Categories: Croatia

Bicycling the Islands of Dalmatia Plus! the South Coast

by Jessie Beyer - Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Croatia has one of the most dramatic coastlines in the Mediterranean region. The Dinaric Alps plunge right into the sea, fracturing into a series of islands stretching along the full length of the Dalmatian Coast.

Historically the region was caught among the maritime empire of Venice, the landlocked Austro-Hungarian empire, and the Ottoman Empire which spanned both land and sea. As a result, the cultural heritage of the region bears the fruits of all three of these cultures. The culinary traditions show the best of this heritage, the architecture is purely Mediterranean, and the historical remnants date back to Roman times, though the region is rich in Medieval and Renaissance villages, cities, and architecture.

A favorite seaside destination among central Europeans for over a century, Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast has everything you could want for a coastal cycling tour. We begin near Split where we’ll visit Diocletian’s 3rd century palace still inhabited by descendants of the Romans who settled this area and then stop by the waterfalls of Krka National Park.

As our ride continues we explore three of the Mediterranean’s most picturesque islands – Brač, Hvar and Korčula – spending time in the quiet rural areas, ports, and fishing villages.  Visit the Medieval and Renaissance cities that were so important to the Greeks, Romans, Venetians, Austrians, Hungarians, and Croats. To round out the trip, we pedal to the remote interior of coastal Croatia before finishing with a shuttle to the beautiful walled city of Dubrovnik, long considered the jewel of the Adriatic. Join us as we explore this spectacular limestone coastline by bicycle!

2020 Departure Dates

Bicycling the Islands of Dalmatia Plus! the South Coast (12 Day)

Apr 19-30
May 10-21
Sep 13-24

Bicycling the Islands of Dalmatia (8 Day)

Apr 19-26
May 10-17
Sep 13-20


Book Early and Save

Take advantage of our annual Early Booking Discount and save $200 on all 2020 bicycle tours. Submit your reservation by November 15th, and we will take $200 off (per person) to reward you for planning early! Some 2020 tours are already filling up, so secure your spot for next year and save before the Early Booking Discount ends!

Re-Cyclers: Remember if you are on your 5th, 10th or 15th ExperiencePlus! tour, we do limit Re-Cycle discounts to two per departure so it is also important for you to book sooner rather than later. Only one discount per person.


 

Jessie Beyer - Originally from the suburbs of Washington, D.C., Jessie headed west for college and never looked back. She earned a Journalism and Technical Communications degree from Colorado State University, and has since worked in a variety of industries including radio, sustainability, and wine tourism. Jessie combines her passion for travel, cycling, and storytelling to help people understand the unique power of exploring the world from the seat of a bike. A self-proclaimed travel junkie, Jessie has found herself on many extended adventures. She spent 2015 exploring many corners of the world including tramping through New Zealand's mountains, cycling through Europe, and hitching a boat ride down the Mekong river from Laos into Thailand. At home in Colorado you'll likely find her singing her way up mountain trails, talking to strangers, and seeking restaurants with patios and Spanish wines.

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