Bicycling the Islands of Dalmatia Plus! the South Coast

Bicycling the Islands of Dalmatia Plus! the South Coast

Croatia's Dalmatian Coast has been a favorite seaside destination among central Europeans for over a century. Join us as we explore this spectacular limestone coastline by bicycle! We begin near Split where you'll see Diocletian's 3rd century palace still inhabited by descendants of the Romans who settled this area and where we'll visit the waterfalls of Krka National Park. On our ride we pedal three of the Mediterranean's most picturesque islands -Brač, Hvar and Korčula - spending time in the picturesque rural areas, ports, and fishing villages. We'll explore the Medieval and Renaissance cities that were so important to the Greeks, Romans, Venetians, Austrians, Hungarians, and Croats. We'll also pedal to the remote interior of coastal Croatia before shuttling you to the beautiful walled city of Dubrovnik, long considered the jewel of the Adriatic.

***If this sounds great but you'd like a shorter tour, check out our Bicycling the Islands of the Dalmatian Coast tour, which features the first 8 days of this tour.***

Tour Dates & Prices

Date
Price
Private Room Fee
Note
May 12-23, 2019
USD$5295
USD$650
Space Running Out.
Sep 16-27, 2019
USD$5295
USD$650
Sold Out. Wait List Available.
Oct 13-24, 2019
USD$5295
USD$650
 

* We are happy to match solo travelers who would like to share a room with someone of the same gender. If no match exists, due to hotel pricing, we will charge 50% of the private room charge. This charge will be collected at the time of the final payment. If a roommate assignment is available it will be refunded at the conclusion of the tour.

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Trip At-A-Glance

  • Length / 12 Days
  • Total Distance / 427 km (265 miles)
  • Avg. Distance / 47 km (29 miles) per riding day
  • Tour Level / 3.5
  • Countries / Croatia
  • Begin/End / Skradin or Trogir / Mali Ston or Dubrovnik
  • Price / From USD$5295
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Tour Summary

Tour Summary

  • Highlights
    The Dalmatian Coast, Krka National Park, Islands of Brac, Hvar and Korčula, Medieval and Renaissance towns and villages of Primosten, Trogir, Split, Škrip , Pučišća, Stari Grad, Hvar, Korčula, Ston, Mali Ston and Dubrovnik
  • Includes
    12 days, 11 nights accommodation, 8 dinners with wine, 11 breakfasts, 1 picnic lunch at Hvar fortress, 1 wine tasting, pick up from Split, shuttle to Dubrovnik, guided visit of Diocletian's palace and Hvar Town; and the usual (see below)

    The Usual (Included with every ExperiencePlus! tour)

    • Superb tour leaders who are fun, bilingual and avid cyclists.
    • Help with flights, trains and pre/post tour hotels.
    • Comfortable lodging in 3-4 star hotels. 
    • All breakfasts and at least half of your dinners.
    • Use of a high quality 27-30 speed bike.
    • Full van support to carry luggage – and tired cyclists, too! 
    • Special events like wine tastings, cultural visits and chocolatiers.
    • All tips and gratuities at tour hotels and group meals.
    • Unique routes, marked with our famous chalk dust arrows.
    • Daily mileage options.
    • Detailed route map and free use of our traveling resource library.

    What's not included:

    • Transportation to and from the bicycling tour including airfare, or train travel
    • Helmets - we ask that you bring your own to ensure the best fit
    • Meals not listed in the itinerary
    • Tour Leader gratuity

    See the complete list of what's included with every ExperiencePlus! Tour.

  • Arrive / Depart
    Airport Split (SPU) / Dubrovnik Airport (DBV)
  • Overall Tour Level
  • Daily Ride Summary

    Day

    **Distance/Gain
    mi/ftkm/m

    Terrain

    Day Level

    Notes

    1
    Test ride
    2
    63km / 916m
    Rolling hills
    difficulty level 3.0
    3
    42km / 619m
    Hilly
    difficulty level 3.0
    4
    37km / 415m
    Mostly flat
    difficulty level 1.5
    5
    47km / 716m
    Very hilly
    difficulty level 3.5
    6
    39km / 783m
    Very hilly
    difficulty level 3.5
    7
    36km / 736m
    Very hilly
    difficulty level 3.5
    8
    Rest day
    9
    55km / 1541m
    Hilly
    difficulty level 4.5
    10
    42km / 607m
    Hilly
    difficulty level 3.0
    Shorter optional ride available
    11
    66km / 1116m
    Very hilly
    difficulty level 4.0
    12
    Last day

    Tour Level Note: Expect short steep hills

    **We use Ride With GPS (ridewithgps.com) to calculate elevation and mileage information. Due to variance between mapping technologies, totals may differ slightly across devices and applications

Terrain Legend

Mostly flat Mostly flat

Rolling hills Rolling

Hilly Hilly

Very hilly Very hilly

Mountainous Mountainous

Daily Itinerary

DAY 1: Tour begins in Skradin, shuttle from the airport or pick up in Split

Highlights: Krka National Park, Skradinski Buk waterfalls, Dalmatian Karst topography

Arrive today in Skradin, a charming town on the edge of Krka National Park, home to the beautiful Skradinski Buk waterfalls. We'll offer a shuttle from the Split airport (close to the town of Trogir) or from the center of Split. We'll fit bicycles this afternoon and suggest a test ride into the interior. You can also enjoy a 4 km walk, or boat ride along the river into the national park to visit the seventeen falls where the Krka and Čikola Rivers flow out of the Dalmatian Karst (limestone). The rivers return to their journey underground, a typical "karst topography" phenomenon, below the falls. We'll have a special seafood dinner this evening.

DAY 2: Bike from Krka to Primošten

Highlights: Secluded villages of Dalmatia, beach resort hotel, Primošten

We head off through a remote area of Dalmatia to reach our hotel on the beach near Primošten. As you pedal, the landscape will change; olive groves, small family-owned vineyards, and rural villages give way to coastal landscapes and the island-town of Primošten where our hotel lies on the beach. We'll enjoy an informal grappa tasting and enjoy a traditional Croatian "peka" dinner tonight in a nearby ancient village.

  • Distance: 63km (39mi)
  • Gain: 916m (3004ft)
  • Terrain: Rolling hills
  • Day Level: difficulty level 3.0
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Lodging:

DAY 3: Ride from Primošten to Trogir

Highlights: Primošten, bicycle ride through vineyards and olive groves, famous town of Trogir

If the beach captivated you yesterday, make sure to wander through the island-village of Primošten this morning before heading off through vineyards and olive groves to the top of the plateau. We ride across beautiful barren land before dropping down to the UNESCO World Heritage town of Trogir where we spend the night. Trogir was a Greek colony in the 4th century BC and later a Roman municipality. Occupied by the Croatians after the 7th century, it became a key Medieval port city in the Adriatic. The present town sits on a Roman and Hellenistic street grid inside the 15th century Venetian wall.

  • Distance: 42km (26mi)
  • Gain: 619m (2030ft)
  • Terrain: Hilly
  • Day Level: difficulty level 3.0
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Lodging:

DAY 4: Pedal from Trogir to Split, Ferry to Supetar

Highlights: Trogir, Split including a guided tour of Diocletian's Palace, Island of Brač

We bicycle along the coast today to Split, an ancient Roman city and site of Diocletian's famous palace. Occupying the space of nine football fields, the palace was built at the turn of the 3rd century A.D. and is still inhabited. Actually, the "palace" is really like a small, walled city within a city. We'll take a guide tour of the palace and enjoy an introductory walk of Split. You'll have time to explore further and have lunch before we catch the ferry to the island of Brač this afternoon. From there we pedal to our hotel in the small fishing port of Postira.

  • Distance: 37km (23mi)
  • Gain: 415m (1361ft)
  • Terrain: Mostly flat
  • Day Level: difficulty level 1.5
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Lodging:

DAY 5: Loop ride from Postira

Highlights: Loop ride around the Island of Brač

You have a full day to explore Croatia's third largest island and one of the most beautiful islands in the Adriatic. What's your pleasure? A fifty kilometer loop ride through beautiful ancient villages? Or an easier ride up to the oldest town on the island? How about an easy walk to the town of Splitska for lunch? Perhaps you'll choose a lazy day at the nearby beach; or you might like to fill your whole day with a ride to some of the more remote villages on the island. Whatever your wish.

  • Distance: 47km (29mi)
  • Gain: 716m (2348ft)
  • Terrain: Very hilly
  • Day Level: difficulty level 3.5
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Lodging:

DAY 6: Postira to Bol

Highlights: Bol and its beautiful beach, Zlatni Rat

We'll set off along the coast again today, heading west to the town of Pučišća, which is famous for its white stone (used in the White House as well as elsewhere around the world!) Have a cup of coffee along the waterfront before climbing up and over the island of Brač to reach the town of Bol. Our hotel this evening is in the center of town. We'll meet in the late afternoon to visit the local vintner where you'll sample some wines from the island.

  • Distance: 39km (24mi)
  • Gain: 783m (2568ft)
  • Terrain: Very hilly
  • Day Level: difficulty level 3.5
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Lodging:

DAY 7: Ferry to the island of Hvar and ride to Hvar Town

Highlights: Jelsa, Stari Grad and Hvar Town

Today we have an early morning transfer by boat that takes us directly to Jelsa on the island of Hvar. Settled by colonists from the Greek island of Paros in the 4th century BC, Hvar Island was dominated for centuries by the Venetians. Visit the coastal villages of Vrboska and Stari Grad before riding to Hvar town through cultivated vineyards surrounded by stone walls and panoramic views of the coastline. Meander through the Medieval alleys of the old town or join the locals in one of the elegant cafés to watch the world go by. We have dinner together this evening and say goodbye to those taking off from here! Additional mileage available.

  • Distance: 36km (23mi)
  • Gain: 736m (2414ft)
  • Terrain: Very hilly
  • Day Level: difficulty level 3.5
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Lodging:

DAY 8: Hvar

Highlights: Guided walk of Hvar Town, picnic lunch at Hvar fortress

This morning we'll have a guided walk of Hvar Town and a picnic together at the old fortress. We'll enjoy a guided walk of Hvar to learn about the 13th century Venetian fortifications built to protect one of the most important Adriatic ports of the Venetian Republic. After our picnic lunch at the fortress (also called the Spanish Fort), you'll have some time to enjoy the pjaca (piazza), the largest in all of Dalmatia.

DAY 9: Hvar speedboat to Vela Luka, Korčula

Highlights: Korčula, birthplace of Marco Polo, island scenery and views

Today we continue our island-hopping adventure and ferry to our fourth island – Korčula, an ancient Greek colony dating back to the 4th century BC. The island is famous for its white wines - Posip, Rukatac, Grk, beautiful old towns, villages and dark pine forests that cover the island whose quality wood was used for shipbuilding. We will be biking along sleepy stone villages, family vineyards, gardens and discover Korčula’s hidden coves. The rest of the day is planned for exploring the medieval town of Korčula and to get into the sleepy, laid back lifestyle!

DAY 10: Loop ride on Korčula - Marco Polo's home

Highlights: Korčula

Today you will have an option to do a loop ride on the island or just relax and do some sightseeing in the town of Korčula – a Venetian fortified town, irresistible to today's visitor, just as it was to medieval travel writers like Marco Polo, who began his life's journey in this town. Today’s experience ranges from riding along coastal roads leading to secluded beaches to biking through the vineyards surrounding small, picturesque towns. Did we mention an optional swim break at the beach on the eastern part of the island?

DAY 11: Wine Roads of Pelješac - Mali Ston

Highlights: Neretva River estuary, Pelješac Peninsula, Ston

We’ll bicycle to the ferry port of Korčula and cross over to the Pelješac peninsula. Take time to discover this peninsula – home to some of Croatia's best-known red wines Dingac and Postup, made from Plavac Mali wines, close cousin to Californian Zinfandel. Peljesac offers great views of Mljet and back to Korcula. Today’s ride takes you into the hills, along the coast and through huge vineyards (by Croatian standards!). We will visit Ston – a salt producing village, built in the 14th century and famous for the longest (5,5 km) fortified walls in Europe. Ston was a very powerful and prosperous city during the 14th century Dubrovnik Republic.

  • Distance: 66km (41mi)
  • Gain: 1116m (3660ft)
  • Terrain: Very hilly
  • Day Level: difficulty level 4.0
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Lodging:

DAY 12: Shuttle to Dubrovnik

Highlights: Mali Ston and Dubrovnik

Our tour ends after breakfast this morning. We'll provide a shuttle to the Dubrovnik Airport or town. It is certainly a place you should visit while in this part of the world. Whatever your travel plans, thanks for joining us!

  • Meals: Breakfast
Travel Information

Travel Information

Day 1: Arrival Information

Tour begins in Skradin, shuttle from the airport or pick up in Split

Lodging: Hotel Skradinski Buk

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into the Split Airport (SPU).

We offer two complimentary ExperiencePlus! shuttle options on Day 1 of the tour. Reservations required. Please make your shuttle reservation by emailing us no later than 30 days prior to your tour start date:

  • Option A: 8:30 a.m. shuttle from the Meeting Hotel in Split, the Hotel Peristil
  • Option B: 9:10 a.m. shuttle from the Split airport

If you can’t meet the shuttle on Day 1, a taxi to Skradin will take about an hour and cost around HRK 700 – HRK 800.


We will be glad to arrange your pre- and post-tour stay at the Hotel Peristil for you upon request. Note that we will not sleep there as a group and the stay there is not included in the tour price.

How to get to the Hotel Peristil:

  • Taxi, available outside the airport or call +385-(0)21-895-237 (30 min, HRK 300)
  • Buses, available shortly after the arrival of incoming flights, organized by the Pleso prijevoz bus company in cooperation with Croatia Air (45 min, HRK 40)
  • Note: The Hotel Peristil is located in the old city, which is inaccessible to vehicle traffic. Taxis and buses will drop you outside the city walls. View map

For more travel planning tips, including our packing lists, visit our Travel Planning Pages.

Day 12: Departure Information

Shuttle to Dubrovnik

Your tour ends on the final day with a shuttle drop-off either at Dubrovnik town or the airport.

We recommend flying out of the Dubrovnik Airport.

We offer two complimentary ExperiencePlus! shuttle options on the last day of the tour. Reservations required. Please make your shuttle reservation by emailing us no later than 30 days prior to your tour start date:

  • Option A: to the Dubrovnik Airport (DBV). Arrival by 10:30 a.m.
  • Option B: to the Hotel Stari Grad in Dubrovnik. Arrival 11:00 a.m.

We will be glad to arrange your tour-related stay at the Hotel Stari Grad for you upon request. However, Dubrovnik is a popular destination, so if you are planning to spend time in the city, you might want to arrange your own stay as soon as possible. Note that we will not sleep at this hotel or in Dubrovnik as a group and the stay there is not included in the tour price.

What's Included

For a full list of what's included before, during and after your bike tour, visit our What's Included page.

Pre-Trip Planning Checklist

To do right after you booked!

6 to 3 Months Prior to Tour Start Date

  • Check the online itinerary of your trip and review the arrival and departure information under the "Travel Information" tab to see meeting place and time, if a reservation on a complimentary ExperiencePlus! Shuttle (if applicable) is required, and other important information to help you plan your arrival and departure.
  • Reserve your flights after you know you have a confirmed tour departure. Please check with our office if you do not know if your trip is confirmed.
  • Book your pre and post-tour hotel nights.
  • Begin your chosen training program: https://www.experienceplus.com/blog/travel-planning/bicycle-tour-training/
  • Final payment is due 90 days (120 days for Bike & Barge/Boat tours) prior to the tour start. Please refer to your Deposit Payment Invoice and the Final Payment Reminder e-mail you have received for detailed instructions.

6 to 2 Weeks Prior to Tour Start Date

Day of Your Flight

Get as much sleep on the plane as you can. Pack your one day of cycling gear in your carry-on. See you soon!

What to Expect on Tour

Bicycles

Your bike will be equipped with: a men's or women's saddle, a quick release style seat post adjustment, rear rack and expandable pack, pump, patch kit, spare tube, cable lock, cyclometer, rear lights, a water bottle cage (or two), one water bottle , and a bell. If you would like to bring your own pedals and shoes we recommend doing so—your tour leaders will install them during the bike fitting. We have flat pedals with or without cages available. For safety and hygiene reasons you are responsible for bringing a helmet.

Daysheets

Each day you'll receive a daysheet with information on the day's activities, meals and ride. These also include Tour Leader phone numbers, hotel information and interesting historical and cultural information about sites that you may want to stop and see along the route. Your Tour Leaders will also post daily announcements in the hotel lobby with information about sightseeing in town or restaurant recommendations for dinners on your own as well as important information about breakfast, luggage down and "arrows down" time.

Navigating on Tour

Each day we will provide you with a route map with the day's ride highlighted route. Of course, we also mark the route every day with our signature chalk dust arrows. Our arrows make navigating very easy—you may never need to look at the map! The arrows also allow you to ride at your own pace. There is no need to "keep up" with the group—this is your ride!

But what if it rains? What happens to the arrows? In a light rain, the arrows actually "set up" and become more permanent. In a heavy rain, they do wash away. If that happens, we'll re-group to cycle together for those who want to continue cycling while those who prefer to stay dry can shuttle.

For the tech-loving riders out there we offer the opportunity to download GPS tracks of most tour routes to your personal GPS device using RideWithGPS.com. Tracks are available upon request approximately three to four weeks prior to the departure.

Van Support

The van carries luggage and supports cyclists. It also has water, fruit and snacks. Though the van has snacks, we encourage you to stop and enjoy markets and find your own favorite local specialty.

Hotels

We have carefully chosen all of our accommodations for their charm and location. They are typically small, family run hotels that offer you a glimpse into the local culture.

We prefer hotels near interesting sites in the center of town located along the best cycling route in the area. Because many of the hotels are small not all of the rooms will be exactly the same. We keep this in mind and do our best to distribute rooms fairly by the end of the tour. Our itinerary lists our primary hotels. On rare occasions, listed hotels are subject to change.

Meals and Restaurants

Breakfasts: we work hard to arrange complete breakfasts but some hotels still serve continental style breakfasts; cycling is energy intensive so we do recommend you plan for a morning or mid-morning snack on the road at a local café or market.

Water is OK in almost all hotels and in country fountains; if there is a problem, we will advise you.

We'll recommend lunch locations en route and most itineraries include a few group picnics. We limit the number of picnics so you don't feel pressured to be at a certain place in the middle of your ride.

Dinners together are often pre-planned and pre-ordered. We'll ask you prior to your trip if you have special dietary requirements. Preplanned meals allow us to provide a variety of regional specialties and facilitate efficient service. Water, wine and beer are included.

Tipping Your Tour Leader Team

If you feel your tour leader team has demonstrated great expertise and service, common practice within the travel industry is to tip. Tipping is voluntary and greatly appreciated, and gratuity amounts vary widely. Should you decide to leave a tip, as a guideline, we suggest 5% of the tour cost per traveler – this for the entire tour leader team, not each Tour Leader. If you’d like to show your gratitude for your Tour Leaders’ excellent service you can give the tip to any member of the tour leader team, as they share it evenly. In order to avoid social tensions, we encourage you to tip as individuals and not as a group. If you feel your Tour Leaders did not quite meet your expectations, then we would like to know about it. You will also have the opportunity to leave your comments in our evaluation survey which we email to you after your trip.

Photos

By reserving space on tour, you agree that ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours may use, re-use and reproduce any images, photos or videos that you send to us, or that are taken by our guides and/or other travelers of you individually or in a group, in any medium, including but not limited to print, electronic media, or Internet, free of charge and without your right to inspection, for promoting and publicizing our travel products and services worldwide. If you do not want us to use any images of you that are taken by us or other participants during the tour, you must inform us or your tour leader in writing at the start of the tour.

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Reviews

Reviews

  • Altogether an excellent tour, one of our best.

    Sid H., Bend, OR - May 2018
  • Great country. Loved the Island hopping. Amazing food and safe. Can''t wait ''till my next trip. Already booked!

    Cris H., Annapolis, MD - September 2018
  • Your tour leaders Sara, Andro and Sylvia made a good trip into a wonderful trip. Their thoughtfulness and sincerity made this one of my best EP tours.

    James M.
    Kaneohe, HI
  • What was your least favorite experience on this trip? Going home.

    Don L., Bend, OR - May 2018
  • Postcard-perfect scenery; wonderful people; fascinating history; delicious food. We love, love, love ExperiencePlus! tours!! Cant wait for our next one!

    Laura E., Tacoma, WA
  • How would you describe this tour to a friend? Stunning country; challenging riding; fascinating history; friendly and accommodating people...FABULOUS!!!

    Deena B., Incline Village, NV
  • Thank you for being there. You have enhanced the quality of my life. I wouldn''t say that lightly.

    Susan W., Boulder, CO - May 2017
  • When my friends asked "what was the highlight of the tour" I answered FIVE STARS in all categories!

    Nancy G., Bisbee, AZ
  • This was probably the best bike trip I've had. The routes were great, the scenery and fellow travels were great, and the guides were great.

    John H., Colorado Springs, CO
  • What a gorgeous place!!!

    Arlie and Diane N., Bellingham, WA
  • Amazing scenery. Great cultural and historic sites. Great climate and excellent guides. This is a stress free trip. All details are managed with great care and customer service.

    Susan S., Colorado Springs, CO - September 2018
  • This was a wonderful tour. The scenery, cycling route and equipment were first class but the tour leaders were outstanding. They provided so much cultural knowledge, took care of all our needs and were a ton of fun.

    Beverley T., Vancouver, BC - September 2017
  • Great tour! Thank you ExperiencePlus!! I really appreciated the fact that the leaders were local from Croatia.

    Susan C., Fort Collins, CO - April 2017
  • I especially liked the way you mark the road and the trip notes for each day were excellent. The scenery was so spectacular, the dinners, wine-tasting... It was a great trip in every way!!

    Willa H., Seattle, WA
  • Amazing scenery, some challenging hill climbs but oh the ride down made it all worthwhile. This was my second EP trip and because of the great experiences I have had I am sure there will be more. Thank you.

    Jan R., Mt Waverley, Australia - September 2017
  • Worth doing, a wonderful experience. We have been on several cycle tours with other companies and this company has been our best yet!

    Linda M., Nelson, NZ - May 2017
  • Great trip, and as always just a feeling of independent travel that the arrows always give us in the organized trip. Guides are all great as usual.Good food and some neat places to stay. Thanks.

    Colin C., Calgary, Canada - May 2017
  • How would you describe this tour to a friend? A bit like Italy, a bit like Greece, with stunning seashores, great seafood, fascinating antiquities and hospitable people.

    Nancy H., Santa Barbara, CA
  • Very well planned journey, carefree cycling by the arrows, fabulous routes, great cultural experiences and best of all, the guides were fully engaged with us and we''re always there to lend a hand. They seemed to magically pop up during the touring. The tour is set up to give you the freedom to cycle confidently at your own pace with no worries.

    David S., Voorhees, NJ
  • Each day I thought that, that day was my favorite, until the next day. There wasn''t a day that I didn''t say, "wow" at some point. The last small ferry was super relaxing. I was very happy with everything we did. For the first time, we traveled with friends. My biggest fear was overselling ExPlus to them, and they''d be disappointed. By the end of the trip, our friends kept saying, we understand, love the arrows, can''t sing the praises of ExPlus enough.

    Susan A., Colorado Springs, CO
  • This trip was a very rich cultural and historical experience. Silvija and Ante, were excellent at sharing the love and pride they feel for Croatia with us. They did an excellent job of taking us to local family businesses, farm to table meals, family owned limestone artist workshop, family run ferries, all of these experiences gave me a real flavor of Croatia and the many generations of people living there. Plus an added bonus of daily swimming in the Adriatic!

    Virginia S., Oakland, CA
  • This trip was exceptional - the best one I've ever been on.

    Teri D., Toronto, Ont, Canada
  • I was sorry it was over. The 3 guides were really fantastic. The Adriatic Sea is spectacular. The little towns were picturesque. The old towns of Split and Dubrovnik were special. Too many tourists, however, in Dubrovnik.

    Michael D., Boulder, CO - May 2018
  • The BEST way to see a country! The guides made the trio! Knowledgeable, funny & attentive!

    Christina W., Steamboat Springs, CO - October 2018
  • Riding on the island of Korcula beautiful mountain views and following the seaside, then a wonderful "local cuisine" dinner together organized by our leaders. We experienced local cuisine, local traditions and even observed a class for stone masons. We had a wonderful and memorable trip!

    Kathy E., Clarksburg, ON, Canada
  • Another great tour from Experience Plus.

    Jim B., Longmont, CO - May 2018
  • Fantastic, great riding, great cultural insight and excellent exposure to Croatia. Tour leaders are to be commended for their performance.

    Rob A., Perth, Australia
  • Absolutely wonderful!There were tours of the palace in Split, the fort in Hvar and the winery in Bol; ferry rides and boat rides; walks on the Ston wall; alleys in old towns to explore; interesting local meals (frogs!) ... it turned out to be a wonderful cultural experience.

    Sherry B., Beaverton, OR
  • This was a wonderful tour with beautiful routes, interesting meals in out of the way locations, great guides (and I do love having local guides). I also loved cycling on 3 of the coastal islands.

    Virginia M., Bloomington, IN
  • One of our favorite tours ever! Beautiful scenery, interesting culture, good food and wine. Loved the culture of coffee, gelato, wine, olive oil, fresh seafood. Complex logistics including boat transfers were handled perfectly. Guides were outstanding and wonderful people as well. Fun compatible enthusiastic uncomplaining group of fellow bikers.

    Jane H., Boulder, CO - May 2018
  • A great trip, spectacular scenery, excellent food and superb guides.

    Chris H., Huntington Beach, CA
  • ExperiencePlus! provided a me with a 'beautiful experience' island hopping the Dalmatian coastline. Thank you! The guides were fantastic!

    Ingrid B.
    Morrison, CO
  • Fantastic! Flawlessly managed.

    Andrew A., Dallas, TX
  • Quaint towns and wonderful boutique hotels were great. Unforgettable blue water too. Guides were excellent. We had a great time on this trip and would recommend it to others. We are already planning to do the Camino next September.

    Eric and Nanette Y., Fort Collins, CO - May 2017
  • We are pleased to have been part of your first Croatia tour. We had a wonderful time; it is a beautiful country and we'll be back to do another tour.

    Mary B.
    Newport Beach, CA
  • Each day was unique and special in it's own way. XPlus is absolutely first rate!!

    John B.
    Boulder, CO
  • Great Trip. I may do it again.

    Todd H., Houston, TX
  • It was a great experience to visit the old cities and get a taste of the culture and way of life. I have been on several other tours including some with other companies, and these two leaders were among the very best. They made a good tour even better. ExperiencePlus! bills itself as having local character and they really do. No other bike touring company offers as much opportunity to blend in with the local people and culture. It adds so much to a memorable vacation.

    Bill P., Meadville, PA
  • How would you describe this tour to a friend? A fantastic experience. Great cycling, fabulous tour leaders, so well organised, amazing cultural experiences, flexible assistance for all participants.

    Anthea C., Perth, Australia
  • This was a wonderful tour in every respect. Very grateful I could do it. Thanks as always to everyone at Experience Plus! for making this such a great experience.

    Linda M., Myers, CA - October 2018
  • Amazing scenery, calm quiet route, roads are in very good condition. Challenging, rewarding experience. The camaraderie is once again very present, a recurrent deal with Experienceplus!

    Isabel M., Granby, QC, Canada - October 2018
  • Great routes and fantastic guides.

    Jim L., Telluride, CO - April 2017
  • The thing I love most about ExperiencePlus! is that we are taken care of just enough to leave a little adventure to the trip. I love the focus of really trying to show the culture and people of a country in addition to wonderful riding. I think you do this by providing local guides, typical local meals and opportunities to interact with the locals (the hat trade) and to learn about the country more in depth by providing tours of olive oil factories, stone cutting school, and meals at places like the agriturismo place. You've given me many wonderful memories.

    Betsy I., Boulder, CO
  • The tour involves a lot of climbing, but rewards those climbs with incredible views of the Adriatic and coastal towns from the heights. The rides were short enough that we could explore many towns in the early afternoon after our cycling was completed.

    Bill M., Woodland, CA - September 2017
  • How would you describe this tour to a friend? Culturally very interesting, challenging biking at times (for those who are casual bikers), wonderfully friendly people everywhere and the most gorgeous coastline imaginable.

    June W., St Paul, MN
  • A great introduction to Croatia, with Experience Plus taking care of everything, ensuring biking perfection. Another excellent tour.

    Lyndon J., Trafalgar, Australia
  • Fantastic tour, difficult but that made it more rewarding, in an amazing country that I hadn''t ever thought of visiting. Thank you.

    Cheryl C., Grange South, Australia - May 2018
  • I had so many favorite experiences, I really liked our private tour of Diocletian's Palace in Split with Ivana, who was terrific. I liked the experience of the ferries and seeing the various ports and nautical activity. It's such a beautiful country and experiencing it by bike was a treat. This was a wonderful tour and I absolutely loved it.

    Nancy S., West Newton, MA
  • [What was your favorite experience on this trip?] The amazing views during and after those climbs! It's just stunning. And also the Croatian people that I met. Croatia is an amazing place. I thought from travel books and pictures I had a very good idea of what to expect. Much better than I even thought. More Americans should visit - best seen on a bike trip with ExperiencePlus!

    John C., Reno, NV
  • Loved the trip and the country.

    Jane C., Lucca, Italy
  • Fun cycling through very scenic areas.

    Rick W., Davis, CA - September 2017
  • After each tour I think there is no possible way you can beat this tour and I am always pleasantly surprised by the next one...I''ve already signed up for my next 2 tours with ExperiencePlus.

    Terry G., Annapolis, MD - September 2018
  • The trip was fabulous, loved our guides, loved Croatia.

    William C., Pelham, NY
  • [What was your favorite experience on this trip?] Beautiful scenery, conquering the hills, then exhilarating downhills, ferry rides, friendly people encouraging riding companions.

    Helen S., Melbourne, Australia
  • What was your favorite experience on this trip? It is very hard to single out one in particular, but I enjoyed the different cycling options -- on two occasions, I opted for longer rides than the rest of the team and in each case was rewarded with special experiences.

    Guy C., Vallejo, CA
  • Trying to decide on our next trip with ExperiencePlus. Great guides, great company. I love the cultural encounters (konoba traditional meal, olive museum, stone carvers school).

    Billy W., Mt Pleasant, SC - October 2018
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