Active & Bike

Meeting with a driver and a guide at the airport. Upon arrival in Osijek, a sightseeing tour follows: Tvrđa (the old town- cobbled streets and architecture), European avenue – secession district, Pedestrian bridge – landmark of Osijek, Ante Starcevic Square, Church of st. Peter and Paul (gothic Co-cathedral), Croatian National Theater in Osijek. In the afternoon, arrival to Ivica and Marica apartments in ethno village Karanac. Free time and traditional barbecue dinner on estate. Overnight stay in Ivica and Marica apartments.

Breakfast at the estate. Preparing bicycles and cycling through the plains of Baranya to Kopački rit Nature Park. 

Kopački rit Nature Park, also called the European Amazon, is situated in the central part of the Danube floodplain, between two important European rivers, the Drava and the Danube. In 2012, the Park was declared as part of the Mura-Drava-Danube Biosphere Reserve under UNESCO.

Lunch in the restaurant Didin konak as a cooking experience – traditional lunch, fish paprikash (prepared in a large cast iron pot, outdoors, over an open fire). Guests can cook outdoors with directions from the chef.

After lunch we will continue to Bilje where the Hunting castle from Austrian military leader Prince Eugene of Savoy is located. The castle is not yet valorized, but it is worth stopping and hearing the story of the great Austrian warlord and his life in Baranya. 

Back to Karanac. Dinner optional. Overnight stay in Ivica and Marica apartments.

Breakfast at the estate. After breakfast we will set off to Baranya. Surrounded by the powerful rivers Danube and Drava and the Hungarian border, the powerful and fantastic Baranya welcomes with open arms all travellers eager to learn more about its riches. Baranya got its name from two Hungarian words: Bor, which means wine and Anya, which means mother, lending a picturesque symbolism to the region – Mother of Wine. It is precisely the superb wines and the delicious food, accompanied by fairy-tale landscapes and hospitable hosts that are the best this region can offer.

The first stop will be Belje Wine Road, vineyards and viewpoint. Surrounded by millions of vine stocks, the viewpoint is the ideal place for taking a rest and enjoying the view of endless hectares of vineyards, the landscapes of the Croatian Danube region and the city of Osijek. 

Cycling to the village Batina and Monument of the Battle of Batina. The monument also offers a stunning view of the mighty Danube and the state border with Serbia. 

We will continue to Zmajevac where we will explore the small places and tell the history of the region. In the afternoon we will go to the Josić wine cellar where we will have wine tasting and dinner. The restaurant is situated in the environment of the so-called surduk, in an idyllic village Zmajevac in Baranya. Surduk is a Turkish name for a typical cutting in a hill with wine-cellars called gatori buried in the ground where the temperature is always between 11 and 15 degrees Celsius – thus, being ideal for the wine. Surduk represents one of the most authentic cultural-historic treasures in this area of Baranya. The Josić wines have been awarded numerous gold medals for their quality, design and the original approach to decorating bottles labeled by rare and endangered non-migratory bird species of the area. The restaurant and the wine tasting building were decorated in a so called eclectic style combining the traditional – rustic elements with modern designer solutions. Traditional lunch.

Back to Karanac. Free time to relax. Traditional Dinner on the estate with local food and tamburitza music. Overnight stay in Ivica and Marica apartments.

Breakfast at the hotel. Check out. Leaving Osijek and heading to the airport. End of the program.

Included in the price:

  • Transportation (van for 8 passengers)
  • English speaking guide during the whole stay
  • Two nights HB at Ivica i Marica Apartments in Karanac (double and triple rooms)
  • One nights bed & breakfast at Ivica i Marica Apartments in Karanac (double and triple rooms)
  • Osijek sightseeing tour
  • Visit of Kopački rit Nature park
  • Cooking class in the restaurant Didin konak
  • Visit of Castle in Bilje (outside)
  • Visit of Monument of the Battle of Batina
  • Wine tasting and Lunch at Josic restaurant

Not included in the price:

  • Insurance
  • Single room – price upon request
  • Public transportation
  • Tickets for museums and galleries
  • Private additional costs


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