Vrbnik, Dobrinj, Omišalj & Malinska

The second chapter of our two-day cycling story takes us to the northern part of the island of Krk. On the second weekend of October, you will get to feast your eyes on the beautiful sites of Vrbnik, Dobrinj, Omišalj and Malinska. Our adventure starts from Vrbnik, the birthplace of Glagolitic culture and superb wine. On a pleasant ride through the island’s north-eastern coast we will see the ruins of an ancient church by St Marek Cove, and learn all about the benefits of the former saltworks and therapeutic mud in Soline Cove. While the Dobrinjština area will impress you with a stunning view of the Kvarner Gulf and the mountain peaks of Gorski kotar, a visit to the Gradec Castle will be a great opportunity to learn about the famous Frankopan Counts of Krk. Before returning to Vrbnik, we will pass through the wine-growing valley, the home of the golden Vrbnik Žlahtina wine, and enjoy a glass or two over lunch at the end of our day’s ride. The next morning starts with a tour of the charming Mediterranean villages and takes us to Omišalj, a quaint town of impressive history, before we head off to Rudine to explore the island’s underground treasure – Biserujka Cave. Once we get to Malinska you will hear all about the history of Dubašnica, and learn some interesting things about traditional shipbuilding at the DUBoak Maritime Heritage Interpretation Centre. One of the most beautiful coastal trails will lead us to Njivice, and finally to Omišalj.

Both tours are intended for active mountain bikers and anyone ready to tackle about 40 km of trails, with an ascent of up to 700 m.



Saturday, 7 October 2023

START/FINNISH: Vrbnik / Bus parking lot
(gathering around 9:00 am, start at 10:00 am)

LENGTH: 35 km
SURFACE: 45% gravel road / 55% asphalt road
DURATION:4 hours
ROUTE: Vrbnik – Sv. Marek – Risika – Šilo – Klimno – Kras – Garica – Vrbnik


Sunday, 8 October 2023

START/FINNISH: Omišalj / Spomen park (Memorial Park)
(gathering around 9:00 am, start at 10:00 am)

LENGTH: 30 km
SURFACE: 50% gravel road / 50% asphalt road
DURATION: 4 hours
ROUTE: Omišalj – Voz – Rudine – Čižići – Rasopasno – Malinska – Njivice – Omišalj


Entry fee:
2 days = 30 euros
1 day = 20 euros

Entry fee includes: tour organisation, guidance and escort by licenced bike tour guides, lunch at the end of the tour, refreshment, tasting of local produce, visits to cultural attractions

Registration: https://www.entrio.hr/event/krk-bike-story-jesen-14189

Registration deadline: 4 October 2023

Note: As this is a guided recreational and sight-seeing tour, not a race, some sections will include biking on local roads, which will not close for this purpose. For this reason, we urge all the participants to adhere to the Road Traffic Safety Act, follow the traffic rules and ride by the right-hand edge of asphalt roads, in a single file.

Obligatory equipment: bike (MTB or trekking), helmet, spare inner tube

In case of bad weather, the event will be cancelled or rescheduled. The entry fee will be valid for another date set by the organiser.

MTBs are available for rent at request, with prior announcement:
Bike Centre Krk: https://www.facebook.com/BikeCentarKrk
Bike guru Baška: https://bikeguru.info/
Zen adventures Baška: https://www.zenadventures.net/bike-ebike-rentals
Hidden Krk Baška: https://www.hiddenkrk.com/all-tours-and-activites?category=rentals
Partenca Matulji, e-bike rental: https://partenca.hr/bicikle/

Co-organisers: Omišalj Municipality Tourist Board, Malinska-Dubašnica Municipality Tourist Board, Vrbnik Municipality Tourist Board, Dobrinj Municipality Tourist Board, Krk Island Tourist Board

 Programme organiser and information:
Promotiv Travel Outdoor
email: info@promotiv-turizam.hr
Tel.: +385 91 1585 645



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