Croatian Family multisport tour
Croatia Family Multisport is 7 day tailor made tour made for smaller families or group of friends who want to discover Dalmatian coast and have great time while in Croatia. While you travel from Split to Dubrovnik, along the islands Hvar and Korcula you will have chance to cycle, hike, swim, SUP and snorkel in the secluded and most beautiful bays those islands have to offer.
Our professional, fun and local guides will show you unique historical and cultural sites dating back to ancient Greek and Roman times, secluded beaches, back roads for cycling and local restaurants which serve great Mediterranean food. While this multisport trip has pre-reserved hotels and islands visited, daily activities can be change in accordance with your guide. Discover traditional and authentic lifestyle of Dalmatian Islands with Meridien Ten!
DAY 1: SPLIT
We will meet you at Split airport or at your hotel in the early afternoon, have orientation talk and let you know what to expect during this weeklong holiday. In the afternoon our local guide will show you Split, 1700 years old town Split administrative and cultural centre of Dalmatia. With the passing centuries, the original architecture of the Split has been inevitably altered, but the people of Split, reused the structure of the palace, damaging it as little as possible, under Byzantine, Venetian and Austro-Hungarian rule. Take a walk into the old town, wonder around its narrow streets and squares, see the Jupiter's temple and the original Egyptian sphinx, meet the locals, see the one of the biggest open fish markets in Croatia and enjoy the wine cellars of the Palace before dinner together this evening.
In case you have arrived early to Split, we will provide a morning bike ride along Marjan hill, recreational place in Split or go for an hike along the same hill. Enjoy the rolling coastal ride and Split’s beaches before easy climb to the top of Marjan, from where you will have a splendid view on Diocletian’s Palace, and all the islands you will be exploring during the next few days.
Activity: optional cycling or hiking in Split (depending on your arrival schedule)
Highlights: Split, Diocletian’s palace, guided tour of Diocletian’s palace
Meals: welcome dinner
DAY 2: ISLAND HVAR - ISLAND OF LAVENDER; VINEYARDS AND ROSEMARY
Today we pack our suitcases and depart for Island Hvar. Enjoy riding among lavender fields, olive groves and vineyards. The island is noted for its lush vegetation of palm trees, agaves, myrtle, rosemary, pine woods and extensive lavender fields, spoiling our nostrils with healing aromatherapy in the air of this island. Cycle through scenic and mostly flat road on the north side of the island, passing coastal villages of Jelsa and Vrboska. Enjoy quiet, back roads passing through charming villages.
Spend the afternoon in Hvar and visit its main attractions; 7th century AD walls, Venetian loggia, and the oldest municipal Theatre in Europe or just have a coffee or bevanda in one of the most beautiful squares of Mediterranean. Hvar is listed among world's top 10 destinations, you must see for yourself why!!
Activity: cycling, snorkeling, swimming
Highlights: Island Hvar bike ride, lavender fields, coastal rides, inland rural villages, town Hvar
DAY 3: WALKING TOUR ON ISLAND HVAR
Start your hike along rocky path at the top of the Island, discovering abandoned villages once famous for lavender oil production. Second part of the hike takes you along numerous hidden bays of Hvar’s southern coast where you might want to have a swim in the turquoise waters before returning back to Hvar town.
Activity: hiking, snorkeling, swimming, paddle boarding
Highlights: Island Hvar hiking/walking, inland rural villages, town Hvar
DAY 4: KORCULA – VENETIAN FORTIFIED TOWN
Today we take a boat to an ancient Greek colony dating back to the 4th century BC – Korcula. Famous for its white wines - Posip, Rukatac, Grk, beautiful old towns, villages and dark pine forests that covers the island and which was used for shipbuilding. You will have an option today to do a loop ride on the island or just relax and wander in Korcula - Venetian fortified town and narrow streets irresistible to today's visitor, just as they impressed medieval travel writers like Marco Polo, who began his life journey in this town. The bike ride includes coastal riding and beach explorations, rocky, sandy, pebble – what is your choice?
Activity: cycling, snorkeling, swimming
Highlights: island Korcula, amazing natural sceneries, ancient towns and villages, coastal rides, sandy, pebble and rocky beaches
DAY 5: KORCULA
Our hike today takes us through the nature park with some amazing rock formations and wild life. The walk itself is very peaceful and relaxing, in an unusual, but very pleasant landscape for Dalmatian karst region. The area contains dolomite rock formations and is very densely wooded. The hike through the nature park will lead us to the ancient Napoleon path and walking along olive groves, small vineyards and beautiful fields of sage, oregano and other healthy herbs. The hike ends in the village of Pupnat, where a unique lunch prepared by our hosts will be waiting. Most of their ingredients come from the fields where we have been walking through.
We will spend the afternoon in medieval town of Korcula, where we will explore its cobblestone streets; whitewashed buildings and other architectural masterpieces made in Gothic and Renaissance style or depart for a beach to enjoy water activities..
Activity: hiking , swimming, Paddle boarding
Highlights: Korcula town, Pupnatska Luka bay, Agrotourismo restaurant.
Meals: breakfast, lunch
DAY 6: ZINFANDELS HOME AND LONGEST WALLS IN EUROPE
Today we shuttle along peninsula Peljesac, home of Croatian best known red wines Dingac and Postup, made from the Plavac Mali vines, close cousin to Zinfandel of California. We will enjoy beautiful cycle cruise along the Plavac Mali vineyards and end the bike ride in amazing bay where we will have swim/snorkel/lunch break. On our way to Dubrovnik, we will visit Mali Ston, well known for the longest fortified city walls in Europe and famous for its oysters and mussels. Overnight in Dubrovnik, the pearl of the Adriatic, one of the worlds’ most beautifully preserved medieval cities.
Activity: cycling or walking, swimming, snorkeling
Highlights: Peljesac peninsula and wine area, Mali Ston, coastal ride to Dubrovnik and city of Dubrovnik
DAY 7: END OF TOUR IN DUBROVNIK
After breakfast we will take a guided tour of Dubrovnik. With its strategic coastal position, the city has been an important power since the 13th century, and its long and storied history is told in its beautiful Gothic, Renaissance, and baroque churches, monasteries, palaces, and fountains. The multisport tour ends after the guided walk of the Dubrovnik’s old town. You might want to extend your stay in Dubrovnik, visit neighboring countries of Montenegro or Bosnia and Herzegovina, or just relax in Stradun (Dubrovnik's main square) and/or the near beach!
2017 PRICE PER PERSON:
Price is based with minimum of 4 participants.
There are no set departures so you can choose your own tour dates.
Different room types (such as triple) can affect the price. Please contact us for more details and specific dates.
Services included in tour price:
- Lodging in the most beautiful Dalmatian towns: Split, Hvar, Korcula and Dubrovnik
- Daily breakfast, 1 welcome dinner, 1 lunch, fruit and drinks/water during the rides and hikes
- Choice of good quality hybrid bike, water bottle and bike bag. (E-bike available at additional cost)
- Local bilingual guides: knowledgeable, with exceptional customer service
- Van support with water and snacks, all transportation, luggage shuttles
- All boat/ferry transfers
- Guided walk of Split and Dubrovnik
- Daily options for bike rides, hikes or beach exploration with swimming, snorkeling and SUP
- Snorkel and mask for each guest
- Stand up paddle boards – SUP
Services not included in tour price:
- Travel insurance
- Optional excursions such as kayaking, diving, other sailing tours
- Tips or any kind of gratuities
- Airport drop off at the tour end (in Dubrovnik)
- E-bike bike hire
- Pre and post tour consulting and travel planning
Family multisport tour includes accommodation in following towns: Split, Hvar, Korcula and Dubrovnik.
For our regular departure we have selected great 3* and 4* hotels. Please note we can customize this trip and use more budget or luxurious hotels.
Hotels for our regular multisport tour:
RATING: Easy or “adjustable”
This tour has daily options for cycling or hiking and distances can be decided on the spot. The tour is supported with the van, so you can expect easy access to different beaches and restaurants every day. In the support van there is snorkeling equipment with mask and snorkel for each guest. All the activities can be discussed and adjusted in accordance with the tour leader.
- Travel with your family at your own pace
- Travel dates you prefer
- Tailor made tour
- Discover most beautiful Dalmatian towns: Split, Hvar,Korcula,Dubrovnik
- Beautiful and secluded beaches of Brac,Hvar, Korcula and Peljesac peninsula
- Van support
- Local fun and knowledgeable guides
- UNESCO site of Stari Grad plain on Island Hvar and 1700 years old Diocletian Palace in Split (Inscribed in World heritage list), Marco Polo’s hometown Korcula
Number of nights: 6
Tour commences: Split, Croatia
Closest airports: Split airport (SPU),
From the airport to the center of town: bus or taxi (22 km)
By ferry: From Italy (Ancona) take the overnight ferry to Split.
Tour ends: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Closest airports: Dubrovnik airport (DBV),
From the center of town to the airport: bus or taxi (25 km)
By ferry: From Bari in Italy to Dubrovnik