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Mountain Biking Croatian Islands

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 6 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 30 people
Destination(s): Croatia  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring  
Season: April - October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 2180 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2250 Euro (EUR)

Discover the beauty of “wild side of 1700-year-old Split”. Use unique opportunity and let yourself be dazzled by Croatian Islands. Experience an unforgettable cycling adventure passing through the UNESCO`s Stari Grad Plain, visiting Blaca monastery and the highest peak of Brač island and enjoying the view on magical vineyards on Korčula. Feel the spirit of Mediterranean and enjoy food and wine. Explore magnificent Dubrovnik – Adriatic pearl.

Itinerary:
Day 1: Get to know Split, your team, and your bikes.

Arrive to Split, settle in for a day, gather up, and get to know members of your small team, your bike, and your guides in a casual bike ride on Marjan hill. Hit the trails leading to the best vantage points of Split city, do some bike fitting, and have a drink before strolling through the beauty of Diocletian’s palace and enjoying authentic local cuisine. We’ll also talk about everything you want to know about the days ahead of us. The Marjan park forest, which proudly guards the city, is also called the lungs of the city. The entire Marjan peninsula is dotted with tiny churches many centuries old, large black pine trees, Mediterranean plants and herbs and the most beautiful beaches. You will cycle through its cool pine woods and enjoy in the shade of medieval churches. Marjan is a great way to get in touch with the natural side of Split, enjoying in the scent of Mediterranean herbs and plants and also in a great panoramic view of the town and surrounding islands. After we return from Marjan you will have some free time to rest and refresh yourself before you head to dinner. Split is the second-largest city in Croatia and a great place to see Dalmatian life as it’s really lived. Always buzzing, this exuberant city has just the right balance of tradition and modernity. Split, the 1700-year-old city, one of the most beautiful UNESCO pearls is simply stunning in its beauty. The Diocletian's Palace (a Unesco World Heritage site and one of the world’s most impressive Roman monuments), Peristyle, St. Doimus's Cathedral, the Piazza... to name but a few monuments, unique in the world. Split has a number of opportunities, whether you like culture, fine arts, songs and music or sports and recreation. Overnight in Split. Meals: welcome dinner. Activity: from 10 to 30km, depending on the group (200-400m total ascent).


Day 2: Getting the taste of it. Welcome to Brac Island.

We will start our day with a climb, but that will pay off as we’ll have more energy to enjoy all the nature and manmade wonders in the day ahead. Top view from Vidova gora on one the World’s most beautiful beaches - the Golden cape beach - is just a start. Desert of Blaca is next, along with the tour of Blaca Monastery, place of unique beauty and history. Landscape will change dramatically as we switch to the south side of this island, making it toward Milna, small town where we’ll spend a night in a hotel. Overnight in Milna. Accommodation: Milna / Brač. Meals: picnic in Blaca, dinner at Konoba. Activity: 45km with 1300m of climb.

Day 3: Hvar Island. Sunniest path through World’s heritage list.

After breakfast, we will proceed to the pier, from where you will embark on a ferry to the island of Hvar, followed by transfer to Croatia’s oldest city of Stari Grad, we’ll cycle through its field, one that is on a UNESCO World Heritage List, founded by ancient Greeks 2300 years ago. Explore picturesque villages of Vrisnik, Svirče and Pitve before we hit the 708m high peak of Sv. Nikola and the 360 panoramic view it offers. On our descent we’ll pass through abandoned villages of Malo and Velo Grabje, hear their amazing stories, and enjoy a local cuisine in a special tavern in Malo Grabje. After lunch and a downhill section to Milna bay, there will be an option for a swim or a coffee, before the transfer to Hvar, where we spend a night. The city of Hvar is a unique fusion of luxurious Mediterranean nature, rich cultural and historical heritage, and mundane, tourist present. Although the area of the town was inhabited more than two millennia ago by Illyrians and later by Greeks and Romans, Hvar began to flourish in the period of the Venetian presence in these parts which is most evident in the architecture of Arsenal where they used to repair galleons, one of the oldest municipal theatres in Europe, the cathedral and possibly the longest square in Dalmatia. Upon your arrival in Hvar, we will check into the accommodation. Overnight on Hvar/Hvar. Meals: lunch in Malo Grablje. Activity: 30km with 940m of climb.

Day 4: Korčula Island - take one.

After the breakfast, we will walk to the port where we will embark on a private boat transfer to Vela Luka on the western point of island of Korčula. Some Croatian islands use pebble stone beaches and promenades as a decoy to hide their true beauty, one that lays in small inland towns. Korcula is a master at this game. We’ll have to work hard, but it will be worth the effort to go from one end to the other in two days. Private speedboat transfer will take us to Vela Luka to explore magnificent cave of Vela Spila, before we meet the inland communities and their way of living. We’ll sway from north to south before we call it a night in a small bay of Prižba in the middle of the island. The island of Korcula is one of the most popular island destinations in Croatia. One of the reasons is the fact that it is second most inhabited Croatia island which makes it a vibrant community of local population but also many foreigners who in increasing numbers, choose to make the island of Korcula their home. During the summer season, the number of people on the island increases several times, and the island of Korcula welcomes it's visitors with open arms, eager to show and share all of its cultural, gastronomical and historical heritage, that has accumulated on this island over thousands of years of uninterrupted development. Upon end of the ride, we will check into our accommodation and have some time to refresh before having dinner.
Overnight on Korčula island. Accommodation: Korčula / Prižba. Meals: picnic, dinner at the hotel. Activity: 30 to 40km with 750 to 850m of climb.

Day 5: Korčula Island - take two.

Our second day on Korcula takes us toward magnificent town of Korcula, one that developed inside the fortress; a miniature version of Dubrovnik. But on our way there, we have a list of things to see, places to go, bays to swim in. We will cycle through some of small beautiful traditional villages and magical old vineyards of Grk and Pošip grape sort. We will explore the east side of the island and its finest parts finishing in the unique medieval town of Korčula built in a fishbone shape and preserved as such to this day. Upon arrival we check into our accommodation where we refresh a little bit and have dinner. Overnight on Korčula/Korčula.
Accommodation: Korčula island/Korčula. Meals: dinner. Activity: 30km with 750m of climb.

Day 6 Peljesac Peninsula. Land of grapes and vine.

Short ferry ride to Orebic after the breakfast and equally short transfer to Potomje where we’ll start our journey through famous Peljesac vineyards, and small inland towns like Janjina, toward the walls of Ston - a town known for its longest stone wall in Europe, oysters and clams. We’ll have light lunch in Ston, before we get transferred to Dubrovnik, a gem that Croatia is known for. Dubrovnik is our jewel and magnet for many visitors. A city of exceptional beauty, called Adriatic pearl. It used to be the seat of the Republic of Dubrovnik. It is a world- renowned city that everybody falls in love with at first sight. Dubrovnik offers excellent nightlife, the best restaurants and wine bars, a number of authentic delicacies and souvenirs. You are bound to find something for yourself. Enjoy evening exploring magnificent fortifications and walls that Dubrovnik is today known for. You’ll find out why so many TV shows and blockbusters choose this city for their set, how it was a republic on its own, how it was wisely governed through centuries, and how its merchant fleet earned respect across the globe. We will end this adventure once we arrive to Dubrovnik. We will make sure that we bring you to your accommodation or airport, before we say goodbye. Accommodation: none. Meals: lunch.
Activity: 45km with 800m of climb.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Accommodations (combination of 3* and 4* hotels)
- Pickup from adequate location or airport before the tour starts
- Local, professional, and experienced tour guides
- Daily van support and luggage transfers
- Daily breakfasts, four lunches and two dinners, two wine tastings, daily refreshments, fruit, soft drinks and snacks
- Full suspension MTB and bike fitting
- Helmet, adventure water bottle, travel planning assistance, pre-tour information, pre-post tour hotel/travel reservations or suggestions.

Price Excludes:
- Flights
- Accommodation in Dubrovnik (on Day 6)
- Departure transfers from Dubrovnik
- Single supplement (see FAQ)
- Travel insurance
- Gratuities to the guide.

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