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Cycling in Hvar

Do you like active vacation, bicycle ride through wonderful nature, medieval cities and paths and roads by the coast? Island of Hvar is surrounded by cycling pathways on which you can start your new cycling adventure. Every active holiday lover will, without a doubt, enjoy in bicycle ride on the island of Hvar. Scents of the sea and lavender will impress you.

Bicycle ride consists of few different pleasures, one of them being experience you get by unique combination of nature and local culture which you can experience during the bicycle ride. From the cyclist perspective, natural surroundings and untouched coast scenery seems as idyllic and unreal world. You'll pass by the olive trees, vineyards, lavender fields with wind blowing on your face during whole journey through this magical nature, where grows untouched Mediterranean vegetation, whose colors and scents will fulfill your senses. Beside that, the sea is always near there, so it's difficult to draw the line between blue sea and green vegetation.

Bicycle rent is great possibility for all of those who like to do trekking and rock climbing, and we recommend renting a bike to those who wish to visit Hvar, Jelsa, Stari Grad or Sv. Nedjelja. Best period for riding a bike is in May and September because of beautiful colors of the scenery. During the ride you can see ruins of villas and rock walls from Roman period. During summer months between Vrboska and Jelsa, you can make short rest and take a swim on the one of the nearby beaches.

Pathway Kabal - experience the nature

Bike pathway Kabal spreads across whole length of Kabal peninsula, and is protected ecological zone. Main characteristic of this pathway is effect it has on senses of taste and smell. Regardless when you come during the year, you won't miss this pleasure. By the pathway there are strawberry-tree berries, plant which simultaneously blooms and gives the eatable and delicious fruits. Many bays, in the distance of few hundred meters up to most far away bay - Smociguzica (1660m away), simply attract you to explore all the pleasures which sea and nature have to offer.

Pathway Purka - bicycle ride towards island of Hvar's summit

Pathway Purka will get you to tallest peak on the island, Sv, Nikola (St. Nicola) (682m tall). It is demanding pathway, but effort you put in will be awarded with most beautiful view on the island beneath you, and the sea surrounding it. On the beginning of pebble macadam path, beautiful breathtaking view is spread. You can see human work that carved dry stone walls on the hills in perfect harmony for centuries.

From island of Hvar to Stari Grad

Popular pathway for bike ride is 20km long ride from Hvar to Stari Grad. You can ride towards the heights of 400m above sea level with ease, especially if you rent electric bike, which company e-Bike - Croatia provides. Considering I've never drove electric bike before, I was amazed with it's simplicity, You just have to pedal, afterwards it turns itself on! Possibility of enjoying in quiet roads with view on seemingly small Pakleni islands in the distance is experience everyone who visits this island should go on.

Pathway Ager - bicycle ride through history

Pathway Ager is available even for those curios souls without any cycling experience. Everyone will overcome small distance, and small height level changes on the pathway with ease. It is also the oldest pathway used by local inhabitants since first bikes arrived. Many generations of islanders left their mark in the valley, which is nowadays, thanks to them, actual archaeological site. Ager or Old City is under UNESCO protection since 2008. Beside riding across Ager pathway, everyone should try riding narrow asphalt roads which connect nearby villages.

 

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