Croatia Grand Tour
The tour starts in Trieste (Italy) and finishes in Dubrovnik both fantastic cities to spend a couple of days before and after the tour. We will ride along the coast to the city of Porec and then inland the Istria Peninsula to Motovun Castle. The cycling will take us along the spectacular Adriatic coast as well as on the islands of Krk, Rab and Pag. We will visit the delightful towns of Opatija and Rabac, Peg, Zadar and Split. Taking in rolling farmland, glittering lakes, medieval towns, vineyards and coastal vistas. Both longer and more moderate rides have been developed for each day so all riding levels are catered for.
Day 1 POREC
Meet in Triesteand transfer to Porec for a trip orientation meeting, bike fitting to the rental bikes or uppacking your own, followed by a safety ride.
Day 2 MOTOVUN
We leave Porec and head to Motovun. We’ll ride through the Istria Peninsula and enjoy beautiful views of undulating terrain; passing the Motovun forest (also called ”Truffles forest”).
Day 3 RABAC
We continue from Motovun south through central Istria Peninsula toward Vodnjan where we turn North East toward Rabac.
Day 4-5 KASTAV
Head North toward Opatija with a 3km moderate climb followed by a long decent to the water front and cycling along the beautiful Adriatic Sea.
Day 6 RAB
Head south toward Krk Island. You'll ride through Croatia's largest island. Take the ferry to Rab Island and cycle to the historic town of Rab.
Day 7 PAG
Ride to the port of Misnjak to catch the ferry to the mainland. Continue cycling to Prizna to catch the second ferry of the day to the island of Pag. Ride to the town of Pag.
Day 8 ZADAR
Cycling from the moonlike landscape of Pag across the bridge to the mainland and to Zadar.
Day 9 + 10 SKRADIN
Today most of our ride will be along the beautiful Adriatic coastline before turning North East towards the hills to reach Skradin.
Day 11 SPLIT
We continue our cycling past Sibenik along the coast and pass through the Historic City of Trogir – a World Heritage Center.
Day 12 GRADAC
Transferred to Storbec to start our ride toward Gradac. Ride along the coast with the views of the islands of Brac and Hvar.
Day 13 MALI STON
We are back on the ferry after a 13km ride to reach Trpanj where we will ride along the Pelješac peninsula, the heart of the Croatian wine country.
Day 14 DUBROVNIK
A short ride today follows an undulating coastal trail to reach the city of Dubrovnik - 'The Pearl of the Adriatic'.
Day 15 DUBROVNIK
Depart after breakfast