Discover the Mediterranean as it once was in a country with a perfectly clear sea, 1778 km of coastline, and 1185 islands, which makes it one of the truly greatest destinations for an unforgettable active vacation and an escape from city noise.
Guided by our professional guides, experience the landscape which encompasses ancient ruins, medieval walls of cities full of history, and picturesque little villages along the coast where the peaceful bike paths pass. During cycling enjoy the pleasant shade of pine forests and olive groves, and the scent that spreads from the lavender fields and vineyards. The reward waiting at the end of the trip is the experience od an active vacation combined with the enjoyment of warm sunset colors and flavors of Dalmatian evenings. The possibility of such an unforgettable and fantastic experience makes Croatia a top cycling destination for every guest. We therefore invite you to discover the most beautiful trails, islands and the coast of Dalmatia, because there certainly won't be a lack of adventure and excitement.
Our mountain bike program currently covers two islands of the Zadar archipelago - Ugljan and Pašman, and the land route from Zadar to the small, historical town of Nin, as well as the route from Zadar to the small picturesque towns in the hinterland of Zadar, Ravni Kotari. All programs are perfect destinations for mountain biking, and the steep ascents, frequent changes in terrain (from paved to gravel roads), and descents make these destinations challenging for cycling tours. We offer the following all-day cycling programs:
EXPLORE ISLANDS OF DALMATIA - Ugljan & Pašman
The journey begins in the early morning in Zadar, where we take the ferry to the island of Ugljan with the bikes. After crossing time of approximately 20 minutes, we will take a short tour of the village of Preko. Off the coast of Preko there is a small island called Galevac, home to a valuable Third Order Franciscan monastery from the 15th century. Then we'll continue to ride the trail to the highest point of the island, the tip of St. Michael (263 m), where you will see the ancient ruins of a 12th century medieval Benedictine monastery, and a Venetian fortress built later on. Although in ruins, today it is a panoramic spot that offers a breathtaking view of the city of Zadar and many islands of the archipelago, as well as the Kornati National Park.
After a short break and some time for taking pictures, we'll continue on gravel roads and newly refurbished bike trails through the tame inland of Ugljan to Kali, the largest fishing village on the island. After another short break, we'll soon arrive to the village of Kukljica, known for its large sandy bay and beach "Sabuša" on the south side of the island where, if you wish, we can rest in the shade of the pine forest and take time to swim. After a short drive we'll cross the bridge that connects the island of Ugljan with the island of Pašman , which has a picturesque view of the Pašman Channel with dozens of tiny islands. The trails then lead to the island's peaks and the west coast to the village of Kraj and the 14th century Franciscan Monastery of St. Domnius, as well as to Tkon, where the Benedictine Monastery of St.Cosmas and Damian is located on the hill Ćokovac, which has a view of the coastal town of Biograd. After a memorable day, several refreshing breaks, hidden coves and beautiful beaches, in the evening we return by ferry to Zadar where our adventure ends.
The trip is approximately 40 km long. Transport from the mainland to the island is organized by regular ferry lines. To organize the trip there must be a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 14 people. Bring appropriate clothing and shoes, sunscreen, and plenty of water and food.
EXPLORE THE HISTORY OF CROATIA - Zadar and Nin
The journey to the town of Nin begins early in the morning or in the afternoon in Zadar, riding through olive groves and along gravel trails through the coastal towns of Diklo,Kožino and Petrčane. The entire route is 14 km long and it will take approximately an hour to our destination: a town with a glorious history, and a thousand stories and legends. On our way to Nin we will visit an extremely interesting church of St. Nicholas from the 12th century. The ancient royal town of Nin is situated in a lagoon surrounded by sandy beaches, healing mud and salt fields. Nin has been continuously inhabited for over 3000 years. The first inhabitants of this area were the Illyrian tribe Liburni, followed by the Romans, and then the Croats, who established Nin as their first capital city in the 9th century. Nin was therefore the cradle of the Croatian state. Its exceptionally preserved monuments, particularly the old Croatian churches from the 9th and 12th century, are unique in Croatia and in the wider Mediterranean region. The historic part of the town is located on a small island (just 500 meters in diameter), so the city of Nin is considered as one of the most important archaeological areas of Croatia.
After seeing the town's sights, we will visit the famous salt pans of Nin where production is based on a thousand year old tradition, using the natural strengths of the area- a clean environment, a large number of sunny days, good wind and a great geographical location- the lagoon of Nin. Within the salt pan complex, there is a unique Museum of salt, which you can tour along with the trails and salt pool, accompanied by a guide. As a special way of remembering this trip, you can buy kitchen salt, bath salt, special flower salt and other souvenirs from the salt pan of Nin.
The trip is approximately 30 km long. To organize the trip there must be a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 14 people. Bring appropriate clothing and shoes, sunscreen, plenty of water and food.
|Zadar - Ugljan||50,00 €||55,00 €||60,00 €||55,00 €||50,00 €|
|Zadar - Nin||40,00 €||45,00 €||50,00 €||45,00 €||45,00 €|