Cable car ride above Dubrovnik for fantastic views of the city; transfer to Lumbarda on Korcula island via the historic town of Ston.
After breakfast take a local bus for a stroll around the old town of Dubrovnik. Take the Dubrovnik cable car to the top of Srd Hill. It is just a 10 minute ride to the upper station, located 405m above sea level. From here you can enjoy the best views of Dubrovnik and the surrounding area, islands and coastline. After this taster of Dubrovnik we continue our journey towards the island of Korcula. On our way we stop in Ston for a lunch break, the mediaeval town famous for its town walls.
After we arrive at Lumbarda, on the island of Korcula, in the early afternoon there will be a plenty of time to explore the area and take a swim.
First cycle to Korcula town; spend the morning exploring this beautiful town; cycle along coastal paths to Lumbarda for an afternoon of swimming.
The first cycling tour on the island of Korcula will take us through picturesque landscapes along the coast to Korcula town. The ride is about 6km to Korcula and 6-8km back. On arrival into Korcula town, spend the morning strolling around the old town. Korcula is a walled, historic town on the east of the island. It's herringbone arrangement of streets are home to many fascinating sites, including St. Marks Cathedral and the Town Museum. After exploring the town, said to be the home of Marco Polo, we will cycle back to Lumbarda. We will stop for lunch in 'Konoba', a local family run restaurant.
After we return to Lumbarda there will be a plenty of time to swim and enjoy the afternoon.
Boat trip to the Island of Mljet; cycle around two lakes in the N.P.; afternoon of swimming; return to Lumbarda.
Today is reserved for visiting the National Park of Mljet by boat, taking our bikes with us. The boat trip to Mljet takes about 1.5 hours. Once we have arrived we will enter the national park and cycle around two lakes. Our ride will take us around one side of the lakes to a point where the lakes meet with the sea. There are two options for the early afternoon, either relaxing on the beach or cycling around the other side of the lakes. We will return to Korcula in time for dinner.
Take a ferry to the peninsula of Peljesac; ride between the villages of Trstenik and Zuljana; afternoon swimming; transfer to Dubrovnik.
Today we will take a bus transfer back to Dubrovnik. A ferry will take us to Peljesac peninsula and after a short bus ride we will enjoy a short cycling tour on Peljesac. This will be a short ride between two villages, Trstenik and Zuljana, ending with a swim in the sea from a beach with views of Korcula and Mljet. We will arrive at Dubrovnik in the early afternoon.
Cycle around the Dubrovnik hinterland from Gruda. Cycle through the Konavle Valley; afternoon return to Dubrovnik.
Today we will explore the Dubrovnik hinterland by bike. We will take a bus transfer to Gruda village, about 30km from Dubrovnik, from where we will start our ride through the Konavle Valley. Located south-east of Dubrovnik, Konavle Valley is a beautiful stretch of vegetation located between the Snijeznica mountains and the Adriatic Sea. We can enjoy the views, the smell of the orchards, admire the vineyards and listen to the Ljuta River lapping against the shore. The cycling tour will be around 21km all the way to Cilipi.
After returning to Dubrovnik with our bus we will have a free afternoon to relax and enjoy the city or the beach.
Free day to explore Dubrovnik; visit the museums, relax on the beaches, go to an island, or walk the city walls.
Free day to explore Dubrovnik. There are numerous ways to spend the day. The city itself has many sites, museums and places of interest. You can walk the city walls, or spend one more day relaxing on the beach. Dubrovnik exudes old-world charm. Its location right on the Adriatic, the fine religious buildings surrounded by heavily fortified walls and the jumble of red-tiled roofs, make this a truly enchanting place. The shelling of Dubrovnik by Serb troops in 1991 and 1992 outraged the world. Fortunately over the last 15 years great care has been taken to re-build the damaged parts of Dubrovnik and the city is now returned to its former glory. The Old town, or Stari Grad, is filled with cobblestone streets, fountains, churches, palaces and museums - all built from the same light coloured stone. There are no motor vehicles in the quiet city, and at night the streets come alive as locals and visitors take an early evening stroll along the Stradun, the main street, covered in smooth shiny marble. Dubrovnik is famous for its fine seafood, and what better way to end our Croatian experience than splashing out on a feast of freshly grilled fish within Dubrovnik's city walls.