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The Best Cycling in Croatia


From the stunning Dalmatian Coast with its picture postcard islands and beaches to its its rugged mountainous interior, Croatia is a dramatically beautiful cycling destination. Packed with historic and cultural interests this diverse country offers opportunities to explore and discover at every turn. For a glimpse into another civilisation, ride through the magnificent Istrian peninsular, stopping off in medieval walled villages and sampling world famous wines from vineyards established hundreds of years ago. For the more luxurious ride, island hop your way from Split to Dubrovnik, all under blue skies with vistas of crystal waters lapping at a golden coast. It is an ideal destination for both experienced riders and cycling newcomers making it a rapidly growing cycling destination.

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The medieval towns of Istria provide a stunning back drop to a cycling adventure. the 12th century architecture is truly unique.

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Relaxing cycling trips don't come much better than those based along the sunny Croatian coast. Sweeping views over the Adriatic will stay with you forever.

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Croatia's countryside is often under appreciated due to the luxury of the country's coast. This, however, is an equally peaceful and scenic place to cycle with friends or family.

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Vibrant colours a smooth, traffic free dedicated cycle paths. Whats not to love about cycling in Croatia?

The Best Cycling Holidays in Croatia For Families

All of our Croatian cycling holidays are perfect for families. The generally flat routes and abundance of dedicated cycle ways makes it the perfect country to explore on two wheels. You can choose from trips between 60km per day to 30km, the distance you ride is completely flexible based on the ability of yourself and those who you are riding with. Just let our cycling experience team know and they will plan the best trip that is tailored to your requirements. One of our favourite family cycling trips in Croatia is the Medieval Towns of Istria Cycling Holiday. With an average riding distance of just 40km per day, and options to increase or decrease this, you will find that there is plenty of time to explore the beautiful region and people of all ages will find something they enjoy. The medieval town is steeped in cultural history whilst the tranquil coast is always in sight.

The Best Trips in Croatia on a Budget

Due to the great contacts we have and our experience in booking holidays in Croatia, all of our Croatian cycling holidays will provide you with a cheaper package (and less work!) compared to if you had to book it yourself. With transfers, bike hire, accommodation, meals and more included, you can be confident that you're getting the best cycling package available. Another of our very popular cycling trips in Croatia is the Self Guided Cycling in Dubrovnik holiday. This 7 day trip is the perfect way to explore Dubrovnik and Croatia, allowing you to spend time of the various small islands off the Adriatic Coast as well as heading further up and down mainland Croatia. From just £685, this holiday is ideal if you want to explore the best of Croatia. With a mix of rich culture, stunning landscapes and traditional architecture, Croatia has something for everyone regardless of interests, age or cycling experience.

The Best Cycling Holidays in Croatia For Experienced Cyclists

Experienced riders may not instantly choose Croatia as their go-to cycling destination however, this is something we are looking to change. As one of the most beautiful countries in Europe, Croatia offers incredible, smooth roads with constant outlooks over the Adriatic Sea. Our Self Guided Split to Dubrovnik Holiday is one of the best for experienced riders as the routes can be easily adjusted to suit your riding requirements. for example, on day 2 you will head to the Island of Brac. Here, you can choose to ride a longer 80km route or shorten this to anywhere as low as 25km. This day, like many others, is completely flexible. If you’re looking for somewhere to ride that is new, beautiful, not as well known to experienced riders and completely flexible then Croatia is without doubt the place to go.

Love Velo's Favourite Climb in Croatia

Croatia is relatively flat which means the towering climbs are far and few between. This makes it the perfect cycling destination for many however, we know that many people love the gruelling climbs! If you're looking for a cycling climbing holiday then check out our holidays in Mallorca, France and Spain as all of these destinations offer world renowned mountains for you to ascend. If you're hoping for some challenging climbs in Croatia then our Venice to Croatia Holiday or the Self Guided Split to Dubrovnik Trip are likely to be your best paths. Both of these provide options for longer rides and more testing climbs, therefore if you're travelling with others and you want to take on some ascents, these may be the trips for you.

The Best Places to Cycle in Croatia with Friends

Croatia is the perfect place to spend a holiday with a group of friends. Riding along the beautiful Adriatic Coast is undeniably a serene experience whilst the number of restaurants and bars dotted throughout the country make it the ideal place to spend a relaxing evening with friends. We will tailor your trip to ensure you and your friends all enjoy the holiday. This means that if there are members who want to ride shorter distances whilst others want to spend longer days on the bike, this is fine! We can tailor make your holiday regardless of your cycling experience. Many people choose to organise parties, birthday surprises and stag-do’s with us as the trips are so flexible. If you love cycling and relaxation then Croatia is the best place to go. Our Venice to Croatia Cycling Holiday is particularly exciting due to the number of places you’ll visit along the way however, all of our Croatian cycling holidays are perfect for friends, check out the different itineraries and choose the one that suits you best.

Love Velo's Favourite Croatian Destination

The Love Velo team have have a number of unforgettable holidays in Croatia. Dubrovnik is unquestionably one of the highlights as the vibrant buildings on the coast contrast with the traditional, culturally significant architecture. Cycling is the best way to explore the area, in particular the country's surrounding islands. All of these offer their own unique background as well as contrasting but equally beautiful landscapes. These can all be visited on the Split to Dubrovnik Cycling Holiday as well as the Self Guided Cycling in Dubrovnik trip. Both are spectacular and we can't recommend heading to this area enough. Don't hesitate to give us a call if you want to find out a bit more about these trips or head over to the specific Croatian itineraries and have a read of the day-to-day yourself.

The Best Cycling Holidays in Croatia For A Great Picture or Selfie

Getting a great picture is crucial to showing off how good your holiday has been. Instagram won’t know what hit them when you return from Croatia and share you pictures looking over the Adriatic! The coastal riding is truly beautiful in Croatia meaning you won’t find it difficult to find a photo opportunity. Venice is one of the most famous places to travel and features at the start of the cycling holiday into Croatia. From here, you can then visit more picturesque spots including the beautiful port of Trieste (still in Italy) and Porec, the popular coastal town in Croatia. Here you can stop by the 6th Century Euphrasian Basilica, an iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Why Travel to Croatia with Love Velo?

We offer a number of incredible cycling holidays in Croatia and with our experience of riding there, we know we can offer you the best trip possible. The holidays provide you with an exciting variation of culture, scenery and riding whilst the all inclusive packages ensure you don't have to worry about planning accommodation, bike hire, airport transfers or meals! Our partnership with British Cycling also means we can offer you a 10% discount if you are a member. We'd love to hear from you if you are looking to cycle in this incredible country so don't hesitate to get in contact and speak to one of our experienced cycling experience team to start tailor making your cycling holiday.

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