Self guided biking tour in Croatia
Although you do cover good distances, this self guided biking vacation is more about wanderlust and wonderful countryside than being a Wiggins wannabe.
Dubrovnik Mljet Island National Park Dubrovnik Korcula island Sipan island Konavle valley
830To980 excluding flights
Price includes: All lodging, breakfast daily, luggage transfers, local emergency support, transportation as in program, road book with maps, , bike rental is extra.
Seasonal trip discount of 10%
Seasonal trip discount of 10%
Description of Self guided biking tour in Croatia
Departures can be arranged at any time to suit you between April and October
Our top tip:
Put padded shorts on your posterior and swimming shorts in your pannier. And bring your own bike if possible as bike hire is extra.
Self-guided with detailed itinerary and luggage transfers.
Moderate, 2555 km/day.
Family run guest houses.
Accommodation, breakfasts, luggage transfers, local support, ferry crossings, guide and maps. Bike rental extra.
solo travelers welcome. Single rooms available with surcharge.
Plentiful cafes, restaurants & supermarkets en route.
70 Reviews of Self guided biking tour in Croatia
4.5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 23 Oct 2021 by Jess InchReally excellent. Fantastic experience, far better than staying in a massive hotel with loads of other vacation makers. Really wonderful sights, experiences, biking with kids (10 and 14) was such a great way to see the countryside and staying at 4 different locations kept our interest levels up at all times. Read full review
Reviewed on 03 Oct 2021 by Ruth LaceyThis was actually our 5th trip to Croatia and it didnt disappoint. We love the scenery, the weather, food and people. We might just return for a sixth trip someday. Read full review
Reviewed on 20 May 2019 by Nicky ThackerThe spectacular scenery was the most memorable part of the vacation. Read full review
Reviewed on 12 May 2019 by Josee PlanteThe colour of the Adriatic Sea, the vineyards and red roofs were memorable ! We loved the cycling and going in small villages. Read full review
Reviewed on 26 Sep 2019 by Rachel FellIt was a great adventure. Read full review
Reviewed on 16 Sep 2019 by Alun JonesThe cycling was challenging but exhilarating and the countryside beautiful. Read full review
Reviewed on 18 Oct 2018 by Simon WarnerExcellent, top marks. A fantastically energetic yet relaxing vacation! Read full review
Reviewed on 18 Jul 2018 by Ann IngwersenThis tour was definitely 5-star. Organisation couldn't be faulted. Tour maps and notes were excellent Read full review
Reviewed on 28 May 2018 by Terje O. EspelidCycling the Peljesac peninsula was a very nice experience enjoying the coast line. Our vacation was a very positive experience. We have been on many cycling trips, but the good service we got from this operator is the best ever. Read full review
Reviewed on 26 Oct 2018 by Penny SlevinskyMost memorable: Cycling Mljet island and Dubrovnik old town...The tour operator took wonderful care of us. Every accommodation was clean but basic. Read full review
Reviewed on 05 Oct 2018 by Natalie TengVery memorable. Read full review
Reviewed on 25 Sep 2018 by Deborah BeauchampThe most memorable part of the vacation was...exploring a new location and meeting some locals along the way. Read full review
Reviewed on 25 Aug 2018 by Jacqueline DitchamSwimming in the crystal clear sea was the most memorable part of the vacation. Read full review
Reviewed on 17 Jun 2018 by Graham ColemanIt is a 7 out of 10 Read full review
Reviewed on 23 Oct 2017 by Summit ShahBiking and soaking in incredible views! Excellent. Read full review
Reviewed on 20 Sep 2017 by Natalie HookMeeting all of the wonderful people in Croatia, learning about the country, taking in all the sights and beautiful scenery. Every day was a new adventure! Read full review
Reviewed on 08 Jul 2017 by James ShatfordThe genuine friendliness of the Croatians, coupled with the spectacular scenery, were definite highlights for us. Read full review
Reviewed on 05 Jul 2017 by Kenneth WhittakerThe highlight was seeing the beautiful countryside of Croatia - especially on the islands, and staying in the small ports. Read full review
Reviewed on 12 Jun 2017 by Eileen HaflichThe highlight was the scenery and warmth of the people we met. Read full review
Reviewed on 05 Jun 2017 by Melanie NockThe island of Mjlet was beautiful but successfully conquering some of the mountains in Konvale was very satisfying. Very enjoyable and varied. Friendly, helpful people locally. An introduction to places we might never otherwise have visited. Read full review
Reviewed on 10 Oct 2017 by Karen von MuehldorferCycling on the island of Korcula, swimming in the Adriatic Sea, drinking lovely wine was the highlight. Read full review
Reviewed on 27 Sep 2017 by Chris McNeillThe beautiful islands, coastline and old cities and towns were incredible. We really enjoyed our walking tour of Dubrovnik and the wine tasting and meal at the winery that was included in our tour. Read full review
Reviewed on 26 Jun 2017 by Anthony KmetzThe most memorable was the lovely seascape views which often were earned by 300m+ climbs. Read full review
Reviewed on 11 Jun 2017 by Catherine ParisioThe highlight was riding around the salt lake in Mjlet and wine tasting in the Konavle Valley. Meeting many wonderful local people who were more than willing to chat and make suggestions for us. Read full review
Reviewed on 03 Oct 2016 by Wendy WilliamsCroatia is so beautiful! And cycling is a great way to experience it. Read full review
Reviewed on 28 Sep 2016 by Alan SpencerThe way we were treated and the kindness shown only happens when you show local people your support by using their facilities. Read full review
Reviewed on 21 Sep 2016 by Fiona ClintonI would definitely recommend this as the perfect way to explore Croatia. Read full review
Reviewed on 12 Jul 2016 by Roye ElyBest bit: Riding down a Croatian country road with my son, grapevines on one side, Cyprus on the other. Read full review
Reviewed on 09 May 2016 by Laura A. JandaWe feel that we got an excellent value for our money and would definitely recommend this trip. Read full review
Reviewed on 28 Oct 2016 by Greg LiebmanThe entire trip--from beginning to end-- was one spectacular vista, welcoming new acquaintance, history lesson, great meal, beautiful lodging..... and more! Read full review
Reviewed on 27 Oct 2016 by Trudy ChatwinWe had a wonderful vacation with a mixture of active exploring by bicycle and relaxing after good rides and explorations. Read full review
Reviewed on 15 Oct 2016 by Kathy HuntThe beautiful cycling roads and vistas, along with the extremely personable and friendly hosts at our accommodations. Read full review
Reviewed on 19 Sep 2016 by Fran RidoutThere were many memorable moments. The last day cycling from Cavtat was wonderful with long down hill stretches beautiful scenery and wine tasting opportunities. Read full review
Reviewed on 15 Sep 2016 by George QuickThis trip exceeded our expectations in almost every way. The hosts of the B&Bs were excellent. The staff was personable and always timely. Read full review
Reviewed on 12 Sep 2016 by James BentleyAll the accommodation was superb, great locations and wonderful hosts. The scenery was superb. A great trip, very well organised by the vacation providers. Read full review
Reviewed on 06 Sep 2016 by Rani KoyaBest bits: The islands of Croatia and cycling around them. Read full review
Reviewed on 07 Aug 2016 by Neil SmithDon't hesitate to book this Croatian vacation. Read full review
Reviewed on 25 Jun 2016 by Pam StuartThe vacation was excellent. The team that organized it were very professional and friendly and looked after us very well. Read full review
Reviewed on 06 Jun 2016 by Sandy DentonOur dinners in Split and Konavle were outstanding - even the chef drove us home! Read full review
Reviewed on 07 Jun 2016 by Hilary AndersonThe friendly, welcoming people, the authentic guest houses and the amount of sightseeing activities covered in one week. Read full review
Reviewed on 07 Sep 2015 by Karen BrookesExcellent - in terms of scenery, the different locations and the people Read full review
Reviewed on 26 Aug 2015 by Clive HancockDefinitely use Responsible Travel and the tour company again Read full review
Reviewed on 30 Jun 2015 by Paul MillnerFantastic rides at the side of the sea or on headlands above it, with stops for a quick beer or a swim in the clearest blue water. Absolutely fantastic! Read full review
Reviewed on 14 Jun 2015 by Laura GreenbergPerfect! The combination of cycling, history, geology, gastronomy and hospitality will be hard to beat. Read full review
Reviewed on 06 Nov 2015 by Vanessa MaskellCycling through the Konavle countryside was beautiful and kayaking on the salt lake on Mljet, Sipan was also lovely... Read full review
Reviewed on 27 Oct 2015 by Tim SchulteThe beautiful landscape, the nice and warm people in Croatia, the sunny weather, the well-chosen cycling routes, the beautiful beaches... Read full review
Reviewed on 17 Oct 2015 by Phil LowenthalThe surroundings are beautiful and ideal for bicycling. Read full review
Reviewed on 11 Oct 2015 by Janice ChantlerGreat. Variety of locations, incredible accommodation and meeting people, who were so friendly and helpful. Read full review
Reviewed on 09 Jun 2015 by Peter DunwiddieThe diversity of bicycle rides and locations we visited was terrific. Every day was different, and all were really enjoyable. The selection of locations included on the tour was well thought out, and gave us opportunities to experience much that Croatia has to offer. Read full review
Reviewed on 05 Jun 2015 by Sally AitkenAbsolutely excellent, only positives, no disappointments. Everything worked beautifully. We will definitely recommend this trip to all of our friends who are interested in visiting Croatia, a beautiful country. We feel our trip definitely benefited local people, as our hosts were locals with small bed and breakfasts, and they steered us towards good local restaurants. Read full review
Reviewed on 31 May 2015 by Phil RussellIt's hard to pick out specific highlights as the whole vacation was really great. The cycling routes and maps provided were good, and you could easily flex these to suit your own needs. Read full review
Reviewed on 25 Jul 2014 by Laurie CrossmanIt was absolutely wonderful. Tomi and arranged everything with precision. We loved the places he choose for us to stay and we know our experience was much richer than we could have arranged ourselves using guidebooks. Read full review
Reviewed on 19 Sep 2014 by Peter GrattonIt was all memorable. The local staff were always cheerful and efficient, despite running a complex operation when new clients were starting their vacations on different days of the week. Read full review
Reviewed on 23 Jul 2014 by Peggy DeamerMost memorable was the gorgeous Croatian islands and the great small towns that responsible travel had us visit. Read full review
Reviewed on 23 Jun 2014 by Patrice PanellaThis was a wonderful vacation. We went to places that never see tourists and to popular places but in every place the cycling was brilliant. The bikes were really good quality and fit us both me as a relatively short woman this was fantastic and Very unusual. Read full review
Reviewed on 31 May 2014 by Diana HammansLovely mini break of 4 days (5 nights away). Tomi and all his staff were efficient and friendly and organised a really perfect schedule for our needs. Read full review
Reviewed on 14 Oct 2013 by Briana LangfordThis vacation was excellent. Croatia is a jaw-droppingly beautiful country that is incredibly affordable, with great food and friendly people. Tomi and his team were all exceedingly helpful and friendly and planned an excellent vacation for us. I would highly recommend this vacation to anyone considering a visit to Croatia. Read full review
Reviewed on 20 Jun 2013 by Shirley WallerWe are just home from a fantastic vacation.... We stayed with lovely families who treated us like friends in their own homes. Read full review
Reviewed on 29 Oct 2013 by Alan SpencerWonderful....The stunning scenery in Croatia and the feeling that the world is truly, a beautiful place Read full review
Reviewed on 27 Oct 2013 by Gwen RochesterGreat, loved meeting the local people and the accommodation was excellent in terms of being part of the community. Tomi at the operator was very flexible when we asked to change our vacation to fit with people that we met for the week who were on the self guided tour. Read full review
Reviewed on 15 Oct 2013 by Candy McLeavyIt was an excellent vacation that was well organised. We got to see some out of the way places - Konavle in particular was a really beautiful place off the beaten track. We were able to relax from day one without having to concentrate on driving or travel arrangements. We knew that Tomi would sort out any problems and get us to where we needed to go! He also took us to Montenegro and collected us where we spent 2 fascinating days in Kotor. Read full review
Reviewed on 12 Oct 2013 by Kevin TuckThe area we visited (islands and Croatia mainland around Dubrovnik) was beautiful and provided lots to do. We felt that we packed a lot into the week. An excellent and very memorable vacation - beautiful and interesting locations, good accommodation, friendly people, good food - what more could you want! Read full review
Reviewed on 30 Sep 2013 by Fran KellyProbably, the most memorable thing is how aquamarine the sea was, so clear to swim in, and that lovely relaxed feeling of stopping almost anywhere, jumping off the bikes and nipping in for a swim. Read full review
Reviewed on 09 Sep 2013 by Sally WiltshireGreat vacation. Late August was a good time to go because it was the end of the season so places were still open but it was peaceful not busy. Read full review
Reviewed on 07 Aug 2013 by Nadine WilliamsExcellent.....Swimming in clear, blue water surrounded by lush, tranquil landscape. Eating fresh fish every day. Delicious wines. Not having to think about the logistics of each day as we could rely on Tomi for all that to be taken care of. Read full review
Reviewed on 04 Aug 2013 by Catherine BertinshawExcellent value for money. Very well organised and supported by the local operator with great diversity of locations. We said 'WOW' so many times that it is very difficult to choose a particular favourite event...Dubrovnik old town was unbelievably stunning. Read full review
Reviewed on 06 Jul 2013 by Doug RedoshMost memorable was the biking itself. Great scenery, fun rides...Great! Read full review
Reviewed on 28 Jun 2013 by Jennie GreenhalghWe enjoyed most of the vacation, Croatia was so beautiful and everyone very welcoming, accommodation was great, and the cycling fabulous. Read full review
Reviewed on 27 Apr 2013 by Helen RobinsonExcellent vacation, we couldn't fault it...Cycling in the area around Gruda followed by an excellent meal in a local restaurant was probably the most memorable part of the vacation. Read full review
Reviewed on 17 Jun 2013 by Francine HollohanMljet and Split were my favourites...It was a good vacation. Unfortunately the weather didn't cooperate but we still saw some wonderful places and met such nice Croatians. Read full review
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetThe highlights of the trip include visiting national parks, areas protected of UNESCO and other fragile environments. We keep our groups small (max 16 people) and we use bikes as much as we can to keep the environment clean and unspoiled. By doing this we also contribute to spreading the idea of different tourism.
We used recycled paper. We recycle all our waste paper (brochures, etc). Our correspondence and promotion is carried out via the internet and email, minimizing the amount of paper used for our activities.
We support different local ecological associations and our staff was directly involved in afforestation (planting of pine trees in Dubrovnik area after fire disaster in summer 2007.) We are active mostly in places where we live, but we support many Croatian ecological organizations (Zelena Akcija).
Besides above mentioned afforestation during autumn 2008 and a couple of seasons before, we directly support and we are involved in the ecological action of cleaning the sea. This underwater cleaning is ecological action which is support by local diving centers and fisherman's associations. The planting trees and underwater cleaning are ecological actions which we have supported for many years and we are one of founders of this ecological association.
We encourage travelers to be more responsible with water waste, and we inform all our travelers before their tour about area, especially travelers on tours when they are in protected areas, sea or countryside. We inform travelers about local cultures and habits, we inform our travelers that leaving litter in the sea or beach could have very negative consequences to the fish, sea ecosystem and finally themselves.
PeopleThere are so many benefits to the local people, they are main suppliers, especially in the villages where trip take places: from the economical benefits of accommodation, selling domestic food and beverages to selling souvenirs, arts and domestic specialties.
All our guides are local and we train our staff to be more responsible for the local environment and ecology. We buy local products as the souvenirs for our partners and we encourage our guests to buy local products.
We use local services as much as we can. For restaurants we always choose ones with character (mostly family run restaurants with local specialities). On all our tours we use local produce and provide local-style meals, and we encourage our guests to try local dishes and delicacies. We use a lot of locally owned accommodation and this provides direct income for local house owners.