April and May are the best months to cycling in Croatia, the weather is great (when there’s no rain), and the temperature get from 10 to 20°C almost every day. Not hot neither so cold. Ideal to make cycling tours and explore the country.
Croatia has million beautiful places to visit. It’s true. Amazing cities as Dubrovnik; Split and Zagreb, gorgeous islands as Hvar, Korčula and Vis; incredible nature sightseeing as Plitvice National Park, Krka and the Istria part.
However, talking about beaches and the coast roads, nothing can be compared with the Central Dalmatian Coast, especially the Riviera Makarska. If you didn’t consider visiting it in your next cycling trip to Croatia, you should review your route!
From Abuela’s Beach House, here are the tours we suggest to our guests:
1) Brela – Makarska – Tučepi – Brela (total 35km)
Makarska it’s a beautiful city just 14 km from Brela. It’s the main city of the Riviera Makarska, and has a harbor that connects to the Brač Island. The Central Point it’s the main church in a picturesque square, where you’ll find restaurants and little shops. Besides the church, there’s an open market for local products and fresh fruits and vegetables.
Tučepi it’s just 4 km after Makarska. A tiny village with charming promenade by the sea. The beaches are stunning and the landscapes breathtaking. Totally worth the ride.
2) Brela – Omiš – Brela (50km)
The Canyon Cetina, located in Omiš, is beauty shocking. The contrast with the mountains and the river canyon give this place a contrasting landscape, tough to forget. The way to Omiš also reserves a dreaming scene. All the sea road to Split is worth it to do it by bicycle several times
3) Brela – Biokovo Mountains – Brela (aprox. 40km)
This path it’s for cycling experts. The area is hilling, and needs preparation to ride. The views from the mountains are worthless. You can see all the Riviera Makarska from there. We had a lot of guests hiking these areas, and they were impressed by the surroundings.
4) Brela – Imotski – Brela (70km)
Another path for experts. The area is hilly and hard to conquer. In your way to Imotski, you’ll find the Blue and Red Lakes, tourist points that people come to visit. The route reveals a lot of surprises, as the rail is different from other paths suggested until now. Imotski is located near to the mountains, and the scenery is more bucolic and rustic.
5) Brela – Split – Brela (100km)
If you enjoy roadsides by the sea, you will absolutely love this route. The A8 has a lot of curves, so pay attention!! Don’t be distracted by the beauty coast that you will follow all the way to Split.
You’ll pass through all the tiny villages that compound the Dalmatian Coast, and you’ll enjoy every little beach. You can stop by some old-style coffee bar along the road and enjoy the local people.
We know that Split is a gorgeous place to visit, but believe me, you’ll enjoy every minute of riding until get there as well.