Get off the beaten track in Croatia with Domagoj, your exuberant guide and expert on wonders of Dalmatian hinterland which are so near to Split, yet seemingly miles away! Enjoy the rugged and dramatic scenery of the river Cetina gorge, Peruča Lake and pristine nature in Dalmatia. Sharing with you his engaging and incredible knowledge of the region, Domagoj will bring to life fascinating landscapes as you pass through. Emerald green waters, towering cliffs of the Dinaric Alps, fortress ruins and abandoned mills; the ancient routes you will be traversing ultimately lead to your unique dining experience - Domagoj's wild table! Enjoy the natural surrounding over a glass of local wine while your host prepares fresh, handpicked market ingredients in front of you.
Meet your guide Domagoj and depart for the magical Dalmatian hinterland to enjoy a day of mountain biking through some of Croatia's most pristine nature. Delightfully unpopulated, the interior landscape that surrounds the Cetina river is a remarkably historic area with the layers of centuries, legends, myth and mystery hidden in the hills. Your route will follow the shores of Peruča Lake and through the Cetina river canyon that cuts through the foothills of the Dinaric Alps and Croatia’s highest mountain, arriving at the 'source of life' – the Cetina river spring. The region you will be exploring during this adventure is one of Croatia’s richest archaeological sites, with finds of great Antiquity and the Middle Ages.
A memorable wild table picnic lunch will be served at the end of your tour in a nice shady spot! One of our most popular tours for the outdoors and adventurist minded! A very unique and exclusive experience away from the crowds.
This tour is private and on request only.
Tour includes collection from your hotel, villa or private accommodation, all transfers during the tour in an off-road vehicle, cycling equipment, refreshments and picnic lunch.
Bring your camera, comfortable shoes, hat and sunscreen in the summer months.
Secret Dalmatia's Bike and dine tour is one of our most requested programs, hence we advise that you book early so to avoid disappointment.
The Cetina river
River Cetina canyon is a mecca for outdoors adventures such as river rafting, fresh water kayaking, ziplining, canyoning, cycling and hiking. Equally exhilirating is the tumultuous and fascinating history of this region - centuries of rivalry, famously vicious pirates, maurauding Ottoman turks and the Illyrian tribes that once ruled the region. All the more reason why you should explore it! Finds from Neolithic times through the bronze ages, and the Middle Ages can be found in river canyon and ridges. The narrow passages in the canyon were a history making gateway and bridge that connected the important trade routes of the coast to the inland, empire to empire. Its strategic and pivotal position also made this region the heartland of the ancient Illyrian civilization that left behind their monumental fortresses and burial mounds. At the mouth of the river, the infamous Omiš pirates would lure passing merchant ships to pillage them of their cargo, and were some of the most feared pirates on the Adriatic Sea.
Each experience with Secret Dalmatia is unique in its own way: by tailored design, bold encounters, off-the-beaten path corners, and meticulous planning. To get to know gems like the town of Hvar or Zagreb, choose one of the classic walking tours, highlighting history, culture and local lifestyles. But to truly get away, our day trips transport you from the hustle and bustle into historic olive groves, petit wineries, ancient archeological sites and local homes.
Our tours strive to leave you with a ‘travelers’ epiphany’: a sense of having discovered the subtleties of our region which you wouldn’t discern otherwise. Whether you wish to take in the undiscovered Dalmatian hinterland, escape to the Adriatic Sea for an island-hopping cruise, or merely sip champagne under the Walls of Dubrovnik, Secret Dalmatia's exclusive small group Croatia tours exemplify travel and leisure in Croatia.