Explore the Balkans
Guided - Bike, hike and paddle in 3 countries: Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro
Explore the natural, cultural and historical attractions of 3 neighboring countries through multisport activities: hiking in the mountains of Dubrovnik countryside, biking along the picturesque bays of Montenegro and over the formal railroad route through Bosnia, paddle on the green river and explore historical cities: Dubrovnik, Kotor and Mostar.
This is a 8 days / 7 nights, guided tour with moderate daily activities. Day by day we travel and explore one of the most scenic and interesting area of Europe where rivers meets the sea, west meets east, Orient meets the Mediterranean.
- 8 days / 7 nights
- Hiking, biking, paddling
- 3 countries (Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina)
Day 1st: arrival to Dubrovnik airport
- Shuttle to accommodation in Cavtat / Konavle, check in.
- Welcome dinner with the group
- Overnight Cavtat / Konavle region
Day 2nd: Konavle hiking
- Hiking tour of Konavle starts after the short drive to village Kuna (at 750 m above sea level and valley of Konavle) there we start hike to 1234m high peak following old Austro Hungarian military trail. From the peak we enjoy spectacular views to the towns and islands on the coast, valley of Konavle and huge part of the Bosnia and Montenegro. After the lunch we walk back to the village and drive to the hotel.
- Overnight same hotel in Konavle / Cavtat
Day 3rd: Kotor (Montenegro), biking distance 65 km
Biking from Konavle cross the border to Montenegro.
- After the breakfast we fit the bikes and cycle along the Konavle valley and picturesque bays to Montenegro. We cross the border and cycle through town Herceg Novi. Trip continues along bay of Kotor, area with amazing views to the bay, historical towns with dramatic hinterland.
- Arrival to Kotor and eventually free time to explore town on your own.
- Overnight Kotor town area.
Day 4th Ravno (Bosnia & Herzegovina), biking distance 65 km
- Today we leave Kotor town and Montenegro by car. After 1h drive, in the mountain region of Montenegro we leave the car and continue on the bikes. From the mountain region of Montenegro we cycle down to valley of Herzegovina, pass by small towns, farms and very rural area that was very badly damage during the last war in the 90s. In small town Hum we get the formal rail road Ciro (now cycling path) and we continue cycling along that path to small town Ravno. This interesting and remote part of the Herzegovina (southern part of Bosnia) is very much different then Croatia and Montenegro.
- Overnight Ravno / Zavla
Day 5th: Capljina (Bosnia & Herzegovina) biking distance 60 km
Next day in Bosnia&Herzegovina we continue cycling on formal railroad trail through rural area of Herzegovina, along the valley of Popovo Polje. This trail takes us to another valley and river Neretva, a green area with lakes, rivers and channels.
Overnight in town Capljina, on river Neretva.
Day 6th: Mostar (canoe safari on river) distance 8 km and sightseeing of Mostar
This morning we have different experience, after short car shuttle to starting point on the river Trebizat we start with canoe adventure on the river. Paddling, swimming enjoying the scenery and exploring is part of this river adventure. Depends of our stops (swimming, photo stops…) we finish with canoe adventure around the lunchtime. After lunch we drive to Mostar (45 min drive up north) where we have free time in the afternoon to explore the town on our own. Overnight in Mostar.
Day 7th: Dubrovnik, city tour.
After the breakfast we leave Mostar and Bosnia Herzegovina and we travel to Dubrovnik (Croatia) by car. It takes about 3 h scenic drive along the mountain area of Herzegovina. Upon arrival to Dubrovnik and check in our hotel, we have city tour in historical part of Dubrovnik. Rest of the day free.
Overnight in Dubrovnik
Day 8th departure day
- Breakfast and shuttle to Dubrovnik airport according flight time.
|Duration||8 days / 7 nights.|
|Dates||From April 1 to October 31|
|Level||Easy and Moderate|
|April, May, October||1.205,00 EUR per person|
|June, September||1.250,00 EUR per person|
April 27 – May 04 2019.
October 19 – 26. 2019
Aug. 31 – Sep.7. 2019.
Single use supplement EUR 180,00
Min 4 per departure
Private tour; on request.
7 nights accommodation in 3* and 4* hotels
Meal plan: 7 x breakfast, 6 x dinner, 6 x lunch (light lunch, picnic lunch during active days)
- last day lunch and dinner not included.
Itinerary as described: 1 x hike, 3 x bike and 1 x river canoe trip, city tour of Dubrovnik.
Ground services; guide and support car during a tour, all car shuttles according itinerary, airport shuttles, equipped trekking (hybrid bikes) are included.
Aditional rental options:
Garmin (Edge Explore)
- 3 days rental period EUR 10,00
- 4 - 10 days rental period EUR 15,00
Clipless pedals (SPD SL or SPD pedals)
- 3 days rental period EUR 5,00
- 4 - 10 days rental period EUR 10,00