Cycle and Sail Along the Croatian Coast

Croatia is where the mountainous Balkans meet the airy elegance of the Mediterranean. At the heart of this juncture is the coastal region of Dalmatia, whose storied history and unspoiled nature infuse life with a balmy breeziness you can’t help but love.

Over 1,000 islands spill out from the Adriatic to form the Croatian archipelago—each one its own blend of language and culture, food and flora. For eight days, you’ll sail from one picturesque locale to the next in search of pine-scented scenery in which to cycle, sightsee, and soak up the summer vibes.

Small country, big opportunities

Although Croatia only spans around 22,000 square miles, it boasts one of the most indented coastlines in Europe. Each island you’ll visit possesses its own unique character, culture, and ecosystem.

Embark on a sun-soaked holiday adventure and find the perfect mix of sport and relaxation in Croatia’s paradise on Earth. Sail the calm Adriatic waters, ride through stone-house towns as old as seafaring, and savor the pleasures of life—every knot, pedal, swim, and step of the way.

Beautiful landscape of coastline with Brela town and Adriatic sea in Makarska riviera, Dalmatia, Croatia

Set sail for cycling splendor

Witness the timeless beauty of Croatia

Centuries-old olive trees, vineyards, and drystone walls add a touch of tradition and history to the land, while the buzzing town squares let you experience the authentic Dalmatian culture.

Ride through the medieval core of Trogir, then explore the hilltop overlooks and pebbly beaches of Brač, Hvar, and Vis before concluding your journey in Omiš, an ancient pirate stronghold tucked between three mountains.

Two cyclers on a road overlooking Split

Sail the Adriatic with style

As you glide from the Dalmatian mainland to the islands and back, you’ll enjoy the comfort of your spacious sailboat designed with luxurious traveling in mind.

Depending on availability, you’ll either board the catamaran Lagoon 46 or a Fountaine Pajot Saba. These roomy modern yachts with en-suite bathrooms, wardrobes, and electricity are capable of accommodating your every need.

Each air-conditioned cabin is equipped with an en-suite bathroom, wardrobe, and electricity. Relax, play games, plan your next day in the wide kitchen and lounge area, or catch some rays on the deck before cooling off with a refreshing swim in the clear Adriatic waters.


Dip your toes in the sea of adventure

Cycling on Hvar, Croatian coast Hvar, Croatia, cycling tour.
Island Hvar, Croatia

A thousand islands and millennia of history


This tiny central Dalmatian town will dazzle you with its old-time charm. Thanks to its rich colonial past, the historic center of Trogir is part of the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

In your spare time, pay a visit to the beautiful Romanesque churches, including the St. Lawrence Cathedral, take a walk along the bustling riviera, or enjoy the view from the fortified walls of the Kamerlengo Fortress.

Aerial view of the Dalmatian town of Trogir
Two people riding bikes on a road surrounded by old trees and talking to each other


Over 24 miles long and just 7.5 miles wide, Brač is famous for the quaint town of Bol and its unique tongue-shaped Zlatni Rat Beach.

Vidova Gora, the highest peak on the island, offers an unforgettable view of the golden shore and towns below. The island is also home to the medieval Blaca Hermitage. Located on the south side of the island, this impressive monument was founded by two Glagolitic monks in the 16th century.

Church of Saint Peter or Crkva sv. Petra in Supetar town on Brac Island near Split, Croatia.
Zlatni Rat beach is one of the most famous beaches in Croatia.


Thanks to its strategic position and impressive biodiversity, Hvar—the sunniest island in the Adriatic—has enjoyed great importance since the time of Ancient Greece.  Its secluded coves, lavender fields, and stone architecture are a sight to behold.

At the foot of the highest peak on the island, you’ll find Sveta Nedjelja—a town celebrated for its long wine tradition. Afterwards, ride through Stari Grad, one of the oldest towns in Europe, then hit the town of Hvar for beach cocktails and a taste of Mediterranean nightlife. 

Lavender field on the island of Hvar
People cycling on a road with a guide


Due to 20th century naval operations, Vis was closed to the public for 50 years. Today the island invites visitors to marvel at its untouched beauty and the fascinating remnants of its military past—underground tunnels, bunkers, barracks, and submarine hideouts. If you’re up for a real adventure, this is the place to explore.

Pedal your way around the eponymous town of Vis, founded long ago by Greek travelers, and learn about the open sea expeditions of the fishermen inhabiting the town of Komiža. From there, you’ll get a clear view of a tiny local archipelago, which is home to the famous volcanic islet of Jabuka.

The serene Komiža seafront on the island of Vis
The secluded Stiniva Beach on the island of Vis


Surrounded by mountains in the heart of Dalmatia, where the Cetina River meets the Adriatic Sea, Omiš is Coastal Croatia’s paradise for outdoor sports. Hiking, biking, kayaking, rock climbing, and paragliding are just some of the activities you can look forward to here.

Historically, Omiš was an infamous pirate stronghold from which Dalmatian corsairs terrorized Venetian merchants and crusaders. So fearsome were these raiders that the Pope led two wars against them. Their fortresses are still standing to this day.

Omis and Cetina river aerial view, Dalmatian Coast, Croatia.
Beautiful Omis, Croatia

Your guide

MTB guide, bike mechanic, and tour logistician Ivo Jarić has guided biking enthusiasts of all skill levels since 2016. Although he was born in the continental city of Zagreb, Ivo shares a special bond with the Adriatic coast. He enjoys sharing his love for these slivers, slips, cliffside monoliths, and white-pebble blips with anyone who’s interested. When he’s not shredding singletrack, he spends most of his time traveling with his mountain-biking wife and trying out artisanal beers in local taverns.

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