Things to do
The ascent to the highest top of the Biokovo mountain, Sveti Jure (St. George), at 1762 m above sea level, is a demanding and difficult route. To reach the mountaintop of Sveti Jure, you need three hours on average depending on the fitness and age of the cyclist. Cyclists should own safe, serviced and fully equipped bicycles and additional clothes and helmets. The 30-km route (one-way) passes along the entirety of the 23-km Biokovo road, which is the highest paved road in the Republic of Croatia.
The “Makarska Tour” cycling route encompasses the area around Makarska. The route starts on the waterfront of the Miramare Hotel and heads west towards the Plaža Restaurant and Dalmacija Hotel, tracking the coastline up to the Makarska Tennis Centre, where the gravel promenade right next to the beach will lead you to the Cvitačka district.
Above Batinić, the route merges with the paved road leading to Makro, where a left turn at the cemetery leads to the village and heads east down a country road right at the foot of the mountain towards the village of Mlinice. From the monument in the village of Kotišina, the route takes you down a paved road to the Botanical Garden, descending to the church and finally exiting onto the Makarska-Vrgorac road.