Croatia Classic

Difficulty  Medium

10 Days - €3,650.00 approx US$3,871
AU$5,190
GBP£3,075

Terrain: Hilly
Daily Distance: Approx 60-100km
Total Distance: Approx 700km; 435mi
Total Ascent: Approx 10000m; 32000ft

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04 - 13 May 2017 (12 PLACES REMAIN)

Highlights:
This tour sees us journey from magic island to island, and a little way inland over sweet hills covered in wine groves and medieval villages.  Trogir, Split, Korkula, Mjete and Dubrovnik are our primary stopping points in this tour.  When it comes to cycling you’ll have a constant smile on your face.  There is so much diversity, from the easy flat coastal rides to the more challenging rides within the interior hills of the Dalmatian coast.  Wonderful roads, mediterranean climate, traditional cuisine and 1000 years of history!  A destination not to be missed.

What's included:

  • All hotel accommodation in minimum 3 star, usually 4 star hotels (twin share)
  • Breakfasts
  • Introductory Lunch
  • Dinners (except 1)
  • 2 Guides on tour (one fully qualified mechanic)
  • Van support throughout tour
  • All in-tour transfers
  • Snacks and food supplements including electrolytes during tour
  • Activities which depend on the region we are visiting. Examples include wine/cheese/olive oil tastings, boat trips
  • Garmin 800 loan unit with maps for duration of tour
  • 1 PuntoTours cycling kit (cycling jersey, knicks and socks) per guest
  • 1 day pack per guest
  • Complimentary food supplements including gels and energy bars
  • Detailed printed Tour information booklet.

Day One - Trogir Warm-up Ride
Main Route: 40km / 25mi
Total Ascent:  700m / 2,300ft
This is a warm-up ride to ease the legs and body into it.  Some of you may have only recently stepped off a plane, so this ride offers a great way to “tease” out that tiredness.  The route will take us to Antibes encountering some small climbs and will offer spectacular views of the Mediteranean Sea.

Day Two - Trogir to Brac island
Main Route: 80km / 50mi
Total Ascent: 1,200m / 3,900ft
Beautiful day’s ride along the coast finishing on the hilly island of Brac.  Very few flat sections on today’s ride.  We encounter a few not too difficult climbs, then enjoy some undulating terrain before we arrive back at sea level.

Day Three - Brac Loop of the island
Main Route: 75km / 52mi
Total Ascent: 1,300m / 4,200ft
Today we climb up to the highest point in the Mediterranean Sea, to 778m above sea level. The view is breath-taking but we’ll have to work hard to enjoy it!  Undulating terrain before and after the major climb!

Day Four - Brac to Orebic
Main Route: 90km / 55mi
Total Ascent: 1,500m / 4,700ft
Today we’ll start the day on a ferry back to the mainland. We’ll then ride along the undulating coastline to Ploce, before boarding another ferry for the short cut to Orebic on the Peljesac Peninsular, just across from the verdant green island of Korcula, famous for its huge forests.

Day Five - Korcula Loop of the Island
Main Route: 85km / 52mi
Total Ascent: 1,300m / 4,200ft
Today we have a choice - we can either ride a little more on this amazing island, or take advantage of the sea and relax on the beach! The ride is great with many short climbs ….while the beach is all flat! Guaranteed fun day! 

Day Six - Korkula to Mljet
Main Route: 70km / 43mi
Total Ascent: 1,100m / 3,600ft
A wonderful day’s ride down the length of the Pelijesac Peninsula.  It is an undulating journey through the wine growing district around Donja Bunda, through small villages and medieval towns to Prapratno and the ferry.  A treat today as we make landfall on the Island Mljet and ride through the island to the idyllic location of our hotel in Pomena.

Day Seven - Mjlet Loop
Main Route: 90km / 56mi
Total Ascent: 1,000m / 3,200ft
A leisurely wander through the scenic national park of Mljet and visit to the old monastery building on its own private isle in the beautiful interior lakes. Of course the ride is ……. undulating!

Day Eight - Mljet to Dubrovnik
Main Route: 70km / 43mi
Total Ascent: 1,100m / 3,600ft
Another great ride to arrive at the last stop of our tour, the stunning city of Dubrovnik.   An easy start today, with some lovely flat sections before we climb up to 500m over a distance of 10km. After a beautiful descent, there will be once more long flat section along the coast. The view of Dubrovnik is spectacular!

Day Nine - Dubrovnik Loop to Zlaton
Main Route: 60km / 37mi
Total Ascent: 800m / 2,600ft
On our final ride we get to see some of the verdant hills around Dubrovnik, and back along the beautiful coast road for one last lovely look. The ride is hilly but not too difficult to allow some free time in Dubrovnik before our super celebration dinner in one of the best restaurants of the region!

Day Ten - Dovidenja!

Recommended Arrival Airport: Split (Croatia)
Recommended Departure Airport: Dubrovnik (Croatia)

(Airport transfers not included)

Croatia Classic Tour 2017 Map