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Cycling Holidays in Croatia

Posted on December 12, 2013 by

Flexitreks Cycling holidays in Croatia are a great way to explore the enchanting islands and glorious coastline of this wonderful country.

Dalmatian Coast - Croatia

Dalmatian Coast

Almost 10% of Croatia enjoys protected status within National Parks and flying over the country it’s easy to see why. The coastline is a mosaic of hundreds of islands, some large some small, creating a natural barrier to the open sea. Many of the smaller islands are completely deserted while the quaint towns and fortified ports of the larger islands attest to the fact that the wonderful climate, fertile soil and superb scenery have been attracting settlers and invaders for centuries.

I remember going on holiday here in the late 70’s. It was part of Yugoslavia then of course and while the scenery was just as gorgeous as it is today, I do recall the standards of accommodation and cuisine back then leaving a little to be desired. Happily, things have improved enormously since then and today’s visitors can expect top quality accommodation and food.

Princeza Diana - swimming off the stern

Princeza Diana

Our bike and boat holidays in Croatia are a wonderful way to explore this fabulous coastline. Live aboard a comfortable or deluxe motor yacht cruising the islands, stopping for daily rides through wonderful scenery far from the madding crowd. Visit the serene and ethereal Kornati Archipelago, the idyllic Krka National Park with its stunning waterfalls or the romantic and beautiful Island of Korcula. As well as daily rides these tours also offer regular opportunities to swim from the boat in secluded bays. So whether its one of our cycle cruising holidays weaving its way through the Dalmatian Archipelago or a land based tour around the wonderful Istrian Peninsular take a closer look at our cycling holidays in Croatia.




Our Dalmatia South Bike and Boat Holiday takes you through the stunning islands of south Dalmatia, exploring many of these beautiful little islands, each with their own character, ensuring every day will be different. Be entranced by the wild beauty of Korcula, the remote isolation of Vis and the delightful villages of Hvar.

Or perhaps you like the idea of spoiling yourself with our Dalmatia National Parks Deluxe Bike and Boat Holiday aboard the gorgeous Princeza Diana.  Enjoy cruising and cycling through some of the most beautiful National Parks of Croatia whilst living aboard a deluxe motor yacht. Highlights include the stunning Krka waterfalls, the amazing Kornati National Park as well as the historic towns of Trogir, Skradin and Sibenik.

Admiring the view

Admiring the view

Our Istria Cycling Holiday will appeal to those who like to stay on dry land. Protruding into the Adriatic opposite Venice, the Istrian Peninsular is a superb region to explore by bike. The undulating terrain means you will need a reasonable level of fitness but the view from the summits and charming hilltop villages will be memorable You will cycle on tracks and quite roads through the green interior and along the rugged coast of this wonderful region.

Venice to Porec Cycling Holiday is another winner! How many people can say they have cycled through 3 countries in only one week! Starting from Venice in Italy, you will cycle around the Adriatic coast, through Slovenia to Porec in Croatia – a wonderful journey of discovery with two fabulous and historic ports at either end.

Cycling holidays in Croatia are fast becoming a really popular choice for cycling holidays in Europe. There are so many different places to visit, the climate is ideal and the unspoilt beauty of the rugged coastline means there is always a gorgeous view to enjoy.


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Our easy cycling holidays offer short daily rides on mostly level terrain. A typical day’s ride will take 2 – 3 hours at a leisurely pace and the remainder of the day will be free for you to explore further or simply relax. These rides are particularly recommended for newcomers to cycling holidays and for families.

Our leisurely cycle holidays will suit those who are reasonably fit through regular exercise of one kind or another – not necessarily cycling. On the whole, the terrain will be level but there may also be a few small hills to contend with along the way too. Daily rides will typically take around 3 – 4 hours to complete.

Our moderate cycle holidays are for regular cyclists, who are used to longer rides with regular climbs. A good level of fitness is needed and you can expect to be in the saddle for between 4 and 5 hours each day.

These holidays are for seasoned cyclists who cycle long distances regularly and who enjoy the thrill of long days in the saddle. There will undoubtedly be some challenging climbs along the way and you can expect to cover between 55 and 75 miles each day.

Simple 2 star hotels, pensions inns and B&Bs. All rooms feature en-suite facilities.

Typically a mix of good quality 2 & 3 star hotels and in some cases all 3 star hotels. All rooms feature en-suite facilities.
Tours that have a mix of 2, 3 and 4 star hotels are also included here. All rooms feature en-suite facilities.

A mix of 3 and 4 star hotels & or in some cases excellent 3 star hotels.

High standard properties offering well-appointed guest rooms and good facilities. All rooms feature en-suite facilities.

Basic: Cabins with bunk beds and shared facilities.

Simple: Cabins with bunk beds and en-suite facilities

Comfort: Twin bedded cabins and en-suite facilities.

Superior: Well appointed en-suite, twin cabins.

Deluxe: Very high levels of comfort & service. All cabins are en-suite.

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theme-icon-wineWine Lovers: Cycling holidays through well known wine regions.

theme-icon-gastroGastronomic: Cycling holidays through regions renowned for their cuisine.

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