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 stone work! 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 evidences can bee see on you ride! During the 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 most magnificent walled Korcula old town still preserved and almost intact for centuries where you sleep for 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 beautiful coast of the island. Taste the traditional food; like home made 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 has 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, 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 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, 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 important town for 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.