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Welcome to your Croatian adventure! After some initial introductions, your guides will spend some time fitting and familiarizing you with your Trek bike for the week. We'll hop on a brief shuttle out of the city and begin our ride in the Konavle valley. This little known valley close to the Bosnia-Hercegovina and Montenegro borders is densely forested with cypress and pine trees as well as vineyards, olive groves, tangerine, figs, and mulberry trees. Today's ride begins in Cilipi and meanders through a protected nature reserve before stopping for lunch at Konavski Dori, a traditional restaurant with water mills dating to the Dubrovnik Republic. Continue riding to your heart's content through this stunningly beautiful landscape dotted with tiny villages and hamlets. After we return to Dubrovnik, take some time to soak up your surroundings at the hotel pool or at the beach before you and your newfound friends gather for drinks and learn about all that is in store for you in the week ahead. You’ll then enjoy your first rousing dinner together, a multi-course feast featuring the bounty of fresh local fare from both land and sea.
Approximately 35 miles with 3,000 feet of climbing
Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik
Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner
Today you will shuttle to the region of Ston, a salt-producing village with the longest fortified wall in Europe (3.5 miles!). After you check out the 14th century town walls, your Trek Travel guides will discuss the rules of bike safety and specific tips for riding along the Croatian Coast. From there, you’re off to discover the Pelješac Peninsula as you ride to Viganj. Stop for lunch at a small bistro in the picturesque fishing village of Viganj before hopping aboard a private boat for Korcula Island, the sixth largest island in the Adriatic. Korcula Town is a medieval Dalmatian village and your home for the next two nights, at the Lešic Dimitri Palace. Explore this red-roofed city, situated on the tip of a peninsula which juts dramatically over the enchanting Adriatic. This evening you’ll dine together at the divine Lesic Dimitri Restaurant.
Ston to Viganj with Shuttle
Approximately 35 miles with 3,200 feet of climbing
Ston to Dingac with Shuttle
Approximately 17 miles with 2,100 feet of climbing
Ston to Viganj to Orebic
Approximately 40 miles with 3,500 feet of climbing
Lesic Dimitri Palace
Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner
Korcula’s vast and lush woods, hidden coves and forested hills are yours to discover by bike today. Explore the interior of the island as you make your way past vineyards, olive groves, villages and coastal hamlets. Continuing your ride, you’ll encounter the small coves and beaches of the steep southern coast, which are a dramatic contrast to the flat northern coast and its natural harbors. You’ll pedal through a colorful history founded by the Trojan hero Antenor, according to legend. Korcula has changed hands many times over the ages, including an era of Greek rule in the 6th century BC, the Roman conquest in the 1st century, and the takeover by the Venetians in 1000 AD. Lunch today is at our friends' organic olive grove where you'll taste the family's olive oils, enjoy a delectable lunch and some homemade preserves for dessert. This afternoon, we'll explore the town of Korcula together and learn its secrets and history with our local guide. Tonight your taste buds will reign supreme as you enjoy another meal together. Dinner will be at a charming traditional family bistro using only local ingredients from their garden. These brothers specialize in Peka, a dish of meat and vegetables slowly roasted under a cast iron bell. This succulent dish pairs wonderfully with a deep ruby glass of Plavic Mali wine.
Korcula to Zrnovo Loop
Approximately 36 miles with 3,600 feet of climbing
Korcula to Racisce Loop
Approximately 19 miles with 1,510 feet of climbing
Korcula to Zrnovo to Lumbarda Loop
Approximately 46 miles with 4,200 feet of climbing
Lesic Dimitri Palace
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
After a morning ride to Vela Luka, you’ll travel by boat to Hvar, the most glamorous of the Dalmatian islands. After lunch on your own, explore chic Hvar Town, where the 16th-century Citadel towers over the yacht-filled harbor. While today it is considered a hot vacation spot, Hvar was once a Venetian capital on the key east-west trade routes. That influence lives on in a collection of Renaissance buildings including the Citadel; the 17th century Arsenal, which housed the oldest theater in Croatia and one of the first in Europe; and St. Stephen’s Cathedral, complete with a classically Venetian campanile. Explore the main square, Pjaca, paved in marble and lined with outdoor bars and boutiques, or walk through the old town, heading up the hillside to discover understated architectural gems hidden in the narrow lanes and alleys. If you’d rather, head for the beach! It’s your vacation—you decide! Tonight, choose from the many restaurants in Hvar for your dinner.
Korcula to Vela Luka
Approximately 35 miles with 2,800 feet of climbing
Korcula to Vela Luka
Approximately 26 miles with 1,600 feet of climbing
Today, pedal through a landscape like no other—this is a ride that you will remember forever! As you cycle along the limestone ridge of the island, a stunning vista unfurls with ancient white stone walls terracing green valleys, set against the blazing blue of the ever-present sea. Centuries ago, these walls were built by farmers clearing the land so that crops could be planted. Today, the stones remain and in between are gnarled vines, silver tipped olive trees and lush vegetables. You’ll then descend into the valley and pedal quiet roads bordered by vineyards and olive groves. You’ll cycle to the seaside port of Jelsa then continue on narrow roads toward Stari Grad, the original capital of Hvar until the Venetians declared the nearer Hvar Town more convenient. Tonight, you’ll dine at a renowned restaurant in town and celebrate an amazing week.
Hvar to Jelsa Loop with Shuttle
Approximately 45 miles with 4,000 feet of climbing
Hvar to Jelsa Return with Shuttle
Approximately 22 miles with 1,900 feet of climbing
Hvar to Vrisnik to Jelsa Loop
Approximately 45 miles with 4,600 feet of climbing
Breakfast | Social Hour | Dinner
This morning, choose to explore the coast on a guided kayak expedition or alternatively, you can sleep in and linger over breakfast as the waves lap against the shore. Say goodbye to your guides and your Croatian vacation of a lifetime at 10:00 AM when you will board a private boat to Split. We recommend you not book travel before 1:30 PM from Split.
Private boat to Split
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See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.
Averages and totals are calculated from our "Today’s Ride" options.
We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays. We recommend that you fly into Dubrovnik (DBV) for the trip start. Arriving two to three days in advance will give you more time to recover from the effects of a long international flight. The airport is 12 miles from the city center and can be reached by public bus, shuttle or taxi. Buses and shuttles generally run after each international flight arrival and cost approximately 35 kuna. A taxi ride should take approximately 25 minutes and cost between 180 and 250 kuna, depending upon your destination and the amount of luggage you have with you. Alternatively, our hotel in Dubrovnik will arrange transportation for you for an additional fee.
For departing flights, Split Airport (SPU) offers flights to many European cities where you can then connect with flights to North America.
Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Excelsior Hotel (Frana Supila 12, Dubrovnik) or the Bellevue Hotel (Pera Cingrije 7, Dubrovnik) at 9:00 AM on the first day of the trip. After some brief introductions, your guides will perform personal bike fittings. If you have brought your own pedals, make sure to have them and your cycling shoes available so the guides can properly fit the bike. We'll then embark on a short shuttle out of the city to start our ride in the Konavle Valley.
If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip start with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel, Excelsior Hotel (+385 (0)20 353 000) or Bellevue Hotel (+385 (0)20 330 000), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details. If you arrive late to the meeting location, you can meet the group later in the day before social hour and dinner.View our pre hotel recommendations
You will say farewell to your guides at 10:00 AM at the Hvar Harbor. At this time, you will embark on a private speed boat to Split. The private boat transfer to Split will take approximately an hour and thirty minutes, and land on the Split promenade or the first nearby dock, a 5 minute walk from the Main Ferry Terminal. Ferry times from Hvar Island vary by season, there is a 1:45 PM ferry in high season and a 5:30 PM option from Stari Grad. Your guides can assist you in selecting the ferry you need.View our post hotel recommendations
The Croatian coast enjoys a warm, Mediterranean climate. Expect average daily temperatures to range from a low of 68 to a high of 78, with generally sunny days. Rain is always a possibility, so be prepared with layers. The weather can be cool at night, so please bring a light jacket and walking shoes for our short evening walks to and from dinner. Packing List
Less than two decades ago, Dubrovnik lay in smoldering ruin, with two out of every three buildings damaged in the 1991 bombardment. Today the city sparkles, its walled old center a smooth medieval stone glory, with the sheer blue of the clear Adriatic immediately below.This captivating town provides endless opportunities for further exploration by history buffs, music lovers, romantics, those drawn to the sea and fans of the beach.Walk the palace walls, enjoy a symphony in the ancient cloister, dine in one of the many outdoor restaurants, or laze on a beach with a view of the city above—there’s no shortage of ways to enjoy this lovely town. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre-trip hotel:
Croatia’s second largest-city has established itself as a vibrant destination in its own right, rather than just a launching pad for ferries to nearby Dalmatian islands. The Riva, the main promenade that runs along the harbor, boasts vivacious outdoor life from dawn until dusk; its cafes and restaurants are filled with exuberant revelers. But the real draw in this town is the former palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian. This grand gutted shell is no atmospheric ruin, it is alive and brimming with houses, apartments, hotels, restaurants, shops and churches.The palace is filled with tiny streets and alleyways opening up into exquisite views of crumbling archways and ancient columns. We recommend the following accommodations for your post-trip hotel:
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