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 tour guide. 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. Throughout the entire tour an accompanying vehicle is at your disposal, transporting your luggague, providing transfers during the tour, and offering everyone who no longer wishes to ride a safe and relaxed ride to the next meeting point.

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: This tour is only available to groups of 8+ people booking together. If you are interested to take part on this tour with friends, family or other acquaintances please send us an email with your preferred travel date and group size to info@islandhopping.com.

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 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.

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 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.

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

After a short transfer, including a stop at the famous Hotel Island of Sveti Stefan, you will reach the former capital of Montenegro, Cetinje. From here you start a wonderful bike wired with a pick nick along the way. Our destination is the city of Virpazar on the shores of Lake Skadar; 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 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.

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

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 4,900 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 through the region of Konavle 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 Bikes

Those choosing to rent an hybrid bike will receive a reliable, low maintenance, aluminum frame bike in the suitable size. Our hybrid bikes are equipped with 28 inch hollow chamber rims with puncture-proof touring tires, high-quality derailleur gears and break systems, a carrier, a sturdy bike stand, touring saddle as well as mudguards and a pannier rack. All components are selected based on our twenty years of experience in bike tourism, insuring that they fulfill the necessary criteria to provide the rider with an uncompromised cycle experience.

These high-quality hybrid bikes are rented for 80 euro per week. Unfortunately there is no possibility to reserve one particular bike-brand in advance.

E-Bikes

Clients who wish to be supported by a tail-wind and seek to hire an e-bike will receive a high-quality pedalec, powered mainly by a Bosch motor capable of covering long distances, and characterized by their light weight and great components. Alternative drive systems may also be used. Standard components of our e-bikes in varying frame sizes include, 28 inch hollow chamber rims with puncture-proof touring tires, high-quality derailleur gears and break systems, a carrier, a sturdy bike stand, touring saddle as well as mudguards and a pannier rack. With our e-bikes you will conquer the hills with a smile, they are a true declaration of independence for all who wish to cycle and seek the support of a little push.

These high-quality hybrid bikes are rented for 160 euro per week. Unfortunately there is no possibility to reserve one particular bike-brand in advance.

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)

1,190 euro

Included services

• 8-day hotel-journey with tour guide and support Vehicle
• 7 nights in 3 – 4 hotels in a double room with private facilities
• 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

Additional optional services (on request)

• Surcharge for a single room: 135 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 basic tour price

• Journey to Cavtat
• 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 cycle tours
• Beverages in the hotels
• Entrance fees to museums
• Boat excursion in Virpazar
• Excursion to Dubrovnik on arrival day
• 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 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.

Requirement to wear a helmet

Helmet use is mandatory on all bicycle rides. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own (well-fitted) helmet. A limited number of rental bike helmets are provided (free of charge, reservation requested).

Dates & Booking

  • = fully booked
  • = 1-4 bookings possible
  • = 5+ bookings posible
  • = departure confirmed

Any questions?

Contact us:

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

Tel. +49(0)7531 361860

info@islandhopping.com