Dalmatian wine roads - Self guided bike tour

This bike tour is for independent travelers, individuals and small groups, this tour is not fixed for the certain dates and each traveler can choose arrival date during a season (from April 1st to November 1st). Dalmatian wine roads is our self guided bike tour where you can explore best parts of the Croatian coast riding your bike, day by day from place to place, our professional team on terrain will do all the transfers and all logistics that you have during a tour. This tour is mixture of the cycling, swimming, cultural sightseeing, wine and food tasting. Cycling route follows wine regions of Peljesac, Korcula and Konavle, following the wine roads you follow history and culture of the local people

Duration

8 days, 7 nights

Dates

from April 1st to November 1st

Level

Moderate (30 – 55 km for a day)

Terrain

Moderate with some hills

Included:
7 days tour, airport and all other transfers according itinerary, maps and route notes, 7
nights accommodation (7 breakfasts) in small hotels and B&Bs, Dubrovnik city tour with English
speaking guide.


Ferry tickets, other meals services, personal costs are not included.

Bike rental extra EUR 15.00 per bike/ day

-       E bike (hybrid) EUR 25.00 per bike / day

Trekking and road bikes come equipped with bag, lock tire repair kit, pump, rack for the panniers. Helmet included, but we recommend that you bring your own helmet for safety and hygiene reasons.

Single use supplement EUR 160.00 per tour

If traveller travel alone supplement is EUR 200.00

Extra overnight in B&B EUR 50,00 per person (July, August)

Extra overnight in B&B EUR 45,00 per person (other months)

Prices per person in 4* and 3* hotels (3 nights in 4* and 4 nights in 3* hotels) 

April and October - 715 EUR

May , June , September - 815 EUR

July , August - 940 EUR

 

day1st: Arrival day


- meet at Dubrovnik airport, transfer along the coast to town Orebic (approx. 2 h drive from
Dubrovik airport, eventually stop in town Ston for a short break. Arrival to hotel in Postup,
vicinity Orebic town, rest of the day free, maybe some recreation bike ride around vineyards.
Orebic is the biggest settlement on Peljesac peninsula. It offers the most of the shops,
restaurants, bars, clubs and it's center of Peljesac peninsula and also the heart of 'Peljesac
riviera' - area with several seaside villages which make the most popular destination in
Dubrovnik county aside city of Dubrovnik. Orebic is ferry port for Korcula, Hvar and other islands
in vicinity.

 

Day 2nd: bike ride to Viganj and back, approx 41 km

- biking along the coast in direction to town Orebic, by beach area of Kucište, turn in village
Viganj and cycle along sandy beaches back to Orebic, through town back to Postup area
where is the hotel.
Interesting places and sights:
Orebic: winery: Korta katarina, Maritime museum in Orebic, restaurant Mimbeli, Ice cream
bar; Crocantino in Orebic town.
If you spend a day in Viganj you can enjoy in beach area and lots of beach bars, wind surfing
or wind surfing schools are big thing here: (Water donkey), restaurant (konoba) Forte.

 

Day 3rd: bike ride  Orebic – Korcula – Pupnat , cycling distance 45 km

- cycling to Orebic town where you catch the ferry to Korcula ferr port (Domince) approx. ferry runs almost every hour. From ferry port cycle in direction Korcula town, then along the coast to picturesque town Racisce (you pass by many hidden bays and beaches). For the return take the same road back to the ferry port then ride to hotel.

Korcula island, is not just famous by Marco Polo who was born in Korcula town in 15ct, it is famous by walled town of Korcula, narrow streets, Venetian architecture and Mediterranean life style. This green island with many hidden bays and beaches, old villages, clear blue sea is ideal place for cycling or spending a day in relax and peace.

Places to see and restaurants:

Marco Polo museum, Moreska sword dance,  town museum.

Reasturants: Konoba Mareta, restaurant Aterina

 

Day 4th: biking along Peljesac peninsula, town Potomje – Ston, distance 55 km

- check out from hotel, transfer with our driver (you, your bags and bikes) to town Potomje (to avoid narrow and steep part of the road in distance of 5 km). You start with your cycling in town Potomje

through tunnel that connects valley with terraces coast where the famous vineyards of Peljesac are. The road follows small coastal towns: Trstenik, Zuljana, Putnikovici, … to town Ston. This scenic road has many places where you can stop, enjoy in sightseeing, wine tasting, swimming or heaving the lunch in local konoba ( a restaurant where they serve local food). Upon arrival to Ston, check in your hotel and free time for sightseeing.

Ston was a major fort of the Dubrovnik Republic whose defensive walls were regarded as a notable feat of medieval architecture.The town's inner wall measures 890 metres in length, while the Great Wall outside the town has a circumference of 5 km. The walls extend to Mali Ston ("Little Ston"), a smaller town on the northern side of the Pelješac isthmus and the end of the Bay of Mali Ston, notable for its mariculture.

 

Things to do in Ston: city walls and sightseeing,

Restaurants: Bacus, Captain house.

Overnight Ston

 

 

Day 5th: Ston – Dubrovnik, shuttle and sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik.


- after breakfast check out from hotel and shuttle to Dubrovnik (drive takes 45min to 1h).
Upon arrival to Dubrovnik check in, then you meet your guide who will take you for a sightseeing
tour in Dubrovnik historical center, after 2 hours of history tour you have time on
your own to explore Dubrovnik little bit more.
Dubrovnik is a stunningly intact walled city on the Adriatic Sea coast of the extreme south
of Croatia.. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Mediterranean, with lot of
things to see and do.
The prosperity of the city of Dubrovnik was historically based on maritime trade. As the
capital of the Republic of Ragusa,the city achieved a high level of development, particularly
during the 15th and 16th centuries. Dubrovnik became notable for its wealth and
skilled diplomacy.
Resturants in Dubrovnik: Stara Loza, Azur, Dubrovnik, Amfora, Otto
Overnight Dubrovnik.

Day 6th: Dubrovnik – Konavle countryside


Transfer during the morning to Konavle (drive takes 30-45 min), to town Gruda.
Check in hotel. Cycling for a two days in Konavle discovers two areas of the countryside:
northern villages: a loop of 35 km from Gruda along the valley to town Zvekovica (where is
possible to take intersection to tow Cavtat (one way 3 km), and then continue following the
road to villages Pridvorje and Ljuta.
- on Ljuta river is restaurant Vinica Monkovic (great place for lunch or dinner).
Return from Ljuta to Gruda.
The fertile Konavosko polje or Konavle Fields region, surrounded by hills and mountains
It lies in the far southeast of Dubrovnik, Dalmatia and the Republic of Croatia.
There are about thirty picturesque villages that exhibit authentic architecture, surrounded by
exceptional vegetation growing on rocky red soil, including lavish groves of pine, cypress
and the Mediterranean macchia .
Places to see:
Sokol kula(frontier post and stronghold of the Dubrovnik Republic), Old Franciscan
monastery (15th century) in village Pridvorje, water mills on river Ljuta, ethnographic
collections and wineries along the road.
Restaurants: Vinica Monkovic, Koraceva kuca
Overnight: Gruda

Day 7th: Gruda – Cilipi – Radovcici – Poljica – Gruda, cycling distance 45 km or 115 km (if you visit Montenegro and bay of Kotor)

or optional ride to Montenegro and back 115 km loop

           

Today you can cycle the other, southern side of the valley. Along th way are wine cellars, or agroturismo places where you can stop and taste some local products. If you plan to have picnic lunch you can stop in small shops in Cilipi or buy something for the road in town Gruda. After Gruda first bigger place is Cilipi (few cafe bars, pizzeria, and small market) but here you can also visit Ethno museum, St, Nicolas church... From Cilipi you continue following the main road to villages Radovcici and Popovici, behind this villages there are few beaches (Pendja, Pasjača), to reach beach you have to follow the many steps as the beaches are situated under the cliffs of Konavle.  Or you can simply take the route to the south, cross the border and visit coastal area of Montenegro.

Possible restaurants for the dinner: Vinica Monkovic, in town Gruda: Koraceva kuca, there are also few pizzerias in town.

Overnight: Gruda

 

Day 8th: Departure day
- breakfast in hotel, transfer to Dubrovnik airport according flight time.

PeriodPrice per person (€)
March, April ,October ,November620
May, June, September660
July & August 710
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