Croatia One Week Guided Cycling Tour
Experience one week of ultimate cycling in the gem of the Mediterranean!
Navigating the land of 1200 islands
New for 2023 - Cycle The Dalmatian Islands of Croatia for 8 days/7 nights while living aboard a luxurious motor yacht. While touring the islands on 2 wheels you will immerse yourself in Croatia’s Mediterranean charm. Ancient fortresses, sweeping views of the crystal clear blue Adriatic Sea along with Croatian cuisine will be the daily highlights on this one week cycling tour.
Each day your guided cycling tour will present a different location, exploring new islands and returning to a traditional Croatian meal served on board of our floating hotel. Swimming, paddle boarding, hiking the walled fortresses; always located on top of a hill to protect the city, will be among the many experiences you’ll have to enjoy.
There’s plenty of leisure time each day for shopping, or wandering off on your own to explore the ancient ports and little restaurant hideaways.
This one week guided cycling tour will begin in the vibrant city of Split, and end in Dubrovnik, considered one of the best medieval walled cities in the world.
With e-bike options available this bike tour is perfect for all cycling enthusiasts. We have taken care of all the details so that your Croatia guided cycling tour will be an experience you’ll treasure forever!
We can assist you with accommodations and plans if you would like to arrive early in Split or stay a little longer in Dubrovnik
Read notes from our travel journal and view highlights from our most recent Croatia trip!
Itinerary for SEPTEMBER 2023
Saturday, Sept 2 ~ Saturday Sept 9, 2023
~ Or ~
One Week Tour: Saturday, Sept 23 ~ Saturday, Sept 30, 2023
Day 1 — Saturday: 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 2 — Sunday: 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 3 — Monday: 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 4 — Tuesday: 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 5 — Wednesday: 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 ship.
Distance: 15 miles
Elevation Gain: One short steep hill
Terrain: Paved cycling trail around a secluded lake.
Day 6 — Thursday: 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 7 — Friday: 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 including amazing views of the city. Let us know if you would like some assistance We can help you stay a little longer in Dubrovnik.
Elevation Gain: 265 ft
Terrain: Paved surface through olive groves and vineyards
Day 8 — Saturday: Today, it’s time to say goodbye, as our adventure comes to a close. After breakfast, we’ll say farewell to our beautiful ship and the crew who have been an important part of the week cycling the Dalmatian islands.Fees:
Tour Price: 8 days/7 nights $1,495.00
Single Supplement: $350.00
E-bike and helmet: $350.00
21speed 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!
You will select your desired week on the Reservations page
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE : 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 Mljet Park. Custom made 3B cycling jersey, and sunset tour in Dubrovnik.
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.
** It is possible to bring your own bike. Please bring all necessary tools for assembly. If desired our guides will assist in putting your bike together.