CYCLING 2016-17 p030-031

exodus Cycling2016

Cycling in Bosnia & Montenegro NEW 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 5 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 challenges and the opportunity to visit cultural highlights along the way including the historic city of Mostar. The trip concludes in the magnificent city of Dubrovnik. Riding here will live long in the memory. Dates & Price Guide START END FLIGHT LAND START END FLIGHT LAND INC ONLY INC ONLY BIKE HIRE NOW INCLUDED SEE PAGE 10 BOSNIA Blagaj Nevesinje MONTENEGRO Dubrovnik Herzeg Novi Lovcen P PFremium departure SPolo FdeparturPe F Family departure Call ROAD • CROATIA, BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA, MONTENEGRO 31 9 days inc. flights from £1349 Mostar’s historic bridge Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro Activity Level MODERATE/CHALLENGING Trip Code MVH At a Glance Itinerary - Day by Day 1 Fly to Dubrovnik; transfer to Trebinje in Bosnia & Herzegovina. 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 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 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 From Kotor climb to Lovcen Mountain via Njegusi to try traditional cheese and smoked ham; visit the famous mausoleum on Lovcen Peak. 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 Transfer from Virpazar to Nevesinje, climb Mt Velez and descend into Mostar. 8 Drive to Dubrovnik via the traditional town of Blagaj; city tour and free afternoon. 9 Fly to London. Dinaric Alps to the Adriatic l Cultural and culinary experiences l Visit three countries • 6 days cycling with 100% vehicle support • 90% tarmac, 10% easy gravel roads • Group normally 4 to 15 plus leader. Min age 16 yrs • 7 nights hotels, 1 night mountain lodge • All breakfasts, 6 lunches and 1 dinner included CROATIA ALBANIA Mostar Adriatic Sea Bay of Kotor cycling transfer Stolac Dracevo Kotor Cetinje Virpazar Trebinje Skadar Lake Velez Orjen TRIP HIGHLIGHT Bosnia & Montenegro throw up plenty of surprises on this trip. The Bay of Kotor is actually Europe’s southernmost fjord, providing huge contrast in terrain. Riding waterside is obviously flat, but once we turn off to head up to the mountains the roads twist and turn up to fantastic views. 2016 22 May 30 May 1379 1079 19 Jun 27 Jun 1349 1049 10 Jul 18 Jul 1399 1099 07 Aug 15 Aug 1399 1099 11 Sep 19 Sep 1379 1079 2017 21 May 29 May 1449 1149 18 Jun 26 Jun 1449 1149 09 Jul 17 Jul 1479 1179 06 Aug 14 Aug 1479 1179 10 Sep 18 Sep 1449 1149 Dates and prices correct at time of publication (see page 13). Prices are £ Sterling per person. • Optional single supplement £130 £160 (1st July - 31st Aug) • Land only start Trebinje day 1, end Dubrovnik day 8 • Insurance see page 106 Bike details: • Specialized mountain bike, included in the trip price • Discount for bringing your own bike £90 Daily Distance (km) 0845 863 9626 or visit www.exodus.co.uk and enter the three letter trip code 2 60 3 44 4 40 5 36 6 68 7 58 COMBINED WITH TRIP MVJ SEE PAGE 30


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