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Cycling in Korcula Island

Numerous quiet country lanes and scenic off-road tarmac roads, make the island of Korcula an ideal destination for a cycling holiday. There are cycling routes to suit everyone, from peaceful slow country lanes to more challenging off-road hilly paths around the hills of Korcula. You can cycle here along the lanes in vineyards countryside or along the coast. There is a wide choice of country lanes, trails, and both on and off-road routes in all parts of the island.

Solo cyclist cycling along a coastal route

Solo cyclist cycling along a coastal route

Cycling to and around the island

Bringing your bike to the Island is really easy. You can hop on the ferry in Split, Brac, Hvar, Mljet or Dubrovnik and head to the island. On some ferries, you just pay the passenger fare while on fast catamaran ferries you have to pay additional bike fare. Your bike will be safe on board the ferry while you cross the channels between islands or the mainland. Most routes to the island are not exclusively dedicated to cycling so you have to be careful while riding to be safe regarding cars, pedestrians, or hikers. The majority of the off-road cycle routes are bike-friendly and are a safe option for all the family and children.

Bikes parked in Korcula Old Town

Bikes parked in Korcula Old Town

Bike Hire, Guided Tours and Cycling Services

There are a number of specialist cycling and bicycle services to assist you during your trip. Whether it’s simple bike hire or a full package day trip for a bike tour with a guide, you will find the people here, on the island, who can help you make your bike holiday experience roll smoothly.

Cycles can be hired from a number of different outlets throughout the Island and there are companies that are able to offer a delivery service, guided on – or off-road guided rides offering quality bikes that are regularly serviced and maintained to a very good standard.

If you’d like to be guided around the Island by an expert, book on to a cycle tour where you can be led along routes tailored to your skill level in either challenging hill-based routes or relax and ride along flat cycle paths from let’s say Korcula old town to Lumbarda.

A typical off-road cycling lane on the island.

A typical off-road cycling lane on the island

Popular Routes: Split to Korcula, Korcula to Split, Dubrovnik to Korcula, Korcula to Dubrovnik

Maps and Routes

There is a range of maps available to help explore the island by bike, which is available from local tourist office websites. Visit all of them and check which maps are available for free download. Get in touch with a local tourist office for a list of available cycling or mountain biking routes.  The island has a wide selection of cycling paths and routes for all abilities. Whether you are looking for an extreme ride to push yourself or a more gentle ride including refreshments stops offs there is a route for you. The five local tourist offices include the one in Korcula town, in Lumbarda, in Smokvica, in Blato, and in Vela Luka. Here are a couple of the typical cycling routes:

Cycling friendly accommodation

There is a wide-ranging selection of cycling-friendly accommodation on the island. Check when you book what is available in regards to secure storage or bike parking. Talk to your host in advance and find out what is the best storage or parking solution for your bike while you are visiting the island.