Dalmatia cycling tour

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DAY 1 – Split and Diocletian’s Palace

The tour starts in Split in the morning hours, when you will get a chance to meet your guides who will fit the bikes for you. Depart for the rolling coastal ride before an easy climb to the top of the park-wood Marjan, with the breath-taking view of the city and the surrounding islands. When you return to the town center, you might want to enjoy lunch in one of the numerous restaurants overlooking the Adriatic Sea. As the sun sets, discover the ancient Palace and local lifestyle during a private guided tour.

Suggested biking distance: 17 km
Moderate option: 35 km
Long option: 75 km

DAY 2 – Exploring the Island of Brač

Today we discover our first island – Brač. You will enjoy a pleasant ferry ride to Supetar from where our bike exploration starts! Discover coastal and ancient inland stone built towns, olive groves, vineyards and other beautiful sights along the way. We will cycle to the coast where (time permitting) we might enjoy a short swim break, before return to Split.

Suggested biking distance: 35 km
Easy option: 28km
Long option: 60 km

DAY 3 – Lavender road and UNESCO sites of the Island of Hvar

We will start the day with an easy ride around the UNESCO’s site of Stari Grad, an ancient Greek colony dating back to 400 BC. Besides famous historical sites you will also discover quiet and charming towns while biking along the roads surrounded by olive gardens, vegetable patches, orchards and vineyards. We will enjoy a light Mediterranean-style lunch before our bike exploration of Hvar continues. The afternoon bike ride will take us along one of the most beautiful roads, passing through the lavender fields and being surrounded by amazing views on Dalmatian archipelago – Vis, Korcula, Lastovo, Brac and Pakleni islands.

Suggested biking distance: 45 km
Easy option: 25km
Long option: 60 km

DAY 4 – Discovering the Island of Korčula

Today we continue our island hopping adventure and leave to our fourth island – the island of Korčula, an ancient Greek colony dating back to the 4th century BC. The island is famous for its beautiful old towns, villages and dark pine forests that cover the island, whose quality wood was used for shipbuilding. We will be biking along sleepy stone villages, family vineyards and gardens, and discover Korčula’s hidden coves. We will stop by one of local families, to taste culinary delights of traditional peasant lunch! Marinated eggplants, goat cheese, prosciutto, local olives, homemade gnocchi with pesto and almond sauce are just some of specialties served for today’s lunch!

Suggested biking distance: 45 km
Easy option: 36km
Long option: 60 km

DAY 5 – Marco Polo’s home

Today you will have an option to do a loop ride on the island or just relax and do some sightseeing in the town of Korčula – a Venetian fortified town, irresistible to today’s visitor, just as it used to impress medieval travel writers like Marco Polo, who began his life journey in this town. Today’s experience ranges from riding along coastal roads leading to secluded beaches to biking through the vineyards surrounding small, picturesque towns.

Suggested biking distance: 40 km
Easy option: 24km
Long option: 85 km

DAY 6 – Wine roads of Pelješac Peninsula and the city of Dubrovnik

On our way to Dubrovnik, you will have a chance to discover Pelješac peninsula – home of the Croatian best-known red wines Dingač and Postup, made from Plavac Mali wines, close cousin to Californian Zinfandel. Pelješac will offer you great views – on the right you will see the islands of Mljet and Korčula and the mainland coastal line on your left. Today’s ride takes us up the hills, along the coast and through huge vineyard areas. We will visit Ston – a salt producing village, built in the 14th century and famous for the longest (5,5 km) fortified walls in Europe. You can discover secrets of this powerful republic before the transfer to the pearl of the Adriatic – Dubrovnik, where your tour ends.

Suggested biking distance: 35 km
Easy option: 20 km
Long option: 60 km