Croatian coast bike tour - Self guided - 5 days
5 days/4 nights, self- guided bike tour
Explore the Dubrovnik coastal area, starting with the region of the Pelješac peninsula (the towns of Ston and Orebić), and the island of Korčula by bike. There are many reasons why you should visit Croatia. One of them is that, on the Pelješac peninsula and in Dubrovnik, you will find beautiful city walls, a combination of ancient history, untouched nature andbreath-taking landscapes. This carefully planned route takes you through the charming Dalmatian landscape of rounded hilltops, silhouetted by stately cypress and pine trees, hidden bays and beaches. The pathways through the vineyards and the olive groves lead to the magnificent walls of the city which is full of narrow winding streets, where you can taste great food and world-renowned wines.
1st day: arrival at the Dubrovnik Airport, meet and greet with our guide / driver and transport from the airport, along the coast to the Pelješac peninsula and the town of Orebić.
Depending of the arrival time, you will spend the day cycling around. We suggest you go on a coastal route to Viganj and back (40km).
Overnight stay in the town of Orebić.
2nd day: Orebić – Korčula – Orebić cycling route, cycling distance: 45km
You will cycle to the town of Orebić, where you will take the ferry to the ferry port in Korčula (Dominče). The ferry departs almost every hour. From the ferry port you will cycle in the direction of the town of Korčula and along the coast to the picturesque town of Račišće (you will pass by many hidden bays and beaches). You will go back following the same road to get to the ferry port and then go back to the hotel.
Korčula island is not famous only because of Marco Polo, who was born in Korčula in the 15th century, it is also famous for the town walls, its narrow streets, Venetian architecture and Mediterranean lifestyle. This green island with numerous hidden bays and beaches, old villages and clear blue sea is an ideal place for cycling or spending the day in peaceful relaxation.
Places to see and restaurants:
Marco Polo Museum, Moreška sword dance, Korčula Town Museum
Restaurants: Konoba Mareta, Aterina restaurant
3rd day: cycling around the Pelješac peninsula, the village of Potomje – Ston, cycling distance: 50km
Check out from the hotel, transport service (you, your bags and bikes) to the village of Potomje (to avoid the narrow and steep part of the road which is 5km long). You will start the tour by cycling to the village of Potomje, through the tunnel that connects the valley with the coast, where the famous vineyards of Pelješac are located.
The road passes by small coastal towns Trstenik, Žuljana and Putnikovići, and continues to the town of Ston. This scenic road features numerous places where you can take a break, enjoy sightseeing, wine tasting, swimming or have lunch at the local konoba (a traditional restaurant where they serve local food). Upon your arrival in Ston, you will check in at your hotel and have free time you can use for sightseeing.
Ston was a major fort of the Republic of Ragusa, 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 of the town has a circumference of 5 kilometres. The walls extend to Mali Ston ("Little Ston"), a small town on the northern side of the Pelješac isthmus and to the end of the Bay of Mali Ston, notable for its mariculture.
Things to do in Ston: visit the town walls and sightseeing
Restaurants: Bacus, Kapetanova kuća (the Captain’s house)
Overnight stay in Ston.
4th day: cycling through the countryside of the Konavle valley
Route: Gruda – Zvekovica – Ljuta – Gruda, circular route of 40–55km
Cycling distance: approx. up to 55km, type of ground: asphalt
Or a longer route: Gruda – Čilipi – Prevlaka – Gruda, circular route up to 65km
You will spend this day cycling through the farming area around 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 or Cavtat.
5th day: departure
After breakfast (in accordance with your flight time), transport to the Dubrovnik Airport / port / or another address in the Dubrovnik area.
|Duration||5 days/4 nights|
|Dates||Start any date between April 1 and October 31.|
|Level||Moderate (20 – 50 km cycling per day)|
|Terrain||Hilly with flat parts|
|March, April, October, November||495 per person|
|May, June, September||535 per person|
|July 1st to Sept. 1st||565 per person|
- Tour length: 5 days (4 nights)
- Tour dates: start daily, any date between April 1 and October 31,
- Level of activity: moderate (20 – 50 km cycling per day)
- Terrain: variety: flat with hilly parts
- for departures in March, April, October, November EUR 495,00 per person/tour
- for departures in May, June, September EUR 535,00 per person
- for departures from: July 1st to Sept. 1st EUR 565.00 per person
- rates are per person in double occupancy or twin shared bedroom
- EUR 15.00 per person/day (hybrid or road 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 80.00
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 (B&Bs and family run hotels), all accommodations include private bathroom, bedroom.
Meals: 4 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. Trip includes services for the orientation by our local agent for each destination and service of meeting and support during traveling between tour destinations.
Bike: Cube or Cannondale (road bikes)
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 5 days and we can provide our services in other parts of Dalmatia (island Hvar, Split etc.).
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 and more rental period EUR 10,00