THE CROATIAN ISLANDS EPIC tour is our own take of this magnificent, up and coming cycling destination on the Adriatic Sea shores. In this seven day tour you have the chance to explore both the continental part and the islands of Croatia. You will cycle on the spectacular Dalmatian Coast and visit two of its fabulous towns - Dubrovnik and Makarska. You will also explore the slender finger like peninsula of Pelješac, which, according to Lonely Planet, is coastal Croatia at its most relaxed. Blessed with craggy mountains, sweeping valleys, idyllic coves and fine wines, it’s a glorious place to visit.
The highlight of this cycling tour of Croatia is that you spend four days cycling on the islands of Hvar and Brac. Hvar Island is Croatia's premier island, the sunniest in Europe, and the island with the most UNESCO heritage sites in the world.
Jump from island to island and get to explore each one with its rolling hills, spectacular beaches and old towns.
one epic climb
Climb the highest road in Croatia in one epic climb: from sea level to more than 1.700 meters in 20 kilometers.
EXPERIENCED LOCAL GUIDES
Our guides are passionate cyclists and know Croatia and its islands like the back of their palm.
Our guests are supported by at least one expert guide joining them as well as by a van with driver.
All hotels or guesthouses are carefully selected by our team for location, authenticity and character and are personally and constantly reviewed.
DELICIOUS local FOOD
We know how good it feels to have warm, healthy and delicious food waiting at the end of each hard day. We hand-picked the spots where will be eating to offer just that.
90 KM AV. DAILY LENGTH
1.200 M AV. DAILY ELEVATION
DAY 1. Arrive at the Dubrovnik International Airport. After a short 1 1/2 hours car transfer you arrive on the Peljesac Peninsula, the second largest peninsula in Croatia. Accommodation is in a 4* boutique hotel right off the beach.
DAY 2. You start off your epic trip with a ride on the Peljescac Peninsula through vineyards, sleepy villages and winding roads. The ride is 95 km long with 1.000 meters elevation gain. Accommodation is in a 4* boutique hotel right off the beach.
DAY 3. Following a short ride to the shores of the peninsula, you take the ferry back to the Dalmatian coast. You then continue to ride towards Makarska, a port town and beach resort with a spectacular natural setting, backed by the glorious Biokovo mountain range. The highlight for today is the climb to Sveti Jure, the highest pass in Croatia. This peak reaches 1.700 meters from the sea level. The climb is 20 km long with an average of 5.5 %. Accommodation is in the beautiful city of Makarska in a boutique hotel. The route for today is 90 kilometers long with 2.000 meters elevation gain.
DAY 4. In the morning you take the ferry to the Island of Brac, the highest island of the Adriatic with its peak Vidova Gora, 778 meters. In case you're wondering, yes, you are going to climb this unique peak. Needles to say that the view are amazing from the top. When the weather is clear enough you can even see Italy.
Surrounding islands and world famous Zlatni Rat beach in Bol are right under your feet. In the evening you head back to Makarska with the ferry. The ride for today is a 90 kilometers long and 1.300 elevation gain. Accommodation is in the beautiful city of Makarska in a boutique hotel
DAY 5. You spend the following two days exploring the amazing island of Hvar, Croatia's premier island, the sunniest in Europe, and the island with the most UNESCO heritage sites in the world. In your first day on the island, you make a complete tour from the East to the West of the Island, until you reach the spectacular city of Hvar. The ride for today is 90 km long and 1.300 meters elevation gain. Accommodation is in the world famous Hvar city in a luxurious Spa Hotel.
DAY 6. Today you ride to one of the highest points on the island, at around 500 meters elevation. The tour starts from Hvar with a challenging 7 km uphill to Brusje followed by some rolling hills covering the top of the island, with beautiful views of the both sides of the island. The ride for today is 60 km long with 1.000 meters elevation gain. Accommodation is in the world famous Hvar city in a luxurious Spa Hotel.
DAY 7. Departure to Dubrovnik International Airport
ON THE ROAD
Daily support vehicle
All ferry transfers
Airport transfer (from/to Dubrovnik)
FOOD & SLEEP
Authentic accommodation in 3* and 4* hotels and guest houses
All breakfasts & dinners based on locally sourced ingredients
Expert level local guides
A/C support car with unlimited supply of snacks, drinks and professional cycling nutrition
High quality cycling jersey
Welcome pack with goodies
*Bike hire, flights, travel insurance, alcoholic drinks are not included
We pay extra attention to choosing the appropriate places to crash at the end of a long day. All hotels or guesthouses are carefully selected by our team for location, authenticity and character and are personally and constantly reviewed. Most of them are at least 3* and 4* locations, some with Spa & Pool.
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