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Učka MTB Day Tour

Ucka MTB Day tour from Rabac/Istria - Cycle Croatia

Učka MTB day tour
(approx. 40 km / 1,200 m of elevation, MTB level 2)

Ready to conquer some big hills? Učka, also known as Mount Maggiore, was proclaimed a Nature Park in 1999.

With its highest peak at 1,401 m, Učka is the largest mountain in Istria. This giant is located on the Adriatic coast at one of the most northerly points of the Mediterranean, right where Istria meets continental Croatia and covers a total of 160 square kilometers.

Because of its distinctive features, lush forest vegetation and particular climate, this mountain attracts nature lovers from all around the world. On this MTB day trip you will explore a true gem of Istria. Our transfer will take you to a tiny village, Poklon, where we will enter the Nature Park and start our MTB adventure.

On our tour we will encounter some amazing downhills as well as a number of ascents, old villages, forest roads and breathtaking views of the Kvarner Bay and surrounding islands. We will also enjoy a nice lunch break in Plomin; a typical, old Istrian village. At the end, we have a special biking treat along a flow trail, through the Bike Park Rabac and back down to the sea!

This tour is offered every Monday from April to October. Duration of the tour is approx. 6 hours.

Culture: walk through ancient Plomin – Flanona 
Nature: biking through the Nature Park Učka
Activity: hidden single trails of Bike Park
Gastronomy: specialties from Boškarin – original Istrian ox

MTB Day Trip from Rabac to Ucka Nature Park - Istria

The day will begin at 08:30am at the Bike Center Rabac, where we will meet. We will then take the shuttle to Učka. It will take approximately 1 hour to reach Poklon, from where we mount our bikes and start cycling along a gravel forest road. The road undulates through the glades of Učka for the first 6km until we reach Mala Učka (1000 m high peak). Afterwards we will be able to enjoy a 4 km long downhill ride with some sections of the road changing into a nice single trail.

For the next 5 kilometers we will ride along the spine of this mountain range. This is undeniably the moment for spectacular views on both sides! The next 5 km follow a long, beautiful descent through a stunning forest before reaching the start of a technical uphill. Just before reaching our lunch destination, the old town of Plomin, another 5 km long downhill awaits us. Relaxed and fed we will then continue on. A final 2.5 km climb will lead us to the top of Mount Standard. From here we will be able to admire the view of Rabac, where our tour will end. The final downhill track to the Bike Park Rabac is an incredible single flow trail – the only one of its kind in Croatia!

The total biking distance is approximately 40 km with 1200 meters of elevation.

This tour is offered every Monday from April to October. Duration of the tour is approx. 6 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-Full Suspension 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)
  • multilingual bike guide
  • 0,5 L water & energy bar

Not included in the tour price:

  • bike rental
  • lunch
  • drinks

Minimum number of persons: 5

Please bring the following:

  • Biking backpack
  • Money for lunch & drinks
  • Medicine if you are allergic or asthmatic
  • If desired, your personal bike saddle 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:
This tour is a medium difficult MTB ride with some climbs and descents. A basic fitness level as well as the safe control of a bike are therefore presupposed.