Mountain Bike Tour

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DAY 1
Arrival to Brac
Arrival to Brac, accommodation in old stone houses in the centre of a small picturesque town of Sutivan. Introduction with tour guides and program.

DAY 2
Sutivan
Rest day in Sutivan. Optional: sea kayaking, windsurfing or scuba diving (with extra payment).

DAY 3

Cycling to the top of Vidova Gora
Transportation from Sutivan to the sheppard eco-village Pod Gažul which is located on the hillside of Vidova Gora (the highest peak
of all the Croatian Islands).

Cycling to the top of Vidova Gora (778m) through the forest of
pine trees. Arrival to the belvedere from where spreads a breathless view of mid Dalmatian islands (at high visibility the Italian coast may be seen). Continue along this mountain road arrival to the deserted monastery Blaca, a unique cultural locality on the island. Blaca is actually a monastery founded 500 years ago by priests hiding from the Turks. Today it is a museum.

Continuation to the old villages Podhume through the olive plantages. We stop in Milna (well known for the fishing and ship building industry). Break for swimming. Return to Sutivan along panoramic road.

Duration: 09:00 h till 16:00 h

DAY 4

Cycling to the old Brac settlements
Arrival by van to the east part of the island. Cycling to the old Brac settlements and visit to villages where is a produce domestic cheese. Continuation to Selca , a town known as a world cultural place. Besides the built church of Christ, there are monuments carved in Brac marble and they are Lav N.Tolstoj, Stjepan Radic, Hans Dietrich Genscher, Alois Mock, and Pope John Paul II. After the walk through Selca, a drive through port of Sumartin to the most wonderful and largest bay of the island of Brac, the town of Povlja. In Povlja see the oldest preserved sign in the old Croatian language. Visit of the St. Ivan tomb, legend has it that he chased the plague from Povlja and was able to walk on the sea surface due to his supernatural powers. A visit to the old Christian basilica which dates back to the V century.

Return to Sutivan by van.

Duration: 09.00 h till 16.00 h


DAY 5
Free day for relaxing
Activities available locally (with extra payment).

DAY 6

Vidova Gora descent
From the peak of Vidova Gora descent along a rocky road to Nerežišca, nearby there is a stone symbol of Brac named “ Kolac” (cake).

After a short break we’ll continue towards the village of Dracevica, a typical inland place. From Dracevice a drive to the town of Donji Humac. In Donji Humac a visit to the well known atelier of Pero Jakšic sculptor, lunch break and return along the macadam road to Sutivan.

Duration : 09.00 h till 15.00 h

DAY 7
Seashore Road
Cycle tour commences from Sutivan along a macadam road along the seashore, through Mirca to Supetar (principle center of Brac).
Drive to Škrip, the oldest town on the island. Nearby Škrip old stone quarries may be seen from where stone was used for the building of the Diocletian Palace in Split. Upon visiting the cultural and ethno heritage island museum, continue through olive groves and vineyards to the docile coastal towns, Splitska and Postira. Break for lunch and swimming. Return along a panoramic road in the direction of Supetar and Sutivan where the route ends.

Duration : 09.00 till 15.00 h

DAY 8
Day Departure
Departure from Brac in the morning hours.

The Tour
• Discover the heartland of island Brac.
• Easy cycling through this Dalmatian paradise, with time for swimming and relaxing in the clear sea.

This program is available in two grades
• Easy - This one is suitable for anyone who can ride a bike and can manage a bit of exercise.
• Moderate - We expect participants to be in good shape.
Please contact us and we can point you in the right direction to choose most convenient grade for you.

Price
• £505 (8 days with 4 day guided cycling)

Important Notes
• We reserve the right to cancel or modify the itinerary as necessary.
• Tour duration: 8 day / 7 nights
• Group size: min. 6, max. 15
• Activities: 4 days mountain biking
• Experience (difficulty) level - Several days of activity involving 4-6 hours' per day.
• You don't need to be extremely active but reasonable standard of fitness will allow you to make the most of activities.
• All the activities in this program are designed with the beginner in mind.
• It is suitable for anyone who enjoys regular exercise and is fit enough to undertake paddling, walking or biking of a few hours in duration with small ascent and mostly descent. However, you must be aware that most activities carry a degree of risk, and be prepared for that.
• We'll often be far from civilisation, so your general health must be good, and able to withstand bad weather if necessary.
• This tour is lead by one experienced leader who's paddle, trek or ride with you, sorting out any mechanical problems or first aid needs and handling all the trip logistics.

If you have any doubts about your suitability, please contact us.

Mountain Biking
• This is almost off-road trip and we arrange our routes to avoid busy roads as far as possible. There is a just a small part of asphalt sections.
• Some off-road experience is necessary with a reasonable level of fitness.

Accommodation
• Our base for this activity week is a Sutivan ; small town of original Dalmatian architecture, located by the sea of the northern-west coast of Island Brac.
• In this type of vacation, our price is based on twin share accommodation in standard category. It means that if you are travelling alone in group, you will be required to share with another traveller of the same sex.
• If you don't wish to share, single rooms can usually be arranged at an extra cost.
• Accommodation is in the private old stone houses in Sutivan and the rooms are clean and comfortable. In old traditional Dalmatian houses in the centre of the town it is possible that in some cases you would have to share a bathroom with another room.
• Also, in offer there are many of others possibility of choices in different categories, like luxury rooms, apartments and houses.

For special wishes, please contact us and we can direct you to the preferred accommodation.

Meals
• Half-board for 7 days (breakfast and dinner)
• in activities days’ picnic lunch, which means a full board for this program.
• You have all of meals at the small authentic Dalmatian restaurant Porat, in the centre of Sutivan.

What to bring with you
• small rucksack (20 –35 lit.)
• plastic sport-bottle for water
• sun cream
• good pair of sunglasses
• hat
• sport shoes
• comfortable loose clothing
• t-shirt and shorts
• if it's possible: cycling special jerseys, padded shorts, padded underwear, wind stopper or some warm clothing
• gloves

Our Equipment
• All of the equipment used on our outdoor adventure trip is high-tech quality because your safety is absolute priority.
• For cycling on off-road we use mountain bike with front suspension, a mix of Giant, Trek and Garry Fisher. Also it's included helmet.

What's included in the price
• 7 nights accommodation in Sutivan as listed in itinerary
• 7 half-board ( picnic lunch in activities days ) as listed in itinerary
• full time services of a group leaders when on a group adventure
• all equipment, instruction and supervision from our fully experienced activity leaders
• all transfers to and from all activities
• all tickets for museums and others entrance fees as listed in itinerary
• transfers from airport to island Brac and back
• transfer when you are coming, from Supetar ferry harbour to Sutivan and back when you are leaving
• insurance for activities

The price of your adventure trip does not include
• flights, travel costs
• activities mentioned as optional are arranged and paid for locally
• any personal expenses
• tips and gratuities
• travel insurance
• any expenditure of a personal nature


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