Baška, Punat, Krk: 15 and 16 April 2023.
Krk Bike Story 2023 – Spring
Organiser: Promotiv Travel Outdoor
Co-Organizers: Baška Municipality Tourist Board, Punat Municipality Tourist Board, Krk Town Tourist Bord and Krk Island Tourist Board
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org ili +385 91 1585 645
This year’s springtime bike tour will take you through the southern part of the island of Krk and tell you the stories of Baška, Punat and Krk Town. The first day of the weekend is reserved for a ride to the unique Vela Beach in Baška, the fascinating Moon Plateau, and endless drystone walls and mrgari sheepfolds – the incredible traditional architecture of local shepherds. Escorted by the curious looks of flocking sheep, we will continue towards the island’s oldest tree, the story of which dates back to the times of the Croatian King Krešimir. On our way back to Baška we will stop by the Church of St. Lucy in Jurandvor and learn about the history of the Baška Tablet – one of the country’s most valuable monuments. Finally, you will get the chance to taste organic honey – a gift of nature produced on the slopes of Prvić Island, and enjoy a well-deserved lunch.
The next day we meet up in Punat, one of Croatia’s major nautical centres. We continue our cycling adventure through numerous olive groves and ‘paths of the golden drops’ that will take us to the town of Krk. Alongside its rich heritage dating back to the ancient times, you will learn about the secrets of the Frankopans, Croatia’s most powerful family in medieval times. After a visit to the Frankopan Castle and the Maritime Heritage Interpretation Centre we will cycle our way to the heart of the island and take a peek into the Salatići Castle before pausing for refreshments in Lakmartin to taste the superb cheeses produced on the Magriž family farm. Before reaching our final point in Punat, we will stop by the Three Crosses viewpoint to marvel the beautiful panorama of Punat Cove and the islet of Košljun. A visit to the Toš gallery and a toast to our next two-wheel adventure with some of the finest homemade liqueurs will be a perfect warmup for a tasty lunch.
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.
DATE: Saturday, 15 April 2023.
START/FINISH: Baška/in front of the Forza Heritage Hotel (gathering at around 9:00 am, start at 10:00 am).
LENGTH: 38 km.
TOTAL ASCENT: 750 m.
SURFACE: 65% gravel road, 35% asphalt road.
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: 3/5.
TOUR DURATION: 5 hours.
ROUTE: Baška – Moon Plateau – panoramic trail underneath Hlam – Misučajnica – Treskavac – Baška Cove – along Vela Rika – Zarok – Baška.
DATE: Sunday, 16 April 2023.
START/FINNISH: Punat/Trg zahvalnosti square (gathering around 9:00 am, start at 10:00 am).
LENGTH: 36 km.
TOTAL ASCENT: 670 m.
SURFACE: 60% gravel road, 40% asphalt road.
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: 3/5.
TOUR DURATION: 4 – 5 hours.
ROUTE: Punat – Kornić – Krk – Kosići – Lakmartin – Kampelje – Misučajnica – Punat.
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 deadline: 12 April 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 the autumn tour from 7 to 8 October or another date set by the organiser.
Co-organisers: Baška Municipality Tourist Board, Punat Municipality Tourist Board, Krk Town Tourist Board, Krk Island Tourist Board.
Programme organiser and information:
Promotiv Travel Outdoor
Tel.: +385 91 1585 645