Continental Croatia,Samobor & Hrvatsko City Tour

Continental Croatia,Samobor & Hrvatsko - Continental Croatia Samobor and Hrvatsko Zagorje – 7 Days

Samobor is a beautiful city with a happy combination of town and countryside, gardens and nature, and villages and highlands. The surrounding region, Hrvatsko Zagorje, echos the same charm as it's crown jewel, Samobor. It boasts a mild Mediterranean climate with sunny summers and moderate winters, well-preserved natural landscape that make it a haven for cyclists and hikers, and a history rich in Croatian traditions, culture, and history.

Join us on this exceptional tour of a remarkable town and region, all the while enjoying Croatian cuisine, wine, and hospitality.



Highlights:

1. Samobor, a city with perfect blend of nature and culture

2. Hrvatsko Zagorje, a region rich in history, culture, and natural beauty

3. Suban, a luxurious botanical garden

4. St. Lenard and St. Ana churches

5. Divlje Vode, or the wild waters

6. Zumberak Nature Park

7. A brief visit to neighboring Slovenia

8. Sutla and Sava rivers

9. St. Barbara-old mine near Samobor

10. Kumrovec etno village and birth place of marshal Josip Broz Tito



Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Zagreb/Pleso, transfer to Samobor (9 miles/ 15 km)

Transfer from Zagreb/Pleso airport to Samobor, where you will check-in to your accommodation. Take a short bicycle tour of the town of Samobor, its history, and Vugrinšcak Park. You will attend a brief meeting consisting of an overview of the complete tour, followed by dinner.

Overnight in Samobor.

Day 2: Samobor – Anindol Valley – Samobor (22 miles/35 km)

After breakfast, we will visit the Samobor museum, and then ride to Rude village, where we will visit to "Barbara" mine. Then we'll cycle on to Plješivica and enjoy lunch at Prekrižje Plješivicko resort.

After lunch, we'll continue to village Manja Vas and visit to the botanical garden "Suban". We will then ride to Anindol valley, where the views from Anindol point are incomparable. Along the way back, we'll take a short tour of St. Lenard and St. Ana churches and ruins of the old city of Samobor. Upon our return to Samobor, you'll have some free time to explore on your own.

Overnight in Samobor.

Day 3: Samobor – Eko selo – Samobor (31 miles/50 km)

After breakfast, we'll cycle from Samobor to Slani dol (Salty valley) village and take a short break here. We'll ride to Vratnik, descend on Gradnjci, and arrive at Divlje vode (wild waters) and nature park. We'll continue to Eko selo (Eco village), where we'll lunch, then return to Samobor with some free time leftover.

Overnight in Samobor.

Day 4: Samobor – Budinjak – Samobor (37 miles/60 km)

After breakfast, we'll head out on our bikes to Bregana and Grdanjci village and enter into the Zumberak nature park. We'll ascend to village Stojdraga, where a we'll take a well-deserved break. From here, we'll ride through Poklek and Novo selo žumberacko on our way to Budinjak for lunch. Here, we'll walk the "Trail of the Princess" in and then ride back to Samobor, where again you'll have the evening to discover the beauty of Samobor.

Overnight in Samobor.

Day 5: Samobor – Desinic (37 miles/ 60 km)

After breakfast, we'll pedal from Samobor to Bregana and cross the border into Slovenia. We'll continue to Mokrice, where a beautiful castle awaits. Then we'll cycle through Brežice and the Bizeljsko region. We'll visit a local wine cellar and enjoy lunch.

We'll then drive along the Sutla river on Slovenian side, crossing border back into Croatia, and arrive in Kumrovec, the birth place of Josip Broz Tito (aka. Marshal Tito). We'll tour the ethnically rich Kumrovec and then visit the Marshal Tito Memorial Museum. We'll head to Desinic, where we'll stay in a rural tourist household, "Trsek".

Overnight in Desinic.

Day 6: Desinic – Samobor (40 miles/65 km)

After breakfast, we'll ride through Desinic to the castle Veliki tabor, which has a museum. Today's journey is thankfully downhill to Miljana and Kumrovec, where we'll lunch in the restaurant Zelengaj. We'll continue on to Klanjec, driving along the Sutla river on Croatia side to town of Zaprecic, where we'll take a short break. When we come to the Sava river, we'll cross on a ferry to Samobor.

Overnight in Samobor.

Day 7: Departure

After breakfast, we'll sample coffee & cake at the Samobor main square, then enjoy a presentation of pictures and moments during tour. We'll then transfer you to the Zagreb/Pleso airport for your onward travels.



Package Inclusion:

• 6 nights accommodation in category of your choice including tax

• 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 3 dinners*

• Registered, local tour guide

• Hybrid touring bicycle rental

• Minor bicycle repairs or bicycle replacement if necessary

• DVD with photos and video during the tour

• Tickets for all sites and museums as described in daily program

• Advance notice required for vegetarian meals or other food accommodations such as intolerances and allergies.

Package Exclusion:

• GST (Government Sales Tax)

• Lunch

• Tips & Gratitude

• Alcohol

Note:

Bike Rentals:
Bikes available on this tour, and included in the tour cost (reserved in advance at the time of booking):

• Classic touring bikes (touring frame with mountain bike style gears)

Bikes come equipped with: • Side bag



Pedals:

The bikes will have FLAT pedals. If you want to bring your own pedals, be sure to bring your own shoes and also the necessary equipment to change the pedals.

Seats:

If you plan to bring your own seat, please ensure that it has a universal seat post.

Helmets:

Helmets are available for rent on this tour. However, we recommend that you bring your own helmet for safety and hygiene purposes.