Biking in Croatia
If you are a cycling enthusiast, Opatija is a perfect place from where to explore north-west of Croatia by bike! Have a look at the some of the best available bike tours in Croatia.
Bike tours in Croatia
The speed of moving around on a bicycle is ideal for the exploration of our region. Bike tours run through all corners of this area and will take you through the hidden corners of intact nature, the most picturesque towns and old villages of preserved beauty showing you the original local architecture. With the help of your guide, you will discover some wondrous places and landscapes of the Opatija Riviera, as well as the neighboring regions. A soft bed of grass, white road under your wheels, mountains, sea or lakes reflecting in your eyes, everything is at arm’s reach… Well, at pedals reach. We present you with some of the most interesting cycling tours in Croatia.
Mountain biking in Gorski kotar
What better idea for an unforgettable day in nature than cycling through the green landscapes of Gorski Kotar, a mountainous region that separates Central Croatia from the Adriatic sea. Most of these bike tours are not too demanding so they are suitable for less experienced riders.
The three popular lakes you should explore blend perfectly into the mountain scenery. Bajer, Lokve and Lepenica are considered to be pearls of Gorski kotar. They are only 45 minutes away by car from the Opatija Riviera.
The Fužine region with a picture-postcard town of Fuzine lies on the borderline between Gorski Kotar and the Croatian Littoral and it is also popular among cycling enthusiasts. From all the suggested tours, only this one passes through the highest point of about 1180 m. The pathway takes you through the Ličko Polje valley where the famous hang-glider and paraglide airfield is located.
You can also combine your stay in sunny Opatija with an active biking holiday cycling in the shade of the centuries old forests. The road takes you past Begovo Razdolje, the only village in Croatia that is situated over 1000 meters above sea level.
More experienced bikers can embark on a grand tour of Gorski Kotar. This tour is the bikers` heaven in the heart of the Croatian "Switzerland". The tour starts at the foot of the National park Risnjak and leads through the green River Kupa valley. This tour shows you best why this region is one the most popular among mountain biking enthusiasts who desire an active holiday.
Bike tours through the old towns
The Opatija Riviera hides many small towns and villages you can explore on your bike. You can start in Opatija and go to the nearby Kastav and its rich surrounding areas overlooking the Riviera and providing stunning views that will last a lifetime. This tour takes you through the forest region above Opatija. One of the more popular routes goes through Veprinac , an old town with an extraordinary view of the Kvarner Bay and its islands. On the other hand, if you prefer to stay closer to the sea, than you can visit the old olive-press and the ethnographic museum when passing through the small village of Mošćenice.
Extreme biking - Expert bike tours in Croatia
More demanding cycling enthusiasts will also find the Riviera challenging. A bike tour in the regions above the coast or through one of the many forests should provide with enough excitement. You can explore the area between Kvarner Bay and Istria and enjoy sightseeing in Medveja, Mošcenicka Draga, Mošcenice and St. Jelena. The tour goes along a tarmac road and through the famous chestnut forest. If you prefer the fresh alpine air, than the spring of river Rječina and Platak are the best choices for you. Mountain region of Platak is definitely one of the most spectacular parts of our region, a place where you can enjoy a light breeze only few kilometers away from the sea, and by far one of the best choices for mountain biking in Croatia.
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