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."
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 Omi, a medieval pirate haven | In the quiet coastal village of Duće, relish garden-fresh Croatian cuisine.
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.
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.
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.