CYCLING 2016-17 p072-073

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Mountain Biking in Croatia 7 1 2 3 4 5 Croatia is understandably famous for its islands and beaches, but by comparison its mountains are less well known. Our route starts in the spectacular karst environment of the Plitvice Lakes, a UNESCO World Heritage site, before heading into the Velebit National Park where the wide trails are perfect for mountain biking. Our point-to-point route has plenty of challenging climbs and excellent descents, but isn't overly technical. We spend a remote night in the Zavizan mountain hut to enjoy the wilderness before heading to the coast to soak up the sun and round off our trip with a ride on Pag Island. Dates & Price Guide START END FLIGHT LAND START END FLIGHT LAND INC ONLY INC ONLY BIKE HIRE NOW INCLUDED SEE PAGE 10 CROATIA P Premium F departure S Polo FdeparturPe F Family departure Call OFF ROAD • CROATIA 73 8 days inc. flights from £1179 Velebit National Park Croatia Activity Level MODERATE/CHALLENGING Trip Code MVC At a Glance Itinerary - Day by Day 1 Fly to Zagreb; transfer to Plitvice Lakes N.P. 2 Cycle to the entrance of Plitvice N.P.; walking tour of the unique scenery; ride to Otocac, a fortified town on an island in the Gacka River. 3 A challenging ride through Velebit N.P. with a 1100m climb to Zavizan mountain hut. 4 Spectacular route around the Velebit Mountain range; finish in Gospic. 5 Cycle an undulating route in the valley of Velebit with a long climb to the pass of Mali Halan; downhill to Posedarje. 6 Beautiful circular ride visiting Paklenica N.P. 7 Transfer to Pag, an island in the north-Dalmatian archipelago, for a fantastic final road ride. 8 Transfer to Zadar; fly to London. Croatia's spectacular national parks l Dalmatian Coast and Pag island l Beautiful Plitvice Lakes • 6 days cycling with 90% vehicle support • 75% off road, 25% tarmac • Undulating rides, with long climbs and descents • Group normally 6 to 16 plus leader. Min age 16 yrs • 6 nights hotels, 1 night mountain hut • All breakfasts included from Zagreb Plitvice Lakes Velebit Paklenica Adriatic Sea cycling transfer Otocac PAG Zadar Posedarje Gospic ACCOMMODATION Hotels are simple but comfortable with en suite facilities and well located along the route. We spend one night in a mountain hut with dormitory rooms and shared facilities, the hut is in a spectacular location at the top of a 1100m climb, the views for the evening make the ride up worthwhile. 2016 21 May 28 May 1179 879 P F 11 Jun 18 Jun 1179 879 03 Sep 10 Sep 1179 879 17 Sep 24 Sep 1179 879 2017 13 May 20 May 1199 899 17 Jun 24 Jun 1199 899 02 Sep 09 Sep 1199 899 P F 23 Sep 30 Sep 1199 899 Dates and prices correct at time of publication (see page 13). Prices are £ Sterling per person. • Optional single supplement £100 • Land only start Zagreb day 1, end Zadar day 8 • Insurance: please see page 106 Bike details: • Wheeler Pro-10 mountain bike with front suspension, included in the trip price • Discount for bringing your own bike £90 Daily Distance (km) 2 66 3 70 4 78 5 110 6 45 7 50 0845 863 9626 or visit www.exodus.co.uk and enter the three letter trip code ALSO AVAILABLE AS A PRIVATE ADVENTURE SEE PAGE 4 “First time on a cycling trip for me but will be the first of many from now on in!” Mehmet Rifat


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