Natural Parks of the Croatian Hinterland by Bike

  • 8 days, 7 nights, 6 stages
  • Level 2/3 - Available All Year
  • Fuzine (Croatia)
  • Daily Luggage Transfer Included
  • 8 days, 7 nights, 6 satges
  • Level 2/3 - Available All Year
  • Fuzine (Croatia)
  • Daily Luggage Transfer Included
  • Touring or Hybrid BikeThe route is usually on asphalt roads, gravel tracks and bike paths.
  • Self-guided. Travel at your own pace and at your own rhythm. We will give you everything you need to pedal from one lodging to the next with ease.

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Details of the Natural Parks of the Croatian hinterland bike trip

Fabulous trip to get to know the inland regions of Croatia by bicycle. Just 20 kilometers from the warmer coastal areas of the country, there are deep forests, mountains and lakes that deserve to be discovered by bike.

This is not a trip to see Croatia’s coastline, but instead you will cycle through 3 of Croatia’s main national parks where bear, wolf and lynx can still be found in the wild.

Highlights include the lakes of the Plitvicer nature park and its spectacular waterfalls.

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Day 1: Arrival at Meeting Point: Fuzine, Croatia

Accommodation in Fuzine

Day 2: Circular route in Risnjak Natural Park 54km & 1000m+

The first stage will be a beautiful circular route through the Risnjak National Park, 25 km away. If you are lucky you may spot a lynx while exploring the area on foot or by bike.

After visiting the park, in the late afternoon, you will return to the hotel.

Day 3: Fuzine – Otocac 88km & 1200m+

Today’s stage will be demanding, but it will be worth it. First you will cycle through fields and discover the area that will lead you to a beautiful forest. After several kilometers through a forest of which there are few left in Europe, you will reach some beautiful hills sloping down to the Adriatic, which have been eroded by the Bora wind. From here, the views across the islands of Kvarn Bay are breathtaking. On the horizon, you can see Krk and the moonscapes of Rab and Pag, and on clear enough days you can see Dugi Otok.

We will finish the stage in the small village of Otočac on the river Gacka, known for its abundance of trout.

Day 4: Otocac – Natural parks Plitvice lakes – Grabovac 61km & 850m+

Today it’s your turn to visit the Plitvice Lakes National Park, the largest in Croatia and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cycling through small villages typical of the country and through a beautiful mountainous landscape, you will reach the Plitvice Lakes.

It is worth exploring the park for the variety of vegetation and waterfalls and the colors of the fish and dragonflies in the surroundings. It will be a beautiful day.

Day 5: Grabovac – Slunj 39km & 470m+

Today will be a different day, as we cycle along the Bosnian border through forests and picturesque villages to Slunj (known as the mini Plitvice Lakes).

Here the Slunjčica River branches off and flows through numerous waterfalls and ancient mills. The hotel is located in the center of this wonderful town.

Day 6: Slunj – Karlovac 68km & 640m+

Today’s route will take us to Karlovac, a fortress town founded in 1579 at the confluence of four rivers, is considered an outstanding example of Renaissance architecture. The baroque historical center offers many nooks and crannies worth visiting. Take some time in the afternoon to stroll around and taste a glass of the local Karlovacko beer.

Day 7: Circular route in Karlovac 25-75km

Today will be free to enjoy the surroundings.

Day 8: End of the trip after a nice breakfast

Price includes:

  • 7 nights accommodation with breakfast
  • Luggage transfer between lodgings (1 piece of luggage / Pax)
  • Tour in digital format and GPS
  • Documentation and road book of the trip
  • Travel insurance, RC and cancellation
  • Navigation APP access
  • Telephone assistance 09:00 – 18:00
  • Parking at the first hotel and transfer at the beginning of the trip from Karlovac to Fužine

Optional services not included:

  • Meals and dinners
  • Travel insurance or cancellation
  • Extra nights in hotel (please consult)
  • Traditional or electric bicycle rental (please consult)
  • Tourist taxes of the country
  • Other transfers

What is it like to do the Natural Parks of the Croatian hinterland bike trip

  • Risnjak National Park
  • Small village of Otočac on the river Gacka
  • Lunar landscapes of Rab and Pag
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park

Usual accommodations for the trip
The accommodations for this trip have been selected for their quality and location, as close as possible to the route. Always valuing the comfort when arriving with the bicycle and inspected by our team. They are 3-4 star hotels and rural tourism accommodation, always in private rooms with bathroom.

I am only one person, can I still book?

Yes, you can book as a single traveler.

Is it possible to rent a bike?

Yes, this trip can be done with either your bike or ours. You can choose it during the booking process, hybrid or electric mountain bikes are available.

Is the daily luggage transfer between accommodations included?

Yes, every day we will take your luggage to the next hotel. You only have to leave it at the reception desk, and we will take care of everything. Normally it will already be at the hotel when you arrive.

Is it possible to cancel?

We want to be as flexible as possible. Therefore, in case of unforeseen circumstances, we will do our best to change the dates of the trip free of charge so that you can travel within the same year, as long as you let us know at least 3 weeks in advance.

And if your plans change and you want to cancel the trip before the start date, the following handling fees will apply:

– with more than 30 days, the management fees will be 20% of the amount of the trip.

– between 30 and 15 days, the handling fee will be 50% of the amount of the trip.

– with less than 14 days, the amount to be paid will be 100% of the amount of the trip.

In order to have more flexibility, we recommend taking out travel, assistance, CR and cancellation insurance. Check with us the conditions. Please note that the price of the insurance is not refunded once contracted in case of cancellation or modification.

Are there roads?

Practically the entire trip is on Vias Verdes, tracks or asphalt roads. If you make the stage to Valencia, there are a few kilometers of link that are made by road where you should drive with caution.

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