Croatia's rich cultural heritage is matched only by its natural beauty. With its diverse scenery of rolling olive groves, vineyards, rugged mountains, secluded valleys, and jagged coastlines, you'll experience a paradise for outdoor pursuits on our Croatia bike trips.
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 in Croatia is the perfect way to immerse yourself in its delights.
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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 Croatia bike 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 the country, so for a more challenging Croatia bike tour, head south to the Dalmatian Coast to explore Dubrovnik and the islands of Hvar and Korcula. Here you can take on energetic ascents and be rewarded with spectacular views of the mountainous mainland and turquoise Adriatic waters.
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When you book your cycling in Croatia holiday with Headwater, rest assured that your safety and comfort are paramount to us.
You can transfer your Croatia bike tour free of charge up to 31 days before travel, giving you peace of mind that, should circumstances change, we've got you covered. We only travel to safe destinations and we ensure that all our local partners meet the highest safety standards. You can read our Travel Safety Promise in full here.
We offer Croatia cycling holidays in both guided and self-guided options. You're free to go at your own pace and with your own group or you can follow the direction of our well-planned routes accompanied by an experienced guide.
Our bike trips to Croatia give you the chance to visit multiple outstanding locations in just one tour. Here are some of our cycling holiday destinations in Croatia:
The Dalmatian Coast is one of the true natural wonders of the world and boasts some of the clearest and most dazzling blue waters in the Mediterranean. With over 120 exciting cycling routes, this bike tour is perfect if you want to lose yourself in gorgeous Croatian scenery. Our Croatia cycling holidays allow you to visit the nearby paradisical islands of Hvar and Korcula, with scheduled stops in the UNESCO city of Dubrovnik.
This small peninsula in northern Croatia was Italian until 1945. It's packed with more than 500 kilometres of cycling trails for all levels set against an out-of-this-world backdrop. Not only will you glide along curving coastal roads, taking in ancient historical towns and fishing villages, but you can sample the gastronomical delights that Istria is known for. Uncork a bottle of wine and lose yourself truffle-tasting before visiting the nearby Brijuni National Park.
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.
Choose one of our Croatia bike trips to explore one of the most beautiful countries in Europe. We've been designing exciting holiday packages for nearly 40 years, so you can trust us to make all the arrangements you need to give you a memorable bike tour getaway. Start on your once-in-a-lifetime cycling adventure in Croatia by booking today.
Stress-free travel – We'll arrange all the travel for your Croatia bike tour, including booking your flights and your accommodation.
Stunning destinations – Thanks to our five-step approval process, we only offer the most impressive locations and premium hotels to guarantee that you'll enjoy the best holiday experiences.
Benefitting communities – Giving back to the communities we visit is important, so we set up The Exodus Travels Foundation. It aims to make a difference in disaster relief, along with social and conservation projects.
Highly rated holidays – We're proud to have a 4.6 rating from our customers on Feefo.
Focused on sustainability – Sustainability is at the heart of our adventure holidays so we're working hard to become Nature Net Positive. We're dedicated to reducing the impact our tours have on the environment, so we've put in place our People, Places & Planet plan.
Winning awards – We've won Conde Nast Traveller Readers' Choice awards, along with accolades from the British Travel Awards and others.
ABTA- and ATOL-protected – You can book your Croatia bike tour with the utmost confidence because our holidays are ABTA- and ATOL-protected. Don't forget to read about your key rights here.