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Mountain Bike Trans Croatia South – Bike Dalmatian Islands


8-day mountain biking tour on Croatia's Dalmatian islands. An amazing biking experience on the south Adriatic of Croatia with rides on enjoyable trails and amazing gravel roads with local gourmet and untouched nature surpluses. Explore the beautiful islands' coasts, famous beaches of the Adriatic and medieval towns by bike. Truly charming mountain biking of the southern Mediterranean.


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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Cycling, MTB/Gravel
  • Activity Level Moderate
  • Group Size Small Group
All about the Mountain Bike Trans Croatia South – Bike Dalmatian Islands.

8-day mountain biking tour on Croatia's Dalmatia islands. An amazing biking experience on the south Adriatic part of Croatia with rides on enjoyable trails and amazing gravel roads with gourmet and untouched nature surpluses. Explore the beautiful islands' coasts, famous beaches of the Adriatic and medieval towns by bike. A moderately paced mountain bike connected tour with seven days of biking - between 4-6 hours per day. Truly charming mountain biking of the southern Mediterranean.


  • Experience the breathtaking scenery of Dalmatian Islands.
  • Unique bike trails on Brač, Hvar and Vis islands.
  • Beautiful coastal towns of Bol, Hvar, Komiža, Korčula ...
  • Explore Dubrovnik with a beautiful walk in the old town.
  • Split - Biking through the old town and Marjan Nature Park.
  • The island of Vis – a pearl among Croatia's Adriatic Islands.
  • Stay in charming Mediterranean accommodations.
  • Taste the richness of the Dalmatian culinary.


Trans Croatia 

Biking tour Trans Croatia is a result of the famous Adriatic Highway (Jadranska magistrala) - a road that stretches along the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea. This road used to connect the 6 states of the former Yugoslavia. Mountain biking tour goes along the Adriatic Sea, as the magistrala, from Opatija to Dubrovnik and in two parts: Northern and Southern part. Trans Croatia North* is from Opatija to Šibenik and Trans Croatia South goes from Split to Dubrovnik. Trans Croatia connects the Islands of the Adriatic on the most beautiful single trails, gravel roads and well known stony paths. It offers the most amazing towns and villages of the Adriatic, brings you close to the locals and helps you discover the most beautiful corners of the Adriatic Coast. Trans Croatia is one of the best and most beautiful biking adventures and a mountain biking prestige. A premium biking experience in Croatia.



  • Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
  • Activity: Mountain Biking 
  • Ride type: Gravel roads, single tracks
  • Length: 285 km / Elevation: 5.400 m
  • Grade: Moderate to Challenging
  • Bike Skill level: Intermediate (advanced+ is max.)
  • Bike Fitness level: Level 4 (level 7 is max.)
  • Accommodation: 3*/4* hotels and private accommodation
  • Date: From April 15th to October 30th
  • Start of the tour: Every Day
  • Start location: Split (Croatia)
  • Note: We can organise a private guided group from just 4 bikers with our experienced and licensed guides. Please, contact us.



The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Full organization of the mountain biking tour.
  • Introductory briefing in Split on day 1 (morning or afternoon) - face to face.
  • Self Guided LIFE Booklet with detailed itinerary and route instructions, ferry and catamaran tickets with timetables and details with all vouchers for accommodations, private transfers, private boat transfers ...
  • GPS routes/tracks (all stages).
  • APP for navigation (login with phone or tablet) and phone holder.
  • Emergency contact number and 24/7 support.
  • Daily collaboration and tracking on the communication app - additional customer support.
  • 7 nights in 3*/4* hotels and private accommodation with breakfast.
  • All connecting land transfers according to the itinerary; on the islands and from Ston (Pelješac) to Dubrovnik (day 7).
  • All sea transfers (ferry & catamaran) according to the itinerary: Split–Brač–Hvar–Korčula–Pelješac Peninsula
  • Ferry transfer from Split to Supertar (Brač island); Ferry transfer from Dominče to Orebič (Pelješac); Catamaran transfer from Milna to Hvar (Hvar island); Catamaran transfer from Hvar to Korčula (Korčula Island).
  • Luggage transfers; while you travel with your luggage between the islands, all connecting transfers are organised in such way you will not need to carry the luggage long distances
  • Main luggage transfer from Split to Dubrovnik
  • Tourist tax and VAT.
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Travel to the start and from the end point of the trip.
  • Food and drinks: lunch and dinner on all days.
  • Bikes and biking equipment (available for a supplement).
  • Items of personal nature.
  • Travel insurance.



  • High season (June 1st to Sept. 30th): 260 €/person
  • Single supplement: 560 €


Optional extras:

  • *Bike rental: Trek MTB Marlin: 25 €/day/bike
  • *Bike rental: E-MTb Trek Powerfly 5: 40 €/day/bike
  • Vis island bike day (private boat rental Hvar–Vis–Hvar): 900 €/group

* Bike rental includes: bike rental with helmet, simple rain cover jackets, lock, pump, spare tube, Squirt chain lube and repair kit.


Want to do a private guided group? We can organise a private guided group from just 4 bikers with our experienced and licensed guides. Please, contact us for more info.

  1. Day 1 Split - Home of Roman Emperor Diocletian's Palace
    • Morning introductory meeting in Split.
    • Afternoon coastal and Marjan Park biking tour in Split (12 km, 3-4h).
    • Old town walking or biking tour.
    • Hotel***, Split.



  2. Day 2 Brač Island - White stone road
    • Breakfast in hotel.
    • Ferry transfer from Split to Supertar (Brač Island).
    • Bike tour - Brač east side: Biking from Supertar to Bol via Postira, Pražnica and Humac Village. Optional / last part: Single trail to Bol.
    • Overnight Hotel Bol***
    • 39.5 km / Single trails 10%, gravel roads 55%, tarmac 35% / 5 -6 hours.
    • Elevation: +707 m / -734 m
  3. Day 3 Brač Island - Descend to a spectacular Pustinja Blaca canyon 
    • Breakfast in hotel.
    • Short morning transfer from Bol to Prodole (or cycle up).
    • Bike tour - Brač west coast: Biking from Prodole to Milna via Visoki Dolac, Pustinja Blaca and Smrka.
    • Ascend a spectacular Pustinja Blaca canyon on a single trail.
    • Overnight Hotel Milna***
    • 38.8 km / Single trails 10%, gravel roads 85%, tarmac 5% / 4,5-6 hours.
    • Elevation: +628 m / -976 m
  4. Day 4 Hvar Island - Mountain Biking along the remote limestone ridge
    • Breakfast in hotel.
    • Catamaran transfer from Milna to Hvar (Hvar island).
    • Bike tour: Biking from Hvar Town to Brusje, Velo Grablje, Moča, Poljica, Sveta Nedelja, Hvar - West Loop
    • Overnight Hotel***, Hvar
    • 47.4 km / Single trails 20%, gravel roads 60%, tarmac 20% / 5-6 hours
    • Elevation: +781, -745
  5. Day 5 Vis Island - Discover the hidden gems of Dalmatia

     Vis Island – option 1

    • Breakfast in hotel.
    • Private boat transfer to Vis (Vis island).
    • Bike tour: Biking from Vis town to Komiža town via east side and Biking from Komiža to Vis town via south side – big Vis island loop.
    • Late afternoon private boat transfer from Vis to Hvar town.
    • Overnight Hotel***, Hvar
    • 44 km / Single trails 15%, gravel roads 65%, tarmac 25% / 5-5,5 hours.
    • Elevation: +755, -688

    Hvar Island - option 2

    • Breakfast in hotel.
    • Bike tour: Biking from Hvar town to Milna, Grablje, Maslinica, Stari grad, Vrboska, Jelsa, ...  / 4,5-5,5 hours.
    • Afternoon - Explore Hvar bays.
    • Overnight Hotel***, Hvar
    • 38.6 km / Single trails 15%, gravel roads 60%, tarmac 25%


    Attention: Private Boat transfer to Vis always depends on the weather/sea conditions. Vis is a secluded island and very much relies on good conditions at sea for the private boat transfers. When there is strong jugo (southern wind) there are high waves at sea and navigation is not possible. Therefore please note that transfer Hvar-Vis is not possible when the weather/sea conditions are not favourable. 

  6. Day 6 Korčula Island - Hilly route around Island
    • Breakfast in hotel.
    • Catamaran transfer from Hvar (Hvar island) to Korčula (Korčula island).
    • Bike tour: Biking from Korčula town to Babina, Čara, Zavalatica, Pupnatska Luka, Pupnat, Lubarda and Korčula town ...
    • Overnight Hotel***, Korčula.
    • 46.3 km / Single trails 15%, gravel roads 65%, tarmac 20% / 5-6 hours.
    • Elevation: +680, -660
  7. Day 7 Pelješac Peninsula - Pedal through the scenic foothills
    • Breakfast in hotel.
    • Private transfer to Dominče port.
    • Ferry transfer Dominče to Orebič (Pelješac).
    • Bike tour: Biking from Orebič to Ston via Podbuče, Potomlje...
    • Afternoon private van transfer from Ston to Dubrovnik.
    • Optional walk through Dubrovnik old town.
    • 58.6 km / Single trails 5%, gravel roads 20%, bad tarmac 75% / 5,5 - 6 hours.
    • Elevation: +489, -480
  8. Day 8 Dubrovnik - An Architectural Masterpiece
    • Breakfast in hotel.
    • End of the tour.
    • Optional transfer to Dubrovnik Airport or land transfer back to Split can be arranged upon request.
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3* and 4* Hotels

Accommodation is in a combination of 3* and 4* hotels (comfortable with en-suite) and private accommodations.

Day 1: Hotel in Split (Double/twin room with breakfast).

Day 2: Hotel in Bol***, Brač Island.

Day 3: Hotel in Milna***, Brač Island.

Day 4: Hotel in Hvar***/****, Hvar Island.

Day 5: Hotel in Hvar***/****, Hvar Island.

Day 6: Hotel in Korčula***, Korčula Island.

Day 7: Hotel in Dubrovnik***


  • Jacket – warm, wind & waterproof, soft-shell,
  • comfortable clothes,
  • sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm, any other sun protection,
  • water bottle (preferably reusable),
  • first aid (a small basic kit with items such as bandages, antiseptic wipes, gauze, antibacterial ointment, sterile pads),
  • small bike backpack to pack all your day belongings,
  • biking shoes –  choose wisely!


  • The tour is considered to be moderate to challenging. There is an average of 5-6 hours of biking each day with many ascends and descends. A good physical condition is essential.
  • Make sure you take sufficient water/drinks on a trip every day.
  • Breakfast is included in every accommodation.
  • We advise that you to start your daily trips early in the morning to allow yourself enough time to stop often and enjoy the scenery and escape the hot summer sun.
  • In case bad weather is predicted, do not forget to bring your rain-covers and a change of extra dry clothes. We also advise in this case that you to place packed things in plastic bags before packing them in the  backpacks.
  • All customers are required to notify us before booking the tour of any medical conditions, as well as  dietary restrictions. All medications can and should be brought to all activities in the program. If you suffer from any medical conditions, we strongly suggest that you consult your physician before booking a tour to receive an expert medical advice. We are more than happy to discuss and recommend the most suitable adventure for you based on your conditions, but cannot ultimately be responsible for your health.

Croatian coast has a typically Mediterranean climate consisting of hot, dry, sunny weather during summer.

Average temperatures during summer lies in the high 20s °C, although it is more likely that you’ll have temperatures well into the 30s °C.

The sunniest island in Croatia is Hvar, with over 2,700 hours of sun per year. Split, Vela Luka (on the island of Korčula) and Dubrovnik are the next sunniest spots in Dalmatia.

Croatia boasts with very low humidity, sitting at about 60%, so even in the scorching sun the heat is bearable.

We suggest that you travel with a comprehensive travel insurance, including emergency evacuation coverage. We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance that includes cancellation protection so that you will be covered in the event that you are unable to attend our trip (due to injury, illness or other unforeseen circumstances). We do not provide travel insurance for our clients. Please contact your local travel agent to purchase travel insurance. As coverage and a price of the insurance changes depending on your travel destination, do make sure that you purchase a coverage for all countries you will be traveling in on your adventure.

The tour is considered to be moderate level of difficulty.  A good physical condition is essential.
Due to the nature of the package, this program is not recommended for children younger than 16 years and pregnant women.
All minors must be accompanied by an adult, who is either their parent or legal guardian.

Overall Rating
Jean Daniel
Reviewed On 17/09/2022

Our trip is over. Everything went well and we had a great time. Thanks for the whole organization, it gave us the opportunity to travel with ease. The pathes are well chosen. Even if the peninsula is less interesting. Maybe an option heading at the summit above Orebic and a pickup at Orebic could be even more interesting. Daniel's family helped us a lot, thanks to them.

Michael S.
Reviewed On 14/06/2022

Epic. I had wanted to email you to tell you how much we enjoyed it. Fantastic how wonderfully remote much of it felt.  We got lucky and had a friendly cloud give us shade for climb. Our time in Switzerland has improved our technical riding and we rode much or most? Of the single track. The maps and gps are perfect. This is exactly what we wanted in a trip. We had really fantastic days. Great day in Vis! We had another really fantastic day in Korcula, ... We have already been looking at your other self guided trips for next year. As you know, we loved our trip. This is exactly the kind of bike touring that we love. Thank you so much for creating this trip.

Coward P.
Reviewed On 22/10/2021

Good bike trip but ours was sadly dampened by the weather. Organisation and helpfulness of staff was fantastic. The variety of scenery, activities and nature of the bike trails made this our best mtb tour to date. The food was excellent, the accommodation was very comfortable, which made for an excellent vacation.

M. Tedstone
Reviewed On 17/07/2019

he trip was challenging as expected. Overall I really enjoyed this trip. The scenery, culture, food and people were awesome. Really quite spectacular!