Cycling through the Old city of Split
Given the many opportunities the city has to offer, the cycling trip is the perfect choice for visiting rich and mesmerizing locales such as the city center, Marjan hill, various beaches and bays. The cycling tour takes place along the city’s coast while we visit some of the most unusual and compelling places like the hidden renaissance church of Saint Jerome. We start our tour near the Palace of the Roman emperor Diocletian and we ride to the oldest neighbourhood in the city, Varoš. After that we ride uphill to the highest peek in Split and on our way I will tell you the best stories about 1700-year old place. Here we stop near seven hidden churches and enjoy the breathtaking views. After the Marjan hill we continue to the center where I will tell you more about the chatedral, theatre, museum and galleries you don't want to miss. Then we grab an icecream or coffee and find the perfect place to rest a bit before we go back to the meeting point.
per adult from
3 to 4 hours
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Use of bicycle
- Snacks - Icecream
- All Fees and Taxes
- Coffee and/or Tea
What's excluded :
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: The Peristyle of Diocletian's Palace, Dioklecijanova Ulica, Split 21000 Croatia
Peristyle, as the central square of the Palace, intended for the Emperor Diocletian celebrated as the living son of Jupiter, finds its place among many temples. The Emperor would appear under the architrave of the central part of Protyron, and his subjects would approach him, kneeling down, kissing the hem of his scarlet cloak, or they would fall in front of him, their entire body to the ground.
The red colour of the granite columns emphasises the ceremonial function. Namely, ever since the Emperor Diocletian the colour purple became the imperial colour. With the construction of a new city square with the town hall (Pjaca) in the 13th/14th century, Peristyle became a religious centre. Today it boarders from the West with Palaces of Split noble families Grisogono, Cipci and Skočibušić, as they lean on its authentic columns and arches. With their Renaissance and Gothic architecture they themselves became monuments.
Stop At: Palazzo di Diocleziano, Dioklecijanova Ul. 1, Split 21000 Croatia
Diocletian Palace is one of the best preserved monuments of the Roman architecture in the world. The Emperor's Palace was built as a combination of a luxury villa - summer house and a Roman military camp (castrum), divided into four parts with two main streets. Southern part of the Palace was, in this scheme, intended for the Emperor's apartment and appropriate governmental and religious ceremonies, while the north part was for the Imperial guard - the military, servants, storage etc. The Palace is a rectangular building (approximately 215 x 180 meters) with four large towers at the corners, doors on each of the four sides and four small towers on the walls. The lower part of the walls has no openings, while the upper floor is open with a monumental porch on the south and halls with grand arch windows on the other three sides. Over the centuries the Palace inhabitants, and later also the citizens of Split adapted parts of the palace for their own requirements, thus the inside buildings as well as the exterior walls with the towers significantly changed the original appearance, but the outlines of the Imperial Palace are still very visible.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Marjan Park, Split 21000 Croatia
Marjan, the hill that overlooks the city has always been the most impressive part of Split imagery. Such a harmony betwwen natural and urban is rarely found; on one side the densely populated city in all of its glory and on the other a peninsula of almost pristine nature.
Holy hill, as it is often called, harbors many monuments of sacred and secular architecture which are combined with this green oasis in such a way that they inspire a sense or awe an admiration even in a passer-by.
The very fact that we climb up to Marjan directly from beautiful and world renowned waterfront of Split („Riva“) gives the visitors from any part of the world a chance to experience the beauty of this park-forest, the freshness of air and stunning view of the city of Split and the nearby islands from several unique lookout points.
Marjan offers to its visitors peace and tranquility, recreation and entertainment with natural pathways and trim-trails.
Marjan is the place from which Split can be seen in all its glory, but you can also experience entirely different side of this densely populated and tourism oriented city.
Duration: 2 hours
Pass By: Marmontova Ulica, Marmontova ulica, Split 21000 Croatia
Apart from being known as the famous shopping street that houses Zara, Bershka, and Guess, there is a lot more to Marmontova you may not know.
Pass By: Kasjuni Beach, Adriatic Sea, 21000, Split, Croatia
It might look difficult to pronounce, but here it is: "kahshyounee". It's another Marjan beach, with position close to perfect. You can reach it on foot (not recommended in the middle of summer), by public bus number 12, by car, by bicycle. You can come there straight from town, or from the Marjan Hill, as a refreshment after hiking or jogging, or whatever you do for exercise. But what I love the most about this beach is view from the sea. Get in the water, look up, and you will see Marjan Hill in its full beauty, with pine forest, churches, rocks, etc. Water is fine, especially if you swimm away from the beach. Recently, this beach god its concession holder, meaning there are some beach amenities, like lounge bar or seabeds, and more is yet to come. Very close is also the Split's only, and unofficial nude beach.
Pass By: Kastelet Beach, Kastelet, Split Croatia
Only about twenty minute seaside walking from the city centre, you will reach pebbled beach just below the Ivan Meštrović Gallery, and southern slopes of Marjan Hill. Main population on this beach is twenty-something crowd, families are usually based little bit away. Water is clear, it's not populated as Bačvice, and there are bars right on the beach if your really can't stand being thirsty. Of course, if you don't like loud music while swimming you will go somewhere else. This is also good spot to meet local people.
Stop At: Prva Vidilica Na Marjanu, Setaliste Luke Botica 3, Split 21000 Croatia
Best viewpoint in town!
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Riva Harbor, Riva Promenade, Split 21000 Croatia
The most beautiful promenade in the world!
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Bacvice Beach, Setalista Petra Preradovica, Split 21000 Croatia
It's the central city beach, popular among locals and young tourists looking for some fun. It's a sandy beach, with sunbeds and parasols (maybe too many of them, but they are usually all taken). For people in Split, Bačvice is part of their city's identity, and if you see some guys (and sometime girls) running around and jumping while trying to hit small ball with a palm, it's picigin. This beach game was born here, because solid sandy seabed is perfect for short sprints and parades. It's also probably the only beach game protected as a cultural heritage. Bačvice lives 24/7 during the season, because many bars and clubs are one of the biggest nightlife zones in town, including Split Beach Festival. Sea water is surprisingly clear, for beach with so many people.
Duration: 15 minutes
Departure Point :The church and monastery of St. Frane, Split, Trg Franje Tuđmana 1, 21000, Split, Croatia
Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
- Split Airport, Split Croatia
- Art Hotel and Art Hotel Annex Building, Slobode ul. 41, 21000, Split, Croatia
Departure Time :10:00 AM
Return Detail :Bacvice Beach, Split, Croatia
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.