Skip to Main Content
Cycle Europe - serving bicycle travellers since 1972

Self-Guided Bicycle Tours — Croatia

Cycling Croatia's Dalmatian Coast From Split to Dubrovnik

Croatia's Dalmatian Coast has been a favorite seaside destination among central Europeans for over a century. Explore this spectacular limestone coastline by bicycle! You'll begin in Split where you'll see Diocletian's 3rd century palace still inhabited by descendants of the Romans who settled this area. On your ride you'll pedal three of the Mediterranean's most picturesque islands -Brač, Hvar and Korčula - spending time in the picturesque rural areas, ports, and fishing villages. We'll explore the Medieval and Renaissance cities that were so important to the Greeks, Romans, Venetians, Austrians, Hungarians, and Croats. You'll also pedal to the remote interior of coastal Croatia before reaching the beautiful walled city of Dubrovnik, long considered the jewel of the Adriatic.


For more information download the Tour Factsheet

Request space on this Self-Guided Bicycle Tour

  • Day 1

    Arrive in Split, bike fitting and briefing

    Highlights: Split, Diocletian's Palace

    Arrive in Split today and take time to visit Diocletian's Palace, now recognized on UNESCO's World heritage list. The locals have their real homes molded in the old walls of the Palace and inside of it you will find numerous cafes and restaurants serving fresh Mediterranean food! We'll meet for bike fitting and briefing in the afternoon. If you have time we'll suggest a loop ride in the surroundings. Daily mileage: 0-20 km (0-12.5 miles).

  • Day 2

    Solta Island

    Highlights: Quiet and picturesque roads of Island Solta, olive groves

    One hour ferry ride will take you to Solta, your first Dalmatian island. Pedal along rural and quiet roads, on this island you will step back in time, as there are no big hotels, no modern building, just traditional life. Ride along olive groves and vineyards. Optional visits to honey production site. You'll be back in Split tonight. Daily mileage: 0-35 km (0-22 miles).Possible extra ride 30 km.

  • Day 3

    Brac Island

    Highlights: Island Brac, coastal ride and towns, ancient inland villages, stone sculptures, art galleries

    Today you'll visit island Brac, Croatia's third largest and the highest island in the Adriatic Sea. Brac is famous for fishing and agriculture, especially vines and olives, as well as its precious limestone which was used to build Diocletian's Palace in Split and the White house in Washington.This island will give you plenty of riding choices. Coastal roads, climbs to 780 meters, coastal or inland villages and towns, art galleries, local restaurants, stone masons workshops or even visit to the stone mason school.You'll be back in Split tonight. Daily mileage: 0-35 km (0-22 miles).Possible extra ride 80 km.

  • Day 4

    Hvar Island

    Highlights: Stari Grad, UNESCO site of Stari Grad plain, museums, beaches, lavender fields, Hvar town

    Discover ancient villages and coastal roads of island Hvar,UNESCO world heritage site of Stari Grad. Stari Grad (Old town) is an ancient Greek colony dating back to 400 B.C. Besides historical sites you will discover charming towns and roads where you will be biking, passing next to private gardens, along the coast and olive groves. For the afternoon bike ride, take the famous and probably most beautiful road along the lavender fields to reach town Hvar. Daily mileage: 20-40 km (12-25 miles).Possible extra ride 30 km.

  • Day 5

    Cruise to and cycle on Korcula Island

    Highlights: Private boat ride, Korcula town, Island Korcula,

    A private boat will take you in the morning to Korcula, where you'll start your bike ride . Korcula was very early populated; even before Greek times and evidences can bee see on you ride! During the history it was chosen by Venetians as a spot to build their important walled city on the northern shores of the island. Therefore, nowadays, we have most magnificent Korcula Old Town still preserved and almost intact for centuries where you'll sleep for the next 2 nights. Enjoy the scenic south side of the island, with amazing views on beautiful hidden beaches and coves, ride along the small villages and hamlets and stop in some of the few great local Konoba (taverns) for most amazing locally prepared food! Daily mileage: 46-66 km (29-41 miles)

  • Day 6

    Coastal riding and vineyards of Korcula

    Highlights: Charming little villages, vineyards, local restaurants

    Explore more the island of Korcula: its hidden coves, beautiful old towns, unique small villages and dark pine forests that cover the island. There are few loop options today. Whatever you choose, you will be making your way past vineyards, olive groves and along beautiful coast of the island. Taste the traditional food like pasticada and others, which have been traditionally prepared by the locals for centuries.... Some of the best Croatian white wines are produced on this island. Daily mileage: 0-36 km (0-22 miles). Possible extra ride 20 km.

  • Day 7

    Cycle Peljesac Peninsula and arrive in Dubrovnik

    Highlights: Peninsula Peljesac, Ston

    Today, for your final ride, you will be cruising along Peljesac peninsula. Discover vineyards of Dingac and Postup, made from the Plavac Mali vines, close cousin to Zinfandel of California, and Primitivo from Calabria. There are many vineries, which can be visited along the ride. Enjoy the great views Peljesac is offering you, Mljet and Korcula Island on your right and mainland on your left. Your final bike destination is Ston, from where you will be transferred to Dubrovnik. Ston, salt producing village on Peljesac peninsula was built in the 14th century town and has with the longest fortified walls in Europe - 5.5km. Ston was an important town during the Dubrovnik Republic, which was the strongest and most prosperous in the 14th century. Daily mileage: 60 km (37 miles)

  • Day 8

    Dubrovnik

    Highlights: Dubrovnik

    Today after breakfast the tour ends. You might want to extend your stay in Dubrovnik (the Pearl of Adriatic) and explore the historical sites along with magnificent wall that surrounds the old town!

Includes 7 nights in 3 or 4 star hotels; 7 breakfasts; use of a quality 24-27 speed racing or hybrid bicycle; all the ferry tickets and private boat transfers; detailed route descriptions; map; suggestions for dinners and lunches; luggage transfers
Countries Croatia
Begin/End Split/Dubrovnik
Arrive/Depart Split Airport (SPU) / Dubrovnik airport (DBV)
Total Distance 130-700 km (81-437 miles)
Daily Distance 0-60 km (0-37.5 miles) additional mileage is available
Rating 201 to 301
About Tour Ratings »
Notes Tour Factsheet
Terms Terms & Conditions
Dates Prices Single Supplement
Dates Tour departs every day. We highly suggest Spring (end of March till mid June) and Autumn (mid September till beginning of November)

Hotel upgrade possible (ask for details).
Electric bikes available for an extra charge


Minimum 2 participants.

Prices per person:
April €1875
May €2170
June €2300
July-August €2420
September €2380
October €2040
Prices Depending on the Month Single Supplement Apr.€520
May €700
June €800
July-Aug.€880
Sept.€775
Oct.€570
Next Step Request Space on This Tour »
  • Our favorite experience on this trip? Croatia is a beautiful country. The sea, people,meals. We loved the fishes, olive oil, wines. For us Korcula island was the best. Solta is charming,the tourists didn''t find it yet. The route between Korcula and Ston. The vineyards. The bikes, excellents. We had a lot of notes about the trip. Anthony gave us a big explanation about the tour. Day by day, Excelent material where we could find restaurants, poins of interest, museums etc. Perfect! Thanks for your services. This tour was fantastic. Very nice.

    Marzenia C.
    Brazil
    September 2016

  • The logistics were very nicely arranged, all the luggage transfers, ferry rides, private boat ride, van ride to Dubrovnik - all were flawless. The local staff were very nice and helpful. It was fun to cross paths with one of your guided tours on Hvar and Korcula. Their guide (Silvja) was very nice and gave us a few tips!

    Tom E.
    Colorado, USA
    October 2016

  • Bruce and I want to thank you again for all the work and organization that went into setting the four of us up for our self-guided cycling trip through Croatia. Your guide package was there when we arrived, and it was amazing - packed with not only all the maps, guide notes, tickets etc, but also all the other interesting cultural, historical and culinary information. More often than not we did take your advice on places to eat-particularly enjoyed the agrotourism dinner outside of Primosten and the italian restaurant in Zadar. And the accommodation you arranged was really lovely - our favorites were Mare Mare suites in Mali Losinj; and Hotel Slvajia in Split - at these sites the proprietors were wonderfully helpful, accommodating and thoughtful. We ended up taking a guided tour of Split from the manager of hotel Slavija. We were very grateful for the notes on bike shops and did need them twice. And to see those kind drivers at the Zadar ferry dock waiting for us late at night; and the speed boat transport driver who arrived perfectly on time in Hvar town - amazing!! Sometimes we struggled with directions, particularly getting out of towns, and in the interior of Istria, however, it was a great way to meet the locals as we often stood, maps in hand, looking very confused and lost - all in all we had an excellent time, and would recommend you to anyone else considering taking this trip. Thanks again Stefania, for making it all work. Great job.

    Ilse P.
    Canada
    September 2015

  • As always the hotels are well placed and interesting. All the hotel staff were very friendly and helpful about the bikes. Among the tour favorites: the island life, nature, quietness away from towns and provincial food and market goods such as honey.

    Amanda N.
    Australia
    June 2017

  • The hotels were exceptional. The cycling, while difficult at times, was spectacular. We had a great time!!!

    Fiona S.
    Australia
    June 2017