Croatia is a country that should be discovered from top to bottom on two wheels! To give life to this belief, we’ve just introduced our all new Dubrovnik to Split one way cycle itinerary! This route opens up an array of new destinations for experienced cyclists and novices alike to conquer.
The Dubrovnik to Split route takes you through the untouched island of Lastavo, the historical village of Vela Luka, and of course, begins in the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ - Dubrovnik!
Whilst we think the entire itinerary is a highlight, we’ve hand picked our favourite elements of the brand new itinerary to give you a taste of what to expect on its maiden departure, running on the 29th of September, 2018!
Starting and ending in a new location
Your week of cycling, sun and sea begins in the seaside city of Dubrovnik and ends in Split. This one way itinerary gives you the flexibility to fly in and out of a different city, allowing more time to explore each of these fascinating destinations. Both cities are impressive in their own right! Dubrovnik’s UNESCO protected Old Town, complete with 2 kilometers of City Walls, and Splits’ Diocletian’s Palace which was built in the 4th Century, will certainly keep you busy in these historical cities! Take advantage of this flexible itinerary and make sure to book an extra day either side of your Dubrovnik to Split Cycle Cruise to explore the sights!
Exploring an island within an island
The stunning Mljet National Park really is one of those ‘wow’ destinations! This lush green island comprises of two salt lakes - with one of the lakes playing host to another island that is complete with a Benedictine Monastery and a whole lot of friendly donkeys! After an 8 kilometer cycle around the island, you’ll be ready to head back to the ship to relax and unwind, before taking in one of the most beautiful Croatian sunsets you’ve ever seen!
Stepping back in time on Vis Island
The island of Vis is the most remote inhabited island in Dalmatia and has only recently been open to tourism! The island was once used as a strategic military port throughout WWII, meaning it still has evidence of military action scattered throughout the island- think submarine tunnels and air bases all waiting to be explored! Croatian hospitality, delicious traditional food, hidden bays and turquoise waters are all just a short cycle away on the island of Vis.
Discovering Croatia's oldest settlement
Stari Grad is one of Croatia's oldest towns, dating back to 385BC. A challenging itinerary combined with the historical surroundings of Stari Grad ensure a real treat for the senses on today’s ride! The cycling route will take you through vineyards, lavender fields and olive trees, as well as the Starigrad plain, an old Greek system of land dividing, and today's UNESCO protected area. The town itself lies in a beautifully situated bay and is complete with cobblestones and more churches than you can count on two hands! This charming towns’ beautiful architecture will certainly cast its spell on you!
The Dubrovnik to Split itinerary takes you off the beaten track to discover an authentic version of Croatia, not yet covered on our Cycle Croatia Cruises. Your experienced local guide will tailor the days’ ride based on the fitness of the group, however all rides will be challenging and rewarding!