Cyclist explore plains around Stari Grad
Cyclist explore plains around Stari Grad

Cycling Tour of Hvar, Hvar


Discover the beauty of Hvar on a cycling tour, starting in Stari Grad on the island's northwest side, a quaint town surrounded by scenic agricultural landscapes. After getting acquainted with your bike and gear, you'll set off to explore Hvar. One of the best ways to see the entire island and get to know all sides of Hvar is on a bike, where you can take a slower pace and stop as you please.

You can choose from several routes, ranging from 6 to 9 miles (10 to 15 km), although all are easy rides on mostly flat roads. All routes offer the essence of Hvar, passing through the island's beautiful lavender fields, olive groves, vineyards, palm trees, pine woods, and more.

You'll start at the well-preserved ancient Greek ruins on the Stari Grad Plain—an agricultural landscape established by the ancient Greeks in the 4th century BCE (and a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Stop along the way to explore small villages in the inner part of the island and coastal favorites like Jelsa and Vrboska.

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Itineraries with Cycling Tour of Hvar

Classic Croatia: Zagreb, Plitvice, Hvar & Dubrovnik - 10 Days

This 10-day tour highlights the southern Dalmatian coast from the Roman port city of Split to the medieval fortressed walls of Dubrovnik, with your first stop in Croatia's capital, Zagreb. Experience stunning landscapes and rich, ancient culture on this adventurous route as you visit breathtaking national parks, Roman ruins and kayak off the mainland to nearby islands.

Dalmatia Adventure: Split, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 5 Days

This active adventure takes you through one of Croatia's most beautiful regions, the Dalmatian coast, from the historic port city of Split to the island of Hvar, and finally to Croatia's most popular city, Dubrovnik. You'll wander through ancient Roman ruins and medieval town centers, kayak out into the sunset, and cycle through small villages as you work up an appetite for Croatia's great fresh seafood.

Cycling Croatia's Dalmatian Coast: Split, Brač, Hvar – 5 Days

Cycle around Croatia's Dalmatian Coast on this self-guided bike tour. Visit the ancient Roman town of Split, as well as the beautiful islands of Brač, Šolta, and Hvar. Choose from easy coastal rides, with optional longer rides and leg-busting climbs. Discover Greek, Roman, and Venetian heritage and learn about Croatian culture along the way.

Bike & Sail: Split to Dubrovnik - 8 Days

Enjoy this exclusive bike and sail tour along the Dalmatian coast on a private boat! Discover beautiful roads, charming villages and towns, and the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea. On your guided trip from Split, you'll hop between five Croatian islands before ending on a high note in lively Dubrovnik.

Dalmatian Coast Bike Tour: Split, Hvar, Korčula, & Dubrovnik - 7 Days

Discover the Dalmatian coast from Split to Dubrovnik on this week-long self-guided cycling adventure. You'll warm the legs with a ride up Marjan Hill to look over the historic city of Split, ride alongside fields of lavender and ancient Greek ruins in Hvar's interior, and cross the length of Korčula to drink native wines and swim in the sea. Then it's back to the mainland with a ride over the ruggedly beautiful Pelješac peninsula to the historic saltpans of Ston before ending the trip with two nights in the "Adriatic Pearl," and a day to venture into the rural countryside beyond the city's gleaming streets.