Sports & adventure trip
Whether you’re an avid or a recreational cyclist, some of the best ways to experience and discover a new place is on a bike! Getting to know the wilderness of Lika region, enjoying beautiful karst landscape, tasting only locally grown food, and drinking beer produced on Velebit is a perfect way to recharge your batteries. Croatia is much more than the sun and the sea and you will like it!
On this tour, we take you to Lika, a real paradise for all who love peace and quiet, and for those who need a relaxing holiday. Lika is a region in Croatia where urban man can immerse with nature.
Although Mother Nature plays a major role in this package, along the way you will meet many local producers and small businesses operating in the area, and you will be able to taste their local produce. Also, your visit supports their work and helps community that relies on these small industries.
Think globally and act locally is the motto of this tour.
Furthermore, the guide is born and raised in this region and knows all the little secrets of this part of Croatia.
|Trip available||MAY - OCT|
|Suitable for||2-6 people|
|Price per person||from 1,650.00 €|
UCI licensed bike guide, Gorski Kotar and Kvarner region specialist
Activities are taking place in Lika regions
Cycling on the road, anticipation will rise as you approach Plitvice lakes
Just as your trip designer couldn't help himself but to stop and admire the view, you too might get overwhelmed with nature's beauty on the green line
Korana village is at the northeastern entrance to the Plitvice National Park
For 2 hours, you'll dip underground to the Barać caves, where it's constantly 9 deg Celsius
Lika County offers a number of opportunities to connect with nature through an active and at the same time relaxing vacation. A major part of this region is made up of natural basins with numerous fields crossed by rivers and precipices of the Velebit mountain range, which is one of the highest mountain ranges in Croatia and full of endemic species.
The bike paths you will take and all the beautiful landscapes you will see will make you forget about your everyday problems.
It has been proven that being surrounded by magnificent landscapes, enjoying great food and the good company immediately improves general well-being and increases happiness.
This package is a great choice for all those who want to escape from the well-known tourist attractions and high summer temperatures, and for those who enjoy the company of untouched nature.
Treat yourself, spend a week in the rural part of Croatia, visit Plitvice Lakes National Park, a place so beautiful that it needed to be protected by law.
Welcome to Ogulin, a town situated in the heart of Croatia!
On the first day there will be no cycling, and we suggest you discover your surroundings. You can check out Ivana's House of Fairy Tales, a unique multimedia and interactive visitor's centre which celebrates fairy tales and their authors and find out why Ogulin is the Croatian homeland of fairy tales.
Dinner at the hotel and overnight.
After breakfast, you will meet our representative and your 24/7 assistance for a brief. After checking out from the hotel, you will get on the bikes, and your cycle adventure down the valley can start!
Your first stop will be at the International Ceramics Centre in the village of Plaški for a lunch break and some artistic inspiration. As creative work gives people the feeling of inner fulfilment, and joy a creative ceramics workshop will be organized, and you will get to make your own souvenir.
Later, you will check-in at the accommodation facility located near the Ceramics centre where you will spend the night.
Breakfast and checking out from your accommodation.
Firstly, you will visit a family-owned nearby farm that produces natural cosmetics, food supplements and syrups made from locally grown or wild ingredients. Find out how locals turn natural ingredients into high-quality health products. You can also purchase their homemade products.
You will continue south towards Plitvice Lakes.
Did you know that forests cover as much as 47% of Croatia? Beech and fir are prevalent in this area.
Upon arrival, check in at the 3- star hotel. Time to freshen up and relax. Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel situated in Croatian most popular National Park.
After breakfast, take a break from cycling. Since you are accommodated in the very heart of the park, our local guide will meet you at the reception desk and take you for a guided tour of the park.
The park is a magical world of lakes, waterfalls, moss, and forests. Nestled in the embrace of the surrounding wooded mountains are sixteen smaller and larger crystal turquoise lakes, interconnected by foaming cascades and deep falls.
Let its beauty carry you away and take you to a completely new dimension.
Dinner and overnight.
Breakfast. Today, you will cycle to Barać caves but on your way, you will visit a family-owned honey bee farm for an inhalation treatment with honey bee products.
You can enjoy the benefits of the treatment on the spot, and you can also purchase honey and honey products to enjoy later. Besides, you can have a look at the hives and see how the bees work.
Inhalation of honeybee products has a lot of health benefits. The natural aerosol of honey, royal jelly, pollen, propolis and wax mixture found in hives is believed to be very therapeutic. Aromatic substances of flowers, nectar and wax that are released from the hive inhabited by bees have antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties. Beehive air inhalation has been proven to be very effective against respiratory diseases such as asthma, bronchitis, headaches, migraines, and smoking diseases…
After visiting the farm, you will continue cycling to Barać caves. Croatia is known as the speleological El Dorado - one of the numerous phenomena worth a visit, and you will see that for yourselves during a group tour.
The temperature in Barać cave is always 9°C so don't forget to bring additional clothing to keep you warm during the tour.
A visit to the Upper Barać cave is organized and accompanied by a tour guide. The tours are organized on the guests arrival, so there is no predetermined schedule. Waiting time between tours is from 10 to 45 minutes.
You will return to Plitvice Lakes for dinner and an overnight stay.
After breakfast, check out.
Today you will cycle to Rastoke.
The river Slunjčica flows into the river Korana over travertine rocks and creates many small lakes, waterfalls, rapids, and waterfalls. The beautiful blue-green color of the water, which is clear-cut at the most famous waterfalls Buk and Vilina Kosa, will leave everyone breathless.
The first mill dates from the 17th century and is presumed earlier, while most of the dwellings were built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The small mill settlement, built by the locals, still lives in harmony with nature.
Check-in at the 4- star hotel, dinner, and overnight.
The last day marks the end of this cycling adventure and return to the place where it all started – Ogulin. We are certain that you are now convinced that Lika region is an inexhaustible source for lovers of beautiful, preserved and untouched nature. Ideal for adventurous souls, everlasting explorers, and adventurers, it won’t leave you indifferent.
After breakfast, check out and meet the driver for a private transfer to Ogulin.
We will double-check availability and make reservations for your rooms, restaurants, guides etc.
With reservations confirmed, we will prepare the best offer possible in regard to your arrival date & party size
You will get the offer via e-mail, along with the payment options. Feel free to request further customisations!