Croatia Bike Tour: Pearls of the Dalmatian Coast and Islands (6 days)

Croatia Bike Tour: Pearls of the Dalmatian Coast and Islands

(6 days)

Description

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.

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Lunch Included

Breakfast included for 5 days. As well as 5 day lunch and 5 day dinner. Ask travel specialist for more details.

Virtuoso

All tours depart daily and are private, highly personalized and luxurious. Virtuoso travelers receive amenities and VIP treatment on all Artisans of Leisure tours.

Professional Guide

All tours include a guide to show you all there is to see on the tour.

Hotel Pickup & Drop-off

Private airport transfer for every Virtuoso member

Trip Itinerary

DAY #1 - Split, Croatia Cornaro Hotel
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.

Accomplished: 11 miles / 17 km, elevation gain: 922 feet / 281 meters
DAY #2 - Split, Croatia Cornaro Hotel
This morning we head 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 jewelry 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!

Accomplished: 22 miles / 36 km, elevation gain: 2,050 feet / 625 meters

Longer Option: 35 miles / 56 km, elevation gain: 3,444 feet / 1,050 meters
DAY #3 - Stari Grad, Croatia Palace Elisabeth
Set off on a breathtaking 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 restaurant Macondo—famous for traditional Mediterranean cuisine.

Accomplished: 17 miles / 27 km, elevation gain: 925 feet / 282 meters

Longer Option: 29 miles / 47 km, elevation gain: 2,378 feet / 725 meters
DAY #4 - Hvar, Croatia Palace Elisabeth
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 visit Dubokovic—one of Croatia’s leading boutique wineries where we’ll sip some standout pours. 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.

Accomplished: 20 miles / 32 km, elevation gain: 1,807 feet / 551 meters

Longer Option: 38 miles / 61 km, elevation gain: 3,542 feet / 1,080 meters
DAY #5 - Korcula, Croatia Lešić Dimitri Palace
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.

Accomplished: 35 miles / 56 km, elevation gain: 5,012 feet / 1,528 meters
DAY #6 - Dubrovnik Ii, Croatia
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.

Tour Pricing

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