Croatia by bike and its fantastic Natural Parks

Details of the bike trip through Croatia
  • Touring or hybrid bike
  • Medium level
  • Daily luggage transfer
  • 6 stages, 7 nights and 8 days

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

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

The lakes of the Plitvicer natural park and its spectacular waterfalls stand out.

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What's Included

  • 7 nights accommodation with breakfast
  • Daily luggage transfer between accommodations
  • Complete travel documentation
  • GPS navigator with the route
  • Information to follow the self-guided route
  • Parking at the first hotel and transfer from Karlovac to Fužine
  • Helpline in case of emergency
  • Bike rental
  • Meals and dinners
  • Extra nights
  • Travel insurance (suggested)
  • Tourist taxes of the country
  • Other transfers
  • Activities and tickets to the natural parks
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What will you see pedaling through Croacia by bike?
  • Risnjak National Park
  • Small village of Otočac on the Gacka river
  • Lunar landscapes of Rab and Pag
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park

Itinerary of the bike holidays in Croacia

Day 1: Accommodation in Fužine.Arrival at the meeting point

Day 2: Circular stage through Risnjak National Park54 km y 1.000 m

The first stage will be a beautiful circular route through the Risnjak National Park, 25 km away. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to spot a lynx while you explore the area on foot or by bike.

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

Day 3: Fuzine – Otočac 88 km y 1.200 m

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

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

Day 4: Otočac - Plitvice Lakes National Park - Grabovac61 km y 850 m

Today is the turn to visit the Plitvice Lakes National Park, the largest in Croatia and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pedaling through small typical country villages and through a beautiful mountainous landscape, you will reach the Plitvice Lakes.
The park is worth exploring for the variety of vegetation and waterfalls and the colors of the surrounding fish and dragonflies. It will be a beautiful day.

Day 5: Grabovac – Slunj 39 km y 470 m

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 river Slunjčica branches and flows through numerous waterfalls and ancient mills. The hotel is located in the center of this wonderful city.

Day 6: Slunj – Karlovac 68 km y 640 m

Today’s route will take us to Karlovac, a fortress city founded in 1579 at the confluence of four rivers, it is considered an outstanding example of Renaissance architecture. The baroque historical center offers many corners that are worth visiting. Give yourself some time in the afternoon to walk around and sample a glass of the local Karlovacko beer.

Day 7: Route around Karlovac25 – 75 km

Today you can choose to do bicycle routes or other activities such as rafting, fishing courses, horseback riding or hiking.

Day 8: end of the tripEnd of the trip after breakfast

Where you will stay

The hotels of this trip through Croatia by bike are specially selected 3 * and 4 *.

Frequently Asked Questions

I am only one, is it possible to book the tour?

No, a minimum of two people is needed to book this tour

Can I rent a bike?

Yes, a fully equiped bike is available for rent. You can select during the booking process.

Is the daily luggage transfer between the accommodations included?

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

Can I cancel the booking?

We want to be as flexible as possible. Therefore, in the event of an unforeseen event, we will do our best to change the dates of the trip at no cost so that you can travel within the same year.

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

• With more than 30 days, the management costs will be 20% of the amount of the trip.
• Between 30 and 15 days, the management costs 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.

To have more flexibility, we recommend contracting travel, assistance, CR and cancellation insurance with which the trip can be canceled up to 24 hours before the start date with a 10% franchise. Check with us the conditions. Keep in mind that the price of the insurance is not refunded once contracted in case of cancellation or modification.

Do you need any further clarification? get in touch, we will be delighted to assist you.