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Kayak and Bike Tour in the Elaphite Islands From Dubrovnik

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Kayak and Bike Tour in the Elaphite Islands From Dubrovnik

From $70.60 per person

Kayak from Lopud and trade your paddle midway through. Bike across Sipan island through vineyards, olive groves, chapels, and medieval villages and stop for a delicious lunch of local delicacies at one of the region’s best kept restaurant secrets.

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Duration 10 hours
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Small group
Limited to 9 participants


  • Visit the charming Lopud and Sipan islands
  • Experience a taste of life on the small Dalmatian Island of Sipan, off the beaten track
  • Sea kayak and swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic Sea
  • Bike through orchards, fields, and olive groves
Full description
The day starts in Dubrovnik’s main port Gruž in the morning. From there you’ll ferry to the island of Lopud. After spending time discussing kayakng technique and safety, you will launch toward the island of Ruda and then paddle to Sipan and its harbor town of Suđurad. As the highlights mention, midway through you trade your paddles for pedals and explore Sipan island, if not the most popular, then the most beautiful one in the Elaphite Archipelago. A traditional fishing island, with just two villages, one road and a bus line (yes, there is a bus connecting the two) although they are only 5km (3miles) apart. Before hopping on the saddle, you will discuss equipment and routes, which are customizable to cater to different physical abilities and bike across the middle part of the island which is mostly flat with old olive growths, vineyards, stone villas and wild fig trees (a perfect dessert for late August, as they can be picked freely while biking past them). One special stop that you will make is at St. Spirit fort-church, built in the 14th Century as a defense against Turks. You can climb up the steps onto a flat roof and see the whole of Sipan island from there. In the village of Sipanska Luka on the island’s north end, you will stop for a delicious lunch of local delicacies at one of the region’s best kept restaurant secrets. After dessert, you relax with a swim in the Adriatic before heading back the way you came. The trip ends that evening with ferry ride back to Dubrovnik.
  • Ferry tickets
  • Top-end sea kayaking equipment,
  • Watertight bags for personal belongings
  • Masks and snorkels
  • Water shoes
  • Professional English-speaking guiding and instructions
  • Photos
  • Lunch (but there is a lunch break built-in, guides will recommend great local restaurants where the whole group usually eats together)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet in front of the “Travel Corner” - tourist information center in Gruz harbor - Dubrovnik's main commercial port. Address is: Ulica Stjepana Radića 40, 20000 Dubrovnik. Please note this tour is in no way connected to the “Travel Corner”, it simply uses their location as a good landmark so you can find it easily. The meeting spot is on the public surface in front of their entrance. The team member will be wearing a colorful T-shirt.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Children age 5 and above are welcome if accompanied by an adult in tandem kayak
  • No previous experience needed
  • In case of a bad weather, tour will be rescheduled or your money refunded
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 16 reviews

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Be aware the activity level is high; this tour requires quite a bit of energy to bike and kayak across the islands. The kayaking takes close to an hour one way so be ready to exert yourself. While on land you do get to enjoy a quality local lunch and a swim in a beautiful secluded beach, the atmosphere is lovely but it takes effort to get there to enjoy it. And time is of the essence: We were rushed quite a bit to hurry on the bike and kayak to make sure we caught our ferry. This created quite a bit of stress and pressure from our guide which was unappreciated.

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August 18, 2020

Requires good condition

It was a tough trip both due to the heat but also the fact that we were in full activity except for a little half an hour at the beach and lunch at the restaurant. The description says that we cycle through olive groves, but there was so much speed that we did not have time to observe it. Wish there was more time to enjoy nature. One should probably be in better shape than us who are not exactly elite people Otherwise a sweet guide.

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July 17, 2019

Great mini adventure

My friend and I did this excursion to explore the local islands and get a little activity in during our stay. I really enjoyed kayaking across the open water between the islands and exploring by bike. The activity level was fairly moderate via kayak and pretty light via bike. Would recommend.

May 26, 2019

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