6 Days Sightseeing, Winery Tour, and Cycling Holiday in Croatia

Grand Cycling Holiday Croatia

This authentic experience of south Croatia will give you the best picture of Croatian lifestyle as part of the Mediterranean culture. The views of the crystal-clear water of Adriatic sea, vineyards, and picturesque towns on the tour will make your bike tour unforgettable. Having a tour in Dubrovnik, with gorgeous city walls, and in Split, with one of the best preserved Roman monuments in the world, will make your adventure become enriched with 2,500 years of fabulous history.

Key information

  • Trip type: Self-guided
  • Terrain: Hilly
  • Difficulty level: Easy (cyclist does not need to have certain level of fitness, mostly flat terrain though occasionally they will ride in unpaved or hills, 10-30 miles per day) to moderate (cyclist needs to have a good level of fitness, terrain is mostly hilly or unpaved but they will ride on flat terrain sometime, 31-45 miles per day)
  • Total Distance: 136 miles - 167 / 200 - 250 kilometers
  • E-bike bike: Available for rent at 150 EUR

Highlights

  • Cycling in scenic roads
  • Excursions to historical attractions
  • Explore the Diocletian’s Palace in Split
  • Sightseeing and chance to visit a winery
  • Delicious and healthy breakfast daily
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Luggage transport

Styles


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

In this cycling holiday, you will be provided five nights of accommodation. On the first and second nights, accommodation will be in Split, while the third night will be spent in Hvar town. The fourth and fifth nights will be spent in Korcula town.

Fiore Tours Croatia Cycling Holiday Program

Day 1: Arrival in Split

On this day, you will arrive in Split, the second-largest city in Croatia. In the evening you will have a meeting with the agency’s representative, and then you can spend the rest of the day on your own. Split is a great place to experience an authentic Dalmatian lifestyle.

Always buzzing, this exuberant city has just the right balance of tradition and modernity. Step inside Diocletian’s Palace (a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world’s most impressive Roman monuments) and you will see dozens of bars, restaurants, and shops thriving amid the atmospheric old walls where Split life has been going on for thousands of years. Overnight stay will be in Split.

Day 2: Island of Brač

In the morning, you will depart from Split’s ferry port to the island of Brač, the biggest island in Croatia. It features as well the highest summit of all islands, St. Vid hill. The beautiful landscapes but hilly roads will be a real challenge for anyone. Stone, from the island of Brač, is representing the soul of the island.

You can take your lunch in some of the local restaurants that caters domestic food, especially the food called “konoba”. In the afternoon, you will take the ferry back to Split. Overnight stay will be in Split.

  • Distance biked: Approximately 30 kilometers / 19 miles
  • Elevation gain: Approximately 500 meters

Day 3: Island of Hvar

Like the island of Korčula, Hvar’s name is derived from the Greek “Pharos”. History states that the island Hvar was under Venetian influence, and it can be seen in the picturesque architecture of town Hvar. On this day, you will bike from the town of Stari Grad, and the day will be finished riding in the town of Hvar.

On your trip, you will see the lavender farms, as well as olive trees which builds the typical landscape of the Mediterranean islands. You will spend the afternoon in the town of Hvar and enjoy its beautiful promenade and restaurants. Overnight stay will be in Hvar town.

  • Distance biked: 20 kilometers / 13 miles - 50 kilometers / 31 miles
  • Elevation gain: Approximately 750 meters

Day 4: Korcula Island

In the morning, you will take the speed boat from Hvar to Vela Luka at Korčula. You will bike from west to the east of the island (Vela Luka to Korčula) and will discover on your bike the whole island and its places. Many small villages with wonderful vineyards and olive trees will follow you until you reach the town of Korčula.

During the ride over the island, you will pass through the lush forests of holm oak and Mediterranean pines. This is the reason why Greeks in the fourth century BC named the island “korkyra melaina” or “dark Korčula”. The afternoon will be spent at the town of Korčula. Overnight stay will be in Korcula.

  • Distance biked: Approximately 50 kilometers / 31 miles
  • Elevation gain: Approximately 850 meters

Day 5: Korčula loop

After spending a night in the historical town of Korčula, you will take a bike loop tour from the magnificent landscape of the island of Korčula. In Lumbarda, you will have the opportunity to try some of the best wines from the island in a local winery. After the tour, you will spend a night in the birthplace of the famous traveler Marco Polo.

You can also visit Marco Polo's exhibition in the center of the town. Korčula is well known by the mock battle dance, Moreška, with each soldier holding two swords and is traditionally performed on July 29 (St. Theodore's Day) and weekly during the summer. The dance is performed only by males from Korčula town families. Accommodation will be in Korcula town.

  • Distance biked: Approximately 40 kilmeters / 25 miles
  • Elevation gain: Approximately 570 meters

Day 6: Wine roads of Peljesac and Dubrovnik

In the morning, after you leave the town of Korčula, you will start your ride on Pelješac peninsula. From Orebić towards Ston, you will have beautiful views over the island of Korčula and Mljet. With these towns’ long history of wine producing, you will have the opportunity to taste some of the best Croatian wines, such as Dingač and Postup.

At the end of your ride, you will arrive at the town of Ston, famous for the production of salt for Dubrovnik Republic. Ston was built in the 14th century as a five-kilometer long wall and as part of the fortification of Dubrovnik Republic. From Ston, you will be transferred towards Dubrovnik. Accommodation in Dubrovnik on this day will be at your own cost.

  • Distance biked: Approximately 60 kilometers / 37 miles
  • Elevation gain: Approximately 1100 meters

Included excursions

  • Stopover at the Diocletian’s Palace
  • Visit to local wineries and try some of the best wines
  • Explore Marco Polo's exhibition

Location

This cycling holiday will be held in Croatia. It will cover places including Split, Brač, Hvar, Vela Luka, Korčula, Lumbard, Pelješac peninsula, Orebić, Ston, and Mljet.

Food

Daily breakfast is included in the cost of the packages.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfasts
  • Information meeting with your guides
  • Bike fitting
  • Road book and maps
  • All the ferry tickets and private boat transfers
  • Luggage transfers
  • Transfer from Ston (Peljesac) to your accommodation in Dubrovnik on Day 6

What's not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Shuttles during the riding time
  • All lunches and dinners
  • Tips or any kind of gratitude
  • Airport transfers (can be organized at additional cost)
  • Accommodation in Dubrovnik on Day 6

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 60 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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