Cycle Croatia

7 Days | Pedal the Dalmatian Coast beside the sparkling Adriatic, cypress forests and olive groves

4.9 out of 5 based on 58 reviews submitted.
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Pop on your helmet and cycle along the stunning coastlines and the hilly outcrops of the Dalmatian Coast on this seven-day cycling adventure. Ride to islands of olive groves and cypress forests to sparkling beaches and wander romantic cities full of history. Croatia is the perfect setting for an idyllic island escape and how better to explore than on a bicycle? Wander Hvar’s cobbled lanes, Korcula’s small town streets, Split’s harbour esplanade and Dubrovnik’s medieval walls. Explore Hvar Island at your own pace, take an optional wine tasting experience, watch the sunset over the harbour and ride to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Stari Grad Plain. Croatia has so much beauty to see, so why not see it all up close, on two wheels?

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 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 15
Trip code
ZMXB
This trip generates 19 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 across the largest island of the Dalmatia region – Brac. With its cypress forests, orange and olive trees and glowing white pebble beaches, this area couldn’t be a more beautiful place to go riding.
  • Soak up 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!
  • Enjoy a group picnic and an optional wine tasting experience after your scenic ride through the verdant Peljesac isthmus – a hilly Croatian peninsula jutting into the Adriatic.
  • Spend your days cycling and your nights relaxing. Treat yourself to harbourside dinners, tastings, traditional cuisines and famed local wines in Bol, Hvar and Korcula.
  • Make your way to the medieval 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?
  • While the cycling distances on this trip aren’t too long (the longest ride is only 50 km) 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.
  • To complete this trip, it’s important that you’re both confident and competent in riding a bicycle.
  • On this trip, you’ll have a single leader who rides with the group and another who drives the support vehicle (acting as a ‘back marker’ where needed).
  • As your 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 trip begins.
  • 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.
  • Hotels in Europe often don't have double beds, but rather two single beds that can be pushed together.
  • This trip is a great way to see a lot in a short period of time and it can be part of a longer itinerary if you have more time to explore. You might like to check out ZMXBC.

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 - St Domnius Cathedral and Tower - EUR10
  • Split – Highlights of Split Urban Adventure - EUR64
  • Split - Ivan Mestrovic Gallery - EUR12
  • Split - Diocletian's Palace Cellars - EUR7
  • Split - Gallery of Fine Arts - EUR5
  • Split - Fish Market - Free
  • Stina Winery Tasting - EUR20
  • Hvar Island - St Stephen’s Cathedral - EUR2
  • Hvar Island - Spanjola Fortress - EUR7
  • Pakleni Islands Half Day Trip - EUR35
  • Hvar Island - Full Day Boat Cruise to Blue Cave, Green Cave and Vis Island - EUR70
  • Korcula – City Museum - EUR6
  • Korcula - Wine tasting at local winery - EUR20
  • Hop on Hop off boat - EUR20
  • Dubrovnik - Hike up Mt Srd - Free
  • Dubrovnik - Discover Game of Thrones Filming Locations Urban Adventure - EUR69
  • Dubrovnik - Mt Srd Museum of Croatian War of Independence - EUR4
  • Dubrovnik - Mt Srd Cable Car - EUR27
  • Dubrovnik - War Photography Museum - EUR10
  • Dubrovnik - Lokrum Island Boat Trip - EUR27
  • Dubrovnik - Rector's Palace - EUR13

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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 58 reviews submitted.
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David · Traveled June 2024
Croatia is just spectacular, and this trip goes to the heart of the country's islands to explore that beauty. It's unforgettably gorgeous, and incredibly satisfying when done under personal pedal power. Our host, Igor Doric, had the patience of a saint, the organizational skills of a modern military outfit, and the gentle humor and warmth of a family therapist. He made the trip great for all of us.
Review submitted 20 Jun 2024

Marika · Traveled June 2024
My husband and I can highly recommend this Intrepid trip, which exceeded exceptions. Croatia is lovely, the riding was hard sometimes but always rewarding, and the scenery was magnificent. We loved the long "undulations" (our leader's favorite descriptive, though it was sometimes a euphemism for some tough hills) along the spectacular Dalmatian coast, the impossibly quaint yet still authentic-feeling old cities, great food, a fun group, and the chance to get a real feel for the countryside (as in my opinion only biking and hiking allow). The itinerary was packed but very well planned to hit all the highlights, culminating in a very satisfying final afternoon and evening in Dubrovnik. Altogether we had terrific time and were very impressed with Croatia and Intrepid both, especially our group leader and driver, both of whom were fantastic and (more than anything else) really made the trip the great experience it was.
Review submitted 17 Jun 2024

Cristina · Traveled June 2024
I would happily do this trip again. The scenery was spectacular, the water crystal clear, the food was divine, the bikes rides were amazing and our guides made everything so much fun. 1 of my top favourite holidays
Review submitted 15 Jun 2024

yuriko · Traveled June 2024
The cycling through islands with endless view of the Adriatic Sea is an amazing experience. Some climbs are rewarded with beautiful downhills overlooking the rocky green hills and ocean backdrop. When it was getting too hot and steep, I could skip the ride and jump into the truck. Zoran and Igor are such friendly and supportive crew with extensive local knowledge. Thanks to Igor and Zoran for making my trip an unforgettable experience on my first visit to the Dalmatia.
Review submitted 09 Jun 2024

Ian · Traveled June 2024
This Croatian islands cycle trip suited me perfectly as a fairly regular cyclist - degree of difficulty relatively comfortable but plenty of variety & great scenery Good dynamics in small group (5 riders), plus the the attention, knowledge & communication of intrepid tour leader & driver was excellent
Review submitted 09 Jun 2024
Cycle Croatia
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