The small country with about 4.3 million inhabitants, a coastline of about 2,000 kilometres without islands and more than 6,000 kilometres with islands welcomes numerous tourists every year. Among them are not only bathers in summer, but also motivated cyclists who like to get to know the country from the saddle of their bike. Beautiful vineyards, historical cultural highlights, impressive landscapes and peaceful beaches await you on an adventurous cycle tour. After an eventful day on the bike, you can look forward to delicious Croatian cuisine, with lots of fish specialities. So put on your sports clothes, your helmet and off you go!
Croatia's historical roots
Croatia offers you some unforgettable highlights not only in terms of landscape. The long history of settlement can be traced back more than 12,000 years via excavations. It has created a cultural landscape that is diverse and touched by varied influences, combining Roman, Greek, Germanic and Frankish elements, among others. Medieval town centres with battlement walls are as much a part of the landscape as ancient amphitheatres and modern buildings -
such as the magnificent buildings of the 20th century from the Cold War era - are unmistakably part of Croatian architecture. Quite a few buildings, such as the Euphrasius Basilica in the coastal town of Poreč, are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The architectural diversity is complemented by the numerous cultural assets from the various epochs of history, which provide a revealing impression of European politics and culture from the Mediterranean to the Baltic Sea.
Trieste - Pula
The Istrian peninsula offers a unique opportunity on the mainland to cycle through a picturesque hilly landscape with extensive vineyards and idyllic fishing villages. At more than one point, you will enjoy a breathtaking view of the beaches and cliffs of the Mediterranean. Particularly impressive are the estuaries of the rivers, some of which are cut deep into the limestone and are often compared to the fjords of Scandinavia, and not without reason.
- More information about the cycle tour in Istria can be found here.
Venice - Trieste - Poreč
Along the Adriatic Sea you cycle from the lagoon city of Venice, via Trieste and Piran to Poreč. This means you will explore three different countries in one cycle tour - Italy, Slovenia and Croatia. Get involved in this exciting adventure and return home with great memories of lonely beaches, cultural sights and great stretches of coastline.
- All information about the cycle tour Venice - Trieste - Poreč at a glance.
Travelling by land and by water
Do you love both the sea and cycling? Then we have found the perfect solution for you with our bike and boat tours in Croatia. There are several regions to choose from for this special type of tour, each with its own individual charm. The numerous islands of the Dalmatian coast or the Kvarner Bay invite you to go island hopping with extensive cycle tours along the coast and into the interior of the island. You can decide in advance which ship you would like to travel with, the MS Amore, the MS Aria or a completely different one. Cast off and have fun!
- Read more about our bike & boat tours in Southern Europe.
Breathtaking natural scenery combined with exciting cultural highlights await you on the bike and boat tour through southern and central Dalmatia. From Trogir to Dubrovnik, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and back again, you will experience an unforgettable holiday on the Croatian coast and its islands.
Travel with Eurobike through the beautiful island world of Northern Dalmatia. Highlights of this bike and boat tour include the impressive Krka waterfalls, where scenes of Winnetou were shot, and the countless islands of the Kornati National Park. Cycle during the day and enjoy the sunset on the ship's deck in the evening.
Would you like to get to know the wonderful islands of the Kvarner Bay? On our 8-day bike and boat tour you will hop from one beautiful island to the next. The islands of Krk, Rab and Cres are particularly impressive with their historic harbour towns. And the idyllic and secluded bays invite you to cool off and swim at any time.
The climate in Croatia
Croatia offers excellent holiday conditions all year round. Thanks to the mild, Mediterranean climate, the thermometer practically never falls below zero degrees outside the mountains and rarely exceeds the thirty-degree mark in summer. Temperatures that make cycling pleasant, especially as the country welcomes its visitors with a well-developed and extensive infrastructure, numerous sights and a landscape that is as impressive as it is varied. Nevertheless, we recommend that you pack sufficient sun protection for your cycle tour in Croatia. Despite mild temperatures, the sun's power should not be underestimated.
After a long and adventurous day on the bike, sooner or later your stomach will start to rumble. It's a good thing that Croatian cuisine is so diverse and has something to suit every taste. Meat and fish lovers in particular are spoilt for choice in Croatia. The Croatian national dish cevapcici is not only popular among the locals, but also with tourists. The rolls of minced meat are usually grilled over charcoal, or fried in a pan. Either wine or beer is served to drink. Enjoy your meal!
Did you know...
- ...that the famous explorer Marco Polo came from Croatia?
- ...that many scenes of the series "Game of Thrones" were filmed in Croatia?
- ...that the White House was built from stone from the Croatian island of Brac?
- ...that the smallest town in the world is Hum in Istria?
- ...that the tie comes from Croatia?
- ...that the inventor Nikola Tesla was born in Croatia?
- ...that the narrowest road in the world is on the island of Krk?
- ...that the parachute is a Croatian invention?
Carefree cycling holiday in Croatia
Cycling is a healthy and flexible means of transport, but no-one wants to transport larger loads around on a holiday. That is exactly what we think here at Eurobike of course and hence naturally handle the luggage transport for you every day of your tour. At the time of your booking, we advise you thoroughly about possible destinations, tours and provide you with extensive information and maps for each route. Due to our experience and cooperation with local guides and agencies we at Eurobike are aware of the requirements of each stage. We offer self-guided tours, which complain all your wishes you may have. From luxury accommodations to the idyllic family-run B&B, we organise all your overnight stays and take over the booking and other technicalities. With Eurobike every holiday turns out the way it should: a time for piece and quiet, relaxation and recuperation far away from the pressures of everyday life. With us you can enjoy a cycling holiday stress-free.