Cycling in Croatia – Southern vs Coastal Route – Which One For Me?

If the idea of an active and challenging holiday cycling in Croatia sounds like your idea of the perfect week away, then you’ll love our Cycle Croatia Cruises.

Croatia is an incredibly rich country in varied, pristine landscapes, and as such, we offer two different itineraries on our cycle cruises – the Southern Route and the Coastal Route. Choosing which itinerary to do can be a difficult decision, so we’ve compiled the following guide to help you decide which one suits you best.

Our cycle cruises are suitable for those with a moderate level of fitness – however, for those who feel they may need a little extra help, we have e-bikes available so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery! You’ll be lead by a professional cycling guide for the duration of the tour, so you can be assured you’ll be in safe hands.

Split Southern Route Key Points

Perfect for: Those who want to head south and cycle the islands off the mainland including Korcula, Mljet, Hvar and Brac.

Length of cycle: Approximately 189 kilometers of cycling

Terrain: Mixture of paved and gravel paths


  • Zlatni Rat, Bol
  • Medieval fortresses on Hvar Island
  • Marco Polo’s birthplace in Korcula
  • Mljet Island National Park
  • Cetina River valley

Coastal Route Key Points

Perfect for: Those who prefer to head north and take in the scenery of the mainland, including the stunning Krka National Park and the quaint and charming city of Zadar. The route takes in some of the quieter parts of the Adriatic and allows you to get off the beaten track.

Length of cycle: Approximately 185 kilometers of cycling

Terrain: Mostly paved paths, with some gravel roads


  • Krka National Park
  • The cosy harbour town of Vodice
  • Telascica Nature Park
  • The charming city of Zadar
  • Old Town of Trogir
  • Dugi Otok

Our cycle cruise itineraries run on Ensuite and Premier ships. You are able to compare the different facilities on these ships hereYou’ll receive breakfast each day onboard, as well as either lunch or dinner (depending on the cycling itinerary for the day).

We’re now taking bookings for our 2018 Cycle Croatia Cruises. You can find out more information regarding departure dates, pricing and detailed itineraries on our Cycle Croatia Cruises page.