Northern Croatia's national parks 8-day self-guided cycling tour

  • 8days
  • Croatia

This tour is available on demand.

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Northern Croatia's national parks 8-day self-guided cycling tour - Fuzine to Karlovac

This tour is an ideal supplement to a boat and bike tour. Alone, in couples or in a group of your choice, you can go for one week on a tour traveling between selected hotels. Your luggage is transported for you, and you can cycle at your own speed, following especially prepared instructions and supported by a GPS device. The tour presented here is probably not what first comes to mind when you think of this multifaceted and interesting country. You go to the mid-range and high mountain regions of the Croatian hinterland. Only 12.5 mi/20 km away from the more or less developed tourist areas of the coast, you enter a rough region of deep forests and stone deserts, where the Bora wind has had a strong impact and where the snow is meters deep in winter. En route, you cycle through three national parks, where bear, wolf and lynx can still be encountered in the wild. The variety and beauty of nature will constantly surprise you, and the fabulous vistas across the Croatian islands will stay with you for a long time. The highlights of the tour are the Plitvice Lakes and their spectacular waterfalls, which are known far beyond Croatia’s borders. The tour described here leads mainly along asphalted roads. Some forest tracks, however, make the use of a MTB worthwhile.

Fitness requirements (Level 2 - 3)

This bicycle tour requires good basic fitness, which one should have obtained by daily bicycling. The individual stretches of 16 – 55 mi. (25 - 88 km) cover elevations of up to 3,900 ft./1,270 m and lead through hilly and mountainous terrain. The bike tours are designed for a whole day, so that there is no reason for rushing. Although most of the roads are asphalted and little used, MTBs are recommended (180 Euros per week ) Helmets are obligatory. Please bring your own well-fitted helmet with you. A limited number of rental helmets are available (reservation necessary)

Children:

We believe that only children in a good physical condition and of a minimum age of 10 and previous bicycle tour experience are able to master the bike tours on their own strength. Please note that the minimum height for a rental bike is 1.20 m.

Accommodation:

Good to very good medium class hotels in the *** and **** range.

Catering

Breakfast is included in the price. In the evenings, you can dine a la carte at your hotel, or we supply you with you tips and suggestions for restaurants, where you can try out the excellent local cuisine. Half-board can be booked for an additional charge of 100 euro/person

Price:

Double room with breakfast – daily arrival possible (between May – September) 990 euro
Single with breakfast: 1190 euros

Included:

7 x overnights with breakfast in double room in good to very good medium class hotels in the *** - **** range (half-board available at 100 Euros per person per week
6 individual bicycle tours according to program
GPS and printed road book with detailed map material and route descriptions for each bike tour
Luggage transfer between hotels plus roadside assistance
Parking space at the first hotel and transfer from Karlovac back to Fužine
Transfer from train station Rijeka/airport Rijeka or Zagreb to Fužine, on request
Transfer from Karlovac to airport, train station or to Fužine, on request

Not included:

Journey to Fužine
Entrance fees for the national parks: Risnjak: 45 kuna; Plitvice Lakes (seasonal prices): 110 Kuna (April – June / Sept –Oct // 180 Kuna: July – Aug)
Tips at the hotels and for the transfer drivers
Lunch & dinner
Special activities in Karlovac (payable on the spot)

Extras: (on request)

Surcharge for half-board: 100 euro
Exclusive transfers to Fužine from train station Rijeka: 80 euro / Rijeka Airport: 90 euro / Zagreb Airport: 250 euro
Transfer from Karlovac to Rijeka train station: 100 euro / Rijeka Airport: 120 euro / Zagreb Airport: 40 euro / Fužine: 50 euro
Insurance against theft and damage of the rental bike: hybrid bicycle: 10 euro/week; e-bike or fully: 20 euro/week (not insured: grossly negligent damages)

If you would like to rent a bike or e-bike, please contact our office when booking: info@slowtours.com

Rental bike hybrid bicycle: 80 euro/week;
Rental e-bike: 160 euro/week (limited);
Full suspension MTB : 180 euro/week (limited) each with an air-pump, lock and basic tool kit

This cycling tour was fantastic and we LOVED it! Everything was perfect (except the weather, which rained and stormed most of the days we had to ride) but We won't hold you responsible for that. This was a trip I would absolutely recommend, and might even do again during a time of year that is a bit warmer. The hotels were all adorable, the food was fantastic, the people were amazing and the scenery was breathtaking! The one problem was that from where we were staying at the national lakes, you could not get around to the other side to get a ticket to get in to see them. It was so late in the season they stopped selling tickets on our side so you couldn't take the ferry over to the side to buy a ticket because we didn't have a ticket to get onto the ferry. Maybe include a ticket at the hotel check in? The rides we thought were harder than a 2, but maybe that was because of the weather and also because we usually took a few wrong turns, adding mileage. Thanks again for a great vacation! Thanks Vania. Noted about the park ticket and we will address the issue.

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