Korcula is known for its white wine. Grk wine is a white wine grape variety found in the village of Lumbarda. To take in the Korcula scenery and drink some wine at the same time, join John (who moved to Korcula with his wife Rachael 6 years ago from the UK) on a 4-5 hour tour cycling through Lumbarda. Taste the different wines while getting the local intimate experience which you will not find anywhere else.

Overview

The cycling and wine tasting tour will depart from Korcula Town and you’ll cycle through the small town of Sv. Antun passing through the countryside with stunning views along the route overlooking the Korcula Archipelago. You’ll visit two family-run wineries all producing Grk wine that has been passed down through the generations, some as old as 200 years old!

Countryside cycling trail

Detailed itinerary

Departing from Korcula Town we cycle to the small suburb on Sv. Antun and visit the small church located up the 102 steps lined by age-old cypress trees.

Heading up and across the main road of Lumbarda we cycle up to the area of Donje Blato where we pass more beautiful vineyards, olive trees, and agricultural land. The countryside is also speckled with small old stone houses which traditionally were used as a place to store farm equipment and terraced walls up the hillsides which were used as platforms to grow vines and provided natural irrigation.

We are rewarded with stunning views along the route, overlooking the Korcula Archipelago, the Peljesac Peninsula and the bays of Lumbarda. Just before our first winery stop we look down on the center of the village (Lumbarda) and can see the well-kept graveyard, the blue Adriatic, and small islets poking out of the sea.

Dry stone walls on the hillside for the vineyards and to provide natural irrigation

We then visit two wineries (either Bire, Popic-Cebalo & Bartul-Cebalo vineyards). They are all family run and the wineries have been passed down through the generations. All the wineries produce Grk wine which is unique to this region because of its sandy soil and Plavac Mali (a red grape grown extensively across South Dalmatia, which acts as a pollinator for the Grk vines which only have female flowering parts). The individual wineries make their own varietals, such as rose wine from Bire, Prosek dessert wine from Popic and cherry liquor from Bartul.

At one of the wineries, we also serve traditional snacks: cured Prsut ham, local cheeses (such as dried cheese or goat cheese), olives, and bread. After eating & drinking we get back on the bikes and head down to Przina beach and then up through the Lumbarda vineyards before returning to Korcula Town along the bicycle path.

Now doesn’t that sound like the perfect way to spend a day in Korcula?

View from a winery

Planning your tour

Available Dates: May to mid-October
Available Days: Daily upon request, except Sunday
Time of Tour: 10:00 - 15:00 or 15:00 - 20:00
Length of Tour: The total cycle length is approx 16-18 km.

Extra notes on the tour: The ride first to the wineries is the longest part - a break for wine tasting is taken with a small cycle ride in between the two wineries. It’s not hilly, but there are a few moderate hills to cycle up/walk up if someone didn’t want to cycle. Much of the ride on the way to Lumbarda is off road with some gravel/rocky terrain, but again it’s no problem to disembark from bikes and walk any section.

Tour includes

  • Bicycle Rental
  • Accompanied cycle ride
  • Wine Tasting at 2 wineries
  • Traditional snacks at a winery
Winery overlooking the Korcula Archipelago

Review from a recent traveler:

"Our cycling tour with John was one of our favorite parts of the trip, he was an absolute joy to spend our last day in Korcula. The scenery was beautiful (cycling the countryside was a great way to experience Korcula), the wine was quite refreshing after a very warm morning and we could not have asked for a better group of travelers to be with! John was kind enough to email me after the tour and gave my husband and I some great recommendations for food/drinks for the next part of our trip in Split. He really went above and beyond anything my husband and I could have ever imagined and I am sure every service they offer will be as wonderful as the wine and cycling tour."

Map

Map of Wine Tasting and Cycling Day Tour in Korcula
Map of Wine Tasting and Cycling Day Tour in Korcula

Recent Trip Reviews

Related trips planned by kimkim specialists

Korcula wine & cycling tour, Croatia - Jun 25 - Jun 25, 2016

Traveler: claire m. - Local specialist: Rachael & John Flynn

Michelle was an absolute dream to work with, I tend to be very indecisive and she really helped me and my husband plan a wonderful trip. She gave great recommendations of places to eat, things not to miss and was even able to schedule a wine and cycling tour for us when it wasn't originally available. A few minor things could have been different but really did not impact our trip at all.

Our cycling tour with John was one of our favorite parts of the trip, he was an absolute joy to spend... read more

Michelle was an absolute dream to work with, I tend to be very indecisive and she really helped me and my husband plan a wonderful trip. She gave great recommendations of places to eat, things not to miss and was even able to schedule a wine and cycling tour for us when it wasn't originally available. A few minor things could have been different but really did not impact our trip at all.

Our cycling tour with John was one of our favorite parts of the trip, he was an absolute joy to spend our last day in Korcula. The scenery was beautiful (cycling the countryside was a great way to experience Krocula), the wine was quite refreshing after a very warm morning and we could not have asked for a better group of travelers to be with! John was kind enough to email me after the tour and gave my husband and I some great recommendations for food/drinks for the next part of our trip in Split. He really went above and beyond anything my husband and I could have ever imagined and I am sure every service they offer will be as wonderful as the wine and cycling tour.