Croatian coast bike tour - Self guided - 5 days

5 days/4 nights, self- guided bike tour

Croatian coast bike tour - Self guided - 5 days

5 days/4 nights

Locations

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  • Orebic
  • Korcula island
  • Peljesac peninsula and Ston
  • Konavle (Gruda)

Description

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On this cycling tour you will explore the Dubrovnik coastal area, starting with the region of the Peljesac peninsula (the towns of Ston and Orebic), and the island of Korcula. There are many reasons why you should visit Croatia. One of them is that, on the Pelješac peninsula and in Dubrovnik, you will find beautiful city walls, a combination of ancient history, untouched nature and breath-taking landscapes. This carefully planned route takes you through the charming Dalmatian landscape of rounded hilltops, silhouetted by stately cypress and pine trees, hidden bays and beaches. The pathways through the vineyards and the olive groves lead to the magnificent walls of the city which is full of narrow winding streets, where you can taste great food and world-renowned wines.

Itinerary

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1st day: Our representative will meet you at Dubrovnik Airport and take you to Peljesac peninsula and the town of Orebic, your base for the next two days.

Depending of the arrival time, you will spend the day cycling around. We suggest you go on a coastal route to Viganj and back (40km).

Overnight: Orebic

Accommodation: B&B

Included meals:

 

2nd day: Orebic – Korcula – Orebic cycling route, cycling distance: 45km

You will cycle to the town of Orebić, where you will take the ferry to the ferry port in Korčula (Dominče). The ferry departs almost every hour. From the ferry port you will cycle in the direction of the town of Korčula and along the coast to the picturesque town of Račišće (you will pass by many hidden bays and beaches). You will go back following the same road to get to the ferry port and then go back to the hotel.

Korčula island is not famous only because of Marco Polo, who was born in Korčula in the 15th century, it is also famous for the town walls, its narrow streets, Venetian architecture and Mediterranean lifestyle. This green island with numerous hidden bays and beaches, old villages and clear blue sea is an ideal place for cycling or spending the day in peaceful relaxation.

Overnight: Orebic

Accommodation: B&B

Included meals: breakfast

  

3rd day: cycling around the Pelješac peninsula, the village of Potomje – Ston, cycling distance: 50km 

Check out from the hotel, transport service (you, your bags and bikes) to the village of Potomje (to avoid the narrow and steep part of the road which is 5 km long). You will start the tour by cycling to the village of Potomje, through the tunnel that connects the valley with the coast, where the famous vineyards of Pelješac are located.

The road passes by small coastal towns Trstenik, Žuljana and Putnikovići, and continues to the town of Ston. This scenic road features numerous places where you can take a break, enjoy sightseeing, wine tasting, swimming or have lunch at the local konoba (a traditional restaurant where they serve local food). Upon your arrival in Ston, you will check in at your hotel and have free time you can use for sightseeing.

Ston was a major fort of the Republic of Ragusa, whose defensive walls were regarded as a notable feat of medieval architecture. The town's inner wall measures 890 meters in length, while the Great Wall outside of the town has a circumference of 5 kilometers. The walls extend to Mali Ston ("Little Ston"), a small town on the northern side of the Pelješac isthmus and to the end of the Bay of Mali Ston, notable for its mariculture.

Overnight: Ston

Accommodation: B&B

Included meals: breakfast

 

4th day: cycling through the countryside of the Konavle valley

Route: Gruda – Zvekovica – Ljuta – Gruda, circular route of 40–55km

Cycling distance: approx. up to 55km, type of ground: asphalt

Or a longer route: Gruda – Čilipi – Prevlaka – Gruda, a circular route up to 65km

You will spend this day cycling through the farming area around Dubrovnik. The cycling route goes through the valley and along the Ljuta River and passes through the village of Zvekovica (with a possible visit to the town of Cavtat) and the villages in Gornja Banda.

Overnight: Konavle

Accommodation: B&B

Included meals: breakfast

 

5th day: departure

After breakfast (in accordance with your flight time), transport to the Dubrovnik Airport/port / or another address in the Dubrovnik area.

Included meals: breakfast

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