''...sincere thanks and gratitude to Rozle and Matjaz. What a great pair of guides they were...''
Azure blue warm seas, local wineries with scrumptious cuisine, medieval towers rising above centuries old towns, winding, twistie roads which will test and challenge and fun, fun, fun!
AT A GLANCE
START/FINISH: Split, Croatia
FLY IN/OUT: Split International Airport, Croatia
DURATION: 9 days, 8 nights, 7 riding days
ROUTE: Total distance: 1,300km (810 miles)
The entire route runs on good asphalt roads.
REST DAYS: 2 – Dubrovnik, Hvar
HIGHLIGHTS: Dubrovnik, Plitvice National Park, Split,
Trogir, Zadar, Hvar
ACCOMODATION: 4*, 5*, best in the area
Clutch Team will meet you at the airport in Split, introduce you to first basic information about the area, and transfer you to your hotel. We will meet in the hotel lobby at 3:30 pm, and officially start the tour with a briefing and a little bit of paperwork; you will meet the other riders, and the motorcycles you will be riding. The first day will end in the traditional Croatian restaurant with a special welcoming dinner.
We start our “Coastal Adventure” on a spectacular scenic coastal road before we turn inland and continue our riding into Bosnia to see Mostar, our first UNESCO World Heritage Site on this tour. It is known the world over for its famous Ottoman-style bridge, which spans the Neretva River, and is in the historic center of the city. After lunch there we will continue riding to Dubrovnik.
Rest day in Dubrovnik. Explore the compact and beautifully preserved medieval fortifications of Dubrovnik's UNESCO-listed Old Town. Take in the terracotta-roofed townhouses and centuries-old stone monuments; the 17th-century Rector's Palace and the Baroque Cathedral. Take a walk of the City Wall for spectacular views of the Old Town or just sit on Stradun, its vibrant main street and enjoy a coffee and Dubrovnik’s hospitality. You can take a cable car to the hill above Dubrovnik and be amazed by the breathtaking views of the Old City, the crystal clear Adriatic Sea and the numerous islands.
We follow the scenic coastal road heading up to Split. Today we take a short ferry ride to Hvar Island, famous for its 300 days of sunshine. Then, 77km of twisty road will bring us to town Hvar, where you’ll enjoy you rest day.
Rest day in Hvar. Whatever you want to do on your rest day, you may find here on this Island, which is considered to be one of the 10 most beautiful Islands in the world. Night life and cultural attractions of cosmopolitan Hvar town, boat excursions to Pakleni Islands, sandy beaches near Jelsa, the ancient town Stari Grad in which past centuries mingle modern tourist facilities, heavenly beaches under pine trees in Zavala, exotic atmosphere of south cliffs in Ivan Dolac, Sveta Nedjelja or Milna, the “little Venice” ambient in Vrboska, ride through and sense lavender fields near Zastrazisce, Gdinj and Bogomolje, peaceful secluded bays near Sucuraj…this is just a fraction of it…you need to explore it.
After return to the mainland in Split we’ll head north, following the coastline towards Pag Island. Along the way, we will stop in Trogir, historical city and UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will follow the Adriatic Sea, with spectacular views over its many Adriatic islands. After riding over two thirds of the island, we will reach our hotel, based in the middle of the vineyards, where we will enjoy fine dining with various sorts of vine of the region.
In the morning we take a short ferry ride back to the mainland and there is 60 kilometers (37 miles) of amazing twisty road waiting for us. Clutch Team listed this section among Top 10 Best Roads of Europe. After this gorgeous ride we say goodbye to the sea for the next two weeks and we head inland over the Velebit mountain range to Lika region where we end up at Plitvice National Park, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. After checking into the hotel we go for a walking tour of this unique natural wonder. These waters have been flowing over the limestone and chalk over thousands of years and have deposited travertine barriers, creating natural dams which in turn have created a series of beautiful lakes, caves and waterfalls.
A unique combination of landscapes, ranging from mainland deciduous, mixed forests to typical Mediterranean rocky scenery, will bring us to Sibenik, another picturesque UNESCO World Heritage site. From here, we will take a boat tour to the fantastic and unforgettable Kornati Islands National Park. In the afternoon, we will ride along the coast back to our base in Split, and complete this incredible road trip with a farewell dinner.
Clutch Team will transfer you to the airport or to any other place in Split, from where you continue your travel.
The 9 day Croatian Coastal Adventure includes:
- All accommodation throughout the tour
- First and last night of the tour in a luxury 5 star hotel by the sea with a private beach
- Late model motorcycle with unlimited mileage
- BMW Navigator V navigation with daily routes preprogrammed
- Third party liability insurance and Comprehensive vehicle insurance
- All breakfasts
- Extensive Clutch booklet with all maps with marked tour routes
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