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Individual Road Cycling Trip in Croatia

Embark on an extraordinary adventure with this Europe cycling tour in the Zadar region—an ideal choice for those seeking more than the typical beach experience. This cycling journey unfolds across five diverse circuits in northern Dalmatia. Each bike trail promises a unique exploration of the region’s natural wonders, from charming cities to picturesque islands, a nature park to a serene lake.

Key information

  • Trip type: Self-guided
  • Lodging: Center-based
  • Starts and ends in Zadar
  • Total Distance: 314 miles / 506 kilometers (elevation gain: 4.845 meters / 15.896 feet)
  • Type of bike: Road bike (not included, 150 EUR extra)
  • Private tour


  • 5 days of self-guided cycling activity suitable for advanced riders
  • Traverse historic cities like Zadar and Nin
  • Take in the coastal allure of the islands of Ugljan and Pašman
  • Appreciate the tranquillity of a nature park Vrana Lake
  • Explore the charming old town of Zadar and its historical sites on your free time
  • 7 nights 3* hotel accommodation with daily breakfast included
  • Bike routes from 90 to 110 kilometers with elevation from 700 to 1100 meters
  • Bike delivery to the hotel and bike storage at the hotel included

Skill level

  • Advanced

5 days with instruction
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All 30 rooms of Hotel Mediteran are the result of carefully combining elegance and comfort with the conveniences of modern technology. The hotel offers 6 comfort rooms, 22 standard rooms with the possibility of an additional bed, and 2 standard plus rooms. All the rooms are adapted to the needs of contemporary traveling.

Premium rooms

Premium rooms are modern designed and the comfortable furniture, as well as the tranquil and peaceful atmosphere, will provide a pleasant vacation and the quiet needed to complete business tasks that take up a great amount of time. Each room has a bathroom with a shower cabin, hair dryer, double bed with hypoallergenic mattress and pillows, chair, spacious work desk, direct phone line, LCD SAT TV service offering a variety of local and international channels, air conditioning with individual remote control, mini-bar, electronic safe, soundproof windows (that can be opened), full figure mirror, electronic key and complimentary Wi-Fi.


Day 1: Arrival

Arrival at your hotel, check-in, and info meeting with an agency representative. Bike fitting and short bike ride to ensure everything is in working order.

Day 2: Island Pag

Start your cycling adventure with a challenging route on the island of Pag. Enjoy the smooth roads, test your endurance on the climbs, and relish the exhilarating descents that the island offers. Cycling on the island of Pag in Croatia offers a unique and challenging experience for race bike enthusiasts. Pag is known for its lunar-like landscape, characterized by barren rocky terrain and a stunning coastal backdrop.

  • Distance: approximately 112 kilometers / 69 miles
  • Elevations: 1210 meters / 3970 feet

Day 3: Karin - Obrovac

Cycling in the region of Obrovac city and Karin in Croatia offers race bike enthusiasts a mix of diverse landscapes, historical sites, and challenging routes. The terrain around Obrovac and Karin offers a mix of climbs and descents, providing an opportunity to challenge your cycling skills. Some routes may lead you to elevated viewpoints with stunning panoramas of the Zrmanja River, creating rewarding moments during your ride.

  • Distance: approximately 107 kilometers / 66 miles
  • Elevations: 1100 meters / 3609 feet

Day 4: Ravni kotari - Lake Vrana

Race bike cycling in the region of Ravni kotari, including Nature Park Vrana and the peak Kamenjak above Lake Vrana, which offers a picturesque blend of nature, cultural heritage, and challenging climbs. As you cycle through Ravni kotari, you may encounter historical sites such as the Mašković Han, a well-preserved Ottoman-era caravanserai. Take breaks to explore these cultural landmarks, adding depth to your cycling journey. The highlight of the cycling experience in this area is the ascent to Kamenjak Peak. The climb to Kamenjak offers a challenging yet rewarding experience, with panoramic views of Lake Vrana and the Adriatic Sea awaiting you at the summit.

  • Distance: approximately 118 kilometers / 73 miles
  • Elevations: 980 meters / 3215 feet

Day 5: Free Day

On your designated free day from cycling, take the opportunity to unwind and explore the surrounding area at a more leisurely pace. Take the chance to explore any local attractions or points of interest that you may have missed during your cycling days. This could include historical sites, museums, or natural landmarks in the vicinity. Enjoy the local culinary scene by trying out traditional dishes at recommended restaurants. Use this day to savour the flavours of the region and perhaps discover some hidden culinary gems.

Dady 6: Nin - Vir - Privlaka

A delightful route that combines coastal beauty, historical sites, and the unique charm of the region takes you from Zadar to Nin and Vir island. Take a break in Nin to explore its historical landmarks, such as the ancient city gates and the medicinal mud site. The small town is packed with cultural treasures, making it a rewarding stop on your cycling journey.

  • Distance: approximately 89 kilometers / 55 miles
  • Elevations: 715 meters / 2346 feet

Day 7: Islands Ugljan and Pašman

Cycling from Zadar to the islands of Ugljan and Pašman provides a perfect blend of challenging race biking, cultural exploration, and coastal beauty. It’s a journey that allows you to appreciate the unique character of each island while enjoying the dynamic landscapes of the Dalmatian coast.

  • Distance: approximately 80 kilometers / 50 miles
  • Elevations: 840 meters / 2756 feet

Day 8: Departure

Breakfast and check out from the hotel. Hopefully, the return home will be full of thoughts about your cycling achievements and the unique experiences gained during your race bike adventure in Croatia.

Road Bike Specification (extra 150 EUR)

  • Aluminum 6061 Triple Butted Frame
  • Carbon/Alloy Fork
  • Complete Groupset Full Shimano 105 Compact
  • Wheels: TRC Senso
  • Components: TRC Alloy 25 C
  • Sizes: XS (46,5cm), M (53,5cm), L (55,5cm), XL (58,5cm)


This Europe cycling tour combines the thrill of road cycling with discovering the cultural heritage and breathtaking scenery of this part of Croatia. Cyclists have the chance to traverse historic cities, like Zadar and Nin, take in the coastal allure of the islands Ugljan and Pašman, and appreciate the tranquillity of a nature park Vrana Lake. Whether navigating through ancient cities or coastal paths, this Europe cycling tour promises an enriching and immersive exploration of northern Dalmatia’s treasures.


Nin is a charming little town situated near Zadar. It has a rich history that has left traces in architecture and numerous historical monuments. Nin is a place where Croatian kings were once crowned. In conclusion, a beautiful gem that you must visit!

Island Pag

Island Pag is the fifth largest Croatian island and one with the longest coastline. It has amazing landscapes shaped by natural forces and harsh weather conditions. Locals produce world-famous and awarded sheep cheese, so do not forget to try it. Also, Zrće beach in Novalja is a famous destination for long summer parties.

Ravni Kotari

Ravni kotari is a northern Dalmatian region. It is famous for the production of traditional food and preserving tradition. Beautiful, preserved nature, great location for fishing and outdoor activities, but most of all, the hospitality of the local people is an excellent reason to visit Ravni Kotari.


Daily breakfast in the hotel is included in the price. Half board meals are available for an extra 140 EUR for the entire tour duration.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

On your free day, seize the opportunity to discover Zadar, an ancient city with a history spanning an impressive 3000 years. Explore the charming old town and its historical sites, architectural marvels, and cultural landmarks from its Roman, Venetian, and medieval past. Zadar’s modern vibrancy offers a delightful fusion of contemporary art installations, vibrant cafes, and bustling markets.

What's included

  • 7 nights in 3* hotel accommodation in Zadar - premium double room (breakfast included)
  • Tourist tax
  • Ferry tickets to islands Ugljan and Pašman (bike and person)
  • Entrance tickets for Vrana Nature Park
  • GPX files (5 days cycling - bike routes from 90 to 110 km with elevation from 700 to 1100 meters)
  • Bike delivery to the hotel
  • Bike storage at the hotel
  • Welcome meeting with representative of Zzuum agency at the hotel

What's not included

  • Half board service (140 EUR)
  • Road bike rental with SPD pedals (Shimano 105 group set, helmet, repair kit, pump, 150 EUR)
  • Return transfers Zadar Airport (100 - 180 EUR, price depends on the number of people)

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Return transfers from/to Zadar Airport can be arranged from 100 EUR to 180 EUR (price depends on the number of people). There is a free parking for guests arriving by car.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
8 days / 7 nights
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This vacation is available from January 13 to December 14, 2024, with arrivals every Saturday. Please select an arrival date below. 

There is a possibility to arrange other arrival/departure days on request. Please send an inquiry to Zzuum Active Vacation if you would like to book other arrival days.

Low season
  • 13 January - 26 April
  • 5 October - 14 December


Mid season
  • 27 April - 24 May
High season
  • 25 May - 28 June
  • 31 August - 4 October 


Peak season
  • 29 June - 30 August


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