5 Days Leisure Cycling Holiday in Dalmatia, Croatia – Biograd, luxury mobile houses
Memorable Cycling Holiday in Croatia for 4 people
Come to Croatia and explore Croatian national and nature parks on your pedal with Cycling Adriatic! With considerable experience in the business as well as excellent knowledge of history, culture, customs, and English, it is Cycling Adriatic’s duty to make your visits to Croatia unforgettable. From the moment of your arrival, they will welcome you and transport you to the desired destinations which will make your holiday well-spent. If you are looking for an ideal tour for families, friends, or business partners, this holiday is the right answer for it.
Set day of arrival, starting from 7th of September, enjoy post season period on Croatian coast, ideal for cycling!
- Tour type: Guided tour
- Lodging: Center-based
- Terrain: Mostly paved with some uphill climbs
- Starts and ends in: Biograd
- Difficulty level: Difficulty level: Easy (Cyclist doesn’t need to have certain level of fitness, mostly flat terrain though occasionally they will ride in unpaved or hills, 10-30 miles per day)
- Total Distance: 90 Miles / 143 Kilometers
- Type of bike: Hybrid, Touring, Road Bike, Mountain bike
- Minimum number of participants: 4
- Maximum number of participants: 8
- 4 days of cycling tour
- 1 day of walking
- 1 full day boat trip with lunch
- 1 visits to wineries with wine tasting
- A service of the experienced tour guides
- e-Bicycle rental and tickets for the parks
- Breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 1 dinner
- Transportation during the tour
- 4 nights’ accommodation
- 5 days with instruction in English
- Spoken languages: Portuguese, Spanish, English
- The maximum participants in the group is 8
- Airport transfer available:
Split Airport (€ 50 per person)
- Airport transfer available:
Franjo Tuđman Airport (€ 70 per person)
- Airport transfer available:
Zadar Airport (€ 20 per person)
- Air-conditioned rooms
- Dining area
- Environmentally friendly
- Luggage room / storage
- e-Bicycle rental
- Free bicycle
- Free parking
- Free Wi-Fi
- Internet access
- Parking lot
- Tour assistance
- Wireless internet
Luxury mobile houses
In a peaceful part of Biograd, 100m from beach is located small private camp with newly build luxury mobile houses. The interior is functional, modern, and bright. Elegant furniture creates a pleasant atmosphere for a relaxing holiday up to 4 persons per house. Every house has two sleeping rooms, two bathrooms, dining/kitchen area and nice terrace.
Complete Itinerary and transfers will be adapted to your needs, leisure or active, from cycling tours to walking, zip lining, swimming, and boat trips. You will visit unique places on the Adriatic Coast and places such as Skradin, Šibenik, national parks such as Plitvice Lakes, Paklenica, Kornati, Krka and nature park North Velebit and Telaščica. After the tour program, you will enjoy wine tasting in selected winery.
Day 1: Arrival
Cycling Adriatic is able to pick you up in one of the three national airports (optional) or you will individually arrive in Biograd na Moru. With a welcome drink on luxury mobile house terrace, Cycling Adriatic will introduce you to the activities in upcoming days. Then, you will have free time for lunch and swimming. If you’re with the kids, you can also visit Fun Park Biograd. On short evening ride, you will pass across Biograd na Moru and finish it with a dinner in a local restaurant.
- Distance: 10 kilometers / 30 miles
Day 2: Krka, Skradin, and Sibenik
This day, you will start the tour in the city of Skradin. The surroundings of Skradin have been inhabited since the Neolithic period, the oldest settlement dates from the year 3500 B.C. The first data about the town of Skradin dates from the year 33 B.C. Skradin had the first hydroelectric power plant in Europe, opened in 1895, at the same time as Tesla’s famous power plant at Niagara Falls.
During the summer, you are able to see Bill Gates in the streets, where he arrives almost every year with his boat. The cycling tour will start in Krka National Park. The national park is a vast and primarily unaltered area of exceptional natural value, including one or more preserved or insignificantly altered ecosystems.
The purpose of the park is primarily to serve science, culture, education, and recreation while tourism activities have also been introduced for its visitors. You will visit Roški slap. It’s situated about 36 kilometers downstream of the Zrmanja river spring. The start of the barrier is made up of a series of small cascades (called the ‘necklace’ by the locals), followed by numerous backwaters and islets. Over the waterfall, there is a road that dates back to Roman times.
Throughout most of Roški slap, the natural environment is pristine and of great interest to nature lovers. On the left bank, you can find a series of attractive water mills, several of which have been restored and returned to their original function. The complex of water mills at Roški slap is among the most interesting and prized ethnographic monuments in Dalmatia and Croatia.
On the way back, you will take lunch in a local tavern and enjoy a city tour in Šibenik. It is situated in the protected natural harbor, at the mouth of beautiful Krka River and at the historical origins of Croatia, probably on a location where some of the first Croats that migrated here saw the Adriatic Sea, temperamental and beautiful, that protected, guarded and nourished them for centuries.
It was founded as an old Croatian castrum, a fort or camp, below Saint Michael’s fortress which has been towering over the city since then. At the canal entrance, you will find the most significant Renaissance fortress on the east side of the Adriatic, Saint Nicholas fortress.
- Distance: 48 kilometers / 30 miles
Day 3: Kornati, Telascica, and Dugi Otok
This day, you will start on a boat, heading to the Kornati National Park, often mentioned as “nautical paradise” in tourist publications. You will be sailing through the 89 unforgettable islands, islets, and reefs in the park. After that, you will see the area of Nature Park Telašćica, a distinctly contrasted area with quiet and peaceful beaches and a laid down coastline on one side and wild and steep cliffs on the other.
This park is an area of Aleppo pine and holm oak forests on one side and barren karst on the other and an area of cultivated fields covered in vineyards and olive groves but also an area of degraded forms of vegetation covering dry habitats.
From here, you will start your cycling tour over Dugi Otok (Long Island) to visit one of the top sand beaches in the Adriatic, Sakarun. Near the beach are Veli Rat, Veruni, Soline, and Božava. The beach gained its reputation with the whiteness of the sand and clean sea, surrounded by pine trees that provide welcome shade in the summer. It is about 800 meters long, 250 meters from the shore, and three and a half meters deep, which means that the bathing area is extremely large, shallow, and suitable even for young children.
On the beach, there are two catering facilities that offer refreshment from the summer heat and light snacks. As you’re on the Dugi Otok (Long Island), you may refresh yourself with Long Island’s cocktail and swim on Sakarun. Then, you will enjoy lunch on the boat and go back to Biograd. On your way back, it is possible to see dolphins swimming around you.
- Distance: 45 kilometers / 28 miles
Day 4: Paklenica and Velebit old mountain passage road
We will transfer you to Paklenica on a walking tour. Due to its unique natural features, magnificent forests, and extraordinary geomorphologic structures, the area of Velika and Mala Paklenica was proclaimed as a national park in 1949. It covers the area of torrent flows of Velika Paklenica and Mala Paklenica and their distinctive canyons carved vertically into the south slopes of Velebit and the broader surrounding area.
Distinctive features of Paklenica National Park are autochthonous forests of black pine, several types of beech forests, and deep canyons with the torrent flow of Velika and Mala Paklenica. The wider area of Paklenica National Park prides itself with a rich and diverse cultural heritage.
After Palenica, we will transfer you to below Velebit mountain passage where we will start our cycling tour. Stunning view on the peak of almost abandon road. On the way back, we will return by Zrmanja river canyon, where’s possible to have rafting or kayak session.
- Distance: 40 kilometers / 22 miles
Day 5: Plitvice Lake and Zipline
The day starts with a transfer to Plitvice Lakes National Park where you will enjoy a few hours’ walking tour along this beautiful national park. Plitvice Lakes National Park is the oldest and largest national park in the Republic of Croatia. With its exceptional natural beauty, this area has always attracted nature lovers and, on 8 April 1949, it was proclaimed Croatia’s first national park.
The process of tufa formation, which resulted in the building of the tufa, travertine, or barriers as well as in the creation of the lakes, is the outstanding universal value, for which the Plitvice Lakes National Park was internationally recognized on 26 October 1979 with their inscription onto the UNESCO World Heritage List.
After the Plitvice visit, we will transfer you to Vrhovine where the longest zip line in Europe is located (total length of the cable is 1,700 meters). It’s possible to reach speeds over 120 kilometers per hour but for that, you would have to have a strong back wind (from the north).
Even with a front wind (from the south), your top speed will be around 100 kilometers per hours. If you didn’t get enough Adrenalin, optionally, you can try artificial rock climbing wall on zip line finish. On the way back, you will stop to relax in the winery where one of the Europeans royal family is their regular guests. You will also try the unique taste of their virgin olive oil and handmade cheese.
Time for departures, you will transfer to the airport and this is the end of your journey.