Ciro bike tour
Self-guided “Ćiro bike route” is a cycling route intertwined with the history of this region. Its name, “Ćiro”, comes from the name of the legendary steam railway locomotive that used to operate between 1903. and 1976. The route has been partly restored and opened in 2017. and you will be following the “Ćiro” train path/cycling route all the way from the Dubrovnik area to Mostar in Bosnia & Herzegovina. Some parts of the path are still being used as a railroad path even today (between Čapljina and Mostar), and here you will use an alternative asphalt road. The cycling path, being either gravel or paved road, passes through the valley of Popovo polje, follows the rivers Trebišnjica and Neretva, and visits villages around it, as well as the historical cities of Dubrovnik, Počitelj and Mostar. As you ride, you are exposed to the history and the way of life of the area of both neighboring countries, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, as the link between the two civilizations and cultures, was the popular “Ćiro” train which path you are riding on. On the route, you will see some magnificent views, try out local dishes, sleep in family-run accommodations (one of which is a former train station) and of course, enjoy cycling along the border/frontier areas of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
7 days (6 nights)
Start daily, any date between April 1 and October 31
Moderate (45 – 85 km cycling per day)
Variety, flat with hilly parts
Single supplement (when traveling with two or more travelers) EUR 180.00
Single supplement if only one person is on the tour EUR 350.00
- EUR 20.00 per person/day for MTB or hybrid bike rent
- E-bike (hybrid) EUR 30.00 per bike/day
- Bike rental includes fully equipped rental bike for the duration of the tour, helmet, patch kit, spare tube, pump, lock, rack and water bottle holder.
Optional Dubrovnik city tour (price per group, not per person)
1 - 4 pax EUR 100,00
5 - 8 pax EUR 120,00
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 accommodation: B&B and 3* hotels (B&Bs and family-run hotels), all accommodations include a private bathroom and bedroom.
Meals included: 6 x breakfast
The trip includes all lodging, breakfast daily, luggage transfers, local emergency support, transportation as in the program, riding routes with maps, suggestions for visitation and dining.
Getting there and others: The tour starts and finishes in Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik has an international airport with easy connections to other European cities and the Croatian capital Zagreb.
- This tour could last more than 6 days and we can provide our services in other parts of the Croatian coast of Dalmatia (island Hvar, Split etc.) or Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro.
Additional rental options:
Clipless pedals (SPD SL or SPD pedals)
- 3 days rental period EUR 5,00
- 4 - 10 days rental period EUR 10,00
Biking through history - "Ćiro" train path
Total distance of about 250 km
MTB or trekking bikes, a combination of the routes: gravel, unpaved, paved roads.
Difficulty: moderate with demanding parts.
Destinations: Croatia and Bosnia & Herzegovina
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 in Konavle countryside
2nd day: biking in Konavle countryside.
Total distance 65 km, total climb 1000 m
The bike path follows old railroad trail to villages above the valley of Konavle, this route explores the rural area of Konavle hills and then returns to Konavle valley and Gruda town.
Overnight in Konavle countryside
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 and across Herzegovina), biking to the border, crossing it and continue to follow the railroad Ciro to Herzegovina and the 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 below the formal railroad), you pass by small towns and very rural areas, Hutovo town and lake with the picturesque valley, cross river Neretva and bike over old railroad bridge that was constructed by famous Eiffel (who constructed Eiffel Tower in Paris). Today's ride and finish in Capljina town. Overnight in Čapljina town.
5th day: Capljina – Blagaj - Mostar
Total distance 44 km, climb 450 m
The bike route follows the river Neretva, at one stage you cross it and bike to old Oriental town Blagaj, located at the 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 the tour we do a shuttle from Mostar to Dubrovnik, and transfer by car is about 3h, upon arrival in Dubrovnik, you have free time and a possible city tour (cultural sightseeing tour in the old part of Dubrovnik with our guide) as the optional tour.
Overnight in Dubrovnik.
7th day: tour finish
Check out and shuttle to Dubrovnik airport or any other address in Dubrovnik if you are extending your stay
|Period||Price per person (€)|
|March, April, October, November||700|
|May, June, September||740|
|July 1st to Sept. 1st||785|