Bike Hvar

Bike Hvar

Cycling Stari Grad plain – this tour takes you away from Hvar’s steep coastal hills to discover its lush and mild interior heartland.

Cycling, lunch & wine tasting at UNESCO protected field – this tour starts from town Hvar with a transfer to Stari Grad from where we start cycling. Some 2400 years ago, the Ancient Greeks sailed into the harbour of modern-day Stari Grad from the island of Paros.

Bike tour from Milna to Hvar – join us for a fantastic bike ride to enjoy a hidden side of Hvar island. We’ll start with a shuttle from Milna, a charming coastal village, about a 20 min drive away.

Stari Grad plain

165
  • per person & minimum 4 persons

Cycling, lunch & wine tasting at UNESCO protected field

188
  • per person & minimum 2 persons

From Milna to Hvar

68
  • per person & minimum 2 persons

This tour takes you away from Hvar’s steep coastal hills to discover its lush and mild interior heartland. We’ll begin with a shuttle from Hvar town to Stari Grad. It’s just a 15-20min drive. After arriving in Stari Grad (Old town) we’ll ride through along the long promenade that frames its deep protected bay. In 384BC Stari Grad was the first colony the Greeks founded on Hvar island, then called Pharos. It’s also the site of the oldest continuously farmed agricultural plot on Earth, the Ager, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. From Stari, we have numerous options where to go next–from an easy 10km jaunt to a 50km trek. The ride through the middle part of the island is not as steep as the hills around Hvar town, so it’s less challenging and along the way, we will get to see some beautiful, small traditional villages. Depending on the fitness level of the group, our guides will decide which route will give you the most enjoyable so you have a fabulous experience. The tour ends back in Stari Grad, and from there, we get a shuttle back to Hvar town.

Meeting point:

Krizna luka beach, at our sea kayaking base. 7min walk from the city promenade, just after Franciscan monastery.

Departure time:

8:00h, every day (we can be flexible so ask!)

Duration:

3-6 hours

Tour price:

1225 kn (165 EUR) per person

What’s included:

A 10–18 speed bike and a protective helmet, guide, transfers

What’s extra:

Take a sun cream, hat, gear to protect your arms and legs, and a backpack to carry water or to use for a picnic lunch, etc. Gratuities to guide

Tour type:

Biking, youth and family, nature and wildlife, cultural

Activity level:

Medium physical activity

Disabilities friendly:

Depends on disability, but generally no.

Kid friendly:

Yes,  but please let us know in advance.

Min:

4 person

Maximum travellers:

Up to 16 for an organised tour.

We start our tour from town Hvar with a transfer to Stari Grad from where we start cycling. Some 2400 years ago, the Ancient Greeks sailed into the harbour of modern-day Stari Grad from the island of Paros. We will easily ride through its long promenade outlining the deep protected bay, passing by Residence of the Renaissance poet Petar Hektorovic, built 16th century.

From Stari Grad we have numerous options where to go, so your day can be anything from 10-50km. Passing through the middle part of the island which is mild, and not as steep as the hills around Hvar town. Depending on the route you take you will pass also through some of the small beautiful traditional villages in the interior of the island. Our guides will decide on the route depending of the group and their fitness level. So we want to make sure that you will enjoy the day.

On our way back to Stari Grad, we will stop on a small local farm situated at the Stari Grad Plain, also known as Hora or Ager, is such an impressively preserved testament to the Ancient Greek period that it was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2008. After founding the oldest town in Croatia and naming it Faros, the Greeks turned their attention to a neighbouring fertile field of some 80 hectares, dividing it into equal plots of land measuring 1 x 5 stadiums, or 180m x 900m (approximately 16,000m2). The land was fertile and produced much food for the settlers, who brought vines and olive trees with them from Paros. After the Greeks came the Romans, who built impressive Villae Rusticae on the plain, and farming practices continued.
A range of organic food and wines produced by the family, and catering for groups for the most traditional of Dalmatian meals, the Farm is waiting for your visit to show you a different side of Hvar. As well as growing a range of organic produce, Zuvela’s range of Hora wines is a byword for authenticity and quality. Croatia has more than 130 indigenous grape varieties, and some of these are indigenous to Hvar and only grown on the island.

The tour ends with a car transfer after lunch, back to Hvar.

Meeting point:

Krizna luka beach, at our sea kayaking base. 7min walk from the city promenade, just after Franciscan monastery.

Departure time:

8:00h, every day (we can be flexible so ask!)

Duration:

5-8 hours

Tour price:

1.320 kn (188 EUR) per person

What’s included:

A 10–18 speed bike and a protective helmet, guide, transfers, lunch, wine tasting

What’s extra:

Take a sun cream, hat, gear to protect your arms and legs, and a backpack to carry water or to use for a picnic lunch, etc. Gratuities to guide

Tour type:

Biking, youth and family, nature and wildlife, cultural

Activity level:

Medium physical activity

Disabilities friendly:

Depends on disability, but generally no.

Kid friendly:

Yes,  but please let us know in advance.

Min:

2 person

Maximum travellers:

Up to 16 for an organised tour.

Join us for a fantastic bike ride to enjoy the hidden side of Hvar island. We’ll start with a shuttle from Milna, a charming coastal village, about a 20 min drive away. After arriving, we’re off to Malo Grablje, a wonderful abandoned village a bit inland from the coast that will capture your heart. It’s perched among stone cliffs with a warren of narrow alleys and small abandoned stone houses—all surrounded by untouched nature and the aromatic scent of Mediterranean herbs. We will take a short break here to do some exploring before continuing uphill towards Velo Grablje, another abandoned village.

With a population of only about a dozen people, Velo Grablje is still one of the most interesting villages on Hvar because of its idyllic location, traditional architecture and fascinating history.

It’s hard to imagine, but way back in the 1900’s Velo Grablje was world famous as the largest producer of lavender on the planet. We’ll share the fascinating story of what exactly happened to cause such a steep decline in its fortunes and why only a few smaller lavender producers remain today.

Velo Grablje is the perfect place for some rest and photos, so we’ll take a short break here before continuing on our tour. As we pedal on, you will get to see more of the richness and diversity of Hvar’s agriculture. Lining the road and deep into the fields are typical Dalmatian fruit and nut trees, such as fig, carob, almond, lemon and even wild orange.

As we continue towards Brusje, we’ll stop at a lookout. Brusje is one of those lovely small island villages with a true authentic rural feel. It used to be a shepherd’s village, famous for its wine, olive oil and honey. From here you have two opportunities; you can choose either the easy way back (completely downhill on an asphalt road) or a bit more challenging one on a gravel road. Both roads lead us back to Hvar city.

1st option: 18km, ascent/descent 620m, terrain: 95% asphalt, 5% gravel

2nd option: 20km, ascent/descent 800m, terrain: 60% asphalt, 40% gravel

Meeting point:

Krizna luka beach, at our sea kayaking base. 7min walk from the city promenade, just after Franciscan monastery.

Departure time:

8:00h, every day (we can be flexible so ask!)

Duration:

3-4 hours

Tour price:

480 kn (68 EUR) per person

What’s included:

A 10–18 speed bike and a protective helmet, guide, transfers, lunch, wine tasting

What’s extra:

Take a sun cream, hat, gear to protect your arms and legs, and a backpack to carry water or to use for a picnic lunch, etc. Gratuities to guide

Tour type:

Biking, youth and family, nature and wildlife, cultural

Activity level:

Medium physical activity

Disabilities friendly:

Depends on disability, but generally no.

Kid friendly:

Yes,  but please let us know in advance.

Min:

2 person

Maximum travellers:

Up to 16 for an organised tour.

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