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Ugljan bike tour

map of Ugljan self-guided bike tour

Ugljan self guided bike tour guides you through the most exciting paths of the island Ugljan. Numerous olive groves and pine trees grow on the island; hence the name “green island”. Our island bike tour leads you to the bays, beaches and small fishing villages spread along the coast.


From the lookout St. Michael spreads a breathtaking view of the city of Zadar, mountain Velebit and numerous islands, too. Last but not least, you can take a swim on every corner because the whole island is one big beach.  In conclusion, Ugljan self guided bike tour is really an experience you shouldn’t miss!

Tour length: 35 kilometers

Elevation gain: 610 meters

Tour difficulty: easy to moderate

9,5 hours
Start 9:00 Finish 18:30
  • itinerary is flexible
  • there are numerous ferries going from Zadar to Ugljan and you can choose the one that suits you best 
  • we strongly recommend to take the morning ferry at 09:30 or 10:30; that way you'll have the whole day ahead of you







Ugljan self-guided bike tour - a true biking experience

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  • We rented two bikes and took the boat to the Ugljan Island. It was a very nice trip, I can realy recommend this kind of trip as the island is really beautiful and ideal to visit by bike. The bikes look like new and are very good quality. Adrijana was very friendly, she gave us a good explanation about the Island and indicated the best and nices spots to go on a map. Thank you!

    Tomas Bolckmans
    positive review 

    We rented two bikes and took the boat to the Ugljan Island. It was a very nice trip, I can realy recommend this kind of trip as the island is really beautiful and ideal to visit by bike. The bikes look like new and are very good quality. Adrijana was very friendly, she gave us a good explanation about the Island and indicated the best and nices spots to go on a map. Thank you!

    Tomas Bolckmans
    5 star rating

    Friendly and valuable service Great service. Warm & friendly welcome. Valuable advices. Excellent material. What to ask more?
    We hired bicycles and had a great tour on Ugljan island.

  • We hebben hier electrice citybike en mountainbike gehuurd en trip naar het eilandje uglian gemaakt . Fietsen waren super en eigenaresse was super behulpzaam in alles.

    Ramon Brauer

    We enjoyed a great day trip with bicycles from Zzuum. Their location in Old Town was convenient to pick up the bikes. They hooked us up with a panier, maps, and recommendations for taking the ferry and exploring Ugljan island. The bicycles were in excellent shape, with sturdy tires and shocks in case of unpaved roads.Zzuum was great to work with. They also lead excursions, adventure tours, and guided cycling holidays.For more of our recommendations on things to do in Zadar, please see our blog, Intentional Travelers!

    Intentional Travelers
    5 star rating

    Highly recommended! Nicolas was very helpful in organising our cycling tour of Uglian and Dugi Otok. The bikes he provided us with were in great condition and very well equipped with panniers, water bottle, tools etc. We booked our own accommodation (as his recommendations were fully booked) and Nicolas provided the bikes, suggested routes and transfers, including a private boat transfer from Pasman to Dugi Otok and luggage transfers as required. The transfers all worked faultlessly with very pleasant drivers. I'll also add that Nicolas was very patient and helpful with our requests and was a pleasure to do business with.
    Highly recommended!

  • 5 star rating

    Fitleafsof - Karma retreats Nicolas and his team were really friendly and very helpful with the bike set up etc...for our Karma fitness and yoga retreat group. The island was beautiful and the maps etc were very straightforward. There’s an amazing restaurant at Kali right on the water. Part of group did the hill cycle to St Michal view point. This is not a leisurely cycle so would only advise to cycle this if your prepared for steep climbs....saying that the view was well worth it in the end - stunning!
    Would definitely recommend the trip & we will definitely go through Zzuum and Nicholas when we are back in Croatia hosting our next Karma retreat 🙂

    Fitleaf S
    5 star rating

    Rented bikes to explore Ugljan Island My husband and I rented bikes so that we could explore Ugljan Island. My husband spoke to Nicolas who ensured all the bikes were ready for our arrival and he provided maps and routes so that we could get the most out of our day’s ride. The bikes were high quality Marin’s which were really comfortable to ride. We had a brilliant day and highly recommend Zzuum if you are thinking of hiring bikes in Zadar.


    Thanks for a great day out. And all the tips you gave us at your office. ??

    Darren Mc Cann
  • Une superbe découverte de la région de Zadar de manière originale. Merci pour le professionalisme de l'équipe.

    Gwen Thomas
    5 star rating

    Perfect last day in Croatia This was such an ideal day, picking up a bicycle, fully functional, maps, ferry tickets and tips for what to see on the islands. I would recommend doing this over 2 days if you want to do justice to Pasman and Ugljan Islands, there's so much to see and many places to swim. The islands are idyllic, covered in ancient olive groves and terracotta coloured houses. Highly recommend using Zzuum and getting yourself and a bicycle over to Zadar's islands, well worth it.

    Anna B
    5 star rating

    Great bike service in Zadar I had one day and didn't know what to do. They helped me a lot and I spent a great day cycling around an island. Totally recommend and can't thank you enough.

  • 5 star rating

    Excellent bike hire We hired a couple of bikes from here, took over on the ferry to Ugljan. The mountain bikes provided were excellent quality, and certainly felt safe and reliable. We did have a couple of punctures (unlucky in one trip!), but luckily we'd been kitted out with spare inner tubes and tools so we could change the tyres easily enough. Fabulous day trip...hiring the bikes meant we were able to see more of the island.

    5 star rating

    Great bike trip Me and my wife rented bikes from zzuum for a trip on Ugljan island. The bikes were perfectly prepared. Helmets, spare tyres, map and lock were included in price which was very reasonable (240 kuna for two bikes). The guy from zzuum was very helpful, he gave us important advice about ferries (some of them do not allow bikes on board!) and some tips about the trip. We enjoyed the day. We can recommend zzuum 100%.

    Pjotr W

    Very helpful, we wanted to start a ride on dugi otok but the ferry schedule was not suitable, the manager suggested we go on preko because there is more ferry. This advice we were allowed to go for a ride in the best conditions. The bikes are in good condition and group rates are interesting.

    Merwan boudriss
  • 5 star rating

    Perfect We went there ahead of time to find out what this would be all about. They were extremely helpful. We arranged a time for the next day. At the end of September, they seemed to have plenty of extra bikes. They gave us bottles of flavored mineral water and snacks to take with us. They told us how to get to the ferry for biking the island. I admit we were a little confused trying to find the ferry but after I spent more time looking at the map they gave us, it was really my fault. They provided a pack on the bike so we could put our extra things on the bike instead of our backpacks. The island is super beautiful. We biked a lot and had a nice dinner at a quiet restaurant along the sea.

    5 star rating

    Zadar to Uglian Island - Ferry and Bicycle Tour This was one of my favorite days on my last trip to Croatia. At the last minute I purchased a day tour for a self-guided bicycle tour of Uglian Island. I picked up my bicycle and gear at ZZuum Active Vacation in old town Zadar. The price included outbound and return ferry tickets, the bike, a map, a discount coupon to a restaurant, a drink and snack. I caught a Jadrolinija ferry from the port to Uglian Island and in 25 minutes I was cycling the island. There are beautiful views, villages to explore, and places to swim. It was a great day, and the representative at ZZuum was friendly and efficient.

    positive review 

    We made a tour this summer and it was fantastic. The employee helped us al lot and gave us maps and advices. The bikes are very comfortable and we got everything we needed for the day trip. Thanks a lot for this beautiful memory.

    Nic Ole
  • 4 star rating

    Friendly bike rental service This was the only physical bike rental space that we found on Zadar. The others deliver.
    Zzuum staff were friendly, gave us island maps and ferry times, and the bikes were fine.
    The cycle paths on Ugljan are not well marked! But Zzuum's advice on hidden swimming coves was perfect and we had a great day without the crowds.
    Remember to go to the (very modern and efficient) Gazenica ferry port with the bikes to get to the islands, and not the pedestrian-only ferry in the Old Town.
    The next day we cycled to Nin. Again cycle path signs are not good and all the one way route out of Zadar is against you. But this made coming back a doodle! Nin is spectacular with the salt pans and very exposed beach. Mid August is not the time to go! Crowds and too hot for those withnsun-sensitive skin

    ralf w
    4 star rating

    Cycling and enjoying without worries We did the self-guided trip to the island Ugljan with our 2 kids. Zzuum reservated the tickets for the boat to Preko. They also have given us useful information and a map with the tours you can cycle on the island. The bikes were perfect and we got drinks and energybars.
    The path next to the sea led us to Kali and Kukljica, 2 nice villages. Everywhere you have the opportunity to have a swim.
    We have enjoyed our daytrip. The kids were also very ecxited.

    Sabien B
    5 star rating

    Great trip to Ugljan We took the bike trip to Ugljan Island. It was a package including bike, ferry tickets and more. Price was 37 eur/person which is a very fair price. Bikes were in excellent condition.
    At Ugljan we took the trail to sv. Mihovil, highest point of the island. It's a tough climb but worth the effort. After that we followed the coastline trail to the end of the island at Gospa Snjezna and back.
    Very nice trip and really recommendable if you are seeking an active holiday.
    None of us we're experienced mountain bikers but there a so many trails at the island that you can suit it for every level.

  • 4 star rating

    Ugljan Island Self-Guide Bike Tour Great day out on Ugljan Island! We booked a day out on Ugljan Island for a family of 5 (2 adults and 3 children). Filip was very helpful, taking the time to explain the route and the best places to visit and even making the effort to bring us some water when we got to the top of Tvrđava Sv. Mihovil. The views are breathtaking and well worth the effort. If you plan to go with small children and take a trailer (as we did) then make sure you get clear instructions from Filip, as some of the coastal paths are very narrow. Overall a great day out and fun for all the family.

    positive review 

    I would recommend to anyone them! The staff are very nice, reliable and helpful! The organizers are professionals, the bikes are comfortable, massive, well-equipped.
    We can rely on the bikes during our whole tours in every situation.
    Thank you! 🙂

    Kenez Bogdany
    5 star rating

    Wonderful deal, incredible experience! Ugljan is beautiful, and being able to see so much of it both on and off road was a truly amazing experience. The views are breathtaking; everywhere you look, you're astounded. The bikes are very very good quality and handled all different kinds of terrain without any issues what so ever - they even provide puncture repair kits, inner tubes, and a pump just in case which is very handy (although thankfully unneeded). Wouldn't recommend doing this in the peak of summer as we were there in April and the temperature was in the mid 20s (weather was wondrous also, clear skies and a brilliant sun overhead, light wind) and I don't think I could've cycled around for 6 hours if it were any hotter.

    Be sure to take lots of water with you as once you go off into the island, if you run out, you run out and the last thing you want to do is double back and waste time. (Got through about 2-3 litres total, though bought another litre whilst there).

    Matt M
  • 4 star rating

    UGLJAN BIKE TOUR Guys are really friendly.
    Great organization. Everything was perfect.
    Excellent bikes.
    We recommand.

    5 star rating

    Cycle tour of islands The guys were very helpful and the tour of the islands was super! We really enjoyed it and highly recommend it. .....

    cormac m
    5 star rating

    Cycling on Island Ugljan! Amazing active adventure cycling to Island Ugljan.
    It was really fun and exciting ride. We were on Island Ugljan a lot of time, but it is so interesitng to discover a new beauty on that Island.
    We drove by the sea and through olive trees over dirt narrow path. Complete road and off road cycling experiance!

    Kristina O




Famous lookout , St. Michael’s fortress is situated 265m above the village Preko. You must come to see this 13th century Venetian fortress. After all, this is where you can enjoy magnificent view on 200 islands of Zadar archipelago and Kornati National Park.


Kali village is not only the biggest village on the island but also the biggest village of all Zadar islands. Its history goes back to the 13th century. This picturesque village is most famous for its fishing tradition, especially tuna fishing. Also, local people produce excellent homemade olive oil from the olives that grow on hundreds of years old olive trees. In short, tradition and modern way of life live side by side in this dynamic and remarkable village.


Ždrelac Bridge connects islands Ugljan and Pašman. It is named after the village Ždrelac that is situated on island Pašman. The bridge was built in 1972. and  it is 210m long. In fact, this is one of the best spots on the island for a selfie:)