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Internationale groepsreis Cycling Bosnia & Montenegro

A pioneering ride through the remote mountain regions of Bosnia & Herzegovina!
9 dagen vanaf € 1.585,- (excl. vlucht)

Food

  •  All breakfasts, 6 picnic lunches and 1 dinner are included on this trip. Breakfast across the Balkans usually consists of bread and pastries, dairy products such as yoghurt and cheese, cereal, eggs cooked in a variety of ways, smoked meats, honey, tea and coffee, milk and juices. Lunches will be picnics and may include bread, cheese, sausage, meat or vegetarian paté, salad, chocolate bars, cookies and trail mix. Typical Bosnian cuisine consists of ingredients such as tomatoes, potatoes, onions, garlic, peppers, cucumbers, mushrooms, spinach, courgette, beans and dairy products such as milk, cheese, pavlaka (sour cream) and Kajmak (similar to clotted cream). Meat dishes usually consist of beef and lamb and specialties include cevapi, burek, dolma (stuffed vegetables with meat) and goulash. Desserts often have an Eastern influence with baklava being very popular. The alcoholic drink rakija made from apples or plums is common in this region also. Croatian & Montenegrin cuisine both share similarities to Bosnian cuisine but are also heavily influenced by Greek and Italian cuisines. Vegetarian and special diets can be catered for, but options are limited throughout Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro - please inform the office of any specific requirements upon booking.

Activities

  • Cycling
  • Road Cycling
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9 dagen vanaf € 1.585,-

Route 9 daagse fietsvakantie Cycling Bosnia & Montenegro

The rich natural and cultural diversity of the Balkans provides the kind of variety you rarely find on European rides. This fascinating route provides the opportunity to visit three very different countries from the former Yugoslavia as we head from Bosnia over the Dinaric Alps into Montenegro and finally to Dubrovnik, on Croatia's Adriatic Coast. The largely uncrowded roads allow for glorious views, a few good challenges and the opportunity to visit many cultural highlights along the way including the historic city of Mostar. The trip concludes in the magnificent city of Dubrovnik; famous for it's ancient city walls, marbled streets and baroque architecture. A trip here will live long in the memory.

  1. Dag 1 - Start Trebinje
  2. Dag 2 - Ride through Popovo Polje, visiting the Tvrdos Monastery; enjoy a wine-tasting in Dracevo and visit the Vjetrenica Cave, the largest underground cave in Bosnia.
  3. Dag 3 - Take the back roads over the Orjen Mountain range in the Dinaric Alps into Montenegro, then descend to Herceg Novi on the Bay of Kotor.
  4. Dag 4 - Boat transfer across the bay to the Listica Peninsula; ride the olive routes, before cycling the inner bay road to Kotor via the Venetian town of Perast.
  5. Dag 5 - Climb from Kotor to Lovcen Mountain via Njegusi to try traditional cheese and smoked ham; visit the famous mausoleum on Lovcen Peak.
  6. Dag 6 - Descend to Skadar Lake via the ancient route connecting the hinterlands to the Adriatic Coast; en route stop at Cetinje, the former royal seat of Montenegro, finishing in Virpazar.
  7. Dag 7 - Transfer from Virpazar to Nevesinje, climb Mt Velez and descend into Mostar.
  8. Dag 8 - Drive to Dubrovnik via the traditional towns of Blagaj and Stolac; afternoon free to explore.
  9. Dag 9 - End Dubrovnik.
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