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Cycling the West Balkan Triangle

“Our tour was just amazing. Each day was like a new adventure.” — Rosa

“Our tour was just amazing. Each day was like a new adventure.” — Rosa

“Our tour was just amazing. Each day was like a new adventure.” — Rosa

“Our tour was just amazing. Each day was like a new adventure.” — Rosa

“Our tour was just amazing. Each day was like a new adventure.” — Rosa

Tours using road, hybrid or touring bikes:

  1. Mostly flat
  2. Flat with some gentle slopes
  3. Rolling, hilly terrain
  4. Some long and/or steep climbs
  5. Extensive climbing

Tours using mountain bikes:

  1. Mostly flat, wide trails
  2. Some gentle slopes, wide trails
  3. Rolling, hilly terrain and/or narrow trails
  4. Some long and/or steep climbs and/or technical trails
  5. Extensive climbing and/or highly technical trails
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  5. Convenience: We handle the full booking and payment process.
  6. Support: We’re your advocates from initial planning through final pedal stroke.
Tour Type: Guided Self-guided

Tour description

The cycling tour in west Balkan and Mediterranean part of Europe is cycling through one of the most spectacular places in the Europe. This fantastic area spread over the hills and mountains of the Dinarids, along the seashores settled by medieval towns, picturesque villages and valleys in Bosnia.

On this tour, you visit 3 countries: Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina and you will explore most interesting sights of it. This holiday combine rides on the flat and hilly routes; tour is for the nature and history lovers, cyclists who prefer daily longer distances with some challenging parts, always awarded with spectacular views.

Cycling west Balkan triangle is a holiday designed for small groups of cyclists, it is guided and SAG (car and gear support during a tour).

Daily program

Day 1: Arrival
Meet at Dubrovnik airport transfer to Hotel in Dubrovnik. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure. In the evening, share dinner with the group and have an introduction to the trip.
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 outside town to start your cycling tour. Ride toward the border with Bosnia-Hercegovina and the town, Trebinje. You'll cycle through the hilly part of the Bosnia-Montenegro-Croatia triangle toward Herceg Novi on the Montenegro coast.
Overnight in/near Herceg Novi.

Day 3: Montenegro coast, Herceg Novi – Kotor (31 miles/50 km)
Today you'll cycle along the coastal area of Boka bay (Montenegro fjord) to the town of Kotor. Today's ride is mainly on flat terrain. We follow the road along the bay of Kotor, through medieval, historical towns. After a short stop in Kotor, we continue to our hotel.
Overnight in Kotor.

Day 4: Montenegro – Croatia (43 miles/70 km)
After breakfast, we continue with a bike ride along the bay to cross the border into Croatia. Once we cross the border, we'll ride through Konavle countryside, a very picturesque area between mountains and the Adriatic sea. Arrive to Cavtat/Konavle in the afternoon and enjoy some free time to explore this medieval town on your own.
Overnight in Cavtat/Konavle.

Day 5: Croatia – Bosnia-Herzegovina (35 miles/57 km)
After breakfast, we start riding from the coastal town Cavtat to a hilly part of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Once we cross the border in Ivanica, we continue our ride on the old railroad track along the valley of Popovo polje and the river Trebisnjica.

This area was a war zone in the 1990s, and there is still evidence along the route of those days. Besides interesting historical facts, this part of the road has very beauty and different landscape than the coastal area. Arrive to the small village of Zavala/Ravno in the afternoon and enjoy some free time to explore.
Overnight in Zavala/Ravno.

Day 6: Zavala – Ston (25 miles/40 km)
Today we cycle along the valley and rural areas in Herzegovina toward the border of Croatia, the peninsula Peljesac, and the town of Ston. This area is famous for a few things: town Ston is a medieval walled town with the longest city walls in Europe. It is the first town in the Peljesac peninsula where they produced excellent red wines, and around the town of Ston there are bays with oysters and mussels farms. Today's ride is one of the shortest, but it is hilly riding with nice climbs and downhills. Arrive to Ston, and consider a possible oyster tasting and sailing trip to the oyster farms.
Overnight in Ston.

Day 7: Ston – Orebic (Korcula), plus shuttle to Dubrovnik (37 miles/60 km)
Cycling along the Peljesac peninsula is one of the most scenic bike rides on the Mediterranean. Ride along nice roads with spectacular views to the islands and open sea, scenic roads through vineyards and through old villages in hidden bays. The bike ride finishes in Orebic around lunch time. During the afternoon, we provide a shuttle (minibus) to Dubrovnik, arriving in Dubrovnik in the evening hours.
Overnight in Dubrovnik.

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

Route map

Maps reflect your approximate overnight locations and do not reflect your actual cycling route.

Dates

May 4, June 1, Sep 14*, 2019 (minimum 4 participants; *indicates guaranteed departure); upon request Apr 1-Jun 30, Sep 1-Oct 31, 2019 (parties of 4 or more)
Low season: Apr 01, 2019 - May 31, 2019, Oct 01, 2019 - Oct 31, 2019
High season: Jun 01, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019, Sep 01, 2019 - Sep 30, 2019

Prices

Tour package
Per person, double occupancy
€850
High season surcharge
€100
Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room)
Low season
€210
High season
€280
Bike Rentals
Mountain or hybrid bike
€120
Electrically assisted bike
€200
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  • Lower cost: You pay local tour company prices—less than what big American companies charge
  • Variety: Choose from more than 200 tours offered by local operators in 35 countries.
  • Advice: Our informed advisors help you choose the trip that's right for you.
  • Great exchange rates: Pay low rates thanks to the millions of dollars in foreign currency we buy each year. Or pay in euros!
  • Convenience: We handle the full booking and payment process.
  • Support: We’re your advocates from initial planning through final pedal stroke.
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EpicCroatia Terms and Conditions

Cancellation Charges:

  • More than 30 days: no cancellation charges
  • 15-30 days: 50% of tour price
  • Less than 15 days 75% of tour price

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