Day 1: Cavtat
Individual arrival to Cavtat and check-in in the first hotel. Afterwards, we have the opportunity to stroll around the laid back little city or visit the nearby Dubrovnik (30 minutes by taxi). Here we also have the possibility to join a guided tour (if booked in advance) through the city in the evening, before we return to the hotel in Cavtat to meet guides and travel companions at 6pm.
Overnight in Cavtat
Day 2: Cavtat – Herceg Novi (28 mi/45 km, 2,630 ft/800 m elevation)
From Cavtat, we cycle through the region of Konvale to the border of Montenegro. Our way presents us with plenty of spectacular views above the deep azure sea and the fertile vegetation. After passing the border the terrace-like bay of Kotor opens up. Along the coastal road, we continue biking to Herceg Novi, which lies in the entrance to Kotor Bay. Use the opportunity and take a bath on the promenade of Herceg Novi. Later on we check-in in our hotel and are offered a guided tour through Herceg Novi.
Overnight in Herceg Novi
Day 3: Herceg Novi – Budva (31 mi/50 km, 2,950 ft/900 m elevation)
In the morning we cycle along the coastal road of Kotor until we reach the ferry from Kamenari to Leptane. From here our cycle tour takes us first to Tivat and then on a near traffic-free panoramic road with spectacular views as far as Budva. In the afternoon we have enough time to explore the picturesque old town of Budva any you are welcome to cycle a bit further in order to visit the famous hotel island of Sveti Stefan. Before dinner, we can join a guided city tour through Budva a city destroyed almost completely by an earthquake in 1979.
Overnight in Budva
Day 4: Cetinje – Virpazar (25 mi/40 km, 1,640 ft/500 m elevation)
After a short transfer, we reach the former Montenegrin capital of Cetinje. From here we take a beautiful cycle tour to Virpazar. You reach the town after 22 miles/36 km. We enjoy our lunch by the side of the famous Skutari Lake (30 mile- 48 km-long and 9 mile-/14 km-wide), one of the biggest lakes of the Balkan Peninsula. It offers a welcome resting place for the migratory birds on their journey to the south. In 1983 it was declared as a national park. Good weather offers us the opportunity to take an afternoon boat trip through this natural paradise.
Overnight in Virpazar
Day 5: Virpazar – Rijeka Crnojevica (28 miles/45 km, 3,610 ft/1,100 m elevation)
After breakfast, we jump back on our bikes and cycle on an almost traffic-free road as far as Rijeka Crnojevica. The place is known for its architecture and typical stone houses of the 17th and 18th century. Then we are free to decide to return to Cetinje by support vehicle or discover the last 12 miles/20 km and 2,300 feet/700 m of elevation by bike. On the city tour in Cetinje, we explore the most important sights, including the Montenegrin president's residence. In addition, a lot of other government buildings and former embassies testify to Cetinjes' past as the capital city.
Overnight in Cetinje
Day 6: Cetinje – Lovćen – Kotor (31 miles/50 km, 2,950 ft/900 m elevation)
After breakfast, a transfer bus brings us up to Lovćen. Depending on our mood we have the opportunity to leave the shuttle earlier in order to cycle a part of the ascent ourselves. From the highest point (more than 9,900 feet/1,500 m above sea level) we can expect a rapid descent with spectacular views of the Bay of Kotor, surrounded by mountains reaching heights of up to 5,580 feet/1,700 m.
It is the largest and best-protected bay in the entire Adriatic. Today's cycle tour leads us to Kotor. The town is almost 2,000 years old and famous for its medieval center listed under UNESCO World Heritage protection. Here a guided city tour is offered and we may end the day with a leisurely walk through town and drink at one of the numerous cosy cafès and bars.
Overnight in Kotor
Day 7: Kotor – Cavtat (12+25 miles/20+40 km, 2,630 ft/800 m elevation)
The last cycle tour leads us along the bay of Kotor until we reach the ferry between Lepetane and Kamenari. We cross the impressive bay of Kotor for the last time and board the shuttle bus on the other side. We will be taxied back to Croatia, where we make a stopover in one of the most beautiful restaurants in the country. Only a few more kilometres by bike until the end of the cycle journey.
Overnight in Cavtat
Day 8: Cavtat, departure
After breakfast, hotel check-out.