Cycle Croatia’s Dalmation Coast

October 2 to 10, 2019

The Dalmatian Coast is one of the true wonders of Europe with some of the clearest, bluest water. We follow the best cycling routes the area has to offer with much of the tour taking place on the long and beautiful islands of Hvar and Korcula. We travel by ferry between the islands. The scenery alternates between seaside villages, tiny medieval towns, and pretty pebble bays. We end our journey in the fascinating UNESCO city of Dubrovnik where we spend two nights soaking up the atmosphere of this uniquely preserved city.

At a Glance

  • 9 days, 8 hotel nights – 5 days cycling with full vehicle support
  • 90% tarmac, 10% gravel roads
  • Quiet roads with a good mix of flat and rolling terrain
  • Breakfasts included.
  • Max number is 16 cyclists, accompanied by a local guide and a driver
  • Bikes included, E-Bikes available for an additional fee of $200 US

Trip Highlights

  • Explore Croatia’s mainland coast and islands on two wheels.
  • Spectacular views on coastal cycling routes. Explore Hvar, a mini Venice. Vineyards and medieval towns and the park on Mljet.
  • Discover the UNESCO city of Dubrovnik

Cost

  • $1889 US per person/double occupancy*
  • $299 US for a single supplement
  • $200 US add on per E bike rental
  • $250 US non-refundable deposit holds your space
  • Full payment due 90 days prior to departure. The trip is non-refundable so please consider trip cancellation insurance
  • This price is tied to the Canadian exchange rate.  Small fluctuations may occur when using a credit card for payment.

Is This Trip for You?

This tour is classified scenic road tour: activity level 3 (Moderate)

5 days cycling (one day is optional on Mljet Island) with an average distance of 45km per day with full vehicle support. 

The rides mainly follow tarmac roads, but where possible on the islands we will use the quieter older roads that tend to be hard gravel. The roads are quiet and there is less traffic on the islands than the mainland. The route will be generally undulating but there are a few challenging hills. There is a support vehicle, so it is possible to miss some of these harder sections if you prefer. At times the route will follow roads or tracks with a steep downslope to one side. Certain sections will not have a barrier.

You should be comfortable on a bike and have a reasonable level of fitness.  E-bikes are available for those who would like assistance on the hills.

Eating & Drinking

All breakfasts are included.  Lunch and Dinners are not included to allow a wide choice of dining options.

For breakfast, you can expect a continental buffet serving a wide selection of food from cold meats, cheeses, bread and eggs to pastries, yogurts, jams, and fruit as well as tea and coffee.

Croatian cuisine is a mixture of fine seafood, grilled lamb, pizza, pasta, and salads, with influences from Central Europe, Italy and other parts of the Balkans.

Transportation

The group is accompanied by a transfer bus, and a trailer to carry the bikes. We will be boarding ferries to transfer between the islands and the mainland.

Accommodations

The hotels used throughout the trip are standard accommodations. All are clean and comfortable, with swimming pools or are close to the beach. Croatia is not the cheap destination that some might expect, and hotels can lack a little character, especially in the more popular destinations like Dubrovnik.

Weather Information

Croatia has one of the sunniest climates in Europe, but we are traveling off-season, so you should expect some variation in temperature and possibly some rainfall. Temperatures in Oct can reach the mid to high 60s and can get cool at night.