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A MTB Trip of a Lifetime

The trails are technical but rideable for frequent South African race entrants. (Photo: Vedran Metelko.)
The trails are technical but rideable for frequent South African race entrants. (Photo: Vedran Metelko.)

4 Islands MTB Stage Race Press Release

Island hopping through Croatia’s archipelago of Adriatic islands has long been
considered a sublime scenic getaway. Now you have the chance to join Garden
Route Events from the 10 to 18 April 2016 and experience a cruise through the
channels and straights separating the islands in a luxury liner, plus a mountain bike
stage race across the picturesque islands of Krk, Rab, Cres and Lošinj.
It’s a mix of sightseeing, relaxing and riding you won’t experience anywhere else in
the world.

The nine day, eight night package includes the first and last night of the trip in the
capital city Zagreb; where 18th- and 19th-century Austro-Hungarian architecture and
the medieval complex around Ban Jelačić Square with its churches, palaces,
museums and galleries are sure to keep you enthralled. After a night in Zagreb you’ll
transfer to the south-west, to the Plitvice Lakes National Park. The limestone canyon
into which the 16 terraced Plitvice Lakes, joined by a series of waterfalls, extend is
perfect for hiking, birding and shaking off the cobwebs of the flights to Croatia. From
the Plitvice Lakes you transfer to the boat which will be your base for the 4 Islands
MTB Stage Race.

Days 4, 5, 6 and 7 are dedicated to mountain biking. The 4 Island MTB Stage Race
takes in a total of 245 kilometres of riding with 5 100 meters of climbing. It crosses
rugged coastal terrain along technical singletracks and flowing cliff top footpaths; and
bisects villages dating back centuries before climbing the spines of the islands and
descending back to the Adriatic. In pure riding terms it’s unlike anything you’ll
experience in South Africa. It’s the experience of a lifetime.

After the conclusion of Stage 4 there’s a spectacular finishers’ party before you say
farewell to the other 4 Islands MTB Stage Race riders and head back to Zagreb for a
day of unwinding and sight-seeing before flying home.

To join the 4 Islands MTB Stage Race adventure visit www.gardenrouteevents.co.za
or click here.

Garden Route Events Present Croatia Bike
Dates: 10 to 18 April 2016.
Venues: Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Krk, Rab, Cres and Lošinj.
Event Website: www.gardenrouteevents.co.za

Race Format: Teams of 2.
Stage 1: 13 April | Krk | 67.73km with 1 580m of climbing.
Stage 2: 14 April | Rab | 60.87km with 1 030m of climbing.
Stage 3: 15 April | Cres | 66.63km with 1 552m of climbing.
Stage 4: 16 April | Lošinj | 49.35km with 975m of climbing.

Itinerary: Click here.

Package 1: R 42 500 (2 people sharing with 8 nights in 3 and 4 star hotels.)
Note: Subject to currency fluctuations.

Package 2:  R 47 470 (2 people sharing with 3 nights in 3 or 4 star hotels and 5 and
nights on a luxury boat). Note: Subject to currency fluctuations.

Including: All breakfasts, 5 dinners, all transfers, entry into the Plitvice Lakes
National Park, entry into the 4 Islands MTB Stage Race and a guide.

Excluding: Flights and visas.

Requirements: Click here for more information on visa and travel requirements.

Book Online Click here.

Video: This promotional video captures the essence of the 4 Islands MTB Stage Race.
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xYwpxwRN5c&feature=youtu.be

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