Croatia’s northern border with Hungary is one of the lesser known corners of this fascinating country. The route takes cyclists through picturesque villages surrounded by pristine forests and nice cities, among which stands out Koprivnica, often called the cycling capital of Croatia due to the largest share of bicycles per capita in Croatia. Most of the route passes through the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Mura-Drava-Danube, known also as ‘Amazon of Europe’, because Drava stands out as one of the few major European rivers with preserved original course. Along the way, many watch towers and border stones will remind cyclists that they are following a border which used to form part of the Iron Curtain.

EuroVelo 13 - Iron Curtain Trail is a Cultural Route of the Council of Europe since 2019.
EuroVelo 13 - Iron Curtain Trail is a Cultural Route of the Council of Europe since 2019.

National & Regional Information

National Coordination Body for Development of Cycling Tourism

National EuroVelo Coordination Centre

Cikloturizam Hrvatska is a voluntary association which advocates the improvement of conditions for cycling as efficient, sustainable and healthy means of transport. They advocate for and work on the transformation of the cities into clean, safe, comfortable and green urban areas, promoting the ‘cities for people’ approach and cycling as a desirable way of transport.

National Tourist Board of Croatia – Cycling Tourism

In Croatia you will find a huge variety of trails for everyone's taste. Ride through astonishing landscapes in natural parks such as Kopački Rit or Medvednica in Slavonia and Central Croatia or follow the numerous wine and gastro routes through stunning vineyards like the famous Istria Wine or Gastro Cycling Tour. On the Croatian National Tourist Board website you will find plenty of information about cycling in this country.