Dalmatian wine roads - Self guided bike tour
Dalmatian wine roads is a self-guided bike tour offering you the possibility to visit one of the most prominent wine-growing regions on the dalmatian coast – on a bike! The tour is moderate, as its main focus is to enjoy your time cycling and stopping while visiting sights on your way – local vineries, agrotourism establishments, trying local delicacies or just having a dip in the sea. During the duration of the tour (8 days / 7 nights), you will spend your time in the most important wine-growing regions in Dalmatia, such as Pelješac peninsula, island of Korčula, and Konavle valley – just next to Dubrovnik. Along the way you cycle, you will pass through small villages with authentic architecture, meet people working in vineyards and with wine, in olive groves, and you can stop, take a breath, talk to people, and try some of their products and continue on.
8 days, 7 nights
from April 1st to November 1st
Moderate (30 – 55 km for a day)
Moderate with some hills
Tour Included: 7 days tour, airport and all other transfers according itinerary, maps and route notes, 7 night accommodation (7 breakfasts), optional: Dubrovnik city tour with English speaking guide .
Ferry tickets, other meals services, personal costs are not included.
Bike rental extra EUR 20.00 per bike/ day (hybrid)
- EUR 30.00 per day road bike (Cannondale Optimo)
- E bike (hybrid) EUR 30.00 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 when travel with two or more travellers
EUR 245.00 per tour ( April, May, October)
EUR 280.00 per tour ( June, July, August, September)
If traveller travels alone supplement is EUR 550.00
Dubrovnik city tour (price per group, not per person)
1-4 pax EUR 100,00 5-8 pax EUR 120,00
Aditional rental options:
Clipless pedals (SPD SL or SPD pedals)
- rental period EUR 10,00
day1st: Arrival day
- meet at Dubrovnik airport, transfer along the coast to town Orebic (approx. 2 h drive from
Dubrovnik airport, eventually stops in town Ston for a short break. Arrival to the 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 most of the shops,
restaurants, bars, and clubs and it's the 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 a ferry port for Korcula, Hvar and other islands
Day 2nd: bike ride to Viganj and back, approx 41 km
- biking along the coast in the direction to town Orebic, by the beach area of Kucište, turn in the village
Viganj and cycle along sandy beaches back to Orebic, through town back to Postup area
where the hotel is.
Interesting places and sights:
Orebic: winery: Korta Katarina, Maritime museum in Orebic, restaurant Mimbeli, Ice cream
bar; Croccantino in Orebic town.
If you spend a day in Viganj you can enjoy in the beach area and lots of beach bars, windsurfing
or windsurfing 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 ferry port (Domince) approx. the ferry runs almost every hour. From the ferry port cycle in the direction Korcula town, then along the coast to the 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 the hotel.
Korcula island is not just famous for Marco Polo who was born in Korcula town in 15ct, it is famous for the walled town of Korcula, its narrow streets, Venetian architecture, and Mediterranean lifestyle. This green island with many hidden bays and beaches, old villages, clear blue sea is an ideal place for cycling or spending a day in relaxation and peace.
Places to see and restaurants:
Marco Polo museum, Moreska sword dance, town museum.
Day 4th: biking along Peljesac peninsula, town Potomje – Ston, distance 55 km
- check out from the hotel, and transfer with our driver (you, your bags and bikes) to town Potomje (to avoid the narrow and steep part of the road in a distance of 5 km). You start with your cycling in the town Potomje
through a tunnel that connects the valley with the terraces of 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 having lunch in local konoba ( a restaurant where they serve local food). Upon arrival to Ston, check in at your hotel and have 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 meters 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.
Day 5th: Ston – Dubrovnik, day in Dubrovnik.
- after breakfast check out from the hotel and shuttle to Dubrovnik (the drive takes 45min to 1h). Upon arrival to Dubrovnik check-in, then you have free time in Dubrovnik, or an optional sightseeing tour in the Dubrovnik historical center ( 2 hours of history)
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 a 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.
Restaurants in Dubrovnik: Stara Loza, Azur, Dubrovnik, Amfora, Otto
Day 6th: Dubrovnik – Konavle countryside (35 – 45 km)
Transfer during the morning to Konavle (the drive takes 30-45 min), to town Gruda.
Check-in hotel. Cycling for 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 an intersection to tow Cavtat (one way 3 km), and then continue following the road to villages Pridvorje and Ljuta.
- on Ljuta river is the restaurant Vinica Monkovic (a 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 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
Day 7th: Gruda – Prevlaka – Poljica – Čilipi -Gruda, cycling distance 65 km or 115 km (if you visit Montenegro and bay of Kotor)
or an optional ride to Montenegro and back 115 km
Today you can cycle the other, southern side of the valley. Along the way are wine cellars, or agriturismo places where you can stop and taste some local products. If you plan to have a picnic lunch you can stop in small shops in Cilipi or buy something for the road in the town Gruda. After Gruda first bigger place is Cilipi (a few cafe bars, a pizzeria, and a small market) but here you can also visit the Ethno museum, St, Nicolas church... From Cilipi you continue following the main road to villages Radovcici and Popovici, behind these villages, there are a few beaches (Pendja, Pasjača), to reach the 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 the coastal area of Montenegro.
Possible restaurants for the dinner: Vinica Monkovic, in town Gruda: Koraceva kuca, there are also a few pizzerias in town. Overnight: Gruda.
Day 8th: Departure day
- breakfast in the hotel, transfer to Dubrovnik airport according to flight time.
|Period||Price per person (€)|
|April, May, October||780|