Region Overviews: Croatia Travel Guide: Overview
Whatever has caught your eye and enticed you to visit this beautiful corner of Europe, a trip to Croatia will definitely not disappoint.
It’s an experience like no other. Bike amid stunning karst peaks in the Dinaras. Gaze out over sun-drenched islands and the sapphire Adriatic. Stroll Hvar and Korčula’s ancient cobblestone streets. Kayak secluded inlets and soak up the sun on hidden beaches. Then linger over unbelievably fresh seafood. The Dalmatian Coast will leave you and your family spellbound.
THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights
ACCOMMODATIONS: Casual Hotels*
Start Split / End Dubrovnik
Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.
Spin from seaside Split, home to Roman Emperor Diocletian's Palace, through the Dinara Mountains' magnificent karst landscape | Bike 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.
Views of the Adriatic and Brač Island abound at this modern seaside hotel. (pool, spa)
Hike with your family past olive trees and drystone walls from coastal Postira to the inland shepherds' village of Gazul on Brač Island | Settle into a chair on the sundeck for a boat ride to lavender-scented Hvar, the archipelago's swankiest island | Marvel at Croatia's most impressive collection of Venetian Renaissance architecture in Hvar Town | Bike past ancient stone terraces en route to Stari Grad.
Set on an idyllic bay and surrounded by thick pines. (pool)
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.
Set on the Adriatic with beautiful views of Korčula, this contemporary hotel boasts its own sandy beach. (pool)
Lovely island views keep you pedaling along Korčula’s hills past quaint villages, olive groves and vineyards | Explore the medieval town of Korčula, a treasure trove of stone palaces, and a rumored birthplace of Marco Polo | Gaze at dazzling Dubrovnik’s imposing stone fortress walls during a guided walk.
Located just outside the old town gates with plentiful amenities and a history of entertaining dignitaries and celebrities. (pool)
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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Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.
On this trip, our routes follow rolling terrain.
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.