Self guided tour Split Dubrovnik 8 day

Self guided tour Split Dubrovnik 8 day

Bike along one of the most beautiful areas on the Croatian coast, locally known as Splitsko-Dalmatinska county. Spend two evenings in Split, walk along the streets of once great and important Roman site, with historical sites dating back to 300 A.C. Today Split is capital for Splisko Dalmatinska county and second biggest town in Croatia. Discover stone quarries, ancient villages and coastal roads of Brač island, UNESCO World Heritage site of  Stari Grad plain and bike along lavender fields to reach famous and chick town of Hvar.

Ride along Korcula Island and discover its natural beauties, monasteries, churches, old fisherman villages, ancient stone architecture. Dalmatian vegetation which is unique….Riding through vineyards you will have a chance to try this nectar of gods. Continue exploring and biking along peninsula Peljesac, before you reach your final destination; Dubrovnik the pearl of Adriatic.
Overnight in most beautiful Adriatic towns: Split, Hvar, Korcula and Dubrovnik

DAY 1: Split

Upon your arrival in Split you will meet our representative and get familiar with the area; most important sites and dining areas, get your bike fitted and get explanation of all the bike routes and options. Most important site of Split is Diocletian’s Palace, now recognized on UNESCO’s World heritage list. The locals have their real homes amongst the old walls of the Palace and inside of it you will find numerous cafes and restaurants serving fresh Mediterranean food! In front of the Palace you might enjoy evening walk, along its beautiful waterfront promenade.
Depending on your arrival, you can enjoy easy, car- free 20 km bike ride or take an 80 km loop into the interior of the land.
Distance biked: 0-20 km, extra ride 80 km
Accommodation: private apartment Split
Highlights: Split, Diocletian’s Palace, coastal roads of Marjan hill

DAY 2: Island Šolta

After the morning cafe at Splits’ waterfront take 1 hour ferry ride to Solta, your first Dalmatian island. Discover and bike the Island of Solta. The biking is done mostly along narrow back roads of small rural villages in the interior of the island and with the visit of couple or more coastal villages. Ride along olive groves and vineyards. Optional visits to honey production site. Spend the evening in Split again tonight.
Distance biked: 0-35km, extra ride 30 km
Accommodation: private apartment Split
Highlights: Quiet and picturesque roads of Island Solta, olive groves, Split

DAY 3: Island Brač

Today you depart for Island Brač, the biggest and highest of all central Dalmatian islands which will give you plenty of riding choices. Coastal roads, climbs to 780 meters, coastal or inland villages and towns, art galleries, local restaurants, stone masons workshops or even visit to the stone mason school…. Whatever you choose you will have great views on the coast and ride along olive groves and vineyards!
Distance biked: 0-35 km, extra ride 80 km
Accommodation: private apartment Split
Highlights: Island Brac, coastal ride and towns, ancient inland villages, stone sculptures, art galleries, restaurants

Day 4: Island Hvar

Welcome to island Hvar.  For the morning ride we suggest easy ride around the UNESCO site of Stari Grad. Stari Grad (Old town) is an ancient Greek colony dating back to 400 B.C. Besides historical sites you will discover quite charming towns and roads where you will be biking, passing next to private gardens, along the coast and olive groves. For the afternoon bike ride, take the famous and probably most beautiful road along the lavender fields to reach town Hvar.
Distance biked: 20-40 km, extra ride 30 km
Accommodation: 3* hotel, Island Hvar
Highlights: Jelsa, Vrboska and many small villages, Stari Grad, UNESCO site of Stari Grad plain, museums, beaches, lavender fields, Hvar towns

 Day 5: Island Korcula

After the boat transfer, start with your bike ride on Island Korcula, about 46 kilometers to the town of Korcula.  Island was very early populated; even before Greek times and evidences can bee see on you ride! During the history it was chosen by Venetians as a spot to build their important walled city on the northern shores of the island. Therefore, nowadays, thanks to that, we have most magnificent walled Korcula Old Town still preserved and almost intact for centuries where you sleep for next 2 nights. Enjoy the scenic south side of the island, with amazing views on beautiful hidden beaches and coves, ride along the small villages and hamlets and stop in some of the few great local Konoba (taverns) for most amazing locally prepared food!
Distance biked: 46 km, extra ride 20km
Accommodation: 3*hotel Korcula town
Highlights: private boat ride, Korcula town, Island Korcula, coastal ride, charming little villages, vineyards, local restaurants

Day 6: Island Korcula

 As you stay for another day in Korcula take a chance to explore the island of Korcula; its hidden coves, beautiful old towns, unique small villages and dark pine forests that cover the island. There are few loop options today. Whatever you choose, you will be making your way past vineyards, olive groves and along beautiful coast of the island. Taste the traditional food; like home made gnocchi, homemade macaroni, pasticada….and other meals which have been traditionally prepared by the  locals for centuries…. Some of the best Croatian white wines are produced on this island, which will just add flavor to your lunch or dinner. Did we mention Marco Polo was born here, and has started his life journey from Korcula?
Distance biked: 0 – 36 km, extra ride 20km
Accommodation: 3*hotel Korcula town
Highlights: Korcula town, Island Korcula, coastal ride, charming little villages, vineyards, local restaurants

Day7: Peljesac peninsula

Today, for your final ride, you will be cruising along Peljesac peninsula. You will be riding along vineyards of Dingac and Postup, made from the Plavac Mali vines, close cousin to Zinfandel of California, and Primitivo from Calabria. There are many vineries which can be visited along the ride. Enjoy the great views Peljesac is offering you, Mljet and Korcula Island on your right and mainland on your left. The ride today has a couple of hills, coastal rides, vineyards… Your final bike destination is Ston, from where you will be transferred to Dubrovnik. Ston, salt producing village on Peljesac peninsula was built in the 14th century town and has with the longest fortified walls in Europe – 5.5 km. Ston was important town for Dubrovnik Republic, which was the strongest and most prosperous in the 14th century which you are about to see!
Distance biked: 60 km
Accommodation: 3*hotel Dubrovnik
Highlights: Peninsula Peljesac, Ston and Dubrovnik

Day 8: End

Today after breakfast the tour ends. You might want to extend your stay in Dubrovnik and explore the historical sites along with magnificent wall that surrounds the old town!

Start/End of bike tours:

This tour can start any day during the whole year. It starts in Split town, which has international airport 25 km away from the very centre.  We highly suggest spring (end of March till mid June) and fall (mid September till beginning of November) for serious biking (daily distance of 50 km or more). If biking is not the only reason for choosing this tour, the swimming season usually starts late in May and can last till middle of October. Even in the highest tourist months of July and August, you will be able to find your own little private beach on the islands you will be visiting.
The tour ends in Dubrovnik hotel. International airport is 25 km away. Please note that Split or Dubrovnik airport shuttles/transfers are available at extra cost.
Price:  April, May,June, September, October July and August (high season) Price per person in EURO: 1645 1725
Single person supplement: EUR 900High season supplement: EUR 80 per person (starts from July 01 till August 31)

The price includes:
 - 7 days accommodation in 3* category ( bed and breakfast or hotel)
 - 7 day bike rental (bike, lock, pump, spare tube, helmet and patch kit, rear rack bag)
 -  Our assistance which consists of bike fitting, detailed briefing with description of places you will be visiting en route, lunch options, marked map with options for shorter or longer route
 -all the ferry tickets and private boat transfers
 - luggage shuttles

 The price does not include:
 -Travel insurance
 -Shuttles during the riding time
 - lunches and dinners

Rating: medium to high. The Dalmatian islands are known for its hills. Each day, if you are doing loops longer than 30 km you will have a climb over approximately 400 meters. From 7 riding days, first 3 days and the second day on Korcula are loop ones, and you can chose your daily distance, from 0 to 45 or more kilometers daily. The other 3 days you can expect rides from 20-60 km and climbs over 450 meters.
 Daily distances: 0 – 80 km per day.
 Total distance biked: 130-700 km in 8 days

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