Summer Island Hopping:
Self Guided Bike Tour from Split to Brac and Hvar
This self guided bike tour combines great riding and enough time to chill out on amazing coast and beaches of islands Brac and Hvar. Start with your self guided bike tour in Split, with the main attraction of Diocletian’s palace (305.a.c.). Split is an administrative and cultural center of Dalmatian-coastal area of Croatia with a 1700 years old tradition, a variety of archaeological, historical and cultural monuments.
Great thing about the palace is that locals have their real homes molded in the old walls and old ladies stringing their washing where once affairs of state of the entire Roman Empire were once discussed. Split is a living and breathing urban oasis awash with a myriad of sights, sounds and smells, all thriving inside the two millennia old walls!
After the day in Split, you proceed with the ferry to the first island – Brac; third largest and the highest island in the Adriatic Sea. 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. Enjoy biking 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. Visit one of the oldest stone mason schools in Europe, visit artist while creating stone sculptures, taste local vine and homemade food! Swim on Zlatni rat, one of the most beautiful beaches located in Bol.
From Brac, continue with the boat to island Hvar and discover where Ancient Greeks settled in the 4th century BC. On the island Hvar, besides great biking, you will visit Stari Grad, literally Old Town, the oldest settlement on the island, and one of the first on all of the Adriatic islands. The town’s architecture is a complex of Greek walls, Roman Mosaics, the complex of streets built in the middle Ages… Scroll through beautiful town Hvar, with its seven centuries old walls and fortifications that became powerful in the Middle Ages being an important port for the Venetian Republic.
This self guided bike tour includes the best and most beautiful highlights of the central Dalmatian islands and town Split. Besides bike riding, where on most of the days you can choose your daily distance, we will suggest local wineries, local konoba – restaurant where you will be served homemade food, best beaches, art galleries, historical sites, night clubs, and all the other optional fun detours such as sea kayaking, windsurfing, sailing, stand up paddling and others that will make an unforgettable biking vacation!
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