Southern route

Since 2002

A voyage full of contrasts: The contrast of the two larger Croatian islands, one largely inhabited, the other almost deserted: the green Mljet and diverse Korčula. The massive Pelješac, though a peninsula, feels like a large island because of its isolation, with the jackals still roaming wild. Taste the best Mediterranean wines, red Dingač and white Pošip, straight where they are grown and bottled. For the finale, you will be challenged by the towering coastal mountain range of Biokovo.

The daily cycling routes offer a large variety of distances, surfaces and profiles. We can take a challenging bicycle trip to “the other world behind the frontier” enjoying the charming landscape of Herzegovina. At the end of this trip, we can conquer the highest peak of the Adriatic coast. The total cycled distance and elevation difference are comparable with the Central, Jubilee and Kvarner routes. | kolo  5 whole days + 1 rest day (with an option of a circular bicycle trip) + an option of a bicycle trip after disembarkation. 

Day 1/Fri: Departure from Prague* afternoon – Wien/Linz – Graz –
Day 2/Sat: – Maribor – Zagreb, arrival to the port of Makarska in the morning. Boarding, meet the crew and learn boat rules. Departure for Sućuraj (island of Hvar) early afternoon.
Day 3/Sun: Morning departure to Lovište (the Pelješac peninsula). Lovište – Orebić – Trstenik. The boat sails around the western part of the Pelješac peninsula. kolo
Day 4/Mon: Trstenik – Ston – Doli, the boat sails along the eastern part of the Pelješac peninsula. kolo.
Day 5/Tue: A short walk kolo inland bicycle trip visiting Bosnia and Herzegovina or optional public bus ride to Dubrovnik and walk – sightseeing of the city.
Day 6/Wed: Morning departure to Prožura (Mljet island). Prožura – Pomena, the boat sails along Mljet. kolo
Day 7/Thu: Morning departure to Korčula (Korčula island), the boat stays in the port. kolo loop around eastern part of the island, possibility to have a rest.
Day 8/Fri: Morning departure for Podgora. kolo bonus climb in the Biokovo mountains – St. Ilija (897 m above the sea level) or St. Jure (1762 m above the sea level) – or an optional ride along the coast. The boat sails from Podgora to Makarska.
Day 9/Sat: Disembark after breakfast. Free time for walking (or kolo cycle), swimming and sightseeing. Departure in the late afternoon or early evening.
Day 10/Sun: Return to Prague.

* It is possible to arrange (ahead of time) your departure from other cities (Brno and Mikulov or Jihlava and Znojmo, České Budějovice and Tábor or Písek).