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You cycle along the beautiful shoreline of the Dalmatian Coast, past white sandy beaches and across the most famous Dalmatian islands. You ride through spectacular olive groves and vineyards. And you bike through some of the most romantic scenery in all of Europe. Traveling on a DIGnGO cycling tour of Croatia is an adventure of a lifetime.
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On your first day, meet your leaders in Split and then transfer to Stari Grad. Once there, you walk through town to a local restaurant, for a light lunch and welcome drink.
Later during the day, after making sure your bikes are ready for the road, you start your trip to Hvar, the largest town and most sought-for destination on this Dalmatian island. The route offers breathtaking views as you climb along the Sveti Nikola ridge. Ancient terraces covered by lavender, grape vines, and olive groves will greet you along the way.
After the exciting bike route to Hvar, alternating steep climbs and flat stretches of land, you get to your destination, which is the most interesting place on this unique island on the Dalmatian coast. Due to its location, the island of Hvar has been a key base for trade on the Adriatic. The hotel in Hvar is centrally located, providing easy access to town attractions and nightlife. Dinner is served at the lovely restaurant, which waits for you in a central alley, near the main town square. The menu includes a varied and delicious fish and meat choice.
Today’s Ride: 22 miles with 2,400 feet of climbing
On the morning of your second day in Croatia, you trade your bikes for a sea kayak and swimming near Pakleni Island. Its name is commonly translated as Hell’s islands. However, it derives from an ancient word meaning “tar”, which alludes to the pine resin that used to be employed in insulating ships. Lunch is on your own in Hvar. Later on in the afternoon, you take the boat, leaving Hvar behind, and transfer to Stomorska on the island of Solta.
This afternoon, cycle along a nice route going from the east to the west of this island, which economy is mostly based on vineyards, olives, fruit, fishing and tourism.
Arrive in the port village of Maslinica, and your hotel for the night, Martinis Marchi, a 300 year-old castle.
Dinner tonight, is served at le Chateau restaurant, serving traditional Dalmatian fish specialties.
Today’s Ride: 20 miles with 1,700 feet of climbing
Long Option: 28 miles with 2,500 feet of climbing
On your third day on the Dalmatian coast, you start with a boat transfer to the town of Milna, on the island of Brac, or “the big one.” It was given this name because it’s the largest Dalmatian island. Also, its vegetation and atmosphere make it the most Mediterranean island in the Dalmatian archipelago.
Todays’s bike route takes you from Milna to Bol, giving you the chance to enjoy a scenic ride. The island of Brac is famous for its tasty cheeses, white marble, which can be seen in Diocletian’s palace in the town of Split, as well as in many Venetian buildings, and even in the White House in Washington, D.C. For those of you looking for additional mileage, you pedal uphill toward Vidova Gora.
Before arriving in Bol, you enjoy a 20 minute ride, winding downhill, into the town. Take a delightful walk down the promenade and get a glimpse at the well-known Zlatni Rat beach. Its shape changes with the tide, swerving into the Adriatic Sea on a distance of almost 2,000 feet.
Later on, a boat transfers you and your group to Vela Luka, which means “big harbor”, and then to your hotel. Once at the hotel, you can choose to relax or stroll through the town. This is yet another of the many spectacular places on the Dalmatian coast with an impressive archeological and architectural heritage.
Dinner is served at the most acclaimed fish restaurant in town.
Today’s Ride: 28 miles with 3,300 feet of climbing
Short Option: 13 miles with 1,500 feet of climbing
On the fourth day of your Dalmatian experience, you tour the island, biking from Vela Luka to Blato. The route alternates flat stretches along the coast with rolling segments through delightful olive groves.
On the way, feel free to stop for a wine tasting at a local winery as you arrive in Smokvica. Korcula Island is famous for its white grape varietals. The winery is a family-owned business that had to close down during Communism. For its owners, democracy means the freedom of following your heart, which is making wine. The young owner, only 25, runs the winery, continuing his great-grandfather’s legacy.
Later on, enjoy lunch on your own in Smokvica. Then, you have the afternoon all to yourself. Back in the town of Vela Luka you can either walk or relax at your hotel as you please. We warmly recommend you enjoy the private beach belonging to the hotel.
In the evening walk the streets of town and choose from the many restaurants for dinner on your own. This is an opportunity to enjoy Croatian cuisine once again.
Today’s Ride: 32 miles with 2,600 feet of climbing
Short Option: 17 miles with 1,500 feet of climbing
On the fifth and last day in Croatia, you pedal from Vela Luka to Korcula. Start your morning with a wholesome breakfast to be fully prepared for the long climb waiting for you. Leave the hotel behind, and get ready for a spectacular ascent. Enjoy amazing sea views on your way to the top, and then make yourself comfortable in the saddle because you’re about to cruise downhill, into the town of Korcula. Explore the city of a great explorer, Marco Polo, who was born in Korcula. The town has been ruled by Venetians for over eight centuries, beginning with the 10th century. The traces of their presence here are visible in Korcula’s culture and architecture.
After a break in Korcula, you go to Orebic by boat, and then to Dubrovnik by car.
Your hotel has an ideal location, which invites you to explore, the Old Town in Dubrovnik. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it was built more than a century ago. The historic setting and modern amenities allow you to make the most of your great time. You can see amazing views of the Old Town and the Adriatic Sea from your hotel. In the evening, dinner is at the hotel, bidding farewell to your memorable Dalmatian adventure.
Today’s Ride: 18 miles with 1,400 feet of climbing
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel Villa Dubrovnik one last time before meeting up with your trip leaders. From here, a short drive to the Dubrovnik airport marks the end of the tour and of this unforgettable trip through Croatia.
Thank you very much for all your hard work to make our vacation in Croatia a wonderful time.
Thank you for a wonderful week. We look forward to our next bike trip with DIGnGO.
We had a fabulous trip in Croatia. We had excellent and fun guides (JP and Simon). We loved the beautiful scenery, the food and the hotels. I’d definitely recommend DIGnGO for a high-end biking trip with a small group and lots of flexibility. Thank you for a wonderful cycling adventure.
Thank you for the super time, awesome bike rides and great memories. We had a wonderful time biking around Croatia and seeing the many amazing places.