Biking vaction in Bosnia & Montenegro
A 9 day guided cycling vacation through Bosnia and Montenegro, up mountains and down to lakes and seashores. The Balkans at their most beautiful. Finishing in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Dubrovnik Cycling in the Dinaric Alps Popovo Polje wine region Orijen mountains Bay of Kotor Listica Peninsula Perast Lovken National Park Lake Skadar National Park Mount Velez Mostar
US $2649ToUS $2749excluding flights
Description of Biking vaction in Bosnia & Montenegro
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Small group tours:
Small group travel is not large group travel scaled down. It is modeled on independent travel – but with the advantage of a group leader to take care of the itinerary, accommodation and tickets, and dealing with the language. It’s easy to tick off the big sights independently – but finding those one-off experiences, local festivals, traveling markets and secret viewpoints is almost impossible for someone without the insider knowledge gained from years in the field. Those with a two-week vacation, a small group tour will save valuable planning time.
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.
As a cycling vacation, this trip has very limited detrimental impact upon the environment, residents and communities in the regions we visit. Use of the bikes allows us to cover fairly large distances, while offering very little adverse impact, like pollution and threat to wildlife. Cycling also allows for easy access to the local population, shops and restaurants, which facilitates cultural exploration. Our bikes are hired and maintained locally, and the addition of cycling to our programme in the Balkans opens up further opportunities for leaders or cycling specialists keen to move into tourism.
UK office: It all starts at home so we have first worked at reducing our carbon footprint in our UK offices. Through energy conservation measures and recycling policies, we are proud to be actively reducing the waste produced and our impact on the environment. We support various projects all over the world to try and give something back to the places we visit.
PeopleAccommodation & meals:
Through our local partners we source good quality smaller hotels that fit with our itinerary, often in areas that do not have huge amounts of tourism. These are typically family-run and enjoying the benefits of increased visitor numbers through internal and international tourism. The meals on this trip are a key part of the cultural experience. Most lunches are provided during the rides, and usually take place in remote areas, making use of local producers, such as that provided by a local bee keeper. The towns we stay in are mainly off the regular tourist routes, and outside the larger cities. Restaurants in these towns and villages are small and family-run, offering traditional Bosnian dishes.
Our journey through this part of the Balkans includes several visits to cultural sites and activities. Many of the cycle routes on the itinerary cross areas famous for their produce. In each case we include a stop to visit a local producer and taste their wares. These include a wine tasting in Dracevo, a visit and lunch at a bee farm, tasting of local cheese and ham in Njegusi and a visit and tasting at an olive farm on the Lustica Peninsula. All money spent here goes directly to supporting and maintaining these very traditional industries, many of who are discovering tourism as a way to supplement their income.