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Bike Croatian Islands – Mountain Bike Trans Croatia North

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8-day mountain biking tour on Croatias' north islands and Istria. An amazing biking experience on the north Adriatic of Croatia with rides on enjoyable trails and amazing gravel roads with local gourmet and untouched nature surpluses. Explore the beautiful islands' coasts, famous islands of Mali Lošinj, Cres, Krk, Rab and Pag and ride in magic Istria. True charm mountain biking of the northern Adriatic sea.

 

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All about the Bike Croatian Islands – Mountain Bike Trans Croatia North.

8-day mountain biking tour on Croatias' north islands and Istria. An amazing biking experience on the north Adriatic of Croatia with rides on enjoyable trails and amazing gravel roads with local gourmet and untouched nature surpluses.

Explore the beautiful islands' coasts, famous islands of Mali Lošinj, Cres, Krk, Rab and Pag and ride in magic Istria. True charm mountain biking of the northern Adriatic sea. A moderately paced mountain bike connected tour with eiight days of biking: between 4-6 hours per day. True charm mountain biking of the northern Adriatic sea.

Highlights:

  • Experience the breathtaking scenery of North Croatian Islands.
  • Unique bike trails on the Lošinj, Cres Rab and Pag islands - Croatia's Best kept Secret!
  • Beautiful coastal towns of Mali LOšinj, Rabac, Baška, Rab, Zadar, ...
  • Explore Zadar with a beautiful walk in the old town.
  • The island of Rab – a biking pearl among Croatian Adriatic Islands.
  • Stay in charming Mediterranean accommodations.
  • Enjoy Magic Istria - Taste the richness of the Istrian culinary.
  • Enjoy great bike trails ride around Rabac.

 

Trans Croatia 

Biking tour Trans Croatia is a result of the famous Adriatic Highway (Jadranska magistrala) - a road that stretches along the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea. This road used to connect the 6 states of the former Jugoslavia. Mountain biking tour goes along the Adriatic Sea, as the magistrala, from Opatija to Dubrovnik and two parts: Northern and Southern part. Trans Croatia North is from Rabac to Šibenik and Trans Croatia South goes from Split to Dubrovnik. Trans Croatia connects the Islands of the Adriatic on the most beautiful single trails, gravel roads and well known stony paths. It offers the most amazing towns and villages of the Adriatic, brings you close to the locals and helps you discover the most beautiful corners of the Adriatic Coast. Trans Croatia is one of the best and most beautiful biking adventures and a mountain biking prestige. A premium mountain biking experience in Croatia.

Facts:

  • Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
  • Activity: Mountain Biking 
  • Ride type: Gravel roads, Singletrack, ...
  • Length: 315 km / Elevation: 4.700 m
  • Grade: Moderate to Challenging
  • Bike Skill level: Intermediate (advanced+ is max.)
  • Bike Fitness level: Level 4-5 (level 7 is max.)
  • Accommodation: 3*/4* hotels and private accommodation
  • Date: From March 15th to October 30th
  • Start of the tour: Every Day
  • Start location: Rabac (Croatia)
  • Note: We can organise a private guided group from just 4 bikers with our experienced and licensed guides. Please, contact us.

 

 

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Full organisation of the mountain biking tour.
  • Introductory briefing in Rabac on day 1 (morning or afternoon).
  • Life Self Guided Booklet with detailed itinerary and route instructions, ferry and catamaran tickets with timetables and details with all vouchers for accommodations, private transfers, private boat transfers ...
  • Maps with marked routes.
  • Gps routes/tracks.
  • Emergency contact number and 24/7 support.
  • 7 nights in 3*/4* hotel accommodation with breakfast.
  • All sea transfers according to the itinerary:
    • Ferry transfer from Merag (Cres) to Valbiska (Krk isand).
    • Ferry transfer from Valbiska (Krk island) to Lopar (Rab island).
    • Ferry transfer from Zadar to Preko (Ugljan island).
    • Ferry transfer from Tkon to Biograd na Moru.
    • Catamaran transfer from Rijeka to Mali Lošinj (Lošinj island).
    • Catamaran transfer from Rab to Novalja (Pag Island).
    • Private car transfer from Lovran to Rijeka.
  • All land transfers according to the itinerary:
    • Private luggage transfer from Hotel to Hotel (7): Rabac to Lovran; Mali Lošinj to Cres; Valbiska to Baška; Baška to Valbiska; Lopar to Rab; Novalja to Zadar; Zadar to Biograd na Moru.
  • Tourist tax and VAT.
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Travel to the start and from the end point of the trip.
  • Food and drinks: lunch and dinner on all days.
  • Bikes and bike equipment (available for a supplement).
  • Items of personal nature.
  • Travel insurance.

Optional supplements:

  • Single supplement: 380 €
  • High season surcharge: 180 € (June 15th to September 15th)
  • Rent-a MTB bike - Trek Marlin 7: 25 €/day
  • Rent-a E-MTB bike - Trek Powerfly 4: 45 €/day
  • Rent-a-cycling-backpack (15-25l storage): 45 €/person
  • Garmin GPS device rental: 65 €/person
  • Want to do a private guided group? We can organise a private guided group from just 4 bikers with our experienced and licensed guides. Please, contact us.
  1. Day 1 Rabac - Trails around Rabac

    Amazing Rabac trails ride

    • Morning or afternoon Introductory meeting in Rabac.
    • Afternoon bike tour - Rabac trails: 20-30km / 3 -4 hours.
    • Hotel***, Rabac.

     

     

  2. Day 2 Rabac to Lovran - Ride Učka Nature Park

    Mountain Biking in Učka Nature Park

    • Breakfast in hotel.
    • Morning transfer from Rabac to Učka Nature Park (Semič).
    • Bike tour - Semič to Lovran via Vojak ... / 5 -6 hours.
    • Overnight Hotel Lovran***
    • 33.7 km / Single trails 25%, Gravel road 50%, tamrac 25%
  3. Day 3 Lovran to Mali Lošinj (Lošinj island)

    Mountain Biking on Lošinj Island

    • Breakfast in hotel.
    • Transfer from Lovran to Rijeka.
    • Catamaran transfer from Rijeka to Mali Lošinj.
    • Bike tour - Lošinj east coast: / 2-3 hours.
    • Overnight Hotel Mali Lošinj***
    • 22.3 km / Single Trails 20%, Gravel road 60%, tamrac 20%
  4. Day 4 Mali Lošinj to Cres (Cres Island)

    Long distance bike ride from Lošinj to Cres

    • Breakfast in hotel.
    • Bike tour: Biking from Mali Lošinj to Cres town (Cres Island) / 5-7 hours.
    • Overnight Hotel Cres town***
    • 65.6 km / Single Trails 20%, Gravel road 60%, tamrac 20%
  5. Day 5 Cres to Baška (Krk Island)

    Magic mountain biking above Baška

    • Breakfast in hotel.
    • Transfer to ferry and ferry transfer to Krk island.
    • Bike tour: Biking from Valbiska to Baška town / 4-5 hours.
    • Overnight Hotel Baška ***/****
    • 34.2 km / Single Trails 20%, Gravel road 50%, tamrac 30%

     

  6. Day 6 Baška to Rab (Rab Island)

    Bike around amazing Rab island

    • Breakfast in hotel.
    • Bike tour 1: biking from Baška to Valbiska / 2-3 hours.
    • Ferry transfer to Rab Island.
    • Bike tour 2: Biking from Lopar to Rab town / 3-4 hours.
    • Overnight Hotel Rab town***
    • 39.6 km / Single Trails 30%, Gravel road 55%, tamrac 25%
  7. Day 7 Rab to Zadar via Pag Island

    Mountain Biking all along stony Pag Island

    • Breakfast in hotel.
    • Catamaran transfer Rab to Novalja (Pag Island).
    • Bike tour: Biking from Novalja to Zadar / 6-7 hours.
    • 68.6 km / Single Trails 15%, Gravel road 60%, bad tamrac 25%
  8. Day 8 Zadar to Biograd na Moru via Ugljan and Pašman Island

    Great Bike ride on two beautiful Croatian Islands

    • Breakfast in hotel.
    • Ferry trasfer from Zadar to Prijeko (Ugljan Island).
    • Bike tour: Biking from Zadar to Biograd na moru via Ugljan and Pašman Islands / 5,5 - 6 hours.
    • Transfer to Šibenik.
    • 68.6 km / Single Trails 15%, Gravel road 60%, bad tamrac 25%
    • Optional: Visit Krka National Park (afternoon).
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3* and 4* Hotels

Accommodation is in a combination of 3* and 4* hotels (comfortable with en-suite) and private accommodations.

Day 1: Hotel in Rabac (Double/twin room with breakfast), Istria.

Day 2: Hotel in Lovran***, Istria.

Day 3: Hotel in Mali Lošinj***/****, Lošinj Island.

Day 4: Hotel in Cres***/****, Cres island.

Day 5: Hotel in Baška***, Krk Island.

Day 6: Hotel in Rab***, Rab Island.

Day 7: Hotel in Zadar***

 

  • Jacket – warm, wind & waterproof, soft-shell,
  • comfortable clothes,
  • sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm, any other sun protection,
  • water bottle (preferably reusable),
  • first aid (a small basic kit with items such as bandages, antiseptic wipes, gauze, antibacterial ointment, sterile pads),
  • small bike backpack to pack all your day belongings,
  • biking shoes –  choose wisely!

 

  • The tour is considered to be moderate to challenging. There is an average of 5-6 hours of biking each day with many ascends and descends. A good physical condition is essential.
  • Make sure you take sufficient water/drinks on a trip every day.
  • Breakfast is included in every accommodation.
  • We advise that you to start your daily trips early  in the morning to allow yourself enough time to stop often and enjoy the scenery and escape the hot summer sun.
  • In case bad weather is predicted, do not forget to bring your rain-covers and a change of extra dry clothes. We also advise in this case that you to place packed things in plastic bags before packing them in the  backpacks.
  • All customers are required to notify us before booking the tour of any medical conditions, as well as  dietary restrictions. All medications can and should be brought to all activities in the program. If you suffer from any medical conditions, we strongly suggest that you consult your physician before booking a tour to receive an expert medical advice. We are more than happy to discuss and recommend the most suitable adventure for you based on your conditions, but cannot ultimately be responsible for your health.

Croatian coast has a typically Mediterranean climate consisting of hot, dry, sunny weather during summer.

Average temperatures during summer lies in the high 20s °C, although it is more likely that you’ll have temperatures well into the 30s °C.

The sunniest island in Croatia is Hvar, with over 2,700 hours of sun per year. Split, Vela Luka (on the island of Korčula) and Dubrovnik are the next sunniest spots in Dalmatia.

Croatia boasts with very low humidity, sitting at about 60%, so even in the scorching sun the heat is bearable.

We suggest that you travel with a comprehensive travel insurance, including emergency evacuation coverage. We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance that includes cancellation protection so that you will be covered in the event that you are unable to attend our trip (due to injury, illness or other unforeseen circumstances). We do not provide travel insurance for our clients. Please contact your local travel agent to purchase travel insurance. As coverage and a price of the insurance changes depending on your travel destination, do make sure that you purchase a coverage for all countries you will be traveling in on your adventure.

The tour is considered to be moderate level of difficulty.  A good physical condition is essential.
Due to the nature of the package, this program is not recommended for children younger than 16 years and pregnant women.
All minors must be accompanied by an adult, who is either their parent or legal guardian.

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