6 days Self Guided Bike Tour Island Hopping from Dubrovnik to Split

Discover and cycle along the most beautiful areas on the Croatian coast! Start from Dubrovnik-the pearl of Adriatic, explore and bike along peninsula Peljesac before reaching medieval Korcula town. Ride along Korcula island and discover its natural beauties, old fisherman villages, ancient stone architecture, vineyards… Continue with your bike tour to Hvar island. Enjoy your coffee and watch people passing by on the Venetian style piazza in the trendy town Hvar before cycling along the slopes of lavender fields to reach the UNESCO world heritage site of the Stari Grad Plain. Your final destination is Split and its Diocletian’s Palace; once a great and important roman site with historical sites dating back to 300 A.D

Day 1 - Peninsula Pelješac and Korčula

discover, explore, cycle, bike, activities, peljesac peninsula, korcula town, CroatiaWe 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

Korcula Island, bike ride, coastal ride, cycling, biking, korcula, croatiaToday 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

Korcula Island, Croatia, cycling trip, biking, cycling, bike ride, ativitiesToday 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

Hvar, Pakleni island,bike ride, sailing, sea kayak trip, trekking, CroatiaThis 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

Island of Hvar, Cycle, riding, Ride, Cycling, Activities, CroatiaToday’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
Split,  Diocletian’s Palace, bike, ride, coastal ride, cycling, CroatiaIf 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)

 

 GUESTHOUSE (B&B) APRIL MAY JUNE JULY AUGUST SEPTEMBER OKTOBER
 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
 PREMIERE (4*accommodation) APRIL MAY JUNE JULY AUGUST SEPTEMBER OCTOBER
 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)

 

HOTELS
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:


EXCLUSIVE (4* and 5* accommodation) :
Korcula:
Hotel LesicDimitri, Korcula
Hvar:
Hotel Adriana or Hotel Park
Split:
Hotel Vestibul or Hotel Park

PREMIERE (4* accommodation) :
Korcula:
Hotel Korcula, or Hotel Korsal
Hvar:
Hotel Adriana or Hotel Park
Split:
Hotel Marmont or Hotel Cornaro

CLASSIC (3* and 4* accommodation) :
Korcula:
Hotel Korcula, or Hotel Korsal
Hvar: Villa Nora, Hotel Park or Hotel Pharos

Split:
Hotel Slavija, Vila Baguc or Hotel Peristil

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. 

RATING


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

 

 

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