Big adventures for families with older teens & 20-somethings
Dalmatian Coast Family Breakaway Bike Tour
- Explore the reborn Dalmatian Coast by bike, with breathtaking sapphire sea views
- Island-hop along the sun-drenched Adriatic and swim in hidden coves
- Gain insight into Croatia's fascinating history and culture
- The freshest seafood and local cuisine
- Dubrovnik, an architectural masterpiece with turrets, spires and tiled roofs
From Split to Dubrovnik Via Croatia's Island Paradise
245 days of sunshine a year. Sapphire waters. Fresh squid. Whitewashed limestone villages. Ride in the morning, taking in the views of the Adriatic on the islands of Hvar, Brac and Korcula, then be a part of the view as you boat between isles. And end the day with a swim. Everyone should experience this. It's as relaxing as the Caribbean, as historic as Venice. Nowhere near as crowded as the French Riviera. People have traveled here for more than 140 years. And yet it still feels like, as the Croatians say, "The Mediterranean as it once was."
Day 1 Explore the dazzling Dalmatian Coast by bike Our first stop is Brac Island, renowned since ancient Greece for its white marble Passing picturesque stone walls shaded by cypress, olive, fig, and orange trees, pedal from seaside villages to the quaint town of Pucisca.
Days 2-3 Island-hop on the sun-drenched Adriatic and swim in sapphire coves After a beautiful coastal spin, tackle a series of climbs to reach Brac's oldest village Head to Hvar, a chic isle where average annual "sun fall" is 2,724 hours Our friends Mate and Michaela invite us over for a home-cooked meal made with ingredients from their garden Bike amid jagged limestone cliffs and undulating rosemary and lavender fields Visit Vinko and Darinka, whose family has been making wine and grappa for generations; let's join them for a taste! Ready to cool off? Take the plunge in refreshing waters off quiet beaches The Hvar Town harbor sets off brilliant sunsets.
Days 4-5 Gain insight into Croatia's history and culture A hilly route leads you around Korcula Island, lush with vineyards, olive groves and forests Explore elegant Korcula Town, a fortified medieval village and former Venetian settlement - it's a reputed birthplace of Marco Polo Savor lovely ocean vistas and charming villages on a final spin.
Day 6 Dubrovnik, an architectural masterpiece with turrets, spires and tiled roofs Take in views of this World Heritage site during a guided walk atop the magnificent city walls.
Pucisca (1 night) A Renaissance family palace on the waterfront and a registered cultural monument dating from 1497.
Adriana Hvar Marina Hotel & Spa
Hvar Town (2 nights) This stylish property offers a great view of the old town and yacht harbor, and "a blissful rooftop terrace," according to the Hideaway Report. (pool, spa)
Vela Luka (1 night) Overlooking the port and recently renovated with a sleek contemporary design; Korcula Island's best option. (pool, spa)
Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik (1 night) Located just outside the old town gates with plentiful amenities and a history of entertaining dignitaries and celebrities. (pool)
Guest Reviews About This Trip
Croatia's Dalmatian Coast is one of the most beautiful coastlines I've explored, and I'm excited to offer this trip as one of our special Breakaway adventures. Not only will you really enjoy the riding, you'll also love island hopping aboard our traditional Croatian sailing vessel - with options to swim in the Adriatic or just kick back on deck.- Regional Manager, Croatia
Trip Dates & Prices
Please click on a date below for specific pricing and possible itinerary variations.
2015 Family Breakaway DATES
- 5/27 - 6/1 ( $3998 per person, double occ., +$770 for single occ.
- 6/6 - 6/11 ( $3998 per person, double occ., +$670 for single occ.
- 6/24 - 6/29 ( $3998 per person, double occ., +$770 for single occ.
- 8/3 - 8/8 ( $4198 per person, double occ., +$770 for single occ.
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This Trip Is Rated Level 2-4
Routes For All Abilities
Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next-and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.
|Daily Route Options|
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|Boat to Brac Island (1 Hour)|
|Boat to Hvar Island (2.5 Hours)|
|Private Boat to Korcula Island (3 Hours)|
|Boat and Bus to Dubrovnik (2.5 Hours)|
|6||Guided Walk on Dubrovnik’s City Wall (45 Minutes)|
Please note: this region is known for its dramatic hills, which we'll be tackling on two wheels. The levels of difficulty shown for these routes take into account elevation gain. Summer heat can also add to the difficulty.
* Includes a shuttle
Private Trips Options & Pricing
Pricing for Private Trips (prices may vary based on departure date)
|8 - 9 guests from $4,798 pp dbl. occ.||12 or more guests from $3,998 pp dbl. occ.|
|10 - 11 guests from $4,298 pp dbl. occ.|