“Loved the scenery and the cycling routes chosen, especially the one where we finished with the private wine tasting. I really enjoyed the group also - oh what fun!”
– Sabina S,
Custom trips available and can start any date. Call or email for details
April 30 -May 6
May 28- June 3
Sep 26- Oct 2
April 29 -May 5
May 27- June 4
Sep 25- Oct 1
7 days/ 6 nights
40-60 km (25-37 miles) daily with some hills each day
Terrain:Moderate with some hills
Land Cost (current year):
Dubrovnik Extension :
US$450pp; sing supp US$125 includes 2 nights at 4-star hotel in Dubrovnik, half-day walking tour, and our City Guide
Split Extension :
US$450pp; sing supp US$125 includes 2 nights at 4-star hotel in Split, half-day walking tour and our City Guide
Croatia, Biking Classic
From Dubrovnik to Split via Mljet, Korcula, Hvar & Brac
Imagine the Mediterranean the way it used to be, in a country that has all the essential elements for the perfect cycling vacation - quiet roads, an abundance of historical sites and now, wonderful hotels and restaurants to enjoy. We’ve created a trip that takes in both Dubrovnik and Split, and the exquisite Dalmatian islands including Mljet, Korkula, Hvar and Brac, each unique and ideal for active travel (and relaxation).
Only Great Explorations:
- Small groups, extraordinary guides, and authentic experiences.
- A ride you will never forget: a recently discovered newly paved road on one of the islands that will leave you breathless.
- Private boat transfers between Mljet, Korkula and Hvar.
- Order off the menu at restaurants you won't find in guidebooks.
- We design and operate our own trips so there are only good surprises.
*Please note, we reserve the right to operate an alternative itinerary if the number of participants warrants. Please click here to see our alternative trip called Croatia Biking, Split, Brac & Hvar (which is equally appealing) but does not visit Mljet or Korkula instead spending additional nights in Split and Hvar.
Dubrovnik - Our trip begins in the historical city of Dubrovnik, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the great cities of Eastern Europe. The historical center is well-protected by its fortified walls, making it a wonderful place to stroll. With its strategic position on the Adriatic, Dubrovnik makes for an ideal place to begin our trip- see extension option (2 nights).
Pomena - After meeting in Dubrovnik, we’ll make our way to the port and cruise to the verdant island of Mljet; cycling from Polace, you’ll have a chance to explore Mljet National Park, and two saltwater lakes, one with an islet that hides a 12th Century Benedictine monastery.
Distance: 35 km, elevation gain 450 m.*
Brna - From Mljet, cruise to the magical island of Korkula, lush with pine forests, vineyards and olive groves. Reputed to be the birthplace of Marco Polo, Korkula town is filled with great restaurants and cafes. We’ll cycle to one of the island’s best vineyards and be hosted to a private tasting. Distance: 36 km, elevation gain 460 m.*
DAYS 3 +4:
Hvar Town - From Korkula, continue to the island of Hvar island. Hvar town has been compared to Cannes, where yachts line the harbor and well-preserved Venetian buildings, a hill-top castle and Europe’s oldest theatre make for a charming town; the countryside is covered with lavender and the north coast between Jelsa, Vrboska and Stari Grad is especially well-suited to cycling. For those preferring to relax on white sandy beaches, boat shuttles are available to a nearby chain of islets known as the Resin islands for idyllic swimming.
Distance D3: 28 km, elevation gain 250 m.*
Distance D4: 37 km, elevation gain 423 m or 59 km, gain 477 m.*
Another day, another island, this time to Brac, and the iconoclastic beaches of the Golden Cape. Brac is covered in a white, supple karst rock, used to build Split and Dubrovnik. We’ll stay 2 nights at a newly renovated 4-star hotel in Bol, steps from the most beautiful beach in Croatia.
Distance D5: 34 km, elevation gain 380 m.*
Distance D6: 30 km, elevation gain 655 m or 52 km, gain 645 m.*
DAY 7: Transfer to Split for onward travel. If you have the time, we highly recommend our two night extension in Split. See Extension options to the left.
*Distance and elevation gains may vary depending on hotels chosen for specific departure.
Map of the Area
What's Included in the Cost of Your Trip?
- Services of one or more experienced Great Explorations guides and support vehicle
- 6 nights lodging in 3-4 stars hotels
- All breakfasts, 4 lunches, and all dinners but 1
- Entrance fees for selected historical sites and museums
- Detailed map and route instructions
- All baggage transportation
- All transportation from initial meeting point to final drop-off (see arrive/depart cities)
The Dubrovnik extension includes 2 nights hotel with breakfast daily, 1/2 day walking tour with local guide and our City Guide with recommendations of restaurants etc.
The Split extension includes 2 nights hotel with breakfast daily, 1/2 day walking tour with local guide and our City Guide with recommendations of restaurants etc..
Please note: Final itinerary is subject to revision; any changes made are done so in an attempt to provide the best possible trip given route conditions and available services. Due to the nature of our business and exchange rates, prices are subject to change. All prices quoted are U.S. dollars but we gladly accept payment in Canadian dollars also. Due to cancellations and waiting lists, trip availability fluctuates daily. If you have any questions or would like to confirm space on this trip before making your reservation, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 1.800.242.1825
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