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FAQs & travel information about Croatiacroatia travel information

With its diverse landscapes and its picturesque coast, Croatia attracts many tourists each year. Besides the idyllic coastal cities and many sights, the beaches are another highlight for every tourist. Generally, Croatia has got the potential to fascinate nature and sports lovers, sun worshipers, party animals and culture fans all the like. Before you’re heading on your adventure to Croatia, we would like to provide you with some general travel information for your destination and answer the questions we are asked most often.

FAQs & travel information about Croatiacroatia travel information

With its diverse landscapes and its picturesque coast, Croatia attracts many tourists each year. Besides the idyllic coastal cities and many sights, the beaches are another highlight for every tourist. Generally, Croatia has got the potential to fascinate nature and sports lovers, sun worshipers, party animals and culture fans all the like. Before you’re heading on your adventure to Croatia, we would like to provide you with some general travel information for your destination and answer the questions we are asked most often.

What do I need to enter Croatia?

To enter Croatia as an EU citizen, a passport or identity card that is valid for the duration of your trip at least is required, preliminary documents and children's passports are also accepted. Conveniently, no visa is needed.

Which vaccinations do I need to be allowed to enter Croatia?

If you enter Croatia directly from Germany, no compulsory vaccinations are required. Still, we recommend that you check whether all standard vaccinations according to the vaccination calendar of the Robert Koch Institute are still valid and refresh them if necessary. We also recommend consulting a travel or tropical medicine specialist.

Which currency is being used in Croatia? When and where can I exchange my money?

The country’s currency is Kuna (HRK), which has got an exchange rate of about 1 Euro = 7 Kuna. You can exchange your money easily in banks or exchange offices right at your destination, as experience has shown that it is cheaper to change money locally than in your home country. If you do so however, you should be aware that additional fees in addition to any exchange fees may arise if you do not bring the money in cash but pick it up locally with your card.

Is there a time difference between Croatia and Germany?

There is no time difference between Croatia and Germany.

Which language is Croatia's official language?

The official language spoken in Croatia is Croatian. Thanks to the hospitable and warm-hearted nature of its citizens, Croatia is one of the most popular destinations in the area of the Mediterranean Sea, therefore you will usually always find English or German speaking people. This often creates opportunities for travelers to get to know the local traditions and habits in different kinds of events.

What is the climate in Croatia like and when is the best time to travel through Croatia on a motorbike?

With more than 200 sunny days a year, the best time to travel to Croatia is from the mid of May until the end of September. During the summer, temperatures of up to 38 °C can be reached. For active travelers, spring and fall are also good traveling times, as the temperatures are still around 20 °C.

How can I travel to Croatia the easiest?

Traveling to Croatia is the easiest by car or plane. The most important airports are the airport of the country’s capital Zagreb (ZAG), Split (SPU) and Zadar (ZAD). Thanks to the well-built road network, it is also possible to reach Croatia by car easily. Regardless of the method of transportation you choose, we will gladly assist you with the planning so that nothing can go wrong!

How can I book a motorbike tour through Croatia and which dates are available?

To grant you maximum flexibility in the process of planning your tour, we did not set any fixed dates for our enduro and travel enduro tours. Simply fill out our contact form or shoot us an e-mail telling us how many riders you will be travelling with, what level you are riding at und when you would like to travel and we will be more than happy to send you an individual offer after checking our current availabilities! If you would like to book further ammenities such as a couple of extra days to go swimming or to explore the country on your own, just let us know - the more information we receive, the better and quicker we can organize your next motorbike tour for you and the earlier you can lay back and relax, looking forward to travelling to Croatia!

How can I pay for my tour?

After your booking, you can pay for your tour via bank transfer, the information that you need to do so will be mentioned on your invoice. An initial deposit payment amounting to 20% of the total tour price must be paid immediately after receiving the invoice, the rest of the payment is due 30 days before your scheduled departure. Exceptions can be made if flight bookings have to be paid in total in advance, which depends on the chosen flight and airline.

Can I book a motorbike tour through Croatia as a beginner?

Just because you are new to riding motorbikes, it doesn't mean that you cannot book one of our motorbike tours! Simply let us know your level of riding and we will do our best to match you with other riders that are on the same page as you are so that you do not have to worry about the trails being too tough (or too easy, for that matter)! After all, Croatia has got many enduro and travel enduro trails for beginners, intermediate riders and experts which we would love to show you!

How old do I have to be to participate in one of the tours? Do I need a driver's license?

To be able to join our enduro and travel enduro tours by riding your motorbike through Croatia, you must be at least 18 years old. Furthermore, you need a valid motorcycle license. An international license is not required.

If you'd like to join our tour as a pillion or non-rider, however, there is no minimium age, as long as children and teenagers under the age of 18 are accompanied by a legal representative. After all, Istria is the perfect base for a family get-away anyways!

Can I rent a motorbike for the duration of the tour?

Yes, on all of our enduro tours, the rent of an enduro is already included in the price! Usually, we use the 350 cc KTM EXC models.

On our adventure bike tours however, it is not possible to rent a motorbike at the moment. You can ride these tours on your own adventure bike with a minimum range of at least 150 km.

Can I rent a motorbike without booking a tour?

Yes, it is possible to rent an enduro without booking one of our tours! With this enduro, you can explore our private enduro park as you like.

It is not possible to rent travel enduro or street motorcycles at the moment.

I would like to participate in the tour with my own motorbike - what do I need to consider?

If you would like to, of course you can also ride the tour on your own motorbike. To do so, your enduro or travel enduro motorbike should be legally registered, in a generally good state and equipped with proper enduro tires. If you are not sure whether or not your bike is suitable to ride the tour, write us an e-mail, call us or text us on WhatsApp, Facebook or Instagram and we will be happy to assist you!

What happens if my motorbike breaks down during our tour?

If a part of your motorbike breaks during our tour, our guide will try to fix it for you. Should this not be possible on our way, we will try to provide you with a replacement enduro so that you can continue your tour as if nothing had happened. If you've booked one of our travel enduro tours however, please consider that we do not rent out any travel enduro bikes in general and therefore, in this case, we cannot provide you with a replacement motorcycle.

What kind of safety gear do I need to wear during the tour? Can I rent it?

For your own safety, we require you to wear a helmet, knee and elbow pads, a chest guard, gloves, a motorcycle jacket or jersey, goggles and durable motorcycle boots while riding. Unfortunately, as of right now, you cannot rent the protectional gear from us but have to bring your own.

What should I bring in addition to my safety gear?

Besides of the safety gear mentioned above, we recommend bringing the following items to your motorbike tour:

  • A hydration pack or a normal, small backpack (incl. a rain cover)
  • A rain coat that can also be worn while riding your motorbike
  • Leisure clothing: t-shirts, hoodies, shorts, jeans, comfortable shoes, swimwear, underwear, socks
  • Towels, cosmetic products and personal hygiene products
  • Personal medicine as well as a first-aid kit
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Passport, visa (if needed), driver's license, your wallet

I would like to add some additional days to my tour, would that be possible?

Croatia is a beautiful country that surely has a lot more to offer than we can cover in just a couple of days of riding. Thus, we would be more than happy to assist you in booking some additional nights, whether you would just like to spend some more days at the beach or you would like to enjoy some more action with one of our guides!

Which hotels will we stay in during our tour through Croatia?

During our tour, we will stay in a good local guesthouse that we have only had positive experiences with so far.

What does the Croatian kitchen taste like?

Croatia is best-known for its good wines and the diverse Mediterranean cuisine, which does not only show Croatian but also Italian, Turkish, Hungarian and Austrian features. Generally, the Croatian cuisine is rather simple and meat-based, however due to its border to the Mediterranean Sea, fish is also frequently available and very tasty due to its freshness.

Which insurances should I conclude before my trip to Croatia?

We advice you, as for any trip, to conclude a travel health insurance before your tour.

What happens if the weather gets bad during my tour?

Riding motorbikes is an outdoor sport, which is why the weather is always a risk factor. Should the weather be bad, our guides will determine whether they think that we can ride the tour anyways or not and if any changes to the routing must be made so that you can enjoy a safe adventure. Should our guides decide that going for a ride is too dangerous given the current situation, we will cover the kilometers in our support vehicle and try to adhere to the rest of the program as good as possible.

What happens if I cannot participate in the motorbike tour I booked?

You can find all information regarding the cancellation of your booking in our terms and conditions.

What else should I consider?

Now, that you have got a general overview of what to expect on your trip to Croatia, you can take a look at the website of the government of the UK on travel advice to Croatia to get even more travel information. We at Viaduro care for your safety, and therefore we would like to provide you with some travel information that enables you to travel safely. However, we can always only assume which travel information is important to the average traveler, so you might as well look for more information regarding your specific needs elsewhere. Although we are regularly updating this information, it might also happen that not everything is up to date as frequent changes can always take place, thus, all information provided is not legally binding. 

One last advice, please always make sure to listen to our guides! We can guarantee you that the only thing they want you to do - except having fun of course - is to be safe, and they are the ones that know this country best and that have the best overview of the ongoing situation. With that being said, you are now ready to read through the actual travel information. Enjoy your trip!

- Last update: 27.10.20 -

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