Overview

Cycle Dubrovnik to Istanbul

Fully Supported Cycle Tour of the Balkans

From Croatia to Turkey in 14 Cycling Days

Suitable for the 'Active' Rider. 

Price - £2,900 Per Person Sharing. Some single rooms are available for an additional supplement of £680.

Starting in the Jewel of the Balkan Crown’ City of Dubrovnik we head south to the world famous Kotor Bay in Montenegro and onwards to Shkoder, known as the ‘Cycle City’ in Northern Albania. When you arrive you’ll know why! The bells ring here like the bicycles in Beijing! We miss the bustle of Tirana and you cycle across the border to the breath-taking beauty of Ohrid in North Macedonia. Travelling North past the Mavrovo National Park we take you to the country’s most famous tourist attraction: Matka Canyon, where you spend the day before heading out past the capital to cycle over the mountain across the border at Delchevo into Bulgaria. From the University city of Blagoevgrad we then take you to the ski resort of Bansko at the foot of the Pirin Mountains. We breathe out here then head south over some hills to the beach in Greece from whence we make our last ride east into Turkey and round the western coast of the Sea of Marmara where we approach Istanbul, the historical bustling ‘gateway to the east’, by ferry.

    17 Nights 18 Days 20 Aug 2023
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  • Sorry no more departures available. You could get in touch with us at hello@wildatlanticcycling.com if you'd like to make a booking.
  • Inclusions/Exclusions

    What is included in the tour

    1. Airport transfers at the start and finish (additional fee may apply)
    2. Accommodation and breakfast in great hotels
    3. Luggage transfer
    4. Advice on places to stop for your morning coffee
    5. Water, Soft drinks, fruit, cakes and bars en route
    6. Van and mechanical support
    7. GPX route files

    What is NOT included in the tour

    1. Coffee breaks and lunch. Options and recommendations for stops will be communicated at each morning's briefing and noted on the daily route sheet
    2. Evening meals. Our stopovers all have reasonably priced restaurants and pubs nearby and most of the hotels have good dining. Breakfast and lunch IS included
    3. Bike box or bag removal at start, secure storage and delivery to finish (additional fee of £50 applies)
    4. Optional trips / entry fees for any excursions you arrange independently
    5. Insurance - you need to organise your own bike and travel insurance as required
    6. Gels, high energy bars, energy powder and shakes - bring your own as per what works best for you and your tummy!
    7. Arrival and departure flights
    Itinerary

    Balkans Cycle Route & Itinerary - Dubrovnik (Croatia) to Istanbul (Turkey)

    12 days of cycling
    Approximately 120 km and 1,200 meters per day

    This wonderful uplifting tour will have no more than 12 people on it, so please do book early to avoid disappointment. It promises to be an exciting journey in this enthralling part of the world. Much of which is emerging slowly enough as tourist destinations so as to continue to retain much of the natural beauty, uniqueness and charm of the countryside and villages.

    Starting in the Jewel of the Balkan Crown’ City of Dubrovnik we head south to the world famous Kotor Bay in Montenegro and onwards to Shkoder, known as the ‘Cycle City’ in Northern Albania. When you arrive you’ll know why! The bells ring here like the bicycles in Beijing! We miss the bustle of Tirana and you cycle across the border to the breath-taking beauty of Ohrid in North Macedonia. Travelling North past the Mavrovo National Park we take you to the country’s most famous tourist attraction: Matka Canyon, where you spend the day before heading out past the capital to cycle over the mountain across the border at Delchevo into Bulgaria. From the University city of Blagoevgrad we then take you to the ski resort of Bansko at the foot of the Pirin Mountains. We breathe out here then head south over some hills to the beach in Greece from whence we make our last ride east into Turkey and round the western coast of the Sea of Marmara where we approach Istanbul, the historical bustling ‘gateway to the east’, by ferry.

    Travel Arrangements for your Dubrovnik to Istanbul Tour

    The tour starts in Dubrovnik, Croatia and finishes in Istanabul, Turkey. We will have further information shortly.

    Rider Type
    Active Cyclist