Croatia Bike Tour

Pearls of the Dalmatian Coast and Islands

6 days / 5 nights Level: 3Price from: $4,895Collection: Classic

Tour Highlights

  • Travel back in time at Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the heart of Split
  • Reach the historic island town of Hvar by boat, home to seventh-century fortifications, a Venetian loggia, historic piazzas, and the oldest municipal theater in Europe
  • Visit a family farm on the island of Korčula and sample local products like lavender sorbet, eggplant paté, and wild asparagus
  • Discover the white wines of Korčula and reds from the ancient wine-producing plains of Stari Grad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Eat

Fresh seafood like oysters, octopus, and fish; traditional burek pastries for breakfast

Drink

Unique wines of the Pelješac peninsula including Dingač and Postup, white varietals like Grk, and local plum brandy

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  • Day 1

    Welcome to Split!

    Your guides will meet you at the airport in Split where your bike tour begins! Toast your arrival with a welcome drink and begin with the essentials: bike fitting and safety review. From here we’ll set off to ride along a quiet coastal road and be treated to our first glimpse of the stunning Adriatic. After a leisurely warm up, we’ll return for an exclusive walking tour of Diocletian’s, built at the turn of the 4th century BC, the castle offers a fascinating glimpse into this era of local history. Tonight we’ll enjoy a true Croatian feast at a local restaurant that is a true hidden gem.

    Meals: Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Split, Marjan Hill
    Accomplished: 9 miles / 15 km
    Accommodations: Cornaro Hotel

  • Day 2

    Brač Island

    This morning we will cruise to Brač, the largest island in Dalmatia. Our ride starts on the coastal roads alongside olive groves and vineyards. The precious white marble seen here was excavated and used in the building of the White House, Diocletian’s Palace, and the Budapest Parliament. After lunch we will visit the Jakšić family gallery. The family prides themselves in keeping the ancient stone cutting tradition alive, while also adding new styles to create unique pieces. Each Jakšić specializes in their own craft – Lovre is the master sculptor, Ida, the mother, is the exclusive clothing and jewelery designer, and Dina, the daughter, is the resident painter. After this exclusive experience, we will bike back to Supetar from where we catch the ferry back to Split. Your guides will provide you with a number of great dining options for you to choose from. Dobar tek!

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
    Destinations: Island Brač, Split, Supetar
    Accomplished: 21 miles / 35 km
    Longer Option: 37 miles / 60 km
    Accommodations: Cornaro Hotel

  • Day 3

    Split and Hvar Island

    Set off on a breathtaking private boat ride to Hvar Island. Arriving in Stari Grad we’ll pedal to Jelsa for a lunch within the old walls of this colorful seaside village. From there we’ll cycle along the water’s edge, weaving in and out of small coves where bathers drift atop the crystal blue waters of the Adriatic. Cycle past vibrant lavender fields and olive groves, choose to finish the day by bike or shuttle back to Hvar Town. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the charming family-owned Konoba Zlatna Školjka.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Split, Stari Grad, Hvar Town
    Accomplished: 17 miles / 27 km
    Longer Option: 29 miles / 47 km
    Accommodations: Hotel Adriana

  • Day 4

    The Hvar Lavender Road

    After enjoying a relaxing breakfast, you’ll gear up to enjoy another stellar ride with unbelievable views of the seas that surround us. Today’s ride takes us through abandoned villages that historically were prominent producers of the lavender products and oils that were once a trademark of Hvar Island. Soar down to the Stari Grad Plain, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and admire the ancient wine-producing valley before arriving at the Tomić Wine Cellar. Here you’ll discover the best red wines coming from Hvar, produced and blended in this modern cellar. From here we will transfer back to Hvar town or you can choose to ride the same route back. Tonight our private boat will take us to the Paklinski Islands, where we will enjoy dinner in one of the most beautiful bays, overlooking endless blue seas. A dinner you will never forget.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Hvar, Stari Grad, Jelsa, Paklinski Otoci
    Accomplished: 22 miles / 35 km
    Longer Option: 43 miles / 70 km
    Accommodations: Hotel Adriana

  • Day 5

    The Vineyards of Korčula

    Today our private boat takes us across blue waters to Korčula, an ancient Greek colony dating back to the 4th century BC. Landing on the west coast in Vela Luka, we’ll bicycle across the island to Korčula Town. Passing through miles of vineyards, we’ll stop to taste the famed local white wines and enjoy a picnic lunch with the Farac family. Here we’ll also sample some of their homemade local products. Arriving at the fortified Venetian village of Korčula Town, the birthplace of Marco Polo, we’ll have the afternoon to explore the pedestrian-only streets or relax at our last hotel, the luxurious 18th-century Lešić Dimitri Palace. Tonight we’ll meet in Korčula Town for our final dinner.

    Meals: Breakfast / Picnic Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Vela Luka, Korčula
    Accomplished: 29 miles / 46 km
    Longer Option: 35 miles / 56 km
    Accommodations: Lešić Dimitri Palace

  • Day 6

    Korčula to Dubrovnik

    En route to Dubrovnik we’ll discover some of the secrets of the Pelješac peninsula—home to Croatia’s best-known red wines: Dingač and Postup. Stops along the way include a tasting of fresh oysters and a visit to the town of Ston, known for the longest fortified city wall in Europe and ancient salt works. After a brief lunch in Mali Ston, we’ll shuttle to the stonewalls of Dubrovnik, one of the world’s most beautifully preserved medieval cities. Meander through the narrow streets, exploring the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture before bidding farewell to a fantastic week.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
    Destinations: Pelješac, Ston, Mali Ston, Dubrovnik

DuVine itineraries may be subject to slight route changes, hotels substitutions, and other modifications.

Additional Details

Tour Arrival: Split at your Downtown Hotel or at the Split Airport around 10:00 am

Tour Departure: Dubrovnik around 4:00 pm

If you are flying out on the last day of the tour, please do not reserve your flight before 6:00 pm as there is only one transfer back.

IMPORTANT: It is possible that where and when your tour starts and ends can change. Please contact your tour coordinator before you finalize any plans.

Airport Information

Arrive

Airport City: Split, Croatia
Pick-Up Location: 10:00am at your Downtown Split Hotel or at the Split Airport

Depart

Airport City: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Drop-Off Location: 4:00pm in Dubrovnik

Any scheduled tour can be made private. Your group, your dates.     Go Private

2018Single Supplement: $1,100

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Accommodations

  • Thoughtfully selected accommodations that reveal the true character of the region
  • Luggage transfers

Meals

  • Daily breakfasts, all lunches, nutritious snacks, and après velo cocktails
  • 4 gourmet dinners at our favorite local restaurants and renowned culinary establishments
  • Carefully selected local wines with every meal

Gear

  • Top-of-the-line bicycle selection and bike helmet
  • Complimentary DuVine gear, including a custom cycling jersey, DuVine t-shirt, water bottle, and drawstring bag
  • GPS in most destinations

Support

  • Expert bilingual guides with extensive local knowledge
  • Support vehicle that follows the day’s route, distributes refreshments, and offers lifts
  • Pick-up and drop-off before and after your tour from predetermined meeting points
  • Daily bike maintenance to ensure optimal performance

Activities

  • Wine tastings and activities as outlined in the tour itinerary
  • Entrance fees to historic sites, museums, parks, and all other exclusive events
  • Gratuities for baggage, porters, and hotel service

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