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Bike Dalmatian Islands – Mountain Bike Trans Croatia South

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8-day mountain biking tour on Croatias' 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. True charm mountain biking of the southern Mediterranean.

 

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  • Activity Level Moderate
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  • Group Size Small Group
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All about the Bike Dalmatian Islands – Mountain Bike Trans Croatia South.

8-day mountain biking tour in Croatian 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. True charm mountain biking of the southern Mediterranean.

Highlights:

  • Experience the breathtaking scenery of Dalmatian Islands.
  • Unique bike trails on the Brač, hvar and Vis islands - Croatia's Best kept Secret!
  • Beautiful coastal towns of Bol, Hvar, Komiža, Korčula ...
  • Explore Dubrovnik with a beautiful walk in the old town.
  • Split - Biking around the old town and Marjan Nature Park.
  • The island of Vis – a pearl among Croatian 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 Jugoslavia. Mountain biking tour goes along the Adriatic Sea, as the magistrala, from Opatija to Dubrovnik and 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.

 

Facts:

  • Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
  • Activity: Mountain Biking 
  • Ride type: Gravel roads, Singletrack
  • 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 March 15th to November 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 organisation of the mountain biking tour.
  • Introductory briefing in Split on day 1 (morning or afternoon).
  • Life Self Guided 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 ...
  • Maps with marked routes.
  • Gps routes/tracks.
  • Emergency contact number and 24/7 support.
  • 7 nights in 3*/4* hotel accommodation with breakfast.
  • All sea transfers according to the itinerary:
    • 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).
    • Private return boat transfer from Hvar (Hvar Island) to Vis (Vis island) - optional day 5.
  • All land transfers according to the itinerary:
    • Private luggage transfer Brač Island (2).
    • Private luggage transfer Pelješac (1)
    • Private transfer from Ston (Pelješac) 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 bike equipment (available for a supplement).
  • Items of personal nature.
  • Travel insurance.

 

Optional supplements:

  • Single supplement: 480 € (Day 5 - Vis Island)
  • High season surcharge: 160 € (June 15th to August 30th)
  • Additional cost for Vis Island Bike day (day 5): 500 €
  • Rent-a MTB bike - Trek Marlin 7: 25 €/day
  • Rent-a E-MTB bike Trek Powerfly 4: 45 €/day
  • Rent-a-cycling-backpack (15-25l storage): 45 €/person
  • Garmin GPS device rental: 65 €/person
  • 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.
  1. Day 1 Split - Home of Roman Emperor Diocletian's Palace
    • Morning Introductory meeting in Split.
    • Afternoon coastal biking tour and Marjan park Bike 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 town / 5 -6 hours.
    • Overnight Hotel Bol***
    • 39.5 km / Single trails 10%, Gravel road 55%, tamrac 35%
  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 / 4,5-6 hours.
    • Ascend a spectacular Pustinja Blaca canyon on single trail.
    • Overnight Hotel Milna***
    • 38.8 km / Single Trails 10%, Gravel road 85%, tamrac 5%
  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 - Circle West Loup / 5-6 hours.
    • Overnight Hotel Hvar town***
    • 47.4 km / Single Trails 20%, Gravel road 60%, tamrac 20%
  5. Day 5 Vis Island - Discover the hidden gems of Dalmatia

     Vis Island – optional day  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 loup / 5-5,5 hours.
    • Late Afternoon private boat transfer from Vis (Vis Island) to Hvar town.
    • Overnight Hotel Hvar***/****
    • 44 km / Single Trails 15%, Gravel road 65%, tamrac 25%

    Hvar Island bike day - optional day 2

    • Breakfast in hotel.
    • Bike tour: Biking from fHvar town to Milna, Grablje, Masilnica, Stari grad, Vrboska, Jelsa, ...  / 4,5-5,5 hours.
    • Afternoon - Explore Hvar bays.
    • Overnight Hotel Hvar***/****
    • 38.6 km / Single Trails 15%, Gravel road 60%, tamrac 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 town).
    • Bike tour: Biking from Korčula town to Babina, Čara, Zavalatica, Pupnatska Luka, Pupnat, Lubarda and Korčula town ... / 5-6 hours.
    • Overnight Hotel Korčula town***
    • 61.3 km / Single Trails 15%, Gravel road 65%, tamrac 20%
  7. Day 7 Pelješac Peninsula - Pedal through the scenic foothills
    • Breakfast in hotel.
    • Private transfer to ferry.
    • Ferry transfer Dominče to Orebič (Pelješac).
    • Bike tour: Biking from Orebič to Ston via Podbuče, Potomlje... / 5,5 - 6 hours.
    • Afternoon private van transfer from Ston to Dubrovnik.
    • Optional walk through Dubrovnik Old Town.
    • 58.6 km / Single Trails 5%, Gravel road 20%, bad tamrac 75%
  8. Day 8 Dubrovnik - An Architectural Masterpiece
    • Breakfast in hotel.
    • Transfer to Dubrovnik Airport or land transfer back to Split.
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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
5/5
Michael S.
Reviewed On 14/10/2019
5/5

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 17/09/2019
5/5

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.

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