Cycle Croatia

7 Days | Pedal to the hot spots along the Dalmatian Coast.

4.9 out of 5 based on 52 reviews submitted.
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Get pedalling past the stunning coastlines and the hilly outcrops of the Dalmatian Coast on a seven-day 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, and how better to explore than in the great outdoors on a bicycle. Explore Hvar’s cobbled lanes, Korcula’s small-town feel, Split’s harbour esplanade and Dubrovnik’s walled history along your way. Get active through Croatia without missing out on the stunning beaches, delicious food and old-world charm that this region is so renowned for.

Trip overview

Map of Cycle Croatia including Croatia
Start
Split, Croatia
Finish
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Theme
Cycling
Destinations
Croatia
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 14
Group size
Min 1 - Max 15
Trip code
ZMXB
This trip generates 25.89 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Cycle through the largest island of the Dalmatia region – Brac – with its cypress forests, orange and olive trees, and glowing white pebble beaches, including the acclaimed Zlatni Rat.
  • With a full day to explore Hvar Island at your own pace, why not check out the Hvar Spanjola fortress, go on a short hike or relax by one of the sparkling bays – it’s up to you!
  • Relish a delightful picnic and optional wine tasting experience after exerting yourself on a scenic ride through the verdant Peljesac isthmus – a hilly Croatian peninsula jutting into the Adriatic.
  • Days of pedalling call for nights of relaxing. Treat yourself and your small group to special harbourside dinners, tasting traditional cuisine and famed local wines in Bol, Hvar and Korcula.
  • Make your way to the renowned walls of Dubrovnik, and if you’ve got time, why not traverse to the top of Srd Hil and appreciate the view of Old Dubrovnik, its harbour and the azure Adriatic Sea.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, World Bicycle Relief. Donations provide school kids, health workers, and farmers in far-out areas with bicycles that provide access to education, healthcare, and income.

Is this trip right for you?
  • To complete this trip, it is important that you are both confident and competent in riding a bicycle.
  • On this trip we have a single leader that rides with the group, and another that drives the support vehicle (acting as a ‘back marker’ where needed). Where the vehicle cannot travel directly with the cyclists (such as a cyclists-only path) your leader will assign a person from the group to act as a ‘back marker’.
  • 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.

Itinerary

Map of Cycle Croatia including Croatia

Inclusions

Meals

6 breakfasts, 1 dinner

Transport

Bicycle, Support vehicle, Ferry, (e-bike option available, subject to availability)

Accommodation

Hotel (3 nights), apartment (3 nights)

Activities
  • Brac Guided & Vehicle Supported Cycling
  • Hvar Guided & Vehicle Supported Cycling
  • Korcula Guided & Vehicle Supported Cycling
  • Dubrovnik - City Walls
  • Pelješac Peninsula Guided & Vehicle Supported Cycling
Add on activities
  • Split - Marjan Hill Hike - Free
  • Split - City Museum - HRK22
  • Split - Gallery of Fine Arts - HRK40
  • Split - St Domnius Cathedral and Tower (entrance fee) from - HRK70
  • Split - Diocletian's Palace - HRK42
  • Split - Dalmatian Wine and Dine Urban Adventure - EUR100
  • Split - Wars, Warriors and Reforms Urban Adventure - EUR35
  • Stina Winery tasting - HRK90
  • Hvar Island - St Stephen’s Cathedral HRK - HRK10
  • Hvar Island - Spanjola Fortress HRK - HRK50
  • Hvar Island - Pakleni Islands Half Day Trip HRK - HRK250
  • Korcula Island - Marco Polo Tower - HRK20
  • Korcula Island - Marco Polo Museum - HRK60
  • Peljesac - Wine tasting - Free
  • Dubrovnik - War Photography Museum - HRK50
  • Dubrovnik - Lokrum Island Boat Trip - HRK150
  • Dubrovnik - Mt Srd Museum of Croatian War of Independence - HRK30
  • Dubrovnik - Hike up Mt Srd - Free

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Day 1 (Split) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. Bicycle hire is included in your trip price. Please advise your height at time of booking so as we can organize 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.
4. On this trip we have a single leader that rides with the group, and another that drives the support vehicle (acting as a back marker where needed). Where the vehicle cannot travel directly with the cyclists (e.g. a cyclists-only path) your leader will assign a person from the group to act as a back marker.
5. An e-bike option (at additional cost) may be available on this trip. We have limited numbers of these bikes available and they are an 'on request' basis only. A request does not guarantee an e-bike, only a confirmed booking. Please ask your agent for more details at the time of booking.

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 52 reviews submitted.
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Ken · Traveled October 2023
This was an outstanding trip. Great staff and great itinerary
Review submitted 21 Oct 2023

Julie · Traveled October 2023
This was a magical experience. Touring such a gorgeous country by bike was incredible. The scenery, eating figs from the trees, snacking on grapes from the vines, and the vast views. We stopped to swim in the clearest water I've ever seen. The other travelers were kind, caring, interesting, and fun. The two guides were exceptional. As a world traveler, this ranked as one of my favorite trips ever. We got history, adventure, great food, and beauty everywhere we looked. I highly recommend it!
Review submitted 10 Nov 2023

Janet · Traveled September 2023
This is my second Intrepid trip, the first was cycling the Danube, now Croatia. Both a great trips which I would recommend.
Review submitted 05 Oct 2023

Kerry · Traveled September 2023
The Croatia Cycling trip was amazing. The locations that were covered were stunning. Logistically there is a lot of travel involved but it was all managed well. It was nice to have a day off in the middle to explore. It was a great way to see the country. I will certainly be booking another trip with Intrepid in the future.
Review submitted 04 Oct 2023

Karen · Traveled September 2023
This trip was fantastic! Croatia is beautiful, the biking was tough but just right, and the accommodations were lovely. Zoran was a fantastic guide and Joe, our driver, was the best - funny and supportive.
Review submitted 24 Sep 2023
Cycle Croatia
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EUR €2,350