Do you want to enjoy your MTB in a much more pleasant weather and location?
Join us for a 3,5 day (departure Thurdays afternoon, arrive Sunday evening) bike vacation Croatia where we will discover two beautiful fully shuttled and locally guided riding locations – Rabac and Groznjan in Istria on the north west of the country.
Rabac is a riding paradise by the sea, with stunning views right from the trails, with 18 different tracks (including pump track and skill center) varying in terms of difficulty and length geared towards the beginners and lower intermediate riders (from green, to red difficulty), although the advanced and expert riders can let go off the brakes and blaze through.
Groznjan is a on the other side and to the north on the peninsula offering a more challenging riding experience with 6 trails of intermediate difficulty (blue & red) for which the trails in Rabac will prepare us well.
Rabac is a great place for lower intermediate or even relative beginners to try out their skills on beautiful trails with the views of the sea all around in fantastic weather. All the trails are relatively easy fitting into the blue section with some more technical trails. There’s also a great pump track for skill training which we can take advantage of. Groznan is a very different location with a bit more difficult trails, which the first day in Rabac should prepare us for well. Here the trails are enduro-specific with red difficulty. In terms of fitness in Rabac we will be doing the pedalling ourselves, however as the trail heads aren’t located too high there’s not too much climbing we will have to do. In Groznan we will have a shuttle that will take us to the individual trails so that we can focus on riding down all the time.
Thursday afternoon 3pm departure from Bratislava and a 6,5h drive (breaks included) to the beautiful historic coastal town of Opatija, where we will be accommodated for the trip.
On Friday morning our driver & guide will pick us up with the van and drive us to Rabac Bike Centre, where we will enjoy the trails for the whole day, have a good lunch and then we will be shuttled back to Opatija. In Rabac we will start off nice and easy with fast flow trails, and progress steadily to the longer trails like Espresso with stunning views of the sea as well as to the gnarliest tracks like Babewatch, Highlander or Scorpion. Thanks to the shuttle we can repeat the best ones at the end
After the “warm-up” in Rabac we will continue to increase the difficulty and fun factor on the trails. This time our guide & driver crew will pick us up and drive us to Grožnjan for a hearty day of riding in the western part of Istria for a full load of 7 enduro tracks starting off with the easier (blue) trails and then getting a load of the 5 red trails, all between 1,5-2km in lenght. A few weeks ago also the annual Sloenduro race has been held here so the trails are in prime shape!
On our final day, based on the preferences of the group, we can either enjoy a nice half a day on the beach or pack up our gear and say good bye to Croatia on the Trnduro tracks about 40 minutes north (shuttled or pedal-only) with its 5 enduro trakcs (2 red and 3 black) before heading out for the trip home.
What is included in the price of the trip:
- 3,5-day bike trip for a maximum of 6 people
- 3 nights accommodation in standard bike-friendly apartments
- 2-2,5 days of riding in both Rabac and Groznan
- guided and shuttled riding by local or Traildeer guides
- safety and bike check at the beginning of the stay
- certified MTB guide to lead the way and create itinerary
- instruction before each new trail about what awaits us
- Europe-wide MTB insurance in case of emergency
- service equipment and know-how in case of failure
- first aid kit and first aid in case of emergency
What is NOT included in the price of the trip:
- bike – you have to bring your own or rent one
- transportation (we will connect participants or arrange a van if interested)
- food and drinks
- cost of additional activities
- personal travel & sports insurance
If you buy for 2 or more riders we are able to provide a group discount. We can also arrange a private trip for you and your group. Please reach out to us if you want to book for multiple riders and we will give you a custom price as each trip has a different pricing structure.
Minimum amount of riders is 5. The maximum is 6 due to shuttle limitations.
Mandatory gear (you can’t ride with us without it):
Full-face helmet or Enduro/XC helmet (ideally both)
Helmet Light (in case of night ride)
Spare brake pads
Recommended gear (up to you, but highly recommended):
Bike Light (in case of night ride)
There are multiple bike shops here so most things can be bought or repaired also on-site, just make sure if you have something specific for your bike, that is not readily available in bike shops to take it with you. We will do our best to get any issues fixed ASAP so you can continue your ride.
As this is an Enduro MTB trip, please make sure your bike fits the category, a full suspension bike with at least 140mm front and back, ideally more.
We will specify accommodation closer to the date. However it will be 2-3 person rooms in an apartment or bed & breakfast on a standard comfort level, so that we get a good nights sleep, a hot shower and have space to put our things to dry. Our bikes will be stored safely for the night.
We will be guided by top notch local guides that know the peninsula and esp. the trails in and out. In Rabac the group will be lead by a Traildeer guide and in Groznan we will have a local guide with the Traildeer guide closing the group at the back to ensure no one gets lost and everyone can ride their own tempo. Also our Traildeer guide will organize all activities locally around accommodation, transportation and most importantly riding (communication with local guides, planning, scheduling, meeting points etc.).
In case we need to cancel the trip for any reason we will refund the whole fee in full. We’re fully insured and financially covered so whatever happens, if we need to cancel a trip from our end, you will receive your money back.
Rider cancels short trip (0-3 days)
Please contact us ASAP if you need to cancel the trip for any reason. The following terms apply:
- up to 1 weeks before the trip 80% of your fee is refunded, we keep the reservation fee to cover costs of finding a replacement
- up to 2 days before the trip 50% of your fee is refunded to cover the costs of a vacant seat and potentially not finding a replacement
- less then 2 days before the trip we cannot refund any fees, as we already have incurred fixed costs with accommodation, guides and we will not be able to find a replacement
We will try our best to find a replacement and try to refund the most we can if you have to cancel, but please keep the above conditions in mind if we do not succeed.