15 Trogir - Split

From Trogir along seven fortresses in Kaštela to the Diocletian

Route pictogram

Trogir – Kaštela (8-18 km) – Solin (23 km) – Split (39 km)


39.00 km





total climb

300.00 m







The route from Trogir takes a road along the attractive wetland of the special ichthyologic and ornithological reserve Pantan, with a complex of restored Renaissance watermills with its own source, then along the Rika River, leading after that past Split Airport. This section of the route has its quieter part in the area of the city Kaštela, which developed around seven places, more specifically fortresses – kaštels. A ride on a road by the sea, with rows of benches and avenues of palm and tamarisk trees one after another, offers a true Mediterranean atmosphere, which begins in Kaštel Štafilić near the Nehaj Tower and soon afterwards near the first kaštel (fortress). After Kaštel Štafilić, it passes through Kaštel Novi and Kaštel Stari. In the fourth place – kaštel, Kaštel Lukšić, there is a magnificent Renaissance palace with courtyard galleries – Castle Vitturi, housing the Museum of the City of Kaštela. The fifth citadel in Kaštel Kambelovac, built in 1517 on a small island, is the only castle with a cylindrical shape, and in Kaštel Gomilica the construction of castles on a sea reef was completed by the Benedictine nuns at the end of the 16th century. In the last town of Kaštel Sućurac, there is the oldest defensive tower dating from the end of the 14th century. The route further leads to a busier and more urbanized entrance to the city of Solin, past the archaeological site of Salona, the ancient metropolis of the Roman province of Dalmatia, then to Split, a city proud of its Diocletian's Palace, which is one of the most significant works of late antique architecture, inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979. It was built by the Roman emperor Diocletian at the turn of the fourth century DC. The Palace is still an integral part of the old town, with a striking Cathedral of St. Domnius (Croatian sv. Duje), where the Diocletian's Mausoleum was former located. The route passes through the Marjan Park-Forest, the city districts of Meje and Varoš and ends at the famous Split seafront promenade called Riva, inviting you to enjoy the relaxed Mediterranean atmosphere.




Length of the section


39 km

Proportion of asphalt/macadam



Total climb


300 m

Macadam lining – well rideable




After Split Airport – first part, 2 km

Kaštel Štafilić – 1.5 km

Salona – 1.3 km

Macadam lining – moderately rideable


After Split Airport – second part, 1.5 km

Traffic density – high




From Kaštel Gomilica to Kaštel Sućurac – 2 km

Street Ulica don Frane Bulića before Salona – 2 km

Traffic density – very high



Exit from Trogir – 2 km

Entering Split – 600 m

Caution at intersection required



After Split Airport

Solin – it is advisable to push your bike at traffic lights.

Occasional bike pushing required




Kaštel Štafilić – 20 m

Salona – 20 m

Split Riva – 250 m



Kaštel Štafilić – 5 steps

Supply options


Lots of settlements almost one after another

Rest options



Numerous beaches and benches along the coast through Kaštela

Marjan Park-Forest

Bicycle shop and repair service








Split – connection to Makarska, Dubrovnik and Korčula. International ferries.



The alternative hinterland section A7 connects to in Kaštel Stari

Bypass option


Bypass of stairway in Kaštel Stari

Differences in following the EV8 direction south -> north


Passing through Kaštela along the busy street Ulica dr.Franje Tuđmana


Technical description of the section


The route exits Trogir along pedestrian-cycle path by the sea, then along the street Ulica Kneza Trpimira. (along coastal wetland of Pantan Watermills).


At the roundabout, the route takes the second exit – Stara Kaštelanska Street, and passes behind Split Airport. The asphalt road turns into a macadam one and after 4 km, the route passes along Cesta dr. Franje Tuđmana in Kaštel Štafilić.


The route crosses the road and leads into the street Ulica Mate Radeljkovića. (it can also be continued along the street Ulica dr Franje Tuđmana for 1.3 km, then to the right into Nehajska Street and to the shore) and at its end, it leads to the left onto a macadam road; then behind the church to the right towards the sea. By the sea, bike should be shortly pushed (20 m), 5 stairs taken, and after 600 m, the asphalt road is reached.


From Kaštel Štafilić (Nehaj Fortress) via Kaštel Novi, Kaštel Stari, Kaštel Lukšić, and Kaštel Kambelovac, the road passes through beautiful nature along the coast (7 km) towards Kaštel Gomilica, getting into Cesta dr. Franje Tuđmana, continuing along it for another 2 km towards Kaštel Sućurac. The road has a very wide pavement, where it is planned to mark a cycle lane.


The alternative section A7 , leading from Šibenik, via Primorski Dolac and Radošić, connects to the route in Kaštel Novi.


In Kaštel Sućurac, the route turns to the right into Putaljski put Street and immediately after 150 m along the railway line, into the street Ulica dr. Ante Starčevića. The route crosses the railway line and leads under the highway, slightly climbing.


The route leads along Put kave Street and turns to the right, and after 200 m at the roundabout, it turns to the left and leads along the street Ulica don Frane Bulića for 2 km.


From the street Ulica don Frane Bulića, the route turns to the right into the street Ulica Kraj Svetog Nikole, and after 500 m, it reaches the archaeological site of Salona. The route continues to the left onto the macadam street Put Salone. After 600 m, at the second site, it is necessary to push the bike to the right some 30 m to the second macadam road, leading for another 700 m towards the Solin intersection.


It is best to cross the busy Solin intersection while pushing the bike at the pedestrian traffic light, and continuing along very busy Splitska Street, which can be turned after 600 m to the left into Matoševa Street, and immediately to the right into the street Ulica Salonitanskih mučenika (where Solin ends and Split begins) and then 70 m to the left along Zagorski put.


After 600 m from Zagorski put, there is a short climb to the right into Mostarska Street, after 600 meters turn to the left from it into Sarajevska Street, and after 400 m in a wide loop to the right onto the bicycle path in the street Ulica Domovinskog rata.


After 2 km the bicycle path ends; turn to the right into Stinice Street, and then immediately to the left behind the buildings into Put Brodarice, ending after 400 meters in the street Ulica Hrvatske mornarice, which should be ridden on to the right.


Ulica Hrvatske mornarice continues into Kaštelanska Street, 200 m before the tunnel, turn to the right into Matoševa Street and then towards the Marjan Park-Forest. The route leads 8 km through the park and past many beaches along a pedestrian-bike path, then along the road to the centre of Split and its Riva. Bike should be pushed the last 250 m.


It is possible to enter Split more directly through Ulica Hrvatske mornarice turning to the left into Zrinsko-Frankopanska Street and, when the pedestrian zone begins, last 600 m bike should be pushed through the passage at the Croatian National Theatre in Split and along Marmontova Street towards Riva.