Dalmatia Mountain Biking Tour
Dalmatia Mountain Biking Tour

Dalmatia Mountain Biking Tour

6 days

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Get your heart pumping on mountain bike rides from Zadar to Hvar, Croatia

Feel the Adriatic breeze on your face while you take on exhilarating mountain bike rides from Zadar to Hvar in Dalmatia. Croatia has so much to see, not limited to its national parks, historic sites, and inviting rocky coastline next to crystal-blue waters. To fuel your journey, pick from your favourite Mediterranean dishes and drinks, including fresh-caught seafood! If you want to experience Croatia and want to do it on two wheels, this is the perfect opportunity.

On the Dalmatia Mountain Biking Tour, you’ll follow your local expert guide along dusty trails winding through the Velebit Mountains and cruising down coastal roads. What’s more, you’ll hop on the ferry to stunning Brac and Hvar islands, each with its own charm and history. The riding days are jam-packed with adventure, showing you gorgeous Croatia via the thrill of the bike. What are you waiting for? Ride on!

Highlights of the Dalmatia Mountain Biking Tour

Pedal your way to the top of Vidova Gora, the highest peak on Brac island, and feel the rush as you descend almost 800 metres back to sea level.
Admire the mix of chic and medieval in the historic and beautiful towns of Split, Hvar, and Zadar.
Bike through an epic karst mountain range in Paklenica National Park and view the mighty Krcic waterfalls.
Indulge in Mediterranean cuisine and relax each night in comfortable accommodations.

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Dalmatia Mountain Biking Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive and Visit Paklenica National Park

You’ve made it to the start of the tour! Your guides will meet you at Zadar Airport and waste no time in kicking off the tour. You’ll arrive in the stunning area at the foot of the Velebit Mountains to settle into your guesthouse.

Meet your guides for an evening drink and orientation on the days ahead. They will fit you with a bike and ensure everything is prepared for your adventure. Get some rest!
Overnight Location: Hotel in Paklenica
Distance: None
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 Ride Along the Master’s Road

After a nice breakfast with the group, you’ll set out for the mountains with transport for you and your bikes to the starting point. Prepare to work your legs today as you cruise along the Master’s Road (Majstorska Road), named for its mastery of construction, where switchbacks wind through deep canyons and peaks.

Stop midday for a yummy picnic lunch. As you ride along the dirt path, your eyes will feast on the karst mountain landscape, with rocky points jutting out of various grasses.

After the ride, the group will return to the hotel in Paklenica.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Paklenica
Distance: 5–7 hours, 43 km, 1500m of ascent, 1500m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3 Bike on Napolean’s Road

Bid farewell to Paklenica and hop in with your driver to Knin. Here, you’ll get on your trusty bike for an epic ride along Napolean’s Road, which extends through Croatia, connecting some pertinent historical sites and gorgeous coastal scenery.

Along the route, take a rest at the mighty waterfalls in the Krcic River and ride through the Krcic Canyon for jaw-dropping views. Follow your guide to a perfect picnic spot, then continue onto Split, Croatia’s chic destination and gateway to the islands.

Once you’ve arrived, take an hour or so to explore Old Town Split before heading to the hotel for a good night’s rest.
Overnight Location: Apartment in Split
Distance: 4–5 hours, 36 km, 720m of ascent, 520m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Day 4 Climb Vidova Gora on Brac

Enjoy a group breakfast at a local restaurant, then prepare for an excursion to the nearest island, Brac. After the 50-minute ferry ride and short transfer, jump on your bike for an incredible route today—not as demanding as the other days and a lot more downhill fun!

You’ll head to the top of the Vidova Gora Trail, which leads up the highest peak on Brac. Your efforts will be rewarded with stunning views of the Adriatic Sea and the Mediterranean vegetation on the shore. Descend to the port in Supetar to ferry back to Split for the night.
Overnight Location: Apartment in Split
Distance: 3–5 hours, 36.2 km, 650m of ascent, 1200m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Day 5 Explore Hvar

Indulge in a hearty breakfast, then head back to the ferries. This time, your destination is Hvar. Starting your ride in Croatia’s oldest city of Stari Grad, you’ll pass by and visit ancient sites, including UNESCO-recognized areas.

Today’s route has no shortage of quaint villages, and you’ll get top-notch views as you pedal along the dirt roads. When the trail ends, you’ll head back to Hvar to gather for a farewell dinner with the group at a local restaurant. Since you don’t have to ride tomorrow, now’s your chance to treat yourself to some delectable cuisine and drinks! Spend the night in Hvar, letting the sounds of the coast lull you to sleep.
Overnight Location: Apartment in Hvar twn
Distance: 4–6 hours, 10.5 km, 700m of ascent, 700m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6 Farewell!

The final day has arrived! You’ll have one last breakfast with your group, and then the tour ends in Hvar. Say your goodbyes before moving onto the next part of your trip.
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Dalmatia Mountain Biking Tour Price and Dates

This guided tour in Croatia is always run as a custom tour for your group only and the price always depends on the number of people in your group, as well as travelling dates.

The best time to travel to Croatia for mountain biking is from May to September. This tour is available in August/September, which are warm, pleasant months.

Private Guided Dalmatia Mountain Biking Tour

Have your own private tour with just your group! The prices below are per person. Departure dates can be customized.

15.05.2021 – 21.05.2021:

  • Guided solo travellers: $8,675 USD
  • Guided groups of 2: $4,825 USD
  • Guided groups of 3: $3,875 USD
  • Guided groups of 4: $3,195 USD
  • Guided groups of 5: $2,925 USD
  • Guided groups of 6-7: $2,650 USD
  • Guided groups of 8-9: $2,525 USD
  • Guided groups of 10-11: $2,325 USD
  • Guided groups of 12-13: $2,175 USD
  • Guided groups of 14: $2,095 USD

05.06.2021 – 11.06.2021:

  • Guided solo travellers: $8,675 USD
  • Guided groups of 2: $4,825 USD
  • Guided groups of 3: $3,875 USD
  • Guided groups of 4: $3,195 USD
  • Guided groups of 5: $2,925 USD
  • Guided groups of 6-7: $2,650 USD
  • Guided groups of 8-9: $2,525 USD
  • Guided groups of 10-11: $2,325 USD
  • Guided groups of 12-13: $2,175 USD
  • Guided groups of 14: $2,095 USD

09.10.2021 – 14.10.2021:

  • Guided solo travellers: $8,695 USD
  • Guided groups of 2: $4,795 USD
  • Guided groups of 3: $3,875 USD
  • Guided groups of 4: $3,195 USD
  • Guided groups of 5: $2,925 USD
  • Guided groups of 6-7: $2,650 USD
  • Guided groups of 8-9: $2,495 USD
  • Guided groups of 10-11: $2,295 USD
  • Guided groups of 12-13: $2,250 USD
  • Guided groups of 14: $2,150 USD
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Accommodation on the Dalmatia Mountain Biking Tour

This tour is based in 3-star hotels and self-catering apartments. Each accommodation offers pleasant rooms and great amenities to elevate your experience.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement of $195 USD - $225 USD (depending on the dates) to have a private room while travelling with your group.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Hotel Rajna in Paklenica ★★★

At this hotel, you’ll get Mediterranean island vibes while being on the mainland. Enjoy comfortable beds, a communal lounge area, and an excellent menu.

Apartments Pivac in Split ★★★

In this self-catering apartment, you’ll have access to 1–3 bedrooms, 1–2 bathrooms, and a kitchen. With its modern and minimalist look, you’ll feel right at home.

Tomas Apartments in Hvar ★★★

These apartments consist of 1–3 bedrooms, 1–2 bathrooms, and a kitchen. Conveniently, you’re a 5-minute walk from Old Town Hvar and main street.

What’s Included in the Dalmatia Mountain Biking Tour?

Meals

5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 3 dinners are included.

Accommodations

Accommodation for 5 nights is included.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation for you and your luggage is included during the tour, including an airport transfer at the start of the tour. Ferry tickets are provided.

Also Included

  • English-speaking mountain bike guide
  • Support vehicle on biking days
  • Hard-tail mountain bike rental
  • Helmet rental

Not included

  • Meals not mentioned in itinerary
  • Transfer from Hvar at the end of tour
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Personal expenses and gratuities
  • Anything not mentioned as included

Optional Extras

  • Extra nights in Zadar
  • Extra nights in Hvar
  • Extra nights in Split
  • Single occupancy upgrade

Frequently Asked Questions about Dalmatia Mountain Biking Tour

AndAdventure is a boutique Croatian tour operator specializing in adventure tourism, such as hiking, cycling, sailing, kayaking and more. AndAdventure was founded by experienced Croatian guides who want to share their passion for playing outside. Combing tourism with adventure, they aim to deliver high-quality, safe, and exciting journeys throughout Croatia.

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 4 / 5. You should be comfortable mountain biking for 7 hours and up to 45 kilometres in one day. Some terrain may be technical. You will have a lot of leisure time, but rides can be strenuous and hot during the summer.

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