So why should you do it?

July 25, 2016

If you enjoy traveling with your bike, or if you even just considered to do such a trip, we highly encourage you to make your bookings, even for this summer! And hey, you can rent the bike when you get there! Among many different travel opportunities for cycling enthusiasts, group cycling tours around Croatian islands and coastline have to be among top 5 on your destinations list. Here’s 10 reasons why:

1.  Meet people

It’s always fun and exciting meeting people, whether it’s people you’re in group with or locals! The social side of riding could be doing you as much good as the exercise is. University of California researchers found socialising releases the hormone oxytocin, which buffers the ‘?ght or ?ight’ response.

2.  The Views

Some people say that views like mountains, seashores and meadows come to life when you’re cycling. It’s faster that walking, yet slow enough to take it all in. Undoubtedly, the Adriatic will offer some amazing, photograph-worthy sights! As Ernest Hemingway said, “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them.”

3.  Get Fit and Stay Fit

From health benefits like building muscle and boosting cardiovascular fitness, to some less known, like boosting your bowels, increasing brain power, healing your heart and boosting your sex drive, cycling in combination with Croatian islands’ air, food and drinks are both an adventure and a boost to your health!

4.  Explore Landscape

Cycling Croatian islands gives you an easy and practical opportunity to explore the islands’ flora and fauna. Enjoy the smell of an early morning, dew-refreshed pine forest while watching wild pheasants from a distance. Croatian islands have a lot more to offer than you might think, and it’s up to you to explore them. What better way than by bike?

5.  Regulated and Touched up Cycling Paths

Island roads and paths are clean, trash-free (keep it that way!), regularly furbished and therefore extremely enjoyable!

6. Small islands, but lots of ’em!

It’s the best of both worlds. The surface area is small, so you won’t get tired of a certain island. To make up for it’s size, there are numerous islands for you to explore. To simplify – would you rather have one cake or 10 slices of different cakes?

7. Exciting Roads

The islands’ roads won’t bore you either. There are plenty of ups and downs for those who enjoy diversity and also plenty of straightforward roads with a turn here and there. Everyone’s happy, everyone’s satisfied!

8. Local Cuisine

If you get hungry, why not stop for a quick snack in a local konoba (Dalmatian Croatian word for a restaurant that offers traditional cuisine)? Who would say no to freshly grilled fish or calamari touched with homemade olive oil? Healthy and light on your stomach.

9. Swimming stops

You’re cycling on an island – swimming stops whenever near the sea! A quick refreshing dip might just be what you need to keep you motivated and energetic until you reach your goal.

10. Fresh air and healthy climate

The fresh, unpolluted air on Croatian islands is pretty much a joy to breathe in and out. The healthy Mediterranean climate will keep you warm at day and cool you off at night while providing little humidity. Also as a bonus – little amount of bugs and insects!