Self-guided Bike Tours

Cycling Dalmatia

Tour Start
Split

Type
Self-Guided

Duration
5 days

Level
Level 2: Recreational

TOUR INFO

Enjoy your cycling holiday in central Dalmatia! Discover town of Split and its nearby islands of Solta, Brac and Hvar.

During the entire self-guided bike tour you will be accommodated in Split where you will discover its UNECO inscribed Diocletian’s Palace, its long palm fringed waterfront, its trendy bars, great local konobas (taverns) and check out every day’s local lifestyle. 
Each day depart for different island and choose your daily cycling distance. Get to know Brac – our largest and highest central Dalmatian island famous for stone masons and stone quarries, Island Solta with its laid back traditional lifestyle and Island Hvar – where beautiful roads, lavender fields, picturesque villages and secluded beaches are waiting for you.

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HIGHLIGHTS: 

  • Split town – Historical, cultural and administrative center of Dalmatian region 
  • UNESCO site of Stari Grad plain on Island Hvar and Diocletian’s Palace 
  • Islands of Brac, Hvar and Solta with its beautiful and secluded beaches, picturesque cycling roads 
  • Local expertise

GENERAL TOUR INFO: 

  • Number of nights: 5
  • Tour commences: Split, Croatia. Start between 9 and 11 AM (time can be adjusted) 
  • Tour ends:Split, Croatia.  After breakfast 
  • Average daily cycling distance: 30 km 
  • Road Surface: paved 
  • Tour rating: moderate
  • Suitable for families: yes


ITINERARY

  • 1
    Day 1

    Split

    Welcome to the ancient Mediterranean town of Split!
    Depending on your arrival we will meet at your hotel, fit your bike and have a briefing regarding your cycling holidays!

    In Split, you will be cycling along the beautiful Marjan hill, the main recreational venue for the citizens of Split and have the option to extend the ride along the coast to a nearby village. If you wish to do a longer 80 km loop ride, we have it ready for you as well! 
    In the evenings, we urge you to explore the 1700 years old Palace of Diocletian, inscribed on the UNESCO World heritage list, the Peristyle, Diocletian's mausoleum, Romanesque houses, experience everyday life, the ancient fish market and fishermen… Split is located in the middle of the Croatian coast and is the administrative and cultural center of Croatia’s Dalmatian coastal area. 

    Distance biked: 0-20 km test ride, extra ride 80 km
    Overnight: Split
    Highlights: Diocletian’s Palace, Split, Marjan hill


  • 2
    Day 2

    Island Brac

    After a leisurely ferry cruise you arrive to the largest island of the central Dalmatian islands and the third largest among the Adriatic islands - Brač. The island is rich with historic sites dating back to Ancient Greece and the Middle Ages. Enjoy easy cycling along coastal towns and villages or climb up to the settlements in the interior, which are older, richer in cultural and historical monuments and architecturally much more interesting than the coastal ones. Besides the beautiful scenery on your bike ride, island Brač is famous for stone sculptures and quarries (used in the construction of the White House in Washington and Diocletian’s Palace in Split). Optional visits are to art gallery, Island museum, Olive Oil museum and one of the last stone carving schools in Europe. Late afternoon or even night ferry back to Split.

    Distance biked: 0-36 km, extra ride 80 km 
    Overnight: Split
    Highlights: Island Brač, coastal ride and towns, ancient inland villages, art gallery and museums, olive groves


  • 3
    Day 3

    Island Šolta

    Discover and bike the island of Šolta. So close to Split, but in terms of modern urbanization, still far away. Enjoy epic rides on quiet picturesque roads, along villages, olive groves and vineyards. Riding on the island you will feel like you returned to the past, seeing the traditional way of life on the farms... Enjoy the island’s nice coves and bays before returning to Split. You can choose your biking distance today, riding the road with great views to Split and the mainland or the endless sea on the southern side of the island.

    Distance biked: 0-40 km
    Overnight: Split
    Highlights: unspoiled and rural island of Šolta


  • 4
    Day 4

    Island Hvar

    Today, as the last day of biking, we recommend to visit the island of Hvar. Riding on island Hvar you will pass lavender fields, olive groves and vineyards. You will ride along the scenic and mostly flat road on the north side of the island and pass the small towns Jelsa and Vrboska, finally you will reach Stari Grad (Greek: Pharos, literally Old Town), which is actually the oldest settlement on the island and one of the first ones in Europe that was founded by ancient Greeks. You can decide whether you want to bike a challenging uphill, passing rosemary and lavender fields and ancient Greek walls. Enjoy the beautiful view from the top of the island before a great downhill to Hvar. As this is your last ride why not treat yourself with a few drinks on the ancient piazza with a view of the 7th century fortification walls, the Venetian loggia and the oldest municipal theatre in Europe.

    Distance biked: 0-40 km
    Overnight: Split
    Highlights: Island Hvar, Jelsa, Vrboska, Stari Grad, lavender fields, town Hvar


  • 5
    Day 5

    Split

    After breakfast the tour ends. Depending on your flight or departure time you might squeeze in another bike ride or a pleasant coffee in Split!


    Meals: breakfast


MAP

Accommodation

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Bed and Breakfast 3*

Bed and breakfast or various private accommodation with breakfast provided. 3* standard.

Level 2: Recreational

The main focus of these tours is discovering and exploring the history, nature and gastronomy of the respected area you are visiting, with a leisurely paced workout included each day. Recommended for those who exercise occasionally (one or twice a week or keep an active lifestyle: commuting to work or enjoying longer walks every few days).

Average daily activity time: 2-5 hours
Cycling distance: 20-45 km per day over rolling terrain. Minimum elevation gain per day 300 meters
Hiking/walking distance: 5-10 km per day over rolling terrain. Occasional climbs over small hills can be included in these itineraries. Minimum elevation gain per day 200 meters

Prices and Dates

GUESTHOUSE (B&B)  2020
PERIOD 01.04.-28.04. 29.04.-28.05. 29.05.-28.06. 29.06.-31.08. 01.09.-30.09. 01.10.-31.10. 01.11.-31.03.
Price per person 690,00 € 690,00 € 690,00 € 800,00 € 740,00 € 690,00 € 690,00 €
Single supplement  230,00 € 230,00 € 230,00 € 250,00 € 280,00 € 190,00 € 190,00 €

The price includes: 

  • 4-day accommodation and breakfast 
  • 5-day bike rental (road, hybrid or tandem bike) + lock, pump, spare tube, helmet and patch kit, rear rack bag
    Our assistance which consists of bike fitting, detailed briefing with description of places you will be visiting en route, lunch options, marked map with options for shorter or longer routes
  • All ferry tickets during the tour
  • Great custom-built hybrid or road bikes and professional bike fitting 
  • Daily maps  
  • GPS navigation for setup on mobile phones - (please note we do not provide mobile phone or phone adapter for the bike) 
  • Additional daily cycling options
  • Bike water bottles (to be kept as a souvenir), small bike bag and a helmet
  • Travel planning assistance, pre-tour information, pre-post tour hotel/travel reservations or suggestions
  • Carefree holidays experienced with the best adventure company in Croatia

 

The price does not include:

  • Travel insurance
  • Shuttles during the riding time
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Assistance during the ride
  • E- bike supplement (EUR 140)
  • Airport transfers 
CLASSIC (3* and 4* accommodation)  2020
PERIOD 01.04.-28.04. 29.04.-28.05. 29.05.-28.06. 29.06.-31.08. 01.09.-30.09. 01.10.-31.10. 01.11.-31.03.
Price per person 850,00 € 880,00 € 880,00 € 880,00 € 880,00 € 850,00 € 850,00 €
Single supplement  200,00 € 330,00 € 330,00 € 330,00 € 330,00 € 200,00 € 200,00 €

The price includes: 

  • 4-day accommodation and breakfast 
  • 5-day bike rental (road, hybrid or tandem bike) + lock, pump, spare tube, helmet and patch kit, rear rack bag
    Our assistance which consists of bike fitting, detailed briefing with description of places you will be visiting en route, lunch options, marked map with options for shorter or longer routes
  • All ferry tickets during the tour
  • Great custom-built hybrid or road bikes and professional bike fitting 
  • Daily maps  
  • GPS navigation for setup on mobile phones - (please note we do not provide mobile phone or phone adapter for the bike) 
  • Additional daily cycling options
  • Bike water bottles (to be kept as a souvenir), small bike bag and a helmet
  • Travel planning assistance, pre-tour information, pre-post tour hotel/travel reservations or suggestions
  • Carefree holidays experienced with the best adventure company in Croatia

 

The price does not include:

  • Travel insurance
  • Shuttles during the riding time
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Assistance during the ride
  • E- bike supplement (EUR 140)
  • Airport transfers 
PREMIERE (4* accommodation)  2020
PERIOD 01.04.-28.04. 29.04.-28.05. 29.05.-28.06. 29.06.-31.08. 01.09.-30.09. 01.10.-31.10. 01.11.-31.03.
Price per person 1.290,00 € 1.290,00 € 1.345,00 € 1.460,00 € 1.460,00 € 1.345,00 € 1.290,00 €
Single supplement  475,00 € 475,00 € 475,00 € 720,00 € 720,00 € 475,00 € 475,00 €

The price includes: 

  • 4-day accommodation and breakfast 
  • 5-day bike rental (road, hybrid or tandem bike) + lock, pump, spare tube, helmet and patch kit, rear rack bag
    Our assistance which consists of bike fitting, detailed briefing with description of places you will be visiting en route, lunch options, marked map with options for shorter or longer routes
  • All ferry tickets during the tour
  • Great custom-built hybrid or road bikes and professional bike fitting 
  • Daily maps  
  • GPS navigation for setup on mobile phones - (please note we do not provide mobile phone or phone adapter for the bike) 
  • Additional daily cycling options
  • Bike water bottles (to be kept as a souvenir), small bike bag and a helmet
  • Travel planning assistance, pre-tour information, pre-post tour hotel/travel reservations or suggestions
  • Carefree holidays experienced with the best adventure company in Croatia

 

The price does not include:

  • Travel insurance
  • Shuttles during the riding time
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Assistance during the ride
  • E- bike supplement (EUR 140)
  • Airport transfers 
EXCLUSIVE (4* and 5* accommodation) 2020
PERIOD 01.04.-28.04. 29.04.-28.05. 29.05.-28.06. 29.06.-31.08. 01.09.-30.09. 01.10.-31.10. 01.11.-31.03.
Price per person 1.480,00 € 1.485,00 € 1.750,00 € 1.750,00 € 1.750,00 € 1.575,00 € 1.480,00 €
Single supplement  1.110,00 € 1.110,00 € 1.270,00 € 1.270,00 € 1.270,00 € 1.200,00 € 1.110,00 €

The price includes: 

  • 4-day accommodation and breakfast 
  • 5-day bike rental (road, hybrid or tandem bike) + lock, pump, spare tube, helmet and patch kit, rear rack bag
    Our assistance which consists of bike fitting, detailed briefing with description of places you will be visiting en route, lunch options, marked map with options for shorter or longer routes
  • All ferry tickets during the tour
  • Great custom-built hybrid or road bikes and professional bike fitting 
  • Daily maps  
  • GPS navigation for setup on mobile phones - (please note we do not provide mobile phone or phone adapter for the bike) 
  • Additional daily cycling options
  • Bike water bottles (to be kept as a souvenir), small bike bag and a helmet
  • Travel planning assistance, pre-tour information, pre-post tour hotel/travel reservations or suggestions
  • Carefree holidays experienced with the best adventure company in Croatia

 

The price does not include:

  • Travel insurance
  • Shuttles during the riding time
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Assistance during the ride
  • E- bike supplement (EUR 140)
  • Airport transfers 

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