TRANS CROATIA ISLANDS – KRK TO VIS • mountain bike tour
Today, the immense beauty of Croatian islands is being praised all around the world. Outside the high season, the Adriatic islands become a mountain biking paradise, offering great solidary trails, breathtaking views and genuine hospitality.
The Trans Croatia Islands – Krk to Vis mountain bike tour kicks off with great biking across the two largest Croatian islands. The adventure begins in the town of Baška, on the “golden island” of Krk. The route leads across the Moon Plateau stone desert and through olive groves and vineyards to the port in Valbiska, from where a ferry to the wild island of Cres is taken. The latter is known for its high biodiversity and healing climate.
Mountain bike adventures continue on the beautiful Lošinj island, before catching a ferry to the mainland and exploring the historic town of Zadar. The fascinating islands of Ugljan and Pašman, which are connected by a bridge, are next on the list. The accompanying views of the Kornati archipelago and the Velebit mountain range are truly unforgettable. Upon returning back to the mainland, it is time to discover the lively alleys of Split, the second largest city in Croatia.
Mountain biking on the island of Brač ends in Bol, where one of the most beautiful beaches in the Adriatic can be admired. Passing through some mystic abandoned villages, the tour continues on the famous island of Hvar. Here, a steep climb to Mt. Sveti Nikola is rewarded by breathtaking views of the Adriatic. The mountain bike adventure comes to an end on the island of Vis, where old submarine shelters and underground bunkers make up for an especially interesting biking stage.
On Lošinj, Brač and Hvar, additional circular routes can be taken. Some extend daily stages, while others demand additional overnights. To avoid the heat and tourist crowds, and ensure the best experience of the Kvarner regionand the Dalmatian islands, the Trans Croatian Islands tour is scheduled outside of peak season.
- Mountain bike adventure in eight different islands in only a week
- The stunning islands of Hvar, Brač and Vis
- High proportion of single trails
- Biking from the Kvarner gulf to South Dalmatia
- Delicious Mediterranean cuisine