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Split to Dubrovnik: the Islands and Coastline of Croatia

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  • 5 nights | 27 miles/day
  • Difficulty Level: 3
  • Self-guided from: €2090
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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
  1. Variety: Choose from more than 200 tours offered by local operators in 35 countries.
  2. Advice: Our informed advisors help you choose the trip that's right for you.
  3. Lower cost: You pay local tour company prices—less than what big American companies charge.
  4. Great exchange rates: Pay low rates thanks to the millions of dollars in foreign currency we buy each year.
  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

This self-guided bike tour covers the most important and most beautiful sites of Dalmatia, the coastal part of Croatia.

Spend two evenings in Split, discover beautiful Diocletian palace, once great and important roman site, with historical sites dating back to 300 A.C.Join locals in traditional “konoba” (tavern) and enjoy a glass of local “vino” or “pivo”.

Discover stone quarries, ancient villages and coastal roads of island Brac, UNESCO world heritage site of Stari Grad plain and bike along lavender fields to reach famous and trendy town of Hvar.

Ride along Korcula island and experience its natural beauties, monasteries, churches, old fisherman villages, ancient stone architecture and wine cellars. Continue biking along peninsula Peljesac, before you reach your final destination; Dubrovnik - the pearl of Adriatic.

Overnight in Split, Hvar and Korcula, the most beautiful Adriatic towns.

Daily program

Please note that this tour ends on a cycling day.

Day 1: Split (optional 12 miles/20 km, up to 50 miles/80 km)
Welcome to Split! Depending on your arrival time we will fit bikes, have briefing and suggest easy loop ride along Marjan hill starting from your hotel, located in the very center of town. In the evening we urge you to explore 1700 years old Palace of Diocletian, inscribed into UNESCO World Heritage list, the Peristyle, Romanesque houses, experience every day’s life, ancient fish market and fishermen…
Overnight in Split

Day 2: Island Brac (16 miles/25 km, up to 50 miles/80 km)
Today you take 45 min ferry ride to Island Brac, located just in front of Split. Various riding options and distances, from easy 25 km to big 80km+ loop rides, visiting Greece and Roman ruins, fisherman villages, wine cellars and art galleries. Island Brac is famous for its stone – the White house in Washington and Diocletian’s palace are just some sites that were built with that stone! All the ancient villages and towns on Brac are kind of an exhibition of fine stonework! Return to Split with the late afternoon ferry.
Overnight in Split

Day 3: Lavender roads, UNESCO sites and Hvar Town (12 miles/20 km, up to 37 miles/60 km)
Welcome to island Hvar! For the morning ride we suggest easy ride around the UNESCO site of Stari Grad. Stari Grad (Old town) is an ancient Greek colony dating back to 400 B.C. Besides historical sites you will discover quite charming towns and roads where you will be biking, passing next to private gardens, along the coast and olive groves. For the afternoon bike ride, take the famous and probably most beautiful road along the lavender fields to reach town Hvar.
Overnight in Hvar town

Day 4: Korcula Island (29 miles/46 km, up to 35 miles/56 km)
After the private boat transfer, start with your bike ride on island Korcula, about 46 kilometers to the town of Korcula. Island was very early populated; even before Greek times and evidence can bee see on your ride! During its history, it was chosen by Venetians as a spot to build their important walled city on the northern shores of the island. Therefore, nowadays, thanks to that, we have the most magnificent walled Korcula old town still preserved and almost intact for centuries where you sleep for the next 2 nights.

Enjoy the scenic south side of the island, with amazing views on beautiful hidden beaches and coves, ride along the small villages and hamlets and stop in some of the few great local konoba (taverns) for most amazing locally prepared food!
Overnight in Korcula

Day 5: Korcula Beaches and Vineyards (22 miles/36 km, up to 35 miles/56 km)
As you stay for another day in Korcula take a chance to explore the island of Korcula; its hidden coves, beautiful old towns, unique small villages and dark pine forests that cover the island. There are few loop options today. Whatever you choose, you will be making your way past vineyards, olive groves and along the beautiful coast of the island. Taste the traditional food; like homemade gnocchi, homemade macaroni, pasticada....and other meals which have been traditionally prepared by the locals for centuries.... Some of the best Croatian white wines are produced on this island, which will just add flavor to your lunch or dinner. Did we mention Marco Polo was born here and started his life journey from Korcula?
Overnight in Korcula

Day 6: Wine roads of Peljesac and Dubrovnik (37 miles/60 km)
Today, for your final ride, you will be cruising along Peljesac peninsula. You will be riding along vineyards of Dingac and Postup, made from the Plavac Mali vines, a close cousin to Zinfandel of California and Primitivo from Calabria. There are many vineries which can be visited along the ride. Enjoy the great views Peljesac is offering you, Mljet and Korcula island on your right and the mainland on your left.

The ride today has a couple of hills, coastal rides, vineyards… Your final bike destination is Ston, from where you will be transferred to Dubrovnik. Ston, the salt producing village on Peljesac peninsula was built in the 14th-century town and has with the longest fortified walls in Europe – 5.5km. Ston was an important town for the Dubrovnik Republic, which was the strongest and most prosperous in the 14th century which you are about to see!

Please note that this tour ends on a cycling day and we suggest adding an additional night in Dubrovnik at the end of your tour.

Route Map

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

Dates

Daily: Apr 1-Oct 31, 2019 (inquire for prices for Apr/Oct)
Off season: May 01, 2019 - May 31, 2019
Low season: Jun 01, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019
Shoulder season: Sep 01, 2019 - Sep 30, 2019
High season: Jul 01, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019

Prices

Category A: 4 and 5-star hotels
Per person, double occupancy
€2520
Low season surcharge
€410
Shoulder season surcharge
€430
High season surcharge
€430
Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room)
Off season
€1080
Low season
€1330
Shoulder season
€1350
High season
€1350
Solo traveler surcharge (1 person in party)
Off season
€1830
Low season
€2080
Shoulder season
€2090
High season
€2090
Bike Rentals
Electric Bike
€140
Category B: 3- and 4-star hotels
Per person, double occupancy
€2090
Low season surcharge
€160
Shoulder season surcharge
€260
High season surcharge
€300
Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room)
Off season
€630
Low season
€740
Shoulder season
€860
High season
€930
Solo traveler surcharge (1 person in party)
Off season
€1380
Low season
€1480
Shoulder season
€1600
High season
€1670
Bike Rentals
Electric Bike
€140
Please note: Instead of operating bicycle tours ourselves, BikeTours.com represents local bicycle tour operators around the world. Review the tour operator's information and terms below, then submit your booking request through BikeTours.com. The primary benefits of booking your tour through BikeTours.com include:
  • 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.
Contact us with any questions about booking and paying for your tour through BikeTours.com. We look forward to serving you!

Meridien Ten Terms and Conditions

Cancellation & Refunds: We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance, including trip cancellation/interruption insurance. All cancellations must be received in writing or via confirmed e-mail. The following table explains cancellation fees for tours:

Days before Departure= Cancellation fee per participant

  • 60 days prior commencement 30% of total amount/per person
  • 40 – 59 days prior commencement 40% of total amount/per person
  • 30 – 39 days prior commencement 50% of total amount/per person
  • 29 – 0 days prior commencement 100% of total amount/per person

No refunds are possible after the tour begins. Refunds take 2-4 weeks to process from the date written cancellation is received. We reserve the right to cancel a rental prior to departure for any reason, in which case a full refund will be made.

Pricing

All prices are in Euros. Should government action result in a change to this tax percentage we reserve the right to adjust our pricing accordingly. All prices are correct at the time of publication but are subject to change until paid in full.

The tour price includes the services specified in the itinerary plus optional activities listed. The price does not include services and meals not listed specifically in the itinerary, air or other transportation to and from the tour start and ending points (unless otherwise stated in the tour itinerary), visas, vaccinations where required or personal expenses such as laundry, medical insurance and communications.

Participants Medical Responsibility Waiver

Participants must accept that all or any accidents which may occur during their holiday are their responsibility. Agent is not responsible for any indirect or special loss, damage or injury of any kind what so ever suffered by Client arising directly or indirectly from any breach of contract or any negligence by us. All participants are required to adhere to Croatian traffic rules at all times during their holiday/tour in Croatia. Agent is not responsible for any injuries, death, damage, loss or delay in any means of transportation or by reasons of any event beyond the actual control of Agent, or of any agent or supplier, or due to force majeure!

The tour operator is the principal bicycle rent operator for these rentals and is responsible to the participants for all rental arrangements and for all services offered. Bicycles provided for rent are in satisfactory operating condition and participants agree to use them at their own risk or call deficiencies to the immediate attention of the tour operator employee giving them the bicycles. Instruction in the use of bicycles will not be provided and participants affirm that they are familiar with the use of a multi-speed bicycle. The tour operator reserve the right to substitute bicycles with comparable bicycles if necessary. The right is also reserved to decline to accept or retain any person as a renter due to circumstances beyond the control of the tour operator.

Children of 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult all through the tour/ride(s).

Bicycle renters accept the following conditions:

1) Bicycle renters are required to wear a helmet while cycling.

2) Renters understand that bicycles are rented without safety devices such as lights (and so can only be ridden from sunrise to sunset) and bells (and so must use other auditory signals while bicycling).

3) Renters agree to abide by all national rules of the road while using the bicycle/s, including the new laws forbidding cycling while under the influence of alcohol and cycling while using a cellular phone. Renters are responsible for paying for any infraction of the Croatian rules of the road, including any costs resulting from impoundment and subsequent retrieval of the bicycle/s.

Changes to Prices, Product Descriptions or Other Terms of Trade

We reserve the right to make changes to our site and these terms and conditions and product descriptions and prices and such changes will take effect from the time they are published on this site

Bike Security and insurance

All accommodation providers used by the tour operator will provide secure storage for your bike overnight and each participant will be provided with a lock and key which should be used to secure your bike whenever it is left unsupervised. Please do not attempt to take your bikes into your motel room.

The tour operator bikes are not insured against theft or damage. It is possible to buy insurance in the amount of 20 Euros per bike per tour and it covers the following:

1) In the case of minor damage to bike or damage or loss of accessories, 100% of cost of repairs
2) In the case of irreparable damage resulting in the bicycle's permanent retirement, theft or loss of the bicycle, covers the replacement cost for the bike and accessories less a 250 Euro deductible fee

All photos used by permission. ©Meridien Ten

Ratings

Ratings Snapshot

  • 5 Star 8
  • 4 Star 2
  • 3 Star 1
  • 2 Star 0
  • 1 Star 0

Average Ratings

  • Overall

    4.6

  • Difficulty level (Actual vs. expected) 3.4
  • Value 4.1
  • Included meals 4.6
  • Bikes & equipment 4.4
  • Hotels or boat 4.5
  • Scenery 5
  • Ease of navigation 4.5
  • Tour documents 4.6
  • Local tour company services 4.9
  • Route selection 4.8
  • Guides (if applicable) 4

Reviews

Meri November 11, 2018

Well done

Great rides, great bikes, great support, perfect weather and wonderful food and wine. Hotels were beautifully situated, clean and comfortable

Brent October 1, 2018

Beautiful scenery

Excellent support
Really challenging cycling
Doublecheck that inner tubes have been properly fitted before you start

Brent September 30, 2018

Croatia cycling

Excellent support. The scenery is as remarkable as on the adverts of Croatia tourism - stunning! The cycling is extremely challenging, particularly in very warm weather.

Jake October 5, 2017

Great Trip

4 star hotels were great. Do not see the need to go with 5 star. Luggage transfer was a concern but went off without a flaw. Luggage showed up right on time.

BusterBrown September 29, 2017

A great way to see Croatia

Meridian Ten is the local company that built and ran the tour. Our hotels were first class and all the bag transfers and water taxis were flawless. The bikes weren’t new but were well maintained and worked without any problems. Tom met us at our start point and gave us a briefing and a book describing all the suggested routes and options, There are also recommendations for dining and other activities in the book that came in handy.

Responses from Biketours.com

Jim Johnson, Founder and president December 12, 2018
Thank you for your feedback and photo. Looking at the photo, I think I was there two days ago, just south of Orebic near Korcula! What a beautiful region! I'm glad you had a great time and that Meridien Ten provided you the great service we've come to expect from them.
Tottie July 13, 2017

Stunning!

Fantastic hotels, service, information. Amazing scenery and routes on well maintained comfy bikes. Truely a trip in a million

nlparker June 16, 2017

Gorgeous Country; Warm, Welcoming People; Challenging Climbs

Right choice for our family of 6. Cycling on islands was scenic and safe. Routes through small villages, wineries, along crystal blue Adriatic coasts. Thorough orientation by MeridienTen staff including additional & alternate route choices. Good bikes and good decision to bring our shoes & pedals for the climbs. Dependable transportation among islands. Excellent lodging & breakfasts especially in Dubrovnik, Korcula, Split. Furnished materials included informative Croatian history & culture. Perfect weather. Thanks to MeridienTen staff.

brad rass July 19, 2016

Great ride with great food and even better scenery

I am just back from my trip to Europe which included an altered bike tour from Dubrovnik to Split. I had shortened the trip to 4 days so to fit my other plans in Italy. What a mistake! Mistake 1. Make sure you have time to tour and visit Dubrovnik. We arrived in the late afternoon and had no time to visit the old city. It looked gorgeous as we passed it in a bus from the airport. Our hotel was very nice but a way from the old city. Mistake 2. Make plans to see the walls in Ston. They are stunning. Mistake 3. I dropped the extra day in Hvar. Lots to do in this fun packed town especially if you like the night life. Only spent about three hours in Split and it was very hectic compared to the other towns. Overall, what a ride! There are a number of climbs each day so the rating of 3 out of 5 should be closer to 4 out of 5. The route has limited traffic so safety is not a concern. The pre-ride prep on site was excellent. The bikes were in good order.

Lori July 11, 2016

Canada meets Croatia!

Croatia is a beautiful, welcoming country with so much to offer travelers from all over. The people, sights, cuisine and water (both drinking and swimming) of Croatia will not disappoint. BikeTours helped us have a see the country we wanted easily! If you are a 'recreational' rider I would highly recommend their e-bikes. There are some serious climbs and we were thankful for them daily! If you're a veteran, serious rider you're going to get the workout you're looking for. The hotels were all awesome, we felt spoiled and appreciated at each stop and our luggage was always there well ahead of our arrival. It was easy, fun and all in all a trip to remember! Put this part of the world at the top of your must see places!

none July 11, 2016

Best Possible organization!

Aside from the beautiful scenery of Croatia, Tomislav and the folks at Meridien Ten travel provided really outstanding material for our self-guided tours. The route sheets were easy to follow and much clearer than I have seen on other tours, and all the arrangements were faultless. Also, our group had some complications during the first day, and Tomislav went out of his way to help us out. This involved some extra driving on his part and when I attempted to at least pay for the gasoline, and he refused. Really fabulous folks - I definitely recommend traveling with them in Croatia. The only thing I would change was the selection of the hotel Lacroma in Dubrovnik - for me this hotel was too large and crowded. The front desk was overwhelmed with tour groups and could not keep things straight.