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Dalmatian Coast & Islands—Split to Dubrovnik

It's an experience like no other. Bike amid stunning karst mountains. Gaze out over sun-drenched islands. Stroll ancient cobblestone streets. Kayak secluded inlets and soak up the sun on hidden beaches. Then linger over unbelievably fresh seafood. Come truly experience the Dalmatian Coast. 

THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights

ACCOMMODATIONS: Casual Hotels*

FROM: $4,199 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
  • Dive into the rich history of the Dalmatian Coast, learning about its Venetian, Byzantine and Ottoman settlers, among others
  • Walk through glamorous seaside Hvar Town, with its impressive collection of Venetian Renaissance art and architecture
  • Bike, hike and boat between sun-drenched islands amid stunning Adriatic scenery, where pirates ruled for over 300 years
  • Wander the formidable walled city of Dubrovnik, a medieval jewel of turrets and tiled roofs—the perfect end to your journey
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Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Casual Hotels*
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Day 1

Bike from seaside Split, home to Roman Emperor Diocletian's Palace, through the Dinara Mountains' magnificent karst landscape | Ride along the Cetina River to Omiš, a coastal town with a colorful pirate history | Take a refreshing dip in the Adriatic Sea | Savor delectable Croatian cuisine in the peaceful village of Duće. 

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

On Brač Island, hike past olive trees and drystone walls from coastal Postira to the inland shepherds' village of Gazul | Settle into a chair on the sundeck for a boat ride to lavender-scented Hvar, the archipelago’s swankiest island | Check out Croatia’s most impressive collection of Venetian Renaissance architecture in Hvar Town | Pedal past ancient stone terraces en route to Stari Grad. 

Hotel Amfora
Hotel Amfora
Hvar Town
| Casual Hotel

Set on an idyllic bay and surrounded by thick pines. (pool) 

Day 4

It’s a relaxing boat trip to Korčula Island—a great time for reading, socializing or maybe a cannonball off the upper deck | Come ashore in Vela Luka, a seaside village with over 2,500 hours of annual sunshine | Kayak the coast's picturesque inlets and deep blue waters.

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

Awesome island views keep you pedaling along Korčula’s hills past quaint villages, olive groves and vineyards | Discover the medieval town of Korčula, a treasure trove of stone palaces, and a rumored birthplace of Marco Polo | Marvel at dazzling Dubrovnik’s imposing stone fortress walls during a guided walk.

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 1 | 15 miles* | 500 ft. gain
Level 2 | 31 miles* | 1800 ft. gain
Level 3 | 34 miles* | 2300 ft. gain
Day 2
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 2 miles | 300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 6 miles | 2200 ft. gain
Other
Boat to Brac Island (45 minutes)
Boat to Hvar Island (2 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
Kayaking
on the Adriatic Sea (2 hours)
Other
Boat to Korcula Island (2 – 3 hours)
Day 5
Biking
Level 1 | 15 miles* | 700 ft. gain
Level 2 | 19 miles* | 1400 ft. gain
Level 3 | 30 miles | 2200 ft. gain
Level 4 | 41 miles | 3100 ft. gain
Other
Boat and Bus to Dubrovnik (2.5 hours)
Day 6
Other
Dubrovnik Guided Walk (2 hours)
* Includes shuttle.

Note: On this trip, our routes follow rolling terrain.

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.

Backroads Performance Road Bike
Backroads Performance Road Bike
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. 

Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike
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.

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
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.

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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