The Cycling Tour of Croatia 2018, a 2.HC UCI rated cycling race, is the most important cycling stage race in the Central and Eastern Europe with a desire to become an important part of the overall tourist offer of Croatia.

We are proud to be a partner of UNILINE, the official tour operator of Tour of Croatia, and in this way to bei able to offer cyclists a spectacular cycling holiday.

As a guest of this tour, you have privileged access to the race and its backstage. Ride on the course before the pros with our experienced guides and complete vehicle support. Watch the race and its finish from the roadside or from the first line. 

The Tour of Croatia will be held for the fourth consecutive year, from 17th to 22nd April 2018 through six stages on the route longer than 1,000 kilometers all over Croatia. The arena of The Tour of Croatia is the entire country; including 12 host cities, and passing through more than 100 different sites, with more than 500 minutes of live TV broadcast. With the start in Osijek and grand finale in the capital of Croatia, Zagreb, the race is broadcasted live by Croatian National Television (HRT), Eurosport and Eurosport Asia, with summaries of the most exciting moments.

1.099 EURO (ALL INCLUSIVE PRICE, per person/ DOUBLE OCCUPANCY)


THE THRILL OF THE TOUR

Watch the race unfold underneath your own eyes as you will see all the stage finishes and have a chance to be close to the Pros.

RIDE LIKE A PRO

Ride the same stages as the Pros with 5 epic and diverse stages in the incredibly beautiful country of Croatia.

EXPERIENCED LOCAL GUIDES

Our guides are passionate cyclists and know Croatia and its islands like the back of their palm.

SUPPORTED TOUR

Our guests are supported by at least one expert guide joining them as well as by a van with driver.

AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATION

All hotels or guesthouses are carefully selected by our team for location, authenticity and character and are personally and constantly reviewed.

DELICIOUS local FOOD

We know how good it feels to have warm, healthy and delicious food waiting at the end of each hard day. We hand-picked the spots where will be eating to offer just that.

DAILY ITINERARY


7 DAYS

 DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM

 90 KM AV. DAILY LENGTH

1.200 M AV. DAILY ELEVATION


DAY 1 - WELCOME TO CROATIA. Upon your arrival in Osijek, we’ll brief you on the tour and help you with bike fitting before going for a short warm up ride. Starting from your hotel, you will discover the region on back roads that will take you through the region of Slavonia.

DAY 2 - SLAVONIAN CHALLENGE. The 1st stage of the race starts in Osijek, the most important city in Slavonia, the eastern region of Croatia and will head to the north-west, towards Zagreb. We will start with the before the professionals on the same route and we will cycle all the way to the official finish line. The ride for the day is 100 KM long.

DAY 3 - CYCLE TO REACH THE COAST. The 2nd stage of the race starts from Karlovac, close to the border with Slovenia and will head south, towards Zadar, on the coast. the race start with the van/minibus 30 minutes before the professionals. We will start with the van before the professionals on the same route and we will cycle all the way to the official finish line. The ride for the day is 100 KM long.

DAY 4 – CLIMBING TO BIOKOVO MOUNTAIN. The 3rd stage of the race starts from Trogir, a small medieval town on the coast, and heads down south to Sveti Jure peak. It lies in the heart of the Biokovo National Park at a height of 1.762 meters above sea level and as such represents the highest lying asphalt road in Croatia. We will start with the van before the professionals on the same route and we will cycle all the way to the official finish line. The ride for the day is 60 KM long.

 

DAY 5 - CROATIAN COAST. The 4th stage of the race starts from Starigrad and then heads all the way north on the amazing Dalmatian coast until Crikvenica. We will start with the van before the professionals on the same route and we will cycle all the way to the official finish line. The ride for the day is 100 KM long.

DAY 6 – QUEEN STAGE; CLIMBING UČKA. The 5th stage of the race starts from Rabac, a small resort town on Kvarner Bay,  and then heads towards the Ucka mountain peak. From up here you have a breathtaking 360-degree-panorama of the Istrian peninsula, northern Adriatic islands, mountains in the Gorski kotar region, and all the way to Venice and the Alps.  We will start with the van before the professionals on the same route and we will cycle all the way to the official finish line. The ride for the day is 60 KM long.

DAY 7 - GRAND FINAL. The 6th and final stage ends in style in Zagreb, the capital city of Croatia. We will start with the van before the professionals on the same route and we will cycle all the way to the official finish line. The ride for the day is 60 KM long.

DAY 8 – DEPARTURE


CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS

I would recommend this road cycling tour for sure. If you’ve been riding for a bit, this tour is perfect because all you need to do is to ride. Transportation is taken care of, there’s great hotels and good food. And you get to ride roads in a country that isn’t known by a lot of tourists.
— Tim (Germany)

INCLUSIONS

ON THE ROAD

  • Daily support vehicle

  • Daily stage transfers and viewing of the Tour of Croatia

  • All transport for you and your bike, including support for non-cyclists

FOOD & SLEEP

  • Authentic accommodation in 3* and 4* hotels and guest houses (where possible in the same hotels as professional teams))

  • All breakfasts & dinners based on locally sourced ingredients

STELLAR SUPPORT

  • Expert level local guides

  • A/C support car with unlimited supply of snacks, drinks and professional cycling nutrition

  • High quality cycling jersey

  • The official Tour of Croatia 2018 road book + TOC 2018 surprise package

  • Secure bike storage and laundry service at the hotel

*Bike hire, flights, travel insurance, return airport transfers, alcoholic drinks are not included


ACCOMMODATION

We pay extra attention to choosing the appropriate places to crash at the end of a long day. All hotels or guesthouses are carefully selected by our team for location, authenticity and character and are personally and constantly reviewed. Most of them are at least 3* and 4* locations, some with Spa & Pool.


ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

CALENDAR

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