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4 Days Couple's Cycling Holiday in Hvar, Croatia

Amfora, Hvar Grand Beach Resort, Ul. Biskupa Jurja Dubokovica 5, 21450, Hvar, Croatia

Exciting Cycling Holidays in Croatia

Get a deep breath of fresh air as you stop on the top of a hill to admire Hvar’s nature and its harmony. Nourish your inner child with a sweet temptation at the iconic Sensori Spa center and wake up next to the tantalizing smell of freshly brewed coffee while unveiling another perfect moment with your special other.

Key information

  • Trip type: Self-guided
  • Lodging: Center-based
  • Terrain: Paved road
  • Difficulty level: Easy (Cyclist doesn't need to have a certain level of fitness, mostly flat terrain though occasionally they will ride in unpaved or hills, 10-30 miles per day)
  • Vacation type: Leisure cycling
  • Type of bike: Hybrid bike
  • E-bike: Available to rent / 25 EUR

Highlights

  • 1 day of biking
  • Map and route instructions provided
  • Adriana’s Sensori Spa Chocolate Therapy for two
  • One whole day use of the spa facilities and vitality bar
  • 1 hour full body massage with soothing warm chocolate
  • Selected bottle of premium Hvar wine delivered to your room
  • 3 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

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Accommodation

You will stay for three nights in Amfora Grand Beach Resort. This is located in a private bay, features an exquisite cascading pool and offers a wide range of activities suitable for couples, families and business events.

Tucked away in a tranquil bay, surrounded by a lush pine grove, and only a short ten-minute walk from the historic city of Hvar, Amfora. Hvar grand beach resort is the most exciting beach resort in the Adriatic.

Its contemporary designed rooms with breath-taking views of the Paklinski Islands, spectacular cascading pool with lounge area and diverse amenities such as state-of-the-art conference facilities make this unique self-contained destination resort ideal not only for couples, and family vacations but also for all your special business events from team building incentives, large meetings and conferences, banquets to workshops.

The exclusive and luxurious beach club Bonj 'Les Bains' is located within the resort, with private cabanas, massages in the Sensori Spa wellness centre, sunbeds, and a beach bar and restaurant.

Standard Room with Balcony

Featuring modern design and elegant furnishings, Standard rooms provide a space of comfort and relaxation. All standard rooms have open-air balconies. These rooms are with either a king-size bed or twin beds. All of Amfora’s rooms and some public areas offer a free wireless Internet connection.

All of Amfora’s Superior rooms feature the following amenities:

  • hair dryer
  • mini bar
  • in-room safe
  • air conditioning
  • flat screen TV
  • free Wifi in-room, LAN access
  • electronic / magnetic keys
  • cribs available on request

Program

For the day you have the bikes included in the price, you can choose one of the many routes and biking trails.

Lesina route

This 174,2 kilometers long track leads from one side of the island to the other and back. It starts at Vir bay near the town of Hvar and passes through all the major island settlements; Hvar, Stari Grad, Jelsa and Sućuraj. The road is paved and suitable for all types of bicycles.

TEŽAČKA

The track is circular, shaped in the form of number 8, overlapping in the middle. The track is 20,6 kilometers long, and mostly off road. It starts at the bus station in town Hvar, and then it climbs towards the electric substation, where the actual off road track begins, through fields of Hvar and olive gardens all the way to Brusje settlement. From Brusje onwards it connects to the tarmac road leading to the centre of Hvar town.

Malo Grablje

Circular track, located on the western area of the island. Track begins at centre of town Hvar, next to the bus station, and continues on the state road D-116 towards east to Milna settlement. After that we take the unpaved roads towards north, leading trough Malo Grablje settlement to the Velo Grablje village. Track merges onto tarmac road leading west, over the Brusje village and ending back in town Hvar. The track is a combination of asphalt and unpaved road, with 20,5 kilometers in length.

Sv. Nikola

A circular track, 40,5 kilometer long, is a combination of tarmac and unpaved road, which passes through the centre area of the island. The track starts above the Dubovica bay, on the state road D-116. Just before the Selca tunnel, the road turns into off-road and climbs towards the highest peak of Hvar, St. Nicholas (626m). The track continues through cultivated fields Poljica and Gvozd, up to the point where we descend north through the villages Svirče, Vrisnik and Pitve, all to the Pitve – Zavala tunnel. On this place the track climbs up the serpentines to the Borovik peak (500m). The serpentines then descend towards the paved road above Zavala village and continues west, all the way to St. Nedjelja village. From St. Nedjelja, we take the off road leading towards the end of the track, above Dubovica.

Purkin KUK

A circular track, a combination of tarmac and unpaved road, 21,5 kilometers long. Located on the centre area of the island the track begins in Stari Grad on the corner of city park. Continuing west we reach the ferry port, where we turn in the old road towards Velo Grablje. Just before the viewpoint, the path turns east to the unpaved road, climbing up to the highest point of Hvar, St. Nicholas (Sv. Nikola, 626m). After a short break and a nice view from the peak, the path descends towards Dol village in the south, continuing through the Starigrad field, ending in Stari Grad.

KROZ DRAČEVICU

A circular track located in the centre of the island. Most of the track is unpaved and the track itself is 16,3 kilometers long. Most of the track goes through Starigrad field and nearby villages. Track starts at Vrboska village, turning north over the bridge up to unpaved road leading through olive gardens and pinewood trees to Maslinica bay, Basin and Borovo, continuing south again to Starigrad fields. Before we reach Stari Grad (old town), the track turns east towards Vrboska back to where it started.

Kabal

This is a circular track, mostly passing through Kabal peninsula. The track begins in Stari Grad on the corner of city park. Continuing north, we reach Rudine village. From Rudine, we take the unpaved road towards Kabal peninsula, where the road takes an Y shape, going to two capes but returning to the same road back. It is an area abundant with bays, offering a beautiful view on the western part of Hvar and the southern part of Brač. On the way back towards Stari Grad the track passes by the southern part of peninsula, beneath the Arkada hotel, until it reaches its end in front of tourist office. The track is a combination of asphalt and off roads, 24,7 kilometers long.

PREKO VRHA

A combination of tarmac and off-road track, this 23.9km long track, passes through the middle of the island and stretches through the ridge from the east to the west. The track begins in Jelsa, turning south towards Pitve village. After that, but just before the tunnel towards Zavala, we take an unpaved road climbing up the serpentines (180 m - 455 m altitude). The view from the top of the climb is breath taking and shows the eastern part of the island, Pelješac peninsula and Makarska Riviera. Continuing onto the ridge towards east we enjoy the easy ride towards eco village Humac. The unpaved road connects to the state road D-116 after Humac, continuing west towards Jelsa, passing by Mina hotel, the coastal pathway and the centre of Jelsa, where our track ends.

Dubova

This circular path is located on the western part of the island. It begins in Milna village, and continues east on the state road and Selca tunnel. We take the unpaved road from there up to the top, where we turn west to reach the viewpoint above Velo Grablje settlement. The track connects to tarmac leading above Velo Grablje, and just before Brusje we take the unpaved road again leading us through an abandoned settlement Malo Grablje, all the way towards Milna where the track ends. The track is a combination of asphalt and off roads, 20,5 kilometers long.

Humac

This circular track, a combination of tarmac and off-roads in the centre of the island is 32 kilometers long. The road mostly covers the ridge of the island from east to west. Track begins in the ethno-eco village Humac and continues on the unpaved road towards state road D-166. From there on, the track goes back west, up to Zastražišće village. In Zastražišće the track turns north and goes through olive garden until it turns west, where it connects to the state road again. The track ends in the west, at Humac village.

Deset Uvala

The circular track is on the east part of the island, going along the ridge from east to west, and then descending towards the southern side. The track begins in the village Bogomolje and passes through it, in the direction of north, taking a turn from the tarmac to off road path going through olive garden. Continuing the ascend to north (an easy ascend 220 m to 350 m) the track connects to the state road D-116 towards Gdinja and Bogomolja bays. We are back on off the road again heading through the bays up to the steep climb towards Bogomolje village. The track is a combination of tarmac and off-road with a total length of 19,8 kilometers.

Sućuraj

This circular track is located at the very east end of the island and is a combination of tarmac and off road paths 17,8 kilometers long. The track begins in the centre of Sućuraj village, passing through east cape of the island, next to Sućuraj lighthouse. The off road takes us from there, heading towards the northern part of the island to Milaska camp where it connects to state road D-116. The track is fairly easy up to this point. After a 15-minute drive and arriving to the ridge of the island, the unpaved road descends to southern bays. The vegetation is more luxuriant here so the ride through the pinewood forest is more pleasant. Just before the end of the track, at the beach in Česminica bay, the track connects to tarmac again and ends in the middle of Sućuraj.

Location

This cycling holiday will take place in Hvar, Croatia. Eclectic, dynamic and one-of-a-kind, Hvar is a sprawling island where cultures and lifestyles blend only a short distance from breathtaking hills with scattered vineyards and stonewalls and sun-drenched beaches. As well as its unique, celebrity-driven charisma, the surrounding area’s natural beauty accounts as much as the city’s appeal, with countless cultural and recreational activities along 270 kilometers of coastline.

Features

Activities

  • Boating
  • Cycling
  • Gym
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Beach

Services

  • Bicycle rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Ironing / ironing board

What's included

  • 1 day of biking
  • Map and route instructions provided
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Adriana’s Sensori Spa Chocolate Therapy for two
  • One whole day use of the spa facilities and vitality bar
  • 1 hour full body massage with soothing warm chocolate
  • Selected bottle of premium Hvar wine delivered to your room

How to get there

Recommended Airports

If you travel by plane, the closest local and international airports are Split, Dubrovnik and Brač airport, and then you need to take a local bus, rent a car, taxi, ferry, motorboat or hydroplane to Hvar.

SPLIT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

The closest city to Hvar island with an international airport is Split. The national airline, Croatia Airlines, operates flights to Split from all the major airports in Europe: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Copenhagen, Dubrovnik, Düsseldorf, Edinburg, Frankfurt, Gothenburg, London, Munich, Osijek, Paris, Podgorica, Pristina, Pula, Rim, Sarajevo, Skopje, Vienna, Zagreb and Zurich.

During high season, other legacy airlines and various low-cost carriers also operate direct flights regularly to Split from a number of European cities: Barcelona, Berlin-Schonefeld, Cologne-Bonn, Dortmund, Dresden, Dublin, Edinburgh, Hamburg, London-Stansted, Leipzig, Lisbon, Marseille, Munich, Nice, Prague, Stuttgart, Zurich, Zweibrücken.

DUBROVNIK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Dubrovnik international airport is located 20 kilometers south of Dubrovnik city center and is almost the southernmost point of Croatia. Numerous airlines operate out of this airport, including some that offer cheap flights to Dubrovnik. The national airline, Croatia Airlines, operates flights to Dubrovnik from the major airports in Europe: Rome-Fiumicino, Zagreb, Amsterdam, Athens, Berlin-Tegel, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Nice, Split, Osijek, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Venice-Marco Polo, Vienna, Zürich.

During high season, other legacy airlines and various low-cost carriers also operate direct flights regularly to Split from a number of European cities: Amsterdam, Berlin-Schönefeld, Edinburgh, London-Gatwick, London-Stansted, Lyon, Milan-Malpensa, Paris-Orly, Rome-Fiumicino, Belfast-International, East Midlands, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Barcelona, Bergen, Copenhagen, Helsinki, London-Gatwick, Madrid, Oslo-Gardermoen, Sandefjord, Stavanger, Stockholm-Arlanda, Trondheim.

HOW TO REACH HVAR FROM SPLIT

Plane to Ferry: The Split ferry terminal is reachable from Split Airport by bus, taxi or arranged transfer. If you wish to enjoy hassle-free the fresh sea breeze and the various shades of the magnificent blue Adriatic Sea while sliding through the calm waves, choose to pre-book your Sunčani Hvar transfer with our attentive staff which will take you to and from both ferry terminals and handles your luggage.

Plane to Motorboat: From the moment you board the Motorboat at the Port of Divulje (a 600 meters straight path walkway from the Split airport), you do not need to worry further. You will be escorted almost at the doors of your hotel since all of the hotels in Hvar are located marina front. For an even more relaxed experience of reaching Hvar, pre-book your Sunčani Hvar motorboat transfer in which a van transfer from Split Airport to Divulje is included.

HOW TO REACH HVAR FROM DUBROVNIK

For all means of transportation, you will first need to reach Dubrovnik city. From Dubrovnik city, you can reach the city of Hvar directly by Kapetan Luka ferry (seasonal) or motorboat. You can also choose to travel by car all the way up to Drvenik or Split and take the corresponding ferries to Sucuraj (Drvenik) and Stari Grad (Split) or catamaran to Hvar (Split).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 45 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 15 days before arrival.
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