Rings of Zumberak

Have you ever felt completely lost somewhere, but then felt back on track in the next moment? Only then would you realize that you want to get lost again … If you have, and want to experience it again, or even better, if you have never experienced it, then this is the right thing for you!

This route extends through the whole Nature Park whose forests make the real lungs of this part of Croatia, with numerous brooks, streams and waterfalls. The length of gravel road paths and trails on the hills of Žumberak and Samoborsko Gorje is almost equal to asphalt regional roads that lead through the very few traditional villages scattered around. You can ride for miles and almost hours without meeting anyone or stumbling upon a shop or a cafeteria. And we are all so used to these modern inventions that we often take them for granted. Good mobile reception area and Google Maps? Forget it! A good old map and compass will make your navigation set-up. When you are overwhelmed (and believe us, you will need a break), do not be afraid of a sudden rustling around you, because that  what you hear is called – the wilderness! These are only deer, rabbits, foxes, and supposedly in the highest and most distant parts, even bears (if we can believe stories told by old ladies from Žumberak).

This tour is ideal for the escape from the city crowd and the busy life full of modern smart gadgets! You will have the feeling of going through a faraway wilderness. Every next mile you will feel more tired and at the same time all the more fulfilled. You can get lost for one, two or more days. It all depends on how long you do not want them to find you.

Wondering about the choice of the engine for this adventure? Triumph Street Scrambler and Ducati Scrambler 1100 Special! Why? Because it perfectly matches the character of this tour. Its retro lines will fit perfectly with traditional houses (which you will rarely encounter though). Its sound will be reminiscent of times when life was a lot simpler and then you will know … You will just feel that you are in the right place at the right time and, most importantly, on the right kind of motorcycle. And you’re not lost. You found yourself.

We have to warn you though! If you are keen on multi-star hotels, fancy restaurants, and posting selfies every half an hour, this tour is not for you. The only accommodations we can offer are the ones in beautiful traditionally decorated houses with the best cuisine in these areas. And, if you want a complete adventure experience, we will provide a tent and a sleeping bag while leaving the choice of the perfect glade to accommodate you.

You really don’t believe that it is possible to experience a true off road adventure and jump into the past in only half an hour driving distance from the modern Zagreb? Click below and prove we us wrong!

TOUR FACTS

Kilometers (km) 315
Hours of driving 9
Type of roads tarmac local, gravel
Nr of recommended days 2
Recommended motorcycle Triumph Street Scrambler,

Ducati Scrambler 1100 Special

 

Zumberak Rambler Map