Balkans Breakaway

Price from
US$ 1,900
Duration
8 Days / 7 Nights
Distance
469 km
Tour Code
MCT-MBB
Next departure
04-Oct-2020
Number of Cycling Days6
Average Distance Per Day: 78
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150 Km
Average Climbing Per Day: 1100
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2,250 m
Total Cycling Distance469 kilometres
Bike HireStandard Road Bike: US$ 220
Single SupplementUS$ 220

About this Cycle Tour

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WELCOME TO THE BALKANS BREAKWAY!

This four-country road biking tour is the ultimate journey to explore the diverse and culturally rich countries that border the Adriatic Sea.

We’ll pedal through Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Albania to experience stunning landscapes from towering mountain ranges and deep blue lakes to the idyllic Adriatic Coast.

Here you will also find remarkable architecture, charming old towns, classic Mediterranean cuisine, and Europe's most treasured natural areas.

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Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival into Dubrovnik, followed by group transfer by bus and train to Kolasin, Montenegro via Podgorica. Afternoon bike introduction and finishing with evening welcome dinner.

Day 2

The cycling adventure commences from Kolasin, tracing the Tara River and riding deep into the Komovi Mountains. After panoramic views (a shuttle will be available if you need help on this climb) you have a thrilling downhill through tiny villages to the very small town of Andrijevica in the Lim Valley. Our ride then continues cycling to Plav and Lake Plav, a beautiful glacial lake, before staying in the nearby town of Gusinje.

Day 3

Today you explore quiet Albanian mountain villages and then onto the “ Balcony of Enver Hoxer”. Cycling newly laid roads through beautiful mountain, you will the descend down the to the biggest lake of the Balkans, Lake Skadar. You then have the option of shuttling 35kms or continuing onto Shkodra where we overnight. The day is filled with evidence of both Montenegrin and Albanian history, world class views and finishes with delicious local cuisine.

Day 4

Another iconic day! Today we bike the southern shoreline of Lake Skadar, which offers some beautiful views of the lake and the Albanian Alps. Crossing the border back into Montenegro, we explore a remote and very unique region – sleepy villages, ancient chestnut groves, monastery islands, a prison island, vineyards – all surrounded by stunning panoramas. Our ride concludes in Virpazar, the gateway to Lake Skadar National Park. This small village is the centre of Crmnica, a fertile region with many local delicacies; all of which you can try for dinner.

Day 5

A jam-packed, exciting day lays ahead as we ride up to National Park Lovcen, to be then rewarded by the Kotor Serpentine into the Bay of Kotor. Today will offer one of the best panoramic views the Balkans serves up. We'll bike right to the old town of Kotor to spend the afternoon in the walled Venetian city; a UNESCO World Heritage site built between the 12th and 14th century. Wander the medieval maze of alleyways and marvel at the historic fort walls.

Day 6

In the morning you'll bike 27 miles to see the highlights of the Bay of Kotor – Perast and its islands. An optional climb through the Herceg Novi Municipality finishes with a exquisite descent to Trebinje having crossed into the southern half of Bosnia & Herzegovina. This small medieval town, located near the Croatian border, is the heart of wine country in Herzegovina.

Day 7

Today is magnificent final day's ride tracing along vineyards, former Yugoslavian railway tracks and a climb challenge into historical Ston to conclude your cycling adventure. You initially cycle in the direction of Croatia reach the coastal town of Slano, with its impressive bay still within the Dubrovnik Riviera. Your last climb awaits you before descending down into Ston, the unmissable walled town. Then we shuttle (45min) back to Dubrovnik to explore and share our farewell dinner, reflecting back on our legendary ride.

Day 8

After breakfast, we transfer to Dubrovnik's airport. Or you can consider extending your stay in Croatia.

Elevation Profiles

Day 2 - Towards the Accursed Mountains Ride 70km. +1,100m / -1,100m.
Day 2 - Towards the Accursed Mountains Ride 70km. +1,100m / -1,100m.

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