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Zagreb: 2.5-Hour Cycle Back to Socialism Tour

Activity provider: Blue Bike Zagreb tours

Zagreb: 2.5-Hour Cycle Back to Socialism Tour

Activity provider: Blue Bike Zagreb tours

From US$ 41.46 per person

A 2.5-hour bike tour to discover the unusual sights and socialist/communist history of Zagreb. Crossing the river Sava, you will enter a different scenery, discovering a very complex Zagreb that is not visited by most tourists.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Discovera completely different side of Zagreb, where the real people live!
  • Cycle over the river, through the park and into the vivid street-art region
  • Learn the fascinating history of Zagreb from a local guide
  • Find out how and why the social system and society change
Full description
After meeting for the beginning of your tour in the city center, you will begin your lovely adventure. From here, cycle through the lower town, partially strolling the Green Horseshoe area, as the neighboring landscape transforms to a completely different surrounding. You will witness a very sudden change in the blink of eye. Crossing the river will cause you to enter the Balkan zone, safely cycling on long ago established cycling lanes. Here you'll get to see the development of the city since the post-World War II era, mainly through that "mystical" time of communism, seeing how it breathes today as it remains the main housing area of Zagreb. New Zagreb is currently also a cradle of a very vivacious Croatian contemporary art scene. You will cycle through the "sleeping over" area of the city, check the Contemporary Art Museum and shady and often very peaceful Bundek park with lakes. While cycling back over the bridge you'll have one of the loveliest sights on the city, and realize why Zagreb is such a city to love, complete with the mountains in the background.
  • Bicycle
  • Helmet (optional)
  • Local English-speaking guide
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Trg bana Josipa Jelačića 15, At the main square, the office is in an alley where the statue on the square is pointing to

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    • Tour is suitable for children and elderly adults as well
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

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    What a wonderful tour! Alida was a very knowledgable guide who has shown us Zagreb in a different light. If you are interested in learning more about modern day Zagreb, as well as more recent history - then this is the right tour for you. The bikes are new and great too and it was a very enjoyable afternoon! Highly recommended.

    June 29, 2022

    The tour was so much fun! A perfect introduction to Zagreb’s history, we navigated different areas old Zagreb and New! Bruno was so accommodating where he took us on a detour through parks and gorgeous green places in the city! I would take the tour again and highly recommend it for both first time visitors and returning tourists!

    June 14, 2022

    Le tour était magnifique! Nous avons découvert Zagreb d'un autre côté historique et social. Nous sommes aussi allés jusqu'à la rivière et Bundek parc. Parlons d'Alida! C'est une guide sympatique et pétillante. Elle nous a fait regarder Zagreb de ses yeux, nous a partagé ses points de vue politiques et n'a pas hésité à répondre à nos questions diverses. Nous avons bien rigolé avec elle et nous avons pris de belles photos. Merci Alida!

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    November 15, 2021

    Product ID: 187344