Selfguided multi-cycling trip Croatia

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Soul of Croatia Destination Company
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Oct 1 - 19, 2019
Group size: 2 - 5
Selfguided multi-cycling trip Croatia
Croatia

Soul of Croatia Destination Company
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9 reviews

Oct 1 - 19, 2019
Group size: 2 - 5

About this trip

This is a custom made trip  that will show you some of the nices higlight of Croatia and take you to some of the best cycling scenic roads in the country!


What’s included

  • Accommodations
  • Rental cars
  • Bikes and hemets
  • National park entrances
  • Transfers where stated
  • Local tax
  • VAT
  • Airfare
  • Fod and drinks
  • Whats not included

Itinerary

Joe and friends
Croatia tour

  

Day 1: Arrival Day:

Arrival in Zagreb for 3 pax – Driver will welcome you at the airport and transfer you to your accommodation!  Your accommodation is B&B Kaptolski dvori (breakfast included) in the city center and where everything is in the walking distance.


Day 2: Time in Zagreb- today you will explore Zagreb. Considering your friend is coming day before I planed city tour today for 3 of you to be introduced with the history of Zagreb as you will spend some time here.


Day 3: Exploring Zagreb – 3 pax- For today suggestion is to explore North Croatia and Castles Trakošćan, Veliki Tabor, and Etho-village Kumrovec, the birth place of TITO- last president of former Yugoslavia

Rental car would be delivered to you to your accommodation in the morning around 8:30:


Day 4: Going to Slovenia with rental car – 3 pax 

Considering you would have rental car from day before, at your preference ou can go an visit Slovenia, Bled lake, Ljubljana and what you prefer.

Tonight you would return rental car after Slovenia!


Day 5: Arrival to Zagreb 2 pax ( total 5)

Today 2 of your friends would be welcomed at the airport and transferred to accommodation in Zagreb. They would have room in neighbourhood close to your accommodation.

Considering I was in contact with accommodation  and they confirmed availability but they put 2 of new arrivals in the same room as single, I rather would have them in separate place!

5 of you can spend a day or evening together while exploring Zagreb!


Day 6: Going to Plitvice lakes 5 pax exploring national park- overnight in Plitvice( Sixteen lakes) 5 pax –  taking retal car from Zagreb- van for 5 pa

In the morning the rental car would be delivered to you to your accommodation, You would have a van considering there is 5 of you.

You have about 3 hours driving to Plitvice. You will be send a code on mobile and just show it at the entrance as you will be announced in advance! Your arrival is expected between 11:00 and 12:00 in accordance with announcement!

Accommodation B&B Sixteen lakes 3 *, she has parking and will be expecting you. Accommodation is inside of the National park, and 10 minutes away from parking where you will leave the car while hiking in the park.


Day 7: Leaving Plitvice- visiting Zadar- ( maybe Šibenik and NP Krka)- overnight Split( Apinelo tower rooms) – leaving Rental van

Today you can leave Plitvice at your preference and explore Dalmatian towns. There is about 2 h drive to Zadar, and from there about 1 hour to Šibenik or NP Krka. If preferred you can visit another National Park today( Krka) 

From Krka to Split there is 1h 30 minutes.

Accommodation Apinelo rooms, very close to Diocletians palace.

After dropping of people to accommodation one of you wound need to drive the vehicle to rental car office and return the car. I will send info additionally! 

And now comes logistically challenging part! The bikes that you will have will be rented from local agency.  Agency is 8 minutes with car or 20 min walk from your accommodation. You should get there at one point and do bike fitting! If you can do it on Day 7 – great- If not than definitely on day 8 before goring to ferry.

Every day after returning from islands with the ferry you will need to return the bikes to the same address. Unfortunately, at you accommodation there is no secure place to have them during your stay.  Bike storage place is 15 min on bikes!

They couldn’t guarantee delivery to and from port unfortunately.


Day 8: Going to Island Brač with bikes from Split Port with local ferry. Ferry leaves at 09:00 from Split, and 15:30 from Brač ( Supertar)

In the morning you should pick up the bikes at bike office. They would open early for you. IN case you didn’t do bike fitting day before ( bikes would stay here- day before just to save some time this morning) this would be the time. This shouldn’t take long time. If you get there around 7:30, should be OK. 30 minutes for fitting bikes and 30 to get to the port!

I already gave your heights, and right size bikes and e bikes will be waiting. You will be provided helmets, repair kit, and paniers.

After getting bikes you would go to the port. You would have tickets for your and for the bikes.

As for the ride it self, you will get special instructions, and link on the app RIDE WITH GPS.  Ride is 36 km +650/-650 plus optional 20 km +430/-430 to highest peak VIDOVA GORA and back.

After returning to Split you would return the bikes to office again!


Day 9: Going to Hvar island( Starigrad)  from Split with bikes at 8:30 from port of Split.

Ferry leaves Hvar( Starigrad) at 14:30 and later one at 17:30-overnigh Split I suggest takin one at 14:30 considering its 2 h ferry ride!

Same as day before, you would need to pick up the bikes, just no need for the bike fitting today. As for the ride it self, you will get special instructions, and link on the app RIDE WITH GPS.  Ride 40 km + 560/ -560 m

After returning to Split you would return the bikes to office again!


Day 10: Today you will leave Split and go to Dubrovnik. On your way to Dubrovnik you will stop in Mostar. Driver will come and pick you up at your accommodation an take you to Mostar where you can explore on your own and after Mostar you will be transferred to Dubrovnik.

In Dubrovnik you would stay in private accommodation ŽIČARA ( translated cable car) 2 minutes from the OLD town, with kitchenets in Apartments!


Day 11: Explore Dubrovnik 2 pax – overnight Dubrovnik

Day of exploring Dubrovnik, with city tour included!


Day 12: Transfer for 3 pax at the airport and transfer 2 pax( Joe) to Ston

Your friends will be transferred to airport at their preference and you will be transferred to Ston.

Your accommodation will have kitchen as preferred as it is an apartment!

In Ston there are few markets where you can buy groceries to eat.


Day 13: Cycling Dubrovačko primorje

Today you will cycle in area between Ston and Dubrovnik. Bikes will be delivered to your accommodation and you do not  have to worry about logistics. You will have time to do bike fitting and cycle at your pace. I might even be there that day.

You will be given instructions of where to go, you can even do loop ride from you accommodation.

Options:

RIDE 54 km + /- 850 M 

or 71 KM /+/- 1300 M 

or 32 km / +/- 650 m


Day 14: Cycling Mljet

Mljet is island and National park. In order to get there you will need to take a ferry from the port Prapratno which is 2 km away from Ston.

Ferry from Prapratno goes at 07:00, 12:00

Ferry from Mljet goes at 15:00, 19:00

The way I do it when going with the group I take early ferry at 7:00 and come back with the one at 15:00.

Ferry ride is 45 minutes.

Distance is 30 KM from port to National park and 30 KM back. Elevation uphill cca 650 m one way/1300m total – downhill also 650 m

Plus you can cycle around lakes= 20 KM / 300 m elevation – easy ride around lakes!


Day 15: Transfer from Ston to Korčula and ride Korčula

Today you will be transfered from Ston to Korčula.

On Korčula you will have bikes, and can cycle at you preference.

On arrival day is recommended route of 42 KM to neighbouring villages Račišće and Lumbarda as I am sure you would like to explore to Old town as well!


Day 16: Korčula ride

Today you can ride at your preference. Ride would start and finish at the hotel.

Suggested ride  30 Km from Korčula to Brna  500 +/-and back ( total 60 km 1000 +/-) However you have freedom to cycle more or less! You will be given the options


Day 17: Orebić -Ston ride

Today you will leave Korčula in the morning and cycle from Orebić to Ston. Driver will com an pick up your luggage at Korčula.

You will cycle along Pelješac peninsula Distance 61 km +/- 1030 m

Overnight in Ston- Apartments Vlašić

Today you will return bikes. Driver will deliver your bags to accommodation and take the bikes.


Day 18: Ston- Dubrovnik – easy last day – overnight in the Old town Dubrovnik Cavtat

Today you will be transferred from Ston to Cavtat for your last day in Croatia. Cavtat is a small town and everything is in the walking distance!

Accommodations Villa Fagioni


Day 19: Departure

You will be transferred to airport at 4:30 in the morning.

Your Organizer


So
Soul of Croatia Destination Company
9 reviews
Local tour company in Croatia specialized in small groups and tailor-made adventure trips with the cultural touch. We are here to help you experience the grace and beauty of Croatia’s landscapes with the hope of having a great time and an awesome adventure that will make you smile when you return home. Our trips are a mixture of nature, knowledge, culture, food, and activities. We created packages that include all of the above with the goal to show you some of the best things Croatia has to offer.

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Still enjoying fabulous memories of our multiple-activity trip in October with Robi and Soul of Croatia. Robi custom designed our trip specific to the interests and activity levels of our group of eight friends. Most of our trip consisted of short hikes through national parks (Krka, Mlget, Plivitz) or cycling through the countryside on the islands of Hvar, Lopud and Korcula, but we also enjoyed a half day kayaking trip and walking tours through the historic old towns of Dubrovnik, Zagreb and Split. Robi is extremely knowledgeable about Croatia's long and fascinating history. Since I was recovering from an injury, I skipped the cycling and had a fun and interesting ride with Robi in the sag wagon assisting the other cyclists. This was my second trip to Croatia with Robi as our guide. It turned out to be just as much fun as the first trip. We saw new places and very much enjoyed revisiting our favorites from before. One of the best aspects of the trip was going to out of the way places, eating at local yummy restaurants, and seeing the scenic coast and countryside. Robi has extensive contacts with friends and family which he relies on to personalize each trip. I highly recommend a cycling, multi-activity or cultural trip with Robi. He is fun, responsible, interesting, has reasonable rates, and will happily work with you to plan the trip of your dreams.
By Nadine Peterson for Adventures 2019 on 03 Nov, 2019
October 2019 - 19 days; absolutely wonderful! We have always done self-guided, self-designed travel adventures, with local-feel-and-flavor … and wanted to keep that style as much as possible. Not knowing the Croatian language or region, we decided to look for a tour guide. So glad we found Robi and SoulofCroatia.com, who worked with us to make an amazing 19-day adventure! We gave him our schedule, an approximate budget, a few must-see locations, asked to include cycling, walking, history, wine, and requested small, locally owned lodgings. He worked closely with us prior to our trip, to make sure we got what we wanted. Actually, we got even more! Our plans were a bit complex, as we had a group of 3 people for 5 days, then 5 people for 8 days, and then just 2 of us for the final week. Not a problem for Robi. He coordinated all transfers, and the airport pick up/drop off arrangements; they ran smoothly. We saw many of the historic Roman, Venetian, and medieval cities, all of which are very alive with people living, working and playing in them. Robi provided our bikes and detailed route maps with GPS, so we had several self-guided cycling days, seeing sights and villages in the countryside. Robi loves sharing his country, culture, history and his vast knowledge of all with visitors. He provided personal guided history tours, ferry trips to several islands, winery tours and small restaurant visits. We even had a day on our own to drive to Slovenia. Soul of Croatia provides a very personalized experience in discovering the many adventures that Croatia has to offer. Our trip was amazing, going beyond our expectations! Even 19 days is not enough to see Croatia. We will be back, of course, with SoulofCroatia.com. We absolutely recommend this company for your Croatia adventure. Joe & Audrey
We can't give enough kudos to Robi and Soul of Croatia. The trip we desired was somewhat lengthy and complicated in terms of logistics, activities, lodging, transfers and people joining and leaving our travel party throughout the trip. We wanted a mixture of guided and self-guided activities. Soul of Croatia was very helpful and communicative in putting together the best possible tour to meet our hopes and expectations. Everything from bikes, to rooms, to transportation and even city history guided tours was set up to perfection. The prices were VERY reasonable, and we were left very, very satisfied. Bravo! We will certainly recommend Soul of Croatia (and Robi) to anyone and everyone we know or meet who is thinking of traveling to Croatia.
This trip to Croatia has been claimed as our all time favorite trip as a couple!!! WE had the BEST time ever!!!!! There were so many stops where we hardly saw other people....villages, beaches, and spectacular views! We visited such beautiful places in Croatia, I had no idea the waters were so many shades of blue and the countryside so lush. Then, we would arrive at most unique accommodations to stay, all top-notch. The itinerary was perfect...and flexible for us, if needed. ROBI kept us on schedule to catch the ferries to all the islands we visited...and to arrive to all dinners on time. The choice of places to eat were wonderfully planned and some were hidden gems with delicious dishes prepared exclusively for our group....some were restaurants and others were not! There were unexpected surprises skillfully set by ROBI which truly brought us so much joy. He made it very FUN for all of us. No one has any idea how beautiful the country named Croatia really is.....come visit...the destinations do not disappoint they are FABULOUS! But make sure you use this extraordinary tour so your experience is flawless. Most important.... MAKE ROBI YOUR GUIDE!
By Gina House for Adventures 2019 on 18 Oct, 2019
What a wonderful trip! Robi put together a custom trip that combined cycling with sightseeing, kayaking, natural and cultural history and culinary exploration. I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the trip and appreciated Robi's extensive knowledge of his country. I highly recommend his guiding service. Nancy Schaefer
By Nancy Schaefer for Adventures 2019 on 10 Oct, 2019
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