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Online: Virtual Biking Tour – Croatia


Chris Coleman
Saso, Tina and Ervin – Tour Guides


Date & Time: May 15, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Class Fee: $75.00
Class fee includes cost of material for this class, if provided.

Skill Level: Beginner



This is a 3 session event, led by Chris Coleman.  See below for more details.

Marine Mills Folk School is again partnering on a virtual tour, this time a bike tour across the Istrian Peninsula in Croatia! Chris Coleman, local yoga teacher and long time travel guide in Rick Steve’s Travel, is offering Marine Mills Folk School students a way to support our folk school plus connect with others interested in travel and staying fit.  With each registration for this fun online series, Chris will donate to Marine Mills Folk School – thank you Chris!  You’re also welcome to register for the same price using Chris’s web site, but MMFS won’t receive a donation.

Chris is teaming up again with 3 local tour guides, Saso, Tina and Ervin .  We met them on a previous tour and they are wonderful – creative, funny and passionate about their guiding.  They’ll dive deep into the history, culture, and food and wine of the three countries (Croatia, Italy and Slovenia) along the the Parenzana bike trail, nicknamed the “route of health and friendship.”  We’ll ‘visit’ lovely coastal resorts, charming hill-top villages, and beautiful natural locations, all from the comfort of our own homes.  We’re not sure how they do it, but you’ll be amazed at how ‘up close and personal’ these tours feel, you are almost right there with the guides, each Saturday!

How it works: We’ll each individually walk or bike 127 miles miles over 2 weeks/3 weekends, or whatever your goal is —   everyone has different fitness levels and time available, you can adjust your distance goal even if it is a quarter of the miles, what is important is for you to meet your own personal challenge.  Or you can attend for the cultural and historical aspects and skip the exercise challenge! Everyone will get support and motivation during our 3 online Saturday sessions (May 15, 22 and 29), plus there will be additional videos each week that further explore Croatia  with our guides.

After registering for the class you’ll receive a welcome email from our coaching app that will instruct you to download the app “My Coach”. You will receive a daily email during the session with lessons and information. The app will direct you to written and video content to help guide you on our virtual pilgrimage path.

Live Stream Events every Saturday (May 15, 22 and 29) on location:  our 3 local guides will broadcast live from Croatia with details about where we are on our route. Normally 11 am-12 pm cst on Saturdays, these live events will be recorded and will be accessible for viewing at your leisure. All content will be available to you through our My Coach app, private Facebook group and YouTube group.

Note: No Marine Mills Folk School coupons can be used for this class.

Student Supply List:

  • A good pair of walking shoes/hiking boots
  • A Fitbit or alternate method of keeping track of distance (we’ll provide you a conversion table for all other daily activities to help you add up the mileage)
  • A sense of curiosity & adventure!

Online Class General Information:

  • Each registration is for one “device” (one computer, tablet, phone).  This is to ensure we don’t have more people registered than the instructor is comfortable with having in a class.  Please be respectful of this guideline and purchase multiple class spots if more than one person from your household is interested in attending.
  • You will need a reliable Internet connection as well as a computer or device with which to access the online class.  Please arrive 10 minutes before class begins, to ensure your connection and device are ready when the class begins.  
  • Each class will be held using Zoom technology.  You will receive a link and a password and information on how to log on,  prior to the class.  You will be able to view and ask questions during the class.


General Age Policy:
All classes are for adults (18+) unless otherwise noted.

Class Minimums:
Be aware we may cancel 5 days before class date if a minimum number of registrations not reached. We work to balance teachers' need to plan for a class with students' busy schedules -- not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!

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