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Croatia

Croatia – Dalmatian Coast

DURATION

7 Days

PRICE

$4,898

LEVEL

BADV_AbilityLevel_IconsIntermediate

DAILY DISTANCE

20-35 Miles

INCLUDED ACTIVITIES

Cycling (bikes included), wine tasting, olive oil tasting, & exploring

INCLUDED MEALS

All included except one lunch and two dinners

Discover and explore what we ultimately strive for in a cycling vacation–which is to simply “Pedal Happy”.

Pedal alongside the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic Sea, flanked by vineyards, olive groves, limestone cliffs, and picturesque historic towns. Contemplate life as it was over a millennium ago at one of the best-preserved Roman monuments in the world in Split. Visit Dubrovnik, the gem of the Adriatic, with the longest and best-preserved city walls anywhere on the continent.

Day 01

Meet at our hotel in the historic Split and enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals

– Dinner

Lodging

Cornaro Hotel

Ability Level

BADV_AbilityLevel_Icons Beginner

Following your arrival in Croatia, you have the day to explore the beautiful town of Split and the Roman ruins on your own. If you would like to take a tour, we recommend a virtual-reality tour. Their motto is, “The future is here, to show you the past.”

Our group will meet in our hotel at 5 pm and set up our bikes and equipment, followed by a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. Enjoy the next two nights in Split at the lovely Cornaro Hotel in the heart of this historic city.

Day 02

Ferry to island of Brač, famous for its limestone, pedal to the Olive Oil Museum for a tasting.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

Cornaro Hotel

Distance

22 miles

Elevation

2100 ft

Ability Level

BADV_AbilityLevel_IconsIntermediate

From the Diocletian town of Split, we will board a morning ferry to the island of Brač for the day. Stone from Brač represents the soul of the island. It has been used in the construction of some of the most famous buildings in the world: the UNESCO-protected Diocletian Palace in Split, the White House in Washington D.C., and the Pope’s altar in the Vatican – to name a few. Since the islands along the Dalmatian Coast are also famous for their olive oil, we will stop for a tasting and an overview of its history and methods of production at the Olive Oil Museum. Our Brač tour will finish at a local restaurant, called a konoba, with fresh and domestic food – a fitting reward after pedaling through this beautiful and hilly landscape.

Day 03

Cycle along the coastline on the island of Hvar.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

Cornaro Hotel

Distance

26 miles

Elevation

2250 ft

Ability Level

BADV_AbilityLevel_IconsIntermediate

Today we ferry from Split to the island of Hvar in the morning. While the name Hvar derives from the Greek – Pharos, the island was historically under Venetian influence. This influence is exemplified by the picturesque architecture of the town of Hvar with its spectacular coastline and climate, red tile roofs and ancient city walls. Today, take in the wondrous scent of the lavender farms as you cycle to the town of Jelsa, situated on a tranquil bay nestled between the island’s two highest peaks. We finish in the island’s namesake town, Hvar, with a wine tasting at a local winery to sample some of the region’s favorites. Lodging will be at another 4-star accommodation in town. Dinner is on your own tonight, with plenty of nearby options from which to choose.

Day 04

On to the island Korčula, land of oaks and pines. Sample regional cooking (peka) and wines.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Distance

26 miles

Elevation

2400 ft

Ability Level

BADV_AbilityLevel_IconsIntermediate

From Hvar, we will jump on a private boat to transfer to the town of Vela Luka on the island of Korčula where we will spend the next two days. During our first day on Korčula, we will cycle the island from east to the west, passing through the lush forests of holm oaks and Mediterranean pines. The island is so densely forested with that the 4th century B.C. Greeks dubbed the island “Korkyra Melaina” (dark or black Korčula). In modern times, the island is famous for its olive groves. After settling in at our 4-star hotel, we have a special dinner experience tonight. Wine is included (but that’s not what makes it special). We will be sampling peka. More of a Dalmatian cooking tradition than a recipe, peka refers to a slow-cooking method which means “cooked under the lid.” High heat and the vacuum created by the lid infuses potatoes and vegetables with flavor and renders “meat so soft you can chew it with your eyebrows”. A great variety of dishes are prepared in this delicious fashion.

Day 05

Explore Korčula, a scenic town on a lovely bay.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch

Distance

29 miles

Elevation

3360 ft

Ability Level

BADV_AbilityLevel_IconsIntermediate

Today, you have a hard choice to make! You can enjoy some more riding on the island of Korčula, or you can spend the day sea kayaking, sailing, or exploring more of Korčula’s (the town’s) history and attractions. Famous as the birthplace of renowned traveler Marco Polo, the town boasts an exhibition about the famous explorer in the center of town. Korčula is also well known for the mock battle dance (Moreška), performed only by males from Korčula town families, with each soldier holding two swords. It is traditionally performed on July 29 (St. Theodore’s Day) and weekly during the summer season. Dinner is on your own tonight.

Day 06

Pedal from the coastline through vineyards to the TO THE WORLD-RENOWNED city of Dubrovnik.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

Hotel Bellevue

Distance

36 miles

Elevation

3525 ft

Ability Level

BADV_AbilityLevel_IconsIntermediate

After breakfast, we will take a short ferry to the town of Orebić on the Pelješac Peninsula. It’s a spectacular ride to an even more spectacular destination. Cycle the coast past oyster farms and stop for a fresh sample if you like! Heading inland along the peninsula, vineyards dominate the landscape. Compare the Croatian varietals you have tried with Dalmatian favorites like Pošip or Dingač. In Dubrovnik, before heading out on the town for our farewell dinner, enjoy a tour of the city, featuring some of the longest, best-preserved city walls in Europe. See why the popular TV series, Game of Thrones, chose this location for filming its capital city – “King’s Landing”. Enjoy tonight’s fabulous 5-star, waterfront accommodations at the Hotel Bellevue in Dubrovnik.

Day 07

A farewell breakfast concludes our adventure.

Meals

– Breakfast

After breakfast at our hotel (included), we make our final farewells before heading our separate ways. Shuttles to the airport or other destinations are not included.

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Sep 7, 2020
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Sep 14, 2020
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