MEDITERRANEAN COASTAL RIDE OF CROATIA

Great tour of the Mediterranean coast of Croatia.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Great tour of the Mediterranean coast of Croatia.
  • Opatija – a fashionable and elegant resort in the Kvarner Bay
  • Cycling with a view of hundreds of islands in the Croatian sea
  • Relax and swim in the Adriatic Sea
  • Dubrovnik – tourist pearl no. 1 in Croatia

TOUR DATES: ON REQUEST

BEST TIME TO RIDE: April, May, September anf first hal of October

BICYCLE TYPE: Road

DIFFICULTY: The route of the whole trip is divided into 4 stages. These are all over the coast and they are all pretty hilly! Recommended for well-trained cyclists. Requires a road or sports bike with a “road” gear. It is 599 km long and the total climb is about 5860 vertical meters. The route runs along main roads, some with more intense traffic. (City centers)

DAY 1 – WELCOME TO THE KVARNER BAY – DISCOVER THE BEAUTY OF OPATIJA RESORT

Arrival in Opatija, hotel accommodation and some free time to enjoy the beauties of this oldest coastal resort in Croatia. The city is full of beautiful architecture, beaches, bars, top restaurants. Meeting with staff, dinner. Overnight staying.

TRANSFERS: Organized by request.

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DAY 2 – CYCLING THE KVARNER BAY – BELLOW VELEBIT MOUNTAINS – KARLOBAG

Breakfast. The start of the first stage is scheduled for 09:20. The trail leads along the coastal regional road through Rijeka, then ascends and descends into the bay near Bakar, continues past Crikvenica along the Adriatic highway, with stops for refreshments and one longer one for a cycling snack. We pass Senj and below the peaks of Velebit we reach Karlobag, where we will finish the stage on the first day. Accommodation in the center of a town. Free to rest, dinner. Overnight.

STAGE DATA: 149 km, 1580 vertical meter in ascend.

DAY 3 – STAGE AT THE CENTRAL DALMATIAN COAST REGION TO ŠIBENIK TOWN

Breakfast at the hotel. At 09:00 the beginning of the 2nd stage – from Karlobag to Šibenik. The first part of the stage takes us along the Adriatic road, past the Paklenica National Park, a vast plain above the city of Zadar. Past the tourist resort of Vodice and the bridge over the river Krka, we arrive in the town of Šibenik, where we will stay in a hotel. After accommodation, free time, walk through the extremely well-preserved medieval core of the old town, dinner, overnight.

STAGE DATA: 147 km and 1,190 vertical meter in ascend.

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DAY 4 – ŠIBENIK – DALMATIAN CITIES AND THE MAKARSKA RIVIERA COAST

Breakfast at the hotel. The third stage is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Today’s stage will not be easy, the route leads us along a varied path, although we will always stick to the coast. The road is a bit busier. It leads us in the direction of Trogir, then through the city of Split, we continue past Omiš towards the Makarska Riviera, where we will arrive in the evening after arriving at the destination in Makarska. Maybe it’s time for the first jump into the sea. Free time to rest, dinner in Makarska, overnight.

STAGE DATA: 143 km and 1220 vertical meter in ascend.

DAY 5 – MAKARSKA – THE VALLEY OF THE CITRUS FRUITS – ARRIVAL TO DUBROVNIK

Breakfast at the hotel, and at 8.30 the start of the fourth stage. Today’s ride will be tiring, we will make many ascents and follow the Adriatic route and the famous resorts of the South Dalmatian coast before descending towards Ploče, where we cross a vast plain along the Neretva delta. This is the so-called citrus valley. We continue the stage by crossing the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina into the town of Neum. This day we will enjoy the view of the Pelješac peninsula while cycling and look forward to our destination – in the beautiful city of Dubrovnik. After arriving in Dubrovnik, we take some memorable photos at Pile, the city gates and head to the old town. Some free time, farewell from Dubrovnik and transfer to Bosnian Neum. Accommodation, dinner, overnight.

STAGE DATA: 162 km and 1460 vertical meter in ascend.

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DAY 6 – NEUM – OPATIJA TRANSFER

Breakfast at the hotel. Baggage collection and scheduled departure at 10.00 from Neum to the city of Opatija. Late afternoon arrival, hotel accommodation, farewell dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 7 – OPATIJA

Breakfast. End of package program. Airport transfers are also available on request.

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PRICE AND SERVICES

 

TOUR INCLUDES

  • transport of cyclists and equipment according to the travel program
  • accommodation on a half board base (diner, overnight, breakfast) in double occupancy rooms: 2 nights at Opatija****, 1 night at Karlobag***, 1 night at Šibenik 3***, 1 night at Makarska****, 1 night at Neum****
  • tourist tax according the program
  • cycling guide and assistance vehicle
  • transportation of the luggage from hotel to hotel
  • passenger insurance
  • small present por participants
  • organizational costs
  • VAT

 

NOT INCLUDED

Other meals and drinks at meals, costs incurred on personal orders

 

PRICE

  • upon request

 

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

  • min.: 6
  • max.: 12

WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN US?

Send us your wishes, desired date of travel, number of participants, difficulty, preferences … and we will prepare a tour tailored to your wishes and needs.

You will spend some exceptional days with us, expirience beautiful parts of our country.

We will make your vacation unforgettable 🙂

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