Dalmatia and National parks Cycling Tour

Cycling tour from Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes National Park, along the Dalmatian coast and islands all the way to Dubrovnik!

Tour Highlights

  • Plitvice Lakes National Park - the oldest national park in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia.
  • Paklenica National Park Riviera - beautiful coastline where you can completely experience the magic of the Adriatic Sea
  • Magic canyon and waterfalls of Krka National Park.
  • Historic island town of Hvar - one of the world’s most beautiful islands.
  • The island of Korcula, famous for its white wines and beautiful old towns.
  • Discover Dubrovnik, an architectural masterpiece with turrets, spires and tiled roofs.
  • Explore Dalmatian Coast by bike, with breathtaking sapphire sea views.

Join us to visit the Croatian capital, three different national parks, experience the true Adriatic Sea as it once was, cycle along the stunning shorelines of the Dalmatian Coast and islands all the way to Dubrovnik!

From $ 3350 pp. dbl. occ.
(+US$ 600 for sgl. occ.)
Duration 10 days / 9 nights in luxury 4 star hotels
Activity Level Recreational / Active non-riders are welcome
Start / End Zagreb / Dubrovnik
Meals All breakfast, 9 Gourmet dinners, 8 Lunches, 2 Wine tastings with snacks, Prosciutto and cheese tasting, Oyster and mussel tasting
Daily Mileage 17 - 33 miles
Daily Biking 3 - 4.5 hours

Itinerary Map

Day 1

Arrival Zagreb

Welcome drink and detailed information about the tour and schedule.

Accommodation Hotel Palace

Day 2

Plitvice Lakes National Park 18 mi. Plitvice lakes loop ride Show more detail Hide more detail

After breakfast, van transport toward the Plitvice Lakes. A short stop at the village Rastoke, and preparations for a light warm-up ride. After riding, we will walk to the large waterfall in the park and enjoy lunch in a traditional Lika style restaurant. The afternoon is reserved for a longer hike around the upper Plitvice Lakes.

Accommodation Villa Lika

Day 3

Paklenica National Park 25 mi. + 17 mi.optional Velebit - Starigrad Paklenica Show more detail Hide more detail

Today’s ride is a special one, as it runs right along the sea, on one of the most beautiful coastal roads in Europe. The view to the right is over the sea and islands, while the view to the left is of Croatia’s beautiful Mt. Velebit. The ride ends at Paklenica National Park, where we will enjoy a walk through Croatia’s largest and loveliest canyon.

Accommodation Hotel Olympia

Day 4

Krka National park 29 mi. + 8 mi. optional Skradin - Np Krka Show more detail Hide more detail

The ride begins at the largest waterfall in Krka National Park. After a short time sightseeing, we will continue riding towards the centre of the park, where we will enjoy a tasting of Dalmatia’s best known prosciutto. The ride ends on a plateau overlooking the Visovac monastery. In the afternoon, transfer to Split with a free afternoon for sightseeing and visiting Diocletian’s Palace.
Day 5

Island of Brac 23 mi. + 8mi. optional Split - Supetar – Sutivan - Nerežišća Show more detail Hide more detail

We start our ride from Supetar along the coast, following a quieter road passing through the olive trees and ancient villages. We’ll stop at the Škrip olive oil museum where will have lunch featuring local island products and watch a demonstration of the traditional way of producing olive oil. After lunch, we’ll continue on our loop ride downhill and along the turquoise bays back to Supetar. While waiting for the ferry back to Split, you’ll have time to enjoy a swim or take a coffee break.
Day 6

Island of Hvar 19 mi. + 12 mi. optional Split - Stari Grad - Jelsa - Hvar Show more detail Hide more detail

Today’s ride begins at Stari Grad, and passes through the towns of Vrbanj and Svirče to reach the town of Jelsa, where we will enjoy wine tasting and a snack in one of Hvar’s best wineries. After lunch, we will continue along the coastal road for Vrboska. This is one of the loveliest coastal roads on our tour. We return to Stari Grad, passing through the 2400-year old Stari Grad fields (under UNESCO protection). This is followed by a climb to Brusje and a descent overlooking the surrounding islands as we enter into the town of Hvar and reach our hotel.
Day 7

Island of Hvar and Korčula town 31 mi. Jelsa - Sućuraj - Trpanj - Korčula Show more detail Hide more detail

Today’s ride is through the stunning and wilder part of the island of Hvar. We will ride along the island ridge, overlooking the islands of Korčula and Brač and with a view of Mt. Biokovo. We will pass through several old villages, where you can stop to buy lavender, olive oil and wine from the locals. After lunch, we will descend into Sućuraj and take a private boat transfer to the Island of Korčula.

Accommodation Hotel Marco Polo

Day 8

Island of Korčula 24 mi. + 9 mi. optional Korčula - Kneze - Lumbarda - Korčula Show more detail Hide more detail

Today’s ride starts a little later to give you the chance to enjoy a morning coffee with a view of the Korčula Old Town. The ride starts from the hotel, and we have two options: a circular tour with climbs and stunning views over the Pelješac Channel, or an easier coastal tour without climbs.

Accommodation Hotel Marco Polo

Day 9

Peninsula Pelješac and Dubrovnik 17 mi. + 15 mi. optional Korčula - Orebić - Ston - Dubrovnik Show more detail Hide more detail

We have left the best day for last, so today we’ll take a van transfer to the steep hills of Pelješac and begin riding inland through the “Plavac mali” wine roads. We’ll finish our cycling adventure in Žuljana Bay, have a swim and then take a van transfer to Ston to enjoy oyster and mussel tasting. After the meal, we will travel by van to Dubrovnik, the drive is about 45 minutes.

Accommodation Hotel Adria

Day 10

Dubrovnik Departure Show more detail Hide more detail

Breakfast and then check out. We recommend you spend a few extra days in Dubrovnik, to take in all its amazing sights.

Accomodation

Luxury Hotel Jupiter

This small lifestyle hotel with 24 tastefully decorated rooms is situated in the heart of 1700 years old Diocletian's Palace.

Amfora Grand Beach Resort

Tucked away in a tranquil bay, surrounded by a lush pine grove, and only a short ten minute walk from the historic city of Hvar, Amfora.

Hotel Marco Polo

Hotel Marco Polo is a completely renovated hotel located directly on the coast, in a small bay across the old town of Korčula, a town of the most famous world traveler, diplomat and explorer of the

Hotel Adria

Hotel Adria will undoubtedly meet your expectations. New, modern, decorated hotel, is situated in an excellent location and has a view on Elafiti islands, the coast of Gruž and bay of Lapad.

Hotel Palace

The four-star Palace Hotel is perfectly located in the center of Zagreb, close to the old city park and other historic attractions.

Hotel Olympia

Hotel Olympia, situated 500 meters from the town center and 50 meters from the sea, is an ideal combination of traditional and modern – over 40 years of successful work represent a guarantee of qua

Villa Lika

Villa Lika is situated at the heart of national park Plitvice Lakes in the village Mukinje. The property is located 2km from the entrance to National Park.

What's Included

Come & Go

  • Exceptional customer service and unforgetable experience.
  • Collection from Zagreb airport.
  • Delivery of your luggage to your hotel room each day.
  • All private boat and ferry transfers (3 boat transfers).

On the road

  • Unlimited fruit, snacks and drinks during the rides.
  • Choice of high quality hybrid and road bikes.
  • Water bottle and bike bag.
  • Quality helmets.
  • Vehicle support with free Wi-Fi internet - will carry fruit, snacks and drinks, bike spares, first aid kit, and, if needed, tired cyclists.
  • Two experienced local bilingual guides.

Wine & Dine

  • 8 gourmet dinners with drinks.
  • Home hosted dinner with drinks.
  • 8 Lunches with drinks.
  • 2 Wine tastings in most famous wineries in Dalmatia.
  • Prosciutto and cheese tasting.
  • Oyster and Mussel tasting with drinks.

Stay & Sleep

  • Welcome drink.
  • 9 nights accommodation in luxury 4 star hotels.
  • Breakfast and dinner for 9 nights.

More

  • Entry fees to attractions and historical sites.

What's not included

Airfare

  • The price does not include flights.

Insurance

  • The price does not include travel and cancellation insurances.

Tips

  • Gratuities for your guides are not included in your trip price. Standard is 5% of your trip price for the guide team. Please tip your guides based on their guest care, service and level of professionalism.