Cycling the Dalmatian Coast

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4.5 Based on 45 Reviews
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  • Bicycle tour
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  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Split, Croatia
  • Ends Dubrovnik, Croatia
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Spectacular coastal cycling routesExplore the mainland and islands on two wheels Discover the UNESCO city of Dubrovnik
Starting in Split and ending in Dubrovnik, the "Cycling The Dalmatian Coast" tour is a guided bicycle tour that takes 8 days. You will travel through Lumbarda, Split, Dubrovnik and 3 other destinations in Croatia. "Cycling The Dalmatian Coast" is a small group tour which includes accommodation in hotels and others.

Known to have the clearest waters in the Mediterranean and undoubtedly packed with historical and cultural interest, the Dalmatian Coast is one of the true wonders of Europe. We follow some of the best cycling routes the area has to offer with much of the tour taking place on the long and beautiful islands of Hvar and Korcula, travelling by ferry between the islands. The scenery alternates between seaside villages, tiny medieval towns, and pretty pebble bays. We end our journey in the fascinating UNESCO city of Dubrovnik where we spend two nights soaking up the atmosphere of this uniquely preserved city. 
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 45 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 18 2019
5 - Excellent
Croatian Delights
“Fabulous cycling on Croatias Dalmatian Coast Islands. Lovely roads, unspoilt villages, scenery to die for and good food.Hotels were unfortunately the exception- exceptionally poor.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 06 2019
5 - Excellent
Excellent
“A really lovely holiday a good balance of cycling and relaxing/socieliting timeCant wait to choose another”
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 28 2019
4 - Very Good
Girls on Tour
“This trip was a bit too "timed" for me.Whilst really well organised and hosted we seemed to be always on the move with little time for a reasonable lunch or a look around especially the first 2 days.I feel we could have spent more time on the island of HVAR - this is a truly lovely place - and HVAR town especially where we only had an hour.The hotel at Jelsa was in a fantastic location - however, a bit basic and in need of a good upgrade of facilities and a breakfast menu review. Sadly we had a terrible night here with 35 knot winds and shutters rattling. I had to stuff newspaper up the side of the main door to stop the wind blowing in through the large gap. the next day everyone was exhausted from lack of sleep.Korcula was fab - hotel great - and here we had good food and a few days rest electing not to do the trip to Mleet or the ride the following day. My job is a physical one so the lack of sleep had used all my resources up!Last ride to the ferry to Dubrovnik was really beautiful and our stay in Dubrovnik at Hotel Vis was very comfortable. The hotel is right on a beach so we swam and chilled on both days.Best bit here I think was the tour of the City with a super guide and then supper in the old City.The free day is fantastic for a good look around and the cable car ride to view the City and see how it is laid out is well worth the money.Our host Marin was great! Very good at helping when needed and not in any way intrusive. He had great knowledge of the area and kept us on schedule to catch the many ferries needed to get from island to mainland etc..As a vegetarian I did struggle a bit with the food available. Marin helped immensely as my friend also cannot eat Gluten so we weren't the easiest of guests to feed. The quality of the restaurants booked was really good and everyone was really helpful.The group of people on the trip gelled really well and on the last night on Korcula stayed up into the small hours singing songs from Queen to Ilkley Moor Bar Tat!”
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 07 2019
5 - Excellent
Cycling The Dalmation Coast Croatia
“We thoroughly enjoyed our first Exodus tour.The cycling was amazing, very beautiful scenery, and excellent bikes. The tour guide Dino and Driver Tommy were super, very attentive, informative, friendly and efficient.The hotels were generally good. However the first stay in Hvar was basic, the shower was not attached to the wall and the fan was noisy- we were expecting air conditioning, and the site was run down with steps to the beach and appartments being hazardous. The breakfast was fine and the location very good for cycling. The two other hotels were fine.The rating for the tour was 3/10. I was a little confused by this as a first timer. I consider myself to be fairly fit and cycle regularly 20+ miles and expected a level 3 trip to be comfortable for me, yet I found the climbs quite challenging. Perhaps there should be more detail in your explanations of grading.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Start Split; ferry transfer to Hvar.
  • Day 2: Circular ride exploring the island of Hvar, including Hvar town and an 8km climb.
  • Day 3: Ride east along the island to port of Sucuraj; ferry via mainland to Korcula.
  • Day 4: Free day in Lumbarda; optional visit (with bikes) to the picturesque island of Mljet.
  • Day 5: A scenic ride on the forested island of Korcula, from Vela Luka to Korcula town and on to Lumbarda.
  • Day 6: Ride through the vineyards of Peljesac Peninsula towards the mainland; transfer to Dubrovnik.
  • Day 7: Free day to explore Dubrovnik.
  • Day 8: End Dubrovnik.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Min age 167 nights hotels ,All breakfasts All accommodation All transport and listed activities Tour leader throughout  (if booking flight inclusive)Local bike hire
Transport
  • Mljet) with full vehicle support
Guide
  • Quiet roads with a good mix of flat and rolling terrain Group normally 4 to 16 plus leader.
Others
  • 4 days cycling (plus 1 optional ride on
  • 90% tarmac, 10% gravel roads
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Split and from Dubrovnik are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Cycling the Dalmatian Coast tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Cycling the Dalmatian Coast tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 18 November 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 18 November 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Cycling the Dalmatian Coast tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Cycling the Dalmatian Coast tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • What types of bikes are used? Do you they have comfortable seats?

    The tour provides mountain bikes that come with standard saddles. The names of the mountain bikes provided in the tour are Wheeler Protron 300 mountain bikes with front suspension or Cube Pinetree 2019.

     

  • Will you transport our luggage from city to city?

    For all cycle departures the clients' luggage is transported by the support vehicle from hotel to hotel (city to city).

     

  • Can you tell me more about the difficulty level and road conditions/types for this trip? What is the activity level and what level of fitness/experience with a bicycle should I have to go on this tour?

    This tour is classified as activity level 3 (moderate). The tour involves 4 days of cycling (plus one optional day's ride) with an average distance of 45km per day with full vehicle support. 

    The rides mainly follow tarmac roads, but where possible on the islands we will use the quieter older roads that tend to be hard gravel. The roads are quiet and there is less traffic on the islands than the mainland. The route will be generally undulating but there are a few challenging hills that can be tough in the warm weather. The trip is vehicle supported so it is possible to miss some of these harder sections if you prefer. At times the route will follow roads or tracks with a steep downslope to one side. Certain sections will not have a barrier.

    No specific cycling experience required but you should be comfortable on a bike and have a reasonable level of fitness.

    We have categorised this trip as generally not suitable for persons of reduced mobility. However, if you are a regular traveller on such trips, please contact customer service to discuss this particular trip and your personal condition.

  • What will the climate be like in Croatia and what are the alternatives in case of bad weather?

    Croatia boasts one of the sunniest climates in Europe, and some regions are well known to have very little rain. The trip runs from March through to October, so travellers should expect some variation in temperature and possibly some rainfall. Temperatures can be high, particularly in July, and can reach the mid to high 30s. Temperatures in March, April and October are typically cooler. There can be thunderstorms in the summer. 

    If it rains lightly, the group would still tend to cycle. If the weather becomes really bad then the tour leader would arrange to do something else other than cycling and transport the group in a mini bus. If you face any problem or struggles during cycling, you can jump in the support vehicle.

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