Croatia Multi-Sport Tour

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Croatia Multi-Sport Tour

Tour Dates: Sept 27 – Oct 6, 2019

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Our Croatia Multi-sport Tour is perfect for small groups (4 or more) of people who want a custom tour to suit their interests. Daily, you choose from cycling, hiking, swimming, snorkeling and site seeing activities.

You’ll have a private guide throughout the week to help you choose the best activities for each day.

Start the tour in Split, where the roman emperor Diocletian spent his declining years in an enormous palace, today UNESCO protected site. We explore the islands of Brac, Hvar and Korcula, discovering their secrets, monasteries, old fisherman villages, beautiful stone architecture with islands’ natural beauties and tranquility where we will be hiking, cycling, snorkeling and swimming. We will see the longest fortified walls in Europe and have a chance to try famous Ston oysters and mussels. Our tour ends in Dubrovnik, the pearl of the Adriatic! On this tour we will taste the culinary delights of the region – fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables, olive oil and seafood are some of the reasons why gourmands consider this food to be the healthiest and tastiest in the world!

Let our local tour leaders show you the best of the country and its magical spots! Stay in the most beautiful towns of Dalmatian coast: Split, Dubrovnik, Hvar and Korcula!

2018 Price: Depends on size of group, hotels used, dates

Price Includes:
  • Lodging in the most beautiful Dalmatian towns: Split, Hvar, Korcula and Dubrovnik
  • Daily breakfast, 1 welcome dinner, 1 lunch, fruit and drinks/water during the rides and hikes
  • Choice of good quality hybrid bike, water bottle and bike bag(small) (Electric bike available for additional charge)
  • 1 Local bilingual guide: knowledgeable, with exceptional customer service
  • Van support with water and snacks, all transportation, luggage shuttles
  • All boat/ferry transfers
  • Guided walk of Split and Dubrovnik
  • Daily options for bike rides, hikes or beach exploration with swimming and snorkeling and great dining venues
  • Snorkel and mask for each guest
Price Does Not Include:

Airfare & airport transfers, meals not indicated in the itinerary, optional excursions such as kayaking, diving or sailing tours, tips.

Tour Difficulty

This tour has daily options for cycling or hiking and distances can be decided on the spot. The tour is supported with the van, so you can expect easy access to different beaches and restaurants every day. In the support van there is snorkeling equipment with mask and snorkel for each guest. All the activities can be discussed and adjusted in accordance with the tour leader.

  • Difficulty: Moderately Hilly
  • Road Conditions: Smooth & Paved
  • Recommended Bike: Hybrid or Road

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the islands of Brac, Hvar and Korcula
  • Visit old fisherman villages
  • Hiking, cycling, snorkeling and swimming
  • Fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables, olive oil and seafood of the Mediterranean

“Our time spent in Croatia visiting and cycling a few of the many islands (may insert names of islands we visited here if you would like- Vis, Brac, Korcula and Hvar) offered by the Dalmatian Coast and on the mainland was truly memorable. Our local guide and driver added to the richness of the experience. Several members of our group have had the opportunity to experience many cycling trips and they rate this experience as their top! The routes, the sights, the food, all with the opportunity to swim in the Adriatic Sea every day makes this a truly magical experience. Highly recommended.”

~ Leslie C.

Itinerary

The tour can start any date in Split and will end in Dubrovnik. Since there is swimming and snorkeling included, ideal months for these trips are June – September. Additional hotels may be arranged in either Split or Dubrovnik.

Day 1 – Split

We will meet you at the airport or in Split, a 1700 years old town which is the administrative and cultural centre of Dalmatia. With the passing centuries, the original architecture of the Split has been inevitably altered, but the people of Split, reused the structure of the palace, damaging it as little as possible, under Byzantine, Venetian and Austro-Hungarian rule. In the early afternoon we will discover the old town, wonder around its narrow streets and squares, see the Jupiter’s temple and the original Egyptian sphinx, meet the locals living in the ancient Diocletin’s Palace. We will do the bike fitting and suggest a test ride along Marjan hill, the famous recreational place in Split or go for an easy walk along the same hill. Enjoy the rolling coastal ride and Split’s beaches before easy climb to the top of Marjan, from where you will have a splendid view on Split and all the islands you will be exploring during the next few days.

  • Activity: optional cycling or hiking in Split
  • Overnight: Split
  • Highlights: Split, Diocletian’s palace, cycling or hiking on Marjan hill
  • Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Brac and Golden Horn beach

This morning we start with the ferry ride to Island Brac, Dalmatia’s biggest island which is located just in front of Split. This day provides many different activities, from great biking or hiking to beach explorations, which end up in great local taverns. Optional visits to art and stone carving galleries and workshops, which are this island’s trademark. Some quite important world buildings were built with the stone from the Island Brac: White house in Washington, parliament house in Budapest, Diocletian’s palace in Split. We will take you to the most famous Croatian beach – Golden horn – located next to the town of Bol. The town of Bol stands alone and separated on the southern, open part of the island, with the beaches connected like necklace of pearls. In the late afternoon return to your hotel in Split with the ferry..

  • Activity: optional cycling, snorkeling, swimming
  • Overnight: Split
  • Highlights: Island Brac, stone sculptures, art galleries, stone carving school, coastal and inland towns, Golden horn beach
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Lavender roads of Island Hvar

This morning we pack out luggage as we leave Split and mainland behind us and depart for our second island – Hvar. We suggest cycling on the island Hvar, where we will be passing among lavender fields, olive groves and vineyards on the chrming back roads. The island is noted for its lush vegetation of palm trees, agaves, myrtle, rosemary, pinewoods and extensive lavender fields which will spoil our nostrils with healing aromatherapy in the air of this island. Cycle through scenic and mostly flat road on the north side of the island, passing coastal villages of Jelsa and Vrboska. Enjoy quiet, back roads passing through charming villages. Spend the afternoon in Hvar town and visit its main attractions; 7th century AD walls, Venetian loggia, and the oldest municipal Theatre in Europe or just have a coffee or bevanda in one of the most beautiful squares of Mediterranean. Hvar is listed among world’s top 10 destinations, you must see for yourself why!!

  • Activity: swimming, snorkeling, cycling
  • Overnight: Hotel in Hvar town
  • Highlights: Island Hvar bike ride, lavender fields, coastal rides, inland rural villages, town Hvar
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Venetian fortified town Korcula

Today we take a boat to next island and ancient Greek colony dating back to the 4th century BC – Korcula; famous for its white wines – Posip, Rukatac, Grk, beautiful old towns, villages and dark pine forests that covers the island and which was used for shipbuilding. You will have an option today to do a loop ride on the island or just relax and wander in Korcula – Venetian fortified town and narrow streets irresistible to today’s visitor, just as they impressed medieval travel writers like Marco Polo, who began his life journey in this town. The bike ride includes coastal riding and beach explorations, rocky, sandy, pebble – what is your choice?

  • Activity: swimming, snorkeling, cycling
  • Overnight: Hotel in Korcula town
  • Highlights: Island Korcula, amazing natural sceneries, ancient towns and villages, coastal rides, sandy, pebble and rocky beachesr
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 – Korcula: Discovering Island Korcula

Get ready to explore the whole island Korcula; starting in Vela Luka and finishing up in Korcula town. Experience beautiful old towns and their laid back lifestyle, unique small villages and discover Island’s hidden coves. We will stop in Pupnatska Luka – most beautiful bay on the island followed with a visit to family owned restaurant for amazing homemade food!

  • Activity: hiking, swimming, cycling
  • Overnight: Korcula
  • Highlights: Korcula town, Pupnatska Luka bay
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Day 6: Peljesac wine area and Dubrovnik

Enjoy a scenic drive along peninsula Peljesac, home of Croatian best known red wines Dingac and Postup, made from the Plavac Mali vines, close cousin to Zinfandel of California. Once again, you will have many activity options at your disposal, from beautiful cycle cruise along the Plavac Mali vineyards or visit to an amazing bay where we will have swim/snorkel/lunch break. On our way to Dubrovnik, we will visit Mali Ston, well known for the longest fortified city walls in Europe and famous for its oysters and mussels. We spend the final evening in Dubrovnik, the pearl of the Adriatic, one of the worlds’ most beautifully preserved medieval cities. With its strategic coastal position, the city has been an important power since the 13th century, and its long and storied history is told in its beautiful Gothic, Renaissance, and baroque churches, monasteries, palaces, and fountains.

  • Activity: optional hiking or biking, swimming, snorkeling
  • Overnight: Dubrovnik
  • Highlights: Peljesac peninsula and wine area, Mali Ston, coastal ride to Dubrovnik and city of Dubrovnik
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Dubrovnik

Today the tour ends after breakfast in Dubrovnik! You might want to extend your stay in Dubrovnik, visit neighboring countries of Montenegro or Bosnia and Herzegovina, or just relax in Stradun (Dubrovnik’s main square) and/or the near beach!

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