Self guided "Ćiro" railroad bike route - 7 days
Self-guided “Ćiro bike route” is a cycling route intertwined with 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 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, visits villages around it, as well as 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 neighbouring countries, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, as the link between the two civilisations 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
Rates (per person sharing a double or twin room)
March, April, October, November 650 EUR per person
May, June, September 695 EUR per person
July 1st to Sept. 1st 740 EUR per person
Single supplement (when travel with two or more travellers) EUR 180.00
- EUR 15.00 per person/day for MTB or hybrid bike rent
- E - bike (hybrid) EUR 25.00 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 80,00
5 - 8 pax EUR 100,00
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 the accommodation: B&B and 3* hotels (B&Bs and family run hotels), all accommodations include private bathroom, bedroom.
Meals included: 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.
- This tour could last more than 6 days and we can provide our services in other parts of Croatian coast of Dalmatia (island Hvar, Split etc.) or Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro.
Aditional rental options:
Garmin (Edge Explore)
- 3 days rental period EUR 10,00
- 4 - 10 days rental period EUR 15,00
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 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
Arrival to Dubrovnik airport. Meeting 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
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 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 below 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 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
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 possible city tour (cultural sightseeing tour in 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||650|
|May, June, September||695|
|July 1st to Sept. 1st||740|