VIP Trans-Croatia

VIP Trans-Croatia

Dramatic mountain landscapes, epic climbs and crystal-clear turquoise seascapes

Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast sets an astoundingly beautiful scene for our latest VIP destination.

 

THIS TRIP IS ONLY OPEN TO REPEAT GUESTS AND THEIR FRIENDS.

Overview

Details

Next Departure

May 8th 2021

Price

USD $4,495

Duration

8 days / 7 nights

Non-Rider Friendly

No ?

Rental Bike

USD $500

Ride Program

Total Distance

Total Elevation

Daily Av. Distance

Daily Av. Elevation

Overview

We’ve enjoyed many beautiful destinations for our VIP trips over the past 10 years but few can compare to the sheer natural beauty of Croatia. The Dalmatian Coast has to be one of the world’s most beautiful regions – little wonder that it’s listed in the Top 10 destinations of just about every travel company.

Our trip combines the natural beauty of the Dalmatian Coast and our rides include several of the most picturesque sections of coastline. We ride two of the most beautiful islands in Croatia: Brač and Korčula. And of course, being Thomson, we couldn’t come to Croatia and not ride one of the toughest climbs in Europe, the 29km / 2000m (18 miles / 6,600ft) climb to Sveti Jure — an absolute epic climb both in terms of difficulty and incredible vistas.

Join Peter, and the usual team of the best staff in the business, for an epic week in one of the world’s most beautiful destinations!

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Itinerary

Day Description Distance Elevation Hotel
01 Welcome to Croatia Hotel Sun Gardens Dubrovnik
02 The Pelješac Peninsula Hotel Bellevue
03 The island of Korčula Hotel Bellevue
04 The Dalmatian Coast Hotel Mirjam
05 Slaying the Beast Hotel Mirjam
06 Makarska Loop Hotel Elaphusa
07 The island of Brač Hotel Elaphusa
08 End of an epic journey!
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Itinerary Detail

Day 1

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Welcome to Croatia

Our trip starts in Dubrovnik where our staff will meet you at your hotel or at the airport. From downtown Dubrovnik we have a 20 minute transfer to the Sun Gardens Hotel just 15km west of Dubrovnik.

After lunch, orientation meeting and bike build-up, you’ll head out on our warm-up ride along a single-lane road with magnificent views high above the Adriatic Coast.

Day 2

Distance

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The Pelješac Peninsula

Your destination today is the seaside village of Orebic, tucked away on the Dalmatian Coast in a hidden corner of the Pelješac Peninsula.

The ride starts off with a 20km ride into the mountains high above the coast before you drop back down to the coast road for a few km then back on to a single-lane road that eventually takes us on to the peninsula. On the eastern edge of the peninsula you’ll ride through the town of Ston which boasts the longest ancient city walls in Europe stretching for 5km around the town. Ston is also famous for supposedly producing the most delicious oysters in the world – maybe an oyster taste will be on the agenda later in the day. From Ston we head into Croatian wine country and a couple of good climbs before eventually dropping down the beautiful descent to Orebic – have your cameras ready for some incredible photo ops!

Day 3

Distance

Elevation


The island of Korčula

Croatia is famous for it’s 1244 islands – and today you’ll explore one of the largest and most beautiful islands: Korčula.

You’ll start the day with a 20 minute ferry ride over to the island – passing by the beautiful medieval town of Korčula which looks like a miniature version of Dubrovnik. With a total elevation gain of over 2600m, the ride around the island is challenging, with a couple of nice climbs to contend with, towards the start and the end of the ride. You’ll ride along the north coast before heading up to the centre of the island at around 600m. The ride along the south coast ends with a dramatic climb through deep gorges that reach all the way down to the Adriatic. End the ride with a cool beer within the city walls of Korčula before taking the 20 minute ferry ride across the Adriatic and back to our hotel in Orebic.

Map & Profile

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4.9% 3
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from Ston
2.8% 3
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5% 2
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6.5% 2
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Climbs

Day 01
Day 02
Day 03
Day 04
Day 05
Day 06
Day 07

Climbs

Category Climb Day Difficulty Length Ele. Gain Av. Grade
3 Brescin (from Trsteno) 01 36 4.9%
2 Gornji Majkovi (from Orasac) 02 33 3.4%
3 Dancanje (from Ston) 02 23 2.8%
2 Pijavicino (from Drace) 02 43 5%
2 Pupnat (from Kneza) 03 59 6.5%
2 Pupnatska Luka (from Brna) 03 23 2.5%
2 Postup (from Orebic) 04 41 4.9%
2 Kuna Peljeska (from Crkvice) 04 47 5.9%
3 Biokova (from Podgora) 04 39 5.6%
HC Sveti Jure (from Podgora) 05 136 6.2%
2 Kozica (from Makarska) 06 55 4.5%
2 Satulija (from Kozica) 06 68 7.5%
2 Dovanj (from Slime) 06 52 5.8%
2 Gornji Humac (from Bol) 07 44 5.1%
1 Vidova Gora (from Splitska) 07 55 4.7%
3 Donji Humac (from Lozisca) 07 24 3.2%
2 Praznica (from Pucisca) 07 47 6%
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Dates & Prices

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2021
May 8 - May 15
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USD $4,495
USD $750
USD $900
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Sep 18 - Sep 25
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    Trip Hotels

    Hotel Sun Gardens Dubrovnik

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    Hotel Bellevue

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    Hotel Mirjam

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    Hotel Elaphusa

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    What's Included

    What's Included What's Not Included
      Accommodations & Meals arrow
    • 8 days / 7 nights fully accompanied trip
    • All accommodations
    • All breakfasts
    • All dinners
    • Sit-down lunch on the 1st day
    • Picnic lunches during the rides
    • Transportation arrow
    • Pick up in Dubrovnik
    • Drop off at Split Airport
    • All transportation during the trip
    • All luggage & bike box transfers
    • Cycling Support arrow
    • 1 x Support Van & 1 x Ride Leader per 8 guests (approx.)
    • Experienced bike mechanic
    • Park Tools Toolkit
    • Daily ride gpx files provided
    • Nutrition during the ride arrow
    • Energy bars, gels and sports drink
    • Variety of snacks and local specialties for picnic lunches
    • Bottled water
    • Post-ride recovery food
    • Airfare
    • Travel and personal insurance
    • Additional hotel expenses i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, gratuities
    • Staff gratuities
    What's Included
      Accommodations & Meals arrow
    • 8 days / 7 nights fully accompanied trip
    • All accommodations
    • All breakfasts
    • All dinners
    • Sit-down lunch on the 1st day
    • Picnic lunches during the rides
    • Transportation arrow
    • Pick up in Dubrovnik
    • Drop off at Split Airport
    • All transportation during the trip
    • All luggage & bike box transfers
    • Cycling Support arrow
    • 1 x Support Van & 1 x Ride Leader per 8 guests (approx.)
    • Experienced bike mechanic
    • Park Tools Toolkit
    • Daily ride gpx files provided
    • Nutrition during the ride arrow
    • Energy bars, gels and sports drink
    • Variety of snacks and local specialties for picnic lunches
    • Bottled water
    • Post-ride recovery food
    What's Not Included
    • Airfare
    • Travel and personal insurance
    • Additional hotel expenses i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, gratuities
    • Staff gratuities

    Travel details - airport departures

    Travel Details

    Arrival

    Pickup Location Meeting Time

    Dubrovnik Airport

    Between 8:00am & 9:00am

    OR

    Dubrovnik: at the hotel of your choice

    Between 8:00am & 9:00am

    Departure

    Drop Off Location Arrival Time

    Split Airport

    9:30am


    Rental Bikes

    Made by hand in Italy, the Basso Bikes Diamante is exactly what a fine, authentic, Italian road bike should be. The classic lines, flawless geometry and rounded tube shapes offer performance and ultimate versatility.

    Frame

    Basso Diamante

    Groupset

    Shimano Ultegra R8070 Di2 (Electronic Shifting)

    Weight

    8kg (size 53)

    Wheels

    Microtech MR38 Disc Carbon Clincher

    Chainrings

    50x34

    Cassette

    11-32

    Sizes

    45, 48, 51, 53, 56, 58, 61

    Price

    USD $500

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    Basso Bikes Diamante Opal White with Disc brakes


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