- Explore the lakes, pine-covered paths, and Benedictine monastery of Mljet
- Have a glass of Grk, an ancient wine varietal which only grows on Korčula
- Sail to remote Vis, an island that was once an ancient Greek colony
- Cycle through the lavender fields and UNESCO sites of beautiful Hvar
|Day 2||Golden Cape and Hvar||Hvar|
|Day 3||Hvar Island||Hvar|
|Day 4||Vis Island||Vis|
|Day 5||Korčula Island||Korčula|
|Day 6||Cycling Korčula||Korčula|
|Day 7||Mljet Island||Elaphiti Islands|
Day 1: Arrive in Split
Welcome to Croatia! Upon arrival, get fitted for your bike before taking an easy ride around Split, a modern urban oasis thriving inside two-millennia-old walls. Enjoy the rolling coastal path before a short climb to the top of Marjan, where you will have a splendid view of UNESCO World Heritage Site Diocletian’s Palace and all the islands you will be visiting during your trip. In the afternoon, you'll board the boat and sail to your first island: Brac.
Distance biked: 9-12 miles (15-20 km)
Day 2: Golden Cape and Hvar
Today you'll cycle to the south side of Brac Island, where the famous Golden Horn Beach is located. Besides swimming in the pristine waters, you can also sample delicious native wines from grapes grown on the island's steep southern slopes. For those who want a more challenging ride, climb Vidova Gora peak, the highest point of the central Dalmatian islands. Then, head across the channel to your next stop, the island of Hvar.
Distance biked: 22-43.5 miles (35-70 km)
Day 3: Hvar Island
Welcome to Hvar, the island of lavender and important UNESCO sites. Warm up your legs with a flat and picturesque ride along Ager and the Stari Grad plain, an ancient Greek site that has remained practically intact since first colonized it in the 4th century BC. In the afternoon, you will climb along endless purple fields of lavender, with great views of the islands and islets surrounding Hvar before the descent into town. Overnight in one of many secluded bays nearby or in Hvar.
Distance biked: 19-31 miles (30 - 50 km)
Day 4: Vis Island
Enjoy a morning cruise to the island of Vis. Of all the Dalmation inhabited islands, Vis is farthest from the coast. The island was one of the main Greek colonies in the 4th century BC, but until 1991 it was not easily accessible to foreign tours—so the architecture, lifestyle, and landscape are incredibly well preserved. Cycle along charming vineyards, sleepy authentic villages, and visit Komiza, one of the last remaining fisherman villages on the island.
Distance biked: 22 miles (35 km)
Day 5: Korčula Island
This morning we sail towards Korčula, another remote and beautiful Dalmatian Island. Discover the scenic south side of the island on bike: hang out on beautiful hidden beaches, ride through villages, visit vineyards, and stop in a favorite konoba (tavern) for a traditional lunch. Following lunch, continue to the main town on the island, chosen by Venetians as a spot to build their important walled city on the northern shore. Today, the magnificent walled Korčula Old Town is still preserved, having stayed intact for centuries.
Distance biked: 9-35 miles (15-56 km)
Day 6: Cycling Korčula
Relax over a leisurely breakfast and decide whether you want to explore coastal roads and vineyards full of Grk— an ancient wine varietal which only grows here—or take a ride to town and explore the charming piazza, St Mark’s Cathedral, and Marco Polo’s alleged home. Following lunch (try the macaroni pasta) you might want to do as the locals do and find a nice shaded spot on the boat for an afternoon fjaka (power nap)!
Distance biked: Up to 53 miles (86 km)
Day 7: Mljet Island
Another day, another island. Mljet is often called the greenest island of Croatia due to its untouched, ancient pine forests, and you have 2 cycling options to see it all. Those who prefer a shorter ride will explore two saltwater lakes along the beautiful pine-shaded path of National Park Mljet and enjoy a visit to the Benedictine monastery on St. Mary Islet. If you want more time on the road, bike all the way to the eastern coast, where the boat will meet them and sail towards Dubrovnik.
Distance biked: 9-37 miles (15-60 km)
Day 8: Dubrovnik
Morning arrival to Dubrovnik, where you'll disembark from the boat around 9 am. Enjoy the day exploring the city until you head home or to your next destination.