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Description

Croatia – Montenegro – Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

The cycling tour through the west Balkan countries and the Mediterranean part of Europe will take you to some of the most spectacular places in Europe. This fantastic area spreads over the hills and mountains of the Dinarides, stretches along the coastline full of medieval towns, and features picturesque villages and valleys of Bosnia. On this tour, you will visit 3 countries: Croatia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina and explore their most interesting sights. This holiday combines rides on the flat terrain, as well as hillside cycling routes. This tour is designed for nature and history lovers and cyclists who prefer daily rides with longer distances which feature some challenging parts. At the end of the ride your efforts will be rewarded with spectacular views.

The cycling tour of the west Balkan triangle is a tour designed for small groups of cyclists and it is a guided SAG tour (it includes car and gear support).

 

4 and more people on this tour can book independent departure dates during the period from 1 April to 1 November.


Itinerary

1st day: arrival

Meet and greet at the Dubrovnik Airport and transport to your hotel in Dubrovnik.

You will get to spend the rest of the day at your own leisure.

Dinner with the group, introduction of the trip.

Meal plan: dinner (D)


 

 2nd day: cycling from Dubrovnik to Herceg Novi (through Bosnian territory)

Cycling distance: 65km

Breakfast in the hotel, a short ride to the outskirts of the city where we will start our cycling tour, cycling in the direction of the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina and the town of Trebinje.

Cycling through the hillside part of the triangle of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Croatia, in the direction of the town of Herceg Novi, located on the Montenegrin coast.

Overnight stay at a 3/4* hotel in the Herceg Novi area.

Meal plan: breakfast (B), lunch (L) (snacks)

Meal plan: breakfast (B)


 

 3rd day: Montenegrin coast (from Herceg Novi along the Bay of Kotor to the town of Kotor), cycling distance: 50km

Breakfast in the hotel, check out.

Cycling along the coastal area of the Bay of Kotor (Montenegrin fjord) to the town of Kotor. The bike ride will mainly be on flat terrain. We will follow the road along the Bay of Kotor, which passes through medieval historical towns. After a short stop in the town of Kotor, we will cycle back to our hotel.

Overnight stay at a 3* hotel in the area of the town of Kotor.

Meal plan: breakfast (B)


 

 4th day: Montenegro – Croatia, cycling distance: 70km

 After breakfast we will check out from the hotel and cycle along the bay in the direction of the border with Croatia. Once we cross the border, we will cycle through the Konavle countryside, a very picturesque area between the mountains and the Adriatic Sea.

Arrival in the town of Cavtat. In the afternoon you will get a chance to explore this medieval town at your own leisure.

Overnight stay in the Cavtat area at a 3* hotel.

Meal plan: breakfast (B)


 

5th day: Croatia – Bosnia and Herzegovina, cycling distance: 57km

After breakfast we will start our bike ride from the coastal town of Cavtat to the hillside part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Once we cross the border in the village of Ivanica, we will continue to cycle following the old railroad trail through the valley of Popovo polje and along the Trebišnjica River. In the 1990s, this area was a war zone and along this route, there is still evidence which is reminiscent of that time. Besides interesting historical facts, this part of the route includes a beautiful landscape which is different to the one of the coastal areas.

Arrival in the small village of Zavala. Free time in the afternoon.

Overnight stay in a cosy B&B (this is the only available accommodation on this part of the route).

Meal plan: breakfast (B)


 

 

6th day: Zavala – Ston (Bosnia and Herzegovina, return to Croatia), cycling distance: 40km

We will cycle along the valley and the rural areas of Herzegovina towards the border with Croatia, the Pelješac peninsula and the town of Ston. This area is famous for several things: the town of Ston is a medieval town with the longest walls in Europe, it is the first town on the Pelješac peninsula where they produce excellent red wines. In the area surrounding the town of Ston, there are oyster bays and mussel farms.

This bike ride is one of the shortest ones, but it features a hillside part of the route with nice climbs and hill descents.

Arrival in Ston, free time, a possibility of oyster tasting and a sailing trip to oyster farms.

Overnight stay at a 2/3*hotel in Ston.

Meal plan: breakfast (B)


 

 

7th day: Ston – around the Pelješac peninsula to Orebić, cycling distance: 60km

 

In the afternoon, a shuttle transport back to Dubrovnik.

Cycling around the Pelješac peninsula is one most scenic bike rides in the Mediterranean. It has everything, from nice roads to spectacular views of the islands and the open sea, scenic rides through the vineyards and through the old villages or towns in the hidden bays.

The bike ride ends in the town of Orebić around lunchtime.

In the afternoon we will take a shuttle (minibus) to Dubrovnik. Arrival in Dubrovnik in the evening hours.

Overnight stay at a 3/4* hotel in Dubrovnik.

Meal plan: breakfast (B)


 

 

8th day: departure

Breakfast in the hotel and a morning shuttle to the Dubrovnik Airport.


 

Aditional rental options:

  • 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

 

 


Summary

Duration 8 days/7 nights
Dates April to November 1st
Level Moderate with some challenging parts. Daily cycling distances: 40 – 70 km
Terrain Moderate with some hills.
Activities biking

Rates

May 2 – 9. 2020. 925 EUR per person
June 13 – 20 . 2020. 1,030.00 EUR per person
September 19 – 26. 2020 1,030.00 EUR per person

Other info

Tour rate includes:
- 7 days guided bike tour (guide and luggage transfers)
- Accommodation in 3 - 4* hotels,
- Meals: 7 x breakfast, 2 x dinner (first and last night), 7 x lunch (snacks, fruits, sandwiches during bike rides)
- Airport and all other transfers according tour itinerary.

- Bike rental extra
- Hybrid bike EUR 15,00 per day

- Road bikes: Cannondale EUR 20 or Trek Emonda EUR 30 per day
- E bike (hybrid) EUR 25.00 per bike / day

Single use supplement EUR 210,00 (April, May, October) EUR 280 (June, September)

-       4 and more people on tour can have independent departure date during any date April 1st – November 1st .

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