Adriatic Cycle Tour
Astounding scenery under azure skies
A new tour for 2019, our Adriatic Tour takes in three countries, Croatia, Bosnia and Montenegro, in five days in a route covering some 550 kilometers. Rob Penn, author of It’s All About The Bike explains the attractions better than we can.
“Starting and finishing in Dubrovnik, we cycled a loop through a corner of Croatia, across Bosnia-Herzegovina and from the top of Montenegro to the bottom. When we left the coast and crossed the border into Bosnia-Herzegovina, the traffic tailed off. . .heading west towards Mostar, there were almost no cars to be seen. Instead, we rode past tractors chugging out of the woods with trailers full of coppiced oak and hornbeam, herdsmen ambling along the verges to the sound of goat bells, donkeys and conical haystacks in fields. It felt like we had vaulted back in time, to the beginning of the 20th century. . . Leaving Mostar, we climbed 1,000 metres over 15km out of the Neretva valley, past the crumbling, medieval walls of Blagaj fort, to reach a vast, bare upland plain. In Sutjeska national park we flew down through a beautiful, deep canyon beside the Sutjeska river, through pools of dazzling sunlight, beneath hillsides covered in ancient forests of pines and beech. The descent to Kotor was spellbinding: the 25 hairpin bends afford some of the best views I have ever enjoyed from a saddle.”
You’ll ride some spectacular coastal and mountain roads and sample plenty of local colour, food and drink. A tour for a cyclist who likes a challenge but is happy to kick back and relax in the evenings. The tour will last six nights (May 21 - 27 2019 inclusive) with four or five days cycling respectively.
For more details check out our online brochure. Booking for the 6 night tour is now open. To register your interest you can contact us via email by clicking the button below, or fill in the contact form and we will send you an alert when it does.
"Just had a great few days the ride leaders were spot on. Organisation excellent, Dyll is very focused on ensuring that each and every rider has a great time. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend highly. Use Viva Velo and you won't be disappointed. Thanks guys." Dean McQue
The 6 night Itinerary:
21.05.19 - Arrive Dubrovnik. Prepare bikes
Day 1: Dubrovnik to Mostar - (133 km - 1650 m)
Day 2: Mostar to Tjentiste (126 km - 1750 m)
Day 3: - Tjentiste to Niksic (128 km - 2600 m)
Day 4: - Niksic to Kotor (96 km - 1200 m)
Day 5: - Kotor to Cavtat (76 km - 800 m)
27.05.19 - Depart Dubrovnik
For a more detailed itinerary and other information on this stunning tour, check out our online brochure
Quality accommodation in distinctive 3 and 4 star hotels
Return transfers to Dubrovnik airport
Full vehicle support to transfer your baggage as required
A qualified mechanic to support you
Our experienced ride leaders to guide you all the way
Full itinerary and route information in advance
GPX files on request
Cost: From £1095 (6 nights)
This is based on 2 sharing a twin room and does not include flights*, drinks or evening meals although the following are available on request:
Single room supplement – £250 pp
Halfboard - £30 pppn
*BA flies to Dubrovnik from Gatwick with flights arriving and departing around lunchtime for around £175.