Dalmatian Wine Roads
self guided biking tour (8 days / 7 nights)
This bike tour is for independent travelers, individuals and small groups, this tour is not fixed for the certain dates and each traveler can choose arrival date during a season (from April 1st to November 1 st). Dalmatian wine roads is our self guided bike tour where you can explore best parts of the Croatian coast riding your bike, day by day from place to place, our professional team on terrain will do all the transfers and all logistics that you have during a tour. This tour takes you to coastal area of southern Croatia with possible visit Montenegro, tour pass through very interesting historical areas (Korcula town, Ston, Dubrovnik) and one of the most famous wine growing region on Mediterranean. Cycling route follows wine regions of Peljesac, Korcula and Konavle, following the wine roads you follow history and culture of the local people.
Day 1st: Arrival day
- meet at Dubrovnik airport, transfer along the coast to town Orebic (approx. 2 h drive from
Dubrovik airport, eventually stop in town Ston for a short break. Arrival to hotel in Postup, vicinity
Orebic town, rest of the day free, maybe some recreation bike ride around vineyards.
Orebic is the biggest settlement on Peljesac peninsula. It offers the most of the shops, restaurants,
bars, clubs and it's center of Peljesac peninsula and also the heart of 'Peljesac riviera' - area with
several seaside villages which make the most popular destination in Dubrovnik county aside city of
Dubrovnik. Orebic is ferry port for Korcula, Hvar and other islands in vicinity.
Day 2nd: bike ride to Viganj and back, approx 41 km
Interesting places and sights:
Orebic: winery: Korta katarina, Maritime museum in Orebic, restaurant Mimbeli, ice cream bar;
Crocantino in Orebic town.
If you spend a day in Viganj you can enjoy in beach area and lots of beach bars, wind surfing or wind
surfing schools are big thing here: (Water donkey), restaurant (konoba) Forte.
Day 3rd: bike ride Orebic – Korcula – Pupnat , cycling distance 45 km
- cycling to Orebic town where you catch the ferry to Korcula ferr port (Domince) approx. ferry runs
almost every hour. From ferry port cycle in direction Korcula town, then along the coast to
picturesque town Racisce (you pass by many hidden bays and beaches). For the return take the same
road back to the ferry port then ride to hotel.
Korcula island, is not just famous by Marco Polo who was born in Korcula town in 15ct, it is famous
by walled town of Korcula, narrow streets, Venetian architecture and Mediterranean life style. This
green island with many hidden bays and beaches, old villages, clear blue sea is ideal place for cycling
or spending a day in relax and peace.
Places to see and restaurants:
Marco Polo museum, Moreska sword dance, town museum.
Reasturants: Konoba Mareta, restaurant Aterina
Day 4th: biking along Peljesac peninsula, town Potomje – Ston, distance 55 km
- check out from hotel, transfer with our driver (you, your bags and bikes) to town Potomje (to avoid
narrow and steep part of the road in distance of 5 km). You start with your cycling in town Potomje,
through tunnel that connects valley with terraces coast where the famous vineyards of Peljesac are.
The road follows small coastal towns: Trstenik, Zuljana, Putnikovici, … to town Ston. This scenic road
has many places where you can stop, enjoy in sightseeing, wine tasting, swimming or heaving the
lunch in local konoba ( a restaurant where they serve local food). Upon arrival to Ston, check in your
hotel and free time for sightseeing.
Ston was a major fort of the Dubrovnik Republic whose defensive walls were regarded as a notable
feat of medieval architecture.The town's inner wall measures 890 metres in length, while the Great
Wall outside the town has a circumference of 5 km. The walls extend to Mali Ston ("Little Ston"), a
smaller town on the northern side of the Pelješac isthmus and the end of the Bay of Mali Ston,
notable for its mariculture.
Things to do in Ston: city walls and sightseeing,
Restaurants: Bacus, Captain house.
Day 5th: Ston – Dubrovnik, shuttle and sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik.
- after breakfast check out from hotel and shuttle to Dubrovnik (drive takes 45min to 1h). Upon
arrival to Dubrovnik check in, then you meet your guide who will take you for a sightseeing tour in
Dubrovnik historical center, after 2 hours of history tour you have time on your own to explore
Dubrovnik little bit more.
Dubrovnik is a stunningly intact walled city on the Adriatic Sea coast of the extreme south
of Croatia.. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Mediterranean, with lot of things
to see and do.
The prosperity of the city of Dubrovnik was historically based on maritime trade. As the capital of
the Republic of Ragusa,the city achieved a high level of development, particularly during the 15th
and 16th centuries. Dubrovnik became notable for its wealth and skilled diplomacy.
Resturants in Dubrovnik: Stara Loza, Azur, Dubrovnik, Amfora, Otto
Day 6th: Dubrovnik – Konavle countryside (35 – 45 km)
Transfer during the morning to Konavle (drive takes 30-45 min), to town Gruda.
Check in hotel. Cycling for a two days in Konavle discovers two areas of the countryside: northern
villages: a loop of 35 km from Gruda along the valley to town Zvekovica (where is possible to take
intersection to tow Cavtat (one way 3 km), and then continue following the road to villages Pridvorje
- on Ljuta river is restaurant Vinica Monkovic (great place for lunch or dinner).
Return from Ljuta to Gruda.
The fertile Konavosko polje or Konavle Fields region, surrounded by hills and mountains
It lies in the far southeast of Dubrovnik, Dalmatia and the Republic of Croatia.
There are about thirty picturesque villages that exhibit authentic architecture, surrounded by
exceptional vegetation growing on rocky red soil, including lavish groves of pine, cypress and the
Places to see:
Sokol kula(frontier post and stronghold of the Dubrovnik Republic), Old Franciscan monastery (15th
century) in village Pridvorje, water mills on river Ljuta, ethnographic collections and wineries along
Restaurants: Vinica Monkovic, Koraceva kuca
Day 7th: Gruda – Cilipi – Radovcici – Poljica – Gruda, cycling distance 45 km or 115 km (if you visit
Montenegro and bay of Kotor)
or optional ride to Montenegro and back 115 km loop
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/1357355284 (to Montenegro and back)
Today you can cycle the other, southern side of the valley. Along th way are wine cellars, or
agroturismo places where you can stop and taste some local products. If you plan to have picnic
lunch you can stop in small shops in Cilipi or buy something for the road in town Gruda. After Gruda
first bigger place is Cilipi (few cafe bars, pizzeria, and small market) but here you can also visit Ethno
museum, St, Nicolas church... From Cilipi you continue following the main road to villages Radovcici
and Popovici, behind this villages there are few beaches (Pendja, Pasjača), to reach beach you have
to follow the many steps as the beaches are situated under the cliffs of Konavle. Or you can simply
take the route to the south, cross the border and visit coastal area of Montenegro.
Possible restaurants for the dinner: Vinica Monkovic, in town Gruda: Koraceva kuca, there are also
few pizzerias in town.
Day 8th: Departure day
- breakfast in hotel, transfer to Dubrovnik airport according flight time.
|Duration||8 days/7 nights|
|Dates||start any date between April 1 and November 1|
|Level||Moderate approx 45 km daily|
|Terrain||Moderate with some hills|
|April and October||715 EUR per person|
|May, June, September||815 EUR per person|
|July , August||940 EUR per person|
Tour rate includes:
- 7 days tour,
- airport and all other transfers according itinerary, maps and route notes,
- 7 night accommodation (7 breakfasts),
- Dubrovnik city tour with English speaking guide.
Single use supplement (when travel with two or more travellers) EUR 160.00
If traveller travel alone supplement is EUR 200.00
- Extra overnight in B&B EUR 50,00 per person (July, August)
- Extra overnight in B&B EUR 45,00 per person (other months)
Bike rental extra:
- EUR 15.00 per bike day (hybrid or road bike)
- E bike (EUR 25.00 per bike / day)