More promotion of Croatia as a cycling destination on August 1, 2016, this time in The Daily Telegraph.
The Croatian cycling tourism story is gathering pace. Identified as the Croatian National Tourist Board as one of the six key sectors to extend the tourist season, cycling has enjoyed a higher profile in the last 12 months, and the international interest is following.
The most high profile addition to cycling in Croatia has undoubtedly been the Tour of Croatia race, now in its second year, which beamed the beauty of Croatia and its attractiveness as a cycling destination into homes all over the world through extensive coverage on Eurosport. But at the grass roots level, several innovative tourist agencies have been thinking out of the box and offering more specialised cycling tours, combining the mainland and islands, with a variety of sailing options. The Daily Telegraph recently road-tested one of them:
“Croatia’s island-spangled Adriatic coast is one of the most beautiful corners of the Mediterranean, a paradise for sailing holidays with a host of fascinating island and mainland ports to explore, from the long period of Venetian control. A well-planned and moderately energetic cycling programme with some varied sightseeing, based on a comfortable and sociable little cruise ship, might be your dream holiday. It worked for me.” Read more in The Daily Telegraph.