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5 Reasons to Visit Croatia

“Croatia is a hidden gem with so much beauty and history. Exploring it by bike allowed me to experience it in the best possible way.”
-Claire, Trek Travel Guest

Croatia and the Dalmatian Coast are some of Europe’s favorite luxury destinations. From Dubrovnik to Korcula to Hvar, there is so much to see and do in this historic and extravagant region. While there are countless draws to come here, discover our top 5 reasons to visit Croatia with Trek Travel.

1. The Adriatic Sea

Brilliant blue and shimmering, the Adriatic Sea will take your breath away. As you cycle along the Dalmatian coast, enjoy stunning views of the water below. Take to the water on a private boat to swim and soak in the sunshine.

Top 5 Reason to Visit Croatia

2. The Croatian Food

Croatia’s cities have delicious and delightful restaurants to choose from, but heading out into the countryside offers a whole new perspective on the local cuisine. Delight in a traditional Croatian feast at a family-owned “konoba” or taste locally made olive oil and jams at an olive oil mill. Make sure to try some of Croatia’s famous dishes during your visit, including Peka, a meat and vegetable dish that is slowly roasted under a cast iron bell.

3. The History

While walking, biking, and boating, discover the rich history of Croatia’s cities, including Korcula and Hvar. Partake in a walking tour of Korcula to learn more about the many rulers of the city, dating back to Greek rule in 6th century BC, or explore the 16th-century towers in the Hvar harbor as you stroll the chic surrounding town.

4.The Hotels

Soak in the luxury of Croatia’s best accommodations. Walk to Dubrovnik’s Old Town from Hotel Bellevue or enjoy views from the hotel terrace overlooking Miramare Bay. In Korcula, rest your head in a Relais & Châteaux property renovated from an 18th-century bishop’s palace. Relax in a rooftop pool or luxury spa at the boutique Hotel Adriana in Hvar. Each property offers beautiful scenery and exceptional amenities.

5. The Cycling

From lush valleys filled with vineyards, olive groves, and tangerine, fig, or mulberry trees to breathtaking limestone ridges set against the blazing blue of the sea, your senses will be alive while cycling through the natural beauty of Croatia.

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What is the Difference?

Ultimate Luxury:

Savor some of the most spectacular, 5-star properties in the world. Exuding luxury and elegance, these one-of-a-kind accommodations offer the chance to rejuvenate at award-winning spas, dine at Michelin-starred restaurants, and more.


Enjoy luxurious accommodations handpicked for a refined experience. From signature spa treatments to delicious local cuisine, you’ll be more than provided for; you’ll be pampered.


These handpicked hotels provide relaxation and fun in a casual and comfortable environment. Delicious cuisine and great service mix perfectly for a memorable stay.


On select cycling vacations, you’ll stay at a mix of Explorer and Luxury hotels. Rest assured, no matter which hotel level you’re at, our trip designers carefully select every accommodation.

Activity Level

Level 1:

Road: 1-3 hours of riding. Up to 25 mi (40 km). Up to 1,000 ft (300 m).

Gravel: 1-3 hours of riding. Up to 20 mi (35 km). Up to 1,000 ft (300 m).

Hiking: 1-3 hours of hiking. Up to 5 mi (8 km). Up to 1,000 ft (300 m).

Level 2:

Road: 2-4 hours of riding. 20-35 mi (35-60 km). Up to 2,500 ft (750 m).

Gravel: 2-4 hours of riding. 15-30 mi (25-45 km). Up to 2,000 ft (300 m).

Hiking: 2-4 hours of hiking. 4-8 mi (6-12 km). Up to 1,500 ft (450 m).

Level 3:

Road: 3-5 hours of riding. 25-55 mi (40-85 km). Up to 4,500 ft (1,500 m).

Gravel: 3-5 hours of riding. 20-40 mi (35-60 km). Up to 3,000 ft (900 m).

Hiking: 3-5 hours of hiking. 6-10 mi (9-16 km). Up to 2,000 ft (600 m).

Level 4:

Road: 4+ hours of riding. 40-70 mi (60-110 km). Up to 8,000 ft (2,400 m).

Gravel: 4+ hours of riding. 30-50 mi (45-80 km). Up to 4,000 ft (1,200 m).

Hiking: 4+ hours of hiking. 7-15 mi (11-24 km). Up to 4,000 ft (1,200 m).

What are your trip styles?

Classic - Reserve:

Savor the finer things as you relax in luxurious 5-star accommodations and wine, dine, and ride in some of the most unforgettable destinations around the world.

Classic - Signature:

Explore beautiful destinations by bike, enjoy extra inclusions, savor delicious local cuisine, and enjoy the perfect mix of accommodations.

Classic - Discover:

Enjoy a casual cycling vacation with fantastic routes and comfortable accommodations.

Ride Camp:

Train like the pros in some of their favorite riding destinations.

Pro Race:

See the pros in action at the biggest cycling events of the year.

Cross Country:

Tackle an epic adventure that takes you point-to-point across mountains, countryside, and more.


Enjoy a bike tour on your schedule with just your chosen travel companions.

Single Occupancy

Sometimes it’s more convenient and comfortable to have your own room while on vacation. We understand and that’s why we offer a Single Occupancy option. The additional price guarantees a private room all to yourself