Cycling the West Balkan Triangle

4.7/5 (32)
7 nights
35 miles/day
Guided from EUR € 1100
Rider Level: Active Electric bike tours

Cycling the West Balkan Triangle

4.7/5 (32)

Rider Level: Active Electric bike tours

7 nights
35 miles/day

Guided from EUR € 1100
Bike tour in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Montenegro

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  • Explore the Adriatic Coast on this guided bike tour from Dubrovnik to Korcula

    This cycling tour takes you through one of the most spectacular regions in all of Europe: the West Balkan Triangle and the Mediterranean. This sensational area, spread over the magical hills and mountains of the Dinarids, along the seashores settled by medieval towns, and through the breathtaking valleys of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is replete with truly unforgettable bike routes.

    On this tour, you'll visit 3 countries: Croatia, Montenegro, and Bosnia & Herzegovina, exploring some of the most interesting sights in all three. It's a cycling holiday for nature and history lovers, combining routes on flat terrain with some hilly sections, and cyclists preferring longer distances and challenging climbs are offered routes with spectacular viewpoints. Designed for small groups, the West Balkan Triangle bicycle tour is guided and provides a support vehicle throughout the adventure.

    Discover the unimaginable beauty of the West Baltic Triangle!

    • Dubrovnik, Croatia. Patricia Jekki@Unsplash
    • Fresh calamari, Dubrovnik, Croatia. Will Bakker@Flickr
    • Zavala, Montenegro. Oleg Gratilo@Unsplash
    • Mediterranean diet in Croatia. June Liu@Unsplash
    • West Balkan Triangle Bike Tour through Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia & Montenegro
    • Dubrovnik, Croatia. Spencer Davis@Unsplash
    • Herceg Novi, Montenegro. Roman Vasilovski@Unsplash
    • Dubrovnik, Croatia. Geio Tischler@Unsplash

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    Highlights

    • Dubrovnik
    • Herceg Novi
    • Medieval, historical towns
    • Picturesque landscapes
    • The Peljesac peninsula
    • Ston, with its excellent red wines

    Learn More

    Learn more about guided tours.

    Interested in adding to your itinerary? Take a look at our cycling day tours in Dubrovnik and Trebinje.


    Cycling the West Balkan Triangle

    Photos 

  • Traveler photos

    • Celebrating 25 years of marriage. (photo by Anita Elder)
    • New friends (photo by Anita Elder)
    • Nikola fixing a flat. (photo by Anita Elder)
    • Little Ston-the hotel is on this harbour. Delightful spot. (photo by Andrew Lindsay)
    • View from near Perast - another superb setting (photo by Andrew Lindsay)
    • Ride thrrough vineyards en route to Ston (photo by Andrew Lindsay)
    • Visit and lunch at the Olive Grove near Ston (photo by Andrew Lindsay)
    • Cycle track along the old railway line to Ravno, Bosnia (photo by Andrew Lindsay)
    • Overlooking the Bay of Kotor (photo by Kathleen Bowman)
    • History lesson about enigmatic funerary stones (photo by Kathleen Bowman)
    • Approaching the border into Bosnia Herzegovina (photo by Kathleen Bowman)
    •  (photo by J.Miller)
    •  (photo by J.Miller)
    •  (photo by J.Miller)
    •  (photo by J.Miller)
    •  (photo by Joanne Slingerland)
    •  (photo by Joanne Slingerland)
    •  (photo by Joanne Slingerland)
    •  (photo by Joanne Slingerland)
    • Ston (photo by Björg)
    • Bags in - Bike out (photo by Björg)
    • Mario and the group (photo by olistef)
    • Typical scenery along the bay of Kotor (photo by olistef)
    • Photo 1 (photo by Cyclemom)
    • Lunch on the road (photo by Candida)

    Cycling the West Balkan Triangle

     Tour Description Daily Program 

  • Daily program

    Day 1: Arrival in Dubrovnik
    Meet at Dubrovnik Airport for your transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for exploring at your leisure - perhaps you'd like to get into the rhythm of the ride with a cycling day tour of the city? In the evening, share a welcome dinner with the group and receive an introduction to the tour.

    Overnight in Dubrovnik.

    Day 2: Dubrovnik – Herceg Novi (through Bosnian territory) (40 miles/65 km)
    After breakfast in the hotel, take a short transfer to the outside of town and begin your cycling tour. Ride towards the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina and to the city of Trebinje. You'll cycle through the hilly but spectacularly scenic part of the Bosnia-Montenegro-Croatia Triangle towards Herceg Novi on the magical Montenegrin coast.

    Overnight in/near Herceg Novi.

    Day 3: Montenegrin coast, Herceg Novi – Kotor (26 miles/42 km)
    Today you'll cycle along the coastal area of Boka Bay (Montenegro fjord) to the town of Kotor. It's a mainly flat route following the road to the Bay of Kotor through magnificent medieval towns. After a short stop in captivating Kotor itself, continue on to the hotel.

    Overnight in Kotor.

    Day 4: Montenegro – Croatia (34 miles/55 km)
    After breakfast, enjoy a breathtaking bike ride along the bay and cross over the border into Croatia. Here, you'll ride through the remarkable Konavle countryside, a very scenic area between the glorious, towering mountains and the glittering Adriatic Sea. Arrive in Cavtat/Konavle this afternoon to enjoy an exploration of the medieval town on your own terms.

    Overnight in Cavtat/Konavle.

    Day 5: Croatia – Bosnia-Herzegovina (25 miles/40 km)
    After breakfast, begin the ride from the gorgeous coastal town of Cavtat into a hilly region of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Once over the border in Ivanica, you'll continue your ride along an old railroad track, entering the picturesque Popovo Polje Valley, graced by the River Trebisnjica. Once a warzone in the 1990s, this part of the route, whilst still bearing evidence of days of battle, is once again a beautiful landscape, offering interesting variety to the coastal scenery. You'll have free time to explore the small village of Zavala/Ravno in the afternoon.

    Overnight in Zavala/Ravno.

    Day 6: Zavala – Ston (25 miles/40 km)
    Today you'll cycle through the verdant valleys of Herzegovina towards the Croatian border, the Peljesac peninsula, and the historical region of Ston. This area is famous for a number of interesting reasons: Ston, a medieval walled town, boasts the longest city walls in Europe. It was the first town on the Peljesac peninsula to begin producing excellent red wines, and the town itself is surrounded by oyster bays and mussel farms. Today's ride is the shortest on the tour, with nice climbs and exciting downhills. After arriving in Ston, consider an oyster tasting or a sailing trip to an oyster farm.

    Overnight in Ston.

    Day 7: Ston – Orebic (Korcula), plus shuttle to Dubrovnik (31 miles/50 km)
    Cycling along the Peljesac peninsula is one of the most scenic bike rides in the Mediterranean. Bike along beautiful roads with spectacular views over the open sea, dotted with gorgeous islands, before following scenic roads through verdant vineyards and old villages tucked into hidden bays. The ride finishes in Kuna around lunchtime. During the afternoon, you'll board the minibus shuttle to Dubrovnik, where you'll arrive in the glowing evening hours.

    Overnight in Dubrovnik.

    Day 8: Departure
    Breakfast in the hotel and shuttle to Dubrovnik Airport.

    Don't want the adventure to end? Consider taking a cycling day tour in Dubrovnik or Trebinje.


    Cycling the West Balkan Triangle

     Photos Accommodation 

  • Accommodation

    Hotels

    You will be accommodated in 3- and 4-star hotels.

    Interested in visiting other areas before or after your tour? Visit our hotels page to learn more about lodging options.


    Cycling the West Balkan Triangle

     Daily program Bikes 

  • Bikes

    Bikes available to rent on this tour include (must be reserved in advance at the time of booking):

    • Standard bikes
    • Road bikes (CAAD optimo, Trek Emonda, or similar)
    • Electrically assisted bikes*

    All above bike rentals will be equipped with the following at no additional charge:

    • Water bottle
    • Water bottle holders
    • Helmet
    • Small bag ( rack for the panniers)
    • Lock
    • Tire repair kit (patch kit, spare tube)
    • Pump
    • Set of tools

    Bike Protection:
    Bike protection can be purchased at the time of booking. You can read more about that HERE.

    Pedals:
    The bikes will have flat pedals. If you want to bring your own pedals, please bring your own shoes and also the necessary equipment to change the pedals.

    Helmets:
    Helmets are available on this tour; however, we recommend that you bring your own helmet for safety and hygiene purposes.


    Cycling the West Balkan Triangle

     Accommodation Dates & Prices 

  • Dates

    Group guided: Apr 20, Jun 8, Sep 14, Oct 5, 2024 (minimum 4 participants). Private guided: dates upon request(Saturdays preferred) Apr 1-Nov 1, 2024 (minimum 4 participants)

    Low season: Apr 01, 2024 - May 31, 2024, Oct 01, 2024 - Nov 01, 2024

    High season: Jun 01, 2024 - Jun 30, 2024, Sep 01, 2024 - Sep 30, 2024

    July and August dates are on request for privately guided departures.

    Prices

    Group guided

    Low season High season
    Per person, double occupancy €1100 €1250
    Single-use (1 person/1 room) €1345 €1550

    Private guided (requires 4 or more participants)

    Low season High season
    Per person, double occupancy €1240 €1350
    Single-use use (1 person/1 room) €1485 €1650

    Bike Rentals

    Standard bike €140
    Electrically assisted bike €210
    Road bike (CAAD Optimo) €175
    Road bike (Trek Emonda, carbon fiber) €245

    Additional Services

    Clipless pedals (SPD SL or SPD pedals) €10
    Garmin (Edge Explore) €15

    Included services

    • 7 nights accommodation
    • 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners (first and last night), 6 lunches (snacks, fruits, sandwiches, picnic lunches during bike rides)
    • Luggage transfers
    • Support vehicle during the tour (SAG support)
    • 7 days guided bike tour
    • Airport shuttle (only on Day 1 and Day 8) and all other transfers according to the itinerary

    Tour Company


    Cycling the West Balkan Triangle

     Bikes Other Details 

  • Map

    Maps are for information purposes only and reflect typical routes between overnight locations. They may not reflect your actual route.

    Surface and terrain

    You will cycle on paved roads on this tour. Some parts of the daily routes contain a little more traffic, especially around the Montenegro/Croatia border (approx. 5-10 km around the border and Herceg Novi) and on a small part (around 8 km) of the route around Cavtat (Day 5).

    Most days you will have some rolling terrain, but with grades only up to around 10% incline.


    How to get there

    Tour start and end
    Nearest airport: Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Airport transfers are included in the tour package (available only on Day 1 and Day 8).

    Tips on getting to and from your tour.


    Cycling the West Balkan Triangle

     Dates & Prices Tour Reviews 

    • Anita Elder 3 weeks ago

      Beautiful scenery and routes!

      I really enjoyed riding my bike through Croatia, Montenegro and Bosnia. The scenery was gorgeous and I made new friends. The hotels were mostly great with a couple of exceptions:
      1. No elevator at the Splendido and very difficult to carry heavy suitcase down and then back up some stairs to our room. No coffee/tea until 8:30am and then it was terrible. Their food in the evening was good, however.
      2. Hotel on the last day was not very good. The AC didn't work well and there was only one electrical outlet on the other side of the room from the bed (had to get an extension cord to plug in c-pap).

      The lunch stops during our ride were great and was more than I expected.

      The local partner needs to step up their game. Because they didn't have anyone dedicated to collect luggage each morning and deliver it to the next hotel, the ride leader and support driver had to do it. This caused long delays in starting our ride each day. We would usually be told there would be a briefing at 8:00 am, but until they ride leader and driver got to the hotel, loaded up the bags, and dealt with some other issues, it was always well after 10am before we started riding. This meant that we were riding (and doing steep climbs) in the worst heat of the day.

      The support driver, Nikola, was a sweetheart. Alex, the ride leader, was a good rider and knew the routes well, but he was rude to several of the guests.

      With a little organization and extra staff, this tour would be perfect and at a decent price.

      What was the date of your tour?
      June 8-15, 2024
      How many tours have you completed?
      Average
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • Celebrating 25 years of marriage. (photo by Anita Elder)
      • New friends (photo by Anita Elder)
      • Nikola fixing a flat. (photo by Anita Elder)
      • 4/5 Value
      • 4/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 3/5 Tour documents
      • 4/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
      • 4/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • robert harrison 2 months ago

      enjoyable interesting trip

      the trip overall was enjoyable.The tour leaders Alex and Amir were helpful and organised the transport,luggage and hotels effectively.What they could have done was given us more information about the places we visited.For example in Kotar we could haVE visited and climbed the city walls had we been told that was an option.This really was down to their inexperience and lack of training The other point oi would make is that on the departure there was only limited airport transport available.Bike tours need to ensure that transport is available throughout the day for the various flights people are taking back

      What was the date of your tour?
      April 2024
      How many tours have you completed?
      3
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      First-time bike tourists, Solo travelers
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 4/5 Value
      • 4/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 4/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 4/5 Tour documents
      • 4/5 Local tour company services
      • 4/5 Route selection
      • 4/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • Andrew Lindsay 2 months ago

      Disappointing Tour - Did Not Meet Expectations

      Positives:
      1) The e-bikes were very good and well maintained; the routes were generally excellent if a little short for e-bikes (rides often finished early afternoon whereas on most other organised cycle trips I've been on they were spread out over most of the day).
      The rides from Herceg Novi to Kotor; Ravno to Ston and Ston to Kun were particularly enjoyable - brilliant scenery and quiet roads.

      2) Accomodation - Hotels were all very good apart from Marija 2. This hotel was a good 20 minute walk from Kotor; room was clean but rather dark and miserable (no view; no balcony but lots of signs instructing occupants what not to do). Fried eggs at breakfast were cold). By contrast the Hotel Stancia in Ravno was a delight.
      3) Food - This was an enjoyable part of the tour. The 'included' lunches and evening meals were very good. The lunches at Ravno, Ston and Kun were especially enjoyable - offering liquor tasting; olive grove visit and locally produced food respectively. The local restaurants we chose for our evening meals were also excellent.

      Areas To Improve: As a guided introduction to the West Balkans this trip has nothing to recommend it. The guide, while perfectly charming and an excellent cycle tour leader, had next to nothing to say about the countries we visited (their history; their customs and culture; their flora and fauna). I suspect his Company has never provided any training on how to be a tour guide.

      This tour makes it very easy to miss exploring the old town of Herceg Novi; the walls of Kotor and Cavtat Old Town (indeed most of the group did) because they were never recommended or even mentioned; nor did we cycle to them). Dubrovnik is the jewel (albeit a very busy jewel) of the West Balkans and it would be very easy to book this tour and never see it (the old town is a 40 minute walk from the Hotel Adria).

      I've cycled many times with Explore and Exodus on group guided tours and their delivered experience is vastly superior to that of BikeTours.com.

      What was the date of your tour?
      April 2024
      How many tours have you completed?
      I've been on well over 20 bike tours. The West Balkan tour is bottom quartile. Your guides need training. Happy to provide more feedback.
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Much easier
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      First-time bike tourists, Solo travelers, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      No
      • Little Ston-the hotel is on this harbour. Delightful spot. (photo by Andrew Lindsay)
      • View from near Perast - another superb setting (photo by Andrew Lindsay)
      • Ride thrrough vineyards en route to Ston (photo by Andrew Lindsay)
      • Visit and lunch at the Olive Grove near Ston (photo by Andrew Lindsay)
      • Cycle track along the old railway line to Ravno, Bosnia (photo by Andrew Lindsay)
      • 2/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 4/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 2/5 Local tour company services
      • 4/5 Route selection
      • 2/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • robert harrison 2 months ago

      enjoyable interesting trip

      Overall the trip was good.Alex and Emir as the main tour guides were efficient and the organisation of the luggage and the bikes was excellent.The cycling and the routes were good.Where the tour could have improved was giving us some basic information about the places we were visiting.For example at Kotor most of us were not aware that you could walk up the city walls to the top of the hill.We don,t expect an hours lecture but some local knowledge would further enhance the trip and perhaps training for the tour leaders would be appropriate.Finally there was some confusion on the final day we were leaving re airport transfers and it seemed that drivers had other duties which reduce their availability.Biketours need to ensure the transport is available as this is specified on the tour information
      Idespite these points I would certainly recommend this cycling trip to friends who might like to go.

    • Kathleen Cook 8 months ago

      Great Trip

      Our group of 15 riders had a great trip. Some were on road bikes, some on e-bikes, and some on hybrid bikes. I would not recommend the hybrid bikes for this trip. The climbs were very challenging on the hybrids even for experienced bikers. The climbs were tough for those on the road bikes, and even those on e-bikes had to put forth considerable effort. But those on hybrids were really at a disadvantage.

      What was the date of your tour?
      October 2023
      How many tours have you completed?
      7
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat harder
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 4/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • Chris Hayman 8 months ago

      Our Favourite Bike Trip

      This is our seventh and most favourite bike trip.

      The guides were great, the itinerary fantastic and the accommodations far surpassed expectations.

      Highly recommend this trip. While holly we rented e-bikes which made it very accessible

    • JO ANNE REID 8 months ago

      An excellent way to experience the landscapes , culture , history and the people.

      Our guide Alex was most vigilant for our safety, checking the bikes, quick repair of flat tires if necessary, conveying briefings with road conditions and expected grades.The trip was beyond my expectations : the beauty, the snacks and meals, comfortable accommodation.

    • Becky Foster 8 months ago

      Beautiful and very challenging!

      Cycling near the Adriatic Sea was spectacular, probably the most beautiful cycling I have ever done. It was also the most challenging trip we have done. The countries of Croatia, Bosnia and Montenegro are mountainous! This is a perfect trip for serious cyclists.

      What was the date of your tour?
      October, 2023
      How many tours have you completed?
      4
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Much harder
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 4/5 Scenery
      • 3/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 3/5 Local tour company services
      • 4/5 Route selection
      • 3/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • Kathleen Bowman 8 months ago

      Fabulous biking adventure

      Walled cities, mountain passes, incredible views of the bays and islands - I wished I had a GoPro camera on my helmet. The hotels were charming, the food local and hardy. Biking was exhilarating; challenging at times, but the van was always available for those who preferred to skip the hard climbs or busier roads. Most of our group road e-bikes and were happy with their choice. Best of all were our guides, Alex and Emir. They were knowledgeable and inspirational and took very good care of us.

      What was the date of your tour?
      October 2023
      How many tours have you completed?
      Four
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat harder
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • Overlooking the Bay of Kotor (photo by Kathleen Bowman)
      • History lesson about enigmatic funerary stones (photo by Kathleen Bowman)
      • Approaching the border into Bosnia Herzegovina (photo by Kathleen Bowman)
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • J.Miller 9 months ago

      "Bucket-list" bike trip

      New and interesting touring this beautiful part of Croatia (the Balkan countries). The guides were experienced, personable, and trustworthy....aways leaving us feeling safe and informed. Accommodations and meals provided were enjoyable and comfortable. The pace of the trip was comfortable and well-informed.

      What was the date of your tour?
      October, 2023
      How many tours have you completed?
      Two
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      •  (photo by J.Miller)
      •  (photo by J.Miller)
      •  (photo by J.Miller)
      •  (photo by J.Miller)
      • BikeTours.com staff reply from bozena_kusovac October 23, 2023

        Wow, those are some great photos you posted! Thank you for your kind words about your experience touring the beautiful Balkan countries with us. We're delighted to hear that you found the guides to be experienced, personable, and trustworthy, providing a sense of safety and knowledge throughout your journey. We hope to welcome you back for more exciting adventures in the future!

      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 4/5 Tour documents
      • 4/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • Joanne Slingerland 9 months ago

      Fantastic experience!

      This trip was an amazing way to experience beautiful parts of Croatia, Bosnia, and Montenegro. Our guides and support crew, Mario and Emir, are professional, knowledgeable and caring. They went out of their way to make us feel welcome and kept us safe along the way. The ride is challenging at times with many hills and traffic, but we also experienced quiet roads through lovely vineyards and coastal views. Each hotel was unique and charming—from beachfront resorts to boutique hotels within ancient walled villages. Lunches and group dinners were well planned and delicious with the opportunity to experience local cuisine. Croatian wines are exceptional! And the best part of all was meeting new friends to share our love of cycling and adventure. This trip is not to be missed!

      What was the date of your tour?
      October 2023
      How many tours have you completed?
      4
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat harder
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      •  (photo by Joanne Slingerland)
      •  (photo by Joanne Slingerland)
      •  (photo by Joanne Slingerland)
      •  (photo by Joanne Slingerland)
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • Catherine Veitch 9 months ago

      Balkan triangle,epic Croatia.

      Really enjoyed seeing so many countries by bike,a great way to see the countryside.Our guide was able to guide us through less busy roads..It definitely was an epic trip,lots of hills,some days long distances and warm.The accommodations were excellent,and really appreciated the snacks provided by the tour..

    • Teryl Schopfer 9 months ago

      Great trip

      Great way to see Bosnia Hertzegovinia and the Ciro bike trail

      Great guides

      What was the date of your tour?
      October
      How many tours have you completed?
      No other tours
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat harder
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers
      • 4/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 4/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • Alice Christensen 9 months ago

      Excellent Intro to the Balkans

      Lovely way to experience a variety of Balkan counties. Good variety of trails/roads. Loved the smaller towns and historic hotels. Would have appreciated a few more opportunities for photos. Guides were knowledgeable, friendly and very helpful. Bikes were in excellent condition.

      What was the date of your tour?
      October 2023
      How many tours have you completed?
      First guided tour. Have done a couple on my own before.
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat harder
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      First-time bike tourists, Solo travelers, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 5/5 Value
      • 4/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • Kirsty leighton 9 months ago

      Excellent bike tour

      Awesome food ! Awesome guide ! Excellent all around ! Lovely scenery ! Thanks

      What was the date of your tour?
      Oct2023
      How many tours have you completed?
      First bike tour
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      First-time bike tourists, Solo travelers, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 1/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • Roxana Miranda 9 months ago

      Amazing 3 country bike tour

      The routes were great and the scenery first class; a fabulous way to explore those areas that are not that touristy and interior roads with absolutely no cars though Montenegro is a different story; recommend e-bike to stop and enjoy your surroundings because some of the days were very challenging for regular bikes including for some fit bike riders, most specially in the hot sun; the company can do much better on lunch options which were absolutely not good for the rides; the hotels were very good, some of them real gems; felt very good exploring Bosnia and cute little villages close to Dubrovnik; Montenegro coast is paradise.

      What was the date of your tour?
      September 9, 2023
      How many tours have you completed?
      2
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 3/5 Value
      • 1/5 Included meals
      • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 1/5 Tour documents
      • 2/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • Suzy Clapp 10 months ago

      Fabulous trip cycling in Croatia, Bosnia and Montenegro.

      The cycling was harder than we thought and it was good that we did some training before hand. This made it more enjoyable. The group was large for one guide and mixed fitness levels with different bikes caused a big gap. Hotels were lovely and generally food good but not sure the type of food at lunch is really what you want in the baking hot sunshine cycling 60km. Gluten Free options
      were poor and not explained to the guide. Guides both knowledgeable and the weather and views were superb. Loved being on a guided one and them taking the luggage. Really helped experience seeing all the different countries and a great way to do it. Would definitely like to do another one.

      What was the date of your tour?
      September 2023
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat harder
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      First-time bike tourists
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 4/5 Value
      • 3/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 1/5 Tour documents
      • 4/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • Suzy Clapp 10 months ago

      Fabulous trip cycling in Croatia, Bosnia and Montenegro.

      The cycling was harder than we thought and it was good that we did some training before hand. This made it more enjoyable. The group was large for one guide and mixed fitness levels with different bikes caused a big gap. Hotels were lovely and generally food good but not sure the type of food at lunch is really what you want in the baking hot sunshine cycling 60km. Gluten Free options
      were poor and not explained to the guide. Guides both knowledgeable and the weather and views were superb. Loved being on a guided one and them taking the luggage. Really helped experience seeing all the different countries and a great way to do it. Would definitely like to do another one.

      What was the date of your tour?
      September 2023
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat harder
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      First-time bike tourists
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 4/5 Value
      • 3/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 1/5 Tour documents
      • 4/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • Lucretia Germick June 21, 2023

      Balkans Coast & Mountains

      BEAUTIFUL scenery along coasts & mountains. Some challenging climbs mixed with coastal flats. Comfortable accommodations with character. Lunches were delicious & introduced us to some local foods. Alex & Igor provided excellent leadership & support while keeping us laughing with their antics! Always felt safe so could relax & enjoy the views. Would suggest stocking small, medium & large helmets and adding bells on bikes to alert pedestrians.

      What was the date of your tour?
      June 10-17, 2023
      How many tours have you completed?
      4 European tours & 20 US tours
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 5/5 Value
      • 4/5 Included meals
      • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 4/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • Joseph Bohonos May 10, 2023

      Balkans Introduction

      This trip was our introduction to supported touring. The cost was reasonable, hotels were charming, the guides were top notch. There were some areas that were not bike friendly---our guide did a remarkable job keeping us safe. The rented bicycles were high quality--no worries there. May/June, September/October are the times to go, summer is too hot.

    • bobeh1 October 22, 2019

      Wonder-Filled

      The tour was an amazing way to explore the history and cultures of the Balkan Countries.
      Though the mountains were a challenge to climb (especially for those of us who chose standard hybrid bikes), our guide would encourage us with "I believe in you". We learned to then believe in ourselves.

      What was the date of your tour?
      Oct. 5-12
      How many tours have you completed?
      one before this
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat harder
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 4/5 Ease of navigation
      • 4/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • Dadd September 29, 2019

      What was the date of your tour?
      sept. 13-18, 2019
      How many tours have you completed?
      lots, almost all on our own
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Much harder
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 5/5 Value
      • 4/5 Included meals
      • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 4/5 Ease of navigation
      • 3/5 Tour documents
      • 4/5 Local tour company services
      • 4/5 Route selection
      • 4/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • Melani July 18, 2019

      Most epic trip!!

      This vacation/bike tour was one for the books! We wouldn’t change a thing and would like to take the tour again. The 6 day bike ride was no easy feat but it was manageable (especially with 2 14-year old boys). Our bike guide, Igor was very knowledgeable of the history and sights/cities we visited. Mario was an amazing SAG driver and prepared quite a lovely daily lunch spread!! Loved all the rest stops and hotels we stayed at. Can’t wait to take another tour with BikeTours!!

      What was the date of your tour?
      June 27 - July 4, 2019
      How many tours have you completed?
      1
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat harder
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • BikeTours.com staff reply from Chloe July 19, 2019

        Woot! So glad you enjoyed, we can't wait to book the next one for you!

      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • Rósa October 28, 2018

      Amazing Experience!

      Our tour was just amazing and each day was like a new adventure. The cycling routes were diverse through beautiful landscape. Uphill’s and downhills, sometime difficult but always very enjoyable. Our guide Mario and Dinko were great and played a huge part in making this trip so incredible. I can highly recommend this tour.

      What was the date of your tour?
      September 2018
      How many tours have you completed?
      2
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat harder
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 4/5 Ease of navigation
      • 3/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • Björg October 8, 2018

      If not on the bucket list - put it there

      The tour was amazing, the diverseness of the route was a pleasure experience every day. Beautiful landscape, uphill’s and downhills, flat surface, cent of herbs, harvest time – a feast for all senses. Some of the routes were more difficult than other and to conquer it was a victory, after a hill is a downhill that makes it all worth it. Mario and Dinko are the perfect and flawless guides, always a pleasure to have them around with such a good presence and very well informed and willing to share their knowledge about thousands of questions they got from the group. I give this tour my best recommendation.

      What was the date of your tour?
      16th of Sept to 22nd of Sept
      How many tours have you completed?
      2
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • Ston (photo by Björg)
      • Bags in - Bike out (photo by Björg)
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 2/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • olistef October 7, 2018

      Top quality tour with top quality guides.

      Our guide, Mario, was great. He is a kind man and knows lot about the routes and the history. Dinko drove our luggage and gave us lunch in welcomed shadows, knew so much about the land and history.

      What was the date of your tour?
      16-21 september
      How many tours have you completed?
      3
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat harder
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • Mario and the group (photo by olistef)
      • Typical scenery along the bay of Kotor (photo by olistef)
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • matis October 5, 2018

      What was the date of your tour?
      15.09 -22.09.2018
      How many tours have you completed?
      Three if I include this one
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat harder
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • Jim n Anne June 30, 2018

      Breathtaking Scenery

      The views on this trip are amazing! True, there are a few climbs, but the views and the downhills more than make up for them. Our guide Mario was attentive, capable, enjoyable, responsive. We enjoyed the fresh, seasonal, healthy meals, and the accommodations were first rate! The rental bikes were comfortable and well suited to the road conditions. It was fascinating to experience the different countries and cultures in such a compact space; so different from the U.S. The only improvement I would recommend would be for printed maps or cue sheets to follow, even though we had a guide. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone with an interest in beautiful scenery, complex history and cultures, and a fun bike tour!

      What was the date of your tour?
      May 2018
      How many tours have you completed?
      Several dozen
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 5/5 Value
      • 4/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 4/5 Ease of navigation
      • 3/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • Cyclemom April 28, 2018

      Great Experience!

      First I have to mention our great guide and support Mario and Darco. They helped make this such an incredible trip. They were accommodating, flexible, funny and full of history about the area. I know my daughter loved talking with them about their life growing up in Croatia and the incredible history of the area. We fell in love with Croatia and Bosnia Hertsagovina. I know I just spelled that incorrectly I apologize.
      My husband and I used the electric bikes which had multiple settings so we had great workouts everyday while not holding back our daughter from getting a great workout on her regular bike up with the guide. Electric bikes are genius and really the way to go especially if the people you are traveling with may be in a little better shape. Their bikes were excellent.
      I loved the lunch breaks on the side of the road each day and as soon as Darco realized the type of food we liked while exercising he added it the next day (oranges never tasted so good!) together with his own favorites it was perfect.
      We again can not say enough about Mario. His sweet disposition and willingness to do whatever he could to make our trip memorable was greatly appreciated.
      The mileage each day was not bad but the climbs gave us such a great
      workout!

      What was the date of your tour?
      April 13-
      How many tours have you completed?
      Second tour
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • Photo 1 (photo by Cyclemom)
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • BYoung December 7, 2017

      Fun Triangle Trip Through the Balkans

      A wonderful guided trip along the sea and up into the hills of this beautiful part of the Balkans. Great scenery, idyllic vistas and deserted former rail lines converted to cycling routes; this trip has a little bit of everything. And if you are looking for multiple stamps in your passport while crossing borders on bicycle you will be able to fill a couple of pages on this trip.

      What was the date of your tour?
      September 2017
      How many tours have you completed?
      10+
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat harder
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • BikeTours.com staff reply from Brittany December 8, 2017

        Jim, our President, loves the Balkans, and we're so glad to hear you had a great time on tour! We'd love to help you in the future.

      • 4/5 Value
      • 4/5 Included meals
      • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • Candida August 16, 2017

      Tough riding but worth it!

      My husband and I really enjoyed this tour of the Balkan triangle. There was some amazing scenery and our climbs were always rewarded with incredible ocean and valley views. Tomi was a great guide, and kept us moving along. You could tell he really appreciates the beauty of his country and is happy to show it off. We couldn't have had a better van driver than Darco, who was always ready and willing to help, close by enough to support us with water, food and the occasional lift. The roads are narrow in these countries, which is a bit nerve wracking at the beginning, until you realize that everyone is used to passing in close quarters and you just get used to the narrowness of the roads. Much of the trip is on paths or quiet roads though. We loved the food and the accommodations on this tour as well.

      What was the date of your tour?
      June 15 to 22, 2107
      How many tours have you completed?
      6
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Somewhat harder
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • Lunch on the road (photo by Candida)
      • 5/5 Value
      • 4/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • Doug Dvorak May 23, 2017

      BALKANS TRIANGLE TOUR - WOW! WOW! WOW!

      Jim and the entire Biketours.com Team did an incredible job on our recent Balkans Triangle Tour. The in-country representative as very friendly, knowledgeable and the equipment & accommodations were first class.

      What was the date of your tour?
      May 17 2017
      How many tours have you completed?
      10
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)

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