Croatia Cycling Trip
Croatia Cycling Trip
- Private Chartered Boat
- 8 Nights Lodging
- All Meals on Boat
- All Entrance Fees for Additional Activities
- Two Guided City Tours
- Bike Rental
Trip Dates: August 30 - September 7, 2019 (8 nights)
Our bike tour in Southern Dalmatia, Croatia — an absolutely stunning part of the world — will take us through charming towns and beautiful islands. We’ll experience the historic island of Korcula with its picturesquely situated old township. We will tour through the towns of Split, Hvar, Stari Grad and Korcula, towns that include two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, so named for their impeccable preservation, historic value, and stunning beauty.
Each evening we make our way back to our private boat, which is outfitted with all the necessary comforts, and begin our journey to the next stunning vista, perhaps stopping en route for a dip in the sparkling clear water. Experiencing Croatia by bike and boat is absolutely the only way to find the heart of this diverse and poetic country. We look forward to sharing it with you.
Price: $3,365 (per person)
The price includes:
- Private chartered boat (19-cabin, A+ category yacht), with staff of 5 crew and 2 local guides
- 8 nights lodging (1 hotel night in Trogir on arrival day, 7 nights on the boat)
- Arrival day’s dinner in Trogir, including wine
- All breakfasts, lunches and 4 dinners, on the boat (excludes alcohol)
- Entrance fees for other activities … olive oil mill, winery, bee keeper, white water rafting
- Two guided city tours (guide tip not included)
- All port fees & all bottled water (while on the boat)
- Bike Rental, your choice of a Trek Hybrid, Trek Carbon Road Bikes or E-Bike
Not included in price:
- Alcoholic beverages. (we'll run a bar tab on the boat that’s settled at the end of the trip)
- Taxi to and from airports
- Crew & Guides gratuities
PAYMENTS: A $500 per person deposit is due at the time of booking. 50% of balance will be due May 1, 2019. Remaining balance will be due July 1, 2019.
CANCELLATIONS: Your deposit will become non-refundable after May 1, 2019. All other payments are non-refundable after July 1, 2019.
TRAVEL INSURANCE: The cancellation policy above will be strictly adhered to. To avoid the loss of payments due to unforeseen circumstances, travel insurance is highly recommended. There is an option to book your travel insurance with your flight which is what we recommend doing.
NOTE ABOUT THE CYCLING
There are only rare flat roads in Croatia. It’s a very hilly terrain. So even though the mileage stated in the Itinerary (on next tab) seem short, they are plenty challenging because of the hills. And, since what goes up must come down, you can look forward to cruising for miles downhill with amazing views all the way.
Consider renting an additional bike. Add $225 to the trip price and get two bikes. For example, a Hybrid and an E-bike (so you can ride the e-bike on hillier days).
You are responsible for arranging your own flights. Your final destination airport will be Split, Croatia. From the airport you’ll take a taxi to Trogir (10 min drive), to your hotel for the night. The next morning we board the boat by Noon.
BIKE RENTAL (included in the price)
- New Trek Hybrid with triple chain ring
- New Trek all carbon road bikes, compact crank, Ultegra groupset
- New E-Bikes
Optional: (Pre-Trip) - Explore Krka National Park ... SO worth it!.
August 28 - arrive in Split
August 29 - After breakfast, we'll drive about an hour to Krka National Park. You'll tour the park at your own pace, for a couple of hours or so. Then we'll stop at Bibich Winery on the way back to Trogir.
August 30 - Explore Trogir as others are arriving, group dinner with everyone tonight
PRICE: $259 per person. This includes 2 nights lodging, park entry fee, wine tasting w/appetizers. Additionally, we'll split the cost of a rental car and gas for the day. This will depend on how many people want to go.
Click the Itinerary Tab above for daily details and riding mileage.
Click the Gallery Tab above to see pictures from the 2018 trip.
You'll fly to Split airport, arriving on Friday, August 30th. We suggest you arrive as early as possible in Trogir to give yourself some time to explore this lovely port town on your own. We'll meet up that evening for a welcome dinner together.
Alternately, arrive on the 28th if you want to visit Krka National Park. We'll take you there then stop at a winery on the way back to Trogir.
Day 1: Solta Island
We will board the boat at 12 noon then take you on the first little cruise from Trogir to the island of Solta where we will start cycling. You'll have lunch on the boat on the way to Solta.
We’ll start our first day of cycling in the small port town of Maslinica. You will cycle by walled olive and fig groves and fields of lavender and rosemary as we make our way to Stomorska, where we will stay for the night — but not before a visit with our favourite bee keeper, Goran.
Today's Ride (easy)
Distance: 12 miles
Elevation Gain: 689'
Highest Point: 472'
Day 2: Hvar Island
This morning we sail to Stari Grad on the island of Hvar, the sunniest island in the Adriatic. Once off the boat we cycle to Jelsa and Vrboska at a casual pace with time to explore these lovely harbour towns. After an ice cream break we cycle back to Stari Grad for lunch on the boat.
The afternoon ride will take you from Stari Grad to the town of Hvar — past fields of lavender and orchards of olive and orange trees. We stay overnight in the town of Hvar, which has become a mecca for artists and artisans — and has a thriving nightlife.
Today's Ride (easy and at times challenging)
Distance: 12 miles Distance: 17 miles
Elevation Gain: 525' Elevation Gain: 1411 '
Highest Point: 259' Highest Point: 1332'
Day 3: Island of Vis
Vis was a military zone until 1995 and prohibited for foreign tourists. Today we have the opportunity to explore its gentle beauty. Lunch will be at a local vineyard. You will stay in the town of Vis tonight.
Today's Ride (moderate and at times challenging)
Distance: 22 miles
Elevation Gain: 2100'
Highest Point: 1014'
Day 4: Korcula Island
Korcula is considered to be the most beautiful of the Dalmatians. After sailing from Vis we will start today’s bike ride. Tonight we have a city tour planned for you.
Today's Ride (moderate and at times)
Distance: 34 miles
Elevation Gain: 2428'
Highest Point: 1148'
Day 5: Islands of Hvar and Brac
Today’s incredible bicycle ride will lead you from Sućuraj to Jelsa on the island of Hvar. Most Croatians will argue that Jelsa has the best ice cream in the world — you will have time to do some research of your own. From there, we sail to either Pučišća on the Island of Brač or to Omiš.
Today's Ride (moderate)
Distance: 32 miles
Elevation Gain: 1837'
Highest Point: 1152'
Day 6: Cetina Canyon
After a short crossing to Omiš, you’ll cycle to the valley of the Cetina River, which has etched itself deeply into the cliff side. On the return trip,you’ll wind your way along quiet side roads and through varied landscapes back to Omiš and its pirate castles. After lunch back on the boat, we sail to the city of Split, our port for the night.
Today's Ride (moderate)
Distance: 27 miles
Elevation Gain: 2001'
Highest Point: 978'
Day 7: Split and Trogir
We plan on heading out on an early morning bike ride through Marjan Park, before setting you free to wander the streets of This UNESCO World Heritage site. After lunch we will anchor for a couple of hours for those who might wish to swim or just relax before we head back to Trogir late afternoon.
Tonight is a special "Captain's Dinner" where he'll join us for farewell dinner on the boat.
Today's RIde (easy)
Distance: 11 miles
Day 8: Heading Home
You’ll enjoy a last breakfast on the boat before beginning your journey homeward or beyond.
Mike and I have used Golden Adventures/Fit 4 Adventure on so many trips that I have lost count!.We have always had a great time, whether it's running, hiking, skiing or cycling. Diane makes it so easy to sign up for these great adventures! The trip to Croatia in September was one of our all time favorite vacations!
Diane does a great job in organizing active trips. Majorca & Croatia cycling trips were perfect. We will travel with her again soon.
“My husband and I just got back from a group biking trip to the Croatian islands. This is the second trip we have done with Fit 4 Adventure - last year we biked in Majorca - and as beautiful and fun as Majorca was Croatia was even better. We had an outstanding time. Diane organized the trip well - kept our group well informed prior to the trip and while we were there. Our guides were outstanding - Every day we cycled 20-40 miles it was very hilly but E Bikes make all the difference. Daily tours to wineries, olive oil and honey companies; picnics; and white water rafting were all included. It was an absolute blast! Looking forward to our next F4A trip!
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