pick-up - to be confirmed).
- The tour ends in Split
- This tour can start any day during the whole year, depending on hotel availability.
It starts from Dubrovnik, whose international airport is 20 km away from the very center.
We highly recommend spring (end of March till mid-June) and fall (mid-September till beginning of November) for serious biking (daily distance of 50 km or more).
If biking is not the only reason for choosing this tour, the swimming season usually starts late May and can last till the middle of October.
Even in the highest tourist months of July and August, you will be able to find your own little private beach on the islands you will be visiting.
The tour ends in Split. International airport is 25 km away.
Please note that Split or Dubrovnik airport shuttles/transfers are available at extra cost.
There are 3 days where you will be climbing over 500 meters (1640 feet), Day 1 (Ston – Orebić), Day 3 (Korčula – Vela Luka) and Day 5 (Hvar - Stari Grad).
In your information package we will provide taxi numbers, which are able to help and take you and your bike on the top of the climbs or to the final destination (not included in the package price).
Daily distances: 0 – 60 km per day
Day 1 - minimum distance of 60 km, with couple of climbs over 400 meters
Day 3 - minimum of 46 kilometers with climb up to 500 meters
Day 5 - minimum of 20 kilometers with climb up to 450 meters
If you don’t feel like biking this day, we can help you organize a transfer to reach your final destination for that day. All other days are loop rides and you don’t have to bike if you don’t feel like!
Total distance biked: 130-700 km in 6 days