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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  • Where does the tour start and end?

    The tour starts in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

    The tour ends in Virpazar, Montenegro.

    Fly in/out of Dubrovnik Airport, also referred to as Čilipi Airport (DBV).

  • How long is the tour? How many days riding?

    This tour is 8 days long, with 6 riding days.

  • How many riders will be in the group?

    Groups can be from 2 to 16. 

  • Is there a minimum age for this tour?

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

  • What's the tour like?

    This road bike journey takes you along some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Balkans. You'll cover 522 km in 6 cycling days and have a total ascent of 8,340 m and a total descent of 9,254 m. The average distance per day for the tour is 87 km with a 1,400 m ascent. Prepare those climbing legs!

    For road cycling purists the highlight of the tour will be conquering two iconic climbs – the Hors Catégorie 21 switchbacks of the Kotor Serpentine in Montenegro and the summit of Leqet e Hotit in Albania, rated as Category 2.

    Suitability: This is a tour for cyclists possessing a high level of physical fitness and are looking for iconic climbs to conquer. Fitness will be a huge asset on those long days and challenging climbs. The tour is fully supported, and a transfer is always close at hand for those who find the riding too difficult.

    Biking Conditions: You'll ride an average of 87 km a day with average climbs of 1400 m. The roads are 100% tarmac and overall in good condition. There will be steep climbs but also some exciting descents to valleys.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Overall Rating:
Andy Macdonald
(Review obtained from Tour Operator)

This really is a great trip for all. As a solo traveller was also fortunate to have a great group to enjoy the experience with.