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!
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.
Today your guide will take you on a trial run to assess your skill and fitness level. You’ll ride for 10 miles/15 km with an elevation up to 1640 ft/ 500 m.
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 monks. 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:
Private groups can upgrade their accommodation to Lagoon 46 catamaran.
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 warm 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!
This tour is beginner-friendly but requires you to have decent fitness levels. You will need to be able to bike consistently on varied and sometimes steep terrain. Even the beginner tours will take you up to a height of 200 to 500 m above sea level. There will be no time constraints. In case the trail is too challenging for you, you are always permitted to push your bike.
First day, your guide will take you on a 10 miles/15 km trial tour to test your skills and fitness levels. The rest of the week, you will ride for 12-30 miles/20-50 km daily.
With two experienced guides, you can explore different types and levels of biking trails in the area. Split into two groups and mix & match the routes according to your skill and preference!
If you want to take a day or two off, feel free to stay on the catamaran or go on another outdoor adventure like hiking or kayaking (not included in the cost of the trip).
It is preferable you have some basic mountain biking experience. However, if you know how to cycle and have an adventurous spirit, your guide will explain the different mountain bike techniques and body positions to get you feeling comfortable on the trail. Another option is that you simply spend the day on the boat or exploring the islands on foot on your own.
Yes! You can come with your friends and family and enjoy the Dalmatian coast together. Your children or other members of the family that don’t mountain bike can stay on the boat and relax under the Mediterranean sun or explore the shore on foot while you ride.
In case your family has cycling experience, check out our Cycle and Sail tour in Croatia!
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 USD per week. A high-end carbon 29” enduro bike is also available upon request.
A Focus Sam² 6.8 29″ bike can be rented for around $560 USD per week. Premium e-bikes are available upon request. With an e-bike, 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.
Catamarans Lagoon 42 and 46 have 4 cabins with double beds. Each cabin can take up to 2 people.
If you are traveling solo, you can rent a single cabin by paying a supplement of 25% of cabin’s price (e.g. if price for a cabin is $6000, single cabin supplement is $1500 and your total is $4500).
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 National park Plitvička jezera 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!