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Dalmatian Coast Guided Cycling Holiday

6 nights from £2080.00

Cycling Trip Highlights

  • Island hop around Dalmatia, including the largest island, Brac
  • Relax by the clear waters of the Adriatic Sea
  • Cycle amongst the lavender and orange tree landscape in Hvar
  • View historic Dubrovnik from Srd Hill and within the ancient walls
Dalmatian Coast Guided Cycling Holiday
6 nights from £2080.00
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WE LOVECycle Alongside the Adriatic Sea
Discover the sparkling Dalmatian coast from island to island whether it is taking a dip, admiring from your bike or overlooking at dinner.
WE LOVESavour the Traditional Tastes of Dalmatian Wines
Join in with the optional wine tasting where you'll be transported back to the Ancient Greek history of Croatia, when wine production on the islands began.

What's Included

Day By Day Dalmatian Coast Guided Cycling Holiday

We can tailor make this trip for you
Day 1Arrive in Split

Arrive in Split in time for the important 6pm meeting with the team at your hotel. Because you won’t have much time in Split, we recommend you arrive earlier in the day or the day before to explore even more. How about wandering around the ruins of Diocletian’s Palace, or the well preserved underground basements? There are also many spots for a bite to eat or glass of Dalmatian wine.

Day 2Split to Brac Island

Take the ferry over to Supetar on Brac Island, where you will have a bike fitting and test ride. Then, make your way on windy roads to Pucisca, a beautiful coastal town. From here, step back in time into traditional Croatian life at Dol, the ‘ethno-eco village’ filled with picturesque vineyards. As you climb the 7km ascent, which has a average gradient of 7.5%, look out at the beautiful sea and forested landscape – it’ll be a great motivator! End the day in Bol, with a much deserved wine tasting at a local winery and seafood dinner.

Total distance35kmTotal climb650m
Day 3Brac Island to Hvar Island

Today,  you will take the ferry again, this time to Stari Grad via Split. Once a Neolithic settlement as far back as 3500BC, Stari Grad is one of the oldest towns in Europe. After visiting the medieval Dominican Monestery and Tvrdalj Fortess, ride onward to the heart of Hvar Island off the beaten track. Admire views of the entire bay, with Brac Island in the distance, before descending into Hvar Town. This vibrant town is encompassed by ancient walls, and features traffic free streets for you do wander through freely and explore the sights.

Total distance27kmTotal climb560m
Day 4Sail to Korcula Island

Have a lie in, or wake up refreshed and ready to return to exploring Hvar Town, as today there will be no cycling. Take a boat tour of the nearby islands or bask on one of the many postcard perfect shores. Later in the day, catch the catamaran to Korcula Island. You will arrive late in the evening, so why not take a late stroll through the Venetian narrow streets and have dinner overlooking the Adriatic Sea.

Day 5Korcula Loop Ride

Although a long day in the saddle, it’ll be worth it for the outstanding scenery and visiting the pebble beaches and fishing villages. To avoid a particularly difficult climb up to Pupnat, your next overnight destination, you will be transferred in a vehicle in the morning. After breakfast, cycle down to the gorgeous coastline at Pupnatska Luka, then return back to Pupnat via Blato and Vela Luka. Have a leisurely evening at the local farm, where you will be provided dinner and wine made from ingredients on the farm.

Total distance48kmTotal climb630m
Day 6Korcula Island to Dubrovnik

From Korcula Island, take a boat to Orebic, where you will be transferred by car up the steep hills to Postup. Have your camera ready for the Panorama Viewpoint, before cycling the back roads through expansive vineyards to the bay of Zuljana. Think of the picnic you will soon have as you climb up to Putnikovic, which features an optional wine tasting too. Then, the support vehicle will transfer you to the ancient city of Dubrovnik, stopping at medieval Ston for an orientation walk. There will also be an orientation walk of Dubrovnik’s walls.

Total distance27kmTotal climb480m
Day 7Final Day in Dubrovnik

Feel free to depart Dubrovnik at any time, however we strongly recommend that you stick around and explore the city. Get lost in the narrow side streets, take the cable car to Srd Hill to view Dubrovnik from above or visit the many museums illustrating Croatia’s history. Let us know if you’d like to stay an extra day and we can arrange accommodation for you.

Departure Dates

9 June 2024 (Sunday)
23 June 2024 (Sunday)
14 July 2024 (Sunday)
11 August 2024 (Sunday)
25 August 2024 (Sunday)
8 September 2024 (Sunday)
22 September 2024 (Sunday)
6 October 2024 (Sunday)

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What to ExpectFrom From Sparkling Beaches to Historic Cities

Embark on a cycling adventure like no other as you cycle by the glistening Adriatic Sea, island hop and discover the rich Croatian history. The Dalmatian islands boast gorgeous landscapes filled with vineyards, olive and orange groves, and picturesque bays. You’ll have countless opportunities to sample the seafood inspired Croatian cuisine and crisp local wines. Croatia’s history is visible in the architecture of ancient buildings, and has carried on through the generations in the culture of small villages. Croatia is definitely not one to miss.

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How's the Weather? in Dalmatia

The SpringMarch to May
Croatia generally has a mild climate so Spring is a very pleasant time to ride, especially as you move through April into May. Temperatures are not sweltering and the summer crowds have not descended.
The SummerJune to August
The summer is hot and you're likely to experience good weather with warm temperatures. July & August are exceptionally warm and you are likely to want to ride early and stay out of the midday sun.
The AutumnSeptember to November
September is a great time to visit Croatia as temperatures drop from the stifling summer heat. Cycling will be hugely enjoyable in the early Autumn. November has the most rainfall so plan your trip to be home before then.
The WinterDecember to February
The winter is best avoided for cycling in Croatia as you're likely to experience cold weather and rain.

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