This two-week route takes you north through Croatia, taking in many of the popular highlights. Begin in the southern Dalmatian city of Dubrovnik before working your way up the coast through the stunning Pelješac Peninsula and to the islands of Korčula, Hvar, and Vis, ending your stay in the capital of Zagreb. Sample wine from the Konavle Valley, kayak around the Pakleni Islands and tour impressive medieval fortresses and gardens in Šibenik.
The route is gentle and appropriate for all athletic abilities. You'll explore the ancient and historic sites of the eastern side of the island as you work your way to the sprawling village of Lumbarda. Boasting beautiful beaches and centuries-old winemaking traditions, Lumbarda is home to Grk, a white grape variety that will pair well with your lunch or dinner later on. In fact, some of Croatia's best white wines are produced on Korčula!
A highlight of the day is Bire Winery, a family-run estate that produces Grk wine as well as its own varietals, including a rosé. All the wineries in the area produce Grk (which is unique to this region due to its sandy soil) and Plavac Mali (a red grape grown extensively across South Dalmatia that acts as a pollinator for the Grk vines).
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Itineraries with Cycling & Wine Tasting on Korčula
Discover Southern Dalmatia's wild beauty on this week-long itinerary that starts and ends in Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic." Board a speedboat to the lush Elafiti Islands, visit wineries on Korčula and the Pelješac peninsula, and enjoy sweeping views over the Adriatic from a parapet walkway in Ston. This tour perfectly incorporates cultural exploration of popular coastal towns with relaxation and adventure to remote island settings.
This week-long itinerary covers the highlights of the Dalmatian coast in a short amount of time, combining diverse cultural exploration with a few outdoor adventures. You'll have private historical tours of the ancient cities of Dubrovnik and Split, as well as sail around the Pakleni Islands and cycle through some of the best local vineyards of Korčula.
This self-guided 8-day cycling tour starts in Croatia's Konavle, the rural countryside beyond Dubrovnik, before leading you through the rugged terrain of the Pelješac peninsula to your first Adriatic island, Korčula. You'll pedal amid olive groves, vineyard-covered hills, and along stunning coastal paths until it's time to venture to Mljet National Park to cover equally, if not more beautiful ground. You'll end your active holiday with two nights in the "Adriatic Pearl," enough time to explore the city as well as visit the nearby island of Šipan for one last day of riding.
Spend six days exploring historical town centers, walking centuries-old trails, and pedaling through ancient wine country on this fun adventure of the Dalmatian coast. Begin in Split for a self-guided tour of the city's top attractions like the famous Diocletian's Palace, then make your way to Hvar for a late afternoon paddle to the Pakleni Islands. Board a ferry to Korčula to bike to family-run wineries to taste native wines, before driving through the ruggedly beautiful Pelješac Peninsula, and ending your stay in the "Pearl of the Adriatic," Dubrovnik.