Weekly Cycle: Island Hopping - Split to Dubrovnik
Our top cycling trip this week is a Croatian island adventure! Read on to find out more...
In a Nutshell
Distance: 130-700 km. We provide you with detailed information for a number of cycling options each day, so you can tailor the trip to suit you.
Grading: Moderate to Strenuous. Croatia's islands are quite mountainous, and the cycles on this trip includes some fairly steep ascents and descents.
Riding into Hvar
Where is it?
This adventure takes place on the mainland and islands of Croatia, an Eastern European country on the Adriatic Sea.
Why cycle Croatia's islands?
Croatia offers the best of both worlds; bustling cities and stunning landscapes. Your adventure starts in Split, a fascinating city situated between mountains and sea. At the heart of the city lies the ancient Roman complex of Diocletian's Palace. But exploring this wonderful place is just the beginning. Based in Split for your first three nights, you can explore the unspoiled islands of Solta and Brac, which offer beautiful cycle rides through vineyards and olive groves. The next day takes you to Hvar, where you can explore the ancient Greek site of Stari Grad, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your home for the next two nights is Korcula, birthplace of adventurer Marco Polo. This island has beautiful marble streets and incredible medieval architecture. Next, move on to Dubrovnik, a beautiful and historic city which masquerades as King's Landing in the hit TV show Game of Thrones. Cruise through nearby vineyards and taste the delicious local wine. We would recommend adding on a couple of extra days to explore more of Dubrovnik before heading home!
Riding through the Korcula vineyards
Planning to cycle Island Hopping: Split to Dubrovnik
Macs Adventure offers an 8 day & 7 night itinerary, which can be fully customised to your needs. The trip is available from mid-March to mid-November, and includes bike rental, luggage transport, all ferry transfers and 3 or 4 star accommodations. For more information on this fantastic adventure, check out our website or get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org