Biking Rovinj’s Golden Cape

Forest Park Golden Cape biking

The most fun you can have on two wheels in Rovinj is biking the fabulous Forest Park Golden Cape. This beautiful park started out as the vision of Johann Georg Hütterott to create the health club resort Cap Aureo (Golden Cape) back in the 19th century. He didn’t live long enough to realize his dream but his vision laid the foundation for the development of tourism in Rovinj.

Forest Park Golden Cape

The park is about 222 acres of forested lands with a wide path next to the beautiful coastline with countless opportunities to stop and swim and picnic, or linger awhile at one of the little cafés. You don’t need a map, just follow the road from Rovinj all the way around the harbor and past the marina, you can’t miss it.

To enjoy a long leisurely bike ride, rent a bike for 4 or 5 hours and bike all the way to the Naturist camp, with a stop on the way back for a beer at the lively Grill Lovor.

Photo Tour of Biking the Golden Cape

Rovinj harbor

Biking past the beautiful crowded little Rovinj harbor

Rovinj harbor views

Beautiful views of boats anchored in the calm water

Rovinj harbor

Unbelievably clear water

Rovinj Golden Cape swimming

Great swimming places everywhere

Rovinj rock climbing

Stop to watch the locals enjoying the challenges of Rock Climbing

Golden Cape swimming

Plenty of places to swim anywhere

Golden Cape Rovinj columns

Four mysterious columns

Golden Cape bike path

Gorgeous wide bike path

Golden Cape biking

Relax with a view

Golden Cape Rocky coastline views

Rocky coastline views

Shady path

Beautiful shady path

Golden Cape tree lined path

Tree lined path along the shoreline

FKK Naturist

Warning! Nature Lovers camping, and I don’t mean bird watching

Naturist Park

Naturist Parks are big in Croatia

Golden Cape biking

Perfect stop after all the biking

Grill Lovor

Long beer break at Grill Lovor, terrific place that plays great music!

Grill Lovor

Beer and a view

Istria Bike Routes

Pick up a map of the Istria Bike Routes from the Tourist Info Office in Rovinj

Practicalities

Check with your hotel or apartment for bike rentals – we stayed at Apartments Trevisol, owned by D’Oro Hotel & Apartments where a discounted rate at a local company was 80 Kuna for 5 hours (about $12). If your accommodation doesn’t have bikes there’s a rental at the big parking lot on Obala where the ferries dock.

Have you been to Rovinj? Did you get to bike the Golden Cape?

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2 Comments

  1. Stacy

    Upon finding your recommendations through Fodor’s Forums, we will be stopping in Rovinj this September! Thanks so much!

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