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Croatia Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Older Teens & 20s

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Dalmatian Coast & Islands - Split to Dubrovnik

From $4,099 - $4,299 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

(+$520 for sgl. occ.)

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. 

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Start Split / End Dubrovnik

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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 
Croatia

Start Split / End Dubrovnik

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Itinerary

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. 

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 | Spin past ancient stone terraces en route to Stari Grad. 

Day 4 Kayak the coast's picturesque inlets and deep blue waters | It's a relaxing boat trip to Korčula Island—a great time for reading, socializing or maybe a cannonball off the upper deck | Explore Vela Luka, a seaside village with over 2,500 hours of annual sunshine! 

Days 5-6 Awesome island views keep you pedaling along Korčula's hills past quaint villages 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. 

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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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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  • 10 or more Guests: from $4,099 pp dbl occ
    • 9 Guests: from $4,599 pp dbl occ
      • 8 Guests: from $4,799 pp dbl occ
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Prices

From $4,099 - $4,299 pp dbl. occ.
6 days / 5 nights

(+$520 for sgl. occ.)

Casual Hotels*

Hotel Plaza Duce
Hotel Plaza Duće

Duće (1 night)

Hotel Adriana
Hotel Adriana

Hvar Town (2 nights)

Hotel Liburna
Hotel Liburna

Korčula Town (1 night)

Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik
Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik

​Dubrovnik (1 night)

* Premiere Hotel

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 2-4

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Dalmatian Coast

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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 View Scheduled Dates or Private Dates tabs.

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 Liburna

Hotel Liburna

Korčula Town (1 night)

Set on the Adriatic with beautiful views of Korčula, this contemporary hotel boasts its own sandy beach. (pool)

Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik

Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik

​Dubrovnik (1 night)
* Premiere Hotel

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

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.

Daily Route Options (drag to see full )

Daily Route Options
Day Activity 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 Biking 15* 500 31* 1800 34* 2300
2 Walking/Hiking 2 300 6 2200
Other Boat to Brac Island (45 Minutes)
Other Boat to Hvar Island (2 Hours)
3 Biking 23* 1100 28* 2100 40 3500
4 Kayaking on the Adriatic Sea (2 Hours)
Other Boat to Korcula Island (2 – 3 Hours)
5 Biking 15* 700 19* 1400 30 2200 41 3100
Other Boat and Bus to Dubrovnik (2.5 hours)
6 Other Dubrovnik Guided Walk (2 Hours)
 

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

* 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.

Meals

All breakfasts, 4 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)

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

Get the Straight Talk about This Trip

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Why Travel with Backroads in Dalmatian Coast

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.

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.

The Value of Casual Hotels

In addition to the ideal balance of comfort and hospitality in our choice of lodgings, this trip featuring Casual Hotels includes nearly all of your meals, plus everything from cocktail receptions to the best snacks along the road. So there's rarely a need to reach for your wallet – we've got you covered.

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 Invented the Multi-Adventure Trip

After more than 30 years of creating Backroads Multi-Adventures, our trip designers know how to blend the perfect balance of biking and hiking with other activities to showcase the best of a region. And then they arrange the seamless transitions that would be so hard to orchestrate on your own—adding dimensions to your trip that are exciting, inspiring and just plain fun.

In Europe Since 1988

Backroads has been welcoming active travelers to Europe since before the Berlin Wall came down. Today it's virtually our second home. We know the perfect roads and trails, the most scenic valleys and hilltop towns, the hidden churches and gem-like museums, the up-and-coming vintners and celebrated chefs—and, of course, all the best places to stay.

We Know Where We're Going

Tom Hale has been keeping Backroads on track, with one eye on the horizon, since 1979. His passion for active travel, and for ensuring the highest-quality travel experience, is evident in every detail we add to make a guest's trip unforgettable—and the fact he's right there in the office, making it happen. To hear Tom describe his vision, watch our video.  

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