Rock your world in the most wonderful, exciting and active way.
Visit the town of Pag and the southern part of the island and enjoy the immersive combination of unique culture and nature, animals, local gastronomy, symbols, and breathtaking architecture.
While visiting, go for a bike ride and reward yourself with Bikademy.
1: Download a free Bikademy App and register
2: Choose Study (region or a city) for cycling, in this case “Pag Study”
3: See Exams (predefined locations in the Study)
4: Cycle to those Exams and do a check-in via the app
5: Win Giant Croatia rewards after checking-in at every Exam in the chosen Study.
That’s all you have to do, but you get so much more because this Pag Study truly has it all.
A small fishing village, Šimuni, presents a wonderful opportunity to take a deep breath, enjoy the peacefulness brought by the song of waves and seagulls.
It’s the ideal village for families with children, but also for those on a bike in need of a cold beverage in a bar or a delicious meal in a local restaurant.
Šimuni is made for hot and sweaty summer days as white pebble beaches shaded by powerful pine trees are ideal for rest and refreshment in the crystally clear Adriatic.
The proof is Camping Village Šimuni, one of the biggest and most recognizable campsites on the island that is loved by many for its shade, water, relaxed atmosphere and smiling people everywhere.
Situated beneath the great mountain of Velebit, the town of Pag and its rocky surroundings are just magical.
This exceptional town is like an open-air museum. Centuries-old sacral monuments, charming waterfront, Mediterranean stone houses, and narrow pathways that lead to the town’s hidden gems.
Visit Skrivanat tower, the only remaining of nine towers that once surrounded the town, the Church of The Assumption of Mary or the Dogue’s Palace, only a few of the numerous historical and architectural pieces in the town.
Sacral pieces and religious traditions are a big part of the life of Pag’s residents. They are especially proud of Holy Thorn, the preserved remains of Christ’s crown of thorns that is being kept in the town, and is one of two preserved thorns with the second one being kept in Paris..
Pag lace, a perfect souvenir from Pag, is the most important local tradition that’s even listed as the intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO. First recorded in the mid 15th century, the tradition lives in the hands of skilful women from the town.
Taste the famously unique Pag gastronomy thanks to numerous salty herbs consumed by over 30 thousand of the island’s sheep. Cheese, lamb and salt are the foundation of Pag cuisine, followed by mouth-watering Adriatic fish and seafood.
P.S. This is just the teaser and there’s so much more in Pag that awaits for you to discover!
Just a kilometer from Pag’s town center, the archeological site of Old Town Pag stands tall and proud. The Franciscan monastery with the Romanesque Church of St Mary overlooks the town, sea and saltworks, the biggest ones in Croatia.
Old Town Pag takes a big place in the hearts of Pag residents as they honor the tradition of pilgrimages from the Old Town to the “new” Pag on the Feast of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven. The tradition started in 1885 during the cholera pandemic and now serves as a showing of gratitude for all the good things in life.
Many cyclists on trail 31, besides the wonderful Old Town Pag, see numerous pools from Paška solana, a saltwork first mentioned in the 10th century. Now it’s the biggest saltwork in Croatia that produces one of the highest quality salt in the world.
Paška Vrata, the most wonderful viewpoint, will take your breath away. As you stand there, surrounded by rocks, looking at the majestic Velebit and blue Adriatic, you feel bura, a powerful wind that shapes the barren landscape.
Paška Vrata offers freedom, a breath of fresh air, and a break from the ordinary. With every meter closer to Paška Vrata, you’ll feel a thrilling, liberating experience of scenery like nowhere else. Except on the Moon, maybe.
Although the road to Paška Vrata is not for road bikes, it overlooks the whole Pag Bay making it the road more than worth riding.
Veliko blato is an important home on the island of Pag. A home to countless birds, counting over 160 species, this reserve and perfectly preserved marsh is an ideal recreational zone.
Climb the wooden hide and observe as the tall grass makes waves, as the birds enjoy the sun and the breeze, and as sheep feast on the bushes.
Povljana, a nearby village, has rich wildlife and also numerous sand and pebble beaches. Povljana and Veliko blato are essential parts of bike trail 41 that perfectly showcases dry stone walls, sheep, and birds that inhabit these areas.
Fortica, the ruins of a fortress that protected Pag since the Middle Ages, is the first thing you see while crossing Pag Bridge. Besides the sea, Velebit and the wonderful Moon-like surroundings, of course.
It’s a perfect viewpoint for your iconic photograph of Pag. Surrounded only by rocks due to a strong bura wind that stops gentle grass, bushes and flowers from blooming, you know it’s a unique place that carefully carries historical stories to future visitors.
When looking at Pag Bridge from Fortica, take note it was built in 1968, over 55 years ago, with a length of 301 meters and 35 meters above the sea level. Stunning!
Going off-the-beaten-path has never been easier than on the island of Pag. The labyrinth of fields, macadam roads, rocky hills, wells thousands of years old, and the song of the sheep is just a small part of what Kolansko polje has to offer.
Find wells, a part of the Roman aqueduct, on your way through Kolan, a picturesque village that’s also on the bike trail Pag Outdoor 21. Residents of Kolan take pride in their high quality local produce, cheese and wines.
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