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Nin guided bike tour

Nin, Croatia
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Duration

5-6 Hours

Cancellation

Up to 1 day

Group Size

10 people

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Overview

Historical town of Nin guided bike tour will take you to the cradle of a Croatian state. Nin is situated on a tiny island surrounded by walls and connected by bridges to mainland with impressive sandy lagoons, small church that is a sundial, ancient salt works and many other hidden historical treasures.

AVAILABILITY: every day, entire year
Availability schedule is flexible and it can be adjusted according your requirements, all you need is to contact us in advance.

PLAN OF THE TOUR:

Start time: 9:00 
End time:
 14:00 
Duration:
 5 – 6 hours

Historical town of Nin guided bike tour starts in agency office in  Zadar old town where the guide will welcome you. You will pick up bike and you will have option to choose among various cycling routes, depending whether you prefer city road, off-road experience or mixture of both.
Follow the guide through Zadar and you will capture best panoramic photographs of the Old town. Continue cycling towards Nin, admire beautiful landscapes of different seaside villages, thick pine woods that surround city of Zadar and stop to see pretty little church of St. Nicholas in which several Croatian rulers were crowned. It is situated on a hill and for that reason it served as a lookout in a times of war.
You will arrive in Nin around 11:00 in the morning and have free time to explore the town on your own. Its historical center is situated on a tiny islet. In 2015 Nin was named as one of the most romantic destination in Europe (European Best Destinations travel website).
Take a walk through town’s historical center and discover remains of the biggest Roman Temple in Croatia. See Condura Croatica – old Croatian boat at the entrance to the port which witnesses long maritime tradition. Visit parish church of St. Anselm and don’t miss out to rub a finger of a bronze statue of the bishop named Gregory of Nin, for good luck. In the very center of the old town, you will find The Museum of Nin Antiquities that displays development of Nin in most important historical periods.
Another thing worth visiting is the Church of the Holly Cross in 9th century. Its perfectly placed windows allow sun rays to enter church’s interior and it acts as a sundial.
Make sure to visit nearby salt works, Museum and House of salt in order to learn more about ecological salt production, manual harvesting and salt crystallization.
After that you will cycle further to see the sandy lagoon with beautiful Queen’s beach, which is 3 km long sandy cove with shallow sea. According to legend, the wife of the first Croatian king often visited this beach, attracted by its beauty.
After that you will cycle back to Zadar old town and finish this tour at the same location where you started it.

PRICE: 500,00 HRK or 70,00 EUR per person

Min. number of persons: 4
Max. number of persons: 10

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  • Qualified cycling guide (English speaking)
  • Bike (MTB or trekking) and safety equipment
  • 0,75 Bottle of water
  • Insurance
  • VAT

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  • Electric city or trekking bike (additional cost: 130,00 HRK or 18,00 EUR per person)
  • meals and beverages

TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION:

Tour length: 43 km
Elevation gain: 388 m

DIFFICULTY: moderate physically demanding
RECOMMENDED AGE: minimum age to ride a bike is 14 years
WHAT TO TAKE WITH YOU: sports shoes (not Flip-flops), comfortable clothes, water, hat and sun cream during summer

START POINT:

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit the Nin Lagoon and Queen's Beach, which once was a favorite place for relaxation of Croatian King Tomislav's wife and today it is among the most beautiful sandy beaches in Croatia
  • Discover the meaning of Nin's "white gold" and visit the 1,500-year-old saltworks
  • Explore the unusual church of St. Cross which dates to the 9th century and is also a sundial

What you will do

Itenirary
09:00
Pick up a bike and choose the route that suits you best. You can choose to drive on an asphalt road, drive through macadam roads or a combination of these two variants. Follow the guide and enjoy discovering the area as you cycle.
Itenirary
11:00
Arrive in Nin and there you will have free time to explore the city. Take a walk through the old town and discover the remains of the largest Roman temple in Croatia and the old Croatian ship - Condura Croatica, which testifies to the longevity of maritime tradition.
You can visit the parish church of St. Anselm and the bronze sculpture of St. Gregory of Nin. You can visit the Museum of Nin Antiquities and the Church of St. Cross.
Itenirary
12:30
Visit the saltworks, the Museum and the House of Salt, then go the sandy lagoon and Queen’s Beach.
Itenirary
14.00
Return to Zadar and return the bike to the same location where you picked it up.

Included/Excluded

  • Qualified cycling guide (English speaking)
  • Bike (MTB or trekking) and safety equipment
  • 0,75 l bottle of water
  • Insurance
  • VAT
  • Electric city or trekking bike (additional cost: 130,00 HRK or 18,00 EUR per person)
  • meals and beverages

Activity Category

Bike tours

Activity's Location

Nin, Croatia

FAQs

Where do I pick-up a bicycle?
You will pick up bicycle at the address: Federica Grisogona 9, Zadar.
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Information Contact

Email

info@magic-croatia.hr

Phone

0916194949

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