Adventures on the Dalmatian Coast!
Croatia: Biking, Boating, and Hiking
$4,500 per person, double occupancy, land only $1,400 single supplement.
Join Ginny and Meredith on this active trip
April 25 – May 1, 2023
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to get on our information list.
AN ACTIVE TRIP WHICH REQUIRES E-BIKING, HIKING, BOATING AND STEPS.
By popular request you can ride in the Sprinter or ride your bike! Ladies of all ages are joining us and some want to see the coast and all the beauty of Croatia, Dubrovnik and Split, from a comfortable van and others want to bike! Take your pick!
Welcome to Split! We are aware every place on this planet has something lovely to offer. But an Old Town grew out of the luxurious Roman Palace? Now, that’s something. Emperor Diocletian built a palace, today an architectural masterpiece, as his headquarters. Our hotel is seaside Villa Harmony.
Are you ready for an exclusive dinner at one of the most beautiful settings in Split? Restaurant Bokeria is a spacious, stylish spot, located inside the walls of Diocletian’s Palace. On your way towards the restaurant, you will feel the special energy of the Old Town as you breeze through narrow, stone streets. Bokeria is beautifully decorated, with a gallery on the first floor allowing various celebrations but also very intimate dinners. Tables outside, lined up along the facade, offer an outdoor option, as well. The food that is served is generally inspired by the Mediterranean and the ingredients are from local farmer’s and fish markets. Bookeria definitely is one of the most loved restaurants in Split!
We will begin our day with breakfast at the hotel and then first tour e-bikes are suited for this guide provide your helmet. The tour starts by exploring a famous promenade, the old market and narrow streets of more than 1700 years old Diocletian palace and busy every-day life in the town center. The guide will brief you on rich town history, authentic culture, and lifestyle and other local fun facts. After that, you will continue through more recent history, and learn a little bit more about big local sports successes. Next the route will take you to relaxing energy of Marjan hill. You will have a chance to enjoy the best view in the town from the 178 meters high top of the Marjan called Telegrin. The final part of the tour will take you through Varos- old fishermen and farmer neighborhood before getting back to busy downtown.
Notes: physical effort: easy/moderate; this tour covers 16 km, please bring comfortable running shoes, comfortable biking clothing and a bottle of water.
Wear your hiking gear which means sturdy walking/hiking shoes and no Sandler. You day will start with an exciting private speedboat transfer from Split to Hvar. Once you arrive to Hvar, your guide will take over and lead the way of your exciting hiking tour. While the island’s main attractions are understandably on the coast with countless gorgeous beaches and the pristine Adriatic, there are plenty of treasures of inland Hvar to discover on your holiday here. You will start your hike through villages that were once rich and prosperous. Today they have a couple of residents left but still have a special charm and energy still present. You will visit few of the most wonderful little towns like Velo Grablje & Milna. The next part of your tour will be an amazing lunch.
After the tour, you will meet with the skipper at Hvar harbor for the private speedboat transfer back to Split with stops for swimming. Take some time discovering the beautiful beaches and hidden coves, because wherever you go to, you can be sure to find the perfectly transparent and untouched sea! These magical islands offer all the luxury and natural beauty with its numerous bays, coves and pebble beaches.
Notes: activity level: moderate, the terrain is mostly concrete for the uphill part, gravel and dirt for downhill; please bring: comfortable shoes (closed shoes, not sandals), hat and sunscreen, water.
On your scenic transfer from Split to Dubrovnik, you will take two, equally mesmerizing stops. First you will visit a family owned winery Milos, located in Ponikve. You will get to taste the awarded wine from the cellars and then embark on an adventure of private off-road ride through the vineyards. 38 acres of organic vineyards on the steep terraced land! Sounds exciting enough? After getting you in the right mood, you will proceed to Mali Ston for lovely sea food lunch (with 2 glasses of local bottled wine, 0,25 L carbonated or non-carbonated water and coffee or tea). This combination of highly appreciated gastro delights will prepare you to enter the paradise of Dubrovnik in a perfect state of mind. Our hotel is Excelsior Dubrovnik
Notes: part of the transfer will be through Bosnia and Herzegovina; the traffic depends on the season and if there are a lot of people crossing the border, delay is possible; need to show the passport!!!!
Ready for an exclusive, private speedboat tour of the Adriatic, taking you straight to Elaphite islands? Strung out between Dubrovnik and Peljesac peninsula, beautiful Elaphites are waiting to charm their visitors. The islands got their name from a Roman geographer Pliny the Elder, who lived in the first century AD. They were first mentioned in his 37-volume Historia Naturalis and since then they didn’t stop to fascinate everyone who ever saw them. Today, only three of them are inhabited – Kolocep, Lopud and Sipan – each of them supporting a modern tourist industry. This tour will offer plenty of relaxing, swimming and snorkeling. So get ready to immerse yourself in this full day tour that will take you to discover mysterious places.
Notes: the exact route is flexible (in agreement with the skipper) and depends on the weather; excursion is weather permitted; you will have two boats on disposal.
This tour is a perfect combination of e-biking, wine tasting and a traditional lunch in beautiful Konavle. Just imagine the perfect ratio of pleasant e-biking and hedonistic refreshments. Just follow your private guide at a relaxed pace, and stop at every place you find interesting as you explore the picturesque Konavle. You will pass by old mills and follow the macadam roads to village Pridvorje. There, you will take a short break in front of Franciscan monastery. Now it’s time to proceed to a local family estate where you will be welcomed with homemade liquers, dried figs and oil, all accompanied by amazing wine-tasting. The last perfect touch of this tour is an included traditional lunch.
Tonight we will get together to enjoy our farewell dinner in Dubrovnik and to finish this day in a perfect way.
Notes: cycling distance: approx 12.5 miles; easy to moderate; you will use e-bikes.
Early departure for airport.
Included in costs:
- 6 nights hotel
- Breakfast daily , hotel tax and fees
- Transfers from/to airport
- Activity as listed per day with equipment if needed
- Lunches as listed
- 2 Dinners
- Just Ladies escorts
- Travel Insurance which is highly recommended!
- Gratuities for drivers