Cycling in Paklenica NP

- includes ancient fort and beach

About Cycling in Paklenica NP

Summary

A day's cycling in the stunning National Park, which also includes the archaeological site of Paklarić fort, offering magnificent views of the Paklenica Riviera.

Activity code: PT1110

Duration: 1 Day

Activities: Cycling, walking
Activity Level: Moderate
Duration of Activity: 5 hours
Location: Central Dalmatia - Stari Grad Paklenica
Season: April to October

Paklenica National Park Cycling is the best way to explore the Paklenica Riviera. Start from the Hotel Vicko and bike through small villages under the mountain. The road will take you to the entrance of the Paklenica National Park from where you'll walk to the archaeological site of Paklarić fort where prehistoric and medieval ceramics were discovered. It is believed that the fort was built in the late Middle Ages and its role was to supervise the important communication from the sea through Paklenica to Lika and back. From the fort there is a magnificent view of the Paklenica Riviera. From there you'll follow an educational trail along the border of the National Park that leads through old villages all the way to Reljan village. The educational trail "A Short Journey through History" is a part of a pedestrian and bike trail. It is equipped with five educational/informative panels presenting the history of the area from prehistoric times to the present day. You'll come back to Starigrad on smaller roads with lovely views. There also might be time for swimming and relaxing on one of the beaches while cycling Paklenica Park.

Basic cycling experience is needed. Children from 12 years of age and older, accompanied by parents, can participate. Professional KONA bicycles are used, and each group gets a trained guide. You will get a helmet, a bicycle and safety instructions. Extra gear and tools are provided. Shorts or a bathing suit, a Tshirt and sport shoes are all you need to wear. Don't forget your sun cream, water and picnic.

DATES of OPERATION:

  • April, May & October (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
  • June – September (every day)

Other dates on request.

Weather: the summers are typically warm and sunny.  From May to October temperatures are comfortable for hiking, paddling, and swimming. Rain is always a possibility in Croatia so it is essential to bring adequate rain wear and a jacket in case of inclement weather.

Group size: Min 4 – Max 16 people per group.
Note: if the group has less than 4 people signed up and you still wish to do the trip rather than cancel, a supplement is applicable.

Cancellation: In the unlikely case of extreme weather conditions, the activity will be rescheduled for a day or two after the date booked, if possible. If  rescheduling is not possible, payment will be refunded in full.

What's Included: guide, use of bikes & helmets, insurance, parking for personal cars at the start point, entry fee for Paklenica NP.

Additional Transfers: on request

Itinerary

  • SHORT ITINERARY

    09:00 - arrival at destination – Starigrad town
    09:15 - preparation for the trip and safety instructions provided by the trip leader
    09:30 – start your adventure
    10:00 – visiting NP Paklenica, Paklarić sightseeing point
    11:00 – continue the cycling trip
    13:00 - swimming break on the beach
    14:00 – continue the cycling trip
    15:00 - end of day's activities back in Starigrad

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