Backroads Dalmatian Coast Bike Tour
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Dalmatian Coast, Croatia
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Sapphire Waters of the Dalmatian Coast

Sapphire waters and whitewashed villages. Over 200 days of yearly sunshine. As you bike, marvel at the sublime Adriatic vistas. Then be a part of the view as you sail between islands. It’s as relaxing as the Caribbean, as historic as Venice. It’s a destination reborn, yet it still feels like, as the Croatians say, “The Mediterranean as it once was.”

THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights

ACCOMMODATIONS: Casual Hotels*

FROM: $4,699 pp dbl occ
($700 for sgl occ)

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Start Split / End Dubrovnik

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

Highlights
  • Bike and island-hop along the Dalmatian Coast, home to sapphire sea views, pristine beaches and hidden coves
  • Explore the sun-drenched Adriatic, wander cobblestone streets and connect with our long-time local friends
  • Enjoy the freshest seafood and regional cuisine, and sample wines made from Croatia's sprawling vineyards
  • Discover the ancient secrets of Dubrovnik, an architectural gem often referred to as the Pearl of the Adriatic
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Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Casual Hotels*
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Day 1

From bustling Split, home to Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, set out for a ride through the Croatian hinterland | Cycle through the Dinaric Alps' stunning karst landscape | Follow the Cetina River to seaside Omiš, a medieval pirate haven | In the quiet coastal village of Duće, relish garden-fresh Croatian cuisine.

Hotel Plaza Duce
Hotel Plaza Duće
Duće
| Casual Hotel

Views of the Adriatic and Brač Island abound at this modern seaside hotel. (pool, spa) 

Days 2-3

Sail to Brač, renowned for its white stone | Ride past seaside villages and picturesque stone walls | Head to Hvar, a chic isle where average annual "sun fall" is 2,724 hours | Enjoy a home-cooked meal made with vegetables fresh from a local garden | Pedal amid jagged limestone cliffs and endless rosemary and lavender fields | Take the plunge in refreshing waters off quiet beaches | Behold brilliant sunsets from Hvar Town harbor.

Hotel Adriana
Hotel Adriana
Hvar Town
| Casual Hotel

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)  

Day 4

Bike a hilly route around Korčula Island, lush with vineyards, olive groves and forests | Discover elegant Korčula Town, a fortified medieval village and former Venetian settlement—it’s a reputed birthplace of Marco Polo.

Hotel Liburna
Hotel Liburna
Korčula
| Casual Hotel

Set on the Adriatic with beautiful views of Korčula, this contemporary hotel boasts its own sandy beach. (pool)

Days 5-6

Savor lovely ocean vistas as you cycle past charming villages | Turrets, spires and tiled roofs add the finishing touch to Dubrovnik, an architectural masterpiece | Enjoy dinner in Dubrovnik's old town | Take in views of this World Heritage site during a guided walk of the historic center, surrounded by magnificent city walls.

Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik
Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik
| *Premiere Hotel

Located just outside the old town gates with plentiful amenities and a history of entertaining dignitaries and celebrities. (pool) 

Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy

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Activity Level: 2-4

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. LEARN MORE.

Day 1
Biking
Level 2 | 14 miles* | 500 ft. gain
Level 3 | 30 miles* | 1800 ft. gain
Level 3 | 33 miles | 2200 ft. gain
Day 2
Biking
Level 2 | 22 miles* | 1200 ft. gain
Level 2 | 27 miles* | 1900 ft. gain
Level 3 | 32 miles | 3100 ft. gain
Other
Boat to Brac Island (45 minutes)
Boat to Hvar Island (2.5 hours)
Day 3
Biking
Level 2 | 23 miles* | 1100 ft. gain
Level 3 | 28 miles* | 2100 ft. gain
Level 4 | 40 miles | 3500 ft. gain
Day 4
Biking
Level 2 | 22 miles* | 1800 ft. gain
Level 4 | 40 miles | 3700 ft. gain
Level 4 | 50 miles | 4200 ft. gain
Other
Boat to Korcula Island (2.5 hours)
Day 5
Biking
Level 1 | 13 miles* | 600 ft. gain
Level 2 | 31 miles | 1800 ft. gain
Level 3 | 36 miles | 2900 ft. gain
Day 6
Other
Dubrovnik Guided Walk (2 hours)
* Includes shuttle.

Note: The Dalmatian Coast's landscape is characterized by constant rises and valleys, and the continuously rolling terrain (as well as summertime heat) can make routes feel more challenging than the mileage may suggest.

What's Included

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day's ride is a bike that's perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for your available bike options for this trip.

Performance Road Bike

This custom-designed titanium bike is lightweight and responsive, featuring Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting, 11-speed compact gearing, a premium Mavic Ksyrium Pro wheelset and a full carbon fork. 

Touring Bike

A proven classic, our most popular custom-designed titanium bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. It features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability.

NEW! Electric-Assist Bike

Our newly redesigned titanium e-bike is a lightweight yet powerful machine unique in the world of e-bikes. It provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.

Carbon Bike

Ride like a pro with the top-of-the-line carbon Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Red ETAP AXS. Delivering phenomenal acceleration and handling in a light and powerful package—it’s built for hard-core riders.
$400 rental fee

Tandem Bike

This hand-built frame features Co-Motion's custom-designed cro-moly steel tubeset, powerful Avid disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra drive train, and a custom, upgraded wheelset. For experienced tandem riders.
$400 rental fee

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

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