3D-adventure’s 5 day cycle tour. Discover hidden gems of Dalmatia!

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Split, a town on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, is known for its beaches and the fortresslike complex at its center, Diocletian’s Palace, erected by the Roman emperor in the 4th century. Once home to thousands, its sprawling remains include more than 200 buildings. Within its white stone walls and under its courtyards are a cathedral and numerous shops, bars, cafes, hotels and houses.

The Diocletian Palace is one of the best preserved monuments of Roman architecture in the world. The emperor’s palace was built as an adequate interpolation of various facilities of a luxurious villa – the summer residence created as a Roman military camp (castrum), and divided by two main streets into four parts. The southern part of the palace was in such a division as foreseen by the emperor, his apartments and appropriate governmental and religious ceremonial areas, whilst the northern part was foreseen for the emperor’s guard – military, attendance, warehouses etc.
This palace is a rectangular building (about 215 x 180 m) with four large towers at the corners, there are four doors on each side and four smaller towers on the walls. The bottom part of the city walls has no openings whilst the upper floor is opened by a monumental cloister on the south side and corridors with huge arched windows on the other three parts. Over the centuries, the palace inhabitants as well as the Split inhabitants adapted these spaces, tailoring them to their needs, and so these buildings have notably changed their appearance, both on the inside and on the outer city walls with towers.

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Split (SPL) airport
NUMBER OF RIDERS min – max 28
INCLUDED
Transport from Airport to Hotel 4star accomodation
Bycicle tours as outlined in itinerary Licensed, English speaking bike tour guides

 High quality bicycles and helmets

Entrance ticket for National park Plitvice and Nature park Velebit

NOT INCLUDED
Cycling clothing

 

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Day 1: Arrival

Arrival and accommodation. Getting to know the routes for the next eight days.
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Day 2: Game of thrones tour

Game of Thrones – Meeting point in front of the Palace of Dicoletian in Split. The tour takes us over the famous beaches of Split and then we continue eastward. The last beach in Split – Duilovo – takes us towards Stobreč, an ancient Roman settlement of Epetion, situated at the very coast. From this picturesque fishing village we follow the Žrnovnica river until we get to Žrnovnica settlement, named deftly after a Croatian word for a mill (žrvanj) and which boasted a hunting house for the Roman emperor Diocletian. We continue along Korešnica, Kučine, Mravinci – all suburbs of Split – until we get to the source of the Jadro. We follow the road which takes us up to Klis Kosa, and along the once-used railway track which operated from 1903-1962. Elder people still remember the ever-so-popular train Rera, which connected Split and Sinj. Along the track takes is Klis – a Medieval fortress where some scenes from The Game of Thrones were filmed. After a break in the shade of the walls, which offer a breathtaking view over Split, we go downhill, passing the settlements of Rupotine and Ninčevići, to get to the ancient Salona – a settlement destroyed in the 4th ct AD. The tour ends with sightseeing of the remnants of Salona, its amphitheatre and other sites on the location. This route is 20 to 35 km long, depending on the fitness of the cyclists.
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Day 3: Island Brač

The island of Brač – We set off early in the morning for the ferry to Supetar. 50 minutes later we get on our bikes and set off for Sutivan. This family-friendly route takes us from the town centre over Mirca and the north-western coast of the island to Sutivan, whose patron saint is St. Roko. This route mostly follows the coastline, has no major elevations and is great for all cyclists. Along the route you’ll encounter many cyclists and joggers and also enjoy lovely countryside, the scent of pines and the sea. Sutivan – Sutivan Once we get to Sutivan, we continue westward. After only a few minutes of cycling, we come across the sandy bay of Likva, where we’re just a 30m dive away from an offshore site of an ancient shipwreck. Once we’ve had a break and a swim, we cycle on through beautiful bays and pine woods up to Deralo beach, where we start ascending deep into the island inland. Along the route we come upon beautiful churches and catacombs – a series of underground tombs, a unique island locality. We continue along through Sutivan and back to Supetar. The length of the route is 20-25 km, depending on the fitness of the cyclists.
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Day 5: Sinj 5 river sources

Sinj, 5 river sources. A transfer to Sinj and Cetina area early in the morning. The whole area was named after the secretive and so far, underexplored river Cetina, which is the biggest mid-Dalmatian river. Its flows and ebbs are intriguing for both the divers and explorers, but the river itself is oblivious to all this – it continues to irrigate the fields, provide water for the cattle and its people, and power the turbines and mills as it has for hundreds of years. The banks of Cetina and surrounding fields abound with archaeological sites, but many of its unearthing can be found in the museum of Cetina region in Sinj. The 5 river sources route takes us through all of the Cetina’s tributaries: Rumin, Kosinac, Ovrlja and Grab. We go from Sinj, over Rumin, Obrovac Sinjski, Otok, Ruda and Grab, some of which are protected areas. The length of the route is 20-35 km, depending on the fitness of the cyclists.
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Day 5: Departure

Departure from the hotel to the Split airport. Shuttle arranged. 

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