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A week of lush forests and Kolpa river (6 – 9 days)

Day one: Transfer from the airport or railway station to the hotel
Transfer from the airport or railway station to the hotel, bike and equipment check. A visit of stud farm Lipica with an acquaintance evening. Later on the introduction of the guide and presentation of the tour.

Day two: Trieste – Brkini – Ilirska Bistrica
On the abandoned railway track we will leave Trieste Bay on our bikes and descent across Brkini ridge in the labyrinth of dirt roads and single trails into Ilirska Bistrica.

Day three: Ilirska Bistrica – Sviščaki – Mašun
After breakfast and morning coffee the ascent to Sviščaki awaits us. Sviščaki is a housing estate of vacation homes below Snežnik with a tourist – recreational centre and a smaller ski resort. There we will have a smaller picnic in the company of locals and intact nature. Before the evening starts we have a descent to mountain hut on Mašun, a well-deserved dinner and rest.

Day four: Mašun – Gorski Kotar – Osilnica
Cycling takes us from Mašun across a hundred year old forests intertwined with a labyrinth of dirt roads and single trails of Gorski Kotar to the town of Gerovo, from where we descend to a village Osilnica, where we have a pleasant meal at a hotel Kovač (Blacksmith).

Day five: Osilnica – rafting and fun*
The day is meant for regeneration! We will go rafting on river Kolpa and have a fun picnic.

Day six: Osilnica – Rimska vrata (Roman gates) – Opatija
The ascent from Osilnica takes us to Rimska cesta (Roman road) and from there to a pass Rimska vrata (Roman gates) (1348m), from where we will slowly descent through vast spruce forests towards the sea in Opatija.

Day seven: Opatija - a day on the sea with a local biking trip and a party*
A well deserved day of rest on the beach with a short cycling trip along walkway by the sea, and the sightseeing of a typical old Mediterranean fishing village of Volosko with a party.

Day eight: Učka – Čičarija – Trieste*
After breakfast and morning coffee we will drive with a transport vehicle to Poklon (900 m), from where we will, on the east side of Čičarija, meet its abandoned villages and have a snack in the original tavern. Over Slavnik we will make our descent through the labyrinth of hidden paths and trails all the way to our starting point.

Day nine: Late breakfast and transfer to the airport or railway station

* Marked days can be left out and the tour shortened!

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