Croatia Island Hopping | Self-Guided Bike Tour

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6 days - 5 nights
Availability : All Year
Split
Dubrovnik

Description of Croatia Island Hopping | Self-Guided Bike Tour

Take a magical bike tour along Croatia’s sweeping Dalmatian Coast, from the timeless beauty of Split to the charm of old-world Dubrovnik and its surrounding walls. Ride among the isles of Brac, Hvar, and Korcula, where each new twist in the trail reveals another delight.

The local dishes are quite diverse, from fragrant and sharp pašticada and peka, to spicy ćevapčići, and remarkable risotto with cuttlefish ink. Add the most famous wines in the region: powerful red Plavac Mali, fragrant white Pošip, velvety sweet Prošek—everything is direct from the vineyards of Dalmatia.

But this tour is more than that—it’s a deep dive into the quintessential Mediterranean way of life; a region where exquisite flavors, breathtaking views, and ancient history merge with perfection for an experience that is nothing short of sublime.

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What to Expect Cycling through the Dalmatia coastline and islands.

  • The ancient Diocletian's Palace in Split
  • Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn) on Brač Island
  • The glamorous town of Hvar
  • The fine extra virgin olive oil on Korcula Island
  • Pelješac Peninsula wine region
  • Dubrovnik's Old Town and monumental stone walls

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Bike Tour Details

Tour Name

Croatia Island Hopping | Self-Guided Bike Tour

Tour Departure / Arrival

From Split to Dubrovnik

Level of Support

Self-Guided Bike Tour

A Self-Guided Bike Tour is a type of cycling adventure where you have the freedom to plan and navigate at your pace. Our dedicated tour guide and support team will handle hotel bookings, logistics, and baggage transport, ensuring you enjoy a hassle-free and carefree experience.

Cycling style

Active

Stages up to 70 km per day with a maximum of 1300 meters of climbing. Those tours appeal to riders used to train a bit, with some “tasty” climb. Usually you are back at the hotel in the early afternoon.

For guests that want more riding, we can add extra loops to regular stages.

Daily mileage

25 – 80km / day

Suggested Airports

In: Split (Google Map)

Out: Dubrovnik (Google Map)

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Bike Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome in Croatia! | Warm Up Ride and Split visit

Tour briefing, bike fitting, and visit of Split downtown

As soon as you touch down in Split, our welcoming representative will be there to greet you, introducing you to the heartbeat of the area, guiding you through the most captivating sites and the finest dining spots. You’ll receive a personalized bike fitting, ensuring your ride is as comfortable as it is thrilling, followed by a detailed briefing on the myriad of cycling paths and options at your disposal.

Split’s crowning jewel, Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site, offers an extraordinary glimpse into the past where modern life seamlessly blends with ancient history. Wander through living quarters ingeniously integrated within the palace’s ancient walls, where the air is fragrant with the scent of Mediterranean cuisine from the myriad of cafes and restaurants nestled inside. Just beyond the palace, the waterfront promenade beckons for leisurely evening strolls against a backdrop of the setting sun.

Your adventure begins with a choice: a relaxed, car-free 20 km ride to ease into the Dalmatian lifestyle or an ambitious 80 km loop that ventures into the captivating interior of the land. Whichever path you choose, it marks the start of an unforgettable journey through the heart of Croatia.

Overnight: Split
Included:

Day 2: The Island Brač | Cycling 25 to 80 Km

Today stage takes you to the enchanting island of Brač, the largest and loftiest among the central Dalmatian archipelago. Here, a diverse array of cycling paths awaits you, offering everything from breezy 25 km rides to challenging 80km+ loops. Immerse yourself in the island’s rich culture as you explore quaint fisherman villages, delve into fascinating museums, and admire contemporary pieces in art galleries.

Brač is celebrated for its exquisite stone, a material so esteemed that it contributed to the construction of monumental structures like the White House in Washington and the majestic Diocletian’s Palace. As you traverse through the ancient villages and towns, you’ll witness a living exhibition of masterful stone craftsmanship, a testament to the island’s heritage.

Your journey through Brač promises breathtaking views of the mainland, with paths winding through serene olive groves and lush vineyards, painting a picture of idyllic beauty. Your day ends with a scenic ferry ride back to Split in the late afternoon, carrying with you memories of a day well spent in the heart of Dalmatia.

Overnight: Split
Included: Breakfast

Day 3: Hvar Island | Cycling 20 to 60Km

Through coastal scenery and lavender fields

Following a serene ferry journey from Split, your adventure continues on the sun-drenched island of Hvar. We recommend starting your day with a leisurely morning ride around the UNESCO-listed Stari Grad. This Old Town, a treasure trove of history, was founded by ancient Greeks in 400 B.C., and today, it invites you to pedal through time. As you navigate its tranquil, charming streets, you’ll be enveloped by the scent of gardens, the sea breeze along the coast, and the earthy aroma of olive groves, offering a sensory feast as rich as the town’s storied past.

Then your journey takes you through the seaside villages of Vrboska and Jelsa. These gems of the island offer a glimpse into the serene coastal life, with their quaint harbors, ancient stone houses, and quiet, cobblestone streets.

In the afternoon, ride along what is arguably the most picturesque route on the island, meandering through fields of lavender that stretch towards the horizon. This famous path not only captivates with its vibrant hues and sweet fragrances but also leads you to the town of Hvar. Here, the blend of natural beauty and historic splendor creates a perfect backdrop for an unforgettable cycling day.

Overnight: Hvar
Included: Breakfast

Day 4: Korčula Island | Cycling 46Km

Where timeless flavors meet ancient shores

Begin your day with a scenic boat transfer to the enchanting island of Korčula, where a 46-kilometer bike ride awaits, taking you away from the well-trodden paths of Korčula town. This island, rich with history predating even the ancient Greeks, offers a journey through time with every pedal stroke. You’ll encounter evidence of its early settlement amidst the breathtaking landscapes.

The island’s northern shores were once chosen by the Venetians to construct a fortified city, pivotal to their dominance in the region. Their legacy endures in the stunning, well-preserved walled old town of Korčula, where you’ll spend two nights. This architectural treasure has remained virtually unchanged for centuries, inviting you to explore its historic charm.

Ride along the island’s southern coastline, where spectacular views of pristine hidden beaches and secluded coves unfold. The route meanders through rural villages and hamlets, inviting you to discover the island’s beauty. Take the opportunity to stop at one of the local konobas (taverns) and delight in the exquisite flavors of dishes prepared with locally sourced ingredients.

This journey through Korčula offers a blend of historical discovery, natural splendor, and gastronomic delights, creating an experience that is as enriching as it is memorable.

Overnight: Korčula old town
Included: Breakfast

Day 5: Korčula rest day | Cycling 0 to 36km

Spend a day exploring the island.

Seize another day in Korčula to truly immerse yourself in the island’s enchanting landscapes and rich history. Venture beyond the usual paths to discover Korčula’s secluded coves, captivating old towns, quaint villages, and the dark pine forests that cloak much of its terrain. Today offers a selection of loop routes, each promising its own adventure. Whether you’re weaving through lush vineyards, ancient olive groves, or along the island’s stunning coastline, every turn brings a new delight.

Indulge in the local culinary treasures that have been the heart of Korčula’s cuisine for centuries. From homemade gnocchi and macaroni to the savory depths of pašticada, these traditional dishes offer a taste of the island’s soul. Complement your meal with some of Croatia’s finest white wines, produced right here on Korčula, enhancing your dining experience with their exquisite flavors.

Talking about food, you simply can’t miss the local olive oil, renowned for its rich flavors, coming from olive groves that have flourished for centuries. The olive tree, a staple of the Mediterranean, finds a perfect home on Korčula, where the island’s gentle climate and traditional, frequently organic, cultivation methods give rise to distinct flavors—from the fruity to the peppery. Local varieties like Lastovka and Oblica enhance the oil’s depth, securing its place as a pillar of Korčula’s culinary legacy.

Overnight: Korčula old town
Included: Breakfast

Day 6: Dubrovnik | Cycling 0Km

Enjoy the splendor of old Dubrovnik, the Pearl of the Adriatic

After enjoying breakfast, we’ll arrange your transfer to Dubrovnik, marking the conclusion of the tour. However, the end of the cycling tour doesn’t have to mean the end of your adventure. Dubrovnik, known as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic,’ offers a treasure trove of experiences, and extending your stay here comes highly recommended.

Once you’ve settled in, immerse yourself in the city’s rich history by exploring the majestic walls that cradle the Old Town. These fortifications, dating back to the Middle Ages, offer panoramic views of the azure Adriatic Sea and the city’s iconic red-tiled roofs. A walk along these walls is a journey through time and an absolute must-do.

Venture further into the heart of Dubrovnik to discover its limestone streets and baroque buildings. Visit the Rector’s Palace, a harmonious blend of Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture, which now houses the Cultural History Museum. Don’t miss the chance to see the Sponza Palace, a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture that holds the city’s archives.

For a spiritual retreat, step into the serene interior of the Dubrovnik Cathedral or the Franciscan Monastery, which houses one of the oldest pharmacies in Europe, operational since 1317.

If you’re looking for a unique perspective of the city, take the cable car up to Mount Srđ. From this vantage point, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of Dubrovnik and the surrounding islands, a perfect spot for capturing memories or simply soaking in the vistas.

For those interested in Dubrovnik’s maritime history, the Maritime Museum inside St. John’s Fortress offers insightful exhibits on the city’s naval power.

And finally, for a tranquil end to your day, wander down to the old port to enjoy a leisurely dinner at one of the seaside restaurants, where you can enjoy fresh seafood while watching boats glide across the harbor.

Dubrovnik is not just a city; it’s a living museum, a testament to resilience, beauty, and the rich tapestry of human history. Taking an extra day to explore its wonders is an opportunity to enrich your understanding and appreciation of this unforgettable destination.

Overnight: on your own
Included: Breakfast

Bike Tour Price

Quote per Person

  • From € 2190

What's included

  • 5 nights in nice hotels, double occupancy
  • 5 breakfast
  • Bike rental (hybrid, road bike)
  • Welcome meeting and tour briefing
  • Maps, route notes or GPS tracks
  • Ferry tickets and private boat transfers
  • Luggage transportation inn2inn
  • Telephone assistance

What's not included

  • Local Taxes
  • Any meals or beverages not indicated as included
  • Travel to and from the tour start and end
  • Any Private Expenses

Supplements

  • Single Room from 435 €
  • E-bike supplement 140 €
  • High Season (contact us, as we have various options)
  • Split Airport to Hotel 70 €Price per person, minimun 2 people.
  • Hotel to Dubrovnik Airport 70 €

Complementaries

  • Water bottle

Cancellation Policy

  • more than 60 days:
    100% refund of deposit
  • 60 days to 30 days:
    70% refund of the trip price will be made
  • 29 days to 15 days:
    50% refund of the trip price will be made
  • 14 days to 0 days:
    100% cancellation fee
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    Hotel Villa Betania, Florence

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  • Hotel Italia Siena Tuscany

    Hotel Italia

    An intimate and elegant three-star property owned and operated by a Siena family, totally renovated and within walking distance from the historical district.

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  • Hotel Dei Capitani Montalcino Tuscany

    Hotel Dei Capitani

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  • Hotel Corsignano Pienza Tuscany

    Hotel Corsignano

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  • Bike hotel La Pace Asciano Tuscany

    Hotel La Pace

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    Asciano, Tuscany
  • Relais Vignale Radda in Chianti, Tuscany, Italy

    Relais Vignale & Spa

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    Radda in Chianti, Tuscany
  • Hotel Bel Soggiorno San Gimignano

    Bel Soggiorno

    Hotel Bel Soggiorno is the perfect place for cycling enthusiasts in San Gimignano. Set within typical 14th-century buildings, it’s a walking distance from the main square and the Porta San Giovanni.

    San Gimignano, Tuscany
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