The best way to explore Montenegro is by bike & hotel. On this tour, which can be perfectly combined with our boat & bike trips from Dubrovnik, we discover some particularly picturesque towns as well as the fantastic coast of Montenegro with our Tour Guide. Departure point of this journey is Dubrovnik in Croatia, one of the most beautiful cities in the Adriatic and a World Heritage site. Because of its historical importance it is often called the “Athens of Croatia”.
Montenegro, one of the youngest states in the world, is our main destination. Together with our support vehicle we discover the bay of Kotor whose steep limestone cliffs make it one of the most impressive landscapes in the entire Adriatic. Also visited is the coastal city of Budva as well as Montenegro’s former capital Cetinje.
Note: On this journey the tour guide does not accompany you by bike, instead a support vehicle is used, which is close to the cycle group at all times. You will receive important information about the country and its people, and service for your bikes whenever you need. Throughout the entire tour the accompanying vehicle is at your disposal, transporting your luggage, providing transfers, and offering everyone who no longer wishes to cycle a safe and relaxed ride to the next meeting point.
DAY TO DAY ITINERARY
From Cavtat we cycle through the region of Primorje to the border of Montenegro. Our way presents us with plenty of spectacular views above the deep azure sea and the fertile vegetation. After passing the border the terrace-like bay of Kotor opens up. Along the promenade we continue biking to Herceg Novi, which lies in the entrance to Kotor Bay. After lunch you check into the hotel. Take the chance to stroll along the promenade of Hercig Novi and enjoy a swim before taking part on a guided city tour through the city centre. Overnight stay in Herceg Novi.
In the morning we cycle along the coastal road of Kotor, until we reach the ferry from Kamenari to Leptane. From here our cycle tour takes us first to Tivat and then on a near traffic-free panoramic road with spectacular views as far as Budva. In the afternoon you have enough time to explore the picturesque old town of Budva on your own. Before dinner we can join a guided city tour through Budva a city destroyed almost completely by an earthquake in 1979. We spend the night in Budva.
After breakfast we start off on our bikes. After a detour exploring the hinterlands, we continue on an almost traffic-free road as far as Rijeka Crnojevica. The place is known for its architecture and typical stone houses of the 17th and 18th century. Then we are free to decide to return to Cetinje by support vehicle or discover the last 12 mi./20 km and 2,300 ft./700 m of elevation by bike. On the city tour in Cetinje we explore the most important sights, for example the Montenegrin president’s residence. In addition a lot of other government buildings and former embassies testify Cetinjes past as the capital city. Overnight stay in Cetinje
Today’s tour take us up the Lovćen. If the climb is too tough, you are able to request a lift either part of the way or all of the way with the accompanying transport vehicle. From the highest point (more than 1,500 m above sea level) we can expect a rapid descent with spectacular views of the Bay of Kotor which is surrounded by mountains reaching heights of up to 1,700 m. It is the largest and best-protected bay in the entire Adriatic. Today’s cycle tour leads us to Kotor. The town is almost 2,000 years old and famous for its medieval centre listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here a guided city tour is included and we may end the day with a leisurely walk through town and drink at one of the numerous cozy cafès and bars. We spend the night in Kotor.
The last cycle tour leads us along the bay of Kotor until we reach the ferry in Kamenari. We cross the impressive bay of Kotor for the last time and board the shuttle bus on the other side. We will be taxied back to Croatia, where we make a stopover in one of the most beautiful restaurants of the country. Only a few more kilometres by bike until the end of the cycle journey.
Individual trip home or extended stay in Dubrovnik.
RATING Intermediate to Advanced
This bike tour requires a good basic fitness, which you should have acquired through regular bicycling. The day trips climb between 200 and 500 m. The day trips of 30-50 km on average traverse some hilly and mountainous terrain. Some steeper and longer ascents must also be tackled, but it is perfectly acceptable to push the bike if necessary.
Most of the roads are asphalt and not used much outside the holiday season. A support vehicle accompanies ALL of the daily tours.
AIRPORT / TRANSFERS
International flights go in/out of Dubrovnik, with Cavtat being the nearest town. There is a regular public bus shuttle into the central city. A taxi to Cavtat will cost approx. Euro 15.00
SCHEDULE & PRICE
Departure Dates: In 2020 this tour is available as a charter for groups of 8 or more clients booking together.
|Price per person, double occupancy||CAD||$2150|
This tour includes:
Not included in the tour price
• Taxi transfer from Dubrovnik airport to hotel at Cavtat: aprx. 20 euro/way
• Flat rate for bottled water during the cycle tours: 20 euro/person
• Meals and beverages during the daytime cycle tours
• Beverages in the hotels
• Entrance fees to museums
• Boat excursion in Virpazar
• Tips for transfer drivers and tour guides
Telephone: 705-949-1710 or 888-297-4786
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Monday to Friday: 9.30 am. to 5.30 pm.
Saturday: by appointment