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.
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?
THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights
ACCOMMODATIONS: Casual Hotels*
Special Kids Prices
Start Split / End Dubrovnik
Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.
Bike from seaside Split, home to Roman Emperor Diocletian's Palace, through the Dinara Mountains' magnificent karst landscape | Ahoy matey! Wind your way to Omiš, a coastal town with a colorful pirate history | Kids embark on an exciting rafting adventure on the Cetina River | Splash around in the Adriatic Sea | Savor Croatian cuisine in the coastal village of Duće.
Views of the Adriatic and Brač Island abound at this modern seaside hotel. (pool, spa)
Hang out and swim at untouched Adriatic beaches | On Brač Island, hike past olive trees and drystone walls from coastal Postira to the inland shepherds' village of Gazul | 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.
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 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 | Grown-ups are treated to a local dinner while kids enjoy their own meal at a pizzeria.
Set on the Adriatic with beautiful views of Korčula, this contemporary hotel boasts its own sandy beach. (pool)
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.