Region Overviews: Croatia Travel Guide: Overview
Whatever has caught your eye and enticed you to visit this beautiful corner of Europe, a trip to Croatia will definitely not disappoint.
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*
Start Split / End Dubrovnik
Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.
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.
Views of the Adriatic and Brač Island abound at this modern seaside hotel. (pool, spa)
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.
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)
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.
Set on the Adriatic with beautiful views of Korčula, this contemporary hotel boasts its own sandy beach. (pool)
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.
Located just outside the old town gates with plentiful amenities and a history of entertaining dignitaries and celebrities. (pool)
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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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.
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.
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.