Cycling – The Attraction of Cycling for Every Season
Year after year Istria is becoming a more and more popular destination for cyclists – whether recreational ones or top athletes coming to train.
For all those cycling lovers who wish to enjoy their rides year round, Vrsar and its exciting surroundings can offer a hatful of cycling surprises and breathtaking routes.
Your spring and autumn cycling adventure can be spiced up with a bite of the Mediterranean cuisine, in summer you can freshen up by simply taking a jump into the sea. A cosy gathering around the warm fireplace and an invigorating meal offered by a traditional Istrian tavern will provide you with the well-needed energy during winter months.
A ride around the historic centre of Vrsar to reach one of the numerous viewpoints is worthwhile – the superb view over the countless islets and the Bay of Vrsar will take your breath away!
Should you opt to leave the town that was once visited by the notorious pleasure-seeker Casanova, wooded landscape and forest trails will lead you to the Lim Bay, the famous protected nature reserve, or to the heart of Istria, to its inland marked by the ever-exchanging panoramas of rural landscape embroidered with olive grows and vineyards.
Cyclists can find more than just cycling paths in Vrsar – there are specialized accommodation facilities, the bed&bike hotels, and numerous possibilities to rent a bike.
An excellent combination of cycling and refreshing by sea breezes can be found along any of the three official and uniformly-marked bike trails in the surroundings of Vrsar. The bike trails of Vrsar are characterised by driving on unpaved roads and forest trails and partly on paved roads. There are a number of rest areas along the trails where you can learn about the culture and history of this area.
These well-marked bike trails are of different lengths and depending on your fitness you can opt for a short, circular or long trail.
The longest cycling itinerary will lead you to the protected nature reserves, along the LimBay and through the KontijaForest. This Vrsar trail is also the only trail in Istria which takes you exclusively through pure natural landscape.
More information on the bike trails of Vrsar can be found in bike maps obtainable from tourist offices and at hotel and camping site reception desks.