Bike Tour Albania, Montenegro, Croatia and Bosnia & Herzegovina
Embrace the switchbacks on an epic bike tour of the Balkans
Enjoy a wonderfully diverse tour with some challenging road riding
Take a short break from cycling and experience a picturesque train ride
Discover 4 countries on one cycle tour
Hop on your bike and head to the Adriatic for a memorable cycle tour
Along the journey, you'll explore the local terrain and meet the welcoming inhabitants

Adriatic Ascents

8 days

This four-country road biking tour is the ultimate journey to explore and get the most out of diverse and culturally rich countries of the Balkans. Cycling through Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro and Albania, experience stunning landscapes from towering mountain ranges, deep blue lakes to the idyllic Adriatic coast. Here you will also find remarkable architecture, charming old towns and delicious Mediterranean cuisine.

  • Category
    Road Cycling
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    8 days
  • Culture Level
  • Skill Level
    3 - Intermediate
  • Activity Level
    4 - Challenging
  • Elevation
    4 - Challenging
  • Terrain
  • Distance
    324.4 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    54.1 miles
operated by
SpiceRoads Cycling
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Dubrovnik, Croatia, known for its majestic city walls that overlook the Adriatic Sea, is the starting point for this tour. You'll cycle along the stunning coastline and head up and around to charming Trebinje in Bosnia & Herzegovina, which is just waiting to be rediscovered by you.

Montenegro is the third country of the tour and you'll cycle along the stunning Bay of Kotor by way of introduction. Explore the alleyways of the fortified medieval town of Kotor before continuing on an epic climb as you ascend the 21 switchbacks of the Kotor Serpentine. This dramatic day ends with a scenic train ride up to the mountain resort of Kolasin.

Though you'll have ascended with the train to 940m more climbing awaits before a thrilling downhill to the lakeside village of Plav. Soon after you'll cross into Albania where your next climb awaits, as you take on Leqet e Hotit and ascend 6 km with an average grade of 8%. Descending, you'll end at the laid back town of Shokdra and have time to enjoy the cafe culture. It is back to Montenegro to end the tour at the village of Virpazar and a celebration drink on the shore of Lake Skadar.

Return home with bragging rights of having cycled through four countries and conquering numerous challenging and iconic climbs.

Disclaimer: Adventure cycling tours operated often go beyond the beaten track, and the countries where you may ride are not always predictable. Due to these reasons, it is occasionally necessary to reroute or update itineraries. The tour operator guarantees that they will not change a trip unless it is for safety reasons or to improve it. The listed hotels are always accurate at the time of writing, but should there be a change to any hotel, it will always be for a similar or better one.

Tour inclusions and exclusions at a glance:

What's included?
Items included in the cost of the tour

  • Local English speaking cycling leader/guide.
  • Cycling jersey and drink bottle
  • Support vehicle
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Meals (as indicated in itinerary)
  • Accommodation
  • Helmet
  • Entrance fees
  • Train rides
What's not included?
Items not included in the cost of the tour

  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • International / Domestic flights
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips
  • Free bike rental is not included. Please see the available rental options below.

Tour options and upgrades:

2 equipment options available
1 tour add-on available