Dalmatia Island Hopping Ready to Book main pictures
Dalmatia Island Hopping Ready to Book main pictures

Dalmatia Island Hopping Ready to Book

A journey between the two UNESCO jewel cities of Split and Dubrovnik. In between you will discover some of the most beautiful islands in the world: Brac, Hvar and Korcula. You will be seduced by the emerald sea, wild nature, ancient seaside villages and unforgettable cuisine.

| Cycling | Active | 8days/7nights | Self-Guided | From € 2250 |


Cool Split and Magical Atmosphere of Dubrovnik

Cool Split and Magical Atmosphere of Dubrovnik

Many diverse islands: Brac, Hvar, Korcula, Pakleni Archipelago

Many diverse islands: Brac, Hvar, Korcula, Pakleni Archipelago

Tastings of Local Delicacies: Olive Oil, Oysters, great Wines and much more!

Tastings of Local Delicacies: Olive Oil, Oysters, great Wines and much more!

All Patches of Blue of the Med

All Patches of Blue of the Med

Day to Day

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner;
1Arrival in SplitBriefing, warm up
2Island of ŠoltaCycling 40KmB
3Ride on Brač IslandCycling 28/35/80KmB
4Ride on Hvar IslandCycling 20/45KmB
5The island of KorčulaCycling 46/55KmB
6Korčula's beaches and unique vineyardsCycling 24/36/85KmB
7Pelješac peninsula and DubrovnikCycling 14/32/60KmB
8Visit Dubrovnik and DepartureFinal sightseeingB

Tour Map

Day 1: Arrival in Split

Dobrodošli in Croatia!

Upon your arrival in Split you will meet our representative at your first hotel in the Split heart.
After the check-in and a mandatory toast to celebrate our meeting, you can start cycling whit a 20Km warm-up followed by a tour of the town, walking through the “most beautiful city in the world“, how Split is often called with modesty by its citizens. You can visit the Diocletian Palace, built as a residential palace seventeen hundred years ago by the Roman Emperor Diocletian. This place is just incredible, with all layers of history, a monument included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage. Then you can enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Split, taking part in his “movida” of its Waterfront from the terrace of a cool restaurant.

Array Overnight: Split - Spalato

Day 2: Island of Šolta

Cycling in quiet and picturesque roads

After your morning coffee, you will take a 1-hour ferry ride to Šolta, your first Dalmatian island.
Cycling on his narrow back roads, you'll visit small and quiet villages, olive groves, and vineyards. Optionally, you can stop by a honey production farm. After lunch, you'll jump again on the ferry to spend your evening in Split.

Array Overnight: Split - Spalato
Included: Breakfast

Day 3: Ride on Brač Island

White Limestone Island

Let's discover Brac, the island an hour away by ferry from Split, the embarkations are right in the center of the city. This is the largest island of central-southern Dalmatia, famous for its blinding shine limestone, which has a composition very similar to marble. It has been used both for the construction of the imposing Diocletian's palace and for the construction of the White House in Washington. Our tour starts from Supetar port, goes into the heart of the island until it reaches 600 meters a.s.l., and then returns to the sea in the enchanting bay of Pučišća, deep as a fjord, where we recommend a lunch stop to enjoy this pretty village. For the avid ones, you can tackle another climb and additional kilometers, we propose the detour to Bol to admire the beach of Zlatni Rat, a real jewel of the Adriatic.

Array Overnight: Split - Spalato
Included: Breakfast

Day 4: Ride on Hvar Island

Historical sites, quiet roads, gardens, and olive groves

Today you'll sail to the fascinating Hvar, known as one of the most glamorous and trendy destinations on the Adriatic. But despite its fame, you will discover that the summer nightlife destination is just the village of Hvar. The rest of the island is a true oasis of peace, with flourishing agriculture and wild scenery. After disembarking, you'll start pedaling on this pristine island, probably one of our best rides ever: peaceful landscapes, incredible views over the archipelago, scent of Mediterranean bushes, immersed in a fertile countryside cultivated seamlessly since this was a colony of ancient Greece. Inland, along a beautiful climb, you'll enjoy a breathtaking view of the Dalmatian coast. You'll spend the afternoon in the village of Hvar, with its elegant Venetian medieval buildings, and his theatre, one of the oldest in Europe, which opened in 1612. Perched high on a hill overlooking the town, the gleaming white limestone walls of the medieval Spanjol Fortress give breathtaking views for those that climb to their summit. You can celebrate your day by having dinner at a lively restaurant in the old center.

Array Overnight: Hvar
Included: Breakfast

Day 5: The island of Korčula

Private boat and bike ride

After the boat transfer, start with your bike ride on the island of Korčula, your place to stay for the next 2 nights.
Korčula is one of the early populated islands of Dalmatia, even before Greek times! It becomes an important port for the Venetians that built the still preserved old town, surrounded by walls.
The old town of Korčula is a succession of narrow streets branching off from the main thoroughfare like a backbone fish, designed to cut down on the impact of sun and wind providing its citizens with comfortable and sheltered accommodation. A fascinating place to explore, the Old Town also has numerous gothic, renaissance, and baroque palaces, monuments, and galleries.
Your ride will be on the scenic south side of the island, with amazing views on hidden beaches and coves, small villages with the local "konoba"s (taverns).

Array Overnight: Korcula
Included: Breakfast

Day 6: Korčula's beaches and unique vineyards

On this second day in Korčula you'll ride discovering his hidden coves, his unique small villages, and his dark pine forests.
You'll have a few loop options today. Whatever you choose, you will be making your way past vineyards, olive groves and along the beautiful coast of the island. Taste traditional food like homemade gnocchi, homemade macaroni, pastičada....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 lived here and has started his life journey from Korčula?

Overnight: Korcula
Included: Breakfast

Day 7: Pelješac peninsula and Dubrovnik

Today, for your final ride, you will cruise along the Pelješac peninsula and ride along the vineyards of Dingač and Postup, made from the Plavac Mali grapes, the close cousin to Zinfandel of California and Primitivo from Calabria. There are many wineries you can visit along the ride. Enjoy great views Pelješac is offering to you, on the islands Mljet and Korčula on your right and the mainland on your left. The ride today has a couple of hills, rides through the vineyards, nice coastal rides… Your final bike destination is Ston, from where you will be transferred to Dubrovnik. Ston, the salt producing village on the Pelješac peninsula was built in the 14th century and has the longest fortified walls in Europe - 5.5 km. Ston was an important town for the Dubrovnik Republic, which was the strongest and most prosperous in the 14th century which you are just about to see.

Array Overnight: Dubrovnik
Included: Breakfast

Day 8: Visit Dubrovnik and Departure

The Pearl of the Adriatic

According to your flight schedule, you can spend the morning exploring the old town with a private guide. George Bernard Shaw said “Those who seek paradise on Earth must come to Dubrovnik" and he was like many others overjoyed by the beauty and rich history of this old town under the UNESCO protection. Its glorious walls, with their fortresses and bastions, offer a unique walk with a view of the magical Elafiti islands. From the Onofrio fountain to the City bell tower, along its Stradun main alley and in many other small and quiet cobblestone streets, every step in this town will be an experience par excellence.

The Dubrovnik airport is at about half an hour from the city center.
We say Ciao, but we know you'll come back to the Med!

Array Included: Breakfast

Brendan NevinBrendan Nevin
15:07 07 Jun 23
Mediterras supported 8 of us on the cycling Gran Tour down the west coast. I would strongly recommend them - brilliant support, great local knowledge led routes and excellent bikes, We would use them again without hesitation.
Lesley KovarLesley Kovar
11:20 08 May 23
We just finished a custom tour with Mediterras, from Palermo to Marsala. What a fantastic experience! Our guide Gian Mario was so knowledgeable and attentive, his planning was meticulous. The choice of boutique hotels, as well as the restaurants he selected, were all wonderful. The rides were well planned, taking us through beautiful countryside and along spectacular coasts. Our van driver Giovanni was also awesome, he could be a professional naturalist. We are already planning our next trip with them (to Sardinia). What a treat to use a small local company that gave us such a memorable trip!
Bernie CreavenBernie Creaven
11:09 08 May 23
We loved traveling with Mediterrras!Mario and Giovanni were amazing, professional, detailed and thoughtful. They made planning this trip easy, they were super flexible when we had to change plans. They supplied us with excellent equipment (I loved my road bike), detailed maps, fun rides, history lessons, in fact we laughed our way around Sicily!We enjoyed our meals together and they booked us into beautiful hotels. Unfortunately, one member of our group had a medical emergency, they looked after him like they would a family member.I can’t wait to bike again with our new best friends!Go ahead book these local guys, you’re guaranteed a fabulous experience!Bernadette (Irish woman living and biking in Seattle).
Rich GundlachRich Gundlach
13:15 24 Sep 22
Great planning, exceptional guides. We enjoyed everything about our trip. We learned a great deal about the history and culture of Sardinia. Marcello at Mediterras made sure that everything was properly arranged and made adjustments when necessary. A great part of our enjoyment came from our interaction with our guides (Giovanni, Stefano and Danilo). They were all very knowledgeable and friendly. When it came time to part we felt like we were leaving old friends.
Doris ChapatteDoris Chapatte
11:53 12 Sep 22
We did the "big-loop" from the 20.08.2022.The big loop ist 12 days road bike around the island. We have booked the trip 1.5 weeks before (last minute) and everything has been organised perfectly. We had an extra break day every 4 days biking. And was great.Mediterras has answer to all our questions. On the day of departure, our bikes we ready, we got time to get full explanation of the tour. We got a navigation system with all the routes. Everything was very clear and very well organised. Our lugage was every evening delivered at the next hotels.The hotel has been wonderfully selected, and always at some nice location and not too far away from the center or the beach. Thank again to Mediterras team for the wonderful holidays.I would give more than a 5 Stars for this trip and the wonderful team.Doris & Jean-Luc - from Swizerland
Tadhg CookeTadhg Cooke
12:46 09 Jun 22
A fantastic introduction to cycling in Sardinia. I just rented the bike in Cagliari for a few days at the end of my holiday, with no particular routes in mind. Gian Mario kindly suggested two nice challenging routes, and sent the GPX files. I only had time for one of them - but it was an absolute gem. Starting in the city, cycling along Poetto, before turning towards the hills. After one tiny village, I didn't pass another café or shop for 40 or 50 km. Just me and the pain in my legs. Superb. The bike was a gem - a former Lotto Jumbo team bike which was ridden in the Paris Roubaix by Tom Leezer. I was a *bit* slower, but I probably enjoyed it more! Wonderful experience - lovely people - always available on whatsapp if I needed anything, which was very reassuring when I don't speak Italian or Sardu! I will definitely use them again if/when I return to Sardegna.Thanks again!
We did the Sicily Baroque tour with Mediterras. Self guided on bikes (el and manual). Gian and his team did adapt the tour for our needs and did all to make the tour enjoyable. Few problems surfaced but all were solved. The trail was interesting and added a lot to our understanding of Sicily, its landscape and life in the rural areas. Accommodations were all good, and the quality of the food in the restaurants Gian had arranged varied from good to excellent. At the end of our tour we did a walk in the hillsides of Etna arranged by Mediterras.The Etna tour was wonderful. We were lucky with weather given the circumstances. It was a bit foggy and a bit cold, but it did not rain. The guides did a good job of explaining the geology of Etna for us and the two geology-educated persons in the group! The hike was challenging, which suited the group well. The food and wine at Barbaras place was totally excellent! Six stars out of five.We were not as lucky in Taormina! It did rain cats and dogs. The drivers did adapt quite well. Did stop at several foto-ops and at the entry gate to the pedestrian street. We did wander through the Greek theatre and the pedestrian walk, did have a stop at a fancy coffe-shop/bar and then decided to skip the dinner and return early back to Syracusa.
W. B.W. B.
16:03 20 Oct 21
I found this company using google and right away Gian was very responsive. I told them what we were looking for, gave specific parameters for distance and elevation, and they put together an itinerary very quickly that completely matched what I asked for. The entire trip was seamless from the 1am pickup at airport to drop off after 10 days of cycling. The routes were on quiet wonderful roads and the hotels they chose were all great. A really good local company which does what they claim to do very well. Highly recommend.
Ilja WinkertIlja Winkert
11:14 17 Sep 21
I rented quite spontaneously a city bike for my whole stay here near Cagliari. The workshop is very well located. Grocery shopping, going to the beach and the city worked very well. Bike were in a good condition. I was properly advised. Fully recommend this place.
14:46 23 Aug 21
We are so happy that we found this rental. Very nice, helpfull and professional customer service. We recommend to everyone!
juliet clarkejuliet clarke
17:20 15 Jun 21
Mediterras arranged a self guided cycling trip through South Eastern sicily stopping in beautiful baroque towns. They arranged everything with less than a weeks notice, keeping us up to date on accommodation, bikes equipment etc.My husband and I had a wonderful time. The ride was perfect, having both been off a bike for several months, the ride was the perfect combination of hills and flats for us to really enjoy it. The accommodation was far better than what we were expecting for the price and recommendations for dinner and stops spot on. We ate incredibly well and all the hosts in the villas and hotels very welcoming and helpful.I would certainly recommend them especially arranging it all with such little notice.
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