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Croatia Family Multi-Adventure Tour – Teens & Kids

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101 Ways to Play in Croatia's Dalmatian Islands

From $3,998 - $4,298 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

(+$640 for sgl. occ.)

Sapphire waters to your left. Renaissance façades on your right. Sun-drenched islands on the horizon. Ancient cobblestones beneath your feet. The fragrance of lavender wafting in the breeze. A scenic morning ride, a swim at midday and an impossibly fresh seafood dinner. Your family's new routine. How do you like it?

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Croatia

Split, Croatia/Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dalmation Coast Map

Highlights

  • Learn about Croatia's fascinating history and culture as you explore the reborn Dalmatian Coast by bike, foot and kayak
  • Island-hop along the sunny Adriatic with your family and splash around in sparkling waters of hidden coves
  • Enjoy the freshest seafood and local cuisine at classic regional restaurants
  • Discover the exquisite World Heritage site of Dubrovnik, whose towering stone walls are sure to make an impression
Croatia

Split, Croatia/Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dalmation Coast Map

Itinerary

Day 1 Bike from seaside Split, home to Roman Emperor Diocletian's Palace, through the Dinara Mountains' magnificent karst landscape | Ahoy matey! Families ride to Omiš, a coastal town with a colorful pirate history | Splash around in the Adriatic Sea | Savor Croatian cuisine in the coastal village of Duće.

Days 2-3 Hang out and swim at untouched Adriatic beaches | On Brač Island, hike through pine forests, along secluded bays and past the Blaca Hermitage, a captivating 16th-century monastery | Sail to Hvar for a scenic bike ride on the lavender-scented island | Check out Venetian Renaissance architecture in Hvar Town | Linger over a lunch of fresh-caught seafood and regional delicacies | Pause for a seaside gelato.

Day 4 Kayak the coves of the Pakleni Islets, stopping to snorkel or kick back on a tranquil beach | It's a relaxing boat trip to Korčula Island—a great time for reading, socializing or a cannonball off the upper deck! | Explore Vela Luka, a seaside village with over 2,500 hours of annual sunshine! | Grown-ups are treated to a local dinner while kids enjoy their own meal at a pizzeria.

Days 5-6 Awesome island views keep your family 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 the selection of dates below for your group; some dates are only available for 16 or more guests while other dates are available for 8 or more guests. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you. Call or email us to reserve your date.

2018 Private Trip Pricing
  • 10 or more guests: from $3,998 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $4,498 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $6,998 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $8,198 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $9,498 pp dbl occ

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Prices

From $3,998 - $4,298 pp dbl. occ.
6 days / 5 nights

(+$640 for sgl. occ.)

Traveling with Kids

Reviews

Casual Hotels*

Hotel Plaza Duce
Hotel Plaza Duće

Duće (1 night)

Hotel Amfora
Hotel Amfora

Hvar Town (2 nights)

Hotel Korkyra
Hotel Korkyra

Vela Luka (1 night)

Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik
Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik (1 night)

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

More On This Trip

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Pictures Do Not Do It Justice -- Unbelieveable Coastline

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from Atlanta, GA

Comments about Croatia Family Multi-Adventure Tour � Teens & Younger Siblings:

We are blessed to have a 1st Class Backroads experience in Croatia .... highly encourage you to consider this trip for your families and even just yourself!

 
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We could'nt have invisoned a better trip!

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from Jackson, WY

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Comments about Croatia Family Multi-Adventure Tour � Teens & Younger Siblings:

Every aspect of this trip was spectacular. The guides were the best in the world! You have a great company!

 
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Backroads Excels on Dalmatian Coast

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from Concord, MA

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Comments about Croatia Family Multi-Adventure Tour � Teens & Younger Siblings:

As usual, the guides were superb. If there is one thing that differentiates Backroads from other travel companies it's the quality of the guides.

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Croatia is amazing

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from Des Moines, IA

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Comments about Croatia Family Multi-Adventure Tour � Teens & Younger Siblings:

Croatia is extremely beautiful. The hikes and bike rides and sea kayaking were all wonderful. The food choices were exceptional -- great meal after great meal. As usual, the tour leaders were fantastic -- personable, knowledgeable, great with the kids. This was my 6th Backroads trip (5th with my family), and it may have been the best one (which is a high bar!)

 
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Incredible trip!!

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from Atlanta, GA

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Comments about Croatia Family Multi-Adventure Tour � Teens & Younger Siblings:

Wow - the views, the food, and the people were all outstanding!!

 
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Multipart trip in Dalmatian Coast

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from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Comments about Croatia Family Multi-Adventure Tour � Teens & Younger Siblings:

Doing a Backroads trip was on my bucket list. I was not disappointed. My first active trip with my kids and we loved it. This was my favourite family holiday ever. We are doing a Tuscany trip this summer

 
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Amazing...again!

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from Atlanta, GA

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Comments about Croatia Family Multi-Adventure Tour � Teens & Younger Siblings:

Once again, Backroads provided an amazing vacation for our entire family! Croatia is incredibly beautiful, and I can't imagine a better way to see it. The biking was phenomenal (tough, but fun), the hiking and sea kayaking were great, and the boat transport from island to island was perfect. Our guides were fantastic - although I think a few of the girls were disappointed to hear that Ales has a girlfriend!! Can't wait to see which Backroads trip we'll pick for next year.

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A outstanding family trip overall

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from Westchester, NY

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Comments about Croatia Family Multi-Adventure Tour � Teens & Younger Siblings:

The region is breathtaking and this trip had a very nice mix of active time and downtime. We were very lucky with our August week in Croatia and we did not experience the reputed heat. We were well supported by the leaders throughout the trip, most importantly when my daughter "wiped out" when cycling downhill on a hairpin turn (the support van arrived immediately and it had all the first aid equipment we needed). We were treated to a very informative geopolital discussion of the region by Alina while on our long sail. The hikes and the coastline biking were memorable, as was the snorkeling stop on our kayak trip where we spied an octopus! We all enjoyed this trip and have recommended it to friends.

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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 Amfora

Hotel Amfora

Hvar Town (2 nights)

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

Hotel Korkyra

Hotel Korkyra

Vela Luka (1 night)

Overlooking the port and with a sleek contemporary design, this hotel is Vela Luka's best option. (pool, spa)

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 14* 500 30 1800
2 Walking/Hiking 6 400
Other Boat to Brac Island (45 Minutes)
Other Boat to Hvar Island (1 Hour)
3 Biking 16* 800 23* 1100 28* 2100 42 3800
4 Kayaking Around Hvar Island (2 Hours)
Other Boat to Korcula Island (2 - 3 Hours)
5 Biking 6* 300 19* 1400 30* 2200 41 3100
Biking 15* 700
Other Boat and Bus to Dubrovnik (2.5 Hours)
6 Other Dubrovnik Guided Walk (1.5 Hours)
 

Note: On this Family Trip, our routes follow rolling terrain. Liberal van shuttling is incorporated into the itinerary and mileage is moderate to enable you to spend more time exploring on your own.    

* 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 (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

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 or view our full bike fleet in further detail.

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)

For trips departing before 4/15/18, please see available bike options here.

Custom Kids Bikes (Included in your trip price)

Backroads is the only travel company to manufacture its own line of kid's bikes. While the wheels might be small, the performance is big—it's the perfect choice for kids. On all Backroads Family Trips, you'll find 20" and 24" bicycles for the younger set. They say good things come in small packages; when it comes to bikes for kids of all ages, Backroads is the expert.

Custom Kids Bikes

Custom Kids Bikes (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

You Couldn't Plan This Online

On the Dalmatian Coast we’ve tapped into years of experience – and our network of local friends – to design a trip you’d have huge difficulty creating on your own. And why would you want to? We link three amazing islands with a range of fun activities designed for all abilities and interests. And throughout your trip we work behind the scenes to make sure the bikes, boats and shuttles all run like clockwork – so you can focus on simply enjoying your family adventure.

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.

Plenty of Kids on Your Trip

It may be hard to imagine being on a family trip with no other families on it—but it happens regularly with some companies. On a Backroads Family Adventure there are typically several families on each departure, creating more opportunities for your kids to make new friends as they try fun things together – which is a big part of the experience.

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.

The Best Leaders in Dalmatian Coast

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Dalmatian Coast, and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

A Great Trip for Teens

This Family Adventure, with its blend of challenging activities and cool places to explore, is ready to erase the doubtful looks of the toughest travel critics around: teenagers. We're not saying there won't be a single eye-rolling response (or the odd WhatsApp exchange with the gang back home), but this trip has plenty to keep teens in the moment and part of the family.

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.

We Live in the Neighborhood

Our Trip Leaders in Dalmatian Coast live in the area and are deeply engaged in their communities, giving them unique inside knowledge they're happy to share in making your experience that much richer. They'll introduce you to people, customs and parts of town you'd likely never encounter on your own—and teach you a few local phrases to help break the ice.

A Second Van When You Need It

Backroads is the only active travel company providing two support vans in Dalmatian Coast—because we know it's essential to ensure a truly great travel experience. It doubles our ability to be there when you need us to offer hydration, lighten your load or give you a lift if it's time to take a break. Read more on why two vans make all the difference.

Leaders Focused on Families

When everyone's together, there's lots going on; and when kids' and adults' priorities diverge, it can seem like two different trips. That's why our Family Adventures in Dalmatian Coast have three Trip Leaders—including a dedicated Kids Activity Expert who regularly takes younger travelers off to do their own thing. Other companies try to get by with two leaders; we step up and do it right. For more on our family focus, check this out.

Our Cultural Roots Run Deep

Thanks to our extensive connections in Dalmatian Coast, Backroads takes you off the beaten track and deep into the region's culture in ways that traditional travel can never hope to do. We know the people and their customs, the legacy of art and architecture, the complex history and politic—and if we're not sure, our amazing local experts can fill in the blanks.

Get the Most Out of Each Day

Coordinating multiple activities throughout a single day can be tricky, but with Backroads you'll never know it. When you explore Dalmatian Coast with us, you switch activities seamlessly without missing a beat. We invented the multi-adventure concept, and we're constantly adding new dimensions and fine-tuning the experience to make it even more enjoyable.

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