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Croatia by bicycle

Emotions on two wheels. In Croatia you will find bicycle paths to suit all tastes, whether you ride for pleasure or because you are a professional sportsman.

Below you will find all the information about Croatia’s Bicycle Regions, from Dalmatia to Istria via Kvarner.

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There is no better place than the regions of Lika and Dalmatia for those who wish to admire the true beauty of nature, touch the richness of centuries-old cultural-historical heritage while riding their bicycles along a rugged and exciting sea coast or exploring the secrets of the hinterland.

There are many possibilities and areas to visit, all equally fascinating. The Lika-Karlovac Region, characterized by rivers and lakes, caves and karst plateaus, is crisscrossed by old-fashioned roads that lead to the sea, all the way to beautiful coastlines and islands. The Zadar Region (Zadar) has several funds and terrains to ride through, including Mediterranean and mountain landscapes, for a magical bicycle touring experience. The Sibenik-Knin Region hosts regal cities and mighty fortresses surrounded by the most spectacular play of nature. The Split Region then is a great place for challenges within the reach of every cyclist-from Split, Brac, Hvar and Vis to the most hidden places of the Dalmatian Zagora. Finally, the unspoiled nature, the smell of the sea, the cypress trees that run along the many bike paths in the Dubrovnik-Neretva Region.

Region of DubrovnikBicycling is an ideal form of recreation for tourists who want to live close to nature. Explore unspoiled nature, breathe in the smell of the sea, cypress trees, on one of the many bike paths in the Dubrovnik and Neretva area.

If you prefer a faster ride simply push on the pedals on the Pelješac Peninsula. Theisland of Mljet and the national park offer trails that are ideal for mountain biking, but also scenic roads along which you can enjoy cycling in a more relaxed way. The trekking routes are designed to provide as much fun as possible in cycling through some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Neretva Valley. The variety is so wide that everyone can find the ideal track.

Lika region

A large number of bicycle paths have been mapped in theLika area, trails that cross Mount Velebit and reach Podgorje and Novalja on theisland of Pag.

Every year their numbers grow, as does the interest in cycling in this extraordinary area. The variety of landscapes and terrain allows for interesting field trips, whether you choose to ride a mountain bike or a road bike.
One can travel the Region along well-maintained roads or more challenging “wild” trails, country roads, forest paths, alone or on organized tours with guides.

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Dalmatia Sibenik photo Miranda Trklja

If you wish to enjoy the true beauty of nature , experience the ancient historical and cultural monuments while cycling along the exceptionally rugged and exciting coastline, or explore the secrets of the countryside, our region is the place for you! With over 2450 km of well-maintained trails in the region, you can enjoy a wide offer: whether you want to ride along the coast and enjoy the sea breeze, or ride the country trails and learn about forest and mountain trails, vineyards and olive groves, or if you want to try adrenaline mountain trailsus and explore the canyons of the Krka or Čikola rivers, you can find all this and more in the Šibenik-Knin region .

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Region of Split145 marked bicycle paths with a total length of 4,500 km leading through viewpoints, vistas, mountains, island peaks and river valleys are a real challenge for those who enjoy two-wheeled experiences.
You can choose from challenging mountain and other recreational trails for all generations and ages that pass through picturesque areas. Supreme routes and ideal weather conditions in all seasons in this region provide excellent training conditions for professional cyclists from all over the world. The rivieras of Makarska (Macarsca) and Spli (Split), the islands of Brač (Brač), Hvar (Lèsina), Vis (Lissa), and the Dalmatian hinterland invite you to take a bike ride on your own or accompanied by a guide. Along the way you will conquer mountain peaks in the green hinterland of Central Dalmatia, follow the springs and the course of rivers, and discover the island’s trails by choosing from different levels of commitment and difficulty.

Region of ZadarExplore the most beautiful places and enjoy the various activities and offerings of the Zadar / Zadar Region. Discover the parks, the islands, the mountains… Absorb the rich history and culture, the wonder of the crystal blue sea, the incredible sunsets…and so much more!

There are a number of well-marked cycling routes of in the region that will provide you with first-class recreation and lots of excitement.
The entire Paklenica Riviera area is an extraordinary place for both scenic cycling and intense off-road mountain biking! Explore the unusual tracks at www.zadarbikemagic.com and choose a favorite!

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Istria by www.istria-bike.com

For nearly two decades, Istria has been a favorite destination for cyclists and lovers of the active life. Cycling is the main outdoor product: over 160 official routes covering 5,000 km. Enthusiasts can find all the necessary information (routes, descriptions, GPX recordings) at www.istria-bike.com.

High-quality cycling maps are available at local tourist boards, and routes on the ground are marked with standardized signage. In Istria, it is possible to ride along countless paths, lanes and quiet traffic-free routes that wind through unspoiled nature, ancient villages and small towns.

You can travel solo or use the many services: renting a bicycle, being accompanied by a licensed guide, arranging transportation, or bicycle service. For overnight accommodations there are the 140 specialized Istra Bike&Bed facilities.

To explore the route where the trains of yesteryear used to travel, we pedal along the Parenzana from the Slovenian border to Poreč-Poreč (78 km), along a dirt road through breathtaking scenery, unspoiled nature and historic towns. Or along the Štrika, the route of the former railway that ran from Rovinj-Rovigno to Kanfanar-Canfanaro, renovated in recent years.

Another advantage of Istria is definitely its pleasant and mild climate that allows for year-round cycling. The many guests are familiar with the Istrian peninsula for summer fun and the sea.

Don’t miss one of the best regions for cycling and outdoor activities, and if you haven’t been there yet, now is the time to do it!

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Kvarner © Vladimir Franolić

The name Kvarner comes from the ancient Romans, who are believed to have named this area Qua(te)rnarius referring to the meeting of the 4 celestial directions, the meeting of all parts of the world, and the meeting of different traditions and cultures. Kvarner, as the cradle of Croatian tourism is one of the TOP 3 tourist regions in Croatia with a combination of littoral, sea and mountains (Opatija, Rijeka, Crikvenica and Novi Vinodolski, the islands of Krk, Cres, Lošinj and Rab, Gorski kotar).

Kvarner is crisscrossed by marked walks, thematic and educational trails with a total length of more than 3,000 km. There are so many of them: they lead you along the seashore, along cliffs and through wooded paths to irresistible glimpses to capture with a camera that will remain forever in your memory.

Such routes will take you to upscale accommodations, typical restaurants that will lure you with the heady aromas of Kvarner dishes and Mediterranean and mountain cuisine.

It is wonderful to explore the Kvarner destination on two wheels along the marked bicycle routes. You can stop and rest wherever you want: on the beach, in an inn, along picturesque bays, in the woods, near a lookout…

Mountain bikers will find in Kvarner what suits them. Those who want to test their limits and feel theadrenaline rush can choose one of the more challenging downhill trails, for example, the one where the World Cup in downhill is held in Mali Lošinj or the enduro trail on Rudnik Hill near Tršće in Gorski kotar.

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Photo: © Vladimir Franolić

MEĐIMURJE CroaziaLife on the go. Međimurje is located in the north of Croatia, between the Mura and the Drava rivers. It is distinguished by its green picturesque landscapes, soft, yet lively and shaped with love. Made for pure enjoyment.

Almost a third of Međimurje forms part of the UNESCO Mura-Drava-Danube Biosphere Reserve due to exceptional biodiversity. Terme Sveti Martin spa, with one of the most healing thermal waters in Europe, can be found right in the midst of the hilly wine road. Local people passionately preserve their traditional heritage and authentic lifestyle, especially the traditional songs, which have been included in the UNESCO World Treasury of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

The tourist offer in Međimurje is based on natural and traditional heritage, great wines and authentic cuisine, numerous sports facilities and a healthy lifestyle. The quality of the offer has been acknowledged by several awards as the European Destinations of Excellence (EDEN) for sustainable tourism in rural areas, local gastronomy,  wellness and health tourism.

Due to the exceptional variety of playgrounds and facilities for recreational and professional sports, as well as the general sports “climate”, Međimurje received the designation of European Sports Region. Međimurje is also a Cyclist Welcome region with about 750 km of signposted gravel and asphalt bike routes, the most famous of which are: Amazon of Europe bike trail, Drava route, Mura route, EuroVelo 13 – Iron Curtain route.In addition to top sports and recreational infrastructure, we also offer coaches, sparring partners and other specialized services for training and preparation of professional and recreational athletes and teams.

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