Imagine the Mediterranean the way it used to be, in a country that has all the essential elements for the perfect cycling vacation- quiet roads, an abundance of historical sites and now, wonderful hotels and restaurants to enjoy.

This trip begins in Split which has an international airport and frequent flights from Zagreb. After one night discovering the secrets of this historical city, you will cruise to the island of Brac, the largest of the Dalmatian islands and notable for the karst rock, a supple white stone that sculptors have used for centuries here. You’ll be based in Pastira, a quaint village with excellent beaches and a comfortable 4-star hotel with swimming pool and all amenities.

After two days exploring Brac, you’ll cruise to the island of Hvar, perhaps the most interesting of the Dalmatian islands. Designed and built by Venetians, Hvar feels distinctly Italian; Hvar is becoming the destination of choice for yacht owners (Barry Dillar’s 103m vessel was in the harbour on our last visit), and cyclists, eager to discover new destinations with lots to see and do. You’ll have three days in Hvar, with enough time to cycle the island’s routes. There are also options for moderate hikes and, if you choose to relax at the hotel’s pool or spa facilities, this is the perfect place to do so.

Location

Split

Split, Croatia

Day 1+7

Bol

Bol, Croatia

Day 2+3

Hvar

Hvar, Croatia

Day 4+5+6

What’s Included in the Cost of Your Trip?

INCLUDED IN REGULAR TRIP

6 nights hotels
All breakfasts and 1 dinner (cooking course is optional and at additional cost)
Ferry ticket from Split to Brac
Private boat transfer from Brac to Bol when required
Luggage transfers
Use of a high quality performance hybrid or road bike and accessories
Comprehensive Tour Details with detailed pre-trip information
Detailed route instructions and maps
Personal meet & greet with our local Area Manager
Area manager available on call throughout the tour
Access to Loyalty Program and other exclusive benefits

Not Included

Ferry from Hvar to Split

Particulars

EVENT DATES

Start any date between May 1 and October 31
Custom trips available and can start any date. Call or email for details.

TOTAL DAYS

7 days / 6 nights, with 5 days of cycling

ARRIVE / DEPART

Split

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Moderate: 40-60 km (25-37 miles) daily

TERRAIN

Moderate with some hills each day

COST

Classic Accommodation: US $1950
Single Supplement*: US $475

Luxe Accommodation: US $2450
Single Supplement*: US $625

*This trip requires a minimum of 2 people booking (because of boat transfer costs).

High season supplement per person from July 1st to August 30th:
Classic: US $300

Luxe: US $570

Please note: Final itinerary is subject to revision; any changes made are done so in an attempt to provide the best possible trip given route conditions and available services. Due to the nature of our business and exchange rates, prices are subject to change. All prices quoted are U.S. dollars but we gladly accept payment in Canadian dollars also. If you have any questions before making your reservation, please contact us.
Getting There The tour starts and finishes in Split, the major city on the Adriatic Coast.

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Day 1

Split

Our self-guided tour begins in the historic seaside city of Split which boasts a Roman palace in its center, and a labyrinth of cobblestone streets filled with cafes and restaurants.

2

Day 2

Bol

Our Area Manager meets you in Split and takes you to the ferry by 11 am; the cruise to Brac will take just under 1 hour. After lunch at one of Supetar’s beach-side restaurants, choose between two different rides to make your way to Bol, on the south side of Brac. Bol boasts a stunning beach, lots of great restaurants, wine tasting rooms and more.
Ride Distance: 36km; 930m gain; 52 km; 1175m*

3

Day 3

Bol

Next day, ride a loop route visiting Pucisca, with its stone cutting school and Skrip, the oldest settlement on the island. The island of Brac is covered in olive and fig trees and charming village harbours dot the coast.Back in Bol, enjoy some time on the beach of Zlatni Rat where kite surfing is popular, or enjoy the large swimming pool at the hotel. Enjoy a wine tasting and learn about the wine being made here. For dinner, head to a quaint restaurant that serves delicious sea-food.
Ride Distance: 44km; 840m; 78 km; 1515m*

4

Day 4

Hvar

For the classic trip, your route today will be across the island to Bol, where you’ll have a chance to see the iconoclastic beaches of the Golden Cape. On the luxe trip you can enjoy a morning walk up above town. You’ll cross to Hvar by private boat, arriving to the charming village of Jelsa where you will start cycling to Hvar town. Hvar town has been compared to Cannes, where yachts line the harbor and well-preserved Venetian buildings, a hill-top castle and Europe’s oldest theatre make for a charming town. The Podstine Hotel is one of Hvar’s best, with a private beach, swimming pool, and excellent restaurant. Luxe trip will stay at the brand new Hotel Adriana, a member of Small Hotels of the World. 
Ride Distance: 64 km, elevation gain 1457 m.*

5

Day 5

Hvar

Todays options include a short boat ride to the Pakleni Islands, kayaking along the coast with a guide, hike up to the Venetian citadel, or relax and enjoy the comforts of the hotel. (optional activities available on request – not included in your tour).

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Day 6

Hvar

From Hvar town, we suggest a loop ride to Stari Grad, Jelsa and
Vrboska. In Jelsa, there is a museum that can be visited that is the former residence of the famous poet, Petar Hektorovic. For dinner, there is an option for a cooking course with a local chef at a private house near the hotel. (optional cooking course available on request – not included in your tour).
Ride Distance: 58 km, elevation gain 1270 m or 44 km, gain 1100 m.*

7

Day 7

Day of departure at your leisure (ferry times are at 7:45 and 11:30& travel time is 1hr45) for onward travel.

*Distance and elevation gains may vary depending on hotels chosen for specific departure.

 

Classic

Hotel Luxe, Split

Within steps of the ancient center of Split this boutique, contemporary hotel features comfortable and modern rooms, a cozy wellness area, dining room and lobby bar with a view of the city life of Split.


Hotel Elaphusa, Bol

Renovated in 2006, this 4-star hotel is located in a pine forest along a walking promenade midway between Bol and Zlatni Rat, Croatia’s most beautiful beach. The hotel’s spa, outdoor pools and other amenities make it a favorite. Bol, approximately 10 minutes walk along a sea-side path has many excellent restaurants and charming center.


Villa Nora, Hvar

This is our newest discovery, located in the center of Hvar, located in a former 14th century palace, now a boutique 3-star hotel. Spacious rooms with AC, and steps to restaurants and a warm welcome make it a traveler favourite.


Luxe

Le Meridien, Lav (near Split)

Located 6 km outside of Split, with its own 800 meter beach and dock facilities, this hotel features a high-end spa, large infinity swimming pool (pictured here) and other amenities that make it one of the top hotels in Croatia.


Hotel Elaphusa, Bol

Renovated in 2006, this 4-star hotel is located in a pine forest along a walking promenade midway between Bol and Zlatni Rat, Croatia’s most beautiful beach. The hotel’s spa, outdoor pools and other amenities make it a favorite. Superior sea-side room always requested. Bol, approximately 10 minutes walk along a sea-side path has many excellent restaurants and charming center.


Hotel Podstine, Hvar

This sea-side 4-star hotel boasts outstanding views, terraced gardens and decks leading down to the sea and private beach. Situated in an arboretum full of palm and citrus trees and centenary pines, it boasts a newly opened spa offering massage and wellness services on site. The restaurant has an extensive menu with regional cuisine.



Gordon C. - Croatia
Trip starting at
USD $1,950

Tour Reviews

September 30, 2016

“The Islands were breathtaking!”

June 10, 2014

“We have done almost 30 bike trips since 1992 and this has to be rated the most enjoyable.”

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