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Mountain Biking in Croatia

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Tour details
Destinations: Zagreb County, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Zadar County
Type of adventure: icon-12.png Cycling
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 1568
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  • At a glance
  • Itinerary
  • What's included
  • Dates & prices

Your chance to
Ride trails through Croatia's spectacular National Parks
At a glance
6 days cycling with 90% vehicle support
Adventurous riding deep into Croatia's mountains
Croatia is understandably famous for its islands and beaches, but by comparison its mountains are less well known. Our route starts in the spectacular karst environment of the Plitvice Lakes, a UNESCO World Heritage site, before heading into the Velebit National Park where the wide trails are perfect for mountain biking. Our point-to-point route has plenty of challenging climbs and excellent descents, but isn't overly technical. We spend a remote night in the Zavizan mountain hut to enjoy the wilderness before heading to the coast to soak up the sun and round off our trip with an island ride.
Cycling profile
Daily distance in km/miles:

Day 2 66.0km/41.0miles
Day 3 70.0km/43.5miles
Day 4 78.0km/48.5miles
Day 5 110.0km/68.4miles
Day 6 45.0km/28.0miles
Day 7 50.0km/31.1miles


Number of days cycling:
6
Pace:
Moderate: 13-16km/8-10miles an hour
Terrain:
Low altitude; 50% gravel tracks, 50% tarmac

Itinerary
1
Day 1
Start Zagreb; transfer to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

2
Day 2
Cycle to the entrance of Plitvice National Park; walking tour of the unique karst scenery; ride to Otocac, a fortified town on an island in the Gacka River.

3
Day 3
A challenging ride through Velebit National Park with a 1100m climb to Zavizan mountain hut. The hut is simple, but its remote position and views make it a very special place to spend the night.

4
Day 4
Spectacular route around the Velebit range; finish in Gospic.

5
Day 5
Cycle an undulating route in the valley of Velebit with a long climb to the pass of Mali Halan; downhill to Posedarje.

6
Day 6
Beautiful circular ride visiting Paklenica National Park .

7
Day 7
Transfer to Pag, an island in the north-Dalmatian archipelago, for a fantastic final road ride.

8
Day 8
End Zadar.

Guided Group
This is a small group guided holiday. The group is usually between 4 and 16 in size, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.
Activity level
You are moderately fit and have an interest in remote or challenging environments. Some previous experience is required for activity based trips.

What's included
All breakfasts
What's not included
Travel insurance

These are ‘land only’ prices which require you to book your own flights and join the rest of the group on Day 1 of the trip. For more information please see Trip Notes

Date Price excl. flights (pp) from
Sat 03 Sep 16 - Sat 10 Sep 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,275
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Exodus
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Interesting facts
Triglav summiting or how to tame Goldenhorn

Triglav is the Slovenia’s highest mountain, featuring three peaks with the highest one reaching 2864 meters. According to one of the legends, there was a magical Goldenhorn inhabiting the Triglav Mountains. The horns of the mysterious creature were made of gold and would make anyone who caught Goldenhorn forever rich. The Goldenhorn was never caught due to its artfulness in escaping from the chasers, even when injured. The magic power of Goldenhorn was hidden in a divine flower protecting him from deathly wounds. The flower was growing in the crevices of Triglav and boasted unfathomable beauty. 

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