Region Overviews: Croatia Travel Guide: Overview
Whatever has caught your eye and enticed you to visit this beautiful corner of Europe, a trip to Croatia will definitely not disappoint.
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Central Europe brings its A game here. Amazing treks through snowcapped Alps. Awesome riding along the Adriatic Sea. Azure rivers to raft and a Golden Cape to kayak. Astonishing scenery from any approach. Discover ancient castles, architectural masterpieces and so much more. Bring your family to Croatia and Slovenia and come ready to play.
THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights
ACCOMMODATIONS: Premiere & Casual Hotels*
Special Kids Prices
Start Ljubljana, Slovenia / End Trieste, Italy
Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.
Get your first glimpse of the Alps from the preserved medieval hilltop village of Radovljica | Enjoy a farm-fresh lunch in the countryside | Bike quiet roads though the lush Slovenian countryside | Admire a glacial lake in the foothills of the Julian Alps in the charming resort town of Bled | Hike through Mostnica Gorge, a stunning steep-walled canyon with surreal azure pools and impressive waterfalls | Dine at 11th-century Bled Castle, where postcard-perfect panoramas await.
Once the summer villa of Yugoslavian autocrat Josip Tito, this hotel enjoys a spectacular location on the shore of Lake Bled and offers a private lido with rowboats. (spa)
Hike a beautiful forested route to Slovenia's Triglav National Park, a spectacular natural wonderland of dramatic river gorges, blue lakes, deep canyons and rushing waterfalls | From picturesque Lake Bohinj, ascend along lovely forested trails to a spectacular vista point | Make your way to the Adriatic coast and stroll the winding streets of Piran, admiring Venetian Gothic architecture | Adults sample fine regional wines and dine on fresh-caught seafood while kids enjoy a fun scavenger hunt and dinner just for them.
Overlooking the Adriatic Sea, this luxurious hotel offers stellar service and blends contemporary design with classic elegance. (pool, spa)
Bike across the border from Slovenia to Croatia | On foot, follow a path as it winds through a coastal pine and cedar forest | Relax at luxurious coastal hotels | Grab a paddle and kayak the sparkling waters of Rovinj's Golden Cape | Splash around with your family in the sapphire waters of the Adriatic | Wander Rovinj's waterfront and captivating historic center.
A luxurious modern oasis by the sea with crisp design, plenty of greenery and stunning views over Rovinj's old town. (pool, spa)
The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy
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Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do. LEARN MORE.
Note: The minimum age required for kids to ride their own bike on this trip is 9+
We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.
To bring you to our favorite parts of these incredible regions, we make liberal use of shuttles on this trip. So although you'll see the inside of the Backroads van for an hour or so on most days, consider it an opportunity to view some spectacular scenery while resting your legs in preparation for your next hike or bike ride.
Slovenia and Croatia are popular tourist destinations with busy peak seasons, especially during the summer months and on national holidays. We've planned our itinerary to take you off the beaten path, but crowds are common in this region, particularly on the coast. Keep in mind that summer heat can make biking and hiking more challenging.
While Kempinski Palace Portoro and Hotel Vila Bled offer outstanding service and amenities, please note that they are not equipped with air-conditioning and guest rooms can occasionally become warm during peak temperatures.