Bicycle Routes

Bicycle Routes of island of Pag

The island of Pag is a unique island and one of the longest islands in our beautiful Croatia. The island is filled with natural beauties of untouched nature, stonewalls and stones.

The bike routes have been woven into the entire landscape of the island of Pag. Along with the marked bike routes, there are many routes suitable for riding with this healthiest means of transportation.

Many tourist boats with organized bike tours land in the Mandre harbor from May to October

Ski lift - Cable Pag

Ski lift Novalja Zrće

If you want to have a great time visit ski lift on island Pag. One of the newes and modern lift on the sea in Europe. 600 meters in lenght and height of 10 meters will give you a special feeling of wakeboarding.

For a complete delight there is a crane for bungee jumping, speed boat for towing tubes, bananas, and a parachute and the inevitable jet-ski to increase the adrenaline in your blood



In Novalja you can visit the antique aqueduct, the Town Museum, and the more adventurous ones can enjoy the view to the neighboring islands and the mountain of Velebit from the well-known Triangle of Pag after only one-hour stroll towards the ferry port Žigljen. You can also go on the excursions to: Rab, Kornati, Mali Lošinj. Not far from Novalja, in beautiful natural surroundings, you can take lessons in horse riding and/or collect medicinal herbs. (for more information please contact Tourist Board of Novalja 053/661-404).

There is a possibility of guided half-day or whole-day excursions in the town of Pag where you get to know the beauties and relics of the town.

Thus, you will be able to visit the church of the Assumption, the Town Tower Skrivanat, the old town of Pag, salt-pan Pag, Gallery of Pag lace, a tavern where you can taste famous Pag wine "Žutica", cheese and prosciutto. (Information – Tourist Board of the town of Pag 023/611-301)

In Povljana there are also the ornithological refuge Veliko Blato and the small lake Segal which contains curative mud.(Information – Tourist Board of Povljana district 023/692-003).

The town of Zadar is the cultural and historic centre of our Zadar County. Only 45 minutes from Kolan district, Zadar is definitely worth of Your visit. Numerous monuments, beautiful churches, old walls and excursions to the island nearby will make your stay in our region even more interesting. (Information – Tourist Board of the town of Zadar 023/212-222)

Plitvice Lakes

From the port of Mandre there are organized day trips to the islands Olib, Silba and nearby islands Maun and Škrda. Also, on the request can be arranged trips on a fishing boats.

During your stay you can visit the nearby National parks of Plitvice Lakes, Krka Waterfalls (130 km from Mandre) and the National Park Paklenica is located only 50 km from Mandre Also you can go by boat to the beautiful archipelago of Kornati Islands. For those looking for the adrenaline we suggest rafting on Zrmanja 70 km away.

  • Plitvice Lakes
  • National Park Krka
  • National Park Paklenica
  • National Park Kornati


St Vid

To mountaineers we suggest climbing on St. Vid , the highest peak of the island (348 m). here are the remains of the chapel of St. Vid (1348.g). A marvelous view to the numerous neighboring islands and a better part of the National Park of Velebit extends from the top. (The road from the big curve on the main road above Kolan through the valley of Kolan is mostly used for the climb on St. Vid.)

The mud of Kolan is a marshy habitat distinguished by the riches and diversity of the bird world. It is preserved as an ornithological refuge because of its importance for the preservation of biologic diversity. One hundred sixty three bird species, out of which 66 nest birds, have been noted in the mud of Kolan and surroundings. During the migration and wintering, different kinds of birds take refuge in reeds. Some of them habit on meadows nearby, and some of them on the island nearby.

The mud of Kolan

It is isosceles and its dimensions are 32x32x22 m. It looks like an iron print. It takes skill to walk on rocky ground because there aren’t any paths. Even though the phenomenon’s mystery is not fully discovered yet, its existence is often related to UFO occurrence above the whole Pag area in the past. TZ Novalja


Papaya, Kalypso, Aquarius at Zrce Beach

In Mandre during the summer nights are organized fishermen fiestas, concerts, parties and similar events for the whole family. However, the major form of nightlife is a visit to the beach Zrće . Beach Zrće became a center of nightlife and entertainment known all over Europe. On the Zrće beach there are clubs klubovi Kalypso, Papaya and Aquarius which are hosting the world's most famous names in electronic music and who organized an international summer music festivals that bring together young people from around the world. In recent years, there are also night buses Mandre - Zrće beach. It is possible to organize a taxi transfer from Mandre to Zrće beach.

  • Kalypso Novalja
  • Papaya Novalja
  • Aquarius Novalja