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Trip Notes

Trip Notes

Across Velebit mountain to the Adriatic Sea 

The TransDinarica is a new and exciting long distance MTB route. It takes the adventurous traveller through the Dinaric mountains of Slovenia, Croatia and Western Balkan countries. On this tour, we will discover the Croatian part of this exciting MTB trail. We will ride through the evergreen forests of NP Risnjak before an exciting single-trail descent to the Adriatic Coast. We continue with one of the most challenging rides on two wheels in Croatia—the ascent to Velebit mountain and Zavizan mountain hut.  

The Trail continues along the main ridge of the Velebit Range, Croatia’s greatest massif, and takes us through a maze of limestone rocks, towers, and cliffs, before enjoying stunning panoramas to the Adriatic coast and islands. Towards the end the tour, we’ll ride around the Zrmanja River and Vransko Lake and end in Biograd na moru, a small coastal town, where we will enjoy the Mediterranean spirit and cuisine of the region. The Dinaric Alps and the Adriatic Sea await you.  

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Itinerary

Day 1. ARRIVAL TO ZAGREB

Arrival to Zagreb and transfer to a hotel in the center. Dinner in a local restaurant and a stroll through the 900-year-old streets of Old Town Zagreb. Overnight.

Day 2. NATIONAL PARK RISNJAK

Morning transfer to the Gorski Kotar region, where we’ll start the TransDinarica Cycling Adventure of Croatia. We’ll cycle through the heart of National Park Risnjak, with views to the Gorski Kotar’s forests, as well as rugged Dinaric peaks such as Veliki Risnjak (1528m/highest peak of NP) and Snjeznik (1505m). 

Day 3. FROM FUZINE TO ADRIATIC SEA

Today, we ride a part of a new and exciting MTB bike race held in the area of Gorski Kotar and Northern Adriatic coast, “Fuzine to the Sea.”

Day 4. ASCENT TO VELEBIT MOUNTAIN & ZAVIZAN HUT (1598M)

The fourth day of our TransDinarica Cycling Adventure of Croatia is devoted to the one of the biggest challenges on the Croatian part of the trail: We ascend the mighty mountain of Velebit, the heart of the Dinaric mountain range in Croatia. It is said that Velebit is to Croatian people what Olymp Mountain is to Greeks, or Triglav to Slovenians. 

Day 5. VELEBIT MOUNTAIN CYCLING TRAVERSE

One of the highlights of the trip, day five offers a ride along the main ridge of Velebit mountain—the largest and longest mountain of Croatia. We explore the forests and meadows as well as enjoy views to the amazing forms that nature has created in the karstic relief of the Dinarics.

Day 6. CYCLING LIKA REGION

We descend from Baske Ostarije by the northern slopes of central Velebit and continue to in a southeastern direction along the mountain. We ride near the town of Gospic and explore the Lika region, known for fertile land, clean rivers, forests, and rich wildlife. Named after a Greek word for wolf (lykos),

Day 7. ACROSS VELEBIT TO ZRMANJA RIVER

Today we enjoy another traverse of Velebit. This time, we cross from the northern to the southern side of the mountain by an old “Majstorska cesta“ road. This gravel road with some rougher sections was built in 19th century, during the Austro-Hungarian rule of Croatia. It was one of the masterpieces of road building at the time. 

Day 8. ZADAR AIRPORT DEPARTURE

Transfer to airport (Zadar / Split / Zagreb) and departure.

StagesTransCroatia
Total Kilometers362km
Total Ascent/Descent7,173 - 7,886m
Total Days8 days / 7 nights
Startingpoint / FinishZagreb (or Ljubljana) / Biograd na moru (Zadar Airport)
Where to sleep?Hotels / Farms / B&B
Luggage-transportation?Yes. TD Partner VMD Adventure Travel provides daily luggage transfers from your hotel to hotel
Transfer to Starting Point?Yes. Daily luggage and end of tour rider and bike transfers are provided by the TransDinarica partner VMD Adventure Travel
HighlightsWild ecosystems and karstic areas of NP Risnjak and NP Northern Velebit / Exciting single trail descent to the Adriatic Coast / Majstorska cesta—one of the most beautiful panoramic mountain roads of Croatia / The magic world of Croatian waters—Zrmanja river, Vransko Lake Park of Nature and Adriatic sea 
Where to get the GPS-Tracks?From TransDinarica and the TD partner VMD Adventure Travel. In addition, we provide a turn-by-turn e-road book for each daily ride.
Will the route will be signed?No
Detailed roadbook Yes with pictures and descriptions of important crossings and Points of Interest.
HotlineYes 24/7. Local number to English speaking operator.

TransDinarica Croatia in KM

DAYAsphaltGravelSingle trail
217.1649.560.00
319.5929.4615.35
417.9719.970.00
511.1557.493.11
628.7644.750.00
725.4119.502.83
in km12022121
in %33.1560.97%5.88%

Altitude profile (overall)

DAYAscentDescent
21.425-1.475
31.288-1.996
41.840-220
51.055-1.730
6850-1.215
7715-1.250
in m120221

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Dates & Prices

Start Date Pickup Location & Time End Date Dropoff location & Time Price Currency Private Availabilty Booking
Saturday, June 9, 2018Ljubljana airport, 4 pmSaturday, June 16, 2018Ljubljana airport, 2 pm0.000EURNoGuaranteedBOOK NOW!
Saturday, September 8, 2018Ljubljana airport, 4 pmSaturday, September 15, 2018Ljubljana airport, 2 pm0.000EURYesGuaranteedBOOK NOW!
  • Price for TRANS CROATIA includes
    7 breakfasts and 7 dinners
    7 night accommodations in double bed room 
  • Price for TRANS CROATIA excludes
    Travel and activity insurance
    Lunches 
    Personal safety and cycling equipment 
    Bike rental 
    Alcoholic/ non-alcoholic beverages 
    Supplement for single bed room 
    GPS track 
    Transfer to the airport 
    Any other items not mentioned as included

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