The Croatian coast and its islands are characterized by a Mediterranean climate. In the summer, the mean temperature is between 24°C and 26°C along the coast, though the temperature can be a couple degrees warmer towards the south of the country.
The nation’s sunniest island is Hvar, with over 2,700 hours of sun per year, though the other islands and the southern coast around Dubrovnik can also boast of being very sunny. The coastal climate is also characterized by winds. The most frequent wind along the southern coast and islands is the “Mistral” wind, which is a pleasant, mid-afternoon breeze blowing from the sea towards the coast.
The Croatian currency is the Kuna, and no other currencies are accepted. However, just about all restaurants and shop accept credit and debit cards.
Our guided tours are virtually all-inclusive, so you will not need to carry much cash. You can exchange your money for Kuna in authorized exchange shops in the hotels and near the hotels. There are also numerous ATMs, so you withdraw Kuna from the bank machine.
Guests who have booked the 10-day National Parks tour should land in Zagreb (capital city) and depart from Dubrovnik.
Guests who have reserved the 7-day Dalmatia tour should land in Split and depart from Dubrovnik.
Most of our guests arrive by plane to Split and depart from Dubrovnik. If you wish to return back to Split or vice versa, you can hire a private shuttle, or take the bus or fast ship lines (https://www.krilo.hr/en/sailing-schedule/).
We usually ride on secondary paved roads, with a low level of car traffic.
Our tours include an average of about 16 people, with a maximum number of 20. We have set these numbers to ensure that our tours are an opportunity for getting to know all the participants, and for new friendships.
Our tours allow you to decide how much you want to ride. Depending on the route you choose and your pace, most days include 3 to 5 hours of riding time. There are different levels of activity you can choose, from recreational (2-3 hours), to active (3-4 hours), to advanced (4-6 hours per day). Our tours are tailored for those who are reasonably fit.
We place no upper limit on age, as the main constraint is your fitness level.
Tours are not recommended for young children, however, children over the age of 10 are welcome to join our family groups.
Our tour guide cycles with you along the route. Our group is accompanied by a support van, which is there to assist for difficult climbs, or to allow you to combine riding with driving and sightseeing. Together, these guides ensure that riders of all levels can enjoy the routes.
Travel insurance is always recommended, to protect you from any unexpected events that prevent you from travelling or while you are on your vacation.
Lunch includes one meal of your choice from the menu, water and one beverage of your choice.
Dinner includes three courses: appetizer, main course, and dessert, with water and one beverage of your choice.
We offer meat, fish, vegetarian and vegan menus. There is also the possibility of a special meal for persons with celiac disease.
Our support van accompanies us on every ride, so you need not worry, anything you need with you for the day’s ride can be carried in the van.
We have prepared a detailed packing list to help you out.
All our trips are guaranteed to run
If you booked a Guided tour, our driver will greet you at the airport and take you to the hotel.
This service is also available should you decide to arrive a few days earlier.
Please check out more on the link: https://www.cyclingcroatia.com/our-bikes
Our Trek bicycles are new and well maintained, and included in the package price. We recommend our guests take advantage of them. However, if you wish, you are welcome to bring your own road bike.
We offer flat pedals and cage+strap pedals. Flat pedals have no special grips and can be used with any type of footwear, and no special bicycle shoes are required (you can wear normal trainers). Cage+strap pedals are available for those accustomed to their use, but not recommended if you do not already use these types of pedals. For those accustomed to special pedal systems, you are welcome to bring them and we will be happy to fit them to your bike.
Cycling Croatia Tours include basic pre and post-trip planning and support, to ensure you are always taken care of and that you never miss a thing. Our travel experts are here to help you with all stages of the planning process.
Tips for the guides are not included in the package price. The standard is US$150 per person or US$300 per couple for a tour.
Tipping is of course at your discretion, based on your satisfaction with the provided level of care and service.
You don’t have to leave a tip in hotels, bars, or any other highlight organized by Cycling Croatia.
Your guides will clean every piece of gear and equipment thoroughly and regularly - bikes, helmets, and all van surfaces. All staff will be required to wear gloves and masks when preparing or handling any food at picnics or snack stops. Every van will be supplyed with disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer, to use as you prefer.
Hotels have strict operating and sanitizing standards, including rooms and restaurant stringent cleaning protocol. We’ll be dining outdoors whenever possible.