Though it’s hard to pick just one highlight of this trip, it’s equally difficult to imagine a place more stunning than Dubrovnik, with its imposing fortress and walls, medieval alleyways and gracious cafés. Local lore has it that Dubrovnik was founded in the 7th century, but recent archaeological excavations suggest the town may be older still, and some Greek artifacts have been found within its old fortress.
" ...The people, our guides Mario and Stefan, hostesses Josie and Valentina, and our great contingent of guests made for a wonderful experience."
Bill - Auburn, Maine
Croatia is one of the world’s best places — old and venerable, beautiful and exciting — and we can’t wait to return every year. Our Dubrovnik to Trogir bicycle tour hugs the coast of South Dalmatia, including the ancient walled city of Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage site. You will cycle around the islands of Korčula, Mljet and Lastovo, enjoying the best of sea and sky in one of Europe’s oldest destinations. After each ride you will make your way back to our private boat, which is outfitted with all the necessary comforts, and begin the journey to the next stunning vista, perhaps stopping enroute for a dip in the sparkling clear water.
Day One — Dubrovnik
Your tour begins in the historical town of Dubrovnik — also known as the Pearl of the Adriatic. Once settled in your cabin, you will set out on a guided tour throughDubrovnik's old city, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with time set aside to walk along the impressive city walls. Once back on the boat, we will go over the week ahead followed by the first of many Croatian feasts. The boat will remain in Dubrovnik for the night.
Day Two — Pelješac Peninsula and Korčula island, 27 km (moderate)
During breakfast our boat will sail to the port of Slano where you will be introduced to your bicycle. Once familiar with your steed, you will then cycle from Slano to Prapratno where the boat will be waiting for you. After a quick swim, you will board the boat and it will sail on to the town of Korčula. It claims to be the birth place of Marco Polo, but we will save that controversy for your tour guide to discuss. Tonight, we dock in Korčula.
Day Three —Korčula and Hvar islands, 53.7 km (moderate and at times challenging)
Today, you’ll make your way from the town of Korčula to Pupnat and then over to the other side of the island where we have a picnic planned before you continue on to Prigradica to meet the boat. With magnificent views and wineries as far as the eye can see, it is a ride that will marvel the senses. Once back on the boat, we will make our way over to the island of Hvar where we will dock in the port of Sućuraj.
Day Four — Hvar and Brač islands, 51 km (moderate)
Today’s incredible bicycle ride will lead you from Sućuraj to Jelsa on the island of Hvar. Most Croatians will argue that Jelsa has the best ice cream in the world — you will have time to do some research of your own. From there, we sail to Bol for a night on the island of Brač.
Day Five — Island of Brač and town of Omiš on the mainland, 21.6 km (moderate)
Today’s distance might look short, but you’ll still be challenged. From Bol, you will cycle uphill for 10 kilometres, rest a little at the top before coasting down for another 10 kilometres to the town of Pučišća. One of the island’s most famous limestone quarries is located in Pučišća and it is from that quarry that some of the stone for the White House originated. From Pučišća, we head over to the mainland and dock in the town of Omiš for the night.
Day Six — Cetina Canyon and Split, 28-48 km (moderate)
Today you’ll bicycle through the valley of the Cetina River, which has etched itself deeply into the cliff side. You’ll wind your way along quiet side roads and through varied landscapes back to Omiš and its pirate castles. There’s a chance to trade in your bicycle for river rafting at the halfway mark — it will surely be an experience to remember. Once everyone returns to Omiš, we will sail up the coast to Split where our local guide will take you in to the city’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, as well as the palace of the Roman emperor Diocletian. Tonight, the boat docks in Split.
Day Seven — Split and Trogir, 18 km (easy)
This morning you will bike Marjan hill — a popular destination for locals. The last sail after lunch will bring you to the UNESCO Heritage town of Trogir but not before the boat anchors for a refreshing swim on a secluded beach. Once in Trogir, you will have time to explore the city’s rich culture and heritage as you stroll through its narrow alleys. Tonight, the ship’s Captain joins us for dinner so be sure to wear your finest attire.
Day Eight — Trogir
Our tour ends at 9 a.m. Many of those who travel with us choose to stay in Trogir for a longer visit. If this is of interest, let us know and we can suggest ideas for your itinerary.
* Details subject to change.
7 nights’ accommodation on the boat in a double cabin with private shower
7 days of guided bike tours as described
Maps for the daily routing
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Our bikes in Croatia
E-Bike - Kalkhoff
- Model: Agattu Impulse 8R HS
- Top notch drive
- 2.0 motor with sift-sensor
- 205 km range
- Tire size: 700 X 35
Road Bike - Trek
- Model: Emonda S 6
- Ultralight carbon frame
- Shimano / Ultegra components
- 22 speed (compact drivetrain)
- Tire size: 700 X 23 or 25
Hybrid Bike - Trek
- Model: 7.3 fx
- Aluminum frame
- Shimano components
- 27 speed
- Tire size: 700 X 32