Self-guided Cycling in the Dalmatian Islands

Hvar, Korcula & Peljesac


A Best of Both Worlds cycling holiday featuring the stunning islands of Hvar & Korcula with the spectacular countryside of the Peljesac Peninsula and Konavle on the mainland near Dubrovnik.

START - Split / FINISH - Dubrovnik

Activity code: CRCY04

Duration: 7 Days

Croatia is the country of a thousand islands, rich history, Mediterranean vegetation and mild climate and one of the best ways to explore it is by bicycle.

This cycling tour starts in Split with an orientation and some sightseeing. You then have two full days to cyle through some beautiful countryside on the islands of Hvar and Korcula. After the islands you can enjoy some of the most spectacular scenery on the mainland along the Peljesac peninsula and in the Konavle countryside. Sightseeing in the lovely town of Ston and Dubrovnik is also included.

During your 6 full days you will have the opportunity to explore these incredibly beautiful islands, mediaeval towns, old villages and lovely bays of Croatia.

Departure Dates

  • any reasonable date between April 1st and October 31st
  • Other dates on request

Essential Information

Activity level: Trips are designed for flexible, energetic people who like to be active and have a spirit of adventure and a positive attitude.

  • Daily cycling distances 25 – 65km
  • Grade: moderate
  • Terrain: a mix of flat and some hilly sections.

Additional costs:

  • Bike rental: approx. € 15 per person per day
  • e-bike: approx. € 25 per bike / day

Important note on bikes: Cube / Cannodale or similar brand, hybrid bikes, come equipped with: tool bag, lock, spare tyre, repair kit, pump, rack for the panniers, helmet.

Weather: Summers are typically warm and sunny. From May to October temperatures are comfortable for hiking, paddling, and swimming. Rain is always a possibility in Croatia so it is essential to bring adequate rain wear and a jacket in case of inclement weather.

Accommodation: B&B (hotels and small family guesthouses), all accommodations include private bathroom and daily breakfast.

NB. This itinerary can be subject to change due to weather, special events, etc. Our local staff will do their utmost to ensure the best possible experience for you without compromising safety at any time. This may mean changing the original itinerary to avoid discomfort or risk which could be caused by exceptional situations.

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Based upon 2 persons travelling.

Prices from £1200 per person

  • Bike rental (per day) from: £ 15 per person

  • Single supplement: £ 159 per person

What's included on your cycling holiday ?

  • 6 nights accommodation on B&B
  • Airport transfers
  • Ferry tickets
  • Luggage transfers
  • All other transport according to itinerary
  • * including private water taxi shuttle between islands of Hvar & Korcula.
  • 5 days cycling routes with full information pack (orientation, riding routes with maps, suggestions for sightseeing visits, dining, local shops & services, bus & ferry timetables)
  • Luggage transfers throughout
  • Services for orientation in Split, co-ordination of transfers & support during travelling between locations.
  • Local emergency support and general assistance
  • Bike delivery to Split
  • Bike collection in Dubrovnik
  • All local taxes
  • 24hr local representative services


Arrival into Split, transfer to your accommodation. Meeting with representative plus fitting your chosen bikes. Warm up and orientation ride in Split.

  • Overnight: Split.

After breakfast take a morning ferry to Hvar island (port of Starigrad) - timetables will be provided in your document package.

Cycle ride along the coast from the port into the town of Starigrad and along the Agar valley, continue to Selca, Velo Grablje and Brusje on the old road to Hvar Town.

  • Distance: approx. 40 km.
  • Highlights: old Hvar Town, lavender fields, fantastic views, fortress in Hvar.
  • Overnight: Hvar town.

Check out from your accommodation in Hvar after breakfast and depart on private boat transfer (water taxi) to Vela Luka on Korcula (45 mins). Cycle ride today is from Vela Luka across Korcula island to Korcula town and Lumbarda.

  • Distance: approx. 55 – 60 km
  • Highlights: coastal area & cliffs of Korcula island, medieval town of Korcula, Marco Polo birthplace.
  • Overnight: Lumbarda town, Korcula Island.

After breakfast cycle to ferry port for the short crossing to Orebic town on the Peljesac peninsula. Cycle ride along the incredible peninsula towards the small town of Ston.

  • Distance: approx. 60 km.
  • Highlights: vineyards & wine cellars, dry stonewalls, picturesque bays & beaches, great wall of Ston.
  • Overnight: Ston town.

Morning shuttle to Dubrovnik. Optional guided sightseeing tour in historical centre, balance of the day free to explore town on your own (on foot, by bus and cable car).

Highlights: historical centre, Old City walls, main street Stradun.
Overnight: Dubrovnik.

Morning shuttle to Konavle district, a truly rural area of farming & winemaking between Dubrovnik and the border with Montenegro border. Cycle in the valley, through stone villages and by picturesque farms.

  • Distance: approx. 65 km.
  • Highlights: River Ljuta (spring & watermills), valley of Konavle with Franciscan monastery from 15th century, fortress Sokol from 15th century.
  • Overnight: Gruda town (Konavle).

Final day, opportunity for more cycling in morning if you have a later flight. Collection of bike, transfer to Dubrovnik airport for your flight home.

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  • We believe passionately that no two holidays should be the same.
  • With our flexible tailor-made holiday options you can travel at your own pace.
  • Rediscover a city, a resort or an island in a weekend or longer.
  • Take a small group tour or embark upon a more adventurous trip.

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  • We have all travelled extensively and will be happy to share our experiences.
  • Personally-chosen hotels, riads, guest houses & apartments in places we know and love.
  • Individual sightseeing recommendations and route planning.
  • Add excursions, activities and food & wine experiences (one of our passions).

Trusted Service

  • ATOL cover for flight inclusive holidays.
  • One of us at Rediscover the World is very likely to have visited the hotels and travelled along the routes on your itinerary.
  • Dynamic, comprehensive travel app with all your documents, maps and much more.
  • Full financial protection for your holiday (TTA).