- Adventurous riding deep into Croatia's mountains
- Visit beautiful Plitvice Lakes
- Time on the Dalmatian Coast and Pag island
Croatia is understandably famous for its islands and beaches, but by comparison its mountains are less well known.
This spectacular karst environment is the perfect place for mountain biking. Our ride starts in Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1979. The sixteen lakes are renowned for their distinctive colours, ranging from azure to green, grey or blue depending on the minerals in the water and the angle of sunlight. From here we head deep into the Velebit National Park, named after Croatia's largest mountain range.
Our point-to-point route has plenty of challenging climbs and excellent descents, but isn't overly technical.
We spend a night in the Zavizan mountain hut and visit a botanical reserve, famous for its outstanding collection of mountain flora. But no trip to Croatia is complete without some time on the coast, so our final ride takes place on the stunning Dalmatian island of Pag. The island is dry and relatively barren and is known for its great beaches, so a refreshing post ride swim will be hard to resist.
What makes this trip responsible?
We use local leaders who are committed to responsible tourism and helping to preserve the way of life in their area. Our leaders have recently taken part in our leader training which also highlights the importance of operating our tours in a responsible way. Our local operator uses small family run hotels and restaurants which are all staffed locally and the produce used is sourced from local markets and farms. The hotel and restaurant staff are always very welcoming and provide an excellent opportunity for you to learn more about the local culture, customs and cuisine.
Mali Halan pass summit