Cycling is a pleasant activity beneficial for the body. It brings joy to all cyclists as they move through space. In order for your ride to be even more pleasant and safe, you need to abide by the safety rules enforced in the Republic of Croatia.
Avoid fines and listen to the advice:
- Cyclists must use bike paths or bike lanes, and if there are no paths or lanes, they should keep to the right-hand side of the road.
- If two or more cyclists are riding together as a group, they are obliged to move one behind another.
- A cyclist must not do anything to affect the stability of the bicycle or to disturb other traffic participants. They especially must not take both hands off the handlebars, hold on to another vehicle, and transport, pull or push objects that could endanger the ride or other traffic participants.
- Cyclists younger than 16 must wear a helmet while riding on the road.
The fine for each of the above offences is HRK 300.00.
By adhering to these rules, you are taking care of yourself, as well as other traffic participants.
RIDE ON OPEN TRAILS ONLY
Respect trail and road closures (ask if uncertain). Avoid trespassing on private land.
LEAVE NO TRACE
Be sensitive to the dirt beneath you. Try to alter the path as little as possible. Stay on the existing trail and do not seek new ones. Do not cut switchbacks.
CONTROL YOU BICYCLE
A moment of distraction is all it takes to cause problems. Comply with all speed regulations and recommendations for cyclists.
ALWAYS GIVE WAY
Let fellow trailers know you are coming. It is polite to say a friendly ‘hello’ or to ring the bell. Do not startle others.
DO NOT SCARE ANIMALS
Unannounced approach, sudden movements or noise will disturb animals. This can be dangerous! Scaring livestock into running and disturbing wildlife is a serious offence.
Know your equipment, abilities and the area in which you are cycling – and prepare accordingly. Never count on others.
These are some basic, but not the only rules. In other words, be nice to yourself and others and you’ll have a wonderful time.
We wish you a pleasant ride!