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6th July, 2020

Cycling in Korcula: exploring the island on two wheels

The beautiful island of Korcula is one of Croatia’s gems; a favourite among holidaymakers looking to explore its vineyards, olive groves, and picturesque small villages. But if you’re looking for a more active adventure, then Korcula could be the perfect fit for your next holiday in the sun.

Fall in love with Korcula

Before we talk about what a great fit Korcula can be for those looking for active holidays, let’s explore a little more about the island itself. As the sixth-largest island in Croatia, Korcula has a long but narrow footprint, dotted with resorts and small villages.

It is typically less busy than some of the more famous northern islands, such as Hvar and Brac, although this doesn’t mean that it has less to offer.

Korcula Town, also known as “Little Dubrovnik” thanks to its medieval squares, churches and palaces, is a big hit with those looking to get a real feel for the history of the island. On a smaller scale, you can encounter plenty of smaller traditional towns on your adventures around the island if you’re looking for a more secluded stay.

While Korcula is a little further away to get to, both from Split or Dubrovnik, it’s well worth the journey if you’re looking for the perfect combination of breathtaking scenery, plenty of history, and delicious local food and drink.

From the flatter, pebbly northern shore to the coves and sandy beaches of the south, the island has something to offer everyone - which is part of the reason it’s such a great fit for those looking for a more active adventure.

Explore Korcula by bike

If you’re tempted to explore more of the island’s inner-workings, then doing so by bike is a great option. With a mix of flatter trails, pine forests and winding lanes, this picturesque island is perfect for getting around on two wheels.

Our Cycling in Korcula holiday includes four guided rides, with 18-speed mountain bikes and helmets provided. The rides take you to some of Croatia’s most beautiful sights, from the vineyards of Lumbarda in the east of the island to the magical harbour villages on Korcula’s north coast.

You can also hop on a ferry to Mljet, with its impressive National Park, Benedictine monastery buildings and beautiful lakes, learning about the history of the island as you cycle around. For another view, hop across the channel to Orebic, historically home to wealthy sea captains in the late 19th-century. With views back across the Peljesac channel and Korcula itself, it’s a great way to see a whole new side of the island.

Plus, after a great day of riding, you can relax at a 4-star hotel, with breathtaking views out over the hills of the Peljesac peninsula. And with all breakfasts, lunches and dinners included, and a free bar 12 hours a day, you can make sure that you’re well fuelled for a busy day exploring.

If you’re looking for an active adventure to enjoy in 2021, then Croatia is the place to be. Check out our Cycling in Korcula holiday, or find out more about our special interest and active holidays.

The opinions expressed are those of the author and are not held by Saga unless specifically stated.

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