The Dalmatian Coast is one of the true wonders of Europe with arguably the clearest waters in the Mediterranean, as well as the plethora of historic and cultural interests. Experiencing this special region by bike is by far the most rewarding way to travel. From your arrival in Split until just before Dubrovnik, your journey will encounter the beautiful islands of Brac, Hvar and Korcula, travelling by bike and ferry. The scenery alternates between seaside villages, tiny medieval walled towns and lovely quiet pebbled bays, set against a backdrop of pine forests and mountains. Your final leg takes you to the red roofs of Dubrovnik, the proud port city that once rivaled Venice in wealth and influence.
DAY 1 Arrive Split, transfer to Sutivan on the island of Brac DAY 2 Ascend Vidova Gora (778m) the highest peak on the Croatian islands, and return to Supetar (45km) DAY 3 By boat to the island of Hvar, overnight Stari Grad DAY 4 Cycle to Hvar town (40km) DAY 5 Cycle north to Jelsa famous for its red wines (15km) DAY 6 Cycle to the port of Sucuraj, then by boat to Korcula (52km) DAY 7 Circuit through the forest taking in isolated beaches (5-15km) DAY 8 Free day to explore or relax (option to visit the picturesque island of Mljet) DAY 9 Ferry to the mainland, cycle through the vineyards of Peljesac Peninsula, bus to Dubrovnik (22km) DAY 10 Trip concludes
Mondays from 1 Apr to 31 Oct
During the trip you will need to carry your own luggage in the panniers supplied. Excess baggage not required during the trip is transferred to Dubrovnik. High season is from 24 Jun to 31 Aug and a supplement applies. The itinerary for low season is slightly different. See trip notes for details. There is a 6 day version of this itinerary.
*9 breakfasts *9 nights in 2-3 star apartments on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities *transfers by ferry, bus and coach as per the itinerary *information pack including route notes & maps per room booked *rental bike with panniers and helmet *emergency hotline