about-igo

About iGO Travel
iGO Travel, is a professional and innovative travel agency that combines internet and communications technology, with dedicated personal service, to offer you the best in travel coordination and planning.
With offices in Durban and Johannesburg, iGO Travel offers more than just leisure and corporate travel. We also specialise in schools, sports & groups travel arrangements, as well as inbound travel to Africa.
Find out more >

So why should you do it?

If you enjoy traveling with your bike, or if you even just considered to do such a trip, we highly encourage you to make your bookings, even for this summer! And hey, you can rent the bike when you get there! Among many different travel opportunities for cycling enthusiasts, group cycling tours around Croatian islands and coastline have to be among top 5 on your destinations list. Here’s 10 reasons why:

#1. Meet People

It’s always fun and exciting meeting people, whether it’s people you’re in group with or locals! The social side of riding could be doing you as much good as the exercise is. University of California researchers found socialising releases the hormone oxytocin, which buffers the ‘fight or flight’ response.

The views# 2. The Views

Some people say that views like mountains, seashores and meadows come to life when you’re cycling. It’s faster that walking, yet slow enough to take it all in. Undoubtedly, the Adriatic will offer some amazing, photograph-worthy sights! As Ernest Hemingway said, “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them.”

get fit and stay fir# 3. Get fit and stay fit

Some people say that views like mountains, seashores and meadows come to life when you’re cycling. It’s faster that walking, yet slow enough to take it all in. Undoubtedly, the Adriatic will offer some amazing, photograph-worthy sights! As Ernest Hemingway said, “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them.”

explore landscape# 4. Explore landscape

Cycling Croatian islands gives you an easy and practical opportunity to explore the islands’ flora and fauna. Enjoy the smell of an early morning, dew-refreshed pine forest while watching wild pheasants from a distance. Croatian islands have a lot more to offer than you might think, and it’s up to you to explore them. What better way than by bike?

regulated and touched up cycling paths# 5. Regulated and touched up Cycling paths

Island roads and paths are clean, trash-free (keep it that way!), regularly furbished and therefore extremely enjoyable!

exciting roads# 7. Exciting roads

The islands’ roads won’t bore you either. There are plenty of ups and downs for those who enjoy diversity and also plenty of straightforward roads with a turn here and there. Everyone’s happy, everyone’s satisfied!

local cuisine# 8. Local cuisine

If you get hungry, why not stop for a quick snack in a local konoba (Dalmatian Croatian word for a restaurant that offers traditional cuisine)? Who would say no to freshly grilled fish or calamari touched with homemade olive oil? Healthy and light on your stomach.

swimming stops# 9.Swimming stops

You’re cycling on an island – swimming stops whenever near the sea! A quick refreshing dip might just be what you need to keep you motivated and energetic until you reach your goal

fresh air and healthy climate# 10. Fresh Air and healthy climate

The fresh, unpolluted air on Croatian islands is pretty much a joy to breathe in and out. The healthy Mediterranean climate will keep you warm at day and cool you off at night while providing little humidity. Also as a bonus – little amount of bugs and insects! 

Why not combine sailing on small ships and cycling Croatia? see our package here:

https://www.igotravel.co.za/holiday/active-croatia-cruise-cycle/

 

-taken from katarina-line.com