Island Hvar + Biokovo Mountain
Image supplied by Bikenauts, by Ben Read
Island Hvar enjoys 2724 sunny hours each year. Around 1000 hours more than most places in the UK.
The island of Hvar is the queen of the Croatian Dalmatian islands. It has recently celebrated 140 years of organised tourism and is considered to be one of the 10 most beautiful islands in the world.
Hvar is home of Ivo Piljic, who will serve as your host and guide. He is probably more accurate than any GPS device when it comes to local roads. Anywhere you go on the island, you’ll see people calling him by his first name. Ivo will take you cycling on routes which left the team of Cyclist magazine feeling euphoric.
There are only a few places in the Mediterranean where peaks of over 1500 metres rise so steeply close to the sea.
Biokovo is the second-highest mountain range in Croatia. Its highest peak is Sveti Jure at 1762m. A vast area of Biokovo is protected as a nature park with over 1500 plant and animal species, some of which are endemic.
In cycling, Biokovo is known as the hellish climb of the Tour of Croatia. Our guide Ivo took Cyclist magazine to climb Sveti Jure. Bikenauts will take you on the same quest. You’ll find yourself speechless from the views. And breathless from wild twists and turns of the road continuously moving up.
The view from the top of Sveti Jure is worth all the suffering you put into the climb. And then the sweetest descent awaits.
- 4 Days
- On-road|Quiet Roads
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- Cost From:
- GBP 1149
Tour Distance & Dates
- 260 Km
- Riding Days:
19th Sep 2019
Double Occupancy / Twin Share
Single Supplement: Single supplement as standard
Deposit of £300 required to reserve. Full balance is due 30 days before departure.
Discounts for groups available
Support in planning your trip from our London staff
Meet and greet at the airport in Croatia
All transfers in Croatia by land and sea
Two nights stay in Hotel Pharos on island Hvar - single occupancy as standard
One night stay in Hotel Alga in Tucepi - single occupancy as standard
Daily breakfast and dinner
Food and drinks during rides
One long-distance ride on Island Hvar
One long ride on mainland with Biokovo mountain climb
Guide support from ex-pro guides and vehicles
Small groups of up to 8 riders
High guide-to-client ratios
Flights, UK transfers, bike hire and travel insurance
Drinks ordered by guests beyond normal amounts and away from group activities
One optional shorter ride on Island Hvar
One optional shorter ride in Tucepi area
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