Sustainable Mobility for the 12th Split Biking Tour

As part of the European Mobility Week from 16th to 22nd September, which encourages cities to introduce sustainable forms of transport, Sunce is organizing the Split Biking Tour for the 12th year in a row. This year’s Cycling Tour will be held on September 17th, 2023, providing an opportunity to reflect on traffic challenges and promote sustainable mobility in Split.

Objectives and program of Split Biking Tour

Split Biking Tour highlights the problem of congested roads, promotes alternative forms of transport, and gives ideas on how to improve cycling infrastructure in Split. Sunce has been strongly advocating sustainable traffic for years, and the Split Biking Tour is an opportunity to promote this goal.

The Split Biking Tour program traditionally consists of two phases, each with already-known features.

– The first phase involves the cycling of all citizens, who share our goals, through the city streets starting from the Church of  St. Francis to Đardin. The second phase includes a special entertainment program in Đardin, i.e. a raffle, a Cycling Alka, and a musical performance. We invite all interested parties to follow our site and social media to discover all the new details about the event. Join us on September 17th at the Split Biking Tour because your support is key to promoting sustainable mobility. – said Tihana Arapović, Sunce’s expert associate and organizer of this public event.

Cycling against the climate crisis

The last decade has seen record-high temperatures. According to the Climate Change Service, 2022 has been recorded as the warmest year in Europe to date. That record is the result of increased greenhouse gas emissions resulting from human activities. Every car ride increases greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, traffic jams extend travel time, increasing fuel consumption and emissions of harmful substances.

– The profound consequences of the crisis, such as biodiversity loss, environmental pollution, additional temperature rises, and negative impacts on human health, are increasingly being observed daily. That is why, in addition to the entertainment part, the Split Biking Tour is the perfect opportunity to review the traffic challenges that affect the climate crisis.  – added Arapović.

For our future, it is important to think about different ways to travel, such as cycling or using public transport. Cycling not only reduces the negative impact on the environment but provides an opportunity for a concrete step towards addressing the climate crisis.


– Encouraging cycling modes of transport has the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It is necessary to increase the awareness of citizens and decision-makers about the climate crisis and the benefits of using bicycles and encourage the development of cycling infrastructure. Also, to ensure the safety of cyclists, it is necessary to educate all road users. – emphasized Gabrijela Medunić-Orlić, executive director of Sunce.

Call for participation in the European Mobility Week and Split Biking Tour

Cycling is fun and doesn’t pollute the air, and if we all think a little bit about how we travel, we can help make our planet a more comfortable and healthier place to live.

– In the European Mobility Week, from the 16th to the 22nd of September, we invite you to join the initiative by cycling to work, to your favorite café, to the beach, or just recreationally. – concluded Medunić-Orlić.

This year’s Split Cycling Tour is organized with the financial support of the City of Split, the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board, Split Parking, and the Split Tourist Board.

Do not miss the traditional Split Biking Tour on September 17th, where you will get acquainted with sustainable forms of movement and find out how to contribute to reducing the negative impact of traffic on the climate crisis.