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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 city Trebinje. 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!
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 cycling path.
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 Trebinje.
BEFORE YOU GO:
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 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
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 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
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 4. Cycling on Ćiro Railroad – Trebinje and Herzegovinian vineyards
9:00 AM Check-out at the reception and start cycling from Ravno
By bike: Ravno – Zavala – Hum – Trebinje
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 Aquapark Trebinje, beautifull place whete many touris come to enjoy in swiming and having fun in aquapark. You can have little break there, or just continue cycling towards city Trebinje.
– Picnic: Hum
After coming to Trebinje we cycle to our hotel and the final destination for the day.
Hotel & Diner: Platani***, Trebinje
Day 5. Free time in Trebinje and check-out from hotel
Free day at Trebinje
By far the prettiest city in Republika Srpska, Trebinje has a compact centre with a tiny walled Old Town flanked by a leafy market square. The Trebišnjica River is slow and shallow as it passes through, its banks lined with swimming spots and replicas of waterwheels, which were once used for irrigation. Mountains provide a sunbaked backdrop, while hills topped with Orthodox churches punctuate the suburbs.
Once you enter Trebinje, you will surely fall in love with this city and look for a day more to enjoy its beauties.
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