A fantastic cycling tour taking you through traditional villages and the most beautiful and stunning national parks of Croatia.
START - Zagreb (or Rijeka) / FINISH - Zadar (or Split).
Activity code: CRHK04
Duration: 8 Days
This National Parks cycling tour will take you to Croatia's inland mountain region and five national parks: Risnjak, North Velebit, Plitvice Lakes, Paklenica and Krka River. Daily routes on this cycling tour are between two and five hours. The terrain is easy to moderate and leaves enough time for relaxing in the evening. It's all about exploring the lovely pastoral Croatian countryside by bicycle; cycling on roads that are nearly traffic free, through forests, between hills and across green fields. This cycling tour takes you through traditional villages and the most beautiful and stunning national parks of Croatia.
Accommodation on this trip:
Your accommodation for the first couple of nights is the Zeleni Kut ("The Green Corner") a well-known restaurant and a small family-owned hotel overlooking the green Mreznica River and its waterfall. Each room has its own bathroom, most of them a sunny balcony as well. It was built above an old mill which now supplies electric power. The hotel serves traditional Croatian specialities using fresh water fish from its own fishing ponds, homemade cheese, ham and sausages as well as local farm grown vegetables and fruit. Accommodation in Plitvice National Park for the middle section of the holiday is provided by the families of Korana Village, a small romantic place hidden away in a valley by the Korana River. The houses are small, traditional dwellings with simple rooms in an idyllic setting. The peaceful atmosphere makes the village an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding area – Korana Village has no pubs, restaurants, shops, schools, not even a church – it’s just a village as small and wonderful as it can be, an ideal setting. The third accommodation is the Skradinski Buk Hotel in the heart of Skradin.
- Any date between May 15th and September 25th
- Preferably saturday start day
- Other dates upon request
Activity level: Trips are designed for flexible, energetic people who like to be active and have a spirit of adventure and a positive attitude.
Group size: Min 4 – Max 16 persons per group.
Minimum child age: from 12 years, must be accompanied by an adult.
Meals: The meals tend to be fairly heavy on the meats, breads and pastries, pastas and dumplings. If you have special dietary needs, please let us know as soon as possible. Vegetarian diets can be accommodated but we recommend that you bring along with you some of your favourite protein snacks.
Weather: The summers are typically warm and sunny. From May to October temperatures are comfortable for cycling, hiking and swimming (July & August may be too hot for some doing activities). Rain is always a possibility in Croatia so it is essential to bring adequate rain wear and a jacket in case of inclement weather.
Arrival and departure transfers: several group transfers between the airport and destination depending on arrival/departure time. Arrivals after 6pm may be subject to surcharge of 30 euros per transfer.
NB. This itinerary can be subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, weather, water levels, special events of interest, etc. Our guides and tour leaders will do their utmost to ensure the best possible experience for you without compromising safety at any time. This may mean changing the original itinerary to avoid discomfort or risk which could be caused by exceptional situations.