Explore the Dalmatian Coast by bike on this Croatian cycling adventure.
With islands of olive groves and cypress forests to see, sparkling beaches to cool off in, and romantic cities to discover, Croatia is the perfect setting for an idyllic island escape. Explore the Dalmatian coastline by bike, visiting charming fishermen's villages and the ancient harbour towns of Split and Dubrovnik along the way. Make friends with the locals at an al fresco lunch in Pupnat and soak up the sunset views of the Adriatic. Experience Hvar's vibrant nightlife, or unwind with a drink and a dip at one of Dubrovnik's hidden cliffside bars.
Cycle through whitewashed villages and marvel at the sublime sapphire waters of the Adriatic Sea
Visit the largest island of Dalmatia, with its cypress forests, orange and olive trees, and glowing white pebble beaches
Filled with fragrant lavender, pines, fruit orchards and a towering limestone ridge, Hvar is truly stunning
Enjoy a gelato or take a refreshing dip in the sea in sunny Korcula
Traverse to the top of Srd Hil and appreciate the view of Old Dubrovnik, its harbor and the Adriatic Sea
While the cycling distances on this trip are relatively short (the longest ride is only 50 kilometres) the terrain of the Dalmatian Coast is naturally hilly and the climate often warm. You’ll need a reasonable level of fitness to enjoy the trip, but remember we will always have the support vehicle on hand if you need to take a break for an hour or a day.
As our riding is done mostly on sealed roads with the occasional gravel cycle path there are no technical cycling skills required. Given there will be hills, we do suggest practicing riding downhill so you are comfortable with this once the trips begins.
There’s the possibility of a few hiccups along the way, a puncture here and there, but there’s no doubt this is an incredibly rewarding adventure.
As there are cobblestones and many stairs in most European towns, and space in our support van is limited, it's strongly recommended that you leave any wheelie bags/cases at home and bring a backpack instead.
You'll be spending your nights in hotels at each step on this tour, ranging from comfortable to basic levels, but always authentic and a great opportunity to interact with the locals and fellow travellers alike. Hotels in Europe often don't have double beds, but rather two single beds that can be pushed together.
The weather in this region can vary depending on the season. Be prepared to get sweaty and for the occasional rainstorm, which may require a change of plans.
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1. A single supplement is available on this trip, please see trip notes for details. Please note, this does not include the first night in Split due to limited hotel capacity.
2. Bicycle hire is included in your trip price. Please advise your height at time of booking so as we can organise a suitable sized bike.
3. Bike helmets are compulsory on this trip. We are unable to hire bike helmets locally so please ensure you bring your own bike helmet from home.
Our Cycle Croatia trips score an average of 4.67 out of 5 based on 3 reviews in the last year.
The climbs are TOUGH. Be prepared -- this is not for the casual cyclist.
Review submitted 08 Jul 2017
This is a great tour with spectacular coastal scenery through a beautiful part of the world. There were some steep climbs but the views and descents made it worthwhile. The Intrepid staff Filip and Tomas were friendly and helpful throughout the tour and were a wealth of knowledge and information about the country , history and culture. The roads felt safe and drivers were courteous and gave us plenty of room. Thanks Intrepid for a great holiday.
Review submitted 29 Jun 2017