Bike Lover? Gorgeous NP Krka Boasts Impressive Cycling Routes

Lauren Simmonds

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Skradinski buk, NP Krka, Croatia
Skradinski buk, NP Krka, Croatia

As Morski writes on the 20th of May, 2020, in the twenty months since their opening, the 470 kilometres of well-maintained cycling routes in NP Krka, which pass through the untouched nature surrounding the most beautiful part of the Krka river, have become a favourite destination for lovers of active holidays.

The most scenic parts of NP Krka are connected by as many as fourteen circular bicycle routes of different levels of difficulty with appropriate cycling signals, and the ideal combination of different terrain configurations and rich natural and cultural heritage allows for the discovery of this beloved Croatian national park in a completely different and sustainable way.

Whether you’re a beginner, recreational cyclist or a professional – five MTB or mountain bike routes, three road routes and six track routes for a pleasant family ride, will satisfy different adventurous needs and abilities. The most willing adventurers will more than likely dare to embark on the longest bike route, the so-called “royal route”, which is 95.1 kilometres long and begins in picturesque Skradin, passes through the settlements of Rupe and Kistanje, and ends in a true pearl of ancient history, the Roman military camp of Burnum.

On the way back to Skradin, it descends twice into the beautiful Krka river canyon, to the Brljan and Roški waterfalls (slapovi), and after passing the visitor centre in Laškovica, which is the centre of a network of hiking trails and cycling routes along the river Krka, returns once again back to Skradin. The shortest cycling route, which is 8.6 kilometres long, runs from Skradin along the Krka river and leads upstream to Skradinski buk, the most beautiful and most heavily frequented waterfall along the river Krka.

The ability to cycle at NP Krka works to further strengthen the potential for the development of cycling tourism in the much loved park, as it represents a much more sustainable type of tourism that has a number of advantages to it – from individual ones such as a positive impact on health and fitness, to broader ones concerning the impact on local economic activities. At the same time, biking and trekking have a negligible impact on the environment, which is extremely important since the routes are located in the protected nature of the park,” stated the director of NP Krka’s Public Institution, Nella Slavica.

”In addition to offering an excellent opportunity to get better acquainted with the natural beauty that you didn’t even know existed, our cycling routes also play a more educational role because they reveal the hidden treasures of the rich cultural and historical heritage preserved by NP Krka,” concluded Slavica.

In the period until June the 18th, 2020, a promotional ticket price of just fifty kuna for adults and 25 kuna for children is on offer for all visitors to NP Krka, while admission is free for the youngest visitors.

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