Cycling is probably the best way to explore untached nature, remote villages or hidden karst rivers.
Challenge yourself and take a ride uphill to the hights overlooking the Adriatic sea and islands.
Or just take an easy ride and discover the small hamlets at the foothills of Velebit.
Guided bike tour day trip. The Velebit Mountain Nature Park. The Paklenica Riviera.
Take a bikeride through some of the most stunning karst landscapes and enjoy amazing views of Sveto Brdo, Adriatic sea, Zadar archipelago and hinterland.
Velebit - Croatian longest mountain range, stretches along the Adriatic sea from Vratnik above Senj in northwest, to the Zrmanja river southeast in lenghts of 145 kms. Velebit abounds in nature diversity, unique karst landscapes and history. Therefore was proclamed a Nature Park Velebit in 1982.
We take a short transfer to our startpoint nearby st Francis Church by the old macadam road Obrovac-Sv. Rok. Uphill ride towards foothills of Tulove grede. Tulove grede is limestone conglomerate, one of the most attractive and recognizable peaks of Velebit.
This spectacular area used to be scenery for many films such are those featuring Winnetou – a fictional Indian chief - the most known among them.
We ride back downhill toward Veliko and Malo Libinje at 780 ma.s.l. Our ride continues along macadam road all way to Starigrad in lenght of 19 km.
Guided bike tour day trip. The Velebit Mountain Nature park. Zadar hinterland.
At the southern foothhills of the Velebit Mountain, where lowland meets its slopes, you'll find many lovely places, sheep and goats pastures, small villages, as well as three hidden beauties: rivers Zrmanja, Krupa and Krnjeza.
Krnjeza, very short but deep, mouths to Krupa river. Over the Krupa river you'll find very intresting Kuda's Bridge (Kudin most) and a legend of Kuda who built this bridge two centuries ago. Krupa flows into Zrmanja and Zrmanja river after some 70 km mouths into Novigrad sea.
A bike tour is an excellent way to explore the area of three karst rivers – cleanest and probably the most beautiful our ones. You'll be amazed by the canyons, waterfalls, vegatation and pristin karst nature.
After a car transfer (40 min) to our startpoint where National Road D – 27 Gračac-Obrovac branches toward Kaštel Žegarski, we ride downhill on the asphalt road to the old school house in village of Golubić for some 6 km. After next 1 km ride we reach the last houses of Golubić. A fabulous view opens up to the canyon of the River Krupa. Here we get off our bikes and make a downhill walk along the path to the old Kuda's Bridge. After an hour walk we continue our ride toward to the viewpoint above the canyon of the Krnjeza River. From here we proceed to the orthodox Krupa Monastery. Our trail leads to Kaštel Žegarski. Here we cross the Zrmanja River. For those searching rafting adventure here is their starting point. Leaving Kaštel Žegarski we turn right in direction Obrovac and ride to the village of Bogatnik. From here we continue alog the macadam road . After 3-4 kms we come to the canyon of Zrmanja river on its left side. A few more kilometres and we reach Muškovci where our tour ends.
Starigrad & Seline round bike tour.
Take an easy bikeride through Starigrad-Paklenica and Seline on the Paklenica Riviera, at the foothills of the Velebit Mountain. This short bike tour enables you to get to know Starigrad, Seline and small hamlets at the foothills of Velebit. Learn about Mirila – unique stone monuments along the mountain paths and take a Short journey through the past on the educationl path nearby the NP Paklenica entrance.
Tour starts in the front of hotel Rajna. Along the main road we head on toward the center of Starigrad. From here we ride uphill in direction Veliko Rujno to „Mirila“. A short stop at viewpoint.
Following the path above Starigrad we come to the National park Paklenica entrance 1 and further on to entrance to Mala Paklenica. We pass through the old autohtonous and mostly abandoned hamlets at the foot of Velebit. Comming to settlment Bucići on the east of Seline, we take a short ride along the main coastal road. Break at pebble beach „Pisak“ in Seline. Getting off the asphalt main road we'll pass near the Kulina tower and another nice natural pebble beach. End of the tour at hotel Rajna.