Croatia's rich cultural heritage is matched only by its natural beauty. With its diverse scenery of rolling olive groves and vineyards, rugged mountains, secluded valleys and a jagged coastline, it's a paradise for outdoor pursuits.
And whether you opt for the drama of the Istrian Peninsula, with its Roman remains and Byzantine basilicas, or the medieval towns and pebble bays of the Dalmatian Coast, cycling Croatia is the perfect way to experience its delights.
Our self-guided cycling tours in Croatia are based on the Istrian Peninsula at the top of the Adriatic, known as 'Croatia's Tuscany'. It houses a treasure trove of antiquities including a vast Roman amphitheatre in Pula, exquisite Baroque and Byzantine basilicas in Rovinj and the UNESCO-listed Euphrasian Basilica in Porec.
Cycling Croatia is relatively easy, and on Istria's west coast you'll flit past Roman remains, pine-fringed bays and lemon and olive trees before some gentle climbs to admire the sweeping vistas.
Our expertly researched, self-guided tours allow you to go at your own pace, so if you fancy exploring Pula's marbled alleys, stopping off for a swim, or enjoying a lazy lunch with a view, you're free to do so. Istria is Croatia's gastronomic capital, where you can enjoy fresh seafood, truffles and cured meats along with many other local specialities.
We offer two cycling holidays in Croatia, so for a more challenging week, head south to the Dalmatian coast to explore Dubrovnik and the islands of Hvar and Korcula. Here you can take on energetic ascents to be rewarded with spectacular views of the mountainous mainland and turquoise Adriatic waters.
We're happy to be welcoming you back. And when you book your cycling Croatia holiday with Headwater, you can rest assured that your safety and comfort is paramount to us.
With our industry-leading protection , you'll receive a full refund if your trip is cancelled or you can no longer travel due to COVID-19. You can also transfer your trip free of charge up to 31 days before travel, giving you peace of mind that, should circumstances change, we've got you covered. Our Headwater travel insurance policies also now include COVID cover as standard.
We only travel to safe destinations and we ensure that all our local partners meet Headwater COVID safety requirements and follow enhanced cleaning protocols. You can read our Travel Safety Promise in full here.
If you'd like a little extra assurance, choose one of our self-guided Croatia cycling holidays, which naturally offer a social distancing approach. You go at your own pace and with your own group, so all the worry is taken away, leaving you free to enjoy your holiday.
The Istrian peninsula just south of Trieste is a superb backdrop for a cycling holiday. Swim in the clear blue waters of the Adriatic and stay in gorgeous Italianate harbour towns. Great food, interesting routes, masses of history and electrifying sunsets make discovering this coastline particularly memorable.
Guided group cycling, with peaceful coastal routes along the spectacular Dalmatian coastline, from Hvar to Dubrovnik.