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Island Ugljan self guided bike tour

Ugljan, Croatia
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Duration

9:30 Hours

Cancellation

Up to 1 day

Group Size

12 people

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Overview

Island Ugljan self guided bike tour is ideal for all those looking for a day trip from Zadar. The island is distanced just a short ferry ride. You will cycle along picturesque coast, discover beautiful beaches, visit fishing villages with traditional stone houses and climb to medieval fortress overlooking entire Zadar archipelago. 

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: 18:00
Duration:
 9,5 hours

Island Ugljan self guided bike tour starts in Zadar old town, in the agency office where you will pick up the bike and route map. Our friendly representative will provide you with detailed instructions on how to get to the island and suggested cycling route.
You will follow the map and cycle along sea promenade towards Zadar car ferry port called Gaženica. From there you will take a 25-min ride to get to the island of Ugljan. During short ferry ride you will enjoy magnificent views of the city of Zadar and the island.
Ugljan is the island in Zadar archipelago that is the closest to the mainland. First you will visit Preko, as it is a ferry port and administrative center of the island. It was proclaimed “Best hidden gem in Europe” by European Best Destinations travel website in 2016.
You will follow the road to get to the center of village where you can stop in one of many restaurants to have a lunch. In these restaurants you can eat typical Croatian specialties as well as international dishes.
Later you will follow the bike trail and cycle along the coast to see attractive islet situated only 80 m from Preko, with Franciscan monastery dating from 15th century. You will cycle up hill to get to St. Michael’s fortress, built on a top of a hill (265 m) in 13th century by Venetians as a strategic lookout from which you will be able to capture breathtaking view of nearby islands, city of Zadar and Velebit mountain.
After that you will follow asphalted and macadam road towards Kali. It is seaside village with long fishing tradition so you will enjoy seeing moored fishing boats and piles of fishing nets.
You will continue cycling through pine woods along many beautiful coves, to get to another village called Kukljica. It is famous for its beautiful sandy beaches. You can rest there in a shade of a pine trees or during summer take a swim in one of many beautiful beaches.
After that you will cycle back to Preko and take a ferry to return to Zadar.

PRICE: 330,00 HRK or 45,00 EUR per person

Min. number of persons: 1
Max. number of persons: 12

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  • bike (MTB ili trekking), safety hamlet and bike lock
  • pannier bags
  • bike route map (Zadar and Ugljan island)
  • return ferry ticket (Zadar/Gaženica – Preko – Zadar/Gaženica) for one passenger and a bike
  • bike kit and spare tubes
  • 0,75 l bottle of water
  • insurance
  • VAT

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  • qualified bike guide (additional cost)
  • electric city or trekking bike (additional cost: 130,00 HRK or 18,00 EUR per person)
  • meal and beverages

TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION:

Tour length: 35 km
Elevation gain: 610 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

  • You will enjoy cycling through the so-called "Green Island" full of Mediterranean vegetation and beautiful bays with sandy beaches away from city noise
  • Climb the hill and visit the medieval fortress of St. Michael to take the best panoramic photos of the island, the city of Zadar and the Velebit mountain
  • Discover picturesque island towns with a long fishing tradition, stone houses and delicious Dalmatian cuisine

What you will do

Itenirary
09:00
Pick up the bike in Zadar old town and from there you will cycle following the coastline to the ferry port, Gaženica.
Itenirary
10:30
As you arrive in Preko and you will leave the ferry and follow the road to the town center. Then you will follow the bike route. You will see a beautiful island located just 80m from the coast of Preko, which has a Franciscan monastery from the 15th century.
Take a slight climb up the to the nearby hill (265 m) and the fortress of St. Michael with a magnificent view of the nearby islands, Zadar and the mountain Velebit.
Itenirary
12:30
After descending the hill, you will follow the road to the nearby town of Kali, known for its long fishing tradition. You will enjoy the view of fishing boats and fishing nets.
Itenirary
14:30
Continue driving through the pine forest to Kukljica, which is known for its beautiful sandy beaches. Here you can relax in the shade of a pine forest or take a swim on the beautiful beach. At the end of the day you will return to Preko, to board the ferry.
Itenirary
17:20
Ferry ride, return to Zadar where the trip ends at 18:00.

Included/Excluded

  • bike (MTB or trekking), safety hamlet and bike lock
  • pannier bags
  • bike route map (Zadar and Ugljan island)
  • return ferry ticket (Zadar/Gaženica - Preko - Zadar/Gaženica) for one passenger and a bike
  • bike kit and spare tubes
  • 0,75 l bottle of water
  • insurance
  • VAT
  • qualified bike guide (additional cost)
  • electric city or trekking bike (additional cost: 130,00 HRK or 18,00 EUR per person)
  • meal and beverages

Activity Category

Bike tours

Activity's Location

Ugljan, Croatia

FAQs

Where do I pick up the bike?
Pick up the bike at the address Federica Grisogona 9, Zadar.
from 330.00 HRK

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Member Since 2021

Information Contact

Email

info@magic-croatia.hr

Phone

0916194949

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