During this 2 hour cycling tour you will experience an in-depth overview of Split’s historic landmarks and heritage with a local guide; available both in small or private groups. We will take you 1700 years back in time with our tour of ancient Split.
In the very center of Split, in Diocletian’s Palace, you will see how the Roman Emperor used to live and who was permitted to access the palace by which entrance. You will also feel the very lively pulse of everyday life. Later on we will pass by the “Riva”; the “living room” of the city where everything happens and all can be seen.
Our next stop is the picturesque garden and cemetery of Sustipan which offers an extraordinary view of the entire bay of Split and nearby islands. Finally, we will enter Varos, an old fisherman’s village right next to Diocletian’s Palace and experience the vivid contrast between these two Mediterranean styles of architecture.
|Promenade, Sustipan Cemetery, Varos Fisherman’s Village|
|Nature: Marjan hill, the green oasis of Split|
|Activity: Swimming in crystal clear see or playing the local popular game “Picigin” on the sandy beach of Bačvice|
|Gastronomy: Try fried small fish or salted sardines with a glass of local red wine Plavac!|
The Ancient Split tour usually lasts about 2 hours, during which you will have the opportunity to see the most important sights. The tour may be extended depending on how many questions you have for the guide! We start at Prokurative, or, as it is officially called, the Republic Square, which resembles St. Marks Square in Venice. The square has long been established as an excellent stage for cultural events. The pop music festival and the local bars and restaurants in particular made this a popular venue for the citizens of Split. From there we will cycle on towards Diocletian’s Palace; one of the world’s best preserved monuments of Roman architecture. The Emperor’s Palace was built as a combination of a luxury villa/summer house and a Roman military camp and is divided into four parts with two main streets.
Next we will cycle on to Pazar open air market; one of the centers of life in Split. Here you can still feel the spirit of Dalmatia and the Mediterranean, the colors, flavors and aromas of fresh fruits and vegetables. This along with the sounds, the yelling and bargaining, you will without a doubt be reminded you of where you are.
Later on we will arrive at Riva, a pedestrian heaven, throbbing with Cafés and restaurants. This is an ideal place to have your morning or afternoon coffee, or for drinks on an evening out with friends. Riva is the stage where the city life of Split plays out.
Our tour will lead us on along the west coast of the Split harbor towards the Sustipan cemetery. From here, we will have an extraordinary view of the entire bay of Split and the nearby islands. We will then enter Varos, an old fisherman’s village right next to Diocletian’s Palace, and experience the vivid contrast between these two Mediterranean architectural styles.
This tour is offered every day at 9 am or 5 pm.
Price of 45 EURO / per person includes:
* English speaking guide
* Bike rental
Stated price doesn’t include:
Please bring the following:
* Money for drinks
* Medicines if you are allergic or asthmatic
* If necessary, a jersey or a T-shirt to change and/or a wind or rain jacket
Good to know
* A minimum number of 3 participants are required for the tour to take place. The tour is an easy bike ride. Participants should be used to ride a bike in urban surroundings. A basic fitness level as well as the safe control of a bike are presupposed.