Plitvice Lakes National Park on a motorcycle tour from Split, Zagreb, Pula, or more

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Rent a motorcycle and make a trip to the Plitvice lakes

Explore Croatia’s breathtaking Plitvice Lakes National Park on a scenic motorcycle tour, starting your adventure in Split, Zagreb, Pula, or another location of your choice! Rent-a-GS offers the perfect motorbike for your adventure, ensuring an unforgettable journey in Croatia.

The Allure of Plitvice Lakes: A Biker’s Paradise Awaits

Plitvice Lakes has cascading waterfalls, crystal-clear lakes, and diverse flora and fauna.

The ride to Plitvice is an adventure in itself. Depending on your starting point, you can carve through mountain passes or hug the scenic coastline, all on smooth Croatian asphalt. Plitvice Lakes National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, that isn’t just a natural wonder; it’s a biker’s paradise waiting to be explored.

Plitvice Lakes National Park isn’t just about the present; it’s a window into Croatia’s prehistoric past. The park’s unique geological formations, sculpted by glacial meltwater over 20,000 years ago, offer a glimpse of a bygone era.

Amazing waterfalls and 16 lakes

Once you arrive, park your bike and take in the awe-inspiring panorama – 16 interconnected lakes cascading down emerald slopes, a symphony of nature’s raw beauty. Feel the spray of cool mist as you walk behind cascading waterfalls, the roar of the water a constant soundtrack to your exploration. Breathe in the fresh air, invigorated by the scent of pine and damp earth.

Plitvice is a sensory feast; experiencing it on a motorbike tour in Croatia adds a whole new dimension to the adventure. The freedom of two wheels unlocks the beauty of Croatia beyond Plitvice.

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Interesting Facts for Bikers when visiting Plitvice Lakes

Parking: Several designated parking areas are conveniently located outside the park entrance, ensuring your motorcycle is safe while you explore.

Weather: Be prepared for potential temperature changes as you ride from higher to lower elevations within Croatia. Pack accordingly. When you rent your bike have in mind that it’s a different climate in Split than in National Park there can be and 10-celsius difference on the same day so bring some extra layers of clothes. In our office, we provide motorcycle rental gear such as protective jackets, helmets, and protective pants.

Distance: Factor in distances between your starting point, Plitvice National Park, and any additional destinations on your motorcycle adventure. 

Plitvice Lakes motorbike tour from Split

Approximately 180 kilometers (3 hours) – this route winds its way inland, offering stunning vistas of the Dinaric Alps mountain range. This route winds its way inland, offering a thrilling ride on curvy roads through Croatia’s charming countryside.  Keep an eye out for stunning vistas of the Dinaric Alps mountain range, dotted with picturesque villages nestled amidst rolling hills and vineyards.

Bonus Stop: Airbase Željava

History buffs can take a detour near Plitvice to explore Airbase Željava, the former largest underground airport and military airbase in Yugoslavia (SFRY) and one of the biggest in Europe.

zeljava airbase

After your ride, find comfortable accommodation near Plitvice National Park.  A good night’s rest will ensure you’re energized to explore the park’s wonders on foot the next day.

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On the way back, we always recommend the road through the mounting of Velebit and visiting beautiful villages Kuterevo where you can visit bear sanctuary and Krasno village, and then by the Karlobag ride most scenic coastal road in Europe, you can also visit on the way Zadar or Skardin beautiful little village in Canyon of Krka river. Nearby is Krka Nation Park which is also beautiful to explore by motorcycle.

Plitvice Lakes motorbike tour from Zagreb

Zagreb: Approximately 130 kilometers (2-2.5 hours) via a scenic route through Slunj. Cruise along the Korana River and marvel at the turquoise waters before continuing your journey towards Plitvice.

Bonus Stop: Rastoke – The “Milling Pearl”

Immerse yourself in the charm of Rastoke, a village nicknamed the “Milling Pearl.”  Crystal-clear streams cascade through the village, powering historic watermills that have stood for centuries. Explore the picturesque walkways, capture stunning photos, and soak in the tranquility.

Exploring Plitvice Lakes National Park

Exploring Plitvice Lakes National Park takes a minimum of 3-4 hours walking. While a one-day trip is possible, it can be quite rushed. To make the most of your visit, we recommend a full day to explore the park’s trails, waterfalls, and breathtaking scenery. Factor in time for rest, meals, sightseeing stops, and photos. Remember, the beauty of the park is best savored without feeling rushed. By starting your day early, you’ll have ample time to experience everything Plitvice has to offer before returning at a comfortable pace.

Motorcycle Magic: Why Choose a Motorbike for your Plitvice Trip?

  • Freedom and flexibility: Explore hidden gems inaccessible by car or bus.
  • Avoid crowded tourist routes: Experience Croatia’s authentic charm.
  • Scenic journey: Enjoy breathtaking landscapes on the D1 state road.
  • Convenience: Skip crowded parking struggles in Split and other cities.

Beyond Plitvice: Exploring more places with Rent-a-GS

  • Velebit mountain range, Kuterevo village (bear sanctuary), Krasno village.
  • Karlobag – scenic coastal road, Zadar city, Škardin village (Krka River canyon).
  • Krka National Park – another natural wonder for motorbike exploration.
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Rent-a-GS: Your Perfect Motorcycle Rentals for Your Plitvice Lakes Adventure

Planning a thrilling motorcycle adventure to Plitvice Lakes National Park? Rent-a-GS, Croatia’s top-rated motorcycle rental service (awarded “Motorcycle Rental Company of the Year” and boasting excellent TripAdvisor & Google Reviews), equips you for an unforgettable ride.

We offer a diverse motorcycle fleet featuring over 38 models, catering to solo riders and groups alike.  Explore the beauty of Croatia on the perfect machine, whether you crave a powerful adventure bike or a comfortable touring motorcycle.

Your Plitvice Lakes adventure starts stress-free with our comprehensive rental packages that include:

  • All essential motorbike equipment: Helmets, jackets, and more are available for rent, ensuring you hit the road prepared. (See our website for a full equipment list.)
  • Three hard cases: Pack your essentials securely for the journey.
  • Phone holder + USB plug: Stay connected and powered up on the road.
  • Third-party liability insurance and included taxes & theft insurance: Ride with confidence.
  • Luggage storage: Leave your extra gear safely stored while you explore the park on foot.
  • FREE digital maps & route assistance: Our team is happy to help you plan your perfect Croatian adventure.
  • Unlimited mileage for rentals over 7 days: Explore as much of Croatia as you desire!

24/7 Road assistance: We’re here for you, day or night.