Hotel & Bike Montenegro

Hotel & Bike Montenegro (8 Days/7 Nights, approx. 290 km , 5000 hm)


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 travel guides and a support vehicle. Departure point of this journey is Cavtat. The small town with its lovely coastline, ranks among the most popular travel destinations in the area of Dubrovnik and delights its visitors with its Renaissance architecture.

Montenegro, one of the youngest states in the world, is our main destination. Discover the bay of Kotor whose steep limestone cliffs make it one of the most impressive landscapes in the entire Adriatic. Also visited are the coastal cities of Kotor and Budva as well as Montenegro’s former capital Cetinje.

Please note: An attendance of 6 people or more is needed to accomplish this tour with travel guidance and support vehicle. Other than that it is offered as a self-guided Hotel & Bike tour with GPS.

This web page has been updated for our programs in 2018. Itinerary and services may vary in comparison to the current season.

Map

Highlights of the tour
Culture: The UNESCO World Heritage city of Kotor and its spectacular city walls
Nature: The impressive bay of Kotor with its descending limestone cliffs
Activity: Enjoy a boat ride on the wonderful Skutari Lake
Culinary: One typical Montenegrin speciality is lamb in milk served for festive occasions
Souvenir: Culinary souvenirs like honey or ham

Itinerary

1st Day (Sun) Cavtat

Individual arrival to Cavtat and check-in in the first hotel. Afterwards you have the opportunity to stroll around the laid back little city or visit the nearby Dubrovnik (Taxi: distance aprx. 30 min.). You may join a guided city tour in Dubrovnik in the late afternoon (if booked in advance), before you return to your hotel in Cavtat, where you meet your person in charge and travel companions at 6 pm.

2nd Day (Mon) Cavtat – Herceg Novi (aprx. 28 mi./45 km, 2,630 ft./800 m of elevation)

From Cavtat we cycle through the region of Konvale 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 coastal road we continue biking to Herceg Novi, which lies in the entrance to Kotor Bay. Use the opportunity and take a bath on the promenade of Herceg Novi. Later on we check-in in our hotel and are offered a guided tour through Herceg Novi. Overnight stay in Herceg Novi.

3rd Day (Tue) Herceg Novi – Budva (aprx. 31 mi./50 km, 2,950 ft./ 900 m of elevation)

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 we have enough time to explore the picturesque old town of Budva any you are welcome to cycle a bit further in order to visit the famous hotel island of Sveti Stefan. 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.

4th Day (Wed) Cetinje – Virpazar (aprx. 25 mi./40 km, 1,640 ft./500 m of elevation)

After a short transfer we reach the former Montenegrin capital of Cetinje. From here we take a beautiful cycle tour to Virpazar. You reach the town after 22 mi./36 km. We enjoy our lunch by the side of the famous Skutari Lake which is 30 mi./48 km long and 9 mi./14 km wide and therefore one of the biggest lakes of the Balkan Peninsula. It offers a welcome resting place for the migratory birds on their journey to the south. In 1983 it was declared as a national park. Good weather offers us the opportunity to take an afternoon boat trip through this natural paradise. Overnight stay in Virpazar

5th Day (Thu) Virpazar – Rijeka Crnojevica (aprx. 28 mi./45 km, 3,610 ft./1,100 m of elevation)

After breakfast we jump back on our bikes and cycle 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

6th Day (Fri) Cetinje - Lovćen – Kotor (aprx. 31 mi./50 km, 2,950 ft./900 m of elevation)

After breakfast a transfer bus brings us up to Lovćen. Depending on our mood we have the opportunity to leave the shuttle earlier in order to cycle a part of the ascent ourselves. From the highest point (more than 9,900 ft./1,500 m above sea level) we can expect a rapid descent with spectacular views of the Bay of Kotor, surrounded by mountains reaching heights of up to 5,580 ft./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 under UNESCO World Heritage protection. Here a guided city tour is offered and we may end the day with a leisurely walk through town and drink at one of the numerous cosy cafès and bars.

7th Day (Sat) Kotor – Cavtat (aprx. 12 + 25 mi./20 + 40 km, 2,630 ft./800 m of elevation)

The last cycle tour leads us along the bay of Kotor until we reach the ferry between Lepetane and 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.

8th Day (Sun) Cavtat (Return home or extended stay in Croatia)

After breakfast hotel check-out or an extended stay in Croatia.

Rental bikes

Hybrid bicycle of the Islandhopping brand

Our hybrid bicycles are basic bicycles with trapeze frame or diamond frame that are available in four frame sizes: trapeze frame in 46 and 52 cm or diamond frame with top tube in 56 and 60 cm.

All bicycles are equipped with a precise Shimano gear shift, Shimano V-brakes with strong “bite”, 28 inch hollow chamber rims with quick clambs, safety mudguards and a comfortable touring saddle of Selle Royal.

The Islandhopping hybrid bicycles are rented for 80 Euro per week on this tour. Please be aware that these rental bikes are only available for participants that are taller than 1.50 m.

Cube Nature black'n'white

The new Cube hybrid bike is a sporty, reliable hybrid bike with well-balanced handling – a joy to ride. With its high quality frame and lockout-equipped suspension fork, the Nature is the perfect bike for Islandhopping.

The Shimano drivetrain features Rapidfire Plus gear levers and we’ve upgraded the rear derailleur to XT level, providing 27 gears for a wide gear range and excellent, long-lasting shifting precision. Shimano BR-M315 hydraulic disc brakes guarantee safe stopping even when it’s wet.

The Cube Nature black’n’white bicycles are rented for 80 euro per week on this tour.

Cube Cross Hybrid Pro Allroad 500

Our e-bikes are characterized by their light weight (20kg without the battery installed) and their ability to ride in varying terrain. This model is fitted with a performance motor, the most advanced e-bike motor on the market. The range of the 500 WH battery is noticeably better than that of the previous model; Delhi Hybrid Pro 400. The 9 gears are perfectly in tune with the motor and are easy to operate. We offer a trapeze frame for all guests up to 179cm, and a diamond frame for people 180cm+ (see frame types displayed).

The Cube Cross Hybrids are rented for 160 Euro per week on this tour (limited amount).

Islandhopping Pannier

For the duration of the tour we supply you with a waterproof pannier by Ortlieb, a practical way of carrying drinks, bathing gear, camera etc.

To ensure that bike panniers remain waterproof they have to be closed tight. Although panniers are manufactured from waterproof material Radurlaub Zeitreisen GmbH cannot be held liable for any damage that might be caused to any personal belongings like mobile phones, cameras ect.

The use of our Islandhopping panniers is free of charge.

Journey

How to get to Cavtat/Croatia

The best way to get to Cavtat is to fly to the airport of Dubrovnik. From here you can take a Taxi to your hotel in Cavtat.

To investigate and book a suitable flight you can e. g. use the website:

www.opodo.com
www.flights.com

Exclusive transfers from other Croatian airports on request. Please contact our office: Tel. +49-(0)7531-36186-0 or email: info@islandhopping.com.


Extended stay

Extend your stay in Dubrovnik

Would you like to be in Dubrovnik already before the start of your bike tour or enjoy Dalmatia a bit longer after the tour ends? Then we recommend that you extend your vacation for one or more days in Dubrovnik.

The medieval town of Dubrovnik is like one great museum and surely one of the most interesting towns in the whole Mediterranean region. The main reason is the beautifully preserved Old Town, a World Heritage site, built on a peninsula. Long walks exploring Dubrovik’s centre is certainly most rewarding, and countless cafes and wine bars invite you to relax with a coffee, an ice cream or a glass of Croatian wine.

Hotel Splendid in Dubrovnik

The 3 Star hotel Splendid, surrounded by a Mediterranean garden, with a view of the Elafiti Islands, is located directly at the beach. Available are 59 elegant and well-maintained rooms with a view of the park or the sea. All rooms are equipped with air-conditioner, satelite TV, telephone, minibar, hair-dryer and shower/WC.

The hotel has its own tennis court and offers, among other activities, diving and kayak trips.

In the garden restaurant Glorijet you are served typical Dalmatian cuisine. Here, with a beautiful view of the islands, you can enjoy a lovely dinner.
The price depends on the season, the hotel and the location of the room.

For making a reservation in the hotel Splendid you are kindly requested to contact us: Tel. +49-(0)7531-361860 or email: info@islandhopping.com

Hotel Komodor in Dubrovnik

As an alternative, we offer you the Hotel Komodor.

The Hotel Komodor is one of the oldest establishments on the Lapad peninsula and a typical example of the traditional stonebuilt houses of Dubrovnik.
The hotel has 63 rooms with view of the park or the sea, air-conditioner, satelite TV, telephone, hair-dryer and shower/WC.

The in-house restaurant offers on its terrace, among other things, delicious Dalmatian specialities off the grill.
The room prices depend on the season, the hotel and the location of the room.

For making a reservation in the Hotel Komodor you are kindly requested to contact us: Tel. +49-(0)7531-361860 or email: info@islandhopping.com

Prices & Accomplishments

Base tour price per person (in a double room)

– 1,090 euro

Included services

• 8-day-hotel-journey (for groups of 6 people or more with travel guide and support vehicle)
• 7 nights in 3 – 4 hotels in a double room with private facilities
• 7 x breakfast (for groups of 6 people or more 7 x half board)
• Bed linen and towels
• Cycling tours (as described in program)
• Overview maps for the daily tours
• City tours in Herceg Novi, Budva, Cetinje and Kotor

Additonal bookable services

• Surcharge for a single room: 100 euro, reservation required
• Rental Bike: hybrid bicycle with Ortlieb pannier: 80 euro or Electric Bike with Ortlieb pannier: 160 euro (limited, on request)
• Insurance against theft and damage of the rental hybrid bicycle: 10 euro/week or of the E-bike: 20 euro/week (not insured: grossly negligent damages)
• Additional overnight stay including breakfast in Dubrovnik or Cavtat: upon request

Not included in the tour price

• Journey to Cavtat
• Taxi transfer from Dubrovnik airport to hotel at Cavtat: aprx. 20 euro/way
• Water flat rate for the cycle tours: 20 euro/person (for groups of 6 people or more)
• Meals and drinks during the cycle tours
• Drinks in the hotels
• Entrance fees to museums
• Boat excursion to Virpazar
• Excursion to Dubrovnik on arrival day
• Service charge: 2% of the total invoice value. This service charge is excluded for payments via IBAN bank transfers.
• Tips for transfer drivers and tour guides

Things to note

Accommodation

The hotels in which you are staying during your individual bicycle tour, have been selected carefully for you. They are upmarket 3 and 4 Star hotels. Of course all the hotels offer secure storage space for your bicycles.

The below suggested hotels are subject to availability. If a hotel is fully booked on your desired date, we will try to book another hotel of equivalent standard.

Catering

The tour includes half-board. Catering starts with dinner on the day of arrival and ends with breakfast on the day of departure. All provided meals take place in the overnight hotels.

Luggage service & emergency service

While you are cycling your luggage will be transported by our reliable, friendly luggage service. In case of accidents our special emergency service is always at your disposal.

Changes

We reserve the right to make changes to the planned route due to changing wind and weather conditions, and where required by organizational necessities. Sometimes the tour is also operated in reverse order.

Requirements (Level 3 with support vehicle)

The cycle tours require a good basic fitness, which the participants should have acquired through regular bicycling. The trips reach altitudes between 1,640 to 4,920 ft./500 – 1,500 m. The day trips of 12.5 to 31 ft./20 – 50 km on average traverse without time pressure hilly and mountainous terrain. Some steeper and longer ascents must also be tackled, but it is perfectly acceptable to push the bicycle if necessary. Most of the roads are asphalt and not used much outside the holiday season. A support vehicle accompanies most of the cycle tours.

Special Features

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, its people and service for your bikes whenever you need. It is also possible to use the support and if the cycling tour becomes too exhausting; support from the accompanying vehicle is given at any time.

Bringing Children

In general we believe that only children with sufficient stamina and a minimum age of 10 are capable of tackling the bicycle tours. Please note that the minimum height for rental bikes is 4 ft./1.20 m.

Dates & Booking

  • = fully booked
  • = 1-4 bookings possible
  • = 5+ bookings posible
  • = departure confirmed
April 2018
DateName of the tripShipStart CityEnd CityStatusBase price
 29.04-06.05Montenegro Hotel & BikeMontenegro - Hotel & BikeCavtatCavtat1090 book
May 2018
DateName of the tripShipStart CityEnd CityStatusBase price
 06.05-13.05Montenegro Hotel & BikeMontenegro - Hotel & BikeCavtatCavtat1090 book
 20.05-27.05Montenegro Hotel & BikeMontenegro - Hotel & BikeCavtatCavtat1090 book
 27.05-03.06Montenegro Hotel & BikeMontenegro - Hotel & BikeCavtatCavtat1090 book
October 2018
DateName of the tripShipStart CityEnd CityStatusBase price
 07.10-14.10Montenegro Hotel & BikeMontenegro - Hotel & BikeCavtatCavtat1090 book

Any questions?

Contact us:

Monday - Friday
09:00- 12:30 Hrs
14:00- 17:00 Hrs

Tel. +49(0)7531 361860

info@islandhopping.com