Cycling the Wine Route of Pelješac

Secrets of Croatia’s most famous wine county with Mario Bartulović

Experience the top wines of Croatia on two wheels! With the dramatic beauty of the Pelješac Peninsula enveloping you and your host Mario’s enthusiasm carrying you along the incredibly scenic cycling route, combine the two drawcards of this stunning region near Dubrovnik in one memorable visit. The rugged, unspoiled peninsula stretches for 65 kilometers, with bucolic Mediterranean scenery end to end and its main, winding road passing through small villages and farmland, with vineyards stretching up the steep slopes and valleys. In the heartland of the south Dalmatia, Mario will lead you through the story of the wines of the peninsula, the one indelibly tied to the culture, land and people.

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Duration:   full day

Difficulty:   easy

Location:   Pelješac Peninsula

Available year round

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Grapes bathed in the rays of the sun
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Discovery tour through Pelješac hinterland
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Spectacular scenery
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Cycling through historic village of Prizdrina
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Bucolic scenery of vineyards
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Winemaker Mario Bartulović
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Bartulović selection of wines
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Typical local foods

Tour description

Meet Mario Bartulović, your energetic guide and an avid winemaker. At the center of the peninsula, in the historic village of Prizdrina, Mario’s ancestors settled over 500 years ago and have been producing wine ever since. At one time, Mario tried moving away to the city but ended up returning to Pelješac as he longed for the spectacular scenery, fresh air and a life focused around living in harmony with nature.

Hop onto your bikes and embark on a discovery trip through Mario’s favorite parts of the peninsula, taking in the bucolic scenery of vineyards and olive grove as you pedal along the country road. Visit Kuna Pelješka, a small village known for its historic wine cooperative and also the works of the modern painter of early 1900s, Celestin Medović. You will roll down along one of the most scenic parts of the route towards Trstenik, a picturesque village set in a quiet bay and home to the wine cellar of one of California’s favorite Croats - Mike Grgich. On the backdrop of some incredibly scenic views of the Pelješac canal, make your way to Žuljana, a pristine cove of the turquoise sea.

Following your return to Prizdrina, taste the fruits of Mario’s labor – the Bartulović selection of wines, along with some typical local foods prepared by his mother and sister - another reason he was drawn back home to the peninsula! A glorious day of scenery and making friends with some true locals.

  • This tour is fully private and on request only.
  • Tour includes collection from your hotel, villa or private accommodation in Dubrovnik, Orebić or Korčula by your host Mario Bartulović, professional cycling equipment, wine tasting at two of the most important wine cellars in the region, wine tasting and lunch at the Bartulović wine cellar.
  • Secret Dalmatia's Cycling tour of Pelješac with Mario Bartulović is one of our most requested programs, hence we advise that you book early so to avoid disappointment.
  • Bring your camera, sports shoes, sportswear, towel, hat and sunscreen in the summer months.
  • Please advise on any dietary restrictions you might have.

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With much rave about its oysters, mussels and wine, Pelješac may seem like it’s all about indulgence, but if you please, Croatia’s second largest peninsula will make you work for your lunch: the walk on the ancient walls of Ston brims with fantastic panoramas of its historic saltpans, red rooftops and blue seas in the distance, Napoleon’s trail is a beautiful hiking scenery through untouched nature and Viganj, almost at the tip of peninsula, awaits windsurfers with some of the best winds in Croatia!

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Cycling the Wine Route of Pelješac

Cycling the Wine Route of Pelješac

Secrets of Croatia’s most famous wine county with Mario Bartulović