5 days
Duration
Moderate
Difficulty
Croatia
Location
April-October
Availability

Discover sweeping valleys, idyllic coves and sandy beaches on the Pelješac peninsula.

Explore the stunning island of Korčula by bike – a real Dalmatian gem!

Try fresh oysters and mussels in Ston – they are said to be the best in the word!

Enjoy relaxed cycling in the tranquil Konavle Valley, one of Croatia’s best kept secrets.

Easily combined with a Dubrovnik city break.


Cycling Dubrovnik’s Coast: the Pelješac peninsula, Korčula & Konavle

On this short cycling holiday you will explore the Dubrovnik coastal area, starting with the region of the Pelješac peninsula and the beautiful Adriatic island of Korčula. You will stay in the historic towns of Orebić and Ston and take a day trip to nearby Korčula, where you can visit the hometown of Marco Polo and experience the Mediterranean as it once was. The historic fortified Korčula old town is sometimes known as “Little Dubrovnik”.

This is a stunning area in southern Croatia. On the Pelješac peninsula and in Dubrovnik, you will find beautiful city walls, a combination of ancient history, untouched nature and breath-taking landscapes. This carefully planned route takes you through the charming Dalmatian landscape of rounded hilltops, silhouetted by stately cypress and pine trees, hidden bays and beaches. The pathways through the vineyards and the olive groves lead to magnificent walled towns, full of narrow winding streets where you can taste great food and world-renowned wines.

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS From €550 per person sharing*

*A surcharge will apply during the busy summer months.
*This tour is unfortunately not available for solo cyclists.

BIKE RENTAL If you don’t bring your own, you can rent a bicycle from us. All bikes are provided with bicycle locks, puncture repair kit, rack, bottle holder and helmet.

We deliver the bicycle at your first accommodation and pick it up from your last accommodation after your last cycling day. You just need to give us your body length, so that you receive the correct bike size, and we take care of everything else.

Bike hire prices

  • Touring bicycle: €60 (€15 x 4 days)
  • Road bike – CAAD optimo: €80 (€20 x 4 days)
  • E-bike: €100 (€25 x 4 days)

Aditional rental options:

Garmin (Edge Explore)

  • 3 days rental period: €10
  • 4 – 10 days rental period: €15
ACCOMMODATION

You will stay in comfortable locally-owned B&Bs and hotels. All rooms have private bathrooms.
AVAILABILITY You can start on any day of the week, subject to availability, between April 1st and October 31st.
INCLUDED
4 x overnight stays in B&Bs / family run hotels
4 x breakfasts
Luggage transportation
Day 1: transfer from Dubrovnik airport to Orebić
Day 2: boat tickets Orebić – Korčula and return
Day 3: transfer from Orebić to start of cycle route in Potomje
Day 4: transfer from Ston to Konavle
Day 5: transfer to Dubrovnik airport (or elsewhere in Dubrovnik)
Materials, maps and route notes for self-guided cycling
Local emergency support
NOT INCLUDED
Flights and travel insurance
Lunches or dinners
Personal expenses (drinks, phone calls, tips, etc.)
Any other items not mentioned in the program
OPTIONAL EXTRAS
Guided historical tour of Dubrovnik: €80 per group (1-4 pax).
Bike rental
Single room supplement: €80
DIFFICULTY The difficulty level of this trip is rated as moderate overall. The cycling is mostly flat with some hilly sections and 20 – 50 km cycling per day.
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Day 1: Arrival in Dubrovnik and transfer to Orebić

You will be picked up from Dubrovnik Airport and transferred along the coast to the relaxed Pelješac peninsula, famed for its excellent wines and oysters. You will spend the next two nights in the historic coastal town of Orebić. The town is located opposite the island of Korcula and has some lovely sandy beaches. Its waterfront is lined with houses and exotic gardens built by the sea captains who made the town prosperous in the 18th century.

We recommend arriving early so that you have time to explore the Pelješac peninsula by bike. You can do a lovely coastal route to Viganj and back (15km) or a longer and hillier route to Loviste, near the western tip of the peninsula (40km).

Overnight: Orebić.

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Day 2: Cycling on Korčula island

Cycling distance: 45km

This morning you will take a short ferry ride to the island of Korčula. The ferry departs almost every hour and the journey takes only 20 minutes. From the ferry port in Dominče you will cycle in the direction of the Korčula old town and along the coast to the picturesque town of Račišće. You will pass by many hidden bays and beaches along the way.

Korčula island is not famous only because of Marco Polo – who was born here in the 15th century – but also for its town walls, narrow streets, Venetian architecture, and Mediterranean lifestyle. This green island of vineyards and olive groves, old villages and clear blue sea is an ideal place for cycling or just spending a day in peaceful relaxation. At the end of the day, you take the ferry back to Orebić.

Overnight: Orebić.

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Day 3: Cycling on the Pelješac peninsula to Ston

Cycling distance: 50km

After breakfast a short transfer is arranged to take you to the ancient village of Potomje, in the hilly central part of the Peninsula. From here, you will cycle through the tunnel that connects the valley with the coast, where the famous vineyards of Pelješac are located. The road passes by small coastal towns Trstenik, Žuljana and Putnikovići, and continues to the town of Ston. This scenic road features numerous places where you can take a break, enjoy sightseeing, wine tasting, swimming or have lunch at the local konoba (a traditional restaurant where they serve local food). Upon your arrival in Ston, you will check in at your hotel and have free time you can use for sightseeing.

Ston was a major fort of the Republic of Ragusa, whose majestic town walls were regarded as a major feat of medieval architecture. The town’s inner wall measures 890 metres in length, while the Great Wall outside of the town has a circumference of 5 kilometres. The walls extend to Mali Ston (“Little Ston”), a small town on the northern side of the Pelješac isthmus and to the end of the Bay of Mali Ston. Ston is renowned for its excellent oysters and its salt production.

Overnight: Ston.

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Day 4: Cycling the Konavle valley & coast

Cycling distance: 40-65 km

A transfer is included this morning to take you from the Peljesac peninsula to the fertile agricultural region of Konavle. You will spend the day cycling through this quiet corner south of Dubrovnik, which is renowned for its lush Mediterranean vegetation, charming villages and dramatic coastal cliffs. The mountains provide an impressive backdrop to this fertile agricultural region. You will find cypress and pine trees in abundance, with vineyards almost everywhere you turn.  The Konavle valley is best known for malvazija, an endemic grape producing a very pleasant white wine.

The cycling route goes through the valley and along the Ljuta River and passes through the village of Zvekovica (with a possible visit to the town of Cavtat). You then continue along the coastal road through the seaside towns of Molunat, Mikulici, Čilipi and the Prevlaka peninsula at the very southern tip of Croatia and the bay of Montenegro.

Overnight: Konavle countryside or Cavtat.

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Day 5: Departure

After breakfast (in accordance with your flight time), transport is included to Dubrovnik Airport / port / or another address in the Dubrovnik area.

This trip can also be extended to an 8-day cycling trip. Please enquire for info.


Getting to Dubrovnik

  Dubrovnik Airport is served by direct flights from many European cities.
Airport transfers are included in your itinerary. You will be picked up from Dubrovnik Airport and driven to your accommodation in Orebić on Day 1, as well as return transfer from Konavle to Dubrovnik airport (or elsewhere in Dubrovnik) on Day 5.
Croatian coast cycling korcula dubrovnik
Cycling on Croatia's Adriatic coast
Orebić
Croatian Coast Cycling
Cycling on the Peljesac peninsula
Pier on the Peljesac Peninsula
Korcula port
Korcula old town
Cycling on Korcula island
Korcula vineyard
Cycling with stunning Adriatic views!
Ston, Peljesac peninsula
Ston
Cavtat harbour, Konavle
Cavtat (c) Konavle Tourism
The verdant Konavle valley (c) Konavle Tourist Board
Old watermill on the Ljuta river
Molunat (c) Konavle Tourism
Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik sunset

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