Makarska Riviera has 6 fantastic bike tours that are almost famous in a biker circles. Here are two easy trails that offer wonderful views.
Cycling route “Brela tour”
The route begins from Maestral Hotel in Brela, along the narrow pathway to Punta Rata. Along the shore, there is a paved trail right along thebeach, all the way to Jakiruša. From here the route comes out onto the main road and then a gravel road towards Novaci, where it begins to climb up to towards the old hamlet of Kričak. Next to the Church and St. George ( Jure ) and its cemetery, the rail runs past the hamlet Bartulovići towards Topići and on towards the village Bast. From here, the route runs on the gravel road, caution is needed on the downhill stretch to Baškovići; then to Veliko Brdo, then the new gravel trail passes above the village eastwards to Makar. Along the edge of the mountain, the route runs through Mlinice to Kotišina and then along the paved road to Makarska. From the Makarska towards the west, the route follows the promenade from the Plaža restaurant to the Makarska tennis centre, and then along the gravel road right along the beach to under Kuk, where a single track trail begins in the dense forest and runs all the way to Krvavica. Here, it climbs up the paved trail towards Bratuš and Promajna, and then further along the paved road through Baško Polje to Baška Voda and on towards Brela. Once you reach the Soline Hotel, descend down towards the harbor, where is a connection to the walkway all the way to Maestral Hotel. The route is demanding and the ride takes about five hours.
Cycling route “Tučepi – Podgora tour”
The route begins from the promenade in the harbor, along the sea, all the way to the end of the town. After exiting from the Dračevac beach, the trail climbs up to the state road towards Dubrovnik and continues 350 m to the area of Garmi, where it again joins the coastal walking area in Plišivac and then Podgora until it reaches Čaklja Bay, and then turns left, crosses the main road to the villages Vruja – Miličići, Jakić, Križanići. The steep gravel trail, with steps between the houses, continues along the paved road that leads through old Podgora, with a multitude of picturesque hamlets on parallel paved roads. Winding through one of the most beautiful parts of Biokovo foothills, the paved road reaches the main road Vrgorac – Makarska ( D 512 ) and passes through the village of Gornji Tučepi, then the gravel road descends to Makarska, where it runs through the center and along the waterfront and into Osejava. After arriving on a gravel road that runs pleasantly through the forest, the route takes you tothe entrance into Tučepi next to the Jadran Hotel, and then again joins up with walkway all the way to the harbor.