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Railroad of Ciro - 560 km of cycling routes

Railroad of Ciro - Cycling route from Mostar to Dubrovnik

About old railroad

European trend of converting abandoned railroad tracks into cycling routes has arrived in our region.
The Historic Railroad Trail with steam locomotives passes from Mostar alongside Neretva river all the way across the border with Croatia, ending in Dubrovnik.
The construction of this trail started in 1898 and ended in 1901.
Today this trail is reconstructed into 200 kilometers long cycling track, with more than 350 km of additional tracks directly connected with main route.
 

New cycling experience in Dubrovnik and Mostar area

It's our pleasure to present a converted railroad track of that kind divided in few parts, which is a unique tourist project in the region of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia named The Railroad of Ciro or Ciro's railroad track.
Railroad of Ciro track connects two states and enables nature lovers to explore landscapes, natural and historical attractions while cycling in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia.
Our excursions incorporate the beauties of the South Dalmatian hinterland and coastal area as well as the South of Herzegovina, alongside with the excursions that we organise on a larger Dubrovnik area and cycling on the Ciro's railroad trail, excursions that will satisfy all sorts of nature and gastronomy lovers.

For those who want to enjoy the experience with less effort, we offer rental of high quality MTB e-bikes.
You can start your excursion from Mostar or Dubrovnik, two unique cities with lots of historic monuments.
 

Dubrovnik // History

Known from 1358 to 1808 as the Republic of Ragusa, rivaling that of Venice, Dubrovnik was, in the 15th and 16th centuries, the residence of many painters, poets, dramatists, mathematicians and other Croatian scholars. Completely destroyed by an earthquake, in 1667, the old cathedral had to be rebuilt, as well as the other churches. Devastated by the war, between 1991 and 1995, the "Old Town" was perfectly restored, its medieval ramparts, 1,940 m long, overlooking the "Old Port", its boats and its taverns. Formerly, strong of its maritime market, it found its prosperity thanks to tourism.
To enjoy a superb view, a funicular takes us to the summit of Mount Srđ, at 405 m altitude, where we can visit, in an old fortification, the "Dubrovnik Siege Museum".

Railroad of Ciro cycling route: What to do / What to see?

 

Cities along Railroad of Ciro cycling route

 
 

Dubrovnik // Indulgence and fun

In Dubrovnik you can eat grilled fish and seafood or assorted meats in many small traditional restaurants located on the seafront, facing "Fort St. Jean" (1346, current site of the "Museum of the Navy" "and the" Aquarium "). Better to taste the excellent Dalmatian cuisine, starting with a salad of octopus, grilled sardines or a frying of tiny fish, with to follow a "buzara" of mussels or scampis, a preparation based on white wine, garlic, olive oil and parsley; a "crni rižot" (black risotto), in cuttlefish ink, "pljeskavica sa sirom" (beef steak stuffed with cheese) or "ćevapčićis", elongated dumplings of lamb and beef) , these two dishes that are tasted, usually with "kajmak" (cream collected after boiling milk, from sheep's cheese) or "ajvar" (mashed red peppers and aubergines), a " sarma "(beef, ham, bacon, onions, egg, paprika and rice). Finally, for dessert, among others, the "rozata" (crème brûlée), the "kotonjata" (quince cake) and the "arancinis" (candied orange zest), with, as an aperitif or digestive, a glass of "Prošek", the latter being a traditional sweet wine produced exclusively in Croatia, whose quantity of grapes is seven times higher than that of a classic wine. To accompany the main course, the "Plavac Mali" is the most famous red wine and the white wines of Pelsejac accompany the entries very well.
Coming out of the walls of the "Old Town", we find a modern city, with its great seaport, its shopping centers and its superb hotels, offering us their beautiful buffets as well as public beaches proposing to take some moments of relaxing in the surroundings. Note that day trips allow us to make a mini-cruise among the charming Elaphiti Islands, or to go to Montenegro or Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Dubrovnik // Sports and recreation

Particularly touristy, Dubrovnik proposes us its numerous hotels, having their swimming pools and, sometimes, private beaches and many public beaches. Of course, all water sports are accessible to us (kayak, windsurfing, jet-ski, speedboat, water skiing, scuba diving, ...), but also tennis, hiking and biking, see even safaris in "buggies" ...
Everyone can, now, walk quietly, visit museums, palaces, forts and churches, photograph or film all these architectural treasures,, number of shops, well-stocked and art galleries, waiting for us on the "Placa" (artery main street, linking the "Old Port", the "Rector's Palace" (15th century) and the St. Blaise Church (1715), to the impressive "Onofrio Fountain" (built by Onofrio della Cava, a Neapolitan architect, in 1438) and the "Dominican Convent" (14th century, of the same Gothic-Renaissance style as the Palace and the church), its patio and its old pharmacy.