Karlovac County offers a number of possibilities for an active vacation, especially by bicycle. If you'd like to get to know its beauty and attractions while cycling, several routes provide around 300 kilometers of cycling trails. On your bike, you can get to know the Pokuplje plains, the four Karlovac rivers' valleys, the stone bridges, ancient castles, old villages, wine-producing hills and expansive meadows.
Every cyclist, from the casual one to the sports-oriented one, will find a trail well-suited to his or her fitness level and the bike's capabilities. The length of the routes range from around 30 to 60 kilometers, while the elevation difference between the lowest and the highest points range from 130 to 310 meters.
The routes mostly go along side roads with less traffic, including the historic roads to the Adriatic Sea, the Lujzijana, Karolina and Jozefina, skirting many culturally and historically important sites. Some of them go along the picturesque valleys of the Kupa, Korana, Mrežnica or Dobra, others wind near the medieval castles and churches, while some others ascend through the wooded slopes and meadows.
After such an outing, chances are you'll want to enjoy various local delicacies from the restaurants in the area. There is an increasing number of traditional restaurants in this region, offering a variety of the region's best domestic food. Local specialties include flour soup, sour soup with scrambled eggs, porcini cream soup, meat soups with homemade noodles, baked shanks, hams and breasts, fried poultry meat, rabbit in saffron sauce, and so much more. There are also many fish specialties, particularly carp, pike, catfish or perch prepared in various traditional ways, different bean stews, Ogulin cabbage, a variety of porridges, wild mushrooms, and authentic local desserts including plum dumplings or egg-and-cheese pies. These traditional dishes are only a part of the rich restaurant offer, created by the industrious and talented chefs - the promoters of the gastronomical culture.