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Dalmatian Coast & Islands Bike Tour

Five nights; six days. Bike tour the islands between Dubrovnik and Split, including the Adriatic coastlines of Korčula, the Peljesac Peninsula, and Hvar. Enjoy fresh local cuisine and rest in comfortable seaside retreats.
“The biking was fantastic - far beyond our expectations. The food was fantastic, too. The guides knew where to find excellent places to eat.”– Thomas C.


Start: Dubrovnik, Hotel Kompas, 09:00, day one. Please contact us to arrange alternate pickup location.

Finish: Split, 16:00, day six.

Day 1

22km Garden of Dubrovnik to Orebić

Meet in Dubrovnik at 09:00. This famous city of the Adriatic once rivaled Venice as the capital of the old Mediterranean Republic and is home to the legendary sailors of mythology. A scenic transfer along the Dalmatian coastline takes you to the peninsula of Peljesac, often called the garden of Dubrovnik. Stop in Ston, home to the longest medieval stone walls in Europe and Croatia’s freshest oysters. Arrive at Orebić early in the afternoon in time to become familiar with your rental bikes and enjoy a short coastal bike ride before dinner. LD
Hotel Indijan, Orebić

Day 2

29km or 52km Korcula Island

Start your day with a short ferry ride to Korcula where you will spend the day touring the island by bike. In Venetian times Korcula was the stomping ground of Marco Polo and has been reputed as the great explorer's birthplace. Today the town is recognized by UNESCO for its unique architecture and beauty. You will quickly leave the crowds behind as you bike through the island's quiet villages and observe the locals going about their daily routines. Your bike ride today will lead you along a series of hidden paths through olive groves and vineyards, passing several ancient churches. Keep your swim suit close; the crystal clear waters will beckon you throughout the day! BLD
Same lodging

Day 3

50km Vineyards of Peljesac to Bay of Podobuce

Today is a day of hilly cycling across the vineyards of Peljesac. Stop for a rest near the tiny little bay of Podobuce and continue along the blue seashore before a wonderful descent back to your villa. This evening you’ll be treated to the region’s unique Dingac red wine while enjoying the rustic ambience of a local restaurant "Konoba" that offers some of the Dalmatia’s best homemade prosciutto. BLD
Same lodging

Day 4

32km or 52km Island of Hvar

Cast off for the sunny island of Hvar. Today you will bike one of the world’s most beautiful islands. Starting from the southern tip you will cross the length of the island by bike on a panoramic road leading to Jesla. Tonight you will rest at a luxurious resort on a private bay within walking distance of Hvar city and its 7th century walls. For centuries Hvar has been a lively spot, thanks to its strategic location on the Adriatic trade routes. The city walls are the ideal location to savor the setting sun. BLD
Hotel Amorfa, Hvar

Day 5

45km, Hvar to Stari Grad - optional sea kayaking available

Ride your bike along the ancient route between Hvar and Stari Grad. You will visit Grablje where locals are keen to share their traditionally pressed herbal oils and deliciously brewed homemade brandies. In the afternoon you will cycle across the Starigard plain, the largest, most fertile agricultural area on any of the Adriatic islands. Your bike ride will conclude with a refreshingly cool drink at a hidden open air gallery shaded by ancient fig trees. Optional sea kayaking is available today among the pristine beauty of the Pakleni Islands. BLD
Same lodging

Day 6

Split, Diocletian Palace & Farewell

Ferry to Split where you will enjoy a guided tour of the old town, including the UNESCO protected Diocletian Palace. Your adventure will conclude this afternoon. If you are departing the same day, please do not schedule flights before 16:00. If you would like to add some time in Split we can help arrange accommodation on your behalf in Split or Trogir. Note that the Split airport is 25km from Split but only 3km from Trogir, a picturesque town also recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site. BL


Note about the route:

Designed to please multi-sport adventurers, this trip does include some hilly rides, but the distances are short enough to make them moderate and manageable. Tiny turquoise bays, white stone roads, and verdant vineyards. Eating olives and honey. Warm but refreshing swims. Ancient stone villages. Delicious cuisine. Dubrovnik; Korčula; Peljesac; Hvar; and the appropriately named departure point - Split.

Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast boasts an abundance of lush forested islands and mysterious coves. The seaside ports developed centuries ago are fantastically beautiful as exemplified by its crowning jewel, the walled city of Dubrovnik. In recent history, the Homeland War kept Croatia isolated, but since declaring independence and with accession into the EU in 2013 it has rapidly become a wonderful place to visit. We encourage you to do so now before its coast becomes an extension of the nearby Rivieras of France and Italy. This part of Croatia is warm and inviting. The region’s colorful red roofs complement the surrounding tropical green waters, and the views are beautifully photogenic. The warmth of the Mediterranean atmosphere and the joyful hospitality of the locals will stimulate you as you revel in tastes including scrumptious olives, unique cheeses, fresh seafood and excellent wines.   


You will start in Dubrovnik, known as ‘the Pearl of the Adriatic’. Severely damaged in 1667, Dubrovnik managed to preserve its beautiful Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque churches, monasteries, palaces and fountains. Damaged again in the 1990’s during the Homeland War of Independence, it is now the focus of a major restoration program coordinated by UNESCO. Leaving this amazing city you will bicycle around Korčula Island, the home of the notable Marco Polo. Korčula is graced with rolling hills, vineyards, olive groves and small villages. The island of Hvar is known for its sunshine, consistently receiving at least 300 days per year of pure sun. You’ll cycle narrow roads to quiet coves and pebbly beaches that provide frequent opportunities for refreshing swims. Finish in Split, Croatia’s second largest city and often referred to as one of Europe’s most fascinating cities. With a back drop of high coastal mountains contrasted by the deep blue Adriatic, the ancient city of Split will capture your senses and lure you to spend more time wandering about its narrow alleys and numerous museums and galleries. We hope this exquisite destination retains its charm for many years to come, but urge you to join us now to see why we’re so excited!

Map & Elevations

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Day # Daily distance
  ~22 km
~29 km or ~52 km
~50 km
~32 km or ~52 km
~45 km

Learn more

Continue onto the Albania Bike Adventure. If you only have a couple of extra days, spend them exploring the "Pearl of the Adriatic", lounging on nearby beaches, or taking day trips to gems like the Bay of Kotor.

Zagreb is the best hub for getting to Dubrovnik. From there, Croatian Air to Dubrovnik is cheap. Near Dubrovnik, stay in Cavtat, 3km from the airport - a nice small port, like Dubrovnik, but without the crowds and cruise ships.

“The country was beautiful. There were so many highlights: the fragrant landscape; the gentle warm sea; the carefully chosen routes; the delicious tastes. But the real highlight was the guides… they made the trip.” – Lis W.

“..had a great time on our trip -- we loved Croatia and were very pleased with your tour. The days' activities were all very well planned and organized, and (the guides) were very pleasant, well-organized and professional…by the end we would have trusted them to lead us anywhere.” – Paul and Dawn.


US 4575 C 5495 (per person, double occupancy)

Includes 6 days, 5 nights, 5 breakfasts, 5 picnic lunches, 5 dinners, relevant ferry crossings, national park entrance fees, guided tours of Korcula and Split, guide and van support, maps and route notes, taxes


Not available for this tour.

Single room

US 1195 C 1430


Hybrid: US 235 C 265
Electric Assist Hybrid: US 425 C 495

All details and pricing are subject to change without notice.