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Croatia: The Dalmatian Islands

Long revered for its fascinating history, stunning scenery and mild climate, Croatia awaits your discovery. We’ll bike along two picturesque Adriatic islands—Brac and Hvar, one of the world’s ten most beautiful islands according to Conde Nast—and explore medieval villages, visit a unique stone-cutting school in Pucisca, and see lingering Venetian influences in quaint fishing towns.

  • 10 Days
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Daily Mileage: 13 - 35 mi
  • Daily Biking: 2 - 5 hr
  • Small Groups: 20
  • Biking
  • Moderate
  • Plane

2016 departure dates now available below!

Why You'll Love This Tour

Overview

Croatia: The Dalmatian Islands​

Spectacular scenery, an easygoing lifestyle, and centuries-old traditions are yours to discover on a delightful itinerary on which the sparkling Adriatic is never far from view. Multiple-night stays at each of two coveted islands give you plenty of time to enjoy the countryside, admire breathtaking panoramas, and swim in crystal-clear waters—all at a leisurely pace designed to let you take it all in. You’ll also immerse yourself in the local culture, as you discover the ancient art of stonecutting, savor authentic Croatian cuisine on two home-hosted visits, and more. Available to small groups only, this perennially popular VBT vacation fills up quickly, so reserve your space right away!

Cultural Highlights

  • Visit one of the world’s few remaining stonecutting schools
  • Witness everyday local life during two home-hosted dinners
  • Learn key Croatian phrases from our Trip Leaders
  • Admire the view from the highest point on Brac Island
  • Enjoy a refreshing dip in crystal-clear Adriatic waters
  • Sample Prosek (sweet wine) and Plavac (local red wine)
  • Discover secrets of the local cuisine during a cooking demonstration
  • View the traditional stone houses of a mountain village
  • Embark on a more challenging rides as you wish

What to Expect

This tour offers a combination of rolling terrain and moderate-to-challenging hills. Our VBT support van is always available for those who need assistance. Ideal for energetic beginners to experienced cyclists.

Average Daily Mileage: 13 - 35 miles
Average Cycling Time: 2 - 5 hours

Climate Information

Average Daily Temperature (°F) – Split
Apr 63°  May 71°  Jun 79°  Jul 85°  Aug 84°  Sep 78°  Oct 69°  Nov 60°

Average Rainfall (in.) – Split
Apr 2.4  May 2.4  Jun 1.9  Jul 1.1  Aug 1.7  Sep 2.6  Oct 3.4  Nov 4.4

What’s Included:

Bicycle Tour Only – without Air

  • 6 nights in 3- and 4-star hotels
  • 12 meals – 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners

Air Package Plus

  • Roundtrip international airfare
  • 8 nights in 3- and 4- and 5-star hotels
  • 14 meals – 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Transfers
  • AND the option to add our Low-Cost Trip Extension: Pre-trip: Dubrovnik – 3 nights for only $645 • Post-trip: Split – 2 nights for only $245

Both Vacation Options Include

  • FREE use of our custom VBT bicycle and helmet
  • Service of two bilingual VBT Trip Leaders
  • FULL VAN SUPPORT
  • Daily route directions and maps
  • Welcome reception with local brandy and hors d'oeuvres
  • Sightseeing and cultural activities
  • 5% Frequent Traveler Credit to use on your next VBT vacation
  • Special Good Buy Discount
Dates & Prices

2016 departure dates are available! Click on 2016 under "Departure & Return Dates" and start planning your 2016 vacation today!


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