Ciro bike route

Self guided Biking through history Total distance about 250 km MTB or trekking bikes, combination of the routes: gravel, unpaved, paved roads. Difficulty: moderate with demanding parts. Destinations: Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina Info: The Ciro trail is the bike trail from Dubrovnik and southern Croatia up to Mostar in Bosnia-Herzegovina. This bike route uses original steam railway which built 1903 by during Austro-Hungarian times and closed in 1976. In November 2017 it was opened as unique bike trail named Ciro (named after the popular steam train Ciro). This bike trail does not follow original railway all the way from Dubrovnik to Mostar, because some parts are still in use for the train traffic (between town Capljina and Mostar), on that section we use alternative roads by the railway. When you finish your cycling in Mostar you can continue cycling further up north to Sarajevo (capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina) but it takes few more days. This tour is created for a 4 days biking and trail combines paved and unpaved roads (gravel), there are few steep climbs but never more than 5-7%, route passes by the stunning landscapes: green valley of Popovo Polje, rivers Trebisnjica and Neretva, rural areas and small villages of Herzegovina, picturesque and historical towns: Dubrovnik, Mostar, Pocitelj. This is very different and unique bike ride and gives you opportunity to explore new corner of the world, see unique scenery, sleep in old train stations and taste great local food. Ciro bike route is 7 days bike tour from Dubrovnik, follows old Austro-Hungarian railroad trail up to Bosnia-Herzegovina, Mostar and goes back to the Croatian coast and finish in Dubrovnik

Duration

7 days (6 nights)

Dates

Start daily, any date between April 1 and October 31

Level

Moderate (45 – 85 km cycling per day)

Terrain

Variety, flat with hilly parts

Bike rental:

-        EUR 15.00 per person/day MTB or hybrid bike

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

-        Bike rental include; fully equipped rental bike for the duration of the tour, helmet, patch kit, spare tube, pump, lock, rack and water bottle holder.                                                       

Single supplement (when travel with two or more travellers)  EUR 180.00         

Extra nights in B&B

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

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

If the tour is divided into 2 different months and there are 2 different tour prices then we charge it on the costs of the month where they spend more days (if the tour start May 29th and end June 5th) then we charge it on rates from June

Type of the accommodation: B&B and 3*hotels (B&Bs and family run hotels), all accommodations include private bathroom, bedroom.

 Meals: 6 x breakfast

Trip includes all lodging, breakfast daily, luggage transfers, local emergency support, transportation as in program, riding routes with maps, suggestions for visitation and dining.

Getting there and others: The tour starts and finishes in Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik has international airport with easy connections with other European cities and Croatian capital Zagreb.

 

1st day:

Arrival to Dubrovnik airport. Meet at the airport, car shuttle to Konavle countryside, fitting the bikes and warm up bike ride in the valley. Overnight Konavle countryside


2nd day: biking in Konavle countryside.

Total distance 65 km, total climb 1000 m

 Bike path follows old railroad trail to villages above the valley of Konavle, this route explores the rural area of Konavle hills and go return to Konavle valley and Gruda town


3rd day: Konavle – Bosnia Herzegovina, Ciro bike trail

Total distance: 43 km, climb 700 m

Check out and morning shuttle from Konavle to Dubac ( a small town close the  border cross with Herzegovina), biking to the border, crossing it and continue follow the rail road Ciro to Herzegovina and valley of Popovo Polje. Overnight in Zavala/Ravno.


4th day: Ravno – Capljina, Ciro bike trail

Total distance 57 km, climb 790 m

This morning you continue biking on Ciro trail towards and of Popovo Polje ( a valley that spread bellow the formal rail road), you pass by small towns and very rural area, Hutovo town and lake with picturesque valley, cross river Neretva and bike over old rail road bridge that was constructed by famous Eiffel (who constructed Eiffel Tower in Paris). Todays ride   and finish in Capljina town. Overnight Capljina town.


5th day: Capljina – Blagaj - Mostar

Total distance 44 km, climb 450 m

Bike route follows the river Neretva, at one stage you cross it and bike to old Oriental town Blagaj, located at spring of river Buna, after this town you bike towards Mostar town where you spend the night.


6th day: shuttle to Dubrovnik, city tour in Dubrovnik.

Last day on tour we do shuttle from Mostar to Dubrovnik, transfer by car is about 3h, upon arrival in Dubrovnik you have free time and city tour (cultural sightseeing tour in old part of Dubrovnik) with our guide.

Overnight Dubrovnik

 


7th day: tour finish

Check out and shuttle to Dubrovnik airport or some other address in Dubrovnik if you do not finish your holiday with a flight

 

 

PeriodPrice per person (€)
March, April, October, November 580
May, June, September620
July 1st to Sept. 1st 660
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