Professional cyclists and their entourage are very much like to seamen. On the road 200 days a year, their life surroundings dedicated to their job. Still they manage to have families? Seriously? In December a ferry brought these hardworking globetrotters to Hvar for a work trip.
How I learned that a horse can foster the coming of a cycling team, that Vincenzo Nibali considers Croatia to have pleasant roads for cycling and some cyclists actually choose Croatia to evade higher taxes in Italia.
Leading world cycling team Bahrain Merida concluded their winter training camp on the island of Hvar on December 15, 2017. TCN followed them around the December roads of the island. It was quite an experience.
The town of Varaždin is connected to the west with the town of Maribor in Slovenia by the EuroVelo9 cycling route, and to the east with eastern Croatia by the EuroVelo13
Rainy Hvar sees Vincenzo Nibali announces he is riding the Tour de France this year.
November 9, 2017 - The international media spotlight on Hvar will focus on cycling next month, as the Bahrain Merida Pro-Cycling team will be heading to Europe's sunniest island for winter training, a fantastic promotional opportunity for cycling and off season tourism in Croatia.
While clearly not on the quintessential bucket list of any cycling bible, Karlovac County is a great starting point for bicycle touring addicts to embark on their exploratory Tour of Croatia, or a wonderful rural retreat for those cyclists in search of a spot to gather their thoughts and quietly pass a few weeks with their favourite two wheeled beast.