Undiscovered Croatia Bike Tour

Island-Hopping the Dalmatian Coast

From $0 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

(+$1,190 for sgl. occ.)

Sun-kissed islands rise from the sapphire Adriatic Sea. Abundant natural wonders and national park landscapes seem almost too fantastic to be real. Off-the-beaten-path bike routes, delectable Mediterranean cuisine and some of Croatia's finest hotels. It's a cycling adventure in Northern Dalmatia, and a vacation in paradise.

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Start / End Zagreb

Croatia Bike Map


  • Discover the plunging waterfalls, majestic gorges and deep karstic canyon of Croatia's Krka National Park
  • Bike coastal roads along the Adriatic, then turn inland to ride through villages, vineyards and olive orchards
  • Island-hop from the historic charms of Mali Lošinj to otherworldly Pag and Ugljan, where Mediterranean flora reigns
  • Enrich your Croatian cycling adventure with seafront Relais & Châteaux luxury and Michelin-starred cuisine

Start / End Zagreb

Croatia Bike Map


Days 1-2 Embark on your journey from Zagreb, Croatia's fascinating capital | Discover the otherworldly beauty of the Mali Lošinj Islands | Bike tranquil roads through pine forests and along a natural harbor | Spot dolphins off the stunning Adriatic coastline | Jump in for a swim en route to Punta Križa | Relax and recharge at our luxurious seafront resort.

Day 3 Bike along the sea through Pag Island's moonlike landscape, where sand-hued karstic rock formations jut out into the Adriatic blue | Sample and learn about the production of Paški Sir, the island's distinctive sheep's milk cheese | Turn inland to the ancient ruins and mesmerizing modern art installations of World Heritage Zadar | Enjoy the simple pleasure of a post-ride sunset happy hour by the sea.

Days 4-6 Sail on a private boat to Ugljan Island and explore its natural beauty by bike | In medieval Šibenik, join a local expert to gain an insider's perspective on this magnificent World Heritage site | Wander the town's steep winding alleys that spill down to the sea | Unwind at our elegant hotel and dine on exquisite Michelin-starred cuisine | Complete the adventure amid the amazing flora and fauna in Krka, a national park along the turquoise Krka River | Return to Zagreb or extend your stay in dazzling Split.

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6 days / 5 nights

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Premiere Hotels

Boutique Hotel Alhambra, Croatia
Boutique Hotel Alhambra

Mali Lošinj (2 nights)

Hotel Bastion, Zadar, Croatia
Hotel Bastion

Zadar (1 night)

D-Resort Šibenik, Šibenik, Croatia
D-Resort Šibenik

Šibenik (2 nights)

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 1-4

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

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Premiere Hotels

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Boutique Hotel Alhambra, Croatia

Boutique Hotel Alhambra

Mali Lošinj (2 nights)

Nestled on the shore of tranquil Čikat bay, this Small Luxury Hotels of the World member beautifully blends art nouveau architecture and elegant modern design. (pool, spa)

Hotel Bastion, Zadar, Croatia

Hotel Bastion

Zadar (1 night)

Once a 13th-century fortress on the tip of the peninsula, this luxury hotel is located in the heart of Zadar's waterfront historic center. A Relais & Châteaux member. (spa)

D-Resort Šibenik, Šibenik, Croatia

D-Resort Šibenik

Šibenik (2 nights)

Modern and stylishly minimalist, this exquisite property overlooks the Adriatic Sea and medieval Šibenik's vibrant old town. (spa)

This Trip Is Rated Levels 1-4

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.

Daily Route Options (drag to see full )

Daily Route Options
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 19* 200 35 400
2 23* 400 47 800
Kalvarija Mountain or Veli Lošinj Hike (1 Hour)
3 32* 500 65 900
Boat Ride to Pag Island (45 Minutes)
4 20* 400 45 600
Boat Ride to Ugljan Island (30 Minutes)
Šibenik Walking Tour (1 Hour)
5 19* 600 35 800
Krka National Park Hike (1 Hour)
6 13 200
Morning Coastal Hike (1 Hour)


* Includes shuttle.

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

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies and other external factors.


All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners

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.

Backroads Titanium Bikes (Included in your trip price)

Our custom-built titanium bikes are specially designed for you—and we offer different models for varied terrain so your bike is ideally suited to the region. Our custom-made bikes are included in your trip price.

Touring Bike (Included)

Performance Road Bike (Included)

Backroads Custom Electric-Assist Bike (Included in your trip price)

Wishing for a little extra assistance up those hills? Our custom Backroads Electric-Assist Bike lets you experience the thrill of exploring on two wheels while providing a boost when you want it. We've modified a selection of our great Titanium Bikes with the intuitive BionX "pedal-assist" system.

Backroads Custom Electric-Assist Bike (Included)

Cannondale Pro Carbon Upgrade ($400 rental fee) – Available 7/1/19

We’re excited to announce that beginning July 1, 2019, we’ll offer the new and much-anticipated Cannondale 2020 Synapse Hi-MOD pro carbon upgrade on Biking Trips in Europe, United States and Canada. Delivering phenomenal acceleration and handling in a light and powerful package, the Synapse is built for experienced cyclists, men and women alike, who are looking for a high-performance bike that doesn’t sacrifice comfort. The Synapse will be offered in a complete range of sizes; detailed bike specifications will be announced in February 2019.

Cannondale 2020 Synapse Hi-MOD

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem ($400 rental fee)

Do you prefer to spin in tandem with your partner? You'll love the Co-Motion Periscope Torpedo tandem on your Backroads trip. You can upgrade to a Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem on your trip.

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem (Upgrade)

Also Included

  • 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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