Allow yourself to be enchanted by one of the most diverse mountain bike regions of the Mediterranean! Ranging from fine forest trails over stony lunar landscapes to lonely coastal trails, you will enjoy the variety of trails that are available to you on island Krk.
Be it through the vineyards, plentiful olive groves or between ancient dry-stone walls, you will enjoy great trails, marvel at fantastic views, and discover secluded bays – this all goes to creating an unforgettable tour experience. This adventurous MTB tour will reveal to you cultural highlights such as the medieval basilica in Omišalj, local natural phenomenas such as the remarkable stalactite cave of Rudine or the healing mud of Soline. You will experience and be astounded by a symphony of pictures, culinary delights and wonderful activities.
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|Culture: visit the remains of one of the oldest basilicas in the region of Omišalj|
|Nature: spa-experience with the healing mud in Soline and a swim in cristal clean sea|
|Activity: crossing the ‘moon landscape’ around Baška on the island of Krk|
|Gastronomy: white wine Žlahtina from the island of Krk|
Day 1 Arrival Krk Town, Hotel Valamar Koralj
Upon arrival and check-in at the hotel, you can familiarize yourself with the surroundings. Begin your holiday with a stroll through the streets of Krk enjoying a delicious ice cream or take a bath in the beautiful sea. The first introduction with your guide will take place at 6 pm in the lobby of the hotel.
If you have any questions you can always contact the in-house bike center. We are here for you!
Day 2 Bike-tour Krk – Glavotok (aprx. 40 km/700 m of elevation)
The first MTB tour starts after breakfast. You will explore the city of Krk and the west part of the island by bike. The first stage of this week will take you to the small fishing village of Glavotok, where you can take a swim break. Pine forests, wide nature trails and a few moderate climbs characterize this day. To prepare for the coming days, you will also ride on a few short but varied trails. Afterwards you will bike back to Krk town, where you have enough time to stroll, bathe or relax in the hotel.
Day 3 Bike-tour Krk – Vrbnik – Krk (aprx. 43 km/850 m of elevation)
The vineyards around the town of Vrbnik – once a legendary pirate’s nest and now home to the famous Zlahtina wine – along with countless olive trees are one of the iconic features of Krk. The tour will take you through olive groves, where you can bike between and on the dry-stone walls. Fantastic views, great, technically demanding trails and secluded beaches make this tour to an unforgettable experience. After a long break, during which you will taste some local specialities and the Zlahtina wine, you will ride back to the hotel to end the day there.
Day 4 Bike-tour Island Cres (aprx. 33 km/900 m of elevation)
Today you will “hop” to the island of Cres to discover the beauties of this almost forgotten island. A transfer will bring you to the nearby ferry port, from where you will be taken to the island of Cres by boat. Here, you will climb the first mountain and contemplate incredible views across Cres town and the Istrian Peninsula. From the top, varied flow trails lead through the olive groves of the town of Cres to the historic old town center. You will get to know the colourful history of this island and the countless natural wonders it offers. Of course, you will taste some specialties of the island before heading back to the small ferry port. You will ride back to your hotel in the late afternoon.
Day 5 Bike-tour Krk – Baška (aprx. 35 km/800 m of elevation)
One of the highlights of the island of Krk is definitely the small town of Baška on the south-eastern side of the island. Lying remotely in a large idyllic bay, this town is fascinating. Even the way there is a unique experience; the landscape is characterized by one of the strongest winds in the world. The notorious bora of the Velebit Mountains, reaching up to 250 km/h, leaves a true “moonscape” in its wake on this part of the island. It’s an incredible feeling to bike through this rocky desert! Partly blocked trails and steeper climbs demand good riding skills. The view of Baška with its two kilometer long pebble beach and the great descent down to it are the climax of today’s tour. Once in Baška, you can enjoy your lunch, bathe in the sea or simply relax in this tranquil place. A transfer will bring you back to the hotel in Krk.
Day 6 Bike-tour Omišalj – Klimno – Dobrinj – Krk (aprx. 55 km/900 m of elevation)
A transfer will take you to Fulfinum near Omišalj, where today’s bike tour starts and you will visit the remains of one of the oldest basilicas in the region. You will continue to the most northern point of this journey, and ride on a stony trail through another lunar landscape to get to a stunning stalactite cave – definitely worth a visit! Afterwards you will cycle to the famous bay of Soline, where you are invited to take a soothing bath in the healing mud. A short climb will bring you to Dobrinj, where you will contemplate a great view and enjoy a typical local lunch. After lunch you will cycle back to Krk town in the late afternoon. There you can celebrate this eventful week by enjoying an incredible sunset casting its colours across the Adriatic.
Day 7 Individual Departure
Individual departure after breakfast. You can also extend your holiday in Croatia if you wish to.
Full Suspension Mountain Bikes
For our mountain bike tours we use only high-quality full suspension rental bikes, with components perfectly suited to the Mediterranean terrain and the technical demands associated with it. In order to conserve energy levels on longer ascends and to maximize stoke on trail descents our lightweight fullys mainly host 27.5 inch rims, 140 – 150 mm travel, Fox shocks and suspension, Shimano or SRAM gear and break systems as well as a dropper post. These high-quality Fullsuspension MTBs are rented for 180 euro per week. Unfortunately there is no possibility to reserve one particular bike-brand in advance.
Those who wish to climb effortlessly and save their strength for the downhill portion of the ride are well catered for with our e-MTB rentals. Our reliable 27.5 inch e-MTBs with wide and robust tires are the ultimate shredding machines. A strong Bosch drive train with extended range, 150 mm travel, Fox shocks and suspension, Shimano gear and brake systems as well as a dropper post make the e-MTB the trail lover’s best friend on our MTB tours in the Mediterranean. These high-quality e-mountain bikes are rented for 240 euro per week. Unfortunately there is no possibility to reserve one particular bike-brand in advance.
Basic tour price per person
– from 890 Euro (3* Hotel Koralj)
– 6 nights in a 3 stars hotel
– 6 x half board (breakfast and dinner)
– 3 x lunch/picnic or wine-tasting
– German- and English-speaking tour guide
– All transfers during the tour
– All ferry tickets
– Entrance to sights and museums
– Guided bike tours and sightseeing according to the program
– Overview maps of the individual bike stages (GPS tracks on the GPS devices)
Not included in the tour price
– Arrival to Krk
– 3 x lunch and all drinks
Additional optional services
Airport or train station transfers with or without bike:
exclusive transfers to Krk (up to max. 8 people):
a. Zagreb Airport (ZAG) – Krk: 380 €
b. Pula Airport (PUY) – Krk: 200 €
c. Rijeka Airport (RJK) – Krk: 80 €
– Full suspension MTB (Fully): 180 € / week;
– Full suspension E-MTB (E-Fully): 240 € / week
– MTB (Hardtail): 100 € / week
Insurance against theft and damage to the MTB (Fully): 20 €/week and Hardtail: 10 €/week (not insured: grossly negligent Damage)