Cycling Routes2022-04-20T11:25:47+00:00

Cycling Routes

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Explore Ivanić-Grad and its surroundings on a bicycle, visit four rivers (Sava, Česma, Lonja, and Glogovnica) and two forests (Marča and Žutica). Six bicycle routes are designed in the area of Ivanić-Grad with a total length of more than 200 km. The routes go through all parts of this area, they will lead you through beautiful nature, well known and not so known landmarks of this area.

Routes are available in GPX format for navigation with a smartphone, and a special map of bicycle routes is created and available for free at the Information Center of the Tourist Board of Ivanić-Grad, farm tourism, hotels, and apartments, or in digital form on these pages. The map is also available for free in the Avenza MapsTM application.

Bicycle routes are going over public roads without dedicated bicycle infrastructure. Obey the traffic rules for bicyclists and wear a protective helmet and glasses, and reflective clothes. The routes go along roads with less traffic, have multiple variants and detours, and with the map you can plan your own routes, too.

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1. Glogovnica Route (29 km)

Download GPX [http://www.tzig.hr/bike-gpx/Glogovnica_bike.gpx]

Length: 29 km
Difficulty: intermediate
Bicycle: road, MTB
Slope: mostly flat
Surface: asphalt, macadam

This route starts at Hotel Sport and leads to the north, through Kloštar Ivanić and the surrounding vineyards and orchards further towards the river Glogovnica. It is worthy to take a detour to Stara Marča and the chapels on the hill with beautiful views towards the north. The bridge over Glogovnica is only a few hundred meters from the “center” of Croatia, the point on the land which is the most distant from the closest state boundaries (~65 km). The route leads through villages and the forest Čret back to Kloštar Ivanić. You can also shorten the route (to 16 km) by taking a left turn in Bešlinec.

2. Marča Route (32 km)

Download GPX [http://www.tzig.hr/bike-gpx/Marca_bike.gpx}

Length: 32 km
Difficulty: intermediate
Bicycle: road, MTB
Slope: hilly
Surface: asphalt, macadam, dirt

The Marča route takes you to the south of the Marča forest, a hilly area with vineyards and villages. The first part of the tour leads along the Lonja river through low lands east of Ivanić-Grad. Soon you cross a railroad on an unprotected crossing (CAUTION!). The route has multiple variants to the forest and back, so you can explore them all. The most eastern part through Graberje Ivanićko and Deanovečko brdo leads further on a dirt path through the forest and beautiful meadows. In case you are with a road bicycle and it was raining, it is better to choose another variant on the asphalt. Along the edge of the forest, the route continues to Trojičko brdo and then trough many vineyards and small wooden wine houses (“kleti”) to Kloštar Ivanić. This place is known for its rich history (two churches, an old pharmacy and a big well). It was also the coordinate origin for the Austrian cadastre survey of Croatian regions in the 19th century.

3. Česma Route (17 km)

Download GPX [http://www.tzig.hr/bike-gpx/Cesma_bike.gpx]

Length: 17 km
Difficulty: intermediate
Bicycle: road, MTB
Slope: hilly
Surface: asphalt, macadam

The Česma route starts at the Kezele farm tourism and leads down to the Česma river. Tradition, charm, food and drinks at Kezele farm tourism makes it a perfect starting point for exploring the eastern part of Ivanić Grad area along this route. With open views to the east and Moslavina Mountains, on hilly roads through villages, orchards and forests, this route leads you to the tranquillity of the Česma river.

4. Lonja Route (13 km)

Download GPX [http://www.tzig.hr/bike-gpx/Lonja_bike.gpx]

Length: 13 km
Difficulty: easy
Bicycle: road, MTB
Slope: flat
Surface: asphalt, macadam

This short round route will lead you from Ivanić-Grad center through the peripheral villages and along the Lonja river. This easy route is great for a short afternoon ride after a day at work. The route crosses the highway and leads next to the sports airport of the local aeroclub. Most of the villages along the route have in their name the word “Breški” which comes from the word “hill”. Even if you will hardly notice any hill, in the old times, these small height differences were enough to protect the settlements and the traditional wooden houses from flooding of the Sava river. Still today you can witness a lot of heritage in these villages.

5. Sava Route (38 km)

Download GPX [http://www.tzig.hr/bike-gpx/Sava_bike.gpx]

Length: 38 km
Difficulty: intermediate
Bicycle: road, MTB
Slope: flat
Surface: asphalt, ferry

The Sava Route starts at the sports park Zelenjak in Ivanić-Grad and leads you to the Sava river through the villages of the Posavina region. A special adventure is crossing the river to the right side on an old ferry (free of charge for bicycles). Working time is Mon-Sat from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Sun from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m (check for updates at https://www.martinskaves.hr/skela.htm). If the weather is very nice, before crossing the river, you can take a 1.9 km detour to the west to the sandy beach on the Sava river and take a break or refreshment in the sun. The tour along the Sava river leads you on embankments through picturesque flatlands and villages with beautiful views of the river. In Trebarjevo Desno you can visit the birthplace of Stjepan Radić, the famous Croatian politician and leader. In Martinska Ves you cross the river again, this time over a bridge, and ride upstream back on the left side of the river.

6. Žutica Route (42 km)

Download GPX [http://www.tzig.hr/bike-gpx/Zutica_bike.gpx]

Length: 42 km
Difficulty: intermediate
Bicycle: road, MTB
Slope: flat, partly hilly
Surface: asphalt, macadam, dirt

The Žutica route leads through the forest Žutica, well known as the oil field of the region. While still in operation many oil wells are now abandoned. This route offers multiple detours and variants. You can detour to Gospođica (“Miss”), a grassy area where cattle is left for free-range grasping during summer seasons. You can also detour to the channel, where you can see how beavers cut the trees (you should take a walk or ride along the embankment to find such places). In case of dry weather and MTB bicycle, a great variant is to go along the embankment (dirt path) to the village Vezišće where the opera primadonna Milka Trnina was born in the 19th century. The route takes you uphill to Križ, one of the three major settlements of the region. On the way back you have to cross railway on an unprotected crossing (CAUTION!). Be sure to take refreshment with you on this route which is most of the time out of settlements.

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