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Easygoing Multi-Adventure Tour Croatia to Montenegro
Dolce Tempo Journey from Historic Split to Dubrovnik & the Bay of Kotor
The pull of the Adriatic is strong. Pirates and merchants once sailed these waters. Dalmatian sea-trading towns once rivaled the great Italian city-states. From quaint fishing villages to luxe hidden harbors, it’s still a seafaring culture today. Explore by e-biking, walking, kayaking and sailing from Croatia to Montenegro. The sea has shaped society here. Imagine what it can do for your vacation.
THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights
ACCOMMODATIONS: Premiere Hotels
Croatia & Montenegro
Start Split / End Tivat
Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.
Refreshingly Active Adventures
Miles and miles of untouched coastline, begging to be explored by bike and on two feet. Walk to hidden swimming coves and e-bike past vineyards and through quaint villages—all with the Adriatic as your sparkling backdrop.
Learn about the fascinating history of this seafaring stretch of coastline, from medieval villages to walled fortress-towns and from Marco Polo to Game of Thrones.
Unique Hotels & Delectable Dining
Imbibe crisp local wine, sample delicious farm-to-table-cuisine and savor the seafood of this seafaring culture. And enjoy our luxurious lodgings that range from chic, modern design to baroque 17th-century style.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Experience the glorious Dalmatian Coast on our boat ride to Korčula Island from Split | E-bike along the island coast before a post-ride swim | Take a tour of the quaint cobblestoned village at the heart of one of the most lush islands in the Adriatic | Learn about the history of this island as a trading post for seafaring merchants | Discover the Croatian culture of farm-to-table cuisine and enjoy some incredible seafood.
This hotel in the heart of old town elegantly celebrates the marriage between old and new, with rooms uniquely organized around shared spaces. A Relais & Châteaux member. (spa)
Hike along the ridge below Sveti Ilija, the tallest mountain on the Pelješac Peninsula, Croatia’s wine country | Discover sections of the footpaths carved by occupying French troops in the 19th century | Sail across the sparkling water to car-free Lopud Island | Explore ancient ruins that embody the island’s Greco-Roman and Slavic heritage | Take a relaxing afternoon to enjoy a hidden beach | Learn about the fascinating history of Dubrovnik as a city-state and into modern times.
This sleek hotel boasts a peaceful setting outside the city center and a rooftop pool with unparalleled Adriatic views.
Drink in the beautiful landscapes and delicious local wines of Konavle, Croatia’s southernmost region | Experience the fascinating history of the Konavle Valley | Cruise across the border to Montenegro | Walk past fortresses and cliffside towns above the Bay of Kotor | Discover the maritime history of the area and its ties to Venetian merchants | Wander the crooked streets and cobblestone squares of Kotor | Take a kayak out to enjoy the water, or relax at the pool or spa of our luxurious hotel.
With design inspired by the Venetian Renaissance, this luxurious hotel boasts superb views of the marina. (pool, spa)
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
Click on dates for pricing, itinerary variations and to book your trip. Price is per person, double occupancy.
Dolce Tempo: What to Expect
Our easygoing Multi-Adventure tours make adventuring a breeze—perfect for beginners or occasional bikers/hikers, or anyone who is interested in exploring the world actively. With dedicated Trip Leaders, support vans and GPS-supported routes, the day is yours to decide. Find an unbeatable blend of walking and biking routes (2-4 hours of activity, 10-30 miles of biking, 2-7 miles of walking) with other fun-filled activities such as kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, camel riding and more. On trips with biking, custom electric-assist bikes allow you to pedal effortlessly!
The quality of the roads we ride on this trip is very good. Most riding is on quiet side roads, albeit without a shoulder. There are no bike paths and generally light local traffic. The hiking terrain is mild with gradual hills. The trails tend to be wide though often rocky. The heat and sun exposure can make the walking feel more challenging. The kayaking on this trip is easygoing and accessible for most everyone.
Available Bike Options
On this Dolce Tempo trip, most travelers choose to ride one of our custom titanium e-bikes. If you prefer to enjoy the daily rides without electric assistance, you can select another bike. See all options below.
- All breakfasts, 6 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
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.
To bring you to our favorite parts of the Dalmatian Coast and Montenegro, we make liberal use of shuttles and boats on this trip. So although you'll ride in a shuttle or boat on most days, consider it an opportunity to view some spectacular scenery while resting your legs in preparation for your next activity.
While biking and hiking and kayaking trips are at the core of popular adventure travel offerings, they are not for everyone. So Backroads, a company that has long been the leader in active travel trips, has come up with an array of softer adventures for 2021.