QUAD ZADAR: Salt and Wine tour
Zadar quad safari – House of Salt and Royal vineyards is more than just 3-hour ride. You will drive quads off-road through woods, discover beautiful nature of the area and visit salt pans in charming town of Nin. At the end taste local wine in Royal vineyards and admire the view from the hill overlooking the sea.
AVAILABILITY: available entire year
Nin is a town situated north of Zadar whose old town lays on a tiny island connected by bridges to the mainland and it is surrounded by beautiful sandy lagoons. In Nin salt has been produced for 1500 years and it is the only saltwork on the Adriatic coast to have BIO-certificate which means that the salt is produced organically and harvested by human hands.
Kraljevski vinogradi (Royal Vineyards) are vineyards situated on a hill above Petrčane, a coastal town situated 12 km from Zadar. The history of the Royal Vineyards begins with the Croatian King Peter Krešimir IV, who donated this land to the Benedictine monastery in Zadar in 1066. Nowadays the vinery is focused on limited production of premium wines from the original Dalmatian grape varieties.
PLAN OF THE TOUR:
Start time: upon request
Duration: 3 hours
Route: Kožino – Nin – House of salt – St. Nichola’s church – Royal vineyards – Kožino
Route length: 60-70 km, of which 7 km are asphalted roads
Zadar quad safari is a superb way to explore this area. With the guidance of a professional guide on quad you will see the extraordinary scenery of the sea, woods and picturesque towns. The guide will welcome you at the start point and give you needed equipment and instructions on how to drive safely, after that Zadar quad adventure starts.
You will enjoy in thrilling ride on a quad on macadam road through unique Dalmatian landscape full of bushes and pine trees. During the tour there will be several stops so that you can explore the area on your own or to take photos.
After driving in wilderness, you will visit the old town of Nin, the oldest Croatian royal city. You will see salt fields and learn about production of one of the best quality salts in Europe and the world. You will enter the House of Salt and discover an interesting story about the salt that has been produced here for generations. You will see photos from the past, old tools, wagons that were used for transport to the salt storage and find out what the Salt Flower is, often called salt caviar.
After visiting Nin, you will continue driving the quad through picturesque roads to the church of St. Nicholas located on a small hill. This little church is a recognizable symbol of Nin and according to tradition, 7 Croatian kings were crowned there.
You will continue your quad ride to Petrčane and the Royal Vineyards, that are located on the slopes of a hill with 300,000 vines. This vineyard is one of the largest in Croatia, and its history goes back far into the past, when nine centuries ago the king donated land to the Benedictine monastery in Zadar.
You can taste original Dalmatian vine and admire amazing views of the nearby sea.
This tour ends when you return to the same point from which you started the tour.
1 person on 1 quad 119,00 EUR (896.60 HRK)
2 persons on 1 quad 169,00 EUR (1,273.33 HRK)
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
- Quad rental
- Safety helmet
- Entrance ticket for House of salt in Nin
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
- Transfer to the start point
- Meals and beverages
- Personal consumption
NOTICE: the driver must have driving licence (Driving Licence Category Codes: A, B or F) while another passenger must be at least 12 years old
Max. number of quads: 9 quad vehicles for 18 persons
TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS: Quads Polaris 570 and Linhai 500
AGE REQUIREMENTS: adults and children older than 12 years
DIFFICULTY: easy, no physical requirements needed
WHAT TO BRING: driving licence, water, proper shoes and clothing, sun protection