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Istria by Bike + Boat

from/to Porec

Itinerary

Route

Tour profile: level 2

The route mostly follows paved roads which are quiet if you avoid the holidays. The route does involve several relatively steep inclines. You should have a sound level of fitness. If you wish you can spend half or whole days on the ship and go swimming instead of cycling.

Day 1: Poreč – Novigrad – Umag, approx. 25 km

Individual arrival to Porec and embarkation between 11:00 and 12:00. Afterwards you will go to Novigrad, where you will start your first bike tour to Umag.–

Day 2: Excursion Portorož, Umag – Novigrad, approx. 60 km

After breakfast you will travel along the coast to Slovenia. After a lunch stop in Portorz, take the opportunity for a detour to nearby Piran. Through the hinterland it will take you back to Umag, where the ship is waiting for you for the crossing to Novigrad.

Day 3: Novigrad – Poreč – Vrsar, approx. 35 km

Today starts with a leisurely ride back to Porec. After a swim stop and lunch we cycle along the sea to Fortuna and continue towards Vrsar. The town is known as the refuge of the heartbreaker Casanova.

Day 4: Vrsar – Limfjord nature reserve – Rovinj, approx. 45 km

Today the journey takes you to Istria’s hinterland. Through the Kontija forest and the ruined town of Dvigrad you will cycle to the Limska Draga valley. Then you will reach the Limfjord Nature Reserve, whose fjord-like bay extends 10 km into the Istrian mainland. After the bike ride you will go by boat to Rovinj, which invites you to stroll with its picturesque old town.

Dag 5: Rovinj – Pula, approx. 40 km

Today you cycle through the Palud bird reserve to Pula, where the MS Morena is already waiting for you and whisks you away to a secluded bay for a swim. On a guided tour of the city back in Pula, you will explore its famous amphitheatre and other sights in the afternoon.

Day 6: Excursion to Cape Kamenjak Nature Park, Pula – Brijuni Islands, approx. 50 km

The day begins with a bike ride to the southernmost point of Istria - Cape Kamenjak with its impressive variety of flora and fauna. Back in Pula, the boat will take you to the Brijuni Islands, where you will take a one-hour round trip on the miniature train to marvel at the unique flora and fauna. Round off the day with a visit to the "Interactive Boathouse" museum and the "Tito on Brijuni" exhibition.–

Day 7: Brijuni Islands bike tour, Brijuni Islands – Poreč, approx. 15 km

Your last day of cycling will be a leisurely round trip through the national park on the island of Veliki Brijun, before returning by boat to the starting point of your journey. On the crossing there will be enough opportunities for small swimming stops. In the evening, round off your trip in one of Porec’s many restaurants.

Day 8: Poreč

Individual departure. Disembarkation until 9 am.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

We reserve the right to make changes to the planned itinerary due to changing wind and weather conditions as well as organizational requirements.

Services

  • 7 nights on board in cabin with shower/WC

  • 7x half board (lunch or dinner depending on the daily programme)

  • Captains Dinner

  • Bed linen and towels (2 towels per person, bath towels must be brought along) 

  • Guided bike tours according to programme

  • Entrance to Brijuni Islands National Park incl. round trip and visit to the museum "Iteractive Boathouse" & exhibition "Tito on Brijuni"

  • Guided tour of Pula

  • Trekking bike 21-speed (e-bikes at extra charge)

  • Rental helmet

  • Detailed information material per cabin

  • Maps on board

Dates & Prices

Dates

Merkmale

    Season / Period
    Type
    Information
    Booking
    • S1   27.04. - 04.05.24
    • S1   04.05. - 11.05.24
    • S2   11.05. - 18.05.24
    • S3   18.05. - 25.05.24
    • S4   25.05. - 01.06.24
    • S3   01.06. - 08.06.24
    • S4   08.06. - 15.06.24
    • S4   15.06. - 22.06.24
    • S4   22.06. - 29.06.24
    • S5   29.06. - 06.07.24
    • S5   06.07. - 13.07.24
    • S5   13.07. - 20.07.24
    • S5   20.07. - 27.07.24
    • S5   27.07. - 03.08.24
    • S5   03.08. - 10.08.24
    • S5   10.08. - 17.08.24
    • S5   17.08. - 24.08.24
    • S5   24.08. - 31.08.24
    • S5   31.08. - 07.09.24
    • S5   07.09. - 14.09.24
    • S4   14.09. - 21.09.24
    • S3   21.09. - 28.09.24
    • S3   28.09. - 05.10.24
    • S2   05.10. - 12.10.24
    • S1   12.10. - 19.10.24
    • S1   19.10. - 26.10.24

    Extras

     

    Visitor´s Tax (obligatory/week, payable locally)
    adults 42
    children until 11,99 years 21
       
    Discounts 3rd person in cabin with 2 full payers
    until 13,99 years -50%
    14-16,99 -20%
     
    Bicycle & equipment
    21-speed-bike included
    E-bike 179
       
    Transfers
    Airport Pula - Porec and return RQ

    Best - Price - Guarantee

    If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
    All prices per person in EUR

    Ship

    Welcome on board of the MV MORENA !

    Facilities

    The MS Morena was built in 2008. Wood is the determining raw material on the rather small ship, which thus already differs visually from the usually much larger steel ships, which are also on the Croatian coast. The resulting idyllic charm can also be found inside the Morena: the cabins and the salon are paneled with light wood and thus spread a cozy feel-good atmosphere.


    Cabins

    On the lower deck there are 2 double cabins with French bed, 2 twin cabins with single beds, 2 triple cabins with French bed and 3rd bed above.

    The main deck has 2 double cabins with single beds and 2 double cabins with French bed.

    On the upper deck there are 2 double cabins with single beds, 2 double cabins with French bed and 2 triple cabins with French bed and 3rd bed above. The portholes or windows of the cabins can be opened. The cabin distribution is done on site.


    Technical details

    Length: 35 m
    Sundeck: 130 m²
    Cabins: 16
    Capacity: 36 passengers


    Languages on board

    German and English

    Bicycle

    Bicycles and Equipment

    21-speed-bike

    We rent comfortable  bikes in a variety of frame sizes to our guests derailleur gears and free-wheel.

    Electric bikes | E-bikes | Pedelecs

    With the Raleigh Dover Impulse 8 HS  (8-gear bike with free-wheel) every bike tour is a breeze! If you had few opportunities to cycle over the last weeks or if you are not sure concerning your fitness, but also with physical disabilities, every bike ride is a treat! The shiftable, low noise electric drive of our modern electric bike relieves you of some of the work and increases the pedal force up to 3 times ... So you can now book a bike tour together with cyclists who have different fitness levels. Acclivity can be handled easily.

    All Ebikes are fitted with panniers.

    Note: E-bikes are a great development, but should be - due to their driving characteristics (high weight + high speed) - booked only by very safe and experienced cyclists with a very good sense of balance. Not suitable are electric bikes for people who rarely ride a bicycle.

    Useful

    Arrival - Parking - Departure

    Arrival by plane

    Airport: Pula (PUY)
    A transfer is bookable from the airport to the harbour


    Arrival by car

    Parking: secured parking in Porec, costs approx. 70 € /week. Parking space has to be reserved and payed in advanced.


    Participants

    Minimum: 18


    Additional information

    Helmet use is mandatory on all bike rides. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own well-fitted helmet. Rental helmets are available on board in limited number (reservation requested).

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