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Croatia Family Bike Tour – Older Teens & 20s

Croatia's Dalmatian Coast—Adventures on the Adriatic

  • Explore the picturesque Dalmatian Coast by bike, taking in its breathtaking sapphire sea views all along the way
  • Island-hop along the sun-drenched Adriatic and get your fill of pristine beaches and swimming in hidden coves
  • Enjoy the freshest seafood and regional cuisine, and sample wines made from Croatia's local grapes
  • Discover the ancient secrets of Dubrovnik, an architectural gem with turrets, spires and tiled roofs

245 days of yearly sunshine. Sapphire waters and whitewashed villages. Marvel at sublime Adriatic views while you pedal. Then be a part of the view as you boat 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."

Dalmation Coast Croatia Map

Itinerary

Day 1 From bustling Split, home to Roman Emperor Diocletian's Palace, set out for a ride through the Croatian hinterland | Pedal through the Dinara Mountains' 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.

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 | Bike 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.

Days 4-5 Pedal 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 | Savor lovely ocean vistas as you cycle past charming villages | Enjoy dinner in Dubrovnik's old town.

Day 6 Turrets, spires and tiled roofs add the finishing touch to Dubrovnik, an architectural masterpiece | Take in views of this World Heritage site during a guided walk of the old town and its magnificent city walls.

We had an amazing experience! We will never forget how Ben and Chris went out of their way to make it special-we saw and did things we would have never been able to find on our own. Everything turned out better than we could have hoped for!
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$3,998 - $4,498
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(+$670 to $770 for sgl. occ.)

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6 days, 5 nights
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Open 7 Days a Week
6 am - 6 pm Pacific time

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Split, Croatia/Dubrovnik, Croatia

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All breakfasts, 4 dinners, 3 lunches included

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Casual Hotels*

Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the Dates & Prices tab.

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Hotel Plaza Duce

Hotel Plaza Duće

Duće (1 night)

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

Hotel Adriana

Hotel Adriana

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)

Hotel Korkyra

Hotel Korkyra

Vela Luka (1 night)

Overlooking the port and with a sleek contemporary design, this hotel is Vela Luka's best option. (pool, spa)

Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik

Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik

* Premiere Hotel
Dubrovnik (1 night)

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

Guest Reviews

There's no better way to find out about Backroads than by hearing it from the people who have traveled with us. For more about the Backroads Experience, read our Guest Testimonials.

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We had an amazing experience! We will never forget how Ben and Chris went out of their way to make it special-we saw and did things we would have never been able to find on our own. Everything turned out better than we could have hoped for!

 
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This trip has been our list for a long time and it didn't disappoint! A great eleventh trip with you all!

 
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It was a magical week. Couldn't have asked for anything more or any better a group. And, Croatia was phenomenal. Can't imagine any trip ever comparing!

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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.

Please click on a date below for specific pricing and possible itinerary variations.

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This Trip Is Rated Levels 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.

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Daily Route Options
Day EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 15* 1200 26 2000
29 2700
Boat to Brac Island (1 Hour)
2 27* 1000 33* 3300 41 3900
Boat to Hvar Island (2.5 Hours)
3 23* 1100 28* 2100 40 3500
4 20 2000 36 3100
Private Boat to Korcula Island (3 Hours)
5 15* 700 19* 1400 38 3000
27 1900
Boat and Bus to Dubrovnik (2.5 Hours)
6 Guided Walk of Dubrovnik (1.5 Hours)
 

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.

* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity levels and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

Why Travel with Backroads in Dalmatian Coast

You're Invited to Walk the Plank

After a day of biking by the sparkling waters of the Adriatic, at some point you naturally want to plunge in. We recommend waiting until you’re back on board our private trabakul, the double-masted sailing coaster unique to this region, as the crew will drop anchor and suggest that you walk the plank—in a good way. And once you’ve enjoyed a refreshing swim in the sea, it’s time to relax on deck with a cold drink and watch the coastline slip by.

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Dalmatian Coast trips to suit mixed abilities and varied interests—so you can set your own pace, then change things up as the day unfolds. And all guests are free to do the same, traveling together or apart, with no one cramping anyone else's style. Which sounds easy in theory, but it's hard to pull off. Here's more on how we do it.

More Leaders to Support You

On our Dalmatian Coast trips we have an extra leader supporting you along the road—for a total of three, compared to the industry standard two. So we can be in more places at once, giving personal attention to guests traveling at their own pace. Here's more on our Trip Leaders.

Kids Who Aren't Kids Anymore

Only Backroads offers active trips in Dalmatian Coast designed for families with older teens and 20s. These trips are aimed at you and the amazingly grownup members of your clan—whether they're almost high school grads, already in college or further along. Find out more in this blog post.

A Second Van When You Need It

Backroads is the only active travel company providing two support vans in Dalmatian Coast—because we know it's essential to ensure a truly great travel experience. It doubles our ability to be there when you need us to offer hydration, lighten your load or give you a lift if it's time to take a break. Read more on why two vans make all the difference.

Experts with Secrets to Share

In choosing the ideal experts to enrich your travel experience, we look for people with a wealth of local knowledge, but also the ability to convey their insights in English. Too often travelers find themselves smiling politely, not quite understanding what they're being told. Our experts share intriguing facts, anecdotes and inside stories that stay with you forever.

We Live in the Neighborhood

Our Trip Leaders in Dalmatian Coast live in the area and are deeply engaged in their communities, giving them unique inside knowledge they're happy to share in making your experience that much richer. They'll introduce you to people, customs and parts of town you'd likely never encounter on your own—and teach you a few local phrases to help break the ice.

Our Cultural Roots Run Deep

Thanks to our extensive connections in Dalmatian Coast, Backroads takes you off the beaten track and deep into the region's culture in ways that traditional travel can never hope to do. We know the people and their customs, the legacy of art and architecture, the complex history and politic—and if we're not sure, our amazing local experts can fill in the blanks.

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Private Trips Options & Pricing

Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from a large selection of dates for your group of 8 or more. Call us for date availability. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or if your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you.

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Pricing for Private Trips

2017

  • 10 or more guests: from $3,898 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $4,298 pp dbl occ

2018

  • 10 or more guests: from $3,998 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $4,498 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $5,198 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $5,198 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $5,998 pp dbl occ

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