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Discover Croatia’s epic coastline and islands on this beginner-friendly guided mountain biking and sailing trip! Take in Croatia’s breathtaking nature and stunning shores, and explore ancient Greek settlements, old Dalmatian monasteries, and WWII monuments on some of Europe’s most scenic mountain biking trails. Unwind on Croatia’s finest beaches and party hubs, taste local wines and delicacies, and sleep on a catamaran under the starry Mediterranean skies!
Arrive in Zagreb, Croatia, where you’ll meet your guide. After transfer to the apartment and a bike check, enjoy an introductory ride on Medvednica mountain, a scenic nature park right on the outskirts of Zagreb. Cap the day off with a dinner and some beer tasting in a local brewery.
NOTE: If you wish, you can completely skip the Day 0 itinerary and meet your guide in Split on day 1.
Make your way to Dalmatia, marking the start of the tour proper. Have lunch before embarking on your trip to the island of Brač. After a safety briefing, board your catamaran and head for Milna, a traditional Dalmatian village on Brač. Spend the afternoon sightseeing and enjoy a traditional dinner by the seaside.
Head out for a 12-mile (20 km) bike ride from Milna to Blaca bay. The ride starts as a challenging uphill but turns into a nice, rocky singletrack. Halfway down the trail, you’ll visit a 500-year-old monastery called the Blaca hermitage, a stunning landmark crafted fully in stone by the monks of old. The ride ends on a beautiful beach, where a boat will be waiting for you.
After a swim break, depart to the island of Hvar, where you’ll spend the night in Stari Grad, an ancient Greek settlement and the oldest town in Croatia.
Today, you’ll ride the trail from Stari Grad to the town of Hvar, cycling across UNESCO-protected ancient Greek fields. Your sailboat will wait for you in a bay nearby. The town of Hvar is one of Croatia’s best-known party hot spots. Spend the night there, or head directly for the island of Vis.
After a filling breakfast, choose how to spend day 5. You can ride hard (not recommended if you partied hard the night before), or take it easy and visit the world-famous Stiniva beach, located in a picturesque cove surrounded by massive cliffs. Afterwards, you can choose to visit one of the many post-WWII bunkers on the island before heading out to do some evening wine tasting.
Back to Brač. Brač is the highest island in the Adriatic, and today you’re going straight to the top! After a difficult uphill, ride some nice and long technicals. On your way back to the boat, visit a welcoming local family for some olive oil and wine tasting. Indulge in a local dinner there before heading back to your boat.
Head to Omiš, an ancient pirate town and Dalmatia’s MTB mecca! Today you’ll ride one of the best trails and drink one of the best beers in Croatia.
From Omiš, ride to Split or the medieval town of Trogir, depending on how fit you feel. If you’re up for it, you can take an optional bike ride to Čiovo, an island near Trogir, or explore Marjan hill, a 400-ft (123 m) high forest park with breathtaking panoramic views of Split and its surroundings.
Disembark from your sailboat and head back to Zagreb. If you want to see some epic waterfalls, stop by Plitvička Jezera, the most famous national park in Croatia, on your way back. If you’re still in the mood for adventure, enjoy an optional bike ride in Zagreb, a tour of the city, or both!
What you get on this adventure:
What’s not included:
Renting a charter boat means you have the freedom to make your own schedule and go wherever the wind and desire take you. Charter offers additional flexibility and custom itinerary adapted to your group, as well as a chance to upgrade to a bigger Lagoon 46 catamaran.
Your guides and skipper will help you create an itinerary that suits your travel needs and wishes. They will handle the boat for you and recommend routes and places to visit. They know where you can anchor and get supplies, find privacy or enjoy the Croatian party scene.
Let us know which dates work best for you and we will give you an estimate of the prices and options for that period. Prior to payment, we will send you a charter agreement and corresponding invoice. The price includes a skipper, two guides, fuel, harbor fees, cleaning, sheets and towels, breakfasts, 4 hot meals, and fruit, water and snacks for daily outings. There will be a fridge onboard filled with food you’ll eat for breakfast.
The final price of the tour depends on the chosen dates, possible upgrades and add-ons. Invite your family and friends who also love boating and reduce the cost per person!
Even though it’s beginner-friendly, this tour still requires you to have a decent level of fitness. You will need to be able to bike consistently for a week in the Dalmatian sun. After booking, your guide will determine the group’s skill level and capabilities and cater the days to your abilities.
Dalmatia’s mild Mediterranean climate boasts perfect weather year-round. Tours are scheduled to fit with the seasons and ideal cycling conditions. When the weather does not cooperate, your guide will know the correct course of action to take. Whether that’s shifting to a more favorable location or postponing until conditions approve, your guide will know just what to do. In the event of predictably bad weather, you will be contacted prior to the trip to discuss suitable alternatives.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.
Don’t worry about transporting your bikes to Croatia!
You can rent a Giant Trance 1.5 27,5” bike for an added fee of around $360 per week. Other options include renting a City eBike for $360 or MTB Hardtail eBike for $420. With an eBike, you will be able to climb almost any hill with ease.
If you’re interested, please contact us.
Group sizes and prices:
Min. age requirements:
If your group has riders under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
You can reserve one of the set dates for this year with a 30% deposit. Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies and the deposit is no longer refundable. The remaining amount is paid 3 months (90 days) prior to departure. For last-minute bookings, 100% of the travel price is payable upon submission of the signed booking form.
Secure your spot for next year with a 10% deposit! With early-bird booking, you will be the first one to know about any new upcoming dates. Pick your preferred dates without the risk of your bucket list adventure selling out!
Once the trip is confirmed, the following cancellation policy applies:
To get to the start of this tour, most people fly into Split Airport and take a taxi or bus to Trogir about half an hour away.
Other options include Franjo Tudman Airport in Zagreb, about 6-7 hours from Trogir, and Dubrovnik Airport, about 3 hours away.
If you choose to arrive in Zagreb, you can spend your first day exploring Medvednica by bike. On your last day, you can go back to Zagreb and visit Plitvice Lakes National Park along the way or fly back from Dubrovnik.
57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.
We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, their guides, and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Croatia, please refer to Croatia’s official COVID-19 travel guidelines.
Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!