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Ciro Railroad: Mostar – Dubrovnik

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Cycling: 5 days Balkan Adventure
Availability : Recomended from March 1' - November 20'
Mostar
Dubrovnik
Min Age : 15+
Max People : 11
Tour Details

Enjoy cycling on the Ćiro railway with a team that was directly involved in the project. Ćiro is our product and we love our work, so you are certainly in the right place to experience the history of Ciro first hand with the right people. 

We bring you an offer for adventurers, five days on Ćiro route enjoying in Herzegovina and finishing in magnificent Dubrovnik. Of course, during your trip you have all the other support from ERO Travel. All you have to do is choose what you want and click on the cart, and our friendly staff will try to give you the best possible vacation. Because Ćiro is our product and we do it out of love!
#HerzegovinaBike

The historic narrow gauge railway with a steam locomotive runs from Mostar along the Neretva River, through Čapljina, Popovo polje, Ravno, and near Ivanica, crossing the border with Croatia all the way to Dubrovnik. The construction of the railway began in 1898 and ended in 1901. During its existence, Ćiro connected places in Herzegovina and brought them life, and today the railway has been reconstructed into a bicycle path.

 

Departure & Return Location

Mostar (Google Map)

Also available transfers from: DUBROVNIK, SPLIT, MOSTAR, NEUM, SARAJEVO (Send request for transfer)

Departure Time

9.00 AM

Price Includes

  • LunchLocal cuisine and Picnic
  • 3 Nights Hotel Accomodation (halfboard)
  • Maps (map or GPX)
  • Entrance FeesBlagaj and Cave Vjetrenica
  • Assistance & Suggestions

On request

  • Profesional Cycling Guide
  • Transfers
  • Garmin device: additionally 10.00€
  • Bicycle rental: MTB Bicycles – 15 €; E-Bike – 30 €Complementaries: Helmet, Bike lock, Tire repair kit

Not included

  • Insurance Travel insurance is not included. Please buy it at home country.
  • Guide Tipping Tips are not included in the tour costs. If you receive excellent service, please consider tipping.

Passport Required

  • Yes
What to Expect

A unique experience on the world-famous Ciro cycling route that connects the two countries by cycling from Mostar to Dubrovnik. Cycle and discover our natural heritage!

Get to know the locals, their lives and customs, and discover their hospitality. Ciro Railroad is a trail that will surely enchant you and leave wonderful experiences and memories, and cycling along this trail you will discover all the charms of the Balkans and the beautiful views and landscapes of nature that Herzegovina offers. This is a trail that has been written about by many world-famous magazines, such as the British “The Guardian” and the American “New York Times”, while Lonely Planet has ranked this trail as the fourth most desirable tourist destination.

The historic narrow gauge railway with a steam locomotive passes from Mostar along the Neretva River, through Čapljina, Popovo polje, Ravno, and near Ivanica, crossing the border with Croatia all the way to Dubrovnik. The construction of the railway began in 1898 and ended in 1901. During its existence, Ćiro connected places in Herzegovina and brought them life, and today the railway has been reconstructed into a cycling trail.

Here you will be cycling thru three days from Mostar to Dubrovnik.

BEFORE YOU GO: 

  • Suitable for MTB and Road bikes
  • Trail length/altitude: 157km/543mnv
  • Difficulty: Easy/Medium 
Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Day 1. Arrival: Mostar, Capital of Herzegovina

City of Mostar
Visit this city built by the Ottomans along the Neretva River, without forgetting its Old Bridge connecting the two shores of the city. Unique for all of its dwellings and monuments, united in a harmonious town planning, the city preserving its character, while being a place of artisanal production and an important center of commercial exchanges.
Profesional guide included in tour.

Accommodation: Eco Motel “Five Rivers”*** (breakfast included)
Dinner: local cousine

Day 2Cycling: Mostar - Blagaj - Čapljina

Day 2. cycling Railroad of Ćiro: Alongside of Neretva river
8:30 AM Check-out at the reception and start cycling from Mostar

By bike: Mostar – Čapljina – Mostar 

  • Suitable for MTB and Road bikes
  • Trail length/altitude: 65km/258mnv
  • Difficulty: Easy

Railroad of Ciro, an old railway line started from Mostar, along the Neretva river, before crossing the hinterland, until Dubrovnik, today, is the name “Ciro railroad” given to a path for cyclotourist on this old railway line, built between 1898 and 1901, at the time of the steam engines.

Mostar is our city of departure
We cycle through the city of Mostar passing by Old bridge. Then, we will be passing near a wine route, before reaching the medieval village of Blagaj, at the source of the Buna river, famous for its tekke. After visiting Blagaj, we continue cycling through local villages with stunning views along the Neretva River all the way to the town of Čapljina.
– Picnic somewhere along the river Neretva

Ottoman city of Pocitelj
After an amazing ride along the river Neretva to the town of Čapljina, we cycle further through the city center, and start with a short climb to the Ottoman town of Počitelj. Počitelj is a historic town of oriental-Mediterranean character, also known as the “City of Stone” as Nobel laureate Ivo Andrić called it. It is located in the Neretva Valley, only 3km from Čapljina. This quiet unusual town was first mentioned in 1444 in the charters of King Alfonso V, as a fortified town on the Neretva.

Hotel & Diner: Storia Čapljina***

Day 3Cycling: Čapljina - willage Hutovo - Ravno/Zavala

Day 3. Cycling on Ciro railroad – Herzegovina hinterland 
8:30 AM Check-out at the reception and start cycling from Čapljina

By bike: Čapljina – Hutovo – Ravno/Zavala 

  • Suitable for MTB and Road bikes
  • Trail length/altitude: 60km/610mnv
  • Difficulty: Medium

Cycling to the Herzegovinian hinterland, we will first visit Mogorjelo – Roman Villa Rustica, which is located at the exit from the town of Čapljina. After the tour, we cycle through local villages, over three Ćiro bridges, passing by Hutovo blato. In village Dračevo we take macadam trail and in its length of 18km provides some amazing views, and includes 10 Ćiro tunnels and a bridge designed by the Eiffel. This path is located in the heart of the Herzegovian karst, stopping, on the way, at various observation points and rest areas, until the old Hutovo railway station.
– Picnic: Hutovo railway station Brštanica 

Further from the village of Hutovo, our trail continues on an asphalt surface, cycling along Popovo polje through local villages and passing by Ćiro’s stations all the way to Ravno, where the famous Ćiro station is located, which was privatized and turned into a famous restaurant and motel.

Hotel & Diner: Hotel Station Ravno***

Day 4Cycling: Ravno - Hum - Ivanica (border) - Dubrovnik

Day 4. Cycling on Ćiro Railroad – Dubrovnik hinterland 
9:00 AM Check-out at the reception and start cycling from Ravno 

By bike: Ravno – Zavala – Ivanica – Dubrovnik

  • Suitable for MTB and Road bikes
  • Trail length/altitude: 53km/255mnv
  • Difficulty: Easy 

We start cycling from Ravno towards Zavala, where we take our first break and visit the world-famous Vjetrenica Cave. After visiting Vjetrenica our path continues through the plain of Popovo Polje, passing other old railway stations all the way to the largest Ćiro station in the village of Hum. Here we take a short break to take photos.

After a short break, we continue cycling further towards the village of Ivanica, where the state border is located, ie where we cross from Bosnia and Herzegovina to Croatia and descend towards the city of Dubrovnik.
– Picnic: Ivanica and break in local coffe 

After crossing the border we descend towards the city of Dubrovnik, where we cycle to our hotel and the final destination for the day.

Hotel & Diner: Astarea***, Dubrovnik

Day 5Free morning in Dubrovnik and departure

Day 5. Free time in Dubrovnik and check-out from hotel

Free day at Dubrovnik
Old medieval state, authentic open-air museum, offering us to discover its medieval ramparts, the Rector’s Palace, the main pedestrian artery Stradun…

From the hotel there is a regular bus line to the old town of Dubrovnik, so you can easily arrange a tour of Dubrovnik and a local guide with the hotel staff. At your request, we can connect you with our partner in Dubrovnik who will organize a tour for you on the best terms.

⚠️ ➡️ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • The itinerary is subject to change in terms of accommodation, lunch, picnics, locations we visit  👉 Contact us and together we will make an offer that best suits your requirements.
  • Want to transfer luggage and personal belongings from hotel to hotel on a daily basis? Not a problem!
  • Are you a vegetarian and want a special kind of food? No problem. We will contact accommodation facilities and restaurants to make meals that suit your requirements.
  • You want your peace and a single room in the accommodation facilities. Not a problem!
  • Do you want a professional guide during your trip? Not a problem!

Important: During the trip, all our employees are at your service through assistance and suggestions, all in order to give you the best possible vacation.

In case of any ambiguities or the need for changes, please do not hesitate to contact us – info@ero-travel.com

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