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Cycling on Island Brac

Welcome to Dalmatia, Mediterranean area of Croatia. Explore and bike along the Croatia’s third largest island – Brac! Brac is famous for fishing and agriculture, especially vines and olives, as well as its precious white stone which was used to build Diocletian’s Palace in Split, the Hungarian Parliament in Budapest and The White house in Washington.

Cycle through the picturesque coastal fishermen villages and hinterland villages which were constructed in the Greek and Roman times, passing through many olive groves and vineyards.Dine healthiest cuisine in the world-the Mediterranean one!! Fresh fish and homegrown vegetables, olive oil and wine are just some of its secrets! Swim in the Adriatic Sea and relax while the sun is healing your soul….Visit Split and its enormous palace (305.a.c.),a city with a 1700 years old tradition, a variety of archaeological, historical and cultural monuments.Relax at our charming family owned hotel, enjoy it’s Spa and outside pool, take a walk along Supetar’s promenade and explore the island culture!

DAY 1: SUPETAR

Welcome to the ancient Mediterranean town Split.

We will pick you up from the airport and transfer and transfer you to the hotel on island Brac. After a leisurely ferry cruise you arrive to the largest island of the Central Dalmatian group of islands, the third largest among the Adriatic islands – Brac. Today we will fit your bike and suggest easy test ride on quite roads of island.

Distance biked: 0 – 20 km, test ride

Highlights: Supetar

DAY 2: WEST SIDE OF ISLAND BRAC-COASTAL RIDE AND INLAND ANCIENT TOWNS

The island is rich with historic sites dating back to Ancient Greece, middle Ages and of course Modern times. Today, there are twenty-odd settlements on the island. Pedal to Sutivan, a fishermen settlement on the northern coast of Brac. After Sutivan there is a climb and you pass through the picturesque village of Lozisca. Continue through the settlements in the interior, which are older, richer in cultural and historical monuments and much more interesting architecturally than the coastal ones. Passing through Nerezica and Donji Humac, just before the last downhill to Supetar, we suggest a lunch break in a konoba which still makes traditional Mediterranean cuisine. If you are interested in art, we will suggest a couple of galleries and workshops, where you can see the stone masons working and see their sculptures…If you want to extend your ride go for a coffee in Milna village, see the beautiful naturally protected bay full of boats, yachts…

Meals: breakfast

Distance biked: 0-30 km, extra ride 48 km,

Highlights: Island Brac, Supetar, coastal ride and towns, ancient inland villages, wineries, art gallery

DAY 3: EAST SIDE OF ISLAND BRAC – VISIT ISLAND’S MUSEUM AND STONE CUTTING SCHOOL

Today we suggest a ride to the east side of the island. Ride to Splitska, following a quieter road along the scenic north-east coast… You’ll have views across to the mainland throughout the ride. Stop in the town of Skrip, the oldest settlement on the island. After the visit to The Island Museum, pedal to Postira, fishermen village and Lovrecina, sandy beach with ruins of a large early Christian basilica assigned to the 5th century. This might be a good swim break…Continue to Pucisca, charming little town, well know for its stone quarries from where is cut its precious white stone which was used to build Diocletian’s Palace in Split and The White House in Washington. You might wish to enter one of the oldest Stone Cutting Schools in Europe and see students carving in the same way as their well know ancestors.

Meals: breakfast

Distance biked: 0-36 km, extra ride 70km

Highlights: beaches, coastal ride, fisherman villages, stone cutting school, Pucisca

DAY 4: ISLAND BELVEDERE-VIDOVA GORA AND BOL WITH ITS FAMOUS PEBBLE BEACH ZLATNI RAT

Your route and goal today is to reach the island’s summit, Vidova Gora. This lookout is known as the summit of the Adriatic and offers some spectacular views. The highest peak of all Adriatic islands – Vidova Gora (778meters), from where you will have a breathtaking view on the slopes of the south side of the island, the town of Bol and the famous beach Golden Cape (Zlatni rat) as well as on the islands of Central Dalmatia. With high visibility even the Italian coast may be seen. Vidova gora hides many wonders of nature: from the dense forest of authentic black pine trees and its rich herbal and animal world to numerous caves and pits. There is an easier option if you don’t feel like riding to highest point of the island. Continue with biking to Gornji Humac, where you should try some of original islands specialties, before having a great downhill to Bol, the oldest coastal town on the island Brac. Bol didn’t take the usual position like other coastal towns in the amphitheatrically slopes of the protected bays, but it stands alone and separated on the southern, open part of the island, with the beaches connected like a necklace of pearls. You might wish to check the famous pebble beach Zlatni rat, one of the most beautiful beaches in Croatia.

Meals: breakfast

Distance biked: 37-50 km

Highlights: Zlatni rat(Golden cape) – famous beach in Bol, Vidova Gora-highest point of all Adriatic Islands

DAY 5: END OF TOUR

Today we transfer you to the airport in Split. Thanks for joining us and we hope you had a good ride!

Start/End of bike tours:

The closest airport in the area is Split. We offer pick up from the airport or town Split, and transfer to your hotel in Supetar. The tour can start any day during the whole year! From Split to Supetar or vice versa there are ferries departing to Split every hour and a half.

Price per person in a double room:

April/May/Oct EUR 717

July/Aug EUR 1015

June/Sep EUR 841

Single person traveling pays additional EUR 400 (April/May,June,Sep) & EUR 440 (July, August)

If you like the tour but would like to have different accommodation, send us an inquiry and we will do our best to meet your wishes!

The price includes:

- 4 days accommodation (bed&breakfast In 2 bedded rooms) in hotel in Supetar,(Villa Adriatica)

- bike rental (bike,lock, pump, spare tube, helmet and patch kit)

– choice of road, hybrid or tandem bike

- our team assistance which consists of bike fitting, detailed briefing with description of places You will be visiting en route, lunch options, marked map with options for shorter or longer routes

- all the ferry tickets

- transfer to/from Split airport

- transfer from Bol to Supetar (Day 4 ride) or ferry ticket to visit Split

 

The price does not include:

-Travel insurance

-Shuttles during the riding time

-All lunches and dinners

Hotel:

Hotel Villa Adriatica, Supetar- – www.villaadriatica.com

Rating: This Self guided bike tour is designed for individuals. There is 1 day where you will be climbing over 500 meters (1640 feet). In your information package we will provide taxi numbers, which are able to help and take you and your bike over that hill (not included in package price)

Daily distances: 0 – 50 km per day.

This tour is designed with optional daily distances. If you prefer to have a quite day on the beach, it is possible! Or, if you prefer to bike 200 km per day you are able to do it!

You can choose your distance each single day except Day 4( minimum of 37 kilometers with climb up to 500 meters. If you don’t feel like biking this day, we can help you organize a transfer to reach your final destination for that day or we can provide ferry tickets and you can explore Split, and have an easy bike ride in Split . All the other days are loop rides and you don’t have to bike if you don’t feel like it!

Total distance biked: 100-650 km in 5 days

For more info contact us on : info@hvar-adventure.com