Cycling Tours on Korcula: A Healthy Way to See Paradise

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One of the big growth areas in recent years in tourism in Dalmatia has been cycling. With so much natural beauty to explore, hopping on a bike gives one more of an intimate feeling with a destination that driving from A to B in a car. It also gives one the freedom to explore the lesser known parts of an island, to stop off for a coffee (or something stronger…) and generally to get to know the destination close up. 


For a Dalmatian island, Korčula has good roads, and they are not too busy, and it has become something of a haven for cycling tourists in recent years, either for a day trip or an island-hopping multi-day experience. With so many gorgeous beaches, fabulous wineries and delightful traditional stone towns to explore, it is little wonder that cycling is one of the fastest growth areas for activity tourism in the region.

But where to start? Some tourists just hop on the bike and begin to explore, but for those of you looking to get the very most out of the Korčula cycling experience, local expert help is at hand with an array of nicely packaged cycling tours to meet your individual needs. 

Here’s a look at the various cycling tours you can enjoy with Korčula Outdoor


Lumbarda Biking & Tasting Tour

The Lumbarda Biking & Tasting tour takes cyclists on a half-day adventure around the island. Cyclists begin their journey in Korčula town, and on a mix of asphalt, gravel and dirt roads, they pass through the fields, villages, and vineyards towards their destination of Lumbarda. The tour will explore the east side of the island, from its medieval roots to the scenic landscapes, beaches, vistas, and local ways of life. Cyclists will also have a chance to meet the best winemaker in the area for a wine and food tasting, followed by refreshments and some much-needed relaxation at one of Lumbarda’s beautiful beaches. 

This tour begins at 9:00 every day and lasts 54 to 4.5 hours. Cyclists will ride around 15 kilometers, and it is recommended they bring comfortable shoes, breathable clothes, hat, sunscreen, beachwear, water, and snacks. The minimum age for participants on this tour is 12 years old. 

The tour costs 450 kunas (59 euro) per person. For bookings and more information, visit Korčula Outdoor. 


Žrnovo Mountain Biking

This half-day tour takes cyclists from Korčula town to the village of Žrnovo, known as one of the oldest settlements on the island. After arriving in Žrnovo, the tour will make their first stop to enjoy homemade jam, olive oil, and rakija. After the tasting, cyclists get back on their bikes and head towards Kocje, a protected and overgrown natural area that will make you feel as though you’re exploring the fairy’s land. From Kocje, cyclists take a different route back to Korčula town.

This tour is great for 2 to 16 persons. It can be taken every day from 8:00 and lasts 4 to 4.5 hours. The tour is considered at the ‘moderate’ level and is 12 kilometers of cycling. The minimum age for this tour is 14 years old and it is recommended to bring comfortable shoes, breathable clothes, hat, sunscreen, beachwear, water, and snacks.

The Žrnovo Mountain Biking Tour costs 450 kuna (59 euro). For bookings and more information, you can visit Korčula Outdoor


The Great Korčula Bike

Are you up for a full day biking tour around the island? The Great Korčula Bike Tour begins from Korčula town to Žrnovo. Here, cyclists will make their first stop to try the homemade jams, olive oils, and rakija of the area in the setting of an old stone house. From Žrnovo, cyclists will take a gravel road to Kočje – a stunning natural reserve overgrown with ivy and flora. From Kočje, cyclists will ride up to the old village of Pupnat, located in the middle of the island. Here, cyclists will stop for lunch at Mate tavern. After lunch, participants will enjoy a steep descent down to the sea and to Kneže village, after which they will make their way back to Korčula town. 

This tour is great for 2 to 16 persons and lasts up to 8 hours. Cyclists will ride around 30 kilometers on the tour in a moderate to demanding cycling level. The minimum age of cyclists is 14 years old. It is recommended cyclists bring comfortable shoes, breathable clothes, hat, sunscreen, beachwear, water, and snacks. 

The Great Korčula Tour costs 825 kuna (109 euro) per person. For bookings and more information, visit Korčula Outdoor


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