Bike Tours in Croatia
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The gem of the Mediterranean
Navigating the land of 1200 islands
True to Bikes, Boats & Boots’ style, we have designed the best bike tours in Croatia! This is one of our most beautiful 14 night/15 day adventure cycling tours that captures Croatia’s true Mediterranean charm. From the crystal clear blue Adriatic Sea, to the ancient fortresses overlooking the bay, experiencing the most excellent food and friendliest people along the way, our Croatian tour is designed to please.
We’ll cycle The Dalmatian Islands for seven days, each day exploring a different area, and returning each evening to our accommodations aboard a 36-passenger beautiful ship. We’ll raft the exciting Cetina River, enjoy a scenic Segway tour, hike the magnificent waterfalls of Plitvice Lakes National Park and take a swim in Krka National Park. Finally, our trip ends in beautiful and historic Dubrovnik, considered one of the best medieval walled cities in the world.
Always on the lookout for opportunities to enjoy the local fare, and willing to wander a bit off the beaten path to find something more interesting, each day is packed with extraordinary adventure balanced with the right amount of leisure time.
Read notes from our travel journal and view highlights from our most recent Croatia trip!
Itinerary for SEPTEMBER 2023 ~ 2 Week Tour
Arriving in Zagreb, Monday, September 18, 2023
Departing from Dubrovnik, Monday, October 2, 2023
Arrival Day 1 — Monday, September 18, 2023: Complimentary transportation will be arranged for you from the airport to the hotel. If you’re more excited than you are tired we will plan a short excursion before dinner.
Day 2 — Tuesday, September 19, 2023: After a good night’s rest and complimentary breakfast we will explore some the highlights of Zagreb. We’ll take the Funicular to the top of the city, and visit most of the famous monuments of Zagreb. Today’s guided tour will include lunch in a traditional restaurant.
Day 3 — Wednesday, September 20, 2023: After a complimentary breakfast we will drive to the beautiful Plitvice Lakes National Park. While in the park, our guided tour will take us via the boardwalk paths over the crystal clear lakes and up close to the breathtaking waterfalls. Our tour continues with a boat and train ride that allows us the opportunity to take in even more of the park’s magnificent scenery. This truly has become our new favorite place on earth at Bikes, Boats and Boots. Tonight rustic elegance is the perfect description for accommodations and the dinner menu will include many traditional Croatian specialties.
Day 4 — Thursday, September 21, 2023: After a complimentary breakfast we’ll travel to the ancient city of Split, home to the Diocletian Palace built in 305 AD, now converted to residences and unique shops. We’ll roam the city and walk the promenade lined with beautiful palm trees. Tonight, our accommodations are in a beautiful hotel located in the heart of the city just steps away from the Diocletian Palace.
Day 5 — Friday, September 22. 2023: You’ll have the entire day to explore and enjoy the vibrant city of Split on your own or; you will also have the option of rafting with white water exhilaration and picturesque scenery along the Cetina River or enjoy a 2 hour tour of Split via Segway, visiting many of the important historical sights with beautiful views of the city. Another option would include a guided walking tour or a fun cooking class. All of these activities do not require any previous skills, our knowledgeable guides will provide us with all the instruction and tools needed for a great experience.
Day 6 — Saturday, September 23, 2023: Today, we’ll board the ship at 11 a.m. We’ve allotted time to settle in and meet the other world travelers on board, before departing at 1 p.m. for our journey to the island of Brac. Upon arrival in the town of Milna we’ll cycle to Postira along a sea route, providing opportunities for a short swim and refreshments along the way. We’ll spend the night on the ship docked in the harbor of Postira.
Distance: 6 miles
Elevation Gain: 750 ft
Terrain: Paved with some dirt and gravel sections. We arrive at our first port in the late afternoon. This short ride along a beautiful seaside with a stop at the end for a swim. This is a good opportunity to make sure your bike is the right fit.
Day 7 — Sunday, September 24, 2023: After a complimentary breakfast we’ll begin our cycling trip, passing local olive groves, vineyards and plenty of fig trees. We’ll stop for a very unique experience and hearty lunch at a little Sheppard village called Gazul. After a relaxing break we’ll travel downhill to the town of Bol, enjoying views of the neighboring island of Hvar. We can take a swim then a stroll through Bol where we will be spending the night on the ship.
Distance: 25 miles
Elevation Gain: 1900 ft
Terrain: Paved surface. Approx. 15 miles of hill climbing. It’s a demanding ride with beautiful views.
Day 8 — Monday, September 25, 2023: Today we will travel to Hvar Island, famous for its multi-colored fields of rosemary and lavender, and multi-million dollar yachts. We will ride along the coastal road from Jelsa towards Vrboska, and descend into Starigrad, one of Croatia’s oldest towns, dating to 385 BC. Our tour ends at the very lively and historical city of Hvar, where the medieval Spanjola Castle, built as a defense from the Turks, hovers over the city. The castle has been well preserved over the years, and is a must see before heading back to the ship for the night in Hvar.
Distance: 18 miles
Elevation Gain: 1300 ft
Terrain: Paved with some hills that are challenging and flat dirt pack with some gravel.
Day 9 — Tuesday, September 26, 2023 : Today’s ride on Korcula Island is considered demanding, so some may choose to take a break from cycling and opt to sight-see instead. Korcula is referred to as the most beautiful of the Adriatic islands because of its peaceful and secluded gardens of Cypress trees. This island, along with Venice, claims to be the birthplace of Marco Polo, whom we will see, is referred to everywhere. We will spend the night in Korcula on the ship.
Distance: 27 miles
Elevation Gain: 1650 ft
Terrain: Paved surface - challenging 15 miles with a long sweeping 10 mile downhill with beautiful views of the Adriatic.
Day 10 — Wednesday, September 27, 2023: While enjoying our complimentary breakfast on the ship we’ll set sail to the lush green island of Mljet where we’ll visit Mljet Island National Park. This national park is known for its two connected salty lakes as well as a secluded Benedictine monastery called Saint Mary, built around 1198. After lunch we can take a swim or do more exploring on our bikes before we head back to the town of Pomena for another night on the shipt.
Distance: 15 miles
Elevation Gain: One short steep hill
Terrain: Paved cycling trail around a secluded lake.
Day 11 — Thursday, September 28, 2023: After a complimentary breakfast we will enjoy a very busy day beginning with a morning of cycling and the afternoon open to explore the Ston Fortress and the Great Wall of Europe, the 2nd longest wall in the world with 40 towers and 7 fortification buildings. The wall is just over 3 miles longs one way and connects Ston to Maly Ston and was built in the 14th century to protect the important salt production and oyster farms. Ston is also known for the freshest oysters which are hand picked everyday.
Distance: 18 miles /
Elevation Gain: 1200ft
Terrain: Paved surface - One challenging hill, leveling off and then another short climb, a nice long descent into Ston
Day 12 — Friday, September 29, 2023: After a complimentary breakfast we will enjoy our final tour of the Dalmatian islands. Today our ship will take us to Sipan, the largest of the Elaphiti islands for an easy morning of cycling past old noble houses, vineyards and olive groves. After lunch on the ship we end our cycling tour in the beautiful walled city of Dubrovnik. This afternoon after arriving in Dubrovnik we’ve arranged for a special sunset tour of the city. Our motor coach will pick us up at the harbor and provide a fun an informative tour in an open air bus. The tour is designed to give you a little hint of all the great places you might want to explore on your own over the next two days with some amazing views of the city.
Elevation Gain: 265 ft
Terrain: Paved surface through olive groves and vineyards
Day 13 — Saturday, September 30, 2023: After breakfast, we’ll say good bye to our beautiful ship and the crew who have been an important part of our week cycling the Dalmatian islands. Tonight will begin our two-night stay in our Four-star hotel which includes a beautiful view of the Adriatic and is located just a short distance from the incredible walled city of Old Town.
Day 14 — Sunday, October 1, 2023: Today, you will have the day to explore Dubrovnik on your own. Perhaps a kayak and snorkeling tour, continue with a cable car ride to Srdj Mountain or a visit to the Imperial Fortress, built in honor of emperor Napoleon. Spend the rest of the day enjoying the city, walking its fortified walls, and exploring its many museums, or relax on your balcony and enjoy the sunset over the beautiful Adriatic Sea.
Day 15 — Monday, October 2, 2023: Today, it’s time to say goodbye, as our adventure comes to a close. We’ll provide transportation to the airport for your journey back home.Fees:
Tour Price: 15 days/14 nights $4,525.00
Single Supplement: $1,010.00
E-bike and helmet: $350.00
21 speed bike and helmet: $190.00
You may reserve any of our adventures by submitting the registration form below. Upon receipt of your $500 per person deposit, we will send you a confirmation letter and additional trip information. The trip fee balance is payable by check or credit card and is due 90 days prior to the start of your trip. For European adventures, final payment is due 120 days prior to trip departure date. Final payment is due upon confirmation for reservations made less than 90 days prior to trip departure date.
If you prefer to make reservations by telephone please call, we look forward to hearing from you!
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE: Transportation to and from the airports in Zagreb and Dubrovnik; all transportation within the scheduled tour; custom Croatia cycling jersey, all hotels as well as accommodations on the ship (accommodations on the ship are air conditioned, ensuite bathroom and shower and are arranged for two people); daily breakfast; daily lunch or dinner while on the ship (there will be a couple of days where we will have lunch on the road); all guides listed in the tour; park fees in Plitvice National Park; Krka National Park; Rafting. Segway, Walking Tour, or Cooking Class in Split.
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE: Air travel; meals and beverages (other than what is listed above); and any additional tours or entertainment not scheduled on the itinerary.