This is due to heavy traffic coming to/from Dubrovnik on the only road that connects Dubrovnik with the rest of Croatia. You will spend 2 nights in Korcula and Hvar town, both being probably most beautiful and well preserved ancient towns. You will have 2 days on each island and plenty of time to explore the coast, rural and ancient villages, eat great homemade food, and choose your bike distance, from easy to very long and hard rides. Connection between those 2 islands, Hvar and Korcula is done with private 8 or 9 meter power boat, which is very safe and stabile – definitely another highlight of your bike trip.
Finish your self guided tour in 1700 years old town Split, cultural and administrative centre of Dalmatia. Easy biking is possible in Split as well. Connections between Peljesac and Korcula, Hvar and Split are provided by official ferry company, which is another authentic experience. Both of those ferries depart several times a day, so you can decide when to leave. Of course, all of this will be explained to your during the welcome briefing. Being local’s, we can proudly say this tour covers the most beautiful area of Croatian coast in a very short time!
Day 1: Peljesac Bike Ride and Korkula. Transfer from Dubrovnik to Ston, bike ride to Korcula, overnight Korcula. We will pick you up from your hotel in Dubrovnik just after breakfast (10:00 AM) and shuttle to Ston, salt producing village on Peljesac peninsula. Visit the 14th century town, 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….We will do the bike fitting in Ston, and from there you start with your bike ride, 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. We will point out some great wineries where you can taste the Peljesac’s vines! Bike to Orebic, from where you will take ferry to Island Korcula, your home for next 2 nights.
Distance biked: 60 km
Overnight: Hotel in Korcula town
Highlights: Peninsula Peljesac, Ston and Korcula town
Note: See the altimetry profile for the ride from Ston to Orebic. It is 60 km and hilly ride! If you want to make it shorter it is possible, as we can organize that you start biking closer to Orebic, which is where the bike ride ends. Once on Korcula islands, you will have additional 3 km to your hotel.
Day 2: Exploring Korkula Island. Korcula loop ride, overnight Korcula. Today you will 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 options today, either ride on easier coastal road or do some climbing and rolling hills. Whatever you choose as a bike ride today, you will be making your way past vineyards, olive groves and dense woods. We will suggest some great places for lunch, where you will be tasting the traditional style; like home made gnocchi, homemade macaroni, pasticada....and other meals which have been prepared by our ancestors.... You might like to know that Korcula is producing some of the best Croatian white wines: Posip, Rukatac or Grk, which will just add flavor to your lunch or dinner. Another option today is just to relax and wander in Korcula - Venetian fortified town and narrow streets which are irresistible to today's visitor, just as they impressed medieval travel writers like Marco Polo, who began his life journey in this town.
Distance biked: 0-45km, extra ride 55 km,
Overnight: Hotel in Korcula town
Highlights: Korcula town, Island Korcula, coastal ride, charming little villages
Day 3: Islands Korkula and Hvar. Bike to Vela Luka, private fast boat transfer to Hvar, Hvar overnight. Today you ride the whole island of Korcula, about 29 miles to Vela Luka. Enjoy the scenic south side of the island, with amazing views on beautiful hidden beaches and coves, ride along the small villages and hamlets. Ride through the well known vineyards of Posip and try some of it in charming vineries you will find along the way. In the early afternoon you have private fast boat transfer to Hvar. Spend the afternoon in Hvar and visit its main attractions; 7th century AD walls, Venetian loggia, and the oldest municipal Theatre in Europe or just have a coffee or bevanda in one of the most beautiful squares of Mediterranean. Hvar is becoming most chic and popular destination of Dalmatia!
Distance biked: 46 km, extra ride 60km
Overnight: Hotel in Hvar town,
Highlights: Korcula Island, fast boat transfer, Hvar town
Day 4: Hvar. Free day in Hvar. This is very difficult day, as you have to decide for the best option, and all of them are great! Do you want to head for the beach, or have a short bike ride, or just chill in the town in one of its many cafes and watch the world go by, or take a sailing or sea kayak trip to some of the islands around, maybe sunset sail, discover some great places followed with great lunch and swim, your choice, … You will find all of these options described in your day sheets!
Distance biked: optional 20 km
Overnight: Hotel in Hvar town
Highlights: Hvar town, Paklinski Islands, sailing, sea kayaking, trekking, clubbing…..
Day 5: Hvar island bike ride and Split. Today’s ride starts with a climb, along the abandoned villages and lavender fields. Enjoy the scenery, endless sea that is surrounding the island of Hvar along with small islands and islets around. Once on top of the island, you will see a lot of stone piles, man made in order to clear the land so citizens could plant lavender or similar crops!
Riding on the south side of the islands you will be passing among lavender fields, olive groves, and vineyards. Not to mention it is UNESCO world heritage site. The island is noted for its lush vegetation of palm trees, agaves, myrtle, rosemary, pine woods and extensive lavender fields and history dating back to Greek times! Cycle through scenic and mostly flat road on the north side of the island, passing coastal villages of Jelsa and Vrboska. Late in the afternoon, you will take a boat that takes you to Split, a 1700 years old town and now day’s administrative and cultural centre of Dalmatia. Take a walk into old town, explore its narrow streets, meet the locals, see the one of the biggest fish markets in Croatia and enjoy the wine cellars before a dinner tonight.
Distance biked: 30-45 km
Overnight: Hotel in Split town
Highlights: Island Hvar’s bike ride, UNESCO Sites of Stari Grad, Stari Grad plain and Split
Day 6: End of Tour. Optional easy bike ride in Split. If you have time today, after the breakfast you might want to take easy bike ride along Marjan hill, famous recreational place of people of Split. Enjoy the rolling coastal ride before easy climb to the top of Marjan, from where you will take the last view on Diocletian’s Palace, and all the islands you were biking on last few days. We will meet you after the lunch!
Distance biked: 15-20 km
Highlights: Split and Marjan hill
Start/end of bike tours:
- The tour starts in Dubrovnik, 10:00 AM
- The tour ends in Split, 1:00 PM
- The tour can start any day of the months April, May, June, September, October and November depending on the availability in hotels. For months of July and August additional cost of EUR 250 per person will be applied.
Price per person in EURO in double room:
- Classic: 2pax-1470,00 4pax-1050,00 6+pax-950,00
- 4* hotels: 2pax-1632,00 4pax-1240,00 6+pax-1145,00
- Luxury: 2pax-2050,00 4pax-1650,00 6+pax-1550,00
Please note that the prices can change in accordance with the room type booked or available at the requested period!
Rating: There are 3 days where you will be climbing over 500 meters (1640 feet), Day 1 (Ston – Orebic), Day 3 (Korcula – Vela Luka) and Day 5 (Hvar-Stari Grad) . In your information package we will provide taxi numbers, which are able to help and take you and your bike over those hills (not included in package price).
- Daily distances: 0 – 60 km per day.
- Day 1(minimum distance of 60 km, with couple of climbs over 400 meters)
- Day 3( minimum of 46 kilometers with climb up to 500 meters)
- Day 5(minimum of 20 kilometers with climb up to 450 meters).
If you don’t feel like biking this day, we can help you organize a transfer to reach your final destination for that day. All the other days are loop rides and you don’t have to bike if you don’t feel like it!
Total distance biked: 130-700 km in 5 days
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