Mountain biking Croatian islands

Support
Guide
Duration
6days
Intensity
Challenging

About Tour

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Join us in an unforgettable mountain bike adventure cycling through the most beautiful parts of the Dalmatian coastline and islands. Conquer the highest peak of Brač, Vidova Gora, and St. Nikola on Hvar, cycle through Stari Grad plain, UNESCO protected field, and enjoy in a beautiful landscape of Korčula Island. Enjoy walking through ancient stone streets of two Adriatic pearls, Split and Dubrovnik.

Itinerary

Get to know Split, your team, and your bikes

Our journey of discovering Croatia on bikes will start in Split, the Dalmatian hub. The plan for the first day is to settle down and prepare. You will gather and meet the members of your team, the bike, and your guides. We will talk about everything you need to know about the days ahead. After that, we will have a leisurely bike ride on the hill Marjan, 178 meters high. Marjan is a beautiful hill located near the city center. The trail is simple and easy. It will be a great warm-up and a chance to feel the bike and see how it fits. Plus, you can enjoy the view from Marjan that overlooks Split and its promenade. To sum up, a good day, walk to the magnificent Diocletian's Palace and try out the local Croatian cuisine.

Welcome to Brač Island

In the morning, a one-hour ferry ride will take us to Supetar, the starting point of our cycling adventure. The island of Brač is a land of exceptional olive oil, wine, and large green pastures. The white stone from Brač was used to build Diocletian's Palace. Our first aim is Vidova Gora. Although the beginning is a steep climb, the trail will be easier throughout the day. The ascent to Vidova Gora leads along a beautiful hiking trail, built in Roman times, called Vela. Vidova Gora, 778 meters high, is the highest peak of the Adriatic Islands. Therefore, the view from the top is extraordinary and extends to the entire Brač, beach Zlatni Rat, and the neighboring island of Hvar. Our next stop is the Blaca Desert and the Blaca Monastery, a place of unique beauty and history. As we move forward to the south side of the island towards the town of Milna, the landscape will change. Milna, situated in a deep bay, overlooks the strait Splitska Vrata. We will take the ferry to Split and spend the night in Split.

Hvar Island, sunniest path through World’s Heritage List

After a ferry ride to the Croatian oldest city, Stari Grad, we’ll cycle through Stari Grad Plain (Starogradsko polje), a UNESCO Heritage Site, founded by ancient Greeks 2,400 years ago. The division of the Stari Grad Plain is one of the masterpieces of Greek culture in the Mediterranean. There are about 120 archeological sites.

We will continue our journey through picturesque villages of Dol, Vrbanj, Vrisnik, Svirče, and Pitve. Later we will climb to the top of Sv. Nikola, the highest peak in Hvar, 628 meters high. The 360 degrees panoramic from the top allows you to see remarkable surroundings from all directions. The tour from here goes downhill through the famous city of Hvar. Medieval Fortress Fortica, the main piazza, the city walls, stone streets, numerous bars, and restaurants will be waiting for you at the end of this tour. We will spend the night in the town of Hvar.

Korčula Island - part one

In the morning, we will enjoy some time off in Hvar, exploring Pakleni islands by sea kayak. The Pakleni Islands are a divine collection of small islands in front of Hvar town, whose pine trees provide shade to numerous idyllic coves. As tour duration is up to 3 to 4 hours there is enough time to swim, snorkel, chill, get a coffee or refreshing drink at the beach bar.  

Later in the afternoon, we will depart on a ferry to Korčula island.  Korčula is considered to be the birthplace of the most renovated traveler Marco Polo, who impacted many people, including Christopher Columbus, and gave significant contributions in terms of Geography and the World maps. The island has been inhabited since prehistoric times. The oldest finds are in Vela Spila, form the Old Stone Age. 

We will spend the night in a quiet Mediterranean town of Vela Luka.



Korčula Island - part two

On our second day of the journey through Korčula, we will be cycling to the magnificent town of Korčula. Before we reach Korčula town, we have a list of things to see, places to go, and bays to swim in. We will drive through beautiful traditional villages and magical ancient vineyards of Grk and Pošip. Korčula town is surrounded by towers and walls that resemble a smaller version of the old city of Dubrovnik. The towers and walls emphasize the strategic role of Korčula, making it one of the most prominent Croatian historical cities. In the evening, we will take a stroll around center, and afterward enjoy some local food with a view of the Pelješac peninsula. We will spend the night in a hotel on Korčula.

Peljesac peninsula, a land of grapes and vines

On our last day of the venture, we will take a short ferry ride (45 minutes) to Orebić, a small town on Pelješac. The second-largest peninsula in Croatia, Pelješac, has an excellent Mediterranean climate for growing top-quality wines like Dingač, Postup, and Plavac Mali. From Orebić we have arranged a transfer to village Potomje, a 20 minutes drive. We will ride through famous Pelješac vineyards and small inland villages. We will head to Ston, the town known for the longest stone wall in Europe, oysters, and mussels. After sightseeing, we will have light lunch, before we get transferred to Dubrovnik. 

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. 

We will spend the night in hotel in Dubrovnik where our adventure ends. 

Our Great Staff

Vedran Medvesek
Guide

Vedran Medvesek

Vedran is our mountain biking and kayaking guide. Since joining our team in 2016, he has created and organized many of our mountain bike tours. He loves to spend his free time in nature, practicing adrenaline and adventure sports. Physical activity is always a good idea that can help you stay calm and focused, Vedran says.


Kristian Marovic
Guide

Kristian Marovic

Kristian is our trained guide in kayaking, hiking, and cycling tours. He has many years of experience in adventure sports, which makes him an expert in conducting these tours. His friendly and positive energy will enchant you. His motto is no matter what you are a climber, kayaker, or cyclist, the greatness that appears behind us and before us in an adventure is nothing compared to the greatness that lies in our hearts.

Arrangement

Included

The 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
  • Hard tail MTB and bike fitting (full suspension bike available for 150euro supplement)
  • Helmet
  • &adventure water bottle
  • Travel planning assistance, pre-tour information, pre-post tour hotel/travel reservations or suggestions

Not included

The price does not include: 

  • Flights
  • Accommodation in Dubrovnik (on Day 6)
  • Departure transfers from Dubrovnik
  • Single supplement
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities

Summary

Support
Guide
Duration
6days
Intensity
Challenging
price per guest
from 3,313 € / 24,850 kn