Biking Croatia coast - Self guided - 7 days
self guided biking tour (7 days / 6 nights)
Our best seller bike tour, takes you on 7 days journey along the Croatian coast where you discover the southern coast of Croatia with the beautiful historical towns and magnifical islands.
Tour duration is 7 days/ 6 nights and it is 4 destination-based tour: 2 days in picturesque Konavle countryside, 2 days on Korcula island with Peljesac peninsula, 1 day on Mljet island and 1 day in Dubrovnik. During this bike journey you will explore amazing islands, medieval towns, old villages, lovely bays. Croatia is a land of 1000 islands, rich history, Mediterranean vegetation and lifestayle, mild climate and good food... one of the best way is to explore it on a bike.
1st day: arrival to Dubrovnik Airport
Meet and greet at the Dubrovnik Airport and a short ride (shuttle service transport) to Konavle, tuning and fitting the bikes, a brief meeting with our representative, and, depending on the time, a warm-up ride through the Konavle valley.
Overnight stay in Konavle.
2nd day: cycling through the countryside of the Konavle valley
Route: Gruda – Zvekovica – Ljuta - Gruda (circular route, 40–55km)
Total distance approx. up to 40–55km, type of ground: asphalt
Or a longer route: Gruda – Čilipi – Prevlaka – Gruda (circular route, up to 65km)
You will spend the day cycling through the farming area of 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 stay in the Konavle countryside.
3rd day: Konavle – Pelješac peninsula – Korčula island
Cycling distance: 48km (elevation gain: 740m)
On the 3rd day we will use the shuttle service transport from Konavle to the Pelješac peninsula and the island of Korčula. Travelers who like longer bike rides can take the Pelješac peninsula cycling route (up to 50km). This route is very scenic, but parts of it are very challenging. If you decide against cycling around the peninsula, it is possible to take a shuttle service to Korčula and go on a shorter bike ride on the island.
Overnight stay in Lumbarda, Korčula.
4th day: cycling on Korčula
Route: from Lumbarda to the town of Korčula – from the town of Korčula to the bay of Račišće
The total length of the route is approximately 40km, the maximum elevation gain is 80m, type of ground: asphalt.
For your 2nd day on Korčula, we suggest a circular ride from the village of Lumbarda to the town of Korčula, where you can visit the Korčula Cathedral, the house of Marco Polo and other amazing sights located in the Old Town. When you finish sightseeing, you will cycle along the coastal road to the picturesque bay of Račišće. After the lunch break, you will take the same road back to Lumbarda.
5th day: visit Mljet island, cycling in the area of the national park
Mljet cycling route 1 (Polače village – saltwater lakes – Vrata od Solina – Polače)
Cycling distance: approx. 30km, maximum elevation gain: 90m, type of ground: asphalt (paved roads)
You will visit the delightful island of Mljet, famous for its untouched nature and protected area (national park), where there are two saltwater lakes and many historical monuments dating back to ancient times.
After breakfast, we will head to the port of Korčula where you will take the ferry to Mljet (the journey takes around 30 minutes). Your cycling tour will start in the Pomena village or in Polače (two small villages just outside the national park territory) and the route will take you around the saltwater lakes, through the villages of Babine Kuće and Soline and around the lakes back to the village of Polače or Pomena.
Overnight stay on Mljet, in Polače or Pomena.
6th day: visit to Dubrovnik, free time or optional sightseeing walking tour of the Old Town or optional sea kayak trip around the City Walls
We will leave Mljet and travel to Dubrovnik by taking a ferry (or combine this type of transport with a shuttle service, depending of the available ferries and the season)
Upon our arrival in Dubrovnik, you will be taken to your accommodation. You can spend your afternoon leisurely or go on optional sightseeing walking tour of the historical centre with a local guide or optional sea kayak trip around the City Walls
Overnight stay in Dubrovnik.
7th day: end of the tour
Your cycling tour in Dubrovnik will end after breakfast and we will take you back to Dubrovnik Airport in accordance with your flight times, or offer to take you to some other address in Dubrovnik if you decide to extend your holiday.
|Duration||7 days (6 nights)|
|Dates||start any date between April 1 and October 31|
|Level||Easy and Moderate (25 – 65 km cycling per day)|
|Terrain||Moderate with some hills|
|March, April, October, November 2023.||830 € per person|
|June, September 2023.||920 € per person|
|July, August 2023.||980 € per person|
Independent departures daily from April until November.
Tour rates in EUR per person in double occupancy or twin shared bedroom.
Trip includes: all lodging, breakfast daily, luggage transfers besides some islands where hotels are within walking distances to the port. Printed routes and maps, Garmin device and GPX tracks of the route. Transportation as in program, suggestions for visitation and dining, our assistance when it is needed.
Not included: Entrance fee ( the ticket) to the National park Mljet, this service is only possible to be paid on spot ( aprox. rate per adult person is EUR 15,00 - EUR 20,00), entrance fee includes service of water taxi ride on the salt lakes.
Bikes: Cannondale, trekking bikes ( road or E-bikes) come equipped with rack bag, lock, spare tire, repair kit, pump, rack for the panniers, helmet, water bottle.
Bike rental ( 6 days rental):
- Hybrid bike EUR 20,00 per day,
- Road bikes:
CAAD optimo EUR 25.00 or Trek Emonda (carbon fibre) EUR 35,00 per day
- E-bike EUR 30.00 per day
Single use supplement for the tour (when traveling with two or more travelers) EUR 180
Single use supplement for the tour, for solo traveler EUR 350
Type of the accommodation: B&B ( hotels and small family hotels), all accommodation include private bathroom.
Meals: 6x breakfast
Optional guided Dubrovnik city tour (price per group, not per person)
1-4 pax EUR 100,00
5-8 pax EUR 120,00
Additional rental options:
Clipless pedals ( SPD SL or SPD pedals)
- 3 days rental period EUR 5,00
- 4 days and more, EUR 10,00.
Getting there and other:
- The tour starts and finishes in Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik has international airport with easy connections with other European cities and Croatian capital Zagreb.
- This tour could last more and can be tailored with our other services in destinations in Dalmatia ( island of Hvar, Split etc), Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
- In addition, other activities can include sea kayaking, hiking trips, multisport itineraries, cultural sightseeing...