Enjoy the incredible landscapes and peacefulness of these beautiful countries
Feel dwarfed by the mountains and the splendid vistas that envelope you on this marvellous ride across countries
You'll be riding on old military roads, tracks, wagon trails, disused railway lines and backroads, adding to the excitement and adventure
The route takes you to ancient and architecturally stunning spots as well as naturally majestic landscapes
Experience the rural magic of the Balkans and meet some friendly goats along the way
Breathing in the clean mountain air, you'll be transported to a slower pace of life on parts of the tour and embrace the rural idyll

Mountain Biking the Balkans

10 days
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$2,522 USD

Delve into a trio of Europe's finest unsung gems by journeying deep into the Balkans with a route starting in Bosnia & Herzegovina, travelling through Croatia and ending in the heart of Montenegro. Spend 10 adventurous days discovering the breathtaking scenery, magnificent mountains, charming villages and ancient towns and cities of these eastern European countries that are still relatively unexplored by many tourists.

  • Category
    Mountain Biking
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    10 days
  • Culture Level
  • Skill Level
    2 - Novice
  • Activity Level
    3 - Active
  • Elevation
    3 - Intermediate
  • Terrain
  • Distance
    228 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    28.6 miles
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SpiceRoads Cycling
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  • How long is the tour? How many days riding?

    This tour is 10 days long, with 8 riding days.

  • How many riders will be in the group?

    Groups can be from 2 to 16. For groups of 9 or more, a second guide joins the tour.

  • Is there a minimum age for this tour?

    Yes. Riders must be 18 years old by the time the tour starts.

  • Can I rent a bike for the tour?

    Yes. Well-known makes of mountain bikes, equipped specifically for this tour, are available to hire. Or you can bring your own bike if you prefer.

  • What's the tour like?

    You will ride a total of 367 km (228 mi) in 8 days of cycling. Most of our tour is on quiet back roads and single tracks, which include parts of military trails in Montenegro that are dirt and rocky tracks. There will also be flat stretches of tarmac to help you relax your muscles. The terrain is mountainous, so you will be climbing and having descents every day. The distances aren't too strenuous, but the days will be full of activities and excitement. On this trip, there is a lot to see, and there are also two beautiful and relaxing boat journeys.

    Suitability: This trip is suitable for anyone with a reasonable level of fitness and some off-road riding experience. This trip is not too arduous, so riders with less experience are more than welcome, although the fitter you are the more you will enjoy it.

    Biking Conditions: This tour follows former Austro-Hungarian military trails on dirt and rocky jeep-width tracks and includes ascents every day. There will be minimal vehicle support on this tour, but the group will be met by a vehicle at meeting points when possible.

  • Are helmets required?

    A helmet is required to be worn on all biking activities and is non-negotiable. If you do not wear a helmet you won't be allowed to cycle.

  • Am I safe?

    The tour leader is trained in first aid and emergency rescue. But to a large degree, riders must be responsible for their own safety during the tour. It is therefore compulsory that you take out travel insurance that will cover you for a cycling tour.

  • Where does the tour start and end?

    The tour starts in Trebinje in Bosnia & Herzegovina, travels through Croatia, and ends in Kotor, Montenegro.

  • If I'm a solo traveller, do I have to pay more?

    You are not required to pay a surcharge for travelling alone. The tour operator will arrange for you to share accommodation with another traveller of the same gender. If you cannot be matched, they will provide a single room at no extra charge. If you prefer not to share, a single supplement is payable to guarantee your own room.

  • Please see a message from the tour operator about policies relating to COVID-19

    The Tour Operator is committed to ensuring all trips are safe and that they travel responsibly with the safety of riders, staff and local communities paramount, always.

    Their health and safety policies follow recommendations from the World Health Organisation and the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Safe Travel protocols for tour operators and they have worked with all their suppliers to undergo a comprehensive risk assessment and safety audit for every trip. As every country is different with varying and fast-changing requirements for entry, they require for every trip tocommit to the following basic requirements:
    - All participants must be double vaccinated by a recognised vaccine and will need to show evidence upon booking and on arrival.
    - All Tour Operator tour leaders and support staff will have completed a COVID-19 health and safety training course and will all have been double vaccinated prior to a tour starting. For 2021 departures onwards, they are planning to have our leaders tested within 72 hours of meeting the group.
    - The Tour Operator follows the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels protocol and has received the stamp of approval, which provides travellers with an assurance that they have adopted the health and hygiene global standardised protocols.

  • Are helmets included when hiring a bike?

    Yes, if you're hiring a bike from the operator, a complimentary helmet is provided, although you are welcome to bring your own if you wish.