The Ćiro trail is a bike route from Dubrovnik in the south of Croatia to Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This cycling route follows an original steam locomotive railway which was built in 1903 during the Austro-Hungarian Empire and closed in 1976. In November 2017 it was re-opened as a unique cycling trail named Ćiro (named after the popular steam locomotive Ćiro).
This bike trail does not follow the original railway route all the way from Dubrovnik to Mostar, because some parts of it are still in use (between the towns of Čapljina and Mostar). Along that section we use alternative roads that follow the railway.
When you finish your bike ride in Mostar, you can continue cycling further up north to Sarajevo (the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina), but it takes a few more days.
This tour is designed as a 7-day cycling route and includes the combination of paved and unpaved roads (gravel). There are a few steep climbs, but they do not cover more than 5–7% of the route. The route passes by stunning landscapes: the green valley of Popovo Polje, Trebišnjica and Neretva rivers, the rural areas and small villages of Herzegovina and picturesque and historical towns of Dubrovnik, Mostar and Počitelj.
This is a very different and unique bike ride which gives you an opportunity to explore a new corner of the world, see a unique scenery, sleep at old train stations and taste great local food.
The Ćiro bike route is a 7-day cycling tour which starts in Dubrovnik, follows the old Austro-Hungarian railway all the way to Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, goes back along the Croatian coast and ends in Dubrovnik.