Ciro bike route
Biking through history
The Ciro trail is the bike trail from Dubrovnik and southern Croatia up to Mostar in Bosnia-Herzegovina. This bike route uses original steam railway which built 1903 by during Austro-Hungarian times and closed in 1976. In November 2017 it was opened as unique bike trail named Ciro (named after the popular steam train Ciro).
This bike trail does not follow original railway all the way from Dubrovnik to Mostar, because some parts are still in use for the train traffic (between town Capljina and Mostar), on that section we use alternative roads by the railway.
When you finish your cycling in Mostar you can continue cycling further up north to Sarajevo (capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina) but it takes few more days.
This tour is created for a 4 days biking and trail combines paved and unpaved roads (gravel), there are few steep climbs but never more than 5-7%, route passes by the stunning landscapes: green valley of Popovo Polje, rivers Trebisnjica and Neretva, rural areas and small villages of Herzegovina, picturesque and historical towns: Dubrovnik, Mostar, Pocitelj.
This is very different and unique bike ride and gives you opportunity to explore new corner of the world, see unique scenery, sleep in old train stations and taste great local food.
Ciro bike route is 7 days bike tour from Dubrovnik, follows old Austro-Hungarian railroad trail up to Bosnia-Herzegovina, Mostar and goes back to the Croatian coast and finish in Dubrovnik.
1st day: arrival to Dubrovnik airport. Meet at the airport, car shuttle to Konavle countryside, fitting the bikes and warm up bike ride in the valley. Overnight Konavle countryside
2nd day: biking in Konavle countryside.
Total distance 65 km, total climb 1000 m
Bike path follows old railroad trail to villages above the valley of Konavle, this route explores the rural area of Konavle hills and go return to Konavle valley and Gruda town.
3rd day: Konavle – Bosnia Herzegovina, Ciro bike trail
Total distance: 43 km, climb 700 m
Check out and morning shuttle from Konavle to Dubac ( a small town close the border cross with Herzegovina), biking to the border, crossing it and continue follow the rail road Ciro to Herzegovina and valley of Popovo Polje. Overnight in Zavala/Ravno
4th day: Ravno – Capljina, Ciro bike trail
Total distance 57km, climb 790 m
This morning you continue biking on Ciro trail towards and of Popovo Polje ( a valley that spread bellow the formal rail road), you pass by small towns and very rural area, Hutovo town and lake with picturesque valley, cross river Neretva and bike over old rail road bridge that was constructed by famous Eiffel (who constructed Eiffel Tower in Paris). Today's ride and finish in Capljina town. Overnight Capljina town
5th day: Capljina – Blagaj - Mostar
Total distance 44 km, climb 450 m
Bike route follows the river Neretva, at one stage you cross it and bike to old Oriental town Blagaj, located at spring of river Buna, after this town you bike towards Mostar town where you spend the night.
6th day: shuttle to Dubrovnik, city tour in Dubrovnik.
Last day on tour we do shuttle from Mostar to Dubrovnik, transfer by car is about 3h, upon arrival in Dubrovnik you have free time and possible city tour (cultural sightseeing tour in old part of Dubrovnik with our guide) as the optional tour .
7th day: tour finish
Check out and shuttle to Dubrovnik airport or some other address in Dubrovnik if you do not finish your holiday with a flight.
|Duration||7 days (6 nights)|
|Dates||April 1 and October 31|
|Level||Moderate (45 – 85 km cycling per day)|
|Terrain||Variety, flat with hilly parts|
|March, April, October, November||610 EUR per person|
|May, June, September||650 EUR per person|
|July 1st to Sept. 1st||700 EUR per person|
- EUR 15.00 per person/day MTB or hybrid bike
- E- bike (hybrid) EUR 25.00 per bike / day
- Bike rental include; fully equipped rental bike for the duration of the tour, helmet, patch kit, spare tube, pump, lock, rack and water bottle holder.
Single supplement (when travel with two or more travellers) EUR 180.00
- Dubrovnik city tour (price per group, not per person)
1-4 pax EUR 80,00 5-8 pax EUR 100,00
If the tour is divided into 2 different months and there are 2 different tour prices then we charge it on the costs of the month where they spend more days (if the tour start May 29th and end June 5th) then we charge it on rates from June
Type of the accommodation: B&B and 3*hotels (B&Bs and family run hotels), all accommodations include private bathroom, bedroom.
Meals: 6 x breakfast
Trip includes all lodging, breakfast daily, luggage transfers, local emergency support, transportation as in program, riding routes with maps, suggestions for visitation and dining.
Getting there and others: 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 than 6 days and we can provide our services in other parts of Croatian coast of Dalmatia (island Hvar, Split etc.) or Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro.
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