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Skitača MTB Day Tour

Skitaca MTB Day tour from Rabac/Istria - Cycle Croatia

Skitača MTB day tour
(approx. 35 km / 600 m of elevation / MTB level 1-2)

Interested in adventure? Then climb the mountain of Skitača! We offer a transfer from Rabac to the center of the old town of Labin, from where we will get on our bikes and begin cycling to the village of Bartići. From there, we will follow beautiful, tranquil forest trails to the lake below the mountain’s peak. A further trail will then lead us down to the village of Skitača from where we have unique and stunning view of the Kvarner Bay.

On our way back to Rabac, we will take the Bella Vista trail. The trail’s name is a promise! Here you will experience the most beautiful views. Moreover, all your senses will be needed to catch the unique Mediterranean landscape and absorb the scents of the region. Keep in mind that the last descent to the sea is a bit more challenging, so we recommend the asphalt track for less experienced mountain bikers.

This tour is offered every Thursday from April to October. Duration of the tour is approx. 5 hours.

Culture: a walk through medieval town of Labin
Nature: fields of sage, “the goddess of Labin glades”
Activity: hidden single trails of Skitača – Terra Magica
Gastronomy: enjoy traditional dessert – Labinjonski krafi!

MTB Day Trip from Rabac to Skitaca - Istria

The day’s meeting point is Bike Center Rabac from where we will take a short transfer to the old town of Labin. Here we will mount our bikes and begin to pedal down a quiet road to the village of Bartići. From Bartići we will have to master a short, technical uphill trail before continuing on an undulating gravel road which, soon after, changes to a forest trail. The next 5 km will alternate between ascents and descents and – just before we reach the village of Skitača – there will be an uphill ride on some rocky terrain. However, the reward for your effort is the much loved view of Kvarner from the top of Skitača.

After a short break at this remarkable viewpoint, we will continue on. The next 5 km of the tour follows an undulating trail that constantly surprises: Enjoy a unique ride far away from civilization with only a few old villages, stone houses, drywalls, untouched nature, scented Mediterranean air and, of course, the magnificent views to be seen from both sides. Following, you will experience an amazing downhill ride that is sure to put a smile on your face: To begin we will ride down a wider, forest road before reaching the last part of the downhill ride; a flowing single trail. Finally, we will reach the paved road and, after not too long, we will arrive back at the old town of Labin.

There will be time to enjoy a coffee break in Labin, after which you may choose whether you would like to descend down to Rabac on a technical downhill trail or on the asphalted road.

The total biking distance is around 35 km and 600 meters of elevation.

Transfer from Rabac: 
08:30 from Bike Center Rabac

Good fitness and safe riding skills are required for this day tour.

This tour is offered every Thursday from April to October. Duration of the tour is approx. 5 hours.

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. 


E-Mountain Bikes

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. 


Price of 45 EURO/ per person includes:

  • group transfer from Rabac (08:30 Bike Center Rabac)
  • guided tour of Labin
  • multilingual bike guide
  • 0,5 l water & energy bar

Stated price doesn’t include:

  • bike rental
  •  lunch
  • drinks

Minimum number of persons: 3

Please bring the following:

  • Biking backpack
  • Money for lunch & drinks
  • Medicine if you are allergic or asthmatic
  • If desired, your personal bike saddle and/or pedals (it will be fitted to your rental bike by our guides)
  • If necessary, a jersey or a T-shirt to change as well as a wind or rain jacket

Good to know
A good level fitness and safe riding skills are required.