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Croatia: The Dalmatian Islands

Cycle along scenic coasts, port towns, and marinas during this exhilarating bike tour in Croatia. The narrow belt of the Dalmatian Islands are best experienced by bike. You will pedal past fragrant fields of poppies, rosemary and lavender, while discovering rustic island hamlets and picturesque harbor villages. Feast on a scrumptious homemade Brač Island dinner with a charming local family in their home. In Pucisca, visit a stonecutter’s school, where artisans craft the stone used to create world-famous buildings like the White House and Diocletian’s Palace. Soak in breathtaking views from Vidova Gora, known as the summit of the Adriatic and take a dip in the Adriatic at Zlatni Rat, Croatia’s most famous beach. This is truly an island feast for all the senses.

Tour Highlights

  • Cycle along the harbor of Postira, a beautiful village nestled between the ocean and hillsides graced by centuries-old olive and pine groves.
  • Visit a world-renown stonecutting school.
  • Connect with daily life in this stunningly beautiful region during two home-hosted meals.
  • Behold breathtaking views from Vidova Gora, the “summit of the Adriatic.”
  • Take a dip in the Adriatic at Zlatni Rat, Croatia’s most famous beach.

What to Expect

This tour offers a combination of rolling terrain and moderate-to-challenging hills and is ideal for energetic beginners to experienced cyclists. Our VBT support van is always available for those who would like it. Please be aware that there are multiple ferry rides to access the islands on this tour.

  • Daily Mileage: 6 - 35|
  • Biking: 1 - 5 hr|
Activity Moderate Moderate
Cycling
Bar Graph Beginner - Experienced
Cyclists
Vehicle Support Vehicle
Support

Average High /
Low Temperature (°F):

May71º/56º

Jun79º/63º

Jul85º/67º

Aug84º/67º

Sep78º/61º

Oct69º/54º

Average
Precipitation:

May2.4 in

Jun1.9 in

Jul1.1 in

Aug1.7 in

Sep2.6 in

Oct3.4 in

Air Package

Tour Only

Roundtrip international airfare Check
Airport car service for arrival and departure Check
One night in Split and one night in Dubrovnik in conveniently located hotels with daily breakfast Check
6 nights in 3- and 4-star hotels Check Check
12 meals: 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners Check Check

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Biking Packages Include:

Custom VBT Bike and Helmet

Two Local, Bilingual Trip Leaders

Vehicle Support

Luggage Transfers

Ride with GPS and Daily Route Notes

Welcome Reception

Facilitated Cultural Experiences

Your Choice of VBT Branded Gear for Your Adventure

Itinerary

Wed, Apr 13 to Fri, Apr 22 - 2022

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All you have to do is get to the airport. On our Air Packages, we’ll take care of the rest, handling all the logistics, so you can travel with peace of mind. Spend your first night aloft and arrive refreshed for an unforgettable trip.

Start off your first day in Split right by having a VBT representative greet you at the airport. A complimentary car service will whisk you to your centrally located hotel. From here, you are perfectly positioned to explore this charming city at your leisure.

Accommodation: Park Hotel, Split

After an included breakfast at the hotel, meet your readily identifiable VBT trip leaders in the lobby at 9:00 a.m. Please have your bags out for collection before 8:30 a.m. so they may be transported to the ferry ahead of the group. You will leave the hotel at 9:30 a.m. and walk to the Split pier for your ferry, which sails at 11:00 a.m. to the port of Supetar on the island of Brač.

On arrival at the port of Supetar, minivans will transport your group to the village of Postira and the Hotel Pastura, your home for the next three nights. This welcoming, 4-star hotel’s location is convenient and quiet and features comfortable, air-conditioned rooms with balconies.

A charming and quiet village, Postira dates back to the 14th century. Located five miles from Supetar, Postira is nestled between the ocean and hillsides, and is graced by centuries-old olive and pine groves. One of this town’s most famous sites is the remains of a basilica in Lovrecina, on a bay with a beautiful sandy beach.

After lunch on your own, your bike tour of Croatia officially begins. Join your trip leaders for a safety and bike-fitting session, followed by a short warm-up ride along Postira’s harbor. In the early evening, travel to the Village of Dol for a welcome cocktail reception of homemade grappa on the restaurant’s terrace, followed by a traditional Brač Island dinner. Later, return to the hotel and fall asleep to the lapping sound of waves outside your room.

Today’s Ride Choice
Afternoon: Warm-up Postira – 4.7 km (2.9 miles)

What to Expect: Embark on a short warm-up ride along Postira’s harbor. It is a short, easy ride that will help you get comfortable on your VBT bike. This will also be a wonderful opportunity to get familiar with your route notes and to test your RWGPS. Your trip leaders will assist you if you have any questions about the use of this program.

Cumulative Distance Range: 4.7 – 9.9 km (2.9 – 5.8 miles)
Accommodation: Hotel Pastura, Postira
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

This morning’s ride will bring you to Škrip, the oldest settlement on the island and the source of the stone used at the stonecutter school we will see this afternoon. From there, the ride to Pucišca follows quieter roads along the scenic north coast and passes through humble villages bordered by fig and olive trees. You’ll enjoy views of the mainland across the water throughout the ride. Stop in the port town of Pucišca and visit the stonecutters’ school. Brač’s world-renowned stone has been used for the construction of some the world’s most famous buildings, including Diocletian’s Palace in Split and the White House in Washington, D.C. This is a unique opportunity to see students’ work and learn about a near-forgotten craft at one of the world’s few remaining stonecutting schools.

After lunch on your own, you may choose to shuttle back to the hotel or cycle back to Postira where you will have free time to relax or walk to the beach.

Just prior to dinner, your trip leaders give you a primer on the Croatian language.

Use your newfound skills tonight as you share an authentic Croatian dinner in a local home. Connecting with your hosts during will give you a chance to learn more about daily life on this breathtakingly beautiful island.

Today’s Ride Choices
Morning: Postira to Škrip and Pucišca with Shuttle – 23.6 km (14 miles) | Postira to Škrip and Pucišca – 33.8 km (20 miles)
Afternoon: Pucišca to Postira – 16 km (10 miles)

What to Expect: This morning’s ride is a slightly uphill pedal to the town of Škrip. After your visit, you will enjoy riding downhill and continuing on to Pucišca following a quiet road along the scenic north coast. This afternoon’s ride takes you along the same scenic coastal road back to the hotel.

Cumulative Distance Range: 23.6 – 49.8 km (14 – 30 miles)
Accommodation: Hotel Pastura, Postira
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today’s journey affords you some of the most spectacular views of your bike tour in Croatia. After breakfast, shuttle to the highest point on the island, Vidova Gora. This lookout, known as the summit of the Adriatic, affords breathtaking panoramas. From here, enjoy more great scenery as you coast through the villages of Nerežišca and Ložišca.

From Ložišca, it’s a nine-mile ride down to the port of Milna, the most beautiful marina on the island. Stop here and relax for an included lunch at a local restaurant. Afterward, continue toward the port town of Sutivan and then along the coast back to your hotel in Postira via Supetar.

Tonight, you may explore the typical Croatian restaurants in town. Your trip leaders will gladly provide recommendations.

Today’s Ride Choices
Morning: Vidova Gora to Milna – 29.6 km (18 miles)
Afternoon: Milna to Supetar – 18.5 km (11.5 miles) | Supetar to Postira – 10.2 km (6.3 miles)

What to Expect: After a short shuttle, enjoy beautiful scenery as you ride through quaint Croatian villages. You will experience a few hills, but the support vehicle will be available if you’d like a break from the saddle. From Ložišca, ride nine miles down to the port of Milna. The afternoon ride includes scenic stretches along the coast.

Cumulative Distance Range: 29.6 – 58.3 km (18 – 35.8 miles)
Accommodation: Hotel Pastura, Postira
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Bid farewell to your hotel in Brač and travel by coach across the top of the island to the base of Vidova Gora. From here, ride through easy terrain past the medieval settlements of Pražnica and Gornji Humac. These rustic hamlets illustrate how the island’s towns and villages developed from individual homes, usually shepherds’ houses. Enjoy breathtaking views during your downhill ride to Zlatni Rat (meaning “Golden Horn”), the most famous beach in Croatia. This spit of land reaches out into the water with a gentle slope. You can swim in the Adriatic’s crystal-clear water before lunch on your own in the adjacent town of Bol. After lunch, take a private boat to Jelsa on the island of Hvar. Then, shuttle to your hotel in Hvar town. In the event of inclement weather, this transportation operates as noted below.

Nearly 42 miles (67.5 km) long, seven miles (11 km) wide, and only three miles (5 km) at its narrowest point, Hvar is the most famous and seductive Adriatic island. Along with Bali, Zanzibar, Mykonos and Capri, Hvar has been called “one of the most beautiful islands in the world” by Condé Nast Traveler magazine. Its permanent population of 12,000 people clusters on the western part of the island, adjacent to the most fertile and protected land.

Your hotel’s central location affords the perfect vantage point from which to explore Hvar town, a medieval Croatian settlement with a strong Venetian influence dating back to the 16th century. Visit the Arsenal, built in 1612 as Europe’s oldest and perhaps smallest municipal theater. Its purpose was to bring the aristocratic and bourgeois classes together, and it stands as a symbol of reconciliation between social classes and the abolition of privilege—although it should be noted that women were not admitted until the second half of the 19th century. Take in the expanse of Saint Stephen’s Square, the largest Adriatic square after Saint Mark’s in Venice.

Tonight, walk to a nearby home for a delicious dinner. This festive repast starts with a welcome toast and a tour of the home’s garden. Your hosts will teach you how to prepare some of the best local dishes during a group cooking demonstration.

Inclement Weather Itinerary: If rough weather makes it impossible for our small chartered ferry to operate, guests will travel between Brač and Hvar on the large car ferries that operate via Split, creating a longer travel day. The two ferry rides are separated by a two-hour visit to Split, where you can enjoy a walk and lunch on your own.

Today’s Ride Choice
Morning: Pražnica to Zlatni Rat Beach – 16.9 km (10 miles)

What to Expect: This morning’s wonderful ride takes you along easy terrain and through medieval settlements. Enjoy breathtaking views during your downhill route down to the famous beach of Zlatni Rat. In the afternoon you will cruise to the island of Hvar.

Cumulative Distance Range: 16.9 km (10 miles)
Accommodation: Hotel Park Hvar
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, you’ll ride past fields of poppies, rosemary, and lavender. The ride starts with a steady climb of about four miles (6.5 km) to the village of Brusje and rewards you with views of a dramatic, sparsely inhabited landscape crisscrossed by a multitude of stone walls. You can admire views across the sea to neighboring islands and the mainland. If you prefer, you can start the ride in Brusje and pedal to Stari Grad, finishing with a four-mile (6.5 km) downhill coast into this charming Dalmatian town situated at the end of a narrow bay. Originally founded in the fourth century BC, Stari Grad (literally “old town”) features a main square which offers a number of options for lunch on your own.

After lunch, enjoy additional time in Stari Grad, shuttle back to the hotel, or continue biking on a pleasant loop through Jelsa beside the vineyards and olive groves of central Hvar. On the way back to Stari Grad, you can challenge yourself by biking a hilly route or opt for a flat road. Upon returning to Stari Grad, the support vehicle will shuttle you back to the hotel and your trip leaders will give you recommendations on how to spend the rest of the day on Hvar.

Back at the hotel, spend the afternoon exploring more of Hvar town or swimming at a neighboring beach. Dinner is on your own.

Today’s Ride Choices
Morning: Hvar to Brusje – 22.6 km (14 miles)
Afternoon: Stari Grad to Jelsa – 21.8 km (13.6 miles) | Stari Grad to Jelsa Plus – 26 km (16 miles)

What to Expect: Today’s ride starts with a steady climb of about four miles (6.5 km) to the village of Brusje. If you prefer, you may shuttle to Brusje and enjoy an easier ride to Stari Grad, finishing with a four-mile (6.5-km) downhill coast. In the afternoon you can bike through Jelsa to Stari Grad through vineyards and olive groves.

Cumulative Distance Range: 22.6 – 46.3 km (14 – 30 miles)
Accommodation: Hotel Park Hvar
Included Meals: Breakfast

Today’s ride—certain to be a highlight of your bike tour of Croatia—is relatively flat. It carries you through verdant fields and quiet stone villages and along the narrow harbor between Vrboska and Jelsa.

Your first destination is Vrboska, an adorable harbor town famous for its fortified church. Unique in Croatia, the structure resulted from an urgent need for both the church and the secular citizenry to join together to fortify their village from invaders. From here, you’ll skirt a fjord on a flat and scenic road, perhaps stopping at a small cove for a cooling dip (don’t forget your swimsuit!). End the morning with a picnic in the old fishing port of Jelsa, where you’ll see the well-maintained homes of local ship captains and perhaps enjoy another refreshing dip.

Then, ride through the mountain village of Pitve. With its traditional stone houses, konobas (taverns) and terraced gardens, Pitve exemplifies the island towns of Croatia. Shuttle back to the hotel from Stari Grad in the late afternoon, or opt for a longer ride that brings you back through Brusje to Hvar.

Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner on the terrace of your hotel, overlooking Hvar.

Today’s Ride Choices
Morning: Stari Grad to Vrboska and Jelsa – 17.4 km (10.8 miles)
Afternoon: Jelsa to Stari Grad – 13.7 km (8.5 miles) | Stari Grad to Hvar – 21.4 km (13.3 miles)

What to Expect: Today’s morning ride is relatively flat and carries you through verdant fields and quiet stone villages, along the narrow harbor between Vrboska and Jelsa. In the afternoon, you can choose between a moderate ride with hills or an easier option, finishing up in either Stari Grad or Hvar.

Cumulative Distance Range: 17.4 – 52.5 km (10 – 32.6 miles)
Accommodation: Hotel Park Hvar
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Travel after breakfast by ferry to the port of Dubrovnik, arriving around 12:15 p.m. (total travel time is approximately three hours). Your luggage will be transported separately. Upon arrival at the port you will walk approximately 30 minutes with your VBT representative to the hotel. Spend the rest of the day shopping, exploring or relaxing in one of the city’s outdoor cafés. VBT provides you with city information that includes recommendations on what to see and do in Dubrovnik during your stay.

Accommodation: Hotel Bellevue Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik
Included Meals: Breakfast

After an included breakfast this morning, complimentary transportation to the Dubrovnik airport will be provided (an approximately 30 minute drive, depending on traffic) for your departing flight.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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Fri, Apr 15 to Thu, Apr 21 - 2022

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Your VBT trip leaders and the rest of the group will meet at the hotel in Split. Your Split hotel information can be found on the Hotel Itinerary page of your final travel documents. If you are scheduled to arrive later than 9:00 a.m. or if you are delayed, you must take a taxi, a ferry, and then another taxi to Hotel Pastura in Postira on the island of Brac at your own expense. (The approximate cost is €30/$39 USD; travel time approximately two hours.) Please contact Hotel Pastura (Telephone: +385 (0) 21 740 000) to advise the staff of any travel delays or changes and they will alert your VBT trip leaders.

On arrival at the port of Supetar, minivans will transport your group to the village of Postira and the Hotel Pastura, your home for the next three nights. This welcoming, 4-star hotel’s location is convenient and quiet and features comfortable, air-conditioned rooms with balconies.

A charming and quiet village, Postira dates back to the 14th century. Located five miles from Supetar, Postira is nestled between the ocean and hillsides, and is graced by centuries-old olive and pine groves. One of this town’s most famous sites is the remains of a basilica in Lovrecina, on a bay with a beautiful sandy beach.

After lunch on your own, your bike tour of Croatia officially begins. Join your trip leaders for a safety and bike-fitting session, followed by a short warm-up ride along Postira’s harbor. In the early evening, travel to the Village of Dol for a welcome cocktail reception of homemade grappa on the restaurant’s terrace, followed by a traditional Brač Island dinner. Later, return to the hotel and fall asleep to the lapping sound of waves outside your room.

Today’s Ride Choice
Afternoon: Warm-up Postira – 4.7 km (2.9 miles)

What to Expect: Embark on a short warm-up ride along Postira’s harbor. It is a short, easy ride that will help you get comfortable on your VBT bike. This will also be a wonderful opportunity to get familiar with your route notes and to test your RWGPS. Your trip leaders will assist you if you have any questions about the use of this program.

Cumulative Distance Range: 4.7 – 9.9 km (2.9 – 5.8 miles)
Accommodation: Hotel Pastura, Postira
Included Meals: Dinner

This morning’s ride will bring you to Škrip, the oldest settlement on the island and the source of the stone used at the stonecutter school we will see this afternoon. From there, the ride to Pucišca follows quieter roads along the scenic north coast and passes through humble villages bordered by fig and olive trees. You’ll enjoy views of the mainland across the water throughout the ride. Stop in the port town of Pucišca and visit the stonecutters’ school. Brač’s world-renowned stone has been used for the construction of some the world’s most famous buildings, including Diocletian’s Palace in Split and the White House in Washington, D.C. This is a unique opportunity to see students’ work and learn about a near-forgotten craft at one of the world’s few remaining stonecutting schools.

After lunch on your own, you may choose to shuttle back to the hotel or cycle back to Postira where you will have free time to relax or walk to the beach.

Just prior to dinner, your trip leaders give you a primer on the Croatian language.

Use your newfound skills tonight as you share an authentic Croatian dinner in a local home. Connecting with your hosts during will give you a chance to learn more about daily life on this breathtakingly beautiful island.

Today’s Ride Choices
Morning: Postira to Škrip and Pucišca with Shuttle – 23.6 km (14 miles) | Postira to Škrip and Pucišca – 33.8 km (20 miles)
Afternoon: Pucišca to Postira – 16 km (10 miles)

What to Expect: This morning’s ride is a slightly uphill pedal to the town of Škrip. After your visit, you will enjoy riding downhill and continuing on to Pucišca following a quiet road along the scenic north coast. This afternoon’s ride takes you along the same scenic coastal road back to the hotel.

Cumulative Distance Range: 23.6 – 49.8 km (14 – 30 miles)
Accommodation: Hotel Pastura, Postira
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today’s journey affords you some of the most spectacular views of your bike tour in Croatia. After breakfast, shuttle to the highest point on the island, Vidova Gora. This lookout, known as the summit of the Adriatic, affords breathtaking panoramas. From here, enjoy more great scenery as you coast through the villages of Nerežišca and Ložišca.

From Ložišca, it’s a nine-mile ride down to the port of Milna, the most beautiful marina on the island. Stop here and relax for an included lunch at a local restaurant. Afterward, continue toward the port town of Sutivan and then along the coast back to your hotel in Postira via Supetar.

Tonight, you may explore the typical Croatian restaurants in town. Your trip leaders will gladly provide recommendations.

Today’s Ride Choices
Morning: Vidova Gora to Milna – 29.6 km (18 miles)
Afternoon: Milna to Supetar – 18.5 km (11.5 miles) | Supetar to Postira – 10.2 km (6.3 miles)

What to Expect: After a short shuttle, enjoy beautiful scenery as you ride through quaint Croatian villages. You will experience a few hills, but the support vehicle will be available if you’d like a break from the saddle. From Ložišca, ride nine miles down to the port of Milna. The afternoon ride includes scenic stretches along the coast.

Cumulative Distance Range: 29.6 – 58.3 km (18 – 35.8 miles)
Accommodation: Hotel Pastura, Postira
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Bid farewell to your hotel in Brač and travel by coach across the top of the island to the base of Vidova Gora. From here, ride through easy terrain past the medieval settlements of Pražnica and Gornji Humac. These rustic hamlets illustrate how the island’s towns and villages developed from individual homes, usually shepherds’ houses. Enjoy breathtaking views during your downhill ride to Zlatni Rat (meaning “Golden Horn”), the most famous beach in Croatia. This spit of land reaches out into the water with a gentle slope. You can swim in the Adriatic’s crystal-clear water before lunch on your own in the adjacent town of Bol. After lunch, take a private boat to Jelsa on the island of Hvar. Then, shuttle to your hotel in Hvar town. In the event of inclement weather, this transportation operates as noted below.

Nearly 42 miles (67.5 km) long, seven miles (11 km) wide, and only three miles (5 km) at its narrowest point, Hvar is the most famous and seductive Adriatic island. Along with Bali, Zanzibar, Mykonos and Capri, Hvar has been called “one of the most beautiful islands in the world” by Condé Nast Traveler magazine. Its permanent population of 12,000 people clusters on the western part of the island, adjacent to the most fertile and protected land.

Your hotel’s central location affords the perfect vantage point from which to explore Hvar town, a medieval Croatian settlement with a strong Venetian influence dating back to the 16th century. Visit the Arsenal, built in 1612 as Europe’s oldest and perhaps smallest municipal theater. Its purpose was to bring the aristocratic and bourgeois classes together, and it stands as a symbol of reconciliation between social classes and the abolition of privilege—although it should be noted that women were not admitted until the second half of the 19th century. Take in the expanse of Saint Stephen’s Square, the largest Adriatic square after Saint Mark’s in Venice.

Tonight, walk to a nearby home for a delicious dinner. This festive repast starts with a welcome toast and a tour of the home’s garden. Your hosts will teach you how to prepare some of the best local dishes during a group cooking demonstration.

Inclement Weather Itinerary: If rough weather makes it impossible for our small chartered ferry to operate, guests will travel between Brač and Hvar on the large car ferries that operate via Split, creating a longer travel day. The two ferry rides are separated by a two-hour visit to Split, where you can enjoy a walk and lunch on your own.

Today’s Ride Choice
Morning: Pražnica to Zlatni Rat Beach – 16.9 km (10 miles)

What to Expect: This morning’s wonderful ride takes you along easy terrain and through medieval settlements. Enjoy breathtaking views during your downhill route down to the famous beach of Zlatni Rat. In the afternoon you will cruise to the island of Hvar.

Cumulative Distance Range: 16.9 km (10 miles)
Accommodation: Hotel Park Hvar
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, you’ll ride past fields of poppies, rosemary, and lavender. The ride starts with a steady climb of about four miles (6.5 km) to the village of Brusje and rewards you with views of a dramatic, sparsely inhabited landscape crisscrossed by a multitude of stone walls. You can admire views across the sea to neighboring islands and the mainland. If you prefer, you can start the ride in Brusje and pedal to Stari Grad, finishing with a four-mile (6.5 km) downhill coast into this charming Dalmatian town situated at the end of a narrow bay. Originally founded in the fourth century BC, Stari Grad (literally “old town”) features a main square which offers a number of options for lunch on your own.

After lunch, enjoy additional time in Stari Grad, shuttle back to the hotel, or continue biking on a pleasant loop through Jelsa beside the vineyards and olive groves of central Hvar. On the way back to Stari Grad, you can challenge yourself by biking a hilly route or opt for a flat road. Upon returning to Stari Grad, the support vehicle will shuttle you back to the hotel and your trip leaders will give you recommendations on how to spend the rest of the day on Hvar.

Back at the hotel, spend the afternoon exploring more of Hvar town or swimming at a neighboring beach. Dinner is on your own.

Today’s Ride Choices
Morning: Hvar to Brusje – 22.6 km (14 miles)
Afternoon: Stari Grad to Jelsa – 21.8 km (13.6 miles) | Stari Grad to Jelsa Plus – 26 km (16 miles)

What to Expect: Today’s ride starts with a steady climb of about four miles (6.5 km) to the village of Brusje. If you prefer, you may shuttle to Brusje and enjoy an easier ride to Stari Grad, finishing with a four-mile (6.5-km) downhill coast. In the afternoon you can bike through Jelsa to Stari Grad through vineyards and olive groves.

Cumulative Distance Range: 22.6 – 46.3 km (14 – 30 miles)
Accommodation: Hotel Park Hvar
Included Meals: Breakfast

Today’s ride—certain to be a highlight of your bike tour of Croatia—is relatively flat. It carries you through verdant fields and quiet stone villages and along the narrow harbor between Vrboska and Jelsa.

Your first destination is Vrboska, an adorable harbor town famous for its fortified church. Unique in Croatia, the structure resulted from an urgent need for both the church and the secular citizenry to join together to fortify their village from invaders. From here, you’ll skirt a fjord on a flat and scenic road, perhaps stopping at a small cove for a cooling dip (don’t forget your swimsuit!). End the morning with a picnic in the old fishing port of Jelsa, where you’ll see the well-maintained homes of local ship captains and perhaps enjoy another refreshing dip.

Then, ride through the mountain village of Pitve. With its traditional stone houses, konobas (taverns) and terraced gardens, Pitve exemplifies the island towns of Croatia. Shuttle back to the hotel from Stari Grad in the late afternoon, or opt for a longer ride that brings you back through Brusje to Hvar.

Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner on the terrace of your hotel, overlooking Hvar.

Today’s Ride Choices
Morning: Stari Grad to Vrboska and Jelsa – 17.4 km (10.8 miles)
Afternoon: Jelsa to Stari Grad – 13.7 km (8.5 miles) | Stari Grad to Hvar – 21.4 km (13.3 miles)

What to Expect: Today’s morning ride is relatively flat and carries you through verdant fields and quiet stone villages, along the narrow harbor between Vrboska and Jelsa. In the afternoon, you can choose between a moderate ride with hills or an easier option, finishing up in either Stari Grad or Hvar.

Cumulative Distance Range: 17.4 – 52.5 km (10 – 32.6 miles)
Accommodation: Hotel Park Hvar
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, travel to the port of Dubrovnik, arriving at approximately 12:15 p.m. (Important: Flight departures from the Dubrvonik airport prior to 4:00 p.m. are not recommended. If you depart earlier, you must make transportation arrangements from the last hotel at your own expense.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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Accommodations

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2022 Pre-Trip Extension - Split

2 Nights From $345 per person, double occupancy
Single Supplement: From $145

  • 2 nights at the 4-star Park Hotel
  • Airport car service for arrival
  • Daily breakfast
  • City information

All you have to do is get to the airport. On our Air Packages, we’ll take care of the rest, handling all the logistics, so you can travel with peace of mind. Spend your first night aloft and arrive refreshed for an unforgettable trip.

Start off your first day in Split right by having a VBT representative greet you at the airport. A complimentary car service will whisk you to your centrally located hotel. From here, you are perfectly positioned to explore this charming city at your leisure.

Accommodation: Park Hotel, Split

After a delicious included breakfast at your hotel, you are free to explore on your own, using our included city information packet to guide your discoveries.

Accommodation: Park Hotel, Split
Included Meals: Breakfast

After a delicious included breakfast at your hotel, you are free to explore on your own, using our included city information packet to guide your discoveries.

Accommodation: Park Hotel, Split
Included Meals: Breakfast

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2022

2022 Post-Trip Extension - Dubrovnik

2 Nights From $345 per person, double occupancy
Single Supplement: From $195

  • 2 nights at the 5-star Hotel Bellevue
  • Airport car service for departure
  • Daily breakfast
  • City information

After a delicious included breakfast at your hotel, you are free to continue exploring on your own, using our included city information packet to guide your discoveries.

Accommodation: Hotel Bellevue Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik
Included Meals: Breakfast

After a delicious included breakfast at your hotel, you are free to continue exploring on your own, using our included city information packet to guide your discoveries.

Accommodation: Hotel Bellevue Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik
Included Meals: Breakfast

After an included breakfast this morning, complimentary transportation to the Dubrovnik airport will be provided (an approximately 30 minute drive, depending on traffic) for your departing flight.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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10 days, includes round-trip international airfare , airport shuttle, and additional hotel nights with included breakfast.

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